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KARACHI – The Sindh government on Saturday asked the federal government to extend the ongoing house enumeration process by seven to 10 days because, according to the provincial government, it might be impossible to count all the houses within the scheduled time.
The house count process, which was initiated on April 5 is supposed to end on April 19. However, according to several reports received by the government, house enumeration has either not been initiated or might not be
KARACHI – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh’s Head of the Census Monitoring Committee Taj Haider has expressed concern over the widespread reports of irregularities in the house count phase of the census.
“Details including the name of the head of the family, his identity card number, profession and number of children in the household that is required to be entered on Form 1 with ballpoint pens are being written on plain sheets with pencils. There are also numerous complaints
KARACHI – All religious parties have expressed their reservations about the house count in Karachi, demanding that process should be held in a transparent manner.
In a meeting with Sindh Census Commissioner Noor Mohammad Leghari, Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi Division Amir Mohammad Hassan Mehanti – while leading a delegation of religious parties – expressed dissatisfaction
ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on House and Library expressed its reservations on Thursday with the security arrangements at Parliament House and Government Hostel. Committee members discussed security arrangements at Parliament House and the hostel and told Islamabad police to take stern measures to ensure foolproof security for both. The committee also told the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to make the arrangements necessary for the provision of shade and
KARACHI – Despite a shortage of teachers for the purposes of the housing census in the metropolis, the Sindh government has been informed that the process has almost been completed in all 18 densely populated towns of Karachi, Pakistan Today has learnt. Officers of the city government have been lauding each other over the completion of the census, but interestingly, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and its coalition partners in the Sindh government – the Pakistan Muslim
KARACHI – PPP Census Monitoring Committee
KARACHI – A law and order cell has been set up at Chief Minister’s House, said an official announcement on Saturday. It will function round the clock under the supervision of additional secretary (Admin.) of the Chief Minister’s House, Abdul Hafeez Umrani.
The telephone numbers of cell are: 021-99207349-50 and 021- 99202051-5. The fax numbers are: 021-99202085 and 021-99202000.
PROVINCIAL CENSUS CELL: A provincial census cell has also been set up at the Chief Minister’s
KARACHI – The house listing process in Lyari was inaugurated on Thursday, with Sindh Katchi Abadis and Spatial Development Minister Rafique Engineer Advocate marking a house in Noor Illahi Mohalla, Union Council 10.
Engineer urged the people of the area to step forward and participate in the listing process, so that a census process could be started in proper by August this year. He advised citizens to join hands at the Mohalla level and constitute teams to ensure that no house
KARACHI – The first phase of the sixth census kicked off on Tuesday across the province, with as many as 8,500 officials having been engaged by the Karachi district government to complete formalities. The census has begun without a provincial census commissioner, even though the Federal government was supposed to appoint one and it did so for the other three provinces.
The first house to be marked in Sindh was Governor’s House, with Karachi Administrator Fazlur Rehman painting
LAHORE – Judicial Magistrate Irfan Basra on Friday sent former Punjab chief minister Pervaiz Elahi’s son Moonis Elahi on judicial remand until April 15. However instead of being shifted to the jail, Moonis was moved into a NADRA rest house “due to his security concerns and sensitivities of his political affiliation”.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorities produced the accused who is allegedly involved in the National Insurance Corporation scam in court after completion of
LAHORE – A friend of PML-N MPA Asad Ullah Arain was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the MPA’s room in Peoples House located in front of the Punjab Civil Secretariat in the Islampura police precincts on Monday afternoon. Police have yet to ascertain whether the gun was triggered accidentally or he had committed suicide. The police are also investigating murder possibilities, said a senior police officer adding that it was too early to ascertain the motive or cause of
HAFIZABAD – A landlord of village Punj Garain near Hafizabad grabbed the house of a poor family.
According to details, a poor labourer, Khizar Hayat, had been living in his inherited house in the village since long. On the day of the incident, a landlord of the same village, Muhammad Ali, along with five armed accomplices, stormed into the house, threw his household items out of it and took illegal possession of it.
The poor family that was deprived of shelter went from
ISLAMABAD – Women parliamentarians, actively participating in the parliamentary business, remained more assertive in comparison with their male counterparts in the National Assembly. According to FAFEN’s direct observation of proceedings from March 11, 2010 to March 4, 2011, women members accounted for almost half of the parliamentary agenda conducted during the third parliamentary year of the thirteenth National Assembly.
In the National Assembly, 60 women were elected on
KARACHI – No teaching activities will take place in any educational institution in Sindh, while college-based teachers’ associations of Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa will observe a black day and hoist black flags on college buildings to protest the brutality meted out to college teachers in Sindh, announced Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association (SPLA) representatives during a press conference on Tuesday.
The boycott of all teaching activities follows the
KARACHI – An anti-People’s Amn Committee rally organised by Lyari’s Kachchi Rabita Council (KRC) was prevented from reaching Bilawal House by Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza on Sunday, following marathon negotiations and promises of the deployment of a police officer with a “good reputation” in Lyari.
KRC had announced a march and sit-in outside Bilawal House to protest what they claimed were Amn Committee-backed killings of Kachchi youth and extortions in the area. A large