2 Monday, May29, 2017 Metropolitan Karachi greets ‘Candlelight Sehri’ on first Ramzan Dr SJA Jafri KARACHI: Electricity supply was partially restored in different parts of the city including Lyari, Bufferzone, Gulshan, and Gulistan-e-Johar through a backup after citizens were forced to greet a notorious, unwelcome guest – loadshedding – on the first of Ramazan on Sunday. A major power outage was experienced in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistane-Johar, Malir, FB Area, Liaquatabad, Landhi, Kharadar, North Karachi, Sir Syed Town, Shadman Town, Keamari, among others, as the clocks ticked to the time to start fasting. The electricity breakdown also continued in G u l s h a n - e - H a d e e d , Quaidabad, Steel Town, Hub, Maripur, Mochko, Naval Colony, and surrounding areas. According to NTDC spokesperson, the power outage occurred due to an KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari termed the Indian terrorism in held Kashmir as attack on humanity expressing distress over the silence of international community on Kashmiris' carnage by Indian armed forces. KARACHI: Two motorcyclists in dark as the city experiences a major power breakdown on first fast of Ramazan. extra high-tension line tripping early Sunday morning, causing generators in Jamshoro and Hubco power plants to shut down. The spokesperson added that electricity has been provided to restart the affected generators. The Managing Director In a press statement issued here, he said that barbarism has been let loose on Kashmiri people with the beginning of holy month of Ramadan. “Kashmiris are targeted by state terrorism for seeking their inalienable right to self-determination,” he pointed out. of NTDC, Dr Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry said the matter was being looked into, and the investigation into the reason for the breakdown would be complete in next few hours. KE spokesperson Sadia Dada, on the other hand, stated that the process to restore power is underway with the help of Water and Sewerage Board’s installations. The official added that power at Dhabeji and Pipri pumping stations has been resumed. The power outage would also expect to affect water supply in the city. K- Bilawal denounces killings of Kashmiris Fair price stalls required to control profiteering KARACHI: Like previous year, this Ramzan also begin with sharp price hike, with rates of eatables, fruits and vegetables touching the sky. However, the city needs a lot of fair price shops and stalls by the government and philanthropists to ensure that poor and low income people can also purchase Seheri and Iftari for their families. Poor planning at the government level, cruel profiteering mentality of traders and shopkeepers and low role of philanthropists and religious organizations to set up fair price shops and stalls in the city are behind the neck-breaking price hike in the holy month of Ramazan. There is a need to introduce the culture of selling daily use commodities, especially eatables, at low profit margin to greet the holy month of Ramzan. If the citizens, social organizations and philanthropists arrange fair price shops and stalls at community level, the blessings of Ramzan could also be extended to the poor and low income families. It is suggested that besides arranging Iftar stalls on roads and streets, the generous Karachiites and sensible trade community should also arrange community level fair price stalls to facilitate people. KARACHI: Families enjoying in sea water at sea view to reduce the heat and cool off themselves during scorching hot weather of the port city. Pakistan 7th most adversely affected country in world by climate change KARACHI: Pakistan is 7th most adversely affected country in the world by climate change. Despite having high vulnerability of future climatic changes. According to Pakistan's new Economic Survey 2016-17 , the government has developed national policy to combat climate change and an action plan is being developed to effectively implement its concerns through sustainable planning. To materialize the efforts regarding protection of climate change, the government has recently passed “Pakistan Climate Change Act 2017”. The legislation has in turn created climate Change Fund, Climate Change Council and Climate Change Authority to implement the Climate Change Act. Keeping in view the challenges and distortions caused by global climate change, the worldwide efforts are underway to mitigate the devastating effects. Pakistan, like many other countries, is fully cognizant of this issue and has already undertaken various programs and projects. Sustainable Land Management Program with UNDP assistance is being implemented at a cost of Rs.105.400 million. Sustainable Land Management Program with UNDP assistance is being implemented at a cost of Rs.105.400 million. For integrated management of land and water resources; measures to rehabilitate degraded rangeland; measures to improve dry and forest and control shifting sand dunes over an area of 80,000 hectares in 200 villages and creating climate resilience. These interventions are aimed at restoring ecosystem services including carbon sequestration, and will help to support improved and new livelihood opportunities. In this context local community participation in the planning, implementation and monitoring of all such activities would play a crucial role. Development of reverse linkages between Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) and Marmara Research Center Turkey is under way which will provide the PMD with enhanced support and capacity building in seismic research and development. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said people of Held Kashmir should not be considered alone and isolated adding that Indian armed forces were targeting and killing the youth mercilessly. PPP Chairman demanded that international community should take notice of Indian terrorism and stop it. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pledged that Pakistani people and the PPP are with our Kashmiri brethren and salute martyrs of Kashmir condemning their slaughter at the hands of Indian forces. PPP believes in service of the masses: Mukesh Chawla KARACHI: Provincial minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar chawla has said that Pakistan Peoples Party firmly believes in serving the masses irrespective of political affiliation and taking practical measures for the welfare of the people. This he said as a chief guest while inaugurating Shakir institute of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Gharo and launching ceremony of Sadar Muhammad Shakir's book " Fikre Shakir" . He said that it was a fact that unemployment was the biggest issue of the country and PPP government was trying its best to address the issue and as many 40 thousands new jobs would be provided to the youth in the new budget. He stressed upon the private sector to come forward and to play its effective role to provide jobs to the unemployed youth. The minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla added " Dr. Afzal of Shakir Medical Centre Gharo is doing well to serve the needy people and it is the need of the hour that such more philanthropists should come forward". Electric (KE) claimed that it was in the process of restoring power supply to major water pumping stations including Dhabeji and Pipri stations. The impact on Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) was significantly higher in comparison, the NTDC spokesperson noted, explaining that the national grid usually supplies 550 MW of power to Karachi. "Power is expected to resume from Jamshoro and Hubco power plants soon," the spokesperson said. Almost 50-60 percent of the metropolis faces a lack of electricity at present, Dada said, reiterating the same reason behind the power outage as that of the NTDC spokesperson. “A 500-KV Jamshoro transmission line caused the power outage,” Dada explained, adding that efforts are underway to normalize the impacted areas. Most countries still not prepared to tackle Ebola and Zika diseases KARACHI: Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a report released today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, and the world is still doing too little to finance recommended actions to strengthen pandemic preparedness. The report, entitled From Panic and Neglect to Investing in Health Security: Financing Pandemic Preparedness at a National Level, lays out 12 recommendations to ensure the adequate financing of the capabilities and infrastructure required to prevent, identify, contain, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Many countries chronically underinvest in critical public health functions like disease surveillance, diagnostic laboratories, and emergency operations centers, which enable the early identification and containment of outbreaks. So far, 37 countries have completed the rigorous peer-reviewed assessments, called the Joint External Evaluation (JEE), of their preparedness capacities to identify their gaps and needs. But that leaves 162 countries that have not. Moreover, only two of the countries that have completed this assessment have used the results to devise costed plans. The report urges national governments to prioritize financing preparedness in their domestic budgets, as should international donors. Three persons killed in separate road accidents KARACHI: Three persons were killed in two different road accidents in the metropolis on Sunday. According to rescue sources, a 30-year-old man, Shahzad, was hit by a vehicle while crossing a road in Surjani Town K A R A C H I : Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi and global cloud based solution provider consortium Partners organization MATZ have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) according to which an technology incubation center will be established at university campus. After the establishment of technology incubation centre the students and teachers particularly computing & engineering students will be able to avail an opportunity to work on high tech technology. It is mentioned here that international organization MATZ group is a consortium pro- area. As a result, he suffered multiple injuries. He was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) where he succumbed to his injuries. In second incident in Gulshan-e-Mymar area, two unidentified men were killed when their bike they were travelling on met an accident due to over-speeding. Both the men received head injuries and died on the spot. The bodies were shifted to ASH for medico-legal formalities. MAJU signed MoU for establishing technology incubation centre viding cloud solutions in e- health, e-educationgovernance, e-activism, e- security and smart tech solutions through its consortium partners. The President, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi Prof. Dr. Zubair Shaikh expressed his satisfaction over the signing of MoU between MAJU & MATZ. He said that it is the responsibility of a university to launch national and international projects and to produce products in the interest of general public, for this reason we are establishing this technology based incubation centre here. He said at this centre besides students & teachers our staff members will also be able to express their creativity through working with this high tech technology centre. He said with the establishment of this centre we may also fill the gap between industry and academia by providing the solution of their problems and to provide them technical information also. Dr. Zubair Shaikh said that in today’s world the use of technology may change human life also. He said after signingMoU with MATZ, we will be responsible to provide them Office space, lab facility, internship and staff expenditures while MATZ will look after national and international marketing. KARACHI: Associate Dean, Computing & Engineering, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi signing MOU with global cloud based solution provider, MAR group for set up, incubation centre at university campus. President MAJU Prof. Dr.Zubair Shaikh and senior faculty members are also present on this signing ceremony. Empowering widows with skills and livelihoods urged KARACHI: Mirpurkhas is said to be the rich district in terms of agriculture and producing variety of fruits. Besides this, there is career potential among illiterate and marginalized women, specially widows, who produce variety of beautiful items by stitching colourful threads and have art of texturing pieces of clothes for local markets. But they need support from philanthropists, traders organisations and government institutions so they may contribute to end poverty through their skills. Quite recently, empowering widows with skills and livelihood programme have opened doors of 200 beneficiaries of Mirpurkhas city to live with prosperity and ease their families. Obviously, these widows belong to low-income families and were dependent on KARACHI: Shopkeepers busy in making Khajla & Pheni for Sehri of the holy month of Ramzan at Nanak Wara. their families for life. But now the change has come to them, when they learned skills and started their own work and live with dignity. Saima, one of these beneficiary widows, sharing her experiences, she got during training course, said "I never imagined to move out of home and learn something like this. It was surprise move that a group of young women activists brought message and offered to learn at a center, where some skillful experts are available to teach women free of cost." "Among others, I joined the center, learned little for three months and now earning my own independently. This initiative inspires young girls of neighbourhood to come, spare two hours and learn," she said. She accredits Arts Foundation for this, which inspires women to learn skills, earn better living and ease families. The organisation established center under 'Augmenting widows access to decent work through vocational skill project' supported by USAID under the Small Grants Program (SGP), eight-months ago. Another woman Farzana said it was inspiring moment for her to come out and joined this training center and learned enough. "It has not only made me able to earn with dignity but save my life. Because, after the death of my husband I had nothing to do. I was dependent on others within family," she added. She appreciated teachers and friends, who taught the fellow widows during the period and contributed to put many women on right track to have economic source, livelihoods. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Central, Rehan Hashmi presenting trophy to a winning student in North Karachi zone. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Korangi, Syed Nayyar Raza along with Vice Chairman, Syed Ahmer Ali inaugurating new sewerage line at UC-28 Madina Colony Korangi zone.
Nation celebrates Youm-e-Takbeer and remembered Dr. Qadeer KHAIRPUR: The Four Research Seminars were held in the Department of Mathematics, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur presided over by Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Hussain Mahar, Dean, Faculty of Physical Sciences. All seminars were presented under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ahsanullah Baloch. Mr. Kashif Ali Dharejo delivered his M.S Seminar on “Finite Element Modeling of Fluid Flow through Channel with ISLAMABAD: Youme-Takbeer is being observed today (Sunday) to commemorate the historic nuclear tests Pakistan conducted on this day in 1998. Pakistan became seventh nuclear world power with demonstration of nuclear capabilities and the first in the Muslim world. The nuclear tests made Pakistan's defense invincible. Special prayers have been offered for the progress and prosperity of the country, supremacy of the constitution, prosperity of the nation and eradication of terrorism. Different organizations are arranging special programmes and functions to highlight importance of the day. Meanwhile, Political Leaders of Pakistan Muslim League- N have lauded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for making Pakistan invincible by equipping it with nuclear capability. Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan presented huge salute on unforgettable services: Nation of Pakistan presented huge thanks and salute to the Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan on his unforgettable services in becoming Pakistan ‘7th Atomic Country’ and ‘First Islamic Country’ on world map. Pakistan achieved “credible nuclear deterrence” on December 10, 1984, and perfected delivery system in the early 90s, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan tells. In his first piece written exclusively for a Western publication, Dr Khan says that the West should not be afraid of the country’s nuclear programme. He also boasts of accomplishing a remarkable feat by making Rectangular Baffle: COM- SOL Multi Physics Study”. He said, the objective of this research is to develop the numerical model for the prediction of flow through channel with rectangular baffle. Ms. Nadia Asad Memon delivered her M.S Seminar. She said, the objective of this research is to develop a mathematical model for the flow of fluid through converging and diverging channel. She said, the research study is focused Pakistan, “a country which couldn’t produce bicycle chains”, a nuclear capable country and a missile power. According to him, Pakistan’s nuclear weapons had prevented war with India, which he accused of pursuing a “massive programme” solely for the purpose of serving its ambitions of attaining a superpower status. “Don’t overlook the fact that no nuclear-capable country has been subjected to aggression or occupied, or had its borders redrawn. Had Iraq and Libya been nuclear powers, they wouldn’t have been destroyed in the way we have seen recently. If we had nuclear capability before 1971, we wouldn’t have lost half our country after a disgraceful defeat,” Khan said. Four research seminars held in the department of mathematics KHAIRPUR: Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Hussain Mahar, Dean Faculty of Physical Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ahsanullah Baloch and scholars speak during the research seminars held in the Department of Mathematics, SALU. on three aspects ratios (01:04:01, 01:06:01 and 01:08:01) of the domain. Mr. Abdul Rehman Rid delivered his M.S Seminar on “Numerical Simulation of Fluid Flows through Tapered Expansion Channel: Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD) Fluent Study”. He said, the study is focused on three meshes as (=01:03, 04:04 and 01:06). He said, finite volume method is applied with simple scheme adopted. Three booked for allegedly hurling life threats RAWALPINDI: At least three persons have been booked for allegedly hurling life threats at a woman and man, while attempting to grab property within the Civil Lines and Wah Cantonment Police jurisdictions. Nargis Shahzadi, a resident of Civil Lines, lodged a complaint with the local police that Abid and her accomplices stormed into the premises of property and attempted to grab the property, upon failure they hurled life threats at her. Altaf Hussain, a resident of Wah Cantonment, lodged a complaint with the local police that Mohammad Ayub, Asad and Qamar had not given belongings to his fatherin-law and when he asked them to return they started hurling life threats at him. The police have registered cases and started investigations. Sehwan blast's two victim families get compensation cheques NAUNDERO: The heirs of Sehwan blast's two victims received compensation cheques - Peeral Khaskheli each amounting to Rs 1.5 million, here on Sunday. Ratodero Mukhtiarkar Ghulam Hyder Samejo and Municipal Committee Chairman Allah Dino Bhutto handed over the compensation cheque of victim to his brother Talib Khaskheli. Another cheque of victim Bashir Khuhro was handed over to his uncle Punjal Khuhro and his brothers Mashooque and Sultan. Bhutto told reporters that distribution of compensatory cheques had been expedited after PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari directed Sindh government to pay the amount to the martyrs of Sehwan blast tragedy without loss of further time. 'Father of nuclear bomb’ faced 5 years house arrest ISLAMABAD: Pakistani nuclear scientistAbdul Qadeer Khan waves after his release from house arrest. – File Photo High court ordered released of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan and said he was not involved in selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani scientist accused of selling nuclear secrets, was today freed from five years of house arrest by a court and immediately declared that he can now "lead a normal life". Khan, lionised as the "father" of Pakistan's atomic bomb, confessed in 2004 to selling nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea and Libya. He was immediately pardoned but detained in his home. In an interview with the Guardian after this morning's court ruling, the metallurgist said he had no plans to travel abroad or engage in domestic politics. Looking relaxed and well, the 72-year-old strolled in the front garden of his plush villa in Islamabad, playing with a pet dog and receiving wellwishers. "It's a nice feeling, the worry is gone. I can lead a normal life now, as a normal citizen. It's a fine feeling," he later said by telephone. Khan was detained in early 2004 after making a televised confession to nuclear proliferation, following intense international pressure on Pakistan. His nuclear trading network had been discovered by western intelligence agents. Anational hero in Pakistan for spearheading the country's nuclear weapons programme, Khan subsequently retracted his confession. He said that, aside from having to maintain guards around him, he had been freed with the "blessing" of the government, which had been "very helpful". Khan has been fighting a long-running court case against his detention, saying he had not been convicted of any crime. Under the previous regime, led by the then army chief, Pervez Musharraf, he had little chance of successfully challenging his arrest, but the civilian government has been flagging its wish to see him freed. Khan's lawyer said the high court had declared him a free citizen. "The court has said as he was not involved in nuclear proliferation or criminal activity, there is no case against him, therefore he is a free citizen," Ali Zafar said. Mr. Irshad Ali Malik delivered his M. Phil Seminar on “Nuumerical Simulation of Newtonian Fluid through Forward Step Channel with Effect of Baffles: COMSOL Multi-Physics Study”. He said, Newtonian fluid flow phenomena is examined through forward step channel with fixed single and double baffles to measure velocity and pressure contours. Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Hussain Mahar said, all researchers have presented their research in befitting manner. The research will benefit the society. He said, we are providing congenial atmosphere of research to our scholars. Prof. Dr. Ahsanullah Baloch also spoke on this occasion and shared his views about the research conducted by the scholars. A large number of scholars and students attended the seminars. RAMAZAN PLAN High level security ordered acorss Larkana division LARKANA: A security plan has been prepared by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), Larkana Range, Abdullah Shaikh, for the holy month of Ramazan throughout Larkana division. According to the plan, 3812 police officers and officials have been deployed in five districts of the division who will ensure peace and tranquility in the entire division including bordering areas. DIGP said that 579 officers and constables would discharge their duties in Larkana district, 785 in Kambar-Shahdadkot district, 705 in Shikarpur district, 800 in Jacobabad district and 946 in Kashmore district. Shaikh directed all the SSPs of the division to ensure proper security for Taraveeh, Sehri, Iftar, mosques and other worship places in their respective jurisdictions. Two girls allegedly abducted in Rawalpindi RAWALPINDI: Two girls have allegedly been abducted within the Sadiqabad and Taxila Police jurisdictions. Khalid Mahmood Kiyani, a resident of Sadiqabad, lodged a complaint with the local police that kidnappers have abducted 17 year old daughter from the local market. He suspected Atif Saleem and Qaiser could be behind the kidnapping. Nizama Bibi, a resident of Taxila, lodged a complaint with the local police that kidnappers have abducted her 14 year old daughter from the local market. She suspected Saryabi Bibi,Liaquat, Faizan, Zamin, Zareen, Adeel and Razia Bibi could be behind the kidnapping. The police have registered cases and started investigations. ISLAMABAD: Islam is a complete code of life. It is for its believer’s own betterment and happiness. These days science is also approving the various methods prescribed by Islam and it agrees that Islamic rituals have health benefits. Namaz Takbir While offering Takbir, we move hand and shoulder muscles thereby increasing the flow of blood towards upper body. Sujood Where we touch the ground with our forehead. This posture increases fresh supply of blood to our brain. Tashah’hud In tashah’hud position, our hip, elbow, knee joints, backbone, wrist joints move in a way that it provides a form of relaxation to our entire body. Pressure is applied on the body parts as if it was a kind of massage which releases tension. Monday, May29, 2017 National ISLAMABAD: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has declared various cooking oil and ghee brands substandard and unfit for human consumption due to absences of various essential ingredients. According to a spokesman of PFA, the brands include Kisan Sunflower Cooking Oil, Eva sunflower Cooking Oil, Darja Awal Cooking 3 PFA declares various sub-standard cooking oil and ghee brands ISLAMABAD: A weeklong data-analysis workshop jointly organized by USAID and Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) held here to update the M.Phil and PhD students of Education Faculty on new data-collecting techniques (NVIVO software), enabling them to do their research work in effective and compatible way. It was aimed at helping the students to explore new tools of research for doing qualitative and quantitative analysis of the relevant issues. They were also apprised of the research methodology for achieving better results in their research work. Students of various Universities attended the workshop, who thanked the AIOU for providing them an opportunity to learn about the new research methodology, compatible to the World standard. Addressing its concluding session, the AIOU’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui announced that a Data Resource Center will soon be established at the University’s main campus that will help them acquiring latest information to have in-depth research in their relevant field. This will be the part of the University’s consistent efforts to promote research culture in the country that relevant to the society. The University, he added was fulfilling its responsibility of producing scholars who could help bringing positive change in life of an individual and the society as a whole. He underlined the need of developing new techniques and tools of Oil, Sahar Cooking Oil and twenty-three Venaspati Ghee brands. The result of the samples test are available on Punjab Food Authority website. USAID-AIOU updates research-scholars on data-collecting techniques ISLAMABAD: The summer vacations in education Institutions functioning under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will start from 5th June and will continue till 5th August 2017. According to documents available with Online, 3rd June will be the last day of academic activities in the education institutions running under research that make their efforts more meaningful. While underlying the need of conducting societyrelated research, Dr. Shahid Siddiqui further said that merely economic development would not be enough for bringing real change in the life of the people. Socio aspect, in term of values, attitude and thinking is also important for achieving the desired results, he added. The research scholars needed to focus on society’s related issues, he said adding the Educational institutions and teaching community should also play their role in transformation of society, by passing on good human values and practices to the new generation. He hoped the researchers will more work devotedly for refining data’s analysis process. Summer vacations in educational institutions under FDE from June 5 FDE for the students, while the classes recommence on 7th August, Monday. The students are being given two months summer vacations this time. SUKKUR: Busiest Shahlimar road gives deserted look due to scorching hot weather in the city on teh 1st day of Ramadan. Muslims across the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. Four Islamic rituals that compass health benefits Furthermore, this position assists in speedy digestion, aids the detoxification of the liver and stimulates peristaltic action in the small intestine. Fasting Low Cholesterol A team of cardiologists in the UAE found that people observing Ramadan enjoy a positive effect on their lipid profile, which means there is a reduction of cholesterol in the blood Detoxify By not eating or drinking throughout the day your body will be offered the rare chance to detoxify your digestive system throughout the month. Absorb More Nutrients By not eating throughout the day during Ramadan you’ll find that your metabolism becomes more efficient, meaning the amount of nutrients you absorb from food improves. This is because of an increase in a hormone called adiponectin, which is produced by a combination of fasting and eating late at night, and allows your muscles to absorb more nutrients. Consists of washing face and fore-arms, and wiping head and feet. Wudu by itself is always a recommendable act in Islamic rituals, but it becomes obligatory in certain circumstances. One of such circumstances is before daily five time’s ritual Salah. Apart from hygiene, wudu have positive effect on circulatory system and removes excess static charge from body. Miswak strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay Miswak assists in eliminating toothaches and prevents further decay which has already set in. Miswak eliminates bad breath.