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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 […]

Rs 406.4m Hyderabad city budget presented

HYDERABAD, July 09 2006: Hyderabad Taluka City Nazim Javed Jabbar presented Rs 406.4 million budget for 2006-07 during the special session presided over by convener Shabbar Chusti at the Jinnah Hall here on July 08. In the budget, the mobile phone companies have been brought in the tax net for installation of towers. The budget […]

No-trust motion against Larkana Naib Nazim passed

LARKANA, July 09 2006: The marriage of convenience between the PML-led Khushhal Pakistan Panel (KPP) and the Sindh National Front (SNF) ended after the district Naib Nazim was brought down in a no-confidence vote here on July 08. The motion, which was moved by KPP district council member Bashir Ahmed Shaikh, easily passed in a […]

New Karachi town’s budget presented

KARACHI, July 06 2006: New Karachi Town announced Rs326.579 million budget for the fiscal 2006-07 on July 05. The budget documents show that the town’s anticipated income during fiscal year will be Rs327.457m as against its total expenditures of Rs326.579m, indicating a surplus of Rs0.878m. Unfolding details of the budget at a news conference, the […]

No-trust move against Larkana naib nazim

LARKANA, July 05 2006: Two nazmis of the Khushhal Pakistan Panel on July 04 moved a no-confidence motion against District Naib Nazim Munwar Ali Abro. In the absence of the district naib nazim, who is also the convener of the council, Badar Abbasi, the senior most member of the panel of presiding officers, received the […]

Billions stuck in citizen community boards

LAHORE, July 05 2006: Punjab Law and Local Government Minister Basharat Raja says billions of rupees stuck in the citizen community boards are a question mark for the local government representatives. The minister said this while inaugurating a three-day Punjab Local Government Association Founding Convention organised by the Cida Devolution Support Project and the Federation […]