Coronavirus cases surge to over 248,000 in Pakistan

KARACHI: The coronavirus recoveries in Pakistan are now above 153,145, while the number of total confirmed cases has passed 248,000. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 248,000 in the country, while the death toll stands at 5,103.

Police arrests four ‘motorcycle lifters’ in Karachi

KARACHI: Firozabad police on Saturday arrested four suspects allegedly involved in various cases of motorcycle theft in different parts of the metropolis. According to SSP East Sajid Amir Saduzai, the suspects were arrested during a series of raids in the

Over 170 police personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI: As many as 171 officers and personnel of the Sindh police have tested positive for the COVID-19 over the past two days. According to a spokesman for Sindh Police, as of Saturday, a total of 2,096 police personnel in

IMF-Pakistan needs to reform in borrowing policies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that aims to promote global economic growth and financial stability, encourage international trade, and reduce poverty. The IMF is based in Washington, D.C., and currently consists of 189 member countries, each

Sindh approves ‘Adhoc Relief Allowance-2020’ for employees

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh has approved the grant of ‘Adhoc Relief Allowance-2020’ for the provincial government employees. According to office memorandum of the Government of Sindh Finance Department, “Government of Sindh has been pleased to sanction with effect from

IG orders police to remove encroachments along main roads

KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon has taken serious notice of encroachments along main roads in different areas of the metropolis and directed the concerned police officials to immediately take action against them. The police official warned, “If the

PSX announces to revise trading hours from July 13

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has announced to revise trading hours according to which the market would begin trading from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm from Mondays to Thursdays. However, there will be two sessions on Friday. The first

Sindh reports 1,468 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 1,468 new cases of the novel COVID-19 reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the province to 102,368. In a statement on the

Loading shedding after lockdown: How are businesses to survive?

As Karachi residents continue to face massive power failures, K-Electric has now extended the scope of load-shedding towards the city’s COVID-19 infected industrial sector by conducting seven to eight hours of power cuts on a daily basis. The two-and-a-half-month business

Court to indict accused Uzair Baloch in eight more criminal cases

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court in Karachi has resumed hearing eight criminal cases against Lyari gangster Uzair Baloch. According to details, the ATC judge provided copies of charge-sheets filed in these cases to the accused of his likely indictment at the

Sindh reports 22 deaths, 1736 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh health officials have reported 1736 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths during the last 24 hours. In his daily coronavirus update in the province, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in the past 24 hours, 9318 people

One killed, three wounded after hand grenade attack in Karachi

KARACHI: A man was killed and three others injured in a grenade attack near Bilawal Shah Goth area of Karachi on Wednesday. According to police sources, the grenade was hurled at a bakery by unidentified men. As a result, a

Locust attacks destroy crops in Karachi’s suburbs areas

KARACHI: Locusts attacked and harshly damaged crops in Karachi suburbs, sparking fears of a looming food shortage in case the government fails to tackle the situation. The farmers have blamed the Sindh Agriculture Department for not taking concrete measures to

Electrocution: Haleem Adil Shaikh holds KE responsible for seven deaths

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Haleem Adil Shaikh held K-Electric responsible for deaths of seven people from electrocution in Karachi after the spell of showers on Wednesday, and announced legal proceedings against the power utility. The PTI leader, who visited

Karachi Rain: Seven people electrocuted to death

KARACHI: At least seven people, including two children, were electrocuted to death in rain-related incidents in different parts of the metropolis on Wednesday. According to details, the metropolis experienced light rain on Wednesday in which six persons died of electrocution

Remembering Abdul Sattar Edhi – A voice for the voiceless

Abdul Sattar Edhi was a Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic and humanitarian. ‘People have become educated but they have not become human’. This quote is by Abdul Sattar Edhi, and it touches several hearts across the world. The late Edhi was indeed

SBP reduces markup by 5 percent to boost long term investment

KARACHI: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has introduced fresh measures to facilitate the business community in order to promote long term investment. According to a statement issued on Wednesday, the SBP has

18 Sindh assistant commissioners fail to clear SPSC exam

KARACHI: As many as 18 assistant commissioners posted in the Sindh province have failed to clear the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) exam after their re-tests. As per details, the assistant commissioners were appointed directly on the posts and their

‘Cut in DUHS staff salaries was due to technical issue’: Murtaza Wahab

KARACHI: Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab has said the cut in the salaries of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) staff was due to a “technical issue”, which has been resolved now. On a social media website Twitter,  Murtaza

Man arrested in Karachi for raping his 14-year-old daughter

KARACHI: Police on Tuesday presented a man in a local court for raping his 14-year-old daughter in Karachi. According to the police sources, the heartbreaking incident happened in Karachi’s Muhammadi Colony within the jurisdiction of Pirabad Police Station. Police sources

FIA arrests suspected child pornographer in Karachi

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday claimed to have apprehended arrest one more member of the child pornography ring during a raid in Karachi. A spokesperson for the agency in a statement said that the suspect is identified as

Police nab MQM-L affiliated suspected target killer in Karachi

KARACHI: Local police claimed to have apprehended an alleged hitman of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) during a targeted raid in Ibrahim Hyderi area of the city on Tuesday. According to police sources, on a tip-off, a police team conducted a

PIA announces to slash fares on domestic routes

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to further reduced the fare for domestic flights on Tuesday. A spokesman for the PIA said there had been a historic reduction in domestic fares. According to the spokesperson, the one-way fare from Karachi

Sindh reports 42 more deaths, 1388 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has confirmed that provincial health officials reported 1388 coronavirus cases and 42 deaths during the last 24 hours. Sindh reported on Tuesday 42 more deaths due to COVID-19 taking the toll to 1614.

Kargil War-Role of Pakistani heroes

Since the partition of British India in 1947 and the creation of dominions of India and Pakistan, the two countries have been involved in a number of wars, conflicts and military stand-offs. The Kargil war was an armed conflict between

Over 214 police personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI:  More than 214 officers and personnel of the Sindh police have tested positive for the COVID-19 over the past three days. According to a spokesman for Sindh Police, as of Tuesday, a total of 1,885 police personnel in the

KUOWA expresses concern over reduction of employees’ salaries at Dow University

KARACHI: Karachi University Officers Welfare Association (KUOWA) has expressed deep concern over the reduction of salaries of the staff, officers, doctors and faculty members of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) for the month of June. According to the

Cleaning of storm-water drains must be cleared without delay: Minister

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has directed the civic agencies to complete the cleaning and de-silting of storm-water drains without delay. He said that special focus be given to opening up of various

Karachi police arrest target killer involved in 35 murders

KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a target killer involved in the killing of 35 people in the metropolitan. According to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) East, Sajid Saduzai, “The suspect identified as Muhammad Aslam is accused of

PUBG: Problematic fun?

PLAYER Unknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly known as PUBG, is a popular online game made by a South Korean firm Bluehole inc, which has become very popular with hundreds of millions of people particularly students. In PUBG, there are 100 people on