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#Pakistan:-Thousands of people from across #Sindh have arrived in #Karachi today to protest against the illegal encroachment and occupation by #BahriaTown.

Another video of Riots in #BahriaTown in #Karachi, #Pakistan.

#SindhRejectsBahriaTown
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Abrimos hilo
La Vuelta al Mundo con Escala en China.

En el mes de mayo de 1993 un avión DC-10-15 y un grupo de pilotos, sobrecargos e ingenieros de vuelo de Mexicana de Aviación fueron protagonistas de un acontecimiento que
daba la vuelta al mundo y el cuarto de bandera nacional en protagonizarlo, el vuelo tuvo tal cantidad de ingredientes aeronáuticos, emocionales políticos, grotescos y dramáticos, que lo hacen todo un acontecimiento.
Como es del dominio público, un barco chino quedo al garete frente a las costas de Baja California con un numeroso contingente de ciudadanos de la gran república asiática que había huido de su país.
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#CycloneTauktae #Karachi #Pakistan
#CycloneTauktae #Karachi #Pakistan
#CycloneTauktae #Karachi #Pakistan
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Lets talk about something brilliant yet extremely underrated!

Its a long thread, but hope its worth it.

You know where the biggest interest-free Microfinance Bank of the world resides while creating a difference in the lives of bottom-of-pyramid? Europe, Americas, or ME?

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Its in #Pakistan, called @Akhuwat, which is a truly global story bringing shift in lives of the bottom of the pyramid with access to interest-free microfinance so they can learn to earn instead of having charity for life!

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Started by visionary @DrAmjadsaqib1 with a mere Rs 10k ($180) in year 2001, now 20yrs on, at PKR 140bn ($900mn) worth of interest-free loans disbursed.

Impact: A total of 4 Million 'Families' got benefited from such microfinance...

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The situation in #Pakistan. A quick update.

PM #ImranKhan's government is shaken by inflation and shortages, some out of its control but compounded by poor planning & governance. Here, long queues can be seen in some cities for govt-rationed sugar & flour in #Ramadan.
#Pakistan is currently divided between urgent issues and sideshows. Government is finally expediting vaccinations; the professionals at @OfficialNcoc are at it. But Govt also continues to push PM #ImranKhan's agenda against #France, #West on #Islamophobia.
One of the biggest sideshows in #Pakistan today is the explosive interview of a former spy chief who has blown the lid off alleged abuse of spy services by PM #ImranKhan to target his political opponents. Check this trend: #BashirMemonLeaks.

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We have to act wisely and immediately. I sense no sign of worries in #Karachi - no precautions, no SOPs. It is sound before storm. Lockdown is coming if we don't change the way we are behaving

#COVID19 #Pakistan
The news from neighbouring country are horrible. Our prayers for them #PakistanstandswithIndia

But, God forbid, are we not going into the same direction? Avoid mass/public gatherings. Don't go out unnecessary. Avoid closed spaces with people. Wear mask.

#COVID19
And, for God sake, pandemic isn't the right time for having parties. May Allah save and your loved ones - then you may have many more parties.
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#SethHarchandraiVishandas was called father of #Karachi. He was first local Karachi resident to be President of Karachi Municipality in 1911. He was a member of Congress and a Freedom fighter. He was a secular #Hindu #Pakistan
#Karachi as we know it as a major city in Islamic State of #Pakistan was built by him and he is also often called Father of Karachi. He was behind setting up City’s first Power Plant and earning name City of Lights.
He was as opposed to #Hindu -#Muslim politics like any Hindu today which supports TMC or secular gang and took strong position against Ghar Wapsi being led by Fringe elements like Swami Shraddhanand. A great man, he built first city roads making it modern city like Modi is doing
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#ReportingPakistan

In an unexpected electoral setback which is shocking, even by #Pakistan's turbulent standards, cricketer-turned-prime minister #ImranKhan faces a crucial #VoteOfConfidence.

Here's a look at @ImranKhanPTI's political career, spanning over two decades.
Propelled by his celebrity & supported by his (now former) wife @Jemima_Khan, Khan's early political career saw him adopt the role of international activist. Here, in 1997, he's on a tour of South Africa with then-President Nelson Mandela.
Philanthropy would form the basis of his politics. The Shaukat Khanum, Pakistan's first cancer research hospital, would be inspired by his mother's demise & become his showcase for organizational change. Months before her own death in 1997, Princess Diana would help raise funds.
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Construction of #Karachi’s #RedLine #BRT Service Route to Commence this Month

Authorities in Karachi have announced that the construction of the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service route will begin this month. Image
The decision was finalized by the Karachi Commissioner’s Office, following a meeting that included discussions regarding Karachi’s transport sector.

As per a media report, the project has been approved with a development budget of Rs. 7 billion.
It will be a two-corridor project that will start from Malir Halt. The first corridor will be from Malir Halt to the Numaish area, and the second will be from Numaish to Tower.

The commissioner has approved the construction of the first corridor, which spans to 27-kilometers.
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جنگ طالبان با طفل، دختر، زن، مکتب، پُل و پلچک،... است
USIP REPORT
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#Karachi : Il fait beau ! Mais c'est triste car le #Covid nous interdit d'admirer la splendeur des vitraux de la Sainte-Chapelle en pareilles circonstances... Du coup, on est déjà devant la CJR où le procès de #Léotard et #Balladur doit reprendre à 14h.
20minutes.fr/justice/295633…
#Karachi : Mais rassurons-nous. L'après-midi risque d'être intéressante. D'abord pour entendre Edouard #Balladur. « Je reviendrais [demain] », a en effet promis, hier, l'ancien Premier ministre, un peu à la manière d'@Schwarzenegger dans #Terminator.
#Karachi : Alerte du haut de ses 91 ans, Edouard #Balladur est certes moins musclé qu'@arnold mais il n'en a pas moins « des choses à dire ». L'audience devrait donc s'ouvrir à 14h par sa déclaration liminaire.
#SpoilerAlert : il va contester les faits.
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#Karachi : Bonjour à tous ! Ce mardi, on est à la Cour de justice de la République pour suivre l'ouverture du procès d'Edouard #Balladur et de François #Leotard pour le financement occulte de la campagne de 1995. LT à venir à partir de 14h...
20minutes.fr/justice/295573…
#Karachi #Balladur #Léotard : Enfin, quand je dis que l'on est à la Cour de justice de la République, on est surtout à la Cour d'appel qui vont accueillir les débats jusqu'au 11 février.
#Karachi #Balladur #Léotard : Pour les puristes, sachez donc que cela se tiendra dans la Première chambre civile ⬇️
Celle où furent jugés notamment Jérôme Kerviel et Maurice Papon (sauf erreur de ma part...)
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The massacre of 11 miners in #Balochistan is more of a 'strategic act' than sectarianism. Terrorism in Balochistan cannot be completely controlled without addressing the wider roles of #India & #Iran in #Afghanistan. /1

#thread

Many analysts see #hazaragenocide & #Shiagenocide in #Balochistan as part of a local sectarianism problem inside #Pakistan or regionally linked to #Iran & #KSA tussle. But it could have more to do with #Afghanistan than Pakistan or the #Gulf. /2
To understand why #Balochistan incident (incl #Hazara/#Shia attacks) may not necessarily be sectarianism and more an offshoot of a bigger strategic problem, consider this #Ashura attack in #Karachi, which was not sectarian: /3

shiitenews.org/shiitenews/pak… & jasarat.com/en/2016/03/07/…
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#Thread #COVIDSecondWave
Dire warning from Dr Darayus Gazder, a young doctor in #Karachi: Second wave is very strong, patients are highly critical and sick. We have a waiting list of over 10 per bed. People are dying/suffering alone w no one to say goodbye!
It's painful
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Some deteriorate within minutes. Others who survive COVID have permanent severe #lung damage, can't eat a single meal w/o high flow oxygen, later die painfully as if #drowning once respiratory/cardiac muscles can't compensate as oxygen is depleted.
- Dr Darayus Gazher 2/n
Educated people should take this seriously. But they are Instead throwing parties, weddings, going to sports events, malls, shopping, eating out with no precautions, even mocking the disease. This selfish behaviour must end as it endangers ALL age groups
- Dr Darayus Gazder 3/n
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Here is the promised fictitious map of a public tram network 🚃 in the south of #Karachi, with connections to #KCR 🚊 and the Green and Yellow BRTs 🚌. I didn’t dream it up. I read through hundreds of pages of JICA reports, so you don’t have to. Here’s what I learnt ...
There are some Japanese folks who know Gurumandir, Daakkhana, Lalookhait & Surjani way better than most of us. They spent years conducting surveys, detailed drawings, maps and studies, all compiled into 2 key outputs: KTIP Masterplan (2013) & KCR Preperatory Survey (2013)
Each of those documents is a treasure trove 🎁 and available online. Fun facts: KCR was proposed in the 1952 Master Plan of Karachi, & a slightly modified version was built by 1969. First major piece of civic infrastructure built post partition in Karachi. 🚂
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More Major Changes, Four More Seasons, Archangel Michael We Thank You, The Fake Universe

The day is 144 hours and starts at 3 PM after hitting the 3 AM meditation bells six times prior.

This post’s launch time is the east coast US 8:08 morning gate, on the 3D date 111020 Image
💞💞💞💞#Archangels please read today’s #ArchangelicCalendar!!! 💞💞💞💞
#Diwali #NewMoon🌚 #Puja🙏🏼(#Prayer, #Intention, #Workshop) by #ArchangelicCalendar

*Instructions are in between the (((( )))), and the words to speak are in the”, “feel free to change this as your instincts tell you, allow your inner self to be the administrator. Image
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Food Specials in Karachi:

1. Nihari: Javed (Dastagir, F.B.Area).
2. Biryani : Allah wala Biryani Center (Gol Market, Nazimabad)
3. Singaporean Rice: biryani chowk
4. Haleem: Mazedar Foods (Samanadbad)
5. Gola Ganda : Uncle Gola (Dhoraji)
6. Namkeen Boti : Al-harmain (Al-Asif)
7. Gol Gappay : Liaqatabad Bridge
8. Chappli Kabab : A-one (Shah faisal)
9. White Karhai : Anwar Baloch (Malir)
10. Chargha : Café Laziz (Burns Road)
11. Katakat : Tayyabi (Hussainabad)
12. Brain Masala : Noorani (Khalid Bin Waleed Road)
13. Hunter Beef : Hanifia (Binori Town)Con
14. Murgh Cholay : Ghousia (Near City Court)
15. Balochi Tikka : Madina 2 (Super Highway)
16. Chicken Chatni Roll : Hot n Spicy (Khadda Market)
17. Bihari Tikka : Meerath
18. Malai Boti : Ghaffar Kabab House (Port Grand)
19. Bun Kabab : Hanif Bunkabab (Pakistan Chowk)
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#Pakistan #UN #Karachi #Islamophobia

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of Pakistan has called on the UN to respond to the "escalation of Islamophobia".
The publishing of blasphemous cartoons in the world is sensitive, he said, adding that the French President's irresponsible remarks have fuelled certain behavior.
Qureshi stressed that under the pretext of freedom of speech, no one has the right to hurt the feelings of millions of Muslims.
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🔥BREAKING🔥
#Pakistan in crisis.
Reported clashes between #Karachi Police & Rangers/Pak Army.

Most of the Sindh police force including head of Force went on leave.

Almost all police stations in Karachi deserted. Army troops spotted on streets.
@gauravcsawant @neeraj_rajput
Breaking:

'Any Attempt To Destabilize Country Will Be Firmly Responded' - #Pakistan Army Chief warns #SindhPolice

Massive chaos in parts of Sindh. Image
A day after Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law Muhammad Safdar was briefly arrested from his hotel room in the city. Senior #SindhPolice officers applied for leave siting it had become hard for them to "discharge duties in a professional manner" due to the stress caused by Safdar's arrest ImageImage
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1 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
2 - Why Raja Sahab Mahmudabad aka Nawab Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan (surrogate / adopted son of #Jinnah ) left Pakistan ? Explains Renowned Historian Mr Hassan Jafar Zaidi

#TwoNationTheory #Democracy #Pakistan #India via @sujagvideos
To say that #Jinnah & #AIML wanted to make #Secular #Liberal #Pakistan not the Theocratic State is a Half Truth ! How would you explain #Islamic Speeches of Jinnah ? Reference: ia600504.us.archive.org/16/items/relig… ( cc @Dr_IshtiaqAhmad @omarali50 )

#TwoNationTheory #Islam #India #Partition ImageImageImage
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Gallup Pakistan for the World Bank Group, conducted a #randomised #VirtualReality #experiment with 2,000 participants in #Karachi to investigate the relationship between #urban #design, #willingness to use #publicspace and #social #cohesion.
Read more: openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3…
This study used 4 short #VR #experiences to investigate whether improvements in #urban #design elements of a #public #park would increase willingness to use it, and whether exposure to #diversity would improve #social #cohesion.
Read more: openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3…
The #results indicate that #improving the physical #characteristics of the #publicspace is associated with an increase in the participants’ #attraction to the #park and their #willingness to use it
Read more: openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3…
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Sarsabz-o-Shadab #Pakistan.

According to ISPR, the Pakistan Army formations planted around 29 million trees from 2018 onwards and are planting 5 million trees during the current monsoon season as part of the Sarsabz-o-Shadab Pakistan. Image
The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) as part of “Green Motorways Initiative” is planting around one million saplings astride the motorways in the next two and a half years.
The Initiative encompasses planting and nurturing 600,000 plants along #Lahore-#Islamabad #Motorway (M-2), 180,000 plants along #Karachi-#Hyderabad Motorway (M-9), 120,000 plants along Lahore-#Sialkot Motorway (M-11) and over 100,000 plants astride #Swat Motorway.
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Karachi top taxpaying city with collection of Rs572.59 bn

During the tax year 2018, #Karachi remains the top taxpaying city followed by #Islamabad, #Lahore, #Rawalpindi, and then #Faisalabad Image
According to tax analysis carried out by the FBR for the tax year 2018 on basis of city-wise breakup collection from Karachi amounted to Rs572.59 billion for tax year 2018, followed by Rs204.14 billion from Islamabad, Rs200.71 billion from Lahore, Rs35.17 billion from Rawalpindi
and Rs16.26 billion from Faisalabad.

Break-up of the tax collection from metropolis which was recorded as Rs572.59 showed that Rs9.05 billion was collected from Karachi Central Rs34.09 was collected from Karachi East, Rs114.22 billion from Karachi South
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#Turkey offers help in bringing iconic #tram service back to #Karachi

Turkey has said it will assist the Pakistani government in bringing an iconic tram service back to Karachi’s MA Jinnah Road and II Chundrigar Road. Image
In a meeting held at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation office, Turkish Consul General Tolga Ucak offered Karachi Administrator Iftikhar Ali Shallwani his country's support for project.
Shallwani expressed gratitude to Ucak for tendering support to provide better transport facilities to Karachi’s people.

Tram services are considered a vital aspect of mass transit across the globe, being fuel-efficient; Istanbul in particular is famous for its tram service.
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