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Sindh prepares for National Educational Conference

Sindh prepares for National Educational Conference

KARACHI – A meeting of the National Educational Conference Sindh chapter was held on Monday at the Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) College under the chairmanship of its principal Dr Muhammad Ali Sheikh.
The meeting reviewed the preparatory arrangements for the province’s eight participating federal educational institutions and took important decisions in this respect.

Punjab governor’s murder – 2,000 guards of Sindh VVIPs sent back to head offices

KARACHI – Over 2,000 security personnel deployed with VVIPs of Sindh have been sent back to their head offices, while the personal details of more than 1,000 personnel of law enforcement agencies will be sent to intelligence agencies for vetting, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to the data of the Home Department, important personalities of Sindh enjoy the security of more than 8,000 police personnel and 4,000 personnel of other intelligence agencies. The assassination of

Sindh Bank to open with 50 branches

KARACHI – Fifty branches of Sindh Bank would be opened in the province with one branch in each of the 23 districts and two branches would be established in every divisional headquarters, the CEO of the bank, Muhammad Bilal Shaikh said on Monday.
The remaining branches would be established at various business centres in Sindh and other provinces, he added. Shaikh was speaking at the Sindh Bank Board of Directors meeting at the Chief Minister’s House. The meeting was presided over

Changes in Sindh cabinet delayed

KARACHI – The expected changes in the Sindh Cabinet have been postponed, Pakistan Today learnt on Monday. The anticipated changes in the Home, Local Government and Education ministries were put on hold after the PPP’s announcement that it would not present the bill for restoring the commissionerate system in Sindh.
Three suggestions are currently being deliberated, sources told Pakistan Today. The first was to replace Provincial Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza by Nisar Khuhro and

PPP Sindh to celebrate ZA Bhutto’s birthday on January 5

KARACHI – Glowing tributes will be paid to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on his birth anniversary on January 5, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said on Sunday.
He said that the PPP workers will pledge to follow the philosophy and ideology of ZA Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto and to remain united and organised under the leadership of President Asif Ali Zardari.
He also directed all the district wings of the party to organise programmes in their respective areas and encouraged PPP

MQM will not leave Sindh govt

KARACHI – The MQM on Sunday said all issues of contention with the government pertained to the federal level, therefore the party would not be leaving the Sindh government.
Addressing a press briefing outside the party headquarters, MQM spokesman Faisal Sabzwari said, “The Rabita Committee did not discuss tabling a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. We will not leave the coalition partnership in Sindh, because all issues we have relate to the federal

Sindh High Court orders removal of inept DCOs

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the provincial government to dismiss Kambar Shahdadkot District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ghulam Qadir along with all the DCOs in the province without the required qualification.
District Management Group Officer Gul Hassan Channa had filed a constitutional petition under Article No 199 of the Constitution through his counsel, Advocate Abrar Hassan, challenging the direction of the Sindh government on the appointment of

Sindh govt admits anti-polio campaign ran into sand

KARACHI – Despite running a mass drive against polio across Sindh since 1995, the Sindh government has yet to eradicate polio from the province. However, Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Sharmila Farooqui justified the failure on Tuesday.
Talking to a delegation of doctors and field workers at her office, Farooqui said that the provincial government had failed due to deteriorating environmental conditions, improper sewerage system and malnutrition – factors that play

Sindh govt giving plots to martyrs’ families

KARACHI: The Sindh government has allocated lands in different divisions of provincial headquarters, including Karachi, for allotment of plots to the families of army officers and government servants who died in the war against terror.
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has recently approved a summary for earmarking 300 acres of land in Karachi and 100 acres in each divisional headquarter for the families of martyrs.
In pursuance of the decision, the provincial government

Land mafia grabs graveyards in Sindh

MIRPURKHAS – Upon visiting graveyards in several districts of Sindh during Ashura, relatives discovered that land-mafia had grabbed the land that was once a resting place for the deceased.
Pakistan Today found out in a survey that more then 200 grave yards in Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Sanghar, Tnado Allahyar, Jam Shoro, Hyderabad, Nawabshah and other districts of Sindh were occupied by land-grabbers and markets, mosques and Imam Barghas had been constructed on them.

PPP shifting political strategy in Sindh

KARACHI: PPP Sindh Media Cell In-charge Sharjeel Inam Memon’s prompt move to back Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza following the MQM’s 10-day notice to the PPP over the home minister’s tirade against the party clearly suggests a shift in the PPP’s political strategy in the province.
People closely watching the PPP’s politics are of the view that due to the changing political situation in the country, the PPP would quickly distance itself from the MQM in the coming days in an

Thar coalfields – Sindh asked to obtain clearance to draw water

KARACHI: The Ministry of Water and Power has instructed the Sindh government to obtain clearance from the Indus River Commission to draw some 100 cusecs of water from the Makhi-Farash Link Canal (Chotiari Reserve Phase-II) for Thar coalfields, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sources said that the Sindh government’s Coal and Energy Development Department had approached the MoWP for permission to ensure availability of water at coalfields from Makhi-Farash Link Canal – a project that is

Sindh govt gets 20,000 acres in Thatta and Badin to set up crab and shrimp farms

KARACHI: The Sindh government has acquired 20,000 acres of land in Thatta and Badin to set up crab and shrimp farms – a plan aimed at consolidating the dwindling fishing industry, which is suffering due to a ban on fish imports from Pakistan, and helping fishermen capitalise on market opportunities in Karachi.
This was disclosed by the provincial Fisheries Director General Ghulam Mohammad Mahar while addressing a seminar organised by the Indus for All Programme, WWF-Pakistan.

Sindh Zakat Administration set to supersede Zakat and Ushr Ministry

KARACHI: Following the devolution of Federal Zakat and Ushr Ministry under the 18th Constitutional Amendment, plans are underway to establish the Sindh Zakat Administration, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sindh’s Zakat & Ushr Department has a forwarded a summary to the Law Department for vetting of the proposed legislation required for setting up the authority, as well as the approval of chief minister, sources told Pakistan Today.
Prior to the devolution of the Zakat ministry

‘Sindh govt committed to child protection’

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Sharmila Farooqui on Wednesday reiterated that the government is commitment towards safeguarding the rights of the children and stressed the need for public-private partnership ventures to achieve this task.
“The civil society, NGOs, volunteers, philanthropists, international development partners, media, corporate sector and particularly the children themselves should come forward and play their role to bring an end to

Rise in water table panics people in lower Sindh

MIRPURKHAS: Panic and fear have spread in parts of lower Sindh, following the rise in under-ground water level due to recent devastating floods. The residents of these areas fear it could threaten the foundations of their buildings as the water starts oozing out at two feet of digging, while in some areas water just seeps out of the ground.
Owners of various big buildings and houses in Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Sanghar and Tharparkar districts told Pakistan Today on Tuesday that their

Sindh Police fails to recover constable missing since 2004

MIRPURKHAS: Sindh police have failed to find its constable, who went missing six years ago. The constable, Abrar Ahmad, 29, was performing his duty in Umerkot district, when he was first reported missing in 2004. The miserable mother of the missing Abrar told Pakistan Today that he had gone to his work at Shadi Palli police station on Oct 4, 2004 but never returned.
Munni Begum, 70, with tears in her eyes said that when after ten days of wait, he did not return, her other son