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The price of chicken in Karachi is going up because of a virus in Thatta

Thousands of chickens have died of Newcastle disease at poultry farms in Thatta

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Thatta: A look at the election arena and voters’ plight

SAMAA TV anchor Faisal Karim visited Thatta in Sindh to observe the electioneering process and find out voters’ issues in the district that is considered a stronghold of the Pakistan Peoples Party. Thatta is represented by one National Assembly seat, NA-232, and three Sindh Assembly seats — PS-77, PS-78 and PS-79. Educational institutions and health…

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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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Sharjeel Memon kicks off his election campaign with 19 cars worth Rs34m

As candidates around the country begin their election campaigns, former provincial minister Sharjeel Inam Memon of the PPP is light years ahead. He has already spent millions on cars in PS-63 Tharparkar as part of his election campaign. Memon has had 19 cars prepared in Hyderabad, each bearing pictures of himself and other PPP leaders…

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Anwar Maqsood’s story of a man faking his death comes true

Playwright Anwar Maqsood, in his programme Anwarnama, had told the of a man who had faked his own death to avoid paying his loans. Unfortunately, a similar incident emerged in Thatta’s PS-78, where a man identified as Zakir Hussain faked his own death to avoid being charged with fraud. The columnist and lyricist had apologised…

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Man who ‘died’ eight years ago is contesting the election from Thatta’s PS-78

Nothing will stop some people from contesting the elections, not even death. One candidate has risen from the grave to contest the general elections in Thatta. Zakir Hussain was declared dead eight years ago but today he is contesting the election from Thatta’s PS-78. According to his death certificate, which was issued on December 10,…

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Meet two patients on Shah Yaqeeq shrine

There is shrine in Sindh famous for treatment of incurable diseases.  The Shah Yaqeeq shrine is located in Sujawal district near Thatta, Sindh. The shrine belongs to sufi saint Syed Asghar Ali Shah Bukhari, who is known as Shah Yaqeeq Baba. The saint is widely known Roohani Surgeon because of the miraculous healing of diseases…

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The fading splendor of 17th century Shahjahan Mosque – Watch

Report by: Zohair Ali The government of Sindh has apparently no proper plan to restore the fading splendor of 17th-century mosque built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in Thatta. Its interior was slightly repaired some 18 years ago, according to Khateeb of the mosque. Since then, no restoration work has been carried out to save this…

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Rs2.5b spent on gutka in Thatta, Sujawal: survey

PHOTO: FILE Reporting by Zohair Ali A survey revealed Sunday that Rs2.5 billion is annually spent on gutka, paan and mainpuri in Thatta and Sujawal Besides youngsters, gutka, paan and mainpuri are popular addictions among women, children and elderly. “I get a headache if I don’t eat paan,” said Salim Mallah. “I am a labourer….

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Police vehicle part of Chief Justice SHC’s protocol collides with bus, one killed

THATTA: One person was killed and as many as three were injured when a police vehicle that was part of the protocol of Sindh High Court’s Chief Justice, collided with a bus on Monday.  According to police, the collision took place at Sultanabad in Thatta when the police mobile and a bus collided. The driver…

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Death toll in Thatta boat accident mounts to 17

KARACHI: At least 17 people were killed and more than 20 are still missing after two passenger boats collided in the sea off Thatta in southern Pakistan, officials said Thursday. The boats, carrying more than 60 people in total, were ferrying passengers to visit a popular Sufi Muslim shrine in the Sindh province when they…

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CM Sindh grieves over deaths of devotees

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Thursday expressed grief and sorrow over deaths of devotees whose boat drowned in sea near coastal area Baharo of district Thatta. According to a statement issued here, he said that his heart goes out to the families of the victims. Taking notice of boat drowning in sea,…

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Death toll in Thatta boat capsize mounts to 16

THATTA: The death toll from a capsized boat off Mirpur Sakro coast rose to 16 while 47 people were rescued by divers.  At least fifty people, including women and children, drowned on Thursday when their boat capsized in Arabian Sea in Thatta district of Sindh. The incident occurred near Mirpur Sakro area in the coastal…

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Bilawal launches state-of-art Sindh People’s Ambulance service

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that the Sindh government has realized the dream of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto by launching state-of-art Sindh People’s Ambulance service to improve health services in Thatta and Sujawal. Addressing the launching ceremony of the Ambulance service here on Friday, Bilawal said that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto,…

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Top twitter trends of the week

By: Muhammad Farooq Dhedhi 1.#CricketComesHome Cricket in Pakistan wins as final passes off peacefully Fans around the country watched the match on giant screens placed in marketplaces, while many tweeted under the hashtag #CricketComesHome. Legendary paceman Wasim Akram called it a “momentous occasion for Pakistan”, while fans at the ground said they had sent the…

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PM announces launch of new phase of development for Sindh

THATTA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday announced launch of a new phase of development in Sindh and vowed to bring modern basic facilities for its neglected rural areas. Addressing a large public gathering here the prime minister announced a number of development projects for Thatta, Sajawal and Tando Mohammad Khan aimed at building better…

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Sindh to get good news today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Thatta today (Thursday) where he will address a big public meeting at Makli stadium eyeing to kick-start political activities in Sindh province. According to Samaa, the federal government has focused its attention on Sindh; hence, the Prime Minister is expected to announce special package for Tahtta and…

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Nisar takes notice of Indian guests’ arrival in Badin without clearance

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has taken a serious notice that prescribed rules and regulations are not being followed by the Sindh government regarding foreign guests coming to Pakistan for hunting. In a statement, the Interior Ministry said it received information that six Indian nationals had landed at Badin Airbase without…

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The beauty of Sindh captured in pictures

By: Khurram Khan Pakistan is a country which is absolutely a gem for the tourists.The historical places in Pakistan attract the whole world because of its rich history and one of the oldest civilizations of this world had lived where Pakistan stands today. I got such a chance this December, when my friends and i decided…

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Shah Jahan mosque, a victim of bad renovation

THATTA: Legend says when construction on Pakistan’s Shah Jahani mosque was destroyed in 1644, advisers to the Mughal governor told him to find someone “who is so pious that he has committed no sin in all his life” to lay the foundation. Bells rang out with the message, calling on such men to come in…

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Van-bus crash kills four in Thatta

THATTA: At least four people lost their lives and 18 others were injured on Friday in a deadly road accident in Thatta district of Sindh, Samaa reported. Officials said the accident occurred near Dhabeji area where a passenger bus collided headon with a van, killing four people and injuring at least 18. Police said the…

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