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Nazim for speedy disposal of revenue cases

MIRPURKHAS- District Nazim Dr Sughra Junejo has directed the Revenue officers to dispose of cases on merit and avoid issuing long dates so that people could get justice soon. She was speaking at open Kachehry held on Tuesday at the district Nazim secretariat lawn. On the complaint of citizens, she directed the TMO to remove […]

SHC dissatisfied with govt assurances: ‘Missing’ people

KARACHI, Jan 16: The Sindh High Court expressed its dissatisfaction with the assurances made in respect of the ‘missing’ people on behalf of the federal and provincial governments on Tuesday and asked the attorney-general and the advocate-general to appear personally on January 24. Former student Affan Leghari, who was picked up in December 2005, has […]

NDC participants briefed on Sindh uplift projects

KARACHI, Jan 16: Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim has said Sindh which used to live mostly on overdraft not only paid back its Rs11.4 billion loans but also turned into a surplus province. Recalling the ongoing swift pace of progress in different sectors, he referred to the 2006-07 budget in which out of total […]

Senate body snarls at media exploitation of women

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Women Development has taken strong exception to exploitation of women on media specially in advertisements and directed the Ministry of Women Development to take necessary steps. The committee met at the Parliament House on Tuesday with Tahira Latif in the chair. The committee directed to take action in collaboration […]

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 […]