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30 month old Malala becomes 6th victim of polio in Karachi

With travel restrictions imposed by the World Health Organisation on Pakistan to check the spread of the poliovirus just a day away from being implemented, another polio case was detected in the city on Thursday.

A 30-month-old girl, Malala, daughter of Nazeeruddin, is the sixth victim of the crippling viral disease the health authorities have . . . → Read More: 30 month old Malala becomes 6th victim of polio in Karachi

Living with fear

There is a story that says that if a frog is thrown into boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but put Freddy Frog in cold water and slowly heat him up, he will not smell a rat and slowly be cooked alive. The tale is used as a metaphor for the inability . . . → Read More: Living with fear

Civil Society’s role in combating crime

A few months ago, something happened in Karachi that Karachiites would not have believed even in their wildest dreams. A middle-aged police constable signalled a black Prado to stop; the said car was being escorted by not one but two vehicles full of guards. Those who were witnessing this spectacle began a process of elimination much . . . → Read More: Civil Society’s role in combating crime

Mouths louder than gun shots!

Karachi’s shooters targeted a prominent journalist and were promptly let off the hook by a segment of the media that immediately began making wild unfounded allegations about ISI (Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence Agency) being behind the attack.

The actual attackers and those who launched them must be laughing themselves silly because no one was really . . . → Read More: Mouths louder than gun shots!

Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

April 19, 2014 

KARACHI: Geo News senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was injured in a firing incident in Karachi on Saturday, Geo News reported.

According to reports, unknown armed men ambushed Mir’s vehicle at Natha Khan bridge. He received bullet injuries and was shifted to a private hospital.

Geo News reporter Afzal Nadeem Dogar said Mir . . . → Read More: Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

A laugh out loud novel by Pakistani author

Certain readers may not consider it a ‘literary’ enough read but the constant scrapes Saba Imtiaz’s protagonist gets herself into definitely had Mohsin Sidiqui entertained.

Full disclaimer, well in advance: I know Saba Imtiaz well. Very well. And this review is not at all going to be influenced by the lingering embarrassment of having confused . . . → Read More: A laugh out loud novel by Pakistani author

3 polio workers shot dead by terrorists: Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistani police say gunmen have attacked two teams of polio workers in the south, killing three members of the teams and wounding a fourth before fleeing.

Police official Pir Mohammad Shah says two female and a male worker were killed in Tuesday’s attacks in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province.

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Karachi cheapest city in 2013

25 Of The World’s Cheapest Places To Live.

10. Tehran, Iran

Originally called Ray, this city is Iran’s 32nd national capital and has been that way for 220 years. Home to the sixth tallest tower in the world, the Milad tower, it is among the largest cities in Western Asia. The average price for a 1 . . . → Read More: Karachi cheapest city in 2013

Militants on the retreat as Karachi Operation picks pace

The on-going offensive by Karachi’s security forces is crippling militant and criminal networks, security officials say, citing various successes.

Security officials have arrested thousands of suspects and killed dozens of militants since the September 5 launch of the operation, Karachi Police Chief Shahid Hayat told Central Asia Online.

. . . → Read More: Militants on the retreat as Karachi Operation picks pace