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Sindh to pass resolution against attack on Hamid Mir

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Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information and Archives Sharjeel Memon has said the Sindh Assembly would bring a resolution on Monday to condemn the murderous attack on senior journalist and TV anchor Hamid Mir. Talking to The News on Sunday, he said that a written request had been sent to the federal government to provide relevant […]

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Entertainment tax not being collected from cinemas, PA told

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KARACHI: Entertainment duty is not being collected from the cinema houses in the city as most of them are in the cantonment board areas, outside the jurisdiction of the department, said Sindh excise and taxation minister Mukesh Chawla on Tuesday. He was responding to a question by Pakistan Muslim League-Functional legislator Nusrat Sehar Abbasi during […]

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Federal govt agency determines circulation of newspapers, PA told

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KARACHI: While most advertisements are given to newspapers having large circulation, the circulation of newspapers and magazines is still determined by a federal government agency even after the devolution of power under the 18th Amendment, the provincial assembly was informed on Tuesday. Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon expressed these views while responding to questions by […]

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Sindh Culture Day celebrated across province

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SUKKUR: Sindh culture day was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm across Sindh on Sunday.Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani along with cabinet members attended the celebrations and they presented gifts of Ajraks and Sindhi caps to journalists and cameraman in Larkana. Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that […]

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Attacks on Express building: PML-F leader moves motion in Sindh Assembly

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KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Nusrat Seher Abbasi has filed an adjournment motion in the Sindh Assembly against the attack on Express Media Group offices. In the motion, she requested Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani to adjourn all proceedings of next assembly session (whenever it is summoned) to discuss the […]

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100pc rise in number of killings over past five months

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By: Syed Hasan Ali KARACHI: Nearly 100 per cent increase has been witnessed in the number of killings across the city during the first five months of the year as compared to last year’s corresponding period, it emerged on Saturday. While 750 people had been killed between January and May last year, as many as […]

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Names of women candidates for 29 reserved seats notified

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Karachi: The provincial Election Commission on Wednesday announced the names of 127 women candidates of different political parties whose nomination papers have been approved after proper scrutiny for the 29 reserved seats of Sindh Assembly. As per the Election Commission’s notification, the 27 women candidates from Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian are: Shagufta Jumani, Syeda Shehla […]

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A gift to women from Sindh Assembly

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Karachi: Mehnaz Rehmat, director of the Aurat Foundation, called the domestic violence bill adopted on Friday a gift from the Sindh Assembly to women on women’s day. “For the first time a bill will include all forms of violence, including psychological violence,” she said. Previously, due to loopholes in the law a woman could not […]

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Police torture on photographer: Journalists stage sit-in at Sindh PA

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KARACHI: Journalists covering Sindh Assembly’s proceedings on Thursday staged a sit-in protest at the entrance of the provincial assembly’s building against police torture of their colleague. A police man in plain clothes kicked at senior photographer. Zahid Redman fracturing his right hand finger just outside the assembly’s building. The incident drew journalists’ anger, who were […]

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‘Ethnic bias’: role of TV channel criticized

A provincial lawmaker of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Rafiq Engineer on Wednesday demanded of the government to ban a private news channel for hurting the feelings of people of Lyari with “racial offence”. Speaking on the floor of the house during the Sindh Assembly session, the legislator said that private TV channel (not Aaj News) […]

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