Pakistan Observer


PPP blocked horse-trading in Sindh: Senator Taj Haider

Karachi—Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh chapter General Secretary and Senator Taj Haider had felicitated PPP candidates for securing seats in the Senate through elections held Thursday. The PPP lawmakers had showed their utmost loyalty to the party through which they had failed the efforts for tarnishing the sanctity of the secret ballot and thus played a positive role for curing the horse-trading in Sindh. However, the menace of horse-trading was rampant in other parts of the country. ... Friday, March 06, 2015 Details

Amity Int’l says military courts were need of hour

Karachi—The Amity International said the military courts were need of the hour and the 21st constitutional amendment was unavoidable for Pakistan’s internal security and elimination of heightened crime rate and terrorism. Pakistan Army were the only capable and disciplined force in Pakistan that had reacted timely against the fast spreading terror organisations and they would also ensure complete peace and tranquillity in the country so that the country could take its way forward to the state of prosperity. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

FPA board meets at Hamdard University

Karachi—The Fund for Protected Areas (FPA), Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, hold its 21st meeting of the Board of Directors at Karachi Main Campus of Hamdard University that hosted the event. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

Musharraf destroyed Local Govt system: Sharjeel

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Local Government Archives and Information Sharjeel Innam Memon said the Sindh Local Government Department had for the first time in history took steps for making financial data public through website of the department. Thus the common man could easily learn about spending public money in sections of public development works. ... Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Details

Cess on cars, mobile phones unacceptable: PPP

Karachi—Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNAs Shazia Marri, Dr Shahida Rehmani have vehemently opposed the proposal by Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Director General Imran Gardezi for imposing Cess on mobile phones and cars amounting to Rs 4000 so as to cover the financial deficit of the PBC. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Baldia Town factory fire: New JIT starts investigation

Karachi—The first meeting of newly formed joint investigation team on Baldia Town factory fire was held here. Additional Inspector General Crime Branch Khadim Hussain chaired the meeting. The members of the team, Rangers Colonel Sajjad Bashir, FIA Additional Director Altaf Hussain and DIG Crime Branch Mushtaq Mahar participated in the meeting. According to police, ex-investigation officer (IO) of the case, Jahanzeb recorded his statement before the JIT. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

JSQM GS, dozens of activists join PPP

Karachi—Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) General Secretary Basher Khaskheli along with dozens of JSQM activists joined Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). Khaskheli had announced his joining the PPP along with dozens of JSQM activists after he met PPP MNA Faryal Talpur at her residence. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Commissioner inaugurates water plant for low-income people

Karachi—Karachi Commissioner said that it was a good sign that civil society organizations were extending support to the government with regard to efforts for providing clean drinking water in localities of middle and low-income people. The plant of clean drinking water installed at Labour Square, Landhi was the 7th that had been installed in a locality of local-income people. It would help to fulfill the needs of low-income people to get clean drinking water. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Pakistan to be made polio free country: Saira Tarar

Karachi—The Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar has said that Federal Government will eradicate Polio from entire country, performance of Sindh government has improved in this regard, and no case of Polio has been reported from October 2014 in Karachi. She was chairing a high level meeting in Karachi regarding Polio situation in Sindh. ... Saturday, February 28, 2015 Details

Academics, educationists condole death of Justice (Retd) Bhagwandas

Karachi—Chairman, Pakistan Academy of Letters, Dr. Qasim Bhugio here on Monday condoled the demise of Justice (Retd) Rana Bhagwandas, former acting chief justice of the country. Dr. Bhugio and Resident Director, PAL - Karachi, Qadir Baksh Soomro in a joint statement said the precedence set by the senior judge is a guideline for the entire judiciary. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Anti-polio campaign postponed in 12 UCs of Karachi Central

Karachi—The five-day Anti-polio campaign to commence from Tuesday in 12 high risk UCs of district central, Karachi has been postponed till March 2 due to insufficient security cover for the vaccinators. Deputy Commissioner, Karachi - Central, Dr. Syed Saif ur Rehman told APP Monday that as per schedule 1,15,300 children, under five years of age were to be vaccinated against the crippling disease during the special campaign in selected UCs of the district. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

Altaf appeals people to convert their vehicles to petrol

Karachi—Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), chief Altaf Hussain expressing deep sorrow and grief on number of deaths in a road mishap on Karachi-Hyderabad super highway has appealed to people to convert their vehicles from CNG to petrol or diesel. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

PPP criticises Imran Khan for terming journalist fraternity as blackmailer

Karachi—Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Media Cell In-charge Senator Saeed Ghani and PPP Sindh chapter information secretary Waqar Mehdi condemned Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf Chairman Imran Khan for his senseless allegations on media in which he declared them as ‘Blackmailer”. They said Imran Khan had become popular as leader only because of media, which kept him in limelight especially during his devastating sit-in politics at the behest of some third umpire or else his ‘Dharna’ scheme would have died in the very first hour. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details

I will eliminate ghost employees or quit as LG Minister: Memon

Karachi—Sindh Minister for information, archives and local government Sharjeel Innam Memon kicked off “Clean-Green and Peaceful Sindh” week Monday. He wielded the broom and swept road to mark the commencement of the week at Pakistan Chowk, one of the oldest venue in Karachi. ... Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Details