Film and TV actress Tamanna Begum passed away in Karachi

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Renowned Film and TV actress Tamanna Begum passed away after protracted illness in Karachi on Monday. Tamanna Begum was born in Lahore and started her career with Radio Pakistan and did some theatre plays as well. She peaked in the 1970s and 1980s. Tamanna started acting in movies and quickly rose to fame with her robust performances. She had acted alongside popular stars such as Talat Iqbal and Waheed Murad‚ and her films were huge successes. However‚ with deteriorating situation of Lollywood, she had to settle for acting in television plays.

7,000 Children were Kidnapped Last Year

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Around 7,000 children were kidnapped last year and of the total, a large number belonged to Karachi, a report published by the Human Rights Commission South Asia (HRCSA) highlighted, stating that kidnappings noticeably increased in 2011. Research of a hundred police stations of Karachi by the HRCSA showed that around 3,090 parents filed FIRs for lost children last year. Further classification by the HRCSA showed that the number of missing boys is around 2,500, whereas the number of girls is around 600, with their ages ranging between 11 and 12. However, there are some cases with children even younger than that. The report found that 34 percent of the children kidnapped were enrolled at a…

A Retired Policeman was Gunned Down in the Korangi

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A retired policeman was gunned down in the Korangi police limits late Saturday night. Head Constable Furqan Ahmed, 45, was fired upon and seriously injured near Bismillah Stop, Korangi 2-½, late on Saturday night. Following receipt of information, police reached the spot and rushed him to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) where he succumbed to his injuries. He received two bullet wounds on his body, as the police seized empty shells of 9mm pistol from the spot. After retiring from the Sindh Police, Furqan Ahmed was doing scrap business in the Korangi area. According to the family members, they are residing in Liaquat Square in Malir and for the past two days they had…

KESC Signed $200 Million Joint Development Agreement with BEE Hong Kong

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The Karachi Electric Supply Company has signed a $200 million joint development agreement with BEE – Hong Kong for phase-1 of its ‘Coal Conversion Project’ with the aim to convert its 1,260-megawatt (210 megawatts x 6 units) Bin Qasim Power Plant into a coal-fired generation plant. This project will have a step-wise execution and the phase-one will see the conversion of two units, with a generating capacity of 420MW, said a KESC media release issued on Sunday. “Replacing residual fuel oil (RFO) based boilers with coal-fired technology will help the KESC in attaining fuel security by diversifying its existing fuel mix, better utilisation of existing fleet and most importantly aid in reducing cost of power…

NADRA Employees will go on Strike from Monday

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The employees of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will go on strike from Monday (today) to protest against the contractual nature of their jobs since NADRA’s establishment in 2000. The decision to this effect was taken on Sunday at the executive body meeting of the All Pakistan Nadra Employees Welfare Association, which was attended by representatives of employee unions from all four provinces. President of All Pakistan Nadra Employees Welfare Association Sindh, Raza Khan, said that they will continue their strike until all the 14,700 NADRA employees are not regularised

Maritime Security Agency Rescued 25 Fishermen from Deep Sea

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The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Sunday rescued a fishing boat and 25 fishermen after receiving a distress signal, says a statement. It said that the boat ‘Shan-i-Mustafa’ had developed some engine fault five days ago and the fishermen succeeded in contacting the agency for help on Sunday afternoon. MSA sent rescue vessel, Barkat, located the boat and fishermen near Basol, approximately 23 nautical miles southwest of Orm-ara and safely brought them to the shore, it added. APP