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A video thread documenting the state terrorism and barbarism by #ImportedGovernment on the peaceful protestors of Pakistan. 🧵

It included the usage of teargas shelling, rubber bullets and baton charge.

If you have any video DM me and it will be added here.

@MalBokhari a brave lady who always stood for the rights of people.
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I have been thinking about samosas for the last week & here is a thread about them. For starters the Samosa comes from West Asia and was originally meat wrapped in a dough cone and fried - the sambusak! The only truly veg versions are all Indian! #Samosa #Sambusak #PunjabiSamosa
I grew up in Mumbai eating what is now known as the Parsi/Bohri Samosa and which I simply knew as a Samosa. Lightly spiced lamb mince cooked with onions, green chillies and corriander, stuffed into a triangular pocket made from flat precooked sheets of samosa patti. #Samosa
These were then slowly fried in hot (not too hot) oil till golded brown & served with a typically Parsi Green chutney made with coconut, mint, corriander, peppercorns, green chutney & lime juice. These treats were rare and cherished! #Samosa
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🇵🇰 🇨🇳 ⚡ Pakistani separatists of the so-called ‘#Balochistan Liberation Army’ have released a chilling, #ISIS-style video threatening “Chinese officials and installations” in ‘Balochistan’.

~ 🥭

Interesting that the fascist terror attack against Chinese people was committed in #Karachi (not Balochistan) against Chinese teachers (not officials or installations).

🇵🇰 🇨🇳 Leaked emails of Hillary Clinton, released by #Wikileaks, show that the USA planned to “make insurgents” in the Balochistan region, for the explicit purpose of ‘disrupting Chinese oil pipelines’.


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Four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed while four others were injured in a suicide attack outside the University of #Karachi's Confucius Institute. BLA (Bashir Zaib Baloch faction) claimed responsibility for the attack.…

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The deceased were identified as follows:
- Huang Guiping (Confucius Institute Director)
- Ding Mupeng
- Chen Sai
- Khalid (Driver)
Out of the four injured individuals, the two individuals are as follows:
- Wang Yuqing
- Hamid
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Some thoughts on the BLA attack in #Karachi University [Thread]

No doubt, the #Baloch insurgency has been redefining itself since 2011. What is surprising is how Baloch separatists, many of whom define themselves as secular nationalists, have now started following the same
strategy that has been used by hardcore Islamists such as #Bokoharam in Nigeria, Islamic State (#ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, Al Qaeda, and #Taliban in #Afghanistan. Use of women as suicide bombers.
This is the fifth rebellion in #Balochistan, and the current one is the longest, which broke out in early 2000. Still, it’s the first time the separatist GROUP #BLA has used a female suicide bomber to attack #Chinese nationals in #Karachi. There are many reasons.
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As per some reports, a #Chinese professor is among those killed in today’s blast near Karachi university. The blast occurred outside Confucius institute, #Karachi university. Four are dead. In July 2021, 12, including 9 Chinese nationals were killed in a blast inside a mini-bus.
“It seems to be a suicide attack targeting #Chinese nationals. Apparently, a burqa clad woman carried out the suicide attack,” reports Geo news. Geo reported that the blast killed 2 foreign women and critically injured 3. #Karachi
Three #Chinese nationals killed in an “apparent” suicide bombing targeting Chinese nationals in #Karachi. Two women, and a man are among the dead.
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سندھ کابینہ میں تبدیلی

کراچی: رکن سندھ اسمبلی شرجیل انعام میمن کو صوبائی وزیر بنا دیا گیا،

کراچی: شرجیل انعام میمن کل سندھ کے وزیر کی حیثیت سے حلف اٹھائیں گے، ذرائع

کراچی: وزیر ٹرانسپورٹ سندھ اویس قادر شاہ سندھ کابینہ سے ڈی نوٹیفائی، نوٹیفیکیشن جاری

Notifications issued.

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روزنامہ “جسارت ” کی ایک تحقیقاتی رپورٹ کے مطابق ان دنوں کراچی کے انتظامی سربراہ کمشنر اور ضلعی سربراہان یعنی 7 ڈپٹی کمشنرز میں سے کوئی بھی مقامی ڈومیسائل کا حامل نہیں ہے۔ ان ڈپٹی کمشنر میں ڈی سی کیماڑی مختار ابڑو ، ڈپٹی کمشنر ساؤتھ ارشاد علی سدھر ،
ڈپٹی کمشنر ایسٹ محمد علی شاہ، ڈپٹی کمشنر ویسٹ ، سلیم اللہ اوڈھو ، ڈپٹی کمشنر ملیر جاور علی لغاری، ڈپٹی کمشنر کورنگی عرفان سلام میروانی اور ڈپٹی کمشنر ڈسٹرکٹ سینٹرل ڈاکٹر محمد بخش راجہ دھاریجو ہیں۔ یہی نہیں موجودہ حکومت نے کراچی کی تاریخ میں پہلی بار
کراچی ڈیولپمنٹ اتھارٹی ( کے ڈی اے) کا سربراہ بھی ایک غیر مقامی افسر ناصر عباس سومرو کو تعینات کیا ہوا ہے ۔ اسی طرح شہر کی لیاری اور ملیر ڈیولپمنٹ اتھارٹی کو بھی غیر مقامی سربراہان کے حوالے کیا ہوا ہے۔ ان میں لیاری ڈیولپمنٹ اتھارٹی کے ڈائریکٹر جنرل کی
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Amid rising anti-#US+#EU rhetoric in #Pakistan post-#Ukraine invasion & PM's #Russia visit, it is important to refocus on rising terror incidents in the country and the linkages to #Afghanistan #Iran and #India and the easily exploitable local actors. /1
The waves of organized terrorism in Pakistan since 1980s and through 2000s have been linked to elements in #Afghanistan. It accelerated with the #India-#Iran nexus in that country. Made easier by local extremism, easy & gullible Pakistani recruits, and regional sponsors. /2
#Peshawar mosque carnage targeting Pakistani Shia Muslims is particularly worth a closer look. It indirectly targeted the #Australia cricket team visit after 23 yrs and tried to revive sectarian conflict. Both objectives have wider linkages to #India #Iran #Afghanistan /3
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There was a time a freshly graduated urban student from #Karachi 🏙️ (#Pakistan 🇵🇰) upper urban middle class, with an expensive British education, had a real talent for writing fictions and for advertising an expertise...1/20
Photo: Casey Horner
...she did not have thru her re-formulation of trendy topics. Surfing the wave, she considered herself as a #Writer and as a #Consultant.
Unfortunately, nobody in “patriarchal #Pakistan 🇵🇰”, as she says, was ready to hire a young... 2/20
Photo: #BernardGrua @BernardGrua Ramla Akhtar, Postgrowth, @BarfeootRara at Baltit fort, Kari
a young professional #female with no experience for the jobs she was pretending to. Her career disillusions and her unsuccessful personal life caused her severe depressions with more and more frequent mental disorders. 3/20
Photo: #BernardGrua @BernardGrua Ramla Akhtar, Postgrowth, @BarfeootRara at Karakoram mountai
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A revolt of Navy that would have stopped Partition of #India - A thread.
On the slight autumn day of 18 Feburary 1946 a revolt broke out in Royal Indian Navy by the Sailors. Britishers after World War 2 started to reduce the numbers of sailors. Again it’s simple use and throw policy used here. The numbers were to be reduced from 27, 650 to 11,000.
Reasons sailors revolted were:
• Wages were low.
• Food quality was terrible.
• Indian sailors were ill treated by the British officers.
• Britishers called Indian sailors who supported them in World War 2, colies, black bastards.
• Racism in the RNI was at it’s peak.
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Police in Karachi claim to have solved the case of the seven-year old boy whose stripped body was found in a graveyard in the New Karachi area of the city.

#DSTV #child #GangRape #police #karachi #Pakistan
In a joint press conference addressed by District Inspector General (DIG) West Nasir Aftab, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central Malik Murtaza and Superintendent of Police (SP) Investigation Shaher Qureshi,
authorities revealed that the boy was killed over a personal enmity.
DIG West Nasir Aftab said that two of the three suspects have been arrested, while the third was already in jail for selling drugs.
“He [third suspect] will be arrested from the jail,” he said.
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Syed Farzand Ali Zaidi, who shot and killed a newly-wed man in Karachi’s Kashmir Road area in a robbery bid last Wednesday, was an on-duty cop who was on bail in a previous robbery case as well as three other criminal cases, it has emerged.

#DSTV #Karachi #NewlyWedsMurder
Farzand, who was posted in the investigation wing of Karachi’s West Zone Police, allegedly shot himself dead when police conducted a raid to arrest him.

#DSTV #Crime #Police #KashmirRoad
According to DSTV’s investigations, Farzand was on bail in four similar cases registered against him — robbery and possession of illicit arms in 2017 — and possession of narcotics and illicit arms in 2019.

#DSTV #Pakistan #News
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نکاح کے بعد دلہا اپنی دلہن کی طرف رجوع کرتا ہے لیکن ہرمرتبہ ایسا نہیں ہوتا

کراچی کے دو نئے نویلے دلہا نکاح کے بعد اپنی دلہن کے بجائے جماعت اسلامی کے دھرنا میں پہنچ گئے

#DSTV #Karachi #JIDharna_SindhAssembly
جماعت اسلامی 31 دسمبر سے سندھ کے نئے بلدیاتی نظام کے خلاف سندھ اسمبلی کے باہر احتجاج کررہی ہے

نوشادی شدہ نوجوانوں نے حافظ نعیم احمد سے ملاقات کی اوردھرنے کے شرکا سے یک جہتی کا اظہار کیا
جماعت اسلامی اور دیگر شہری جماعتیں صوبائی حکومت سے مطالبہ کررہی ہیں کہ شہری اداروں اور میئر کو بااختیار بنایا جائے
نئے قوانین کے مطابق صحت اور تعلیم کے أمور ایک بار پھر صوبائی حکومت کے تحت کردیا گیا ہے
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#Kolkata's trams are famous. The electric #trams were first introduced in 1902 and at their peak covered 40 lines carried commuters over a 70 km network. Today only 28 km of the network remains. Once upon a time other cities in India also had electric/mechanical trams.
#Karachi Tramway first opened for traffic in 1885 as a steam tramway. By 1909 the East India Tramwag Co, had an all petrol/diesel fleet of trams. In 1949 the whole tramway system was sold to the Mohamedali Tramways Company (MTC). All 4 lines closed in 1975.
#Bombay Tramway Company Limited was established in 1873. Electrified service began in 1907 and double-deck tram service in 1920. At its peak in 1935, 433 trams ran on 47 km of track. The service closed in 1964.
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#Karachi has a glorious bus-based mass transit line, 23 years after the Karachi Circular Railway shut down, and I couldn’t be happier. This is the Board Office station. A bunch of city enthusiasts went up & down the entire line to celebrate!
We got on at the cavernous Numaish station. The sight of a ticket booth was pure joy. I could hardly contain my joy!
That fresh bus smell and shine 🤩✨
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#Pakistan Security Report -2021:

The incidence of #terrorism in Pakistan has increased by 42% in 2021 as compared to 2020, including five suicide bombings. A total of 335 people were killed and 555 injured in the attacks. That's 52 percent more than in 2020.

A total of 128 terrorist attacks were carried out by Tehreek-e-Taliban #Pakistan (#TTP), local Taliban groups and Islamic State of Khorasan, killing 236 people. In 2020, the number of such attacks was 95.

As many as 97 people were killed and 255 injured in 77 attacks by various Baloch, Sindhi nationalist and insurgent groups, compared to 44 attacks in 2020. Last year there were two attacks of sectarian terrorism in which 22 people were killed.

#BLA #Karachi #Sindh #Quetta
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Next is "Raees Ahmed Standard Biryani House" in #Landhi #Karachi which was made to register on a Previous complaint and issued a show cause notice for Penalty so inquired what happened to that notice is it finalised #TaxChoriBandKaru

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Complaint 16 Nov, Reply 24 Nov

Restaurant was fined for Rs 10,000/= which is abysmally low for the sale and running of it.
And they are still being non compliant to which they know soon again :)

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Next "Javed Nihari" #Sharfabad branch in #Karachi issuing non compliant invoice with no SNTN# mentioned #TaxChoriBandKaru

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Since from day 1, PPP's hatred & their biasedness is not new for #Muhajirs. The #Muhajirs whom forefathers came to #Pakistan according to an international agreement commonly known as #MatrukaSindhAgreement". #پی_پی_کا_بلدیاتی_قانون_نامنظور
According to this agreement, #Muhajirs shall be the lawful owner of Sindh Province's 81% land in which 60% land was owned & rest of 21% was on mortgage by #SindhiHindus. After Partition, Who were migrated to #India. In initial days, #Karachi was country's first capital till 1960.
From 1947 till 1972, #Muhajirs were in majority in civil services & other administrative departments of the country. Additionally, There was a time, When Larkana(Current, Home ground of PPP) was led by a #Muhajir Mayor. We have converted #Karachi into a business hub of #Pakistan.
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Today, as we celebrate 50 glorious years of this country, I have a little story to share of my family... about my great grandfather who set out an adventure 130 years ago that ended in a land that would one day take on the identity of the #UAE #UAE50
The year was 1880 and he was one of several from the #Bhatia community of #Thatha #Sindh, now #Pakistan, who had heard stories of the waters of the #Gulf a perfect breeding ground for a pearl industry to thrive #UAENationalDay #UAE50
Through stories shared by my late grandmother, my father paint a picture of a tough, brutal landscape that broke spirits in those early years. The scarcity of drinking water, food, coupled with the soaring temperatures taught them tough life lessons. #UAENationalDay #UAE50
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Operation Trident (4th Dec 1971): Decoding Indian Navy's boldest operation to decimate Pakistan's Karachi port and destroy fuel & ammunition. With 0 casualties for India and overwhelming success, India celebrates 4th of December as Navy Day in memory of this operation. (1/n)
In the 1965 war, Indian Armed Forces weren’t organized properly. Air Force and Navy were considered as extensions of army.

Indian Navy didn't participate & silently watched as the Pak Navy attacked Dwarka with impunity.

Having learned the lessons, it was prepared in 1971.(2/n)
Karachi port was Pak's most valuable asset & was heavily defended; attacking it was going to be very risky move. Admiral SM Nanda, Vice-Admiral SN Kohli, and Cmdr BB Yadav were the trio that masterminded and executed the most ambitious naval attack after WW2. (3/n)
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Karachi Tramway - #History
1879: John Brunton devised a special grooved bridge rail of inverted U-shape for four foot gauge horse to be later used in the tramways in Karachi.

1881: Karachi’s Municipal Secretary and Engineer, conceived the idea of Karachi Tramway around this year
October 1884: Work starts on the construction of Karachi Tramway. Gauge of the track was 4 feet. John Brunton, formerly Chief Engineer of the Sind-Punjab and Delhi Railway, and engineer to the city of Oxford Tramways becomes the Chief Engineer of Karachi Tramway Project.
April 20, 1885: Steam Tramway was opened in Karachi. There was a ceremonial opening of the Main Line from Scots Kirk neat St Andrew’s Church (located on present day Abdullah Haroon Road and Shara-e-Liaqat intersection) to Kiamari. Goods line between McLeod Road
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Moses Somake
(A Jewish, who made karachi beautiful)

Such a rich and elegant architectural history of Karachi , the city which charms you into falling in love with her
Not many people know that many of the Karachi's most beautiful buildings were designed by a Jewish architect "
Moses Somake".

He belonged to a Spanish Jewish family, who lived in Iraq and migrated to Lahore. Where Somake was born on 6th June 1875. Later, they moved to karachi, which was then regarded as the city of tolerance and religious harmony. Imagine a Catholic christian community
asking a Jew to design a club for them and Muslim community had also commisioned Somake to design a Mosque for them.

Very little information is available about Somake's education and his formal training in architecture, although no such institute was available in Karachi in
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