Radicalism and extremism

January 30, 2015 – I was working as an intern at an advertising agency when I stopped to check the news. I was shocked by what I just read as if the group below me had moved away. A suicide

Sindh govt should utilise Rs700bn allocated for Karachi: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar on Saturday said that the Sindh government should utilise Rs700 billion that have been allocated in the provincial budget for the projects in Karachi. The federal minister was speaking to in

17 more patients die from coronavirus in Sindh

KARACHI: At least 17 more patients have died of coronavirus in Sindh in the last 24 hours. According to the latest figures released by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the total death toll from the coronavirus in the province

NICVD director receives Rs6.2mn monthly salary, reveals NAB report

KARACHI: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Executive Director Dr Syed Nadeem Qamar is the highest-earning government officer in the province. Last month, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) raided the office of the hospital’s executive director over an inquiry into employees

Brother rapes teenage sister thrice, kills and burns body

NAWAB SHAH: In yet another horrific incident, a brother raped his teenage sister three times before killing her and then burned her body in a field. The heart-wrenching incident occurred on November 14 in Mir Hasan village of district Nawabshah

No winter vacations in Sindh schools this year: Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of winter vacations in the province this year. He said students have been given more holidays than usual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Therefore, there’s no

Sindh Investments website hacked with school closure message

KARACHI: The website of Sindh Investments was hacked by anonymous users with a message calling for the closure of educational institutes. “Student Lives are no joke! Shut the schools down. Students are the real assets of a country, don’t destroy

ISI, Rangers officials involved in IGP Sindh incident suspended: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army had completed its inquiry regarding the incident of Inspector-General Police Sindh who was allegedly ‘kidnapped’ and forced to issue the arrest warrant of PML-N leader Captain (retired) Safdar. According to ISPR, the army has completed its court

Woman killed over ‘honour’ in Sanghar district

SANGHAR: A woman was killed in the name of honour in Khipro area of Sanghar district. The incident occurred in Village Dar Muhammad Shar where a woman Gulshan Shar was shot dead by her husband Juman Shar. The suspect fled

Sindh govt increases wheat support price to Rs2000 per 40 kg

KARACHI: The government of Sindh on Thursday increased the minimum wheat procurement price to 2,000 rupees per 40 kilogrammes. A meeting of the Sindh cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah decided to increase the support price in order

Sindh govt establishes DMC in Keamari district

KARACHI: Local Government Department of Sindh has established District Municipal Corporation (DMC) in Keamari, which was earlier declared the city’s seventh district. According to a notification, the new District Municipal Corporation will be known as DMC Keamari. It includes the

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

Eid Milad-un-Nabi: Sindh govt announces public holiday on Oct 30

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced a public holiday on 12th Rabi-ul -Awal for the religious occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi.  A notification issued by the Home Department states that Friday, October 30, will be a holiday across the province. Muslims

Lost glory of Shikarpur

My hometown Shikarpur was once known as Paris of Sindh because of its commanding location and strategic importance for trade. When you go to your hometown it gives you a sense of belonging and makes you feel relaxed. It was

ACE summons two SBCA officers in corruption cases

KARACHI: Anti-Corruption Establishment has summoned two officers of the Sindh Building Control Authority on October 24 for an inquiry into several corruption cases. SBCA Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town Director Sarfaraz Hussain, Deputy Director Sami Sheikh and inspector Sajad have been summoned to

Sindh govt forms committee to probe Safdar’s arrest

KARACHI: Sindh government has formed a five-member committee to probe the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Safdar and the incident involving Inspector General Police Sindh. The committee will be convened bu Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani and includes

Sindh Assembly passes resolution against island ordinance

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly adopted a resolution against the Pakistan Islands Development Authority Ordinance and demanded its withdrawal by the federal government. The resolution was opposed by all parties with the exception of the Grand Democratic Alliance who staged a

Sindh govt is with police in their difficult time: CM

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah held a meeting with senior police officers and urged them to continue their services with the same spirit and not be demoralised under any condition. The meeting was attended by Inspector General Police

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

Ali Zaidi refutes reports Sindh IGP was forced to register case against Safdar

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi denied reports that Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) was “kidnapped and forced to register” a case against PML-N’s Captain retired Mohammad Safdar. In a statement on Twitter, Zaidi

IG Sindh was kidnapped, forced to order Safdar’s arrests: sources

KARACHI: A row has been created over the arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Captain (retired) Safdar for violating the sanctity of the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam. The Sindh government has distanced itself from the arrest, while PML-N senior leader Muhammad

Shehla Raza appointed general manager of PHF’s Sindh women wing

KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed Sindh minister for population welfare Shehla Raza as general manager of its provincial women wing. Shehla Raza called on PHF president Brig (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and secretary Asif Bajwa. Sindh Hockey

Sindh govt notifies wheat price at Rs 3687.50 per 100 kg

KARACHI: The Sindh government has notified that wheat from stocks will be released at a price of Rs 3687.50 per 100 kilograms. According to the government notification, the wheat will be released to flour mills and Chakkis from government stocks

National T20 Cup: Danish Aziz stars as Sindh beats KP

RAWALPINDI: Middle-order batsman Danish Aziz’s unbeaten half-century helped Sindh down Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by two wickets in a last-ball thriller in National T20 Cup. Chasing a target of 139 runs, Sindh suffered an early setback as they lost three wickets with

Municipal officials raise concern over appointment of Sindh govt’s officers

KARACHI: The Sindh government has placed several posts of the Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporation (DMC) and other municipal committees under the Sindh Council Unified Grade Services (SCUG). The Local Government Department issued a notification stating that several

Islands’ controversy

A controversy has emerged over the custody of two islands off the coast of Karachi where the federal government wants to build mega commercial and housing schemes. An ordinance was promulgated last month under which the Centre took over the

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

Sindh govt withdraws letter handing over custody of two islands

KARACHI: The Sindh government has withdrawn its letter handing the custody of two islands to the federal government. The Sindh government withdrew its letter dated 6th July, 2020 in which the Land Utilization Department had consented to the federal government

Sindh Rangers review security arrangements for Chehlum

KARACHI: A meeting was held at the headquarters of Pakistan Rangers Sindh to review security plan about the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A). Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Umer Ahmed Bukhari chaired the meeting which decided to made

Over 260 new coronavirus cases reported in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 267 new cases of coronavirus were reported during the last 24 hours in Sindh’s capital. At least three more deaths have also been reported in Karachi in the past