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Met predicts rains in Karachi later this week

Met predicts rains in Karachi later this week

Third spell of the monsoon heavy rain, with damaging winds and thunderstorms is expected to sweep through the densely populated city of Karachi over the weekend, the Pakistan Meteorological Department Chief Sardar Sarfaraz said on

Journalist Matiullah abducted, released after an outcry

Journalist Matiullah abducted, released after an outcry

Matiullah Jan, a freelance journalist who has worked for several local as well as international news organisations, was picked up by a group of men -- all of them wearing police uniforms -- from outside

Locust breeding begins in Thar, Cholistan

Locust breeding begins in Thar, Cholistan

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam while chairing the meeting of National Locusts Controle Centre (NLCC) on Friday said that locust breeding has started in the Tharparkar and Cholistan deserts. 

Rains wreak havoc on Karachi

Rains wreak havoc on Karachi

Rains and thunderstorms lashed out on Karachi yesterday taking more than three lives including a policeman due to electrocution and other incidents.  The rain followed record high temperatures which soared to 42 degree centigrade --

Load shedding due to power theft, says KE CEO

Load shedding due to power theft, says KE CEO

Karachi’s power utility company K-Electric's Chief Executive Officer Moonis Elahi on Thursday blamed the city-wide power theft as the main cause behind long power outages and energy shortfall to meet the demand.  He said the

Sindh government extends lockdown till Aug 15

Sindh government extends lockdown till Aug 15

Sindh Government on Thursday extended the province-wide lockdown for another month till August 31 after holding consultation with the federal government’s National Command and Operation Centre.  “In continuation of order of even number dated 1

Six killed as monsoon rains lash down on Karachi

Six killed as monsoon rains lash down on Karachi

Karachi was battered by monsoon rains on Monday after clouds gathered on the sky engulfing the entire city in its fold.  As per media reports, the rain caused widespread power outages, huge losses to the

CDA halts construction work on Krishna temple

CDA halts construction work on Krishna temple

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) of Islamabad has halted the construction work on the Shri Krishna Temple after the authorities said that it had not issued a no-objection certificate for the temple.  Hindu community in

End KE monopoly in Karachi, traders ask the government

End KE monopoly in Karachi, traders ask the government

Karachi-based industrialists and businessmen have urged the government to end the K-Electric’s monopoly in the electricity sector of the metropolitan city.  They said the monopolistic power of the utility company has led to an exploitation

Chinese firm to Explore Saindak for gold, copper and silver reserves

Chinese firm to Explore Saindak for gold, copper and silver reserves

The government of Balochistan province on Wednesday awarded a no-objection certificate (NOC) to the Meteorological Construction Company of China (MCC) -- registered under the local name of Saindak Metals Ltd to explore and develop the