Pakistan Observer


Police make 5th successful recovery of hostages

Karachi—The Citizens Police Liaisons Committee (CPLC), in collaboration with the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Rangers claimed to have recovered 2 hostages from the captivity of the kidnappers held for ransom during 2 separate raids in parts of metropolis while around one dozen suspects including target killers were apprehended during various targeted raids in the city on Wednesday. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

143 scholars’ entry in Sindh restricted

Karachi—Sindh Home Department had in view of security measures during Muharram ul Haram, the first month of Islamic Calendar imposed ban on 143 religious scholars belonging to different schools of thought to enter Sindh province. Forty-three scholars, who had thus been placed under restriction, belonged to different districts of Punjab. On the other hand, Pak army would be on high alert as ‘Quick Response Force’ during Muharram Al Haram while Police and Rangers would be solely responsible for maintaining law and order. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

Emergency imposed in LG Deptt for Muharram

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Innam Memon had directed all the local bodies, including Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board to repair all the dilapidated roads and drainage lines located in the areas from where Muharram procession would to be taken. This he said while presiding over a meeting of Local Government Department Wednesday. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

CM forms committee to resolve water crisis in S.I.T.E

Karachi—In order to resolve the water issues including fixing water rate pertaining to S.I.T.E., Karachi, Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah had constituted a committee headed by Secretary Industries with representatives from S.I.T.E Limited, Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KW&SB) and industrialists to work out in detail and submit their recommendations within a week. ... Thursday, October 23, 2014 Details

Edhi centre dacoity: Sketches of suspects released

Karachi—The city police on Tuesday issued sketches of two suspects believed to be involved in looting cash and gold from Edhi Centre in Karachi. Yesterday, the Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Ghulam Qadir Thebo, requested the people to come forward and help the law-enforcers identify the bandits. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to celebrate Diwali with Hindus

Karachi—Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairperson Pakistan Peoples Party will celebrate Diwali with the members of Hindu community at Naudero House on October 23. He has invited Hindu communities to join him in the celebrating the Festival of Lights at Naudero House in Larkana. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

US Consul General inaugurates Faculty building at SALU

Karachi—Reinforcing the United States long-term commitment to advancing education in Pakistan, U.S. Consul General in Karachi, Brian Heath, along with Sindh Education Minister Nisar Ahmad Khuhro Tuesday inaugurated the USAID funded $1.9 million Faculty of Education building at the Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) at Khairpur. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

CS takes notice of water shortage

Karachi—Chief Secretary Sindh, Sajjad Saleem Hotiana has taken a serious notice over the shortage of water in specific area of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block-1, where water supply is disconnected due to unknown reasons for last one year. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

Karachi police foils arms shifting

Karachi—Karachi police on Tuesday foiled arm and ammunition shifting bid and arrested a criminal associated with Lyari gang war. Briefing the journalists, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Abdul Khaliq Sheikh said that Karachi police is already en ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

MRC warns of stern retaliation if property, lives of Mohajirs hurt

Karachi—Mohajir Rabita Council (MRC) General Secretary Arshad Siddiqui and Joint Secretary Rao Zaheen Alam had jointly said that the call for strike on October 23 by Sindhi nationalist groups was not against any political party but against Mohajirs for demanding for Mohajir province. The Sindhi nationalist groups were hatching their joint conspiracies against Mohajirs but amid this current era of modern tools of communications their vested designs for suppressing Mohajirs would fail to get actualised and any such conspiratorial maneuvour would prove to be an entirely useless and foolish step. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

Sense of deprivation led to demand for new provinces

Karachi—Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) member provincial assembly (MPA) Sardar Ahmed Ali Pitafi had also synchronised his voice with that of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for the rights and funds for the deprived people of districts in rural Sindh. The situation turned quite interesting on the floor of the House on Tuesday when MQM MPA Syed Khalid Ahmed tabled a resolution on Provincial Finance Commission (PFC), which the House had passed with consensus. The resolution read that Sindh government should form the PFC, which should ensure distribution of development funds for the districts on the pattern of National Finance Commission’s recommendations. ... Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Details

Rabitta Committee condemns Bilawal’s criticism of MQM

Karachi—The Coordination Committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has denounced PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s criticism and raised questions about the PPP’s service to Sindh during 43 years. In a statement issued over Bilawal’s depreciatory statement, the Rabita Committee said Sindh’s health ministry is being run by some of the high-ups of the PPP. Thanks to the 36 years of political struggle by Altaf Hussain, the wadera and feudal system and culture of political inheritance, has turned into a slur, the statement said. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Faryal thanks PPP supporters for attending gathering

Karachi—PPP Women Wing Chairperson Faryal Talpur, MNA, thanked all workers and supporters of the party for their participation in the public meeting of October 18. In a statement issued here on Sunday, she said that, “workers are the asset of PPP and we get our strength from the workers.” ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

Karachi rally surprises Bilawal

Karachi—Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Sunday tweeted that Karachi gathering is beyond everyone’s expectations. He said that PPP is the people’s voice from Khyber to Karachi. He thanked the PPP workers from all parts of the country who had adorned the Baagh-e-Jinnah in Karachi. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details

NICVD to initiate Adult Congenital Heart Disease Programme for young heart patients

Karachi—National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) is in process to initiate Adult Congenital Heart Disease programme to meet the ever growing pressure of patients, aged between 18 years to 30 years. The Executive Director of NICVD, Dr. Khan Shah Zaman talking to APP said this group of young population coming with structural heart diseases consequent to defective formation of heart are besides the kids themselves who are referred with different congenital heart defects. ... Monday, October 20, 2014 Details


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