5,000 plots in Karachi 10,000 houses to be allotted to the poor: CM


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Monday announced that 10,000 two-room houses would be allotted to poor and needy families throughout the province within three months while 5,000 plots in Karachi would be distributed on the birth anniversary of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on Jan 5, 2013. The chief minister stated this while presiding over a meeting held at the CM House to review the pace of construction work of low-cost houses being built under the Benazir Bhutto Housing Cell (BBHC). The chief minister said that as per commitment, 50,000 plots were being provided to poor, deserving and needy people. He said that the houses being built by the governments of…

Government to open 20 Model Police Stations in Karachi

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The government has decided to open 50 model police stations in Sindh, 20 of them in Karachi. In this regard, Additional IGP Research Development and Inspection Muhammad Rafiq Hassan presided over a meeting which recommended opening 50 model police stations to improve “Thana culture” in Sindh. The proposed model police stations include seven model women police stations: three in Karachi and one each in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas. In these women police stations lady SHOs, investigation officers and Muharars would be appointed and given required infrastructure and logistic support.

Karachi Inter-City Bus Services to be Launched by Daewoo


Twenty new buses will soon be seen on Karachi inter-city routs. This was announced by Daewoo Bus Service President C.I Kim at a ceremony, held at Port Grand Karachi today (Monday). The news buses will be run from Karachi to Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Larkana and Mirpur Khas.

Serial Killer arrested from Soldier Bazar


A man allegedly involved in killing women and later cutting them up into pieces was arrested by police on Tuesday from Soldier Bazar area of the city. According to police, the serial killer along with his aide was arrested from the Soldier Bazar area today. The killers were involved in killing four women in three months who were found in pieces later from different areas. Police told female body parts were found from Soldier Bazar, Jamshed Quarters, Gurumandir, MA Jinnah Road, Mazar-e-Qaid and others that used to be wrapped in plastic bags. In March, one of the victims’ finely cut up body was found in four different places near the Aga Khan Jamaatkhana in Garden….

Doctors trying to Save Six legged Baby Life

Sukkur boy mutated birth

On Friday, Imran Sheikh and his wife became the proud parents of a baby boy with six legs. As the news of this baby and his legs spread like wildfire, a large crowd lined outside the hospital in Sukkur to catch a glimpse. As the frenzy increased, the anxious parents decided to take their son home. With a little help from the family and the Baitul Mal, Sheikh brought his son to Karachi on Monday for a check-up at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH). After an initial physical assessment, the doctors felt that the baby was a conjoined twin with a case of parasitic conjunction, also known as unequal conjoined twins when a…

A Massive Dust Storm struck Karachi

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A massive dust storm struck many parts of Sindh and Balochistan, particularly the coastal areas, on Monday, bringing down the visibility level to as low as 200 metres and disrupting domestic and international flight operations at various airports in the country’s southern region. While several billboards, trees and some electric poles in the interior of Sindh toppled, plunging many areas into darkness, no loss of life was reported due to the dust storm that weathermen said was expected to continue till Tuesday noon. The northwesterly dusty winds began to blow from Iran towards the coastal areas of Balochistan and Sindh due to a low air pressure here, they said. The civil aviation authorities said none…

NADRA Sacked 61 Employees for Disrupting its Services


The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) sacked 61 employees across the country for disrupting its services with the protests that erupted on Monday. Around 18 employees were fired from Lahore, 11 from Sargodha, 10 from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, nine from Islamabad, six from Balochistan, five from Sukkur and two from other areas. The director general of NADRA’s Sindh chapter, Zahid Hussain, confirmed the terminations, but denied that anyone from Sindh was fired over the protests. He said those sacked from the Sindh offices were already facing disciplinary action, claiming that their inquiries were already under process. “The rest will be regularised in 15 days,” he added. A committee was also set up to go over the…