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Day: September 22, 2022

Sindh CM visits rain affected areas of Larkana

Larkana: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that there have been unusual rains in Sindh which have never fallen before, even today there is water in many places. There are no historical records, but 10 to 11 times more rain has fallen than before. We have to extract all the standing water for which we are working hard and trying our best. He expressed these views on Thursday while talking to the media during his visit to the relief camps of rain-affected people in Larkana, Ratodero, and Jeha village, Sajawal Junejo, Qamber, Dokri and Areeja. He said that we are making a strategy to remove the water as soon as possible. Along with this, it is also an effort not to cause trouble to anyone else while drawing water, and I do not blame people, but everyone who has water sta...

All Pakistani rulers showed lack of courage in Aafia Siddiqui case: Dr Fowzia

Karachi: Aafia Movement Pakistan leader and noted neurophysician of the country Dr Fowzia Siddiqui said that all rulers of Pakistan including the present ones have shown lack of courage on the issue of illegally detained Pakistani woman scientist Dr Fowzia Siddiqui. She said the US justice system in biased and if you are a Muslim or a Black there is no justice for you in the United States of America. She said if a person is a Muslim or a Black it is not necessary to prove that he or she is really has committed crime: their faith and colour is too enough to convict them without proving their guilt. Giving example of Pakistani origin man Syed Adnan, she said that the biased American justice system forced him to remain jailed for twenty years in a fake case before confessing that he was...

Murad hopes flood/rainwater to be disposed of within one and half months

Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on his last leg visit to the Larkana division on Thursday assessed the flood situation, and witnessed the plight of affected people either living in the camps, along the main roads, or in their houses surrounded by the water and discussed with irrigation experts and directed them to work out a plan to discharge the water through different escapes into river Indus. “I have visited each and every flood-affected area of the province with the plan to assess and witness the situation so that appropriate measures can be taken to discharge the water, rehabilitate the displaced people and restore agro-activities to move forward.” He said this while talking to the media at different camps and health facilities on his last three-day visit to fl...

Govt plans to give subsidised seeds, fertilizers to flood-hit farmers

Karachi: The federal government has made a plan of giving a subsidy on the seeds and fertilizers to the farmers of flood-hit areas across the country. According to a report on Thursday, the government will provide subsidized assistance on a cost-sharing basis with the provinces for the upcoming rabi season. The proposed subsidy on seeds and fertilizers might be presented to the federal cabinet soon. As per the subsidy plan of the federal government, one bag of wheat and edible oil seeds will be given to every flood-hit farmer. While the farmers of the flood-hit areas will also be provided with one bag of fertilizer per acre piece of land.

PTCL Group, PRCS collaborate to provide safe, clean drinking water to flood-affected families in Sindh, Balochistan

Karachi: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited and Ufone 4G have joined hands with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) to provide safe and clean drinking water to thousands of people including children and elderly in flood-affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan. Through this initiative, the locals will stay protected from a range of waterborne diseases caused by floods that have contaminated the wells and underground reservoirs. In order to prevent serious health hazards PTCL and PRCS will provide 72,000 liters of safe drinking water per day to families in Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, and Jaffarabad districts of Sindh and Balochistan respectively. The provisions will cater the drinking water needs of the flood-affected communities each day. Commenting on the support, Pres...

Google launches Career Certificates, including 15,000 scholarships to provide digital training opportunities for all Pakistanis

Karachi: Google launched Career Certificates today to offer flexible learning paths for all Pakistanis to enable learners to develop their knowledge and acquire digital skills for in-demand jobs. In its mission to Unlock Pakistan’s Digital Potential, Google has also reinforced its commitment to enable an equitable and inclusive digital economy by offering 15,000 scholarships by this year through local partners - IRM and Ignite, comprising education institutions, industry partners and nonprofits. A report by Alpha Beta found that if leveraged fully, digital technologies could create up to PKR 9.7 Trillion (USD 59.7 Billion) worth of economic value annually in Pakistan by 2030. Pakistan’s ICT sector has witnessed remarkable growth over the past decade, boasting an average annual revenue g...