THATTA: At least 17 people drowned to death when two overloaded boats – carrying some 200 pilgrims from Dawoodi Bohra Community – collided and capsized near Bohara coastal town here today.
According to details devotees were fast approaching the Shrine of Saint Meinh Pathahi located in Mirpur Sakro’s Bohara Creek, when the mishap occurred.
While seventeen bodies have been taken out of the water, atleast 23 pilgrims are still missing.
Emergency has been declared in the Thatta district hospitals.
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.
CS Sindh reviews general election arrangements
KARACHI: Chief Secretary (CS) Sindh, Major (Retd.) Azam Suleman Khan has directed that the government servants who are violating the code of conduct of General Election-2018 must be suspended.
He issued these instructions to all Administrative Secretaries of Sindh Government while presiding over a review meeting regarding the violation of Code of Conduct of General Election 2018 on Friday evening in Sindh Secretariat, said a statement.
The meeting resolved to suspend those servants of Sindh Government who are violating the Election Code of Conduct. Secretary Implementation and Coordination SG&CAD Syed Mohsin Ali Shah briefed the meeting that in violation of the election code of conduct the action has been taken against employees viz; 48 of School Education, nine of Local government and 18 of Health department.
He elaborated that the action has also been taken against 22 elected representatives. He further stated that amongst the defaulters there are 14 employees of Board of Revenue, eight of Agriculture, five of Food, three of Information department, six of Auqaf and five of Home Department including one DSP.
Director Colleges Sukkur Region Abdul Bari Inder has also been moved with the advice to report to SGA&CD (Services General Administration & Coordination Department), while four District Chairmen Zakat have been dismissed.
The Chief Secretary Sindh ordered to withdraw the powers of all Chairmen of Zakat Committees till the completion of the election process and suspended employees of Sindh government be reported in Karachi, whose attendance must be got recorded in their offices, till the day of polling, too.
Those who attended the meeting include Senior Member Board of Revenue Dr. Iqbal Hussain Durrani, Administrative Secretaries, M. Usman Chachar (Health), Qazi Shahid Parvez (Information), Haroon A. Khan (Home), Secretary Colleges Lubna Salahuddin, Secretary Schools Dr. Alya Shahid and others senior officers.