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35 Pakistani politicians own properties in UAE, FIA tells SC

ISLAMABAD: Out of 895 Pakistani nationals who own properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 35 are politicians, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) informed the Supreme Court on Saturday. The FIA submitted a report to the apex court, stating that out of the total, 374 Pakistanis declared their UAE properties under an amnesty scheme. Whereas, 674 Pakistanis submitted affidavits to the FIA. Seven of those who have declared their assets in Dubai are facing NAB cases, according to the report. 69 Pakistanis…

Meet Shobika Kalra, the girl with a rare muscle degenerative disorder

Dubai: Diagnosed with a muscle degenerative disorder at the age of 13, Shobika Kalra is standing up for herself and others like her refusing to be a victim of her circumstances.  The 28-year-old who has has helped build over 1,000 ramps across Dubai had been a topper throughout school and was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia, right before her 13th birthday which compelled her to leave school. Disheartened by the diagnosis, Shobika locked herself in a room for 2 years trying to find natural remedies for her condition…

Karachi welder finds he owns property in Dubai

KARACHI: A Karachi-based welder on Thursday was amazed to learn that there was property registered under his name in Dubai. ARY NEWS reported. According to details, Imran, a welder by profession, come to know about the property he allegedly holds in Dubai after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) issued him a notice at his residence. "I'm a poor man, haven't even seen the whole of Karachi." said Imran, a resident of Nishtar Road, area of the city. The welder living in a small, "kutcha" house said, If he was…

FIA submits list of Pakistanis in Supreme Court having properties in UAE

ISLAMABAD: In a major breakthrough in money laundering case, the Federal Investigation Agency, (FIA) has submitted a list of political and government officials, holding benami properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The list also contains the name of Aleema Khanum, a sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan. She is identified as benamidar of a property. A notice has been issued to her through email as well as delivered at her home address by the FIA. Mother of Prime Minister's Special Assistant, Farukh Saleem, PTI…

“World’s largest book sale” comes to Middle East at giant hangar in Dubai

DUBAI: A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world’s largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open around the clock. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2009, has since regularly toured Asian cities including Jakarta, Manila, Cebu, Colombo, Bangkok and Taipei. Organizers hope to attract as many as 300,000 visitors during 11 days in Dubai. Founder Andrew Yap said he expects the sheer number of…