Friday, December 25, 2009

Sindh to get 6 cadet colleges including two for girls’

KARACHI: Four cadet colleges are being established in Ghotki, Dadu, Gadap and Kandhkot, besides two girls’ cadet colleges in Nawabshah and Larkana, Sindh Education Secretary Rizwan Memon told a meeting presided over by Education Minister Pir Mazharul Haq on Friday.

Presently, Sindh has four cadet colleges in Petaro, Sanghar, Larkana and Pano Aqil, the secretary said. Brig Asif Akhtar and Col Akhtar Ahmed Khalili also attended the meeting. Haq assured that the Sindh Education and Literacy Department would continue extending cooperation to the armed forces for establishing cadet colleges.

Ad hoc lecturers: Separately, Haq has directed the concerned authorities to send the cases of such ad hoc lecturers who could not submit their original testimonials for certain reasons or could not appear for interview earlier for being out of country to the Sindh Public Service Commission for an interview.

Benazir Income Support Programme launched

Wednesday, December 24, 2008
LARKANA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah along with Federal Minister and Benzair Income Support Programme (BISP) ChairwomanFarzana Raja launched the support programme on Tuesday at Garhi Khuda Buksh.

Shah spoke at the occasion, saying that it was Benazir’s dream and mission to support the poor women in Pakistan.

He said with the launching of the BISP a check of Rs 2,000 would be delivered to destitute women every two months.

He said Benazir’s dream that the women of Pakistan are financially looked after would be realised with this programme. An estimated 5.5 million poor women would benefit from the programme every month throughout the country, he said. Shah went on to say that the BISP was launched on of President Asif Ali Zardari’s orders.

Youth training: The chief minister said 18,000 educated youth were being trained in different trades in the province of Sindh, and were being paid between Rs 3,000 to 7,000 every month. He said that after they complete their training there would be job opportunities for them both in Pakistan and abroad.

Shah said that poor women would also be provided with developed land. A loan for fertilisers and tractors would be provided to farmers so the per acre yield increases.

He said women’s role in society would increase after they get agriculture land in their names.

BISP Chairperson Farzana Raja also spoke at the occasion and said the needs of the women who are destitute would be traced using the information at local NADRA offices and verifying their computerised identity cards. She said the cheques of money from the programme would then be delivered to their doorsteps.

Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary to be observed on Dec. 27

The second death anniversary of former Pakistani Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed will be observed on Dec. 27 across the country, the official news agency APP reported Monday.

Pakistan's Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said programs are being chalked out for the death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto and the final decision would be made shortly, keeping in view the prevailing law and order situation.

There will be a main mourning gathering at Benazir Bhutto's final resting place in Garhi Khuda Bux, near Larkana, a city in the northwest of Sindh Province.

The ruling Pakistan People's Party, other political parties, civil society and lawyers would attend the mourning sessions and pay rich tribute to the life and achievements of the slain leader.

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2007 following an electioneering rally at Liaqat Bagh park in Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjoining the federal capital Islamabad.

According to PPP's leadership, the government would ensure maximum security for the visitors at Garhi Khuda Buxas. The government has also decided to build a monument at Liaqat Bagh on the second death anniversary to remember Benazir Bhutto.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Development works in Larkana halted after bogus payments to contractors

LARKANA: October 7, 2009. Government Contractors have halted road development work under the Larkana Development Package due to non payment of outstanding amount Rs. 60 to 70 crores, in spite the funds release against the ongoing development work; the authorities had disbursed bogus payments to their favorite contractors in fiscal year 2008-09.

The contractors in the press conference held here at Larkana Press Club, claimed that the EDO Works and Services department Kamber-Shahdadkot Imdad Ali Magsi, District Officer Roads along with Coordination Officer Zahid Hussain Memon, EDO and other concerned officials alleged in the bogus payments and corruption of ADP yearly funds Rs. 250 crore.

The Contractors claimed that the above officials have embezzled millions of misappropriation in the name of re-appropriation and M& R of roads around the Kamber-Shahdakot and Larkana. They said total of amount Rs. 13.5 Arab (billions) allocated for LDP out of Rs. 120 crore (billions) were used, while 800 millions were lapse in June 2009 they told.

They said the ADP budget 2008-09 could not be used properly and misused funds by the concerned authorities in the constituency of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, in this connection they have also submitted a brief complaint to the President of Pakistan, Chief Minister Sindh, Secretary Works and Services, Anti-corruption and other authorities to take action and enquiry against the culprits they said.

Contractors President Manzoor Soomro, Niaz Hussain Mirani, Ajeet Kumar, Khan Bahadur Abro, Hidayatullah Bhatti, Atta Mohammed and others were present in the press conference.

Online motor registration starts in Larkana

LARKANA - Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation Mukesh Chawla said that the present government promoted
400 employees of the department through DPC and to improve the performance of the department, more
appointments have been made.
Remaining promotions will be given to employees of the department on merit basis within one month through
DPC, he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Motor Registration Online System at Old Excise and
Taxation Office here Monday. The minister said that the new system is being extended to other parts of the
province on which an amount of Rs 14crors is being spent. He said that all the vehicles of Larkana region would
be registered at Larkana and no one will have to go to Karachi. Soon the property tax system will also be
computerized here, he said.
Chawala said that he will try his best to provide buildings to Excise and Taxation Department, and in this regard
the summery will be submitted to the chief Minister for approval.
He said that with the efforts of the department 35% more tax was collected so far against the target given to the
department. He directed to the officers to behave with the people in a polite way and solve their problems
without any delay. On the occasion secretary Excise and Taxation Mohsin Haqani, special Secretary Manzoor
Ahmad Memon, Director General Shoaib Ahmad was present.
Director, Excise and Taxation Larkana Ahmad Hussain Solangi welcomed the Minister and highlighted the
performance of the officials of the department in Larkana region.
Later, Minister visited Larkana Press Club and announced the amount Rs1 lac for the press club from his own

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Larkana Development Authority revived

The Sindh Assembly unanimously passed a bill to revive Larkana Development Authority (LDA) with an amendment moved by Munawar Abbasi MPA for including three MPAs in the LDA, with one being its vice chairman.

Munawar Abbasi advocated for initiating a master plan for Larkana and other districts of the province. He said that sufficient budget should be earmarked for the LDA.
Talking about the objectives of the bill, Sindh Law Minister Muhammad Ayaz Soomro said that the past regime winded up LDA because of political reasons. He said that the LDA was being revived to provide shelter to the people. He said that the LDA would construct houses for the poor people.

Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto recalled that Z.A. Bhutto had established the LDA in 1974. She added that poor infrastructure in Larkana created an image problem and hoped that the city would be uplifted with the revival of LDA.

New admission policy for medical colleges announced

The Sindh government, with the approval of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and in consultation with coalition parties, announced the admission policy for medical colleges/universities in the province on Saturday.

Under the new policy, all reciprocal seats have been abolished and instead 45 seats have been reserved in two Dow University of Medical and Health Sciences and Sindh Medical College for the students of interior Sindh. Similarly, 20 seats have been reserved for students of Karachi in institutions of interior Sindh. Out of 45 seats, 12 seats have been allocated for students of the Hyderabad Board and 11 seats each have been allocated for students of Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas Boards.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rs 2 billion subsidy on flour, says Sindh CM

LARKANA: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that an amount of Rs. two billion subsidy under the Ramazan Package is being provided on flour throughout the province.

The 10 kg flour bag was being provided ar fixed rate Rs. 100. The ministers and advisers will supervise the distribution of atta in their respective areas so that the sugar can be provided on Utility Stores at fixed price Rs. 38 per kg while in open market, sugar will be sold at Rs 45 per kg. The chief minister said that 1,000 low cost houses will be constructed all over Sindh, hence, 500 houses each in Larkana/ Badin districts were being constructed and 40 houses were being constructed in Union Council Pir Bux Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto in order to provide the same houses to poor people.

In this regard, the govt land is available, then construction work will be started. The chief minister said that in hoarding case 50,000 fine will be imposed by magistrates and imprisonment will be given for six months.

He said that it will be ensured that the essential commodities of daily use were sold at fixed price, meanwhile, black marketing will not be tolerated at any cost and the quantity/requirement of Atta for every district will be increased accordingly.

On the occasion, District Coordination Officer, Larkana, Mohammad Jaffar Abbasi briefed the chief minister that at present 27,000 kg of sugar was available in Larkana. Provincial ministers Mohammad Ayaz Soomro, Agha Siraj Durani and Manzoor Ahmed Waan were also present on the occasion.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Chief Minister’s Enquiry Committee probes corruption in CMC hospital

LARKANA: July 23, 2009. Chief Minister’s inquiry team led by an enquiry Officer Dr. Abdul Karim Khawaja President Peoples Doctors Forums Sindh arrived at CMC Hospital Larkana for probing into the matter of corruption in the CMC Hospital funds Larkana, ghost employees, unauthorized, fake jobs and various embezzlements during the period of former Medical Superintendent Syed Mehboob Shah.On the occasion, Enquiry Officer Dr. Abdul Karim Khawaja held meeting with MS Larkana Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Siyal and collected all related documents, orders copies, list of ghost employees and others proofs.

While talking to this scribe Dr. Abdul Karim Khawaja said that the team was sent at CMC Hospital Larkana by Chief Minister Sindh Sayed Qaim Ali Shah to look into the matters of ghost employees and unauthorized appointments, which were made by Ex- MS Larkana. He told that he visited the civil hospital CMC Teaching Hospital, Shaikh Zaid Women and Children hospital units and met with doctors, Para Medical Staff and all stake holders regarding the inquiry matter.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sindh Law and Local Government ministers meet US Counsel

LARKANA: July 16, 2009. (Nazir Siyal for PCP) Sindh Minister for Local Government Agha Siraj Ahmad Durani and Sindh Minister for Law Mohammed Ayaz Soomro held meeting with US Counsel for Economic Affairs Mary Elizabeth Madden and USAID Pakistan Associate Director Democracy & Health Katie McDonald at Kot Durnai Garhi Yaseen here on Wednesday.On the occasion Agha Siraj Durani showed them historical book collections in his personal Library and discussed various development and economic opportunities for the area.While Sindh Minister for local Government said that the renowned leader “Shaheed Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto” was committed to the people of country regarding the provision of jobs to the youth and other opportunities to the people.

The government was providing job Opportunities in different departments on merit, while under the Presidents ordinance sacked employees of various departments including SSGC, Sui Northern Gas Company and other departments were being re-instated in their service, which is a great achievement in the part of present government.Addressing the inaugural ceremony at the meat and fish market at Garhi Yaseen Town with a cost Rs. 4 million, he said the local government after the August 14th Local government will appoint Administrators by replacing all Nazims throughout province and this process will end by 31st December 2009.He said that we are trying our best to provide basic facilities including roads, water Supply drainage, electricity, education and Health facilities in Garhi Yaseen Town along with 35 streets constructed with CC Blocks.

The local people were involved in various development works, so that they can take interest in the development of their areas, besides the workof drain Nalas of Garhi Yaseen Town is in progress and will be completed in due course of time.Agha Siraj Ahmad Khan Durani directed TMO Garhi Yaseen to remove the encroachments from both sides of roads under the Law, added that beautification plan for the town may be ensured at any cast in this regard alternate plot may be provided to the affectees.

On the occasion PPP Leader Nisar Ali Shaikh, Taluka Nazim Garhi Yaseen Najaf Ali Kamario PPP Taluka President Ghulam Rasool Siyal, Syed Aziz Ahmad Shah Amroti, Rahim Bux Bhutto, TMO Garhi Yaseen Mr.Abdul Hafeez Pirzado also spoke about the development schemes being carried out in Garhi Yaseen Taluka and appreciated the efforts of Sindh Minister for Local Government Agha Siraj Ahmad Khan Durani who is taken interest in completion of the development schemes in the area.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Shaheed Bhutto,s were great reformers in Pakistan: Shafqat Soomro

LARKANA: June 25, 2009. Chairman Sindh Peoples Development Committee and Senior Vice President Dr. Shafqat Hussain Soomro on Wednesday said that Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto were great reformers in the history of Pakistan, who wanted to end the feudal lord system in country and distributed hundred and thousand acres to landless Harees for poverty alleviation.

This he said while distributing the ceremony of Rs. 14000 Cheques each to the 108 women and men farmers of Larkana district by the Sindh Rural Support Organization here at Sambara Inn. On the occasion, SRSO Project Coordinator, Nisar Ahmed Pathan, District Program Officer Saeed Ahmed Buledi briefed about the SRSO loan about Rs. 2.5 million disbursements to check and supervise the agricultural development in the district and provision of seeds, pesticides, fertilizer to the 65 women and 43 landless male farmers of Larkana district.

Dr. Shafqat Soomro addressing the ceremony, said that there was no any development since long in Larkana, while the present government is keenly interested into resolve the matters of common people on priority level and they will be provided relief regarding the agricultural objectives he said.He said that they have provided more than 4500 jobs to the educated youth of Larkana and development of Larkana, added further development schemes and roads are underway in this regard he said.Dr. Shafqat said presently survival of Pakistan is due to the IMF loan and the government cannot withdraw the agriculture taxes including the water tax, Abiana and Dhall, added we have to stand on our own feet.

He said the conspiracies against the PPP government could not be materialized even in Larkana people, added that the UN probe into the assassination of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto will find out the facts behind her murder and those figures will be exposed very soon.On the occasion, Dr. Shafqat Soomro distributed cheques of worth 2.5 million among the 65 women and 43 men Harees of Larkana district.

Later, the SPDC Chairman attended the lunch hosted by ex-Principal CMC College Prof. Sikander Ali Shaikh, the other participants attended were among the District Zakat Chairman Mohammed Moosa Abro, PPP leader Nisar Ali Shaikh, PPP leader Suhail Siyal, President Press Club S. Iqbal Babu, Sr. Journalist Dr. M. B Kalhoro, PPP information Secretary Asghar Ali Shaikh, Kamran Odhano, Abdul Ghani Jatoi, Ex-Taluka Nazim Nazir Shaikh, Dr. Liaqat Ali Shiakh on the occasion, PPP leaders, Business community and large numbers of citizens were among the meeting.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bilawal Bhutto visits Larkana City and Garhi Khuda Baksh

LARKANA: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid homage to his mother Shaheed
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Bhutto on Monday. He laid a
floral wreath at her grave and offered Fateha. He also visited the graves of
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Shaheed Mir Murtaza Bhutto and Shaheed Shahnawaz
Bhutto, and laid floral wreathes there besides offering Fateha.He was
accompanied by Syed Khursheed Shah, Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza,
Khursheed Ahmed Junejo, Dr Shafqat Soomro and various PPP leaders and workers.
Bilawal stayed in Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Bhutto for some time and went to the
Naudero House where a large number of PPP leaders and workers congratulated him
on the resignation of Pervez Musharraf.

On the occasion, Bilawal told media persons that his mother always said,
"Democracy is the best revenge from a dictator and the people earned a victory over dictatorship."

He said Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life for the sake of democracy and the
country. He termed the PPP a democratic party and said his father would
accomplish the mission of his mother Benazir Bhutto. Earlier, Bilawal, along
with his companions, arrived at the Moen-Jo-Daro airport from Karachi. The PPP
leaders and workers accorded them a warm welcome and showered flowers on them.
He then proceeded to Garhi Khuda Bakhsh Bhutto in a procession.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

State Bank of Pakistan will start operation in Larkana.

LARKANA: May 8, 2009. (Nazir Siyal reports for PCP) State Bank of Pakistan will be opened soon in Larkana and operation camp office would start functioning with all its features and fascilities of currency exchange and export business for the people of Larkana and other districts.

This he discussed and said in a meeting with District Coordination Officer Larkana Mohammed Jaffer Abbasi by the Deputy Governor (DG)) State Bank of Pakistan Imran Shahzad here at DCO office on Friday.State Bank delegation including the Director SBP Qasim Nawaz, Chief Manager SBP Sajid Ali Shah, Munwer Ali, Abdul Hakim and others held meeting for the establishment of camp office of State Bank of Pakistan, which was announced by the Ex-Governor State Bank Shamshad Akhtar during her visit to Larkana.

DCO Lakana on the occasion appreciated the efforts of SBP delegation for the establishment of State Bank camp office, he directed Taluka Municpal Administration to immediately report municipal vacant areas/plots and proposed sites for the State Bank in Larkana.On the occasion DCO Larkana told that various locations including Sachal Colony, CMC VIP road side, Sambara Inn, in front the vacant areas of Central Prison, Old Bus Stand area, opposite Government Boys Degree College Larkana and other locations were identified and discussed the security points and business opportunities.

The State Bank officials said that the people of Larkana are fortunate and opportunity to explore their business all over the world after the opening of the branch.Later, the delegation of State Bank of Pakistan visited the proposed sites in Larkana and reviewed about the security areas and business opportunities.The meeting attended by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry representatives, EDO Larkana Agha, DDO (HR) Ameer Abro, DEO revenue Tariq Khokhar, TMO Larkana and others on the occasion. Whereas, the District Coordination Officer Larkana Mohammed Jaffer Abbasi presided over the gathering of Agriculture Department in connection with the Certificate Distribution ceremony under the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Youth Development program here at Circuit House on Friday.DCO Larkana said that young people should utilize their capacity after the technical training in the Farming and machinery.
He said the skill development will open their doors of Job opportunities in the market, so they should utilize their services and create an environment of skill development among all others.DCO Larkana distributed 92 completion certificates of Mechanical Trainings, Farming, nursery and other fields among the youths.

The event was attended by EDO Agriculture Tharoo Mal, DO, Agricultural, DDO forest and several youths on the occasion.Meanwhile, Larkana Blood Bank and Thalassaemia (LBBT) center working under the umbrella of The Blessing Foundation (TBF) in Sukkur and Larkana, has appealed the common men to come forward and voluntarily to donate blood for the thaelaesmic patients. This was said in a press statement issued by the organization here on the eve of International Thaelessmia day.The organization is providing services in the field of Blood transfusion related diseases including Thalaessemia, Hemophilia and Leukemia and other aspects. The LBB/TBF has served 1300 blood pints to the poor patients of interior Sindh. Larkana Blood Bank and Thalassaemia arrange weekly/monthly blood donation camps at different locations of district for collecting fresh blood to save the lives of Thallasaemic patients. Qurat-ul-Ain the project coordinator and administrator of the LBB/TBF told that the organization providing free of cost monthly blood to all Thaelassemic patients on priority basis as per to the requirement and need basis.

She said about 300 Thalassaemic patients are registered, while 24 hour emergency screening of blood with cross matching and other vaccination, tests including HIV/AIDS, HBV, HCV, Malarial Parasite, Blood related Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) with Blood transfusion services provided to the patients of Larkana, Qamber– Shahdad kot, Jacobabad, Dadu and other concerned districts as well as other parts of Balochistan she told.She has appealed to the people to come forward to help needy people; they are suffering from various illnesses, support the institution and take part in the blood donation voluntary services.She urged the people of civil society, business community, traders, philanthropists and the citizens for the blood donations for thaelesmia patients to promote healthy environment in Larkana district.

Speaker Sindh Assembly inaugurates free medical camp!

LARKANA: May 15, 2009. Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said on Friday that the provision of artificial limbs to the disable persons is one of the best services in a physical impaired society, which is ultimately the reparation for development of country.
This he said while on inauguration of Free Medical Camp under the “Amputees Rehabilitation Project” by the Department of Prosthetics Institute of Physical Machine and Rehabilitation, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) here at Chandka Medical College teaching hospital Larkana.Nisar Khuhro said the human societies are shaped through noble causes and service of mankind by good deeds. He said society should step ahead and utilize such a resource of physically impaired people and make them a useful citizen.

He said now the disables should make them a normal human and try to avert the situation after getting this opportunity of medical camp.Speaker said the prime responsibility of all should to make our selves aware and educate the society by their skills. He is much impressed the services of DUHS and experts who came to deliver their services in Larkana and the people of Sindh appreciates further their efforts for amputees rehabilitation by the department. He said the local NGO in Larkana has registered 557 disable patients and hoped the institution will organize medical camps in future.

Head of the department (DUHS) Dr. Nabeela Soomro said in Pakistan disability rate is high and there is no one institution except this one which recently established in Karachi, while for this purpose in India about 57 institutions are working and providing artificial limbs facilities to the people.She said there is shortage of technical staff and experts due to the long run training of professional we have to struggle and will make it possible in next few years she said. She said in Karachi there are 1500 registered cases and the institutions have completed artificial limbs to the 1370 disables.Dr. Nabeela demonstrated and showed the team of disables came from Karachi and they told that how they are easy survive due to the artificial limbs as they were neglected elements of the society.

Those were included Zakir Baig, Sarfaraz, Fakher Shaikh and others also performing job in the institution simultaneously. On the occasion, Head of Department DUHS Dr. Nabeela Soomro along with team, Principal CMC Larkana Professor Sikander Ali Shaikh, Medical Suprintendent Syed Mehboob Ali Shah, District Coordination Officer Larkana Mohammed Jaffer Abbasi, Khair Mohammed Shaikh, Kamrani Ali, Mohammed Panjal Sangi, Ali Gohar Sangi and other doctors were among the Medical Camp inauguration ceremony.In one day medical Camp 110 disable people were registered and half of the cases were due to polio and diabetics’ reasons the limbs were cut.

New ancient artefacts found at Moenjodaro

Larkana, Feb 2 (ANI): A team of archaeologists working on a drain to flush out rainwater from the DK-G area of an explored part of Moenjodaro found some ancient artefacts and cultural objects. Rainwater stagnates in several parts of the world heritage site every year, causing causes immense damage.

Well-defined structures of old drains were discovered along with certain old artefacts during the digging. We had gone just half a metre down the level of surface of the old structures in the DK-G area and found the material of cultural value, The Dawn quoted Moenjodaro director Qasim Ali Qasim, as saying.

An object called elliptical lid was also found and according to Moenjodaro curator Irshad Rid, it was something new for archaeologists. He said that prior to this digging no such object had been found at any site of the Indus Valley civilisation. The curator said E. J. H. Mackay did last excavation of the site between 1927 and 1931. Since then, he said, no excavation in this portion had been done.

He said that the new finds could be related to the late period of Moenjodaro.
Rid said that the elliptical lid might have been used for keeping holy water or ceremonial water. A miniature used for keeping medicines was also discovered at the site, the curator said.
He expected to find more remains during the drain digging, as some portions of the defined drain area were low-lying.

The team, he said, would do the digging in an area about 100 feet long with the aim of constructing a drain so that rainwater could be disposed of in the old circular drain.
Also, pieces of charcoal were found which, according to Qasim, would be the authentic source to establish the age of the structures. (ANI)

ACP Larkana to hold Photo Exhibition on Shaheed Benazir Bhutto anniversary.

LARKANA: May 25, 2009. (Nazir Siyal reports for PCP) The Photo Exhibition will be organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan Larkana on the occasion of the anniversary celebration of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto on June 21, 2009.

This was decided in a meeting held here under the chairmanship of DCO Larkana Muhammad Jaffar Abbasi.
The DCO assured the meeting that the problems of the Arts Council of Pakistan Larkana will be presented to the higher authorities at the Karachi so that the required funds may be approved in time in order to complete the on going development schemes of the council.

During the meeting Vice President of the council Abdul Sattar Khuhawar and General Secretary Manzoor Ahmed Kohyar apprised the meeting regarding the problems of the council. The meeting was attended by Assadullah Abro, Abdul Hadi Bugti, Saleem Soomro, Naseer Khuhawar and other members of the council.Meanwhile, Sindh Hari Committee and Communist Party of Pakistan Larkana chapter observed 39th anniversary of Comrade Hayder Bux Jatoi solemnly at village Fateh Pur near Larkana on Saturday.

The local leaders of different parties including Comrade Mula Bux Khaskheli, Imdad Kazi, Gulab Pirzado, Iqbal Pathan and others paid rich tribute to comrade Hayder Bux Jatoi on the occasion. They said that the comrade was a committed and elucidated leader of Sindh Hari Committee, who struggle his whole life for rights of masses.

They said that Comrade Hayder Bux Jatoi was still living in the hearts of masses and his grand service will be remembered for ever they spoke.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sindh Games start in Larkana today

Thursday, May 28, 2009By our correspondentKARACHI: All roads in Larkana would be leading to the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Sports Complex where the 12th Sindh Games would be declared open in a colorful ceremony on Thursday (today).

The opening ceremony, to be spread over a couple of hours, is likely to be watched by a capacity crowd of four to five thousand people. The presence of the spectators will be helpful in boosting the spirits of around two thousand athletes from all over the province.Dr Mohammad Ali Shah, Sindh Minister for Sports and President, Sindh Olympic Association (SOA), will be the chief guest in the opening ceremony to be presided over by Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs to the Government of Sindh.

The opening ceremony is scheduled to get underway at 5.30 pm with the march past by the five participating teams to be followed by the torch lighting and oath taking rituals. The participants and the spectators would then be entertained by tableaus by the students of local schools.A spokesman of the organising committee informed 'The News' that the contingents from Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur had reached Larkana on Wednesday afternoon while the one from Mirpurkhas was being expected sometime in the evening."We have tried our level best to provide hassle-free stay to all the outstation athletes and officials. We have made the best possible arrangements for them and we are confident that their stay in the town of Larkana would be memorable," he added.

The Sindh Games has returned to Larkana after 16 years. The first-ever Sindh Games were held in this town in 1986 and then the fifth edition was staged in 1993. The 12th Sindh Games would witness 24 disciplines to be contested by the men and 10 by women besides the four indigenous games and the exhibition event tug of war.The men athletes would be in action in athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, bodybuilding, boxing, cycling, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, karate, netball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwendo, tennis, throwball, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu while the female athletes would be engaged in the disciplines of athletics, badminton, basketball, hockey, karate, netball, softball, table tennis, throwball and volleyball.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Christian Welfare Association Larkana Chapter demands revision in pay scale.

LARKANA: May 7, 2009. Christian Welfare Association Larkana chapter, President Sadiq Joseph has demanded the finance department, said that the social welfare department is working and promoting the NGOs, volunteerism and technical education countrywide, but the department employees, specially womenfolk is suffering, as they were not enjoying departmental promotions and revision of pay scale even in the Education department.

He said those concerned employees were continue serving in the departments, they have right to enjoy all benefits as other departments. Government of Sindh finance department should promote and revise their scales specially women class in the social welfare and Education department.

According to the details, Jacobabad, Kashmore @ Kandhkot, Shikarpur, Kamber-Shahdadkot and Larkana districts seemed as barren land after the dusk to dawn. The Indus Highway and link roads automatically empty of traffic, while the several roads are closed by the security officials to check the dacoits, kidnappers and criminals.

According to the new analysis the police and administration have suspended the convoy system and changed its shape into the data system in which two security personals step in the coaches and then allow the passenger coaches to their destination. Such check posts had been established at the Khairpur Jooso village in district Kamber-Shahdadkot along with Larkana district, where from the two personals lead the coach to the Dhamrah minor and further next activity is done from Larkana to Dadu and every district of Sindh.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Larkana bridge to be completed by Oct 31: Faryaz Talpur

LARKANA, April 30: The bridge linking Larkana and Khairpur will be completed by Oct 31, People’s Party MNA Faryal Talpur has said. Over 70 per cent construction of the bridge costing Rs1251.051 million had been completed, she told journalists after distributing 50 job offer letters among young men from Larkana and Qambar-Shahdadkot districts at the camp office of President House in Naudero on Thursday Work on 22 kilometres approach roads from Larkana along with spurs and guide bank remained in progress and that would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs2767.524 million by June 15, she added.

She said a 10km-long approach road from the bridge to Razidero embankment along with guide bank and 25km from Razidero to Tando Masti Khan would be constructed by June 2010. Under the Larkana development package, four bridges connecting scattered population on both banks of Dadu Canal, Rice Canal and Seem Nullah and an overhead railway bridge would be constructed with Rs147 million, she said.
They would be completed by Jan 15, 2010, she said and claimed that the huge development work would change the face of Larkana. She said roads linking Lakhi, Larkana and Sukkur would be rehabilitated and re-constructed at a cost of Rs2298 million while under the package, a 28-kilometers road from Larkana to Moenjodaro would be rehabilitated at a cost of Rs1755 million. She said 104 kilometres roads connecting Larkana with Nasirabad, Rasheed Wagan, Qamber, Shahdadkot, Ratodero and Naudero would also be reconstructed, she said. She said that for improving the rural health services, deputation orders of medical officers would be cancelled with the instructions to work at the place of their posting in rural areas and basic health units in Larkana and Qamber-Shahdadkot districts.

The Rural Health Center Naudero would be affiliated with Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana in order to provide more healthcare facilities to people of Naudero, she said. Later, Ms Faryal met with the delegations of Abbasi-Kalhora Tanzeem, Larkana Chambers of Commerce and Industry and women wing of the PPP Larkana. They apprised her of their problems and submitted demands. They called for early construction of grid station to overcome the frequent loadshedding in Larkana. She said the new grid station would get direct supply line from Dadu. She assured them of starting Shahbaz Express train from Larkana to Kotri. Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro said that a new boundary wall would be constructed around the city graveyard, with a cost of Rs600,000.
He said a branch of State Bank of Pakistan and PTV news bureau office would also be established in Larkana for which primary homework had already been completed.

SOYEM: The soyem of ex-PPP MNA Mohammad Anwar Bhutto was held at his native village Banguldero on Thursday. Many people participated in the Quran Khawani held for him. People attending the soyam included Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro, MNAs Nazir Ahmed Bhughio and Ramesh Lal, PPP local leaders Dr Shafqat Soomro, Mr Nisar Ali Shaikh, Mr Nazir Ahmed Shaikh, Abdul Razzaque Soomro and hundreds of PPP workers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tribute to Benazir Bhutto by her daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto -

Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari weeps as she celebrates the victory of her father in The Parliament House in Islamabad last September


Like any child who has lost a parent, it was only natural that Benazir Bhutto's eldest daughter would wish to express her grief for her murdered mother. Less obvious, perhaps, was that the tribute would come in the form of a mournful rap song.

Now the song, written and performed by 18-year-old Bakhtawar is being broadcast regularly on Pakistan's state-run television, part of a flood of tributes paid to the former prime minister a year after her assassination.

"You have beauty and intelligence, everything you did have relevance," sings Bakhtawar, with a borrowed Brooklyn accent, over looping beats. "Shot in the back of your ear, so young in 54th year, murdered with three kids left behind, a hopeless nation without you, you are in all their hearts."

The teenager, a student at Edinburgh University, then repeats a chorus line, from which the song takes it name: "I would take the pain away."
The song, which has also been posted on YouTube, features a five-minute video of photographs and clips of the murdered former premier, including footage from the election rally at the Liaquat Bagh park in Rawalpindi which she had addressed just moments before an assassin launched a lethal gun and bomb attack on 27 December, 2007.

Bakhtawar is a keen music fan and was apparently encouraged to sing by her mother. Shortly before her mother's death, the teenager asked a journalist friend in the US to introduce to the Grammy Award-winning rapper and music producer Puff Daddy.

While Bakhtawar's dirgelike rap is unlikely to secure her a Grammy of her own, the seemingly heartfelt tribute might win her some fans. Sherry Rehman, currently Pakistan's Information Minister and for many years a close aide to Ms Bhutto, said of the song: "It is the tribute of a grieving daughter to her iconic and loving mother."

Bakhtawar is one of three children of Ms Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari, who inherited the leadership of her Pakistan People's Party in the aftermath of hie wife's death and was subsequently elected president of the country. Their 20-year-old son, Bilawal, who was jointly named co-chair of the party, is a student at Oxford University, while their other daughter, Aseefa, 15, is also studying abroad.

When Ms Bhutto returned to Pakistan from exile in October 2007, Mr Zardari remained in Dubai. In her final book, book 'Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West', that was published after her death, Ms Bhutto wrote of the decision: "We understood the dangers and the risks of my return, and we wanted to make sure that no matter what happened, our daughters and our son, Bilawal, would have one of us to take care of them."