QMI AGENCY – Protesters allege they are being targeted for questioning or sometimes detained by police for helping to organize G8 and G20 demonstrations. Some protesters even claimed the immigration status of some members, or their families, are being threatened by police if they take part in demonstrations. Officers in uniform and plainclothes lined up outside the Metro Convention Centre, where the June 26 and 27 Summit is taking place, as about two dozen protesters from a coalition of groups vowed to reclaim their city, which they said is being turned into an armed camp. Not far away, crews are working 24-hours to erect a three-metre high, 3.3 km long fence that will ring the convention centre. Those who work or live inside the security zone will have to enter through police check-points.
“This is Toronto and not T I AN A N M E N Square,” community activist Greg Thomas told a cheering crowd.
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– Mushtaq Rajpar
PPP ruled Sindh government is about to present third budget of their tenure. Be ready for new promises, pledges and schemes. Are you interested listening and read all that? What did Sindh government achieved in the current outgoing fiscal year 2009-10?
People of Sindh want to know. Can Sindh government publish a Development Review or Economic Review and inform the public on state of economy, development and projects announced last year in the budget.
Rs 113 billion were allocated for development, including Rs 16 billion by federal government. How much actually has been achieved?
Newspapers report suggest development funds were not utilized more than 42%. This is height of negligence and ineptness of an elected government. Sindh continues to live in backwardness; people live under hard socio-economic conditions.
· Rs. 113 development out lay included Rs 75 billion ADP: Where did this money go?
· The federal government was to be asked to settled the issue of Rs204 billion arrears of GST on services. Did they get arrears back?
· Rs. 2 billion were allocated for Thar Coal Development