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Local train service from Karachi to Dhabeji starts tomorrow. Local train service from Karachi to Dhabeji starts tomorrow.
KARACHI: After a passage of almost 11 years, the Dhabeji Express will start running again in the port city from tomorrow (Thursday). Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid announced that President Dr Arif Alvi will inaugurate the Dhabeji Express today (Wednesday) while it will be opened for public on Thursday (November 1). He also promised to lay a railway track from Gwadar to Quetta at a ...
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Sindh govt ready to cooperate in fake accounts case, needs time to gather data: CM. Sindh govt ready to cooperate in fake accounts case, needs time to gather data: CM.
KARACHI : Clarifying the Sindh government’s position, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said on Wednesday that he had already given instructions to the chief secretary to hand over records sought by the Joint Investigation Team conducting an investigation in the case of money laundering through ‘fake’ bank accounts. JIT seeks details of Sindh govt contractors in fake accounts case The JIT had o...
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MQM-P, PSP hold separate shows of power MQM-P, PSP hold separate shows of power
KARACHI: A day after the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf staged a public meeting in the city, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and the Pak Sarzameen Party organised their separate shows of strength on Monday evening. While the talking points of the two parties were almost similar — raising voice on census, delimitation of constituencies, providing amnesty to Karachi youths, etc — another common f...
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SBP initiates low-cost housing finance policy SBP initiates low-cost housing finance policy
3 KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan has initiated policy for financing of low-cost housing with the support and suggestions of stakeholders of this sector. “In order to address this issue, State Bank in consultation with relevant stakeholders, has developed a policy for promotion of low-cost housing finance in Pakistan,” said the SBP on Wednesday. The SBP believes that the housing sector in v...
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Experts alarmed by rising XDR typhoid cases in Karachi Experts alarmed by rising XDR typhoid cases in Karachi
1 KARACHI: Health experts have raised alarm over the increasing number of ‘extensively-drug resistant’ (XDR) typhoid cases being reported in the city and have urged the public to adopt good hygiene practices, drink boiled water and avoid eating raw food. They also called upon the government to initiate efforts for better sanitation and free vaccination campaigns against typhoid, a preventable ...
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Only 4% of mayor’s Rs27b budget for development Only 4% of mayor’s Rs27b budget for development
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) unveiled on Tuesday a predictably surplus budget for the fiscal year 2018-19, amid protests from the opposition at the Old KMC building on MA Jinnah Road. Unveiling the budget with an outlay of Rs27,170.97 million, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar told the council that they had managed to save Rs9.63m in the current fiscal year. He added that more funds were...
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People standing for hours to procure water tankers People standing for hours to procure water tankers
The recent water crisis across the city has left the people highly perturbed. The scheme announced by the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) managing director (MD), according to which people could call water tankers from homes, has miserably failed. Residents of District Central are compelled to stand in queues at the hydrant at Sakhi Hasan while fasting. Many cannot endure the heat while ...
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MQM hits back at CM, accuses PPP of neglecting Karachi MQM hits back at CM, accuses PPP of neglecting Karachi
Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s remarks during the Sindh Assembly session on Tuesday were not well received by all who heard them, especially politicians belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). He had said that the city was once in the grip of constant fear but was now free of the devils that had earlier held it hostage. Murad censured those who wanted to divide Sindh by carving out a ...
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‘People of Karachi must support PPP for it to be able to serve them’. ‘People of Karachi must support PPP for it to be able to serve them’.
The Pakistan Peoples Party and its chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari are concentrating on Karachi completely as they intend to do more work for the city. The people of Karachi must support PPP for it to be able to serve them, said party leader and MPA Saeed Ghani. Addressing a press conference on Friday, Ghani, the PPP’s Karachi president, said Bilawal has always taken ownership of Karachi and its p...
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Murad asks KE, SSGC to sort out their disputes by Thursday. Murad asks KE, SSGC to sort out their disputes by Thursday.
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday told the K-Electric (KE) and the Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL) that he would not allow them to punish the people of Karachi merely because of disputes between the two entities. The chief minister presided over a meeting at CM House which was attended by SSGC chairman of board of directors retired Lt-Gen Javed Zia and other sen...
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