2 Friday, February 9, 2018 Metropolitan MQM-P deadlock MQM-P groups file nomination papers separately for Senate polls KARACHI: Jamil Ahmed Senior Staff Reporter KARACHI: The internal rifts within Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan (MQM-P) took another turn on last day for submission of the nomination papers for Senate polls after party chief Dr Farooq Sattar and Rabita Committee members including Faisal Subzwari and Wasim Akhtar came face to face. Emotional scenes were witnessed outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in Karachi as Subzwari broke in tears after embracing Sattar. However, the deadlock over issuance of Senate tickets to party candidates apparently remained unre- KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-Pak) Chief, Dr. Farooq Sattar talks with media persons after verification of their nomination papers of Senate elections candidates MQM-Pak outside election commission office. solved as both the groups, the committee membersled Bahadurabad group and Sattar-led PIB group, submitted the nomination papers separately. The party leadership has been divided into two factions over the issuance of tickets to the favourite candidates ahead of Senate elections on March 3. Two separate party meetings were held on Wednesday to contemplate final names of the candidates for upcoming Senate elections, despite the efforts to convince MQM- P chief Dr Farooq Sattar and breach the deadlock over the names of candidates for Senate elections. A total of 23 candidates from three political parties in Sindh filed their nomination forms in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) yesterday against 12 Senate seats- 7 general, two each reserved for technocrats/ulema and women and one for minorities. As many as 20 candidates out of total 23 belonged to the ruling Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), who submitted their nomination papers. Two candidates belonged to Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and one from Pakistan Muslim League- Functional (PML-F). APNS to welcomes court suo moto in weeding out black sheeps, criminals from media industry The APNS has welcomed the suo moto action taken by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in the matter of corruption, extortion and fake degree scam conducted by AXACT and hoped that the action by the Apex Court will be conclusive and will help in weeding out the black sheeps and criminals from the media industry in particular and the Pakistani society in general. The President APNS, Sarmad Ali in a statement has noted that the shameful and nefarious activities has not only lowered the repute of the country but has also affected the credibility of Pakistani academia all over the world. But the runners of the scam remained scot free for obvious reasons though they were found guilty and sentenced in foreign countries. However it is applausable that the Chief Justice of Pakistan has taken much needed suo moto action which would be highly appreciated by the media in Pakistan. The APNS is of the considered opinion that black money and criminal elements have no place in the ranks of media and should not be allowed to perpetuate their shameful and criminal practices in the garb of media. The APNS is confident that the action by the Supreme Court would result in nipping the criminals in the bud. ORIENTATION SESSION FOR NEW STUDENTS AT M.A. JINNAH UNIVERSITY Computer and Bioscience have changed our life style completely, Dr. Zubair Shaikh Health cards for journalists very soon says Nasir Shah Minister for Information visits KPC congratulates the newly elected body Checking campaign against public service vehicle charging excess fare KARACHI: In compliance with the directives of Secretary Transport / Chairman Provincial Transport Authority, Sindh, joint team of the Secretaries of Provincial & Regional Transport Authority, Karachi with the assistance of Traffic Police, conducted snap Traffic checking regarding Charging excess fare from the travelling public. According to the details on 2.2.2018 a team comprising of Secretaries PTA and RTA and other officials conducted checking regarding charging excess fare from the travelling public, MCR operating without fare meter at Taj Complex & Cantt Station, Karachi. During the checking as many as 33 vehicles were checked, 19 owners/ drivers warned, out of which 14 vehicles were challaned. An amount of Rs.1200/- has been returned to passengers while an amount of Rs.9,000/- imposed as fine. KU announces another exam result KARACHI: The University of Karachi’s (KU) Controller Examinations Thursday notified the results of MA Previous external annual examinations 2016 in Islamic Studies, International Relations and Political Science. In Islamic Studies, 661 candidates appeared in the examination out of which 460 were declared successful. The pass percentage remained 69.59. In political science, 191 candidates appeared out of which 140 were declared successful. The pass percentage remained 73.30. In International Relations, 1523 candidates appeared in the exam out of which 622 were declared pass. The pass percentage remained 40.84. KARACHI: Sindh bers governing body. Minister for Information On the occasion Nasir Syed Nasir Hussain Shah was accompanied by Thursday visited the Secretary Information Karachi Press Club Imran Atta Soomro, (KPC) and met President Secretary Transport Saeed Ahmed Khan Malik, Ahmed Avan and Director Secretary Maqsood Information Dr. Ahmed Yousufi and others newly elected mem- Muizzuddin Pirzada. Speaking on the occasion, Nasir said that it was Pakistan Peoples Party policies to safe guard the rights of the journalists, assuring that all their genuine matters and issues would be resolved on priority basis. The minister also assured that journalist’ residential schemes issues would also be resolved very soon, saying that in this regard a joint meeting will be arranged with Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro very soon. Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro said that the government was keen to issue health cards to journalists, saying that it would be finalized in couple of days. No clue yet to missing Karachiite KARACHI: Karachi’s family on Thursday demanded of the government to take sincere steps for the recovery of its missing teenage boy. Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, Advocate Umar Hayat told media that there was no any law to detain any innocent person without any reason. He said their boy Sayed Nabeel, a CA student went missing in 2017, but the authorities could still not recover him despite court order. The boy was neither criminal nor was associated with any political party, but they had information that he had been detained by a state institution, Umar said. Minister, secy congrat lecturers on getting promotions KARACHI: Provincial Health Minister Dr Sikandar Ali Mandhro on Thursday said that the government is focusing on the development of education and health in Pakistan as education and health are closely related to sports and other physical activities This he said while speaking as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of 10th Annual Sports Week of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) held at an auditorium, Dow Medical College, Karachi. The event was attended by Vice Chancellor DUHS Prof Dr Mohammad Saeed KARACHI: President, Mohammad All Jinnah University, Karachi, Prof. Dr. Zubair Shaikh addressing to an orientation session held last evening for newly admitted students of Computer Science, Software Engineering and Bioscience departments. KARACHI: Provincial KARACHI: President, career for their bright future. Minister for Education and Mohammad Ali Jinnah He emphasized that students Literacy Hussain Jam Dahar Mehtab and University, Karachi Prof. Dr. Zubair Shaikh said that after should differentiate between Software Engineering and Secretary Education launching BS-Bioscience Computer Science. Colleges Pervaiz Ahmed and MS-Bioinformatics Similarly to realize the Seehar on Thursday congratulated degree programs in our importance of Engineering the lecturers for getting promotions from Faculty of Life Sciences, we have now planned to start a and Bioscience because both the subjects have changed BPS -17 to Assistant new five years degree program our life pattern completely, Professors BPS -18. In a statement issued here on Thursday, they said that the education department had solved the issue of of Doctor of Pharmacy (D Pharm) this year. This he stated while addressing to an orientation session held last evening for new students of he added. Dr. Zubair Shaikh said that most important aspect of Computer Science is problem solving, as essential skill for life. He said that promotion and almost 600 Computer Science, students of Computer male and female lecturers Engineering and Bioscience Science may study design, had been promoted to departments. Dean, Faculty development and analysis of Assistant Professors that showed that they sincere to of Life Sciences, Prof. Dr. Kamran Azim, Associate software and hardware used to solve problems in a variety solve the issues of the teachers Dean, Computing & of business, scientific community. They hoped Engineering Faculty, Dr. and social contexts. He said that these promoted teachers would focus more on the students and ultimately their students would give better Asim Imdad and head of Computer Science department Dr. Shoukat Wasi also addressed to the orientation on the other hand typical formal definition of Software Engineering is” the application of systematic, disciplined, results. session. Addressing to the quantifiable Dahar has also taken the notice of the news that a student of Ibrahim Ali Bhai new students, Dr. Zubair Shaikh said that teaching and learning process should approach to the development, operation and maintenance of software”. He said Government Girls continue together, otherwise that software engineering is Secondary School Federal it is a futile exercise. He said relatively a new area of engineering A B Area was deprived of her that at the time of admissions though, but the stipend for the last two at MAJU, we always scope of software engineer- years. He asked director guides to the students to ing is extremely broad. schools Karachi to look into select suitable subjects for Dean, Faculty of Life the matter and resolve it. them and to choose a right Sciences, Prof. Dr. Kamran Quraishy, and Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Khawar Saeed Jamali, Prof Dr Mohammad Masroor, Registrar Dr Aman-ullah Abbas, Director Finance Nadeem Shakoor Javeri, Dr Zarnaz Wahid, Prof Mukarram Ali and others. Mandhro appreciated the efforts of the participants and encouraged the students to get indulged in more of such healthy physical activities and sports. He said it was their core responsibility to encourage new generation, particularly students, to actively participate in such healthy activities in order to produce a healthy Azim while highlighting the importance of Bioscience in everyday life said that this subject is also called Biology and life science, is the study of living organisms, from a microorganism to a blue whale. He said the study and application of Bioscience affect almost every aspect of life from health to agriculture and food to industry and energy. Associate Dean, Faculty of Computing & Engineering, Dr. Asim Imdad said that Computer Science and Engineering are most vital for the development of country and nations. He said no country may achieve its targets of national development without promoting computing and engineering. He said that at MAJU we are focusing on the encouraging research activities in Computer Science and Engineering, in this connection all possible help and guidance is being provided to students and teachers. He told the students that we complete our academic colander well in time and disciplined are maintained strictly here. Award distribution ceremony held at DUHS society. He further said that a healthy mind flourishes in a healthy body. The Sindh government was actively promoting games and was working hard to develop uniform standards of competition at national as well as international levels. For this purpose, the Sports Minister is opted so that the new generation should be motivated to indulge themselves in sports. He also appreciated the provision of the First-Aid Service to the injured participants during the Sports Week at Dow University. USAID-funded Health Policy Plus Project’s ceremony held KARACHI: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project held its End of Project Dissemination event today, showcasing the project’s contributions to the family planning policy area. The event was attended by Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Member, National Assembly (MNA) and Chair of the FP2020 Taskforce, Laeeq Ahmed, Secretary, Population Welfare Department, Oghale Oddo, USAID Deputy Mission Director for Sindh and Balochistan and Ms. Sangita Patel, Director, USAID Health Office, along with Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Provincial Coordinator of the Oversight and Coordination Cell for Public Health Programs. KARACHI: Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Member, National Assembly, Mr. Laeeq Ahmed, Secretary, Population, Mr. Oghale Oddo, USAID Deputy Mission Director for Sindh and Balochistan and Ms. Sangita Patel, Director, USAID Health Office, along with others at USAID funded HP+ project concludes ceremony. Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho spoke on the future plans of the government to promote and expand family planning services across Sindh. She also spoke on the areas where the Government of Sindh may need technical support in implementing the FP2020 agenda. Speakers endorsed their commitment to support for achieving Sindh’s family planning goals. HP+ has supported the Sindh government in prioritizing making progress towards achieving the province’s family planning goals through execution of a Costed Implementation Plan (CIP). The CIP is a multiyear roadmap designed to help governments achieve family planning goals by interventions, engaging stakeholders, forecasting costs, and mobilizing resources to meet gaps in health and family planning services. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Central, Rehan Hashmi along with Syeda Tehsin Abidi visiting Azeem Hayder Park at Nazimabad. KARACHI: Chairman DMC East, Moid Anwar inspecting ongoing decoration work Metro will Park. KARACHI: MPA SINDH Assembly, Ghulam Murtaza Baloch along with Chairman DMC Malir, Jan Muhammad Baloch offering dua after inaugurates Govt Boys Sindhi School at Hangoro Goth. KARACHI: Chairman District Council, Salman Abdullah Murad inspecting development works.
Pakistan committed to stability, peace in region: Khurram Dastgir ISLAMABAD: General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman EU Military Committee called on Federal Minister for Defence, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, in his office at Ministry of Defence Rawalpindi on Thursday. Federal Minister lauded the services of visiting dignitary towards global peace and stability. He mentioned that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with EU. Federal Minister commended EU’s efforts in uplift and development of KPK, particularly Malakand Division. During the meeting, he emphasized that Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterated Pakistan’s zero tolerance against use of Pakistan’s soil to promote Naeem Ahmed SHIKARPUR: Jamiate-Ulema-i-Islam Fazal [JUI-F] has nominated its candidates for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and three members for Balochistan province, said Muhammad Aslam Gori, the Central Deputy RAWALPINDI: General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman EU Military Committee called on Federal Minister for Defence, Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan at Ministry of Defence. General Secretary, Jamiate-Ulema-i-Islam Fazal [JUI-F], in a statement issued by him, here on Thursday. Statement further said that three members including Muhammad Aslam Gori, Talha Mehmood, Moulana Gul terrorism against any country. He further mentioned that Pakistan has been providing multi-faceted support to international community in war against terrorism. General Mikhail Kostarakos expressed the desire to enhance Naseeb for general seats and Shaikh Yaqoob for technocrat seat while Naeema Kishore were nominated for reserved seats of women for senator ship from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Besides, three members from Balouchistan including Moulana Faiz Muhammad for general seat, Kamran Murtaza advocate on technocrat seat and Azira Syed for reserved seat for women were nominated by JUI-F leadership for senator ship and would contest senate election. cooperation between Pakistan and EU. He highlighted the importance of better communication and interaction at various levels JUI-F nominates candidates for senate elections Experts term water shortage as a burning issue of province: Seminar Staff Reporter BADIN: Foremost causes of water shortage in Sindh province including district Badin were lack in Muhammad updation of oldest water roles, lack of de-silting and lining of canals, water theft, illegal slabs installation and no participation of women in decision making of water distribution, the experts observed. While addressing the seminar on “issues of water shortage and exclusion of women in decision making in water distribution” held at Gym Khana Badin on Thursday, organized by India must forgo its policy of aggression in IOK: Masood ISLAMABAD: President Azad Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan has said that India has unleashed a reign of terror and oppression in Indian Occupied Kashmir. He was delivering a lecture as the guest speaker at AIR University Islamabad in connection to the Kashmir Solidarity Day. The lecture titled “Changing Global Scenario and Kashmir Dispute” was attended by Vice Chancellor AIR University Air Marshal (R) Faaiz Amir, founding VC AIR University AVM (R) Qazi Javed, senior faculty members and a large number of students of the University. He said, Indian forces under the patronage of the central government at Delhi are torturing the local population in Indian Occupied Kashmir by mercilessly murdering peaceful Kashmiris, harassing the Hurriyat leadership, using lethal pellet guns, transforming the demography of Muslim populated areas, illegally incarcerating innocent protestors and dishonoring womenfolk. The President said that Kashmiris have been made aliens in their own homeland and India has resorted to maliciously transforming the demography by forcefully evicting local Muslims and illegally settling non- Kashmiri pundits and exarmy personnel in Jammu and Kashmir. In 1947, over 247,000 Kashmiris were brutally massacred by the Dogra forces and RSS goons, all under the watchful eye of the central government, he said. local organization AWARE, experts and representatives of different organizations including Haji Taj Mallah, President, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Taluka Badin, Parwaiz Babhan, Manager SIDA, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Bux Soomro, Khadim Talpur, Abida Jamali and others maintained that the situation of water shortage has been intensified in across the district adding they termed it the burning issue of province. They added that despite several protests and sit-ins JAMSHORO: Speakers in the conclusion ceremony of 2-day international moot on “Business, Economics and Information Technology” organized by Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Campus, Dadu, University of Sindh have advocated that every university in Pakistan should establish entrepreneur center across the country to promote culture of small business enterprises, to facilitate a group of select Pakistani business experts to visit Stanford University, UK and other renowned world universities with excellent entrepreneur centers to study business models with an objective to replicate them in Pakistan, to invite officials of Small Business Enterprises in across the province, the water shortage issue was being spread tremendously. During the seminar, experts presented their suggestions and proposals for the solution of faced issue according to them people of Sindh were suffering by acute shortage of water. It was unanimously decided in the seminar that this burning issue of water shortage in Sindh would be highlighted in the upperhouses of Pakistan through different channels and sources adding that every one among them would have to play their role. JAMSHORO: Dr.Tanweer Hussain Phulpoto won the election of Mehran University Teachers Association (MUTA) as president for year 2018. Elections were supervised by Dr. Ashfaque Pathan at Makhdoom Daud Hall MUET on 8th February 2018. Dr. Tanweer Phulpoto got 190 votes for president. Engr. Shafique Lashari became vice president with 125 votes, Engr. Shakeel Laghari won the seat of General secretary with 161 votes. Abdul Raqeeb Memon as joint secretary, Junaid Baloch as treasurer and Ali Murtaza Phul as social secretary won the seats unopposed. I S L A M A B A D : Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered for handing over the Christian girl to her parents in underage Christian girl marriage matter besides referring the case to family court. The marriage case of twelve and half years old Christian girl with a Muslim boy came up for hearing before single bench of IHC presided over by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Thursday. The boy stated before the court the girl has become Muslim. The court remarked the girl has failed to satisfy court about her embracing Islam. Due to this reason the NGOs defame Islam. How the girl has become Also, Muhammad Aslam Gori, further added that JUI-F’s nominated candidates would successful in forthcoming senate’s election because JUI-F is single party which was playing its role for the welfare of the masses in across Pakistan. Marriage with Muslim boy IHC orders for handing over Christian girl to her parents Development Authority of Pakistan (SMEDA) to the business schools at the universities to gain theoretical and conceptual input to be incorporated in the national policy frameworks, to set up incubation centers at all universities and technical colleges to encourage budding entrepreneurs in Pakistan, to arrange regular visits of business academicians to the business departments at the universities to develop long term university-industry linkage and introduce CPEC related subjects in business, commerce and economics departments and institutes at universities to boost entrepreneurship in Pakistan. These proposals were forwarded by all participating national and international scholars in consensus in form of formal Muslim when she does not know even about our Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) The counsel for the petitioner argued that had the girl been adult then we would have no objection. The court also talked to the parents of the boy remarking “ you the parents of the boy are equally responsible for this offence. The court further remarked the minorities enjoy as much rights as the Muslim enjoy in Pakistan. Such act leads to malign Islam. The 12 years old knows about Valentine day but she does not know about Eid ul Azha. The court while ordering to hand over the girl to her parents sent the case to family court. recommendations of this global moot. A befitting conclusion ceremony was organized to wrap up the proceedings of the moot. The ceremony was presided over by Prof. Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G. under a mutually agreed framework. “Pakistan is committed to stability and peace in the region with particular focus on its relation with Afghanistan. A peaceful Afghanistan is not only in the interest of Pakistan but the whole region” said the Minister. General Mikhail Kostarakos also shared his views on Afghanistan. Khurram Dastagir highlighted that Pakistan at this critical juncture in war against terror wants more trade than aid to address root causes of extremism like unemployment and poverty. He also expressed Pakistan’s desire to enhance collaboration in the field of defence and defence production especially the ease of access to defence technology of EU member countries. Zardari reaches at Karampur for condolence Staff Reporter KARAMPUR: Asif Ali Zardari, the co-chairman to Pakistan People’s Party and former President of Pakistan along with Dr Asim Hussain and other leaders visited the house of slain Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and offered condolence with Meer Shabir Bijarani, PPP MNA, over the sad demise of his father and sitting PPP MPA Meer Hazar Khan Bijarani, here on Thursday. Former President Asif Ali Zardari, paid great tribute to slain Meer Hazar Khan Bijarani and expressed his deep sympathies with bereaved family members and prayed to Almighty Allah to give patience to the bereaved family over the great loss of Meer Hazar Khan Bijarani. Media persons were not allowed to meet with former president Asif Ali Zardari during his visit. Strict security arrangements had been made by Law enforcement agencies on the visit of Mr Zardari to Karampur town of Kashmore-Kandhkot. It should be mentioned here that the bodies of sitting PPP MPA Meer Hazar Khan Bijarani and his spouse Fariha Razaque were found shot dead at their residence in Karachi. Children kidnapping cases have become headache for Capital police ISLAMABAD: The vast number of children kidnapping cases from various areas of Federal Capital has became headache for Islamabad police as it failed to provide protection to Islamabad citizens. The credible sources have disclosed that Federal Capital police crime control strategy had badly failed to control this alarming crime and residents have expressed grave concern on this situation. Sources said that in most of the children kidnapping cases police officials adopted stance that safe city cameras installed on different highways were out of order and on that base they deliberately stopped the investigation procedure of kidnapping case. They said that newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sultan Azam Temuri had also served different positions in Federal Capital but his presence can’t change the attitude of Islamabad police. Speakers advocate establishment of entrepreneur centers at all universities across Pakistan Syed, Pro-Vice- Chancellor, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Campus, Dadu, University of Sindh who also was the host of the event. The others who shared stage with Dr. Shah included Prof. Dr. Nadeem Ahmed Bhatti (Canada), Dr. Mehmood Shah (United Kingdom), Dr. Friedrich Christian Bolhmer (Germany), Dr. Mushtaq Sajid, (AJK), Dr. Ehsanullah Malik (Lahore), Prof. Dr. Tahir Hijazi (Islamabad), Prof. Amanullah (Rawalpindi), Dr. Zahida Azam Abro (Larkana). In a message read out at the ceremony Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, VC-SU congratulated the organizers upon successful completion of the conference and stressed the need for more such moots in continuation on regular basis to ensure transfer of emerging knowledge in the thematic areas. Friday, February 9, 2018 National 3 ECP dismisses Imran Khan's petition against Ziaullah Afridi MPA Ziaullah Afridi. A five member bench of ECP led by Chief Election ISLAMABAD: After Ayesha Gulailai, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday dismissed Commissioner petition of Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) seeking disqualification of its another deviated MPA from Khyber Pakhtoonkha (KP) Ziaullah Khan Afridi who joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) also dismissed petitions of Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaf (PTI) requesting PTI-intra party elections as null and void. Chairman PTI Imran Khan has filed a reference requesting disqualification of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (CEC), Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza conducted hearing of petitions against MPA Ziaullah Afridi and PTI intra-party elections. Out of five ECP members, three gave verdict in the favor of Ziaullah Afridi and restored his membership while two gave decision to terminate his membership. While announcing on Thursday its verdict on the case, ECP declared Ziaullah eligible to hold the provincial assembly seat. ECP had reserved on January 31, at previous hearing on the case.