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  • 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?

    THE buzzword these days is Naya (new) Pakistan, the mantra that has arguably helped the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf capture power in the Centre and two provinces, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, while doing respectably in Sindh and Balochistan...

    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...
  • 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 an...
  • PPP is bent on turning Karachi into Moenjodaro, claims former Karachi mayor

    KARACHI: Alleging that the Sindh government was planning to ‘snatch’ remaining departments and functions of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), former Karachi mayor and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Waseem Akhtar on Friday asked city Administrator Murtaza Wahab to provide basic necessities to the people instead of wasting money in cosmetic projects like food streets...

    The MQM-P leader was critical of a Sindh...
  • 8 Ansarul Sharia Pakistan militants killed in 'encounter' in Karachi

    Eight terrorists were killed during an "encounter" jointly carried out by the Rangers and the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Karachi's Raees Goth area on Saturday night, officials said...

    According to a Rangers press release, the operation was carried out on the basis of technical intelligence and evidence after receiving a tip-off about the presence of Ansarul Sharia Pakistan (ASP) terrorists in the area
  • Without ‘naya Karachi’ new Pakistan not possible: Imran

    KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that without a ‘new Karachi’ it will not be possible to fulfil his dream of creating a new Pakistan...

    Addressing an election rally here on Sunday, he appealed to the people of Karachi to lay the foundation of a new Pakistan by electing PTI candidate Imran Ismail from the NA-246 constituency
  • Can Karachi and Lahore do what Pakistan cannot?

    Two weeks ago, I attended the Chicago Forum on Global Cities...

    The Forum brought in speakers and audiences from around the globe (from both public and private sector) and discussed how cities will shape our future, how they can attract the best talent, and most importantly, how cities can solve problems which even countries cannot
  • A dream Pakistan road trip: Karachi to Gwadar

    Road trips are the best way to discover a land, and Pakistan, with its geographical diversity and opportunities, makes it ideal for a road trip adventure...

    However, this aspect is largely overlooked with negative news and views engulfing us
  • COAS says peace in Karachi vital for stability in Pakistan

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was briefed on the security situation in Karachi and progress on Operation Raddul Fasaad during a visit to Corps Headquarters in Karachi on Sunday, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release...

    The Army chief was also informed of the support extended by the Rangers to the census operations in Sindh
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