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Sindh cabinet opposes draft bill on dowry ban; offers building to Footpath School

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday opposed a draft bill calling for ban on dowry in the province. The Women Development Department brought Sindh Dowry Act 2017 draft for discussion. Under the proposed law, extravagant dowry, presents and bridal gifts in marriage have been fixed at Rs50,000. The draft law said that no person shall give or take or abet the giving of taking of dowry exceeding rupees fifty thousand. No person shall demand…

CM Sindh directs to expedite work on BRT Blue Line project

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday directed the transport department to prepare detailed design of Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) Blue Line by September so that work on the project on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode could be started in November 2017. Transport Minister Nasir Shah briefed that the BRT Blue Line project is the most important project for the city and would cost around Rs8 billion and will start from Gurumandir to Al-Asif Square, Sohrab Goth. Secretary Transport Raheem Soomro…