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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

20/08/2016 0 Comments
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

20/08/2016 0 Comments
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

20/08/2016 0 Comments
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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Express Kidnapping

03/12/2015 0 Comments
Express Kidnapping

This article was first published on 1st Nov 2015 in Dawn Magazine   An express kidnapping is when the victim is abducted and forced to withdraw their own ransom from an ATM or bank. One method is when the kidnapper accompanies the victim to the bank and has them withdraw cash at the counter by […]

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Travel Scams

03/12/2015 0 Comments
Travel Scams

This Article was first published on 22nd Nov 2015 in Dawn Magazine on You may be travelling for business or on vacation; but there are chances that you may commit a mistake or just not give serious thought to something and get into trouble. Here are some pointers that make you less vulnerable and prepared […]

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DO you know how to keep your child safe ONLINE and OFFLINE ?

07/09/2015 0 Comments
DO you know how to keep your child safe ONLINE and OFFLINE ?

This Article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 23rd August 2015     Keeping children out of harm’s way is one of the biggest challenges in today’s society. Online stalking, physical harm, abductions, and attacks on their educational institutions are not uncommon. There are very many things that institutions and authorities can do but […]

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Do you know how not to be ripped off by a Landlord or by a domestic servant?

07/09/2015 0 Comments
Do you know how not to be ripped off by a Landlord or by a domestic servant?

This Article was first published in Dawn Magazine on 26th July 2015   We often do not realise or take care of some basic things while renting a property or hiring domestic help and later run into problems which could have been avoided with little consideration. This column explains some basic questions that you need […]

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Working Alone at Night

18/05/2015 0 Comments
Working Alone at Night

http://www.dawn.com/news/1179155   This week we’ll answer your questions on safety and security. Let’s consider the following situations and what you need to do: Situation: I am a female driver and experienced a flat tyre when out. I drove to the nearest fuel station to have the flat repaired because I didn’t want to change the […]

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