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Rohri nazim quits over allegations

He told a press conference that he was quitting his charge for 10 days to facilitate an impartial inquiry into the allegations levelled against him.He said that the nazims and ADP members were busy spreading negative propaganda against the district nazim and DCO. Since their party was seeing defeat in the coming general elections its […]


SHC admits plea seeking night train for Larkana

The petitioners, DBA president MPA Ayaz Soomro and general secretary Abdul Hamid Bhurgri, invoking the extraordinary constitutional jurisdiction of the SHC, requested the court to direct the respondents to arrange proper train service for Larkana residents by running daily night coach and express service to Karachi.The petitioners said advocates from Karachi travelled to Larkana to […]


Sindh govt likely to have FM radio next month

This radio station, on which fast-pace work is in progress, besides entertainment programmes would be used to keep people updated about traffic situation on main arteries of the metropolis.This was disclosed by Adviser to Chief Minister on Information Technology Muhammad Noman Saigal while addressing a press conference at the committee room in the New Sindh […]


Saddar Town school saved from land mafia

The officials City Education Department issued orders two months ago to evacuate the school premises of Government Model School, Haqqani Chowk, which is in a prime location and hand it over to a private individual.The City Education Department on the basis of a court order evacuated the school building, built on more than 800 square […]


Public appalled at local government’s priorities : District nazim’s new office

District Officer (Planning) Mushtaq Tariq told Dawn that the nazim’s office building would be constructed at a cost of Rs8.2 million by end of June this year. He said the offices of the district nazim and naib nazim were already functioning in the district council building, but the Punjab government had planned to construct a […]


Public appalled at local government’s priorities : District nazim’s new office

District Officer (Planning) Mushtaq Tariq told Dawn that the nazim’s office building would be constructed at a cost of Rs8.2 million by end of June this year. He said the offices of the district nazim and naib nazim were already functioning in the district council building, but the Punjab government had planned to construct a […]


Larkana council members to get equal funds

“Equal share will be given to each member of the district council in the next budget while planning the development schemes,” the Nazim announced in a council session held on Tuesday.He informed the council that reasonable share has been given to each Taluka in the 2006-07 budget. Giving details of new and old development schemes […]


Sindh govt to brief media on islands today

According to a spokesman of the advisor to the Sindh chief minister on fisheries and livestock, Jadim Mangrio, the advisor would be there and present a briefing to the journalists about the development of the projects. He said that the people from the fishing community would also be present to talk to the media in […]


SRDP to be completed by 2010

This was stated by Sindh Rural Development Project Director Fazal A Nizamani, while addressing the 4th session of a 15-day training programme on Monday, organised for the capacity building of Supervising Tapedars and Revenue Department Tapedars at the Sindh Civil Services and Local Government Academy Tandojam.Fazal said the project has been launched with the financial […]


Ombudsman office plans awareness campaign

The campaign, which will be launched formally in February by the governor, will comprise of a series of meetings with different organisations, seminars and workshops in 10 cities.The cases being submitted to the Sindh Ombudsman offices showed that 70 per cent of public complaints were genuine, but the government officials were not taking interests to […]


Nazim leaves for Davos

Addressing a press conference at his secretariat before leaving for Davos on Monday, Mr Kamal said it was an honor not only for Karachiites but also for the whole Pakistan that Karachi had been selected out of 25 major cities as a mega city.“We have repeatedly said that Karachi is viable for foreign investors who […]


Towns take measures to improve civic facilities

Malir Town Nazim Ansar Ahmed Shaikh paid a detailed visit to different areas of the town including Kala Board, Muhammadi Dera, Saudabad, Jaffar Tayyar, Jinnah Square, Khokhrapar and Liaquat Market and inspected functioning of street lights, sewerage and water lines.He issued directives to XEN Sewerage Abdul Ghaffar Shaikh to immediately address complaints regarding choking of […]


Karachi, Hyderabad situation improving

RAWALPINDI, Jan. 21: The Federal Cabinet, which met here today under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Mr Mohammad Khan Junejo discussed the law and order situation in the country and noted that conditions were improving in Karachi and Hyderabad as a result of efforts made by the Government. The Cabinet was apprised of the […]


‘Child protection law soon’

This was stated here on Saturday evening at the provincial launch of a ‘Global Study in Pakistan’, which is part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s study on violence against children. The event was jointly organised by Sindh Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Commission for Child Welfare and Development and the Ministry of Social […]