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TODAY 28 06 2011 All Karachi Traders Union (AKTI) will stage a protest rally at 1600 hrs from Khaliq Dina Hall on M.A. Jinnah Road to CM House against the load shedding and over billing. KESC Solidarity Committee will also participate in this protest rally. Subsequently this rally may also proceed to the Headquarters of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) in the Gizri, neighborhood of Clifton Cantonment.

The above mentioned event has a high potential to cause significant traffic around PIDC and Clifton/ Gizri area.

everyone in Karachi, specially in mentioned localities are advised to resort to caution and avoid the routes mentioned above.

KESC introduces bill payment convenience for customers

The Karachi Electric Supply Company has made alternative arrangements for payment of monthly electricity bills for those customers who have not received physical bills around their usual due date, given interruptions caused in the regular process by the union miscreants.
The KESC has developed this system as a supplementary support to facilitate the customers who might not receive their monthly printed bills before due date because of the union miscreants blocking distribution of bills and attacking the utility’s bill distributors. At several places the union miscreants snatched and tore up the customers’ bills that the distributing personnel had taken to deliver in different localities. At the same time, the newly devised methods of bill payment would also remain as permanent support feature of the KESC to receive bills through these channels in normal circumstances in future as well if the customers may find it convenient.
The KESC has drawn five easy methods for the convenience of customers which will be available henceforth besides the normal way of using printed bills.
First is to visit the utility’s official website, and enter the 13-digit account number to retrieve a duplicate copy of the current electricity bill which can be printed and can be presented at all banks for making payment. The banks have been taken into confidence about this measure and they have circulated the instruction to all branches for acceptance of duplicate bill.
Second way is to directly go to the offices of NADRA, NIB Bank branches, Easy Paisa outlets, UBL Omni Banking and 1-Link ATMs, and present the 13 digit account number. These outlets would retrieve bill details and provide a payment receipt of the bill to the customer.
Thirdly, the customers who do not receive their monthly bills, can telephone the KESC call centre 118 and follow the automated system to retrieve a duplicate copy of the bill. They can pay their bills through this duplicate.
Fourth way is to email customer’s 13-digit number to the after which they will receive an electronic copy of their bill which can be printed and presented to the bank for payment.
Fifthly, the customers familiar with online payment can use their existing online banking services where most banks will provide bill details before allowing payments.

Strike called off by MQM

Burnt car near Karsaz

Zong Bijli Offer

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Thank you Mustafa Kamal Bhai

In what is believed to be the last press conference by Mustafa Kamal in the capacity of city Nazim, he said that the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) completed 2,496 projects in the city during the last four years while work on 126 mega projects was still under way.

I wish new administrator will try to achieve standards which Mustafa Kamal has set and will make Karachi better place without making things politicize.

Chappals not allowed.

Now RR is a club for elite in Defence and no one with chappals (slippers) are allowed. If you want your drivers to eat at your party for which you have paid yourself, beware they will be asked NOT to enter by the management if they are wearing chappals; only formal shoes allowed. On this someone at the party which I attended said, rules are rules and I was like yeah how rude. Finally the hosts managed to get their drivers in but that left me thinking that it is so easy to humiliate others and create class divide. Quaid ka Pakistan – no unity, pride and indiscipline!

Karachi’s Areeb Iqbal Wins red bull streetstyle competition 2010

4For the first time Telenor djuice and Redbull had  brought the an international Monta ball Freestyle Football competition to Pakistan bringing out the best of our countries freestyles, sixteen of them from Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi who finally battled for the top position here in Karachi, a few days back, on the 31st of January at Forum Karachi.

To enjoy the event a number of Monta ball freestyles, fans and enthusiasts and TV celebrates attended the event. I saw a lot of young people who were not even competing were also their showing their talent.

The event concluded announcing Karachi’s Areeb Iqbal being the winner who would be flying to Cape Town, South Africa  to represent Pakistan at the World Finals of Red Bull Street Style.

Areeb has already made us proud by placing his entry into an international competition to represent Pakistan, it would be really great if he comes back home a winner, so lets hope and pray he does .. :)

Image credits: ( Photographer: Fahad Peracha ).

9th Critical Mass Karachi Bike Ride

9th critcal mass bicycleDate: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Time: 7:30am – 9:30am
Facebook RSVP : 9th Critical Mass Karachi Bike Ride

Starting from Intersection of SHAHBAZ & HAFIZ, DHA VI, going up SHAHBAZ towards ITTEHAD for a bit, turn left on to COMMERCIAL AVE and crossing BAHRIA, ascend the short hill on 2nd Street up to MOMIN, travel along MOMIN and down the short hill to the Saudi Consulate intersection. From here we proceed briefly on SHAMSHEER, turn left on 9th Street and then right on to MUJAHID and then down the hill at the back of Khadda Market, across SHAHEEN. Turn left on 15th Street and then down the long hill on B5th Street. From here we take 21st Street back to MUJAHID and proceed down it to Seaview and then along BEACH Ave to Village Restaurant. Here we turn left on to ITTEHAD and ride up to HAFIZ and head back to our starting point at SHAHBAZ.

First Part is a little windy and undulating although more downhill than up, the second half is straight and flat.

Since we will be on the streets this time we urge you that all children are accompanied by a riding adult, and that they have helmets on.

Shades of Prey – A Novel Experience

Shades of Prey, a 52-chapter murder mystery set in Karachi, is the culmination of the project, A Novel Experience, which began at Generation’s School, Karachi, in 2005, with the intention of enhancing the writing skills of young people. Its authors are currently at college at a variety of institutions in Karachi, Lahore, and New York. Four of the six authors will be present at the book reading.

“Shades of Prey’s universal appeal lies in its being a gripping page-turner with an intriguing twist in the tale. But Shades of Prey is more than that. The backdrop is recognizably Pakistani. As the action moves across the urban landscape of parks, shopping malls, fun-fairs and suburban communities and enters the workings of newspaper offices, schools, police stations and television channels, it explores the functioning of our society.”

Join them at T2F for an evening of readings and conversation with the authors of Pakistan’s first collaborative novel. The novel will be available for purchase at T2F’s Bookshop. If you already have a copy, bring it along and get it signed!

For more information and to view excerpts from the novel, visit

Date: Saturday, 30th January, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F [New Location]

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