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Sindh files review petition against anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has filed a review petition against Supreme Court’s ruling of launching an anti-encroachment operation in Karachi, ARY News reported on Friday. The provincial government in its petition pleaded for review of the apex court's earlier orders. The petition said that several properties have official documents and pleaded to the court to issue an order staying the matter order till proper settlement of the issue. The Sindh Cabinet in its meeting on December 1st, had decided to file a…

Govt decides not to act against private schools built in residential areas

KARACHI: A day after the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) issued a warning notice to the private schools built on residential plots in Karachi, asking them to relocate to commercial areas, the Sindh government on Tuesday decided not to act against them, ARY News reported. Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister for Information, Law and Anti-corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab said schools can operate in residential areas and added they will not be sealed. The provincial authorities didn’t intend to take any action…

Federal government is ready to help Sindh in any matter, says Vawda

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has said the Federal government is ready to help Sindh government in any matter, it could, ARY News reported on Monday. Talking to the newsmen after meeting with Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, the federal minister said " Sindh is our province and we want to help the province in any matter it possibly can." He said consensus has been made on the matter of telemeters and other "pending issues", including timely completion of K4 project. "…

Sindh govt announces compensation money for heirs of martyred policemen

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Friday announced Rs12.5 million compensation money for the families of each assassinated police official, who embraced martyrdom while foiling terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. According to the details, Adviser to Sindh chief minister on Information Murtaza Wahab announced Rs12.5 million compensation money for the families of each police officials and Rs1 million for the injured private guard. He also announced that the Sindh government will bear all the medical expenses…

SFA to recruit 40 food safety officers

KARACHI: In the wake of the death of two minor brothers from food poisoning after eating unhygienic food at a restaurant in Karachi, the provincial government has decided to make the Sindh Food Authority (SFA) more effective to check quality of food being sold at eateries in the province. The Sindh chief secretary on Tuesday presided over a meeting of the SFA during which a number of key decisions were taken to improve the working of the regulatory body. It was decided that the SFA would recruit 40 food safety officers…

Sindh High Court hears petition on formation of consumer courts

KARACHI: A bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday heard a petition seeking formation of consumer courts in Sindh, ARY News reported. Petitioner Imran Shahzad pleaded to the court for an order for establishment of consumer courts in the province for protection of the consumers. The court sought an implementation report from the government about formation of the consumer courts in Sindh. The bench adjourned the hearing of the case till December 11. The provincial government in a report submitted in the court in…

Sindh decides to equip police with ‘anti-riot gear’

KARACHI: In an attempt to tackle protesters and rioters from disturbing the law and order situation, the government of Sindh has decided to equip its police force with 'anti-riot gear', ARY News reported. According to details, the government is in process to buy at least 20,000 batons for the police force so they could ‘handle’ protesters in future. It has also been decided to buy 9mm pistols for police personnel. The provincial government is also considering establishing anti-riot force at districts’ level. The new…

Sindh govt transfers doctor who passed away 20 months ago

KARACHI: In an astounding move, the provincial health department issued a notification transferring a number of doctors, including the one who passed away some 20 months ago. As per details, the Sindh government notification included the name of Dr Talib who had passed away in February 2017. Dr Talib was shown to be currently posted at a medical facility in Mirpur Khas from where he was transferred to Civil Hospital, Tharparkar. In June this year, the Pakistan People’s Party sprung a similar surprise when it issued…

Sindh govt to dispense grocery bags in Thar to fight malnutrition

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to dispense grocery bags among the people of drought-hit region of Thar to address chronic malnutrition, which is claiming lives of infants in the area. According to the food support program of the provincial government as many as 50,000 families will be provided grocery bags in the desert region from next week. "Deserving families were identified with the help of NADRA and the pilot food support program to last for three months.", said information adviser of Sindh, Barrister…

Rangers policing power in Karachi extended for 90 days

KARACHI: Sindh government has issued a notification, announcing to extend policing powers of Rangers in Karachi for another 90 days. According to details, the Sindh government has granted an extension of three months to the paramilitary agency for exercising special powers in the metropolis, the notification issued by the provincial home department read. The government of Sindh has extended the special policing powers of Rangers, under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997,  with effect from October 8, 2018 until January 5,…