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  • BCom student, another TTP suspect held in Karachi

    KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department of police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan suspects including a BCom student...

    The student, Fahad Javed alias Mulla, and Mohammed Arsalan were arrested in the area of Hub River Road near Shell Petrol Pump in Baldia Town, said Dr Sanaullah Abbasi, additional inspector general of the CTD police
  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated
  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed
  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    THE buzzword these days is Naya (new) Pakistan, the mantra that has arguably helped the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf capture power in the Centre and two provinces, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, while doing respectably in Sindh and Balochistan...

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern...
  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said an...
  • Rise in street crime in Karachi in first 10 days of Ramazan

    KARACHI: As law enforcement agencies count successes in ongoing operation against terrorists, banned outfits and militant wings of political and religious organisations, Karachiites face a sudden rise in street crimes, which has cost four lives so far during the first 10 days of Ramazan and raised fears for the days ahead...

    Official data shows a sharp rise in cell phone and motorbike snatching in the first 10 days of holy month compared...
  • MQM holds 'peaceful' demonstrations on Karachi roads

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday held what they termed "peaceful demonstrations" against the media blackout on party chief Altaf Hussain's statements and images following a Lahore High Court order...

    The demonstration was scheduled at the following locations from 3pm to 6pm, said a statement on the party's website
  • Hungary to open business office in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: The Hungarian government has decided to open its business office in Karachi to promote business-to-business contacts, says Ambassador of Hungary IstvanSzabo...

    The envoy disclosed this in a meeting with Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan here on Friday
  • Key witness in Sabeen Mahmud murder case shot dead in Karachi

    KARACHI: A key witness in the murder case of prominent rights activist and co-founder of social forum, The Second Floor (T2F), Sabeen Mahmud, was shot dead in a suspected targeted attack Monday evening, officials said...

    Ghulam Abbas, a police constable, who used to work as a part-time driver for Ms Mahmud, was gunned down in Korangi area of the city
  • Shabbir enjoys limelight at Karachi races

    KARACHI: Jockey-cum-trainer Ghulam Shabbir II stole the limelight by guiding a brace of winners apart from saddling three champions as one race was cancelled after being run for want of competition in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday...

    At the outset, public fancy unknown pedigree bay horse Vieto Power obliged the punters galloping to seven-and-a-half lengths victory over filly Nany to make it two victories...
  • Arrival of animals continues to rise in Karachi

    KARACHI: As arrival of sacrificial animals continues to rise in Karachi with each passing day, the main cattle market on Superhighway is currently drawing more visitors than actual buyers...

    Around 125,000 cows and buffaloes, over 12,000 goats and around 450 camels have so far arrived from the up-country in the Asia’s biggest cattle market, while there is negligible number of animals at other small cattle markets of the city
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