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Karachiites rejected ethnic politics by adopting national one: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said the victory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates in by-elections held in Karachi reflected the public trust in Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government. “People of Karachi have opted for national politics by rejecting the ethnic one. By the grace of Allah, this will herald the bright future of Pakistan,” he wrote in a tweet, while counting of votes was still underway for by-elections on a National Assembly and a provincial…

Karachiites have heaviest responsibility in PTI’s fight against mafias: Imran Khan

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday said the PTI was not fighting political parties, but it was fighting mafias and the people of Karachi had the heaviest responsibility to shoulder its struggle, ARY News reported. “People of Karachi, you are the most politically literate people. All major political movements have sparked from Karachi,” he said while addressing a massive crowd in Bagh-e-Jinnah, Karachi. Reminding people of Karachi of the time when the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) used…

CM Murad says will give Karachiites good news on KCR in March

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said he would give a good news in March about the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project, that came to a halt in 1999 and could not be revived since than. In a meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing at the CM House, he hoped that work on the KCR project would be started on March 23.  “I am going to give good news to the people of Karachi who are looking forward to seeing progress on KCR in March,” he said. He told Yao Jing that people of Karachi…

Pervez Musharraf asks Karachiites to get rid of leaders who make them fight

KARACHI: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief and former president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Sunday said masses should do away with the leaders who made them fight each other, ARY News reported. “The fate of Karachi is not bloodied with killing or being killed. Everybody should get united and become Pakistanis,” he said addressing a public rally at Liaquatabad Flyover through video call. Making people understand to live with co-existence, he said people from different ethnicities including Punjabi, Gujrati,…

Citizens vow to boycott purchase of fruits to combat profiteering during Ramadan

Every Ramadan, Karachi sees an alarming increase in prices of fruits and groceries with government watching all this like a silent spectator. A few visits of markets by authorities never changes the situation and the citizens were always forced to buy fruits on exorbitant prices. This year, a social media campaign started by activists urged people not to buy fruits for at least 3 days to bring down the prices, is getting popular and citizens have decided not to buy fruits from Friday June 2 to Sunday June 4. The…

First winter rain opens can of worms for Karachiites

KARACHI: Several problems have surfaced with the first spell of winter rain making the situation of economical hub of Pakistan, Karachi, worse and mocking at the city administration . Gutters have started overflowing. Main arteries and connected alleys are presenting a look of pools of stagnant water and streams. Garbage has overlaid on roads with the water. People themselves put tree branches and big stones on the submerged roads to signify ditch or manhole ahead. Heavy traffic jams were also reported in different…

Green line bus project to provide modern traveling facilities to Karachiites: president

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday said that the Green Line Bus project will provide modern traveling facilities to the commuters in Karachi. “The project will also resolve the traffic issues in the city as 400, 000 citizens will benefit from the Green Line bus service daily,” he said while speaking during a briefing given to him about the Green Line Bus Project in Karachi. The president said Karachi is the business hub of the country and it will continue to play its role in the country's economy. He…