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  • Grand Hyatt owner gave apartments as gifts, NA body told

    ISLAMABAD: The owner of the multi-storey Grand Hyatt Hotel, which has now been sealed, gave several apartments away as ‘gifts’, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) revealed on Tuesday...

    “The owner also gave apartments to some people free of cost,” Mr Ahmed said, but declined to disclose the names of these beneficiaries, despite repeated requests from committee members...

  • Falsified documents used to mislead SC on Mayfair apartments: JIT report

    In a section titled "Ownership of Avenfield Apartments", the final report submitted by the Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT) on 10 July, points out major discrepancies in documents submitted and statements made by members of the Sharif family and forensic evidence that was collected as part of the JIT’s efforts...

    ”The report goes on to note that the family's defence was based on selected documents or records but the...

  • PHAF allots executive apartments to powerful bureaucrats

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation (PHAF) has ‘quietly’ allotted executive apartments to senior bureaucrats after conducting in-house balloting...

    The balloting for 350 executive apartments in G-10/2, G-11/4 and Kuri Road raised eyebrows, and compelled some bureaucrats to call it a move to favour some individuals...

  • Massive gas blast rocks apartments in Paris

    PARIS: A massive gas explosion destroyed the top floors and roof of a residential building in central Paris on Friday, injuring 17 people, rescuers and police said...

    The blast near the Jardin de Luxembourg park caused jitters in the French capital, which remains on edge after the Paris attacks in November and the Brussels bombings last month
  • Court seeks details of Grand Hyatt apartments’ allotment

    ISLAMABAD: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the management of under construction Grand Hyatt hotel to submit details of allotments of its high rise apartments...

    Justice Minallah directed M/s BNP to provide names of the buyers, the amount each buyer had paid to the firm and how much apartments had been sold out...

  • 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?

    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 tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • 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...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    “However, the result cannot be predicted as the forces looking to find a solution to Karachi’s problems are once again using the PTI in the by-elections and only God knows what will be the results,” he said...

  • 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...

    In 2015, both the security agencies and business community had broken the good news to nation that the...

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