Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Administrator KMC Muhammad Hussain Syed has issued directive for up gradation of schools, hospitals and maternity homes in Lyari with the posting of doctors, paramedical staff, teachers and non teaching staff in these hospitals and schools. He was addressing to a meeting held in his office to review and discuss the problems facing by residents of Lyari especially with regard to schools and health care centers. Municipal Commissioner KMC Matanat Ali Khan, MPA Saleem Hango, Senior Director Health Services, Director Education and other high officials attended the meeting. Administrator Karachi said buildings of five maternity homes as many dispensaries, a general hospital and eye hospital were being renovated soon while the postings of doctors, paramedics and non paramedic staff in these hospitals and dispensaries will be made in next fifteen days along with the provision of ambulances, generator and other latest equipments. 
He said if required doctors and paramedical staff will be appointed on contract basis for medical institutions in Lyari. People from Lyari should be given preference in appointments for Medical Institutions in Lyari. Senior Director Health Services on this occasion informed Administrator Karachi that monthly 7 to 8 Lac rupees were incurred on the medical institutions in Lyari. The Director Education said that a total of 61 schools were located in Lyari out of which 48 were primary schools where 247 teachers imparts education to about eight thousand students. Four of the school buildings were renovated recently while repairing and construction of 11 other schools buildings underway. Administrator KMC directed to establish model school in Lyari on the lines of 24 other model schools in Karachi. It was decided to hold weekly meetings to review and provide better medical and educational facilities to people in Lyari.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Law College to be established in Lyari

Barrister Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Law College is being established in the jurisdiction of Lyari Town.
This was stated by the Administrator of Lyari Town, Muhammad Raisi.
He said that this facility is being created keeping in view a better future for the youngsters of Lyari.
Raisi on Friday visited the site of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Law College.
Administrator Lyari Town Mohammad Raisi addressing a meeting after visiting
the purposed building site of Shaheed Zulfaqar Ali Bhutto Law College.
He also directed that the construction of the building should be completed at the earliest in accordance with the schedule so that the youngsters of Lyari as well as other towns should acquire law education here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Target killings: Shutter-down strike observed in Lyari

A shutter-down strike was observed in Lyari Karachi, where enraged people also set tyres on fire on roads and opened aerial fire, suspending business and social activities, here yesterday.
A large number of people belonging to different parts of Lyari also staged sit-in demonstrations at Maripur and Hawksbay Roads against the target killing of Baloch people.
The Lyari Peace Committee also organized a rally to restore peace in Lyari, Pak Colony and Garden. During the protest, the worst traffic jam took place on Maripur Road where a large number of vehicles stuck up on the road, while due to aerial fire, panic gripped the entire area, forcing people to close shops and other commercial centres.
The rally was led by Uzair Baloch from Lyari’s Baghdadi area. The protesters carrying playcards of Pakistan People’s Party, Baloch Liberation Army and Baloch Students Organization were raising slogans agaisnt target killings. The protesters demanded immediate arrest of accused involved in the target killing of Baloch people. (NC Report)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lyari should not be treated like Waziristan: Nadia Gabol

Sindh Minister for Human Rights Nadia Gabol has said Lyari Town needs development works instead of an operation and it should not be treated like Waziristan.
Talking to various delegations of Lyari at her office, she said all commitments were made with people of Lyari should soon be fulfilled.
She said jobless youths and people would also be given jobs in order to curb unrest persisting in the area. Lyari is the oldest town amongst all 18 towns of the metropolis, Nadia Qabol noted.
The minister stated that two percent of elite class has deprived 98 per cent people belonging to poor and middle classes from their rights. She said if poor people do not come foward to attain their rights, they would not get rid of the slavery. However, she said downtrodden people should combat themselves for their legal rights.
The government, she said, is fulfilling its obligation by initiating various development projects in Lyari Town worth millions of rupees besides building infrastructure, installations of streetlights and laying sewerage lines, which would facilitate local people.
She appealed to Sindh Chief Minister and Sindh Governor to take prompt notice for establishing peace in Lyari.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Two cops among 4 killed in Lyari firing

Four people were shot dead including two policemen in firing between police and criminal gangs in Lyari Kalakot area of Karachi on Sunday. Armed men attacked the police with hand grenades and killed four people among two policemen. Police recovered heavy weapons from criminals’ possession. Police also captured large quantity of weapons during raid at a godown in the locality.
Police conducted raid at a godown on a tip-off, during which criminals lobbed a hand grenade and opened firing at the police party, leaving two cops dead on the spot. Firing is still continued between the police and criminals, echoing the area with the sound of heavy firing. Armored carriers and Rangers contingents have reached in the area to assist the police. Police have seized a light machinegun, seven Kalashnikovs, two repeaters, two pistols, a grenade, eight walkie-talkies and hundreds of bullets from the godown. A bus was burnt at Rashid Mihas road by unknown men.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lyari Town presents Rs608m budget

Nazim Lyari Town Mahmood Hashim presented budget for fiscal year 2009-10 with a total outlay of Rs608.332m at a special session of the town council held here yesterday. At his budget speech, Nazim Lyari said that Rs430m revenue is estimated to be recovered in the head of Octroi Zila Tax (OZT). Rs324.8m has been allocated for salaries, Rs31.1m for uplift works and Rs90.6m for current expenses.
Addressing the session, Nazim said that the income sources of Lyari are very limited; adding OZT fund being provided by the Sindh Government is one of the big sources of the town income.