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SC: A.D. Khawaja to continue functioning as IGP, Sindh

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has stated that IGP Sindh A. D.  Khawaja would keep his post until the trial apropos his removal concludes.

According to details a three-judge SC bench has granted leave of petition of PPPP Govt in Sindh challenging the SHC order dated 7th of September to allow A. D. Khawaja continue as Province’s IGP.

The former PPPP law minister and a senior lawyer Farooq Naek, while pointing out that Constitution guaranteed provincial autonomy, has maintained in the petition  that federal government’s interference in respect of appointment and removal of the IGP violated the basic structure of the Constitution.

It is pertinent to recall here that since A.D. Khawaja was appointed the police chief of Sindh  by federal government a couple of years ago  (in 2016) the PPPP government has been trying to get rid of him. It has been the NGOs like PILER etc that managed to thwart its plans.

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Cargo handling at KPT

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KARACHI: Following were the movements of ships and cargo handling at the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) during the last 24 hours, ending at 0700 hours today: 
SHIPS ARRIVED:
Xin Mei Zhou
Container Ship
Mosel Ace
Car Carrier

SHIPS SAILED:
Ever Union
Container
Xin Hong Kong
Container
YM Plum
Container
Mosel Ace
Car Carrier

CARGO HANDLING TURNOVER:
The total cargo handled at Karachi Port during the last 24 hours
closed at 191,811 Metric Tons.
The breakup shows that the port has handled 67,129 Metric Tons of
export cargo and 124,682 Metric Tons of import cargo during the said
period.
Commodity wise handling in metric tons is given below.
COMMODITY:
IMPORT: EXPORT:
TOTAL:
Containers
55,008 44,951
99,959
Bulk Cargo
2,021
2,021
Clinker
17,600
17,600
Canola
Soya Bean Seeds
3,290
3,290
Rice
4,578
4,578
Oil/Liquid Cargo
64,363
64,363

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Karachi

Encroachments removed in different areas of Karachi

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KARACHI: The Anti-Encroachment Department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Thursday removed all cabins, shops, stalls and other stuff from footpaths and roads at Chand Bibi Road near Civil hospital in district South and other areas in the city.

The encroachments were also removed from Federal B.Area and Ayesha Manzil, Water Pump, Hussainabad and Bhangoria Goth of district Central, said a statement.

All cabins, handcarts, chairs and tables were seized by the staff in the drive supervised by Senior Director Anti-Encroachments Bashir Siddiqui.

Meanwhile, the staff continued demolition of a building at Nehr-e-Khayyam in Clifton and in Bagh-e-Ibne Qasim on Thursday with the help of heavy machinery.

 

 

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Man died when his head stuck in Movenpick door

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KARACHI: A man lost his life when his head got stuck in one of the automatic doors at the entrance of Movenpick hotel here.

According to details Sirajuddin, 28, attempted to go through in haste when he got stuck in the gate.  He was taken to JPGMC where he breathed his last. sources privy to NPTV informed that he had received grave injuries on his head and face.  

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