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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

 

Sindh government plans to amend the Local Government Act

Draft of the proposed amendment will be presented before the Sindh Cabinet

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January 4, 2019

 

KMC tries to knock down a building in Karachi’s Bin Qasim Park

It says it will take them a week to completely demolish the structure

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January 2, 2019

 

Come Valima day, groom’s wedding hall gets bulldozed in Karachi

Family had made advance payments, as is the practice, for the bookings of halls

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January 1, 2019

 

Love jihad? KMC bulldozes Karachi wedding hall on Valima day

Family had made advance payments, as is the practice, for the bookings of halls

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January 1, 2019

 

SC orders Sindh govt to pay KMC Rs200m to clear debris, says anti-encroachment drive will continue

Karachi mayor submits list of locations for 2,105 new shops to be constructed

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December 12, 2018

 

After Saddar, anti-encroachment drive turns to Karachi’s Arambagh and Lighthouse

At least 350 shops have been demolished

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November 19, 2018

 
 

Shopkeepers displaced during anti-encroachment operation to be provided alternative space: Karachi mayor

This only applied to those shopkeepers who gave rent to the KMC

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November 13, 2018

 

People search debris for scraps as anti-encroachment drive continues in Karachi’s Saddar

The area has not been cleared of debris yet and the KMC says it will take up to 36 hours to do so

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November 12, 2018

 

KMC gets down to business to remove over 1,000 illegal shops from Karachi’s Saddar

The authorities began an anti-encroachment drive at 7am on Sunday morning

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November 11, 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

 

Anti-encroachment operation in Karachi’s Saddar enters its fourth day

Illegal shops will be demolished today

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November 8, 2018

 

LG Minister Saeed Ghani wants to give Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar the powers he deserves

Despite political differences and a longstanding rivalry, they will be working together ‘for Karachi’

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October 11, 2018

 

Houses and streets in Karachi’s FB Area are submerged in sewage water

Houses and streets in Karachi’s Federal B Area have been underwater for over 24 hours after a wall of the Gujjar Nullah was damaged by a falling crane. The crane belonged to the KMC and was being used to clean the storm water drain on Tuesday when it fell into the drain and damaged one…

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August 8, 2018

 

The government is finally cleaning 38 storm water drains in Karachi

The government is finally cleaning storm water drains in Karachi. Work began on Wednesday. According to the city’s mayor, Wasim Akhtar, the drains haven’t been cleaned in 10 years. He said this is the first time the money is being properly utilised and challenged people to go inspect the drains themselves. The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation…

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August 1, 2018

 

Wasim Akhtar keeps calm and carries on during rowdy city council budget session

Yells and shouts punctuated the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation City Council budget session on Tuesday as Mayor Wasim Akhtar announced the new budget. Opposition members staged a protest in front of the mayor’s podium and began shouting ‘not acceptable’. Jamaat-e-Islami’s Junaid Mukaty also ripped up the budget papers and tossed them in the air. However, throughout…

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June 26, 2018

 

KMC City Council members choose texting over governance

Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar’s speech at the KMC City Council session on Thursday went unheard as many members were more interested in their mobile phones than governance. While the mayor spoke about the city’s issues, some members of the council sent messages via Whatsapp and checked their Facebook feeds. Some even went live on Facebook….

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June 21, 2018

 

Half of your glass of milk might just be garbage

We hear these cows crying at night as they keep eating garbage, says a guard stationed near a garbage dump in Karachi’s North Nazimabad. Muhammad Ilyas, a cattle herder, brings his cows to this dump every day. “I bring them here so they can have a walk,” he says. “It’s good for their health.” He…

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June 12, 2018

 

Karachiites turn to the beach for relief—only to be charged twice for parking

It seems as if the local government is hell-bent on making the lives of Karachiites miserable. As the heat turns up and residents take to the beach to cool off, they’re being charged twice for parking by local government officials.  KMC and District Council Karachi officials are charging people two times on Sandspit road for…

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May 6, 2018

 

Frere Hall cannot be handed over to NGO: Sindh culture minister

Sindh culture minister Syed Sardar Shah said that Frere Hall was an iconic building and could not be handed over to any NGO. The issue of handing over Frere Hall by Karachi’s mayor to an NGO was discussed during a meeting of the Sindh cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The chief…

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April 9, 2018