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.
Sindh government has declared two islands off the coast of Karachi “protected forests” while instructing its wildlife department to notify the decision. The proclamation was made against the backdrop of an ownership dispute on Bundal and Buddo islands between the federal and provincial authorities. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail announced in October 2020 the federal government was interested in developing new cities over the islands.
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.