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Law on people with disabilities awaits implementation

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KARACHI: The Sindh Differently-Able Persons (Employment, Rehabilitation and Welfare) Act, 2014 that was unanimously passed in the beginning of 2015 and later amended in 2017 is one of the many laws that has yet to be implemented by the Sindh government. The Act waived admission fees at public educational institutions for people with disabilities as well as 75% of […]

Sindh – land of artisans

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Kandkkot – Sindh is the land of artisans whose magical hands create wonderful masterpieces, which have been popular all over the world for centuries. Ajrak of Hala, Hina of Mehar, Sindhi Caps of Saeedabad, sweets of Ghotki, pickle of Shikarpur and historical Jandrri (carving on wood) of Kashmore are very famous across the country. Jandrri, in […]

Sindh makes filing of declaration prior to marriage mandatory

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The provincial government finally notified Khateebs and marriage officiates to not solemnise a marriage unless a written declaration stating the bride and groom are not thalassaemia minors is submitted to them. This was stated by Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan at a presser on Monday.  Four years after the Sindh Prevention and Control of Thalassaemia Act, […]

Abbasi tells National Assembly IB list a ‘forged document’

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ISLAMABAD: In an effort to pacify the agitating members of the ruling party, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday categorically stated on the floor of the National Assembly that the list containing the names of the parliamentarians said to have links with banned outfits allegedly prepared by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was “fake and […]

Pakistan to launch satellite next year

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Islamabad –  Pakistan is set to launch the Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) early next year, sources said on Monday. The PRSS-1 is Pakistan’s first earth observation satellite and will be launched by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco). Expected to be launched in March next year, the PRSS-1 will support Pakistan’s development efforts from […]

RTI law step forward for accountable governance

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ISLAMABAD: The recently-passed Right to Information (RTI) Act will be significant step forward for transparency and accountability of the government but the real challenge lies in changing the mindset and culture of secrecy surrounding information at every level. This was stated by Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar while speaking at a seminar on Right […]

Scorching weather persists across Sindh

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KARACHI: Many parts of Sindh continued to experience the scorching heat on Monday owing to the weather system in the Arabian Sea, with heatwave conditions to continue for a few more days, according to the Met Office. Responding to Dawn, a Met official said that the Thar desert town of Chhor, located in the south-eastern […]