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Sindh issues new guidelines for schools amid COVID-19 outbreak

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday has issued new orders for the continuation of academic activities at schools in line with the revised guidelines of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) for the education sector. The NCOC on Wednesday

DG schools issues advisory for parents amid COVID-19 surge in Sindh

KARACHI: Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the Sindh Education Department Tuesday issued an advisory for parents, asking them not to take their children to weddings and public places as the government intends to keep schools open. In the

Sindh cabinet approves nine projects worth Rs58 billion

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday approved funds for development and public works projects worth Rs 58 billion.  Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chaired a meeting of the provincial cabinet attended by provincial ministers, advisors, special assistants, Additional

50% COVID-19 cases in Sindh are Omicron variant

KARACHI: The Sindh government has said that the prevalence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has reached up to 50% in the province especially in Karachi. Sindh Task Force on coronavirus confirmed that the fifth wave of COVID-19 has

Educational institutes across Sindh to reopen tomorrow

KARACHI: The educational institutes across Sindh province will be reopened from Monday (tomorrow) after an end to the winter vacations that began on 20 December 2021. The Sindh education department said that the educational institutes remained closed for 15 days

Sindh slaps new restrictions amid Omicron spread

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday announced new restrictions to curtail the spread of the Omicron strain of coronavirus. In a notification Sindh Home Department has urged to keep doors and windows open in premises during gatherings, to avoid the

Why is Sindh govt failing to appoint female MLOs?

KARACHI: In a shocking revelation it has been learnt that only five female medico-legal officers (MLOs) are working in government-run hospitals across in Karachi, a city with an approximate population of 7.6 million women. The revelation emerged after the autopsy

Winter vacations in Sindh unclear as new notification released

KARACHI: Following the guidelines of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), the Sindh government has announced winter vacations will be observed in all public and private educational institutions from January 3. In a letter, the Sindh home department has

Sindh signs 6 MoUs for province’s uplift at Dubai investment summit

DUBAI: The Sindh government signed six memoranda of understanding (MoU) with various investors for multiple projects in different fields and areas at the Sindh Investment Conference in Dubai on Tuesday. According to a statement on the PPP’s Twitter, the projects

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