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Korangi factory denies allegations related to gang rape of employee

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  • Factory says criminals started “campaign based on false accusations” through social media.
  • It further says allegations have been investigated and no evidence has been found.
  • Powerhouse demands law enforcement agencies take action against those spreading fake news.

KARACHI: Denim manufacturing powerhouse Artistic Milliners has denied allegations related to the gang rape of its employee, saying that some “criminals started a campaign based on false accusations” against the factory through social media. 

Reports of the alleged gang rape drew outrage on social media Wednesday morning. Some social media reports even claimed that the employee in question had passed away after being brutally raped.

In the statement, Artistic Milliners said that the factory was “one of the top denim exporting companies [in the country] and thousands of employees work there.”

It further said that the “organisation takes action against physical and mental harassment in accordance with international standards.” 

“The allegations have been investigated by the director-general of labour and the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Korangi and no evidence has been found,” read the statement. 

Condemning the allegations, the factory refuted the “malicious propaganda” and demanded that law enforcement agencies take action against those spreading the “fake news”.

Earlier, the Karachi police had also claimed that social media reports of a female worker allegedly gang raped by 20 men were “fake news” being spread by society’s “enemies”.

Meanwhile, the Korangi Association of Trade and Industries (KATI) also expressed deep concerns over the allegations against the company.

“We reiterate that M/S Artistic Milliners (Pvt) Ltd is a very old and valued member of KATI. It is one of the largest exporters of Pakistan earning precious foreign exchange for Pakistan and enjoying an excellent repute among industries,” read the KATI statement.

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Train hits dumper at Gojra level crossing

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At an unmanned level crossing in Gojra late on Sunday night, a train carrying two Rehman Baba Express drivers was injured when it struck a dumper.

Rehman Baba Express struck a dumper at Gojra level crossing No. 99 while traveling from Peshawar to Karachi, according to details. Two train drivers were stranded inside the debris, and the train’s engine sustained significant damage in the crash.

When rescue personnel arrived, they broke the engine’s body to free the drivers who were still in critical condition. All of the passengers were safe throughout the collision, according to railway authorities.

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PTI to abstain from voting in Senate chairman and deputy elections

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The election of the Senate’s chairman and deputy chairman is going to be boycotted by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The PTI’s political and core committee declares that it is unlawful to elect the Senate’s chairman and deputy chairman. The party has chosen to file a legal challenge to the election.

The sources from the core committee claimed that the election of the chairman and deputy chairman was unlawful and that the House of Federation was incomplete.

The constitutional plan was also violated by the Senate election that took place without Khyber Pakhtunkhwa senators being elected. According to sources, the Senate was not operating without a chairman.

The Senate Secretariat was only able to make administrative decisions. The source stated that the Senate secretary was not authorized to interpret the Constitution on his own while under duress and that the Upper House was only able to function as one department in the absence of the Senate chairman.

They said that this was the first time in a democratic regime that the Senate had stopped operating.

The PTI claimed that individuals responsible for the upper house’s non-functioning should face consequences for trampling on the constitutional structure.

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There won’t be a total solar eclipse today in Pakistan.

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This Wednesday will be the first full solar eclipse of the year. But it won’t be visible in Asia.

Around 11:07 am PDT, or 9:07 pm local time in Pakistan, the eclipse will initially be visible near the Pacific Coast of Mexico. After that, the eclipse will pass through a large region of the United States, from Texas to Maine, and into Canada.

The total eclipse will last for four minutes, and the eclipse will continue for five hours and ten minutes.

The eclipse will proceed into Texas, passing through over a dozen states before reaching southern Ontario in Canada, according to NASA. At around 5:16 p.m. NDT, the eclipse will leave mainland North America and go out of Newfoundland, Canada.

According to NASA, there is a path where the eclipse will be visible in its entirety, and outside of this area, spectators may notice a partial eclipse, in which the moon covers part of the sun but not all of it.

In the ensuing two decades, there won’t be another full solar eclipse. On October 2, South America will witness the second solar eclipse of the year. Yet it will just be a portion of it.

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