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  • Cleanliness, health and education main priority areas, says mayor

    LAHORE: Cleanliness, basic health and education, traffic management, removal of encroachments remain major priority areas for the district government, says retired Col Mubashir Javaid, the mayor of Metropolitan Corporation of Lahore...

    “It always takes some time to connect planning to the ground but the district government has plans for all these areas and ready for execution,” he claims...

  • Karachi notebook: No more no-go areas?

    Karachi has been lamentably a city under siege, one large no-go area, for quite some time...

    Based on your ethnicity, sect or political leaning, there are certain areas you cannot enter, or would enter at your own risk, or areas that you would avoid for the fear of getting stuck, mugged, or kidnapped for ransom...

  • Loud explosion heard in Karachi's Nazimabad, adjoining areas

    KARACHI: A loud explosion was heard in various parts of Karachi including Nazimabad, North Karachi, Orangi Town, Lyari, Banaras and Manghopir Tuesday night around 10:20 pm but despite over two hours of efforts, police and rescue officials were unable to locate the origin of the blast...

    Till the filing of this report, there was no confirmation on the origin of the noise that triggered fear and panic in large parts of Karachi...

  • Coal for power plant dumped near Karachi residential areas, causing health hazards

    Coal imported for various projects, including a 1,320 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Sahiwal, is dumped in the open close to residential areas in Karachi, creating health and safety hazards, DawnNews reported on Tuesday...

    Shipments of coal unloaded at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) are dumped at various stations inside KPT and on a tract of railway land along the main Mauripur Road...

  • 60 Karachi areas become ‘hot spots’ for mobile phone snatching

    KARACHI: The Citizens-Police Liaison Committee has identified 60 places in the sprawling metropolis where incidents of street crimes, particularly snatching of mobile phones, have increased alarmingly, it emerged on Sunday...

    It contained names and locations of the 60 areas — in all six Karachi districts — which have been declared ‘hot spots’ for mobile phone snatching and theft...

  • Sindh police chief mulls switching SHOs in Karachi's 'problem areas'

    Station house officers (SHO) of areas in Karachi where street crimes are rampant need to be changed, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IG) AD Khawaja stated in a press release issued Tuesday...

    The press release was issued following a high-level meeting held at the Central Police Office (CPO) in Karachi on Tuesday to discuss measures to curb street crimes in the metropolis...

  • 'Technical faults' plunge many areas of Karachi into darkness

    Many areas of Karachi plunged into darkness on Sunday after a technical fault in the city's power grid disrupted the electricity supply...

    Posting on the company's twitter account, K-Electric claimed that restoration work began 'immediately' and that power supply was restored to most of the affected areas 'instantly'...

  • Jamaat-i-Islami plans protests in '50 areas' across Karachi

    Jamaat-i-Islaami (JI) has called for protests at 50 locations across Karachi today, a day after yesterday's riots paralysed major arteries in the city...

    Areas where the party plans to hold protests include Malir Zone, Shah Faisal, Gulshan Zone (near Disco Bakery), Jauhar Zone (near Samama Shopping Mall), Lea Market, Garden Area, Fresco Chowk, Defence Moar, Baloch Colony, Kala Pul, Karimabad, UP Moar, Liaquatabad, Daewoo Chowrangi,...

  • SHC orders Karachi authorities to end 'illegal' commercial use of residential areas

    The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday ordered the Karachi authorities to take joint action against the commercial use of land meant for residential properties in the metropolis...

    Headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan, a two-member bench while hearing a petition against the commercial use of residential areas, ordered the mayor of Karachi, the project director of the Lines Area Development Authority, the Sindh Building Control Authority...

  • Green areas in Karachi decreased by 4pc from 2005 to 2017, says WB report

    ISLAMABAD: Karachi’s urban environment and infrastructure provision have not kept pace with its growth, and green areas have decreased by four per cent, whereas the urban extent in the core city has expanded by 8pc between 2005 and 2017, says a new World Bank report...

    Informal settlements are also pervasive in the central part of Karachi, the report says...

  • Netizens rage against authorities as several areas of Karachi remain powerless, submerged days after rain

    Several areas in Karachi remained submerged in rainwater and sewerage, five days after torrential rain wrecked Karachi's infrastructure, social media users complained on Tuesday...

    Videos of Karachi's Surjani Town, parts of Defence Housing Authority and Kharadar areas were circulated on Twitter and Facebook, showing people standing in waist-deep water mixed with sewerage...

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