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Death penalty and increasing crime in Pakistan

Pakistan is among the top killers under law in the world. It has approximately 7,400 convicts awaiting execution. Worse, in recent years, instead of relenting in terms of lowering the crime rate because of the deterrent effect of the death penalty, the hangings have actually increased. Interestingly, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has actually ordered […]


Rally against Nazim

The rally was led by councillors Moosa Mahar, Zahid Hussain Lakho, Nazeeran Bhutto and Nazeeran Magsi. The participants demonstrated outside the local press club. They accused UC Nazim Mohammed Ali Hakro of neglecting their areas in earmarking development funds as well as of withholding their salaries for five months. They threatened to table a no-confidence […]


CDGK starts Union Council Development Programme

Under this programme, development schemes worth Rs 9.6 million would be initiated to resolve problems in each union council related to basic civic amenities. City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal in his address in City Council had announced to start Union Council Development Programme and to initiate uplift schemes worth Rs 9.6 million in each union […]


Rally against Nazim

The rally was led by councillors Moosa Mahar, Zahid Hussain Lakho, Nazeeran Bhutto and Nazeeran Magsi. The participants demonstrated outside the local press club. They accused UC Nazim Mohammed Ali Hakro of neglecting their areas in earmarking development funds as well as of withholding their salaries for five months. They threatened to table a no-confidence […]


ADB-funded roads in dilapidated condition

The roads had developed ditches and cracks soon after their construction owing to sub­standard work but authorities never turned to repair them over the passage of several years. The other reason for such condition of roads is that cane-laden trucks and tractor trolleys operating in the district for transporting sugarcane to the mills had badly […]


‘Sindh govt to arrange dowry for poor girls’

It is responsibility of the Sindh government to take necessary steps so that girls of poor families could be married off, he directed the concerned officials while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Governor’s House. He asked to utilise all available funds for public welfare in a coordinated manner. Dr Ebad said services of […]


‘Socioeconomic conditions of common man to be improved’

The minister lauded the dynamic leadership of President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. He said people in far-flung areas are getting benefits of development projects.The minister said that 15 KVA transformer has been installed at a cost of Rs 0.258 million to provide electricity to the village.He said development of the backward […]


HYDERABAD: Dadu withholds Jamshoro’s funds

Sources in the Jamshoro district government said that the Rs123.3 was the district’s share which Dadu had to give it after its bifurcation on December 14, 2004 ahead of local government elections in 2005.The amount was determined on the basis of population, which came around 34.5 per cent of funds i.e. Rs123.3 million but the […]


Cabinet withholds cyber crime draft bill

“Most of the offences proposed in the draft bill were crimes being committed in the United States alone but not in other developed countries and the cabinet was of the view that the law should be in line with local environment,” the sources added.The committee comprising Prime Minister’s Senior Advisor on Foreign Affairs and Law […]


Promotions in Sindh govt depts.

According to a notification issued here on Sunday, on the recommendation of Departmental Promotion Committee and with the approval of the competent authority, the following assistant directors (BPS-17),planning and development, education and literacy department, Government of Sindh are promoted to the post of deputy director(BS-18)/deputy district officer (BS-18)/ district officers (BS-18), Semis/planning with immediate effect.Habibur […]


‘Socioeconomic conditions of common man to be improved’

The minister lauded the dynamic leadership of President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. He said people in far-flung areas are getting benefits of development projects.The minister said that 15 KVA transformer has been installed at a cost of Rs 0.258 million to provide electricity to the village.He said development of the backward […]


Governor-CM row led to Rs81bn land scam disclosure

Disclosing this, sources told this correspondent that the authorities of the Board of Revenue (BoR) and Chief Minister House were involved in this land scam and the transfer of Special Secretary to CM Chaudhry Muhammad Ali Shah was a part of this sordid affair.The land scam was made public after one week of the action […]


CS wants documentary brochure on Sindh department services

He issued these directives while addressing a high-level meeting at his office, convened to review preparations regarding the holding of the Overseas Pakistanis Investment Conference 2007, besides watching a documentary regarding the briefing of all departments. Additional Chief Secretary Nazar Hussain Mehar, Secretaries of Finance department, Agriculture, Culture and Information, Malik Israr Hussain, Muhakam Din […]


Raise in ‘unattractive area’ allowance urged

A member Razaullah Nohrio pointed out in a resolution that the Sindh government had allowed 15 per cent pay raise as ‘unattractive area allowance’ with effect from July 1, 1987, to the public servants serving in unattractive areas of Mithi, Umerkot, Chhachhro and Nagarparkar talukas of Tharparkar district, desert area of Khipro taluka and Mahal […]