Sanjay Kumar

Murad Ali Shah is likely to become the Sindh chief minister again

The PPP has named Murad Ali Shah as its nominee for slot of Sindh chief minister. The party won 76 seats in the July 25 elections and is in a comfortable position to form its government in Sindh for the third consecutive time. Murad was elected as an MPA from Sehwan’s PS-34.  This will be…

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The FIA has reopened a ‘dead’ case to victimise PPP leaders, says Saeed Ghani

PPP leader Saeed Ghani has dismissed charges of money laundering against party leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur. The FIA has filed a case against Zardari and Talpur, alleging that millions were illegally transferred to Dubai. The agency claims that Rs150 million were transferred by Talpur to a Zardari Group account via  cheque in 2014….

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Mohammad Zubair resigns as governor of Sindh

Mohammad Zubair has resigned as Sindh’s governor three days after the PML-N lost its majority in parliament. He has sent his resignation to the president of Pakistan. “I have worked as the governor in a constitutionally defined way,” he said. He has started shifting his things from Governor House in Karachi to his private residence…

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NA-246: Police beat up man in Karachi’s Bihar Colony, call him a ‘mental patient’

In a video, police can be seen pushing and shoving him into their van

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This man in Kotri shaved a PPP candidate’s name into his hair

Some people make banners and posters while others have a different way of showing their support for politicians. One voter in Kotri had a candidate’s name shaved into his hair. He had PPP’s Malik Asad Sikandar name shaved into his hair to show his support. Sikandar, who is contesting the provincial assembly seat in Jamshoro,…

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Hussain Lawai says he has not been accused of money laundering

Summit Bank Vice-Chairperson Hussain Lawai has denied that he has been accused of money laundering. Lawai was arrested on July 6 by the FIA for his involvement in a money laundering scandal that involved 29 fake accounts made on seven people’s names. He recorded his statement on Wednesday at the FIA’s State Bank Circle where…

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Bilawal Bhutto vows to fulfill election promises

Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari continued his ‘Karachi to Khyber’ election campaign with another eventful day on Wednesday. On the third day, Bilawal Bhutto resumed the election caravan from Nawabshah, accompanied by senior party leaders and a large number of workers. The procession reached Noushehro Feroze in the night after passing through Sakrand, Qazi…

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Bilawal vows strict action against non-performing lawmakers

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party chairman, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, continued his election campaign on Tuesday to mobilise workers and masses for July 25 elections. The PPP leader resumed his road caravan on the second day from Hyderabad. He addressed party workers at Latifabad, Qasimabad, Tando Jam, Hala, Matiyari and Shahdadpur. He was welcomed by thousands of supporters…

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Bilawal Bhutto kicks off Sindh election tour

Pakistan People’s Party Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, addressed his supporters on Monday in different cities, while leading an election rally from Karachi to Hyderabad. The PPP chairman is on three-day visit to Sindh to hold public gatherings in an attempt to reach out to the voters ahead of the general elections. The rally came a…

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met by angry voters in Lyari

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited Lyari on Sunday to kick off his election campaign in the area.  He will be contesting from Lyari’s NA-246. Speaking to supporters on the ICI Bridge, he said that this was his first time campaigning for the elections and hoped that the people of Lyari would stand…

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How one PPP leader ‘conned’ the opposition to become first winner of 2018 polls

PPP leader Shabbir Bijarani has become the first winner of the 2018 General Elections. The returning officer has issued a notification declaring Bijarani the unopposed winner from PS-6 Kashmore. Bijarani, who was contesting on the PPP’s ticket, approached the PML-F led Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and asked them to withdraw their candidate in his favor…

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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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