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Can Imran Khan resurrect KCR after Musharraf, PPP failed?

Notes from the newsroom on what developments we're following today

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 27, 2021 | Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Posted: Sep 27, 2021 | Last Updated: 4 weeks ago

It’s looking like it will be a busy day in Karachi today with the prime minister arriving. We’ll be following his agenda today, Monday, September 27, 2021 but there are also some important developments expected on the economic front that could affect your pocked. Scroll down for more.

Top news: Imran Khan and KCR

Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Karachi today on a one-day visit to lay the foundation stone for the Karachi Circular Railway project.

We’ve been hearing about the KCR for a long time. In this piece we bring you up to speed with the latest developments on its track, the encroachments and the technical difficulties in resurrecting what used to be a major mass transit route for Karachi.

KCR: The Great Train Robbery

By the 1970s, the KCR had grown to a 44km route and in the next ten years it had six million people using it. The trains were running 80 trips a day

KCR: THe great train robbery

Coronavirus updates

Total deaths in 24hrs 27,597

Positive cases 1,757

No of tests in 24hrs 40,033

Political developments

PML-N will have a meeting today in Sahiwal division and tomorrow in Rawalpindi division. All meetings will be chaired by Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif. Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shahbaz will also participate.

The rift in the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) was laid bare on Sunday as leaders spoke at two different cities in an attempt to control damage to the party from the internal disagreements.

Government and economy changes

FBR Chairman Dr Muhammad Ashfaq will conduct an e-court today. Online resolution of public complaints related to taxes will be proposed.

Overbilling? NEPRA has taken notice of excess electricity bills. A public hearing on consumer complaints will be held on September 30 in Islamabad.


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