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Former Sindh CM’s nomination papers challenged

An appeal has been filed in the Sindh High Court challenging former provincial chief minister Murad Ali Shah’s nomination papers. Justice KK Agha remarked that the case is important and will be heard on Monday. When Shah’s lawyer Mahkdoom Ali Khan asked if the case could be heard the same day, or perhaps Sunday instead,…

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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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Demanding new province not a crime under constitution: Sattar  

Chief of MQM – PIB Colony Dr. Farooq Sattar said that demanding new provinces under the constitution was not a crime to demand a new province under the constitution.  “We will only rest after making a southern Sindh province,” Sattar said while addressing a demonstration in a rally. “We are with the public.” The Muttahida…

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No opposition parties will support MQM’s province demand: Shehla Raza

Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza said that opposition parties will not support Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s demand for Karachi province. Raza, speaking in SAMAA TV programme Awaz, said that new provinces are made on administration basis. “If MQM wants to make a province then the party should table a resolution in the Sindh Assembly,”…

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I curse everyone who wants a Karachi province, says Sindh CM

I curse everyone who calls for a separate Karachi province, said Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah at the Sindh Assembly session on Wednesday. “You should be able to own the motherland you live on,” he said while addressing Khawaja Izharul Hassan, the Opposition Leader in the Sindh Assembly. Hassan is an MQM lawmaker. “There was…

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Advisory: Hot weather forecast in Karachi for five to six days

The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Friday issued a heatwave advisory for Karachi. “Dry temperatures are likely to remain 40-43 degrees centigrade during next five to six days in Karachi,” the advisory read. It also stated that the authorities have to ensure an adequate supply of power and water in view of the ongoing month of…

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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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Murad says PTI’s Billion Tree Tsunami project is a drama

Murad said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had staged a drama under the guise of the Billion Tree Tsunami Project.  Murad said that under the guidance of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Sindh government had planted 11,29,000 trees. The Sindh government is functioning according to the principles laid down by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and…

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Sindh CM accuses Imran Khan of disrupting peace in Karachi

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Monday night that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan wanted to ruin Karachi’s peace. His statement came after workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the PTI clashed at Hakeem Saeed Ground in Karachi on Monday night. Read previous story: Several injured as PTI, PPP workers…

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MQM can hold as many rallies as it wants, Karachi will vote for PPP: Murad

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah is not the least bit concerned about MQM’s show of strength today (Saturday) at Tanki Ground, claiming that Karachi has decided it would vote for the PPP in the upcoming elections.  “MQM can hold all the rallies it wants,” he said. “The situation in Karachi will not be like…

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Water shortage in Karachi to be met through tankers

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Karachi water board to provide water to the water-affected areas of the city, particularly District West where at least one million gallon additional water is required. He issued these directives today while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Committee Room of the Finance department…

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Federal govt providing 650 MW to K-Electric: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Leghari has said that federal Government is continuously providing 650MW to K-Electric only for people of Karachi. In his another letter to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, Leghari said the Karachi Water Supply Board was the sole responsibility of the Sindh Government under the 18th constitutional amendment….

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Will not be blackmailed by K-Electric: power minister

ISLAMABAD: Awais Leghari has said that the federal government will not be blackmailed be K-Electric. “Will not supply gas nor be blackmailed by the power distribution company,” the power minister said while speaking to media. He said that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah should end electricity theft from interior Sindh. Leghari went on to…

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JI, PSP stage sit-ins against K-Electric over power outages in Karachi

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami and Pak Sarzameen Party staged sit-ins against K-Electric and the federal government over prolonged power outages in Karachi on Friday. A large number of JI protesters gathered at Karachi Press Club while PSP activists staged a sit-in outside K-Electric head office near Punjab Chowrangi. The JI had announced earlier that the sit-in would…

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Sindh govt has nothing to do with K-Electric: Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that the provincial government has nothing to do with K-Electric. “K-Electric is controlled by the federal government,” Shah said while addressing a ceremony in Karachi. “I had discussed the loadshedding issue with the prime minister six times. He has gone to Saudi Arabia.” The chief minister claimed…

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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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Sindh govt maintains lowest tax rate: CM

KARACHI: The Sindh government pursues a progressive tax policy rather than a regressive one with low tax rate as its cardinal component, said Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Thursday. “No new tax was levied in the budget 2017-18, announced on June 5, 2017, maintaining the standard rate at 13 per cent, the lowest in…

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Bilawal Bhutto, CM Sindh watch PSL final in Karachi

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah arrived at the National Stadium to watch the PSL final on Sunday.  In the presence of heavily armed guards, the Bhutto scion and Sindh chief minister could be seen walking towards the stadium in a video footage. Islamabad United take on Peshawar…

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Samaa’s PSL transmission continue to win hearts

Samaa brings the country’s biggest transmission in connection with final showdown in the third edition of Pakistan Super League. Cricket legend Javed Miandad and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain attended Pakistan Day transmission. Karachi will host PSL final Sunday- a major cricket event in nine years. Samaa has won hearts for extensively covering…

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PSL 2018: Women say will not cook food

Sonia Shahzad The fever for final of Pakistan Super League being held in Karachi has gripped the cricket fans around Pakistan especially those in Karachi. Women are particularly excited over the Sunday final and have refused to work in kitchens as the countdown begins ticking. “We will not prepare food for the family after 3pm…

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