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Imran Ali Shah

Imran Ali Shah

Correspondent, MM News Karachi.

Irregularities revealed in KDA under officials’ support

KARACHI: Corrupt officials of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have illegally sold a 400 yards land in Surjani Town, allotted for Service Road, under the alleged patronage of senior officials. According to details, the corrupt officials took a huge bribe in

Afzal Zaidi reappointed Karachi municipal commissioner

KARACHI: The Sindh government has reappointed Syed Muhammad Afzal Zaidi as Karachi Metropolitan Corporation municipal commissioner, according to a notification. According to details, Zaidi was replaced by Syed Salahuddin Ahmed, on November 18, as municipal commissioner ahead of the Mahmoodabad

Land mafia occupies, demolishes houses in Karachi’s Surjani Town

KARACHI: The land mafia is illegally occupying and demolishing houses in Karachi’s Surjani Town under the alleged patronage of Surjan Project’s subordinate staff, it has been learned. According to details, the land mafia has occupied a number of constructed houses

Blatant SOP violations continue in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan has witnessed a record jump in COVID-19 infections and deaths, as a blatant violation of the government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) continued despite repeated warnings by the relevant authorities. According to details, business activities, including restaurants, in rural

Pakistan’s COVID-19 medicine 90% effective, claims Dow University

KARACHI: Dow University’s research lab has claimed that its experimental medicine appears to be almost 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19.   Talking to M.M News, Research Team’s Head Dr. Shaukat Ali has informed that Pakistani scientists have achieved significant

Illegal construction continues in Karachi’s North Nazimabad 

KARACHI: Illegal construction continued in Karachi’s North Nazimabad under the support of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officials. According to details, the officials of the building authority have allowed illegal constructions in several areas of the metropolis by receiving an enormous

KDA workers protest against non-payment of salaries since three years

KARACHI: Over 300 workers of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have started protest demanding the payment of salaries due since the past three years. After contractual workers,  work charge employees have geared up for a show of strength to protest

Construction continues at Tejori Heights in violation of court orders

KARACHI: The illegal construction of a residential complex owned by former Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader and renowned gold trader Kamran Tessori is ongoing in violation of laws. Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and Pakistan Railways authorities took action last

Shamsuddin Soomro appointed as director general of SBCA

KARACHI: The Sindh government has appointed Shamsuddin Soomro as the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) director-general. A notification issued by the Sindh chief secretary said that Soomro, an officer of the Pakistan Administrative Services (BS-21), is already serving as the

DMC East labour union members continue working despite suspension

KARACHI: Several suspended members of the People’s Labour Union in District Municipal Committee (DMC) East are involved in illegal activities on behalf of the union. The union has warned to take legal action if the suspended members do not stop

Anti-encroachment drive postponed after violence erupts in Mehmoodabad

KARACHI: An anti-encroachment drive by the municipal administration in Karachi’s Mehmoodabad was postponed indefinitely after residents took over the fire station and blocked Korangi Expressway. According to details, the residents staged a protest against the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s drive to

KCR’s route to be expanded after two weeks: Railways Minister

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday inaugurated much-awaited and delayed Karachi Circular Railway project at the City Station. Addressing a post-launch ceremony, the railway minister said the Karachi Circular Railway was restored after 25 years and

Railway administration fails to clear KCR tracks

KARACHI: Despite Supreme Court orders to ensure the removal of encroachments from the Karachi Circular Railway track, the railway administration has failed to clear KCR tracks in the metropolis. Pakistan Railways has announced to run regular trains in Circular Railway

Anti-encroachment operation starts in three districts of Karachi

KARACHI: The anti-encroachment cell has started a crackdown on encroachments in three districts of the metropolis. Sources said during the operations against encroachments a large number of heavy electric generators, stalls and properties were confiscated. The Anti-Encroachment Department cracked down

Sindh govt, USAID open State-of-the-Art Secondary School in Karachi

KARACHI: Students in Cattle Colony Karachi receive a new school to advance their education needs under the long-running active partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sindh government. USAID Director for Sindh and Balochistan James

Traders call for abolishing Market Committee at New Sabzi Mandi

KARACHI: The Market Committee of Sabzi Mandi (Fruit and Vegetable Market) under the Ministry of Food has is involved in corrupt practices including the illegal allotment of numerous plots. This is also affecting the supply and export of fruits of

Sindh local govt to digitize employees’ record

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government Department is going to set up the Digital Transformation Authority to digitize all department procedures and employees’ data. On the direction of Secretary Local Government Housing and Town Planning Najam Ahmad Shah, work has been started

KDA employees demand release of salaries

KARACHI: The employees of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) staged a protest against the non-payment of salaries in front of the Civic Centre and demanded the immediate release of their pending salaries. Several employees chanted slogans against the administrations saying

Practical steps being taken to resolve issues of Karachi port: Ali Zaidi

KARACHI: Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has said the Ministry was taking practical steps to resolve the issues of the Karachi port, enabling it to a major contributor to the country’s economy. Addressing a local function in

SBCA fails to control illegal constructions in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has failed to control illegal construction in the city, as the land mafia is continuously constructing an illegal structure in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town. According to details, SBCA Director had issued a notification to the

Irregularities revealed in KDA’s education department

KARACHI: Massive irregularities and illegal appointments have been revealed in the education department of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA). According to details, female teachers accused of funds embezzlement have been appointed as school headmistress of KDA schools. The teachers are

Five NICVD officers summoned over alleged embezzlement

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has brought imperative development in an inquiry over alleged embezzlement in funds of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). In this regard, the accountability watchdog has issued call-up notices to five NICVD officers

KDA officers issue fake receipt for building material

KARACHI: Although Karachi Development Authority (KDA) has dismissed former Johar Division Additional Engineer (XEN) Muhammad Sami, his team is continuing involvement in corrupt activities. A private team led by Grade 2 employee Mustafa Abbas Chand is allegedly involved in a

Influential land mafia prepares to steal Malir River bed

KARACHI: It has been revealed that influential land mafia has started reducing the width of Malir River illegally in order to encroach lands, which will be later self off to builders to initiate residential housing schemes.    The Malir River

DMC East officials embezzle road cutting fine

KARACHI: District Municipal Corporation (DMC) East officers have received hefty bribes under the pretext of road cutting and caused hefty losses to the municipality. Several officers of the Engineering Building and Road (B&R) Department at DMC East caused a loss

SBCA releases list of illegal housing projects across Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has released a list of illegal cooperative housing societies in Karachi’s Gadap Town, Malir Town, Gulzar-e-Hijri or Gulshan-e-Maymar. The building authority warned the general public not to engage in sale/booking, purchasing and any

Two sisters allegedly abducted by police personnel

KARACHI: Two sisters were allegedly abducted by the police personnel of Malir City and snatched valuables, according to the victims’ brother. According to details, the police personnel left hem near Rangers headquarters after harassing them and also snatched valuables, including

Anti-encroachment drive postponed due to residents’ protest

KARACHI: An-anti encroachment drive in Karachi’s Manzoor colony has been postponed after the residents staged a protest demonstration today (Thursday) to voice their reservations against the operation. Fearing homelessness, they took to the streets a day after authorities launched an

Akhtar Ali Sheikh takes charge as Municipal Commissioner DMC East

KARACHI: Akhtar Ali Sheikh has taken charge as Municipal Commissioner DMC East after Sindh Local Government Department suspended Municipal Commissioner Mustafa Soomro on the charges of corruption. MM News TV had published the news of corruption of Municipal Commissioner DMC

Police launch anti-encroachment drive in Karachi’s Korangi

KARACHI: Police on the order of authorities have initiated an extensive operation to remove encroachments in the metropolis’ Korangi area.  The operation was carried out under the supervision of DSP Landhi Arif Razzaq. In this regard, DSP Landhi Razzaq while