Public entry in Karachi’s Hawkes Bay coastal area banned


Karachi’s district administration has banned the entry of the public to the coastal area of Hawkes Bay in wake of reports of high tides and generally rough sea conditions, a private media outlet reported on Saturday.

The district administration also imposed a ban on bathing at the beach and only families who have booked private huts are being granted permission to enter the area.

Two young friends drowned while swimming at Karachi’s Sandspit beach on Sunday. Their bodies were fished out by rescuers on Monday. Faraz, 19, and Osama, 22, were on a picnic trip at the beach along with their friends on the second day of Eid.
Similarly, another youngster, 20-year-old Anwarul Haq, drowned while bathing in the sea at Rehri Goth, while his friend, Hazar Shah survived. Sukkan police officials said the victims were residents of Sherpao Colony in Quaidabad.