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Police emergency service ‘921’ for Karachi approved KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has approved the proposal for establishing police emergency service "921" in the metropolis.In this regard the chief minister has put the Muhafiz Force, Madagar 15, Madadgar 15 Call Centers, Central Command & Control Centre, complete premises of Hassan Square Police Headquarters and Chowkundi Police Headquarters on the disposal of AIG Security for this purpose.The decision was taken in the meeting chaired by the chief minister here on Tuesday.The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah, PPP leader Sherry Rehman, Principal Secretary to CM Alamuddin Bullo, Home Secretary Abdul Rahim Soomro, IG Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali, Additional IG Karchi Ghulam Qadir Thebo, Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput, AIG Security and Commandant SBB Elite Police Training Centre Razakabad Maqsood Ahmed, SP Muzaffar Iqbal of SSU and others.The AIG Security briefed the meeting about the present status of different wings of police ...

Sindh CM orders disciplinary action against Secretariat officials KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has ordered strict disciplinary action against officials found absent from their seats during his surprise visit to Sindh Secretariat on Tuesday.Expressing his strong resentment against the officials' indifference towards their professional obligation, Qaim Ali Shah said this attitude was the major factor responsible for delay in completion of work.He regretted that concerned officials seemed to have absolutely no consideration towards plight of citizens reaching the secretariat ...
PML-Q negotiating for common strategy on Senate elections LAHORE: PML-Q is negotiating with other parties for seeking their cooperation and adopting a common strategy for the Senate elections.PML-Q President senator Ch Shujat Hussain said this talking to media after a meeting with Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo here Tuesday."Negotiations were in progress for adopting common strategy for the Senate elections", he said.He said that if the party asked then he would contest the election. Mian Manzoor Wattoo said that ...
CM Sindh for launching operation against encroachments KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the provincial minister for Information and Local Government to launch operation against encroachments and illegal construction on Government land and amenity plots.The chief minister, presiding over a meeting here on Monday expressed displeasure over the encroachments in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana.Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon briefing the meeting said that a large number of marriage halls have been constructed on ...
Sindh Governor eulogises late King Abdullah's services KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has said that deceased Saudi King Shah Abdullah was a great friend of Pakistan and the country is deprived of a great and sincere friend by his death, according to a statement issued here on Monday.He said during every difficult time including the earthquake of 2005, seasonal floods and other calamities he stood by Pakistan. Besides, the way King Abdullah stood by Pakistan in presence of international restrictions after ...
CM takes notice of violation of ban on kite flying LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the news regarding kite flying in some areas of Lahore and sought a report from administration and police.He ordered that strict implementation of the ban on kite flying be ensured and legal action be taken against the violators without any discrimination.The Chief Minister said that violation of the ban on kite flying will not be tolerated. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Decisions for eradication of terrorism yielding results: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Monday said that collective decisions taken for eradication of terrorism were yielding positive results and Pakistan will win the war against terrorism. He was talking to a delegation of office-bearers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz here. He said that the dream of progress and prosperity of the country can not be realized without elimination of terrorism, extremism and sectarianism. He said that peace was essential for promotion of investment ...


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