Karachi

  • Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir attacked near Karachi airport 19-04-2014 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, who faced threats from Taliban and other terror groups, was on Saturday shot at in Karachi by four unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen near a bridge on way to his office. Mir, 47, sustained bullet injuries after he was shot at three times near...
  • UN workers kidnapped in Pakistan 19-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Karachi: Two local workers of the United Nations are suspected to have been kidnapped from Gulshan-e-Maymar area here, police said. The two workers, Sami Nawaz and Farrukh Saleem, went missing on Friday night while returning from a water theme park at super highway near Gulshan-e-Maymar. "We are investigating the matter...
  • IM operative Waqas tells how he became a terrorist, planned for blasts 24-03-2014 09:14 PM

    New Delhi: Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas claims to have been motivated very early and wanted to participate in jehadi activities. In 2009, he met LeT recruiter Taj Mohammed. Then 21 year old Waqas told him that he wanted to get trained and fight for jehad in Kashmir. But Taj wasn't interested....
  • Temples, gurdwaras targeted in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy 17-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Karachi: Angry mob attempted to set ablaze Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras in a southwestern Pakistan province over alleged desecration of a holy book in Sindh, local media reported on Sunday. Security personnel in the restive Balochistan province ensured that no damage was done to religious places belonging to the...
  • Mumbai least expensive major city for expatriates, says report 04-03-2014 06:05 PM

    Singapore has outstripped Tokyo as the world's most expensive city for expatriates, according to annual rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit released on Tuesday. Mumbai was the least expensive major city in which to live, partly due to government subsidies on some products and low local wages. The Indian financial...
  • Pakistan to probe fixing in domestic Twenty20 19-02-2014 09:13 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday said it would investigate allegations of match-fixing in a domestic Twenty20 match last week. Former batsman Basit Ali made the charges over the T20 Cup match between the Sialkot Stallions and Karachi Dolphins on February 11. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it had appointed a...
  • Indian prisoner found dead in Pakistan jail 04-02-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: An Indian prisoner was found dead in a jail in Pakistan's Karachi on Tuesday morning. The prisoner identified as Kishore Bhagwan was lodged in Landhi Jail in Karachi. The body of the deceased has been sent for post mortem. According to Pakistan's media, Kishore, was arrested by the...
  • Pakistan police registers FIR against toddler for dacoity, snatching 21-01-2014 07:46 AM

    Karachi: Pakistani police has registered an FIR against a two-and-a-half-year-old boy on dacoity and snatching charges in the most populous Punjab province. The FIR was registered at the Daulat Gate police station in Multan against the toddler, Saud, on the complaint of a person named Arshad who apparently had a...
  • Pakistan's sharia court gets first female judge in 33 years 31-12-2013 03:21 PM

    For the first time in its history, a 56-year-old female judge was sworn-in at Pakistan's national sharia court on Tuesday, which hears cases under the Islamic legislation. Ashraf Jehan, who was serving as an additional judge at the Sindh High Court, took oath, becoming the first female judge to be...
  • Pakistan's sharia court gets first female judge in 33 years 31-12-2013 07:20 AM

    Karachi: For the first time in its history, a 56-year-old female judge was on Monday sworn-in at Pakistan's national sharia court, which hears cases under the Islamic legislation. Ashraf Jehan, who was serving as an additional judge at the Sindh High Court, took oath, becoming the first female judge to...
  • China commits $6.5 billion for Pakistani nuclear project: Reports 24-12-2013 03:07 PM

    China has committed $6.5 billion to finance the construction of a major nuclear power project in Pakistan's port city of Karachi as it seeks to strengthen ties with its strategic partner, Pakistani officials said. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif broke ground on the $9.59 billion project last month but officials...
  • Do not anticipate long term impact on shipment through Pakistan: US 05-12-2013 07:13 AM

    Washington: A day after temporarily halting cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan in view of protest over drone strikes there, the United States has said that it does not anticipate long term impact of its shipment through the country. "(We) hopefully don't anticipate that there'll be any long term impacts...
  • Pakistan: 13 killed as violence hits Karachi 04-12-2013 11:20 AM

    Violence rocked Karachi city of Pakistan as 13 people were killed in targeted shootings including five suspected Taliban activists, a Shia scholar and two Moroccan students at a religious seminary. Police said the spate of targeted killings increased late this evening when seven people were shot dead in just an...
  • Suspected Taliban member killed in Karachi 28-10-2013 07:27 AM

    Karachi: A suspected activist of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan was killed today in clashes between militants and the security forces in this southern port city. A senior police official said the encounter took place at Ijtamah Gah Road in Orangi town in Karachi during a targeted operation carried out by the...
  • Pakistan hit by 7.7 magnitude earthquake 25-09-2013 10:15 AM

    Pakistan was hit by the earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale. The massive quake was also felt in the adjoining province of Sindh and as far as Karachi. North India too felt the tremors in the aftermath of the quake. ...
  • Massive earthquake in Pakistan kills 10, damages houses 24-09-2013 07:14 PM

    Islamabad/Karachi: A major 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and damaging several houses near the epicentre in a remote part of Balochistan province. Ten people were killed and several houses and shops were damaged in Awaran area of Khuzdar district in Balochistan, Geo News...
  • Pak arrests 58 Indian fishermen who allegedly strayed into their territorial waters 20-09-2013 10:04 AM

    Pakistan's maritime security agency on Thursday arrested 58 Indian fishermen after they allegedly strayed into the country's territorial waters. "Despite several warnings the Indian fishermen remained inside our territorial waters leading to their arrest and seizure of boats," Commander Muhammad Farooq, Maritime Security Agency spokesman, said. Nine boats belonging to...
  • Karachi world's 'most dangerous megacity': Report 10-09-2013 09:20 AM

    Pakistan's financial hub is the world's "most dangerous megacity", with a murder rate of 12.3 for every 100,000 residents and the expanding presence of the Taliban who run criminal and smuggling rackets, according to a media report. Over the past decade, millions of people have fled the fighting and terrorism...
  • Media report terms Karachi 'most dangerous megacity' 09-09-2013 05:48 PM

    Pakistan's financial hub is the world's "most dangerous megacity", with a murder rate of 12.3 for every 100,000 residents and the expanding presence of the Taliban who run criminal and smuggling rackets, according to a media report. Over the past decade, millions of people have fled the fighting and terrorism...
  • 13 killed in Karachi violence 05-09-2013 10:42 AM

    Islamabad: At least 13 people, including a policeman and a senior naval officer, were killed in a fresh spate of violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi Wednesday, media reported. Three miscreants and an officer with the paramilitary troops, Rangers, were killed in exchange of fire between insurgents and...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif rules out army deployment in violence-hit Karachi 05-09-2013 08:42 AM

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday ruled out deployment of the army in Pakistan's business hub Karachi to tackle spiralling violence in the city. But Sharif said paramilitary force should be given the responsibility to carry out systematic operation in the city as police is not capable to deal with...
  • Spokesperson of radical Sunni Muslim group killed in Karachi 25-08-2013 09:08 PM

    At least eight people, including a spokesperson of a radical Sunni Muslim group, were killed in separate incidents of target killings in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Sunday. Maulana Akbar Saeed Farooqi, the spokesman of Sunni Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), was shot at near Safari Park in Karachi's...
  • Pakistan: One killed, 10 injured in a blast outside paramilitary force's headquarter 23-08-2013 02:30 AM

    At least one person was killed and ten others injured on Thursday when a bomb went off outside a paramilitary force's headquarter in Pakistan's largest city Karachi. The explosion occurred outside the Rangers Headquarters in Korangi area of Karachi. According to initial reports, the explosion was a suicide attack and...
  • Muslim woman travels from Karachi to tie rakhi to Hindu brother in MP 21-08-2013 03:34 PM

    Harda: Pakistani national Shahida Khaleel's happiness knew no bounds when she finally got an opportunity to travel to India from Karachi to tie rakhi to a Hindu man in Harda, whom she considers her brother. After five years of efforts, the 45-year-old Shahida finally got a visa to visit India,...
  • ISI ex-chief Hamid Gul refutes Tunda's claims of being in touch with him 19-08-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Toiba bomb expert Abdul Karim alias Tunda has told Delhi Police said that he was in regular touch with a former chief of Pakistani intelligence agency, the ISI. Sources claim that Tunda told interrogators that he met former ISI chief Hamid Gul in 1995 and since then had...
  • Pakistan: Army deployment for Karachi by-elections 19-08-2013 06:23 AM

    Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to deploy army at all polling stations in the port city of Karachi during the August 22 by-elections, Geo News reported Sunday. The ECP, while calling for deployment of troops inside and outside the polling stations, has sent a letter to...
  • Dawood lives in Karachi, claims Tunda: Delhi Police official 18-08-2013 07:54 PM

    New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Abdul Karim alias Tunda, who was arrested by the Delhi Police near the India-Nepal border, reportedly told his interrogators on Sunday that he has met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Karachi several times. Tunda also reportedly told the interrogators that Dawood stays in a safe house...
  • Pakistan I-Day celebratory fire kills one, injures 25 14-08-2013 07:14 PM

    At least one person was killed and 25 others were injured in celebratory gunfire across Pakistan's largest city Karachi to mark the country's Independence Day, officials said today. Citizens resorted to indiscriminate aerial firing at several places of the heavily armed city to express their joy at the 67th Independence...
  • 18 dead after consuming illicit liquor in Karachi 12-08-2013 09:10 PM

    About 18 people, including two policemen, have died after consuming illicit local liquor in a shanty neighbourhood of Karachi. According to the police, a large quantity of toxic liquor was sold from a shop in the Mehmoodabad area of the city during Eid. On Saturday night, several people were admitted...