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Local govt system should have unity of command: Ajakia

BY JAMIL KHAN KARACHI, August 22 2006: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement leadership supported the local bodies system as power was devolved to masses at grass root level. It is our firm commitment to serve the people but the pre requisite is that there should be unity of command and one window operation should be guaranteed […]


Master Plan to be presented in City Council soon: Kamal

By Fasahat Mohiuddin KARACHI: City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said the City Master Plan 2020 will be presented in the city council for the first time for approval very soon. In this plan, future residential needs have been inducted in the City Master Plan, Mustafa said. He said after 20 years low income-housing schemes […]


Kharian nazim to face no-trust

GUJRAT, Aug 07 2006: Around 48 elected representatives of the PML will table a no-trust requisition with the Kharian tehsil council on Monday to ouster tehsil nazim Nadeem Asghar Kaira of the PPP, it is learnt. Tehsil nazim Nadeem Kaira, who had applied for a 30-day leave, has now postponed his scheduled visit to Norway. […]


Best town Nazim Award part of Aug 14 celebrations

KARACHI, August 06 2006: The 59th Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan have been organized in a befitting manner in the Sindh province, and various programmes have been chalked out at government level while social welfare organizations, NGOs and public oriented associations are also arranging many such events. Under the directives of Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul […]


SHC stays polling for Larkana naib nazim

KARACHI, Aug 03 2006: The Sindh High Court stayed on Aug 02 balloting for the office of naib nazim of the Larkana district scheduled to be held on Aug 03. The order was passed by a division bench comprising Justices Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Maqbool Baqar on an amended petition moved by Munawar Ali Abro, […]


CDGK to computerise all records

KARACHI, July 20 2006: The housing schemes of city district government Karachi (CDGK) will be computerised before August 14 to save people from any hassle as at present manual records show multi allotments for a single plot. This was disclosed to The News by EDO computers department Uttar Das. He said that at present three […]


City govt to set up mini fire stations

KARACHI, July 20 2006: The city government has decided to set up mini fire stations at various places to overcome the shortage of such stations in the city. Most of the stations would be set up underneath flyovers and other vacant places so that in case of fire in their vicinity, fire fighting engines could […]


Rally against kidnapping of nazim

GUJRANWALA, July 18 2006: Residents of People’s Colony blocked GT Road on July 17 in protest against the kidnapping of the union council nazim and his driver. The protesters said UC nazim Liaquat Ali Mehr was on his way home when some unidentified people kidnapped him along with driver Karamatullah. They said the police had […]


‘Local govts to get NFC benefits from next year’

PESHAWAR, July 18 2006: The NWFP government will start passing on benefits to the district governments from the higher proceeds of the amended National Finance Commission (NFC) award from the next financial year, said official sources. The amended NFC award, applicable from July 1 last year, would bring in Rs9.2 billion more for the NWFP […]


Abbottabad tehsil budget approved

ABBOTTABAD, July 14 2006: The Abbottabad Tehsil Council approved its budget of Rs89.60 million here on Wednesday. The session was presided over by Naib Nazim Zulfiqar Abbasi. Presenting the budget, Tehsil Nazim Saifullah Khan Jadoon said development funds had been increased and allocation for non-development expenditures decreased. He said special funds were being provided by […]


Dist govt striving to provide facilities to people: Kanwar

Says a huge amount for improvement of, health and education facilities allocated HYDERABAD, July 13 2006: District Nazim Hyderabad Kanwar Naveed Jamil has said that the district govern­ment is striving hard to provide maximum facilities to the people without any discrimination. Besides, the district govern­ment is also making all possible efforts to improve the socio-economic […]


CDGK drivers’ training programme in limbo

KARACHI, July 12 2006: The driver’s training programme of city government seems to go into limbo for the Karachi Transport Corporation’ (KTC) drivers training institute has not yet been handed over to transport department of city government. The transport and communication department (TCD) had initiated the driver’s training programme to train first the public sector […]


No-trust against Kharian nazim on the cards

GUJRAT, July 12 2006: Around 25 elected representatives of the Kharian tehsil council area ready to table a no-trust move against the tehsil nazim while as many seconders will support them, it is learnt. MNA Wajahat Husain had convened a meeting of elected representatives at Nat House here on Sunday. MNA Chaudhry Rahman Naseer Marala, […]


Surplus budget for Nawabshah presented

NAWABSHAH, July 10 2006: District Nazim Faryal Talpur presented a Rs 1,950 million surplus budget of the Nawabshah Council for the fiscal 2006-07. Convener Abdul Haque Jamali presided over the budget session. According to estimates, budget showed a total income of Rs 1,950 million out of which Rs 1,470 would go in salaries of employees […]