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.

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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.

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The Nation’s Problems Unite: Muttahida Qaumi Movement ke Muttahida Qaumi Maslay-masaail!!

Despite years of establishment support, the MQM’s shenanigans and tantrums have transformed it into a nation-wide problem, further alienating from the national political mainstream – and it could end up becoming an aberration or political joke if it does not behave like a mature democratic institution

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Bidding home farewell

This blog is part 1 of a three-part series.

How do you separate yourself from the place you were born and grew up? You are inexplicably linked to that place. Good or bad, bitter or sweet, it becomes a part of your DNA.

Karachi, my city, is a part of my being. The memory of . . . → Read More: Bidding home farewell

Qingqi rickshaws banned

The citizens of Karachi can literally breathe a sigh of relief. The rickety-rackety smoke-emitting Qingqi rickshaws swarming the roads and streets of the city have been banned by the traffic police.

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PTI Chief congratulates Nawaz over goof counterterrorism

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has congratulated Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for what he called a good start to control terrorism in the country. He said if the law is made equal for all in Karachi, peace could be maintained.

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Hashmi’s arrest followed by MQM protests all over Sindh

The urban Sindh, especially the seaside city of metropolis remained completely paralyzed on Wednesday after the police arrested and booked a former MQM lawmaker in the murder of two cops in Haidery area of Karachi.

The former MQM MPA, Nadeem Hashmi, was arrested in Tuesday night in connection with firing on a police mobile in . . . → Read More: Hashmi’s arrest followed by MQM protests all over Sindh