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Delhi chief minister tests COVID positive after election rally

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday he had tested positive for COVID-19, a day after speaking at an election rally where none of the people on stage could be seen wearing a mask despite rising infections

CM Balochistan Jam Kamal to resign ahead on no-confidence motion

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal is expected to resign from his post as the political crisis worsens after a no-confidence motion was filed against him in the provincial assembly. Well placed sources informed that the embattled chief minister will

Court orders to register case against CM Balochistan

QUETTA: A session court has directed police to register a case against Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan and a police officer for their alleged involvement in the rioting outside the Balochistan Assembly on June 18. The additional session judge

Former CM Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Minister Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar were also present

Sindh cabinet approves 20% raise in salaries, Rs25,000 minimum wage

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Tuesday approved the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 with an outlay of Rs1.47 trillion. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presided over a special meeting of the provincial cabinet to discuss and approve

Sindh govt to stop salaries of employees refusing COVID-19 vaccine

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah House has declared vaccination mandatory for all citizens of the province. While presiding over a meeting of the Provincial Task Force on Coronavirus, the chief minister said we have to secure citizens

Balochistan CM Jam Kamal likely to be replaced: Sources

QUETTA: Several members of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and allies of the provincial government have reportedly called for the replacement of Chief Minister Jam Kamal. This comes as the prime minister wrote a letter to Governor Balochistan Yasinzai to

Private offices to be sealed if over 50% staff found: CM Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to tighten lockdown restrictions and enforcement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) across the province amid the rising number of cases. Addressing a press conference after chairing a meeting of the provincial Task Force on

Provinces not taken into confidence over TLP negotiations: CM Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has that provinces should have been taken into confidence about the federal government holding  negotiations with the outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan. The chief minister statement come after Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that

Millions gambled on illegal horse race in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Millions of rupees have been gambled on illegal horse races on the streets of the federal capital, while Islamabad police has remained in a deep slumber and failed to take any action. According to details, millions are gambled on

CM Sindh suggests complete ban on inter-city transport

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah stressed that a complete lockdown should be enforced Pakistan to control the third wave of coronavirus. “Do a lockdown or don’t do it, smart lockdown is nothing,” said the chief minister while speaking

Commissioner Karachi requests funds for stormwater drain cleaning

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed local government department to work out a detailed plan for cleanliness of 555 stormwater drains on the same model as the Mehmoodabad and other drains. “The cleanliness model of Mehmoodabad

Punjab govt to maintain ban on celebrating Basant festival

LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to maintain the ban on celebrating the Basant festival. An important decision regarding Basant has been taken in the meeting between the Punjab Law Minister and the Chief Minister. The Punjab chief minister said

Ali Zaidi, CM Murad seek PM’s intervention after verbal clash

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi penned letters to Prime Minister Imran Khan seeking his intervention after a terse exchange between the two during a meeting of the

CM Buzdar to dismiss special assistant over corruption allegations

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Khan Buzdar has decided to dismiss special assistant Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan after being dismayed over his performance and other allegations. Tanveer Ilyas is serving as special assistant on the affairs related to business, investment

IGP Punjab, Chief Secretary to be removed in reshuffle

LAHORE: A massive reshuffle is expected in the bureaucracy and police force in Punjab to improve good governance in the province. On Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar finally removed Capital City Police Officer (CCPO Lahore Umar Sheikh from his

KP CM vows to rebuild vandalized Hindu temple in Karak

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan announced that the provincial government will rebuild the Hindu temple in Karak vandalised and burned by a mob. In a statement, the chief minister said the government will ensure the temple is

Former Balochistan CM Aslam Raisani’s arrest warrants issued

QUETTA: An accountability court on Wednesday issued bailable arrest warrants of former chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani. The court issued arrest warrants of Nawab Raisani in a case of alleged misappropriation in government funds after he failed to

SC gives CM Sindh one month to remove all encroachments in Karachi

KARACHI: Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday and instructed him to ensure the removal of all encroachments in the city and submit a report within one month. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP)

Will contest Senate elections, bypolls in Sindh: CM Murad

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said the Pakistan People Party (PPP) will participate in the Senate elections and upcoming by-election. The chief minister was speaking to reporters after arriving at Garhi Khuda Buksh to attend the 13th

PPP to replace CM Sindh, Nasir Shah emerges as top candidate

KARACHI: The Pakistan People Party (PPP) has decided to replace Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Nasir Hussain Shah has emerged the leading candidate to replace him. Sources informed that Nasir Hussain Shah, Faryal Talpur and Speaker Sindh Assembly

Sindh CM inaugurates Kalidas Dam in Nagarparkar

MITHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has inaugurated the Kalidas Small Dam in Nagarparkar with a storage capacity of 1,012.3 acre-feet constructed at the cost of Rs333 million. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the chief minister said that the

Naval Chief Admiral Niazi calls on CM Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday received Pakistan’s new Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi at CM House. The chief minister felicitated the naval chief on assuming his position. He said that it was

CM Sindh announces ministerial probe into Safdar’s arrest

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday announced that a ministerial committee will be formed to probe the circumstances surrounding the arrest of retired Captain Safdar. Addressing a media conference, the chief minister said they are forming a

Sindh to release wheat from its stocks on October 15

KARACHI: Sindh will likely to release wheat from its stocks between 15th to 20th October. The provincial food department has sought permission from the Chief Minister of Sindh in writing for the release of wheat to flour mills. Sindh had

CM Sindh, Asad Umar discuss Karachi Circular Railway revival

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday discussed the revival of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) with Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Asad Umar. The meeting was attended Planning and Development Secretary Niaz Rana, Additional Secretary

PML-N expels five Punjab MPAs for meeting CM Buzdar

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has expelled five MPAs from the party for meeting Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. A delegation of PML-N MPAs, Chaudhry Ashraf Ali, Muhammad Ghiyas Uddin, Muhammad Faisal Khan Niazi, Mian Jaleel Ahmed Sharaqpuri and

Sindh govt notifies 10-member PCIC for Karachi projects

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has constituted the Provincial Coordination and Implementation Committee (PCIC) to ensure the planning and execution of projects under the Karachi Transformation Plan. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah is the chairman of the PCIC

Buzdar approves models of Bahawalpur, Multan civil secretariats

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved the models of civil secretariats of Bahawalpur and Multan. In a statement issued from Lahore, the Chief Minister said that the Punjab Infrastructure Development Authority has developed models for both the

CM removes Vice Chancellor Sindh University from his post

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has removed Vice-Chancellor of Sindh University Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat from his post. According to a notification issued by the Secretary Universities and Boards Department Muhammad Riazuddin, Dr Burfat has been