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Syed Khursheed Alam

After Lahore, smog engulfs Karachi

Weather is expected to get cold in the next 48 hours

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November 14, 2018


A museum will be built inside Karachi’s Empress Market, says KMC municipal commissioner

The process of clearing away the debris is under way

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November 13, 2018


People search debris for scraps as anti-encroachment drive continues in Karachi’s Saddar

The area has not been cleared of debris yet and the KMC says it will take up to 36 hours to do so

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November 12, 2018


Farooq Sattar expelled from MQM-P for violating ‘party discipline’

The leaders at party’s Bahadurabad office accused him of dividing the party

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November 9, 2018


You can now travel from Karachi to Dhabeji in a train

President Arif Alvi inaugurated the train

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October 31, 2018


NHA auctions off 13 vehicles for Rs12.9m in Karachi

The auction included five luxury vehicles

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October 29, 2018


Karachi’s MA Jinnah Road will be blocked from Capri Cinema to Numaish for one month

An interchange is being constructed as part of the infrastructure for the Green Line BRT

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October 5, 2018


Was not invited to PM Khan, Fazl-ur-Rehman meetings: Farooq Sattar

MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar has complained that his party delegation had gone to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan but he wasn’t invited. “Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman came to the party office but I wasn’t invited to the meeting,” the MQM-P leader said on Monday. “I would have gone if Khalid Maqbool or Aamir Khan had invited…

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September 3, 2018


Presidential candidate Fazl-ur-Rehman fails to get MQM, GDA support

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, on Wednesday met the leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan and Grand Democratic Alliance to seek their support for the September 4 presidential election. Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman is one of the three candidates who are in the run. The two others are PTI’s Dr Arif Alvi and PPP’s Barrister…

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August 30, 2018


Houses and streets in Karachi’s FB Area are submerged in sewage water

Houses and streets in Karachi’s Federal B Area have been underwater for over 24 hours after a wall of the Gujjar Nullah was damaged by a falling crane. The crane belonged to the KMC and was being used to clean the storm water drain on Tuesday when it fell into the drain and damaged one…

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August 8, 2018


MMA gears up for power show in Karachi

Members of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal reached Karachi on Sunday as part of their election campaign. The coalition party wants to show the residents of the port city its political might and what better way to do it than a rally? JI head Sirajul Haq said that their rally at Bagh-e-Jinnah on Sunday will be the…

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July 15, 2018


Sattar faces angry voters in home constituency

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar found himself in hot water as he attempted to woo voters in his home constituency in Karachi, SAMAA TV reported Friday. Sattar faced the estranged voters when he mingled with the people after Jumma prayers in the famous Memon mosque at Bolton Market. “Go and seek Allah’s repentance,…

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June 29, 2018


As monsoon clouds gather, Karachi’s residents fear urban flooding

The monsoon may hit Karachi any day now but the city is far from prepared. The city’s Gujjar Nullah has not been cleaned. Despite being one of the largest storm water drains in the city with a long history of overflowing during the monsoon season, the drain is still full of garbage. Residents of the…

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June 26, 2018


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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June 4, 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


Sabika Sheikh to be buried on Wednesday

Sabika Sheikh will be laid to rest on Wednesday.  Body of the 17-year-old student from Karachi will reach Pakistan on Wednesday. Her funeral prayers will be offered at Hakeem Saeed Ground and she will be buried at Azeempura graveyard in Shah Faisal Colony. The exchange student was killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting along…

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May 22, 2018


MQM-P lawmakers concerned over withdrawal of security

The MQM Pakistan MPAs have expressed concerns over withdrawal of their security. The policemen deployed for security of the MQM’s Sindh Assembly members have been directed to report back to DIG office. The MQM leaders claimed that the security was withdrawn after their protest in the house during  budget session. “The move is aimed at…

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May 11, 2018


MQM Bahadurabad chooses Amir Khan over Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: The Bahadurabad faction of MQM-P has chosen Aamir Khan over veteran leader Dr. Farooq Sattar. In a late night press conference on April 22, the leader of his own group of MQM-P Dr Farooq Sattar had offered to restore and accept the coordination committee If Bahadurabad group disowns Amir Khan. “Now, either I will…

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April 23, 2018


Drinking water a rarity in Karachi’s Baldia Town

The water supply position in Karachi’s Baldia Town has been getting worst day by day. Protests for the supply of clean drinking water can be witnessed in the area almost daily. The situation is leading to various water borne diseases, but elected representatives have no realization of people’s unending sufferings.  

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April 20, 2018


Bus drivers taking Karachiites for a ride with increased fare

KARACHI: Commuters are being cheated into paying more by bus and coach drivers. The transport association and regional transport authority are not supporting this price increase. Bus and coach drivers are providing passengers with fake lists to justify the fare hike. Petrol prices were increased by Rs3.56 per liter last month. Prices have been rising…

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April 5, 2018

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