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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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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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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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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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