Local govt amendment bill approved by Sindh Assembly

Local govt amendment bill approved by Sindh Assembly. Sindh Assembly on Monday approved the Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2014, after which the authority to carry out delimitation of constituencies in the province has been given to election commission. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro ha tabled the local government amendment bill in House. MQM members were not in Assembly during the whole time. Sikandar Mandhro has told that amendment in Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2014 was made according to the decisions of Supreme Court; under these amendments, authority to carry out delimitation of constituencies in the province has been transferred to election commission. Elected representatives will be disqualified for four years in case of violation of the new law. Under the content of the bill the word ‘delimitation’ has been replaced by constituting union council.

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Meeting held between PM Nawaz & Punjab Governor to discuss country’s progress

Meeting held between PM Nawaz & Punjab governor to discuss country’s progress. Meeting held between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar at Governer House in Lahore, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that political stability is essential for the prosperity and development of Pakistan. Domestic political situation, political crisis and proposals for its solution were considered during the meeting. Governor has informed the PM about the indirect contact with PTI and PAT leaderships.

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Clashes continues between police and protesters in Hong Kong, 4 injured

Clashes in Honk KongClashes continues between police and protesters in Hong Kong, 4 injured. The situation has not improved much even after the govt announcement regarding the talks. Clashes between police and protestors continued at central highway to take back the occupancy. 4 people get injured during clashes. Protestors are calling a democratic way for Hong Kong Chief Executive election.

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China communist party plenum will start from today

China communist party plenum will start from today. Annual meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders will start from today. It is also called the plenum, the gathering of 205 members of the party’s central committee. Decisions on the reforms regarding the Implementation of law and against the corruption are likely to make in this session. Leaders and members of Communist Party will attend the session. According to report there are 90 million members of Communist Party but power resides with the Central Committee. This plenum is being considered as important for the country’s politician. President Xi Jinping has doing the work against corruption since assuming the position in 2013. On the other hand critics said that communist party itself is not intending to take steps regarding the setting up an independent judiciary.

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Govt imposed 30 Paisa per unit EQ surcharge on electricity consumers

Govt imposed 30 Paisa per unit EQ surcharge on electricity consumers. The government has imposed a new tax in the name equalization (EQ) surcharge on electricity consumers. 30 paisa per unit equalization (EQ) surcharge will be received from consumers. Ministry of Water and Power has issued the notification, Rs 4 billion per month likely to collect on the receiving of 30 paisa per unit EQ surcharge. EQ surcharge will be applied to all users of electricity instead of except of Karachi Electric Supply Company. EQ surcharge was imposed due to delay in payments. The consumers will pay the amount of interest due to delay of dues to power plants. Implementation of EQ surcharge was included in terms of IMF.

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MQM’s Minister & Advisors submitted resignations to Sindh CM

MQMMQM’s Minister & Advisors submitted resignations to Sindh CM. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) ministers and advisers has submitted their resignations to Sindh Chief Minister. According to resources, MQM has announced to leave Sindh government after controversial statements from PPP leadership. Provincial Minister Rauf Siddiqui and Dr Sageer have sent their resignations to Governor Sindh while advisors sent their resignations to Chief Minister. It is cleared that MQM said on previous day while announcing to leave Sindh government that there is no reason to work together with PPP after the statements of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari against Altaf Hussain.

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Passenger coach collided with truck at RCD Highway near Thal, 7 killed & 11 injured

Passenger coach collided with truck at RCD Highway near Thal, 7 killed & 11 injured.At least 7 people including kids were killed and 11 sustained injuries as collision was occurred between passenger coach and trailer truck at RCD Highway near Thal. According to police, the speedy coach was on the route to Karachi from Quetta. All injured have been shifted to DHQ hospital, while some injured still in critical condition and have been shifted to Karachi.

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Sindh Assembly session will be held today

Sindh Assembly sessionSindh Assembly session will be held today. Sindh Assembly session will be held at Sindh Assembly building at 10 AM today. The Sindh Local Government Amendment Bill 2014 is likely to present in Assembly today. According to information, Provincial Assembly session under the presidency of Speaker Agha Siraj Khan Duran is expected to take place as Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has parted its ways with Sindh government. The stormy discussion will be held between the members of MQM and PPP today.

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Corruption became a national disease: FBR

Corruption became a national disease: FBR. Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has revealed that corruption has become a national disease which was not recognized by state-level policy experts and international organizations, and nor economic priority was given to eliminate corruption in developmental reforms, however, it has been recognized by international institutions that corruption is the biggest problem. It has been reviewed in the annual report presented by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on yesterday. It was said in report that corruption in the world has been recognized as an important issue, policies and measures have also introduced to resolve this issue, for which good governess and E government are playing an important role. It was further said in report that there are various factors of rising interest to eradicate corruption, and international financial institutions are focusing on the development aid and loans, poverty reduction strategies and programs relating to these strategies. International financial institutions have started measures to prevent corruption in the funds using for development programs, and added the main component in its programs to eradicate corruption. It was further said in report that in addition to International Financial Institutions, many other non-profit organizations (NGOs), multilateral and international organizations have been mobilized to elevate corruption.

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India will hold joint counter-terrorism exercises with China

India & ChinaIndia will hold joint counter-terrorism exercises with China. Border tension between India and China still persist, despite of this both countries has agreed on joint counter-terrorism exercises. According to Indian newspaper, New Delhi’s official resources told that this decision decision reflects the fact that despite of border issues China and India considered the confidence- building measures necessary. They said that both countries are facing the problem of terrorism, however they has not yet set the date of the exercises. According to the British newspaper observer said that China and India joint anti-terrorism exercises will put good impact on the region. He also revealed that India wanted to hold that exercises near Pak-India border, however China has refused to hold practice on any location near to Pak border. In this case Indians have no choice but to change the location of the exercises.

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