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COMMENT: Have the poor no right to a peaceful protest in Sindh?

BY SHAHJAHAN KHURRAM KARACHI: It was quite shocking to see police spraying water to disperse unarmed farmers who had gathered at boat basin and planned to march on to Bilawal House to register a peaceful protest against the sugarcane rate set by the government. Was it justified to use force on farmers who had gathered…

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Gas pipeline explosion injures 15 in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 15 people were wounded when a gas pipeline exploded in Karachi on Wednesday, SAMAA reported. The explosion took place in a busy Site area. According to reports, three auto rickshaws parked near the blast site caught fire. Those injured in the explosion were rushed to nearby hospitals for medical aid. Officials of…

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Bilawal talks about Netflix in latest interview, terms it a ‘lifesaver’

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said in a recent interview that if he were to say he had a life, it would be a life and also disclosed his fondness for Netflix. Who knew the Bhutto scion was an ardent consumer of Netflix, the globally popular American streaming media company that also…

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HEC imposes ban on admission in Karachi’s two varsities

KARACHI: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has enforced a ban on admissions in two universities of Karachi. According to details, the HEC has imposed a ban of entrance at Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education and Sindh Institute of Management And Technology. The conditional ban has been imposed on Ilma University formerly known as Institute of Business…

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Imran Khan kicks off 4-day visit to Sindh today

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is arriving in Karachi today on four-day visit to Sindh. According to our correspondent, the PTI chief will chair party meetings and address a youth conversion during his visit. He is also expected to hold a press conference this evening. Khan will address PTI‚Äôs public meetings in Tando…

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Karachi street robbers caught on CCTV

Watch this CCTV video showing street robbery in North Nazimabad area of Karachi.

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Never adopted discriminatory attitude towards Karachi: Ahsan Iqbal

KARACHI: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Tuesday that the government had never adopted a discriminatory attitude towards Karachi.¬† Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal participated in the opening ceremony of the first Executive Passport Office in Karachi. He said that the government had never discriminated against the city. “Those who are intent on disrupting the law…

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Dollar rate soars to Rs 111 in interbank market

ISLAMABAD: The rate of dollar in the interbank market continued to rise as it soared to Rs 111, on Tuesday.¬† The value of rupee continues to fall in comparison to the dollar as the rate of the American currency climbed to Rs 111. As per economic experts, Pakistan’s debt has risen to Rs 236 billion…

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2 killed, 5 injured as armed clash takes place between Lyari gangs

KARACHI: Two people were killed and five injured when an armed clash took place between two rival gangs in the city’s restive Lyari area, on Tuesday.¬† According to police, the incident took place in the city’s Baghdadi area. Among the five injured were also two women. Soon after the firing incident occurred, police began a…

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Sindh Govt refuses to make public Uzair Baloch, Baldia factory JIT reports

KARACHI: Sindh Government on Tuesday refused to make public the Joint Investigation Team’s reports pertaining to the Baldia factory fire, Uzair Baloch and other cases.¬† PTI leader Ali Zaidi had submitted a petition at the Sindh High Court in which he demanded that the Joint Investigation Team’s reports on important cases such as those involving…

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SHOCKING: Report finds 12,000 Sindh Police officers involved in crimes

KARACHI: A report submitted by the Inspector-General of Sindh at the Supreme Court of Pakistan contained details of 12,000 police officers involved in corruption, Samaa reported on Tuesday.¬† The Supreme Court of Pakistan was conducting a hearing pertaining to the illegal activities and the complicity of Sindh police officers in it. Inspector-General Allah Dino Khawaja…

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Anti-Trump rally: IJT protestors reach US consulate in Karachi

KARACHI: Police geared up to deal with a protest as a large number of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) supporters staging anti-US rally massed outside US consulate. Amid heavy police deployment, all roads leading to the M.T Khan Road and Mai Kolachi Road were already sealed with shipping containers; however, participants of the rally managed to…

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Bilawal House protest: Police use tear gas to disperse farmers

KARACHI: Protesting farmers and police clashed on Monday in Karachi roundabout after the former attempted to reach Bilawal House. Police used water cannons to disperse farmers who were on their way to Bilawal House to register their protest over the prices of sugercane. The farmers were chanting slogans against the government and marching towards Bilawal…

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Video: Over-zealous KDA razes legal hall on University Road

KARACHI: Over-enthusiastic Karachi Development Authority (KDA) officials bulldozed a marriage hall on University Road that was not illegal on Monday. “They slapped me and went ahead with the bulldozing,” said a hall manager. “I kept saying that we have all the papers but they slapped me and went ahead.” The hall owner was naturally upset….

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Final of Blind Cricket World Cup shifted from Karachi to Lahore

LAHORE: The final of the 5th Blind Cricket World Cup was shifted from Karachi to Lahore, Samaa reported. Blind Cricket Council stated that they took the decision because Sindh Government did not cooperate with them. “Punjab Government has assured full cooperation with us for the event,” he said. The final of the Blind Cricket World…

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Watch: Renovation of Karachi’s National Stadium in full swing for PSL 3 final

Renovation at Karachi’s National Stadium is in full swing for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 3. Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair Umar expressed his optimism that the reconstruction of the stadium will be completed before time and spectators will be fully facilitated.

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Watch: Horrible drop scene of Aleena murder case

Police on Sunday confirmed that an alleged incident of robbery reported in Karachi’s Malir area earlier this week was actually an act of murder where a 20-year-old young woman killed her younger sister, Aleena, with the help of her fiance. Watch this report‚Ķ

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Roads leading upto US Consulate in Karachi closed for security reasons

KARACHI: Karachi’s Traffic Police on Sunday closed the roads leading up to the United States Consulate for security reasons, Samaa reported. According to details, Mai Kolachi and Moulvi Tamizuddin Khan havebeen sealed by the traffic police. The citizens have been advised to take alternative routes for reaching their destinations. Security ki waja se Mai Kolachi…

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Video: Karachiites devour delicious sea food dishes

Karachiites are devouring delicious sea food dishes due to the season and Fish Point has become the centre of attraction for the citizens.

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Police baton charge MQM-London workers at Muqqa Chowk

KARACHI: Police on Saturday baton charged MQM-London workers near Muqqa Chowk in an attempt to disperse them from Yadgar-e-Shuhuda monument. Watch as police baton charge protestors who try to go to Yadgar-e-Shuhuda monument, chanting ‘Jiye Altaf’ slogans.

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Police bust gang behind 5-year-old’s kidnapping in Karachi, gun down two

KARACHI: Police on Saturday gunned down two kidnappers who had nabbed a five-year-old Abban in the metropolis and bust the entire gang.¬† According to details, the two kidnappers who were identified as Zaheer Mirza and Zaki were gunned down by police after they attempted to flee and opened fire on police officials. Also read: Kidnapped…

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