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Bridging The Gap
Campaign planned to highlight women’s issues in Hyderabad. Campaign planned to highlight women’s issues in Hyderabad.
HYDERABAD: In an atte­mpt to spread awareness about women rights in Sindh, the provincial women development depart­ment in collaboration with non-governmental organisa­tions (NGOs) has planned a 16-day campaign from Nov 25 to Dec 10. Addressing a press conference held at the local press club on Friday, Sindh Minis­ter for Women Development Shehla Raza said society could not be uplifted without ...
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A midnight escape to Pakistan from Hyderabad Deccan on a plane with one engine on fire. A midnight escape to Pakistan from Hyderabad Deccan on a plane with one engine on fire.
Partition. A simple word used to capture the seismic change in the Indian subcontinent in 1947. The word feels sterile, devoid of emotion, whitewashing over the atrocities committed, the thousands slaughtered in the name of religion as boundaries were hurriedly and crudely drawn by the British, their great imperial country left ravaged and bankrupted by war. How aware were the powers that be...
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HESCO XEN, three line officials booked for corruption. HESCO XEN, three line officials booked for corruption.
HYDERABAD: As rampant power theft in the jurisdiction of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) in connivance with the company’s staff continues, in a rare action, HESCO has booked its own executive engineer and three staff members in separate FIRs. HESCO Qasimabad Executive Engineer Zafar Ali Solangi, Lineman Shahab Khokhar, Assistant Lineman Shahid Narejo and Line Superintendent Rafique Sh...
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Hospital crying for attention. Hospital crying for attention.
DADU: The president of Citizen Action Committee, Dr Abdul Jabbar, has claimed that there is a severe shortage of medicines in Dadu Civil Hospital. In a statement issued on November 4, Dr Jabbar said that despite having a heavy budget, the hospital was forcing patients to visit Hyderabad, Nawabshah or Karachi for treatment. Moreover, people have also claimed that X-Ray and ultrasound machines, most...
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WASA to sack more than 700 employees. WASA to sack more than 700 employees.
HYDERABAD: The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) of Hyderabad is likely to undergo a second round of colossal layoffs after the agency’s top officials conceded in their report the uselessness of hundreds of daily wage employees. In the report submitted before the Supreme Court-mandated Commission on Water and Sanitation during a meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday, the officials stated that they req...
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Management takeover: IBA Sukkur agrees to adopt historic school, provided govt clears arrears. Management takeover: IBA Sukkur agrees to adopt historic school, provided govt clears arrears.
KARACHI / HYDERABAD: The provincial government has decided to hand over the management of the ailing Public School Hyderabad — the largest government school in the city — to IBA Sukkur University. But a financial hiccup may impede the smooth transition if the government dithers in approving a generous benefaction. A meeting of the school’s Board of Governors, chaired by Hyderabad Divisional Com...
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WASA being run under makeshift arrangements. WASA being run under makeshift arrangements.
HYDERABAD: After a month of Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) Hyderabad’s Managing Director (MD) Masood Jumani’s retirement, the post still awaits permanent appointment. The provincial government resorted on Thursday again to a makeshift arrangement for the second time in the month by assigning the additional charge of Wasa MD to Sindh Cane Commissioner Agha Abdul Rahim. Supply scheme: RCB see...
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Three drown in two incidents in Hyderabad Three drown in two incidents in Hyderabad
Two boys and a two-year-old girl died on Wednesday in separate incidents of drowning in Hyderabad district. Two of the deceased, 12-year-old Shan Shoro and 16-year-old Mustafa Shoro, were cousins and belonged to the village of Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro. They drowned while swimming in a pond near their village. In the other incident, two-year-old Nadia, daughter of Farhan Ali, ...
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Nationalist icon Rasool Bux Palijo laid to rest in ancestral village Nationalist icon Rasool Bux Palijo laid to rest in ancestral village
Shedding tears and chanting slogans in Rasool Bux Palijo’s praise, thousands of supporters, admirers and family members carried the coffin of the idolised nationalist leader to his final resting place. Rasool, who passed away at the age of 88 in a hospital in Karachi on Thursday, was buried in his native village, Mungar Khan Palijo, in Jungshahi rural town, Thatta district, on Friday. Diverg...
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Judicial commission cancels permits of Hyderabad’s housing schemes Judicial commission cancels permits of Hyderabad’s housing schemes
The judicial commission on water and sanitation ordered on Tuesday the cancellation of all the approvals granted to housing schemes in Hyderabad. Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, the commission’s head, also directed that any new approval for a housing scheme would be conditional to the no objection certificates (NOCs) from civic institutions. The commission ordered work to be stopped on housing...
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