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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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Shanty fire kills 10 in Thatta

THATTA: At least ten people, including women and children, lost their lives in a late night fire that irrupted in shanties of an isolated island in Thatta district of Sindh, Samaa reported. According to police and rescue officials, the incident took place in an island near Keti Bandar. Police said intense blaze engulfed several huts…

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Tragedy of 800,000 plants in Thatta

The government made a plantation record in Thatta with 800,000 mangrove plants in 2013. But, the plants withered away owing to lack of care. Zohair Ali reports.

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Fix It campaign reaches ghost schools

The Fix It campaign that caused a bit stirring at the social and political scene, reached the ghost schools in Thatta. Watch Zohair Ali’s report about the fresh twist.

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Inhospitality to avian guests in Thatta

Corruption mars yet another section of life in Pakistan as we have absolutely forgot to extend hospitality toward the droves of avian guests that grace Pakistan during cold season. These birds that flew from their freezing habitats including Siberia take Thatta’s coastal line as their temporary abode. But, they are illegally hunted to the complete…

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Three die, 5 hurt in Thatta road accident

THATTA: At least three people were killed while five others, including women, sustained injuries as a speedy van collided with a car here on Saturday. According to reports, the accident took place at Gaju area of Thatta where a Karachi-bound speedy coaster collided with a car, leaving three people dead. The victims were identified as…

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Rangers arrest 20 suspects from Thatta

THATTA: Rangers conducted a search operation at Dhabeji area of Thatta and arrested as many as twenty suspected persons on Wednesday. According to Samaa’s correspondent, the Rangers arrested the suspects from Bilal Nagar, Zain Colony, Ghareebabad Market and other localities of Dhabeji. They also recovered several weapons and bullets from the suspects’ custody.  The Rangers told…

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Restoration of ancient tombs in progress

Renovation is underway at ancient tombs of Mir Sultan Ibrahim and Amir Sultan Muhammad at the Makli necropolis in Thatta with the cooperation of heritage Foundation of Pakistan, two months after US Ambassador Richard G. Olson announced more than $260,000 fund for restoration of the 400-year-old tombs as part heritage preservation project. Zoher Ali reports…

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Flood emergency declared in Thatta, Sujawal

THATTA: The distirct adminstrations of Thatta and Sujawal declared emergency on all protective embankments of Indus river in both districts and advised the residents of Kutcha areas (river bed) to shift to safer places. All protective bunds were being strengthened and were under strict vigilance round the clock while the irrigation, revenue and other staff…

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