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Load shedding up to 9 hours in Karachi

Load shedding up to 9 hours in Karachi

KARACHI: The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has increased unscheduled load shedding for the residents of the city to as much as nine hours a day, citing shortage of gas-supply to its power plants as the reason. However, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has actually increased gas supply to KESC by 40mmcf.
The KESC has extended the duration of power shutdowns even though the electricity demand in the city has reduced. Besides the six-hour daily scheduled load shedding,

Eight more killed in Karachi violence, death toll rises to 44

KARACHI: Eight more people were killed and another nine injured in various parts of Karachi on Monday, with the death toll in the latest spate of violence rising to 44.
Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza ‘re-imposed’ the ban on pillion riding in Karachi on Monday, two days after he had announced its lifting to “respect the wishes of the residents of Karachi”.
The ban was imposed on November 2, 2008 by the Sindh Home Department to control rising crime in the

Two criminals held in Karachi

Two alleged criminals with weapons and snatched motorcycles were arrested by the Korangi Industrial Area (KIA) police on Monday.
During snap-checking near Qayyumabad, the KIA police headed by SHO Ghulam Ahmed Shaikh arrested Vicky Wilson s/o Tailor Masih and Faraz s/o Naimat. They recovered 2 pistols, 2 magazines, 3 bullets and 2 snatched motorcycles were recovered from their possession. An FIR has been registered against them.

South African carrying 84 heroin capsules held at Karachi airport

The Pakistan Customs’ Drug Enforcement Cell (DEC) arrested a South African passenger at Jinnah International Airport Karachi on Monday after it recovered 84 capsules filled with heroin from his body cavities.
The Customs DEC staff intercepted a South African passenger Willem Adriaan Swanepoel at the international departure hall of the Karachi airport when he arrived there to board Emirates Airlines’ flight EK-603 for Antananarivo (Madagascar) using an expensive and complex route

Deserted Karachi mourns loss of life: City remains calm but tensions prevails

A majority of commercial and business centres in Karachi remained closed on Friday as residents mourned the loss of life in Thursday’s suicide attacks on the shrine of Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi.
Various political and religious parties, including the Ahl-e-Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) announced mourning and appealed to the citizens to remain calm.
The city’s usually jam packed roads wore a deserted look, as people remained indoors and little or no traffic plied the roads.