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Sindh Government announces public holiday

KARACHI: The Sindh Government on Tuesday announced a public holiday on the occasion of Eid Milad-Un-Nabi. According to a notification issued by the Government of Sindh, Friday December 1, 2017 will be a public holiday. “All offices, Autonomous, Semi-Autonomous Bodies, Corporations and Local Councils under the Administrative Control of Government of Sindh excluding essential services….

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Navy chief pays first visit to fleet units at sea

KARACHI: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi witnessed an impressive operational demo by frontline combat units of Pakistan Navy in the North Arabian Sea. The Admiral was on his first visit to the Naval Fleet Units deployed at sea since assuming command of Pakistan Navy. Commander Pakistan Fleet, Rear Admiral Mohammad Amjad…

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Nusrat Sehar Abbasi condemns ‘Black Friday’ term

KARACHI: PML-F MPA Nusrat Sehar Abbasi said on Monday that using the term ‘Black Friday’ should be condemned since Friday was an auspicious and revered day for Muslims around the globe. The PML-F leader gave a speech on Monday during a session of the provincial assembly during which she denounced the ‘Black Friday’ title. “Why…

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All federal govt projects to be completed in Sindh: PM

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the federal government will complete all development projects in Sindh, including Karachi. He was talking to Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair in a meeting in Karachi. Matters of law and order, ongoing development projects and trade activities were discussed in the meeting. The Prime Minister said Karachi is the…

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No food scarcity in Pakistan: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Saturday Bosan said¬† the country was not facing food scarcity and surplus stock was available to meet the need of people. Talking to Radio Pakistan, Bosan said two million extra cotton bales were produced this year as compare to last year. The Minister said Pakistan was facing…

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Laugh yourselves silly with this humorous exchange between SA MPAs

KARACHI: The focus of discussion during a Sindh Assembly session turned towards cars and gas cylinders, inciting laughs among those present, on Friday.¬† The discussion during a session of the Sindh Assembly turned informal when MPA Deewan Chawla asked where are gas cylinders fitted inside cars? Provincial minister Nasir Shah, containing his laughter, asked Chawla…

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Dr Asim is no more PPP Karachi Division President

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has accepted the resignation of Dr Asim as the president of PPP Karachi Division, on Friday.¬† According to details, Dr Asim had submitted his resignation as the party’s Karachi Division President to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. Bilawal had accepted his resignation and acknowledged Dr Asim’s services for the…

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I’m being harassed since the past four months: Humaima Malick

LAHORE: Pakistani actress Humaima Malick revealed on Friday that she was being harassed since the past four months and vowed to soon expose those behind the nefarious act.¬† Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Humaima said that she was being harassed by a group of persons since the past four months. “I know the people who…

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Sindh apex committee recommends 28 cases for trial by military court

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Wednesday chaired 21st apex committee meeting and approved to sent 28 cases of terrorists to military courts. The meeting also discussed certain issues such as street crime, land grabbing, ghost employees and others, said a statement issued here. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Nisar Khuhro,…

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5-year-old girl killed after being raped in Larkana, relatives couldn’t get access to ambulance

LARKANA: In a shocking tragedy that occurred on Tuesday, a five-year-old girl was killed after being raped in the city’s Naudero area. Relatives of the deceased victim were unable to find an ambulance to shift the body of the girl to the hospital. According to details, the relatives of the girl were forced to shift…

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Does Amir Khan want to replace Farooq Sattar as MQM chief?

KARACHI: Senior Deputy Convener of MQM-Pakistan, Amir Khan said on Monday that he did not wish to replace Dr Farooq Sattar as the party’s chief since the latter was the best choice for the post.¬† Ina¬† detailed interview with Shahzad Iqbal for SAMAA TV’s ‘Awaaz’ program, Amir Khan said that he did not wish to…

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Rain ends smog in Punjab; further dips temperature

Punjab province received first winter rainfall in different cities on Tuesday. The rain spell that started from Balochistan, has ended smog in the province and further dropped mercury on the scale. More downpour is likely in next 24 to 48 hours. Watch this report…

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Cold grips different parts of country after rain

Winter made an authentic entrance into most parts of the country after rain in Punjab, Balochistan and upper Sindh, dropping the temperature to minus four degree centigrade (in Skardu) and ending two week long smog in Punjab. Watch this report…

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The Tragedy of the Commons: Karachi

By Saman Siddiqui “The Tragedy of the Commons,” is one of the most powerful illustrations of the environmental problem. In 1968 Garrett Hardin wrote an article which claimed to show that many environmental problems are caused by a system of open access to commonly owned resources. This is known as an economic theory of a…

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Ninety-percent of PSP’s total workers want to join MQM-P: Faisal Sabzwari

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan leader Faisal Sabzwari made tall claims on Saturday when he said that ninety-percent of PSP workers and supporters were in contact with his party’s leadership and were ready to jump ship.¬† Speaking to media personnel, the veteran MQM-Pakistan leader said that Mustafa Kamal’s politics was about to end soon as his party workers…

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I helped recover 70 Mohajir missing persons out of 100: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: PSP chief Syed Mustafa Kamal said on Saturday that he had helped recover 70 Mohajir persons who were missing out of 100 and returned them to their mothers.¬† “I helped return 70 missing Mohajir persons to their mothers but then Farooq Sattar issued a statement inquiring why missing persons were being found from Khayaban-e-Sehar,”…

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Establishment arranged meeting between us and Farooq Sattar: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: PSP chief Syed Mustafa Kamal said on Saturday that the establishment arranged a meeting between him and Dr Farooq Sattar at the behest of the latter.¬† “Yes, the establishment arranged a meeting between us and Farooq Sattar at his behest,” he said. “When we arrived there, Sattar was already present.” PSP chief Syed Mustafa…

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Farooq Sattar talks about ‘pressure’ exerted on him to form PSP coalition

KARACHI: MQM chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Friday talked about the pressure that was exerted on him to form a coalition with Syed Mustafa Kamal’s PSP. In a detailed interview on SAMAA TV’s Awaz program, Sattar said that intellectuals, traders and mutual friends had urged him to form a political alliance with PSP. “I had…

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Farooq Sattar announces ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ march in video message

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Friday announced a march to ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhuda’ located at Azizabad.¬† In a video message, the MQM-Pakistan chief announced that his party would take out a march from Ayesha Manzil till Yadgar-e-Shuhuda to honour the people who had laid down their lives for Pakistan. “To pay tribute to our martyrs,…

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Musharraf returns to the political scene with 23-party strong alliance

All Pakistan Muslim League (AML) chief and former army chief General (r) Pervez Musharraf formed a 23-party alliance on Friday.¬† The decision came just one day after the collapse of the MQM-PSP alliance fall out after Farooq Sattar conducted a controversial press conference in which he resigned. Also read: MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar quits politics…

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MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar quits politics

KARACHI: Veteran MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar has announced that he is leaving politics respectfully. “I will visit Shuhada Qubristan on Saturday after the culmination of Chehlum as nobody can stop me from going there,” Dr Farooq Sattar said. “I want to announced that I am distancing myself from MQM-P and politics on the occasion…

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