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Sindh govt vows to support IBA, EFP initiative in producing professional IR managers

KARACHI: The government of Sindh will extend its full support in promoting Diploma Program in Employment Laws and Industrial Relations initiated by EFP in collaboration with IBA under the technical assistance from ILO. This was stated by Abdul Rasheed Solangi,

President Alvi directs to digitalize rare manuscripts at Quaid-e-Azam Academy

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi has directed authorities concerned to digitalize all rare manuscripts of Quaid-e-Azam Academy to ensure easy accessibility of these to the scholars and researchers. During his visit to Quaid-e-Azam Academy on Wednesday, the President acknowledged that

Sindh govt announces to reopen shrines across province

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced to open shrines across the province including Karachi. In this regard, the Provincial Minister of Sindh for Auqaf has said that shrines across Sindh will be opened from tomorrow. As per the details, the

Dairy farmers increase milk price by Rs20 per litre in Karachi

KARACHI: Dairy farmers have announced a massive Rs20 per litre increase in milk prices without any notification by official authorities. After the hike, the retail price of milk will be Rs140 a litre. This was announced by Dairy and Cattle

‘Fog alert’: Karachi citizens warned against driving at night

KARACHI: Residents of Karachi have been instructed to avoid driving or leaving their homes at night as dense fog is expected to appear in the city this week. According to details, dense fog is expected to appear for two to

What is Mehwish Hayat’s actual age and why is social media debating it?

KARACHI: A new debate has been started on social media over the age of the stunning actress and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient, Mehwish Hayat as the actress celebrating her controversial birthday today. According to her profile, Mehwish Hayat born on 6 January

Haleem Adil says PPP leaders busy embezzling public money in Sindh

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President and Parliamentary Party Leader in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh has alleged that the leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had destroyed all departments and looted public money in the name of the 18th

Echoes of horse-trading in Senate election: A matter of grave concern

Under articles 218 (3) and 224 (3) of the Constitution and Section 107 of the Election Act 2017, organizing the Senate election is the constitutional and legal duty of the Election Commission of Pakistan. The ECP is the sole authority

Ali Zaidi promises to resolve issues of MFD employees  

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has said the Ministry was taking practical steps to resolve the issues of the Marine Fishing Department (MFD) employees. As per details, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi on

Sindh govt imposes micro smart lockdown in Karachi’s district Central

KARACHI: Micro smart lockdown has been imposed in District Central of Karachi for two weeks amid the second wave of the COVID-19. According to a notification issued by the Sindh government, three subdivisions of the district were put under micro

Additional IG Sindh orders removal of encroachments within two days

KARACHI: Additional Inspector-General (AIG) of Sindh Police Ghulam Nabi Memon ordered the immediate removal of encroachments from different areas of the city within two days. “Strict action would be taken against the concerned officials if they failed to remove the

Pakistan Railways retrieves land near Karachi’s Gillani Station

KARACHI: In a swift anti-encroachment operation conducted near Gillani station in Gulshan Iqbal area, Pakistan Railways Karachi has retrieved its land measuring 4 acres. According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the operation was carried out in tandem with the

PR restores train services from Karachi to Mirpurkhas

KARACHI; The Pakistan Railways (PR) has announced the resumption of Mehran Express, which will transport commuters between the southern port city and Mirpurkhas in Sindh. According to details, the Mehran Express will leave Karachi at 3:55pm and reach Mirpurkhas at

ACE seeks employment details of station fire officers

KARACHI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) East Zone today (Saturday) has sought documents related to the employment of all station fire officers of the Karachi Fire Department (KFD). According to details, the corruption watchdog has issued a notice to the Senior

KCR to take almost a year to fully restore: Project director

KARACHI: Karachi Circular Railway will take a year to fully restore while steps are being taken in this regard, its Project Director Ameer Dawood said. According to details, 24 bridges and underpasses will be constructed on Nazimabad to Gulshan-e-Iqbal railway

Maulana Tariq Jameel hospitalized after contracting coronavirus

KARACHI: Renowned religious scholar, Maulana Tariq Jamil, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (Sunday). Taking to Twitter, the scholar announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 after he felt mild symptoms and was feeling down. He further informed

Dua Mangi launches fundraising campaign for her saviour’s treatment

KARACHI: Dua Mangi, who was abducted by gunmen in Karachi’s Defence area in 2019, has launched a fundraising campaign for the treatment of a friend who risked his life to save her. Dua was abducted from Bukhari Commercial Area. Her

KMC cancels allotment orders for Hawkesbay beach huts

KARACHI: The City’s Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has cancelled the allotment orders of all the huts located at Karachi Hawke’s Bay. In a statement issued today (Monday), Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani has informed that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has 254 huts

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