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Sindh govt decides to launch ambulance service in Karachi

KARACHI: Taking a historic decision of launching an ambulance service with a fleet of 60 fully-loaded vehicles in Karachi, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday signed an agreement with Patient’s Aid Foundation (PAF) to operate the facility on public private partnership (PPP) mode. The grant agreement between the PAF and the Sindh government was signed by Mushtaq Chhapra of PAF and Secretary Health Usman Chahchar at the CM House. The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Sindh chief minister, Health…

Sindh govt decides to launch crackdown on beggars in Karachi

KARACHI: The government of Sindh on Friday decided to launch crackdown on professional beggars in Karachi, ARY News reported. According to details, the Sindh cabinet meeting will devise strategy for the crackdown in a meeting on Saturday.  ARY News correspondent Arbab Chandio said that in the meeting the provincial government would also mull over ways to improve functioning of the Child Protection Authority. He said construction work on a children welfare home had entered last stages. Chandio said those children…

Imran decides to hold federal cabinet meeting twice a week: sources

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday decided to hold meeting with the federal cabinet twice a week and monitor the ministers' performances regularly, said sources. "I will keep a check on the ministers' performances," he said while chairing a meeting about choosing Punjab cabinet ministers. Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, Aleem Khan, Naeem-ul-Haq, Fayyaz Chauhan and other PTI leaders were also present on this occasion. Sources said the premier will hold the federal cabinet meetings on Tuesday and…

NAB decides to arrest Nawaz, Maryam on return from London

KARACHI: The National Accountability Court (NAB) has decided to arrest the convicts, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, on their return from London, ARY News reported. NAB sources said the relevant authorities of the institution had issued order to arrest Nawaz and Maryam upon their landing in Pakistan.  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police will also be contacted to arrest former MNA and Nawaz's son-in-law captain (retd) Safdar as the authorities have decided to arrest all those who have been…

MQM-P finally decides to field candidate against Shehbaz Sharif

KARACHI: After reconciliation efforts between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for the National Assembly seat, NA-249, failed, the latter on Friday decided to field a candidate against former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, ARY News reported. The nomination papers of the PML-N president from NA-250 (Karachi) have been withdrawn and he is now set to contest the election from Karachi’s constituency NA-249.  During his recent visit to the city, Shehbaz visited…

Sindh govt decides to devolve property tax collection to DMCs

KARACHI: The Sindh government in collaboration with the World Bank has decided to devolve property tax collection to the local bodies' district municipal corporations (DMCs) for which a proper data base and capacity building of concerned local bodies staff would be undertaken shortly. This decision was taken by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a meeting with a World Bank team led by Senior Economist Ms Yoonhee Kim and included Urban Development Specialist Shoaib Athar, Public Sector Specialist Irum Touqeer,…

Sindh govt decides to install 28 sewerage treatment plants in nine industrial districts

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to install 28 sewerage treatment plants in nine industrial districts of the province. The decision was taken by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while presiding over the third consecutive meeting on provision of clean drinking water and safe environment to the people of Sindh. The sewerage treatment plants will treat industrial waste in nine different districts of the province where untreated water is released into water bodies. Minister Local Government Jam Khan…

PML-N decides to take disciplinary action against Nisar on Ahsan Iqbal’s demand

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership has decided to take disciplinary action against former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Ahsan Iqbal's demand, ARY News reported. " The ruling party leadership has decided to take disciplinary action against Nisar," sources said adding that the decision has been taken on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and some other senior party leadership's demand after Ahsan blamed Nisar of meddling in his ministry's affairs. Read More: Don’t slander judiciary if verdict…

CM Murad directs to prepare master plan for water supply, sewerage, treatment

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed the local government and other concerned departments to prepare a master plan for water supply and sewerage system along with treatment facilities and submit the same in his secretariat. He also directed them to work out a detailed plan along with deadline and estimated cost for provision of safe drinking water and treatment of drinking and waste water all over Sindh. This he said while presiding over a high-level meeting held here at the CM House…