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Sindh Assembly passes budget for nine months

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Sunday passed budget for nine months of current fiscal year 2018-19. To conclude the budget session, leader of the house, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, who has also the portfolio of finance minister, said that institutions needed to be reformed for development of the country. The chief minister informed the house that 15 billion rupees have been allocated for education sector. He said Thar coal will start producing energy at the end of this year. Read More: Sherry Rehman…

ECP summons PPP MPA Taimur Talpur over horse trading confession

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Taimur Talpur after he confessed to horse trading in the Senate elections. The ECP has taken notice of the recent statement of the PPP leader in the Sindh Assembly and instructed him to appear before the commission on October 4. A ruckus was created in the Sindh Assembly on Thursday as the government and opposition clashed with each other during discussion on the fourth day of the post budget session. Talpur, who is the…

Sindh cabinet approves nine-month budget

KARACHI: A Sindh cabinet session chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday approved a nine-month budget authorization, ARY News reported. According to details, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, while presiding over the meeting, said that provincial government had presented 1144.449 billion rupees budget for financial year 2018-2019 before previous government ended. He said approval of budgetary proposals for first quarter of the current financial year from July 2018 to September 2018 was accorded…

Sindh Assembly vehicle snatched from Karachi’s Sachal Goth

KARACHI: Days after Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar lost his official car, another government vehicle has been stolen in Karachi, ARY News reported on Monday. According to details, a Sindh Assembly vehicle bearing registration number GSC-748 was snatched on gunpoint in Sachal Goth police jurisdiction in the city. The driver assigned to the vehicle allotted to Sindh Assembly officers arrived in Sachal Goth to meet friends when armed robbers snatched the government vehicle from him, police say. A First Information Report…

Murad Ali Shah elected Sindh CM again

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Syed Murad Ali Shah was once again elected as the Sindh chief minister on Thursday. Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, who presided over the session of the provincial legislature, announced that  PPP's Murad Ali Shah received 97 votes, while the combined opposition's candidate Shahryar Mahar secured 61 votes. The election for the office of the leader of the house was held by the method of division of the house. The house echoed with thumping of desks and loud applause as the speaker…

Sindh, KP chief ministers to be elected today

KARACHI: The Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies are set to elect the new leaders of the houses today.   The PPP, which won a third consecutive term in Sindh in the wake of last month’s general elections, has fielded Murad Ali Shah as its candidate for the slot of chief minister of Sindh. Whereas, the combined opposition has nominated Grand Democratic Alliance’s Shahryar Mahar as its candidate for the slot. The elections would be held by the method of division of the house. Meanwhile, Mahmood Khan of the…

PTI vows to have working ties with PPP, but give tough time in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Sindh governor designate Imran Ismail on Monday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would have working relationship with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as the federal government for development in the province but would not let them have a free ride in the Sindh Assembly. "The PPP is our rival party, but this should not affect development work. I have offered for a working relationship, however we do not need their vote in the National Assembly," he said while talking to media at Muttahida Qaumi…

Members of 15th Sindh Assembly take oath

KARACHI: Newly elected members of the Sindh Assmebly took oath at the provincial legislature’s first session on Monday. Outgoing speaker of the provincial assembly Agha Siraj Durrani, who is also acting governor of Sindh, administered the oath to MPAs-elect. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which won a third consecutive term in Sindh, has nominated Mr Durrani as the provincial legislature’s speaker for the second time. Out of 130 general seats in the Sindh Assembly, the Election Commission of Commission has…

PTI names Haleem Adil Sheikh opposition leader in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has nominated MPA-elect Haleem Adil Sheikh as its candidate for the position of leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly.  Shortly after his nomination, the PTI leader also won support from party allies, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA). Mr Sheikh met leaders of both the parties at their offices who announced to support him unconditionally. PTI chief Imran Khan on Saturday approved party leader Imran Ismail’s…

Who will be the next chief minister of Sindh?

KARACHI: A meeting of the Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) parliamentary party will be held here on Saturday (today) to nominate the party’s candidate for the slot of chief minister of Sindh.   The high-level huddle will also discuss and finalise the names of party leaders for the post of speaker and deputy speaker of the Sindh Assembly. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will preside over the meeting which is expected to start at 3:00 pm. The PPP, which won a third consecutive term in Sindh in the July 25 polls, is…