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Chief Secretary for developing goths

KARACHI (PPI) – Chief Secretary Sindh Fazalur Rehman has directed relevant officials to devise an effective strategy to provide basic facilities including health and education to villages situated in the limits of the then district West Karachi. He issued these directives while presiding over a high level meeting at his office. The Chief Secretary discussed […]


Sindh govt project succumbs to bureaucratic conspiracy

The project was shared with five prominent nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). The News investigation revealed that the Sindh government has been facing strong criticism over poor perform1ance of its departments, especially in the rural areas and masses were the biggest victim. A World Bank’s report on the deteriorating performance of Sindh government institutions worried the rulers […]


PHC rejects petition against Women Protection Act

The bench, comprising Justice Talat Qayyum Qureshi and Justice Aijaz Afzal Khan, observed that the petitioner had already moved the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the WPA “that’s why the petition is inadmissible before the PHC”. Petitioner Shahid Orakzai had moved the PHC on December 21 last against WPA, praying the court to declare it […]


26 villages to get amenities

UMERKOT – Basic amenities for development work would be provided to 26 out of 100 villages within a month under a programme sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, it was said in a meeting held under the chairmanship of District Nazim Faqir Maghan Mangrio. DCO Mushtaq Ahmed Shaikh, ED0s works and services department, Agriculture Department […]


FSC seeks govt’s views on Khula

Petitioners Imran Ali and Rashid Bin Zaid claimed the that Section 10 (4) of the Family Laws Ordinance, which was introduced in 2002, empowered the family courts to issue a decree of dissolution at the instance of a wife by way of ‘Khula’ under the Dissolution of Marriage Act without recording evidence if the parties […]


FSC seeks govt’s views on Khula

Petitioners Imran Ali and Rashid Bin Zaid claimed the that Section 10 (4) of the Family Laws Ordinance, which was introduced in 2002, empowered the family courts to issue a decree of dissolution at the instance of a wife by way of ‘Khula’ under the Dissolution of Marriage Act without recording evidence if the parties […]


Curbs on journalists in Parliament House

ISLAMABAD, Feb 6: The government on Tuesday imposed unprecedented curbs on media in the Parliament House during the National Assembly and Senate sessions, barring journalists from the parliament cafeteria and ministers’ chambers. The move sparked protests from journalists, who termed it a ploy to deny them access to information, although the government said the action […]


SC seeks answer to humiliation of protesting boy

Missing citizens’ case ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday took notice of police mistreatment of a boy whose pants were taken off in public during a demonstration by relatives of missing citizens in Rawalpindi. The Supreme Court also served notices on departments that have been made respondents to a case filed by relatives of missing […]


Liaquat library in deplorable condition

KARACHI, Feb 5: The standards of a majority of the libraries run by the Sindh Directorate of Culture are in continuous decline for want of funds and attention. These are the findings of a report prepared by the directorate. The directorate runs 14 libraries in Sindh including the Liaquat Memorial Library of Karachi and a […]


Orakzai orders early recovery of journalist

PESHAWAR: NWFP Governor Lt-Gen (Retd) Ali Muhammad Jan Orakzai has directed the political authorities of the Khyber Agency to recover kidnapped journalist Sohail Qalander and his colleague Niaz Muhammad without any further delay. He issued stern directions in this regard during a meeting with Secretary Law and Order Fata Arbab Muhammad Arif and Political Agent […]


90pc work on mega projects completed

KARACHI, Feb 5: The City District Government of Karachi has completed 90 percent work on mega projects costing Rs21 billion in eight months and Karachi will soon emerge as a modern and beautiful city. This was stated by Project DirectorTaameer-e-Karachi programme Rauf Akhtar Farooqi. He said the programme’s total outlay stands at Rs29 billion and […]


Karachi to soon emerge as a modern city

“The city is fast developing under the dynamic leadership of Nazim Mustafa Kamal and he introduced a new development vision by completing mega projects like flyovers and under passes within 6-8 months which otherwise take years to complete”, he said. He said that total outlay of Taameer-e-Karachi programme, which spans over the period 2005­07, stands […]


PM promises more uplift projects for Attock

He was speaking at a public meeting here after inaugurating a gas supply project for Qutbal and Hattar villages, besides laying the foundation stone of a basic health unit. The gas project has been completed at a cost of over Rs4 million and it will benefit about 20,000 people. The prime minister said construction work […]


Aliens will be expelled from Sindh, says Arbab

He added that after completion of the survey, the aliens would be sent back to their countries.He was talking to journalists at the residence of former MPA Haji Amir Bux Junejo in Khanpur village of Khairpur Nathan Shah taluka on Saturday after condoling with him on the death of his son, Abdul Rahim Junejo, Nazim, […]