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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

SBCA files FIR against builder for first time in 2 years

KARACHI: For the first time in the past two years, the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a builder for violating the Building Control Act. According to details, the lawsuit was filed against

Karachi police announce traffic plan for Chehlum

KARACHI: The Karachi traffic police have announced a diversion plan for the Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) and companions on Thursday, October 8. According to details, the security for the Chehlum procession has been tightened and the areas on its

MoU signed for free education to blind people

KARACHI: Dr Essa Laboratory and Rotary Club Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide free education and technical training to the blind people. Under the agreement, the forum would provide free education to the blind people of Karachi,

Authorities spring to action at Clifton beach after Wasim Akram’s tweet

KARACHI: The concerned authorities came into action after former Pakistan Captain Wasim Akram shared a troubling video of Karachi’s Clifton beach littered with heaps of garbage. To give the beach its original attractiveness back, government officials and workers joined hands

Farooq Sattar blames Karachi’s problems on federal, Sindh govts

KARACHI: Dr Farooq Sattar, a disgruntled leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, has said that residents, civil society and political activists of Karachi had begun their struggle for the rights of the metropolis. “The federal and Sindh governments would be

Authorities fail to clear chocked gutters in Karachi

KARACHI: Dirty water coming out from choked sewerage lines remains stagnant on various major roads and streets, including Liaquatabad market, which pays the highest tax, causing hindrance to the traders and customers. According to details, such filthy sights could be

Khatam-un-Nabiyeen: Sindh authorities order correction in textbooks

KARACHI: Following the orders of Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani, the concerned authorities have directed the district directors to recollect all grade-nine English textbooks and republish them after correction. According to details, the secretary of Sindh Textbook Board Jamshoro has

KMC employees protest against non-payment of pensions

KARACHI: The employees of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and District Municipal Corporations (DMCs) staged a protest against the non-payment of pensions in Karachi today (Thursday). According to details, the protesters also blocked the M.A Jinnah Road, causing huge trouble for

Illegally constructed shops demolished in Liaquatabad Supermarket

KARACHI: The State Department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has demolished 40 shops, illegally constructed by land mafia, in Liaquatabad Supermarket, and sealed the office. According to details, almost 40 illegal shops were built in the vacant office of the

Waqar Zaka thanks court for seeking response on Cryptocurrency ban

KARACHI: Social media celebrity Waqar Zaka has thanked Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro of the Sindh High Court (SHC) for seeking a response from the State Bank of Pakistan on the Cryptocurrency ban. Talking to media outside the SHC, Waqar Zaka

Bones found in Karachi were used by medical students: Report

KARACHI: The matter of skulls and humans remains recovered from a garbage dump in Defence Housing Authority has been resolved. Medico-legal officer Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Dr Sikandar Azam released a report saying the bones were used for “study

Structural reforms can revive Pakistan’s economic growth: FPCCI

KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) President Mian Anjum Nisar has noted that structural reforms can revive Pakistan’s economic growth with a major focus on incentives for oversees Pakistanis workers and industrialization. He remarked that overseas

People of Karachi fed up from loadshedding: Hafiz Naeem

KARACHI: President of Jamaat-e-Islami, Karachi Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has asserted that the people of Karachi were suffering from severe loadshedding and termed it a ‘gift’ from the government for the victims. Addressing a press conference in Karachi today (Friday), Hafiz Naeem

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