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GUJRAT: A resident of Mandi Bahauddin on Saturday claimed to have lost Rs250,000 from his bank account in what he alleged was an automated teller machine (ATM) hacking.

The account holder told journalists that he had deposited Rs500,000 in his account at a private bank on Thursday. In the evening, he said, he began receiving notifications on his mobile phone about debit transactions from his account even though his ATM card was in his possession.

By the time he reached the bank on Friday morning, Rs252,000 had already been withdrawn from his account, the man claimed, adding that he was told by the bank’s helpline that the funds had been withdrawn from the ATM of a bank located on Peco Road, Lahore.

The victim asked the chief minister and other authorities concerned dealing with cyber crime to help recover his funds. He added that he had lodged a complaint with police as well as the bank manager concerned for legal action.

ENCROACHMENT: The Municipal Corporation (MC) on Saturday removed 29 illegally established kiosks within the general bus stand during an operation after the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) took notice of the matter and initiated a probe into it.

The operation was launched in the presence of senior officials of the ACE and MC. An official source in the ACE told Dawn that these kiosks were a source of illegal earning for the corporation’s officials, particularly those deputed at the bus stand. Allegedly, up to Rs5,000 per month was being received per kiosk by those running it.

Published in Dawn, December 16th, 2018

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