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Day: November 27, 2022

Arts Council organizes gathering for Sikander Abbasi

LARKANA: With the cooperation of the literature department of Arts Council of Pakistan, Message Group organized a gathering with the renowned Sindhi and Urdu dramatist, storyteller, columnist and Radio Pakistan's Compare Sikandar Abbasi here on Sunday. Addressing the ceremony as the president, Prof. Mukhtiar Samo said that writers, poets and artists are the masters and introductions of the earth, and Sikander Abbasi, is one of the personality of Larkana who have made the name of Sindh as well as the country bright in the whole world. He said that Sikandar has earned a lot of fame as a drama writer in Sindhi and Urdu media, which is a matter of pride for us. Dr. Ehsan Danish said that Sikandar Abbasi's personality has all sides, he is a good radio compere and owner of quiet nature, hi...

Sheikh Rashid eyes fresh elections in April

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chairman and former interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Sunday predicted the fresh elections would be held in April next year if the PTI quits all provincial assemblies. Taking to Twitter, he said after quitting assemblies as many 567 seats would get vacant and the elections would be held in April 2023. “I already advised to dissolve assemblies and go for elections. We are ready for negotiating data for new elections instead of clash.” Rashid said the Punjab Police were helpless in setting stage at Faizabad, adding the sea of people at the [PTI]’s long march was referendum for the elections. Regarding Swati’s arrest, he said the arrest was a conspiracy hatched by the coalition government that was afraid of elections.

46 new Railway coaches docked at Karachi Port

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: As many 46 new high-speed railway coaches being imported from China arrived at the Karachi port on Sunday. Sources said the consignment included 45 coaches and one brake van. They further said Pakistan Railways had received first consignment of 46 out of 230 coaches booked under an agreement. Sources further said the new coaches would be added to the existing fleet of the Pakistan Railways to facilitate passengers. In November this year, Pakistan and China’s CRRC Tangshan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company signed an agreement for the supply of 230 high-speed coaches to Pakistan Railways as part of a plan to upgrade and enhance long-distance passenger services in the country.

Modern tech can help mitigate climate change impacts: Moot told

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Administrator Karachi, Spokesperson Sindh Government and CM Advisor on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab on Sunday said that sustainable engineering has played a crucial role in the construction Sector. "Sustainable engineering and development is the need of the hour. The positive aspects of sustainable engineering and development in developed countries can be seen. International conferences of this kind provide an opportunity to understand urban problems. We can compete with the world only with modern technology and development in line with time'" the Administrator expressed these views while speaking as a special guest at a two-day international conference organized by NED University at a local hotel here. NED University Vice Chancellor Professor Sarosh Lodhi, former Governor St...

Sharjeel says electric taxi service in Karachi soon

Metropolitan Cities
KARACHI: Sindh Minister Information, Transport and Mass Transit Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Sunday announced that very soon a modern, affordable and environment-friendly electric taxi service will be launched from Karachi which will be extended to other major cities of the province. The minister made this announcement while talking to media after inspecting under construction Bus Rapid Transport Red Line project launched with the cooperation of Asian Development Bank. He said that negotiations were underway on electric taxi service project and Sindh government was working seriously to finalize it soon. He said: "The existing online taxi services in city are charging very high fares. Sindh government is endeavouring to provide affordable taxi service to the citizens." Mr Memon sai...

PEMRA imposes ban on speeches, pressers of Azam Swati

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned the broadcast of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Swati’s live speeches and press conferences. According to the PEMRA declaration, the press conference, media coverage, statement, or tickers of Azam Khan Swati will also be banned. The PEMRA has also restrained TV channels from inviting Senator Azam Khan Swati to the talk shows. On the other hand, a local court approved on Sunday two-day physical remand of PTI leader Azam Swati pertaining to his arrest over controversial statements against a state institution. Swati was produced before the judicial magistrate, after being arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The PTI leader was taken into custody from his farmhouse located in Chak...