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Sindh govt to announce package for due payments of KDA employees: Nasir Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said the provincial government will announce a special package for dues payment of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) employees. While addressing members of the KDA Governing Body

Govt committed to explore more natural gas reservoirs: Sindh governor

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said the federal government was trying its best to explore more natural gas reservoirs and alternative sources of energy. During a meeting with members of the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry today, Imran

Four SBCA officials suspended on corruption charges:

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has suspended four officers, including Director Ejaz for authorizing illegal constructions in Karachi. According to sources, the SBCA has suspended Landhi Town Director Malik Aijaz, Assistant Director Ehtesham, Buffer Zone Building Inspector Shakeel

PCMD initiates clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

KARACHI:  Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi has initiated the clinical trial of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) “Jinhua Qinggan Granules” in Pakistan for the treatment of COVID-19 mild patients. The Center for

SBP permits institutions to subcontract cloud-based services

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has permitted financial institutions to outsource hosting on the cloud to both domestic and international cloud service providers. In Circular No. 04 of 2020 issued by the Banking, Policy and Regulations, the SBP said

Five among two minors injured in stray dog attacks

KARACHI: Five people, including two children, were attacked by stray dogs in different areas of the metropolis during the past 24 hours. A three-year boy sustained severe wounds on his face after a stray dog mauled him in the Korangi

Smuggled clothes worth millions of rupees recovered in Karachi  

KARACHI: Customs authorities on Sunday claimed to recovered smuggled clothes worth millions of rupees in Karachi. According to customs officials, the customs preventive anti-smuggling organization in raids in Karachi recovered non-duty paid clothes of 45000kg. The raids were conducted at

KCR to be functional soon: Sheikh Rasheed

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed has said that the work on Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project to begin soon. While visiting the site to review the clearance work along the railway track today,  Rasheed said that the federal

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

Two MQM-L hit men wanted for 18 murders arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh Police on Friday claimed to have apprehended two alleged target killers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-London) for their involvement in more than 18 cases of murders. According to the Incharge CTD

Endemic infections should not be neglected in COVID-19 crises: Dr. Bushra

KARACHI: Dr. Bushra Jamil Ali, Professor at Aga Khan University, and President Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) has said endemic infections must not be overlooked during the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Bushra Jamil expressed these views while

Fowzia Siddiqui appeals to PM Imran for Dr Aafia’s repatriation

KARACHI: Aafia Movement Pakistan leader Dr Fowzia Siddiqui has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to take steps for the repatriation for Dr Afia Siddiqui who has imprisoned in the United States. Protests were held in Karachi as well as other

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

People face worst human rights violations in Sindh: Haleem Adil

KARACHI: Leader of the Parliamentary Party in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has said that the people of the province are facing the worst human rights violations. Haleem Sheikh said the government of Sindh had formed a commission to safeguard

KWSB cuts off water connection of several major defaulters

KARACHI: On the order of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) Managing Director Khalid Mahmood Sheikh the officials have disconnected water connection to several major defaulters in different areas of the city on Wednesday. According to sources, KWSB special teams

Accused attempting to rape girl in Karachi arrested

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a suspect for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a 10-year-old girl in the Malir area of Karachi. According to sources, accused Gulzar and Riaz tried to rape a 10-year-old Shabana in Benazeer

Bilwal criticises PM for failing to engage opposition on national security issues

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for “failing to engage the opposition” on such important issues pertaining to national security. While addressing a press conference in Karachi today, the PPP leader said,

Pakistan needs to improve fisheries sector: Abdul Bar

KARACHI: Chairman Fishermen’s Cooperative Society Abdul Bar has said that Pakistan needs to improve its fishing industry and invest more in aquaculture. While addressing a press conference at the fishery head office today, Abdul Bar said the government collects all

FIA nabs four suspects involved in child pornography from Karachi

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday claimed to have apprehended four suspects in Karachi for their alleged involvement in child pornography. As per details, the four new arrests come after two other members of the alleged same-sex abuse

Coronavirus claims six more lives in Sindh

KARACHI: The coronavirus has claimed six more lives during the last 24 hours in Sindh, bringing the total number to 2469 in the province. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement said that COVID-19 has claimed six

After APC, Bilawal, Fazlur Rehman discuss political scenario

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman have met and discussed the political situation of the country on Tuesday in Karachi. They discussed the political situation of the country, a few days after

Six agriculture dept employees die during anti-locust pesticide drives

KARACHI: Six employees of the Sindh Agriculture Department died in different areas of the province during exposure to anti-locust pesticide drives. The campaign against locusts was started by the Sindh government last year in order to protect crops from attacks.

CCBS receives Rs 3.9 million donations

KARACHI: International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi has received a donation of Rs-3.9 million from the University of Karachi (KU) Alumni Association, Houston, USA. Spokesman of the ICCBS – the University of Karachi on Tuesday

True face of Nawaz exposed before nation: Faisal Vawda

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has said the true face of Nawaz Sharif and the drama of his illness had been exposed before the nation with his speech to the Opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC). In a

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

KUBS announces admission in MBA evening programs

KARACHI: The Karachi University Business School (KUBS) has announced the admissions in Masters in Business Administration (1.5 years and 2.5 years) and Executive MBA Evening Program 2020. As per details, the admissions in MBA (1.5 years and 2.5 years) are

People demand justice for gang raped victim in Karachi

KARACHI: People have demanded justice for a woman who allegedly gang-raped by three accused at gunpoint in Karachi. Saima Parveen, a resident of Islamabad, said that she met an NGO worker named Hina Kanwal with whom she soon became friends.

Karachi police arrest fugitive female killer from Memon Goth

KARACHI: Karachi police in a successful operation have arrested a fugitive female killer from the Memon Goth area of the city. According to the details, accused Shama Gul had killed a man named Sohail in 2018 and escaped. On a

Sindh govt suspends three SBCA officials over corruption charges

KARACHI: The Sindh government has suspended three Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) officers, including an assistant director and building inspector over corruption charges. According to sources, the Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has issued directives to immediately

Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Energy, Imtiaz Ahmad Shaikh has tested positive for the COVID-19 on Saturday. The minister in a statement said that he underwent the COVID-19 test after feeling a slight fever and sore throat. He maintained that he

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