Sindh cabinet approves reserved seats for LG Councils


The Sindh cabinet on Friday approved reserved seats for the local government councils which are for six categories including women, youth, labourers/farmers, non-Muslims, special persons and transgenders.

The Sindh cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, fixed the price of sugarcane at Rs302 per 40kg.

It also approved the start of crushing season from November 20. The provincial cabinet decided to fix quality premium at Rs0.50 per 40kg.

It is to be noted that the Punjab government has fixed the price of sugarcane at Rs300 per 40kg. The Sindh Home Department reduced the span of the sentence of nine prisoners convicted by the Anti-Terrorism Court on the basis of education.

The prisoners whose sentence had been re duced by months between six and 22 passed the Adib, Matriculation and Intermediate exams.

Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, Syed Amir Hussain, Khalid Abbas, Syed Shahzad, Ali Raza, Syed Nair Raza and Khalid Aziz were among the prisoners whose sentences were pardoned.

It merits a mention here that there is a remission of punishment for six months for passing Adib Urdu/Sindh, Matriculation and Intermediate exams.

A debate was also held on Baldia Fire Compensation case during the cabinet meeting. The Baldia Factory caught fire on November 11, 2012. Over 200 workers had burnt alive in that fire.

It was told in the meeting that the German company gave $1 million to compensate the dead and injured workers of the Baldia Factory.