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  • Zong seeks end to ‘excessive taxation’

    ISLAMABAD: As Zong announced its plans to inject another $300 million to $400m to expand the scope of its third-generation (3G) and 4G services further across the country during this year, it called for abolishing “excessive taxation” on the cellular sector...

    5 per cent tax on mobile internet services,” he added...

  • Karachi’s daily battles

    THE recent murder of innocent members of the Ismaili community in Karachi was an act directed by the militants not just against a peaceful community settled in the city forever, but also against Pakistan...

    Karachi has been correctly referred to as ‘mini Pakistan’ due to the demographic diversity the city represents; it is home to all faiths, ethnicities and sects...

  • Mobile phone, internet services suspended in Karachi today

    KARACHI: Mobile phone and internet services will remain suspended in Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur on Friday [today] for 12 hours on advice of the law enforcement agencies as a security measure for Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH), officials said...

    When asked about the fate of internet service, an official at the Sindh home department said the provincial government had sought suspension of that as well but it was not yet clear whether the...

  • PM’s Rs500m package to make Hyderabad modern city: governor

    KARACHI: Sindh Gover­nor Mohammad Zubair said on Friday the Rs500 million development package anno­u­n­ced by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would prove to be a catalyst in the modernisation of Hyderabad, the second largest city of the province...

    “The PM’s package is mainly focused on improving civic facilities and providing state-of-the-art infrastructure to the inhabitants of Hyderabad,” said the governor...

  • Rs150bn city uplift package prepared

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has prepared a Rs150 billion Karachi development package to improve infrastructure and civic facilities in the mega city...

    This package was prepared on the advice of Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who after having a briefing on the package expressed his satisfaction and directed the PP­P-led government to complete legal for­malities and initiate its...

  • Murad to inaugurate Karachi development package phase II on Dec 15

    KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah will inaugurate Karachi development package phase II, which costs Rs8 billion, on Dec 15 and on the same day, one track of the Submarine Chowk underpass will be opened to traffic...

    These decisions were taken at a meeting presided over by the chief minister on Monday and attended by Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro, principal secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, local government secretary...

  • No special package for Karachi in PPP govt’s election-year budget

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Peoples Party government in Sindh chose not to give any special package for Karachi in its election year budget for financial year 2017-18, it emerged on Monday...

    In his budget speech, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah announced hefty funds for development of Hyderabad, Mirpur­khas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana and Sukkur divisions, but did not give an exact figure for development of Karachi...

  • Murad wants Karachi package projects completed this month

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Saturday that the ongoing development schemes launched under the Rs10-billion Karachi package “must be completed” by the end of this month, or “I would become PD [project director] myself to complete them,” he said...

    “Speed up your work, or should I run these projects right from my own office,” said the chief minister while presiding over a meeting held to review progress on...

  • CM approves Rs1.9bn special package for Karachi

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday approved a hefty amount of about Rs2 billion for repair and upgrade of three major thoroughfares in the metropolis and necessary equipment supplies of the city hospitals...

    “The package was approved by the chief minister while presiding over a meeting at the CM House,” said a statement...

  • Industrialists seek Rs100bn package for Karachi

    KARACHI: While drawing the attention of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif towards the plight of Karachi, industrialists have requested him to announce Rs100 billion special package to rebuild the infrastructure of the economic nerve-centre of the country...

    The Karachi Industrial Forum (KIF) -- a body of seven associations namely Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), Landhi Association of Trade and Industry (LATI), Bin Qasim...

  • Sindh CM to allocate another development package worth Rs10bn for Karachi

    Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said the pace of development work initiated under the Rs10billion Karachi Package needs to speed up, because in the next fiscal year he will give another development package for the metropolis worth Rs10 billion...

    This he said while presiding over a meeting at the CM House to review the undergoing development work in Karachi, said a statement issued on Monday...

  • Over 20 per cent students miss school daily in KP

    8 million students of the state-run schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa remain absent from the educational institutions daily, according to sources...

    814 million enrolled students of government schools were found absent from the educational institutions on daily basis in the month of May, sources in elementary and secondary education department told Dawn...

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