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Govt inks MoU with WWF on environment

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) to provide technical support to run an awareness campaign to improve environment in the province. Sindh Minister for Envir­onment and Coastal Develop­ment Ta­i­mur Talpur signed the MoU on behalf of the government. According to […]

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Sindh assures CPNE of clearing newspapers’ dues

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KARACHI: In line with the Supreme Court order, the Sindh government will pay all the outstanding dues of newspapers in the province in one-month time so that the newspapers and magazines could come out of their current financial crises.Sindh Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro gave this assurance to Sindh-based newspapers in a ‘meet the editors […]

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Brick kiln workers: Sindh government urged to bring wages on par with Punjab’

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Civil society representatives and members of the Rural Workers Group (RWG) on Wednesday urged the Sindh government to bring the wages for brick kiln workers on par with Punjab’s. The wage rate for making 1000 bricks in Punjab is fixed at Rs 962 whereas in Sindh the rate for the same work is only Rs […]

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Transfers announced in information department

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Karachi: The Sindh government has ordered transfers and postings of directors of the Information and Archives Department, with immediate effect and till further orders. According to a notification issued by the services, general administration and coordination department on Tuesday: Sanaullah Rajar, (BS-19), who was working as the director of press and information, is transferred and […]

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#Justice for Sabeen: Protesters demand inquiry report be made public

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KARACHI: The protesters demanding justice for the attack on activist Sabeen Mahmud gathered outside Karachi Press Club on Thursday. The demand was the same: fix responsibility for Sabeen Mahmud’s murder. The demonstrators wanted the government and the armed forces to disclose the details of the inquiry report. “The acting president had given the Sindh government […]

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Journalists accreditation to cost Rs500

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Karachi: The Sindh government on Monday introduced Rs500 fee for the issuance of accreditation cards by its information department for journalists in the province. According to a handout issued, Rs500 will be charged as annual fees for issuing the accreditation cards and the challan for it will have to be submitted to the National Bank […]

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Coastal areas brace for cyclone Nilofar

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KARACHI: The country’s coastal areas braced on Wednesday for cyclone Nilofar which may cause heavy rain and thunderstorm over the next 24 hours and the Sindh government termed the situation ‘serious’ and declared an emergency in six districts. The authorities claimed to have vacated government buildings and schools in several areas to house the affected […]

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Endowment fund to be set up for journalists: Memon

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KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon has said that the provincial government, in collaboration with the private sector, has planned to institute an endowment fund for journalists. Talking to newsmen at the Karachi Press Club, which he visited on Thursday to distribute challans for the plots allotted sometime ago to members of the club, he […]

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Sindh seeks biometric machines for LG polls

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ISLAMABAD: In a move which may delay the electoral exercise beyond 2014, the Sindh government has conveyed to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that it wants use of biometric machines in the local government elections in the province. ECP Secretary Ishtiak Ahmad Khan told reporters on Thursday after the formal launch of the ECP’s […]

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‘Heirs of slain journalists to get plots’

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KARACHI: PPP’s central leader Owais Muzaffar has announced that plots will be given to the heirs of journalists who were killed in the line of duty in Sindh. He was speaking at a ceremony to distribute health insurance cards among members of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) at a hotel on Tuesday night. The […]

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Sindh government to ensure security of journalists

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KARACHI: Sindh government has directed its security officers to take immediate steps to ensure security of journalists in the province, as desired by the Press Council of Pakistan. The Sindh government issued this directive after it was conveyed the resolution of the PCP regarding recent attacks on media persons. The resolution strongly condemned the attacks […]

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Media creates hype on Thar issue: Qaim

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KARACHI: Denying the allegations of slackness and incompetence on the part of government in dealing with the situation in Tharparkar, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah accused the media of creating hype on the issue. He claimed that government has taken prompt action in dealing with the drought. “I personally visited village to village and […]

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Journalists’ demands to be accepted: Memon

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Local Government Sharjeel Innam Memon said Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had always honoured just-demands of journalist fraternity. Honouring the demands presented by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Thursday Minister assured their demands especially for insurance cover to the journalists would be accepted and implemented. Talking to […]

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Third team to probe journalist’s death

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has constituted a three-member committee to look into the complaint of a delayed and imperfect medical treatment leading to the death of a senior journalist, Zakir Ali aka Shan Dahar, when he was brought to the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Larkana, in a critical condition with gunshot wounds on New […]

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