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Journalist @thenews_intl | Past: @etribune @SamaaTV | tweets are personal | I cover civic, land, environment, minorities, women etc
Jan 15 7 tweets 3 min read
After studying #GutterBaghicha, it’s maps and several old documents it was very sad to learn that #MQM has its biggest share in the encroachment of the largest green space of Asia. The #PPP stands on second position. Gutter Baghicha well of 1938
Dec 9, 2021 15 tweets 3 min read
Surprised to see such biased reporting by Samaa that too, more astonishingly, was picked up @SamaaEnglish. 😳
I have covered this project since it’s inception. The reporter needs to get his facts straight and emotions at home.
Thread > Feb 26 then PM @NawazSharifMNS laid down the foundation for the Green Line BRT
>The project was supposed to be completed by April 27
>I kept a close eye on its construction process.
Dec 1, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
@aadilayub explained a major flaw in the EIA report of revamping and restoration of the Gujjar, Orangi and Mehmoodabad Nullah project, which has created a massive political chaos in the city.
This thread will make you understand the seriousness of NDMA, Sepa A glance at the EIA report is enough to point out huge blunders. This EIA is for a project which is depriving thousands of families from their roofs. The company has charged millions of rupees to prepare this report. The NDMA has accepted it and submitted it to Sepa
Dec 1, 2021 15 tweets 3 min read
Participants of a public hearing held on Tuesday to discuss the revamping and restoration of the Gujjar, Orangi and Mehmoodabad storm water drains walked out of it because representatives of the project’s main proponent, NDMA, were absent. thenews.com.pk/print/913116-n… Sepa was said to have carried out a farcical public hearing on the project because not only NDMA representatives but officials of the KMC under whose administrative control these drains fall, the KWSB whose sewage flows in these drains, and the SSWMB were also uncannily absent.
Nov 30, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Participants walked out of public hearing of Gujjar, Orangi and Mehmoodabad Nullah projects over the absence of NDMA, @KmcPakistan @sswmb
The public hearing continued with literary six participants and seven Seepa officials. So this is the public hearing of three projects which have already displaced thousands of families. Journalists and reporters are to be blamed as well. I was the only reporter covering this hearing - why the electronic media don’t event bother to send their reporters. Image
Oct 25, 2021 19 tweets 5 min read
If the #NaslaTower is to be demolished, a sizeable chunk of developments along either side of Sharea Faisal comprising the Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society (SMCHS) would also have to be flattened. thenews.com.pk/print/902871-n… There are scores of multistorey buildings on the main Sharea Faisal that have to be knocked down, according to the Nasla Tower management committee and SMCHS Secretary Shuaib Alam, who asserted that it is for the same reason the SC has cited in its Nasla Tower demolition orders
Jun 16, 2021 16 tweets 3 min read
on the watch of three political parties, PPP, MQM and Jamaat-e-Islami, the Aladin Shopping Mall and Pavilion End Club continued to function without any hindrance over the amenity plot at the main Rashid Minhas Road.

thenews.com.pk/print/850283-v… The News investigated how the illegality was allowed by the KMC mayors and the provincial governments and the management of the park.
May 24, 2020 21 tweets 4 min read
Nida and Waqas had planned to surprise their family in Karachi by arriving in the city from Lahore along with their two children before Eidul Fitr. #PIAPlaneCrash thenews.com.pk/print/663054-o… While the couple did surprise the family, it turned out to be heartbreaking and dreadful, as they and their kids perished in Friday’s plane crash.
May 23, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
Passengers of Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) ill-fated PK-8303 were less than 10 seconds away from touching the runway and seeing their loved ones, when their plane fell on houses of the Jinnah Garden in Model Colony on Friday afternoon. thenews.com.pk/print/662666-t… The information board at the Jinnah International Airport’s arrival lounge on Friday afternoon said that the PIA’s A-320 aircraft had landed. Newly-married Almeena Mustufa was coming back from Lahore for the first time after her marriage.