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Minority rights commission to be formed in Sindh

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KARACHI: Sindh Assembly’s standing committee on minority affairs decided on Wednesday to establish the ‘Sindh Minority Rights Commission’ to negate the propaganda of human rights violation of minorities in the province and take suo motu actions on their issues. The meeting was convened in the committee room of the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday to discuss […]

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Freedom of information: Right to information bill to be passed soon, says minister

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KARACHI: The right to information law of Sindh, with all its proposed amendments and recommendations of civil society, has been finalised and will be presented in the assembly soon. Environment minister Sikandar Mandhro shared this at the ‘Provincial Roundtable’ at Mehran hotel on Tuesday afternoon. The event organised by non-governmental organisation Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) […]

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‘Two environment monitoring stations shut since 2012’

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Karachi: The Sindh Assembly was informed on Tuesday that the environment monitoring stations installed in two major industrial zones of Karachi with Japanese assistance in 2007 to the check levels of air pollution were closed since 2012. Environment and coastal development minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro was responding to a query during a question hour related […]

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Sindh Assembly becomes first in Pakistan to pass Hindu marriage bill

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KARACHI: Sindh Assembly passed the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016 on Monday becoming the first assembly in Pakistan to pass the respective bill. The bill was moved by Sindh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro. During the discussion on the bill, Khuhro said, “Since the creation of Pakistan, it is the first time that such a […]

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50pc MPs do not attend Sindh Assembly session, moot told

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There is urgent need to implement rules of procedure and conduct of business in Sindh Assembly and establish such a mechanism that could increase citizens’ interests in their representatives’ activities. Addressing the session on citizens action for democratic governance in Pakistan, consultative session on model rules of business of Sindh Assembly with Legislatives Governance Support […]

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Sindh information law least effective among all provinces

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ISLAMABAD: Despite urging the federal government to introduce the Right to Information (RTI) law, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is unable to enact the same legislation in its own ruled Sindh province, which is currently being deemed as the least transparent federating unit. The provincial government claims that it has already drafted the RTI law […]

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Minister wants centralised body to issue drama, stage show NOCs

KARACHI: Setting up a centralised authority is required that could give permission and issue no objection certificates to organise dramas and stage shows, said Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Monday. He was responding to lawmakers’ questions during the question hour which pertained to the women development and information departments in the Sindh Assembly’s […]

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‘Vulnerable’ establishments: Sindh’s new bill can make any place ‘sensitive’

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Friday passed a bill to make arrangements for the security of vulnerable establishments that, according to the bill, can include anything from places of worship to banks and parks. Provincial parliamentary affairs minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro stated that the bill was being passed in pursuance of the implementation of the […]

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Unverified SIMs

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Unverified SIMsThe discovery of 5000 illegal SIMs in May 2014, held by just one apprehended terrorist in Karachi, came as a rude surprise to the otherwise highly informed Sindh Assembly. It is for just such occasions that Mir Taqi Mir wrote his famous couplet “jaane na jaane gul hi na jaane baagh to sara jaane […]

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‘Youth deserve respect, right to information’

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Karachi: A group of around 20 young men and women staged a one-of-a-kind demonstration in front of the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday, catching many an eye due to its unique method of urging parents and guardians to guide them during their formative years. Sitting amidst colourful stuffed toys and holding placards, the youngsters said they […]

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Illegal SIMs

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THE discovery of 5,000 illegal SIMs held by a recently apprehended terrorist in Karachi, should not have come as a rude surprise to the Sindh Assembly. It is for such occasions that poet Mir Taqi Mir wrote his famous couplet: ‘Jaane na jaane gul hi na jaane baagh to sara jaane hai’. One must also […]

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SA asks Centre to ban all illegal SIMs

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday passed a resolution unanimously, demanding from the federal government to ban all illegal and unregistered Mobile SIMs throughout the country, which become cause of major crimes and terrorism. The resolution moved by Dr Seema Zia of PTI was adopted by the House unanimously. PTI’s MPA Dr Seema Zia while […]

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Political parties, civil society term Protection of Pakistan Bill a ‘draconian’ law

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KARACHI: Speakers at a consultative workshop on Wednesday discussed controversies involving the Protection of Pakistan Bill and its implications if it was passed in its present form by the Senate. They unanimously opposed the bill by describing it a ‘draconian law’ and said it violated many articles of the constitution aimed at safeguarding fundamental human […]

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Domestic waste to be used for energy production: minister

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HYDERABAD: Sindh Minister for Environment, Parliamentary Affairs and Coastal Development Dr Sikandar Mandhro has said the Sindh Assembly has recently introduced a legislation to overcome environmental pollution and to use domestic waste for energy production. He said wind mill projects would also be set up in coastal areas to meet energy shortage. Speaking at an […]

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