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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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Zardaris in, Bhuttos out as election race begins

In the upcoming election, the family of PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is nowhere in Sindh’s political landscape. Is it virtually wiped out by the Zardari family? SAMAA TV correspondent digs up the fact.

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Sindh headlines: Mineral resources, water crisis, pro-PPP admin

Samaa Digital brings to you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh. 1. Sindh deprived of resources after 18th amendment: Shah Daily Kawish, Hyderabad The mineral resources of Sindh have been handed over to the federal government through the 18th constitutional amendment, “but our lawmakers remained silent,” said Sindh United Party’s senior vice president Syed…

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18,000 schools in Sindh to be provided water in time for the elections

Many schools in Sindh lack basic facilities such as water connections and infrastructure. To remedy this before the elections, 18,000 schools that will be used as polling stations will be provided water. A sum of Rs400 million has been allocated to provide water at these schools. The money will be used to install fibre glass…

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Sindh headlines: 275 deaths in a month, discord in PPP, water protests

Samaa Digital brings to you the major headlines from newspapers across Sindh. At least 275 newborns die in Larkana hospital in one month Daily Kawish, Hyderabad At least 275 newborns have died in Larkana’s Chandka Medical College Hospital in the month of May. Doctors claim that the hot weather is main cause of the deaths….

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Hafiz Saeed’s MML to support unknown group in elections

Milli Muslim League, a politico-religious party linked with JuD leader Hafiz Saeed, has decided to support the Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek in the elections. AAT, a little known political party led by Dr Ahsan Abdul Bari, was formed some 15 years ago and was registered in the Election Commission of Pakistan in 2013. Saifullah Khalid, the MML…

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Dr Farooq Sattar to launch ‘Southern Sindh Province Movement’

MQM-P’S Dr Farooq Sattar has said that he is going to launch “Janoobi Sindh Sooba Tehreek” (Southern Sindh Province Movement). This pronouncement came on Monday when a court declared that he could no longer run the party. He lost an appeal to Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. The two men were running their own factions of…

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Rain brings relief to Punjab; more showers likely

Different cities of Punjab on Saturday received light to heavy rain that broke the prevailing hot spell. According to the Met Office, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Bahawalnagar, Kasur, Faisalabad, Shorkot, Pakpatan, Mian Chunnu, Lodhran and other cities experienced rain. Weather in Karachi is also pleasant due to sea breeze. Forecast for Saturday: Rain-thundershower with gusty winds/dust…

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SC accepts petition seeking referendum on Kalabagh Dam

The Supreme Court has accepted Watan Party’s petition seeking a referendum on the construction of Kalabagh Dam. Barrister Zafarullah, a leader of little-known Watan Party, submitted a petition in the apex court. A special bench of SC headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the case on Saturday (June 9). The Kalabagh Dam,…

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No boundary wall for Makli as Shirazi votes dearer to PPP: report

UNESCO recommended that a boundary wall be built around the majestic Makli necropolis. It could not materialise as votes are dearer to the Pakistan Peoples Party, says the World Heritage Watch Report 2018. World Heritage Watch is a Berlin-based independent body overlooking conservation activities at UNESCO-listed heritage sites. In its 2018 report, anthropologist Zulfiqar Ali…

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Two miners killed as coalmine collapses in Balochistan

Two miners were killed when a coalmine collapsed in the suburbs of Quetta on Sunday morning. The Sanjdi coalmine caved in after an explosion took place. The bodies of two workers have been recovered whereas another was saved in the rescue operation. The search of the fourth worker is underway. At least 23 coal miners…

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Suicide bomber attacks Rangers checkpost in Karachi

Reported by: Faisal Shakeel A suicide bomber detonated himself at a Rangers checkpost in Karachi on Saturday, injuring two personnel of the paramilitary force.  According to details, the suicide bomber blew himself up at a Rangers checkpost at the Northern Bypass. Reportedly no loss of life has taken place. According to police, the bomb blast…

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Fazlur Rehman is Sindh’s caretaker CM

Former Sindh Chief Secretary Fazl ur Rehman has been nominated caretaker chief minister to see the province through the elections scheduled for July 25. This was announced Friday, June 1, at a joint press conference by outgoing Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and outgoing leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly Khwaja Izhar-ul-Hassan….

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PTI names candidates contesting elections from Sindh

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced the names of candidates contesting 2018 elections on national and provincial seats from Sindh. The names of 11 candidates contesting the polls on National Assembly seats were announced during a meeting presided by PTI Chairman Imran Khan. Shah Mehmood Qureshi will contest from NA-221 Hyderabad while Arif Alvi, Ali Zaidi and…

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Heatwave alert issued for KP

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) here on Thursday issued an alert about intense heatwave during the next four to five days in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Deputy Commissioners were advised to take precautionary measures and remain alert during these days to avoid heatstroke, PDMA official sources told APP. People could contact the control room on phone…

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Provinces fail to make headway in picking CM name

The 2018 general elections are nearly upon us but the provincial governments have failed to bring a caretaker setup. There is a deadlock between the government and opposition parties in all four provinces. The matter will be sent to a parliamentary committee if the provinces do not come up with names for the caretaker CM…

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Petition seeking Faryal Talpur’s disqualification filed in SHC

A petition seeking the disqualification of the PPP’s Faryal Talpur was filed at the Sindh High Court on Wednesday. The petitioner claimed that Faryal Talpur should be disqualified as she held an iqama–a resident or work visa for Saudi Arabia. The petitioner stated that Faryal Talpur formed a company in 2002 in Dubai. The petitioner…

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Three-day heatwave to hit Karachi today, alert issued

The Met Office has issued a heatwave alert for Karachi, warning that temperature may reach 45 degree centigrade on Tuesday. The extremely hot weather conditions are likely to continue till Thursday, said Pakistan Meteorological Department. Sea breeze will remain cut-off and wind from northwest to north will dominate, the Met Office said. Maximum temperature, during…

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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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