CM Sindh directs to expedite work on BRT Blue Line project

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday directed the transport department to prepare detailed design of Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) Blue Line by September so that work on the project on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode could be started in November 2017. Transport Minister Nasir Shah briefed …

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Five killed, nine injured as building collapses in Karachi

KARACHI: At least five people were killed and more than nine others injured as a dilapidated building collapsed in Liaquatabad area of Karachi, ARY News reported. Five of the injured are said to be in critical situation. Though extra rescue vehicles had arrived but because of narrow streets only one …

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Why is there sudden and increased rainfall in Karachi?

Since last few years, Karachi has received inconsistent and irregular amounts of rainfall. This year, like last year, Karachi witnessed more than the regular amount of rainfall and the residents of the city think that the city’s weather patterns are returning to normal and it will receive rainfall like other …

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Sindh govt decides to start blood screening of all students

KARACHI: The Sindh government in order to address the health issues of school children has decided to conduct blood screening of all the students receiving education in public and private sectors in the province once in a year. “After going through the news reports of usage of narcotics by the …

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Ukraine rebels announce new ‘state’

DONETSK: Russian-backed rebels fighting against Kiev announced on Tuesday the creation of a new “state” that they said would take the place of Ukraine and have its capital in their territory. The proposed country — which has no chance of getting off the ground — would be founded after a …

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Kashmiris to observe Accession to Pakistan Day tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control will observe Accession to Pakistan Day on Wednesday. The day is observed on July 19 every year to commemorate the historic resolution adopted from the platform of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar in 1947, demanding Kashmir’s …

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