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  • Ecnec approves revival of Karachi Circular Railway under CPEC

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Friday approved nine development projects at a cost of Rs311 billion, including the revival of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR), which will be constructed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework...

    Eight other development projects also okayedThe route of the proposed KCR will be constructed along the existing (abandoned) track which...

  • PM assures Sindh govt of Karachi Circular Railway approval

    KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has assured Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah that he would ensure approval of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) as it has already been included in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects...

    The chief minister also asked Mr Abbasi for allocation of gas quota for installing a 12MW LNG-based power...

  • Japan out as China emerges new contender in Karachi Circular Railway project

    ISLAMABAD: China will now cooperate with the Sindh government to help it revive the long-delayed Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) within three years under a recently signed memorandum of understanding, the Senate’s Standing Com­mittee on Planning and Development was informed on Monday...

    The 43-kilometre-long railway line will go through Landhi, Wazir Mansion, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, COD, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Orangi Town and Chanesar Goth... ...

  • CM to perform Karachi Circular Railway groundbreaking on Quaid’s birthday

    KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will perform groundbreaking of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) on the birthday of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (Dec 25) at a ceremony to be held at Wazir Mansion — the residence of the founder of the nation...

    The chief minister formed a task force under the Karachi commissioner for removal of encroachments from the project area, where 67 acres have been encroached upon...

  • 22 killed as trains collide near Karachi's Landhi Railway Station

    At least 22 people were killed and more than 40 injured when two passenger trains collided Thursday morning near Karachi's Landi Railway Station, officials said...

    Divisional Superintendent (DS) Railway Nasir Nazeer said up to 60 people could be injured in the accident, adding that there could have been up to 1,000 passengers in both trains...

  • Karachi Circular Railway faces derailment — again

    GETTING around is going to get tougher with time for Karachiites as the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) has hit snags — yet again...

    It was reluctant to follow government directives on granting right of way, handing over the control of the Karachi Urban Transport Corporation and transfer of land on the KCR route for stations to Sindh government...

  • Displaced people air grievances at EIA hearing on Karachi Circular Railway project

    KARACHI: A public hearing held on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report of the development of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) on Wednesday miserably failed to allay concerns of project’s affectees, who turned out in large numbers at the event where they repeatedly put their demand that the government take immediate measures for their resettlement and provide them with all basic utilities as per 2019 decision of the Supreme Court... ...

  • Inquiry ordered after 14-year-old killed in shoot-out between Karachi police, drug dealers

    Police authorities on Monday ordered an inquiry to ascertain the role of the police in the killing of a 14-year-old shot dead during an exchange of fire between police and alleged drug dealers in the Orangi Town area of the city...

    However, he said that the Deputy Inspector General Zulfiqar Ali Larik had directed SSP Irfan Ali Baloch and SSP (Investigation) Zeeshan Siddiqi "to conduct an inquiry to determine the circumstances and role...

  • Militants ‘virtually’ running Karachi Central Prison, says CTD inquiry report

    KARACHI: An inquiry into the recent jailbreak by two high-profile militants of Lashkar-i-Jhangvi has revealed that some militants belonging to banned outfits were virtually running the affairs of the Central Prison Karachi by imposing their will on jail staff who follow their instructions due to fear or incompetence, it emerged on Monday...

    Sources quoting the report of the inquiry conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Department of...

  • Karachi police chief tasked with ad inquiry

    KARACHI: The Sindh government has appointed the Karachi police chief to “inquire and ascertain” the publication of advertisements from the law enforcement agency against “unknown Rangers officials” who allegedly picked up some half a dozen Orangi Town residents before they were declared “missing persons”, it emerged on Thursday...

    Sources privy to the Thursday development said the Sindh home department appointed Karachi police chief...

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