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Sindh CM presents budget for remaining nine months of fiscal year

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday presented the budget for the remaining nine months of the fiscal year 2018-19 in the provincial assembly, announcing to curtail budgetary allocations for development programmes owing to financial deficit. The chief minister said the provincial government largely banks on federal transfers but it has always received less than its estimated share. He said during the previous fiscal year, the province got Rs549.9 billion against estimated federal transfers of…

Sindh CM says he uses three luxury vehicles

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday constituted a three-member committee to look into the use of luxury vehicles by the provincial government. The committee comprises three provincial ministers including minister for excise and taxation. Meanwhile, addressing the cabinet meeting in Karachi today, Shah said there are only three luxury vehicles in his use and whatever is being aired in the media in this regard is surprising. It is pertinent to mention here that as a part of the Pakistan…

Minor whose arms were amputated will get treatment abroad

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Monday decided to send the eight-year-old boy, who lost both his arms after electrocution in Karachi, abroad for treatment. The decision was made during a meeting of the provincial cabinet in the metropolis today. The chief minister said the government will help the child get medical treatment abroad. He was briefed on meetings between the parents of the minor and K-Electric officials. Provincial minister Imtiaz Sheikh said the power utility was ready to pay a compensation of Rs 2.5…

Sindh, Balochistan CMs vow to promote inter-provincial harmony

KARACHI: Balohcistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at CM House on Friday. As per details, the chief executives of the two provinces discussed different issues and resolved to work together to uproot terrorism and promote inter-provincial harmony. The Sindh and Balochistan CMs further decided to improve surveillance along the border between the two provinces for elimination of terrorism and restoration of peace. According to a Sindh CM spokesperson, this was the…

Former CM Murad Ali Shah owns assets over Rs213 million

KARACHI: Ex Sindh chief minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has declared Rs213 Million assets in his nomination papers. The nomination papers submitted to the election commission, Murad Ali Shah, who was earlier finance minister in the previous provincial government, was an owner of a bungalow in DHA, Karachi which values Rs 11.5 million and he also owns 51 acres of agricultural land in different areas of the province. He has also provided details of ownership of two vehicles valuing Rs 2.2 million and Rs 12 million, in…

Federal govt, Railways responsible if KCR delayed, says CM Sindh

KARACH: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Friday that the railway department is creating obstacles in the way of Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project. While chairing a meeting here to discuss the projects being executed under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he warned that the federal government and Pakistan Railways will be responsible for any delay in the completion of the KCR project. The CM was informed that the railway authorities did not want to allocate a portion of railway track for…