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Syed Ali Hasnain Zaidi

Orangi Town: Life in the midst of old mess, hollow slogans

Karachi’s Orangi Town locality is entering the fresh elections with same old civic problems. Since they voted in 2013 election, there is no let-up in their sufferings. Deprived of even the basic necessities, Orangi Town residents bemoan the negligence of elected representatives.

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June 27, 2018

 

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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May 23, 2018

 

Save lives, plant trees: Bringing down Karachi’s temperature

Planting trees is the only way to bring down the temperature in Karachi. SAMAA has started planting trees in order to save future generations from the sweltering temperature. Will you also partake? Karachi has seen the worst of the heatwave in 2015 when more than 1,000 people died from the heat stroke. Three years later,…

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May 22, 2018

 

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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May 22, 2018

 

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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May 21, 2018

 

Karachi gridlock persists, these are the areas to avoid

The gridlock in Karachi persisted for several hours as residents suffered from traffic congestion in various parts of the city.  Residents were stuck at Shaheen Complex, Arts Council, Zainab market and the Governor House due to traffic congestion. Hundreds of cars were also stuck in a traffic jam at the roads leading to the Karachi…

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May 14, 2018

 

Patients suffer as doctors boycott OPDs at Jinnah Hospital

KARACHI: Patients at Jinnah Hospital continue to suffer as the Young Doctors Association (YDA) boycotted OPDs for the second consecutive day, reported SAMAA TV.  “We have been coming here for the past two-three days but are sent back,” says one elderly patient. “I cannot express the amount of difficulty we are facing.” A woman complained…

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April 25, 2018

 

Need to renew your ID with NADRA? You pay double the amount now

Has your Pakistani identification expired? Well, we have bad news as you will have to pay double the amount to get your new cards. According to a NADRA notification, the revised fees are effective today (Wednesday). The fee for a normal ID card has been increased from Rs200 to Rs400. The charges for an executive…

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April 25, 2018

 

Three reasons why Pakistanis should stop complaining

Karachi is struggling to survive as a metropolitan city. Citizens seem to be worried about civic and social problems – from the heaps of garbage to traffic gridlocks – thinking that no one is owner and savior of the city. But the question is have we ever thought about our own role in steering the…

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April 20, 2018

 

Why are imported cars overpriced in Pakistan?

Six out of ten cars on Karachi roads are imported, but these used vehicles are very expensive as compared to locally manufactured cars. Watch this report…

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April 19, 2018

 

Karachi mayor tries to give Frere Hall to board, Sindh govt puts up wall

Karachi’s mayor wants to hand over Frere Hall to a group of architects and prominent citizens who would look after it as a board of Guardians. The cash-strapped city government struggles to maintain this park and heritage site where Sadequain painted a famous mural.  Karachi Municipal Corporation signed an agreement with the Guardians Board, which was…

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April 7, 2018

 
 
 
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