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World Cup fever grips Karachi

The fever of FIFA World Cup 2018 has gripped Pakistan like most countries of the world. In Pakistan’s city of Karachi, portraits of star footballers Lionel Messi and Neymar have been painted on the walls. Flags of the nations, taking part in the mega sporting event, have also been hoisted on terraces. The FIFA World…

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Martyrdom day of Hazrat Ali (RA) being observed

The martyrdom day of Ameer-ul-Momineen Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib (R.A) is being observed with due solemnity on Wednesday across Pakistan. The day is observed every year on 21st of Ramazan. Majalis-e-Aza will be held and processions taken out in different cities to pay homage to the fourth caliph of Muslims and eulogise his services…

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Imran Khan advises Aamir Liaquat to not leave PTI in haste

PTI chairman Imran Khan has advised Aamir Liaquat Hussain to not leave the party in haste and said that no individual in the party has authority to issue election tickets. In a telephone conversation, the PTI chairman invited the renowned televangelist to Bani Gala and told him that a committee would finalize the names of…

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Nearly 280 crime incidents reported across DHA Karachi in four months

At least 279 incidents of robbery, mobile snatching, theft and kidnapping were reported in Defence Housing Authority from January to May 2018. According to a report, Khayaban-e-Shujaat, Khayaban-e-Ittehad link from Korangi, Khayaban-e-Shahbaz links roads, Badar Commercial, Khadda Market, Do Darya Phase 8 and Defence Library are the potential locations of street crimes in DHA. The…

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Zulfiqar, Fehmida Mirza join Pir Pagara-led GDA

Disgruntled leaders of Pakistan Peoples’ Party, Zulfiqar Mirza and his wife Fehmida Mirza, announced to join the Grand Democratic Alliance on Sunday. The anti-PPP alliance is being led by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional chief Syed Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi (Pir Pagara). The political move is likely to further strengthen anti-PPP forces in Sindh ahead of upcoming general…

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Suicide bomber attacks Rangers checkpost in Karachi

Reported by: Faisal Shakeel A suicide bomber detonated himself at a Rangers checkpost in Karachi on Saturday, injuring two personnel of the paramilitary force.  According to details, the suicide bomber blew himself up at a Rangers checkpost at the Northern Bypass. Reportedly no loss of life has taken place. According to police, the bomb blast…

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Water riots break out in Karachi’s Orangi Town

Police in Karachi’s Orangi Town baton-charged people protesting an acute water shortage. Protestors blocked a main road in Orangi Town No. 15 and suspended traffic for a couple of hours. The people were protesting against the ‘tanker mafia’, complaining that the government was selling their share of water to tanker owners. Police baton charged the…

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‘Shocking’ spring heat drives up water use, health risks in Pakistan

  Nawabshah, a city in Sindh, made headlines last month when it hit what may be a new record world temperature for April: 50.2 degrees (122 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the World Meteorological Organization. But that blisteringly hot day was just the latest of many for Pakistan this year, as it faces fast-rising spring temperatures,…

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Heatwave alert issued for KP

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) here on Thursday issued an alert about intense heatwave during the next four to five days in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Deputy Commissioners were advised to take precautionary measures and remain alert during these days to avoid heatstroke, PDMA official sources told APP. People could contact the control room on phone…

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June to bring cooler weather in Karachi

The intensity of heat in Karachi is likely to go down on Friday, predicts the Met Office. Temperature in Karachi broke its 37-year record on Wednesday. The last time the mercury soared up till 46 degrees Celsius in the city was in the May of 1981. On Thursday, the heatwave in the city ends. Humidity…

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Karachi swelters as heatwave conditions prevail

Fresh heatwave conditions are likely to prevail for the second day today (Wednesday) in Karachi and surrounding areas. The Met Office has issued a three-day heat alert for Karachi, warning that temperature may reach 45 degree centigrade from Tuesday to Thursday. Sea breeze will remain cut-off and wind from northwest to north will dominate, the…

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Three-day heatwave to hit Karachi today, alert issued

The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert for Karachi, warning that temperature may reach 45 degree centigrade on Tuesday. The extremely hot weather conditions are likely to continue till Thursday, said Pakistan Meteorological Department. Sea breeze will remain cut-off and wind from northwest to north will dominate, the Met Office said. Maximum temperature, during…

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Another heatwave alert for Karachi

The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert for Karachi, warning that temperature may reach 44 degree centigrade on Tuesday. The extremely hot weather conditions are likely to occur from Tuesday to Thursday, said Pakistan Meteorological Department. Maximum temperature, during the heatwave period, will remain between 40C to 44C. Sea breeze will remain cut-off and…

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Is Conocarpus causing heatwave in Karachi?

It is believed that conocarpus plants are destroying Karachi ecosystem. Nearly 2.2 million conocarpus plants were planted to deal with the effects of heatwave in the sprawling megacity of 15 million, where high temperatures are exacerbated by an absence of green space. The problem now needs a solution.

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Imran Khan to address gathering in Karachi

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will hold a gathering in Karachi on Sunday. Chairman PTI Imran Khan will launch a membership camp after at RCD Ground in Malir after which he will address the crowd. Karachi are you ready to beat the heat ? Today Chairman @ImranKhanPTI will address a huge public gathering in Saudabad, RCD ground Malir.#PTIMalirCamp…

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Aamir Liaquat’s future in PTI hangs in the balance after controversial remarks

Aamir Liaquat’s future in the PTI hangs in the balance as the senior leadership of the party is reportedly upset over his controversial statements that have sparked an outrage on social media.  According to sources, the PTI leadership is apparently upset over the backlash caused by Dr Aamir Liaquat’s remarks on his show Aalim Kay Bol a…

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PTI founding member Fauzia Kasuri joins PSP

PTI’s founding member Fauzia Kasuri, who announced on Wednesday that she was quitting the party, joined the PSP on Thursday.  Fauzia Kasuri has joined the party led by former Karachi mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal. In her resignation letter, Kasuri had stated that she had become ‘disenchanted’ with the PTI and believed the party was no…

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Conocarpus: A disaster for Karachi’s ecosystem?

To deal with the effects of heatwave in Karachi, authorities in the past have planted nearly 2.2 million conocarpus plants which are destroying the city’s ecosystem according to experts. The sprawling megacity of 15 million, where high temperatures are exacerbated by an absence of green space, needs a solution to this problem.

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Five days on, the heat refuses to let up in Karachi

The sweltering heat just won’t let up in Karachi as the temperature stayed above the 40°C mark for five consecutive days.  The heatwave is expected to last till Thursday and the temperature will start to drop from Friday. The unbearable heat in the month of Ramazan has resulted in added difficulties for those fasting. Karachiites…

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Heatwave is here to stay: Watch Met Office forecast

Met Office has predicted that the country may experience hotter weather in next two weeks. Spokesman of the Pakistan Meteorological Department says the prevailing temperature can further go up as there is not rain system across Pakistan to break the heatwave. He says the temperature will further go up. “The next 10 to 15 fasting…

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Mayor Karachi vows to restore beauty of Empress Market

Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar said that anti-encroachment operation around Empress Market in Saddar will continue throughout Ramadan to free the whole area from hundreds of push carts, patharas and other concrete encroachments. The operation which started on May 20 was aimed at restoring the beauty of historical Empress Market, which is an icon in Karachi,…

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