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Provincial police chief killed in Afghan 'insider attack'

KANDAHAR: An Afghan provincial police chief was gunned down in a suspected insider attack just a month after his influential predecessor was assassinated, officials said Sunday, following the launch of the Taliban's spring offensive. Gulab Khan was killed apparently by a fellow policeman while he was inspecting a security check post late Saturday in the…

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April 26, 2015


KP treasury, opposition benches join hands for provincial rights

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Tuesday announced the constitution of a joint parliamentary committee comprising of the parliamentary leaders of all opposition and treasury benches in the house to take up crucial issues of the province with federal government. The parliamentary committee was constituted in the wake of the complaint raised by Syed Sardar Hussain, a…

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January 13, 2015


Provincial apex committees for NAP soon: ISPR

LAHORE: Special provincial committees will be constituted in order to streamline the implementation of Pakistan’s latest counterterrorism plan of action, Samaa reported. “Each province will have an apex committee of its own to coordinate the security measures as well as execute the National Action Plan in letter and spirit,” Inter-Services Public Relations, the military’s media…

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January 3, 2015


People of Sindh will never forgive provincial govt: MQM

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Senator Babar Ghauri Thursday said that people of Sindh would never forgive the Pakistan People’s Party-led (PPP) government in Sindh over its “discriminatory attitude”. Addressing a press conference here, Ghauri said that people of urban Sindh have been deprived of their rights. “Not giving equal rights to the people of…

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November 27, 2014


PM asks provincial govts to redouble efforts for polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the urgency of situation demanded that provincial governments redouble their efforts for polio eradication and work in harmony and close coordination with the federal government establishments associated with the implementation of the National Emergency Action Plan.  The Prime Minister, in a letter addressed to all the…

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October 28, 2014


Khan lays stress on provincial autonomy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Monday stressed upon a need to make the provinces antonymous for the betterment of the public. “There is a need to do justice with all the provinces in the country,” Khan said while addressing the sit-in participants from atop his luxurious container. The PTI chief said that the…

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October 6, 2014


Maulana Fazl dubs KP govt as provincial NGO

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) head Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday described the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government as a provincial non-government organization (NGO).“I know the agenda of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, which is a provincial NGO,” Rehman told reporters after attending a seminar in the federal capital. Peace talks began with Taliban right after an all-party…

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October 6, 2013


NDMA warns provincial govts of heavy rains, floods

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Monday issued a fresh warning, asking provincial governments to evacuate people from low-lying areas over flood threats. According to the advisory, Lahore, Peshawar, Malakand, Rawalpindi, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Naseerabad and other district could receive heavy rains in the next two days. The rains,…

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August 12, 2013


SC directs provincial governments to hold local bodies elections

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday expressed concern on overall law and order situation and directed the four provincial governments to submit dates for holding of local bodies elections in their respective provinces, SAMAA reports.While hearing the Balochistan unrest case, Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Choudhry expressed reservations on overall law and order…

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July 17, 2013


Nine more Sindh provincial ministers sworn in

Staff ReportKARACHI: Nine more ministers were sworn in the provincial Sindh cabinet on Wednesday, SAMAA reports.Swearing in ceremony was held at the Governor House where Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad took oath from the new ministers.Those who took oath as Sindh provincial ministers include Owais Muzaffar, Murad Ali Shah, Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Gyan Chand, Dost…

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July 10, 2013


Inter-provincial Dart Competition in Karachi

Obaid Awan takes us into Inter-provincial Dart Competition in Karachi and shows male and female players in actions.

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July 8, 2013


MQM decides to sit in opposition in national, provincial assemblies

Staff ReportKARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to sit in the opposition benches in the national and provincial assemblies, SAMAA reports on Wednesday.The Rabita Committee decided this on the directives of parliamentary committee.MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari will be the party’s parliamentary leader in the Sindh Assembly, whereas Sardar Ahmed will participate in the election…

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May 29, 2013


Election 2013: Party positions in NA, provincial assemblies

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday announced fresh party positions in National Assembly and all four provincial assemblies, SAMAA reported.In National Assembly, PML-N emerged as single biggest party with 124 seats, followed by PPP with 31 and PTI 27 seats.Independent candidates got 28 seats in the National Assembly, followed by PML-F…

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May 15, 2013


Election 2013: Party positions in provincial assemblies

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has issued a list of party position in all four provincial assemblies following May 11 general elections.According to the ECP, PTI stood first with 35 seats in KPK Assembly, while independent candidates secured 14 seats.In Punjab, PML N won 212 seats, PTI 18, PPP 8 and independent candidates secured…

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May 14, 2013


ECP directs provincial offices not to delay results

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday took notice of delay in release of official election results. In a letter today, the ECP directed provincial election commissions to release the results without any delay. It said that the process of compilation of official results should be completed as soon as possible. –…

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May 13, 2013


MQM fields 671 candidates for national, provincial assemblies in May polls

Web DeskKARACHI: MQM Chief Altaf Hussain announced on Saturday that his party is fielding 671 candidates across Pakistan for the National Assembly and four provincial assemblies.Addressing a public gathering here, Hussain said that MQM is no longer a regional party adding it has now become the only representative party of the people in the entire…

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April 20, 2013


BNP announces candidates for 14 NA, 37 provincial seats

Staff ReportQUETTA: Balochistan National Party (BNP) has announced names of party candidates officially for upcoming general elections in the country, SAMAA reports.Total 14 candidates of the BNP will contest for National Asembly while 37 candidates will contest for provincial seats of Balochistan, announced the BNP spokesman in Quetta on Saturday.The BNP Chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal…

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April 13, 2013


Governor KPK dissolves provincial assembly

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engineer Shaukatullah has dissolved the provincial KPK assembly, SAMAA reports.Shaukatullah dissolved the assembly on advice of the Chief Minister Ameer Khan Hoti. Last week, Hoti had announced that Justice (retd) Tariq Pervez has been nominated as caretaker CM of the province.CM Ameer Haider Khan Hoti and Leader of the Opposition…

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March 19, 2013


Balochistan CM advises Governor to dissolve provincial assembly

Staff ReportQUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani on Monday sent an advice to the Governor Balochistan to dissolve the provincial assembly, SAMAA reports.According to details, Raisani has advised the provincial governor to dissolve the assembly as per the understanding reached during his meeting the Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday.The assembly is likely…

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March 18, 2013


CM Raisani calls provincial cabinet session on Sunday

Staff ReportKARACHI: Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani called the session of the provincial cabinet on Sunday, SAMAA reported Saturday.According to the official statement, the session of the provincial cabinet has been summoned to be held at 4pm on March 17. According to sources, the CM Raisani will arrive in the provincial capital today (Saturday).The…

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March 15, 2013


ECP takes notice of populist measures announced by federal, provincial governments

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday took notice of some of the populist measures announced by the federal as well as provincial governments of Punjab and Sindh ahead of the next general elections, SAMAA reports.According to sources, the ECP has taken notice of a recent decision of the Punjab Chief Minister…

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March 6, 2013