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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 […]


BHC orders Nazims to launch cleanliness drive

QUETTA: A division bench of the Balochistan High Court here on Wednesday ordered the Nazims of City, Chiltan and Zarghoon Towns to start cleanliness drive in the city and submit report on March 12 next.The bench also recommended that the Balochistan government should take strict action against the use of polythene bags. It also recommended […]


10 booked for violating vani law

MIANWALI: As many as 10 people were booked for violating vani law at Jalalpur village, some 40 kilometres from here. Reports said Riazuddin, son of Malik Din, contracted court marriage with Shaheen Bibi, daughter of Abdur Rehman, of the same village a month back. The girls’s parents reported the matter to a customary Jirga of […]


Rallies held in Quetta against government

QUETTA: Two separate demonstrations were held outside the Quetta Press Club on Saturday to highlight two different issues. The first rally was organised by the Baloch Student Organisation while the other one was held by the Balochistan Jamaat-i-Islami’s women’s wing. Addressing the BSO supporters and other nationalists, BSO secretary-general Zakir Majid Baloch condemned the on-going […]


PML duo’s ploy against Toba naib nazim

TOBA TEK SINGH,: A ruling PML group of Chaudhry Amjad Ali Warraich, an MNA from Gojra, and former district nazim Chaudhry Ashfaq on Friday picked away 10 councillors of the union council No 81, Pirmahal, to make a display of numerical strength against UC nazim Chaudhry Sultan Ahmad on Dec 18.Chaudhry Sultan, who had also […]


City to host health moot

KARACHI – World Health Update 2007, the mega event on health issues is being held on January 26-28, 2007 in Expo Center Karachi in which over 9000 surgeons and experts would participate where all the three faculties including medical, dental and nursing would work together first time in the country. Patron Dr Muhammad Ali Shah […]


Taluka Naib Nazim faces legal action

KHAIRPUR: A Taluka Naib Nazim and 15 others have been booked in a case for illegally cutting trees. An employee of the irrigation department of the Thari Mirwah Taluka, Shah Nawaz Channo, had registered a complaint with the police that Naib Nazim Thari Mirwah Taluka Mehfooz Ahmed Kubber and others cut precious trees at both […]


Ex-nazim, nephew killed

NAROWAL:Unidentified people killed on Tuesday a former union council (UC) nazim and his 11-month-old nephew and injured his son and two cousins in Chanderke Mangolay village in the jurisdiction of Baddo Malhi Police Station. Former UC nazim Ehsanullah Mahar, along with his son, Arshad, cousins Nasir Ahmed and Fazl Rasool, and 11-month-old nephew Abdullah Shehar […]


Nazim to visit S Korea

KARACHI: Korean Counsel General in Karachi, Thang Suk Chul hosted dinner in the honour of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal at his residence on Tuesday. They also finalised the schedule of city Nazim’s tour of Seoul from Dec 17, on Korean invitation. Kamal has appreciated the invitation and said it is the first time that […]


More witnesses testify against nazim

HYDERABAD:Affidavits of nine more prosecution witnesses by the counsel of Nadra Parveen, were filed on Tuesday before the District and Sessions Judge Hyderabad, Mr Zafar Ahmed Khan Sherwani, who is holding an inquiry into the matter on the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.These witnesses claimed that they were also victims of the Taluka […]


City Nazim’s performance lauded

KARACHI: Renowned businessmen, industrialists and philanthropists of the metropolis have lauded the City Nazim’s one year performance and demanded through a resolution for handing over 100 percent land control and traffic police to the city government in order to resolve the citizens’ problems without any further delay. Renowned industrialist Mian Zahid Hussain, Patron All Pakistan […]


Gang-rape victim fears for life

HYDERABAD: A gang-rape victim, Nadira Parveen, deposing before district and sessions judge Zafar Ahmad Sherwani on Tuesday, said she feared for her life as ‘I am being chased by henchmen of my tormentors.’”While coming from Punjab to attend the inquiry proceedings, I was being constantly followed by the henchmen of my rapists,” said a terrorised […]


Need stressed to promote media education

LAHORE: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Arshad Mahmood has said that world has been converted into global village and the nations are being controlled by media in this century, hence there is need to promote media education so that fast awareness could be developed in general masses.While addressing a prize distribution ceremony of the BS (Hons) […]


Deletion of terror charges against nazims questioned

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday sought explanation from Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) Judge Shah Ji Rehman and Public Prosecutor (PP) Fahim, within ten days, of why terrorism charges had been dropped from the first information reports (FIRs) lodged against three union council nazims, a general councillor and three others. A PHC division […]