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Climate change affecting fish catch, warn experts

By: M. Waqar Bhatti Karachi: Climate change is affecting fish catch in Pakistani waters as elsewhere in the world, as changes have been observed in the timing and duration of fishing seasons in the studies recently carried out in Jiwani, Keti Bunder and Kharo Chan districts. This was stated by Ali Dehlavi, Project Manager, Building […]

Environmental hazard: Karachi Port Trust’s deep sea port project lands in legal waters

KARACHI: The deep sea container terminal may contribute considerably to the national exchequer but the megaproject will cause far more damage to the ecology and environment of the Clifton beach. Concerned about the ecological impact of the under-construction port, a beachgoer has taken the port authorities to SIndh High Court. Abdul Jabbar Khan, who lives […]

Police fail to bring minister’s servant and the abducted girl to court

By: Rizwan Shehzad KARACHI: The police failed to produce a minister’s servant, accused of abducting a teenage girl and then forcing her to convert to Islam, to the court on Wednesday. The case was fixed for hearing on Wednesday before the 13th judicial magistrate, South, Hatim Aziz Solangi, but the police failed to present the […]

Radiologists invited to attend moot

KARACHI: The organisers of 28th Annual Conference Radiology Society of Pakistan and 6th SAARC Congress of Radiology (SCR-2013) on Tuesday invited radiologists of the country to attend the moot in large numbers. The three-day event, scheduled from February 8 to 10, will include pre-conference workshops on February 7. Daily Times

Protests against Quetta carnage continue across the country

KARACHI: A strike was observed on Sunday in most parts of the country including Karachi, Multan, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta against Thursday’s blasts in Balochistan’s provincial capital. Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf flew to Quetta on Sunday to meet locals holding a protest alongside the bodies of family members killed in one of […]

Chairman NADRA reviews registration services in Karachi

Chairman National Database and Registration Authority, (Nadra) Tariq Malik paid a surprise visit to Karachi, inspected various NRCs and monitored working of centres. During his visit, he interacted with the people who had come for the processing of their cards, gave them a very patient hearing and issued orders on the spot for the convenience […]

Group show

KARACHI: An exhibition of artworks opens at the Koel gallery on Saturday at 5pm. The participating artists are Ayessha Quraishi, Lala Rukh, Meher Afroz, Mussarat Mirza and Naiza H. Khan. The show titled ‘Intimacy’ will be open till Jan 27, from 11am to 8pm on a daily basis. Dawn

Worldwide Fund for Nature-Pakistan honours nature conservationists with awards

By: M. Waqar Bhatti Karachi: The Worldwide Fund for Nature – Pakistan on Thursday gave awards to conservationists and organisations for their role in conserving nature and biodiversity in the country. The awards were distributed during a ceremony held at a local hotel, where the Syed Asad Ali Conservation Award (SAAC), the Living Planet Award […]


Karachi: “Sarmad Ali, President, Masood Hamid, Secretary General, APNS and Mumtaz A. Tahir, Chairman, Regional Press Committee have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of M. R. Roohani, Chief Editor, Daily Sang-e-Meel, Multan who was sadly expired on January 08, 2013. The APNS Office Bearers expressed their condolence and prayed that Almighty Allah may […]

Advertisers complain political parties use their space without paying

KARACHI: After the election commission’s ban on political parties to advertise their campaigns in the media, outdoor advertisement hoardings are still an option for the politicians. But advertisements without payments are no good for the advertising agencies. Reluctant to offer their spaces to the political parties, advertising firms in Karachi have gone to court seeking […]

NAPA’s Mantorama to feature in Asia’s biggest theatre festival

By: Rafay Mahmood KARACHI: In a place like Pakistan, where appreciation for art is a niche idea and something like theatre is an even bigger novelty, having a culturally similar and artistically proactive neighbour like India always comes in handy. While our cinema industry is run by Bollywood films, it is theatre festivals like the […]

2012 deadliest year in Karachi for two decades

KARACHI: Pakistan’s financial hub Karachi saw its deadliest year in two decades in 2012, with around 2,000 people killed in violence linked to ethnic and political tensions, raising fears for elections due this year. Karachi, a business centre with a population of 18 million, is the beating heart of the nuclear-armed country of 180 million. […]

Juhi Chawla sees Mumbai reflection in Karachi

By: Umair Ali Anjum KARACHI: Bollywood superstar Juhi Chawla, along with her husband Jai Mehta, is in Karachi to attend a wedding ceremony of her relative. “There is resemblance between Karachi and Bombay,” one of her relatives quoted her as saying while she took a tour of the city. Scores of her relatives and fans […]

Sustainable management of coastal resources in jeopardy

KARACHI: Lack of coordination is hampering sustainable management of coastal resources, said speakers at a national stakeholders’ consultation workshop organised by the Mangroves for the Future Programme here. Thirty participants representing various governments, non-government and academic organisations attended the workshop with the objective of providing input for the preparation of a handbook on coastal areas […]