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At Least 65 People Die From Heatstroke in Karachi

“People did not get medical help on time, which resulted in their death” May 21, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — At least 65 people have died of heatstroke in Karachi since Saturday as the temperature hit 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 Fahrenheit) on Monday during the Holy month of Ramazan, said Edhi Foundation. According to Edhi chief, 114 bodies were brought to the Foundation’s morgues in Karachi’s Korangi and Sohrab Goth areas in the past three days, out of which at least 65 have died from heatstroke. Most of the citizens who diedRead More


VIDEO: This Person Says “WE NEED ONE NARRATIVE” on All Major Issues

IRSHAD SALIM (May 16, 2018) — On May 3rd, I attended the World Freedom Day event organized by Karachi Media Club — its president Mubasher Mir and General Secretary Manzar Naqvi says it’s a media think-tank focused on Karachi as its ground zero and the whole country in its outreach program. However, with outer contours of its perspective touching every corner of the land, Mir says Karachi being a mini Pakistan because of its past, present and future ability to absorb huge economic immigration from upcountry of all cast, creed,Read More


PPP Leader Bilawal Slams MQM, PTI in Karachi Rally

This will be the PPP’s second pre-election rally in the city and the PTI’s first. May 12, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari says Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is the new Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and people of Karachi won’t tolerate another Altaf Hussain in the form of Imran Khan. The 29-year-old PPP leader while addressing a rally near the Quaid’s Mausoleum in Karachi on Saturday heavily criticized rival MQM for what he termed their plans to bring back “politics of ethnicity” in the mega city. “PTI triedRead More


Dubai-Based Hadid to Operate, Manage 11,000 Sq-ft Terminal at Jinnah International Airport

May 8, 2018 (BE2C2) — Global flight support provider Hadid, which announced its debut as an FBO manager last month in a deal that will see it operate the FBO at Italy’s Riviera Airport, has wasted little time in expanding its fledgling network. For its second location, the Dubai-based global trip support provider will operate and manage an 11,000-sq-ft FBO (fixed-base operator) terminal at Pakistan’s Jinnah International Airport. The facility, located near the country’s civil aviation authority headquarters, is currently undergoing a major renovation, and when completed will include aRead More


Meet Syeda Anfas Who’s Running ‘Footpath Schools’ in Karachi, and Loving It

IRSHAD SALIM (May 6, 2018) –Syeda Anfas’ pegged tents under Karachi’s flyovers are attracting the underprivileged street children to become civic and literate at the very least if not educated– that would be crossing the line as it’s state and government responsibility to provide free education up to Grade 10 under the Constitution and the 18th Amendment. The Sindh government has therefore barred Syeda’s ‘footpath-school’ such as in city’s posh Clifton and Defense areas from providing “free education” to the hundreds of underprivileged children the lady has succeeded in bringingRead More


With 345 Infanticides in 15 Months, Karachi Becoming a ‘Killing Field For Newborn Girls’

Zaitoun, who had moved to Karachi, from the rural northwest in 2011, had a telling-tale that she shared grimly with Aljazeera in 2014: Just days after she gave birth, Zaitoun said, her husband killed the child, their first, because she was a girl. April 30, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — As Pakistan becomes more urbanized, Karachi’s population has grown exponentially. Most of the migrants who move from villages to the country’s largest city on the Arabian Sea in search of better economic opportunities end up living in densely packed, illegal housing settlements.Read More


Lahore Blueprint For Karachi: Mother Of All Cities

By ASHA’AR REHMAN: IF my mother had been around I would have broken the news to her with a chuckle and a boast. There’s finally word that it is possible to turn Karachi into Lahore — long after she declared that my beloved Lahore could never become Karachi. Now it is not only possible that Karachi could be propped up to the level of the largest village on the face of the earth, but that, given the feats Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has performed in his hurried-scurried lifetime, itRead More


Naveena Group Announces Establishment of Steel Plant at Port Qasim in Karachi

Naveena Group has announced its foray into steel production business by establishing a 300,000 tons per annum (TPA) steel melting and re-rolling mill at Port Qasim in Karachi– Pakistan’s economic hub.


World Bank Estimates Pakistan’s Financial Capital Karachi Needs $10 Billion to be Livable, Competitive

The World Bank estimates that Pakistan’s largest metropolitan city Karachi– also its economic hub, needs $9 to $10 billion financing over 10-year period to meet its infrastructure and service delivery requirements.