KMC-USPs review progress on Bus Rapid Transport ProjectKarachi—Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said transport problems in Karachi would solve to a great extent with the completion of Bus Rapid Transport (Blue Line) Project. This would be the best transport facility for passengers travelling from Sohrab Goth to Tower, therefore all utility services providers prepare urgent plan for shifting of their services from the BRT (Blue Line) route so that this project which was going to start in next few months could complete on time.
PPP sends Eid gifts for IDPs
Staff ReporterKarachi—On the directives of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-In-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PPP plans to send another round of trucks carrying Eid gifts for the internally displaced persons (IDP) in Bannu ahead of Eid Al Fitr. “As a Party having strong roots in every nook and corner of the country and the worst victim of terrorism, PPP could not remain aloof from the sufferings of our heroes and countrymen,” said a statement from Media Cell Bilawal House.
1 killed, 2 injured in attempt to rob cash carrying van
Staff ReporterKarachi—Terrorist in a bid of terrorism gunned down one security guard and injured 2 as terrorist attacked a cash carrying armoured van owned by a private security firm, Phonex. Terrorists on a motorcycle had intercepted an armoured cash carrying van of Phonex in Pak Colony Area Thursday morning.
Dalit Network calls for recovery of workers’ bodies
Staff ReporterKarachi—Pakistan Dalit Solidarity Network (PDSN) has urged the Sindh government and district administration of Tharparkar to make serious efforts to recover bodies of three scheduled caste workers, who were working inside earth for digging a well and the sides of the well caved in, thus they were buried alive in village Onro near Nangarparkar town.
Dr Sono Khangharani and Zulfiqar Shah of PDSN expressed concern over delay in recovery of three bodies as more than a week has already passed. They said the unfortunate workers belonged to Dalit community of Bheel namely Ramchand, Altaf and Maan Singh and the local people are presently trying to excavate the site to recover the bodies.
Thebo for strict action against illegal parking mafia
Staff ReporterKarachi—Karachi Police Chief, Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Ghulam Qadir Thebo directed Karachi Police and Traffic Police personnel to ensure strict action against the elements running illegal parking and charging extra amount in the legalized parking. He observed that a large number of illegal parking have sprung-up in various areas of Karachi especially in old areas, such illegal parking are not only causing hurdle in the smooth flow of traffic as they have been established mostly on the pavements of main thoroughfares but they are also a liability on the revenue source of the government.
Commuters against encroachment on New MA Jinnah Road by car dealersKarachi—Citizens commuting through New M.A. Jinnah Road have taken strong exception to its virtual occupation by car dealers with their vehicles parked on more than half of the two corridor thoroughfare severely affecting the flow of the regular traffic. Talking to APP on Wednesday they said encroachment of thoroughfare was done with absolute impunity at the expense of none other but the citizens paying road tax while contribution of these businessmen selling cars and their accessories to the national exchequer is yet to be ascertained.
Scientific review finds asthma drugs suppress child growthCorticosteroid drugs given via inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, according to two systematic reviews of scientific studies on the issue. Health experts who conducted the review and published it in The Cochrane Library journal found that children’s growth slowed in the first year of treatment, although the effects were minimised by using lower doses.