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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 […]

Media asked to play role in population welfare

The minister said that media played a crucial role in making opinion of masses about issues so it should rise to the occasion by educating people about creating balance between resources and population. He added the government was endeavoring to encourage public- private partnership and expressed the hope that the projects in this regard would […]

Khairpur without DPO

Only three days before the advent of the holy month, District Police Officer Javed Jiskani left his charge following his transfer. However, at least three officers who were asked to take charge of the DPO have shown reluctance because of the sensitivity of the district and a short time available for the preparation of a […]

All industrial zone projects to be done by this year: Nazim

“These areas, including the Landhi industrial zone, Korangi industrial zone, the F.B. Area industrial zone, and the New Karachi industrial zone, have had no infrastructure whatsoever for the past 40 to 50 years, despite the fact that they provide the most export, the most revenue, and the most number of employments (directly and indirectly) than […]

New crime unit on the cards

The KMPCL has a toll free number 0800-91515 and it would start functioning soon. In the past, several units and jamming systems were introduced and now yet another unit is being established to curb street crimes. Prior to establishing this unit, the police chief should check the progress of the other units and cells, which […]

Projects worth Rs4.5bn would bring revolution’

He said these projects would be completed by the end of 2007, and after that Karachi would be included in the developed cities of the world. While addressing a press conference, he said with the completion of these projects the problem of water and sewerage system in the industrial area would be resolved for the […]

Villagers to get ownership rights

The minister said, while speaking at a sanads distribution ceremony in Malanhore Veena village near Mithi on Saturday that though a large number of rural populace had been living in villages for centuries but most of them had no documents to prove they owned the land on which they had their homes.The revenue department under […]

City govt wants traffic police control

The federal government had established the National Road Safety Secretariat under the Ministry of Communication to control the increasing number of road accidents and enhance the importance of Road Safety Programme. He cited the presence of pushcarts and other vendors on roads, boarding of passengers on buses in the middle of roads and violation of […]

Cabinet to consider anti-dowry law in two weeks

Date 21, Jan , 07 While discussing an assurance by the Leader of the House in the Senate Wasim Sajjad on behalf of the religious affairs minister, the secretary said initial approval from the prime minister had been obtained. Discussing an assurance by Health Minister Muhammad Nasir Khan regarding illegal medical colleges, the health secretary […]

British envoys call on nazim

Mustafa Kamal briefed the envoys about ongoing development projects in the city stating that first time in the history of Karachi the development process has been initiated with such a speed. “All the towns and union councils have been released development funds on equal basis and without any discrimination. “The development works are underway round […]

Sindh sets up ‘focal group’ to frame rules for public procurement

Addressing workshop on ‘Sindh Procurement Reforms’, Mahr on behalf of Chief Secretary Sindh announced names of focal group members. They were Shafiq Mausvi DG Works and Services Department, Ms Naheed Shah of S&GAD, Aziz Uqaili Add. Secretary Finance, Capt Majid Khan Add Health Secretary, Ms Uzma Sadaf procurement specialist of World Bank, Adil Geelani of […]

Sukkur Council session adjourned amid uproar

SUKKUR: The session of the District Council Sukkur was adjourned amid uproar by the Nazims of the Awam Dost panel on Saturday. Reports said as soon as the council session started under the chairmanship of convener Abdullah Ghumro, the Nazims of the Awam Dost panel, led by Nazim UC-5 Yousuf Jagirani, stood up and started […]