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Imran Ali Shah

Imran Ali Shah

The Writer is a senior journalist and reporter.

Karachi’s public transport

Karachi is constantly evolving but, unfortunately, city planning has failed to keep up with the metro’s changing dynamics. A 2020 report cited by Bloomberg informs that Karachi fares the worst out of 100 cities worldwide in terms of public transport.

Modi’s new offer

In a surprising move, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter of goodwill to Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying that his country desires cordial relations with the Pakistani people. On the occasion of Pakistan Resolution Day, the Indian premier

PPP on back foot

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has finally expressed its reservations over linking the resignations with the long march and had sought time to hold consultations within its Central Executive Committee (CEC). Undoubtedly, the cracks within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)

Clean and Green Karachi

While a confluence of natural phenomenon aggravates air pollution in winters, the quality of air in Karachi largely remains poor the whole year around. The level of air pollution may worsen if drastic remedial measures are not taken. There is

Promises and claims

The rehabilitation and expansion of stormwater drains have not commenced so far. There are 550 drains in the city including 27 stormwater drains. Despite the passage of four months since the end of the rainfall season, construction work has started

The path of KMC’s development

City of lights, Karachi, plays a very vital role in the social, economic and political development of the country. Unfortunately, Karachi faces many difficulties. These have generally come about because of the impacts of massive increase in population, terrorism, increasing

Remembering Maulana Adil

On Saturday night, a tragedy took place in Karachi which saddened every Pakistani. Prominent religious scholar Maulana Dr Muhammad Adil Khan was assassinated by unidentified men. Very few clerics are highly educated. MaulanaAdil is one of them who did his

Crimes of K-Electric

K-Electric, a private electricity supplying company, was once a government institution. When the institution was privatized, the privatization agreement reached with the government did not come to light for almost ten years. The agreement, which was later unveiled, did not

Karachi – a federal territory

Citizens have welcomed the arrival of the National Disaster Management Authority in Karachi and have demanded to hand over Karachi to the federal government. On the other hand, the worries of Sindh’s political parties have increased and have started criticizing

Policeman probed for implicating youth in fake case

KARACHI: Police officials have ordered action against a policeman who lured a young man from Punjab to Karachi on pretext or gaining employment and then arresting him under bogus cases. DSP Nazimabad sub-division Pervaiz Bangash has been appointed an investigation

Police nab habitual thief involved in criminal activities

KARACHI: Police have nabbed a habitual thief involved in a range of wide range of criminal activities including stealing motorcycles in Karachi. The suspect was involved in stealing two motorcycles from Abdullah Haroon Road in Saddar in the past one

Eid-ul-Adha – the most expensive festival

Eid-ul-Adha is a religious festival in which Muslims perform the Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi by sacrificing animals. However, it has now become a large business. During the occasion, not only the trading of sacrificial animals but also various kinds of businesses associated with

Sindh govt summons SBCA officers over illegal construction charges

KARACHI: Expanding the scope of the investigation, Sindh Local Government Board has summoned 22 more officers of Sindh Building Control Authority for an investigation into illegal constructions. According to details, notices have been issued to several officers in this regard.

Police foil bid to transport smuggled Iranian diesel to Karachi   

KARACHI: The police foiled an attempt to smuggle a huge quantity of Iranian diesel/petrol from Balochistan to Karachi and seized the oil tanker. According to details, a team of the district west police, during a snap checking in Surjani police,

LG Department suspends officer over bogus postings

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government Department has suspended an officer of LG Board for being allegedly involved in bogus postings and other corrupt activities. Rehmatullah Shaikh was a Grade 19 officer in the Engineering Branch at the Sindh Council Unified Grade

Karachi theatre artists request govt to lift COVID-19 restrictions

KARACHI: Theatre artists have appealed to the provincial government to lift lockdown restrictions as they are suffering financially. According to details, comedians Saleem Afridi and Shakeel Shah discussed economic issues during their meeting with the Chairman of Central Municipality Rehan

Larkana Police recover stolen medicines from graveyard

LARKANA: The district police, in a raid, have recovered yet another big stock of stolen medicines from a graveyard located near the shrine of Qaim Shah Bukhari. According to details, police conducted the raid on a lead given by some

Former players demand hockey representation in PSB set-up

KARACHI: Several Pakistan hockey Olympians have expressed concerns at the absence of any representation of the national game in the newly formed Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) set-up.   According to details, the government and the IPC Ministry completely ignored any

Expensive hospitals

Since the establishment of Pakistan, the people in the beloved homeland have only been deceived. The public has been deceived sometimes in the name of free healthcare and sometimes in the name of free education. Corrupt politicians constantly assure that

Opportunity amid Ladakh Tensions

There has been a stand-off at the disputed border between India and China in the Ladakh region. The Chinese troops have come in about 3 kilometers into South East of the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. In war frenzy, India

SBCA to disconnect civic facilities at illegal constructions

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has developed the course of action against illegal constructions and encroachments in the city. SBCA chairman Nasim-ul-Ghani Sahito has issued the code of conduct to be followed while taking action against illegal construction.

Who is benefiting from COVID-19?

The whole world is on the verge of destruction from the coronavirus pandemic. First emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the coronavirus then traveled to the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Gulf countries, and lastly to the

When the monkey became king

Once the animal kingdom was worried about how to stop the lion from attacking their offspring. They decided that monkey should be king; he was swift, could jump from one tree to another and wasn’t a vicious animal. They all

Politics on coronavirus

The has been a war of words between the federal and Sindh government at a time when the province is undergoing a pandemic and many people are struggling to even make ends meets for their families. This time it was

Lockdown and Islamic injunctions

The coronavirus has now engulfed the entire world including Pakistan, taking a heavy toll on human lives and health. As practicing Muslims, we are also ignoring and downplaying the Islamic injunctions to keep us safe from the epidemic. While some