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MQM founding member Saleem Shahzad joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-London leader, Saleem Shahzad, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Samaa reported Tuesday. PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry revealed this in a tweet. PTI welcomes #SaleemShahzad #Karachi pic.twitter.com/zDKqGvmlTj — Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 9, 2018 Saleem Shahzad, who was a close aide of MQM founder Altaf Hussain, has yet to formally announce…

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The brave girl who crushed robbers under her car

KARACHI: Armed robberies have been plaguing Karachi since years with mobile thefts, car snatching and street robberies order of the day in the city. Disappointed with police performance, the citizens have started confronting with the criminal by beating them to death or setting on fire on the spot. It’s a rare sight for the citizens…

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PCB, Karachi officials review preparation for PSL final

KARACHI: Karachi administration and representatives of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reviewed on Monday the preparations being made for the final of third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on March 25. PCB official Arshad Khan briefed Commissioner Ejaz Khan about the facilities required to prepare for the final at the National Stadium. Deputy Commissioner (East)…

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Jewelry from National Bank lockers stolen in Karachi

Snatchings and robberies are the on the rise in the country especially Karachi where a National Bank branch was looted. The bank’s security guard in collusion with his uncle tied another fellow with ropes and made away with jewelry and precious other things from the bank lockers. Know more from Shehbaz Khan.

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CJP takes notice of conditions of government hospitals in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo moto notice on conditions of Government Hospitals in Karachi and called report from concerned departments with directions to all the Medical Superintendents to appear in Court in person on 13.01.2018 (Saturday) at Supreme Court Branch Registry, Karachi. The Supreme Court has also asked…

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Video: Standing by gate of his house costs this citizen his purse

CCTV footage of yet another stickup came to the fore from Karachi area of Shadman. The citizen was standing at door of his house when a dacoit appeared on the scene out of blue. The criminal demanded the innocent citizen to hand him his purse which he promptly did. Watch this clip.

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Careem raises fare. It’s “for the captains”

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: Careem in Pakistan has just announced that it has increased its fares. According to the cab service, it’s because “with multiple price hikes, there has been a direct and indirect impact on our Captains’ cost of doing business”. As a result, they have “implemented a cost adjustment in Karachi, Lahore and…

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Video: PTI leader’s family robbed in Karachi

Robbers robbed the family of a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader at Karachi’s posh area of Defence.

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Man kills robber by running him over with car in Karachi

KARACHI: As street crime in Karachi remains on the rise, a man run over two alleged robbers in Gulistan-e-Jauhar locality on Sunday after they attempted to rob him of his mobile phone and valuables. One of them was killed while the other was injured. The man driving the car was also injured. The incident took…

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Water: Commodity or Basic Human Right

By Saman Siddiqui  Imagine no water to drink, or even to cook food with, no water to shower, to flush the toilet, or do laundry. Imagining such condition is scary, but in a metropolitan city like Karachi hundreds of households face these conditions on a daily basis. It must be sought to ensure that the…

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CCTV: Biker snatches woman’s purse in Lyari

A robber was caught singlehandedly snatching purse of a woman in Karachi’s Lyari area. Watch this video…

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Zubaida Apa laid to rest in Karachi

KARACHI: Renowned chef and media personality Zubaida Tariq, who passed away in Karachi late Thursday night after a brief illness, was laid to rest today (Friday) in Karachi. She was 72 years old. She is survived by a son and a daughter. Her funeral prayer was offered at Sultan Mosque in Defence area of Karachi…

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Renowned chef Zubaida Tariq passes away

KARACHI: Famed chef, cooking expert, and television personality Zubaida Tariq passed away Thursday night here in Karachi. Pakistan’s most popular celebrity chef Zubaida Tariq has passed away at the age of 72 due to a heart failure. Also read: Twitter remembers our beloved Zubaida Apa who is no more Born into an educated in family of…

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10 taken into custody as police baton-charge, fire tear gas shells at teachers

KARACHI: As many as 10 teachers were taken into custody near Karachi Press Club by police on Thursday for protesting against the government and demanding their rights.  According to details, teachers had gathered at the Karachi Press Club to demand payment of their salaries and other rights when police baton-charged the crowd and fired tear…

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5 injured as police baton-charge, user water cannons on PTI rally

KARACHI: Five persons were injured on Wednesday when police used water cannons and baton-charged participants of a PTI rally.  According to details, a rally had been taken out by PTI in favour of farmers. The situation escalated when participants entered the Red Zone, prompting action from police. Police officials baton-charged participants of the rally and…

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International Media Conference to be held from Jan 5 to 8 in Karachi 

KARACHI: Journalists from more than 36 countries will attend an international media conference being held in Karachi from January 5 to January 8. Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair accompanied by provincial minister for information, Syed Nasir Shah and Karachi Mayor, Waseem Akhtar here Tuesday said the event is meant to introduce the world to the…

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Video: Woman walks the wrong way on an escalator in a Karachi mall

KARACHI: A hilarious video is going viral over the internet in which a woman can be seen walking the wrong way on an escalator in a local mall. This video is from Karachi’s Lucky One Mall wherein a woman can be seen so engrossed in her phone that she started walking the wrong way on…

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Video: The last sunset of 2017 and plenty of selfies to go with it…

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI: As the sun set on 2017 on Sunday, Pakistanis took selfies and prayed for a new year that would prove to be better.  The conclusion of a year always brings with it memories of the past and expectations for the future. Pakistanis across the country in various cities witnessed the last sunset of 2017….

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Another lawyer breaks law and brazens it out

Another incident of violation of law by just another lawyer came to the fore in Karachi. Saying, “Why did you stop me?” the irate and wayward lawyer was all on fire. The lawyer broke the signal and did not wear a hamlet; that is why the traffic policeman stopped him. Once intercepted, the lawyer threatened…

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FUUAST to hold pre-admission test on Sunday

KARACHI: Entry test for admission in new academic year 2018 for the Federal Urdu University of Arts Science and Technology will be held on Sunday (December 31). The entry test will be held under the National Testing Service (NTS), said a statement issued here on Thursday. The admit card had been dispatched on the candidate’s home…

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Musharraf is a coward and a killer: Bilawal Bhutto fires back

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday that former army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf was a coward and a killer.  Video: Musharraf calls Bilawal Bhutto a woman in latest video message In response to Musharraf’s criticism on Bilawal in which the military dictator called him a woman, Bilawal said that he…

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