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Citizens celebrate World Environment Day with help of Ferozsons Laboratories, KMC

KARACHI: To honor the importance of the environment for health and well being, Ferozsons Laboratories Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company, joined hands with the Karachi Municipal Corporation and citizens to celebrate World Environment Day by turning the iconic monument Frere

Anti-encroachment operation continues along Gujjar Nullah

KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has launched an anti-encroachment operation to clear illegal structures along the bank of the Gujjar Nullah stormwater drain. The operation is being conducted from Nullah Stop Zero Point, New Karachi to North Karachi.  The municipality

KMC to start anti-encroachment operation along Gujjar Nullah today

KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) is all set to launch an anti-encroachment operation to clear illegal structures on the banks of the Gujjar Nullah stormwater drain. The police, Rangers, Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and revenue board members are

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

KMC appoints senior medical director on deputation in rules violation

KARACHI: The Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) has been appointed Dr Abdul Hameed Jumani as Senior Medical Director on deputation in violations of court orders. Dr Jumani’s appointment has raised grave concerns among KMC officers and over the constant interference of

Sindh govt approves resumption of 66 CNG buses in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Wednesday approved the resumption of 66 CNG buses of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for transportation in the metropolis. The buses will be handed over to the private sector for five years to provide transportation facilities

KMC fails to enforce safety measures against coronavirus

KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has not made any efforts to enforce safety standards to check the entrance of coronavirus patients at the municipality. This comes days after a COVID-19 positive employee deliberately entered the building and hugged a

KMC office disinfected after COVID-19 positive employee’s visit

KARACHI: The Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) office has been disinfected after a coronavirus staffer deliberately entered and hugged a senior management officer. “After the unfortunate incident of a covid patient deliberately hugging Senior Director HRM, the KMC building was washed

FIR registered for violent protests during anti-encroachment drive in Mehmoodabad

KARACHI: Police registered a case against nearly 1,000 residents of Manzoor Colony and Mehmoodabad for staging a violent protest during an anti-encroachment drive along a stormwater drain. The FIR was registered at the Baloch Colony police station under Section 147 

Work commences on repairing roads, bridges in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Days after being appointed to the position, Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) Director-General Engineering Sabih-ul-Hassan started to repair bridges and roads across the city. A gap created in the expansion joint of Liaquatabad Number 10 flyover has been fixed. The

Newly-appointed KMC DG Engineering vows to resolve Karachi’s issues

KARACHI: Chief Engineer of Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) Sabih-ul-Hassan has been appointed as Director-General Engineering, vowing to bring revolutionary steps in the organisation. Karachi Administrator Iftikhar Shallwani dismissed DG Engineering Iqtidar Ahmed and appointed Sabih-ul-Hassan with an additional charge. In

Two KDA officers working on same employee number

KARACHI: Two high-ranking officers of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) have shared the same employee number indicating that one of them is illegally working in the organisation. Social activist Imran Shahzad had filed a petition in the Sindh High Court

Municipal officials raise concern over appointment of Sindh govt’s officers

KARACHI: The Sindh government has placed several posts of the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporation (DMC) and other municipal committees under the Sindh Council Unified Grade Services (SCUG). The Local Government Department issued a notification stating that several

NDMA takes control of KMC’s administrative affairs

KARACHI: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had taken control of administrative affairs of the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), as administrator Iftikhar Shallwani takes over the municipality. The federal agency has formed a team comprising and is overseeing several departments and

Karachi administrator urged to act against KMC factions

KARACHI: Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) officers have urged new administrator Iftikhar Shallwani to take action against factions within the municipality showing loyalty with former Mayor Waseem Akhtar. The former mayor had violated court orders and hired officers who were facing

Operation continues to remove encroachments along Karachi’s drains

KARACHI: The anti-encroachment operation to demolish illegally constructed structures along the stormwater drains in the city entered the second day on Thursday. The operation was started by the anti-encroachment of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC). During the first phase, illegally

NAB gears up for action against coordinators of KMC officers

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is gearing up to take action against coordinators and assistants of Karachi Municipal Authority (KMC) officers for corruption, embezzlement and misuse of funds since the last four years. Investigations are already underway against Mayor

Karachi Mayor fails to take notice in Rs1 billion contract award scam

KARACHI: Karachi Mayor has not taken any action of alleged embezzlement worth one billion rupees in tenders issued by the Karachi Municipal Corporation. The KMC had received Rs5 billion funds from the federal government under the Karachi Package. Director-General Engineering

Illegalities in recruitment: Senior Director of HRM suspended

KARACHI: Senior Director of Human Resource Management (HRM), Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Jameel Ahmed Farooqui has been suspended in the wake of the inquiry initiated on illegalities in recruitments. According to the notification, Jameel Ahmed Farooqui has been directed to

KMC violates court’s directives in Fisheries Department hiring

KARACHI: The Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) has appointed an officer in the Fisheries Department on Own Pay Scale (OPS) basis, in severe violations of the directives by the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the government of Sindh. The Supreme Court

Sindh High Court grants bail to top KMC Officer

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday granted pre-arrest bail to senior director coordination of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Masood Alam till Nov 29. An SHC bench restrained NAB and FIA from arresting the official with alleged charges of

SHC summons KMC, health dept over stray dogs issue

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC)  has summoned the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)’s administrators today on the issue of stray dogs. In this regard, the administrator of the local government has been by the SHC  to present a progress report

KMDC staff’s protest enters ninth consecutive day

KARACHI: The Karachi Medical and Dental College’s (KMDC) teaching and non-teaching staff continued their protest against non-payment of salaries for the ninth consecutive day on Wednesday. The out-patient department of the college remained closed due to the protest by medics