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May 2017

PARIS Former French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur has been placed under formal investigation over allegations that possible kickbacks may have helped finance his 1995 presidential election campaign, a judicial source said on Tuesday. In the so-called “Karachi Affair”, judges are trying to unravel a series of nebulous dealings by middlemen …

There is a strange smell in Karachi’s atmosphere today and all the residents of the city are talking about it over social media but no one knows the real reason behind the repugnant smell. Weather Updates PK page on Facebook unveils the real story behind the weird smell in Karachi’s air today. …

Reuters/Karachi/Peshawar Protesters in Pakistan’s largest city set tyres ablaze yesterday after power cuts disrupted a traditional pre-dawn meal – Iftar – during the holy month of Ramadan, police said, a day after two protesters in another city were shot dead.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to power four years ago promising …

A Pakistani father-of-three unable to get a job due to his giant hands has been forced to beg on the streets to feed his family. Ashraf-ud-din, 70, from Karachi, has suffered from the rare condition macrodactyly all of his life – a congenital form of gigantism.  Despite previously being employed …

Angry citizens held protests around the city on Tuesday against prolonged load-shedding. PHOTO: ONLINE KARACHI/HYDERABAD: The miseries of the residents of Karachi have been compounded since the beginning of Ramazan and will continue for at least two to three more days due to a recent wave of rotational load management spells …

KARACHI: A grounded plane by the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been turned into a beautiful dining hall by the Airport Security Force (ASF), giving it a look of a spacious, high-end restaurant. PIA was one of the first airlines to fly Boeing 747, the biggest and luxurious plane of …

Karachi emerges slowly from decades in the dark Article source: https://www.ft.com/content/c7a9c9fc-4530-11e7-8d27-59b4dd6296b8

The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) announced on Monday that the number of dangerous buildings in Karachi stood at 354. A statement said most of the buildings were located in Saddar Town-One numbering 215, while Saddar Town-Two had 57 such buildings. It said that according to the authority’s technical committee …

KARACHI: Security forces took into custody three suspects during a search operation near Sango and Umar Lane areas late Monday night, police officials stated. The suspects – Majeed, Aijaz, and Usama Baloch – are reportedly the henchmen of a female drug seller ‘Mema’, sources said, adding that a large volume …

KARACHI: Chinese company, Yutong Bus makers, has expressed interest to invest in inter-city and intra-city buses operations in Sindh. This was said by a 11-member delegation of Yutong Bus led by General Manager Shi Cun Tu while talking to Chairperson Sindh Board of Investment (SBI), Ms. Naheed Memon at her …