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Travel and Terror

20/08/2016 0 Comments
Travel and Terror

This article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 31st July 2016   As the travel season peaks, the focus has been on the threat of terrorism in major tourist hubs. While concern has been around travel bookings, hotel safety, airport transit, etc, you need to know exactly what one has to do in this […]

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ATM FRAUD

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ATM FRAUD

This article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 17th July 2016   Recently there have been some news reports about ATM fraud that was discovered in Karachi. The criminals used skimmers to capture banking data off of debit and credit cards. This is considered to be the first known detection of such fraud and […]

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Surviving a Lightning Storm

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Surviving a Lightning Storm

This article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 26th June 2016   This monsoon, the met department has forecast heavy rains all over the country. And with heavy rains, there are increased chances of lightning strikes, which are known to have killed people both in Pakistan and abroad. It is important to take precautions […]

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Public Spaces and Personal Safety

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Public Spaces and Personal Safety

    In recent times, events both man-made and natural have necessitated a review of personal safety action plans for authorities, organisations as well as individuals. Media coverage of incidents at two famous malls in Pakistan, one in Islamabad and the other in Karachi, suggests that panic sets in among people at these malls as […]

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Stay Safe in Ramadan in Pakistan

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Stay Safe in Ramadan in Pakistan

This article was first published in DAWN Magazine on 29th May 2016   If you do a quick search on the internet for personal safety concerns during the month of Ramazan you will find that a majority will address rash driving. Yet this month is also known for a high number of criminal incidents. Let’s […]

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Protection in the Summer

24/05/2016 0 Comments
Protection in the Summer

This article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 15th May 2016 Overexposure to the sun, swimming accidents / injuries in pools, lakes and even the beach can result in personal safety issues. Here are some things to watch out for, as well as quick remedies. A common problem faced on local beaches during the […]

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Intruders

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Intruders

This article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 24th April 2016   In recent times, criminals posing as representatives of different utilities or services have robbed people’s homes. With the number of services providers that exist these days it’s highly unlikely that you can verify someone’s identity based on the company identification that they […]

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Emergency Information

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Emergency Information

This article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 3rd April 2016 People often ask about the importance of having medical information of an individual and what specific information should readily be available in case of a medical emergency. So, this week let’s concentrate on this. Medical emergencies could be induced by a variety of […]

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Personal Safety Gadgets

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Personal Safety Gadgets

This article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 20th March 2016   Most common personal safety devices are pepper spray, mace, tasers, stun guns, personal alarms, ultrasonic dog repellant, tracking devices. Firstly understand what is permissible by law. Stun guns are not likely to be permitted for use by anyone other than law enforcement […]

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Business Traveler Scams

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Business Traveler Scams

This article was first published in DAWN Magazine on 6th March 2016   Arrive incognito If being received by someone unknown ensure the following: — Hotels / car rentals must only display their logo and not your name on the plaque. As a business traveller you could fall prey to fraud in a new and […]

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