Safari Park gets tigers under controversial deal

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The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has brought a pair of tigers from Lahore to the Safari Park through, what officials claimed, an ‘exchange deal’, without acquiring mandatory permission from the Sindh wildlife department, it emerged on Thursday. The animals, according to sources, were a pair of golden tabby tigers (not a separate species but the ones with an extremely rare colour variation caused by a recessive gene that is currently found only in captive tigers). The big cats were brought from Lahore to Karachi by road and shifted to the Safari Park early in the morning, they said. The administration did not allow media persons to either look at or take pictures of the animals. The…

KMC will grant KU Rs 4 million

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The yearly allow of Rs 4 million for Karachi University will be started again, said Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Mohammad Hussain Syed. According to a university statement issued on Tuesday, the KMC administrator in a conference with KU vice chancellor Dr Mohammad Qaiser again confident him that the KMC gives two vehicles for the university on an yearly basis. The guarantee to this impact had lately been given by the KMC administrator. Also existing in the conference, KU Pharmacy Dean Dr Ghazala Hafeez Khawaja recommended to the KMC to set up a natural medication analytic lab. KU dean of technology faculty Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi was prepared to boost support to the KMC Wellness…

KMC will start bus rapid system on two corridors of Karachi

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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in collaboration with JICA envisages to develop bus rapid system on two identified corridors of Karachi, KMC Administrator, Mohammad Hussain Sayed was quoted to have said during his meeting with Nagase of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). According to a KMC press release issued on Tuesday the administrator presently on a JICA sponsored visit to Bangkok, Thailand, as part of delegation comprising federal and provincial officials in his meeting with investors said the population of Karachi is estimated to turn 27.6 million by 2020 and 31.6 million by 2035. This population growth, he said is already having its implications on transport sector with traffic management turning into a serious issue. “Proper…

Shahrah-i-Quaideen will be made Signal-free, says KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed


Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that Shahrah-i-Quaideen will be developed as a signal-free road, work for which has already been started. He said that widening of both tracks of Shahrah-i-Quaideen would be carried out, while the development work of the Mehran Highway would be done under a commitment with the Japanese government by March 15. These remarks were made by him during a visit to Shahrah-i-Quaideen, according to a statement issued here on Tuesday. He said with the completion of the construction work on Shahrah-i-Quaideen traffic flow near Khudadad Colony, Noorani Kabab Chowrangi and Allahwali Chowrangi would be improved. APP