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KE normalises power supply in four hours after gusty winds, dust storm

KARACHI: Power supply in the metropolis was brought to the routine levels in a record time of almost four hours despite gusting winds and a severe dust storm, which hit the port city on Tuesday. As per details, K-Electric’s rapid

Five dead, several injured as massive dust storm rain hits Karachi

KARACHI: At least five people were dead and several others injured in massive dust storms and rain-related incidents in Karachi on Tuesday. According to sources, a couple died in the Daba colony area of Baldia Town as the roof of

Premier Group allocates grant to setup scholarship endowment fund for IBA students

KARACHI: The Premier Group, Pakistan’s leading business conglomerate and the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, have joined hands to financially support deserving students to pursue their higher education. The Premier Group allocated a special grant to set up a scholarship

Local tobacco companies luring youth with low priced cigarettes: Experts

KARACHI: Industry experts have said the tax-evading local cigarette manufacturing companies are wreaking havoc with the youth in Pakistan by luring them with low-priced cigarette brands and at the same time offering the sellers and consumers, incentives including cash prizes

Dust storms, rain hit parts of Karachi after harsh heat spell

KARACHI: Various parts of Karachi were hit by a dust storm and received rainfall, with the Meteorological Department saying the rains are likely to stop and storm clouds will dissipate after two to three hours.  The gusty winds could be

Court remands man for allegedly raping minor Christian girl

KARACHI: A court in Karachi on Tuesday remanded in judicial custody an accused arrested for allegedly raping a minor Christian girl in the metropolis. On May 4, police had apprehended and booked the accused for allegedly sexually assaulting his nine-year-old

Engro Fertilizer accelerates digitization through SAP Fiori gasification app

KARACHI: A premier Pakistani fertilizer manufacturing company, Engro Fertilizers Limited has accelerated its digitization at an unprecedented pace through the gamification of the SAP Fiori software application. According to the company, this initiative helped the company overcome several internal corporate

Court extends stay order over demolition of properties along Gujjar, Orangi nullahs

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday extended the stay order on the demolition of houses on leased land along the Orangi and Gujjar nullahs till June 1. During the proceedings of the case, the SHC instructed the Sindh government

Habib Metro Bank, TPL Life Insurance sign MoU to assist employee, customers

KARACHI: Habib Metro Bank on Tuesday signed an agreement with TPL Life Insurance Limited for exclusive complimentary insurance cover for its employee and customers. Habib Metro Work caters to the Bank’s employee banking customer segment and provides institutional clients (and

Sindh govt imposes smart lockdown in three towns of Karachi’s District Central

KARACHI: Sindh government has imposed a micro smart lockdown in three towns of the District Central to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the areas. A notification issued by the district administration on Monday stated that multiple areas of Gulberg,

PMD says cyclone moving northward may cross Indian Gujarat tonight

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said Cyclone Tauktae moved northward and now lies at a distance of 800 kilometers south to southeast of Karachi. In its advisory on Monday,  the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said Cyclone Tauktae is

PMD predicts heatwave, temperature may rise to 44°C in Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted extremely hot weather in the metropolis, saying that the temperature may rise to 44 degrees Celsius. The PMD official said the city influenced by Typhoon Tauktae was expected to see very hot weather

Karachi police bust dance party at farmhouse, arrest 19

KARACHI: Gadap Town police busted a night party being held in violation of Covid-19 restrictions at a farmhouse in the metropolis on Saturday night. Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the at a farmhouse in Gadap Town at 02.45 am,

CAA issues alert for Karachi airport amid Cyclone Tauktae

KARACHI: After the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) forecasted heavy rainfall in Karachi from May 17 to 20 under the influence of the Arabian Sea Cyclone Tauktae,  the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued an alert for Jinnah International Airport. According

Sindh records lowest daily death toll from coronavirus

KARACHI: Sindh recorded just two deaths from the coronavirus on Thursday, the lowest single-day fatality number since the surge of the pandemic in April, according to health officials. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in his daily briefings today

Two minor girls die as car plunges into drain in Karachi

KARACHI: Two minor girls were killed and three women injured after a car plunged into a nullah in the Malir area of the metropolis on the occasion of Eid. According to sources, the accident occurred near the airport, when a

Chinese company to provide first-ever energy buses for Karachi BRT

KARACHI: A Chinese company has secured an order to provide 100 first-ever energy buses for Karachi’s Green Line and Orange Line transport networks. According to sources the buses will run on the Green-color and Orange-color BRT routes after their arrival,

Vaccination centers in Sindh will remain open during Eid holidays

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the vaccination centers across the province will continue to operate during Eid days. While charing a meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force on Wednesday the Sindh CM said that

TPL Life launches Roshan Zindagi for Overseas Pakistanis

KARACHI: Delivering on its commitment to bring first-to-market insurance products in Pakistan, TPL Life, a leading Insurtech in Pakistan, has launched ‘Roshan Zindagi,’ a unique insurance plan designed to facilitate Non-Resident Pakistanis (NRP’s) and their families residing in Pakistan. With

Traders express concern over use of army for forcibly closing down businesses

ISLAMABAD: Traders have asked Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javaid Bajwa to take notice of inappropriate use of army troops for forcibly closing down the businesses of small traders. All Pakistan Anjuman Tajran General Secretary Naeem Mir said

NA-249 victory: Bilawal says Karachiites have placed their hopes in PPP

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari after victory in the NA-249 by-poll, has said Karachiites have rejected selected and placed their hopes in his party. “Congratulations to workers of Pakistan Peoples Party on winning NA249 Karachi. After

PPP retains NA-249 seat by greater margin after recount

KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has retained the NA-249 by-election with a greater margin as Abdul Qadir Mandokhel of PPP declared winner in the final result after the votes recount. As per details, after a recount of votes polled

Bilawal rebukes govt for wrong economic policies

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has rebuked the economic policies of the PTI and said the incumbent government had increased expenditures to the highest they’ve been in 28 years. Bilawal said Imran Khan had sold the

Sindh govt allows milk shops, bakeries to operate till midnight

KARACHI: The Sindh government has allowed bakeries and milk shops to operate till 12:00 am, midnight, a notification said Saturday. A notification from the home department said, “In partial medication of this department’s order of even number dated 07.05.2021, the

Customs foils bid to smuggle heroin worth Rs19 million

KARACHI: Pakistan Customs on Saturday foiled a bid to smuggle the heroin worth Rs19 million from Pakistan to the United Kingdom. Officials of the Customs Airport Collectorate on a tip-off visited the international mail office located at II Chandrigar Road

COVID-19: Sindh govt cancels Eid holidays for healthcare staff

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has cancelled the Eid holidays of medical officials, nursing departments and paramedical staff across the province. According to a notification issued on Friday, Eid holidays have been canceled across Sindh for all healthcare workers on

SHC moved against demolition of leased properties along Gujjar, Orangi nullahs

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed authorities concerned to stop any demolition of leased properties built along the Gujjar and Orangi stormwater drains from being carried out until the issue was heard in the Supreme Court. The

Several drivers fined over inter-city ban violation in Karachi  

KARACHI: Traffic police has fined several drivers over inter-city ban violations in Karachi on Friday. According to sources, several buses found violating the inter-city public transport ban amid the third wave of COVID-19 were also impounded by the traffic police

Investing in Bitcoin can pay off Pakistan’s debt, claims Waqar Zaka

KARACHI: Interesting comments from social media users poured on Waqar Zaka’s claim to pay off Pakistan’s debt with corrupt currency. On a social media website, Twitter Pakistan’s first crypto entrepreneur and tech activist Waqar Zaka said, “Investing in Bitcoin can

Five foreign passengers test COVID positive at Karachi airport

KARACHI: Five passengers of two international flights landed at the Jinnah International Airport diagnosed COVID-19 positive on Wednesday. According to sources, two passengers of flight 151 from Dubai and three passengers of flight 329 from Riyadh were diagnosed COVID-19 positive