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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...

  • KARACHI NOTEBOOK: Chaiwallahs of Karachi

    It has also encouraged street art of a new kind, one that celebrates the local culture...

    In absence of any structured attempts to establish such places in Karachi, the chai hangouts in the city have contributed to a new vibrancy, absent for more than a generation...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Japan out as China emerges new contender in Karachi Circular Railway project

    ISLAMABAD: China will now cooperate with the Sindh government to help it revive the long-delayed Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) within three years under a recently signed memorandum of understanding, the Senate’s Standing Com­mittee on Planning and Development was informed on Monday...

    The chairman of the Senate committee, Tahir Mashhadi, welcomed the decision and said Karachi was the fourth-largest city of the world, but a major...

  • Mayor slams Sindh govt for ‘rejecting’ Karachi’s 143 schemes in new budget

    KARACHI: Terming it a “sheer insult” to the elected City Council, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar criticised the Sindh government for refusing to incorporate even one of the 143 development schemes proposed by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation in the provincial annual development programme 2017-18...

    “Almost all the schemes we had prepared involved active consultation of the chairmen of the six district municipal corporations, union...

  • US contributes Rs24m for new CTD building in Karachi

    United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale on Thursday inaugurated a reconstructed building of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Karachi which had been levelled by a bomb blast in November 2010, a US embassy press release said...

    ""Today, we mark the resolve of Pakistan and the US to overcome acts of terrorism as we inaugurate this new CTD building," Hale said at the inauguration...

  • FBR sets new prices for real estate in Islamabad, Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday issued the notification announcing the newly set property prices in Islamabad and Karachi...

    According to the notification, Karachi has been divided into nine categories and residential and commercial plots have been assigned different prices...

  • New mayor of Karachi vows to serve people from prison

    KARACHI: Imprisoned Waseem Akhtar of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was on Tuesday sworn in as the new mayor of Karachi — about nine months after holding of the local government elections...

    Besides Karachi’s district municipal corporations, more than 200 heads of as many large municipal bodies in Sindh also took the oath of their office on Tuesday, thus, formally completing a prolonged process of the LG elections that began there even...

  • ‘Honest’ Karachi commissioner removed, new appointed

    KARACHI: The Sindh government removed another Karachi commissioner — this time an officer who is perceived to enjoy a very close link with some influential members of the Pakistan Peoples Party — apparently because of political considerations, it emerged on Thursday...

    Unlike his predecessor, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, who remained the Karachi commissioner for over two and half years, Asif Hyder Shah could not complete even five months in...

  • Six new graveyards planned after mafias’ takeover of 224 Karachi cemeteries

    KARACHI: Among 237 graveyards in the city, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has lost control of some 224 cemeteries over the years to “self-proclaimed administrators, land mafias and encroachers” prompting the civic administration to propose a ban on further burials in city graveyards and making six new ones along three major highways, officials and sources have said...

    Referring to the recently-compiled data, the minister...

  • Apex body plans new strategy for sustainable peace in Karachi

    KARACHI: The Sindh Apex Committee has decided to develop a new strategy for sustainable peace in the city and strengthen the police force by inducting 20,000 more personnel, including 8,000 personnel in Karachi, who will be trained by the army...

    The apex committee also decided to help the Sindh police in getting federal government’s permission to acquire latest technology, strengthen the special branch, counter-terrorism department,...

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