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At least 18 killed in a deadly road accident in Sindh

At least 18 people were killed when a truck crashed into a parked bus near Hala, district Matiari on Monday. The long haul truck slammed into the back of the bus, which was stopped on the side of the national highway with a flat tyre near Hyderabad. Several passengers were on the side of the…

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Watch: A grim picture of education in Tharparkar

SAMAA TV’s anchor Faisal Kareem witnesses grim education conditions in Tharparkar district’s PS-57. There is just one school available for a population of 5,000 Sobdar Shah village. Deplorably, the government school, which lacks basic facilities for proper education, is being run privately by the villagers who pay Rs500 for each student to an outsider teacher.

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Zardari, Faryal Talpur barred from leaving Pakistan

Report: Noor-ul-Ameen The federal interior ministry has directed officials at airports across the country to bar former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from going abroad. The decision to put the names of PPP Co-Chairperson Zardari and ex-MNA Faryal Talpur on Exit Control List was taken on Supreme Court’s order. Zardari and…

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PPP workers, candidates facing threats, claims Bilawal Bhutto

Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has claimed that his party workers and candidates are being threatened during the election campaign. “We need free and fair elections. The powerful forces should not interfere in the affairs of democracy. They should trust the masses who are the ultimate decision makers,” Bilawal said. He said the…

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Will any party tap into Pakistan’s youth vote bank?

43% of the 105 million Pakistanis who will vote in the elections are between the ages of 18 and 35

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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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PPP candidates fined for displaying arms

The police fined a PPP candidate and booked another on Wednesday for displaying weapons during their election campaigns, SAMAA TV reported. PPP candidate from PS-32 (Khairpur), Nawab Ali Wassan was fined Rs50,000 when his party members displayed arms during an election gathering. The police registered a case against another PPP candidate Daud Jatoi in NA-186 (Muzaffargarh) for…

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Schools in Sindh will now open on July 31

There’s good news for the students of Sindh: school holidays have been extended and schools will now open on July 31. The school education secretary has said that they extended the holidays because of the elections and the hot weather expected in the province. He has sent a summary to the interim chief minister. After…

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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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Risk of flooding in Punjab cities

Following heavy monsoon rains in Punjab, KP and Azad Kashmir, authorities have warned about the risk of urban flooding in major cities in Punjab over the next 48 hours, SAMAA TV reported Tuesday. “Due to heavy rainfall there is a risk of land sliding in Kashmir,” it said in an alert. Lahore has received 243…

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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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Video: Problem-stricken voters grill more politicians

Ahead of July 25 general elections, the candidates of different political parties are facing anger and tough questions from voters in their constituencies. In Tando Allahyar (PS-61), voters criticised PPP candidate Imdad Pitafi for ignoring flood-victims. In Umarkot’s PS-51 constituency, the voters grilled PPP’s Syed Sardar Ali Shah over his performance.

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ECP to set up 85,307 polling stations across the country

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is setting up 85,307 polling stations across the country for the general election, which is 15,000 more than the 2013 elections. There will be 23,424 dedicated stations for male voters and 21,707 for female voters, with 40,133 joint polling stations across Pakistan. The plan is to set up polling…

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Monsoon brings pleasant weather to Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan

The weather became pleasant in most parts of the country after it rained in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. In Punjab, it has been raining for the past three days. Lahore, Okara, Kasur, Gujarat, Pindi Bhatiyaan and Pak Pattan experienced showers. The Met Office says that rains will continue on Friday. Downpour in Lahore continued throughout…

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From KP to Sindh, angry voters leave politicians speechless

Just before the general elections, voters seem to have realized that it’s a high time they hold corrupt and incompetent politicians accountable for their poor performance.

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‘Will make Karachi better than Lahore’: Shehbaz promises public transport to Karachiites

PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif said he would make Karachi better than Lahore and provide public transport to the residents of the mega city. “It’s time to provide Karachi a public transport system,” the PML-N leader said, addressing a press conference in Karachi on Tuesday. He said the former PM Nawaz Sharif had given Rs19 billion…

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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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Video: Dadu residents take PPP candidate to task over power outages

Another aspirant for public office faced the wrath of the problem-stricken masses. The PPP candidate for PS-83 Dadu, Abdul Aziz Junejo, faced public criticism when he arrived at a protest against load-shedding in the city. Junejo was an elected representative from Dadu in the last provincial government. Irked by prolonged power outages, the protestors hurled…

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Sindh headlines: Rangers safeguard water bodies, election boycott

SAMAA Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh. 1. Rangers called in to stop water theft in the province Daily Kawish, Hyderabad After requests by irrigation authorities, Rangers have been deployed along different canals, distributaries and channels to stop water theft and ensure the provision of irrigation water to tail-end areas. 2. Growers…

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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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PTI makes seat adjustment with Pir Pagara’s GDA to defeat PPP in Sindh

Imran Khan’s PTI has made seat adjustment with Pir Pagara’s Grand Democratic Alliance in Sindh. Together, they aim to defeat the PPP in its stronghold. The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and PTI reached an agreement after discussions on seat adjustment. The GDA declared its support for PTI’s Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Sindh’s NA-220 and…

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