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Karachi shuts down for a day to mourn 45 car bomb victims

Medics and ordinary Pakistanis gather at the site of the car bomb explosion in Karachi on Sunday amid preparations for elections. Photo: AP

Pakistan's largest city Karachi shut down yesterday to mourn 45 people killed by a car bomb in a Shiite Muslim neighbourhood, the latest in a series of devastating attacks as Pakistan prepares for elections.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 3:31am

Bomb kills at least 45 in Shiite area of Karachi

A huge car bomb blew the front off two five-storey apartment blocks in the Abbas town area of Karachi. Photo: AFP

A huge car bomb blast in a mainly Shiite Muslim area of Karachi on Sunday killed at least 45 people, officials said, amid a spate of sectarian violence that has come as Pakistan prepares for elections.

The explosion blew the front off two five-storey apartment blocks in the Abbas town area of Pakistan’s largest city, setting one on fire and trapping people beneath piles of rubble.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

2012 deadliest year in Karachi for two decades

The body of a man who was killed by unidentified gunmen lies at a hospital morgue in Karachi. Photo: Reuters

Pakistan’s financial hub Karachi saw its deadliest year in two decades last year, with around 2,000 people killed in violence linked to ethnic and political tensions.

7 Jan 2013 - 2:54pm

Karachi suicide attack wounds 26

Pakistani security personnel are pictured at the scene of a suicide bomb attack at the Rangers complex in Karachi on Thursday. Photo: AFP

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden pickup truck into the gate of a government paramilitary base in Pakistan’s largest city on Thursday, causing a huge blast that wounded at least 26 people.

8 Nov 2012 - 6:03pm

Factory fires kill more than 300 in Karachi and Lahore

A man tries to identify the body of his relative at a Karachi morgue in the fire's aftermath. Photo: EPA

More than 310 people have perished in fires that gutted factories in Pakistan's two largest cities, in tragedies that prompted calls for an overhaul of poor industrial safety standards, officials said yesterday.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:21am

Shifting Ground

Shifting Ground Amelia Johnson Contemporary Ends Oct 29

This exhibition sets out to challenge stereotypes of Pakistan: are the women conservative and submissive? Is Islamic art mostly about ornate miniature, Arabic calligraphy and geometric design?

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A model citizen

SEATED IN the front row of fashion week among a sea of glitterati at the Four Seasons grand ballroom in Central, she cuts a striking figure. Tall, slim, with a confident strut, she isn't chased by the tabloid photographers, nor zoomed in on for a close-up by Chinese television. Back home, it's a different story.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Hong Kong players in 4,800km dash for new passports

Nearly half the Hong Kong cricket squad have made a mad dash to Pakistan for new electronic passports so they can travel to Dubai for the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.

The six players are 4,800 kilometres away in Karachi waiting for visas.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Hongkonger murdered in Islamabad hotel room

A Hong Kong businessman and his Australian associate have been murdered in an execution-style killing in their hotel room in Pakistan.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Pakistan Quiz

1 What is the national game of Pakistan? 2 How many billionaires does Pakistan have? 3 How much is the tax for computer imports? 4 What are pinds and shahars in Pakistan? 5 Where did Polo originate? 6 How did Pakistan get its name? 7 Can Hindi films be shown in cinemas in Pakistan? 8 What does the Pakistan flag represent? 9 When did Pakistan begin to print its own currency?

12 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

New flights will make trips 'a breeze'

Direct flights from Hong Kong to Pakistan, priced at $4,600, will be available from the first week of June.

The twice-weekly service, being inaugurated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), would be more convenient and comfortable than current connections, Mansoor Mela, the flag-carrier's SAR manager, said.

23 Mar 1999 - 12:00am