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  • Qaim asks civic bodies to make Karachi clean within two weeks

    KARACHI: Criticising authorities of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday gave them two-week time to improve the overall sewerage and sanitation condition of the city...

    However, his visit was restricted to a few areas and neighbourhoods in Karachi’s Central, West, Korangi and Malir districts failed to get his attention...

  • Karachi’s civic issues in face of poor planning discussed

    KARACHI: With receding state role in planning and providing low-cost housing to workers, the city has been left to private and informal sectors to use its land for business and investment, causing an imbalance between low and high density residential areas...

    Experts at the seminar looked at the civic issues in Karachi from the past to the present in the face of poor planning and mismanagement...

  • MQM-P split hits Karachi’s civic bodies

    KARACHI: The infighting within the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan for absolute control over the party intensified on Tuesday as the Bahadurabad group scheduled a workers’ convention for Friday — a day before the intra-party elections called by deposed convener Dr Farooq Sattar of the PIB group...

    The two groups have also decided to involve local government representatives in their squabbles as Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar — who is an...

  • Judicial commission asks mayor, heads of civic bodies for plan to clear storm-water drains in Karachi

    HYDERABAD: Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court-appointed judicial commission on water quality and drainage that encroachments and obstructions in the storm-water drains of Orangi, Manzoor Colony, Mehmoodabad, Chakra as well as Nehr-i-Khayyam needed to be examined, identified and discussed...

    The one-man commission headed by retired Justice Amir Hani Muslim ordered that the mayor, local government...

  • Judicial commission orders civic bodies to clean up Karachi from today

    HYDERABAD: The Supreme Court appointed one-man judicial commission on water quality and drainage on Friday was critical of the appointment of Muslim sanitary staff in various local councils of Karachi and other parts of Sindh...

    The commission ordered the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) and cantonment boards of Karachi to ensure removal of all solid municipal waste within Karachi from today onwards...

  • New LHC bench starts proceedings on several applications in 2014 Model Town case

    A new full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday started hearing multiple petitions concerning the 2014 Model Town tragedy after a previously-constituted bench recused itself from hearing the case over "personal reasons"...

    The new bench — comprising Justice Abdul Aziz Sheikh, Justice Ameenuddin Khan, Justice Shehbaz Rizvi — said that most of the applications raise several serious questions that will need to be addressed in...

  • Civic’s new model earns Honda Rs5bn before launch

    KARACHI: As many as 5,000 prospective buyers have booked Honda Civic’s tenth generation model by depositing Rs1 million each for the vehicle, translating into five billion rupees for the company so far from bookings alone...

    “Out of the total bookings, 80 per cent new Civic orders are from buyers in Punjab and northern areas,” CEO Honda Quaideen and Honda Drive In off Rashid Minhas Road, Shabbir Alibhai said while talking to Dawn... ...

  • Code for Pakistan brings technology geeks to solve civic and social issues

    ISLAMABAD: A two-day Islamabad Civic Hackathon — an event organised by Code for Pakistan (CfP) and OPEN Islamabad — concluded Sunday with participants working constantly to develop mobile/web applications and digital tools which address civic and social issues...

    The aim of the event was to encourage civic-minded software developers, professionals, students, designers, data analysts, and innovators to come together to innovate in...

  • Documents show PFF sold 2014 World Cup tickets at inflated prices

    Problem was that he hadn’t paid FIFA or its ticketing associate MATCH services that was handling tickets for the World Cup in Brazil; instead he’d paid the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for the tickets...

    In what seems to be a breach — and a big one for that matter from what recent developments show — officials of Pakistan’s football governing body were re-selling tickets, and that too at a higher price...

  • Saudi reserves dip $49bn from end-2014

    The reserves, piled up in the past decade due to high crude prices, dropped from $732bn at the end of 2014 to $683bn at the end of April, Saudi firm Jadwa Research said in a report...

    A large chunk of the forecast deficit — around $30bn — is a result of new King Salman having granted Saudi workers two months extra pay...

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