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Traders to shut shops in Karachi today

KARACHI – The city markets would remain closed today as All Karachi Tajir Itehad (AKTI) has announced a strike against extortionists in the city. Surprisingly, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) which earlier had announced a strike call has withdrawn its decision and announced that the market would remain open today.
A rift between the Karachi two leading trade-bodies has surfaced as AKTI which earlier had not supported KCCI’s call for strike, has now decided to keep

Over 100 shops gutted in yet another mystery fire

KARACHI – More than 100 shops in Empress Market were gutted in the wee hours of Sunday, affecting 25 percent of one of Karachi’s oldest markets. Most of the torched shops belonged to dry fruit sellers and household items’ sellers, with the affected shopkeepers claiming that goods worth millions of rupees were lost.
More than 32 fire tenders from across the city reached the market to douse the flames, but the intensity of the blaze was such that fire fighters only managed to

Another mystery fire destroys more than 100 shops in Karachi

KARACHI – More than 100 shops in Empress Market were gutted in the wee hours of Sunday, affecting 25 percent of one of Karachi’s oldest markets. Most of the torched shops belonged to dry fruit sellers and household items’ sellers, with the affected shopkeepers claiming that goods worth millions of rupees were lost.
More than 32 fire tenders from across the city reached the market to douse the flames, but the intensity of the blaze was such that fire fighters only managed to

Dozens shops gutted in Empress Market

KARACHI – Dozens of shops burned to ashes as the fire broke out in Empress Market, police said.
The conflagration broke out overnight, it gulped down several shops with flames billowing out in tall plumes, gutting goods housed at the dry fruits shops worth million of rupees.
The blaze was so intense that fire tenders from across the city had to be called in with police and the Rangers in large number cordoned the entire affected site.
Fire brigade crew said it was dry

Robbers take away Rs 5m goods from four shops

FAISALABAD – A dacoit gang took away food stock worth Rs 5 million from four shops of a market at midnight and escaped. The dacoits intruded into Minerva Market at night and overpowered the only security guard, snatched his rifle from him and detained him in a shop. Then they broke the locks of the shops owned by Khawaja Babar, Chaudhry Rafique, Rana Jaffar and Abdus Sattar and loaded their food stock worth Rs 5 million in a vehicle and escaped. Ghalla Mandi Trade Union officials,

Construction of illegal shops opposed

DASKA – Daska-based lawyers, traders, human rights activists and political and religious circles have joined hands against the construction of shops by some local influential people at the main gate of Government College for Women Daska.
An important meeting was held in the office of Daska Bar Association (DBA) and Daska Bar President Muhammad Asif Bajwa presided over the meeting that was told that some influential people had started construction of several shops at an open place

13 out of 31 shops at Park N Ride Plaza auctioned

LAHORE – On the directives of the Punjab chief minister, as many as 13 out of the 31 shops situated at the ground floor of newly constructed Park N Ride Plaza at Liberty Market were sold through open auction by the Lahore Development Authority on Wednesday.
The reserve price for these shops had been set as Rs. 185,3 00,000 where as these were sold at Rs. 211,450,000. A total of 62 bidders who had deposited pay orders worth one million each for participating in the bid took part

LDA announces Park & Ride’s shops’ auction

LAHORE – The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has fixed January 26 for the open auction of shops in the newly constructed Park & Ride Plaza, Liberty Market, LDA Additional Director General Ihsan Ul Haq informed while briefing an eight-member Turkish delegation of the state owned development company ISBAK, which visited the LDA head office on Wednesday.
Secretary Transport Punjab Captain (r) Muhammad Yousaf said that proceedings would be conducted in the presence of print and

Open auction for Park n Ride shops

LAHORE – Open auction of shops in the newly constructed Park n Ride Plaza, at the prime location of Liberty Market, will be held on January 26, 2011 and the proceedings will be conducted in the presence of print and electronic media for ensuring transparency. LDA Additional Director General Ihsan Ul Haq informed this while briefing an eight member Turkish delegation of state owned development company ISBAK, visitors of the Lahore Development Authority head office on Tuesday.

30 shops robbed in Karachi mobile market, traders protest

KARACHI: Thirty shops at the Kohinoor Mobile Market in Saddar – commonly known as ‘Electronics Market’- were robbed of cash and goods worth Rs 10 million in the wee hours of Friday. When the shopkeepers arrived at the market in the morning, they saw that the shutters’ locks were broken and their cash and goods gone. The shopkeepers and union representatives closed the mobile markets located at Abdullah Haroon Road in protest and chanted slogans against law enforcers. They blocked the

Smoke settles – Hall Road traders spend day cleaning shops

LAHORE: Wednesday was a tiring day for Hall Road traders as they slowly made their way wiping water off their shops after a fire extinguishing episode late on Tuesday night.
A short circuit had erupted fire at Arif Plaza on Tuesday, reducing valuables worth millions into ashes.
Talking to Pakistan Today, Hall Road Traders Union President Baber Mahmood said though Rescue 1122 and Fire Brigade managed to extinguish the fire after a five-hour continuous struggle, it took the

Qazi slams Taliban for blowing up music shops

LAHORE
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supported the Awami National Party (ANP) in renaming the Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP), said former Jamaat Islami leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed.
Addressing a gathering on Sunday, he said only ANP wanted to rename NWFP as Khyber Pukhtunkhawa (KP) and both the PPP and the PML-N supported this party. He said that the ANP was also involved in terrorism in Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s era in Khyber

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