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.
Rains in Karachi are no less than a menace for residents. Every year monsoon rains leave the city in darkness, with constant power outages, water clogged roads, collapsing buildings and several deaths. At least nine people were killed and several others injured due to rain in the metropolis on Monday. Building came crashing down and sewerage water overflowed in streets of Karachi DHA.
The Karachi police has arrested a nine-year-old suspected car thief after several days of efforts. A nine-year-old child stole a car from Karachi’s Khayaban-e-Mujahid out of desperation to drive a car. Upon being informed, the Darakhshan police chased him and arrested from Sea View area. The car thief has been identified as Bilal and hailed from Machar colony, said police.
Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, experienced improved air quality and an up to 40 per cent decrease in noise pollution during the lockdown. This was disclosed during a dialogue with environmental experts held in the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency’s (SEPA) complex on the occasion of World Environment Day on Friday. Last year the port city was reported as the 5th filthiest city in the world.
The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) police arrested a suspected Daesh terrorist in a combined operation, having input from the federal intelligence agency. During the operation, the SIU recovered weapons and other material from the possession of the suspect. Police said that the alleged Daesh terrorist has been identified as Sikandar Khan. Khan also confessed to his association with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan before 2019.