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Awan, Qayyum accused of extortion

The investigation team probing the Rs 9 billion Bank of Punjab (BoP) loan scandal submitted another report to the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday stated that former law minister Dr Babar Awan

Karachi traders shut businesses over extortion woes

ISLAMABAD – Traders in Karachi suffered around Rs 3 billion loss as all the markets remained closed on Tuesday as a result of the strike call given against extortion while the members of the two of their representative bodies clashed at the Polo Ground.
In response to the All Karachi Tajir Ittihad (AKTI)’s strike call, all businesses were shut in Clifton, Defence, Tariq Road, Bahadurabad, Saddar and MA Jinnah. “The closure of business was aimed to warn the government that the

Support for budget difficult if extortion not curbed: MQM

ISLAMABAD – The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) warned the government on Sunday that if rising incidents of extortion in Karachi and increases in the price of petroleum products every month were not stopped, it would be extremely difficult for the MQM to support the government in the upcoming budget, a source privy to the meeting between a MQM delegation and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ministers told Pakistan Today.
The MQM delegation comprising MQM Deputy Convener Farooq

KCCI announces strike against extortion, AKTI rejects

KARACHI – Karachi traders announced a strike on April 5 against increasing incidents of extortion in the city, as both the federal and the provincial government failed to control criminal activities.
Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) announced a strike after the attack on two auto parts traders by extortionists on Tuesday. KCCI President Muhammad Saeed Shafiq told Pakistan Today that in the face of the government’s failure to curb extortion, the chamber finally

KCCI announces strike against extortion, AKTI rejects

KARACHI – Karachi traders announced a strike on April 5 against increasing incidents of extortion in the city, as both the federal and the provincial government failed to control criminal activities.
Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) announced a strike after the attack on two auto parts traders by extortionists on Tuesday. KCCI President Muhammad Saeed Shafiq told Pakistan Today that in the face of the government’s failure to curb extortion, the chamber finally

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