Three men die in Karachi’s Orangi factory fire

KARACHI: A fire broke out on Friday at a factory located in Karachi’s Orangi neighbourhood killing at least three people. According to details, the fire that erupted at the factory located in Orangi No 4. A police team and fire

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

Coronavirus claims 59 lives with 2,665 fresh cases

ISLAMABAD: Coronavirus claimed the lives of 59 more critical patients while 2,665 people tested positive for the virus during the last 24 hours in Pakistan. Pakistan has reported 59 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel COVID-19 as the

Remarkable decline in interest rates expected: FPCCI President

KARACHI: President Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Mian Anjum Nisar has said that a remarkable decline in interest rates and reduction in duties on raw materials was expected to further spur economic activities in the current

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

Picture of Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari’s future groom come to light

KARACHI: Daughter of PPP Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari and late Benazir Bhutto, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, is going to be engaged at the end of this month and will marry Mahmood Chaudhry on January 30 next year. Invitations

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

Pakistan ranks fourth in terms of highest number of diabetes around world

KARACHI: Professor Dr Shamim Qureshi Department of Biochemistry, University of Karachi has said it is very alarming that Pakistan is ranked fourth all over the world and ranked second out of 21 countries in the Middle East and North African

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

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

Meet Yasmin Zaidi who singlehandedly feeds homeless animals across Karachi

KARACHI: Yasmin Ali Zaidi (JAZZ), the wife of PTI leader and Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi has launched a drive to feed stray animals during the COVID-19 pandemic across the metropolis. According to Yasmin, “The lockdown has had a big

Preparations for Eid Milad-un-Nabi begin in Karachi

KARACHI: The faithful have started preparations to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi (S.A.W) to be held on 12th of Rabiul Awwal (30th October Friday), with great religious fervour. According to details the mosques, homes and buildings across the metropolis with colourful

Karachi marriage hall owners protest against DC Korangi’s decision

KARACHI: Members of Marriage Hall Association today (Saturday) have staged a protest against the ‘illegal demolition’ of the halls in Karachi’s Korangi and Landhi area. The decision of Deputy Commissioner Korangi to demolish wedding halls in the commercial area has

Two DMC East officials suspended over involvement in corrupt practices

KARACHI: A Municipal Commissioner and Director Advertisement of District Municipal Corporation (East) have been placed under suspension for their involvement in granting permission for installing a billboard illegally. A notification, issued by the Sindh local government secretary, Municipal Commissioner East,

Politics on civic issues- A mega-city with miserable means of transport

Karachi is a megacity of more than 20 million people which is the economic heart of Pakistan and is rightly called mini-Pakistan. The 20 million people of the city, the biggest and the most diverse city of the country have

Tactics being played to pressurise opposition, alleges Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the PTI government had gone astray following the announcement of the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s protests plan and alleged that the government is using tactics against the opposition. PPP Chairman

Work on uplift projects in Karachi halted due to frozen ADP funds

KARACHI: It has been learned that work on almost all ongoing uplift projects across the metropolis to a halt as the Sindh government has frozen all funds allocated for the city’s Annual Development Programme (ADP). Sources in the construction industry

Protests held against Maulana Adil Khan’s assassination in Karachi

KARACHI: Protests were held against the assassination of religious scholar Maulana Dr Adil Khan today (Friday) in several areas of the metropolis. According to details, the protests were held at Nagan Chowrangi, Lasbella Chowk, Banaras Chowk, Dawood Chowrangi, Qayyumabad and

Veteran PPP leader Rashid Rabbani passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Veteran PPP leader and Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Political Affairs Rashid Rabbani passed away in Karachi today (Thursday) after suffering from COVID-19. According to details, Rashid Rabbani was on a ventilator for the past few days after

Rs1000 fine proposed for not wearing masks in public places

KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani has announced that a fine of Rs 1000 has been proposed for citizens not wearing masks in public places. Addressing an inauguration ceremony of physiotherapy centers of Dr Essa Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre, Administrator Karachi

MQM, other organizations support Ulema Committee’s strike call

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) endorsed a decision of the Ulema Committee to observe a countrywide strike called after the passage of deadline given for the arrest of the killers of Maulana Adil on October 16. According to details, Karachi

Despite govt claims, flour rates in Karachi continue to rise

KARACHI: Despite tall claims by the central and provincial governments, the rates of flour in Karachi became more expensive than other cities in the country. According to details, on October 1, a 20-kg bag of flour in Karachi cost up to Rs 1,360,

Four stray dogs attack girl in Karachi

KARACHI: One girl has been attacked and injured by stray dogs in Malir’s area of Gulshan-e-Dad Rahim today. According to details, a girl, who was playing with children in Gulshan-e-Dad Rahim when four dogs attacked her. Upon hearing her scream,

Mercury likely to reach 42 degrees Celsius in Karachi today

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned that the mercury will reach 42 degrees Celsius in Sindh’s capital today.   The PMD said that citizens should not leave their homes unnecessarily between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Meteorological Department

Karachi to experience mild heatwave today

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned of a heatwave in Karachi from today and the temperature in the city could go up to 40 to 42 degrees Celsius. Karachi’s mercury is likely to remain at 42 degrees for seven days. The PMD said that citizens should not leave their homes unnecessarily between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Met office forecasts hot, dry weather in Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) today (Friday) has forecasted more hot and dry weather in the next four to five days in Karachi. According to Director Meteorological Department Sardar Sarfaraz, Karachi may experience hot, humid weather and there is

Protest against KE’s decision to disband football team

KARACHI: Dishearten footballers of Karachi’s Lyari have staged a protest against the K-Electric’s decision to disband its football team, one of the oldest football teams in the country. According to details, a large number of footballers, holding banners, participated in

Sindh local govt relieves diploma holders from engineering positions

KARACHI: The Sindh Local Government has accepted the Supreme Court’s orders as it had ordered not to appoint diploma holder engineers to the posts of the engineering department. Following the orders of the Supreme Court, the local government ordered the

NAB mistakenly summons deceased govt official for interrogation

KARACHI: In a bizarre move, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has mistakenly summoned deceased government official for interrogation in a corruption case. A call-up notice addressing the then director solid waste Rafiq Sheikh was issued asking him to appear before

NBP rejects news of cyberattack on ATM machines

KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has rejected news regarding cyberattacks on its systems after it was reported that the bank’s ATM machines were hacked. According to a statement issued by NBP on Friday, “We have adequate information security