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Action initiated against illegal occupiers of govt land in Sindh’

THATTA: Sindh Minister for Revenue Irfan Gul Magsi said on Thursday action has been initiated against 11 Mukhtiarkars and 21 Tapedars on charges of corruption and irregularities. This he stated while talking to notables and journalists at the Circuit House here on Thursday. The minister said the government has recovered from illegal occupants 22,000 acres […]


Mirpurkhas gets Rs.255 for Development

MIRIIURKHAS-District Nazim Mirpurkhas, Dr. Sughra Junejo has said that the district government had been allocated Rs. 255 million in the budget of current financial year 2006-7 to fulfil its promises to provide all basic development facilities to the people on doorsteps. Addressing a meeting of District Council Mirpurkhas that was chaired by District Naib Nazim […]


NA passes bill to set up AEDB

ISLAMABAD: The government sailed through National Assembly a bill to establish Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) as a permanent body to facilitate Development and to generate alternative and renewable energy sources. All the amendments proposed by the opposition in the bill were dropped as it d walked out of the house. The AED was established […]


Hunger strike against land-grabbing in Dadu

HYDERABAD: A protest was staged outside the Press Club against land grabbing in Dadu district and a federal minister and his brother were accused of tampering with the land record. Protesters Mumtaz Kalhoro, Jameel Lakher, Hot Faqeer Chandio, Syed Hussein Shah and others observed a hunger strike and chanted slogans against influential politicians. They said […]


District Council okays 3 resolutions

HYDERABAD: The District Council Hyderabad unanimously approved three separate resolutions, which demanded banning of smoke-emitting vehicles to protect the environment of the city from further deterioration. The regular session of District Council continued-on its third consecutive day with Convener Zafar Ali Rajput in the chair. In first resolution regarding @smoke emitting vehicles, tabled by Muhaminad […]


Special prosecutor to assist investigators

Zille Huma murder case LAHORE – Provincial Minister for Law and Public Prosecution, Muhammmad Basharat Raja has directed Secretary Prosecution and Prosecutor General to depute a special prosecutor with the investigation team, engaged in investigation of brutal murder of Provincial Minister Zille Huma Usman. Special Prosecutor will provide technical assistance to the investigation team to […]


City council rushes through 3 resolutions without Opp

KARACHI: The city council held a marathon session Wednesday and approved six resolutions within the span of an hour – three in the presence of the opposition and three after the opposition walked out. The first resolution called for the government to announce immigration policies as soon as possible, so that the families of those […]


Inclusion of women’s rights sought in curriculum

ISLAMABAD, Feb 21: The Senate Standing Committee on Women Development has recommended the incorporation of material on women’s rights of inheritance into the national curricula from class VI. The committee headed by Tahira Latif at its recent meeting in the Parliament House discussed the recommendations made by its sub-committee on laws of inheritance and evil […]


Town Nazim comes under for transfers

Opposition questions how a town nazim could dismiss secretaries and order audit KARACHI: During the course of the city council session, opposition leader, Saeed Ghani brought up some issues faced by his union council, along with others (in Jamshed Town) governed by opposition members. When they were told to bring the issue up separately with […]


UC Nazims to facilitate lady councillors

KARACHI: City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil has directed the Union Council (UC) Nazims to arrange an appropriate place in their respective towns for lady councillors so that they could hear the grievances of women in their respective areas. She issued the directive while meeting the lady councillors at her office on Friday. These councillors said […]


Stringent punishment proposed for anti-women crimes

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Women Development suggested a seven to 10 years imprisonment in ‘Vani’ cases and called for making this crime a non-bailable and non-compoundable offence. The Senate committee, which met here on Tuesday at the Parliament House with Senator Tahira Latif in the chair to discuss and review the recommendations of […]


‘Why aren’t you in Islamic dress?’

GUJRANWALA – Provincial Minister for Social Welfare Zille Huma Usman was assassinated on Tuesday noon soon after her arrival at PML House Gujranwala to hear complaints of the people in an open kutchery. She was removed to DHQ hospital from where she was shifted to General Hospital Lahore where she succumbed to injuries. The killer […]


‘Why aren’t you in Islamic dress?’

GUJRANWALA – Provincial Minister for Social Welfare Zille Huma Usman was assassinated on Tuesday noon soon after her arrival at PML House Gujranwala to hear complaints of the people in an open kutchery. She was removed to DHQ hospital from where she was shifted to General Hospital Lahore where she succumbed to injuries. The killer […]


DCO’s letter sparks anger in Hyderabad district council

HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad district council session here on Tuesday saw anger and protest from the members over a letter of the district coordination officer (DCO) claiming that the Sindh Local Government Ordinance (SLGO) says the presence of officials in every session is not required. The members raised objections to the letter written in reply to […]