2 Monday, May 22, 2017 Metropolitan Firefighters finally extinguish flames at Karachi plastic factory KARACHI: KARACHI: Fire fighter struggling to extinguish the fire erupted in a plastic factory at SITE Labour Square. Dr SJA Jafri KARACHI: The fire which broke out in a plastic factory in Labour Square area of SITE on Sunday morning was finally contained by late afternoon. No labourers were present inside the factory when the flames erupted as it was KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Sunday strongly condemned target killings of police personnel in Kohat and Karachi and urged stern response to the terrorists targeting police, law a day off. Thus no injuries or loss of life has been reported. Police and Rangers personnel cordoned off the site of the incident to prevent passersby from coming close to the factory. According to police and fire brigade personnel, firefighters feared the inferno could spread to a grid station of K-Electric (KE) and a CNG station situated close to the factory. The gas station was evacuated immediately. Initially, five fire brigades were sent to the site but were not sufficient to PPP chairman denounces attack on police KARACHI: Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair has said that provision of basic facilities such as education, health and potable water is the responsibility of the government, which can be criticized for failure, but budget allocations should also be considered as major chunk of the budget goes for the defence spending. Addressing the participants of Saylani Welfare International Trust Symposium 2017 held at the PAF Museum, the Governor Sindh observed worst conditions of education, health and roads in Sindh. “In such circumstances Saylani is the fresh ray of hope. I will personally inform Prime Minister and also to the people in Islamabad about the great contributions of Saylani through welfare activities for the national cause”, he added. I recommend Saylani should be awarded highest national award for best performance, he told. Maulana Bashir Faroqui, Patron-In-Chief of Saylani Welfare International Trust lamented that despite the lapse of 70 years, since the creation of Pakistan, the rulers have enforcing agencies and other citizens. In a press statement issued here, the PPP Chairman said that terrorist elements cannot impose themselves on the people of Pakistan adding that every Pakistan is up against the menace of terrorism. He said PPP would not sit silent until complete elimination of terrorism. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari saluted the martyred policemen and expressed sympathy and solidarity with the victims' families. Major chunk of budget goes to defence: Governor Sindh Welfare organizations like Saylani should be supported and encouraged: Muhammad Zubair KARACHI: A Group photo of founder and V.C of SZABUL Qazi Khalid Ali with staff of SZABUL during his visit at Education Expo. GRAND CLOSING CEREMONY OF INT'L CONFERENCE AT IU Dr Qazi appreciates researchers, unflinching support of Lakhani By Staff Reporter KARACHI: The International conference on innovation and emerging trends in Business Management, Education and Social Sciences ended yesterday at Iqra University. A heavy attendance of researchers was witnessed at the conference where national and international researchers presented the latest findings of their research. The two day research presentations gala came to an end with a grand closing ceremony. The ceremony began with the farewell address of Prof Dr Wasim Qazi, Vice Chancellor Iqra University. Dr Qazi expressed his gratitude for the great interest taken by the participants. He also communicated his satisfaction about the quality of the research papers presented during the conference. Dr Qazi appreciated the vision and the unflinching support of the Chairman Iqra University, Hunaid Hussain Lakhani which made a conference of this magnitude possible. The Keynote speaker, Dr Usman Raja from Brock University Canada, presented his research study that explored the hidden side of leadership – the dark side. Dr Raja’s study was conducted in Pakistan and attempted to drag out the effects of Despotic Leadership on the behavior of followers. The study was unique in nature, set in the typical collectivist culture of Pakistan where the power distance is very high, it challenges the western theories. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Punjab University, Dr Zafar Mueen Nisar praised the great effort of Iqra University, Karachi University and Sindh University to have held the conference jointly. douse the inferno, which is why more vehicles were dispatched, including water tankers. "The inferno could be put out in two hours but they are bringing only one vehicle (fire tender) in the street at a time," the factory owner told media. "Though more fire tenders can be parked in as it is a 60-feet broad street." While talking to media, a fire officer said six to seven fire tenders and two bowsers were being used to douse the fire. "All the available vehicles have been put to use," he said, adding that they also ran out of foam soon into the firefighting operation. Fire officials requested all city departments to send their fire tenders to the site to aid dousing efforts, following which vehicles were sent from the water board, Pakistan Navy (PN) and the Karachi Port Trust (KPT). Mayor Waseem Akhtar also visited the site of the inferno to oversee firefighting operations. "I have not come here to play politics," he said while talking to the media. "But I would [like to] request the Sindh government to make the fire department self-sufficient." Akhtar added the fire department does not have the necessary equipment to deal with such incidents, saying all the vehicles have been utilised here and in case of an incident elsewhere in the city they would have no fire tenders to utilise. The factory, spread over 1,500 square yards, was used to produce plastic chairs, informed officials. In early April, fire that broke out in a residential building took 23 hours to be extinguished. The fire had erupted in the basement of a building situated in Nazimabad no.4 in the city. It took 18 fire tenders, two bowsers and 40 hydrants to douse the fire. IGP offers cop's funeral prayer KARACHI: Inspector General of Police Sindh AD Khowaja on Sunday offered the funeral prayer of martyred head constable at Police Headquarters Garden area of the metropolis. Raja Younus and ASI Sarfaraz Iftikhar were killed when unknown armed men opened fire on a police van in Dhoraji area in the wee hours of the Sunday. The funeral prayer was also attended by senior police officers and victim's relatives, friends and associates. The special squad of police presented the guard of honor to the martyred cop. On this occasion, IGP Sindh paid tribute to two martyred policeman, who were shot dead in Karachi by armed men. He also not done anything for the welfare of the people of the country. Allah may bless us expressed condolences with the heirs. IGPannounced provision of all due incentives to with rulers who should legal heirs of martyred have realization about sufferings policemen and instructed prayed. of humans, he police officers to complete all matters immediately in this regard. He also announced to give government job to one Another Bachat member of victim families. Two policemen were shot Bazaar removed dead and one other injured in KARACHI: In an a targeted attack by unidentified ongoing crackdown assailants in Dhoraji area against over 55 illegal of the metropolis on Sunday, weekly bazaars being rescue sources said. A police organized in the city, the van was on its routine Karachi Metropolitan patrolling when six armed Corporation's (KMC) men riding three motorcycles Enterprise & Investment opened fire on it. As a result, Promotion Department (E&IP) today ASI Sarfaraz Iftikhar, aged 50, and Head Constable removed illegal Sunday Younus, 47, died on the spot, Bachat Bazaar organized while another official, near Intermediate Board in Paposh Nagar. The KMC team, under the supervision of E&IP Chairman Qaisar Imtiaz, removed illegal bazaar Shehensha, 47, was injured. The body of the martyred ASI was sent to his home in Faisalabad after an autopsy. Additional Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Mehr has that was organized in announced Rs2.5 million violation of rules and reward for those leading to regulations. identification of the suspects. Two police officials martyred in Karachi Two police officials including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) were martyred in an attack on police mobile in Bahadurabad area of city. The martyred police officials were identified as ASI Sarfaraz Iftikhar and constable Raja Younis. Another injured constable Shehenshah was shifted to hospital for medical assistance. The attackers were six in number and fled the scene after the attack. According to the initial investigation 9mm and 30-bore were used in the attack. Police recovered 13 shells of 9mm three of 30-bore from the crime scene. KARACHI: Photo taken at a group discussion between academia and industrial experts held at Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi last evening to review various proposals to bridge gap between Universities & Industry for promoting research activities in the country. Pasban appeals Saudi king to grant Aafia nationality KARACHI: Pasban e Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor here Sunday appealed to the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to grant Saudi nationality to noted woman scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui, and thus provide a face saving to the governments of the USA and Pakistan. In a statement, he said that the Saudi king has recently granted citizenship to world famed Indian preacher and inter-faith scholar Zakir Abdul Karim Naik and such a generosity should also be extended to Dr SJA Jafri KARACHI: Those who were agitated at the closure of Shahra-e-Faisal should be ready for the entire city to be shut down, said Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chief Mustafa Kamal on Sunday. The people who are facing trouble in giving basic facilities to their families will take to the streets and even the entire province, JPMC allowed to create 100 PG doctors posts KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has allowed the JPMC to create 100 posts of postgraduate doctors by availing the expenses from current financial year 2016-17 budget. According to a notification, in pursuance of Finance Department's advise vide letter dated April, 24, 2017, a apporoval is hereby accorded to create 100 postgraduate doctors. In January 2017, the Executive Director PMC had requested Health Minister Dr Sikandar Ali Mandhro to sanction at least 100 more posts of postgraduates to minimize the work pressure on the existing doctors during annual symposium of institution. KARACHI: Chief of Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Allama Nasir Abbas Jafari addressing to participants of Istehkam e Pakistan and Imam Mehdi Conference at Nishtar Park. Aafia Siddiqui, an innocent mother, victimized by socalled war on terror. He said the legal experts believe thatAafia is the most wronged women on the planet today and justice must be doled out to her. He said the rulers of Pakistan and the USA have failed to dole out justice to Aafia and it is hoped that King Salman who is also the custodian of the two holy mosques would play his due role in ending victimization and ordeals of this Muslim mother. He said that the legal experts even in the USA believe that there was miscarriage of justice in the case of Dr Aafia. He recalled that no other person but Ramsey Clark, the former US attorney general, himself, has said that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is innocent and has been victimized by the international politics for power. Clark had said: “Dr Aafia Siddiqui was victimized by the international politics being played for power. I haven’t witnessed such bare injustice in my entire career. Neither did Dr Aafia kill anyone, nor did she attempt it. In fact she was shot thrice and should be released immediately.” PSP reiterates call to shut down whole Sindh Sindh, could be closed down, he said while talking to the media. "We will not move an inch from our 16-point charter of demands." Kamal was speaking at a news conference to welcome Pakistan Muslim L e a g u e - F u n c t i o n a l ' s Nawab Rashid into the PSP. "Rashid bhai said he will spend the rest of his life working for this good cause," Kamal said. On May 14, the PSP's 'Million March', demanding basic necessities for Karachi's residents was intercepted when party workers tried to enter the city's Red Zone. Police had baton-charged party workers and officials and also arrested several, including Kamal, who were later released. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Korangi, Syed Nayyar Raza along with Director Health and relevant municipal officers visiting zones to inspecting cleanliness. KARACHI: Chairman DMC South, Malik Muhammad Fayyaz along with the school children visiting Zoo and riding train. KARACHI: Administrator DMC West, Ghulam Farid along with Director Solid Waste Management, AD Sanjrani inspecting cleaning from ICI bridge to Gul Bai. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Central, Rehan Hashmi along with Vice Chairman, Syed Shakir Ali and MPAs Sindh Assembly holding meeting on Ramzan arrangements.
Transparent polls alone to wipe out corruption: Siraj Bureau I S L A M A B A D : Faculty of Education, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) achieved the distinction of wining over Higher Education Commission (HEC) special grants against its five researchbased projects. This was in addition to HEC’s thematic research grant against the Faculty's two others programs. The achievement was the result of hectic research-based activities, pursued by the University during the last two and half years, in accordance with futuristic vision of the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui. According to the Dean, Faculty of Education Dr. Nasir Mahmood, the department was also having funding from a NGO, PARWAN for development of postgraduate diploma programs in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education. The Faculty is also engaged with UNICEF, UNESCO and JICA to develop postgraduate and certificate courses and material to cater the requirement of trained teachers in the area of Non-Formal Basic Education (NFBE). They are providing financial support for carrying out the program. LAHORE: Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq, has said that transparent and completely impartial elections were the only way to wipe out corruption and to help solve the numerous problems facing the country. Talking to newsmen here, the JI chief said masses were losing confidence in the elections and the present rulers had totally disappointed them. He said that if the corrupt rulers managed to escape even after the JIT investigation, the masses would take the plunderers to account on roads and streets. He said that the JI was trying to bring the political parties on one page regarding electoral reforms. He said that a party lobby was controlling the country’s politics and institutions. This lobby purchased the mandate by spending billions in elections. These people were the root cause of all the problems in the country, he added. The JI chief said that the resources of the Punjab The main focus of the all research-based activities was to address the socio-economic issues of the society, besides promoting quality education through non-formal mood of learning. The University has also submitted a number of research proposals to HEC for the next year under National Research Program for the Universities (NRP). There has been upward trend of winning research grants from national and international institutions in the recent years. This helped the AIOU to improve its academic ranking and to maintain were being spent on a limited area due to which there was much disappointment and even hatred in the Southern Punjab. He said the problems of the AIOU wins HEC’s research grants HYDERABAD: Mothers day at National Public School Latifabad. Govt spending over Rs3b on promotion of education in FATA ISLAMABAD: The federal government is spending three and half billion rupees on promotion of education in FATA. According to a report quoting sources of FATA Secretariat, the government has initiated fifty-nine projects in education sector out of which thirty five projects have been completed. The projects include provision of missing facilities, clean drinking water, furniture, overcoming shortage of teaching staff and security, improvement of infrastructure, boundary walls and up-gradation of schools. its learning standard in term of quality and productive. In order to develop research culture, and fulfill its main academic responsibility, creating and disseminating knowledge, the Vice Chancellor has taken a number of initiatives that include special incentives to the Faculty and non-faculty members for doing research, relating to the community’s welfare. The University held a number of national and international conferences in the recent years to share and disseminate research in various disciplines for the benefit of the society. Pakistan embassy in Washington hosts Sufi musical concert ISLAMABAD: Embassy of Pakistan celebrating 70 years of friendship between Pakistan and the United States hosted a Sufi Musical Concert in Washington. Ustad Dilshad Hussain Khan, a composer and musicologist enthralled the audience with his performance on instruments, interspersed with recitation of Sufi poetry. The Ambassador Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in his remarks said Pakistani musicians like Ustad Dilshad, continue to inspire and entertain people with their talent and finesse. First convocation of the Muhammad Madical College Mirpurkhas held MA Rehmani MIRPURKHAS : May 21 Around 320 graduates of the Muhammad Medical College Mirpurkhas (first batch) received their degrees at the first convocation of the Muhammad Madical College Mirpurkhas. Prof Dr Fateh Burfat , the first vice chancellor of the university of Sindh, was the chief guest at the convocation. Address to the convocation ceremony the voice chancellor congratulating the fresh graduates told them to work hard for achieving excellence in higher and specialised fields in the medical science and conduct research. He said the aim should be to serve the ailing humanity. He appreciated the team (MMC) Mirpurkhas for putting in all out efforts to see the campus grow fast. Dr, Professor Syed Muhammad Razi Managing Trusty of Muhammad Madical College Mirpurkhas address to the convocation. We have succeeded in acquiring new buildings for the university which have been constructed at the site and this reflects our commitment with the medical education, He observed that the ( MMC) Mirpurkhas was placed at good position by the Higher Education Commission in the ranking of the country’s universities. , he added. Appreciating new graduates, he called upon them to concentrate on serving ailing humanity and continue studies for specialisation. They should discharge their duties to prove themselves beneficial to the society, he said. Out of 14 batches graduatses position holders were awarded gold medals and a large no of best students silver medals received silver medals.and also address to the Convocation prof Dr Ghlum Ali Memon principal (MMC ) Mirpurkhas , Prof Shams ul Arfain ,Dr Habib ur Rehman Parents of graduates Doctors, students ,senior Generalists Ashiq Ali ,Saleem shiekh wahid pehlwani however, attended the event. Southern Punjab could be solved only by making it a separate province. To a question about the next budget, Sirajul Haq said that the people considered the budget as a drone attack by the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as it would be nothing budget except some more taxes. He said that even after the annual budget, there would be many mini budgets that would add to the worries of the people and enhance price hike. The JI chief said that he had already met PPP chief Asif Ali Zardari on the issue of electoral reforms and would soon meet the heads of other parties in this respect. Two youngsters booked for impersonation ISLAMABAD: A student was arrested for allegedly impersonating a candidate in examination within jurisdiction of Industrial Area Police. Hassan Javed was caught while appearing for his friend during verification of the candidate’s admit card and other documents in the exam hall. M Nawaz, a resident of Industrial Area, lodged a complaint with the local police that he was duty invigilator in an education institution located in I-8 when he caught Hassan Javed attempting first year paper instead of Idrees Ahmed. Police have arrested Hassan and Idrees after registering a case. Man booked for hurling life threats at woman RAWALPINDI: New The Town Police have booked a man for allegedly hurling life threats at a woman. Najma Bibi lodged a complaint with the local police that Usman Tedha threatened her of dire consequences over the phone and asked her to withdraw the complaint lodged against him. Report HYDERBABAD: A resident of Qalanderabad Kotri, Allahdino Mallah has complained that on 31st March 2017 at 9.30 in threatened night, more than 50 personals wearing masks of CTD, ATF, FIA and other agencies personals who were wearing civil and commando dresses and were drunken intruded into his house forcefully as if they were terrorist. They pointed arms and rifles at his family and tortured them. They also used vulgar language and torture against his family members. They searched all his house & during this process they damaged the furniture and fixtures of the house. During this they threatened them that they will kill them if thye did not keep quiet. They Monday, May 22, 2017 National wrapped eyes of his two sons Jawed Ali and Sajid Ali started torturing them and took them along with them. While going they of dire consequences if I tell any one they will kill my sons and show it as Police encounter and also will kill you. He said “Apart from kidnapping my sons they took away 20 lacs worth of Gold Jewelry, 7 Lac rupees cash, Mobile phone sets of all family members, All Licensed arms and ammunition including Rifle, Shotgun and Repeater, One laptop computer, Property papers of Home, Car papers and other office letters. After they left when I came out of my house my neighbors informed me that they had cordoned off the area and closed all the neighboring houses from outside.” 3 State agencies pick up 2 from Kotri: No response to SHC orders He said he reached local Police Station along with relatives to lodge FIR but SHO Qurban Aaqilani did not lodged/ file the FIR and told us to come in the morning. After about 02 hours after the event I received a call from cell phone number 0305-3008441. The calling person identified himself as a NAB personal and threatened me that I have earlier told you earlier to keep quite. He further threatened that if the lifes of your sons are dear to you otherwise we can do anything including killing you and your sons. Later on it came to my knowledge that the calling person was Shahid Khan Ghori living in Pacca Qila area and identified himself as agency personals. The caller identified him as Shahid Ghori. HYDERABAD: Chairman Mutehda Qumi Movement Pakistan Dr. Farooq Sattar addressing to workers before start “Huqooq Rally” from City gate to Koh-e-Noor chowk. Patients suffer as main AC plant goes out of order at PIMS ISLAMABAD: Patients at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) these days are suffering severe complications as the main AC plants went out of order. The largest hospital of the Federal Capital is on fire now days. Even the fans have gone dysfunctional; the shoddier situation has compelled the patients to carry hand cooling fans in all the day. According to administration the PC one of Rs ISLAMABAD: Annual Visakh Mela will start in Pakistan today (Monday) to celebrate Lord Buddha's Birthday. Delegations from Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and other parts of the world will participate in the festivities. A 34-member Buddhist delegation, comprising senior monks, religious scholars, government officials and pilgrims left Colombo for Islamabad on Sunday to attend the Festival. 500 million has been sent for approval a year back, all in vain as no approval could have been made yet. The administration enjoys air-conditioned rooms round the clock, whereas the patients are under hell like circumstances. The hospital, largest in the federal capital, with a total of 1,400 beds is witnessing huge rush of outdoor and indoor patients these days and this has compounded the seething predicament. The delegates are visiting Islamabad on the invitation of the government of Pakistan. They will visit different sites of Buddhist spiritual and religious significance in Taxila and Takht-i-Bahi. Pakistan has been the “Cooling is integral to early healing of wounds and to keep infections at bay,” said a senior surgeon, When the vice chancellor of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University Professor Javead Akram was asked about the miserable condition of the patients he cited that the CP one has been approved but the final approval has to be made by Economic Affairs Division. The fans will be made functional till Monday. Annual Visakh Mela starts in Pakistan today I S L A M A B A D : Though you had had a full night sleep still the yawning does not stop. Many of us rush to have our coffee cup in this situation but there are some foods that are better and more efficient than the cup of coffee. Here are the foods that prevent lethargy Chia seeds (tukhume balanga) Chia seeds are rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered as brain boosters. It shuns weariness and keeps you more alert. These seeds are amazing as they absorb 10 times their weight in water, accelerating digestion while making it sure that you are hydrated and energized. So, add it to your drinks which you are going to consume feverishly in the coming days. Chilled water Water has the ability to rejuvenate you. It awakens your senses. It keeps our body cells hydrated and active. Long dry spells take a toll on your ability to remain alert and active. So, if you feel sluggish during your day, just rush to the water cooler. Leafy greens Vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, and kale can get you rid of that feeling of lethargy. These greens are rich in Vitamin B, with the help of which your body converts food into energy. So, include them in your salad, it will keep you alive. Eggs Eggs are one of the best breakfast choices. Do cradle of Buddhist and Gandhara Civilization for well over 22 centuries. Despite being a predominantly Muslim country, Pakistan is celebrating the Vesak Festival and many countries are being invited for the festival. Tukhume balanga, Leafy greens, Eggs, Chocolate milk prevent lethargy not miss the yolk as it contains protein and thus keeps your body charged for a long time. Chocolate milk Chocolate is a mood enhancer itself and when combined with milk it is magical. Milk gives you calcium and with chocolate it becomes a powerhouse of energy.