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Power supply normal in most areas, claims K Electric KARACHI: K-Electric teams managed to re-energize the feeders that tripped due to heavy rains on Saturday.A K-Electric spokesman said out of the affected feeders, 50 feeders were re-energized immediately whereas the remaining 200 were restored within a few hours.Affected areas included North Karachi and Landhi, parts of Gulshan e Iqbal and North Nazimabad, as well as few pockets in Defence.The overall system remained intact during the downpour. Power supply to strategic installations including Airport and Dhabeji remained uninterrupted.According to KE spokesperson, KE's Rapid Response teams remained alert following prediction of rain. The teams responded swiftly to restore electricity to the affected areas. The KE helpline and ground teams continue to work round the clock to address any localized faults.Consumers are advised to stay away from any broken wires, electrical poles and transformers. Moreover, customers are requested to inform the utility of any broken wires or complaints by calling on 118 ...

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Light rain with occasional thunderstorm likely in Karachi on Sunday KARACHI: The Met Office on Saturday forecast light rain or drizzle with occasional thunderstorm in the metropolis during the next 24 hours.It said the maximum temperature is expected to remain in the range between 34 and 36 degrees Centigrade with 70 to 80 per cent humidity.Dust or thundershower with gusty winds are likely to occur at scattered places in Mirpurkhas, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Thatta, Larkana and Hyderabad divisions. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Al-Qaeda leader among six held in Balochistan: Bugti QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said six militants including a leader of outlawed militant organization, Al-Qaeda, had been arrested in a security forces' operation in Noshki area of Balochistan. He said the security forces arrested six militants in an operation in Noshki area including their commander who was leader of banned militant organization, Al-Qaeda. "The commander of the arrested militant, earlier, got fight training in Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan and later participated in ...

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Mustafa Kamal calls for special package for Karachi KARACHI: Chief of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Mustafa Kamal on Saturday called for announcement of special package to resolve the civic problems which were being confronted by the people of urban areas in Sindh, particularly Karachi.Addressing a press conference here, he welcomed the action against illegal unit offices of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), which were built on government land.The founder of MQM, Altaf Hussain misled Karachiites by making false commitments that he would resolve their ...

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JI demands census before general elections KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh chapter ameer Dr. Merajul Huda Siddiqui on Saturday demanded to conduct the national census before coming general elections. He said that the JI believes that the census is the basis of democracy which ensures the fair distribution of resources and NFC award amongst the provinces.He said that the number of national and provincial constituencies also increases as the result of census. He said that it is the constitutional and ethical responsibility of ...

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CM directs authorities to keep city clean KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah directed the city administration to be vigilant and active to keep the city clean.The rain water accumulated in the low-lying areas must be pumped out as soon as the rain is stopped, said a statement on Saturday.He directed Secretary Energy to coordinate with KE authorities and urge them to mobilise their maintenance staff to keep their feeders on."This is unfortunate that with the start of light rain ...

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City receives rain on Saturday KARACHI: The city received the second spell of rain in this season on Saturday.An official of the Met Office said there are chances of more rain in the metropolis at night or early morning.He said that the rain recorded by the Met Office was: Karachi Airport 54 mm; University Road 33.5 mm; Landhi 26 mm; Met Observatory 22.6; North Karachi 12.8 mm; PAF Faisal 10 mm; Gulshan-i-Hadeed 5 mm; North Nazimabad 4.5 mm; Korangi 2 ...