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NCHR calls for review of entire Thar coal project

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Sharing the findings of its two-day visit to Tharparkar to monitor human rights situation, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) on Friday asked the Sindh and federal governments to review the entire Thar coal project after looking it through the prism of social benefits for the community. NCHR Chairman Justice (retd.) Ali Nawaz Chowhan, […]

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Three-day Sufi festival ends

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HYDERABAD: Three-day Sindh Sufi Melo organised by Sindh Auqaf department concluded at Hyderabad Club on Sunday with a literary session on Luari jo Lal and a book launch of translation of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s Persian poetry into Urdu, Sindhi and English. Munawar Ali Mahesar, who had compiled the translations into the form titled Me Raqsam […]

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Tribunal wants SBCA to stop approving high-rise projects without Sepa nod

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KARACHI: The Sindh environmental protection tribunal has directed the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency to communicate to the Sindh Building Control Authority that no high-rise construction project be approved without obtaining the agency’s approval for the projects’ initial environmental examination and environmental impact assessment in terms of Section 17(1) of the Sindh Environmental Protection Act, 2014. […]

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CM’s adviser greets PFUJ body

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KARACHI – Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives, Law, and Anti-Corruption Establishment Barrister Murtaza Wahab felicitated senior journalist G.M. Jamali and Rana Azeem on their successful election as President and Secretary General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) respectively. The Advisor said that the journalist community has rendered plentiful sacrifices […]

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Lok Mela: Sindh musical night, mix of folk, Sufi music enthrall audience

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Culture pavilions of different provinces are the main attraction of the Lok Mela organised by Lok Virsa, with the Sindh pavilion displaying the rich culture and traditional architecture of the land of Sufi saints. Sindh pavilion was the centre of interest for people who thronged to the venue to have a glimpse at the cultural […]

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Governor vows to play role to get lease rights for KPC

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said he will play his role so that the Karachi Press Club (KPC) gets due lease rights of the historical building on Sarwar Shaheed Road near Saddar, in which it is housed since the time of its inception in the 1950s. He held out the assurance on Monday as he […]

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Sindh Theatre Festival kicks off with fun-filled play ‘Ullu Aur Mano’ was a

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The 16-day Sindh Theatre Festival got off the ground at the Arts Council on Friday evening with a laughter-filled play, Ullu Aur Mano, a story of two young people whom strange circumstances bring together. The action takes place in the home of a bachelor who is a writer and also a worker at a bookshop. […]

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Sindh chief minister inducts four more ministers to cabinet

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KARACHI: The Sindh government expanded its cabinet on Monday by inducting four more ministers. With the latest additions, the cabinet size has now reached 18 (16 ministers and two advisors). The ministers who took oath include Taimur Talpur, Syed Awais Shah, Murtaza Baloch and Abdul Bari Pitafi.  Sindh Governor Imran Ismail administered oath to the new […]

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The forgotten tree

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Sindh was declared the hottest place on earth in April 2018, when the temperature crossed 50 degrees Celsius in Nawabshah on the last day of the year’s fourth month breaking its own record of 49.2 degrees Celsius recorded in 2017. In Sindh, the urban areas have expanded exponentially with drastic reduction in green cover. Deforestation […]

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The right to information

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AFTER the new governments of KP and Punjab passed their respective, internationally acclaimed Right to Information (RTI) laws and established their independent information commissions in 2013, it was only natural to expect Sindh and Balochistan, and the federation to replace their restrictive freedom of information laws with more progressive RTI laws. Unfortunately, this has not […]

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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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‘Sindh has witnessed the rise and fall of many civilisations’

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KHAIRPUR: A three-day international conference titled ‘Sindh: history and culture’ organised by the Shah Abdul Latif University in Khairpur opened on Monday on the premises of the university. In collaboration with The National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research, Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and the Higher Education Commission (HEC), the conference saw different […]

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Call for promoting Sindhi culture, literature

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HYDERABAD: Intellec­tuals, writers and academicians have called for opening up branches of the Institute of Sindhology in every divisional headquarters of Sindh to promote the Sindhi culture, literature and language. They said everybody working in any capacity should perform their duties in a befitting manner instead of pleasing bosses. Sindh could only develop and progress […]

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Environmental problems claimed 45,000 lives in Sindh in 2009

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ISLAMABAD: A World Bank (WB) analysis estimates that 45,000 people died prematurely in 2009 in Sindh from major environmental health hazards, and its economic impact in terms of GDP was 15 per cent of Sindh’s GDP, with an annual cost of about Rs372 billion. The analysis is contained in a new publication ‘Sustainability and Poverty […]

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