Sanjay Kumar

Four ex-PPP ministers knocked out of election race

Four former PPP ministers have had their nomination papers rejected by the election tribunal. Former food and parliamentary minister Nisar Khuhro, who also serves as the PPP’s Sindh chapter president, former sports minister Sardar Muhammad Bux Mahar, former commerce minister Manzoor Wassan and former special adviser to the chief minister on youth affairs Abid Hussain…

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GDA threatens wheel-jam strike against ‘rigging attempts’

The Grand Democratic Alliance leaders have claimed that Pakistan People’s Party leaders are attempting to rig elections in Sindh, SAMAA TV reported Monday. The alliance leaders – Pir Pagara, Ayaz Latif Palijo and Fehmida Mirza – while addressing a news conference in Karachi, also expressed their concerns over caretaker setup. They accused the caretaker chief…

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MMA and GDA join hands to contest election against Bilawal in Larkana

The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) has joined the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) to contest the election in Larkana. MMA candidate Rashid Mehmood Soomro will be contesting against PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for the NA-200 Larkana seat. GDA General Secretary Ayaz Latif Palijo announced this on Friday. He urged the alliance’s supporters to vote for Soomro….

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PPP candidate faces wrath of voters in Kashmore

It seems that youngsters have started rising against incompetent politicians as winds of change blow before the elections. After Sardar Jamal Leghari, an influential PML-N candidate from Dera Ghazi Khan, another senior politician faced angry voters in his own constituency. In a viral video, angry young men raise slogans against former district Nazim Kashmore Sardar…

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Zardari discloses assets: I earn income as a landlord

The world now knows what Asif Zardari’s assets are thanks to the nomination papers he has filed.  In the documents, a copy of which was obtained by SAMAA TV, Zardari says that he is a diploma holder. The PPP leader has filed his candidature for National Assembly seat NA-213 Nawabshah (now Shaheed Benazirabad) for the…

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Two friends drown at Karachi’s Sandspit beach

A friends’ picnic turned into a tragedy after two friends drowned at the Sandspit beach. Two students from Karachi, Osama, 22, and Faraz,18, had gone to the beach to enjoy the second day of Eid with their friends on Sunday morning. Rescue workers are still looking for their bodies. The families of victims expressed dissatisfaction…

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‘Black gold’ finally unearthed in Tharparkar

A private mining company excavating coal in Tharparkar has announced to discover first layer of indigenous coal today (Sunday), SAMAA TV reported. It said the coal was discovered at the depth of 140 meters after more than two years of exaction. First electron will be generated from the power plant in December this year, announced…

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Who is in caretaker Sindh cabinet?

Sindh caretaker Chief Minister Fazl-ur-Rehman has allocated portfolios to newly elected seven members of his cabinet. According to a notification, Khair Muhammad Junejo has been allocated the ministries of agriculture, supply and price department, cooperative department, forests, wildlife, livestock and fisheries departments. Mushtaq Ahmed Shah has been allotted irrigation, interprovincial coordination, public health engineering and…

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Bilawal Bhutto files nomination papers for NA-246

Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari submitted nomination papers to contest the elections from Lyari’s National Assembly seat, NA-246, on Thursday. It will be Bilawal’s first election in his political career for which he has chosen Lyari, that was long known as a pro-PPP neighborhood in Karachi. Bilawal’s mother, the late Benazir Bhutto, and his father,…

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Sindh govt, opposition fail to develop consensus over caretaker CM

The Sindh government and opposition have failed to develop consensus over the appointment of caretaker chief minister. CM Murad Ali Shah and opposition leader Khawaja Izhar have suggested their candidates for the slot. Murad suggested the names of Ghulam Ali Pasha, Sonu Khan, Humair Soomro and Younus Soomro. The opposition leader tabled the names of…

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Sindh govt fails to complete 400 projects

The PPP-led Sindh government will complete its 10 years in May this year, but more than 400 development projects are lying incomplete in the province.

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MQM-P lawmakers concerned over withdrawal of security

The MQM Pakistan MPAs have expressed concerns over withdrawal of their security. The policemen deployed for security of the MQM’s Sindh Assembly members have been directed to report back to DIG office. The MQM leaders claimed that the security was withdrawn after their protest in the house during  budget session. “The move is aimed at…

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Sindh budget: 10% raise in salaries, pensions

The Sindh government announced budget for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018-19 with an outlay of Rs.1142 billion (Rs.1.144 trillion), Samaa reported Thursday. Tenure of the provincial and federal government is ending on May 31 and general elections are likely in July this year. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, who also holds…

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More tax proposed on cars, motorbikes in Sindh

Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah will present the budget at 3pm today (Thursday). He said that the government is making special allocations for education and health. The CM holds the additional charge of the provincial finance minister. Earlier on Thursday, he presided over a cabinet session and approved the budget proposals. The cabinet proposed a…

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Six of a family die in road tragedy near Jamshoro

At least six people of a family were killed in an accident on M9 Motorway near Jamshoro, Samaa reported Tuesday. According to our correspondent, a vehicle collided head-on with truck on M9 Motorway near Looni Kot. Six people died on the spot while two others were wounded in the deadly road crash. They were rushed…

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Water protest: Sindh assembly witnesses chaos

KARACHI: The Sindh assembly witnessed chaos on Friday when opposition members mounted protest against acute water shortage in Karachi. Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani continued presiding over the session despite outcries from the opposition benches. The MPAs raised slogans of ‘Pani Do Pani Do’ (Give water) from opposition benches, and tore up the copies of agenda;…

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Protest: MPA to stay and sleep at Sindh Assembly

An MPA announced Friday that he will not leave the premises of the Sindh Assembly until Orangi Town gets water. MPA Saifuddin Khalid said he had brought along clothes and chanay [chickpeas] to keep going. “The people in Orangi Town are deprived of potable water and the Sindh government is so poor that it cannot…

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Sindh Assembly adopts universities bill again despite protest

KARACHI: All powers to control the public sector universities have been delegated to Chief Minister Sindh with the passage of Sindh Universities and Institutes Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, carrying several fresh amendments, despite protest by members of opposition parties in Sindh Assembly. The provincial assembly again adopted the bill to regulate 24 universities of the…

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Frere Hall cannot be handed over to NGO: Sindh culture minister

Sindh culture minister Syed Sardar Shah said that Frere Hall was an iconic building and could not be handed over to any NGO. The issue of handing over Frere Hall by Karachi’s mayor to an NGO was discussed during a meeting of the Sindh cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The chief…

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#SpeakUp: Sindh govt instals complaint boxes at KU

  PHOTO: FILE The provincial government installed complaint boxes at University of Karachi for students to inform the authorities of harassment incidents The adviser to the CM on social welfare, Shamim Mumtaz, thanked SAMAA TV for giving a voice to students facing harassment on campus. “We have installed three boxes for complaints and suggestions,” she…

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PM Abbasi to watch PSL final in Karachi

  FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES OF THE MATCH HERE   By Sanjay Sadhwani KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has decided to watch the final of Pakistan Super League at National Stadium in Karachi. The defending champions Peshawar Zalmi will clash with the 2016 title holder Islamabad United in the final at National Stadium on Sunday….

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