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Papers filed for naib nazim post


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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”


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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


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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 […]


MMA holds protest demo against price-hike


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The participants said that the rise in petroleum prices hit the prices of all commodities, they demanded that the fuel prices be lowered significantly so that prices of essential commodities could come within the reach of common man. They said prices of all the essential commodities had gone up between 100 per cent and 250 […]


Uplift bodies revived


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KARACHI, Jan 16: Sindh Chief Minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim on Tuesday approved the revival of the Larkana and Sehwan development authorities. Their board of governors will be formed and officials selected soon. While addressing a public meeting in Larkana recently, the chief minister had announced the revival of the Larkana Development Authority and completion […]


Nazim for speedy disposal of revenue cases


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MIRPURKHAS- District Nazim Dr Sughra Junejo has directed the Revenue officers to dispose of cases on merit and avoid issuing long dates so that people could get justice soon. She was speaking at open Kachehry held on Tuesday at the district Nazim secretariat lawn. On the complaint of citizens, she directed the TMO to remove […]


SHC dissatisfied with govt assurances: ‘Missing’ people


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KARACHI, Jan 16: The Sindh High Court expressed its dissatisfaction with the assurances made in respect of the ‘missing’ people on behalf of the federal and provincial governments on Tuesday and asked the attorney-general and the advocate-general to appear personally on January 24. Former student Affan Leghari, who was picked up in December 2005, has […]


NDC participants briefed on Sindh uplift projects


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KARACHI, Jan 16: Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim has said Sindh which used to live mostly on overdraft not only paid back its Rs11.4 billion loans but also turned into a surplus province. Recalling the ongoing swift pace of progress in different sectors, he referred to the 2006-07 budget in which out of total […]


Senate body snarls at media exploitation of women


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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Women Development has taken strong exception to exploitation of women on media specially in advertisements and directed the Ministry of Women Development to take necessary steps. The committee met at the Parliament House on Tuesday with Tahira Latif in the chair. The committee directed to take action in collaboration […]


District uplift monitoring body restructured


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HYDERABAD: District Nazim Hyderabad, Kanwar Naveed Jamil has restructured the District Works and Services Monitoring Committee and formed separate monitoring committees by dividing the district development works into six sectors with the objective of effective monitoring of the works being carried out in every nook and corner of the district. The district Nazim initiated the […]


Disciplinary action against local government functionaries


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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has strongly opposed a proposal to assign disciplinary powers to Nazims and Naib Nazims against local government functionaries. Rejecting the proposal to create district service as recommended by the National Reconstruction Bureau (NRB) and Civil Service Reform Unit (CSRU) of the Establishment Division, the provincial administration said that such powers would […]


Security tightened for polls in Bajaur


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KHAAR: The authorities have deployed paramilitary forces at polling stations as well as at public places in the Bajaur Agency ahead of Wednesday’s by-polls in the NA-44 constituency amid threats issued by a militant group to disrupt polling. Pamphlets purportedly distributed by the Jafar-i-Tayar Front on Tuesday warned voters not to visit polling stations. Polling […]


TI finds transparency in city govt procurements


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KARACHI: The Transparency International (TI) Pakistan has said that the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) has set an example of ‘good governance’ in the functioning of day-to-day affairs, especially in the procurements for development projects over the last one year. “There has been satisfactory reduction in corruption, mismanagement and irregularities, worth emulating of good governance,” […]


Govt blamed for activists’ disappearance


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KHAIRPUR: General Secretary of the Sindh United Party (SUP), Syed Ghulam Shah, has said that agencies were involved in disappearances of nationalist workers. Talking to newsmen here on Sunday after offering condolences to the family of Hari leader Shah Mohammad Durrani, he said when the agencies were asked about it, “they make us to shuttle […]