In Pakistan, the Sindh High Court orders the release of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, initially sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl in Karachi in 2002. The government opposes his release on the basis of public safety; both the government and Pearl's family will appeal the decision.
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Vayu is in the Arabian Sea less than 600 miles south-southeast of Karachi, Pakistan, and is strengthening as it heads north. Vayu is expected to be a Category 2 or 3 storm when it approaches the Indian state of Gujarat early Thursday (local time), then should weaken as it approaches southeastern Pakistan over the weekend.
An initial report on a collision between container ships MV "Tolten" and MV " Hamburg Bay" near Karachi, Pakistan, that caused millions of rupees in damage and lost cargo last month suggests errors by MV "Tolten"s captain caused the collision and better tug provision by Karachi Port would have prevented it.
Illegally excavated Buddhist relics are stolen from a police station in Karachi, Pakistan. [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-303611-buddhist-relics-stolen-in-pakistan ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019
Pakistan police rescues 50 boys from a dungeon in Karachi, Pakistan. Police reports say that the dungeon was equipped with shackles and hooks. The prisoners say they were beaten and threatened and that, if they had tried to escape, they would have been forced to join Jihad militants.
14 people are killed and 70 others are injured in 2 suicide blasts at a shrine in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi. [http:--news.xinhuanet.com-english2010-world-2010-10-08-c_13546168.htm (Xinhua)] [http:--www.irna.ir-ENNewsShow.aspx?NID=30007939&SRCH=1 (IRNA)]date=August 2019