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The former MQM worker was among the two shot dead | Instant News

Two people, including former workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), were shot dead in shootings in North Karachi and Baldia City on Saturday.

According to police, a man was shot and killed in a shooting incident that took place in North Karachi Sector 5A within the boundaries of the Khawaja Ajmair Nagri Police Station. The victim was shot once in the head and died on the spot. The victim was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical-legal formalities where he was identified as 37-year-old Rehan Farooqui, son of Qayyum Farooqui, a resident of Sector 5-M in North Karachi.

Police said witnesses told them that the man was shot and killed by an unidentified person on a motorbike. They said he had been linked with MQM in the past; However, he has no affiliation with any political party at this time. Police suspect the attackers summoned the victim in an abandoned place, where they shot and fled.

Police said they were trying to get the mobile data of the deceased for help in investigating the incident. A case has been registered and the investigation is continuing. Separately, a man was shot dead while he was sitting in a car in Sector A-3 in Baldia City.

The victim was taken to the Karachi Civil Hospital where he was identified as Asadullah, Habibullah’s son. Police said the man was summoned by an unidentified person, who also sat with the victim in the car and fled after shooting him. Police found four empty bullets from a 9mm pistol at the crime scene. The police have registered a case and started an investigation.

Mugging offer

Three people were injured in the shooting incident that took place at Janjal Goth under the authority of the Superhighway Site Police Station.

The wounded were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment. The victims were identified as Amjad Nizam, Roshan and Amjad Ibrahim. Police said the incident occurred when the three men turned down the offer of mugging. The case has been registered and the investigation is continuing.


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Switzerland – Childcare workers want priority for the Covid-19 vaccine | Instant News

(MENAFN – Swissinfo) Staff at day care centers and after-school care facilities should be the first to be offered the vaccine, especially as a more contagious variant of the coronavirus circulates, said the Swiss Child Care Association, Kibesuisse.

This content is published on 23 January 2021 – 12:57 23 January 2021 – 12:57 RTS / swissinfo.ch / gw

The childcare service system is seen as vital to the economy as it ensures the welfare of children and helps working parents – but during the pandemic it has been ignored by authorities, the umbrella organization said in a press release on Friday.

Kibesuisse said vaccinating childcare workers early would help the sector avoid staff shortages due to quarantine measures or disease. This demands, as the teacher federation has done for its staff, that childcare personnel are next in line for vaccines after risk groups and health care workers.

“We are talking about the positive developments of the youngest in our society and about supporting the Swiss economy,” Michele Kaufmann Meyer of Kibesuisse told Swiss public radio RTS. “Parents who can’t send their children to daycare cannot go to work.”

Compensation for parents

The association also asks authorities to offer financial compensation to parents who choose not to send their children to child care facilities as a way to ease the burden on child care, and parents who may eventually need to seek alternatives when these facilities become understaffed and can no longer accept their demands.

More or less one third children in Switzerland – between 180,000 and 200,000 – attend the crèche, according to estimates from the Conference of Cantonal Directors of Social Affairs.




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ICC asked cricket fans to tell who was better among Imran Khan, De Villiers, Virat Kohli, Meg Lanning | Instant News

Top left to right. Imran Khan, Meg Lanning, Ab De Villiers and Virat Kohli
  • The ICC said the captain turned into a blessing for the four players
  • Each player’s average increased significantly during his time as captain

DUBAI: The International Cricket Board (ICC) on Tuesday asked Twitteratis, in a poll, to identify which captain was the best.

The options given by the ICC are India captain Virat Kholi, former South Africa captain AB de Villiers, current Australian women’s team captain Meg Lanning and former Pakistan team captain Imran Khan.

The ICC said that the quartet captain turned into a blessing for them, not a curse. It is said that the average of the four players improves when they become leaders in their dressing room.

“You decide which of these ‘pacesetters’ is the best among these geniuses!” said the ICC.

The ICC tweet shows Virat Kohli’s average soared to 73.88 from 51.29 at ODI when he took over as captain.

On the other hand, Ab de Villiers’ average from South Africa was 45.97 when he was not captain but during his time as captain, the average shot up to 63.94.

Meanwhile, Meg Lanning also experienced spikes on average as captain. Statistics show that when he wasn’t captain he averaged 43.87 but while playing captain the average rose to 60.93.

Imran Khan, who is also the current prime minister, had a test average of 25.43 with the bat and 25.53 with the bowl at the test. However, the world cup winning captain’s test average was 52.34 and the bowling average was 20.26 when he was captain.


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Karachi University student company among Pakistan’s top 10 innovative companies | Instant News

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Karachi University held a ceremony to celebrate and motivate students whose start-ups were named in Pakistan’s top 10 companies by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

“The Japan International Cooperation Agency recently released a list of top 10 innovative Pakistani companies of which three are Karachi University student startups,” said a statement from the university.

Companies – Xord, Social Champ, and Sudofy – are startups and contribute to the information technology sector.

The internationally renowned rating agency, Good Firm, has ranked Xord in the top 30 Global Innovative Societies working at BlockChain.

The KU VC professor, Dr Khalid Iraqi, gives the University crest to the students. – KU

KU Deputy Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi congratulated the students and said they were an inspiration to other students at Karachi University. “These companies make a positive contribution to Pakistani software exports and represent Pakistan globally.”

He mentioned that these students are an asset to Karachi University as well as the country.

“We know how much energy and potential there is in our students, we just need to tap into their potential and positively channel the energy for the benefit of this country.”

Then, KU’s VC Professor, Dr Khalid Iraqi, presented the University crest to his students.

Director Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization Professor Dr. Aliya Rehman, Chairman of the Department of Computer Science Professor Dr. Nadeem Mahmood, and senior faculty Badar Sami were also present at the occasion.


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DSP was among the six detained for kidnapping Karachi builders for ransom | Instant News

KARACHI: Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) arrested a deputy police superintendent (DSP) and five other suspects for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a handyman for ransom.

One builder, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, was kidnapped by seven men – four in police uniforms in a mobile van with registration number BDP-149 and three in a Honda Civic – on December 2 from Mughal Hazara Goth in Gulistan-e-Remote Police remits. They handcuffed and blindfolded the builder and moved him to a remote place. Later, a suspect in a police uniform introduced himself as assistant director of NAB and demanded a ransom of Rs10 million, but the builder was only able to arrange one million rupees. The kidnappers also took the builder’s signature on different postage paper before releasing it. The ‘NAB officer’, again called the builder on 7 December and asked him to take Rs700,000 somewhere in North Nazimabad, where the suspect took the money and left, without returning the postage. The builders then approached the Gulistan-e-Jauhar police and registered the case on December 9.

The builder is housed in the Saeedabad DSP office of Rashid Iqbal and the DSP van was used in the kidnapping. Here the police team arrested DSP, its driver, Kapolsek Nasir and gunman Amir Tanoli, as well as three other people. Investigators began looking for DSP Iqbal’s son who was also suspected of being involved in the kidnapping.


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