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Karachi cotton factory warehouse gutted as fire breaks out



KARACHI: Warehouse of a cotton factory is engulfed by a fire in SITE area here since Monday night.

The blaze has been uncontrollable for hours. The fire brigade reached the scene at 9pm on Monday with 15 fire tenders. According to rescue officials, 80% of the flame had been brought under control by 8am today (Tuesday). The fire brigade vehicles are, however, still at the site to douse the flames.

The fire brigade officials remained busy in extinguishing the blaze all night.

Cotton worth millions has been burnt in the incident. The flames were visible from afar and smoke from the incident has left the people in the area worried.

The chief fire officer has said it will take another few hours to extinguish the blaze. He said this is a third degree fire.

The water board and SITE Association are providing water to douse the fire.

The Karachi mayor has also taken notice of the fire.


Pakistan to retaliate immediately if India goes for any misadventure: PM



ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, while warning India, has said that Pakistan was capable of  responding to any kind of threat and was always ready to retaliate in case of any misadventure.

In a televised address to the nation, the premier reacted to the sabre-rattling, in particular by the Indian media, calling for a surgical strike against Pakistan, and expressed the hope that “better sense will prevail.”

He said “if Indians believe that they can launch an attack against Pakistan, they should understand that Pakistan would not think, but retaliate immediately.”

Khan said “no law in the world allows one to be the “judge jury and executioner” and said if India offered any proof, Pakistan would cooperate.

“We all know that it is easy to start a war, but very difficult to end. And we do not know where it all will lead to.”

Imran Khan also offered India for a dialogue to address all the issues between the two nations.




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Qureshi writes UN to intervene after Indian rhetoric on Pulwama incident



Pakistan wants ‘peaceful co-existence’ with neighbours

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to step in to defuse tension between Pakistan and India which was fomented by India in the aftermath of baseless allegations over Pulwama attack.

In a letter addressed to the UN secretary general, the Foreign Minister said that India must be asked to conduct an open and credible investigation on Pulwama incident.

“It is with a sense of urgency that I draw your attention to the deteriorating security situation in our region resulting from the threat of use of force against Pakistan by India,” he added.

“You may also consider asking India to refrain from further escalating the situation and enter into dialogue with Pakistan and the Kashmiris to calm the situation down,” according to contents of the letter shared by Foreign office in a press release on Tuesday.

Qureshi further said that the Pulwama attack on Indian Central Reserve Police Force was ostensibly and even by Indian accounts carried out by a Kashmiri resident of Indian Occupied Kashmir.

“Attributing it to Pakistan even before investigations is absurd,” he added.

The Foreign Minister said for domestic political reasons, India had deliberately ratcheted up its hostile rhetoric against Pakistan and created a tense environment.

It has also hinted that it might abandon the Indus Waters Treaty. This would be a grievous error, the minister cautioned.

Emphasizing upon Guterres, he said it was imperative to take steps for de-escalation.

“I request that this letter be circulated to members of the Security Council and General Assembly,” he added.




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PSP leader A. Habib shot dead at Sakhi Hasan!



KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen shot  PSP leader Abdul Habib dead on Monday near  Sakhi Hasan roundabout. 

According to the sources privy to NPTV Abdul Habib was contesting for Sindh Assembly’s PS-122 seat. CM Sindh took notice of the targeted killing and sought a report from AIG Karachi. 

Sindh Police Chief Kaleem Imam also instructed the SSP Central to furnish a detailed report of the incident. 




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