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Why Some Muslims In Pakistan Won't Be Able To Buy A Goat This Year - NPR

Thursday marks the start of Eid al-Adha, the holiest Muslim day of the year. It celebrates the biblical story of Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice his son for God. The moment before the sacrifice, God intervened and sent a goat to take the boy's ...and more »

23 killed as monsoon rains lash Karachi -

At least 23 people died in Karachi ─ mostly from electrocution ─ as monsoon rains lashed the city on Thursday, officials said. Two others died in Sindh's Jamshoro and Kashmore districts. According to the Met Department, the spell of rains which began ...and more »

The Hides Can't Hide from Pakistani Politics - The Diplomat

Recently the government of Sindh, one of the provinces of Pakistan, has banned the collection of animal hides after the Id-ul-Adha festival. This order may be a political tool shaped to hurt a particular party. Each year millions of animal are ...and more »

Heavy flooding in Karachi kills 16, at least 11 electrocuted - CNN

Karachi, Pakistan (CNN) Flash monsoon flooding in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, has claimed the lives of at least 16 people, most of them children, officials confirmed Friday. At least 11 deaths have been attributed to electrocution, as rising ...and more »

At least 17 dead; army called in as Karachi administration gives up - The Express Tribune

KARACHI : Large swathes of Karachi are underwater due to a prolonged period of rainfall that started on Wednesday night and continued through Thursday. Surreal scenes were witnessed across the city as cars, motorcycles sank underwater and the bodies ...and more »

Political economy of demographics - The News International

I asked the producer of a TV show why we couln't have a question regarding the provisional results of the 6th population census on the show. Her answer was curt and prompt, as would have been of any other producer: “People don't have any interest in it”.and more »

At least 14 dead in Karachi as heavy downpour batters city - Pakistan Today

KARACHI: The heavy rainfall that started late on Wednesday night, claimed the lives of at least 14 people due to electrocution. It also resulted in disruption of electricity supply to many areas of the city. It is being expected that Karachi will be ...and more »

Rains lash southern Pakistan after causing havoc in India - The Independent

Torrential monsoon rains are lashing Pakistan's port city of Karachi following days-long downpours in neighbouring India that especially caused havoc in Mumbai. TV footage showed streets were submerged already after the heavy rains began early on ...and more »

Karachi residents' ire rises with each raindrop - The Express Tribune

KARACHI: The dilemma of Karachi is that everyone claims ownership of its politics but no one wants the responsibility of its administration, even those who earn billions off the city. The rain spell or, as the authorities might prefer, unexpected rain ...and more »

Four dead as Karachi faces lashing rainstorms - The Express Tribune

After last night's raging shower of rain, most of Karachi's roads are flooded, and this has been causing severe problems for citizens who are stranded on main arteries due to traffic jam. Fatal consequences: Three killed in rain incidents. According to ...and more »