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Sindh fixes Rs2,200 per 40kg wheat price

KARACHI: A meeting of the Sindh cabinet on Thursday fixed the support price of 40KG wheat at Rs 2200 for the next harvest season of 2021-22. The provincial cabinet session chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah expressed hope that the

Sindh further eases COVID-19 restrictions

KARACHI: Sindh government has announced to ease out Covid-19 restrictions after the declining rate of cases in the province. Sindh Home Department has issued fresh notification on corona standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the province. The home department has allowed

Inquiry committee formed over embezzlement of funds in DG Colleges Sindh

KARACHI: An inquiry committee has been set up in the office of the Director-General of Colleges Sindh, on the issue of alleged misappropriation of funds with the collusion of vendors in the clearance of bills. According to the inquiry notification

Sindh notifies ease in COVID-19 restrictions

KARACHI: Sindh home department has notified further easing out corona restrictions after instructions from the NCOC. The provincial home department in a notification said that only vaccinated people will be allowed entry at cinemas, markets, and shrines in the province.

Met authorities fear Tsunami would hit coastal belts of Sindh, Balochistan soon

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned that Tsunami would hit coastal belts of Sindh and Baluchistan likely to be very soon. On Thursday, at the inaugural session of the workshop Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) director general Muhammad Riaz presented

Ali Zaidi suggests Karachi needs independent local governance structure

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has insisted that Karachi needs an independent form of government like other developed cities. During an interview, when Ali Zaidi was asked that in past there were speculations that Karachi will be

SHC orders to convert historic Mohatta Palace into medical college

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court ordered on Wednesday to convert the heritage site Mohatta Palace referred to as the Qasar-e-Fatima to be converted into a medical and dental college for girls. The order came on a long-standing dispute over the

Sindh govt failed to control spread of HIV/AIDS: Haleem Adil

KARACHI: Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh expressed concerns over the widespread prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the province, and demanded fully functional screening facilities to check the alarming spread of the deadly disease. The leader of

Teenager commits suicide after parents refue to buy smartphone

SHIKARPUR: A teenager allegedly commits suicide after being denied of smartphone. As per sources, a 15- year old boy from Miral Kolhoro village of Sindh’s Shikarpur district commits suicide after his parent’s refused him to buy a smartphone. According to

Sindh govt responsible for hike in wheat prices: Mahmood Maulvi

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Maritime Affairs Mr Mahmood Maulvi has blamed the Sindh Government for the hike in wheat prices. In a recent video statement, Mr Mahmood Maulvi said Sindh Government has not released wheat to

Artificial wheat shortage ‘deliberately’ being created in Sindh: Haleem Adil

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly Leader of Opposition Haleem Adil Sheikh in his statement on Wednesday has said that wheat prices in Sindh are the highest in the country. Flour is being sold in Sindh at more than Rs 2,800 per maund,

National T20 series: Match between Central Punjab and Sindh to be played today

The first match of the National T20 Series between Central Punjab and Sindh will be played today for which preparations have been completed in Lahore. In his message posted on Twitter, Deputy Commissioner Lahore wrote about the best arrangements and

Row erupts between CM Sindh and IGP over promotions

KARACHI: A row has reportedly occurred between Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and the inspector general of police (IGP) Sindh Mushtaq Mahar over promotions of different officials. The discord took place over the promotion of CM Sindh’s personal

Sindh bans pillion riding on Chehlum

KARACHI: Pillion riding has been banned in parts of Sindh province including Karachi on account of Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). According to a notification issued from Sindh home department, the pillion-riding ban will remain enforced in Karachi, Hyderabad,

Sindh govt to bring 50 news buses to Karachi

KARACHI: After the arrival of 40 buses for the Green Line BRT metro bus project, the Sindh government has also announced to bring 50 buses to Karachi under a provincial-funded transport project. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla made

Sindh receives over 300,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine donated by US

KARACHI: The government of Sindh on Monday received over 300,000 new Pfizer vaccine doses sent by the United States through the COVAX facility. US Consul General Mark Stroh and Sindh Minister of Health and Population Welfare, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho

Unvaccinated students to be denied admissions, barred from exams

KARACHI: The Sindh government has tightened restrictions for students and made vaccination mandatory for students of grade XI and above. According to the latest guidelines, students of grade XI and above will not be allowed to appear in examinations and

Sindh govt to raise salaries of lower-grade police personnel

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to increase the salaries of police personnel till Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) ranks. According to details, salaries of all police personnel in Sindh, from the constable, sepoys to ASIs, will be increased forthwith. The salaries

Concerns over census, will there be local body elections in Sindh?

The Sindh government has expressed reservations over the results of the census and apologized for holding local body elections in the province until the objections are resolved. In Sindh, the local government system came to an end in August last

Business activities resume as Sindh eases lockdown restrictions

KARACHI: Business and commercial activities returned to normalcy on Monday as the Sindh government relaxed coronavirus restrictions. Under the new restrictions, markets and business activities may continue till 8PM. This includes grocery stores, fish and meat shops, vegetable and fruit

PYMA urges CM Sindh to fix minimum wage of Rs20,000 on equal basis

KARACHI: Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association (PYMA) has expressed serious concerns over the Sindh government’s move to set a minimum wage of Rs 25,000 against the Rs20,000 wage announced in the federal budget.  They urged Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali

PTI leader Haleem Adil Shaikh’s convoy attacked in Nawabshah

KARACHI: The convoy of the Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Shaikh was reportedly attacked in Nawabshah. The assailants opened fire on Haleem Adil Shaikh’s convoy and hurled stones on the vehicles as it was passing the Zardari

Complete lockdown is no solution to tackling surging cases: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has announced a number of measures to ensure vaccination of people against COVID-19 in high-risk sectors. Briefing the media persons along with Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan, the

NKATI 2: Sindh govt to set up new industrial zone in Karachi

KARACHI: The Sindh government has expedited work on a proposal to set up a new industrial zone ‘NKATI 2’ similar to North Karachi Industrial Area. This was stated by Minister Information & Local Government Sindh Syed Nasir Hussain Shah during

CM Sindh instructs complete ban on movement in Karachi after 6PM

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed authorities to impose a complete ban on movement after 6:00PM in Karachi. The chief minister issued directives to Inspector General Police (IG) Sindh and commissioner Karachi during a meeting of

Veteran politician Mumtaz Bhutto passes away

KARACHI: Veteran politician and former chief minister of Sindh Mumtaz Ali Bhutto passed at the age of 88 after a prolonged illness. Mumtaz Bhutto was the first cousin of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. His spokesperson said Bhutto passed

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

Parliamentary theatrics

The last few days have witnessed nothing but gross disorderly conduct in the Sindh Assembly, mostly by the opposition – particularly the PTI. These theatrics will not serve any purpose in resolving the most pressing problems facing the nation. The

Speaker Sindh Assembly bans eight lawmakers for disorderly conduct

KARACHI: Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani has banned the entry of eight lawmakers into provincial assembly after they brought a charpoy in the House. The entry of eight lawmakers namely, PTI parliamentary leader Bilal Ahmed, Saeed Ahmed, Arsalan Taj,

Sindh Assembly approves Budget 2021-22 amid opposition’s protest

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly on Friday approved the provincial budget for the fiscal year 2020-21 amid ruckus from the opposition. The house met with Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani in the chair. The opposition members asked for speeches but were denied permission