Illegal appointments in KDA on the rise, employees deprived of salaries

KARACHI: About 150 employees of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have been deprived of their salaries since July 2018, while illegal appointments in the department on the rise. According to sources, 150 employees of the KDA have been deprived of

Karachi’s water supply affected as Dhabeji pipeline bursts again

KARACHI: Water supply to several areas of Karachi was disrupted today (Tuesday) after a water pipeline at the Dhabeji pumping station burst. According to details, the water pipeline of the metropolis at the Dhabeji pumping station to Karachi burst owing

Two KDA officials illegally appointed at important posts

KARACHI: The higher management has illegally appointed two officials at major posts of Karachi Development Authority (KDA), it has been revealed. According to details, the management has appointed suspicious officers at major posts, whose employment record is not available with

Coronavirus claims three more lives in Sindh

KARACHI: The coronavirus has claimed three more lives during the last 24 hours in Sindh, bringing the total number to 2463 in the province. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement said that three more patients of

Land grabbing continues near KCR track in Gulshan-e-Iqbal

KARACHI: Land grabbing activities continued near the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) track in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area despite the Supreme Court orders to restore the circular railway. According to details, the concerned authorities refrained from carrying out demolition operations to cover

Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority fails to control illegal construction

KARACHI: The Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority has failed to control illegal construction in the slum areas of Karachi, which led to unregulated settlements in the city, weakening the urban structure, and increase in densification. The Sindh Building Control Authority officials

Dessert shop in Karachi sells paan for Rs1,500

KARACHI: A modern shop in Karachi’s Bahadurabad area called Panwaari, meaning paan seller, is serving some incredible kinds of paans, priced in the Rs. 100-1,500 range.    Paan is a combination of betel leaf and areca nut, often topped with

Turkey offers to run tram service in Karachi

KARACHI: The government of Turkey has expressed willingness to assist in installing a tram service at M.A. Jinnah Road and I.I. Chundrigar Road in Karachi. Turkish Consul General Mr Tolga Ucak held a meeting with Administrator Iftikhar Ali Shallwani at

Citizens protest against unannounced load-shedding in Karachi

KARACHI: The Karachi Electric Supply Company continued to irk masses with unannounced spells of load shedding for long hours in different parts of the metropolis. Residents of Karachi’s Garden area today (Tuesday) staged a protest against unannounced load-shedding in front

Parts of Karachi receive light showers

KARACHI: Parts of Karachi received light rain coupled with gusty winds today (Monday), turning the hot and humid weather pleasant. As per details, drizzling was reported in areas of New Karachi, North Karachi, Surjani Town and adjacent areas, which is

Motorbike licences not being issued to women

KARACHI: A girl from Karachi has claimed she was denied a licence for riding a motorbike for being a woman. Shireen Ferozepurwalla received bike riding classes last month. According to her, she was relieved to be able to ride a

Police arrest prime suspect in Marwah rape, murder case

KARACHI: Police have arrested the prime suspect in the rape and murder case of minor girl Marwah who was found dead in Essa Nagri area. Police investigators using geofencing technology to ascertain the location of suspects and announced to arrested

KE appoints Shan A Ashary as new chairman

KARACHI: The K-Electric has appointed Shan A Ashary as it’s the new chairman of the board of directors by replacing Riyadh S A A Edrees. According to a statement from the power utility today, “The new chairman is committed to

KSWB fails to clear choked gutters

KARACHI: Filthy water gushing out from choked sewerage lines and gutters have created unhygienic conditions in several areas of the port city, while the concerned authorities have failed to address the issues. According to details, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board

Karachi’s Korangi Causeway road closed for traffic

KARACHI: The Korangi Causeway Road was closed for vehicular traffic on Saturday morning after flooding in Malir River. Traffic police closed both tracks for traffic to avoid any untoward incident due to the water flow. The traffic is being diverted

Municipal Commissioner DMC South suspended over corruption charges

KARACHI: The Sindh Local Government Department has suspended Municipal Commissioner Akhtar Sheikh on the charges of corruption and illegal installation of signboards. According to a notification, Akhtar Ali Sheikh, BPS-19 officer of SCUG Service (Admin Branch) Municipal Commissioner, District Municipal

PM to announce financial package for Karachi: Governor Sindh

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has said that Prime Minister would visit Karachi to announce a financial package for resolving issues faced by the people of the metropolis. While talking to a private news channel program, Imran Ismail said the

Two more bodies recovered in aftermath of Karachi floods

KARACHI: The bodies of two men, who had drowned in Karachi’s Abbas Town nullah due to heavy rain, were recovered on Monday. The deceased identified as 42-year-old Ayaz Hussain and 20-year-old Hassan Raza had reportedly drowned in the drain while

Pakistan Army rescue operation continues in Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Army is conducting a relief and rescue operation in Karachi in the wake of torrential rains. According to the Pakistan Army Public Relations (ISPR), flood victims are being assisted in different parts of Karachi and workers are

Anti-Corruption team raids Lines Area Project office

KARACHI: An Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) team raided the office of the Karachi Development Authority’s (KDA) Lines Area Redevelopment Project director. According to details, the Anti-Corruption Establishment received complaints regarding the illegal transfers of plots and the preparation of fake documents

Fresh rains may break previous rainfall records in Karachi: PMD

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted that the fresh rain spell could break a previous record of maximum rainfall in the metropolis. Talking to M.M News, Director Meteorology Department Sarfaraz Ahmed informed that the low pressure that has generated

Sixth monsoon spell expected from today

ISLAMABAD: The Meteorological Department today forecast thunderstorms in Sindh, southeastern Balochistan, northeastern Punjab, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and adjoining areas. The weather will remain hot and humid during the day in most parts of Punjab province. Rain is also expected in

Unannounced loadshedding continues in Karachi despite SC orders

KARACHI: Several areas of the metropolis continued to suffer prolonged hours of announced and unannounced loadshedding despite the Supreme Court orders. According to details, the loadshedding duration in different areas of the city has reached up to 12 hours, making

Police initiates probe over alleged suicide death of female doctor in Karachi

KARACHI:  Police have initiated an investigation into the alleged suicide death of a female doctor who succumbed to her bullet injury at a local hospital in Karachi on Wednesday. Dr Maha Ali, aged 25, was rushed to the hospital after

Closed Sindh colleges to be run under public-private partnership

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani has announced that those colleges, which were closed due to either shortage of teachers or any other reason in the province, should be reopened and run under the public-private partnership. He

Sindh reports five deaths, 318 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed five more lives and infected at least 318 people during the past 24 hours, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 126,743 in Sindh province. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah in a statement

Suicide prevention in Pakistan-An impossible challenge?

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death, often with mental disorders and inclusion depression. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds worldwide. It has also

Police nab ‘White Corolla Gang’ member in Karachi  

KARACHI: Police claimed to have apprehended a key member of the ‘White Corolla Gang’ involved in various robberies during a raid conducted in the Clifton area of the metropolis on Sunday. SSP Investigations Bashir Brohi said on a tip-off, police

Two brothers killed, three injured as car hits motorcycle in Karachi

KARACHI: At least two teenage boys were killed and three other children injured in a road accident after a speeding car hit a motorcycle near ICI Bridge in the metropolis on Friday. According to rescue sources, a fast-moving car hit

USC selling sugar at general stores despite govt orders

KARACHI: Utility Stores Corporation (USC) has started selling sugar at grocery and general stores in order to gain more profit despite the government orders in this regard. According to details, the officials of the Utility Stores Corporation sold the truck,