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Chinese firm will assist Sindh govt on wastewater treatment

Chinese firm will assist Sindh govt on wastewater treatment

KARACHI: The Sindh government is likely to a form a joint venture with a Chinese firm, Asia Pacific for setting up combined effluent treatment plants (CETPs) in Karachi’s industrial areas with an equity ratio of 20:80 between the two partners, sources told Pakistan Today.
The Chinese firm along with its joint venture partners recently expressed interest to invest in establishing CETPs in Karachi’s industrial areas to abate environment pollution and promote cost-effective

Sindh govt wants army on alert

KARACHI: The Sindh government has asked the Interior Ministry to ensure that the Pakistan Army stays prepared during Muharram 8, 9 and 10 in case it has to be called out to maintain law and order during these sensitive days. The Home Department has made this request in a letter recently dispatched to the Interior Ministry.
“Even though there is no need to deploy troops in the province, they will only remain alert to help the law enforcing agencies in case any major incident takes

Transfer of ministries to provinces – No funds, only liabilities received, says Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided that a letter with serious reservations would be sent to the federal government about the delay in the transfer of assets and funds of the five departments transferred to the provinces by the centre.
The decision was made in a meeting at the Chief Minister’s House headed by Qaim Ali Shah. The meeting reviewed various matters related to the transfer of the five departments from the federal government in accordance with the 18th

PAC restricts Sindh universities from borrowing overdrafts

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday restricted all public universities of the province from borrowing overdrafts from banks for meetings their financial needs.
Sindh PAC Chairman Jam Tamachi Unnar presided chaired the committee meeting at the Sindh Assembly in which he directed the universities’ management to contain their expenses within their annual budgetary limits.
The decision was taken after the committee reviewed the 2006-07 and

Strike in Sindh against journalist’s murder

MIRPUKRHAS: Police on Monday registered an FIR against four brothers of Qaimkhani community for the murder of Mirpurkhas Press Club ex-president Sultan Mehmood Chandio while a complete shutter-down strike was observed in different parts of lower Sindh on the call of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz.
The town police registered the murder case on the complaint of Sultan Mehmood Chandio’s cousin, Barkat Ali Chandio, against four brothers, Saleem Qaimkhani, Aleem Qaimkhani, Waseem Qaimkhani

Sindh Bank to set up 50 branches in 2011

KARACHI: The newly established Sindh Bank will establish 50 branches across the country, said CEO Bilal Shaikh on Saturday. He revealed that 70 percent of the branches will be set up in Sindh and the rest in commercial hubs of other provinces. “Initially we will have five branches in this month, three in Karachi, one in Hyderabad and one in Naudero, Larkana,” he elaborated.
Shaikh indicated that Sindh Bank will have branches in each of the 23 districts, 10 will be in other

State Bank gives thumbs up for Sindh Bank

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan on Friday gave its consent on the Sindh government’s plans to establish the Sindh Bank Limited, Pakistan Today has learnt. According to well placed sources, the central bank nodded to the setting up of the public sector entity after the provincial government fulfilled all regulatory requirements.
At the end of October, the Ministry of Finance and the SBP had approved, in principle, the formation of the SBL. It would, in the eyes of the

One million displaced need aid in Sindh: UN

SEHWAN: The UN chief of humanitarian affairs said on Friday that more than one million displaced people still need emergency aid in southern Pakistan, around four months after catastrophic floods.
Sindh was one of the worst-affected areas and large swaths of the territory are still submerged in flood waters. “Initially more than seven million people were affected by the floods in Sindh and still one million of them need emergency response,” Valerie Amos, the United Nations

114 Sindh judges have no official transport

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) Registrar Abdul Rasool Memon submitted a report before a division bench of the SHC on Tuesday that revealed that 114 judges of the province have no vehicle for their official use.
According to the report 18 district and sessions judges of grade 21 and 91 additional session judges, senior civil judges and civil judges from grade 18 to 20 don’t have a vehicle for official use.
Sindh Advocate General Yousaf Leghari and Finance Department

7 flood-hit Sindh districts to get Rs 100m each: Gilani

SUKKUR: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday announced a grant of Rs 100 million each for seven districts of Sindh affected by the recent flooding.
Addressing a rally to celebrate the 44th Founding Day of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Gilani said that the seven districts of Sindh included Jamshoro, Dadu, Shahdadkot, Thatta, Hyderabad, Kashmore-Kandhkot and Shikarpur.
The prime minister said the world witnessed one of the worst floods in the history of the country which

The antics of a toothless Sindh government

You can’t make everyone happy all the time and only if the PPP-led Sindh government could comprehend this fact, Karachi would not be in its current state of lawlessness. The toothless and indecisive provincial government, which is made up of unnatural bedfellows, is in a habit of taking U-turns and bad decisions.
Recently, the government ordered a crackdown, to be carried out only by Rangers, in some areas of the city that are dominated by ANP. Many ANP activists were arrested,

‘Sindh does not need help from provinces’

KARACHI: Contrary to popular belief, Sindh’s agriculture sector had achieved its government-fixed target of Rs470 billion, provincial Tourism Minister Shazia Marri said while addressing a workshop arranged by the Liberal Forum on Saturday.
“Why should be expect help from others? We will be the first ones to help the people of our province,” she said. Political parties were misguiding people on the Reformed GST issue and should apologize to people for supporting dictatorship in

ISU bill to be tabled in next Sindh PA session

KARACHI: The Sindh government has announced that it would table a bill to establish International Sufi University in the next session of the Sindh Assembly. This university would be established in Bhit Shah, Matiari district.
“The Sindh government wants to immediately start ISU classes. A bill in this regard will be presented in the Sindh Assembly’s next session for approval,” Provincial Education Minister Pir Mazahar-ul Haq told the media in Bhit Shah after presiding over a

Sindh won’t accept devolution without financial powers: CM

KARACHI: The devolution of federal departments to the provinces under the 18th Amendment is being done without assigning financial powers that will be unacceptable, the Sindh chief minister said on Friday.
“The federal government wants to transfer the departments without financial powers, and the Sindh government will not withdraw from its constitutional rights,” Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said while presiding over a meeting held here to review progress on devolution of

Sindh minister gifts ‘dead’ falcons to Zardari’s Arab friend

KARACHI: Sindh Wildlife Minister Dr Daya Ram Essrani has gifted nine precious hunting peregrine falcons, recovered by his department during a raid, to an Arab dignitary who is reportedly a close friend of President Asif Ali Zardari.
The falcons were recovered on the first day of Eidul Azha during a raid at the Jinnah International Airport from where the endangered and protected birds were being flown to Doha, Qatar. After the raid, the conservator of the Sindh Wildlife Department

Sindh will propel public and private firms to help flood victims

KARACHI: Dejected by the weak response from international donors, the Sindh government is planning to mobilise public and private firms, both local and international, for the reconstruction of flood-hit areas in the province, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Governments of Sindh and Punjab have slashed down their development and non-developmental expenditures by Rs 45 billion and Rs 30 billion, respectively following almost zero response from the international community.

Commission submits Tori Bund breach report to Sindh CM

KARACHI: The judicial commission, which was constituted by the Sindh government to investigate the Tori Bund breach that flooded many areas of the province during the recent disaster, submitted its report to the government on Wednesday.
The senior member of the commission, Justice (r) Zahid Qurban Alvi, handed over the sealed report to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at the Chief Minister’s House. The other member of the commission, Justice (r) Ghulam Nabi Soomro, also