Shafqat Aziz

 

Private, public medical college entry tests held together in Karachi for the first time

Around 8,500 candidates sat for the NTS-administered test at NED University

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Employees shut down Sindh Govt Children’s Hospital in Karachi to protest unpaid salaries

The hospital is being run by an NGO and its 400 staffers aren’t letting the 94 govt employees work either

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Another Congo virus case reported in Karachi

20-year-old Obaid has been admitted to Jinnah hospital

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The residents of Karachi are eating ‘toxic’ vegetables

Vegetables water with wastewater can cause hepatitis C and cancer

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Hundreds of dead fish have washed up at Seaview Beach and are driving away tourists

Fishermen throwing small fish back into the ocean is a huge problem

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Congo virus death toll in Karachi rises to 10 as 25-year-old dies at Jinnah hospital

The man, identified as Haider Ali, was a resident of Mehmoodabad and was brought to the hospital two days ago

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Fire at Jinnah hospital’s emergency ward contained

Three fire brigade vehicles have arrived at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and are trying to douse the flames

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Doctors in Karachi successfully install breathing pacemaker inside human body

Doctors at a private hospital in Karachi have successfully installed a breathing pacemaker in a paralyzed patient. The patient, Dr Daniyal, was paralyzed when the blood supply to his lungs from his brain was suspended. British and American doctors took part in the five-hour long operation. Dr Daniyal’s father, Dr Zafar Ali, was also on the…

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No swimming in Karachi’s seas this Sunday

A one-day ban was imposed on swimming at the beach in Karachi on Sunday.  The city’s mayor, Wasim Akhtar, imposed the ban under Section 144 of the PPC. The ban has been imposed due to strong winds and high waves.

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Money laundering case: Asif Zardari, Faryal fail to appear before the JIT

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur failed to appear on Saturday before the FIA’s joint investigation team formed to investigate a Rs34 billion money laundering scandal. The two PPP leaders were summoned to the FIA office at 11am on Saturday. Their lawyers appeared on their behalf and submitted replies to the…

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With doctors recruited for election duties, who will run Karachi’s hospitals?

Doctors at government hospitals have been assigned duties at polling stations on July 25 so who is going to treat patients? An emergency is ordinarily declared at public hospitals on polling day but the lack of doctors may pose a problem. In Karachi, the staff of the Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Sindh Government Hospital…

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Eight-year-old drowns at Karachi’s Sandspit Beach

An eight-year-old boy drowned at Karachi’s Sandspit Beach on Sunday. Workers from rescue services searched the beach for his body for hours. According to them, the boy, eight-year-old Meesum, came to the beach with his family for a picnic. He was swimming in the water when a strong current carried him away. The family lives…

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Musharraf gets nomination papers for Karachi’s NA-247

Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has acquired nomination papers to contest the elections from National Assembly seat NA-247 in Karachi, SAMAA TV reported Saturday. The former military ruler, who has been living in London for the last two years, acquired the documents from the Election Commission of Pakistan office through his counsel. After the…

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We can’t pray as there is no water, say Orangi residents

Residents of Orangi Town say they can’t pray in Ramazan as there is no water to wash oneself. “I collect water from the filter plants for making my sehri,” said one woman. “Sometimes I get it, sometimes not even a drop.” Orangi residents pay up to Rs3,000 for water tanker service. Women say they have…

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Is Conocarpus causing heatwave in Karachi?

It is believed that conocarpus plants are destroying Karachi ecosystem. Nearly 2.2 million conocarpus plants were planted to deal with the effects of heatwave in the sprawling megacity of 15 million, where high temperatures are exacerbated by an absence of green space. The problem now needs a solution.

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Welfare organisations brace for more bodies as authorities deny deaths in Karachi

Welfare organisations working in Karachi are making preparations to tackle with more deaths as a heatwave has hit the port city. Temperature in the city is likely to remain 44 degrees Celsius on Tuesday like the past two days. The situation has become unbearable for the people as intermittent power outages continue in the months…

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Karachi has plenty of heat but no camps to beat it with

The sweltering heat is taking its toll on the city’s residents who have been warned time and again from venturing out unnecessarily outside. However, Karachi has plenty of heat but no heat camps to beat it with.  The temperature in the city reached 43°C but there were no heat camps in the city which could…

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Exams delayed, madrassa students get three-day break as Karachi heats up

The intermediate board and Karachi University delayed their exams scheduled till May 24 while madrassas gave a three-day off to their students in Karachi on Monday (today). The temperature in the city is all set to compete with the hottest day of the year. On Sunday, the city braved the hottest day of the year…

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Toxic seawater causing skin diseases in Karachi

The seawater at Karachi’s Clifton beach has become toxic. It’s causing skin diseases, according to a study by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources. The sun-kissed Clifton beach is being polluted, with sewage water directly discharged into the sea through two major sewage nullahs. But thousands of citizens daily visit the beach without knowing…

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