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Shopkeepers displaced during anti-encroachment drive will be given alternative space through a lucky draw

No definite date of the raffle has been announced by the mayor yet

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January 11, 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

 

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

 
 

Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar’s car snatched in Defence

The vehicle was being driven by his driver on Khayaban-e-Bukhari

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September 8, 2018

 

Officials deny heatwave-related deaths in Karachi

Key government officials have not confirmed the figure of 65 deaths in the city due to heatwave, but exhorted residents of Karachi to take precautions because of the heat. Faisal Edhi, who heads the Edhi Foundation and runs Karachi’s central morgue, said on Monday that 65 people died of heatstroke in poor neighbourhoods. Edhi morgues…

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May 22, 2018

 

MQM-P leaders, including mayor, turn a blind eye to civic issues

After rift within Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, that resulted in an open rebellion against its head Farooq Sattar, the party leadership including Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has ignored civic issues of the metropolis.

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February 8, 2018

 

Karachi: Three-day Urs of Abdullah Shah Ghazi underway

KARACHI: Three-day Urs celebrations of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi are underway in Karachi amid tight security. On account of it, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and its subordinate offices will remain closed on Thursday (14 Sept). بلدیہ عظمیٰ کراچی نے حضرت عبداللہ شاہ غازیؒ کے عرس کے سلسلے میں فائربریگیڈ ، سٹی وارڈنز اور ریسکیو سمیت…

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September 13, 2017

 

Video: Navy’s relief and rescue operation in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy continued relief and rescue operations on Friday in Karachi after torrential rains hit the city over past two days. According to Pakistan Navy spokesman, Chief Staff Officer Commodore Ahmed Nadeem Bukhari visited affected areas accompanied by Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar. The Navy teams are helping the local administration to drain the accumulated…

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September 1, 2017

 

Karachi building collapse: Many still feared trapped

Death toll from the collapse of a three-storey building in Karachi could climb further as rescue fear that more people could be trapped inside the building that was housing nine families. At least five people, including two children, were killed and four injured as dilapidated building collapsed in Liaqatabad area of Karachi late on Monday….

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July 18, 2017

 

Mayor Karachi calls suspending issuance of NOC for high rise buildings

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has said that he was demanding of the chief minister of Sindh to give water and electricity to Karachi while on the contrary construction of multistory buildings are going on, for which no objection certificates are also issued.

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May 4, 2017

 

I.G. Sindh should be ashamed of himself: Waseem Akhtar

KARACHI: Waseem Akhtar lashed out at I.G.Sindh on Thursday when he accused the police of registering 20 cases against him in one single day after he was nominated for the post of Mayor of Karachi.  

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March 30, 2017

 

‘Regent Plaza safety rules admit of improvement’

KARACHI: There is enough room for improvement in safety rules exercised at Regent Plaza, according to the fire officers who undertook fire-fighting operation at the upscale hotel. Talking to media, a fire officer said ten to 12 fire brigade  vehicles took part in operation to put out the fire, adding fire-tenders and fire-fighters of Pakistan…

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December 5, 2016

 

Video: Scenes of devastation at Regent Plaza

The raging fire gutted Regent Plaza turning it into a haunted place with broken windows, all-pervading smokes and littered shards of different things strewn all around. Watch the horror sight here.

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December 5, 2016

 

Fire brigade reached late at Regent Plaza: Security officer

Chief Security Officer of Regent Plaza said people saved their lives by using three exits the hotel built in accordance with the international standards. Talking to media, he said the fire fighting equipment were employed on time; hence, the blaze proceeded neither to the upper floors nor to the basement. He said fire brigade squad…

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December 5, 2016

 

Video: Internal shots of Regent Plaza after fire

The outbreak of raging fire torched Regent Plaza leaving 11 people dead. Most of the windows are broken. Hotel’s air-conditioning system was destroyed by the fire. Watch clip to view in the internal shots of the hotel.

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December 5, 2016

 

Karachi hotel fire: List of victims issued

KARACHI: Formidable fire that Sunday night erupted at an upscale hotel consumed at least 11 people including four women and three doctors and left over 65 others injured. The huge fire that broke out at Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel during dark hours of Monday, was contained with firefighting efforts of over two hours. Bodies and…

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December 5, 2016

 

Karachi fire: Mayor Karachi annoyed at mismanagement

Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar rushed to the fire site at Regent Plaza and appeared to be rather exasperated at hotel management. Watch what he has to say.

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December 5, 2016

 

Horrifying accounts of Regent Plaza fire

The scenes of panic and horror were witnessed at a chic hotel located at Shahra-e-Faisal after a raging pre-dawn fire overtook it. Watch this video containing accounts of distressed people.

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December 5, 2016

 

100-day cleanliness drive: Samaa to become voice of Karachi

During the 100-day cleanliness campaign launched by Mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar, Samaa will continue to highlight civic problems of the metropolis with passion and spirit in a challenging task to rid this city of all issues.

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December 3, 2016

 

Mayor Karachi inaugurates cleanliness drive in Orangi

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhter inaugurated the 100 day cleanliness campaign in selected union councils of district West on Friday. On this occasion, people and leaders from political parties including ANP, PTI, Peoples Party and JUI (Fazl-ur-Rehman) were also present. While talking to media, Mayor Karachi said we had begun this campaign in three districts…

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December 2, 2016

 
 
 
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