A policeman was allegedly shot dead by a suspect, who police say is an expatriate, in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) area during a heated exchange late on Monday night. CCTV footage of the incident is making the rounds on Twitter, showing the suspect and the cop— both armed — disembarking from a black car and engaging in a heated argument.
In a strange incident, pictures of dacoits who looted a mobile phone in Karachi have gone viral on the internet. According to the details, the mobile phone was snatched in Karachi, however, those who did it took it with them to Qatar. They took videos and pictures of their flight and at the airport, which got uploaded to the actual owner’s Google Photos.
A major power breakdown took place on Thursday — amounting to 8,000 megawatts, according to the energy minister — depriving large swathes of southern Pakistan, including financial capital Karachi, of electricity. The Ministry of Energy attributed the breakdown to an “accidental fault“ in the transmission system. The power supply was interrupted after an extra high-tension line tripped, resulting in the closure of more than 30 grids.
Meet Abdul Hadi Jaliawala, a young entrepreneur from Karachi, who is leading the change in garment industry of Pakistan. Jaliawala is amongst very few who are making big in industrial sector of our country at the age of 23 only. Within three years, Abdul Hadi has let Ghausia embroidery to heights of success, making it the secret behind every top clothing brand in Pakistan including Bonanza Satrangi, Alkaram, Gul Ahmed and J. among others.
Despite passage of over 50 hours and use of 800,000 gallons of water, the fire in the basement of ‘illegally’ built warehouse of a famed departmental store had not been completely controlled until Friday evening, admitted officials. The store is located in a multi-storey building (Summaya Bridge View) in PECHS Block-3 near Jail Chowrangi on Shaheed-i-Millat Road.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that the whereabouts of Dua Zehra, a teenage girl allegedly kidnapped from Karachi’s Al Falah area last week, have been traced. Shah did not provide further details as he said the matter was “sensitive”. Meanwhile, Lahore DIG Dr Mohammad Abid Khan said Karachi police had provided Lahore police with a copy of the girl’s nikahnama (marriage certificate).
Pakistan’s economy created 5.5 million jobs during the past three years –on an average 1.84 million jobs a year, which is far higher than yearly average of creation of new jobs during the 2008-18 decade. The data on the employment boom was revealed by Labour Force Survey (LFS) published by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
Videos of a dance party organised by students of IBA, identifying as homosexuals, have spread like wildfire on social media, leading to an outcry by the alumni and administration alike. The videos circulating on popular social media platforms show several scantily dressed students dancing on the main campus of IBA Karachi at the Karachi University.
Oscar winning actor Lupita Nyong’o of Black Panther recently took Pakistani Twitter by storm after photographs of her discovering Karachi surfaced online. The actor, who is in the country to attend the wedding of artist Misha Japanwala, has been committed to sharing her experience with her followers, posting sneak peeks from the wedding, as well as pictures and videos of her touring the city.
A young engineer from Karachi, Muhammad Ali Abbas has developed a robot to help children with autism improve their abilities and help them learn by overcoming loneliness through communication. Abbas is a graduate of the Usman Institute of Technology and his robot has recently been named the best creative idea in the healthcare sector. Abbas’s robot is named Peeko.