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Azeem Samar
Karachi
Much to the displeasure of opposition lawmakers, the provincial assembly proceedings on Friday were adjourned just 10 minutes after they started for lack of quorum.
The proceedings had begun on time, which is unusual for the current ...
 
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our correspondent
Karachi
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement said on Friday that the early adjournment of the provincial assembly sitting earlier in the day was a ploy to avoid a debate on the issue of the extrajudicial killing of its activists.
“The hasty ...
 
 
our correspondents

Karachi
Six people, including activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), were killed in Karachi on Friday.
In Korangi, the tortured bodies of two MQM activists were found dumped near the Qayyumabad ...
 
 

Karachi
Former federal minister for human rights Ansar Burney has called upon the federal and Sindh governments to disclose the whereabouts of nearly 14,000 persons rounded up during the Karachi operation in the last seven months.
According ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
The list of 13 most sensitive centres issued by the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) for its exams beginning on April 22 did not include Lyari, Orangi or Baldia Town areas which were known for their volatile law and order ...
 
 
M. Waqar Bhatti
Karachi
After threadbare discussion with all the stakeholders regarding the blatant sale of Iranian POL products in the city, AIG Karachi Shahid Hayat vowed on Friday to put a stop to their sale within a week.
Addressing a meeting of the ...
 
 
Shamim Bano
Karachi
Almost all the Karachi-bound trains arrived at the Cantt station behind schedule on Friday due to the engine failure of Sukkur Express near meeting point station between Jhimpir and Kotri stations, informed Chairman Railway Union Manzoor ...
 
 
Anil Datta
Karachi
For many, art is just a money minting exercise which involves the artists conjuring up situations and transposing them on to the canvas.
However, there are those for whom art is a reflection of their innermost feelings; prompted by ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
Personnel of Sindh Rangers caught six men said to be involved in heinous crimes while conducting targeted raids in various areas of the city on Friday, said the spokesman of the paramilitary agency.
He said Rangers personnel ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
The K-Electric has planned week long activities to celebrate the global event of Earth Day observed on April 22 every year, an official of the power utility told The News on Friday.
He said starting from April 17, awareness sessions ...
 
 

Karachi
The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) seized 40 kilograms of fine quality opium, worth Rs25 million, at the Naka Khari check post near Winder in Balochistan on the RCG Highway.
In a statement issued on Thursday, the PCG claimed to have ...
 
 
Zaib Azkaar Hussain
Karachi
A court awarded the benefit of the doubt and acquitted a man on Friday who had confessed to and was charged with the murder of his friend seven years ago.
In a bid to avoid repaying a Rs700,000 loan, Imranuddin had allegedly killed ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
The Christian residents of Karachi gathered at churches wearing solemn black or white clothes to observe Good Friday.
A revered and important occasion in the Christian calendar, Good Friday marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
At ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
Secretary Local Government (LG) Javed Hanif has directed the officials of his department to launch a full-fledged campaign against dengue with the coordination of Health Department in all the small and big cities of Sindh. He also issued ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
The Sindh High Court on Friday directed the provincial chief and health secretaries and others to file comments on a petition seeking medical facilities for lawyers at government hospitals of the province.
The petitioner, Muhammad ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
The Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) said on Friday that the continued targeted killing of Shia Muslims was an ample proof of the failure of the state machinery.
Allama Abdullah Mutaheri, Hassan Hashmi, Raza Naqvi and Allama ...
 
 
News Desk
Karachi
Altaf Hussain condemned on Friday extrajudicial killings of two workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), describing all such killings as a grave violation of human rights.
In a statement, the MQM chief expressed his deep sorrow ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
A large number of residents of Baldia Qaimkhani Colony held a protest demonstration on Friday outside the press club against SHO Inspector Shahzad Ilyas and head constable Waheed of the Ittehad Town police station for lodging “illegal ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
City Commissioner Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on Friday directed concerned authorities to immediately start removal of encroachments from the surroundings of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, National Institute of Cardiovascular ...
 
 
our correspondent
Karachi
A local court granted bail to the former CEO of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Abid Javed Akbar, on Friday against a sum of Rs50 million in a fraud case involving misappropriation of millions of rupees.
Earlier the ...