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Sindh CM Murad plays street cricket with boys

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah paid a surprise visit to inspect the ongoing development works in Karachi and also played street cricket with boys on Sunday. The chief minister reviewed and observed the work at Malir Expressway City School and directed to speed it up by removing the encroachments from Deh Dhaddu. Sindh ministers Sharjeel Memon, Nasir Hussain Shah and Murtaza Wahab also accompanied the Sindh CM during the visit. Transport Minister, while briefing the Sindh Chief Minister, said that Malir Expressway is being constructed at a cost of Rs29 billion and that the BRT Red Line will have 250 low-emission bio-hybrid buses. The Chief Minister then played street-cricket with local boys. While castigating the former Prime Minister Imran, the Chief Minister said th...

President Alvi returns Islamabad LG (Amendment) Bill unsigned

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LAKKI MARWAT: President Arif Alvi on Sunday sent back the Islamabad Local Government (Amendment) Bill without signing the draft after raising objections. The bill aimed at increasing the number of union councils to 125. The unsigned bill was returned under Section (1) (b) of Article 75 of the Constitution of Pakistan. The President House said the said bill would cause further delay in holding the local body elections, adding that the federal government’s steps taken in haste had already postponed the elections twice and now another delay would not sit well for the democracy. The President House objected that despite competing delimitation of 50 union councils and announcement of polling date of July 31, 2022 the federal government increased the number of UCs from 50 to 101 that led t...