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Sindh government officials apathetic toward audit objections


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KARACHI: The Sindh Finance Department has taken note of indifferent attitude of officials toward audit reports and their apathy to reminders issued from the department asking them to expedite compliance of audit objections. Finance department officials said that the ‘most disobedient departments’ include forest and wildlife, fisheries, agriculture, health, works and power and irrigation departments. […]


Second phase of Sukkur uplift begins


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SUKKUR: District Nazim Sukkur Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and Taluka Nazim Sukkur city Muhammad Naeem Siddiqui said on Friday that second phase of the beautification of Lab-e-Mehran and a drainage scheme for the wholesale vegetable and fruit market and its enhancement had been started. Addressing a joint press conference here on Friday, they said that […]


NA moved over ‘manhandling’ of journalist


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ISLAMABAD – Parliamentarians belonging to the Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) have invited the attention of Speaker National Assembly towards the alleged physical assault by intelligence officials of Carlotta Call, a representative of Herald Tribune,in Quetta. The magazine claimed that the journalist was manhandled by the intelligence officials and kept for five hours along […]


New steps to promote Urdu at all levels


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ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: A high level meeting has come up with a number of recommendations for the implementation of a constitutional provision, favouring the use of Urdu for official and other purposes. Federal ministers Wasi Zafar, (Law, Justice, Human Rights), Zobeida Jalal (Special Education), Muhammad Ali Durrani (Information and Media Development) and Prof Dr Atta […]


Karachi a model for developing cities: nazim


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KARACHI, Feb 1: City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal on Thursday said the model status assumed by Karachi during the last one year with reference to international challenges of urbanisation and the start of fast-track development process had not only been liked world over but also there was emphasis today on its adoption as a model […]


Sindh district nazims attend gender sensitisation school


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KARACHI, Feb 1: A Women Political School has been set up to train and provide guidelines to nazims on how to behave with women councillors and to treat them as an equal partner. The programme will provide guidelines on how to assist them in planning and budgeting their development schemes in their respective constituencies. The […]


Probe ordered into gang-rape


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KARACHI, Feb 1: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad has ordered investigation into the reported gang-rape of a girl near Obaro. Taking notice of the report, he ordered the Sindh chief secretary and the IG to arrest immediately all those involved in the crime. The governor also assured the affected family that justice would be done […]


Matiari seeks funds for offices


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The absence of a proper infrastructure in place was greatly affecting the district government’s performance, he said while speaking to journalists after laying foundation-stone for building temporary police offices. He said that due to financial constraints the district government was establishing in minimum possible expenses temporary offices of district police and their subordinate officers to […]


Death penalty and increasing crime in Pakistan


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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’


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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 […]