Deadly flooding paralyses Karachi | AFP

Monsoon rain has lashed Pakistan’s port city of Karachi while flooding has triggered power outages and overwhelmed the city’s fragile infrastructure.

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Karachi vice: Pakistani cop channels police stories into gritty novels | AFP

Personal tragedy haunts the hard-boiled novels that are turning top cop Omar Shahid Hamid into one of Pakistan’s most popular English-language authors. For nearly two decades Hamid has worn a badge in Karachi, the mega port city on the Arabian Sea that for years was rife with vicious political and extremist violence.

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Hundreds attend Christchurch victim’s funeral in Karachi, Pakistan

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Syed Areeb Ahmed, a 27-year old victim of the Christchurch massacre, in Karachi on Monday. Areeb’s mortal remains arrived in his hometown just three hours before the ceremony.


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Cricket: Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi to win PSL

Quetta Gladiators beat former champions Peshawar Zalmi in the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) by eight wickets to lift their maiden title before a capacity 32,000 crowd at the National stadium in Karachi. Pakistan officials hope they will hold all their Twenty20 league matches next year and some international cricket at home in the near future.

Search for missing in Pakistan building collapse

A Pakistani rescue official says at least two bodies have been recovered from a three-story building that collapsed in an eastern suburb of the southern port city of Karachi. (Feb. 25)

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Funeral of victims of attack at Chinese consulate in Karachi

Mourners attend a funeral in Quetta, the provincial capital and of Balochistan in western Pakistan, for Niaz Muhammad and his son, two of four people killed the previous day when gunmen armed with hand grenades and a suicide vest stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said, with the attack claimed by a separatist group which branded Beijing “an oppressor”.