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New Anti-Graffiti Ordinance to prevent nuisance: minister KARACHI: Sindh Caretaker Minister for Law and Prisons Mehmood Yusuf Mandviwalla has said that the promulgation of the Prevention of Defacement of Property Ordinance, 2013 will prevent the nuisance of graffiti and upon promulgation of this Ordinance, it will no longer be possible to ruin the aesthetic beauty of the cities.Graffiti has been used without any form of fear or restriction and its excessive use has become a mode of cheap marketing by low-level companies, he said in a statement issued on Saturday.The Minister said that the new Ordinance prohibits defacement of property and makes the offence punishable with an imprisonment for a term of 6 months or fine or both.He further said that new law also introduces the establishment of an Anti Property-Defacement Task Force which will have persons from the civil society including a member of the electronic and print media.The Task Force will assess the scope and ...

Death anniversary of Sir Haji Abdullah Haroon observed ISLAMABAD: The death anniversary of Sir Haji Abdullah Haroon, an active member of the freedom movement was observed on Saturday.He was among those personalities who spoke and endorsed the 'Pakistan Resolution' at the historic 27th Session of the Muslim League at Lahore on March 23, 1940.He took part in politics from 1910 and almost all political platforms such as Congress, Khilafat Tahreek and Muslim League.He was among those personalities who spoke and endorsed the 'Pakistan ...
World day for 'Safety and Health at Work' tomorrow ISLAMABAD: The International day for 'Safety and Health at Work' 2013 will be celebrated tomorrow (Sunday) across the globe including Pakistan with theme "The Prevention of Occupational Diseases" .The International Labour Organization (ILO) declared this day to celebrate in 2003 to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally at work places."It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on ...
SC's five benches including larger bench for next week ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has constituted five benches including larger bench at the principal seat to hear a number of important cases during the next week, starting from Monday (April 29).The first bench is comprised of Chief Justice, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed, second bench consist of Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Amir Hani Muslim, third bench of Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk and Justice ...
Kidnapped former Balochistan minister rescued QUETTA: Abducted former Balochistan minister, Sultan Tareen was rescued from custody of kidnappers here on Saturday.According to details, former Balochistan prison minister, Sultan Tareen, was released from Qilla Abdullah area in Balochistan.According to the family sources, Sultan Tareen was rescued by the joint efforts of tribal elders and local administration and he reached his home in Harnai after release.The former minister was kidnapped by some unidentified gunmen from Kachlak area last month when he was ...
9mm pistol recovered from Abdul Qadir’s Gilani vehicle, driver, secretary arrested MULTAN: The police during search of vehicle of Abdul Qadir Gilani, son of former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday recovered a 9mm pistol.According to police, a 9mm pistol was recovered allegedly from a Land Cruiser during checking. The driver and secretary of Abdul Qadir Gilani were present at the time of search.Police held the driver and secretary. The Land Cruiser having a number plate of 7989 is said to be owned by ...
Gas pipeline blasted in Umerkot, supply to various cities of Punjab suspended UMERKOT: Militants blasted a gas pipeline carrying gas to Punjab with explosives suspending supply to various areas here on Saturday.According to details, unknown miscreants had planted explosive material with 30 inch diameter gas pipeline near Umerkot area of Sindh which exploded with a big bang.As a result of blast a portion of gas pipeline was destroyed.Due to disruption, gas supply to CNG stations in various cities of Punjab including Lahore, Sahiwal, Sheikhupura, Multan, Gujranwala and ...


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