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December 23, 2010
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December 23, 2010

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Sindh PA session likely on Jan 7
By our correspondent
Karachi
Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Muhammad Ayaz Soomro said on Wednesday that a summary had been moved to Governor Sindh Dr Ishartul Ebad to summon a session of the provincial assembly on January 7, 2011. Talking to media representatives at the PA building, the law minister said that the new parliamentary year of the assembly would start in April. He said the assembly session was held for 61 days in the current year, while according to the 18th Amendment, the assembly meeting days had been increased from 70 to 100 days. Soomro said that the agenda of the next session was being finalised.

Man commits suicide
By our correspondent
Karachi
A young man committed suicide in the Gulberg police limits on Wednesday. The 25-year-old unidentified man was found hanging in a under construction building near Tariq Ground in Block-4 of Gulberg. The body was found when labourers arrived in the morning to work. They immediately informed the police about the incident.

SP transferred, two officers suspended
By our correspondent
The Sindh Police Department has transferred SP Anti-Encroachment Cell (AEC) and suspended a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and a Station House Officer (SHO) on the directives of the Sindh government, sources said. The sources, however, claimed that political pressure on the police department might be a reason for the action against the said policemen, who led a major crackdown in the recent past against certain land grabbers who had political backing.

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