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CM Murad directs taskforce to launch campaign for eradication of polio, measles

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday reiterated his resolve to eradicate polio and measles from Sindh by intensifying vaccination campaigns and launching awareness drives. These issues came under discussion while he was presiding over a meeting of provincial taskforce for polio eradication here at the CM House. Minister Health Dr Azra Pechuho, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abro, provincial secretaries of local government and health, Commissioner Karachi…

CM decides to conduct scientific survey to assess poverty in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to conduct a scientific survey to measure poverty ratio in the province so that it could be addressed accordingly. He took this decision on Monday while presiding over a meeting on development programme here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Chairman Planning & Development (P&D) Department Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Finance Dr Noor Alam, Fatah Tunio of P&D, Additional Secretary CM Secretariat…

CM Murad vows to introduce business enabling reforms through deregulating businesses

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he was actively working to introduce 'Investment and Business Enabling Reforms' for ease of doing business by deregulating the business environment and facilitating business by reducing procedures. "Our government has executed 15 procedural reforms, eliminated the need to take NOCs from Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and, Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) for certain categories," he said while on Saturday while speaking as a chief guest at…

Imran Khan nominates Mehmood Khan as KP chief minister

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and country's likely new prime minster Imran Khan on Wednesday nominated MPA-elect Mehmood Khan as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's next chief minister, ARY News reported. According to PTI media cell, Mehmood Khan, who was elected from PK-9 Swat-VIII constituency of KP Assembly, has now been chosen to lead the KP assembly as CM. Imran Khan-led PTI ruled the province from 2013 to 2018 before July 25 general elections with Pervez Khattak serving as CM. As the party again gained…

PTI likely to nominate Punjab CM today

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) Punjab parliamentary party will be held in the federal capital today. PTI Chairman and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan will preside over the meeting, which will be attended by the party’s newly elected members of the Punjab Assembly. The parliamentary party meeting will discuss formation of the provincial government and is likely to announce its nominees for the positions of the CM, speaker and deputy speaker of the legislature. The PTI leaders –…

PTI, BAP decide to form coalition govt in Balochistan, nominate Jam Kamal as CM

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) on Tuesday decided to form coalition government in Balochistan and support Chairman BAP Jam Kamal for the post of chief minister. This was decided in a meeting between leadership of the BAP with Chairman PTI Imran Khan at Bani Gala, Islamabad. Talking to media, PTI leader Jahangir Tareen said it was BAP's prerogative to choose the CM and the party had chosen Jam Kamal which we fully support. "In sha Allah, Jam Kamal will be the…

Caretaker CM directs irrigation dept to ensure provision of water till tail-end

KARACHI: Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman on Monday said that since there was water shortage in the country, therefore there should be sagacious distribution of water up to the tail-end of Karachi. This he said while presiding over his maiden meeting with irrigation department here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Principal Secretary to CM Aijaz Ali Khan, Secretary Irrigation Jamal Shah and Special Secretary (Tech) Irrigation Aslam Saryo.  Briefing the chief…

Pakistan envoy to India visits Amritsar’s Golden Temple, meets CM

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on an official visit to Haryana and Punjab recently visited the Golden Temple, Sikh community’s holiest shrine in Amritsar. In a statement issued by the Pakistan high commission on Friday High Commissioner Mahmood also met the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab in order to help improve the unity of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Apart of the chief ministers, the Pakistan envoy also met with dignitaries, academics, businessmen…

PML-N govt targets people of Sindh for rejecting it in polls: CM Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a third letter to the prime minister on prolonged load shedding in the province said indifference towards the province was not acceptable. “It seems that the PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-N) government has decided to target the people of Sindh for categorically rejecting it in the polls, however, we cannot act as a silent spectator to this situation,” he wrote. He wrote that he was compelled to write him yet again on the matter of short gas supply to K-Electric for…

Center unleashed policy of crushing Sindh, its people, says CM Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday said that the federal government in terms of water and power had unleashed a policy of crushing Sindh and its people as a political agenda. "There are three serious issues in which the ruling government has started penalising people of Sindh," he said while addressing a crowded press conference at his Sindh Assembly Chamber. Pointing out the issues, he said there were prolonged load-shedding and water shortag during Rabi and short release of federal…