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SHC suspends Sindh govt move to hand over iconic Karachi park to Bahria Town

SHC suspends Sindh govt move to hand over iconic Karachi park to Bahria Town

The Sindh High Court on Monday suspended a provincial government notification to hand over Karachi’s iconic park, Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim, to real estate giant Bahria Town for 10 years. A special bench of the SHC was hearing a petition filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader and Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar. Akhtar’s petition followed a notification […]

‘How can the Sindh govt handover the park without involving the mayor?’

‘How can the Sindh govt handover the park without involving the mayor?’

KARACHI: Reacting to the agreement of handing over of Bagh Ibne Qasim for 10 years to Bahria Town, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar said the city government will not let the deal take place. Akhtar termed the deal an ‘injustice’ towards the residents of Karachi. Addressing the media at the Kothari Parade, Akhtar called the decision to […]

Bahria Town will not taken over Karachi park until all stakeholders approve: Malik Riaz

Bahria Town will not taken over Karachi park until all stakeholders approve: Malik Riaz

Web Desk Spread over 130 acres, Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim was redeveloped in a record time of 10 months after removing encroachments from 70 acres of its land in February 2007.— Fahim Siddiqi / White Star Malik Riaz, the owner of real estate giant Bahria Town, said Friday that his company will not take over Karachi’s iconic […]

South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe

South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe

Web Desk Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye left prosecutors’ offices early on Wednesday after being questioned in an investigation into a corruption scandal that brought an early end to her political career. Park did not respond to reporters’ questions as she emerged from the building after nearly 22 hours and got into a waiting […]

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in the South Korean capital, Seoul, to demand the resignationof President Park Gun-hye. Large numbers of police officers are being deployed to prevent demonstrators reaching the presidential palace. Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to access government documents without clearance. The president, whose approval […]

High Line – Abandoned Railway Line Becomes Elevated Park in New York

High Line – Abandoned Railway Line Becomes Elevated Park in New York

The High Line is a mile long, garden park in New York City built on an elevated 1.45-mile section of an abandoned railway line called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan. In 1980 the last freight train ran along the elevated railway line reportedly pulling three boxcars of […]

Kowloon Walled City, a Population Density Nightmare

Kowloon Walled City, a Population Density Nightmare

Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned Chinese settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong, comprising of 350 interconnected high-rise buildings where 33,000 residents lived within a plot measuring just 210 meter by 120 meter. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its […]

Haw Par Villa–Singapore’s Most Bizarre Theme Park

Haw Par Villa–Singapore’s Most Bizarre Theme Park

Haw Par Villa, originally known as the Tiger Balm Gardens, is a Chinese mythological theme park in Singapore that is home to some of the freakiest and demented statues ever. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore, legends, history and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. From […]