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PTI protests political victimisation by Sindh govt, calls for Haleem’s release

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Karachi chapter staged a protest outside the Karachi Press Club, demanding the release of Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Shaikh and against alleged fake cases registered against their party leaders and workers. PTI

Voting underway for by-elections in Sindh, Balochistan constituencies

KARACHI: The by-elections are being held on two provincial assembly seats of Sindh including Karachi’s PS-88 and Sanghar’s PS-43 as well as Pishin’s PB-20 in Balochistan. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has organised by-elections on two vacant seats of

Qureshi arrives in Karachi amid rift over awarding Senate tickets

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is facing a severe rift after the nomination of Federal Minister Faisal Vawda and wealthy constructor Saifullah Abro for the Senate elections from Sindh. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reached Karachi on Monday morning

Senate elections: PPP candidates from Sindh submit nomination papers

KARACHI: The candidates of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) from Sindh have submitted their nomination papers for the upcoming Senate elections. Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the provincial election commission office on Saturday for the submission

Sindh cabinet fixes 1.4 MMT wheat procurement target

KARACHI: The Sindh Cabinet has decided to fix the wheat procurement target for crop 2020-21 at 1.4 MMT at a rate of Rs 2000 per 40 kilograms. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chaired the meeting of the provincial

State of education

The education system in our country, particularly in the province of Sindh, lies in dire straits marred by official apathy and negligence. A recent report has revealed that only 4.5 million children are enrolled in schools across Sindh while more

Citizens paying hefty amounts to receive arms licences in Sindh

KARAHI: As soon as the ban on issuing arms licenses was lifted in Sindh, various unscrupulous elements have started demanding heavy amounts to issue non-prohibited and prohibited-bore licenses, it has been revealed. The fee for arms licenses in Sindh ranges

Haleem Adil Shaikh’s farmhouse razed in Malir anti-encroachment operation

KARACHI: An anti-encroachment operation commenced in Malir district during which more than 500 acres of government land has been retrieved. The operation started on the directives of Deputy Commissioner Malir against cancelled lands who lease was cancelled three decades ago.

Smart lockdown begins under new SOPs across Sindh

KARACHI: Smart lockdown has been implemented in Sindh including the provincial capital from today under the new government order. According to details, the Sindh government has issued a new order for coronavirus SOPs. From today until 28th February, new guidelines

Schools to reopen across Sindh from Feb 1, confirms Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education Saeed Ghani has confirmed that the schools across the province will reopen from Monday i.e. 1st February. As per the Sindh government, the examination for the matriculation and intermediate students will be held as scheduled

Daniel Pearl case: Sindh govt files review petition against SC verdict

KARACHI: The Sindh government moved a petition in the Supreme Court seeking review of its decision upholding the acquittal and ordering the release of the prime suspect Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh in the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

Sindh minister rejects gas price hike, demands representation in OGRA

KARACHI: Sindh energy minister Imtiaz Ahmad Shaikh has declined the increase in gas tariffs and demanded more representation of provinces in Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). The minister termed gas tariff hike a consequence of monopoly in the regulatory,

Governor Sindh denies dog given protocol, says his family was in vehicle

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has denied that a dog was given protocol in an official vehicle after a video of the incident went viral on social media. In a video statement, the governor clarified said incident is ‘false and

Sindh govt seeks ban on tomato imports, steps for onion exports

KARACHI: The Sindh government has written a letter to the federal government seeking a ban on import of tomatoes and taking steps for the export of onion crop. Sindh’s Agriculture Department has written a letter to Federal Minister for National

Governor Sindh inaugurates Rs3bn optic fiber cable project

KARACHI: The Universal Service Fund (USF) of the Ministry of Information Technology has awarded two Optic Fiber Cable (OFC) project contracts worth approximately Rs3 billion to Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) for providing connectivity in Ghotki, Kashmore, Sukkur and Khairpur

Three DMC officers penalized for allowing illegal advertisements

KARACHI: The Sindh Local Government Board has completed an inquiry and taken action against three officers of the District Municipal Corporation (KMC) responsible for illegal advertisements and receiving bribes. Secretary Local Government & House Town Planning Khalid Chachar has issued

Coronavirus claims 22 more lives in a day

KARACHI: Around 22 more patients died of coronavirus in Sindh, taking the total number of deaths due to the virus across the province to 3582. According to the latest figures released by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, 953 new cases

SHC moved against anti-encroachment operation in Karachi

KARACHI: A petition has been filed in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday against a wide-scale anti-encroachment operation in Karachi. The owners of shops located in Korangi Sector 44-A have filed a petition against demolition notices issued for 312

SHC orders Sindh govt to suspend 500 officials facing corruption cases

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the provincial government to remove all officials facing corruption and criminal cases from their posts and return their ill-gotten wealth. The SHC’s division bench, headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, heard the plea filed

Sindh police to introduce mobile app for attendance

KARACHI: The Sindh police has decided to introduce a modern system for officers and personnel to mark attendance through a mobile app. The mobile app will enable Sindh police personnel to mark their attendance after reaching a specific pin location.

CNG stations in Sindh, Balochistan to stay closed till Jan 2

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced on Wednesday that CNG stations in Sindh and Balochistan will be closed for three days. The stations will reopen at 8 am on Saturday, January 2. SSGC has cited low gas pressure

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

Sindh Police sacrificed their lives to restore peace: Muratza Wahab

KARACHI: Spokesperson of Sindh Government Murtaza Wahab has said that Sindh Police personnel have restored peace in our province especially in Karachi by sacrificing their lives. He expressed these views while visiting the Special Security Unit and talking to the

Sindh’s bureaucracy witnesses massive shuffle

KARACHI: Sindh bureaucracy on Saturday witnessed a massive reshuffle after several officials including Karachi Commissioner and Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani. According to the notifications of changes issued by the provincial authority, Iftikhar Shallwani was directed to report to the Services

Sindh govt to commence Malir Expressway work from this month

KARACHI: The Sindh Government is set to commence the construction work of the Malir Expressway in Karachi this month. The 39.4 kilometers long expressway will begin from Jan Sadiq Bridge Zero Point and end at Kathore Bridge. The construction will

Sindh govt approves resumption of 66 CNG buses in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Wednesday approved the resumption of 66 CNG buses of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for transportation in the metropolis. The buses will be handed over to the private sector for five years to provide transportation facilities

World Bank announces $300mn for natural disasters, health sectors

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has approved $300 million in financing for two projects in Pakistan, the Sindh Resilience Project and the Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project. The investments will bolster Pakistan’s efforts to build resilience to natural hazards such

Sindh Cultural Day – Highlighting the rich Indus Valley Civilization

Sindh Cultural Day is widely celebrated with traditional enthusiasm to highlight the centuries-old rich culture, language and traditions of Sindh. The day is marked every year on the first Sunday of December since 2009. The day is celebrated all over

Sindh Cultural Day being celebrated with traditional enthusiasm

KARACHI: Sindh Cultural Day is being across the country with traditional enthusiasm and fervour to highlight the ancient civilization and rich culture of the province. The day is marked every year on the first Sunday of December all over Sindh