KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved a one-time Rs950 million grant to pay Rs10,000 stipend to each affected family of the Thar Coal Block-II. While presiding over a high-level meeting to review water and rehabilitation schemes in Tharparkar district at his office, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah said that at least 1200 families were displaced due to Thar Coal Block-II and added, “we have decided to financially support them (affected families) in addition to provide them well-constructed house in a…
ISLAMABAD: Affectees of Diamer-Basha Dam on Tuesday met Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during his visit to Gilgit-Baltistan and requested him to order release of the compensation money. They presented application to the chief justice that their land was acquired for construction of dam but they had not yet been awarded compensation and requested that concerned authorities should be directed to release the compensation. Saqib Nisar assured that their issues will be resolved in accordance with law.…
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday approved a scheme to turn the affectees of Thar coal mining project into beneficiaries of the project by giving them share for next 30 years. He approved this scheme while presiding over a meeting at CM House in Karachi. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi and others. The chief minister said that with the establishment of Thar coal…
ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan on Thursday sent first batch of humanitarian assistance for the earthquake-affected people of Tajikistan, which was received by Ambassador Tariq Iqbal Soomro, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement.
KASUR: Parents of the victims of ghastly Kasur child abuse scandal Monday announced to boycott the joint investigation team (JIT) alleging 'harassment by police', ARY News reported.
SUKKUR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday granted Rs 1 billion relief fund to the Sindh government for flood victims and vowed that the government will provide all possible assistance to the affectees in this testing time, ARY News reported.
SUKKUR: Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah regardless of his advice to others returned to Islamabad without inquiring the flood-affectees about their hardships during his visit to Sukkur, ARY News reported.
RAWALPINDI/KARACHI: Pakistan Army and Sindh Rangers have formed heatstroke centers for the people affected from worst heatwave in Karachi, ARY News reported.
ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar on Sunday telephoned Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, Babar Ghouri and expressed grief over Karachi's timber market fire, ARY News reported.