TANDO ADAM - Central leader of the PML-N and former Sindh chief minister Mumtaz Bhutto has announced that if Faryal Talpur, sister of President Asif Ali Zardari, contested elections from Larkana, he would stand against her.Addressing a press conference here Sunday at the residence of Ghulam Mustafa Marri, he said though he had been away from parliamentary politics for sixteen long years but oppose the election of Faryal Talpur from Larkana. Mumtaz Bhutto said despite strong opposition by the people of Sindh against the dual local government system, the rulers did not pay heed to their voice. He said as such the people have been left with no alternative but to stage a long march like that of Dr Tahirul Qadri to get their voice heard and demands accepted. He said he tried to arouse nationalist sentiments among the people of Sindh for 26 years  but could not succeed and then decided to join the PML-N. He said he made it clear to the PML-N leadership that controversial projects like Kalabagh Dam should not be constructed unless all the provinces agree on them.Meanwhile  in Jacobabad, Hundreds of aspirant teachers appeared in the test for the recruitment of primary schoolteacher here Sunday.The National Testing Services (NTS) conducted the test in Government KG School and Government Girls High School. There were 648 female candidates registered for the PST test and out of them 516 appeared in the exam, while out of 984 registered male candidates 857 appeared in the test. The result of the test would be announced in a week.Meanwhile in Kot Ghulam Muhammad, three armed bandits looted a shop in broad daylight here on Sunday.Bandits barged into the shop of Abdul Sammad Naghar and looted Rs0.3mn cash and fled in the cover of aerial firing. Later, a police was sent to chase the bandits but in vain.  Local traders protested against the robbery and demanded of police to provide citizens protection.

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