The Soho tribe has made history by appointing the first female tribal chief in Sindh. PPP MPA, Heer Ismail Soho, called it a “huge honour” and said she had the backing of her family and community members in running the affairs of the clan. The Soho tribe is spread across Sindh but dominates the Mirpur Bathoro area of the Sujawal coastal district.
A robotic surgery and training centre was inaugurated at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Saturday. The robots can perform surgery on those organs which are difficult to reach by hand. Robotic surgery can be performed swiftly and the patient recovers quickly since it reduces pain in the human body as well as blood loss and the chance of infection.
Student unions have been revived in the country after Sindh assembly passed a “landmark bill” on Friday. The bill lifted a ban on student bodies that was imposed across the country by former military ruler Gen. Muhammad Ziaul Haq 38 years ago. The law will come into force after receiving approval from the Sindh governor.
Sindh government has declared two islands off the coast of Karachi “protected forests” while instructing its wildlife department to notify the decision. The proclamation was made against the backdrop of an ownership dispute on Bundal and Buddo islands between the federal and provincial authorities. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail announced in October 2020 the federal government was interested in developing new cities over the islands.
After a hiatus of months, all educational institutions of Pakistan are back to regular classes from today (Monday), except Sindh. Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood had announced last week that educational institutions across the country will be open five days a week from March 1. The federal government said the decision will apply to all educational institutions.
Sindh IGP Mushtaq Mahar has decided to defer his own leave and ordered his officers to set aside their leave applications for ten days. Sindh police shared the news late Tuesday night, adding that the decision was taken “in the larger national interest” and pending the conclusion of the inquiry into how the arrest of PML-N leader Mohammad Safdar unfolded.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all relevant authorities to finalise the ‘Karachi Transformation Plan’ within a week to address major civic issues faced by the metropolis. Presiding over a meeting at PM House, Mr Khan directed that the plan be finalised in consultation with all stakeholders. PM Khan said the country’s progress and development was linked to the prosperity of Karachi.
Famed Pakistani fashion designer, Asim Jofa has been made the advisor for PPE quality control by the Sindh Health Minister Dr. Azra Pechuho. Jofa had been one of the first few from the fashion industry to extend a helping hand in averting the crisis of PPE shortage during Pakistan’s initial stage of the coronavirus outbreak. The designer made the announcement on his Twitter account.
Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, has taken notice of luxury vehicles being imported by the Sindh government. During the hearing of coronavirus sou motu case, Justice Gulzar said that the Sindh government does not have funds for cleaning drains of Karachi. However, they are buying luxury vehicles worth Rs. 4 billion. The cost of each vehicle is Rs. 11.6 million.
The Sindh government launched a mobile educational application for kindergarten to grade five students in the province. The learning app can be downloaded on an android device. Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said in a press conference that the students will be able to gain a real time experience through this application. The minister added that development was made as there were slim chances of reopening schools amid the pandemic.