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  • ‘Cash-starved’ PHA cracks down on defaulters

    BAHAWALPUR: The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has launched a campaign against publicity fee defaulters and removed dozens of their hoardings and billboards...

    According to PHA Director Rana Qadhafi Bin Shakoor, the drive has been launched to recover PHA’s outstanding arrears from the defaulters to meet the growing expenditure...

  • Three PHA officials sacked over corruption

    LAHORE: The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) on Sunday removed three officials, including an assistant director of BPS-17, from service for being involved in misappropriation of Rs5m funds...

    The action was initiated by the PHA director general under the PEEDA Act-2006, said a spokesman...

  • PHA ‘offender’ Bhindara named adviser to PHF chief

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), in a highly controversial move, has appointed Shahid Pervaiz Bhindara as the adviser to PHF president after the same official was removed by Punjab Hockey Association (PHA) on May 10 as a result of a no-confidence motion tabled against him by their general council...

    In a press release issued on Tuesday, the PHF stated that before going abroad, Bhindara had expressed his inability to...

  • NAB tells PHA to remove illegal hoardings

    Instead of taking any action against the accused officers and regularising the business according to the law, the district government transferred the hoardings matter to the PHA a couple of months ago...

    Now the PHA is handling the outdoor advertisement and it has displayed banners at various places in the city, asking people not to pay hoardings dues to any advertiser...

  • PHA to outsource security at entrance to parks

    LAHORE: Keeping in view the security flaws at Gulshan-i-Iqbal, the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has decided to outsource security at main entry gates of all public parks it operates in the metropolis...

    However, the parks inside security will be conducted by PHA’s own guards, it is learnt...

  • ‘PHA charged PML-N peanut for poll ads’

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has alleged that the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) handed over publicity rights worth over Rs50 million on 83 roads of A, B and C category to the PML-N for only Rs100,000...

    The PHA’s director marketing responded through a letter the PML-N had paid only Rs100,000 for the election advertisements...

  • PHA pays Rs5.7m to FWO for building

    RAWALPINDI: Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has paid Rs5...

    A senior official of the PHA told Dawn that the building was in possession of FWO for the last eight years despite the fact that it had been built on government land...

  • Cash strapped PHA turns to donors for funding projects

    RAWALPINDI: Because it is short of funds, the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) is looking for donors for the execution of its development projects and will be remodelling Raja Bazaar’s Fawara Chowk with the funds it received from Sui Natural Gas Pipeline (SNGPL)...

    After receiving the funds, PHA demolished the old structure of the fountain and according to the remodelling plan, six pillars will be constructed around the...

  • PHA’s beautification drive underway in Rawalpindi

    RAWALPINDI: Highlighting different cultures of the country, the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has launched a beautification campaign in the city...

    The PHA had already carried out similar work at Committee Chowk and the overhead railway bridge at Marir Chowk...

  • High prices of PHA housing units disappoint people

    PESHAWAR: The staggering prices of housing units in Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA) Residencia scheme has disappointed local people and government employees, who were expecting low cost homes for themselves in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision...

    However, announcement of PHA Residencia Peshawar payment plan, which includes hefty down payment and installments, has caused resentment and rage among those, who had applied for...

  • 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...

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