Saturday, December 3

Day: November 10, 2022

Four-day book festival begins in Larkana

LARKANA: Assistant Commissioner Ahmed Ali Soomro launched a four-day book fair at Jinnah Bagh in Larkana on Thursday. It was organized by Sindhica Academy. PPP activist and UC Vice Chairman Shahrukh Syal, writer Khalid Chandio, organizers Kamran Shaikh, lawyers Aftab Chandio, Sarmad Hali and Sajjad Chawro cut the ribbon together. In the book fair, Sindhi Language Authority, Sindhika, Publication, Peacock Publishers, Sambara Publication, Musa Publication, Book World, Roshni Kitab Home, Zubair Kitab Home, Rahbar Academy, among others, established stalls where book lovers will be able to buy Latifiyat, Philosophy, Literature, History. Books on research, politics, science, general knowledge and other topics at a discount of 20% to 70%. There was a rush of people related to different f...

Separate chapter on LG powers-functions be added in Constitution: Secretary

QUETTA: Current local government structure should be given the freedom to build upon it and ensure public participation in true spirit. This will in turn play a significant role in strengthening democratic system and the institution of a more substantive, inclusive and pro-people democracy in Pakistan. These views were expressed by speakers in a stakeholders’ dialogue on the Balochistan Local Government Act 2010. The dialogue was organized by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) with the financial support of Freidrich NaumannQ Foundation for Freedom Pakistan (FNF Pakistan). While in opening remarks Syed Raza Ali, Project Coordinator, CPDI urged the Provincial government to ensure the complete transfer of powers and empower local governments as per Article 140 (A) of th...

Four killed in tribal clash near Shikarpur

SHIKARPUR: Four persons were killed in an armed clash between two rival groups of Jatoi community in village Bakht Ali Jatoi situated in katcha area in the jurisdiction of Rustam police station on Thursday. According to a report, the two rival groups of Atrani Jatoi and Kamalani Jatoi communities attacked each other with automatic weapons. As a result of crossfire, four persons, including Raham Ali Atrani Jatoi, Lal Khan Kamalani Jatoi, Sono Khan Kamalani Jatoi and Saeendad lost their lives on the spot. The cause behind the deadly clash was stated to be an ongoing old enmity developed between the Kamalani and Atrani groups over honour killing, area police added. No FIR was registered till late evening. It may be noted that more than 40 precious lives, including four women and three c...

Call to stop appointments against deceased quota on political basis

QUETTA: Balochistan Mulazameen Ittehad on Thursday demanded of the authorities not to make appointments against deceased quota on political basis, upgrade posts of different cadres, release pay in respect of the employees of Quetta Metropolitan Corporation. According to detail, employees of Balochistan Mulazmeen Ittehad led by Khan Zaman, President, Balochistan Labour Federation took out protest rally from the premises of Quetta Metropolitan Corporation, Quetta. Participants of rally marched through different roads and reached outside Quetta Press Club where participants of rally assembled to hold a protest demonstration. Addressing the protest demonstration, speakers said that appointments on political basis against the post reserved for deceased quota was not acceptable. They said ...

Govt committed to reviving CPEC projects: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: President Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) Lin Songtian along with a delegation called on Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal here in Islamabad on Thursday. They discussed projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Planning said Pakistan has a long historic relationship with China and the current government has revived the CPEC projects. He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's successful visit to China is proof that the current government is determined to revive the CPEC projects. The Minister said Pakistan has a lot of potential in the field of agriculture, and China can take advantage of it. They also discussed establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs). The Minister apprised...

Rear Admiral Nawaz assumes charge as Commander Coast

KARACHI: Rear Admiral Raja Rab Nawaz assumed command as Commander Coast (COMCOAST) during Change of Command ceremony held at Karachi, PN said Thursday. Rear Admiral Javaid Iqbal handed over command to the newly appointed Commander Coast. Upon assumption of Command, Rear Admiral Raja Rab Nawaz is now Commander of all Coastal units of Pakistan Navy. Rear Admiral Raja Rab Nawaz got commission in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1991. The Admiral has an illustrious career with vast experience of various Command and Staff appointments. His major Command and Staff appointments include Commanding Officer PNS ZULFIQUAR, Fleet Operations Officer to Commander Pakistan Fleet at Karachi, Director Operational Research, Director Naval Operational Plans, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Plans),...