Tag: City

The city mourns

LAHORE - The festivities of the Urs of Hazrat Data Ganj Buksh and the mourning at Hazrat Imam Hussain's chehlum came to a climactic end when the boy exploded at the check post near Lohari Gate at about half past five on Tuesday.
It was a site of mixed religious and spiritual feelings when the mourners and the Urs participants were collectively passing through the same check points. Right after the bomb blast, people stampeded away from the crime scene. Initially, the rumours were

City watching out for Bent as Villa loom

LONDON - Manchester City are determined to prevent lightning from striking twice when they line up against Darren Bent and his new club Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Bent, who moved to Villa in a shock 24-million-pound transfer from Sunderland this week, has already tasted victory over City this season, scoring an injury-time penalty in a 1-0 win at the Stadium of Light in August.
The 26-year-old striker has been saddled with the responsibility of scoring the

PAC meeting – ‘DHA City’ status, Defence sec feigns ignorance

ISLAMABAD - Secretary Defence Lt General (retd) Syed Athar Ali Khan on Thursday failed to tell the status of DHA City Lahore to the Public Accounts Committee.
During PAC meeting, when Riaz Fitana asked the secretary defence to clear the position of DHA City Lahore, secretary defence said, "Either DHA City Lahore is the part of Defence Housing Authority or it is a private entity and if it has been launched by a private company then why is the name 'DHA' being used?"

No ATC judges for city of terrorism

KARACHI - Terrorism is a pressing concern in Karachi but no anti-terrorism court (ATC) in the city will have a working judge from today (Thursday), Pakistan Today has learnt.
There are three ATCs in Karachi, one of which was non-functional since the past six months. The other two have also become vacant this week after the contracts of the respective judges expired; ATC-1 judge Syed Hassan Shah Bukhari's contract expired on Monday while ATC-3 judge Anand Ram Hotwani's term

3,090 children went missing in city in 2010: survey

KARACHI - A survey has revealed that 3,090 children reportedly went missing in Karachi in the year 2010. Child and women rights NGO, Roshni Helpline, said in its annual report out of these missing children, 2,472 (80 percent) were boys and 618 (20 percent) were girls.
"If children are out of touch with their family or guardians, we define them as missing," said Muhammad Ali, president of the Roshni Helpline. "Everyone below the age of 18 is internationally defined as a child," he

City chuck Leicester out of the Cup

LONDON - Manchester City dumped their former manager Sven Goran Eriksson out of the FA Cup as the Premier League side beat Leicester 4-2 in a third round replay at Eastlands on Tuesday. Joining City in the fourth round were fellow Premier League sides Wolves, who defeated Doncaster 5-0, and Stoke, who beat Cardiff 2-0 after extra time.
Eriksson was sacked by City in 2008 after just one season in charge, but goals from Carlos Tevez, Patrick Vieira, Adam Johnson and Aleksandar

City might get S-III project after all

KARACHI - On the advice of President Asif Ali Zardari, the Sindh chief secretary has formed a committee to resolve the issue of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) land, where the first module of the S-III project has to be established.
The body comprises the Land Utilisation (LU) member, the executive district officer revenue and the settlement and survey director.
KPT Secretary Khalid Mobin Arshad had forwarded a letter to the chief secretary on January 1 to remind him that in a

PPP-MQM agreement – Only Karachi, Hyderabad city govts allowed to construct...

KARACHI - The Karachi and Hyderabad district governments have been allowed to establish community centres, and decorative gates and monuments after the PPP and the MQM reached an understanding over the issue in their recent reconciliation efforts, it has been learnt.
Reliable sources in the Sindh Local Government Department told Pakistan Today that the remaining 21 district governments, however, would have to seek prior permission before constructing any community centres or

8 to 12-hour electricity outages cripple city, gas still scarce

LAHORE - The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) closed electricity for eight to 12 hours in different parts of the city while gas supplies remained suspended on Monday despite respite from cold weather. Citizens of different areas should get ready for six-hour breakdowns on Tuesday and Wednesday. CNG stations were closed for two days, Monday and Tuesday, but even then there was no relief for domestic users, who spent another day without gas.
LESCO had announced to close

Tevez at the double as Man City go top

LONDON - Carlos Tevez scored twice as Manchester City survived a late fightback to beat Wolves 4-3 and move to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday.
Argentinian international Tevez struck his 14th and 15th goals of the season while Ivorian brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure both netted as City took a slender one-point lead over Manchester United. United, who also have three games in hand over City, will return to the top if they avoid defeat to fifth-placed Tottenham in

Brisbane a ‘war zone’ as huge flood smashes city

BRISBANE - Australia's third-largest city Brisbane resembled a "war zone" Thursday with whole suburbs under water and infrastructure smashed as the worst flood in decades hit 30,000 properties.
Shocked evacuees surveyed the damage after floods that have swept eastern Australia peaked about a metre (three feet) below feared levels around dawn, sparing thousands more properties in the besieged river city. Queensland's tearful state premier Anna Bligh said relief was tinged with

City witnesses yet another politico-bloody day

KARACHI - At least nine people including three activists of ANP and two of MQM were killed in separate incidents on Wednesday.Three ANP activists were gunned down after a clash with the Muttahida Organising Committee, a sister wing of the MQM, in Bhittaiabad on Wednesday morning.
Khayal Wazir, son of Muhammad Wazir, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near the ANP Ward in Bhittaiabad. He was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for legal formalities.Within 10

Balotelli blow for Manchester City

LONDON - Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out for a month with a knee injury, City manager Roberto Mancini said on Tuesday.
"I'm worried because he can't play for another three or four weeks at an important moment for us," Mancini was quoted as saying on the BBC. "To have an operation done and then to have another problem two months later is strange." The 20-year-old Balotelli's season has already been disrupted by injury and suspension and he has made just

Flash floods hit Australia’s third biggest city

SYDNEY - Residents in Australia's third largest city, Brisbane, sandbagged their homes against rising waters on Monday as torrential rain worsened floods that have paralysed the coal industry in the northeast and now threaten tourism.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the cost of the floods would not delay a return to budget surplus in 2012-13, but J.P. Morgan predicted the disaster would crimp growth this year and could delay another increase in interest rates. The worst floods

Man City complete Dzeko signing

MANCHESTER - English Premier League title-chasers Manchester City on Friday completed the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko from German club Wolfsburg.
The 24-year-old, who is believed to have cost City 27 million pounds (32.5 million euros) has signed a four-and-a-half year contract and has been handed the number 10 shirt at the Eastlands club. "It has been a long time that I have been linked with the club going back to last summer but Wolfsburg did not want

English Premier League – Injury blow for City, Chelsea eye recovery

LONDON - Chelsea head to bottom of the table Wolves on Wednesday with manager Carlo Ancelotti insisting all is not lost for his defending champions in their quest to retain the Premier League title.
The Blues, held to a 3-3 draw by Aston Villa last time out, could kick-off nine points behind Manchester United if the leaders beat Stoke at Old Trafford on Tuesday. But Italian boss Ancelotti was in defiant mood, saying: "First they (United) have to win (the game in hand). "Second I

City tense after Taseer’s murder

LAHORE - The city's situation became extremely tense as news of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination spread in the governor's hometown and aerial firing incidents were also reported in some areas. All major markets and other business centers were closed on orders of Lahore District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ahad Cheema.
Cinemas and theatres were also closed to mourn the governor's assassination and the DCO said that the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) closed