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Coronavirus claims 46 more lives in Pakistan

KARACHI: Another 46 people have died in Pakistan due to the coronavirus and the total number of deaths has reached 10,818. According to the National Command and Control Center, 3,097 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in 24 hours

Man wounded on resisting robbery bid in Karachi

KARACHI: A young man was shot and injured by suspected robbers over putting up resistance near Karachi’s Kamran Chowrangi on Wednesday. According to sources, armed motorcyclists intercepted the man after he withdraws Rs 33 million from Meezan Bank’s ATM near

Five cars collide in Karachi’s DHA area, motorcyclist injured

KARACHI: At least five vehicles and one motorcyclist were involved in a major accident in Defence Housing Authority on Tuesday night. Gizri Police said that there were no casualties in the accident. A motorcyclist was rushed to hospital but is

Beautification ruins heritage buildings on Karachi’s Burns Road

KARACHI: The government is all set to make the iconic Burns Road traffic-free from Friday but the ‘beautification’ has destroyed the façade of heritage buildings as part of the initiative to renovate the famous food street. District West officials awarded

Pakistan Cup to kick off in Karachi tomorrow

KARACHI: Following the completion of the action-packed Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the focus has now shifted to the Pakistan Cup which commences on 8 January in Karachi. The 33-match tournament, to be played on double-league basis, will be staged at three Karachi

Machh killings: Protests being held at 19 locations across Karachi

KARACHI: The Hazara community is continuing protests on Thursday across Karachi against the killing of eleven coalminers in Machh area of Balochistan. The protests have widened to 19 locations across Karachi while the main sit-in is being held at Numaish

Traffic jams across Karachi as Hazara community continue protests

KARACHI: Massive traffic jams are being observed in various parts of Karachi on Wednesday as protests by the Hazara community intensified against the killings of eleven coal miners in Balochistan. There is a severe traffic jam at Numaish, Malir 15,

Karachi’s Burns Road to become traffic-free from Jan 10

KARACHI: Famous food street Burns Road will become traffic-free from January 10 under an initiative from the Sindh government. According to a notification issued by the Deputy Commissioner South, the Burns Road food street will only be used by pedestrians

Revamped Fishermen Chowrangi inuagurated in Karachi’s Korangi area

KARACHI: The Sindh government has inaugurated the Fishermen Chowrangi,  formerly the Old Coastguards roundabout, in Korangi area of Karachi, the second such initiative after the People’s Square. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was the chief guest on the occasion of

Grand operation underway to remove encroachments on Mehmoodabad’s drain

KARACHI: The Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) has started a grand operation to remove encroachments from the stormwater drain in Mehmoodabad. A large of KMC teams have arrived on the location along with a heavy contingent of police and Rangers who

Cold wave in Karachi to persist for next 8-10 days: PMD

KARACHI: The cold wave in Karachi is expected to last for another eight to 10 days, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said Saturday. The city experienced its coldest night in the last 12 years when mercury dropped to 5.6°C on the

New Year’s Eve: Karachi restaurants, business centres to shut down at 8PM

KARACHI: All restaurants and business centres across Karachi will close at 8PM as part of security arrangements and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on New Year’s Eve. The Karachi Traffic Police have decided not to close any roads

Waste Management in Pakistan

Being the sixth most populated country in the world, there is a lot of consumerism in Pakistan and a great deal of waste is produced. Like other developing countries, the waste management sector in Pakistan is plagued by a wide

Eviction notices issued to Karachi’s Kidney Hill Park residents

KARACHI: The residents of a housing society built on Kidney Hill Park have been served eviction notices, a day after the Supreme Court ordered the land to be cleared. A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed told

SC orders Sindh govt to recover all encroached state land

KARACHI: The Supreme Court has directed provincial authorities to remove encroachments from all state land across the province. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed directed a senior member of the Board of Revenue’s (BOR) to submit

Karachi’s Seaview beach to remain open on New Year’s Eve

KARACHI: The Seaview beach and its surrounding areas will remain open for the public on New Year’s Eve. Commissioner Karachi Navid Ahmed Sheikh chaired a meeting and issued directives for making better traffic and security arrangements. He instructed the police

SC gives CM Sindh one month to remove all encroachments in Karachi

KARACHI: Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday and instructed him to ensure the removal of all encroachments in the city and submit a report within one month. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP)

Fire kills 3 minor siblings in Karachi’s Kashmir colony

KARACHI: Three minor siblings were killed while three others sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out in their house in Kashmir Colony early on Tuesday morning. According to rescue officials, three minor siblings were burned to death. They were

Severity of cold to increase in Karachi in upcoming days: PMD

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast an increase in the severity of cold in Sindh capital in the upcoming few days. According to details, the cold breeze in Karachi is expected to intensify in the next few days. The

Four members of ‘weekend gang’ arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Four suspects belonging to the ‘weekend gang’ also known as the ‘Corolla group’ were arrested in Karachi, police said Saturday. The gang has been dubbed the “weekend gang” as it carries out thefts during the weekends — from Fridays

Explosion rocks bank in Karachi’s Paposh Nagar area

KARACHI: An explosion occurred inside a bank in the Paposh Nagar area on Friday afternoon, damaging the shutters and cracking window glasses of the building. Police and Rangers officials reached at the site of the incident shortly after the blast

New Karachi incident: Factory owner claims being targeted, receiving threats

KARACHI: The owner of the factory where an explosion occurred killing ten people and injuring at least thirty others has raised suspicion that his factory was targeted like the Baldia Town factory incident. Moeen Qadri, the owner of the ice

ECC ‘endorses’ Karachi Transformation Plan

ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet has endorsed the Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) and allowed revision in the master plan for five terminals at Port Qasim. Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh chaired

Land allocated for college encroached in Karachi’s Quaidabad

KARACHI: Land mafia has illegally encroached three acres of land belonging to Government Degree Girls College in Quaidabad and have started setting up plots and a water hydrant. In 2009-10, former Sindh Assembly MPA Haji Muzaffar Shah Shujra had allotted

Illegal abattoir in Karachi’s Zaman Town supplying unhealthy meat

KARACHI: An illegal slaughterhouse has been operating within Zaman Town area supplying substandard meat to adjoining areas while authorities have failed to take any action. The meat from weak, sick animals is slaughtered and sent to various localities including Landhi,

Life and destiny

I was with my friends at a hotel near Al-Asif Plaza discussing politics as usual. Some of us blamed the government for the ongoing scenario in the country, while others were critical of the opposition. It was certain that people

Three spots to have Kashmiri Chai this winter

Winter is here. And the demand for hot beverages and other items is at its peak. Kashmiri Chai is a traditional tea beverage originating from Kashmir recognised by its distinct pink colour. It is made from Kashmiri tea leaves, milk

Temperature may drop below 8°C this weekend in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted the temperature dropping as low as seven or eight degrees Celsius on the weekend. The PDM recorded a minimum temperature of 11°C and a maximum of 22.2°C earlier last night in the city. 

Fire tenders to be shipped from China for Karachi tomorrow

KARACHI: A batch of fire tenders is ready for shipment at a port in China and will be loaded on a vessel tomorrow bound for Karachi. A Chinese company has exported a batch of 52 state-of-art fire-trucks to Karachi to

Railway authorities fail to clear encroachments along KCR tracks

KARACHI: Pakistan Railways authorities and the provincial governement have failed to remove illegal encroachments on the lands belonging to Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) megaproject. Illegal squatter settlement have propped up on land when authorities had earlier taken action while flats