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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 […]


Growers protest against Motorway police

Hundreds of the growers and cultivators of Khairpur, Gambat and Khuhra towns agitated strongly against the Motorway Police. They alleged the Motorway Police was imposing heavy fines on the sugarcane loaded vehicles, which was illegal and annoying as there was no other way to transport the cane to the sugar mills. The protesters were chanting […]


Papers filed for naib nazim post

LARKANA, Feb 19: The nominees of Khushhal Pakistan Panel (KPP) and Awam Dost Panel (ADP), Ali Raza Shah and Nisar Bhutto, respectively, filed nomination papers for the seat of Larkana district naib nazim. Supporters of both the candidates reached at the office of the returning officer in processions.The seat has fallen vacant after Munawwar Abro […]


Cops told not to allow sale of “Gutka”

Wasim Akhtar issued the warning following receipt of reports about preparation and sale of “gutka” in various parts of the Province and :Karachi despite his clear directives against this re issued the directive against police officials in this regard. Advisor Home said “Gutka” is a poison which is devouring our younger generation and men,women and […]


Council calls for remodelling LBOD

The council through a number of resolutions passed unanimously sought to ensure attendance of district government officers in its sessions and urged the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company to put off load-shedding at least till the end of Muharram. The meeting chaired by Convenor Dr Zafar Kamali was unanimous in its demand for ending council members […]