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Sindh has first right on its gas reserves: Murad Ali Shah

SHIKARPUR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday claimed that Sindh produces 70 per cent of total gas produced in the country and said that the producer province has fist right on its gas reserves under the Article-158 of the constitution. Talking to journalists in Shikarpur, Syed Murad Ali Shah lashed out at Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar over mismanagement during ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi. He said the mayor should have devised strategy and homework before initiating such a large-scale…

PTI leader questions transparency of anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman on Sunday cast doubt on the transparency of the ongoing anti-encroachment operation in the metropolis. He said the operation is not being carried out in a transparent manner. Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has been razing shops and houses of the poor only, he alleged. When the Bilawal House’s walls, which have been erected on the footpath, will be pulled down, the PTI lawmaker questioned and claimed a politician owned a building built on the…

CNG stations reopen after six days in Karachi

KARACHI: After the closure of six days, compressed natural gas (CNG) stations reopened across Karachi as the gas supply resumed to the CNG sector at 8 pm on Saturday, ARY News reported.     Talking to journalists at a CNG station in Karachi, where he arrived to observe the availability of gas, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said that Sindh will definitely get its right.  He maintained that gas shortage will end in February and urged the consumers to use it carefully. It is pertinent to mention here that the Federal…

Sindh Rangers appoints eight hockey players from Karachi

KARACHI: In an unprecedented move, Director General Sindh Rangers Mohammad Saeed has awarded eight Karachi-based best players of hockey team employment in Sindh Rangers, ARY News reported. A three-member selection committee comprising former Olympian Samiullah, Hanif Khan and Secretary General Karachi Hockey Association Hyder Hussain picked the players.  Appreciating the historic step, Hyder Hussain said hockey is the national game of Pakistan and  the hockey federation should also learn from the DG Rangers to…

Gas supply to be resumed to CNG sector tonight, announces minister

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Saturday announced that the supply of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will be restored in Karachi and Sindh at around 8PM today, ARY News reported. Addressing media in Karachi alongside Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, the petroleum minister said that the days long crisis will be over as the supply will be restored to CNG sector at 8PM before he flies off to Islamabad at 9PM. "Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered me to immediately fly to Karachi and resolve this…

Police recover child, arrest kidnapper in Karachi

KARACHI: Police on Saturday claimed to have recovered a seven-year-old abducted boy and detained his kidnapper during a raid in Malilr area of Karachi. Talking to journalists, Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur said that police, on a tip-off, conducted raid at a house in the area and recovered the abducted child and took the alleged kidnapper into custody. A pistol was also recovered from his possession, said the police officer. He said the suspect was identified as Murad and added that he revealed in the custody that he sold out…

Karachi city govt devises allotment plan for Empress Market affected shopkeepers

KARACHI: The city government of Karachi has devised a plan to provide alternate shops to shopkeepers affected in the Empress Market anti-encroachment operation here, ARY News reported on Friday. The city government has prepared a list of the affected people and devised a strategy for allotment of shops to them. ARY News has got details of the plan of the city government. Under the plan 1470 shops and stalls will be allotted through balloting in the first phase. In second stage of the allotment plan 2100 shops will…

Gas supply will be restored within five days, Umar assures business community

KARACHI: Finance Minister Asad Umar has assured Karachi's business community for restoration of gas supply within three to five days to the industries in Karachi, ARY News reported on Thursday. In a telephonic conversation with Siraj Qasim Teli, a leader of city's business community, the finance minister assured him about restoration of gas supply to the industrial units in Karachi, within three to five days. “Problems of business community will be solved on priority basis,” maintained Asad Umar while talking to Mr…

Rangers arrest 12 suspects in Karachi

KARACHI: As many as 12 suspects were held during raids of the Sindh Rangers in various areas of the metropolitan city Karachi on Wednesday (today). According to spokesman of the paramilitary force, raids were conducted in city’s area of Azizabad, Chakiwara, Kharadar and others, from where at least 12 outlaws were taken into custody. “Illegal weapons and snatched material was also confiscated from the arrested outlaws,” the Rangers spokesperson said. As per details shared by Rangers spokesman, two Muttahida Qaumi…

ACLC returns recovered vehicles to owners in special ceremony

KARACHI: In a ceremony attended by Karachi police chief, Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) on Wednesday returned vehicles worth millions to their owners in Karachi, ARY News reported. According to details, the ACLC returned vehicles including motorcycles, cars and dumper-trucks recovered during last month to their respective owners. Speaking exclusively to ARY News, SSP ACLC Munir Ahmed Sheikh said that these vehicles were recovered last month and the department has organised this ceremony as a "confidence building…