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PSP asked the ECP to reject the Sindh government’s reasons, announced a poll of LG | Instant News

KARACHI; Criticizing the Sindh government for not holding local government elections in the province under the pretext of controversial census results, Pak Sarzameen’s Party (PSP) has asked the General Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to reject the provincial government’s excuse and announce the polling schedule for local bodies.

Calling the so-called and self-proclaimed leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) as champions of democracy, PSP chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal said they ignore the election of local bodies to seize power and resources and are not serious about solving public problems. .

He spoke to young members of the Pashtun community in Al-Asif Square, Sohrab Goth, on Saturday.

Similar to the last general election, the ECP should hold local body elections based on the previous census so that basic community problems can be resolved, said Kamal. “Because of the indifference of the Pakistan People’s Party, the Sindh people are very nervous. If the people affected by inflation take to the streets to demand their rights, then only the rulers are responsible for the deterioration of the law and order situation, “he said.

The PSP head said the PPP wanted to reduce the urban Sindh population to extend its rule and maintain its grip on the province. “If Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf agrees to the controversial census results, it will not only deceive the Sindh people, including Karachi, but also propel them towards slavery for generations.”

He added that the census is a matter of survival for our generation and PSP will not leave people alone in census problems. PSP leaders Anis Kaimkhani, Syed Shakir Ali, Naik Mohammad, Afaq Jamal, Abdullah Sheikh and Farhan Ansari were also present at the occasion.

Meanwhile, PSP in his statement said that Kamal would inaugurate the Keamari district party office in Gulbai chowk today (Sunday).


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SHC asked for government comment as recent posts on KMC were contested | Instant News

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued notices to local government secretaries, provincial legal officials and others about a petition prohibiting the posting and transfer of high-ranking Sindh government officials in provincial city-center local councils – Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur.

Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan movement MNA Usama Qadri and others have approached the SHC for enforcement of Article 140-A of the constitution, which requires provincial governments to hand over political, administrative and financial responsibility and authority to elected representatives of local governments.

The applicants submit that the Sindh local government department has issued a notice on 8 October 2020, whereby the positions of various cadres regarding the strength of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) are placed on the schedule for the formation of the local Sindh council in disregard of the Sindh Regional Government Law, 2013 and regulations framed in it.

The SHC was notified that the Sindh government had placed Sindh government officials or appointed officials in other districts of the province in the KMC and other Karachi civilian bodies without taking into account the fact that Karachi had been declared an urban area and therefore such exercises went against the quota system established. implemented in the province and violated the rights of employees in urban areas who had served in these areas for decades.

An advisor to the applicant stated that the act of transferring officials from various provincial departments and other councils to the local councils of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur was illegal, invalid and had no legal effect, and thus the notices issued in this regard were liable to be set aside.

The lawyer alleged that the issuance of the prosecuted notices was a failed attempt on the part of the Sindh government to seize the rights of urban areas as protected by Article 140-A of the constitution as well as under the provisions of the Sindh Regional Government Law, 2013.

The lawyer argued that the powers exercised under article 121 of the Sindh Regional Government Law, 2013, by the Sindh government to place the post of the Sindh Council’s United Class Service (SCUG) on the schedule for the formation of the local Sindh council were almost impossible. carried out effectively on the premise that these councils have a different composition from councils in urban areas as defined in the 2013 Law.

He conveyed that metropolitan company employees and their positions could not be placed on the schedule of local councils by issuing the alleged notification.

He referred to various provisions in the 2013 Law and argued that the transfer and transfer of officials working in Karachi local councils to other Sindh councils cannot be carried out under the law.

The high court was asked to override the alleged notices and detain Sindh government officials from working on trade union councils in the districts of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur. The applicant asked the SHC to issue a notification to the respondent and meanwhile, suspended the accused notification.

The chair of the SHC division chaired by Judge Mohammad Shafi Siddiqui observes that the court should respect whether the alleged notification from the local government was issued that contradicts the provisions of the Sindh Regional Government Law, 2013 and whether posts from the KMC can be placed on the timetable for forming local councils Sindh under the law.

The tribunal further observed that they must decide whether there are any rights of the applicant involved in the transfer and transfer of government officials.

After the preliminary hearing of the petition, the SHC issues notifications to local government secretaries and others and submits their comments within a week.


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The PAF asks the Sindh government for help with an illegal high-rise survey | Instant News

KARACHI: Making unauthorized high-rise buildings a serious aviation safety issue, Pakistan Air Force Faisal Base authorities are asking the Sindh government for assistance to survey these buildings and take corrective action against these buildings constructed in violation of the Airfield Permit Policy National (NACP) around the airfield.

Squadron leader Nuzhat Alvi Acting Commander of the PAF Base Faisal in his letter to the chief secretary of Sindh (copy available with The News) said tall buildings that violate the National Airfield Clearance Policy (NACP) are a serious aviation safety problem, especially during the landing and release phases. take off. The letter added that the headquarters provided a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for this building height permit within six months in December 2020.

In the same letter, the air force authorities further requested to carry out a survey to identify unofficial structures in violation of the issued NOC and take remedial action by signaling the air force authorities. Following the PAF request, the secretary asked the Secretary of the Local Government, the Commissioner of the Karachi Division and the Director General of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) to conduct a survey of the buildings constructed in violation of the National Airfield Permit Policy, submitting a detailed report including recommendations for corrective action.

Last year in June 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has also requested assistance from the Sindh government regarding high-rise buildings around Jinnah International Airport calling it dangerous for aviation and asking to take action against the building.

CAA authorities have approached the Sindh government, station commander of Faisal Air Base Pakistan, director general of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA), and others to notify them of his concerns about the matter.

CAA authorities said illegal construction had been carried out in the 15 kilometer zone around the airport, with no action being taken against them even though the SBCA and other relevant authorities were repeatedly informed of the matter.

The CAA authorities further added that this illegally constructed building violates the National Airfield Permitting Policy and has played a role in the recent PIA plane crash at the Model Colony. In official correspondence, CCA authorities concluded that while illegal construction, including billboards, cell phone towers, antennas around airports, runways, and approach areas could lead to disaster and the CAA has no authority to take action against them.


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‘Minister, adviser enough to punch a hole in a government ship’ | Instant News

LAHORE: Imran Khan’s ministers and advisers are simply poking holes in their own government ships.

PML-N Punjab spokesperson Azma Bukhari said this in a statement issued here on Saturday in response to Firdous Ashiq Awan’s remarks. Azma Bukhari said that ‘migratory birds’ such as Firdous, Ihtisab Akbar, Badzaban Chauhan and Gul Daghabaz could not stand summer and would fly away. He said the extraterrestrials provided Imran Khan with useful birds for only one season. “Khadima Baji said that the corruption scandal was not exposed in Naya Pakistan but he has to tell who made the corruption record?” she asked.

People who cannot be elected to the council have been recruited as special assistants and ‘spoons’, he said, adding that Imran Khan also needed a ‘spoon’ for his praise. When Imran Khan said he would not give the NRO to anyone then the spoon started praising him, said Azma and concluded that right now the country was being ruled by Sheikh Chali and Noora Hawaldar who were racking up the blood of the poor.


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Pervez Khattak said past governments engaged in massive corruption | Instant News

NOWSHERA: Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak on Monday accused the former ruler of bankruptcy by looting the national cat and hiding wealth on foreign soil.

“Former president Asif Ali Zardari, former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Maulana Fazlur Rahman have joined hands to hide allegations of corruption and looting committed during their previous rule,” he said at a party that joined the gathering.

The defense minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would never give the NRO to all those who have plundered the country with both hands, he alleges that Maulana Fazlur Rahman has no business but he owns properties worth billions of rupees in various cities in the country.

The federal minister criticized the Awami National Party and the past government of the Pakistan People’s Party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, saying they did nothing to lift Nowshera and elsewhere in the province.

He said the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) was doing futile exercises to get an NRO from the government, which would never have happened no matter what. “Prime Minister Imran Khan cannot be underestimated by the PDM’s pressure tactics,” added Pervez Khattak.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would not spare even his aides and close friends if they were found involved in corruption and malpractice. Pervez Khattak said people were fed up with, what he said, the negative politics of the PML-N and PPP, whose leaders made baseless accusations against the institution.

He said that currently they are cheering when they are held accountable for their mistakes. Members of the National Assembly Members of the Provincial Assembly Imran Khattak Ibrahim Khattak and PTI workers and supporters attended the occasion.


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