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  • Centre’s nod needed for effluent treatment plants in Karachi, judicial commission told

    HYDERABAD: A Supreme Court-appointed water commission on Saturday directed a federal law officer to ensure liaison between the Centre and the Sindh government with regard to the approval of the combined effluent treatment plants (CETPs) for Karachi...

    The commission, which held its proceedings in the Sindh High Court, was informed by Industries Secretary Abdul Raheem Soomro that approval of Ecnec was required for five CETPs for...

  • Rangers man arrested at Karachi exam centre

    KARACHI: The spokesman for Pakis­tan Rangers, Sindh, has confirmed that a man arrested by police at the Government Pre­mier College in North Nazimabad for interfering in an intermediate examination was an official of the paramilitary force...

  • Bilawal puts blame for Karachi deaths on centre

    KARACHI: Unmoved by criticism from political parties and other segments of society over poor governance and mismanagement of institutions which aggravated the punishing heatwave in Karachi, the PPP has put the onus on the centre for the that deepened the power crisis and left people dying in the heat...

    It was the first time since the heatwave killed more than 1,000 people in Karachi that the PPP chairman summoned Sindh Chief...

  • Early learning centre opens at Karachi jail for children of women inmates

    KARACHI: “I want to be a pilot because aeroplanes can go freely wherever they want, I can fly out of here,” said eight-year-old Sara, sitting upright in her crisp new blue and white checkered uniform, unable to contain her excitement to see her new school...

    This was the Early Learning Centre (ELC), inaugurated at Karachi Central Jail by the Legal Aid Office (LAO), an NGO, which has been working for the rights of prisoners since...

  • Teacher found hanging inside Karachi coaching centre

    The body of a young teacher was found hanging from the ceiling inside a coaching centre in Karachi's Ranchor Line area on Saturday evening, police said...

    Two persons working at the coaching centre alerted the police after spotting the body of 30-year-old Sadiq Abdullah hanging from a beam in the ceiling, said City SSP Sheeraz Nazeer...

  • Sindh CM rejects Centre’s ‘high-powered’ body to transform Karachi

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the announcement of a ‘high-powered committee on Karachi transformation’ by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led federal government was beyond its constitutional mandate and amounted to encroaching on provincial authority...

    The chief minister pointed this out to Sindh Governor Imran Ismail in response to his Nov 19 letter through which he informed Mr Shah about the...

  • Centre to file review petition in SC against Karachi anti-encroachment operation

    KARACHI: Amid criticism from the business community coupled with serious concerns raised lately by political parties — both in government and opposition in the Sindh Assembly — the federal government on Tuesday decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the ongoing anti-encroachment operation in Karachi that has seen thousands of shops and commercial facilities razed within a month, official sources said...

    The...

  • Centre notifies takeover of three Karachi hospitals citing Jan 1 SC judgement

    KARACHI: The Federal Ministry of National Health Services on Thursday notified that the three major hospitals in Karachi had been returned to the Centre as indicated in a Supreme Court judgement...

    It said the hospitals — Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Karachi, and National Institute of Child Health, Karachi — had been placed under the administrative control of the Ministry...

  • Sindh govt ready to sit with Centre & KMC to resolve Karachi’s water issue: adviser

    KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister for Information, Law and Anti-corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that the water problem of Karachi is worsening and asked the federal government and the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to refrain from playing politics on the issue of water...

    He suggested that the Sindh government, federal government and KMC sit together to work out a plan to resolve Karachi’s water issue...

  • UAE to open Asia’s biggest visa centre in Karachi: envoy

    KARACHI: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Hamad Obaid Alzaabi said on Friday his country would be opening a visa centre in Karachi in September which would be the biggest such facility in Asia...

    During his visit to the office of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the UAE ambassador said another facility centre would start functioning in Islamabad in the first week of October, offering all facilities in...

  • Centre to help Karachi govt cope with rain emergency

    ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The federal government decided on Tuesday to respond to the SOS of Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar to cope with the emergency situation triggered by recent rains in the megacity, acknowledging that the provincial government had failed to fulfil its duty vis-a-vis the provincial capital over the past 10 years...

    “The prime minister has directed that Karachi cannot be left helpless the way it has been by the Sindh...

  • Centre-sponsored Clean Karachi drive to begin today

    KARACHI: A federal government-initiated campaign to clean Karachi is set to begin from Sunday (today) with the first target to de-silt all storm-water drains before Eidul Azha...

    The ‘Clean Karachi’ drive is being launched on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan in close partnership with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-led local government set-up and federal institutions like Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and National...

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