Five Major Reasons for the Killing in Karachi : IGP

New Sindh IGP Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari

The police have identified five major reasons behind continuing target killings in the city, and proposed that the government should ensure close coordination among the stakeholders to regulate rallies, informed sources said on Monday. The police said public meetings and rallies took much of their time and energy, leaving them with little time to tackle the real problem of law and order. The sources told that Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Fayaz Ahmed Leghari had identified in a recent meeting at the Sindh Secretariat five main factors behind the continuing killings in the provincial capital. He said recent demographic changes had created tensions between different communities over “capturing the political turf”. The IGP noted…

Mazar-e-Quaid Lights Switched off as Karachi takes part in ‘Earth Hour 2012’

earth hour karachi

The lights at Mazar-e-Quaid were switched off at 8:30 pm sharp on Saturday but not because of a power outage, instead it was in commemoration of ‘Earth Hour 2012’. Being celebrated in the country for third time in a row, the worldwide event was organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Sindh government. Supporters of the environment willingly joined the closure of extra lights and appliances in the city for an hour. “Last year, we managed to save 50 to 52 megawatts of energy in the city,” said the Environment Minister Sheikh Muhammad Afzal, while lighting a white candle. Karachi has been given the title of ‘Earth Hour City’ while Sindh has been…