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When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about jobs, it’s time to listenQuentin Fotrell MSN May 27, 2017

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At his Harvard University commencement speech on Thursday, Facebook (FB) chief executive Zuckerberg, had some tough words for the Class of 2017. “Our generation will have to deal with tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks,” he said, adding, “When our parents graduated, purpose reliably came from your job, your church, your community,. But …

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Prime accused in Baldia factory case brought to KarachiF.P. Report

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KARACHI, Dec 13: Main accused of the Baldia factory fire was brought to Karachi from Bangkok here on Tuesday. two-member Federal Investigation Agency�s team had gone to Bangkok after Bangkok police and Interpol arrested former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Sector In-charge and main accused in the Baldia factory fire case. According to the charge sheet of Baldia factory case, Abdul …

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Hitch a Ride on a Rickshaw Via the InternetUber launches uberAUTO rickshaw service in Karachi (Dawn.com)

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Uber on Thursday launched its rickshaw-hailing service, uberAUTO, in Karachi. The service will be giving free rides all week, Uber announced on its Twitter. To avail the free rides, patrons are asked to enter the promo code FREEAUTO. With the aforementioned promo code, patrons can avail five free rickshaw rides up to Rs75 each, today through Nov 27. People can …

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Blast rips through ship in Gadani killing & injuring dozensBy Zubair Ashraf / Mudaser Kazi / SHEHARYAR ALI (The Express Tribune)

Ship at Gadani catches fire

KARACHI / GADANI, Nov 2: At least 16 people were killed and dozens wounded on Tuesday when a huge blast ripped through an oil tanker being broken up for scrap in the Gadani shipbreaking yard, some 45 kilometres west of Karachi. It was not immediately clear what triggered the deadly fire, though some reports suggested it was ignited by a …

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Two Chinese engineers killed in mine accident in PakistanPTI Deccan Chronicle

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Islamabad, Oct 21: Bodies of two Chinese engineers, who were killed after being trapped in a lead and zinc mine in southwestern province of Balochistan, have been retrieved by rescuers, nearly a month after the accident. The Chinese were employed at the MMC Huaye Dudder Mining Company in Dudder area of Lasbela district in southwestern province of Balochistan. The bodies …

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German firm to compensate Karachi factory fire victimsAFP

Karachi factory fire (Credit: nation.com.pk)

KARACHI, Oct 23: A German discount clothing retailer has agreed to pay more than $1.2 million compensation for victims of a Pakistan factory fire, a union leader said Wednesday. The blaze in September at the Ali Enterprises factory in Karachi, which made ready-to-wear garments for Western stores, killed 258 workers and injured 110 more. German news magazine Der Spiegel reported …

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Anger Rolls Across Pakistani City in Aftermath of Factory FireBy Declan Walsh - nytimes.com

Relatives mourn Karachi factory fire (Credit stuff.co.nz)

KARACHI, Sept 13 — The towering metal door at the back of the burned-out garment factory could have been an escape for many of the low-paid textile workers caught in the fire here on Tuesday. Instead, it stands as a testament to greed and corruption at a factory where 289 trapped employees died. . As hundreds of workers scrambled to …

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More Than 300 Killed in Pakistani Factory FiresBy Zia ur Rehman, Declan Walsh & Salman Masood - nytimes.com

Escaping Karachi's garment fire (Credit: dw.de)

KARACHI, Sept 12— Fire ravaged a textile factory complex in the commercial hub of Karachi early Wednesday, killing almost 300 workers trapped behind locked doors and raising questions about the woeful lack of regulation in a vital sector of Pakistan’s faltering economy. It was Pakistan’s worst industrial accident, officials said, and it came just hours after another fire, at a …

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After the Death the DoctorBhoja Crash Triggers Private Airline Inspections
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Grieving relative of Bhoja crash (Credit: news.kuwaitimes.net)

ISLAMABAD, April 23: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday began an inspection of all passenger planes operated by private airlines after a near-miss in Karachi that came just two days after a fatal crash in Islamabad. The checks were ordered on Sunday after a Shaheen Air flight with 178 people on board narrowly avoided disaster when its left rear tyre …

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ABOARD THE BUSINESS EXPRESS:Pakistan's Most Luxurious and Expensive Train takes Off
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Lahore, Feb 4: A security guard pointing a gun at your chest may not be a perk of first-class travel in the West, but it’s all part of the service on Pakistan’s gleaming Business Express. Thirteen carriages have been lovingly restored into a sleek sleeper to ply the 1,200 kilometres between Pakistan’s two biggest cities, Lahore and Karachi, on an …

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State run institutions in Dire StraitsRailway Employee Dies Waiting for Pension

The Nation, Oct. 27: Mahmood Khan, a retired railway employee had been standing in a long queue since Tuesday to get his pension for September outside the National Bank’s Mughalpura workshop branch. On Wednesday morning while standing in the queue Muhammad Khan fell on the ground unconscious. People shifted him to nearby hospital where he was declared dead. It is …

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What Ails Pakistan RailwaysThe Express Tribune

Striking railway workers (Courtesy Kamran Razi)

Oct 17, 2011 (9:49 PM) In Pakistan ISLAMABAD: With train operations coming to a halt across the country on Monday, a high level meeting was summoned to find a way out of the deepening crisis that has pushed Pakistan Railways (PR) to the brink. But the outcome of the meeting, summoned by President Asif Ali Zardari, was far from definite …

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Bank workers resent layoffs, curbs on union activityDawn, August 7, 1997 - By Nafisa Hoodbhoy

KARACHI, Aug 7: Hundreds of bank and other financial institution employees have been transferred, retired, sent on forced leave, retrenched and offered the golden handshake even while their union offices have been closed over the last few months, bank union leaders have claimed. The union leaders from Habib Bank, Muslim Commercial Bank, Allied Bank and foreign banks interviewed by Dawn …

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