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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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Internet suspended for hours as KMC cuts cables, wires at Shahrah-e-Faisal

KARACHI: Internet services remained suspended at II Chundrigar Road as KMC acted on the apex court’s orders of removing wires, cables and other installations from Shahrah-e-Faisal.  KMC officials cut cables, wires and other installations at Shahrah-e-Faisal which impacted internet services at offices located on II Chundrigar Road. Internet services were suspended owing to lack of…

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LIVE UPDATES: Situation gets worse as protesters clash with police in Karachi

KARACHI: The situation turned tense in Karachi after scores of protesters came out against the crackdown at Faizabad against supporters of religious parties.  Also read: LIVE UPDATES: Police secure Faizabad Interchange, injured toll rises to 75 LIVE UPDATES Cars line up in long queues at Hassan Square as traffic jams ensue due to the protest…

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Karachi’s ‘Burger Aunty’: A dutiful wife who sells Bun Kababs beside her husband

Watch how this dutiful wife sells Bun Kababs at a stall beside her husband in Karachi’s I.I. Chundrigar Road in order to make ends meet. After spending 32 years in Dubai, Shakeel has opened up a small burger stall in Karachi’s I.I.Chundrigar Road. Her wife Zoobia supports her husband fully, working with him at the…

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Pumps are 25-year old, complains Chief Fire Officer

Chief Fire Officer complained that pumps are worn-out as they are 25-year old; hence they are unhelpful to produce pressure to put out the fire. He said Sindh government ordered 104-meter snorkel; however, the order was politicized with some people taking recourse to the court with a petition. Watch what else he said.

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Karachi: Saima Towers fire still rages on

KARACHI: The fire that erupted this morning at the 15th floor of Saima Towers situated at II Chundrigar Road is still raging despite the lapse of seven hours on Saturday. The blaze soon developed intensity before long and engulfed 16th floor of the Trade Tower and reached to 18th floor. The fire brigade used five…

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Building catches fire on II Chundrigar in Karachi

KARACHI: A fire broke out in the 15th floor of building located on II Chundrigar Road in Karachi, Samaa reported.

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Bomb hoaxes keep cops on toes in Karachi

On false information about a suspicious-looking object at Karachi’s I.I Chundrigar Road, the police and bomb disposal squad quickly responded, but found that it was not a bomb. Watch this report…

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Karachi building collapses, scores wounded

KARACHI: A woman was killed and at least eight other people were injured when a part of an old building crashed on to them in Karachi area near I.I. Chundrigar Road in late Saturday. Personnel of security agencies and Rescue teams arrived on the spot and rushed the wounded to Civil Hospital. According to Rescue…

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