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.