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Educational documents of all KDA officials to be verified

They’re directed to submit copies of documents within seven days

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October 9, 2019


Karachi is getting four new housing schemes

KDA is launching schemes in Surjani, FB Area, Korangi, KDA

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September 13, 2019


KDA without computerised land records after 62 years

Lethargy of KDA officials slows down digitalisation process, says director-general

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April 20, 2019


‘Targeted operation’ in Karachi’s Landhi leaves family homeless

KDA official says the family had been notified in advance

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April 15, 2019


SHC wants to know why businesses are being run in residential buildings despite its orders

The court expressed anger over the absence of KMC and KDA officials

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March 27, 2019


Over 100 shops demolished near the Karachi zoo

The authorities aim to raze 425 shops in their latest ‘grand operation’

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January 5, 2019


Karachi free to touch the sky after top court rescinds order

Supreme Court allows construction of high-rise buildings

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December 11, 2018


Violent protests break out in Karachi’s Korangi over ‘anti-encroachment’ operation

KDA team has stopped the operation after protests

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November 27, 2018


KDA clears encroachments from parts of Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar overnight

Footpath and street encroachments were removed from different blocks

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November 10, 2018


NAB arrests 14 KDA officials over ‘China-Cutting’

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Karachi office here Thursday arrested 14 officials of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) for their alleged involvement in illegal allotment, commonly known as China Cutting, of amenity plots as residential plots in the metropolis, causing a loss of Rs.1.5 billion to the national exchequer. The arrests were made on…

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December 21, 2017


Video: Over-zealous KDA razes legal hall on University Road

KARACHI: Over-enthusiastic Karachi Development Authority (KDA) officials bulldozed a marriage hall on University Road that was not illegal on Monday. “They slapped me and went ahead with the bulldozing,” said a hall manager. “I kept saying that we have all the papers but they slapped me and went ahead.” The hall owner was naturally upset….

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December 11, 2017


Then and now: How the mangroves at Mai Kolachi have shrunk in size over the years

KARACHI: You may have remembered Mai Kolachi as a place surrounded by a huge cluster of mangroves on one side as one were to take the route from boat basin to Kaemari and surrounding areas (or vice versa). That was 2001 and this is 2017. Courtesy satellite images, we can see how much of the…

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December 2, 2017


Video: The political mafia behind Karachi’s ‘China-cutting’

Watch how Karachi’s residents have seen the quality of their lives suffer down as park after park has been eaten up by the land mafia in connivance with politicians and government officials.

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November 30, 2017


KDA Director General Nasir Abbas arrested

KARACHI: Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Director General Syed Nasir Abbas was arrested on Saturday over illegal passports, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the DG of KDA was arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials in Karachi. FIA said Nasir Abbas had illegally possessed two passports. “His first passport was made in 1995 and the…

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September 16, 2017


 “Bachat Bazar’s” are the best place for affordable shopping

By: Muzammil Ferozi As every thing has its own value the same “Bachat Bazars” are but due to law in order situation and enhancements of land rent by authorities “Bachat Bazars” are getting closed day by day because of it middle and lower class people are suffering. Around 200 small and big Bachat bazaars were…

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June 5, 2017


Principal claims demolished school was bought legally from KDA

KARACHI: The principal of a school in Korangi, which was recently demolished, claimed on Friday that the plot was bought legally from KDA. According to details, Noreen, the principal of the school claimed that the plot on which it was built was bought from Rs 3.2 million. The school, which was located at Korangi Crossing,…

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May 19, 2017


Renowned architect Habib Fida Ali passes away

By: Syeda Sarah Hasan Habib Fida Ali was one of Pakistan’s most protruding architects,working in the contemporary tradition. Habib Fida Ali had worked on many famous architectural projects and buildings. His greatest works, among others, include the restoration of the Mohatta Palace in Karachi, the campus of LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences), Sui Northern and Southern…

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January 7, 2017


KDA officer goes missing in Karachi

  KARACHI: A Karachi Development Authority (KDA) officer disappeared while on way home after attending his office late Friday , SAMAA reported. According to report, KDA’s anti-encroachment cell in-charge Jameel Baloch left office located in Civic Center for home; but, he did not reach home. Baloch’s vehicle was found abandoned near Aziz Bhatti police station. The…

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May 28, 2016


Good News: Sindbad opened, free entry today

KARACHI: Sindbad, main amusement park of Karachi has been re-opened after it remained shut for some months. The sources said the park has been opened all of a sudden at the behest of a high-up. The management of the amusement park has announced free-of-cost entry for the people today (Thursday). It should be mentioned here…

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September 24, 2015


Rangers arrest KDA assistant director

KARACHI: Rangers on Saturday arrested Atif Ahmed, Assistant Director of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA), during their ongoing crackdown against criminals and land grabbers of the city. According to Rangers' spokesman, the assistant director was arrested from Liaqat Market, Malir and was shifted to unknown location for interrogation. Sources said that he is being interrogated…

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June 27, 2015


KDA Director in Rangers custody for 90 days

KARACHI: Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Director Land, Najam-Uz-Zaman, was placed under 90-day preventive detention of Rangers for interrogation, Samaa reported Thursday. The KDA officer was arrested by Rangers on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in illegal sale and purchase of government plots, popularly known as “China cutting”, and patronizing land grabbers. Today, the Najam-Uz-Zaman was…

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April 16, 2015