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September 2017

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to mobilize all the resources to clear the roads in Karachi due to rains and ensure uninterrupted communication and connectivity within the port city as well as with other parts of the country. Taking notice of the current …

ISLAMABAD: In a telephonic conversation , Interior Minister Professor Ahsan Iqbal has directed DG Rangers, Sindh to utilise all resources in the rescue and relief operation in flood affected areas hit by torrential rain in Karachi today. The Interior Minister has directed the DG Rangers to set up relief camps …

KARACHI: Mohammad Shakir­ullah alias Mufti Shakir, who was arrested over charges of killing policemen and carrying out the suicide attack on CID SP Chaudhry Aslam in 2014, was released on bail and subsequently fled to Afghanistan and is now running an active training camp for militants, it emerged on Wednesday. …

View of stagnant water accumulated in the city after heavy downpour in Karachi on Thursday. Photo: PPIHeavy rainfall is expected to lash the metropolis until Friday. Photo: PPIThe northern areas of Karachi were the worst affected, with rainwater flooding homes and other structures in low-lying areas. Photo: PPIThe downpour not …

KARACHI: As many as 16 people lost their lives and the civic life was paralyzed in Karachi following unprecedented rains which saw the army troops being deployed to assist the local administration on Thursday. The early morning heavy rains wreaked havoc in the megapolis, causing the worst type of urban …

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar on Thursday admitted the dismal condition of the city after rain but placed the entire blame on the Sindh government for the overflowing roads. Talking to Geo News, Akhtar said that though they had the rain forecast, the city’s disposal system is unable to cope …

KARACHI: Two suspected robbers were shot by a security guard in Karachi on Thursday evening. The suspects looted a computer shop located in the Zamzama area of the metropolis. While running away with the looted cash, laptops and other valuables, a security guard opened fire on them. Shots fired by …

KARACHI: A fire broke out at a shoe factory in Karachi’s SITE area late Thursday, firefighting officials said. Chief Fire Officer Tehseen Siddiqui said a few workers in the factory set fire to a chemical drum following an altercation, which ignited the blaze. Fire tenders have been busy extinguishing the …

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – At least 13 people have been killed by flooding in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, after heavy monsoon rains hit the sprawling metropolis overnight, officials said on Thursday. The deaths were the latest in a disaster that has so far killed more that 1,200 people across the …