Monday, March 28, 2011


Provincial Minister for Information Technology Raza Haroon has said that 108 shops ravaged by fire in Empress Market will be restored in original condition. Financial help will be provided to affectees.Separate committees headed by EDO Revenue Roshan Ali Shaikh and EDO E&IP Dr.Saifur Rehman has been established to ascertain the reason of fire in market, losses sufferedby the shopkeepers and restoration work.

He said this during a visit of theEmpress Market on Sunday. He was accompanied by Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed, EDOs of City Government Karachi and other officers.

On this occasion he also met with the shopkeepers and assured all possible help to them in their early restoration. He also said that representatives of the shopkeepers will also be included in the committee which would enquire into the incident.

Earlier fire brigade of city district government Karachi after getting information of the fire in Empress Market on the night intervening Saturday and Sunday took timely action and saved more than 300 shops from fire in Empress Market and adjoining markets.

EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam personally monitored the fire extinguishing operation.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Parking banned on 9 roads of Saddar

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal under Section 144 imposed ban on parking at nine roads of Saddar town yesterday.
This step has been taking keeping in view the traffic problems or area in congested commercial areas of Saddar Town.
City Nazim said that the parking on busy road one hand effects flow of and on the other leaves devastating effects on the environment. He added that keeping in mind the problems of the people of Saddar Town, the CDGK has constructed the first multi-storied parking plaza of Pakistan, so that citizens coming to Saddar Town could take care of their vehicles in a better manner and the traffic troubles could be avoided as much as possible. Following nine roads have been banned for vehicle parking: the Mansfield Street, Abdullah Haroon Road, Mir Karam Ali Talpur Road, Dr. Dawood Pota Road, Zaibun Nisa Strret, Agha Khan-III Road, Raja Ghazanfar Ali Road, Shahrah-e-Iraq and Preedy Street. City Nazim warned that the vehicle owners parking their cars on the above roads would be responsible for their losses.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

‘Action against builder, contractor sought’

Advisor to Chief Minister Sharmila Faruqui yesterday asked CM to take action against builder and contractor involved in the building collapse in Meethadar. In a letter to CM, Sharmila said she visited the site of collapsed five-storey building where more than 25 people were reportedly killed and many injured. She told CM in the letter that the residents of the adjoining vacated buildings and the area have made following demands:
1. Lodging of FIR against the builder and contractor and their accomplices.
2. Government to order judicial inquiry and exemplary punishment to all those found responsible who connived in this heinous crime.
3. Government of Sindh / City Government should immediately provide alternate accommodation to all families which have been forced to vacate adjoining damaged buildings.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Haq Parast leadership believes to serve the citizens: Dilawar

KARACHI: Nazim Saddar Town Muhammad Dilawar has said that Haq Parast leadership believes to serve the citizens practically and the City Government has spent Rs. 30 billion in this regard to ensure regular supply of potable water to the citizens.
There was no supply of water in town areas for the past sixty years but now the credit goes to the Haq Parast leadership of supplying the much needed potable water.
He said this while attending a meeting with the officials of Water and Sewerage Board at town office. During the meeting, Nazim directed the concerned officials to enhance the performance of machines at various pumping stations to ensure uninterrupted water supply to the area and to be watchful that sewerage water does not mix with drinking water lines during construction works.
He also appealed the area people to play their due role in curbing illegal water connections so that water supply can be provided fairly. Naib Nazim, TMO and other town officials were also present at the meeting.-PR

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Saddar Town

Saddar Town is a small densely populated town in the central part of old Karachi. The word Saddar generally means the “centre” (of a settlement) and also “head” (of a group of people or an organisation). In Urdu, Saddar means “president” as in Saddar-e-Pakistan—the President of Pakistan. The town is bordered by Jamshed Town and Clifton Cantonment to the east, Kiamari Town and the Arabian Sea to the south and Lyari Town to the west.