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Four students got injured as fire erupted in a school van



KARACHI: At least four students were sustained serious burnt injurious as fire erupted in their school van in Orangi Korangi Town area of Karachi on Saturday.

The police sources said short circuit was the main reason of the ill-fated incident.

According to rescue officials, the van caught fire near the Qatar Hospital in Orangi Town.

Some of the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical attention while those with serious burns were moved to the burns ward at Civil Hospital, Karachi.

A police official said the fire erupted in the school van owing to a short circuit as a compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder installed in the vehicle remained intact.

After receiving information, a fire engine arrived at the spot and extinguished the fire in no time.





Events at wedding halls must end by 11pm



KARACHI: The city administration on Thursday decided closure of marriage halls and marriage ceremonies/programmes at 11 pm.
It was decided in a meeting chaired by Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani here. The decision was taken to counter problems being created because of late night wedding programmes. A campaign would be initiated to get the marriage halls closed at 11 pm, according to a statement.
To ensure its success all the relevant departments would be made the part of the campaign for which a meeting would be convened next week. The wedding halls and lawns owners would be bound to pursue the directions and ensure closure of the venues on 11 pm otherwise their halls and lawns would be sealed.
Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani has appealed to the citizens to cooperate with the agencies concerned as the decision was being taken in the best interests of the public.  He said that marriage halls owners and organizers should take the decision as a warning. The meeting also decided to ensure special arrangements for smooth traffic flow around the marriage halls.
Deputy Commissioner (Central) Farhan Ghani, Additional Deputy Commissioners of different districts, Deputy Inspector General of
Police (DIGP) West, senior police officers, municipal officers, cantonment boards officers and others concerned attended the meeting.

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PSX: Closing rates Thursday



KARACHI: Following were the Closing Rates of shares at Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX) issued here today: 

Pak Suzuki Motors Co Ltd. 285.82
Sazgar Engineering Works Ltd. 223.81
Ghandhara Industries Ltd. 170.89
Dewan Farooque Motors Limited[DEFAULTER SEGMENT ] 11.65
Al-Ghazi Tractors Limited. 437.5
Ghandhara Nissan Ltd. 72.95
Honda Atlas Cars (Pak) Ltd. 240.42
Hino Pak Motor Limited. 441.28
Indus Motor Company Ltd.(XD) 1301.31
Millat Tractor Ltd.(XD) 825.74
Ghani Automobile Industries Ltd. 5.85

Loads Limited. 20.07
Exide Pakistan Ltd. 177.48
Thal Limited.(XD) 425.16
Agriautos Industries Co. Ltd.(XD) 225.38
Atlas Battery Ltd. 128.24
General Tyre & Rubber Co. 57.66

EMCO Industries Ltd. 28.85
Pakistan Cables Ltd.(XD) 123
Pak Elektron Ltd. 24.02
WAVES Singer Pakistan Ltd. 27.55

Thatta Cement Company Ltd. 12.67
Safe Mix Concrete Ltd. 6.42
Lucky Cement Limited. 433.43
Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd. 38.81
Dewan Cement Limited. 12.1
Attock Cement Pak Ltd. 91.38
Cherat Cement Co. Ltd. 62.67
Kohat Cement Co. Ltd. 87.92
Gharibwal Cement Ltd. 13.71
Fauji Cement Co Ltd.(XD) 20.07
Bestway Cement Limited.(XD) 114.11
Pioneer Cement Ltd. 35.72
D. G. Khan Cement Co. Ltd. 85.31
Dandot Cement Co. Ltd. 9.17
Javedan Corporation Ltd. 36.1
Power cement Limited 7.75

ICI Pakistan Limited. 657.27
Bawany Air Products Ltd. [DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 6.51
Akzo Nobel Pakistan Limited. 134
Ittehad Chemical Ltd. 30.8
Nimir Resins Limited. 7.21
Sitara Peroxide Limited 20.76
Agritech Limited 4.49
Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd. 13.73
Colgate Palmolive (Pak) Ltd. 1950
Descon Oxychem Ltd.(XD) 20.49
Engro Polymer & Chemicals Ltd.(XD) 36.04
Ghani Gases Limited. 11.7
DYNEA Pak 98.83
Bifo Industries Ltd.(XD) 197.05
Berger Paints Pakistan Ltd. 70
Sardar Chemical IndustriesLtd. 15.58
Sitara Chemicals. 306.46
Buxly Paints Ltd. 42.69
Pakistan Oxygen Limited. 248.86

HBL Investment Fund 3.75
Golden Arrow. 7.2
HBL Growth Fund 9

Allied Bank Ltd.(XD) 107.5
Faysal Bank Limited. 23.8
United Bank Ltd.(XD) 136.82
Samba Bank Limited. 6
Silk Bank Limited. 1.01
JS Bank Limited. 5.52
Meezan Bank Limited.(XD) 95.48
Standard Chartered Bank Pak Ltd.(XD) 23.2
Bank Alfalah Ltd.(XD) 46.27
Habib Bank Limited.(XD) 135.93
Bank Of Punjab.(XD) 13
National Bank Of Pakistan. 40.19
Summit Bank Limited. 0.74
The Bank of Khyber. 11.34
Askari Bank Limited.(XD) 20.24
Bank Al-Habib Ltd.(XD) 83.57
Soneri Bank Ltd.(XD) 11.18
MCB Bank Limited.(XD) 196.26
Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited.(XD) 39.84

Ittefaq Iron Industries Limited. 9.64
Aisha Steel Mills Limited. 9.9
Aisha Steel Mills Convertible Pre-Sh 9.5
Mughal Iron & Steels Ind Ltd. 38.19
Metropolitan Steel Corporation 12.87
International Steels Limited.(XD) 62.25
Amreli Steels Limited. 39.22
Dost Steels Ltd. 5.16
Ados Pakistan Limited. 26.9
Bolan Casting Ltd. 64
Drakkar Kingsway Ltd. [ DEFAULTER SEGMENT ] 3.31
International Industries Ltd.(XD) 121.06
Pakistan Engineering Co Ltd. 143.5
KSB Pumps Co Ltd. 145
Crescent Steel & Allied Product. 40.65

Fatima Fertilizer Co Ltd. 31.75
Engro Fertilizers Limited.(XD) 71.73
Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Ltd.(XD) 35.92
Dawood Hercules Corporation Ltd. 125.05
Engro Corporation Limited. 324.59
Fauji Fertilizer Co. Ltd.(XD) 104.58
Arif Habib Corporation Ltd. 26.32

Matco Foods Limited. 28.51
At-Tahur Ltd. 27.95
Engro Foods Limited. 68.36
Al-Shaheer Corporation. 17.69
Clover Pakistan Limited. 145.5
ZIL Limited. 68.84
Treet Corporation Ltd. 21.02
Treet Corporation Ltd.(PTCs) 5.6
Murree Brewery Company Ltd.(XD) 778.5
Fauji Foods Limited. 26.98
Nestle Pakistan Ltd. 8199
Mitchells Fruit Farms Ltd. 275
National Foods Ltd. 186
Quice Food Industries Ltd. 4.07

Ghani Global Glass Limited. 9.01
Ghani Glass Ltd. 49.09
Baluchistan Glass Ltd. 7.51
Ghani Value Glass Limited. 33.5
Shabbir Tiles and Ceramics Limited. 13.02
Frontier Ceramics Ltd. 16.97
Tariq Glass. 101.5

Askari Gen Insurance Co. 28.5
Pakistan General Insurance Co.[DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 4.98
Jubilee General Insurance Co.Ltd. 56.01
PICIC Insurance Ltd.(XR) 1.5
Reliance Insurance. 7.38
Crescent Star Insurance Ltd. 1.9
Universal Insurance Company Ltd. 5.25
Askari Life Assurance Company Ltd. 8.42
Shaheen Insurance Co Ltd. 4.47
United Insurance Company.(XB) 9
Atlas Insurance Limited. 77.25
Premier Insurance Limited. 5.75

Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited. 16.2
Next Capital Limited. 7.38
Cyan Limited. 27.5
Invest Capital Investment Bank Ltd. 1.25
Pervez Ahmed Securities Ltd.[DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 0.71
First National Equities Limited. 4.85
Jahangir Siddiqui & Company Ltd. 12.1
Arif Habib Limited. 39.99
First Capital Sec.Corp. Ltd. 1.47
JS Investments Limited. 8.2
Escorts Investment Bank Ltd. 20.79
Dawood Equities Ltd. 3
Apna Microfinance Bank Limited. 9.43
Security Investment Bank Ltd. 10.48
First Dawood Investment Bank Ltd. 2.1
786 Investments Limited 26.02
Trust Securities & Brokerage. 6.85

Security Leasing Corp. 4.95
Grays Leasing Ltd. 3.22
Orix Leasing Pakistan Ltd. 26.47

Leather Up Ltd. 16.49
Bata Pakistan Ltd. 1676.67
Service Industries. 765

Gammon Pak. 10.04
TPL Properties Limited. 7.77
ECOPAK Limited. 13.92
Pace (Pakistan) Ltd. 2.18
MACPAC Films Limited. 17.44
Siddiqsons Tin Plate Ltd. 18.77
Tri-Pack Films Ltd. 105.72
Olympia Mills Limited. 6.2
Shifa Int. Hospital Ltd. 210.14
United Distributors Pakistan. 36.18

Orient rental Modaraba. 9.3
Modarba Al-Mali. 4.15
Popular Islamic Modaraba 3.99
First Treet Manufacturing Modaraba. 12.9
First Paramount Mod. 4.5
Sindh Modaraba. 6.7
Unicap Modaraba. [ DEFAULTER SEGMENT ] 0.77
B.R.R. Guardian Modaraba. 7.79
First Pak Mod. 1.8
First UDL Mod. 8.13
First Al-Noor Mod. 3.6
First Elite Capital Mod. 3.26
First IBL Modaraba. 2.5
First Prudential Mod. 1.14

Pakistan Oilfields Limited.(XD) 445.14
Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd. 141.71
Pakistan Petroleum Limited. 178.68
Mari Petroleum Company Ltd.(XD) 1247.54

Hascol Petroleum Ltd. 127.42
Hi-Tech Lubricants Limited. 46.65
Shell Pakistan Ltd. 252.67
Sui Northern Gas Pipe Line Ltd. 68.15
Attock Petroleum Limited. 399.2
Sui Southern Gas Co Ltd. 20.42
Pakistan State Oil Co Ltd. 210.04

Roshan Packages Limited. 18.6
Cherat Packaging Limited.(XD) 136.12
Security Papers Ltd. 89
Century Paper & Board Mills. 51.49
Merit Packaging Ltd. 22.17
Packages Ltd. 346.99

AGP Limited. 81
Macter International Limited. 99.34
IBL HealthCare Limited. 44.1
Highnoon Laboratories Ltd. 319
Wyeth Pakistan Limited.(XD) 1007.5
Glaxo SmithKline Pakistan Ltd. 141.1
Otsuka Pakistan Ltd. 171.4
The Searle Company Ltd. 231.31
Ferozsons Laboratories Ltd. 199.51
Abbot Laboratories Pak Ltd. 645

LALPIR Power Limited. 14.5
Engro Powergen Qadirpur Ltd. 27.2
Saif Power Ltd. 24.22
Altern Energy Ltd. 36.1
TriStar Power Ltd. 3.41
Nishat Power Limited. 24.15
Pakgen Power Limited. 14.25
Kot Addu Power Company. 44.38
Nishat Chunian Power Ltd. 22.8
Hub Power Company Limited. 77.95
Arshad Energy Limited. 4
K-Electric Limited. 5.61
Kohinoor Power Co Ltd. [ DEFAULTER SEGMENT ] 1.71

Attock Refinery Limited. 105.91
BYCO Petroleum Pak Ltd. 7.88
National Refinary Ltd. 156.64
Pakistan Refinery Ltd. 22.04

Husein Sugar Mills Limited.(R) 7.85
Haseeb Waqas Sugar Mills Limit 3.46
Al-Abbas Sugar Mills Ltd. 187.95
Habib Sugar Mills Ltd. 34
Husein Sugar Mills Limited. 18.3
Adam Sugar Mills Limited. 24.49
Ansari Sugar Mills Ltd. 8
Noon Sugar Mills Ltd.(XD) 62
Sakrand Sugar Mills Ltd. 20.42
Shahtaj Suger Mills Ltd.(XD) 48
Sindh Abadgars Sugar Mills Ltd. 15.14
Abdullah Shaha Ghazi Suger Mills Ltd. 2.9
Shahmurad Sugar Mills Ltd. 93.88

Pakistan Synthetics Ltd. 22.25
Tri-Star Polyester Ltd. 11.26
Ibrahim Fibre Limited. 60

TPL CORP Limited. 5.37
Avanceon Limited. 65.36
Telecard Ltd. 1.38
Media Times Limited. 1.11
Systems Limited. 104.32
Pakistan Telecommunication Co. 9.32
TRG Pakistan Ltd. 23.55
NetSol Technologies Ltd. 81.51
Worldcall Telecom Ltd. 1.15
Hum Network Limited. 4.43

Crescent Textile Mills Ltd. 22.4
Ghazi Fabrics International Ltd. 3.69
Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Ltd. 55.02
Artistic Denim Mills Limited. 68
Suraj Cotton Mills Ltd. 132
Kohinoor Industries Ltd. 3.51
Mian Textile Industries Ltd. 4.5
Faisal Spinning Mills Ltd. 250
Jubilee Spinning & Weaving Mil[DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 3.95
Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd.(XD) 43.25
Azgard Nine Limited 11.23
Safa Textiles Ltd. [ DEFAULTER SEGMENT ] 4
Masood Textile Mills Ltd. 80
Redco Textile Ltd. 3.25
Feroze1888 Mills Ltd.(XD) 98.88
Nishat (Chunia) Ltd. 51.01
Towellers Ltd. 66.8
Nishat Mills Ltd. 132.51

Dewan Mushtaq Textile Mills Ltd.
Colony Textile Mills Ltd. 3.75
Amtex Limited. [ DEFAULTER SEGMENT ] 0.78
Indus Dyeing & Manufacturing. 478.84
Island Textile Mills Ltd. 1859.99
Dewan Farooque Spinning Mills Ltd. 1.89
Hira Textile Mills Ltd. 3.8
D. S. Industries Ltd. 2.82
J. A. Textile Mills Ltd. 4
Chakwal Spinning Mills Limited. 2.25
Service Textile Mills Ltd. 10.85
Landmark Spinning Mills Limite[DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 6.51
Khalid Siraj Textile Mills Ltd[DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 1.51
Khurshid Spinning Mills Ltd. [DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 3.39
Bilal Fibres Ltd. [DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 1.39
Tata Textile Mills Ltd. 35.15
Kohinoor Spinning Mills Ltd. 2.12
Ruby Textile Mills Ltd. 4.97
Saif Textile Mills Ltd. 15.5
Saritow Spinning Mills Ltd. 3.95
Ravi Textile Mills Ltd. [DEFAULTER SEGMENT] 2.86

Prosperity Weaving Mills Ltd. 28
Yousuf Weaving Mills Limited. 2.62
Samin Textiles Ltd. 3.82
Service Fabrics Ltd. 3.86

Philip Morris (Pakistan)Ltd. 3587.44
Khyber Tobacco Co. Ltd. 271.05

Pakistan Intl. Bulk Terminal Ltd. 9.88
Pakistan National Shipping Co. 59.65
Pak International Airline Corp Ltd

Unity Foods Limited.(XR) 12.71

Dolmen City REIT. 11.59



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KWSB ‘will not provide water’ to Taiser Town scheme



KARACHI: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board says it can’t provide water to the new housing project, the Taiser Town Scheme-45 of the Malir Development Authority (MDA) as there is already not enough water to meet the needs of people of Karachi.

“We are not in a position to give water to any new housing scheme in Karachi. We don’t have enough water to supply to the citizens of Karachi,” says KWSB Managing Director Asadullah. He said it is not possible for the water board to supply water to a whole new city.

“If I am not in a position to provide water to the citizens of Karachi, how can I give new water connections to a place that has no civic infrastructure in place?” asked the KWSB official.

The provincial government announced the housing scheme but no practical measures have so far been taken to arrange civic amenities, including electricity, gas and water. The project was launched on March 7. It offers plots ranging from 80 square-yards to 400 square-yards.

The government has set the price for 80 square-yard plots at Rs80,000; for 120 square-yard plots at 120,000; for 240 square-yard plots at 528,000; and, for 400 square-yard plots at Rs1,200,000. MDA provided the scheme’s free-of-cost forms through Silk Bank. They can be submitted till March 31, 2019.

So far, MDA has received a million submissions for 30,000 plots.

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