17 Unidentified Workers of Baldia Factory Fire laid to Rest

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Five months after an inferno surrounded the garment factory in Baldia, the continues to be of 17 unknown employees were laid to rest in KMC Graveyard amongst holes and hopes that such an occurrence won’t happen again. A dangerous flame taken through the manufacturer in Sept last year, eliminating over 258 employees in one of the World’s deadliest industrial mishaps. No one knows for sure how the flame started and why so many individuals were stuck inside. On Sunday, hundreds of individuals, including the owners of Ali Businesses, which ran the manufacturer, joined the memorial at Akhbar Shaheed Ground in Baldia Town. The mass funeral took place with the authorization of the victims’ close relatives,…

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…

Edhi Stopped from Supplying Rations and Food in Lyari

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Renowned human rights activist Abdul Sattar Edhi has vehemently condemned the ongoing police operation in Lyari and demanded immediate withdrawal of forces from the area. He was speaking at a press conference with members of the civil society at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday.Edhi said that the law enforcement officials have barred his ambulances from entering Lyari, and he was also stopped from supplying food rations in the area, which has practically turned into a war-zone for the last seven days. “In my lifelong work, I was allowed to enter Gaza with humanitarian aid and was not even stopped by the Israeli forces, but here in my own city, I am being stopped from…

Hollywood Actor Sean Penn meets Abdul Sattar Edhi and his wife in Karachi

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In a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers, the rather unassuming actor Sean Penn stepped out of his car to meet Pakistan’s iconic humanitarian worker  Abdul Sattar Edhi and his wife, Bilquis Edhi, at their home for children on Saturday morning. While the Academy Award-winning star of Dead Man Walking is instantly recognisable to film buffs, the Edhis were unaware of who their visitor was. Penn, who was accompanied by US Consul General William J Martin and a slew of consular staff, told Edhi that it was a “great honour” to meet him. “Your name is brought up with reverential appreciation,” Penn said. In return, the Edhis were told about Penn’s philanthropic efforts to help the survivors…