Friday, November 5, 2010

High level moot reviews development schemes in Sindh

ARKANA: Acting Sindh Governor Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has directed the officials of National Highway Authority (NHA) to complete the remaining internal roads of Larkana city under Larkana Development Package (LDP) so that the people may be able to get benefit from the development package.

This he said while presiding over a high level meeting held to review the progress of development schemes of Larkana District at the Circuit House here on Saturday. The roads pinpointed include Kamber Road Chowk to MiroKhan Road, Nishter Road, Bakrani Road, Naudero Chowk to village Channa Road. The funds are available with the NHA. The uncompleted roads in the city may be completed by all means in shortest possible time, it was stressed.

The Acting Sindh Governor also directed the officers of provincial highways and buildings department to realise their responsibilities and complete the development schemes without any delay and provided him the lists of development schemes.

During the meeting it was informed that an amount of Rs 650 million was earmarked for the development programme of Larkana District, out of which Rs 500 million was allocated for completing the on- going development schemes in the district and the remaining amount will be utilised under peoples development programme with the approval of SPDC Larkana.

Nisar Ahmed Khuhro directed the officials of North Sindh Urban Corporation that they should ensure the cleanliness of Larkana city and utilise the tractor-brush on the roads, so that without any delay the roads of the city may look like neat and clean, and the drainage system of the city may also be improved without delay.

The Acting Governor also directed the Irrigation officers to immediately prepare a plan regarding the construction of spurs at Aaqil-Agani Bund on the Indus River and the strengthening work of Nusrat Loop Bund, Abad Manguli Loop Bund and carry out the extension of Larkana-Khairpur Bridge without delay.

The work on the above development schemes of Irrigation Department may be stared from December 2010, in order to smoothly face any kind of emergency during the abkalani season in the coming year 2011, he said. In this regard all precautionary measures may be adopted to strengthen the Indus river protective Bunds before any other flood, he further directed.

During the meeting DCO Larkana Abdul Aleem Lashari briefed the Acting Sindh Governor that the government land for establishment of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) Larkana has been identified and it will be sent to the provincial government for approval, so that the construction work of the University building may be started in due course of time. The Acting Governor directed the EDO Agriculture Larkana to establish public parks at police line Larkana or near District Jail (MiroKhan Chowk) for the entertainment of people of the city.

The EDO Agriculture briefed the Acting Governor that an amount Rs 2.2 million was spent for the establishment of parks in the city and the site mentioned near Mirokhan Chowk (in front of District Jail Larkana) was already in the scheme and it will be developed as a public park in accordance with an old demand of the people of this city.

Nisar Ahmed Khuhro directed DO Elementary Larkana to provide him the factual position about why the primary school teachers were transferred from the rural areas to the city and in the appointment of primary school teachers only 8 posts were shown in two union council of the city and all the remaining vacant posts of primary school teachers were shown in rural areas. He should be given an appraisal of the matter without any delay, he said.

The Acting Governor Sindh also distributed 55 sewing machines among the needy and poors at his Larkana residence. On the occasion Nisar Ali Shaikh, Khair Muhammad Shaikh, Ghulam Abbas Kehar, Aftab Bhutto, Niaz Laghari, Ameer Bux Gaad were also present. EDO Revenue Asadullah Abro, Project Director SESCO Aijaz Gaad, Noor Ahmed Dayo and EDOs of various departments and district officers were present in the meeting at the Circuit House.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nisar Khuhro distributes sewing machines/vegetable carts

LARKANA: Speaker of the Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was of empowerment of women in the society. The empowerment comes with economic freedom and to achieve this goal “Sewing Centres” will be opened at the union council level through-out Sindh province, so that more and more poor women / widows may benefit from the scheme and stand on their own two feet. This he said while distributing 240 sewing machines among the widows / poor women and vegetable carts among the poor and needy peoples at his Larkana residence, On Thursday. He said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto gave great sacrifice of her life for the rights of poor people of the country under her vision the present PPP government was allotting 25 acres of government land to each woman Hari, while free fertilizers and seed were also being to provide them, he said. Besides he said in the different institutions the women were also performing their duties in the country. The speaker also said that the Government was giving full attention for the promotion of female education, while the scholarship was being to given the girl students so that after completion their education they will be able to serve the nation in different institutions of the country. He said that we are distributing 20-20 sewing machines in each union council so that the poor women / widows may be able to earn their livelihood on self help basis. The speaker reiterated that the mission of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto will be completed at all cost. Later, The Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro visited Shaikh Zaid Hospital for women Larkana. On the occasion, he appreciated the efforts of the lady doctors who are providing free treatment to the indoor patients specially flood survivors of the affected areas. He also commended the efforts and services being rendered by the Medical Superintendent Chandka Medical college Hospital Larkana Dr. Zulfiqar Siyal. The speaker SA advised all the doctors and other paramedics to continue their service for the betterment of ailing poor and needy people and extent all possible help to them. He also distributed Eid clothes among the indoor female patients of flood hit areas. On the occasion Professor Rafia Baloch, Dr. Shahida Shaikh and other concerned officials were present.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

No flood threat to Bhutto's City, says CM Sindh

LARKANA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that there is no flood threat to Larkana city, and asked the people of Larkana not to give any attention to the rumors.
During his visit to the Aaqil Agani embankment here on Monday, while talking to journalists, he said that a large number of party workers, irrigation officials and district administration Larkana are striving hard to strengthen the vulnerable point at Aaqil-Agani Bund.
Speaker of the Sindh Assembly, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Law Minister Ayaz Soomro, Minister for Women's Development Ms. Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto, PPP leaders Haji Munwar Ali Abbasi MPA, Dr. Shafquat Soomro, Nisar Ali Shaikh, Khair Muhammad Shaikh, Noorddin Abro, large number of PPP leaders and workers were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister directed the officials of the Irrigation department to ensure the required machinery and stones on emergency basis at the vulnerable point of Aaqil-Agani embankment.
On the occasion, secretary Irrigation and Power Shuja Junejo briefed that the required machinery and stones were reaching at the spot on emergency basis and the speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro established a camp at the embankment to supervise the strengthening work.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah along with Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro arrived at Shahdadkot by air where Minister for Food, Mir Nadir Ali Magsi briefed the Chief Minister that the protective embankment along with bypass was being strengthened. He said that flood water flow was increasing from 3 sides including Balochistan, Garhi Khairo side and Golo Daro area.
Secretary Irrigation Shuja Junejo, Chief Engineers Irrigation Agha Aijaz Pathan, Khalid Memon, SE Saifullah Magsi canal Shafquat Wadho also gave their expert opinion that the floodwater may be given a way via zero point to Hamal Lake and Manchar lake. The proposal was approved by the chief Minister.
The Chief Minister also distributed food items at the relief camp established at Govt Degree College Ratodero. The food packets were donated by the National Bank of Pakistan Larkana Region.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

11 relief camps have been established in Larkana district: DCO

The DCO Larkana Syed Hassan Naqvi while briefing at Larkana-Khairpur Bridge has said that 11 relief camps have been established in Larkana district out of which 3 are in Ratodero Taluka, 2 in Larkana, 4 in Baqrani and 3 in Dokri Taluka. Till now an about 7000 people from katcha area have been shifted to the relief camps and about 15000 people are reluctant to shift to pakka areas.

With the help of police and Rangers those people are being evacuated to the relief camps, besides the forcible evacuation is continue for which teams consisting of Revenue, Police and Rangers have been dispatched along with notables of areas, positive results are expected in this regard. He added that the mobile medical dispensaries along with doctors, paramedical staff and medicines are established at the relief camps so that in the time of emergency the free treatment may be provided to the affected people.

On the occasion, Chief Engineer Sukkur Barrage Right Bank Agha Aijaz Ali Pathan and other officials were also present.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

7 flour mills in Larkana & Kambar-Shahdadkot closed in protest!

7 flour mills in Larkana & Kambar-Shahdadkot closed in protest against ban on movement of wheat!

LARKANA: 7 Flour Mills of Larkana and Kamber-Shahdadkot districts have been closed in protest against the imposition of ban on Inter Provincial movement of wheat. According to a survey conducted by The Regional Times, it was learnt that 7 flour mills of both districts and hundreds of owners of atta chakis have closed their mills and chakis for removal of ban on movement of wheat. Due to the protest several traders have hoarded the wheat and flour. The local shopkeepers are selling flour at Rs 35 per Kg. The President of Flour Mills Association and Former President Larkana Chamber of Commerce Muhammad Anwar Shaikh told RT that in the last season this area had produced a bumper crop of wheat in this connection they should be allowed to do business in other province. Anwar Shaikh admitted that the flour mills have stropped functioning temporally, which will be restored after the meeting with the Federal Minister for Food.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fixing artificial limbs to patients is great service to ailing humanity: Nisar Khuhro

LARKANA: June 27, 2010.Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that fixing of the artificial limbs to the suffering patients/disable persons was the real services for ailing humanity, after the rehabilitation those disable will be able to walk and work frequently to perform their proper role in civil society.

Speaking on the occasion of visit of camp regarding the fixing the limbs to the patients at Chandka Medical Teaching Hospital here on Sunday, the camp was organized by the Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM) and thanked for providing funds for fixing artificial limbs to the patients of six districts, in this way 150 patients rehabilited.

He said the rehabilitated persons will be useful citizens in society and self confidence will be developed for their livelihood in their daily life.

It is recalled that the rehabilitation team of DOW Medical University Karachi was performing to fix artificial limbs to the patients of upper Sindh area; the team will continue to work here for more eight days. The training will also be imparted to the rehabilitated persons and the new cases will be registered in this regard.

On the occasion, Pro-Vic Chancellor DOW Medical University Professor Umer Farooq highlighted the performance of fixing limbs to the patients in the University is the section and thanked the speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro for his cooperation in rehabilitation work in Larkana on the occasion.

The Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) Larkana Prof. Sikander Ali Shaikh also spoke and informed that an amount of Rs. 5 billion was approved by the government for the establishment of University and the PC-I was also prepared and sent to the higher authorities. He hoped that a section regarding the fixing artificial limbs to the patients will be opened in this University.

On the occasion, EDO Health Services Dr. Abdul Fatah Bughio, Additional Medical Superintendent (AMS) Dr. Ghulam Ali Hulio, the party leaders Nisar Ali Shaikh, Sanaullah Hulio, Aftab Bhutto, Zakir Hussain Abro, and large number of Docters were present.

Friday, June 25, 2010

President for expeditious completion of Larkana projects

LARKANA, June 21: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday directed timely and expeditious completion of all development projects initiated by the government under the Larkana Development Package. He asked the Sindh Government to expedite the development work under Larkana Development Package that amounts to 20 billion rupees. The President gave the instructions while chairing a briefing at the President House Larkana regarding the progress on the development projects in Larkana.

Chief Secretary Sindh Fazalur Rehman gave a detailed briefing on various development projects including highways, forests, industrial state, Chandka Medical College Larkana, Quaid-e- Awam University of Science and Technology, extension in mausoleum of martyrs at Garhi Khuda Bukhsh, completion of educational blocks and laboratories at Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical university and the construction of a cricket stadium at Garhi Khuda Bukhsh.
Those who attended the briefing included among others Madam Faryal Talpur, MNA; Secretary to the President Malik Asif Hayat;
Chief Secretary Sindh Fazalur Rehman; Chairman National Highway Authority, Advisor to Chief the Minister Jameel Ahmad Soomro and heads of concerned provincial departments.
The President also directed that a quarterly progress report on the development projects in Larkana be submitted to the President Secretariat.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Khuhro condoles with Nisar Ahmed Shaikh

The Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, on Saturday visited the residence of a PPP leader Nisar Ahmed Shaikh, in Larkana city, to offer condolence on the demise of his brother late Pervaiz Ahmed Shaikh, who died few days ago. The Speaker SA Nisar Khuhro stayed there for some time and condoled with the deceased’s brother Nisar Ahmed Shaikh and other family members. He also prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give courage and fortitude to the bereaved family and soothed the bereaved family with kind words.

Later, Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro while talking to different delegations belonging to various walks of life, at his residence in Larkana, on Saturday said that present PPP Government is struggling to provide basic facilities and employment to educated youths. He said that the present government is also giving top priority to health and education; sufficient funds have been allocated in the budget. He said that the Pakistan Peoples Party, which has deep roots amongst the poor people, will resolve the problems of the common man. He paid rich tributes to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and said that she sacrificed her life for the cause of democracy in the country. He also reiterated that the mission of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto will be completed at any cost. Nisar Khuhro said that the establishment of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University in Larkana will prove most beneficial for providing healthcare facilities/ Research in Medical Science in upper Sindh area. He also said that under the supervision of PPHI, the primary healthcare facilities are being provided to people of rural areas at their door steps, besides Sui gas facilities, Village Electrification programs was also being extended in more villages of the province, as well as the roads were being constructed, water supply and Drainage facilities were being provided up to village level, he added. He received applications from the people and issued orders on spot. Ameer Bux Gaad, Aftab Bhutto, Khan Bahadur Ghulam Mustafa Agham, Muhammad Ameen Shaikh, Zakir Hussain Abro and a large number of party workers and leaders were also present on the occasion.

Sunday, June 13, 2010



We have started another Sindhi Video Songs website for our Sindhi bros & sis.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

SZABIST observed Mothers Day in Larkana

LARKANA: May 11, 2010. SZABIST Larkana in collaboration with K.F.C celebrates the Mothers day at Montessori and pre primary school level in a simple and impressive manner here on other day.
Mothers Day was presided over by the administrative controller of the school and well known researcher, Principal of SZABIST Intermediate College Larkana Dr. Dur Mohammad Pathan on the occasion. During his speech, he offered his thanked Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho Chancellor of SZABIST for selecting Larkana for establishing the Montessori system education. Apart from teachers and taughts of the school faculties and families were invited. M.B Soomro, Deputy Director Larkana Campus also participated as the capacity of one of the parents. The event was witnessed by almost all the mothers of kids studying at the institution and the teachers along with Head Mistress Shazia organized Mothers day at a newly established SZABIST Montessori and pre-primary school system, the kids and their teachers lauded the role of mothers and affection of love and humanity.

There were so many items in the function including kids’ performance, welcome song on importance of mothers, besides on the spot comments of parents at the event witnessed on the occasion. Senior teacher Rabeel in her speech gave the history and importance of Montessori system and threw lights on the mothers sacrifice for their children and her role.Samreen Memon, Saba, Yasmeen, Mehnaz and Mahrukh the teachers of the school also spoke on the occasion, besides they presented their pupils teams for performing various items regarding the mothers days, it was very impressive moment, when mothers participated in ice cream eating competition, the parents were happy to witness performance of their kids on the occasion.

The function was invited attention of parents that the school was the established on 13th of March 2010, and that arranged/organized a wonderful function in its early days.Before this, Head Mistress of the school welcomed the guests and participants, and threw light on the history and importance on the Mothers Day.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Larkana: Hesco chief sees reduction in loadshedding

Wednesday, May 05, 2010: There may be a drastic reduction in the existing loadshedding spells soon, as the Hydro Electric Power Supply Company (Private) Limited inducted 271 megawatts into the national grid in the last 24 hours, Hesco Chief Executive Nazir Ahmed Shaikh said on Tuesday.“Energy conservation measures are low cost and the quickest way of saving energy.

Hence, all the distribution companies will have to ensure the implementation of the energy policy in their areas through concrete measures,” Shaikh told a meeting at the Wapda House, attended by the managers operation and other senior officials in the distribution companies.Shaikh suggested to all the managers to strictly work on a three-point agenda of load management, reduction in system losses and power theft, along with additional measures to improve recovery from the defaulters.He directed the managers to follow the modalities with the provincial government officials in their departments, traders, industrialists and agriculturists as well as customers. He declared 2010 the year of elimination of power theft and urged the managers to make extra efforts while augmenting the infrastructure and introducing state-of-the-art metres and billing system to curb power theft, monitor consumption patterns and ensure accurate billing.“

Hesco will find the solution to reduce power theft by using latest techniques with an aim to facilitate its consumers and general domestic users,” he added. Shaikh reiterated that the elimination of power theft was not possible without the cooperation of the people. He said services of the staff of the National Transmission and Distribution Company and other distribution companies should be sought for an equal distribution of load to avoid overloading and burning of transformers in future.

NHA road work stopped near Moen jo Daro

An inquiry has been ordered into the possible damage the Larkana-Moen jo Daro expressway may have caused the ancient ruins.
The Sindh government recently received a letter from the Federal Department of Archeology and has asked the DCO to investigate the matter, Express News has learnt. The federal government had given permission for the expressway project that is being undertaken by the National Highway Authority. Sindh Interior Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan has written the DCO Larkana ordering him to ensure that the construction is stopped and an investigation started.

“[The work] may affect the remains under the site,” said Ali Hyder Ghadhi, conservator of Moen jo Daro, while speaking to The Express Tribune on Monday. He said that about one and a half months back, when the NHA started work near the site, they asked them to stop the construction, saying that the area was demarcated by the Archeology Department. “We approached the DCO Larkana, but he did not give us a positive response,” Ghadhi said.
“We are not opposing any development work, but demand that an archeological examination be conducted in order to ascertain whether more remains are in the area.” The Moen jo Daro archeological remains, spread over 555 acres, is a protected world heritage site according to Unesco. And while the federal government granted Sindh custody of 129 of its archeological heritages, Moen jo Daro stayed with Islamabad. For its part, the National Highway Authority has said that it is incurring a loss of Rs2 million every day for the past 12 days because the Ministry of Culture has stopped work on the Moen jo Daro Highway Project.

In November 2009 and then in February and April, the Ministry of Culture has been reminding the NHA of the importance of the site. The Department of Archeology has confirmed that the site has been damaged by destruction of a water channel built to drain rain water and salt water from the site as instructed by international archeological experts. It is believed the safety bund has been destroyed and illegal digging has taken place. “Yes, it is of great concern,” said an official from the archaeology department.

“Does the NHA consider the importance of this great heritage as it is considered a criminal activity to build a road though the remains of this national treasure.” Culture secretary Moinul Islam Bukhari said that the NHA should have consulted the ministry before starting construction. He said that the ministry has asked the Department of Archeology to consult them and come up with a possible solution. One option could be the realignment of the four-lane road.
He said the NOC will not be issued until the Department of Archeology clears the project. Confusion The project is a 28km four-lane expressway with four bypasses, connecting Larkana city to the Moen jo Daro Airport and the NHA maintains it is 100 to 150 feet away from the protected site. NHA Chairman Chaudry Altaf said, “The DCO Larkana approved the project. I do not understand the reason for the delay regarding the NOC which was supposed to be given after a few days of the submission of the application.” He pointed out that another road was constructed there over two years ago by the local government and no objections were made then.

NHA Sukkur General Manager Abdul Aziz said that the mega project was in the “greater national interest” and its orders came from the president. “We are outside the protective bund (embankment) and there is no threat to the archaeological site,” he maintained. “The NHA was only increasing the number of lanes for the already existing road to the north of the Moenjadaro Road.” It is believed that Unesco has written its head office in Paris for advice. The body provides technical assistance and facilitates Pakistan’s government only when requested, otherwise under no circumstances do they interfere.

“We are following the news which is being published and are still puzzled as to why the government has not approached us yet,” said a Unesco representative in Islamabad. According to Unesco, the protection of Moen jo Daro started in 1973, came to a halt in 1997 and the programme was reactivated in 2002. There are seven sites from which Moen jo Daro is listed at the top. Unesco developed a master plan for the Lahore fort and Shalimar. The Shalimar gardens’ hydraulic system was damaged during Shahbaz Sharif’s tenure when they were building a road through the gardern.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

3rd parliamentary year of Sindh Assembly begins, SA has passed 29 bills in past 2 years

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly two-year performance report from 5 April 2008 to 4th April 2010 was presented here on Wednesday. The Speaker of the Sindh Assembly, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro while addressing a press conference at the Sindh Assembly's Committee Room presented the report, saying that a total of 29 bills, 13 resolutions and 54 joint resolutions were passed during the period while 11 ordinances, 20 private bills, 10 privilege motions, 11 adjournment motions and 103 motions were received by the assembly in the past two years. As many as 3,408 questions were received of them, 2,343 were allowed, 1,254 were laid on the floor of the house, 21 were withdrawn and 320 were processed.

The Sindh Assembly held 17 sessions during the past two years which comprised of 145 total days and 101 actual sittings. Nisar Khuhro said that no agenda remained uncompleted in the past two years of the provincial assembly and whatever resolution or bill was presented in the assembly, the members discussed it . 

He said that the credit goes to Sindh that pioneered live telecasting of the assembly proceeding so that the people can know that what was going on in the assembly. Commenting on the opposition's participation, he said that the opposition itself admitted that it was given sufficient time to speak on the assembly floor.

MNA Faryal Talpur opposes Jirga system


LARKANA: The present democratic government succeeded to bring the 18th amendment in the constitution and passed the NFC Award in the parliament unanimously by implementing the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and her reconciliation policy. This was stated by the PPP MNA Madame Faryal Talpur while talking to newsmen at the Larkana Press Club after inaugurating a newsroom at the press club on Friday.

She said that the media plays an important role for a positive change in the society by pointing out problems of the people. The government started the Shaheed Benazir Income Support Program and allotted government lands to the landless women, besides providing job opportunities to the educated youths because the PPP is the party of poor and downtrodden people, she added. She condemned the Jirga system and added that this system only helps the influential men to be dominant over the poor people. She opined that the Jirga system will be stopped in the interests of the masses. While replying to a question, she said that the financial problems of the Women Crisis Centre Larkana will be resolved very soon. State Minister Shagufta Jumani, Chairman SPDC Larkana Dr Shafqat Hussain Soomro, DCO Larkana Syed Hassan Naqvi were also present on the occasion. Madame Faryal Talpur also inaugurated the installation of 300 KVA generator at the city block of the Chandka Medical Hospital Larkana last night, where MS of the Hospital Dr. Zulfiqar Siyal briefed her about different issues related to the hospital staff. She also presided over a meeting of the members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Larkana at the local Circuit House. President of the Chamber Khair Muhammad Shaikh and Nisar Ali Shaikh (Shaikh Brothery) briefed the MNA about different problems, which are being faced by the citizens. 

Nisar Ahmed Khuhro hands over lease papers of Katchi Abadis

Sunday, April 25, 2010
LARKANA: Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, along with Sindh minister for Katchi Abadis, distributed 105 lease documents to the people in Haidri Mohallah here on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Khuhro said that in Larkana district, 15 Katchi Abadis out of 34, were notified and the remaining would also be notified within a month.

He said the government was trying to follow the manifesto of the party which gives the slogan of Roti, Kapra Aur Makan. “We are implementing it in letter and spirit,” he said.

Khuhro said Benazir rendered services for the rights of the poor and restoration of democracy in the country.

Sindh Minister for Katchi Abadis Engineer Muhammad Rafique said that all the Katchi Abadis in the province would be regularised. He said President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani also desired that ownership rights be transferred to the residents of the Katchi Abadis.

He said that Katchi Abadis established before 1985 would be regularised and lease would also be provided.

24th April:

Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro on Friday said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and her daughter Benazir Bhutto had sacrificed their lives for democracy. He was addressing a gathering at Khalique Colony here. Earlier, the speaker inaugurated the PCR Centre and the blood bank laboratory of the Chandka Medical College Hospital.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

DCO vows for clean and green Larkana

LARKANA:  The District Coordination Officer Larkana, Syed Hassan Naqvi has said that all out efforts are being made to ensure Larkana as clean and green, in order to provide healthy atmosphere for the people of Larkana. This he said while presiding over a meeting of district officers to review the progress of clean and green Larkana at his camp office here on Friday.

On the occasion, District Forest Officer Larkana informed that one lack 90 thousand plants of different trees were being panted in the district to make Larkana green and clean.

The DCO directed the District officer forest Larkana to prepare the feasibility report regarding more plantation on the both sides of roads included the CMC Hospital road , Railway Station road, District Council road, Police Lines as well as Rice Canal paths.

The DCO also directed TMO Larkana to ensure the cleanliness of city and to remove the encroachments

from both sides of roads at Shaikh Zaid Women Hospital Larkana and other areas, added that prepare feasibility report regarding the repair of drain disposal of Lahori Mohalla Larkana regarding the sewerage water. The meeting was largely attended by concerned officers on the occasion.

Govt after a long struggle has removed dictatorial amendments from the constitution: Nisar Khuhro

LARKANA: The Speaker of the Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that the vision of Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto was to establish the Chandka Medical College at Larkana in order to provide medical facilities to the people of the upper Sindh area as well as the adjoining areas of the province of Balochistan and parts of Punjab.

This he said while addressing the concluding ceremony of the 3rd Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Annual Sports Week and musical night at SMBBMU at CMC Campus last night.

Addressing on the occasion, he criticized the rule of dictators in which the students of the CMC were arrested and punished in a severe manner, but the students proved themselves as true Pakistani and faced all challenges in those difficult days. After struggling for 30 years, the PPP Government has succeeded in getting the 18th amendment passed to remove the remnants of dictators from the constitution through the democratic process.

He also said that Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto always served Pakistan and they sacrificed their lives for the right of the downtrodden people of the country and for the restoration of democracy.

The Sindh Minister for Culture Sassui Palejo while addressing on the occasion said that she was very happy to see the extracurricular activities taking place at SMBBMU at CMC Campus Larkana.

The Minister advised the students of SMBBMU to follow in the footsteps of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, who also belonged to Larkana and became a great leader of the world. She further said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s mission will be completed at all costs by the government under the dynamic leadership of the President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari.
The Minister further said that the culture department is taking steps to preserve the cultural heritage besides the “Latif Chairs” were opened at Karachi and other universities in the province, so that the message of Shah Latif may be provided to the students in the proper way.
Earlier, the Culture Minister inaugurated the photo exhibition of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, which was arranged by Masood Khoso.
On the occasion, MPA Haji Munawar Ali Abbasi, Dr. Ayoub Shaikh, Nisar Ali Shaikh, Nazir Ahmed Shaikh, Khair Muhammad Shaikh and other PPP leaders including SMBBMU officials were also present.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s death anniversary observed countrywide

LARKANA: The 31st death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (ZAB), former prime minister and founder of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was observed with great fervour and solemnity on Sunday.

The PPP and PPP-Shaheed Bhutto (SB) arranged functions separately to commemorate the death anniversary. Quran khawani’s were held in every corner of the country to pray for the departed soul of ZAB. People from all walks of life paid rich tributes to the former prime minister for his services to the nation and long life struggle for the promotion of democracy. The main function in this regard was held at Bhutto’s mausoleum at Garhi Khuda Buksh Bhutto, where Quran Khawani was also held throughout the day. PPP leaders including President Asif Ali Zardari, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Senate Chairman Farooq H Naek, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar and others visited the ZAB’s mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer fateha. PPP leaders from all over the country including Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and FATA also participated in the functions, which were held to mark the occasion. PPP senators, members of national assembly, members of provincial assemblies, PPP central executive committee (CEC) and federal council (FC) members also paid their tributes to ZAB.

Caravans and rallies of PPP workers continued to reach and leave Garhi Khuda Buksh Bhutto and the place remained jam-packed with people all the day. A ‘mushaira’ was also held on the occasion in which prominent poets from all over the country paid rich tributes to the former prime minister. Following the tradition, a joint meeting of the PPP CEC and FC was held, which was chaired by PPP Co-chairman President Asif Ali Zardari. Participants of the meeting hailed ZAB’s services to the nation and democracy and expressed their full confidence in the leadership of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The overall political situation of the country and matters relating to the party functioning were also discussed in the meeting. Rich tributes were also paid to former PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto for sacrificing her life only to achieve the rights of the downtrodden and to strengthen the democratic system in the country in order to provide the poor masses basic facilities under her party manifesto including the provision of employment, education, energy, environment and improvement of economy of the country in the national interest. Peoples Doctors Forum (PDF) Larkana district and District Health Department Larkana also established free medical camps to provide medical assistance to the participants of the death anniversary at Garhi Khuda Buksh Bhutto.

On this occasion a documentary film on the life of ZAB was also shown, which included his highly charged speeches at the UN. Strict security arrangements were in place to avoid any untoward incident

President Zardari inaugurates power plant in Larkana

LARKANA: President Asif Zardari Sunday urged foreign investors to take advantage of the business opportunities in Pakistan and establish energy and infrastructure projects in partnership with provincial governments.

He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the first gas fired rental power plant of 51 Mega Watts at Naudero, district Larkana. President Zardari said power producers were of benefit to Pakistan, as they kept the country out of darkness.

President Zardari thanked the Walter Power International, which has set up the power plant for making investment in the interior of Sindh saying it will create thousands of jobs for people. The company has a history of setting up power projects in Pakistan, he added.

Zardari said the government is pursuing the policy of setting up projects through public-private-partnership while ensuring rights of provinces. 
The provinces would have equity in the power projects by providing gas and the land, which would help in creating projects worth billions of dollars. 
He asked the Sindh government to establish a special incentive zones for new industries. The president stressed on people to put their trust in the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government so that it can build a better future for Pakistan.

“I remember challenges of the days when the government of Benazir Bhutto was dismissed and the power projects were also derailed,” he recalled.

He said the investors came at the invitation of first Benazir Bhutto government and in her second stint they set up the projects like Hubco with the generation capacity of 1,500 MW. He said Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had the foresight to see the rising electricity demand due to growth in population. 

The Benazir Bhutto government managed to sign Memorandums of Understandings (MOUs) of 40,000 MW of which 4,500 MW was to be produced from coal, he noted. 

He said PPP has a vision for tomorrow and it understands needs of the future. It fulfilled its promise by making operational, the first power plant of Sindh in Larkana. He reminded that in the past PPP was criticized for bringing independent power producers to Pakistan. 

The Naudero power plant has been assured 12mmcfd gas for five year through PEPCO's Generation Company and an SSGC gas transmission pipeline has been linked to it besides laying of 132 KV transmission line to connect the power to national grid.

It will provide power to 2,500 tubewells which are designed to irrigate 75,000 acres of land that produces 1.2 million tons of wheat and rice besides ensuring stable power to over 1,000 average sized villages in the area.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Minister for Water & Power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Interior Minister A. Rehman Malik, Minister for Privatization Syed Naveed Qamar, Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Nisar Ali Shaikh (Shaikh Brothery), Provincial Ministers, Central Information Secretary of PPP Fouzia Wahab, MNAs, MPAs, PPP leaders and high officials were present on the occasion. -APP

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nation need fair and free election system in Pakistan. Nisar Khuhro

LARKANA: 15th March: The Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said on Sunday that the country needs strong institutions to nurture political leadership and transparent electoral system for true democracy. This he said while in an Open Discussion Forum of N.A 205 and its constituencies regarding the fair and free election Network Pakistan’s title on “Democratic Government Program (DGP)” arranged by the local NGO Mathini Women Development Organization here at local hotel.

The DGP session in Larkana was also attended by the Federal Minister for Youth Affairs Shahid Hussain Bhutto, Provincial Minister Sindh for Women Development Tauqir Fatima Bhutto and other members of Provincial Assembly Sindh, NGOs, Civil Society and large number of women and citizens.

Addressing the participants Nisar Khuhro said the public expectations are high and present democratic government priority to resolve complex issues of the constituencies and peoples basic problems he said. He said PPP believes that social policy objectives drive economic policy and the party is committed to provide better social and living standards for the people of our country.

He said the community is aware about their rights and the dream of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was that the the people of this area must be educated regarding the democratic governance and play their part in the election process and further in their system in country, as the fulfillment of this dream by Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, who also sacrificed her life for the country people and democracy he said.

Nisar Khuhro further said in country majority of people living in poverty, in this regard the poverty alleviation is the basic agenda to resolve problems of people and financial assistance was being given to poor by helping women under women Development Support Program and other objectives.

Before this, Speaker distributed the 127 orders among the sanitary workers and other employees and said that it is the dream of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto to give jobs to unemployed; he also distributed cheques of Rs. 80000 to 40 poor people 2000 each one, besides three wheel chairs, 1 tri-cycle was also given to the disable persons.

Sindh Minister for Women Development Touqeer Fatima Bhutto said that present government was trying to resolve the problems of masses, because of great sacrifice of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, which was given only for the rights of the people and restoration of democracy.

She said the the people gave mandate to the present government, and the FAFEN objectives are also to take the masses in General elections and franchise their vote according to the will by aware them in the different sector she said. She said there is need of education and awareness among the society and provide them health, roads, electricity, sui gas facilities at their door steps with out any discrimination is also the objective of present government she said.

The Provincial Minister also said that the president of Pakistan was implementing the principle of political reconciliation with all political parties and trying utmost to strengthen the democracy in the country.

She said we are struggling to our best to implement the manifesto which is also the objectives of FAFEN wants to aware general masses in this regard she said.

On the occasion, Organizer and Program Manager FAFEN Nishata Mumtaz interact the audience regarding democratic governance and advocate the main agenda.

Other participants including Nisar Ali Shaikh (Shaikh Brothery) Chairperson Mathini Women Welfare Development Organization Farida Abbasi, Shams Jokhio, Imran Abbasi, Nasreen Baloch, Dr. Tanvir Ahmed and Dr. Ghulam Abbasi and others were present.

DIG Sanaullah Abbasi suspends SHO for killing his servant

LARKANA: DIG Larkana, Sanaullah Abbasi on Sunday after taking notice of the killing of a servant by Inspector Allah Dino Sangi in village Huzuri Sangi suspended the Inspector and ordered for the registration of an FIR against the accused SHO.
It is worthwhile to mention that a few days ago SHO Allah Dino Sangi, who was already ordered to report at line due to negligence in his duty, had brought his servant namely Arbab Sangi in village Huzuri Sangi and asked him to keep an empty wine bottle on his head so that he can target the bottle. However, bullet struck the boy, which resulted in his death on the spot

Chandka nurses protest against superintendent

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
By our correspondent

LARKANA: Staff nurses of the Chandka Medical College and Teaching Hospital here protested against the Medical Superintendent, Dr Zulfiqar Ali Siyal, chanting slogans and demanding his suspension.

The staff nurses staged a sit-in outside the office of the MS. Staff nurses -- Kiran, Samina, Rubina among others -- said that they were performing their duties earnestly and honestly. They, however, alleged that the superintendent was trying to use them for immoral activities and issued termination orders to those who were not complying with his illegal orders .

On the occasion, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) activists Mehmood Chandio and Abdul Sattar supported the nurses. The protest ended when Adviser to CM Sindh Jameel Soomro assured the nurses of justice and legal action against the MS.

Meanwhile, at the Jinnah Bagh Chowk here, a sit-in was staged by members of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) over ‘false and baseless’ cases against the JSQM Chairman Bashir Khan Qureshi.

Hundreds of members also burnt tyres and chanted slogans against the state and rulers. Qureshi told this correspondent that if the government does not take strict action against the killers of Rangers officials of Sindh, they will protest across the province.

Dr Safdar Sarki said that the Sindh government and home minister should protect the rights of Sindh instead of the Punjab. If the government behaviour remains the same, then the JSQM will protect Sindh and its people, he said. The Punjabi Front leader, Tahir Randhwa, was killed over his personal dispute while the government raided the houses of Sindhis, which was open terrorism, he said.

Establishment of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto medical university discussed

LARKANA: March 09, 2010: Chairman Sindh Peoples Development Committee Dr. Shafqat Hussain Soomro has urged upon the officers of NHA and Works and services Department Larkana to realize their responsibilities and complete development work being carried out in different sectors and ensure the quality of the work. This he said while presiding over a high level meeting regarding the SPDC at circuit house Larkana on Tuesday.

The meeting reviewed and discussed the progress of schemes in detail including establishment of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University, establishment of Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto, Engineering College Larkana and establishment of Industrial zone Larkana.

The chairman Dr. Shafqat Hussain Soomro directed the NHA officers to complete the survey work of the land that was utilized in the construction of link of Larkana-Khairpur Indus Bridge so that timely compensation may be provided to the land owners.

The chairman directed the highway officers to complete the roads and ensure the quality of work and according to the PC-I of remaining portion of circular road Larkana may be prepared and sent to the Government for approval.

During the meeting the representatives of NHA told that the work on 247 km roads costing Rs. 4.25 billion will be spent for the completion of roads.

On the occasion, Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University Larkana Prof: Sikandar Ali Shaikh informed that the Chief Minister Sindh approved an amount of Rs. 88 million land purchase for the University, which was enhanced by experts and revised PC-I of Rs. 150 million prepared and sent to the Chief Minister Sindh and he also demanded for providing regular budget for the University.

During the meeting the Project Director Qaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulifqar Ali Bhutto Engineering College, informed the meeting that the college is consisting of 80 class rooms and two halls and there is need of two buses for pick and drop to the students of college and other problems were also pointed out in the meeting.

During the meeting the representatives of industry department of Sindh informed the meeting that there is a need of 500 acres of land for establishment of industrial zone at Mohen-Jo-Daro airport road Larkana after acquiring the required land the development works will be started.

In the meeting administrator TMA Larkana Ghulam Mustafa Hullio informed that the work of street lights will be completed in due course of time in this regard he has written a letter to higher authorities for release of funds.

The meeting was largely attended by MPA Haji Munawar Ali Abbasi, Ghulam Serwar Siyal, DCO/ Administrator Larkana Syed Hassan Naqvi, Nisar Ali Shaikh, Abdul Fatah Bhutto, Ghulam Mustafa Laghari, Ameer Bux Gaad, and large numbers of concerned officers were present.

Religious and Interfaith harmony important for peace in Pakistan. Pir Yousaf Awan

LARKANA: There is need to promote religious and inter-faith harmony among all sects to achieve peace and stability in the country. He said this by the Central Chairman National Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony (NPICH) Pir Allama Muhammed Yousuf Awan here on local hotel on Wednesday.

Addressing on the occasion, he said the Islam has given rights to all minorities as equal rights despite all odds and scattered incident by anti-state elements who are poised to create disharmony, the state functionaries always tried to bring the culprits to justice he said.

He emphasized to all the sects and regions people to create interfaith harmony and ensure protection to their rights and religious freedom.

He said few elements were using this institution by their own interest but he announced to lodge FIR against them.

He lauded the role of ulema and religious scholars have been appreciable in promoting harmony, peace, love, brotherhood and co-existence.

An International Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony comprising ulema from all schools of thought is in place to promote interfaith harmony in nook and corner.

Awan said “there is dire need to uplift the image of Pakistan and show its real face to the world, and Scholars in different religions can play an effective role in creating harmony.” Even the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto always struggled for brotherhood, interfaith harmony, equality and a stable Pakistan and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto also devoted her life for country men and democracy he said.

On the occasion, Vice President Sindh Sardar Khadim Hussain Solangi,

President Sindh Pir Zulfikar Ali, Provinical Media Coordintor Muhammed Nazir Ahmed Siyal, Ali Raza Solangi, Prof. Rasool Bux Solangi and others were among the program.

Later, Central Chairman National Peace Committee for Interfaith Harmony (NPICH) Pir Allama Muhammed Yousuf Awan along with leaders of NPICH including Sardar Khadim Hussain Solangi visited Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto and offered Fateha on the grave of Benazir Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and others.

VC Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University leads walk on World TB Day

LARKANA: March 23, 2010. Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Medical University(SMBBMU) Larkana Professor Sikandar Ali Shaikh will lead the awareness walk to observe World TB Day-2010 on March 24, 2010 (Wednesday).

The aim of walk is to create awareness among the people about the prevention and cure of Tuberculosis (TB). The walk will be start from the Chest Department of CMC Hospital city block Larkana and it will terminate in front of Press Club, Jinnah Bagh, Larkana.

This was announced by the Deputy Director T.B. Control Programme Sindh @Larkana Dr. Abdul Kareem Shaikh here today.

He said that the directorate of T.B Control Programme Sindh and District Health Services Department Larkana with the collaboration of Pakistan Chest Society Larkana chapter and World Health Organization(WHO) have organized World T.B. Day walk.

The awareness walk on the World T.B. Day will educate the general public about tuberculosis (T.B) and mobilize T.B. patients to get free treatment under DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short Course) programme along with treatment prevention and the latest information about the disease, he added.

He has appealed to the general public to participate in the walk largely.

He said Sindh Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program, district health department, and other NGOs plans to hold the walk and seminars to raise public awareness about prevention and control of the ailment declared as global emergency by World Health Organization (WHO).

There are estimated two millions people suffering from TB across the world. Pakistan is reported to have the seventh highest number of TB patients.

Meanwhile, The Executive District Officer (Health Services) Larkana Dr. Abdul Fateh Bughio has on Monday also announced that that in order to mark the World T.B Day-2010, a awareness Seminar will be organized at a local hotel here on March 24, 2010(Wednesday), at 10.00 A.M

VC Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University leads walk on World TB Day

LARKANA: March 23, 2010. Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Medical University(SMBBMU) Larkana Professor Sikandar Ali Shaikh will lead the awareness walk to observe World TB Day-2010 on March 24, 2010 (Wednesday).

The aim of walk is to create awareness among the people about the prevention and cure of Tuberculosis (TB). The walk will be start from the Chest Department of CMC Hospital city block Larkana and it will terminate in front of Press Club, Jinnah Bagh, Larkana.

This was announced by the Deputy Director T.B. Control Programme Sindh @Larkana Dr. Abdul Kareem Shaikh here today.

He said that the directorate of T.B Control Programme Sindh and District Health Services Department Larkana with the collaboration of Pakistan Chest Society Larkana chapter and World Health Organization(WHO) have organized World T.B. Day walk.

The awareness walk on the World T.B. Day will educate the general public about tuberculosis (T.B) and mobilize T.B. patients to get free treatment under DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short Course) programme along with treatment prevention and the latest information about the disease, he added.

He has appealed to the general public to participate in the walk largely.

He said Sindh Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program, district health department, and other NGOs plans to hold the walk and seminars to raise public awareness about prevention and control of the ailment declared as global emergency by World Health Organization (WHO).

There are estimated two millions people suffering from TB across the world. Pakistan is reported to have the seventh highest number of TB patients.

Meanwhile, The Executive District Officer (Health Services) Larkana Dr. Abdul Fateh Bughio has on Monday also announced that that in order to mark the World T.B Day-2010, a awareness Seminar will be organized at a local hotel here on March 24, 2010(Wednesday), at 10.00 A.M

Sit-in against land mafia, Larkana police

Saturday, March 20, 2010
By our correspondent

LARKANA: Members of the Soomra Community held a demonstration here on Friday against the land mafia and the police, demanding protection and justice.

A sit-in was staged at the Jinnah Bagh Chowk where 10 women, including Habiban, Afia, Fatima, Azizan, Perveen, Aisha, Manzooran and Aalia, and 16 children protested outside the town hall, blocking the road and suspending traffic for hours.

The protesters of Murad Wahan Mohalla, Larkana, said that their 2,700-square-feet property in Lahori Mohalla had been occupied by a land mafia representative Saeed Soomro. They said that Soomro had threatened them through different sources and even registered a false case against their family heads, putting them in jail.

The protesters alleged that the law minister was supporting the land mafia representative, forcing them to withdraw from the ownership of the plot and refusing to compensate for the property. They appealed to chief justice of Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, provincial police officers, regional police officer, the DIGP and DPO Larkana to provide them justice and take legal action against the corrupt police officials and the land mafia representative.

Journalists protest against attitude of Provincial Building Director

LARKANA: March 27, 2010. Journalists Community in Larkana on Saturday protested against the unfair attitude and misbehave by the XEN Provincial Building and Project Director for the Development Schemes in Larkana and Chairman Board Intermediate and Secondary Education Larkana.

A large number of Journalists including photojournalists have strictly condemned the rude behavior and threats to the media persons during performing their duties. Senior media representatives including Nazir Siyal, Imtiaz Ali, Qazi Aijaz, Ghulam Sarwer, Badal Mallah, G. R, Mohammad Ali Behleem, Tariq Ali, Mukhtiar Mirani, Abid Ali, Mehdi Shah, and others strictly condemned XEN Provincial High Ways Shabir Ahmed Panhiyar and Chairman Larkana Board for threaten the media persons.

Journalists while expressing their notions, they said that the above officials should be immediately removed and investigating should be made against their corruption in Larkana. Project Director Development works and Chairman Board harsh attitude against the media persons is not acceptable media persons said.

Journalists community has appealed President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Gillani, MNA Faryal Talpur, Chief Minister Sindh government to take immediate action against the culprits and protect the media persons. They also have demanded for the enquiry into the development works in Larkana all the facts will be surfaced they said.