Tag: Karachi

International animal rights group offers to end plight of caged elephants in Karachi

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 boys from Karachi recycle plumbing pipes into creative lamps

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.

Karachi’s Burns Road to become a traffic-free food street

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.

Karachi Water and Sewerage Board requests Karachiites to not throw used condoms in gutters

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.

Haya Faisal, cab driver from Karachi motivates the country with her resolute courage

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.

Karachi Circular Railway to restart operations next week after being shut down for two decades

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’s public transport rated world’s worst by Bloomberg

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, 103 restaurants sealed in Karachi for not following SOPs

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.

Low-cost Turkish airline Pegasus to launch flights from Karachi to Istanbul

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.

Karachi’s first spell of monsoon: 9 killed and buildings collapse

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.