Sindh headlines: More iqamas, rabies, temple encroachment

June 13, 2018
Samaa Web Desk

Samaa Digital brings to you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh.

1. Iqamas of two ex-lawmakers surface
Sindh Express, Hyderabad

Iqamas (work permits) of two senior politicians have surfaced during the scrutiny of nomination papers they filed for NA-219 (Mirpurkhas).

Former MNA Mir Munawar Ali Talpur – brother-in-law of former president Asif Ali Zardari – has an iqama. Despite this, election authorities accepted his candidature. Talpur is the PPP candidate for NA-219.

The other politician was former PPP MPA Syed Ali Nawaz Shah who allegedly has had a Dubai work permit. His nomination papers were withheld for further scrutiny. Shah is an independent candidate for NA-219.

2. Protests against water shortage, Kalabagh dam
Daily Kawish, Hyderabad

On a call given by Sindh Hari Committee, protests held in different cities of against shortage of irrigation and drinking water and the controversial project of Kalabagh Dam. The protests were held in Dokri, Khairpur, Samaro, Kot Ghulam Muhammad and Islamkot.

3. Child dies of rabies amid shortage of vaccine
Daily Ibrat, Hyderabad

A 10-year-old victim of dog-bite died in a village near Tangwani town of Kashmor district due to unavailability of anti-rabies vaccination. He was bitten a month ago. In many cities, the vaccine is not available in government hospitals.

In Khipro town of Sanghar district, villagers protested outside taluka hospital after a dog-bite victim was not provided the rabies treatment. The medical Superintendent said health authorities have not provided the anti-rabies vaccine to the hospital despite frequent requests.

4. Encroachment on temple land
Daily Kawish, Hyderabad

Residents protested outside Umarkot Press Club against encroachment on more than 8 acre land of a temple. They told reporters that they have valid documents of the land but some influential individuals have attempted to construct buildings on it.

5. Water shortage hits paddy crop
Daily Ibrat, Hyderabad

The prevailing water shortage may cause large-scale damage to paddy crop in upper Sindh, particularly in Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Larkana, Kashmore and Dadu districts.

The growers staged protests in Kandhkot and Khairpur Nathan Shah, calling upon irrigation authorities to release water.