Karachi has seen a considerable decrease in its crime rate over the years as the city fell to the 115th spot in latest World Crime Index rankings. The port city was ranked sixth in 2014 and gradually, over the years, it fell down to 103 in 2020 as crime saw a decline. The city’s current crime index has been calculated to 53.70 in the list that features over 300 cities.
An international animal rights group, the Pro Elephant Network, has written an appeal for emergency medical assistance for African elephants caged at Safari Park, and Karachi Zoo. Earlier this month, a number of activists highlighted the dire condition of four elephants, Noor Jehan, Madhu Bala, Malika and Sonu. The animals were suffering from multiple injuries on their feet and other parts of their bodies.
Two young brother from Karachi, Mustafa Haroon and Moosa Haroon, have given an important lesson of recycling to the nation, through their creativity with plumbing pipes. Moosa, 12, and Mustafa, 11, have filled their room with DIY projects such as lamps, robots, dinosaurs, warriors and other strange instruments, all put together using plumbing pipes. The boys learned the art through YouTube tutorials.
The district authority of South has decided to turn Karachi’s famous street Burns Road known for its food variety and nuance into a food street. A team of nine members has been constituted by the deputy commissioner for South district to oversee the transformation of the renowned Karachi spot for its bistros and food lines.
The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has said that the disposal of used contraceptives, such as condoms, in gutters has been causing sewerage problems in Karachi. According to KWSB officials, Karachi’s sewerage system has almost choked in all districts as a result of irresponsible dumping. The gutters keep overflowing, causing potholes and craters to appear on the roads, leading to further problems.
Recently, a picture with details of a female cab driver offering pick and drop services in Karachi, took rounds on social media. The courageous woman turns out to be, Haya Faisal, a single mother of four daughters, looking to pave way for the livelihood of her family through her perseverance. She offers the services for women and families of Karachi.
Pakistan Railways announced yesterday that the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) service is set to be resumed on 16 November 2020. The restoration of the service has been underway since 2017 and will end its two-decade-long hiatus since 1999. Eight passenger trains will traverse the 60-kilometer route daily at a maximum fare of Rs. 50. The restoration process of the KCR will be in phases.
Karachi, Pakistan’s financial hub, has the worst rated public transport in the world, according to a report by internationally acclaimed magazine Bloomberg. The magazine’s report states that the corruption, mismanagement, and clashes of interest seized all positive momentum in the development of the city in the late 1990s. The condition of the roads, the enforcement, and the abidance of rules are all in a terrible state.
Six marriage halls and 103 restaurants have been sealed in Karachi for failing to comply with health guidelines and Covid-19 prevalence. Karachi over the last week has witnessed an increase in infections; on September 30, an NCOC meeting was apprised of the worrying rise in the number of daily Covid-19 cases reported across the country, especially in the port city.
A low-cost Turkish airline, Pegasus, will be launching flights from Karachi to Istanbul on September 25. Flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Quaid-e-Azam International Airport will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8:35pm, while flights from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport will depart every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 04:55am.