MWM to Field over 70 Candidates in Sindh

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The Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen said on Friday that it would field candidates on over 70 constituencies of the provincial assembly and the National Assembly in Sindh to contest the May 11 general elections. The secretary-general of the MWM’s Karachi division, Allama Sadiq Raza Taqvi, told a press conference held at a local Imambargah that the MWM might also enter into seat adjustment agreements and forge an electoral alliance with likeminded parties, as a political strategy in this regard was being worked out. He asked the government to provide security to participants in an MWM conference to be held in Hyderabad on March 24. He criticised the administration for not granting the party permission to hold the conference…

Mazar-e-Quaid Lights Switched off as Karachi takes part in ‘Earth Hour 2012’

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The lights at Mazar-e-Quaid were switched off at 8:30 pm sharp on Saturday but not because of a power outage, instead it was in commemoration of ‘Earth Hour 2012’. Being celebrated in the country for third time in a row, the worldwide event was organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Sindh government. Supporters of the environment willingly joined the closure of extra lights and appliances in the city for an hour. “Last year, we managed to save 50 to 52 megawatts of energy in the city,” said the Environment Minister Sheikh Muhammad Afzal, while lighting a white candle. Karachi has been given the title of ‘Earth Hour City’ while Sindh has been…