Tuesday , 24 April 2018

Tag Archives: Karachi

Addressing commuter woes: Karachi metro bus project set for approval

ISLAMABAD:The federal government is set to clear on Friday a rapid transit project for Karachi costing Rs15.4 billion aimed at easing the woes of commuters in the country’s largest city. The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) will consider the project in a meeting to be chaired by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman and Federal Minister of Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal. ... Read More »

26 girls held hostage to settle loan dispute recovered in Karachi

KARACHI: Twenty-six girls, who were being held hostage in a house in Karachi as part of an arrangement to settle a loan dispute between the house-owner and a madrassa teacher, were recovered by police on Wednesday. The girls, who only spoke Pashto, were residents of Bajaur and recovered from a house in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi. The provincial government has taken them into custody and ... Read More »

Pakistan-China joint initiative: Railways plans to overhaul Karachi to Peshawar tracks

BEIJING: China’s leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making. Friday’s surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a change of course by Beijing and the ... Read More »

Getting to know Karachi in five films

KARACHI: There is so much one can learn about a city by seeing it through the eyes of another person – and this is what happened on Sunday when people gathered at the Arts Council on the third and last day of the Karachi conference to watch five short films and documentaries highlighting Karachi’s residents and heritage. The film screenings were ... Read More »

ANP leader, MQM worker killed in Karachi violence

KARACHI: An Awami National Party (ANP) district president and a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party worker were killed in two separate incidents of violence in Karachi, Dawn News reported. Unknown gunmen shot dead ANP leader Dr Ziauddin in Orangi Town after he was returning from a mosque after prayers. The gunmen opened indiscriminate fire, as a result of which Dr Ziauddin died ... Read More »

Reports of small plane crash in karachi

KARACHI: A small plane crashed and caught fire near toll plaza Karachi, Geo News reported.   SSP Malir Rao Anwar said an unknown person has informed about the crash that took place within the limits of Gaddap police station.   He said the plane crashed at the route leading to Balochistan province.   Meanwhile, Civil Aviation Authority sources said it ... Read More »

MQM parliamentarians among 20 injured in Karachi grenade attack

KARACHI: Three members of the provincial assembly (MPAs) among 20 people were wounded when unknown armed assailants hurled a grenade at a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) camp in Orangi Town on Friday evening. Among those injured in the attack were MQM MPAs Mohammad Hussain, Mohammad Abdullah and Saifuddin Khalid. Panic gripped the area soon after the attack. Ambulances and rescue workers ... Read More »