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Karachi – The capital city of Province Sindh. The largest populated, and former capital city of Pakistan.

Sindh has reservations over gas, energy & NFC award, says Qaim

MULTAN: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said on Sunday that the Sindh government stood with the federal government on some issues, but there were certain matters on which it had reservations with the federation. Talking to journalists here, the chief minister said: “We are with the federal government and have respect for it but we also have reservations ... Read More »

KU vulnerable to terror attacks

A section of the Karachi University boundary wall has fallen at this point located on Gulzar-i-Hijri Road in the Metroville area.—Fahim Siddiqi/White Star KARACHI: As the Bacha Khan University carnage has once again exposed the vulnerabilities educational institutions face amid terror threat, the situation seems more serious at the city’s largest public sector varsity whose boundary wall is not only ... Read More »

Sindh CM says new law will strengthen prosecution

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah defended on Saturday the passage of a key amendment bill in the provincial assembly that empowered it to “withdraw from the prosecution” of any accused facing trial in a court, saying that the bill was passed in line with the apex committee’s recommendations. The Pakistan Peoples Party passed the amendment bill in ... Read More »

Uzair Baloch’s close aide killed in ‘encounter’

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, on Friday claimed to have killed a suspected gangster in an ‘encounter’ in Lyari on Friday morning. The suspect, identified as Nasir Wachani, was ‘very close’ to Uzair Baloch, as he looked after his ‘financial and land affairs’, sources said. According to the Rangers spokesperson, the paramilitary force conducted a raid against Lyari gang warfare suspects ... Read More »

Battleground Karachi

After years of wrangling, the city of Karachi is finally scheduled to get what every serious analyst of the city’s problems has always argued it needs the most: local government. The elections being held today have the potential to be a turning point in the recent history of the city, but of course much depends on the outcome, and how ... Read More »

The sinned files: Corruption in Sindh

Dr Asim Hussain, chairman of the Sindh Higher Education Commission, is taken into custody by the Sindh Rangers | White Star At a meeting of the Sindh apex committee – a high-level official entity to monitor and maintain law and order in the province – held earlier this year, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif suddenly started talking ... Read More »

Khursheed dispels ‘rumours’ about replacement of Zardari, Qaim

SUKKUR: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, has rejected rumours about party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari being advised to quit and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah being replaced. “Neither anyone from within the party or outside has ever advised Mr Zardari to ... Read More »

KU’s overreaction

IT’S a brouhaha that really shouldn’t have been. Model Ayyan Ali, who is out on bail in a case of currency smuggling, was invited as chief guest to the inauguration of a student-owned fast food venture in August at the Karachi University. Her visit, given her undertrial status, gave rise to much heated debate on social media over the propriety ... Read More »

Whisky, clubs, music: Karachi’s nightlife behind closed doors

In this photograph taken on August 21, 2015, musicians perform in Karachi. – AFP KARACHI: Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest and most diverse city, was once home to a famous nightclub scene where alcohol flowed freely and luminaries from the world of jazz played to packed crowds eager for a taste of Western culture. Today, a new generation is seeking to revive ... Read More »

Karachi gridlocked

It was painfully evident that the power company lacked a contingency plan for the summer season and Ramazan. . —Reuters/File Four major consecutive power breakdowns in six days in the second week of July in Karachi had made the life of millions of residents miserable in the holy month of Ramazan. The outages subsequently led to widespread water shortage, with ... Read More »