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.
Bilawal appeals people to give his party majority mandate
HYDERABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Sunday appealed the masses to give his party the majority mandate so that the PPP could serve them.
Speaking at rallies in Sehwan and Mehar, Bilawal said PPP was not competing in the elections against any political party or politician but against deprivation, poverty and social injustice.
He said his grandfather Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and mother Benazir Bhutto introduced revolutionary manifestos and added that he had tried to bring a similar poor, farmer and people friendly manifesto.
The PPP leader said only his party had taken the problem of poverty seriously and addressed the same through various measures including Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). “The whole world accepts the BISP as a gold standard program,” he claimed.
Bilawal told that the peoples poverty reduction program was also in the PPP’s manifesto and if elected the party would spread the program to whole country. “Under this program the poor women will be given interest free loans for small businesses and so that they can play an important role in their families, society and economy,” he said.
He apprised that the PPP’s manifesto was also farmer friendly and that their program would revolutionize the agriculture sector.
He said if elected the government would carry out registration of all farmers who would be given Benazir Kissan Cards so that they could avail subsidy, loans and insurance of their crops.
Bilawal said around 60 percent of Pakistan’s population suffered from different degrees of malnutrition.”Through our ‘Bhook Mitao Program’ we will give food cards to the deserving people to enable them to buy edible items at low prices. We will also open food stores at the union council level which will be operated only by the women staff,” he told.
He believed that the initiative would not only address under nourishment but would also create employment and women empowerment.”As I was saying PPP is doing politics over the manifesto. We are making promises. Zulfiqar Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto fulfilled the promises which they made and I will also fulfill the promises which I am making,” he assured.
He criticized the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) describing the former as a puppet alliance and the latter a party which was selling fake promises of change.”What change can they bring if they have to change their party flag and election symbol in every election,” he said about the GDA which contested the 2013 general elections as the 10-Party Alliance in Sindh.
He alleged that the puppet alliance could only make a puppet government which would not serve the people but only the powers which were helping them to get elected.
Former Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, the election candidates from Jamshoro and Dadu districts accompanied their leader during the rallies.
Election 2018: ECP orders to arrest AROs involved in opening postal ballots
ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Saturday ordered to arrest Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) over a charge of an attempt to open postal ballots.
According to a press release, two AROs from Sanghar and two others from Sehwan, Sindh, had attempted to open postal ballots.
Secretary Election Commission, on the directions of the election commission, had contacted chief secretary Sindh to take action against the accused AROs.
Over 1000 km roads completed in Sindh: CE Highways
HYDERABAD: Sindh Works and Services Department has constructed record 1058 kilometers of roads all over the province under various development programmes during the current financial year.
The Chief Engineer Highways Sindh Tufail Ahmed Palejo informed this at a briefing presided over by Advisor to Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister of Works and Services, Prisons, Social Welfare and Special Education Brigadier (Retd) Haris Nawaz here today.
The Chief Engineer Highways briefed the Advisor that all these schemes have been completed by the department in a record time without compromising quality and standard. The engineers of the Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas Highway Divisions with the support of video clips also briefed the advisor about the development schemes being carried out under their supervision.
The Advisor while appreciating the performance of the engineers advised them not to compromise on quality and standard and removes all hurdles if they are facing in this regard. He also advised them to open the tenders on merit in a transparent manner in order to ensure the completion of standardized development schemes.
He informed that a list of all those officers who are waiting for the posts are completed and all officers will be posted on merit basis. No additional responsibility would be assigned to officers so that they could discharge their duties with dedication and devotion and complete all development schemes in time, he added.