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Altaf seeks Modi’s help for Muhajirs, Balochistan

LONDON: In another controversial statement, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain has sought India’s support for the Muhajir community of Pakistan. Yesterday, Altaf Hussain urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the ‘plight’ of ‘muhajirs’ (those who migrated from India in 1947) in Karachi and other parts of the country. Hussain, who is…

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Sindh needs an integrated vaccine outreach plan

By: Shazia Tasneem A fit and healthy body is the best fashion statement and making a child healthy is the superlative public statement that the civil society can value to lock children in the pink as well as in a better future. Unfortunately, we do not synchronize our conscious with the task of protecting children…

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Two nuclear power projects under construction in Karachi

KARACHI: Work on two Karachi nuclear power projects (KNUPP11 & 111) with total capacity of producing 2200 megawatts of electricity is underway. These power plants are being constructed in cooperation with China under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at a cost of over nine billion dollars. Officials said besides these power project the work on 1320…

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Enjoy the Canadian franchise “Paramount” food in Karachi

By: Filza Jawad Hai It is always very confusing to decide whether to visit a place that has mixed reviews or not. I’m always tempted by new cuisines in Karachi with a distinct cuisine but all that holds me back from taking risk are the negative comments about it. Paramount a Canadian franchise, opened near…

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Karachi police recover infant abducted from hospital

KARACHI: Police recovered an infant who was kidnapped from Karachi’s Qatar Hospital on Thursday.. According to the infant’s father, a woman named Musarrat fed something to mother of the newborn at Qatar hospital due to which her condition deteriorated. The woman then abducted the baby. “She was with my mother and wife for sometime,” the father…

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Kamal announces protest campaign from April 6

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party chief Syed Mustafa Kamal announced his party’s protest campaign which will commence from April 6. He disclosed this during a public rally in the city on Thursday. It was the first anniversary for Kamal’s PSP, which had been launched one year ago. The rally to commemorate the occasion was held in…

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Video: Change of guards at Mazar-e-Quaid

Change of Guard ceremony held on Thursday at mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, as the nation celebrated 77th Pakistan Day with national zeal and fervor.

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Murad for free education in public sector

KARACHI: In a bid to provide quality education to the children of Sindh, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has undertaken certain measures to make education free in the province. He made the announcement during a meeting which was attended by Minister Education Jam Mehtab Dahar, Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Secretary Education Aziz Uqaili, Additional…

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Video: Fire breaks out in govt building

A fire broke out in the office of Director General Mines and Minerals located at NIPA Chowrangi in Karachi on Wednesday. Firefighters reached the scene and launched operation to put out the blaze. Watch the video.

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Karachi: Women-only taxi service to be launched on March 23

KARACHI: Women in Pakistan’s commercial hub Karachi are set to ride taxis driven by women in an initiative to protect female customers from the sexual harassment they commonly face when travelling around the teeming city. From Thursday (March 23), women will be able to call the cab service – called Pink Taxi – by phone,…

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CCTV: Shocking robbery at busy Karachi road

Samaa received a CCTV footage of March 20 robbery at MA Jinnah Road Karachi. The conduct of the muggers categorically discovers that they had inside information. Watch clip of one of many strange everyday occurrences.

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CTD launches probe into disappearance of MBBS student

HYDERABAD: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh police has launched a probe into disappearance of a female MBBS student who is believed to have joined Islamic State terrorist outfit, reported SAMAA on Tuesday. According to CTD officials, they have begun investigations after obtaining all available information from Hyderabad police. “At the moment we are trying…

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Ronaldinho sends his love to Lyari’s kids

BRASILIA: Iconic Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho Gaúcho acknowledged the love and reverence that the children from Lyari showed to him. In a tweet message, the former Barcelona star sent his love to the children of Lyari.  It’s not often that a football icon comes to Pakistan for an exhibition match. When news broke that the iconic…

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Video: Huge cache of arms recovered from Safari Park

KARACHI: Foiling another attempt of terrorism, the Sindh Rangers on Tuesday recovered huge cache of arms during a raid at Karachi’s Safari Park. According to Rangers spokesman, the paramilitary troops carried out a search operation following a tip-off from sources. Among the weapons found at the site were anti-aircraft guns, rifles, SMGs, LMGs, hand grenades…

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PTA blocks 900 URLs, 10 websites

ISLAMABAD: Under the National Action Plan nine hundred and thirty seven uniform resource locators and ten websites of Proscribed Organizations have been blocked in the country. According to the data, the Ministry of Interior, Law Enforcement Agencies have registered 17,562 cases and nabbed 19,289 persons to counter hate speech, extremist literature and misuse of loudspeaker….

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SP Traffic’s wife thrashes girls college principal

KARACHI: Wife of Superintendent of Police (SP) Traffic thrashed the principal of North Nazimabad Girls College in Karachi over refusing her daughter to sit in the examinations, Samaa reported on Tuesday. According to reports, the daughter of SP Traffic Karachi reached the examination centre late and was refused to sit for the exam. The mother…

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Weather system expected to bring rain in Pakistan’s Northern Areas

ISLAMABAD: The Meteorological office issued an advisory stating that a weather system was soon about to enter into the country’s system which could trigger rains in the Northern Areas from Tuesday.  According to the Met office, a weather system is about to enter Pakistan starting Tuesday which will trigger rains’thunderstorm with gusty winds in the country’s…

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MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar briefly detained for second time

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) head Dr Farooq Sattar was released in less than an hour after being arrested on charges of hate speech late Friday night, police said. Dr Farooq Sattar left for his residence in PIB Colony in his own vehicle. The veteran politician was arrested from Sharae Faisal area of Karachi…

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Historic Jewish graveyard in Karachi

Watch this report on Karachi’s disused and neglected Jewish cemetery. The historic graveyard, whose remaining graves date to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, needs to be preserved amid the risk of encroachment.

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NAPA opens 18-day theater festival

Colors were galore and in abundance at the inaugural of 18-day International Theater Festival being held under aegis of NAPA in Karachi. The first day was marked with a drama by a director from Germany. More in Shahla Mehmood’s video report.

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Veena, Asad meet Mufti Naeem in Karachi

KARACHI: Stepping up efforts for reconciliation with Veena Malik, her husband Asad Bashir Khattak, reached Karachi to meet prominent religious scholar Mufti Naeem at Jamia Binoria Thursday. Veena Malik also reached Jamia Binoria where the couple met Mufti Naeem. The development came five days after a family court granted them divorce, ending their three-year marriage….

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