Another 40-Feet Long Shark caught of Karachi Beach

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Sea professionals have raised issues over the loss of life of a juvenile whale shark unintentionally captured off Charna Isle on Thursday afternoon and then delivered to the Karachi Fish Harbor on Friday morning. According to preliminary reports, the 14-foot-long whale shark is between three and four loads. Known to be a slow-moving plankton-eating shark, the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the biggest residing varieties of fish and is extremely docile. It has been detailed as ‘vulnerable’ by the Worldwide Partnership for Efficiency of Characteristics and is involved in ‘Appendix 2’ of the Meeting on Worldwide Business in Vulnerable Species. It was captured by a 14-member team of vessel Safina Imraj. Discussing with Media, the…

Ecological hazard: KPT’s Deep Sea Port Venture lands in legal waters

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The strong sea package terminal may play a role considerably to the national exchequer but the megaproject will cause far more damage to the ecosystem and atmosphere of the Clifton seaside. Concerned about the environmental impact of the under-construction slot, a beachgoer has taken the slot regulators to Sindh High Court. Abdul Jabbar Khan, who lifestyles in an residence complicated at the seaside, statements in his case that the fundamental rights of the community, particularly Karachiites, will be breached due to the encroachment of the Clifton seaside. Clifton is the only seaside accessible to the community in the slot city, offering leisurely and enjoyment possibilities. Located about a km off the beach at the front…

New Lahore-Karachi train service rolls into the Cantt station

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At mid-day on Wed, the Karachi Cantt Station resounded with drumbeats and firecrackers as the Night Coach Express whistled on its appearance. With over 500 travelers on panel, the recently released practice – the third such project between Pakistan Railways and a personal organization – combined into the Karachi Cantt place right promptly. The trip of 10 traveler trainers which started from Lahore Wednesday evening at 6pm led to Karachi at its planned duration of 12pm. Ratings of porters, Pakistan Railways staffers and guests hurried toward Foundation No. 8 as the Night Trainer Show came. The travelers were bathed with increased petals and leaves as fireworks went off amongst the surpasses of a musical technology…

Shortage of Gas hits Residential Localities

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Residents of many areas in Karachi have been experiencing a severe shortage of gas for the past several days as gas pressure in stoves and geysers has reduced to the lowest if it has not altogether gone. Residents of Bahadurabad, PECHS, phases V, VI, VII of Defence Housing Authority and Nazimabad have complained  about the problem while the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has also admitted that they are finding it difficult to maintain the supply. “For Karachi we are getting maximum 950 to 1,166 millions of cubic feet per day (MMCFD) gas from various gas fields in Sindh and the demand due to the cold weather, which prompts people to turn their gas heaters…

Capri Cinema Opens with a [Da]bangg!

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Exactly three months after it was looted and burned in a riot, Capri Cinema will officially open today with Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2. For weeks, cinema facades were covered with posters depicting the September 21 carnage and asking who would help. On Thursday, bystanders were admiring a massive new billboard for the movie. Capri’s owner, Chaudhry Asif, smiled as he addressed a press conference at the cinema – it’s newly laid marble still sparkling – on Thursday evening. “They can keep breaking down cinemas – and we will keep building them,” he said. “This has been a struggle,” Asif said. “With the help of our friends and family, we’ve been able to reopen it.” Asif was…

8th KIBF Open for Small Crowed at Expo Center Karachi

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The 8th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) opened to small crowds at the Expo Centre on Thursday. A huge variety of books on offer including religious, technical, fiction, general interest, textbooks and children’s books in the Urdu, Sindhi and English languages couldn’t draw the expected crowds on the opening day of the fair. ” Syeda Tehseen Fatima of Urdu Virsa told Dawn on being asked about the sales at her stall. Still the ones holding some attraction for the buyers were the religious books. Afshan Nadeem, a fashion design student at Indus University, said that she was happy to have come across two religious books that she liked and bought immediately. “One is titled Tohfa-i-Khawateen…

Quality Prose Rendition, Speeches kick off International Urdu Moot

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The 5th International Urdu Conference began with thought-provoking speeches on Urdu literature in India and Pakistan and admirable prose rendition by Zia Mohyeddin in the Arts Council Karachi auditorium on Thursday. Two keynote speeches were made at the inaugural session of the four-day moot. Indian scholar Prof Shamim Hanafi spoke on Urdu literature in India. He said the concept of democracy was best manifested in the world of literature. Muslims in India did not speak or write in one language as Urdu was one of the 24 national languages spoken in the country. Pointing out the issues confronting Urdu literature, he argued that the advent of information technology had sparked off a tussle between books…

Abdul Sattar Edhi Led a ‘Peace Rally’ Condemning Israel’s Airstrikes on Gaza

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Renowned social worker and founder of the Edhi foundation Abdul Sattar Edhi on Monday led a ‘peace rally’ in Karachi, condemning Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza Strip which claimed at least 90 lives in five days. Protest rallies are being organized across the world, including Pakistan, urging United Nations and Muslim countries to prevent Tel Aviv from bombardment on civilian population. The deaths came after multiple raids on Sunday, killing 31 people in the bloodiest day of Israel’s bombing campaign. At least 10 children, five of them babies and toddlers, and six women were among those killed. The violence has also cost the lives of three Israelis and injured more than 50, as diplomatic efforts to…

Government was Planning on Launching an Operation on a Large-scale in Karachi : Report

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Several suspects were arrested by security agencies during targeted operations in Karachi, media reports stated on Friday. The operation is still underway to round up suspects from across the city. Police conducted a search operation in Darpan Bazaar and Ghausia Colony areas in Jamshed Quarters and arrested 20 suspects and seized weapons from their possession. Rangers raided the Gulberg area and arrested eight suspects. A report published today in a local newspaper revealed that the government was planning on launching an operation on a large-scale, keeping in view the current situation of the metropolis. The report further stated that the operation will have complete support from the army. Sources saying that the step was taken to…

Sindh Police have a New Forensics Laboratory

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With the fancy gadgets at the newly inaugurated forensics laboratory, the Sindh Police can now trace deleted data from mobile phones. The Digital Forensics Science Laboratory at the Sindh Police forensics division obtained two devices, the CellXtract-TNT and the UFED Touch Ultimate, which will help gain information on a suspect’s cell phone or computer. These machines will also help the police decipher and download the data from a SIM or phone set used in any crime. “Cell phones are commonly being used in bomb blasts but the problem is that the explosion destroys the SIM and the phone, which means that investigators lose important clues,” forensic division chief AIG Munir Sheikh told at the lab’s inauguration…