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Askari park incident: Eyewitness account

An eyewitnesses of an amusement park ride accident at the Askari amusement park spoke to SAMAA TV. Read full story here: Girl killed, eight injured as Askari park ride falls

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Karachi: Girl killed, 16 injured as Askari park ride falls

A 10-year-old girl was killed and at least 16 others were injured Sunday when a ride collapsed in Karachi’s Askari Amusement Park, SAMAA reported. Hundreds of visitors were present in the newly inaugurated park when the incident occurred. Rescue teams rushed to the scene and pulled the injured from the fallen ride. The injured were…

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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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Eight-year-old drowns at Karachi’s Sandspit Beach

An eight-year-old boy drowned at Karachi’s Sandspit Beach on Sunday. Workers from rescue services searched the beach for his body for hours. According to them, the boy, eight-year-old Meesum, came to the beach with his family for a picnic. He was swimming in the water when a strong current carried him away. The family lives…

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‘Rickshaw Jutt’ reaches Karachi’s NA-247

SAMAA TV’s election programme ‘Rickshaw Jutt’ reached out to the voters in Karachi’s NA-247 to discover the area’s problems. NA-247 is one of the most hotly contested seats for the National Assembly in Karachi where strong candidates from city’s major political parties are in the fray. The election battle will be fought between PTI’s Arif…

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Rao Anwar has to submit his passport to the court

Former Malir SSP Rao Anwar has to submit his passport to the court, an ATC in Karachi ordered on Wednesday. He has been arrested in the Naqeebullah Mehsud killing case and is accused of murdering Naqeebullah and three others in a fake encounter. The ATC judge said that Anwar cannot leave the city and if…

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Rickshaw Jutt takes a drive through Karachi’s NA-254

Rickshaw Jutt took a ride through the streets of Karachi’s NA-254 to find out what the area’s issues are. MQM convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui will be contesting elections from this constituency. Residents of the area feel that both the federal and provincial governments are not sincere with the people of Karachi.

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Hajj flights start on Saturday

The Ministry of Religious Affairs has announced schedule of Hajj flights. First Hajj flights from Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Sukkur and Karachi would depart on July 14 (Saturday). Post-Hajj flight operation would begin from August 28. From Karachi, the first PIA Hajj flight would depart at 2.25 a.m. and from Islamabad at 7.00 a.m, according to…

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Arif Alvi fights Karachi’s case

In SAMAA TV’s election programme ‘Big Debate’ PTI candidate from Karachi’s NA-244, Arif Alvi, criticised MQM for piling up problems in Karachi during its two-decade rule. Guests in the debate were Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan (MQM), Miftah Ismail (PML-N), Arif Alvi (PTI), Nabil Gabol (PPP), Arshad Wohra (PSP) and independent candidate Jibran Nasir. The show…

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PPP deprived Karachi of its resources: Miftah

In SAMAA TV’s election programme ‘Big Debate’ PML-N candidate from Karachi’s NA-244, Miftah Ismail, criticised PPP over its performance, saying that the party has deprived the metropolis of its resources. Guests in the debate were Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan (MQM), Miftah Ismail (PML-N), Arif Alvi (PTI), Nabil Gabol (PPP), Arshad Wohra (PSP) and independent candidate…

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Gabol gives PPP credit for uplift projects in Karachi

In SAMAA TV’s election programme ‘Big Debate’ PPP leader Nabil Gabol gave credit to PPP for development projects in Karachi. Guests in the debate were Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan (MQM), Miftah Ismail (PML-N), Arif Alvi (PTI), Nabil Gabol (PPP), Arshad Wohra (PSP) and independent candidate Jibran Nasir. The show was jointly hosted by senior anchorpersons…

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Rickshaw Jutt in NA-255: Will MQM be able to retain its stronghold?

Karachi’s Lalukhet locality has traditionally been a stronghold of the MQM. Poor municipal conditions, dilapidated roads, water shortage and the absence of other civic necessities are words that describe the NA-255 constituency. Rickshaw Jutt takes a ride with residents of the area to inquire about their problems.

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Two cops part of gang arrested by the Karachi police

Karachi’s District Central police arrested on Saturday a five-member gang involved in multiple killings. Two police officers, identified as Zubair and Khash Nayyab, are also part of the group. So far, the group has confessed to the murders of six people, said the District Central SSP. The group was also involved in an attack on…

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Water shortage has left Karachi’s NA-256 residents furious

Water shortage remains one of the most defining issues for this election

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Five firefighters injured in factory fire in Karachi’s SITE area

A fire broke out in Karachi’s SITE area on Thursday morning. No lives were lost in the incident but five firefighters were injured. The fire broke out at a foam factory near Zia Morr at around 8am or 9am. A section of the building collapsed due to the intensity of the fire and explosions were…

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Vote to bring real change in Pakistan: Imran Khan

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, says his party has a complete program for resolving all issues of Karachi. Talking to media persons in Karachi on Wednesday, he said resolving issues of the city are necessary for development and prosperity of the country. Imran Khan said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was most affected by terrorism and the situation…

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The Panama Papers case was God’s decision, says Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan has said that the Panama Papers case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was God’s decision. “I was not behind the Panama Papers case,” he said while addressing the business community in Karachi on Wednesday. “When I said that the umpire raised his finger, I meant it was God’s…

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Bilawal vows strict action against non-performing lawmakers

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party chairman, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, continued his election campaign on Tuesday to mobilise workers and masses for July 25 elections. The PPP leader resumed his road caravan on the second day from Hyderabad. He addressed party workers at Latifabad, Qasimabad, Tando Jam, Hala, Matiyari and Shahdadpur. He was welcomed by thousands of supporters…

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Imran Khan in Karachi to spearhead election drive

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday arrived in Karachi to lead the party’s election campaign. Khan is contesting the general election from NA-243. Soon after arriving in the city, Khan visited a number of areas and addressed different party gatherings. Speaking to the media at the Karachi airport, Khan criticized PML-N leaders for their…

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Bilawal Bhutto kicks off Sindh election tour

Pakistan People’s Party Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, addressed his supporters on Monday in different cities, while leading an election rally from Karachi to Hyderabad. The PPP chairman is on three-day visit to Sindh to hold public gatherings in an attempt to reach out to the voters ahead of the general elections. The rally came a…

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