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Karachi’s Buffer Zone slowly disappearing under shopping malls

Encroachments on footpaths, parking lots, roads and green belts have reduced pedestrian spaces

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Karachi police arrest three suspected ISIS kidnappers

The identities of suspected militants were not revealed by the police.

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Three killed in traffic accident in Karachi’s Manghopir

An accident took place between a truck and motorcycle

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Eight teams square off in Aik Awam Unity Cup quarter-finals

Winning team will receive a cash prize of Rs100,000

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Congo virus death toll in Karachi rises to 10 as 25-year-old dies at Jinnah hospital

The man, identified as Haider Ali, was a resident of Mehmoodabad and was brought to the hospital two days ago

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Five Congo virus cases have been reported in Karachi this week

The patient is a 25-year-old resident of Mehmoodabad identified as Haider Ali. He has been admitted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre

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Sindh government bans pillion riding for 8, 9, 10 Muharram

The Sindh government has placed a three-day ban on pillion riding on 8, 9 and 10 Muharram across the province. According to a notification issued by the home department, the exhibition of weapons and the use of loudspeakers without permission are not allowed from 1st to 10th Muharram. The notification said that hate speech, provocative…

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4 places to go swimming in Karachi

SAMAA Digital has compiled a list of places where you can take a dip without dipping too far into your wallet

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Impressive navy drills at Karachi beach

A power-packed show by the Pakistan Navy was organized to mark the country’s 53rd Defense Day at Nishan-e-Pakistan Park in Karachi. The show included drills, parades, free-fall and aerobatics by the SSG commandos of navy, army and air force. Governor Imran Ismail was chief guest of the event. A large number of people watched the…

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Move over K-Electric, meet R-Electric

Illegal ‘companies’ are offering power connections for Rs1,000 in Ahsanabad and its surrounding areas in Karachi

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PTI seeks explanation from Karachi MNAs over their criticism of leadership

The MNAs were instructed to give their explanation before the PTI’s disciplinary committee within 7 days

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Karachi gets first anti-street crime squad

A special squad has been tasked with countering the rising incidents of street crime in Karachi. Trained by Pakistan Army personnel, the squad has 100 police commandos who will patrol on motorbikes. The squad will initially operate in the city’s Korangi district. District Korangi is also home to one of the largest industrial zones of…

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Imran Khan told me Karachi wasn’t important to PTI: Aamir Liaquat

PTI MNA Dr Aamir Liaquat has claimed that Karachi was not important to his party. “I wanted to become the part of MQM-PTI negotiation,” Liaquat told SAMAA anchorperson Zeeshan Malik on Tuesday. “I repeatedly ask Imran Khan to visit Karachi but he didn’t listen to me.” Liaquat said that he told Imran Khan that he…

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Watch: Lantern Festival lights up Karachi’s skies

A Lantern Festival, held at Karachi’s Benazir Park, lit up the city’s skies. Residents of the port city flocked to the festival to take pictures with the colourful structures.

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Imran Ismail to take oath as Sindh’s governor on August 27

PTI’s Karachi leader Imran Ismail has been appointed as the 33rd governor of Sindh. The notification of his appointment as Sindh’s governor was issued by the cabinet division after President Mamnoon Hussian approved it on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He will take oath on August 27 at the governor house. “Sindh’s development…

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Two killed during firing incident at UP Morr in Karachi

Two people were killed and five injured in Karachi after two firing incidents occurred within 10 minutes of each other on Friday. At UP Morr in North Karachi, two people were killed and one person has been injured during an attempted robbery. The victims were identified as Saleem and Azam. In Korangi, three people were…

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Karachi supermarket fire put out after seven-hour struggle

The fire which broke out at a supermarket on Karachi’s Sharah-e-Faisal area was extinguished after a seven-hour struggle

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SAMAA Transcript: Kahani August 11, 2018 | Lyari takes back Cheel Chowk as peace returns

PROGRAM: KAHANI Date aired: August 11, 2018 Part II: Cheel Chowk in Karachi’s Lyari: symbol of terror turns into symbol of peace VO: Cheel Chowk is considered a symbol of fear. The falcon envisioned by poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal has been placed at the entrance of Karachi’s Lyari. It has witnessed the Karachi Operation and…

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SAMAA Transcript: Kahani August 11, 2018 | The 2004 PACC Karachi blast and the cop who looked death in the eye

PROGRAM: KAHANI Date aired: August 11, 2018 Part I: The security officer who looked death in the eye VO: Providing security to security installations, buildings and its officers is not an easy task. The help of the Cobra Force is sought to apprehend criminals at the gate. A valiant cobra force officer was stationed at…

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SAMAA Transcript: Kahani August 4, 2018 | Rebuilding lives after the 2013 Abbas Town bomb blast targeting Shias in Karachi

PROGRAM: Kahani Date aired: August 4, 2018 Part II: Survivors of the Abbas Town bomb blast targeting Shias in Karachi (Read Part I here) Ali, resident of Abbas Town: Disasters don’t tell us where they will strike. Lubna Fatima, resident of Abbas Town: There is strength in us which propels us forward. Dr. Moiz Jafri,…

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Attempted rape of a five-year-old thwarted by residents of Karachi’s SITE

The attempted rape of a five-year-old girl was thwarted in Karachi when local residents caught the man and handed him over to the police. The incident took place in SITE, near the Super Highway. After the suspect was taken to the police station, PTI MPA Dua Bhutto arrived and slapped him.

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