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Woman dies after hospital refuses treatment in Karachi

KARACHI: A young woman died awaiting treatment at the Memon Medical Institute (MMI) hospital in Safoora area of Karachi earlier this week, her family has claimed. The woman, Nazia Solangi, was injured in a traffic accident in Sachal Goth on

CTD arrests most wanted terrorist in Karachi

KARACHI: Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) conducted a raid and arrested a trained terrorist belonging to a proscribed organisation. The law enforcement agency conducted a joint raid with an intelligence agency and arrested the suspect Abbas Jafri in Khuda ki Basti area

PIA pilots spot suspected UFO in Karachi

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots have reported seeing a “foo fighter”, commonly known as UFO (Unidentified flying object) in Karachi on Sunday. The term ‘foo fighter’ was a name given by the World War II pilots to explain the unidentified

Funds embezzled in Karachi zoo, animals at risk of starvation

KARACHI: Massive irregularities have been revealed in the Karachi Zoological Gardens and Landhi Zoo managed by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) which has placed the animals at risk of starvation while many of the funds have been allegedly embezzled. Sources have

Man travelling with daughter shot during robbery attempt in Karachi

KARACHI: A man was shot in the leg while resisting a robbery attempt on a motorcycle in Korangi’s Allahwala Town in Karachi. Two suspected robbers surrounded a father and his daughter on a motorcycle and shot him in the leg

Karachi faces traffic woes during Pakistan-South Africa match

KARACHI: While Karachi is hosting the first test match against South Africa starting January 26, the traffic faces the brunt as major thoroughfares being blocked due to heightened security on Shahrah-e-Faisal and Stadium road. The match will be played at

Karachi students develop machine to generate cheap electricity

A group of students from Karachi have developed a machine to generate cheap electricity from flowing water which can help solve the power crisis in the country. The students of Usman Institute of Technology, after months of hard work have

Ali Zaidi, CM Murad seek PM’s intervention after verbal clash

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi penned letters to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking his intervention after a terse exchange between the two during a meeting of the

Karachi Coordination Committee convenes emergency meeting today

KARACHI: An emergency meeting of the Karachi Coordination Committee has been convened today where progress on various initiatives being taken for the development of Karachi will be reviewed. The meeting will be attended by Federal Minister for Planning and Development

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