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Govt urged to use official channels on Aafia issue

August 31, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Karachi: Aafia Movement Pakistan leader and noted neurophysician of the country Dr Fowzia Siddiqui has urged the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government to officially contact the American administration on the issue of detention of Pakistani mother and noted scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui.
In a statement here Thursday, she said that …

At least 11 die as rains lash Karachi

August 31, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Karachi: At least 11 people died in electrocution and other incidents as heavy rains lashed the city, inundating low lying areas.
Heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, paralyzing the routine life in many areas. Low lying areas especially in Old city areas and Burns Road …

SBP issues fresh banknotes worth Rs168bn

August 31, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Karachi: To meet the increasing demand for fresh banknotes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha 2017, SBP Banking Services Corporation (SBP BSC) made elaborate arrangements with a focus to cover maximum stakeholders including the general public.
The SBP issued fresh banknotes of Rs. 168 billion as compared to Rs.161 billion issued …

KE says overall power supply stable

August 31, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

KARACHI: Overall power supply situation remained stable in the city despite intermittent torrential rainfall and strong winds continued to lash Karachi on Thursday. Various areas were submerged with the northern part of the city recorded 129 millimetres of rain.
Power supply to strategic installations including key hospitals, Dhabeji pumping station, and …

Ministers visit rain-soaked city, order pumping out rainwater

August 31, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

Karachi: Provincial Ministers Jam Khan Shoro and Syed Nasir Shah visited the city and issued necessary directives to DMCs and KWSB for disposal of rain water accumulated along the roads, streets located in the low lying areas.
Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro said that during the last one and …

Boy electrocuted in Gulistan-e-Jauhar

August 31, 2017 – 12:00 am | No Comment

KARACHI: A boy was electrocuted in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the city on Thursday.
According to rescue sources, an eight-year-old Aslam, son of Fida Hussain, received severe electric shocks while playing outside his home in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. As a result, he died on the spot.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate …