7 September 2016






'Maalik' cleared

for screening

after SHC declares

ban on film illegal

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scrambles to

soothe tensions

after Obama slur

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Pakistan to offer

two LNG tenders

by October, working

on govt deal

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180 deported

Pakistanis arrive

at Lahore Airport

LAHORE, Sep 6: At least

180 Pakistanis deported by

Saudi Arabia Government

have arrived at Allama

Iqbal International Airport

on Saudi Airline.

The deported Pakistanis

on Tuesday reached

Lahore by Saudi Airline

Flight 789. The Saudi

Government deported

these Pakistanis as they

were living illegally in the

country. Their Visas were

expired and they were having

incomplete documents.

Naval chief vows to

protect maritime

assets, ports


Chief of the Naval Staff

Admiral Muhammad

Zakaullah has said that

Pakistan Navy officers

had made history in 1965

war with their bravery and


Addressing a ceremony

in connection with the

Defence Day, Naval Chief

said that if we follow

Quaid-e-Azam’s points,

we can lead the country

towards development.

He said that armed

forces are enthusiastic for

the protection of naval

assets and ports. He

stressed the need for unity

among the people. Naval

chief said Navy will continue

its role in on-going

operation Zarb-e-Azb for

elimination of terrorism.

Hot, dry weather



and dry weather is likely to

prevail in most parts of the

country during the next 24

hours. However, rain with

dust and thunderstorm is

expected at isolated places

in Islamabad, Rawalpindi,

Gujranwala, Lahore,

Malakand, Hazara,

Peshawar, Mardan divisions,

FATA, Gilgit-

Baltistan and Kashmir.


chief General Raheel Sharif

has said enemies must realise

Pakistan has always been

strong, and now it has turned


“I want to make it clear to

all enemies of Pakistan that

Pakistan has always been

strong and today it is invincible,”

General Raheel said

while addressing a gathering

in connection with Defence

Day at GHQ, Rawalpindi on


Talking about the challenges

the country is facing,

he said: “I want to make it

clear that we are fully aware

of all covert and overt

intrigues and intentions of

our enemies.”

“Be the challenge military

or diplomatic; on the borders

or within the cities, we know

our friends and foes all too

well,” the army chief added.

Regarding Kashmir,

General Raheel said it was

Pakistan’s jugular vein and

praised people of the held

valley for rendering innumerable


“We salute the great sacrifices

of the people of

Indian held Kashmir for

KARACHI EDITION – Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Zul–Hijjah 4, 1437 http://www.dailymessenger.com.pk

Pakistan is unconquerable,

COAS warns enemies

Salute Kashmiris for their undaunted freedom struggle: Gen Raheel Sharif

Dr SJA Jafri

KARACHI, Sep 6: The nation

celebrated Defence Day yesterday

to mark the sacrifices of

the Pakistan armed forces who

fought valiantly to defend the

homeland in September 1965.

On September 6, 1965,

Indian forces violated the

international border and

attacked Pakistan at midnight.

The enemy had code-named

the operation 'Riddle 11'.

At such a critical time, a

limited contingent of the

Pakistan Army intercepted the

enemy advance at

Bambanwala Ravi Bediyan

(BRB) Canal. This was the

same BRB canal where Major

Raja Aziz Bhatti embraced

martyrdom among many others

defending the motherland.

Nation marks Defence Day to honour

soldiers' sacrifices in 1965 war

An impressive change of

guard ceremony was held at

the Mazar-e-Quaid where a

contingent of Pakistan Air

Force took over guard duties

at the mausoleum.

A solemn Guard of Honour

ceremony took place at

Mazar-e-Iqbal in Lahore,

where a freshly turned-out

contingent of the Pakistan

Rangers saluted the late

Thinker of Pakistan. A similar

ceremony will be held at the

mausoleum of Quaid e Azam

Muhammad Ali Jinnah in


Parades and flag-hoisting

ceremonies will also be held

across the country to mark the

day. The nation will pay tributes

to the martyrs by laying

floral wreaths on their graves

and at the martyrs' monuments.

Pakistan Army officers visited

the grave of Major

Shabbir Sharif Shaheed,

Nishan-e-Haider, Sitara-e-

Jurat, on Defence Day. The

contingent, led by Major

General Fida Hussain Malik,

paid tributes to the 1965 and

1971 war hero on the occasion

and presented a Guard of

Honour at his grave. Major

General Fida Hussain, along

with Major Shabbir Sharif

Shaheed’s family, also put floral

wreaths on his grave.

DG ISPR, Lt. General

Asim Bajwa said full scale

preparations for Defence Day

celebrations were underway.

In a tweet DG ISPR said the

main event would be held

tonight at Shuhada Monument

at GHQ.

KARACHI: Armored personnel carriers of Pakistan army seen moving to present guard of

honour during a ceremony of National Defense Day in the area of Malir Cantonment.

ECP issues notices to Nawaz,

Imran Khan over 'offshore assets'


Election Commission of

Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday

issued notices to Prime

Minister Nawaz Sharif,

Imran Khan and others

while hearing identical petitions

seeking disqualification

of the PM and PTI

chairman for alleged offshore


The application seeking

Khan’s disqualification was

filed to the ECP by MNA

Shahnawaz Dhalon.

Another similar reference

was forwarded to the commission

by National

Assembly Speaker Sardar

Ayaz Sadiq.

Several petitions were

filed in the commission

seeking disqualification of

PM Sharif over alleged offshore

companies of his family

revealed in the Panama

Leaks papers.

The commission took all

identical petitions today and

issued notices to PM, Imran

Khan and others directing

them to file response by

Sept. 28.

68 illegal foreign travelers apprehended

KARACHI, Sep 6: At least

68 illegal travelers to foreign

country were apprehended

during an operation by

Pakistan coast guards.

Sources said that

Pakistan coast guards during

checking of different vehicles

and buses at Jeevani and

Shah Jehan posts apprehended

68 people that were tried

to go Iran illegally. From

them, one is Afghan national,

two were Iran nationals

and 65 were Pakistani citizens.

According to coast

guards all suspects were

attempted to cross Pak-Iran

border without any legal


After preliminary investigation

all suspects were

handed over to FIA officials

in Gwadar for further interrogation.

It is pertinent to mention

here that 1217 illegal foreign

travelers were arrested by

Pakistan Coast Guards from

January 2016 to till now.

their right of self-determination,”

he said, adding, “The

solution of the problem lies

in the implementation of the

resolutions of United

Nations in this regard.

Pakistan will continue to

support Kashmir on the

diplomatic and ethical


The army chief said the

greatest example of a relationship

based on mutual

respect and principle of

equality in the region is the

Pak-China friendship.

“CPEC is the paramount

evidence of this relationship…

I would like to assure

that we shall not allow any

external force to obstruct it

and any such attempt will be

dealt with iron hands.”

The army chief said the

greatest example of a relationship

based on mutual

respect and principle of

equality in the region is the

Pak-China friendship.

“CPEC is the paramount

evidence of this relationship…

I would like to assure

that we shall not allow any

external force to obstruct it

and any such attempt will be

dealt with iron hands.”

Pakistan made

efforts for peace in

Afghanistan: Janjua


British Prime Minister’s

Special Representative

for Afghanistan and

Pakistan Owen Jenkins

called on National

Security Advisor Lt Gen

(R) Nasser Khan Janjua

here on Tuesday and discussed

matters of mutual


The National Security

Advisor stated peace in

Afghanistan was vital for

Pakistan. He explained in

detail the efforts,

Pakistan had made and

continued to make to

bring peace in

Afghanistan through an

Afghan-led and Afghanowned

peace process.

He also emphasized

that the world’s powerful

countries should influence

the sitting Afghan

government to initiate a

consolidated and well

planned reconciliation



Pakistan and Senegal have

agreed to strengthen cooperation

in diverse fields including

trade, investment, agriculture

and education.

The understanding came

during delegation-level talks

between Prime Minister

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

and President of Senegal

Macky Sall in Islamabad on


The Prime Minister said

that in addition to existing

items like textiles, pharmaceuticals

and rice, Pakistan

can also export leather and

leather products, light engineering

goods, and agricultural

machinery to Senegal.

He said Pakistan can

extend technical support to

Senegal for establishment of

Imran Khan announces

Raiwind march on Sept 24

KARACHI: Activists of Tehreek-e-Insaf are jubilant during public gathering led by Imran

Khan held at Nishtar Park of Karachi on the occasion of 51th Defence Day of Pakistan.

KARACHI, Sep 6: Pakistan

Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman

Imran Khan on Tuesday

announced a march on

Raiwind against the government

on September 24.

Addressing a rally in

Karachi he said, “I am inviting

the entire nation to participate

in the march.”

Imran Khan said that he

had no plans of coming to

Karachi. However, when

MQM founder used that language

against Pakistan, he

decided to come.

He said, “I want to tell

people of Karachi, you are not

alone.” Imran Khan said that

MQM founder wants to

divide the country.

NEW DELHI, Sep 6: Indian

Prime Minister Narendra

Modi is scheduled to visit

Pakistan in November to

attend the SAARC Summit,

India’s High Commissioner

said in comments published on


Gautam Bambawale also

told an event in Karachi on

Monday that while India and

Pakistan must certainly discuss

the entire range of issues, they

3 houses destroyed in Indian

forces’ heavy fire at LoC


national Defence Day, Indian

troops opened unprovoked fire

at the Line of Control (LoC) on

Tuesday which left three houses


ISPR said Indian troops

resorted to "unprovoked firing"

in the Nezapir sector near

“I was inspired by Azeem

Tariq. Altaf felt threatened by

Azeem Tariq so had him

killed”, he said

He said that he who cannot

conquer his fears cannot do

anything big. The nation that

lives in fear becomes slave.

“I want to give Muhajirs a

message. You don’t need to

tell anyone how patriotic you

are”, he said.

"The bloodshed of partition

affected so many families.

Those people gave sacrifices

and respected Pakistan”

Talking about the patriotism

of Muhajirs, he said that

his fellow players Javed

Miandad was also a Muhajir

and was greatly patriotic.

must keep their focus on economy

which he described as a

‘low-hanging fruit’.

“I can’t say about the future

but as of today Prime Minister

Modi is looking forward to

visiting Islamabad for the

SAARC summit in

November,” the Indian news

agency PTI quoted

Bambawale as saying at an

interactive session of the

Karachi Council on Foreign

“Whenever I got into trouble,

Miandad would step up.

He was one of the biggest

patriots I have seen” he added.

“Muhajirs do not need to

prove their patriotism. Imran

Khan will always stand by


He alleged that 50 percent

of Punjab’s development

funds go to Lahore and southern

Punjab was left undeveloped.

PTI chairman claimed

that Nawaz Sharif has

destroyed the institutions and

will never allow institutional

reforms. “Hasan Sharif lives

in a house worth Rs6.5billion.

But he doesn’t know where

the money came from”, he


Modi to attend SAARC summit in Pakistan

Rawalakot between 2am to

8:30am on Aug 14.

No casualties have been

reported so far but Indian bombardment

causes destruction of

three houses in affected area.

"India used all types of heavy

weapons including mortar and

artillery," the statement said.

Relations. His comments came

amid reports that Modi might

keep away from the Saarc

Summit in view of the rising

tensions between India and

Pakistan, particularly over

Jammu and Kashmir.

Bambawale said that it was

India’s desire to see a Pakistan

which was moderate, prosperous

and stable and at peace

with itself, its neighbours as

well as the rest of the world.

Pakistan, Senegal agree to cement

cooperation in diverse sectors

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and

President Of Senegal Macky Sall shake hands at PM House.

IHC stops MQM's Izhar

Ahmed from taking oath


Islamabad High Court (IHC)

on Tuesday barred MQM

member Izhar Ahmed Khan

from taking oath as chairman

of the municipal corporation

in Karachi’s district west.

Justice Noorul Haq

announced the decision on a

petition filed by Asif Khan of

Karachi Ittehda Group.

During the case hearing, plaintiff’s

lawyer Advocate Babar

Awan argued that the returning

officer rejected most of the

votes cast in favour of his

client and declared the MQM

candidate as winner.

sugar and cement plants.

Matters pertaining to

defense cooperation between

the two countries and the proposal

for opening a Pakistani

bank in Senegal were also

discussed during the meeting.

Pakistan offered to cooperate

in the fields of intelligence

sharing, control of

human and drug trafficking

and capacity building in

counter-terrorism for


The Prime Minister said

Pakistan is happy to offer

scholarships for Senegalese

students in various fields of

education and training in

prestigious institutions of the

country. He welcomed the

decision to open Senegalese

Embassy in Islamabad, which

will further strengthen the

bilateral cooperation between

our two countries.

Meanwhile, Speaker

National Assembly Sardar

Ayaz Sadiq hosted a dinner in

honour of Senegal's President

Macky Sall and his delegation

in Islamabad.





Wednesday, September 7, 2016


'Maalik' cleared for screening after

SHC declares ban on film illegal


KARACHI, Sep 6: The

Sindh High Court (SHC) on

Tuesday lifted the countrywide

ban on the screening of

Ashir Azeem's film “Malik”

by quashing the notification

that imposed a ban on the


The SHC bench, headed

by Chief Justice Sajjad Ali

Shah, announced its verdict

which was reserved earlier in

June this year. The director of

the film had moved the SHC

against the Ministry of


Corruption charges:

SHC allows ex-IGP to

leave country for Hajj

KARACHI, Sep 6: The Sindh High Court

(SHC) on Tuesday allowed former

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh

Ghulam Haider Jamali, who is facing

charges of corruption in police department,

to go Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.

Jamali was being investigated by the

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pertaining

to alleged misappropriation of funds

and embezzling billions of rupees.

Jamali through his counsel

filed an appeal before the

SHC, seeking permission to go

Saudi Arabia to perform religious

obligation. While presenting

his ticket and Visa for Saudi Arab,

Jamali informed the court that he was not

going abroad fearing of the investigation, in

fact had planned earlier to perform Hajj this


“The former IGP will come back to the

country by the 5th October after performing

Hajj; therefore, he should be allowed to go

to Saudi Arabia,” his counsel prayed to the

Information, Broadcasting

and National Heritage and

Central Board of Film

Certification (CBFC) for

banning his first film as the


The petitioner had submitted

that he had obtained

clearance certificate from

CBFC before releasing film

Malik, but the ministry of

Information, Broadcasting

KARACHI, Sep 6: Provincial

Minister for Education and

Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain

Dahar said on Tuesday that

during dictatorship, the education

of Sindh was intentionally

ruined and its side effects can

still be felt, and it is really disheartening

that despite huge

funding, we are unable to

achieve the target as enrolment

is falling.

This he said while presiding

over a meeting of DOs of

Karachi Division here in

Tugluq House today. The minister

said that he had been

observing for the last 15 years

that no well-known name had

come out from public sector

schools while in past, these

institutions used to produce a

large number of excellent personalities.

The prevailing situation

demands to make big

changes in the system.

and National Heritage and

CBFC had imposed the country-wide

ban on the movie.

The CBFC in its reply to

the court had submitted that it

He directed all the officers

concerned not to sit in their

offices in first half of the day

and make regular visits to the

schools and ensure not only

the attendance of the teachers

but quality teaching education.

The minister education,

while expressing his resentment

over poor performance

of the Education Department,

said that NGOs and private

sector seemed ahead of us. He

court. Headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed

Abbasi, the SHC bench accepted Jamali's

application and allowed him to go abroad

for performing Hajj. The court also directed

the former IGP to submit the surety bonds of

Rs 1 million.

Earlier, the NAB had issued call up

notices to former IGP along with other top

ex cops in five different matters of embezzling

and misappropriation of funds. The

embezzled amount was said to be estimated

in billions of rupees.

Couple sent on physical remand in

double murder case: The administrative

judge of Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on

Tuesday handed a woman and her boy

friend over to police on 14-day physical

remand for allegedly killing her sister and

sister in law for creating obstacle in their


The police arrested Fahima Khatoon

and her lover Anees Akhter on the

charges of stabbing two women,

Sumbul and Sadaf, to death, who were

said to be against their marriage.

Producing the suspects before the

judge, the Investigating Officer (IO)

sought their physical remand as according

to him they were needed to be interrogated

regarding the offence. The judge

accepted the police's request and allowed

them to keep the suspects with them on

physical remand for two weeks.

had received many complaints

that the film is against

the spirit of national action

plan as it projected heroic

death of 'Afghan Mujahid'.

said that there was no room for

politics in educational institutions

and every one had to

work hard to increase enrolment

in schools and to overcome

our shortcomings as

well. Secretary Education Dr.

Fazullah Pechuho, Special

Secretary Dr. Mansoor Rizvi,

Additional Secretary Khadim

Channa and DOs of Karachi

division also attended the


CBFC had added that as per

the complainants, the politicians

had been portrayed to

be corrupt, immoral and dishonest

with the people in the


After hearing the arguments

and going through the

testimonies, the SHC bench

observed that the authority

concerned had imposed the

ban on the exhibition of the

movie without examining

and verifying the complaints.

The court also maintained

that this act was the violation

of the rules.

While annulling the notification

that banned Malik,

the SHC bench allowed the

screening of the film in the

whole country.

Karachi: MLO

Sindh's education intentionally ruined

offices closed in four

during dictatorship era: minister

district hospitals

KARACHI, Sep 6: The

Renowned educationist

Dr. Abdul Wahab passes away

Staff Reporter

KARACHI, Sep .6:

Renowned educationist and

Ex Vice Chancellor of

Karachi University Professor

Dr.Abdul Wahab passed

away at private hospital in


A hospital spokesman

confirmed that Dr. Wahab has

passed away. He was admitted

to hospital on Monday

due to serious illness.

According to his son

Babar Wahab, his father was

suffering from cancer and

was taken to hospital due to

critical condition where he

was placed on a ventilator.

Dr. Abdul Wahab was the

Ex Vice Chancellor of

Karachi University and Ex

director of IBA. Recently he

was currently working in a

private university as a Vice-


KARACHI: Members of National Unity Base Forum are holding a demonstration to present

tribute to the heroes of 1965 war on the occasion of Defence Day of Pakistan, as they are also

protesting against India, outside Karachi press club.

Seminar on 'Fight

Obesity- Web Portal'

KARACHI, Sep 6: Dr

Panjwani Center for

Molecular Medicine and Drug

Research (PCMD), University

of Karachi (UoK), will organise

a public awareness seminar

on “Fight Obesity- Web

Portal”, on Wednesday,

September 07, 2016 at 3:00

p.m at PCMD Seminar Room,

International Center for

Chemical and Biological

Sciences (ICCBS), University

of Karachi.

Dow University of Health

Sciences's assistant professor

of surgery and in-charge e-

learning Dr Masood Jawaid

will deliver his lecture on the

aforesaid topic in the 36th

public awareness seminar,

jointly organised by PCMD

and Virtual Education Project

Pakistan (VEPP). Health professionals,

students, research

scholars, NGO representatives.,

and general public will

attend the program.

JI opens more

offices in Karachi

KARACHI, Sep 6: Jamaat-e-

Islami Karachi chapter ameer

Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehamn on

Tuesday inaugurated two

offices of JI in District West

and Orangi areas of the

metropolis, hosted flags on

offices and addressed to the

residents of the areas.

JI Karachi has been running

a public contact campaign

since September 1 in

the different area of the

metropolis where mass contact

activities are being carried

out. The JI has also opened

many public contact offices,

says a release.

offices of Medico Legal

Departments in four districts

hospitals of Karachi

have been closed due to

shortage of medico-legal

officers, it was learned on


The offices of medicolegal

department in Sindh

Government Lyari General



Government Hospital New

Karachi, Sindh Government

Hospital Liaquatabad, and

Sindh Government Hospital

Saudabad have been closed

owing to unavailability of

MLOs, while only one

MLO is available at Sindh

Government Hospital Qatar

Orangi Town and Sindh

Government Hospital

Karachi Korangi in day


An official at health

department Sindh told PPI

that Medico-Legal

Department of Karachi was

facing acute shortage of

male and female medicolegal

officers since last several

months; therefore, the

department has closed four

offices in district level hospitals,

while two other

offices were on the verge of



President, Mohammad Ali

Jinnah University, Karachi

Prof. Dr.Zubair Shaikh has

expressed deep sorrow and

grief over the sad demise of

former President, M.A.

Jinnah University, Karachi

Prof. Dr. Zubair Shaikh and

declared it a great loss of

the country as well as promotion

of educational

activities in Pakistan. In a

condolence message he

said that entire Muhammad

Ali Jinnah University

stands in this moment of

grief with the bereaved

family and thousands of

mourners across the globe.

Soon after the death

information of Dr. Abdul

Wahab arrived at MAJU,

all classes of the university

suspended immediately,

MAJU flag fly on Half

Mast and all other events

Change of guards ceremony

at Mazar-e-Quaid

Pakistan Air Force's Defence Day celebrations at Karachi

Sep 6: A guard

mounting ceremony took

place at the Mazar-e-Quaid in

which a smartly turned out

contingent of Cadets from

PAF Academy Risalpur took

over guard duties at the mausoleum

of father of the nation

to commemorate his visit to

the PAF Academy Risalpur 69

years ago. Air Vice Marshal

Imran Khalid, Air Officer

Commanding PAF Academy

Risalpur laid floral wreath and

offered “Fateha” at the

Mazar-e-Quaid. The ceremony

was keenly witnessed by

common people including a

large number of students from

various Schools and Colleges

who had gathered at the


Earlier in the day, Air

Chief Marshal Sohail Aman,

Chief of the Air Staff,

Pakistan Air Force, gave a

message to the nation, in

which he said, “We owe our

heroes an eternal debt of gratitude

for what they have done

for us. Indeed, they sacrificed

their today for our tomorrow.

The whole nation salutes

them for their supreme sacrifices

and stands by their

armed forces. Certainly, no

other nation has paid such a

heavy price as the people of

Pakistan to live with dignity

in freedom. I am glad that our

ancestral spirit of patriotism

and undying passion for sacrifice

is still alive and runs in

our blood. Our sacrifices and

successes in Operation Zarbe-Azb

are a testimony to this

fact. Pakistan Air Force, in

synergy with sister services,

has played a vital role in eliminating

the menace of terrorism

and restoration of peace

in the country. I hope that on

the strength of our national

cohesion, we can surmount

every challenge; be it wars or

natural calamities. I assure

you that Pakistan Air Force is

fully capable to defend the

aerial frontiers of our sacred

motherland. On this occasion‚

let us reiterate our commitment

to safeguard our independence

and integrity.

KARACHI: A contingent of cadets from PFA Academy Risalpur during the change of guard

ceremony held at Mazare-e-Quaid on Defence Day of Pakistan.

Banking Services during

Eid-ul-Adha holidays

KARACHI, Sep 6: On the

occasion of Eid-ul-Adha,

State Bank of Pakistan

(SBP) has made special

arrangements to facilitate the

general public for their banking

related needs. These

measures are aimed at providing

hassle free banking

services to the general public

during the forthcoming Eid


Being cognizant of the

needs of the general public,

the SBP has advised that

“All” branches' of

Commercial banks and

cancelled. A condolence

meeting and Fateha

Khwani will be held on

Wednesday at University


Prof. Dr. Abdul Wahab

was born in a Muslim State

Tonk, Rajhistan, India and

migrated to Pakistan in

1948 with family. He did

his matriculation from

Taleemgha High School,

Karachi and took admission

in SM Arts College where

he obtained his Bachelor’s

degree in Psychology. He

Microfinance Banks (MFBs)

will remain open on

Saturday 10th September,

2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:30

PM for provision of banking

services to the members of

general public.

Further, to ensure uninterrupted

availability of ATM

services during Eid-ul-Adha

holidays, SBP has also

advised all banks / MFBs to

take necessary measures for

facilitation of general public.

Moreover, SBP has already

instructed all banks / MFBs

to make special arrangements

by installing Kiosks,

ATMs and mobile ATMs at

places of business such as

Cattle Markets and Bazars

etc. for the facilitation of

buyers and sellers in coordination

with each other. It has

also been advised that cash

needs should be assessed

through continuous monitoring

of ATMs to ensure timely

replenishment of cash in


SBP has always been

endeavoring for smooth provisioning

of banking services

to the general public at large.

President MAJU condole Dr. Abdul Wahab death

KARACHI: People are visiting at Pakistan Ari Force Base Masroor to pay tribute to the hero

of 1965 Indo-Pak war, M.M Alam who crushed down five Indian war planes in less than a

minute during battle, in Karachi on the occasion of 51th Defence Day of Pakistan.

did M.B.A. from IBA and

joined this institution as

Lecturer. Dr. Abdul Wahab

later on went to Canada

where he completed his Ph

D in international business.

In 1978 he returned to

Pakistan and joined again

IBA as Deputy Director

where he was promoted as

Director, IBA and retired

from here in the year 1999.

Dr. Abdul Wahab also

appointed Vice Chancellor,

Karachi University in 1994

to November, 1996. He was

appointed President,

Mohammad Ali Jinnah

University, Karachi in 2002

and retired from here in

2016. Dr. Abdul was also

author of a book “Reforms

in Governments

Departments in which he

shared his experience of

IBA and Karachi

University in detail.

KARACHI: Chairman DMC South, Malik Muhammad Fayyaz

inspecting cleanliness work at Lyari.

KARACHI: Chairman DMC Malir, Jan Muhammad Baloch

along with Vice Chairman, Abdull Khaliq Marwat inspecting

road carpeting at Malir Khokhrapar.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016



Lahore Safe City to be four times bigger,

economical than Islamabad's: CM Shahbaz

LAHORE, Sep 6: Chief

Minister Shahbaz Sharif on

Tuesday has said that the

government would develop

Lahore Safe City Project

with the cost of around Rs

12 billion which would be

four times bigger and lowpriced

than that of


While addressing the

passing out parade ceremony

of Punjab Police College

in Sahala, the Chief Minister

said that personnel were

inducted in the services

purely on merit and that

uplifts justice done by

Pakistan Muslim League-


He directed fresh officials

of Punjab Police to carry out

their job responsibilities


occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet

leaders including Aasiya

Andrabi and Nayeem

Ahmad Khan have said that

the visiting all-party Indian

parliamentary delegation has

got a clear and unambiguous

message from Kashmir that

there would be no talks until

India accepts Kashmir as a

disputed territory.

The leaders while reacting

to Indian Home Minister

Rajnath Singh’s claim over

Jammu and Kashmir and his

anti-Hurriyet remarks said

that Kashmir was an internationally

recognized dispute,

and Kashmiris were fighting

to secure their right to self–

determination, and not for

sustaining the propaganda

unleashed by Mr. Singh in

the name of Kashmiriyat.

Aasiya Andrabi in a statement

issued in Srinagar said,

“The people of Kashmir, its

leadership, the employees,

the patients, the traders, and

the civil society sent a clear

and a unanimous message to

the delegation that there will

be no talks until disputed

nature of Jammu and

Kashmir is acknowledged

without giving in to any kind

of pressure from the government


To work with impartiality

by India.” The people of

Jammu Kashmir have shown

to the world that there is no

difference of opinion or

thought when it comes to

opposing New Delhi’s sinister

policies in Kashmir, she


“Funny that world’s most

oppressive regime is lecturing

Kashmiris about humanity,”

she said and added that

there was only one voice

that Kashmir had been illegally

occupied by India for

the past 70 years. So

acknowledging Kashmir as

disputed territory will be a

is to honour your pledge

made to the country and its

Hurriyet leaders blast Rajnath Singh’s remarks on Kashmir

Six-member Chinese delegation visits AIOU

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6: A sixmember

delegation of the

Open University of China here

on Tuesday visited Allama

Iqbal Open University

(AIOU) and discussed bilateral

arrangements to set up a

Chinese language and Culture

Center and undertake a webbased

teaching program.

The two-sides decided to

improve and expand their

quality education through distance

learning system by sharing

each other academic experience

and expertise, in line

with the MoU they signed two

years back. Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui

briefed the delegation about

their collaborative partnership

programs, being carried out

with international Universities

particularly those from China.

The AIOU he said will soon

be setting up a Chinese

Culture and Language Center

at its main campus with the

partnership of Confucius

Institute of China.

This, he said will be an

education response to China-

Pak economic corridor

(CPEC) developing humanmanpower,

well-versed with

Chinese language and Culture.

AIOU is also looking forward

to seek Chinese academic and

administrative support in

strengthening its in-Campus

management and establishment

a strong administrative

and financial system.

They could also collaborate

in updating and modernizing

their libraries, FM and

Web-page TV network and

provision of online education


The leader of the delegation,

the University Vice

President Pro. Shaogang

Zhang in his remarks

expressed his resolve to make

their partnership more effective

in upgrading online and

web-based education system.

first step towards resolving

this dispute, she pointed out.

She said it was funny that

“a regime that has killed

lakhs of our children and

maimed countless, innocents,

is talking about

humanity.” She said that

Kashmiris were not fighting

for sustaining the propaganda

called Kashmiriyat. “This

movement isn’t there to

defend these vague terms

like Kashmiriyat but it is for

safeguarding the dignity of

lakhs of Kashmiris who want

nothing but end to the illegal

occupation,” she added.

Three die,

tanker crashes

into truck


Three people were burnt alive

following head on collision

between an oil tanker and a

truck on motorway.

Sources said that an oil

tanker No pp135 was on its

way to Hafiz Abad and it

crashed into a truck no F8715

coming from opposite side

near motorway change. Oil

tanker overturned and the fire

flared up engulfing the oil

tanker in the meantime.

As a result three persons

including driver, helper of the

tanker were burnt alive while

truck driver and helper fled the

scene. Police said that the

identity of the deceased has not

ascertained yet. Owing to lack

of facility of Rescue-1122 in

Pindi Bhattian, Rescue 1122

reached late the site of incident

from Hafizabad when the

casualty had taken place.

Three illegal

mineral water

factories sealed


District health department

has sealed three illegal mineral

water factories in the

areas of G-9 and Sohan.

Sources said that the district

health department has filed

challan in the court against 39

food outlets for violating food

safety laws and issued notices

to 34. Police have registered

FIRs against these three water

illegal mineral factories.

JAMSHORO, Sep 6: Bureau

of STAGS, University of

Sindh, Jamshoro organized a

remarkable function to commemorate

the glorious martyrdom

and indelible sacrifices

of Armed Forces of

Pakistan rendered by them on

the eve of unjustifiable

aggression to Pakistan by

India. Prof. Dr. Muhammad

Siddique Kalhoro, Vice-

Chancellor, University of

Sindh was the Chief Guest on

this occasion. Whereas,

people, he said.

He asserted that Punjab

Police would further be

strengthened for protection

of the people and would be

made to adapt to ever growing


Chief Minister Shahbaz

Sharif vowed to continue

efforts to end murder of justice

and said that police were

being given modern

weaponry and training.

He expressed his pleasure

to be present on the occasion

of passing out parade on the

51st Defence Day of

Pakistan. Before concluding

his speech, the Chief

Minister instructed the

newly appointed police officials

to live up to people’s


Body found

in Islamabad


body of a man has been

found near the green belts

within the Shalimar police


A passerby spotted the

body besides the green belt

at F-11/2 and informed the

police about the issue.

The police reached the

area and shifted the body to

local hospital for medicolegal


The deceased was identified

as Raiz Hussain,

hailing from Jhang. The

reasons behind the killing

could not be ascertained


The body was later

shifted to Edhi Homes after

performing medico-legal


The police have registered

a case and started


KHAIRPUR, Sep 6: The

Cheque Distribution

Ceremony of Indus

Scholarship Scheme was held

at Vice Chancellor Secretariat

of Shah Abdul Latif

University, Khairpur. Prof.

Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice

Chancellor distributed the

cheques among the students

of Department of Business


Speaking to the cheque

recipients, Prof. Dr. Parveen

Shah advised the students to

work hard for the pursuit of

their education, believe in

merit and competition

because this age is the competitive

and challenging. Dr.

Shah appreciated the endeavor

of the Chairperson of

Department of Business

12 SSPs including Irfan Baloch of Hyderabad

found guilty of illegal recruitments

Bureau Report

HYDERABAD, Sep 6: 12

SSPs of Sindh police have

been found guilty of illegal

recruitment in police department.

They also include SSP

Hyderabad Irfan Baloch who

is noted for half fry (injuring)

and full fry( killing) of

accused persons extra judicially.

Since Septembder

2014 when he took over as

SSP Hyderabad, Irfan Baloch

has killed more than 40

accused persons before producing

them in court. Under

orders of Supreme Court,

Additional IG Counter

Terrorism department

Sanaullah Abbasi had thoroughly

investigated the matter

of illegal recruitments in

Abbas Kassar


Vice Chancellor LUMHS

Prof. Noshad A. Shaikh inaugurated

a Skills Laboratory at

Gynecology Unit 1, Liaquat

University Hospital

Hyderabad on Tuesday.

The Laboratory has been

established by “Maternal and

Child Health Integrated

Program” (MCHIP) in collaboration

with LUMHS.

MCHIP is a USAID Bureau

for Global Health's flagship

maternal, neonatal and child

health (MNCH) program

which focuses on reducing

maternal, neonatal and child

mortality. MCHIP works with

USAID missions, governments,


organizations, local communities

and partner agencies in

developing countries to

implement programs at scale

for sustainable improvements

in MNCH.

While addressing at the

police department and after

finding 12 SSPs involved in

this racket has submitted his

report with names of

involved SSPs to IG Sindh

A.D.Khwaja who on 20

August directed AIG

Establishment Naeem Shaikh

to write letter to chief secretary

Sindh to take stern action

against such involved SSPs.

Report has named following

SSPs involved in this racket

for whom Chief Secretary

has been requested to take

action: Irfan Baloch

Hyderabad, SSP Anti violent

crime cell Tariq Raza

Dharejo, Pir Farid Jan

Sarhandi,Dr. Farooq, Haseeb

Afzal Beg, Farooq Jamali,

Fida Shah, Abdul Hadi Bilu,

Javed Baloch, Nisar Channa,

Ms. Naseem Ara and Noorul

Haq Rindh ( already demoted

to post of Inspector on orders

of apex court). It may be

noted that the recruitment

rate for police constable was

fixed to Rs. 7 lacs which

above SSPs have been

reported to have taken from

newly recruited COPs. It was

further reported that SSP

Farooq Jamali is brother of

PPP MNA from Dadu and

recently by using political

influence has been posted as

deputy director Anti

Corruption Karachi East.

Though IG has written letter

to Chief Secretary for

action against above SSPs on

20 August 2016, SSP

Hyderabad was still working

on his post.

VC LUMHS opens skills laboratory at

gynecology unit 1, civil hospital Hyderabad

Administration Prof. Dr. Iram

Rani and commended the

contribution of donor.

Prof. Dr. Iram Rani briefed

the Vice Chancellor that

Indus Scholarship is being

awarded to the students of the

Department since 2010 on the

basis of merit-cum-financial

need based equally distributed

among the 13 students

by the donor. Dr. Iram

remarked that scholarship is

been properly utilize among

the students.

It is recalled that amount

inaugural ceremony The Vice

Chancellor Prof. Noshad A.

Shaikh expressed that the

Liaquat University intends to

build new and creative

alliances to strengthen the

provincial health system and

the delivery of effective evidence-based

maternal, newborn

and child health services.

He added that various

Maternal and Child Health

Programs in the country are

improving health of women

and children by increasing

access, availability, and utilization

of key health services, as

well as strengthening the

health system. These programs

support innovative approaches

to strengthen the capacity of

Pakistan's public and private

sectors to deliver high impact

health interventions to reduce

maternal, newborn, and child

mortality and morbidity. The

Vice Chancellor offered full

support on the part of

University for the implementation

of Maternal and Child

Health Integrated Program in

the region.

Cheque distribution of indus scholarship

Lieutenant Colonel

Muhammad Ashraf Bhatti,

Wing Commander Hyderabad

was the Guest of Honor and

keynote speaker. The event

was attended enthusiastically

by hundreds of participants

that included teachers, officers,

students and employees.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad

Siddique Kalhoro sharing his

views on this occasion said

that it was a historic moment,

for it was for the first time in

the annals of history of

University of Sindh that the

Defense Day celebrations

were being marked at the

KHAIRPUR: Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur

gave away the cheques of Indus Scholarship among the students of Department of Business


Varsity. Dr. Kalhoro observed

that the sign of a great nation

was always not to forget its

benefactors and martyrs;

nation of Pakistan, he mentioned,

was also such grateful

nation. Dr. Kalhoro, obtaining

approval of the audience, paid

rich tribute to the martyrs of

the 6th September 1965, and

reiterated the commitment of

Sindh University teachers, students,

officers and employees,

stressing that they would take

it as a rare honor to give away

their lives for their beloved

motherland Pakistan, as and

when such need would arise.

Dr. Kalhoro traced the history

of Pakistan’s nuclear program

of Rs. 87000/- were distributed

among the 13 students

equally. Ms. Asma Khoso,

Mr. Mehtab Ali, Ms. Aisha

Mahar, Mr. Suneel, Mr.

Nadeem Kalwar, Mr. Abdul

Malik and others received the


Yoga, acupuncture effective for chronic pain management

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6: Yoga, tai chi, and

other complementary health approaches

are effective in helping to alleviate some

chronic pain conditions, concludes a

new study by researchers

Lead author Richard L. Nahin, Ph.D.,

of the National Center for

Complementary and Integrative Health

(NCCIH) at the National Institutes of

Health (NIH), and colleagues publish

their findings

By analyzing the MEDLINE database,

Nahin and team identified 150 randomized,

controlled U.S. clinical trials

conducted over the past 50 years that

looked at the effects of nondrug

approaches on chronic pain.

Specifically, the researchers assessed

the safety and efficacy of complementary

health approaches for the treatment of

five of the most common pain conditions:

back pain, osteoarthritis, neck

pain, fibromyalgia, and severe

headaches and migraine.

SU Commemorates Defense Day with Zeal and Passion

JAMSHORO: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sindh

and Wing Commander Hyderabad Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Ashraf Bhatti speaking

at the eve of Defence Day celebrations organized by Bureau of STAGS, University of Sindh.

A treatment was considered effective

if it led to improvements in pain

severity and pain-related disability

and/or function that were statistically

significant, when compared with a control


The researchers found there was

strong evidence to suggest that yoga and

acupuncture are safe and effective for

back pain, while acupuncture and tai chi

might benefit people with pain caused

by osteoarthritis of the knee.

to the patriotic endeavors of

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto,

Ex-Prime Minister, Islamic

Republic of Pakistan. He also

offered rich credit to Shaheed

Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto,

former premier of the country

for consolidating this program.

He said that internal

cohesion, economic development,

educational strength and

spirit of patriotism formed the

power pivots of any nation.

Dr. Kalhoro asserted that

University of Sindh had

always enjoyed the proud

privilege of standing shoulder

to shoulder with Pakistan

Armed Forces by battling

from the academic front and

by producing scholars of

national and international



Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Residents of Shikarpur protest

against prolong load shedding of gas

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NATIONS of war-monger govts and allies:

Do protest and end wars, demand peace!

NATIONS of war mongering governments, their

allied countries and partners in war crimes, mercenaries

and terrorists engaged in killings in targetted

countries around the world in war, can rise and

protest against wars astonishingly going on in a civilized

21st century in which millions of people were being

killed, injured, disabled and made homeless! Some psychologists

and statesmen call war a “beastly madness”

which can be stopped by nations pressuring their warring

governments and terrorists lurking among themselves!

Preventing war can be a citizen activity: Each citizen

has constitutional right under which he or she can participate

in the growing anti-war movement demanding

peace at least in their own countries and in a country

being targetted by their governments. Vietnam is one

example when Americans protested and ended a long

war. Here are some suggestions by media colleagues

and what each of the international community members

and citizens can do in their own countries worldwide:

Nations and people around the world can educate

themselves on the issues. To stop terror and avoid wars,

we must first understand what causes it, and what

approaches have, and haven't, been successful in the

past. So far, America's "War On Terrorism" seems to be

focused exclusively on the movement that has apparently

spawned the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks: radical,

violent fringe conservative Sunni Muslims, from an

area that stretches geographically from Northwest

By Bashir Goth

Awell known adage says: “When the US sneezes, the

world catches a cold,” but we may also add “When

America holds elections, the world holds its


United States presidential elections keep the world spellbound

and more so this year due to the stark contrast

between the two candidates, the unconventional and colourful

business tycoon Donald Trump and the astute and ingenious

veteran politician Hillary Clinton.

While forAmericans “All politics is local”, the rest of the

world watches it with great zest, analysing the election rhetoric

for clues on tangible foreign policy agenda no matter

how bizarre and absurd the narrative may sometimes look,

particularly on the side of Donald Trump.

Although the campaign narrative can often be seen as a

hawker’s pitch that doesn’t hold much water, let us weigh

each candidate’s foreign policy agenda vis-a-vis the Middle

East and Africa. But to do that we may need to have a quick

look at US President Barack Obama’s legacy in the two

regions because it is after all Obama’s record that Clinton

would like to build on and Trump would like to demolish.

Obama’s rise to the presidency spawned an era of hope

for the world. Africa’s reception of Obama’s election was

ecstatic and his speech to the Muslim world from Cairo a

few months later, in which he promised a new beginning

betweenAmerica and theArabs was like a breath of fresh air

to the Middle East and the Muslim world. Awarding the

Noble Peace Prize to Obama was to celebrate this definitive

moment in history and to underline the world’s rejection of

president George W. Bush’s era of perpetual war and fearmongering,

as well as to welcome an era of hope for a wise

and transformative leadership at a time when the world was

experiencing a financial crisis and economic uncertainty.

No doubt there was a daunting task waiting for the young

president who was in many ways untraditional and

untrained in the corridors of politics and culture of corporate

America.And to the testimony of many economists, Obama

successfully pulled the global economy out of its doldrums,

but it is his foreign policy that remains contentious and this

is where the world looks for clues to Hillary and Trump.

Trump views the Obama-Hillary foreign policy as one of

“death, destruction and terrorism.” He accuses the Obama-

Hillary policies of causing Syria’s disastrous civil war, Iraq’s

total mess, the emergence of Daesh (the self-proclaimed

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) and Iran’s empowerment

with nuclear weapons, and a $400 million (Dh1.47 billion)

cash ransom payment.

And despite Trump’s cantankerous outbursts against

Muslims, it looks like his argument against Obama’s record

in the Middle East resonates with the people in the region.

Even Trump’s tongue-in-cheek accusation of Obama as

being the founder of Daesh was not farfetched in view of

some Arabs who attribute the rise of Daesh to Obama’s lack

of action.

Irrepairable rift

Arab analysts lambast Obama’s policy of relinquishing

the American leadership role in the Middle East to Russia

and Iran. Obama’s criticism of America’s Gulf allies as

being “free riders” in an interview with The Atlantic magazine

provoked the ire of the Arabs, particularly Saudi


“No, Mr Obama. We are not the ‘free riders’ that to

whom you refer. We lead from the front and we accept our

mistakes and rectify them. We will continue to hold the

American people as our ally and don’t forget that when the

chips were down, and George Herbert Walker Bush sent

American soldiers to repel with our troops Saddam’s aggression

against Kuwait, soldiers stood shoulder to shoulder

with soldiers. Mr. Obama, that is who we are,” wrote Prince

Turki Al Faisal in Arabnews. Others see this rupture of US-

Arab relations as being irreparable and call the Gulf Arabs

to start relying on their own capacity.

“Relying on the next US president — whoever that may

be — does not seem a practical policy option, particularly

Africa to Southeast Asia. It can only help if we learn

more about the history, culture, religions and economies

of those parts of the world; the West's historic and current

religious, military, political and economic relationships

with them and with Islam; and how those conditions,

from colonialism through global economic

changes and geopolitical rivalies, have contributed to

poverty, desperation, hatred and, at times, religious

fanaticism today. Part of how we've gotten here is the

West's tendency to impose our own cultures, values and

expectations on these regions without taking the time to

understand where the people we're dealing with are

coming from. People interested in stopping terror and

avoiding war cannot afford to repeat that mistake.

Nations can develop a closer, more respectful relationship

to Muslims and the Islamic world.

As the world shrinks, this is actually something we

should be doing with all cultures and religions, but for

the purposes of humanity’s current War on Terrorism, it

is particularly important that, much as Christianity and

Judaism have learned to live in greater harmony after

two millenia of tension, Western cultures and religions

must find and develop their common interests with the

Islamic world. Just as with any minority or "other," the

more nations of different religions and cultures, each

work with and understand people of the Islamic faith,

the less they will seem strange and threatening and the

more we will recognize each other as individuals and as

human beings.


Hold your breath until US elects a president

when all of the front-runners for the position seem unlikely

to reverse the shifts initiated by Obama. Bearing this in

mind, the Arab Gulf states must continue to strengthen their

own military capabilities, perhaps by building an even wider

pan-Arab military coalition to protect their interests and provide

for the collective security ofArab states, away from US

interests and policies,” said Dr Marwan Kabalan, a Syrian

academic and writer, in Gulf News.

On the other side, Hillary Clinton lauds Obama’s Middle

East achievements, including decimating Al Qaida and

killing Osama Bin Laden, bringing thousands of US troops

home from Iraq and Afghanistan, disabling Iran’s nuclear

cap-ability, and forcing Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to

give up his chemical weapons. Obama defenders also say

that blaming him for the unprecedented upheavals, particularly

in the Middle East, “is like arriving in town after the

tornado and blaming the Red Cross for the wreckage.

History is more likely to give him credit for adopting a sober

strategy and making it work,” says American columnist

Steve Chapman.

Given Trump’s fickleness, aggressive character and isolationist

policy, it is obvious thatArabs who put their honour

and dignity above all other considerations would rather live

with an intelligent, polite and internationalist Hillary than a

man who finds no qualms in being vindictive and insulting.

They would rather hope Hillary has an Anwar Sadat

moment in breaking with the legacy of her former boss and

reinvigorating America’s active role in the Middle East.

Age of partnership

On the African side, Obama will be remembered for initiating

an age of partnership that moved beyond assistance

and foreign aid.

“Now America has been involved in Africa for decades.

But we are moving beyond the simple provision of assistance,

foreign aid, to a new model of partnership between

America and Africa — a partnership of equals that focuses

on your capacity to solve problems, and your capacity to

grow,” said Obama in his 2013 South Africa speech.

Obama’s Power Africa Initiative, which aims to double

access to power in sub-Saharan Africa, could be considered

Obama’s signature achievement that stands on par with Bill

Clinton’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA),

and George W. Bush’s President’s Emergency Plan for Aids

Relief (PEPFAR).

The partnership was also further cemented in the firstever

and largest US-Africa Leaders Summit convened by

Obama in 2014.

The choice for Africa is between the continuity of

Obama’s legacy by Hillary, who visited 24African countries

during her tenure as Secretary of State and contributed to

peace initiatives in many African nations, and between

Trump, who blasted “African leaders for having insatiable

desire for power and wealth,” and who professed that

“Africa should be recolonised again for another 100 years

because Africans are still under slavery, they know nothing

about leadership and self-governance.”

Africa had its fair share of eccentric and flamboyant

leaders in its history and Trump rightly fits on the list of such

personalities that Africa wants to forget. Indeed, Trevor

Noah, host of America’s Daily Show, nailed it in a segment

in which he compared Donald Trump to African dictators

and warlords.

“For me, as an African, there’s just something familiar

about Trump that makes me feel at home,” he said. He then

listed Trump’s bravado and flamboyance against former

African dictators.

Africa has ample problems that need serious attention,

serious thinking and difficult decisions, and I don’t think

African leaders would be enchanted by outlandish

eccentrics of a foreign leader, even if he was American.

Regardless of who ultimately wins the US elections, it

is doubtful that either Africa or the Arab world will be


Bashir Goth is an African commentator on political,

social, and cultural issues.


large number of citizens

including women and children

staged a protest demonstration

against unannounced

and prolonged load

shedding of Sui gas in front

of Sui Southern Gas

Company Limited [SSGCL]

Our Correspondent


Defense Day was celebrated

with great national enthusiasm

and zeal here on


According to details,

many programs were held at

Shikarpur in difference government

and private institutions

the main program was

held in C&S Degree College

Shikarpur to observe the

zonal office Jacobabad on


According to reports, the

residents of family line,

Dongar Mohalla, Sheddi

Muhalla, Dakhan Muhalla,

Afzal Khan Khoso road and

others blocked the road in

front of SSGC Zonal office

Defense Day,



Commissioner Shikarpur

Sikandar Ali Khush was

chief guest in the program.

The college students paid

a rich tribute to martyrs of

Defense Day through their

speeches in which they

remembered the commemorated

the sacrifices of martyrs

of Defense Day.

On 6th September 1965,

Jacobabad and burnt the

tires to register their protest

while locked the main gate

of SSGC Zonal office from


Speaking the media persons,

district president

Jacobabad PPPSB Nadeem

Qureshi, Rafique Ahmed

Defense Day celebrated


pursuance of the orders

issued by Sindh Chief

Minister’s House, Karachi

the appointment of Prof. Dr.

Pakistan Army successfully

defended an Indian army

onslaught and was able to

secure its borders after more

than a couple days' intense


The special prayers for

the country's security,

progress and development

was also offered.

A large number citizens

and notable participated in

the program.

SU Notifies Cancellation of Appointment

of Dr. Aslam Parvez Memon

Two girls allegedly

abducted in



girls have allegedly been

abducted within the New

Town and Gujar Khan

Police jurisdictions.

Umar, a resident of New

Town, lodged a complaint

with the local police that

kidnappers have abducted

his daughter Sarwat*, from

the local market, while she

was shopping.

Yunus, a resident of

Gujar Khan, lodged a complaint

with the local police

that kidnappers have abducted

his daughter from his

house, while he was in


According to complainant,

his daughter was

also having Rs65,000 in

cash when the kidnappers

allegedly abducted his


The police have registered

cases and started


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Police Hyderabad Mr.

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Program BBSYDP,

Government of Sindh,Prime

Minister Youth Skill

Development Program


Government of Pakistan and

other professional courses and

Software development

Mansoor Pirzada


and former chief Minister

Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan

Mahar provided an ambulance

to civil hospital Khanpur

Mahar here on Tuesday.

According to reports, PPP

MNA Sardar Muhammad

Khan Mahar conducted a visit

at civil hospital Khanpur

Mahar near Ghotki, reviewed

advance tools and technology

being taught at MIT SS


DIG Khadim Hussain

Rind and ASP Suhai Aziz

Aslam Parvez Memon, as

Pro Vice Chancellor,

University of Sufism, Peace

& Modern Sciences, Bhit

Shah has been canceled/ denotified

with effect from

September 2, 2016. In this

connection, the Registrar,

University of Sindh has also

issued notification.


provided to a hospital

medical facilities provided at

the hospital and seen the condition

of building.

PPP MNA met with

patients at civil hospital and

later he handed over an ambulance

to hospital administration.

Talking to the staff he said

hospital administration should

provide maximum relief to the

patients and ambulance facility

should be kept within easy

approach of locals.

appreciated the efforts of

College of MIT Software

Solution in field of

Information Technology. MIT

team members Administrator

Soomro, Nazir Lashari, Noor

Muhammad Manjho and

other said that we have forced

to stage a protest demonstration

because the administration

of SSGC Jacobabad is

conducting unannounced,

prolonged load shedding and

low gas pressure of sui gas

due to which we have been

facing hardship for three

months during said period we

have lodged several complaints

at SSGC administration

but all in vain.

Besides, children were

going to school without having

breakfast and we are

forced to purchase meal and

other food items from hotel

because we can not cook any

thing at home therefore we

routine is affected badly.

They demanded of the

higher authorities to take

notice of the matter otherwise

they threatened to extend

their protest movement.

Mentally impaired

girl raped


mentally impaired girl was

allegedly raped by two people

within Taxila police


Jamrood Khan lodged a

complaint with the local

police stating that his wife

Fozia and mentally deficit

daughter Aqeela were

returning from a local market

when Bilal Ahmad and

Ali the residents of same

locality intercepted them

and held them hostage at

gunpoint. He told they took

his daughter to an empty

plot and raped her. The

police have registered a case

but no arrest has been made

by police so far.

Wife allegedly

kills husband in


MALAKWAL, Sep 6: Wife

along with her paramour on

Tuesday allegedly killed her

husband in Malakwal.

The police said the

deceased Azmat, father of 4

children was settled abroad

in connection with his job.

He came to Pakistan on

leave to meet his family

members. His wife Zubaida

and her lover Asghar along

with two accomplices

allegedly opened fire on

him and he was killed on

the spot.

Delaying meter reading by IESCO protested

RAWALPINDI, Sep 6: IESCO consumers

have voiced strong protest over delaying the

meter reading of batch No 15 by 15 days saying

this move will scale up their bills from Rs

3000 to 9000.

Media reports said that after delaying the

meter reading of batch No 7 and 8, the concerned

authorities have issued directives for

delaying meter reading of batch No 15 by 15

days . The respective meter reading staff has

been informed by telephone and messages for

recording the reading 15 days late.

Sources said that reading of batch No 15 is

taken on 20th and 21st of every month but the

reading which was to be taken as per schedule

on 20th and 21st August now will be taken on

6th and 7th of this month. This way the domestic

consumers will have to pay the additional

bills for 15 days and their bill will surge by Rs

3000 to 9000 this month. Likewise the commercial

consumer will have to bear the brunt of

Rs 15000 on account of additional bill.

DIG inaugurates MIT Software

Solution College, appre CIA tes efforts

Zeeshan Ali Qureshi and

Director Students Affair's

Javed Baloch Accountant Ali

Raza were also present on the


Wednesday, September 7, 2016



Philippines scrambles to soothe

tensions after Obama slur


Philippines President Rodrigo

Duterte sought to defuse a row

with the United States on

Tuesday, voicing regret for

calling President Barack

Obama a "son of a bitch", a

comment that prompted

Washington to call off a bilateral


The tiff between the two

allies overshadowed the opening

of a summit of East and

Southeast Asian nations in

Vientiane, Laos.

It also soured Obama's last

swing as president through a

region he has tried to make a

focus of U.S. foreign policy, a

strategy widely seen as a

response to China's economic

and military muscle-flexing.

Diplomats say strains with

longtime ally the Philippines



Washington's difficulties in

forging a united front with

Southeast Asian partners on

the geostrategic jostle with

Beijing over the South China

Sea. Duterte has bristled

repeatedly at criticism over his

"war on drugs", which has

killed about 2,400 people

since he took office two

KABUL, Sep 6: Afghan

security forces ended an 11-

hour standoff in central

Kabul on Tuesday, shooting

dead the last of a group of

VIENTIANE: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attends a plennary session at the

ASEAN Summit.

months ago, and on Monday

said it would be "rude" for

Obama to raise the question of

human rights when they met.

Such a conversation,

Duterte told reporters, would

prompt him to curse at

Obama, using a Filipino

phrase "putang ina" which can

mean "son of a bitch" or "son

of a whore".

He has previously used the

attackers who struck hours

after a separate suicide

bombing killed and wounded

dozens of security personnel

and civilians.

epithet against Pope Francis,

although he later apologized,

and the U.S. ambassador to

the Philippines.

After Washington called

off Tuesday's bilateral meeting

between Obama and Duterte

in response to his latest comment,

the Philippines issued

two statements expressing

regret and also briefed


The bloody episode

began on Monday afternoon

with a twin suicide bombing

in a busy area of the capital

near the Defence Ministry

"President Duterte

explained that the press

reports that President Obama

would 'lecture' him on extrajudicial

killings led to his strong

comments, which in turn

elicited concern," the

Philippines government said

in a statement.

"He regrets that his

remarks to the press have

caused much controversy," it

Afghan forces end siege after suicide attacks in Kabul

Turkey's government says under

popular pressure to drop EU talks

BLED, Sep 6: Turks are dismayed

by the "double standards"

the European Union

applied to their country after

the coup attempt earlier this

year and are putting their government

under "huge pressure"

to end accession negotiations,

the foreign minister


Mevlut Cavusoglu

accused the bloc of dishing

out criticism to neighbors but

not taking it in turn. Turks had

been disappointed not to

receive visits or statements of

support in the aftermath of the

July coup attempt, he said.

"Turkish people see the

double standard," Cavusoglu

told a regional security forum

in the Slovenian mountain

resort of Bled. "We are under

huge pressure to stop the

negotiating process."

Kyrgyzstan: Uighur militant groups

behind attack on China's embassy

BISHKEK, Sep 6: A suicide

bomb attack on the Chinese

embassy in the Kyrgyz capital

last week was ordered by

Uighur terrorist groups active

in Syria and carried out by a

member of the East Turkestan

Islamic movement,

Kyrgyzstan's state security

service said on Tuesday.

The suicide bomber,

whose car rammed the gates

Egypt's parliament approves

appointment of Minister of Supply

CAIRO, Sep 6: Sheikh as supply

minister after his predecessor

resigned amid allegations

of corruption in wheat procurement

in the world's largest

importer of the grain.

Khaled Hanafi stepped

down on Aug. 25 under pressure

from parliament, which

had launched an investigation

into allegations that millions

of dollars intended to subsidize

farmers were used to purchase

more wheat on paper

than was found in silos.

The public prosecutor has

charged several private silo

owners and others with profiteering,

forgery and enabling

the embezzlement of public

funds. Hanafi does not face

criminal charges himself over

the scandal.

The Ministry of Supply is

in charge of Egypt's food subsidy

program and main state

grain buyer, the General

Authority for Supply

Commodities (GASC).

Before his appointment as

minister, Sheikh was head of

the armed forces' public services

division. Sheikh's career

has seen him serve in several

senior administrative roles in

Defence Ministry and he was

previously responsible for the

supply department of military.

of the embassy on Aug. 30,

was an ethnic Uighur who

held a Tajik passport in the

name of Zoir Khalilov, the

security service said in a


that killed 35 people,

including several senior

security officers, and

wounded 103.

That attack was claimed

by the Taliban and was followed

a few hours later by a

car bomb in Share Naw, a

business and residential area

of the city close to the government

and embassy district.

After the blast in Share

Naw, three gunmen barricaded

themselves in close to

an office of aid group Care

International and a government

complex. The target of

the attack was not clear.

A year on, migrant crisis

hangs over votes in

Hungary, Austria


On a warm morning in late

August, two dozen migrants

carrying stuffed plastic bags

and backpacks boarded a bus

outside a refugee center in

Vamosszabadi, a village in

northwest Hungary.

Escorted by police on what

was meant to be a short shopping

trip organized by the

Hungarian immigration office,

the men, women and children

should have spent a few hours

shopping in the nearby city of

Gyor before returning to their

makeshift homes.

Half of the group, however,

slipped away to a park where

they were met by a man. He

led them through an underpass

to the railway station and they

jumped on a train headed for

the Austrian capital, Vienna.

Their whereabouts now is

unclear. One year after the

border between Hungary and

Austria became a focal point

of a mass influx of refugees to

Europe, many of them heading

for Germany, officials in

both countries say the situation

is largely under control.

added. "He expressed his deep

regard and affinity for

President Obama and for the

enduring partnership between

our nations."

Obama's deputy national

security adviser, Ben Rhodes,

said the focus on Duterte's

comments leading into the

summit had not created a constructive

environment for a

bilateral meeting.

"All of the attention frankly

was on those comments, and

therefore not on the very substantive

agenda that we have

with the Philippines," he told


Officials from both countries

said there would be no

formal meeting rescheduled in

Laos but a short conversation

between the two presidents

was possible.

Instead of the Duterte

meeting, Obama held talks

with South Korean President

Park Geun-hye, a day after

North Korea fired three medium-range

missiles into the sea.

He urged a full implementation

of sanctions against North

Korea, adding that the missile

test demonstrated the threat

that Pyongyang posed.

Tunisia fears jihadists

returning home from

Libya, seeks joint action

PARIS, Sep 6: North African

countries should be cooperating

more to stop Islamic

State fighters who are fleeing

their Libyan stronghold of

Sirte from returning to their

homelands and causing trouble

there, Tunisia's defense

minister said on Tuesday.

Libyan forces aligned

with the U.N.-backed government

in Tripoli launched

their campaign to recapture

Sirte in May and are advancing

on the last areas under its


But Tunisia, which estimates

that about 4,000 of its

nationals left to fight for

jihadists groups, is concerned

that many are returning to the

country and could turn their

focus on home soil.

"The danger is real.

Those who leave Sirte are

heading south to eventually

join Boko Haram, but some

are also going west," the

Tunisian minister, Farhat

Hachani, told journalists on

the sidelines of a gathering

of defense and military officials

in Paris.

LONDON, Sep 6: Air passengers

in Britain and beyond

faced delays on Tuesday after

a "Black Lives Matter"

protest on a runway halted

flights for six hours at

London City Airport and a

computer glitch hit British

Airways in London and the

United States.

More than 120 flights

were canceled, delayed or

diverted at City, a few miles

east of the Canary Wharf

financial district, after nine

protesters locked themselves

together on the runway.

Police said late on Tuesday

Akira box office collection day 4:

Sonakshi Sinha film goes steady

MUMBAI, Sep 6: Sonakshi

Sinha‘s Akira held a firm

ground over the weekend. A

film made on minimal budget

that packed good punch

seem to have found audience’s

appreciation gradually.

The weekend thus saw

fairly decent numbers with

over 16 crore adding to its

kitty. First Monday was

expected to take a dip despite

being a holiday for Ganesh

Chaturthi since people opt

for pandal hopping more

than movies on that day. But

the drop is pretty staggering.

From a 6. 20 cr Sunday, the

film came down to 3. 40 cr

which took the toll to 20. 05


Clearly, it couldn’t really

cash in on the four day weekend

fad. But if we go by our

Trade expert Akshaye Rathi

who had earlier revealed the

budget of the film to be

around 13 crore or so,

Akira’s total isn’t bad at all.

In fact, it has already recovered

its cost of production

and what it earns next will be

added as a profit only. Taran

Adarsh, trade analyst, shared

the numbers on Twitter saying,

“#Akira Fri 5.15 cr, Sat

5.30 cr, Sun 6.20 cr, Mon

3.40 cr. Total: 20.05 cr.

India biz. STEADY!” You

can see the drop which is

pretty evident but it is still

doing a good job at the box


If the film continues to be

steady at the box office,

DUBAI, Sep 6: An Emirates

jet that skidded along the runway

on its fuselage at Dubai

airport and caught fire last

month was subjected to shifting

winds as it made a failed

attempt to abort a landing,

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

investigators said on Tuesday.

In a preliminary report on

the Aug. 3 incident, the UAE

LONDON, Sep 6: Anjem

Choudary, Britain's bestknown

Islamist preacher

whose followers have been

linked to numerous plots

around the world, was sentenced

to five years and six

months in prison on Tuesday

for inviting support for Islamic

State, Sky News reported.

Choudary had been convicted

previously by a jury at

London's Old Bailey court of

using online lectures and messages

to encourage support for

the banned group which controls

large areas of Syria and


Notorious in Britain where

the tabloids denounce him as a

Akira might become a game

changer of sorts in the industry.

That’s because the film

doesn’t boast of a superstar

hate preacher, he is also wellknown

abroad, making regular

TV appearances in the wake of

attacks by Islamist militants to

blame Western foreign policy

for targeting Muslims.

Prosecutors said that in

postings on social media,

Choudary had pledged allegiance

to the "caliphate"

declared by Abu Bakr al-

Baghdadi and said Muslims

had a duty to obey or provide

support to him.

Choudary had denied the

terrorism charges and

claimed the case was politically

motivated. He was

found guilty after trial in July.

The former head of the

in the lead but an actress who

has been part of many

actioners toplined by Akshay

Kumar or Salman Khan.

Emirates jet hit by shifting winds

before hard landing, fire: inquiry

CALAIS, Sep 6: Truck drivers

and farmers blocked traffic

on the motorway approach

to France's northern port of

Calais for part of Monday,

demanding the closure of a

migrants camp they blame for

mounting insecurity and an

ailing local economy.

The protest had looked set

to resume on Tuesday after

senior officials of the FNTR

national truck drivers' federation

- the organization spearheading

the action - said it

should continue until the government

committed to a date

for the camp's dismantling.

But that appeared uncertain

late on Monday after the

federal aviation authority said

the pilot had tried to abandon

the landing after the main

wheels of the Boeing 777-

300 had already touched


A few seconds later the

plane became airborne again,

only to descend and sink back

onto the runway as the wheels

were retracting into the aircraft.

Seconds later the plane

caught fire as it slid hundreds

of meters on its fuselage.

All 300 passengers and

crew were evacuated from

the plane, which was arriving

from Thiruvananthapuram,

India. Fourteen people were

admitted to hospital. One firefighter

was killed in the

intense blaze.

French truckers demanding migrant

camp closure block Calais traffic

morning they had arrested all

nine and the airline was

preparing to resume flights.

British Airways said it was

taking longer than normal to

process customers at a number

of airports around the

world, including London's

federation's president called

for the go-slow to end.

Dubbed the "jungle", the

squalid camp is a half-way

house for thousands of

migrants fleeing war and

poverty who dream of crossing

the English Channel to

Britain. It currently houses

between 7,000 and 9,000.

London City airport protest ends, BA delays continue

Heathrow and Gatwick, and

urged passengers to check in

online before they reached

the airport.

UK Islamist preacher Choudary jailed for five and a half years

now banned organization al-

Muhajiroun, Choudary

became infamous for praising

the men responsible for

the 9/11 attacks on the

United States and saying he

wanted to convert

Buckingham Palace into a


Despite his often controversial

comments and refusal

to condemn attacks by

Islamists such as the 2005

bombings on the London

transport system, Choudary

has always denied any

involvement in militant

activity and had never been

previously charged with any

terrorism offense.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Dar calls for promoting

bilateral trade with Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador for Afghanistan Syed Ibrar Hussain called on Finance Minister Senator M Ishaq Dar.

Account deficit stands at $2.480mn in FY 2015-16


Finance Minister Mohammad

lshaq Dar on Tuesday

informed the Senate that the

balance of payments position

has improved over the years.

In a written reply during

question hour, he said, the

current account deficit in

Financial Year 2015-16 stood

at US$ 2,480 million (0.9% of

the GDP) as compared to FY

2012-13 when it was

US$2,496 million (1.1% of

the GDP).

Foreign exchange reserves

as on 30th June, 2016 were

US$ 23.1 billion whereas on

30th June, 2013 they were

US$ 11 billion, he said and

added that workers remittances

amounted to US$

19.92 billion in FY 2015-16,

showing an increase of 43%

over FY 2012-13 figure of

US$13.92 billion.

To another question, he

said, since 2013, the

Government has taken a number

of steps to improve the

balance of payments position

and build the country’s foreign

exchange reserves.

Major steps include successful

completion of the IMF

program and increased

inflows from bilateral and

multilateral sources in the

form of grants and loans.

The Government has also

successfully issued sovereign

bonds and sukuk in the international

capital markets.

He said additional steps

include privatization, auction

of 3G/ 4G licenses and

receipts of the Coalition

Support Fund.

To facilitate and enhance

workers’ remittances, he said,

several measures had been

PSX recoups 411pts to reach 39789 level

KARACHI, Sep 6: The

Pakistan Stock Exchange

Tuesday recouped the previous

losses and gained 410.86

points to reach 39688.97

points level at closing.

The stocks recorded the

highest trading level of

39769.76 points and lowest

level of 39250.16 points,

with the volume of about

330.21 million shares and

value of 14.05 billion. As

many as 389 companies

were active; of which 201

advanced, 165 declined and

23 remained unchanged.

Byco Petroleum was the

volume leader with 32.46

million shares, losing Rs

0.22 to finish at Rs 25.53. It

was followed by WorldCall

Telecom with 27.16 million

shares, gaining Rs 1.88 to

end at Rs 1.88 and Dewan

Cements with 23.51 million

shares, adding Rs 1.04 to

close at Rs 23.14.

The top three gainers

were Service Ind.Ltd with

price per share of 1296.39

(61.73), Ghandhara Ind with

price per share of 682.92

(32.52) and Highnoon (Lab)

per share of 566.65 (20.43).

The top three losers were

Rafhan MaizeXD with price

per share of 7400 (-200),

Unilever Foods with price

per share of 5350 (-150) and

Nestle PakistanXD per share

of 7425 (-75).

KARACHI: Group photo shows (L-R) Admiral (R) Shahid Karim Ullah, H.E India's High

Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale, Ikram Sehgal and Ahsan Mukhtar Zubairi

during an interactive session on Pakistan-India relations in Karachi organised by KCFR.

Oil slips 2 percent as hopes for production freeze wane

NEW YORK, Sep 6: Oil

prices fell 2 percent on

Tuesday, falling further

from the previous session's

one-week high on receding

hopes for an agreement

between the world's top

two producers to freeze

output to tackle a global

supply glut.


Pakistan plans to issue two

international tenders for

750,000 tonnes per year of

liquefied natural gas (LNG)

each in the coming month,

the head of the country's

state-owned LNG company

said, as the South Asian

nation seeks to alleviate

chronic energy shortfalls.

Pakistan's economy has

long been hamstrung by

crippling energy shortages,

with Prime Minister Nawaz

Sharif under pressure to end

blackouts before the 2018

general election.

Adnan Gilani, head of

Saudi Arabia and Russia

agreed on Monday to cooperate

in world oil markets,

prompting Brent crude to

jump almost 5 percent only

for it to pare gains after

Saudi Energy Minister

Khalid al-Falih said there

was no need to freeze output

for now.

Pakistan LNG, a new stateowned

company set up to

manage procurement and

supply of gas, said firms

from Australia, Malaysia,

Russia, Qatar, the United

States and Azerbaijan are

On Tuesday, Brent crude

was trading 73 cents lower

at $46.90 a barrel by 12:00

p.m. EDT (1600 GMT).

U.S. crude for October,

which did not settle on

Monday due to the Labor

Day holiday, was at

$44.42, down 2 cents from

Friday's close.

interested in the two tenders.

"We had over half a

dozen participants bidding

in our last international tender

and expect more than

twice that number this time

around," Gilani told Reuters

introduced under the Pakistan

Remittance Initiative (PRI).

Comprehensive awareness


He added that briefings to

Pakistanis going abroad,

establishment of call centers

to resolve issues of overseas

Pakistanis on priority basis,

allowing opening of foreign

currency accounts by non-residents

and initiating financial

literacy programs have led to

a steady increase in remittances.

During FY 2015-16,

workers’ remittances stood at

US$19.92 billion.

Cotton price

reduces to

Rs6,200 per 40 Kg

LAHORE, Sep 6: Cotton

price has reduced by Rs 150

per 40 kilogram on Tuesday

taking the total to Rs 6,200 for

the said weight.

Reduction in price has

come in following the falling

prices in international market.

Chairman of Pakistan

Ginners Association, Shahzad

Ali Khan said that the reduction

in price of cotton bales in

temporarily and would not

last for long.

Cotton price would again

go back to the Rs 6,500 and

Rs 7,000 per 40 kilogram

after Eidul Azha, he said.

He further said that

increased production of cotton

was expected this season.

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6: Pakistan

has called to initiate proposals

regarding increasing Afghan

investment in the country and

promoting bilateral trade.

This was stated by Finance

minister Ishaq Dar while talking

to Pakistan's Ambassador to

Afghanistan Syed Ibrar Hussain

here on Tuesday.

The Ambassador briefed about

prospects of Afghan investment,

trade scenario with Afghanistan

and suggested measures for

increase in bilateral trade.

The Minister hoped that bilateral

economic and trade relations

between the two brotherly countries

will further strengthen.

FPCCI official shows

serious concern on

dwindling exports


Federation of Pakistan

Chambers of Commerce &

Industry (FPCCI) official

showed serious concern on

dwindling exports as accordingly

to trade figures exports

registered a further decline of

6.8 per cent in July 2016-17

compared to corresponding

month of 2015-16. Exports

registered a 10.42 per cent

decline in the first month of

fiscal year as compared to

June 2016.

Talking to newsmen,

FPCCI Regional Standing

Committee, Chairman Ahmad

Jawad said Commerce

Minister is reportedly facing

apathy of the Ministry's top

bureaucracy with reference to

country's weak trade performance

and slow progress on

planned Preferential Trade

Agreements (PTAs) and Free

Trade Agreements (FTAs).

Jawad highlighted that the

key reasons for the decline in

exports are stated as energy

crisis, lack of international

competitiveness, outdated

machinery, weak contract

enforcement, inadequate

investment growth, and (vii)

constraints in regional markets.

Jawad said: "I think

Commerce Minister is frustrated

as things are not moving

in the right direction and he

has nothing to show for the

past three years.

FBR clarifies adjustment of sales

tax rates on petroleum products


Federal Board of Revenue

(FBR) has clarified the

adjustment of sales tax on

petroleum products.

In a press release it is

said that, it has been

reported in various newspapers

that the rate of

sales tax on petroleum

product, specially diesel

and motor spirit (super

petrol) has been increased

with effect from 1st

September, 2016.

In this respect, it is clarified

that since January,

2015, in view of falling

on Monday.

Gilani said the specifics

of the tenders are being

finalised, but they will

probably be a 5-year and a

15-year offer, as well as a

possible spot purchase.

petroleum prices in the

international market, the

government has been

adjusting sales tax rates on

petroleum products to

rationalize the revenue

stream as well as the consumer

prices. This practice

was also adopted in many

countries to protect the tax

revenues which were

falling due to linkage with

the prices. In Pakistan,

however, public interest

was given due priority and

as a result Pakistan has the

lowest petroleum prices in

the region.

Pakistan to offer two LNG tenders by

October, working on govt deal

Pakistan has ploughed

billions of dollars into

LNG infrastructure, including

construction of a second

LNG import terminal

and pipelines linking the

port city of Karachi with

Lahore in the Punjab

region, the nation's industrial


Pakistan has been earmarked

as an up-andcoming

demand outlet for

the oversupplied LNG market.

Qatar, which signed

two term supply contracts

with Pakistan this year, is

the country's largest LNG


Corporate Corner

Japan provides security equipment

worth Rs2bn for three major airports

ISLAMABAD: His Excellency, Ambassador, Embassy of Japan Mr Takashi Kurai handing

over the airport security equipment documents to Director General CAA, Air Marshal (R)

Asim Suleiman at BBIAP Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6: The Japanese government has provided Airport Security

Equipment worth 1.94 billion Japanese Yen, equivalent to around Rs 2 billion or US$ 20

million for three major international airports at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi for

enhancing security measures at these airports.

The equipment handing-over ceremony graced by Federal Secretary for Aviation,

Muhammad Ifran along with others was held here at the Islamabad International Airport.

Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, handed over the list of Airport

Security Equipment to the Director General Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority Air

Marshal (Retd) Asim Suleiman which consists of Explosive Detection Systems, Vehicle

Scanners and Cargo Vehicle Scanners.

Yasuhiro Tojo, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),

in his statement at the handing over ceremony said "balanced and stable regional development

by supporting security enhancement is one of the priority areas of JICA rolling

plan and country assistance policy for Pakistan".

The Ambassador Kurai, while speaking on the occasion, said, "Security enhancement

is indispensable for successful socio-economic development of Pakistan and the

Government of Japan remains committed to supporting Pakistan in this field".

The equipment embraces the latest technology matching the international security

standards set by the United States (US), the European Union (EU) and International Civil

Aviation Organization (ICAO) and it is expected that not only risk of security related

incidents at the three airports will be reduced, but also it will contribute to the improvement

of operation of the airports.

In this context, Ambassador Kurai mentioned, "It is a great pleasure for me to mention

that with the help of Japan the international flights departing from Pakistan will gain

more credibility and the passengers would also feel more comfortable and safe while

traveling to different destinations via these airports".

In addition to this project, Japan has been assisting Pakistan by implementing various

projects in the field of security.

On July 4th, the Government of Japan agreed to extend a Grant Aid worth 200 million

Japanese Yen, equivalent to around Rs. 205 million, under which a Japan Technology

Face Recognition System will be installed at the Karachi International Airport.

Huawei Launches the Spectacular

Huawei Y6 II Smart Phone

KARACHI: Sep 6: Huawei has

recently launched the most awaited

and spectacular smart phone

next in the Huawei Y series,

known as Huawei Y6 II. The customer

market in Pakistan has been

keenly waiting for the smart

device. HuaweiY6 II is among the

mid range smart phones of

Huawei and after the successful

introduction of Huawei Y3 II and

Y5 II (including the LTE version

for the later) customers has anticipated

the Y6 II an advanced technology

smart phone. It’s a tradition for the Huawei smart phones that every newly launched

model of the smart phone exceeds the expectations of the customers and perfectly meets the

requirements of the customers regardless of the range/ category of the smart phone.

The new Huawei Y6 II caters superior aesthetic taste of the Huawei brand lovers as it

offers the fashionable design, complementing the glamorous and stylish looks. The great

chemistry of Huawei’s craftiness left no corner and resulted in the most elegant smart phone

of the market, the Y6 II. Huawei Y6 II has the finely curve edges for smooth experience of

handling the new gem. The crisscross curved (CD) lines under the glass express the hierarchy

of model’s uniqueness. Photography goes to the next level with the new Huawei Y6 II

as the smart phone is supported with 13MP BSI rear camera with F.2 aperture and 28mm

wide angle. This crucial combination enables clearer pictures with detailed illustrations of

the objects focused/ captured through the Huawei Y6 II camera. Similarly, Huawei has built

the front camera more efficient in the new device for better selfies and snap chat experience.

For selfies Huawei Y6 II brings the 8MP front camera that is further added with cosmetic

mode, Beauty motion and panorama selfies mode.

Single Country Exhibition at

Sri Lanka in January, 2017

KARACHI, Sep 6: After the successful response of the Single Country Exhibition at

Colombo, Sri Lanka in January, 2016, TDAP is organizing another Single Country Exhibition

at Colombo, Sri Lanka in January, 2017.The event will be organized at the BMICH Exhibition

Centre from 13th to 15th January, 2017.

The recent exhibition at Sri Lanka was a huge success as all companies had received

tremendous response of Sri Lankan buyers and visitors. Many companies have received

orders from Sri Lankan buyers and the Furniture, Engineering and Pharmaceutical sectors are

still negotiating hopefully successful deals. General Fan Company (GFC) has already sent its

first consignment to Sri Lanka after successful deals which were materialized as a result of

the exhibition. Pharmaceutical companies have also started the process of registration with

Sri Lankan authorities as TDAP had introduced their quality products during the exhibition.

The Single Country Exhibition for 2017 is being organized under the patronage and support

of Government of Sri Lanka. It is expected that large number of people will visit the

event. Major components of Single Country Exhibition will be exhibition display and

Business to Business meetings.

Environment Excellence Award for Lucky Cement!

KARACHI, Sep 6: Pakistan’s leading cement manufacturer, Lucky Cement Limited has

received the 13th Annual Environment Excellence Award 2016. The awards ceremony, took

place on the occasion of a conference titled “Making our cities sustainable” organised by The

National Forum for Environment and Health. Provincial ministers, secretary environment, DG

SEPA, representative of United Nations and other notables were also present on the occasion.

Such awards bring recognition and promote organizations making an outstanding contribution

to sustainable development and economic growth of the country at large, and are working

explicitly in order to achieve economic and social development in Pakistan without damaging

the environment and its natural resources. “Conserving the environment is Lucky Cement’s

utmost priority, and it is because of our commitment to the environment that we have made significant

contributions in making our operations green and environment friendly”, said Amin

Ganny, Chief Operating Officer of Lucky Cement at the occasion.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016



Pakistan look to avenge ODI defeat

LONDON, Sep 6: The nights

are drawing in, the kids are

back at school, the summer's

main international trophies

have been tussled over and

divvied up. All that remains

now is an autumnal farewell in

Manchester, as England and

Pakistan do battle for one last

time in a one-off floodlit T20.

It all makes for a low-key

finale to an otherwise engaging

visit from a popular

Pakistan touring team. Their

victory in the fifth and final

ODI at Cardiff on Sunday

spared them the ignominy of

a 5-0 series whitewash but

also, to a degree, deprived

this contest of its edge. Not

even the Super Series (currently

16-10 in England's

favour) can keep up the pretence

that there's anything

tangible at stake.

That said, there's still plenty

to prove for the personnel

Sports Reporter

KARACHI, Sep 6: Third

friendly football match was



International Eleven and

Jallo FC at Jallo Park football

ground in Lahore for the

restoration of football activities

in Pakistan, which are at

low ebb during last two

years because of some bigwig’s

issues. Mr. Sarwar

Teddy, former captain and

well known strikers, Khalid

Khan, a distinguished striker

Amir Kalia, well known

on both teams. England, of

course, cemented their whiteball

revival with their march

to the World T20 final in

Kolkata back in April, and for

Striker Amjad Zakria from

Kabirwala, a famous striker

Naveed Akram from

Multan, well known stopper

Naeem Khalid, Assad Ullah,

Farooq Aziz, Sohail Ali

Shani from Kabirwala,

Shahid Javaid and Usman

was representing

International Eleven. Two

hours training session was

also conducted before the

match for the soccer youth

of Jallo Park in which penal

of legends shared their

expertise with them.

many of the main men of that

tournament who sat out the

one-off win over Sri Lanka at

the Ageas Bowl in June - in

particular Joe Root, Alex

International Eleven and

Jallo FC played 1-1 draw in

friendly match being played

for the restoration of football

activities in Pakistan. The

match was kicked off

between International

Eleven and Jallo FC at Jallo

Park Football Ground 1-1

draw in a thrilling evening

fixture. After a warm

evening a large number of

people and families came to

see the match as the cool

breeze in the evening of

monsoon provided some

comfort to families. The

match was full of thrill and

excitement as both teams

contested aggressively and

made a series of aggressive

inroads in each other’s area.

The first goal was struck by

Jallo FC’s Right Out Raheel

in 10th minute through placing

ball on the pass of Abbas

Butt. In 35th minute of the

math, Match Referee

Muhammad Amjad awarded

Hales and, of course,

England's fall guy on that

famous evening, Ben Stokes -

this will be their first return to

the format.

Int’l Eleven and Jallo FC played 1:1 draw in a friendly match

organised by Committee for restoration of football Activities in Pak

Super Round 2nd Fame

Football League(FFL-2015-16)

Sports Reporter

KARACHI, Sep 6: Abdul

Hanan;s breathtaking Hattrick

paved the way for

Nadeem FC to outshine

Usmania FC by 3:1 margin

in the Super Round of Fame

Football League-2015-16

(FFL-2015-16) at Fame

Sports Football Ground in

Model Town Lahore.

According to the press

release issued here by Fame

Sports Football Club

(FSFC), the match was

kicked off between Nadeem

FC and Usmania FC at Fame

Sports Football Ground in a

thrilling night fixture. After

a warm evening a large number

of people and families

PALLEKELE, Sep 6: In 90

minutes of outlandish cleanstriking,

Glenn Maxwell

marked a monumental return

to form, sent Sri Lanka into

freefall, and stole their T20I

world record from under their


The scorecard says he hit

nine sixes in his 65-ball 145

not out, but it felt like he had

hit so many more. It says there

were 14 fours in this Maxwell

mauling, but so quickly did

they come, one after the other,

came to see the match as the

cool breeze in a night of

monsoon provided some

comfort to families. The

match was full of thrill and

excitement as both teams

contested aggressively and

made a series of aggressive

inroads in each other’s area.

The first goal was struck by

Nadeem FC’s Right Forward

in 8th minute through chip

the ball. On the other hand,

Raees of Usmania FC made a

goal in 19th minute through

fantastic Long Range Shot

which was highly appreciated

by the football lovers.

Abdul Hanan managed to

make a second goal for his

team in 27th minute through

tab in technique.

that who is to tell when one

boundary ended and another

began? It was a blur of bludgeoned

sweeps, of wallops

down the ground and, occasionally,

of enterprising strokes

behind the wicket. Australia

made 263 for 3. This is the

highest-equal T20 score, in

addition to being the biggest

score in T20 internationals,

beating the 260 Sri Lanka had

hit against Kenya.

Maxwell had opened the

innings in place of the injured

In the second half of the

match, Nadeem FC exhibited

aggression game of Ball

Possession, Dribbling,

Dodging, Passing, Eye

Contact and Intercepting

which was highly appreciated

by the audience. The

Work Rate and Match

Traveling of Nadeem FC

were astonished to see.

Third goal from Nadeem FC

was made by Abdul Hanan

in 65th minute by making

First Touch method. The

match was officiated by

Commissioner Bashir

Ahmed, Match Referee

Muhammad Amjad, First

Assistant Referee Liaqat Ali

Shah and Second Assistant

Referee Afzal Bari.

Free Kick in favor of

International Eleven on the

foul of Defender Tayyab of

Jallo FC which was fully utilized

by well known striker

Amjad Zakria through

inswing shot.

In the second half of the

match, International Eleven

exhibited aggression game

of Ball Possession,

Dribbling, Dodging, Passing,

Eye Contact and Intercepting

which was highly appreciated

by the young. The Work

Rate and Match Traveling of

Amjad Zakria, Khalid Khan,

Naeem Khalid and Abbas

Butt of Jallo FC were astonished

to see. Remaining second

half saw a flurry of

attempts to score but poor

finish and missed chances

restricted both sides to getting

a further productive

result. The match was officiated

by Commissioner

Muhammad Naeem Molvi,

Referee Muhammad.

South Africa pick

Phehlukwayo for

Australia ODIs

SYDNEY, Sep 6: Uncapped

fast bowler Andile

Phehlukwayo has been named

in the South Africa squad

which will host Australia for

five ODIs from September 30.

Captain AB de Villiers, who

missed South Africa's last

series - the Tests against New

Zealand - due to an elbow

injury, is back. The world's

No. 1 bowler in Test cricket,

Dale Steyn, also returns to the

50-overs format after being

rested for SouthAfrica's previous

ODI assignment, the triseries

against West Indies and

Australia in the Caribbean.

Fast bowler Morne Morkel

and batsman Rilee Rossouw,

who hurt his shoulder during

that tri-series, were not considered

for selection due to

injury. Morkel had injured

himself during the Caribbean

Premier League. While

Steyn's presence covers for the

absence of Morkel, David

Miller was brought in to

replace Rossouw.

Miller was South Africa

A's top scorer in the just-concluded

quadrangular series in

Australia, where he top-scored

for his team with 332 runs at

110.66. Phehlukwayo was the

side's leading wicket-taker in

the quadrangular, with nine

wickets at 25.77 and an economy

rate of 4.98.

Pakistan have no reason to

recall their most recent trip to

Kolkata with any fondness,

either, after a group-stage

defeat to India derailed their

own World T20 campaign,

and in their first 20-over outing

since March, they will

embark on the start of their

own new era, with Sarfraz

Ahmed, one of their star campaigners

of the England tour,

leading his country for the

first time outside of a single

ODI as stand-in.

It promises to be a fun night

out in Manchester, and who

can quibble with that? But,

given that the next World T20

is scheduled to take place in

four years' time (notwithstanding

the growing clamour for a

2018 event), anyone seeking

pointers for the future directions

of both teams can probably

afford to let their attention

waver for a few hours.

Aisam and

partner in QF

of US open

NEW YORK, Sep 6: The

unseeded duo of Pakistan's

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and

Sweden's Robert Lindstedt

showed an impressive form to

oust the fifth seeded team of

Jean Julien Rojer of Holland

and Horia Tecau of Romania

6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to move into the

quarter finals of the US Open.

It was an intensely emotional

contest as on both sides

of the net were ex-partners

facing each other. "Its not easy

to be up against your ex-partner,

but I am happy that we

were able to pull through,"

said a happy sounding Aisam

after the match, according to

information made available

here on Tuesday.

In the first set, Aisam and

Robert were able to break first

Horia's serve at 2-1 up and

then Roger's at 4-1 up to take

a 5-1 lead when Roger and

Horia struck back to first

break back on Robert's serve

and then by holding their

serve to make it 5-3. At this

stage Aisam made no mistakes

while serving for the set

and successfully closed the

first set with a 6-3 score.

In the second set, both

teams raised their level further

and did not let their opponents

break their serves and eventually

it was in tie break that

Aisam and Robert prevailed

upon the Dutch-Romanian

duo and won the second set 7-

6 (7/4).

Earlier, in the second

round Aisam and Robert beat

the tenth seeded pair of

Finland's Henri Konitinen and

Australia's John Peers after a

grueling three set match with

a score of 7-5, 6-7 (9/7), 6-3.

Wasim Akram praises Sarfaraz

Ahmed, Imad and Hassan Ali

Dr M. Arif Hafeez

Sports Reporter

KARACHI, Sep 6: They say

‘all is well that ends well’ but

this doesn’t apply to the

Pakistan Cricket team despite

the convincing win in the last

ODI against England, at least

not in the books of former

captain Wasim Akram.

The former captain said

that the win in last ODI will

release pressure from team

captain Azhar Ali.

“All is well, if end is well

shouldn’t be applicable there

but with the win in Cardiff,

we have now realized that

this team is capable of winning

matches, and of chasing

big totals as well,” said

Wasim. “We just need to bat

sensibly, and need to build

partnerships in middle,” the

former captain added.

Wasim insisted that

although Pakistan lost the

series 4-1, there are still some

positives for the team to pick

and work further on.

“One of the positive

Sports Reporter

KARACHI, Sep 6: Reigning

champions Jinnah Sports and

11A Loins will meet in the

final of the 2nd Muslim Khatri

T-20 League Cricket final

after sealing contrasting semifinal

victories here on Sunday.

11A Lions romped to a

four-wickets success against

Al Akhwan Sports at the TMC

Ground, while Jinnah Sports

defeated CMC Club by 68

runs in a second semi-final at

the RLCA (UP) North


11A Lions,won the toss

and decided to field firs. Al

AkhwanSports, collected

107-10 in 16.4

o v e r s . M o h a m m a d

SiddiqueKhatri (35 off 28

balls, three fours) and

aspects during the series was

batting of Sarfaraz Ahmed, he

has proved himself as a good

and responsible batsman, he

wants to finish the game and

he showed it not only in ODIs

but also in Test matches

before the limited overs’

series,” he said.

“Imad Wasim is a very

good find, he can serve

Pakistan Cricket for long and

another find of series is

young bowler Hassan Ali

who is very good and has

varieties as well.

But, Hassan should work

hard to learn how to deliver

yorkers,” Wasim said.

Talking about Pakistan’s

win at Cardiff, the Swing Ka

Sultan said that it was good to

see batsmen taking responsibility

and playing cricketing


The former captain also

praised Shoaib Malik and

said that Malik is still capable

of winning matches for

Pakistan. “Malik played a

brilliant knock, he looked

very involved in the field

FarhanKhatr(25 off 17, two


Slow Left ArmorHaroon

Wada destroy the batting of Al

Akhwan Sports, he took 5

wickets give away only 15

runs while right arm leg spinner

Rizwan Wada took 2-08.

In reply 11A Lions reached

their target 108-6 in 19.5

overs. Muhammad

ZubairKhatri scored a brilliant

Half Century 62 runs of 40

balls with the help of six

boundaries and one six,

Hassan Wada made 22 runs in

17 balls with two fours.

Left Arm Pacer Faizan DS

and Off Spinner

SiddiqueKhatri captured two

wickets each. Later

Muhammad ZubairKhatri was

the man of the match.

today as well.

I firmly believe that he is

still the match winner and he

can still win matches for


But he needs to remain

focused on each game,” said

Wasim. Wasim said that it is

now up to Mickey Arthur

and co, along with selection

committee, to analyze the

positives and negatives of

the series and decide about

the group they need to have

with the team for the next

four/five years.

“We don’t have likes of

Bradman or even likes of

Miandad or Inzamam sitting

at bench, whatever we have is

in front of us. Give these

youngsters few games, allow

them to grow up and perform,”

he added.

After the ODI series, both

the teams are now heading to

Manchester for the one-off

T20I game and according to

Wasim Akram, the team’s

victory at the last ODI will

boost players’ morale ahead

of the T20 game.

Jinnah Sports, 11A Lions CC will clash in

Muslim Khatri T-20 League Cricket Final

KARACHI: Cheif Guest Former Cricketer Pakistan Rialway Ifraheem abbasi place's a shot

and inaugurates the second semi final of 2nd Muslim Khatri T-20 League Cricket

Tournament at RLCA Up North Karachi. Faisal Khatri, Shahid Tao, Sadiq Khatri, Naeem

Pervaiz, Yaseen Muneem, Zakir Babo, Muhammad Nizam and Others all seen in the picture.

Aaron Finch, and he quickly

set about knocking Sri Lanka's

bowlers out of shape. So battered

were they by the end of

the Powerplay, in which

Australia had cracked 73 for 1,

that they soon became helplessly

complicit in Maxwell's

plunder. Thigh-high full tosses

were sent down with

masochistic abandon. Errors

bred further errors in the outfield.

In the 18th over, a catch

was dropped, though that was

off Travis Head, who was the

second-highest scorer with 45

off 18 balls. Each of Sri

Lanka's five main bowlers

conceded at least 12.75 per

over. The hosts' batting went

much better, though they were

never really in the hunt. The

top three fell cheaply, but

Dinesh Chandimal hit 58 off

43 and Chamara Kapugedera

43 off 25. Mitchell Starc and

Scott Boland took three wickets

apiece, as Sri Lanka finished

on 178 for 9 - 86 runs

short of the 264-run target.

On the occasion

ArshadMuneem and Secretary

KCCA Zone II Syed Shahid

Ali was the Chief Guest and

Introduced the both teams

players and officials.

In the second semi final at

RLCA UP North Karachi

CMC Club won the toss and

decided to field first.

Jinnah Sports scored 139-

10 in 19.5 overs. Faheem

Ahmed made 36 in 27 balls

with three fours and one six,

Captain Faisal Khatri scored 20

in 13 balls with one four and

one six while Owais Wada

added 17 runs in 14 balls with

one six. Medium Pacers

ShakirKhatri grabbed 3-30,

NaeemKhatricaptured 3-29

and UsmanKhatri took 2-20

with his slow left arm bowling.

Serena Williams overtakes Federer

for most Slam match wins

NEW YORK, Sep 6: World

number one, and title favourite

Serena Williams has made history

by defeating

Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava

Shvedova, becoming the most

successful player, male or

female, in Grand Slam history.

It was her 308th match win

at all majors, overtaking

Roger Federer who previously

held the record with 307. The

Swiss could still be holding

the record today had he not

suffered a knee injury in

January, one which required

him to undergo surgery.

The 34-year-old, whose

status as the top dog in

women’s tennis hangs in the

balance, will now face her

first seeded opponent in the

quarter-finals when she

comes up against fifth seed

Simona Halep.

The Romanian, who turns

25 later this month, defeated

Spaniard Carla Suarez

Navarro to reach the quarterfinals

for the second consecutive


While she will start as the

underdog against Williams,

she might as well fancy her

chances, given she defeated

the American 6-0, 6-2 at the

WTA Finals in Singapore two

years ago.

Australia canter to win after record 263, Maxwell returns with 145*

The first over had cost Sri

Lanka only three runs, and

though Maxwell hit the

innings' first boundary - smoking

an overpitched Suranga

Lakmal delivery through cover

- it was David Warner who

doused the scene with petrol,

and began the raging fire.

Warner eyed up seamer Kasun

Rajitha, playing his third international,

and banged four consecutive

fours in the third over,

three of those coming on the

off side.



Wednesday, September 7, 2016




G20 a success for China, but hard

issues kicked down the road

BEIJING , Sep 6: China is

lauding its successful hosting

of the G20 summit in scenic

Hangzhou, with open confrontation

largely avoided and

broad consensus reached over

the fragile state of the global

economy and the need for a

wide range of policies to fix it.

There was even a joint

announcement by China and

United States that they would

ratify the Paris climate change

agreement, a significant step

for the world's two biggest

emitters of greenhouse gases.

But scratch beneath the

surface, and the gathering of

the world's most powerful

leaders was not all plain sailing

- from the distraction of a

North Korean missile test to

the failure of the United States

and Russia to reach agreement

over Syria, and diplomatic

faux pas to double

speak over protectionism.

Chinese state media, while

largely basking in the glory of

Abbas Kassar


Peasant of Sinjhoro district

Sangha, Ghulam Ali Laghari

who was ejected from lands he

was tilling since last 32 yearshas

been facing surmountable

odds at the hands of landlords

supported by powerful leaders

of Pakistan PeoplesParty

(PPP) in Sinjhoro has

demanded payment of an

amountof Rs.27 lacs of his

share cropping outstanding

against landlords Aijaz Junejo

and Mumtaz Junejo. He said

sons of Zamindar and his

armed goons burnt his house

looted his household items and

a summit that happened without

being too overshadowed

by disputes such as the South

China Sea, also let slip

Beijing's frustrations at what it

sees as Western efforts to

stymie its economic ambitions.

"For the world's major

developed economies, they

should curb rising protectionism

and dismantle anti-trade

livestock, forcibly evicted him

from the village and lands. The

Zamindars are continuously

threatening him and implicating

him and his family in false

cases. The district administration,

local Police and is supporting

the Zamindar.

This was stated by peasant

Ghulam Ali Leghari accompanied

with civil society activists

at a press conference at

Hyderabad Press Club on


Civil Society members

from NGO PILER pointed out

that since the landlords have

support from the local politicians

and legislators, so they

did not abide by the Tenancy

measures as economic isolationism

is not a solution to

sluggish growth," China's

official Xinhua news agency

said late on Monday.

"In order to build an inclusive,

rule-based and open

world economy, protectionism

must be prevented from

eroding the foundation for a

faster and healthier economic


tribunal’s orders, which has

declared Ghulam Ali as genuine

peasant. Instead of implementing

the tribunal’s decision,

police have started threatening

to Ghulam Ali of dire

consequences. The Zamindars

have also stopped him from

cultivating the land.

The peasant, Ghulam Ali,

had filed a petition in the office

of Additional Deputy

Commissioner for implementation

of the verdict of Tenancy

Tribunal, which allowed him

to cultivate the agriculture land

and has acknowledged his

legal right as Hari. However,

the landlords have not only

forced Gulam Ali out of the

Peasant of Sinjhoro ejected from land, home demands

payment of his cropping share of Rs.27 lacs

FATA reform process to be

completed soon: Governor KP

PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra addressing the participants

of 105th National Management Course here at Governor’s House.

PESHAWAR, Sep 6: The Tuesday.

“training course tour” of

Governor Khyber Additional Chief Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; they

Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Secretary FATA Fida Wazir, had this meeting with the

Zafar Jhagra has said that Secretary Law and Orders Governor Khyber

FATA Rerform Process will

be completed soon in accordance

with the aspirations

FATA Dr. Attaur Rehman and

Secretary P&D FATA Shakil

Qadir were present on the

Pakhtunkhwa at Governor

House, Peshawar.

Secretary Law and Orders

and expectations of the people

occasion. The participants of FATA Dr. Ataur Rehman

of the region.

the National Management while briefing the participants

Similarly, he added, the Course comprising senior on situation in FATA and said

TDPs will also be settled in officers of Pakistan that a well prepared and

their native places till the end Administrative Service; thought out mechanism has

of current year.

He was talking to the participants

of 105th National

Pakistan Custom Services;

Pakistan Foreign Services etc

were headed by its Faculty

been developed to monitor

and expedite pace of work on

the developmental schemes

Management Course at Member. Shahid Rahim and ensure their completion

Governor House Peshawar on Sheikh. During three days within the stipulated period.

"The Federal Public Service Commission

(Amendment) Bill, 2016" introduced before NA


National Assembly resumed

its session here on Tuesday

with Speaker Sardar Ayaz

Sadiq in the chair. The House

is transacting private members'


Dr Fouzia Hameed introduced

before the House "The

Federal Public Service

Commission (Amendment)

Bill, 2016". The chair referred

the bill to the Standing

Committee concerned.

The House adopted a resolution

recommending the

government to take steps to

set up separate counter for

women in NADRA and passport

offices of Charsadda. It

was moved by Maulana

Muhammad Gohar Shah.

Speaking on the resolution,

Parliamentary Secretary for

Interior Maryam Aurangzeb

told the House that a passport

office has recently been

established in Charsadda

where female staff will be

deployed during this month.

She pointed out that female

staff at NADRA office in

Charsadda is already working.

Minister for

Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh

Aftab Ahmad said that it is the

need of the time that all the

constitutional institutions and

political forces should come

on one platform to take the

country forward and the bring

future of coming generations.

Replying to points raised

by different members, he said

the government under the

leadership of Prime Minister

Nawaz Sharif is working to

steer the country out of crisis.

village but registered fabricated

cases against him, to pressurize

him to withdraw his

claims. After removing the

peasant family from their

homes on gun point, the culprits

set their shelters at fire.

They also took the livestock

including buffaloes and their

calves as well as other valuables.

Ghulam Ali Leghari

informed his supporters and

comrades about the situation

and also informed the area

police, but police were reluctant

to intervene and said it was

a land dispute and they need

further instructions from their

higher officials.

CTD apprehend

an alleged

weapon supplier

SIALKOT, Sep 6: An

alleged weapon supplier

to banned terrorist outfits

has been apprehended

during a raid in Sailkot

area by Counter

Terrorism Department


On a tip-off, the

C o u n t e r - T e r r o r i s m

Department (CTD) personnel

raided at a hideout

in Pasroor Road area in

Sialkot and rounded up

suspected person.

The suspect was identified

as Riaz, who used to

supply weapons to various

proscribed terrorists outfits.

CTD also recovered

two hand grenades from

suspects’ possession. THE

Bomb Disposal Squad

personnel defused the

hand grenades recovered

from suspects’ possession.

The CTD has registered

case against Riaz under

terrorist act at the City

police Station.

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6: Information

Minister Pervaiz Rashid has urged

the international community to take

notice against Indian atrocities and

human rights violation in occupied

Kashmir. He was talking a delegation

of journalists of Azad Jammu

and Kashmir here on Tuesday. He

said Pakistan will continue its political,

moral and diplomatic support to

Kashmiri for their right of self-determination.

The Minister said that the dispute

should be resolved as per resolution

of United Nations and according to

aspiration of Kashmiris.

He said India could not suppress

In the run-up to G20,

China has been particularly

upset by what it sees as

unwarranted suspicion of its

overseas investment agenda

smacking of protectionism

and paranoia.

A few weeks before the

summit, Australia blocked the

A$10 billion ($7.63 billion)

sale of the country's biggest

energy grid to Chinese bidders,

while Britain delayed a

$24 billion Chinese-invested

nuclear project.

Behind the scenes,

Western countries have been

accusing China of not sticking

to its own goals.

Before the summit,

European G20-sources doubted

that the Chinese agenda

would mark a real new chapter

to create more sustainable

growth for the global economy.

China, asking in public

for more openness and steps

to counter protectionism, is

still giving Western investors

only very limited access to

their market, a European official


A big concern for foreign

investors in China is what

they see as the increasing difficulty

of doing business in

China, driven by concern that

new laws and policies are

seeking to effectively shut out

foreigners or make life very

hard for them.

Radio Pakistan

organizes special show

on eve of Defence Day

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6: News

and Current Affairs Channel of

Radio Pakistan organized a special

show on Tuesday in connection

with Pakistan Defence Day.

Participants including strategists

and defence analysts highlighted

different aspects of 1965

war, how Pakistan armed forces

defeated nefarious designs of the

enemy and role of Radio

Pakistan during that critical

juncture of the country's history.

Senator Abdul Qayyum, former

President of National

Defence University Raza

Muhammad Khan, Head of

Department of Humanities of

Bahria University Dr. Azhad

Ahmad and M. Farooq Malik

said 1965 war proved that

Pakistan was capable of thwarting

conspiracies of the enemy.


President Mamnoon Hussain

has expressed the resolve of

the nation and armed forces to

protect sovereignty and security

of Pakistan at all costs.

In his message on Pakistan

Defence Day, he said our

armed forces are fully prepared

to defend the homeland.

He said sixth September is

a milestone in the history of

our nation when 51 years ago,

the jawans and officers, sailors

and pilots courageously

defended the Homeland

against the enemy aggression,

with the whole nation at their

Drugs worth of Rs. 680 million seized


seized huge cache of narcotics

weighing 1 Tons worth

Rs 680 Million in

International Market in 9

operations carried out at

Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Lahore,

Sukkur, Karachi and


The seized drugs comprised

959 Kg Hashish, 11 Kg

Heroin, 8.9 Kg Ice and 500

Gram Opium. During these

operations, 9 persons

involved in drug trafficking

were arrested while 4 vehicles

were impounded. Most

of the seized Heroin and Ice

were destined abroad.

MUMBAI, Sep 6: With couple

of duds in the recent past,

Katrina Kaif is leaving no

stone un-turned in promoting

her upcoming releaseBaar

Baar Dekho, directed by

debutante director Nitya


Along with her co-star,

Sidharth Malhotra, she’s

going all out taking the film

to different cities and promoting

it in the most quirky

way possible.

Katrina candidly elaborates,

“It’s definitely very tiring

and hectic but Baar Baar

Dekho is a very important

film for me. My previous

release, Fitoor was not very

well received at the box

office and that was definitely

heart breaking. This makes

all the more important to me

that I once again come with a

strong film that gets audiences’


While Katrina was saw

raging success for over half a

decade (with a string of hit

films), it was the sudden gap

between her releases that was

the reason for people trying

to write her off, despite the

fact that only two of her

films, Phantomand Fitoor

failed at the box office.

To add to that, the media

has only been talking only

ANF Quetta in a successful

intelligence led operation

recovered 754 Kg Hashish

while seizing a Toyota Jeep

(without registration number)

at District Panjgoor.According

to details, ANF on receipt of

information established a road

check at a desired site near

Majboorabad, Tehsil &

District Panjgoor.

During course of surveillance,

a Toyota Jeep stopped at

some distance from ANF

Road Check. Suspecting the

situation, ANF Team

approached the jeep and took

it into custody. However, the

persons on board had already

about her personal life. “It is

the media’s decision to speak

what they feel is important at

that particular time, I can’t

question the media’s decision.

Yes, I agree that last

two years I have had fewer

releases, I had only Bang

fled from the scene leaving the

car abandoned behind. A thorough

search of the jeep car

was conducted by ANF Team,

which resulted in seizure of

754 Kg Hashish. Drug was

kept inside the improvised

cavities of the jeep.

ANF Rawalpindi while

intercepting a parcel at an

office of courier service company,

Rawalpindi, and seized

770 Gram Heroin concealed

inside 2 flour pasting

machines. The parcel was

destined for UK. After initial

investigations, an accused

sender was also arrested from

nearby area.

'Baar Baar Dekho is a very important

film for me': Katrina Kaif

back. “This day highlights the

Pakistani people’s resolve to

defend the Motherland at all

costs. This resolve is the pivot

that guarantees the country’s

security, progress and prosperity”,

president said.

“On this day, every year,

we pay homage to the

Shuhada and our Ghazis. The

acknowledgement of their

sacrifices demands national

unity and collective thinking,

which is a pre-requisite to face

challenges, deter nefarious

designs and thwart conspiracies

against Pakistan. No

doubt, this national spirit and

unity humbled the enemy

despite its numerical superiority”,

Mamnoon said.

He assured the nation that

Pakistan’s defence is in safe

and strong hands of our formidable

armed forces and our

army, navy and air force are

equipped with professional

proficiency that matches the

modern-day combat requirements.

He said I am pleased to

note that we have achieved the

goal of indigenous production

of state-of-the-art defence

technology. “Our nuclear

capability and modern

weaponry are an attestation of

Bang and Fitoor and that is

significantly less. My priorities

were on other things and

it’s every person’s right to

focus on different things. It

was a conscious decision for

me to take it little slowly,”

she says.

President vows to protect sovereignty

and security of Pakistan at all costs

the freedom movement by atrocities,

persecution and terrorism activities

in the territory. He said government

will take all possible steps for the

our commitment to the

defence of our country. I am

proud of the professionalism

and patriotism of the armed

forces. Besides watchfully

guarding the frontiers, our

armed forces, together with

other law enforcement agencies,

are playing an unforgettable

role in maintaining law

and order within the country.

The successful Zarb-e-Azb

operation has improved the

security situation in the country

for which the nation eulogizes

and pays tribute to the

brave and valiant armed

forces”, president added.

Govt striving hard to provide necessities at doorsteps: Saira

ISLAMABAD, Sep 6: Minister of

State for Health Services Saira Afzal

Tarar has said that the government is

striving hard to provide better healthcare

and other amenities of life to the

people at their doorsteps.

Talking to newsmen at Hafizabad,

she said provision of quality and cheap

medicines to the people is top priority

of the government.

She said prudent policies of the government

are yielding good results and

benefits of government policies are

reaching to the common people. She

said the government is taking practical

steps to eliminate terrorism, extremism,

poverty, unemployment, loadshedding

and inflation from the country.

Rashid urges int'l community to take

notice of Indian atrocities in IOK

safety of journalists and media


ISLAMABAD: Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Federal Minister for IB&NH and Dr. Asif Kirmani, SAPM in a group photo

with the delegation of Kashmiri Media Today.



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