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District uplift monitoring body restructured

HYDERABAD: District Nazim Hyderabad, Kanwar Naveed Jamil has restructured the District Works and Services Monitoring Committee and formed separate monitoring committees by dividing the district development works into six sectors with the objective of effective monitoring of the works being carried out in every nook and corner of the district. The district Nazim initiated the […]

Disciplinary action against local government functionaries

ISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has strongly opposed a proposal to assign disciplinary powers to Nazims and Naib Nazims against local government functionaries. Rejecting the proposal to create district service as recommended by the National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB) and Civil Service Reform Unit (CSRU) of the Establishment Division, the provincial administration said that such powers would […]

Security tightened for polls in Bajaur

KHAAR: The authorities have deployed paramilitary forces at polling stations as well as at public places in the Bajaur Agency ahead of Wednesday’s by-polls in the NA-44 constituency amid threats issued by a militant group to disrupt polling. Pamphlets purportedly distributed by the Jafar-i-Tayar Front on Tuesday warned voters not to visit polling stations. Polling […]

TI finds transparency in city govt procurements

KARACHI: The Transparency International (TI) Pakistan has said that the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) has set an example of ‘good governance’ in the functioning of day-to-day affairs, especially in the procurements for development projects over the last one year. “There has been satisfactory reduction in corruption, mismanagement and irregularities, worth emulating of good governance,” […]

Govt blamed for activists’ disappearance

KHAIRPUR: General Secretary of the Sindh United Party (SUP), Syed Ghulam Shah, has said that agencies were involved in disappearances of nationalist workers. Talking to newsmen here on Sunday after offering condolences to the family of Hari leader Shah Mohammad Durrani, he said when the agencies were asked about it, “they make us to shuttle […]

CDGK to provide municipal services to Cantt areas

KARACHI: The CDGK should submit its suggestions regarding the provision of municipal services in the cantonment areas to the Ministry of Defence, said Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad at a meeting at the Governor’s House Saturday. The governor stressed on closer coordination between the cantonment areas and the CDGK and said that guidance should be […]

Federal occupation’ of twin islands

KARACHI: Sindh’s nationalist and democratic parties have appealed to the people of the province to observe a complete shutter-down strike on January 10 (Wednesday) to record their protest against the “federal occupation” of Sindh’s twin islands – Bundal (Bhundhar) and Buddo (Dingi). A consultative meeting of various parties, called by Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) at […]

‘CCBs performance unsatisfactoryÂ’

SWABI, Feb 5: Majority of the 550 Citizens Community Boards (CCBs) in the district have failed to achieve their objective of developing community through executing welfare projects for people. “The CCBs are only involved in construction of roads and streets, and ignoring public welfare schemes,” sources told Dawn here on Monday. An official said the […]

Offal from residential areas removed, says nazim

KARACHI: City Nazim Mustafa Kamal has claimed that 99 per cent of the total number of offal and wastes of animals, sacrificed during the three days of Eidul Azha, have been removed from residential localities and buried scientifically at the dumping sites established at town level. Speaking at a press conference at his office on […]

Special arrangements for cleanliness on Eid

KARACHI :Almost all the towns of the city have made special arrangements to deal with the cleansing and sanitary conditions on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha and declared emergency for lifting offal of the animals. According to the details special arrangements have been made in Gulberg Town for lifting offal on the occasion. The nazim has […]

Hearing of Dadu taluka nazim bail plea on Jan 16

HYDERABAD: Sindh High Court Hyderabad circuit bench here on Wednesday fixed hearing of bail application of Taluka Nazim Dadu Naban Khan Lund in the murder case of Gul Mohammad Jatoi, a jail police guard, for January 16 as state counsel sought time to study the case papers. The bail application was filed by Allah Bachayo […]

Nazim asks officials to finalise master plan: Garment City project

KARACHI: City Nazim Mustafa Kamal has directed the authorities concerned to finalise the master plan for the proposed Garment City project soon. Chairing a high-level meeting at his office, the nazim said that the project in question was one of the major projects of the city, which should be launched on priority basis to boost […]

EDO to supervise offal disposal

KARACHI: The disposal of offal will be taken care of by the CDGK, said City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal while visiting different areas of city to review the pace of work on under-construction roads and development projects on Sunday along with officials concerned and engineers. “The task of sanitation and removing and disposing of offal […]

Local govt infrastructure in quake zone being restored

ABBOTTABAD: The massive challenge of restoring local government capacity across the earthquake-zone is gathering momentum — thanks to a an international initiative. Hundreds of government buildings were severely damaged or destroyed when last year’s disaster tore through the NWFP and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, crippling administration infrastructure in an area already poorly resourced. The 18-month […]