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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...

  • Two die from heatstroke in Karachi amid forecast of hotter weather

    KARACHI: Soaring temperatures claimed two lives in the city on Friday amid a forecast of a hotter weather in the next two days, with mercury levels expected to rise up to 40 degrees Celsius...

    Earlier, the Pakistan Meteoro­logical Department had issued a warning of rising temperatures in Karachi amid the already hot weather being experienced throughout Sindh...

  • Weather vane 'stolen' from Karachi's Frere Hall, Chief Secretary takes notice

    KARACHI: Chief Secretary Sindh Siddique Memon on Wednesday took notice of 'theft' of a rooster-shaped weather vane which used to sit atop Karachi landmark Frere Hall...

    Chief Secretary spokesman Naukhaiz Anwar Siddiqi said Memon has also ordered Karachi Commissioner and Karachi Municipal Corporation Administrator Shoaib Siddiqui to submit a report on the incident within two days...

  • Japan to provide Rs1.6bn for weather monitoring system in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: The weather surveillance radars established in Karachi nearly 24 years ago will be replaced with a modern, digitalised system for which the Japanese government will provide a grant of Rs1...

    The Karachi radar system has played an important role in monitoring meteorological phenomenon in the southern area and tropical cyclones formed over the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal...

  • Rain turns Karachi weather pleasant

    KARACHI: The weather in the city turned pleasant after many areas received light rain on Sunday evening...

    Met Office’s Karachi director Abdul Rasheed said that the weather would turn chillier in the city due to rain, as the current spell would also continue on Monday...

  • Overeating, weather led to increased gastro cases

    ISLAMABAD: Health experts blame rising gastro cases on humid weather and change in eating habits after the fasting month of Ramazan...

    Moreover, suffocation and humidity also one of the reasons for gastro as food is spoiled more quickly during this weather,” he said...

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