Monday, December 5
Shadow

Metropolitan Cities

CM inaugurates Culture Day at St Paul’s English High School

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah speaking at Cultural Day organized by St Paul’s English High School at its campus said that culture is the total way of life that people in society are blessed with. “Culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music, and arts,” he said and added “through culture, we are governed by norms and customs, which are the pillars of any society and if these pillars are not properly followed in our society, our culture will resemble perfume with no fragrance. Mr. Shah said that it was a gradual existence of presenting those norms and customs to people who surround us through music, dances, arts, crafts, food, dressing style, and languages just to mention a...

Punjab CTD arrests four ‘suspects’ during IBO

Metropolitan Cities
LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab on Saturday claimed to have arrested four suspected persons during an intelligence based operation (IBO). According to a spokesman, the detained suspects have been identified as Ali Raza, Ali Akbar Zahir, and Mehmood Naik Muhammad. During the IBO, as many nine suspected people were also quizzed. Officials seized banned literature and other items from the arrested suspects. The spokesman further said the CTD teams conducted 327 IBOs in different parts of the province in a week, frisked and checked 14,000 people, detained 42 suspects, and registered cases.

Pakistan reports 24 coronavirus cases, no death in 24 hours

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Pakistan on Saturday has reported no death in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of confirmed positive cases has surged to 1,575,274. The nationwide tally of fatalities stands at 30,632 so far. According to the latest figures issued by the National Institute of Health (NIH), at least 24 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 across the country in the past 24 hours. Pakistan has conducted 6,554 tests in the past 24 hours out of which 24 persons were tested positive for the disease. The COVID Positivity Ratio was recorded at 0.37 percent.

Closure of educational institutions in smog-hit Lahore ordered

Metropolitan Cities
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Friday ordered closure of all the educational institutions in the provincial capital for two days due to environmental pollution caused by smog. The court ordered the administration to issue a notification for the two-day closure of the educational institutions. The court also ordered demolition of the brick-kilns contaminating the atmosphere and confiscation and auction of the vehicles polluting the environment. While expressing its concerns over the situation of smog in the city, the court ordered the environment department to amend the rules for the demolition of the brick-kilns. “The brick-kilns that are polluting the environment should be issued a notice first, and then they should be demolished,” the court ordered. It also ordered to file crimina...

PPP leadership, citizens will decide next Karachi mayor: Wahab

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, CM Law Adviser and Sindh Government Spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Thursday said that the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership and people of the city will decide who will be the mayor of Karachi. "Instead of criticizing for the sake of criticism, good work should also be praised. I am not afraid of criticism, the purpose of naming the park in Boat Basin Clifton after the famous diplomat Wajid Shamsul Hasan is in recognition of his valuable services to the country. We are working on various projects to make Karachi a green city. Making the city green is one of our top priorities," the Administrator said this while talking to media representatives after inaugurating the Wajid Shamsul Hasan Family Park in Boat Basin Clifton here. On this occasion, t...

Gold prices reach a historic high

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Gold prices on Thursday reached a historic peak in Pakistan after increasing its rates in the international market. According to a report, the rate of 24-karat fine gold has increased by Rs1,150 to Rs1,62,750 per tola in the Karachi jewelry market. The price of 10 grams of gold also increased by Rs1,329 to Rs1,39,532 while the rate of gold fell by $100 to $1,780 per ounce in the global market. Rates of pure silver of 24 karats also increased by Rs30 per tola to Rs1,770 per tola in the local market.