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HYDERABAD: Dadu withholds Jamshoro’s funds


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Sources in the Jamshoro district government said that the Rs123.3 was the district’s share which Dadu had to give it after its bifurcation on December 14, 2004 ahead of local government elections in 2005.The amount was determined on the basis of population, which came around 34.5 per cent of funds i.e. Rs123.3 million but the […]


Cabinet withholds cyber crime draft bill


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“Most of the offences proposed in the draft bill were crimes being committed in the United States alone but not in other developed countries and the cabinet was of the view that the law should be in line with local environment,” the sources added.The committee comprising Prime Minister’s Senior Advisor on Foreign Affairs and Law […]


Promotions in Sindh govt depts.


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According to a notification issued here on Sunday, on the recommendation of Departmental Promotion Committee and with the approval of the competent authority, the following assistant directors (BPS-17),planning and development, education and literacy department, Government of Sindh are promoted to the post of deputy director(BS-18)/deputy district officer (BS-18)/ district officers (BS-18), Semis/planning with immediate effect.Habibur […]


‘Socioeconomic conditions of common man to be improved’


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The minister lauded the dynamic leadership of President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. He said people in far-flung areas are getting benefits of development projects.The minister said that 15 KVA transformer has been installed at a cost of Rs 0.258 million to provide electricity to the village.He said development of the backward […]


Governor-CM row led to Rs81bn land scam disclosure


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Disclosing this, sources told this correspondent that the authorities of the Board of Revenue (BoR) and Chief Minister House were involved in this land scam and the transfer of Special Secretary to CM Chaudhry Muhammad Ali Shah was a part of this sordid affair.The land scam was made public after one week of the action […]


CS wants documentary brochure on Sindh department services


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He issued these directives while addressing a high-level meeting at his office, convened to review preparations regarding the holding of the Overseas Pakistanis Investment Conference 2007, besides watching a documentary regarding the briefing of all departments. Additional Chief Secretary Nazar Hussain Mehar, Secretaries of Finance department, Agriculture, Culture and Information, Malik Israr Hussain, Muhakam Din […]


Raise in ‘unattractive area’ allowance urged


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A member Razaullah Nohrio pointed out in a resolution that the Sindh government had allowed 15 per cent pay raise as ‘unattractive area allowance’ with effect from July 1, 1987, to the public servants serving in unattractive areas of Mithi, Umerkot, Chhachhro and Nagarparkar talukas of Tharparkar district, desert area of Khipro taluka and Mahal […]


Sajid Tareen gets bail in pamphlet case


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The police had submitted that Sajid Tareen was arrested in November last year for the distribution of pamphlets against the government, while the applicant denied that he had distributed any pamphlets. The court had admitted the bail application and observed that the prosecution failed to produce any solid evidence against the applicant about the charge […]


Wage Award issue to be resolved soon’


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Speaking at the Lahore Press Club’s ‘Meet-the-Press’ programme, Durrani said the issue would be resolved soon as a tripartite meeting would be held in Islamabad on Feb 6 to discuss the issue. The meeting would be attended by the representatives of the government, journalists, the All-Pakistan Newspapers Society and the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors. […]


Do not harass Bengalis with Pak nationality: Advisor


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Talking to a delegation of Pakistani Bengalis Action Committee that called on him at his office Thursday, he said that the police would not raid any Bengali locality and Bengalis with Pakistani nationality would not be harassed. The delegation, led by ex-town nazim of Korangi, Sheikh Muhammad Feroz, complained of the maltreatment of Bengalis. They […]


Sukkur, Nawabshah Mirpurkhas TMAs get Rs 514 million


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This, he said while presiding over a meeting of Naziins and Naib Nazims of TMA Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Sukkura office. District Nazim Hyderabad Kanwar Naveed Jameel was also present on the occasion. He said that TMA Sukkur would be given Rs. 200.870 million, Mirpurkhas Rs. 196.540 million and Nawabshah Rs 176.100 million. This grant would […]


Ex-special secretary faces probe


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He had been making desperate attempts to get his son released from police custody and finally succeeded in sorting out the matter of his son’s alleged misbehaviour with Murtaza Gabol, the son of a special assistant, Malik Ayaz Gabol, on Tuesday through the good offices of the chief minister.Soon after the patch up, his son […]


Local govt system silent revolution, says Ibad: NWFP delegation briefed


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The governor was talking to a 30-member delegation of nazims and naib nazims from the NWFP province led by Federal Minister for Political Affairs Amir Muqam. Besides law and order, the governor briefed the delegation on the development projects being undertaken by the government.Ishratul Ibad said Karachi was the engine of country’s economy and its […]


Interior ministry ordered to pay petitioner Rs20,000


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The amount, to be deposited within two weeks, is to be recovered from the official/s responsible for misusing the authority of law under the Exit from Pakistan (Control) Ordinance, 1981.Petitioner Nisar A. Sheikh submitted through Advocate Abid Zuberi that his organization, Marigold Society, was running three schools in premises given on rent by Pakistan Steel […]