Salman Ahmad

Business begins at Karachi cattle market

As Bakra Eid is coming close, the main maveshi mandi [cattle market] in Karachi has an influx of sacrificial animals. Set up on around 65 acres near Sohrab Goth on the Super Highway, the market is Asia’s biggest cattle market. The arrival of sacrificial animals continues to rise with each passing day. Around 40,000 cattle…

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Karachi’s Liaquat Supermarket unfit for use: SBCA

The Sindh Building Control Authority has declared the building of Liaquatabad Supermarket unfit for occupation or use. There are over 700 shops and three offices in the nine-storey supermarket. The supermarket administration has termed the SBCA notification a conspiracy and said that the building is in perfect condition.

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met by angry voters in Lyari

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited Lyari on Sunday to kick off his election campaign in the area.  He will be contesting from Lyari’s NA-246. Speaking to supporters on the ICI Bridge, he said that this was his first time campaigning for the elections and hoped that the people of Lyari would stand…

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Family, friends mourn as Sabika Sheikh is laid to rest in Karachi

Shehbaz Khan Thousands of people gathered at Hakim Saeed Ground on University Road to join the funeral prayers of Sabika Sheikh, after which she was laid to rest in Azeempura graveyard. Sabika, a 17-year-old Pakistani student who went to Texas on an exchange programme, died on Friday. Her classmate, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire in…

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Sweat all you can as Karachi braves hottest Ramazan day so far

On Sunday, Karachi is set to brave the hottest day of Ramazan so far. Weather in the city will remain hot and dry as sea breeze was cut off, says the Met Office. Maximum temperature for the next three days will be 43 degrees Celsius. Minimum temperature expected is 40 degrees Celsius. Humidity in the…

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People of Karachi face loadshedding during Sehri timings

The people of Karachi ate their Sehri in darkness as loadshedding took place in many areas of the city. The government had claimed the power outages will not take place during Sehri timings.

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Pre-election violence: Men attack PML-N’s Lyari office

Men threw a hand grenade at the PML-N office in Lyari, followed by firing. A party leader and two others were injured. The office is located at Bizenjo Chowk. Aqil Rehmani, the PML-N leader who was injured, is also the president of the traders union in the area. City SSP Shiraz Nazir said that members…

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Karachi: Private schools are selling copies worth Rs 40 for Rs 140

Private schools in Karachi are selling copies worth Rs 40 for Rs 140 which sparked outrage among parents and the Urdu book bazaar administration.  This is how it works–a monogram of a particular private school is imprinted on a copy after which it is sold for Rs 140 when its price should be Rs 40….

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Karachi to face increased shortage of water

Another water crisis is imminent on Monday in Karachi – the largest city of Pakistan that continues to face multiple crises including protracted hours of load shedding. Areas including Gharo and Pippri will not receive power supply today at the behest of National Transmission & Dispatch Company, according to the city’s main power supplier, K-Electric….

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SC says no billboards, Karachi says no problem, builds walls

A ban is no fun unless you can find a way around it without getting burned.  Karachi’s advertisers were crestfallen in 2016 when the Supreme Court banned billboards and hoardings. Not long after, though, some genius who read the judgment found a loophole: billboards were banned—not walls. By the end of 2017, if you passed…

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