ISLAMABAD: Two person were injured when a fire erupted in a factory at SITE Super Highway on Monday morning.
According to rescue sources, the fire erupted in a towel-making factory which spread to an adjoining industrial unit.
Six fire engines rushed to the site and began the operation to douse the flames.
The blaze was brought under control after hours of efforts rescue sources said.
The two injured, identified as Muhammad Jan and Ramzan were shifted to nearby hospital, Rescue team added.
President for early completion of Karachi Green Line project
KARACHI: President Dr. Arif Alvi Monday called for early completion of Green Line Bus project in Karachi, saying the provision of basic facilities to the people of Quaid’s city was among top priorities of the government.
The president said this during a briefing on federal government’s ongoing development projects in Sindh, given by Sindh Infrastructure Development Company, a statement issued by the president’s media office said. Governor Sindh Imran Ismail was also present.
The president said Green Line project was of great importance for regular travelers in Karachi. He said Karachi was country’s economic hub. The president also directed for the completion of flyovers on Manghopir Road, Nishter Road and Sher Shah Suri Road under federal government’s Karachi Package by September this year.
He asked the authorities concerned to supply newly inducted firefighting equipment to Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE) areas by collaboration between Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and SITE Associations for their effective utilization during any fire incident. The president urged to augment the pace of work on all new development projects announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Karachi progresses from 6th to 70th spot on World Crime Index
RAWALPINDI: Director General (DG) Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday appreciated the efforts of civil administration and security forces for massively improving the security situation of Karachi.
From DG ISPR’s official Twitter account, Ghafoor tweeted a picture of Karachi’s ranking on the world crime index from 2012 until 2019.
Karachi at one point in time (2014) was 6th in World Crime Index. Alhamdulillah, today it’s at 70th with many first world cities behind. Credit to team of Civil Administration & Security Forces esp Int, Police & Sindh Rangers. Also to the citizens of Karachi. More stability IA. pic.twitter.com/8ghw1VptCn
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) April 22, 2019
The comparison marks a mammoth achievement as the metropolis stood at number six in 2012 which gradually turned better the following years, finally making it to 70th position on the crime index.
Paying gratitude to Allah, the military’s spokesperson wrote that Karachi is at 70th position, “with many first world cities behind.”
Karachi doctor arrested after minor girl dies of ‘wrong injection’
KARACHI: A four-year-old girl died after allegedly being administered a wrong injection in the Korangi area of the port city on Sunday night.
According to police, the doctor who allegedly administered a wrong injection to the deceased at a private clinic has been taken into custody.
The girl suffering from measles was brought to the clinic with a high fever on Sunday evening. Dr Imran who is said to have been treating patients at his clinic in Bilal Colony for the past two years administered an injection to the girl, which is believed to have claimed her life.
The deceased’s father Akhtar said he asked the doctor not to administer an injection to his daughter, but he paid no heed.