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  • Smokers’ Corner: Waiting for Cooler Saab

    Some two months ago while driving over the recently erected Clifton Flyover in Karachi, a good part of which runs past the shrine of Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi, I thought I saw a malang (spiritual vagabond) whom I once knew...

    ’Waiting for what? ‘For Cooler Saab …’ he replied...

  • 3 bodies recovered from Karachi salon

    The bodies of three men were recovered from a men's salon in Karachi's North Nazimabad neighbourhood on Thursday, police said...

    "The men apparently died overnight due to gas leakage from a generator installed inside the salon," Senior Superintendent Police Central Muqaddas Haider told Dawn...

  • NAB official, wife booked for Karachi salon ransack

    KARACHI: The glass door with a sign requesting clients to be responsible for personal belongings swung open several times as clients went inside for various services from haircuts to facials and from waxing to massages being offered at television artist Shagufta Ejaz’s Envy Salon in Gulistan-i-Jauhar...

    It was just another normal day on Monday, April 4, when a certain client made her second visit in two days at the salon looking for...

  • Govt urged to pay heed to Karachi salon ransack incident

    KARACHI: At a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday afternoon television artist Shagufta Ejaz requested the chief minister of Sindh to look into the ransack incident that happened a couple of weeks back at her salon and asked the authorities concerned not to extend the bail of the suspect...

    She said the suspect had trespassed into the salon, beaten up the security guard and harassed the women there...

  • Salon attack: NAB officer suspended till probe completion

    KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has suspended its deputy director Mir Ausaf Ali Talpur after he and his wife were booked by police for storming into a beauty salon, beating up its staff and ransacking the entire place while suspecting salon workers of stealing her gold chain...

    Related: NAB official, wife booked for Karachi salon ransack“If the internal inquiry doesn’t find him guilty, he will be back in his office,”...

  • 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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