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Lightning strike kills two in Thatta’s Keti Bandar

One person was injured

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September 27, 2019


Over 350 villages in Thatta submerged after flooding

No rescue teams are on site

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August 22, 2019


Four killed in bus accident in Thatta

Three of the victims were children

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July 28, 2019


Bomb defused at Jungshahi train station in Thatta

Trains are operating once again

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April 14, 2019


Labourers die after getting buried under sand

All three were from the same family

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April 9, 2019


Body found in Thatta creek believed to be man who went missing five days ago

The police identified him via the ID card in his pocket

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February 10, 2019


Two people arrested for illegal hunting in Thatta

The birds are worth millions of rupees

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December 4, 2018


Rescuers retrieve bodies of two brothers who drowned in Thatta canal

They had come from New Karachi for a picnic with their family

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November 26, 2018


Two brothers drown in Thatta

Search for them is currently under way

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November 25, 2018


Police begin aerial firing to disperse Thatta protesters blocking the National Highway

The protesters say there has been no development in the city for three years

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November 11, 2018


Despite a ban, Siberian birds are still being hunted in Thatta

There has been an 8% decline in migratory birds in Pakistan in 2018

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November 10, 2018


The price of chicken in Karachi is going up because of a virus in Thatta

Thousands of chickens have died of Newcastle disease at poultry farms in Thatta

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September 26, 2018


Thatta: A look at the election arena and voters’ plight

SAMAA TV anchor Faisal Karim visited Thatta in Sindh to observe the electioneering process and find out voters’ issues in the district that is considered a stronghold of the Pakistan Peoples Party. Thatta is represented by one National Assembly seat, NA-232, and three Sindh Assembly seats — PS-77, PS-78 and PS-79. Educational institutions and health…

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July 22, 2018


Bilawal Bhutto kicks off Sindh election tour

Pakistan People’s Party Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, addressed his supporters on Monday in different cities, while leading an election rally from Karachi to Hyderabad. The PPP chairman is on three-day visit to Sindh to hold public gatherings in an attempt to reach out to the voters ahead of the general elections. The rally came a…

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July 3, 2018


Sharjeel Memon kicks off his election campaign with 19 cars worth Rs34m

As candidates around the country begin their election campaigns, former provincial minister Sharjeel Inam Memon of the PPP is light years ahead. He has already spent millions on cars in PS-63 Tharparkar as part of his election campaign. Memon has had 19 cars prepared in Hyderabad, each bearing pictures of himself and other PPP leaders…

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June 28, 2018


Anwar Maqsood’s story of a man faking his death comes true

Playwright Anwar Maqsood, in his programme Anwarnama, had told the of a man who had faked his own death to avoid paying his loans. Unfortunately, a similar incident emerged in Thatta’s PS-78, where a man identified as Zakir Hussain faked his own death to avoid being charged with fraud. The columnist and lyricist had apologised…

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June 23, 2018


Man who ‘died’ eight years ago is contesting the election from Thatta’s PS-78

Nothing will stop some people from contesting the elections, not even death. One candidate has risen from the grave to contest the general elections in Thatta. Zakir Hussain was declared dead eight years ago but today he is contesting the election from Thatta’s PS-78. According to his death certificate, which was issued on December 10,…

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June 22, 2018


Meet two patients on Shah Yaqeeq shrine

There is shrine in Sindh famous for treatment of incurable diseases.  The Shah Yaqeeq shrine is located in Sujawal district near Thatta, Sindh. The shrine belongs to sufi saint Syed Asghar Ali Shah Bukhari, who is known as Shah Yaqeeq Baba. The saint is widely known Roohani Surgeon because of the miraculous healing of diseases…

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April 12, 2018


The fading splendor of 17th century Shahjahan Mosque – Watch

Report by: Zohair Ali The government of Sindh has apparently no proper plan to restore the fading splendor of 17th-century mosque built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in Thatta. Its interior was slightly repaired some 18 years ago, according to Khateeb of the mosque. Since then, no restoration work has been carried out to save this…

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April 7, 2018


Rs2.5b spent on gutka in Thatta, Sujawal: survey

PHOTO: FILE Reporting by Zohair Ali A survey revealed Sunday that Rs2.5 billion is annually spent on gutka, paan and mainpuri in Thatta and Sujawal Besides youngsters, gutka, paan and mainpuri are popular addictions among women, children and elderly. “I get a headache if I don’t eat paan,” said Salim Mallah. “I am a labourer….

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March 18, 2018