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Water Minister to unveil first ever National Water Policy

Karachi, March 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Ministry of Water Resources is poised to unveil 1st National Water Policy in the 70-year history of Pakistan, the spokesman of the ministry revealed here. The Federal Minister for Water Resources, Syed Jawed Ali Shah is scheduled to announce the policy on March 22, 2018 in Islamabad on the occasion of World Water Day.

The salient features of the 1st National Water Policy would also include emphasis on water conservation, water storage, water apportionment, under-soil water quality. The policy would also gives extreme importance on building of new dams for water storage and equitable water distribution among the provinces.

With Pakistan facing hardship in improving water governance and taking measures to save rapidly-depleting water resources, climate change coupled with rapid urbanisation and population growth would further impact the availability of water, making it one of the most water-stressed countries of the world. This is first time that Federal Minister, Jawed Ali Shah has realised the situation has evolved water policy while India issues water policy for every 10 years for the last many decades.

According to the data released by the World Resources Institute (WRI), which defines water stress as the ratio between total water withdrawals and available renewable surface water at a sub-catchment level, Pakistan is predicted to be the most water stressed country in the region by the year 2040.

The report, which scores every country on the scale of zero to five, with the higher number representing the most water-stressed, stated by 2040 Pakistan would be 23rd most water-stressed country in the world with an average score of 4.48, unless it changes its ways and works on water conservation.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Excise Police raid, 20 KG opium recovered, 2 arrested

Karachi, March 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): Excise Police Mirpurkhas, during a raid near Umerkot, recovered 20 kilogram opium and arrested two accused Abdul Waheed Magsi and Sikandar Chandio while impounded a Corolla Car bearing no ATL 867 that was being used in crime. A case has been registered against the accused and investigations are underway. The provincial minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla, while congratulating on successful raid, has expressed his hope that the officers and personnel of Excise Department will continue their efforts against drug peddlers.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Movement Order

Karachi, March 12, 2018 (PPI-OT): In pursuance of Notification dated 07.03.2018 issued by the Home Department, Government of Sindh, Karachi the Chief Justice has directed Mr. Muhammad Bux Bhangwar, Presiding Officer, Anti Encroachment Court, Sukkur to join his new assignment as Special Judge, Anti-Terrorism Court-II, Sukkur.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Capacity building training on Child Rights and Child Protection

Karachi, March 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): Sindh Child Protection Authority organized two days capacity building training of districts focal persons on child rights and child protection in collaboration with DevCon an Association for Rural Development at Training Institute of the Social Welfare Department government of Sindh. The training was attended by Focal Persons of the Authority from 29 districts of Sindh Province.

Addressing the concluding session, Advisor to chief minister Sindh on social welfare Ms Shamim Mumtaz, emphasized that children are our future. There is no space to compromise on the matters related to children. She said our political leadership is very dedicated to work for promotion and protection of the rights of the children. Further, the department is busy in devising future road map as well.She said that this training will enhance the capacity of officers in creating friendly environment for our children to flourish.

Mr. Nisar Ahmed Nizamani, Chief Executive Officer DevCon told the participants that the Association had been engaged with SWD on child protection since 2010 through piloting of Child Protection Unit (CPU) model in different districts of Sindh. The model had proved an effective referral mechanism which envisaged heavy engagement of duty bearers specially the government line agencies.

Mr. Iqbal Ahmed Detho, child rights trainer, emphasized on the role of coordination mechanisms between Police, Woman Development Department, medico-legal services for the children who were the victims of abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation in the society. He told that Sindh Child Protection Authority Act -2011 had the mandate of licensing, monitoring and regulation of Child Protection Institutions both in public and private sectors. He further told that Child Protection Units at districts level needed resource allocation so that they could effectively deal with cases lodged at these Units.

Mr Shahid Shafique, Faculty Member of Sindh Judicial Academy, conducted brainstorming session with the participants through creating a hypothetical situation analysis. The exercise led to making participants understand their role as Child Protection Officers and the appropriate provision in the law for dealing with protection related cases. He also briefed participants on The Sindh Children Act 1955 and role of judiciary in dealing with the cases of children. Secretary social welfare Ms Alia Shahid, Director General Sindh Child Protection Authority Mr. Hafeezullah Abbasi also spoke on the occasion.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Minister Excise orders to suspend Excise Inspector

Karachi, January 30, 2018 (PPI-OT):Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla has ordered to suspend Excise Inspector Mumtaz Soomro from Dadu, who is found involved in immoral activities. He asked the Director General ET and NC Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui to probe into the matter and bring the facts on surface.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk

Ban period extended

Karachi, January 26, 2018 (PPI-OT):The Government of Sindh, Home Department has in continuation of Notification dated September 26th, 2017, the ban u/s 144 Cr. PC imposed on (organic, inorganic material, garbage, debris, mess, sand and crushes brought from various places by various individuals/ industrialists/ builders, being dumped in Malir River, District Korangi Karachi) extended for a period of 90 days with immediate effect.

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99204423, +92-21-99204401
Email: pressinformationzubair@gmail.com
Website: http://sindhinformation.gos.pk