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New Karachi town’s budget presented


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KARACHI, July 06 2006: New Karachi Town announced Rs326.579 million budget for the fiscal 2006-07 on July 05. The budget documents show that the town’s anticipated income during fiscal year will be Rs327.457m as against its total expenditures of Rs326.579m, indicating a surplus of Rs0.878m. Unfolding details of the budget at a news conference, the […]


No-trust move against Larkana naib nazim


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LARKANA, July 05 2006: Two nazmis of the Khushhal Pakistan Panel on July 04 moved a no-confidence motion against District Naib Nazim Munwar Ali Abro. In the absence of the district naib nazim, who is also the convener of the council, Badar Abbasi, the senior most member of the panel of presiding officers, received the […]


Billions stuck in citizen community boards


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LAHORE, July 05 2006: Punjab Law and Local Government Minister Basharat Raja says billions of rupees stuck in the citizen community boards are a question mark for the local government representatives. The minister said this while inaugurating a three-day Punjab Local Government Association Founding Convention organised by the Cida Devolution Support Project and the Federation […]


Sindh Government has notified the grant of honorarium for Nazims


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KARACHI, July 04 2006: The Sindh Government has notified the grant of honorarium for Nazim, Naib Nazim, Town Nazims and member of the city district council Karachi. Accordingly the City District Nazim will get Rs 40,000 Naib City Nazim Rs 30, 000, Town Nazims Rs 20,000, Town Naib Nazims Rs 10,000 and each member of […]


Sanghar budget passed


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SANGHAR, July 02 2006: District Nazim Haji Khuda Bux Rajar here on July 30 presented a budget of Rs2,055.583 million for the fiscal 2006-7. The budget was passed unanimously by the District Council. Describing salient features, the nazim said that Rs1,462.009 million had been allocated for the salaries of government employees, Rs160 million for miscellaneous […]


Federal cabinet approves 2009-10 budget proposals


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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved the upcoming budget proposals on Saturday. The cabinet met with Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in chair to review and finalize the suggestions of upcoming budget for fiscal year 2009-10. The government is set to unveil the consolidated budget with an outlay of over Rs2.9 trillion based on […]


All 178 UCs provided computers


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KARACHI, July 10 2006: City District Government Karachi on the directives of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has granted computers and other related accessories to take advantage from Information. Technology. This was stated by EDO Information Technology, Dr UD Sanjani on Saturday after giving away the certificates to those union councils members who got IT […]


Police told to protect women from vani, sawara


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Nasir Iqbal ISLAMABAD, February 24 2006: The Supreme Court on Friday February 23 again ordered inspectors-general of police of the four provinces and the Northern Areas to protect women from the un-Islamic customs of “vani” and “sawara” and urged prompt and effective action to stop these practices. A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan […]


Bill against Hudood laws introduced


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ISLAMABAD, February 8 2006: Treasury members in the National Assembly on Tuesday February 7 lent support to the PPP Parliamentarians for introduction of a draft bill seeking repeal of Hudood laws. The move prompted a walkout by lawmakers of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. Already twice before, PPP Parliamentarians MNA Sherry Rahman […]


Time-limit in Hudood cases recommended


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LAHORE, February 05 2006: The Pakistan Law and Justice Commission has recommended decisions in Hudood cases within four months and for allowing couples to meet in privacy in jails and liberal grant of bails to women below the ages of 18 and above 50 if they were found to be not involved in heinous crime. […]


FSC sets guideline for trial courts: Misuse of Zina Ordinance


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ISLAMABAD, February 01 2006: In zina cases, delay in lodging of FIR does not necessarily mean that the complaint was false or the complainant was a consenting party, said a Federal Shariat Court (FSC) judgment in a zina case. Hesitation in reporting such cases is quite natural because even in modern societies where standard of […]


KARACHI: Shariat Court reduces term in rape case


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KARACHI, January 20 2006: The Federal Shariat Court reduced the jail term of a minor convicted of rape and ordered his release forthwith on Thursday January 19. Ghulam Murtaza was charged with raping a seven-year-old girl at Tando Mohammad Khan in September 1998 and was tried by a sessions court at Hyderabad. According to the […]


‘Electronic media to be brought under Pemra regime’


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ISLAMABAD, January 02 2006: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is taking steps to bring the electronic media under its regularised regime. The Executive Member of the Authority, Shahid Humayun, said this at a press conference here. He said that social, religious and moral values of the society would be protected under the regularised regime. […]


Notices issued on APNS petition


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KARACHI – A division bench of the Sindh High Court has issued notices, on December 11, to respondents in a writ petition moved by the All-Pakistan Newpapers Society to challenge the validity of the seventh wage award for newspaper employees. The new petition seeks annulment of the award, announced in October 2001, while a petition […]