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KMC, HMWF launch plantation drive in Saddar

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KARACHI: To support nationwide plantation campaign and address growing issue of changing weather patterns, health professionals have also come up to play their part. A small scale campaign to plant 500 saplings has been launched in Saddar area here on Tuesday. The drive started by the Hashmanis Medical Welfare Foundation (HMWF) with the support of […]


Veteran journalist buried

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KARACHI: Shaikh Aziz, a veteran journalist, author and scholar, who had died here on Sunday, was laid to rest on Monday. His funeral prayers were held at a mosque in KDA Overseas Bungalows, Block 17, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, near his residence and later he was buried in Pehalwan Goth graveyard. A large number of people including members […]


‘Wedding Atelier’ brings top designers under one roof

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Karachi-The Wedding Atelier, an ultimate luxury wedding guide for all brides-to-be, got underway to much applause at the Pearl Continental Hotel. Organised by the event planning maestro Sara Chapra of Carbon Events, the two-day wedding expo catered to all brides and grooms-to-be and served as an exclusive opportunity to meet leading players in the Pakistani […]


Basant and spring, a heady combination

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KARACHI: Despite basant and particularly kite-flying becoming a much polarised and politicised yearly event, the seasonal festival celebrations at the DA Country & Golf Club on Sunday saw family and friends gather together to celebrate the Basant & Spring Gala 2016 amid much fanfare. On arrival, a large crowd was already present outside the premises […]


Culture, music and Karachi’s young maestros

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Karachi: The second session of the NauTarang Platform, an initiative of the the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC), was hosted at the Alliance Francaise on Saturday. The night was embellished with magnificent performances by talented young artists, captivating the audience with their soulful renditions of Eastern Classical music. As the event started at around 9, […]


Japan grants Rs1.6 bn to replace weather surveillance radar in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD: Japan will replace weather surveillance radar in Karachi with a grant of Rs1.6 billion. For this purpose, Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan signed and exchanged notes with Muhammad Saleem Sethi, Secretary of Economic Affairs Division (EAD) on Wednesday. Four stations including Islamabad, Karachi, Dera Ismail Khan and Rahimyar Khan out of seven […]


Experts reject ‘artificial rain’ idea to lower city temperatures

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By: FaizaIlyas KARACHI: Cloud seeding or ‘artificial rain’ is not a viable solution to the extremely hot weather being currently experienced in the city, which is likely to see a drop in temperatures in the coming days with the gradual dissipation of the low pressure system over the Arabian Sea, said experts while speaking to […]


Deconstructing a city through film

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KARACHI: “Never a fishing village, Karachi was in fact a fortified trading settlement established in 1729,” said urban planner and architect Arif Hasan at the soft launch of the I Am Karachi film festival held at a local hotel on Saturday. This was announced as part of the many initiatives of the I Am Karachi […]


Media manoeuvring

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As soon as the law-enforcement agencies formally launched the Karachi operation this year, the electronic media somehow became a sort of hot battleground between MQM and anti-MQM quarters in the country. Both sides have readily chosen to resort to the media to formulate their respective narratives on the current situation in the city of Karachi. […]


Prominent Human Rights and Free Speech Activist

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KARACHI: Sabeen Mahmud, the respected human rights and free speech activist was killed by unidentified gunmen on Friday, April 24 in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Mahmud, who was founding director of T2F community centre, was shot around 9pm as she was on her way to home with her mother after hosting an event ‘Unsilencing Balochistan” […]


Rights activist shot dead after seminar on Baloch issue

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KARACHI: Sabeen Mahmud, social media campaigner and human rights activist who founded the social forum T2F, was shot dead on Friday evening, minutes after the end of an interactive discussion ‘Unsilen­cing Balochistan’ organised by her and attended by journalists and rights activists, including the founder leader of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Abdul Qadeer […]


Be careful: ‘Deleted data can be retrieved from your laptops, phones’

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KARACHI: Data can be retrieved from your computers or phones very easily even if it has been deleted, said Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) women complaint cell head Nusrat Haris. She, along with CPLC chief Ahmed Chinoy, was briefing the students at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University during their visit on Wednesday about the functioning of the […]


In troubled Karachi, the battle that rages inside heads

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Karachi: They live in perpetual fear and stress, but the citizens of Karachi are a very resilient people. They somehow manage to carry on with their lives despite the tumultuous circumstances. However, how long can they mentally put up with what is going on around them? Are they gradually recoiling into a shell, losing hope […]


Cyclone Nilofar 1,100 km away from Karachi

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KARACHI: Tropical cyclone ‘Nilofar’ in the Arabian Sea has intensified and become a very severe tropical cyclone, which is currently about 1,100 kilometres away from Karachi in the northwest. Chief Meteorologist Tauseef Alam told the media that the cyclone will start moving towards the northwest and then northeast. Tauseef Alam said heavy rains will take […]