Category: Karachi

March 6, 2013 Off

Violence erupts in Karachi and other cities of Sind

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Karachi: The violence gripped Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Nawabshah and Sukkur where unidentified armed men started firing forcing the traders to shut their businesses and making transport go off the roads on Wednesday afternoon.
In Karachi, the firing incidents were reported from Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulstan-e-Johar, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Abul Hassan Isphahani road, Malir, Landhi, Korangi, Lines Area, Rizvia Society, University road, Saddar and several other localities. All the major markets including Sarafa market and Electronic market were closed. The petrol pumps were also shut soon as firing was reported on electronic media.
The public transport …

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Three die in separate incidents

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KARACHI: Three people died in different incidents in the city on Wednesday. A woman, Aneesa 20, wife of Sher Khan, a resident of Al-Asif Square, Sohrab Goth, took poisonous substance over a domestic issue that deteriorated her health. She died at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital during treatment.
Police said the woman consumed poisonous substance the other day and died at the hospital today. No FIR could be registered till filing this report.
Separately, a man, aged around 26, whose identity could not be ascertained yet, was …

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MoU signed to support science fairs, research activities

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KARACHI: Intel Pakistan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, to support Intel Pakistan in holding Science Fairs all over the country.
According to a release issued on Wednesday, the MoU will bring Intel Pakistan and PSF together to work for accelerating the pace and scale of education in Pakistan and will create awareness and promote research in Sciences.
PSF works to promote scientific research and provide funding for research projects in the areas of Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Bio-technology and …

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ISPR (COAS visits Karachi)

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Karachi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Wednesday visited Corps Headquarters Karachi. During his visit COAS was briefed about the security situation in Karachi.
Earlier, on arrival COAS was received by Lieutenant General Muham…

March 6, 2013 Off

International Women’s Day on March 8

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KARACHI: Like other parts of the world, the International Women’s Day will be celebrated in Pakistan on 8 March 2013. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women’.
In Karachi, Madadgar National Helpline is organizing a ceremony on 7th March to mark the day and launch of ADB’s pilot project on gender-based violence.
Sindh Women Development Minister Tauqir Fatima Bhutto will participate as the chief guest in the programme.