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Sindh govt imposes ban on establishment of cattle markets in city

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has imposed ban a ban today on the establishment of cattle markets/mandis within the local limits/jurisdiction of the Karachi division.

However,  cattle sellers can converge at the Super Highway; Malir 15, Asoo Goth; Cattle Mandi Landhi; Rice Godown, Landhi near Babar Market; Hamdard University near Manghopir; Moach Goth, Baldia Town; cattle market permitted by Station Commander Karachi in the limits of Clifton Cantonment Board and Cattle Mandi permitted by the President Karachi Cantonment Board in the limits of Karachi Cantonment Board.
The government has imposed the ban in the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 144 (6) Cr. PC. The government also imposed a ban on establishment of cattle market for sale/ purchase of sacrificial animals except in the cattle market specified/ notified by the Home Department on the recommendation of respective Commissioners/ Deputy Commissioners with immediate effect
till 12th ZilHajj, 1439 Hijra.
SHOs of concerned police stations are authorized to register complaints under Section 188 PPC in writing for the violation of Section 144 Cr. PC against the violators.

A relevant piece published earlier:  Around 50,000 sacrificial animals have been brought to Sohrab Goth cattle mandi, which is the largest cattle market in Asia. 
Camels in a large number have also been brought this year and daily herds are arriving with consistency. Administrator of this cattle market, Tahir Memon said that on last Saturday and Sunday, people in a large number visited the mandi with their families and this trend will increase as Eid-ul-Azha approaches, said a statement on Monday.
He said no entrance fee would be charged from the public, except for VIP blocks. However, they would have to park their vehicles and motorcycles in the parking areas. Against nominal fee, the traders were being provided with a lot of free facilities including space with security lighting arrangement and drinking water for cattle.
“We are providing 16 liters water per animal free of cost, he added. The cattle market has been set up on 26 blocks including VIP blocks. Except for the VIP blocks, no additional fee was being charged for space provided to the animal sellers. The cattle merchants would be given space as per the availability on first come first serve basis,” he said. He said security would be ensured with the help of Rangers and Police. Moreover, different departments of Sindh including livestock and Fisheries would help management by appointing veterinary doctors at the mandi who would help traders in ensuring the health of animals. (Published on 31st July 2018) 

 

 

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Pakistan to bridge the gap of $12b: Asad Umer

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Economic situation to be cleared

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umer on Tuesday expressed the hope that the country would bridge the gap of 12 billion US dollars through loans being sought from various foreign institutions and banks.
Pakistan needed to fill this and for this, the present government would seek the loan facility from International Monetary Funds, World Bank, and Asian Development Bank, etc., he stated while talking to a private news channel.
Taxes had been levied on luxuries items including cars, he said, adding focus would be given to expedite exports by improving industrial sectors.
To a question about power and gas pilferage, he said through modern technology, we would control such heinous activities.
To another question regarding the current account deficit, he said the previous governments were responsible for damaging the economy and other institutions.
The PTI government had put the 100-day plan on the website, he said adding that we were trying to stabilize the economy of the country.
Replying to a question about the housing project, he said it was a difficult task but we would implement this gigantic project for benefiting the low-income group.
He said the government would provide shelters to low-income people and the private sector would invest to achieve the target of 50,00,000 houses.
Asad Umer said the government would make legislation and formulate the policy for the housing project.  Good governance, he said, would address the challenges being faced by the country. People had expressed full confidence in the honest leadership of PTI chief Imran Khan, he added.

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ECC approves uninterrupted gas supply to export oriented industry

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ECC approves uninterrupted gas supply

ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee at its meeting here today approved the mechanism for supply of uninterrupted gas to zero-rated export-oriented industry.

The meeting chaired by Finance Minister Asad Umar approved the supply of RLNG to the export industry for three months from December this year to February next month.

According to the mechanism, the export sectors will be provided mix energy including RLNG from March to November.

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Governor, Minister discuss Ideas-2018

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KARACHI: Federal Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal on Monday said that all possible steps are being taken for the success of Defence Exhibition Ideas-2018.
The Minister said this while talking to Sindh Governor Imran Ismail at the Governor House here, said a statement. Talking to the Governor, the Minister said that defense production of Pakistan is gaining popularity throughout the World because of its standard.
Sharing his view with the Minister, the Governor said that the defense production is being introduced to the World through the Defence Exhibition `Ideas’.  They also discussed the production of defense in accordance with the demands of the modern era and other matters related to the Ideas-2018.

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