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    Karachi Majalis 2016

  • Organisers of Muharram majalis, mourning processions asked to renew licences

    KARACHI: Police have decided to ask the organisers of majalis, mourning processions and other religious activities during Muharram-ul-Haram to get their licences renewed so that better security arrangements can be planned after analysing the number of events and venues...

    “It was decided that each and every organiser of majalis and rallies will be required to renew their licenses and also give an undertaking to strictly comply with...

  • Sindh CM allows loudspeakers use for majalis, processions

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday allowed the use of loudspeakers for processions and meetings during Muharram-ul-Haram on the request of Shia Ulema...

    Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Sindh IG Ghulam Haider Jamali, Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui, Special Assistant to the CM Waqar Mehdi, Rashid Rabbani, Maulana Nazeer Abbas, Maulana Baqir Zaidi, Maulana Furqan Haider Abidi, Maulana...

  • CM wants foolproof security for mourning processions, Majalis

    KARACHI : Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that foolproof security must be maintained during the 9th and 10th of Muharram as several meetings on security arrangements had been held and personal visits made to the route of the mourning processions...

    At the meeting, the police chief gave him a detailed briefing on security arrangements with specific reference to the 9th and 10th Muharram processions route and...

  • SINDH BUDGET 2016-17 : Rs10bn budget for Karachi’s infrastructure

    KARACHI: Without announcing any special package for the country’s commercial capital in its fiscal budget 2016-17, the Sindh government on Saturday allocated Rs10 billion “for major infrastructure projects of Karachi” including the construction of three flyovers and as many underpasses and upgrade/renovation of a couple of major roads...

    3bn budgetary allocation the provincial government made in the head of its Annual Development...

  • Karachi driving licence campaign postponed till February 2016

    KARACHI: Caught in an embarrassing position when the Sindh home department came up with a strong reaction to a “hasty” and “ill-conceived” campaign to arrest and jail the drivers without driving licences, the traffic police authorities on Tuesday postponed the drive to check licences till February next year...

    “The home department has taken a serious view of chaos and severe law and order situation at Nazimabad driving licence branch...

  • Karachi University without research grant since 2016

    KARACHI: Not a single penny has been allocated for research at Karachi University (KU) since 2016, a situation that has seriously compromised the quality of education on campus especially for students pursuing science subjects, it emerged on Friday...

    It’s nothing but unfortunate that the administration couldn’t foresee this situation and prepare a plan accordingly,” said a senior teacher on condition of anonymity, adding that the...

  • All eyes on Paris as Euro 2016 draws set to take place

    PARIS: In the same week that Michel Platini fights to save his career, the draw for the finals of the expanded 24-team European Championship that he championed takes place in Paris on Saturday...

    The former France star, who propelled his country to glory as a player when they last hosted the Europeans in 1984, was widely criticised in his role as the UEFA president for changing the format of a tournament that had been so compelling with...
  • ‘Non-Opec oil supply falling in 2016’

    VIENNA: Opec said on Thursday that it expects oil production by countries outside the group to fall in 2016 by more than it previously forecast, in a sign that its audacious strategy may be working at last...

    In a monthly report, the Opec said 2016 oil supply from outside the group will decline by 380,000 barrels per day to average 57...

  • 250 mini hydropower projects to be functional in KP by end 2016

    PESHAWAR: About 250 mini and micro hydropower projects (MHPs) will become fully operational and functional to provide electricity to around 245,000 people in hilly areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through community-based local institutional mechanisms by the end of 2016...

    “We, being the implementer, are confident that by the end of 2016 about 250 MHPs will become fully operational and functional to provide electricity to some 245,000...

  • Clinton’s 2016 White House launch contrasts with her 2008 bid

    Clinton, who begins the 2016 presidential race as the commanding Democratic front-runner, entered the fray with a flurry of video, email and social media announcements that indicated she had absorbed some of the lessons of her painful 2008 loss and would not take anything for granted this time...

    Her visit to Iowa, which holds the kickoff contest in the nominating process early in 2016, will be a “listening tour”...

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