AVLC nab three motorcycle lifters in Karachi

KARACHI: Anti Vehicle Lifting Cell (AVLC) of Sindh police claimed to have arrested three criminals for allegedly selling out spare parts of motorcycles stolen from different parts of the city. According to AVLC officials, on a tip-off, an AVLC police

Murtaza Wahab rejects rumours of stricter lockdown in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab has rejected rumours regarding a stricter lockdown and closure of shops in the province. Murtaza Wahab in a video statement issued on Sunday urged citizens not to scare those around them through misinformation,

Abrar-ul-Haq tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: Abrar Ul Haq, the famous Pakistani singer and also an active member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. On a social media website Twitter, Abrar Ul Haq confirmed the news, saying that while his

Sindh reports 885 new coronavirus cases, 16 more deaths

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said 885 new cases of COVID-19 have detected while 16 more patients died during the last 24 hours. In a statement on the COVID-19 situation, CM Murad Ali Shah said 885 new

Actor Shehroz Sabzwari and Sadaf Kanwal tie the knot

KARACHI: Famous actor Shehroz Sabzwari and model Sadaf Kanwal have finally tied the knot in a simple ‘Nikkah’ ceremony. Photos of the couple’s nikkah ceremony had been circulating on social media, and the news was confirmed after the model changed

Identification process of PIA crash victims to be completed next 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) at the University of Karachi has said it will complete the process of identifying bodies of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) air crash victims in the next 24 hours. According to a

Searle to produce anti-viral drug Remdesivir for COVID-19 patients

KARACHI: A top Pakistani Pharmaceutical Company Searle Limited has effectively entered into a special licensing & marketing contract with Beximco Pharmaceuticals, Bangladesh to launch a lifesaving drug for COVID19 patients. CEO of the Searle Company, Syed Nadeem Ahmed said Searle’s

CM Murad orders inquiry into attack on doctors in CHK

KARACHI: Taking the notice of the attack on the medical staff of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital (CHK) Karachi on Friday night, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has ordered an immediate inquiry into the incident. Earlier, a COVID-19

Over 20 hospital staff test positive for coronavirus in Sehwan

SINDH: At least 21 employees, including four doctors, paramedics, a security guard and a cook, at the Syed Abdullah Shah Institute of Medical Sciences in Sehwan have tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday. According to the hospital administration,

Transporters announce to resume services in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has announced that transporters will resume intra-city public transport services from Monday. Addressing a press conference today, KTI president Irshad Bukhari warned of staging a sit-in if they were not permitted to operate vehicles on

Deceased COVID-19 patient’s relatives vandalise CHK

KARACHI: A COVID-19 patient passed away at Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), after which the enraged relatives of the deceased vandalized the facility and attacked doctors, allegedly because the medical staff “delayed handing over the body” of the

SFDL to complete DNA test of plane crash victims in next 48 hours 

KARACHI: Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL)  in Karachi University has announced that it will complete the process of identifying bodies of the passengers that died in the plane crash in the next 48 hours.  SFDL has completed a total

Sindh reports highest single-day COVID-19 deaths, cases: CM Murad

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that the COVID-19 claimed record 38 lives in the province during the last 24 hours, surging the province’s mortality rate from 1.6% to 1.7%. Murad Ali Shah announced on Saturday that

Police arrest Daesh terrorist in Karachi

KARACHI: The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) police claimed to have arrested a suspected Daesh terrorist in the metropolis during a combined operation. According to police sources, on an intelligence report, the law enforcement agencies personnel conducted a targeted operation and

KDA office remains open for illegal practices despite govt’s closure orders

KARACHI: Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Sindh government offices are closed, while the offices of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) remained open for illegal practices. According to sources, dozens of officers and employees and their families have been infected with the coronavirus

PIA plane crash: PAF officer laid to rest

KARACHI: The funeral prayers for Squadron Leader Zain-ul-Arif Khan, who passed away in the PIA plane crash on 22 May, were offered at PAF Base Faisal in Karachi on Saturday. According to a statement issued by PAF, Zain-ul-Arif was posted

Sindh to decide on reopening public transport tomorrow 

KARACHI: Sindh Transport Minister Awais Shah has said that the provincial government would decide on reopening public transport tomorrow (Saturday) during a meeting of the provincial task force on COVID-19 and with the consultation of doctors. While talking to media

Uzma Khan controversy and our moral responsibilities

After a video alleging actress Uzma Khan surfaced on the Internet on Tuesday in which it can be seen that she was being interrogated by unknown women for having an affair with one of their husbands, the actress Uzma Khan

Sindh govt allows traders to open shops, markets on weekends

KARACHI: In an effort to facilitate traders, the Sindh government has allowed businesses and shopping malls to open on weekends. According to a notification, all shops, markets and shopping malls will open on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to

Waqar Younis quits social media after Twitter account hacked

KARACHI: Legendary fast bowler and Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis has announced that he will no longer use social media after an obscene video was liked from his verified Twitter handle. Younis took to Twitter on Friday to post a

Govt starts paying compensation to families of victims killed in PIA plane crash

KARACHI: The government has started paying compensation to families of those who were killed in the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in Karachi on May 22. According to PIA spokesman, in the initial phase, compensation has been paid to

CM Sindh requests six aircraft for locust control operation

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged the federal government to provide six aircraft for spray in desert areas as locust swarms have once again started attacking standing crops in the province. This chief minister, while presiding

Sindh reports 573 new coronavirus cases

KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has confirmed that 573 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sindh over the past 24 hours. According to a statement, 2,327 samples were tested for the COVID-19 over the past 24 hours out of which

India’s face off with China could threaten regional peace

India’s border skirmishes with the neighbouring countries has threatened regional peace and stability in South Asia. Tensions between India and China are not new. The two countries—which share the world’s longest unmarked border—fought a full-fledged war in 1962 and have

Pakistan to acquire new flight operations control from Turkey

ISLAMABAD: Following Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in Karachi, Pakistan has decided to import new state of the art flight operations control system from a Turkey-based IT company to avoid plane accidents in future. According to a press release

Locust attacks destroy crops on large scale in Sindh, Punjab

SINDH, PUNJAB: Locusts attacked and harshly damaged cotton, mango and other crops in different cities of Sindh and southern Punjab, sparking fears of a looming food shortage in case the government fails to tackle the situation. The farmers have blamed

City areas go dry after Dhabeji pipeline bursts

KARACHI: The supply of water to Karachi was halted for hours following a power breakdown at the Dhabeji pumping station of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The KWSB said that a 72-inch

Airbus team visits PIA plane crash site in Karachi

KARACHI: A team of Airbus arrived in Karachi to assist the probe of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash, visited the site of the crash on Tuesday. The PIA flight PK-8303 crashed into a residential area on 22 May.

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan exceed 57,705

KARACHI: Pakistan has reported 57,705 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, while the death toll stands at 1,197 across the country. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 57,705 cases of coronavirus were reported while 16

Chicken prices shoot up during Eid holidays in Karachi

KARACHI: Retailers have raised the prices of chicken beyond the reach of many people as broiler chicken meat is listed at only Rs 214 per kg in the price list issued by Commissioner Karachi while it is being sold at