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No measures have been taken to secure schools in Sindh: MQM




KARACHI: Leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hasan has said that despite spending Rs. 400 billion budget Sindh Government has not taken any measures to make educational institutions secure here.

Answering to the MQM leader’s observation Education Minister Nisar Khuhro stated that boundary walls of some 100 schools were being constructed.

Citizens are dubious about the claims of the government notorious for wasting people’s money on ghost schools and teachers.

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Faith Tourism: Guru Shadharam festivities in Sindh attract Hindu Yatrees (Pilgrims) from India!



LAHORE: Officials of Evacuee Trust Property Board welcomed a group of 104 Hindu yatrees here at Wagah Border today.

During their ten-day stay in Pakistan the  pilgrims will be celebrating the 309th birth anniversary of Guru Saant Shadharam scheduled to be held at Shadhani Darbar in Hayat Pitafi, Mirpur Mathelo, Sindh.

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US CG Grace Shelton highlights Pak-American ongoing and historic ties at Ghotki!!




KARACHI: Consul General of USA Grace Shelton visited Ghotki to highlight the historic and ongoing Pak-US ties.

During her 3-day sojourn (14th to 16th of November) she met Federal, Provincial, and Local officials along with civil society and religious leaders to exchange views on U.S.-Pakistan cooperation and mutual interests. 

Consul General Shelton observed that Sindh and its people offered so much cultural, economic and political diversity that it was always productive to travel outside of Karachi and to interact with people across the province.  

She discussed how concerned authorities were addressing Ghotki’s challenges, including public health issues, women’s empowerment, education, environment and employment. 

Consul General Shelton said: “I was so pleased to see firsthand the great extent to which civil society groups are working together with government, in partnership, to build a more resilient and inclusive Ghotki.” 

During her Ghotki stay Grace Shelton visited Sachoo Satram Das Hindu temple in Raharaki and met members of the local Hindu community, Hindu politicians, and the Federal Minister of State for Interprovincial Cooperation, Dr. Darshan Punshi. 

CG Shelton said she was pleased to discuss the promotion of tolerance and interfaith dialogue throughout her trip.  

In addition, Consul General Shelton and Sindh Education Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar inaugurated a new school building in Bhellar, Sukkur, which was constructed with funding from the United States. 

She also visited Daharki’s Technical Training College, where young women and girls described how they had benefited from Pathways to Success a U.S. Government supported program that funds vocational education and training programs.

The Consul General also visited an Engro power plant in Ghotki that uses equipment manufactured in the U.S. by General Electric to produce clean energy for the national power grid. 

The Consul General also met local businesses, including the sole McDonalds franchise in northern Sindh.


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Counter-Terrorism Department nabs key suspect in Sehwan blast!




KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) said today that it had attested IS commander Nadir Ali Jakhrani (alias Murshid), the main suspect in Lal Shahbaz Qalandar explosion case.

According to details the culprit, who had also acquired room for the suicide bomber, was nabbed from Manghopir (at an undetermined date) in a joint CTD-Rangers operation.

Hailing from Baluchistan’s area Naseerabad Nadir Ali Jakhrani was associated with IS’s Ghulam Mustafa. 

Explosive material and weapons were recovered from his possession. An award of Rs. 5m has been announced for CTD team by the Government. 


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