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NAB seeks record of 24 Sindh govt officials over links with Siraj Durrani

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KARACHI: A number of Sindh government officials are likely to be investigated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for alleged links with Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani.

The anti-corruption watchdog has demanded the complete record of 24 government officials from the provincial Secretary of Local Government. The NAB has sought a complete record of the officials including their postings.

These government officials are wanted for the investigation against Agha Siraj Durrani,  a NAB official said.

The names of these government officials are Bashir Isran, Hameedullah Qureshi, Yar Mohammad, Rehmatullah, Mansoor Ali, Sagheera Begum, Masood Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Ran Nawaz, Tufail Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ali, Mohammad Jaffar Brohi, Ghulam Murtaza, Khan Mohammad, Shamshad Khatoon, Shakeel Ahmed Soomro, Abdul Hameed, Mitha Khan, Noor Hassan, Anwar Ali, Syed Mohammad Shah and Zulfiqar Ali, said the official.

An Accountability Court on Friday extended physical remand of Agha Siraj Durrani in corruption case till March 11.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced Sindh Assembly’s Speaker and People’s Party leader, Siraj Durrani, before the court.

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Altaf Hussain’s arrest: Karachi AIG orders foolproof security in metropolitan

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KARACHI: Karachi Police Chief Ameer Ahmed Shaikh has ordered the police to stay alert and ensure foolproof security in the metropolitan in order to deal with any untoward incident following the arrest of MQM founder Altaf Hussain in London.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain was arrested by the Scotland Yard this morning.

Karachi AIG has directed the SSPs of city’s districts to ensure swift security measures in order to avoid any law and order situation amid arrest of MQM founder.

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Allama Abbas Kumaili passes away

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KARACHI: Leader of Jaffria Alliance Allama Abbas Kumaili, who has also served as a senator, passed away today after a protracted illness at a private hospital here in Soldier Bazar. 

His Namaz-e-Janaza is scheduled to be held after Maghrib prayers at the Mehfil-i-Shah-i-Khorasan mosque here. 

President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the death of Allama Abbas Kumaili. He pointed out that late Allama Kumaili was a strong advocate for the cause of Muslims’ unity and sectarian harmony.

PM Imran Khan has expressing sorrow over his sad demise noted that he was a strong voice of interfaith harmony and unity among the Muslims. CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah lauded his services for sectarian harmony. It is pertinent to mention here that his son Akbar Kumaili was shot dead in 2014 by unidentified gunmen.

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Cricket, and the staff of US diplomatic post in Karachi!

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Cricket at US Consulate

Q1: What is a Googly?

A: – Googly eyes like this.

     – An internet research tool?

     – Something that exists in Silicon Valley.

     – Is it a specific kind of pitch?

     – It has something to do with the way you look at the players and judge them.

Q2: How many balls are there in one over?

A:   – Fifteen.

       – Four.

       – Three?

Q3: What is a dolly catch?

A:   – An assisted catch with a cart.

       -That’s when…I don’t know what it means.

       – We catch it just as it hits the ground.

Q4: What is a golden duck?

A:   -Bird that gets hit by a ball in the air.

       -Hitting one that’s for six points?

       -Hitting one that’s zero points.

       I think it might be similar to a home-run in Baseball.

Q5: What is a silly point?

A:   -It is sound a baby makes.

       -The wicketer behind the wicket catching the ball that gets missed.

       -The point that someone gets through no accomplishment of their own. Someone else has done something and they take advantage of that.

Q6: What is a slog shot?

A:   -It is an animal.

       -No, in boxing, it’s a hard hit!

 

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