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  • Nathia Gali and its host of issues

    LAHORE: People living in Nathia Gali (Ayubia National Park) are confronted with a host of issues from deforestation to solid waste management and from human-leopard conflict to impact of communities on the forest...

    Talking to journalists from Lahore and Karachi, who the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan took to the area, community members in a village, Namli Maira, near Donga Gali said the WWF-Pakistan helped them with its...

  • This way to Qawwal Gali

    KARACHI: On the surface, you don’t notice anything different, just a few back lanes in Garden West badly in need of maintenance...

    Yes, we are in the place better known as Qawwal Gali, where the oldest qawwal gharanas reside...

  • Gali-i-Dastoor symbolises Pakistan’s struggle for democracy

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate recently revamped a corridor on the first floor of Parliament House, by the Senate chairman’s office, and transformed it into Gali-i-Dastoor or Constitution Lane...

    As an attempt to raise awareness about these struggles, Mr Rabbani said, the Senate had come up with the idea of Gali-i-Dastoor...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    While traffic jams were expected, the situation on Karachi's roads remained under control with no reports of major traffic congestions due to the protest...

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