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Imran warns of anarchy if LG polls rigged

UMERKOT: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has warned that a repetition of the May 11 rigging in local government elections...

Injured man from India crosses into Pakistan

UMERKOT, Oct 24: A badly bruised middle-aged Indian man with a fractured leg limped into Pakistan near Gadhro on...

Attack on police party, revenue officials

UMERKOT, Sept 26: A team of revenue officials and a large police contingent were attacked on Thursday by land...

Growers resist Rs10bn water projects

UMERKOT, Sept 8: Perturbed over government’s failure to comply with land acquisition rules and regulations and...

Indian boy crosses into Pakistan, sent to jail

UMERKOT, Aug 21: An Indian youth who had crossed the border near Khokhrapar and was arrested by Pakistan Rangers at...

Tharis have serious doubts over coal exploration process

UMERKOT, June 27: Thari villagers, social activists and environmentalists have expressed serious doubts over coal...

Tharis call for conservation of peafowl habitats

Alarmed by large-scale deaths, Tharis have called for an effective response to an outbreak of disease among the birds.

22 peafowl died within fortnight in Thar

UMERKOT, June 11: Tharparkar peafowl are under threat as the Newcastle disease has returned to the district and...

Peacocks of Thar suffering from fatal disease

- File photo. UMERKOT: As an intense summer season began, it brought along a deadly disease, spreading fast among ...

Crowds defy Thar heat to cast vote in re-poll

UMERKOT, June 1: A large number men and women braved the scorching heat of Thar on Saturday to cast their vote at 47...

Re-polling in Thar on June 1 to decide fate of contestants

UMERKOT, May 23: Re-election on 47 polling stations for two each seats of National Assembly and provincial assembly...

Fire in Umerkot kills girl and 20 livestock

A minor girl was killed and five women received burn injuries, whereas 20 livestock were burnt to death in a fire broke that broke out in Rahal village of Umerkot district.

PPP clean sweeps Umerkot, opponents allege rigging

Defeated candidates have alleged massive rigging on the part of PPP candidates saying they influenced the polling staff.

Umerkot’s religious minorities 'hostage to fear' as polls near

Minorities face uncertainty in exercising their right to vote even though 49 per cent of Umerkot voters are non-Muslims.

Voters choose pirs over parties in Mirpurkhas

Zia introduced non-political feudal lords, mirs, pirs and chieftains which resulted in the depoliticisation of society.

Strict check may keep voter turnout in Thar region low

UMERKOT, April 26: Voters’ turnout in the Tharparkar region in upcoming general election is feared to be very lower this year because of a stricter check on rigging put in place by the election commission.

Environment: Sea pollution

Allah Dino lives in Kaka Pir village, a fishermen settlement in Karachi. He recalls the good days when his grandfather, Yosuf, used to fish in the Arabian Sea. In his grandfather’s day they used simple and traditional methods of fishing yet they caught pl

Unfeasible mega projects in Thar eat up billions

UMERKOT, March 23: Supply of clean drinking water to the residents of Thar still appears to a distant dream as the government keeps sinking billion of rupees in unfeasible mega projects.

Three years of heavy losses: Umerkot growers poised to outsmart nature

UMERKOT, March 17: After suffering huge losses for three consecutive years to rains and floods, growers in Umerkot district this year plan to outsmart nature.

Shortage of teachers imperils Umerkot students’ future

UMERKOT, March 4: Shortage of subject specialists, delay in promotion of high school teachers to subject specialists, college lecturers’ preference to opt for administrative posts and a virtual ban on new appointments have imperilled future of more than 1


A state of anarchy

Rape and restitution

Bard for our times

Bridging the abyss


Militant groups in Punjab

Railways: debatable priorities

Surge in Karachi violence

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