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Denied salaries, Hyderabad’s female polio workers continue to work hard. Denied salaries, Hyderabad’s female polio workers continue to work hard.
HYDERABAD: Female polio workers in Hyderabad are denied salaries or hired at measly pays but that does not stop them from striving to eliminate the virus which serves as a menace for everyone. Pakistan unfortunately happens to be one of the two countries in the world where polio is endemic--the other being Afghanistan. However, lady health workers who administer polio drops to children have...
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Court stays Hyderabad bar’s action against senior lawyer Court stays Hyderabad bar’s action against senior lawyer
HYDERABAD: A division bench of the Sindh High Court comprising Justice Mohammad Shafi Siddiqui and Justice Arshad Hussain Khan on Wednesday suspended operation of a Hyderabad District Bar Association (HDBA) resolution, passed a day earlier, to suspend membership of 81-year-old veteran lawyer Advocate Jhamatmal Jethanand and ban his entry into the bar room. The resolution was passed after an unp...
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Hyderabad's fire brigade is going down in flames Hyderabad's fire brigade is going down in flames
HYDERABAD: When it comes to battling blazes, Hyderabad’s many localities, especially areas with high-rise buildings, are beyond the reach of the under-resourced fire brigade. The rapid proliferation of up to 10-storey buildings and presence of many rabbit warren areas, predominantly in downtown Hyderabad, often puts the brigade to daunting trials. “We are working at 10 per cent of our [ideal...
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Power generation to reach 18,000MW by June, promises state minister Power generation to reach 18,000MW by June, promises state minister
HYDERABAD: While clai­ming that the country’s power generation will stand at 18,000-19,000 megawatts by June, State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has cautioned the Pakistan Peoples Party against using ‘Sindh card’ in the next general elections. “This is our performance of five years as compared to the performance of the PPP,” he sarcastically said at a press conference at Hyder­aba...
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PM Sharif visits Hyderabad bearing 'gifts' for the people PM Sharif visits Hyderabad bearing 'gifts' for the people
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday addressed a public workers' meeting in Hyderabad, where he announced healthcare, infrastructure and education initiatives for the people of Sindh. He was accompanied by Minister of Railways Saad Rafique and Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair. Counting off his 'achievements', the PM said: "You must remember the condition Pakistan was in when we came into powe...
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Cracker explosion injures 24 in Hyderabad Cracker explosion injures 24 in Hyderabad
A cracker attack on Sunday night injured 24 people in the jurisdiction of Makki Shah police station, Hyderabad, ahead of a strike called by the banned Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Initial reports suggested that the cracker was lobbed from Sakhi Abdul Wahab Shah Jillani flyover on a road where shops of secondhand clothes and shoes are loc...
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Cinepax opens its doors in Hyderabad Cinepax opens its doors in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: For the older generation which remembers the era of the 1970s and 1980s, Hyderabad once enjoyed a thriving cinema scene. The interconnecting roads in the cantonment and city areas were dotted with over half a dozen film theatres, each located at a distance of around half a kilometre. Many others were found in other parts of the downtown. The film-goers were also in abundance. But thi...
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New Location: Vegetable market to be shifted New Location: Vegetable market to be shifted
HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered the Sindh agriculture department and district administration to shift the shops in Hyderabad’s old vegetable market to the new market constructed more than a decade ago. The SHC on Wednesday gave a six-month deadline to the government to complete the shifting and submit a report. The new vegetable market, built over 80 acres on the outskirts of H...
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Mirza exchanged barbs with those of Wasan in Badin Mirza exchanged barbs with those of Wasan in Badin
HYDERABAD: Making nascent signs of growing fissures within the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sindh chapter more manifest, supporters of former Sindh home minister Zulfiqar Mirza exchanged barbs with those of current Home Minister Manzoor Wassan in Badin. However, police contingents intervened and prevented the brawl from turning into an armed clash as people of both sides resorted to aerial f...
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Agri secy visits flood-shed sites Agri secy visits flood-shed sites
HYDERABAD: On the directives of President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, Sindh Secretary Agriculture Agha Akhtar Jan visited Government Elementary College, POS Centre NADRA and vulnerable points of LBOD on Monday. He also visited Pangrio ring protection bund, outfall Puran Drain and also Pangrio city in order to prepare a consolidated report. On the occasion, he directed the District Admini...
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