Open kuchehries in restive tribal areas better option for common people to lodge their complaints

SAWAN KHASKHELI Youth activists from tribal-dominated areas recalled the recent past when Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and SSPs with their subordinate officials used to arrange open kuchehries (public hearing) frequently to listen to the people and remove their grievances on the spot. It was a better way to provide access to the common people to lodge their complaints directly against any issue and resolve the same without any delay. But now the situation has been changed and nobody from the district administration bothers to come and listen to the people’s problems…

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African Union deepens cooperation with Huawei

Huawei said Friday it had signed a draft agreement to reinforce its cooperation with the African Union in a number of areas, including in 5G communications that is at the heart of the Chinese telecom giant’s dispute with the United States. The draft agreement will also reinforce their cooperation in areas such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and high-speed networks. Huawei — the world’s second smartphone maker — has become embroiled in a dispute with the United States because of its leading role in developing equipment for next-generation 5G mobile…

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Water Conference urges the govt to ensure agri-water to tail ends

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  BADIN: Water Conference urged the provincial Govt to make sure the  water to the tail-ends of agri-water in district Badin. Hundreds of the water experts, farmers and growers representatives of different political, social and religious parties hailing from different towns and cities participated in the water conference held at Badin Press Club on Saturday. The Water Conference was organized by “Save Badin Committee” on nagging crisis and its devastating impacts on agriculture and economic condition of the residents of Badin district . The speakers of Badin water conference including…

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Awareness raising plays key role to save precious lives from HIV-AIDS: Mohammad Abbas Baloch

  BADIN: District Administration with collaboration of Health Department District Badin and thalassaemia Care Centre Badin organized an awareness raising seminar title with “Role of  lady health workers in prevention of HIV-ADIS” on Monday at thalassaemia Care Center Badin. The large number of Lady Health Workers, Lady Health Supervisors, doctors, Govt officials of district and others were attended the seminar when Mohammad Abbas Baloch, Divisional Commissioner, Hyderabad Division, Taj Mohammad Mallah, Member of Provincial Assembly, Sindh, Dr. Hafeez Ahmed Siyal, Deputy Commissioner, Badin, Dr. Haroon Memon and others were the…

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Pakistan played with a perfect combination against England: Wasim Akram

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NOTTINGHAM: Former captain and Swing Ka Sultan Wasim Akram has termed Pakistan’s epic win against England in World Cup match as “best birthday gift ever” for him. Pakistan defended 348 to beat England by 14 runs in World Cup game at Trent Bridge on Monday, the day when the former captain and one of the greatest fast bowler celebrated his 53rd birthday. Talking to Geo’s segment “Swing Ka Sultan” the fast bowler said that this victory was much needed and it will give team Pakistan the confidence they wanted for long. “I…

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Murad says fed govt not serious in running constitutional bodies

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the federal government was not serious in running the constitutional bodies which was evident from the fact that the prime minister left National Economic Council (NEC) meeting without getting the PSDP approved and the next day the national media carried the news that the PSDP was approved. This he said on Thursday while addressing a press conference here at Committee room of Old Assembly Building. He was flanked by Sindh PPP President Nisar Khuhro, Minister Excise Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Advisor…

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Canton Fair experiences an expansion in trade with belt and road countries

GUANGZHOU: The recently-closed 125th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair or “the Fair”) experienced an increase of the trade volume from the countries in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of 9.9 percent, reaching USD 10.63 billion. Trade between BRI countries and China at the 125th Fair accounted for 35.8 percent of the total turnover. Buyers from BRI countries also increased by 0.5 percent with new buyers growing by 0.94 percent. Xu Bing, Spokesperson of the Canton Fair and Deputy Director General of China Foreign Trade Centre, said, “Canton…

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PTCL Partners with Daraz to offer exclusive shopping vouchers to its customers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the country’s largest telecom services provider, collaborated with Daraz, Pakistan’s biggest e-commerce platform, to offer exclusive Daraz shopping vouchers to PTCL customers. This initiative provides discounts to PTCL customers, who are new to Daraz, and PTCL users who are already customers of Daraz, on purchases made through Daraz website and Daraz App. The vouchers will be sent to PTCL customers as part of their bill and the offer will be valid for one time purchase only made during the month of June. Speaking on…

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Two drug peddlers arrested after encounter, claims SSP Central

Senior Superintend of Police (SSP) district Central Muhammad Arif Aslam Rao on Thursday said that 2 alleged drug peddlers were arrested after an encounter with a team of New Karachi Industrial Area (NKIA) police station while 3 others managed to escape. According to Senior Superintend of Police (SSP) district Central Muhammad Arif Aslam Rao, the police chased the fleeing criminals and an encounter took place at sector 5-F Khamiso Goth in New Karachi. He said that two accused identified as Ahsan son of Amanullah Chandio and Kamran Alias Tau son…

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The Citizens Foundation calls on the masses to help enable Education for all

  The Citizens Foundation (TCF) today announced the launch of its new volunteer programme for people from all walks of life. The Baghbaan Ambassadors Programme will allow everyone to become an ambassador of education. The volunteers will be able to create a positive change through their circle of influence and play their part in helping more children attend school. The Baghbaan Ambassadors Programme is a flexible volunteering programme where volunteers decide the convenient time and team, and work towards creating awareness about the education emergency in Pakistan. The volunteers in…

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