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  • Three-week drive against Saddar encroachments to begin soon in Karachi

    KARACHI: City and municipal administration have decided to remove all encroachments in Saddar within three weeks and an anti-encroachment task force consisting of officers from different institutions will be notified in two days to launch the operation, it emerged on Saturday...

    Official sources told Dawn that a high-level meeting, presided over by Mayor Wasim Akhtar was held at the office of the city commissioner to chalk out a...

  • Over 1,000 shops in Karachi's Saddar demolished as anti-encroachment drive intensifies

    KARACHI: The ongoing anti-encroachment operation in Saddar entered its crucial phase on Sunday as authorities demolished more than 1,000 shops in four markets in the surroundings of the iconic Empress Market in an attempt to restore the British-era structure to its original shape...

    The joint operation by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and other civic bodies backed by law enforcers was launched on the directives of the Supreme...

  • Gulshan, Saddar report highest number of Covid-19 cases in Karachi

    KARACHI: Towns of Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Saddar and North Nazimabad have so far reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Karachi, which along with Sukkur constitute the majority of coronavirus cases in Sindh...

    Hypertension and diabetes found to be most common underlying health conditions in patientsA district-wise breakdown of Covid-19 showed the highest number of cases in Sukkur (272) followed by Karachi East (178), Hyderabad...

  • Protest as robbers kill man in Saddar Bazaar

    LAHORE: A large number of people staged a protest demonstration against the North Cantonment police after a young man was killed while another injured resisting a robbery bid in Saddar Bazaar on Monday...

    They were fleeing with the snatched valuables when a local youth, Faheem, 22, of Saddar Bazaar and a nearby catering shop worker Aslam tried to overpower them...

  • Shopping mall, five star hotel to be built in Saddar

    RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has called expressions of interest for the construction of a shopping mall and a five star hotel where the more than a century old Odeon Cinema, Cantonment Library and Shah Baloot Park are on The Mall...

    A senior RCB official told Dawn that the RCB had decided to raze down the old cinema, library and park and has asked companies to submit expressions of interest before June 16 for the...
  • Note Book: Changing face of Saddar

    Every city evolves and Karachi too has evolved from being the federal capital to a metropolis that controls whatever happens in the country, at least economically...

    But there is one area in the former capital that, despite having much historical value, is fast deteriorating: Saddar...

  • Sikhs to get land for temple in Clifton or Saddar

    KARACHI: The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) at a recent meeting with representatives of the Sikh community agreed to allot a piece of land for a gurdwara in Karachi, it emerged on Monday...

    According to ETPB chairman Siddiqul Farooq, three areas — Clifton, Cantonment and Saddar — are being considered for a Sikh temple...

  • Footwear stores replace historical cafés of Peshawar Saddar

    PESHAWAR: Saddar Road, the main street of Peshawar Cantonment, has lost over the past few years three historical cafés, frequented by a large number of people...

    Labour leader Agha Bakhtiar Ali, who witnessed the heydays of the cafés in both cantonment and city area, said that Saddar Road cafés were centres of the cultural life of Peshawar...

  • 11 ‘sealed’ shops robbed in Saddar, Boulton Market

    KARACHI: Eleven shops in Saddar and Boulton Market were found robbed on Monday when traders came to open them as their locks were broken despite being sealed by the police authorities for Muharram security, traders said...

    Jinnah Road and three others in Saddar were robbed despite heavy deployment of law enforcers in the area until Saturday evening...

  • Saddar massacre

    ON the orders of the Supreme Court, over 1,400 shops, including leased ones, have been demolished in Karachi’s Saddar area...

    But if the markets and hawkers had to be removed, alternative plans for their relocation in or outside Saddar should have been prepared and implemented before removing them...

  • 200 more shops razed in Saddar as anti-encroachment drive continues

    KARACHI: As the grand operation to remove heavy encroachments in Saddar and adjoining areas completed two weeks, authorities demolished 200 more shops, a restaurant and a bus terminal on Sunday...

    He said the country’s worst and hardest encroachments were removed in Saddar with the help and cooperation of various civic organisations, and law enforcement agencies...

  • Saddar massacre

    ON the orders of the Supreme Court, over 1,400 shops, including leased ones, have been demolished in Karachi’s Saddar area...

    But if the markets and hawkers had to be removed, alternative plans for their relocation in or outside Saddar should have been prepared and implemented before removing them...

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