Gulf Times - Karachi
Pakistan census sparks row over growth in major cities

Pakistan census sparks row over growth in major cities

Pakistan had not held a census for nearly two decades due to years of bickering by politicians concerned it could redraw the political map and potentially weaken their power base and access to federal funding.

Pakistan state funeral for nun who helped eradicate leprosy

Pakistan state funeral for nun who helped eradicate leprosy

Ruth Pfau, a German nun who helped Pakistan eradicate leprosy and who died on Thursday aged 87 in the southern city of Karachi, is to receive a state funeral.

Six killed in Pakistan building collapse

Six killed in Pakistan building collapse

At least six people were killed and 10 others were injured in southern Pakistan when a three-storey building collapsed in the early hours of Tuesday, an official said.

Missing Indian Sufi clerics are safe in Pakistan

Missing Indian Sufi clerics are safe in Pakistan

Two prominent Indian Sufi clerics who went missing while visiting Pakistan are safe and were expected to return to Delhi on Sunday, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Twitter.

India raises concerns after Sufi clerics go missing in Pakistan

India raises concerns after Sufi clerics go missing in Pakistan

Two Indian clerics including the head priest of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Sufi shrine have gone missing in Pakistan, prompting Delhi to take up the matter with Islamabad, officials said on Friday.

Omani budget airline SalamAir takes off

Omani budget airline SalamAir takes off

Omani budget carrier SalamAir launched operations on Monday, becoming the latest Gulf airline competing for the region's low-cost travel market.

Missing activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

Missing activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

Families and supporters of five missing Pakistani activists denounced what they called a campaign to accuse the men of blasphemy, a highly charged allegation that could endanger their lives were they to reappear.

Pakistani authorities seize heroin worth $1.6mn from plane

Pakistani authorities seize heroin worth $1.6mn from plane

Pakistani authorities have seized heroin worth an estimated $1.6mn hidden on board a Saudi Arabia-bound aircraft operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), a customs official said on Thursday.

11 dead, 75 injured in Pakistan hotel fire

11 dead, 75 injured in Pakistan hotel fire

A pre-dawn inferno at a four-star hotel in Pakistan's Karachi killed 11 people Monday and wounded 75, police said, with desperate guests jumping from windows and scrambling down knotted bedsheets to escape.

Pakistan train crash kills four, injures 100

Pakistan train crash kills four, injures 100

At least four people were killed and more than 100 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.

Pakistan's largest city Karachi elects prisoner as mayor

Pakistan's largest city Karachi elects prisoner as mayor

The Pakistani port megacity of Karachi on Wednesday elected as mayor a politician who is currently in jail on sedition and terrorism charges, a day after the leader of his party was charged with treason.

Pakistan forces seal MQM headquarters after TV station attack

Pakistan forces seal MQM headquarters after TV station attack

Pakistani paramilitary forces raided the headquarters of a powerful political party in the port city of Karachi on Tuesday after supporters of the party stormed the office of a television channel the day before.