Karachi

NHA approves Hyderababd-Sukkur M-6 Motorway

The National Highways Authority (NHA) Executive Board has reviewed its earlier decision and approved three mega road projects including Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway (M-6), a critical component of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with an upfront government support in the form of Viability Gap Funding (VGF), Business Recorder informed. For this purpose,...

NED University showcased affordable low-cost model home at campus

The NED University of Engineering & Technology’s Centre, Karachi for Affordable Housing & Sustainable Built Environment (CAHSBE) inaugurated an affordable low-cost model home at the varsity’s campus on University Road. The varsity had established the centre in the year 2019 in support of the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to provide housing units with allied facilities to all,...

Economic Zones around Karachi gives tremendous opportunities of business & jobs

Construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) & Special economic zones is a catalyst for Pakistan’s industrialization. Besides, economic growth, people would also see millions of jobs opportunities through industrialization of these Industrial Special Economic Zones. At a meeting of 7th Board of Approvals (BoA) of the Board of Investment (BoI) chaired by the Prime Minister Imran Khan,...

Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital DHA City Karachi development in full swing

Construction work at Shaukat khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Karachi is underway at full pace and this will be the third and largest Shaukat Khanum hospital of Pakistan. The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT) has established a number of hospitals, laboratories, and research centres across Pakistan. The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore was the...

Computerization of land records in Sindh including Karachi

The Supreme Court directed the relevant authorities to end illegal occupation of state property across Sindh including Karachi. It further issued orders for the restoration of green belts, removal of encroachments from parks and playgrounds and ending the illegal occupation of land owned by the forest and irrigation departments across the province. The directive from a three-member bench headed by...

Supreme Court sought report on Illegal Housing on Kidney Hill Park

The National Account­ability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday approved filing of a reference against Ejaz Haroon, former chairman of the Pakistan International Airlines, Abdul Ghani Majeed of Omni Group and others in an accountability court for their alleged involvement in illegal allotment of plots in Overseas Cooperative Housing Society, Kidney Hills, Karachi. The decision was taken at a meeting of the...

CDWP approved Karachi Transformation Plan

Federal government considered the much awaited infrastructure projects of the city of lights worth Rs739 billion titled Karachi Transformation Plan to be financed through public-private partnership (PPP). The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) granted its go ahead for undertaking the Karachi Transformation Plan (KTP) at an estimated cost of Rs739 billion that would be financed through the Public...

Restore KCR completely, Supreme Court ordered

Karachi commissioner Navid Ahmed Shaikh oversaw on Tuesday the sealing of Tejori Heights- an under construction building being erected on a piece of land claimed by the Pakistan Railways and allocated for the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) in Gulshan-e-Iqbal- bringing its construction to a halt. The move came following a Supreme Court order issued earlier this week. The bench had directed the builder of...

Supreme Court orders to clear all encroachment all aross Karachi

CJP Gulzar Ahmed observed that removal of encroachments from government lands was the responsibility of the Revenue department and said the whole of Karachi had been developed on encroached government land. The court observed that high rises have been constructed on encroached government lands at the Super Highway ahead of the University Road where boundary walls have been raised by...

Construction Package extended by Prime Minister till 31st Dec 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that the Govt of Pakistan has extended the fixed tax regime to Dec 31, 2021. He said this had been a big demand from the construction industry which was why they were given an "extra year". The Prime Minister said, "We believe that the economic activity that this will generate only in Punjab will be equivalent to Rs1,500bn and will result in 250,000 jobs. Similar...

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