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SHC stays vote recount in NA-230, PS-73

HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday granted a stay order against recounting of ballot papers in NA-230 (Badin-II) and PS-73 (Badin-IV) constituencies, ARY News reported. This injunction came on a petition filed by Dr Fehmida Mirza who challenged the vote recount in both the constituencies. The SHC Hyderabad Circuit bench summoned the returning officer concerned on August 03. Dr Mirza defeated Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Haji Rasool Bux by a margin of 860 votes in NA-203 in the July 25…

Zulfiqar Mirza says his contest not with PPP but Asif Ali Zardari

BADIN: Former Sindh Interior Minister and Grand Democratic Alliance leader (GDA) leader Zulfiqar Mirza on Monday said that he is not contesting elections against the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) but the party's co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, ARY News reported. Mirza, a PPP loyalist in the past is contesting against PPP's Ismail Rahoo from PS-74 Golarchi, said that his contest is only with Asif Zardari. "In this elections, I and Zardari, not PPP, are opposing each other tooth and nail," Zulfiqar Mirza told ARY News…

Notables, political activists from Badin join PPP

KARACHI: Several notables and political activists from Tando Bago Tehsil of Badin District called on the PPP Women Wing President Faryal Talpur at Zardari House on Wednesday and joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Former MNA Gul Mohammad Jakhrani, party's Badin President Mohammad Ramzan Chandio, General Secretary Sain Bux Jamali, Fida Hussain Mendharo, former minister Syed Pappu Shah, Yasmeen Shah and others were also present on the occasion. Those who joined Peoples Party include Sufi Muhammad Hanif, Muhammad Asif…

CM Sindh orders to regularize 2601 LBOD employees

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday regularized the services of 2601 contingent employees of the Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD). It may be recalled that the administrative control of Nawabshah Unit LBOD Stage-I was transferred from Wapda to Irrigation department in the beginning of 1999, while the assets of Sanghar and Mirpurkhas Unit were handed over in the end of 1999. The administrative control of Spinal Drain, Kadhan Pateji Outfall Drain (KPOD), and the Tidal Link Canal along with the…

Four people killed, 12 injured in Badin road accident

BADIN: At least four people, two women, and a child among them were killed in a road accident in the outskirts of Badin on Monday morning.  Twelve others were also wounded when an over-speeding van overturned after hitting a roadside tree, sources said. Rescue sources said Sapna, 30, Jinnah, 60, Zohaib, 9, Suleman, 65 received fatal injuries and died on the spot when the out of the control van hit a tree and turned turtle. Whereas, 12 others were injured as a result of the accident and were shifted to a nearby…

Man sells small daughter to landlord over loan dispute

BADIN: A man in Badin sold his little daughter to a landlord after failing to pay him loan amounting to Rs100,000. According to reports, the incident occurred in in Tando Bago town, 21 kilometres from Badin. The appalling issue came to light when a lady named Soomri Machhi approached Tando Bago police station and complained that her husband Achar Machhi had sold off her eight-year-old daughter Nazia to an lederly landlord Ali Murad Chandio in Pathan Water village. Acting on her complaint, the police team raided the…

PML-N never focused on rural development: Zardari

BADIN: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said that Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) government  never focused on rural development, and instead spend all resources on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's relatives. Addressing a rally to welcome PML-N's former Sindh President Ismail Rahu into his party's folds, Zardari said that PPP will form the next government in Punjab and will retake the Senate and National Assembly from PML-N. "Mian Sahab never thinks about rural population," he…