17 Unidentified Workers of Baldia Factory Fire laid to Rest

Baldia factory fire

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,…

Court puts Stay Order on 700 ASIs Appoinments


The Sindh High Court released a stay order on the recruiting of around 700 assistant police inspectors in Sindh police until Feb 15. The court has also called responses from Sindh’s primary associate, house associate, cops primary and others as to why openings were being loaded allegedly in breach of regulations. Petitioner Zakir Ali Khan, applicant aggrieved by the consultation process, said that the cops division had promoted 700 content of ASIs in newspaper in July 2011 which were expected to be loaded through the community assistance percentage as required under the Police Order 2002. Being qualified, Khan used and patiently waited for the meeting call. Meanwhile, the Police Order 2002 lapsed and Police Act…

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


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…

KESC CEO Booked in Manslaughter Case

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The chief executive officer of the Karachi Electricity Supply Company was on Friday booked in a manslaughter case regarding the death of a young man who fell from the eighth floor of a multi-storey building to escape a fire. Civil Lines DSP Zubair Tanoli said that a case (FIR 129/2012) was registered under Section 322 (punishment for qatl bis-sabab) of the Pakistan Penal Code against KESC chief Tabish Gohar and retired Col Shiraz, the chief security officer of the power utility, on a complaint of Abdul Rasheed Baig, the victim’s father, at the Artillery  Maidan police station. Earlier, a division bench of the Sindh High Court headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar directed the additional SHO…

SHC Conditionally Allowed Govt to Ban Motorbike Riding on 9th and 10th Muharram

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The Sindh High Court on Tuesday conditionally allowed the provincial government to impose ban on use of motorcycle on the 9th and 10th of Muharram “as an extreme measure of last resort” in the public interest if there were “serious security concerns”.A division bench headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam gave this direction on an application of the provincial government seeking a seven-day ban on motorbike riding in the city due to security concerns. However, the bench ordered: “Under the circumstances, if at all there are serious and credible information and serious security concerns as an extreme measure of last resort, ban or restriction on the use of pillion/motorcycle, in the public interest may be…

Killing in Karachi Continues despite ban on Pillion Riding

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Amid high security and police operations in various restive parts, violence continued in Karachi on Monday claiming two more lives in Pakistan’s economic hub. Officials said the firing incidents took place in Karachi’s Surjani Town and Maripur areas where 22-year-old Adnan and 25-year-old Shabir were shot dead by unidentified assailants riding motorbikes, despite ban on pillion riding in the city. Motive behind their murder and victims’ political affiliation could not immediately be ascertained. Target-Killer Held Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested a suspected target killer involved in murder of more than 10 people. SSP Farooq Awan told reporters that Gulab Jatoi, a proclaimed offender, was captured when police conducted a raid in Karachi’s Korangi area….

SC orders IG to Report of 7000 Taliban in Karachi

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A judicial bench of the apex court on Wednesday ordered the IG Sindh along with other officials to submit a report regarding the infiltration of more than 7,000 Taliban in Karachi by Thursday. The order was given during the Supreme Court’s hearing of the case regarding the implementation of its recommendations in the Karachi violence suo motu case. Heading a larger bench, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali ordered that all unregistered cars and motorcycles in the city should be seized. Justice Jamali said that cars are seen being driven around without bearing any registration number plates. He questioned how unregistered cars without fitness certificates even make it to the roads. “Such cars are used in criminal…

Primary Teachers water cannoned by Police

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Law enforcement officials adopted their preferred method of crowd-control — namely the use of batons and water cannons — on hundreds of primary teachers as the latter attempted to march towards the Governor House on Tuesday. Police arrested 11 protesters from Strachan Road and locked them up in the Artillery police station. The protesters had been demanding appointment letters for teaching posts across 16 districts in the province for the last three years, and finally brought their protest to Karachi on Tuesday. The Sindh government had announced 14,000 vacancies for primary school teachers in 2008. The Sindh University conducted aptitude tests in May 2009 and said that candidates scoring more than 60 per cent on…

Firing on Rally in Lyari killed 10 People

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At least ten people have been killed while several others injured after violence broke out in different parts of Karachi following reports of firing on a rally organized by Awami Tehreek and other political parties of Lyari here on Tuesday. Markets and shops have been closed in Bolton Market and surrounding areas; some unknown miscreants torched several vehicles including motor-bikes and cars in same areas. The ‘Save Sindh’ rally, called by Awami Tehrik and supported by many other parties, was taken out from Lyari. When rally arrived near Napier area of Lea Market, some unknown miscreants started indiscrminate firing fire and burning properties and vehicles. Initially, seven persons included two journalists and women sustained injuries…

Sindh High Court taken SuoMotu on the Killings in Karachi


The police and rangers have to submit a report in 24 hours on the killings in Karachi as the chief justice of the Sindh High Court has taken suo motu notice of the matter. Sixteen people were shot dead in about 24 hours. Snipers targeted people at roadside tea stalls and others were picked off in drive-by shootings. Independent sources, however, put the toll from Tuesday midnight till Thursday morning at 22. Chief Justice Musheer Alam has asked the officials to inform the court of what they have done against criminals, terrorists and elements involved in the unabated killings in the city, said an official of the SHC. They have also been asked to state…