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2 Saturday, February 10, 2018 Metropolitan People dying with slow poison of contaminated water: Haleem Adil KARACHI: Service road of busy University Road from Hassan Square to Al-Mustafa Hospital remains occupied by encroachers, mainly owners of eatery shops, while motorists, commuters and pedestrians face immense problems. The main university road was recently reconstructed at the cost of Rs2bn but its portion between Hassan Square and Ashfaq Memorial Hospital has virtually become a fiefdom of encroachers, mainly influential owners of restaurants, eateries and fried fish KARACHI: Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Haleem Adil Sheikh addresses to media persons during press conference outside Sindh High Court. KARACHI: Rulers are killing the poor people of Sindh with a slow poison of contaminated water, said Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Sindh leader Haleem Adil Sheikh. Talking to media outside the premises of Sindh High Court (SHC) here Friday, he said life and health of millions of citizens in Sindh are at the stake, as untreated industrial and sewerage water highly contaminated with poisonous chemicals is being discharged into water bodies, which is also a grave ecological threat. He said even we cannot have a proper Wuzu and Ghusil as the potable water being supplied with us is mixed with the gutter water. He hoped that the Water Commission would take a stern action against all sources of water contamination in Sindh province, so that the citizens can get clean water. He said besides the government, the owners of factories and industries are also directly responsible for this wholesale water contamination as they release their untreated industrial wastes directly into the water bodies. He said the presence of dangerous chemicals including heavy metals in our rivers and canals due to release of untreated water is a grave threat not only for humans but also for our fauna and flora. He said in fact our whole environment is at the stake as the contaminated water is rapidly affecting our ecology. He said the rulers themselves drink costly mineral Encroachment of service lanes, footpaths continue KARACHI: People keenly take interest in the books during inaugural ceremony of 9th Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) at a local hotel. Eight drug peddlers among 15 apprehended What would be the future of your child if they were not educated? KARACHI: Boys and girls coming to our scholarship program have missed primary education. No Primary School grants them admission into classes. No Secondary School can cater for their needs with basics not learnt. At our center Youth Together for Human Rights Education is fulfilling the requirement. 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KARACHI: Property frauds of trillions of rupees in the mega city, Karachi, need urgent attention of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), as defrauded people are running from pillar to post for justice, said Pasban e Pakistan bottled water using the taxpayers’ money, while the poor people and taxpayers along with their children are compelled to drink poisonous contaminated water. Quoting the water commission, he said almost 92percent water in Sindh is contaminated and hence not fit for human consumption. He said a large number of factories in Karachi, Hyderabad, Nooriabad, Jamshoro, Kotri, Sukkur, Larkana and Dadu are releasing their untreated President Altaf water into the water bodies, especially canals, and this poisonous water is later supplied to the citizens for drinking purpose. He said due to this malpractice different diseases, especially hepatitis, are rising in whole Sindh and many people are dying for no fault on their part. He said budgetary funds of billions of rupees are devoured every year by the corruption mafia in Sindh. He said the PPP government has not only failed to give people bread, clothing and shelter, but it has also deprived them from clean water. He said this slow poison of contaminated water is seen by many people as a plain genocide of poor people, how cannot afford bottled water. Expressway goes neglected despite earning huge revenue vendors. This mafia has not only occupied footpaths but they serve their customers by putting chairs on the service road. Some eateries, especially ones near the Al- Mustafa Hospital have also deputed their people to provide valet parking service even on the Main University Road to their customers. Wearing uniforms with logs of their eateries on them these people help in illegal parking on the busy main road. However, the role of traffic police and district administration is very questionable as the traffic cops the No-Parking signboards deputed in this area, as well of traffic police department as, anti-encroachments installed in front of the KARACHI: Lyari department of the District East are alleged to provide patronization and shelter to restaurants shops. Recently, and even eatery the Expressway, a successful project of the federal government, goes neglected, this illegal parking and Supreme Court of Pakistan despite it earns huge revenue shameful encroachments on service roads and footpaths of the University Road. during hearing of a case related to encroachments in the city quoted the example for the government. Dismal cleanliness and poor safety standards for At dinner time chronic of restaurants of the fast moving traffic are traffic jams are witnessed on almost daily basis in this area due to wrong parking on the main road and illegal occupation of service road University Road. However, the provincial, city governments, DMC East, local police and traffic police are yet to retrieve the service amongst the main issues of this expressway, but the concerned authorities are yet to resolve them. Presence of uncollected and footpaths. The road and footpaths of this litter and garbage on encroachers have even main artery of the city from the Lyari Expressway is removed or defaced some of influential encroachers. an eye sore, while unrestricted pedestrian movement on this fast track Fighting thalassaemia responsibility road in a serious threat to human lives. People living in slums near the of society: Reema Khan KARACHI: Actress and through the complete medical expressway freely walk Director Reema Khan has test and people with on it, often disturbing said that fighting thalassaemia disease or its family history flow of traffic. is the responsibility should be screened com- Commuters fear that of whole society and media should launch an effective pletely. We have to propagate and start a nationwide grave pileups could occur anytime due to this dangerous countrywide campaign to awareness campaign pedestrian move- create awareness among against thalassaemia and its ment. masses about prevention of effects, she added. The beginning of the this disease. Reema lauded the efforts LEW at Suhrab Goth She was speaking to of Help International depicts a sorry picture on media during her visit to Welfare Trust (HIWT) and heaps of dirt, litter and Thalassaemia Care Centre its contribution towards garbage. of Help International helping and providing most Welfare Trust (HIWT) here. needed medical care to the She said citizens should go thalassaemia patients. KARACHI: Members of Ittehad Yakjehti Committee Malir are holding protest demonstration for acceptance of their demands, at Karachi press club. KARACHI: Sindh Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (SPPRA) has launched new MIS system namely Procurement Performance Management System (PPMS). The launching ceremony was held at a local hotel on 7th February. Nisar Shakoor here on Friday. Welcoming the chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal’s resolve to that a strict action against the perpetrators of housing societies’ scam in Punjab, he said in Karachi a large number of people have also been looted by the fraudulent societies, shoddy real estate dealers and corrupt officials of government departments who have keep many mega projects dormant, deliberately, after receiving huge sums of money from the allottees. Altaf Shakoor, quoting KARACHI: Chairman DMC Malir, Jan Muhammad Baloch along with Vice Chairman, Abdul Khaliq Marwat laying the foundation stone for the Sewage Line development project at Khaldabad Green City. Property frauds of trillions in Karachi await NAB attention KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has given 10 days to Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director to work out a plan to construct underground and mezzanine floor for BRT Station near Mazar e Quaid so that a final decision could be taken to start the project. It was decided in a meeting with ADB Country Director, Pakistan Resident Mission Ms. Xiaohong Yang who along with Mian Shaukat Shafi, Head Urban Unit of ADB and others who call on Shah here at the CM House. The projects which came under discussion include Supporting Public Private the example of the Hawksbay Scheme- 42 of Lyari Development Authority (LDA), where a large number of allottees are still deprived of possession of their plots, said such complaints are also there regarding the Malir Development Authority (MDA), Karachi Development Authority (KDA), Sehwan Development Authority and many more entities. He said the LDA is still sitting over billions of rupees collected from the Scheme-42 allottees, and it has not even started development work in several sectors of the mega housing scheme. He said some real estate tycoons have already alleged gotten forcibly shifted whole villages in Malir, Thatta and Sujawal to illegally occupy their precious ancestral lands. He said Partnership Investments in Sindh Province, the Proposed Sindh Education Sector Investment Programme and ongoing and future energy sector projects, and ongoing and future transport projects particular, Sindh roads and Karachi BRT. The Chief Minister said that the major objective of BRT is to improving the urban transport system (UTS) of Karachi. He thanked the ADB for providing technical and financial support to implement a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor and strengthening institutions and organizations managing the urban sector. hundreds of thousands of Karachiites are also defrauded by different small and big private real estate developers and marketers in the garb of flat, apartment and plot schemes. He said Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) is considered amongst the most corrupt departments as it is allegedly providing shelter to the mega frauds in real estate sector. He said Board of Revenue Sindh, Karachi Development Authority (KDA), Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) are also accused of mega corruptions in land matters. He said even lowrank employees of landrelated departments, like registrars and sub-registrars, gather unbelievingly huge amounts of bribe and make properties worth billions of rupees in Pakistan and abroad. Murad discusses bus rapid transit, other projects with ADB team KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah along with his team holds meeting with Country Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Ms. Xiaohong Yang, Country Director and her team comprising Mian Shaukat Shafi, Head Urban Unit, ADB and others. Ahmed Khuhro, Minister Food & Parliamentary Affairs / Chairman SPPRA Board was the Chief Guest. The Ceremony was also attended by the Secretary, Industries Department, Chief Economist, P&D Sindh, Senior Procurement Specialist from the World Bank, representatives of Transparency International Pakistan, NAB Sindh, Balochistan PPRA and Karachi Contractors Association. The large number of officers from various departments of Sindh Government, Autonomous and Semiautonomous bodies were also present. It was noted that the project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) would build on feasibility studies for priority BRT corridors undertaken by JICA for Green and Red Lines and the government for Yellow Line and on advance preparation activities undertaken under an ADP Cluster. The ADB has already approved $9.7 million Project Design Advance (PDA) loan for BRT project. The ADB Country Director suggested the chief minister to establish an Underground and Mezzanine floor for Station at Numaish. It must be developed as a retail area. SPPRA launches new MIS system Khalid Chahar, Managing Director SPPRA while highlighting the importance of the System informed that the system has been developed with the assistance of the World Bank for increasing transparency, fairness and efficiency in the public procurement process. SMIU VC calls on Sindh governor KARACHI: Governor Sindh and Chancellor of Public Sector Universities Mohammad Zubair has said that Sindh Madarsatul Islam University (SMIU) has progressed remarkably during a very short span of time and is competing with other universities at the highest level. This he said while talking to Vice Chancellor SMIU Muhammad Ali Shaikh at the Governor’s House. The Vice Chancellor briefed the governor Sindh about ongoing projects, future plans, establishment of its Malir campus at education city and other relevant matters. He said : "SMIU is the pride of whole nation being the alma mater of father of the nation. Sindh Madarsah School and College also played a vital role in imparting quality education which is being continued by SMIU." The governor praised signing of memorandum of understanding (MoUs) with various foreign universities. These MoUs would help in promotion of higher education in the province. He also lauded the role of Vice Chancellor and his team for progress of the University. He assured solution of the problems of university. Shaikh thanked the Chancellor and assured that he would continue to work under his guidance. KARACHI: Chairman District Council, Salman Abdullah Murad inspecting ongoing cleaning work.

Shutdown in IOK marks Guru’s martyrdom anniversary SRINAGAR: Complete shutdown was being observed on Friday to mark the fifth martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Afzal Guru. According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), all shops and business establishments remained close while traffic was off the roads across the occupied territory. I S L A M A B A D : Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued directives to IG Islamabad for recovery of two missing sisters including Samia and Adeeba. Single bench of IHC presided over by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Friday took up for hearing petition seeking court Call for the shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The JRL had also called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers to press the demand for the return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and another renowned Kashmiri liberation leader, orders for recovery of two girls Samia and Adeeba who had gone missing one and half year back. IG Islamabad Sultan Azam Taimori appeared in the court and requested one month time be given. “ I assure you we will trace the girls. The court remarked “ the girls are missing since Muhammad Maqbool Butt, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to occupied Kashmir for decent burial. It has also given a call for complete shutdown on Sunday (February 11) on the martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and a march towards the United Nations observers’ office at Sonwar in Srinagar to present a memorandum for the UN one year and police could not determine the direction of the matter. The parents of the girls took the plea that police don’t cooperate and on the other hand police are harassing. Deputy Attorney General said the father of the girls is a drug addict. The court remarked “ APHC condemns shifting of political detainees to Jammu jails SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has termed the shifting of political detainees from the Kashmir Valley to the jails in Jammu as the worst example of state terrorism. According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), APHC spokesman in a statement issued here said, the puppet authorities are frustrated and have lost all moral and ethical values. “We strongly condemn the shifting of political leaders and activists including Raees Ahmed Mir, Nasir Abdullah Ganai, Danish Ahmed, Hakeem Showkat and Masood Ahmed to Hiranagar, Udhampur, Kot Bhalwal, Kathua and Udhampur jails,” he said. Secretary General demanding the return of mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru. It is to mention here that India had executed Muhammad Afzal Guru in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on this day in 2013 while Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged in the same jail on 11th February in 1984. The bodies of the two martyrs remain buried in the premises of the jail. The puppet authorities have put Hurriyat leaders IHC issues directives to IG Islamabad for recovering two missing girls BHC’s GREAT Debate competition comes to Islamabad Bureau Report ISLAMABAD: The British High Commission’s (BHC) annual GREAT Debate competition continued with a semi-final event at the FAST National University in Islamabad. The event brought together debaters from across universities in and runner-up respectively. Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The British Deputy After a competitive round High Commissioner of fixtures Ibrahim Richard Crowder said; Zulfiqar from the City “This year a key focus of School and Nosherwan the UK’s work in Pakistan Fayyaz from FAST is engaging with the young National University were judged to be the winner people of this vibrant and dynamic country. “I am delighted that the third edition of our GREAT Debate competition has given over a hundred young debaters across four cities so far the opportunity to discuss important topics that include peace, prosperity and democracy. IG Sahib look into other side of the matter. Something can be wrong too. IG Islamabad said he would new investigation team of the police after taking into consideration every aspect of the case. The court adjourned the hearing of the case till February 27. IHC summons SHO Khalid Mehmood in Tayyaba torture case I S L A M A B A D : Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned SHO Khalid Mehmood on next hearing in Tayyaba torture case. Tayyaba violence case came up for hearing before single bench of IHC comprising Justice Amir Farooq on Friday. The witness Guldaraz and Additional SHO Gulzar Ahmad appeared in the court. Advocate Rizwan Abbasi cross questioned witness Guldaraz. The defence counsel questioned “ If the Tayyaba was not allowed to go home because there were boys only. The witness said he knew nothing about it. The defence counsel questioned “ do you know about the two persons who have left the job. including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Bilal Siddiqi, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Umar Aadil Dar and Syed Imtiaz Haider under house arrest or in detention to prevent them from participating in the programmes announced in connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt. UOS holds awareness walk to observe world Cancer Day 2018 Bureau Report HYDERABAD: All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union (CBA) has criticize anti worker attitude of Hesco Director HR Tariq Majeed Memon and has asked him to mend his stance and do not create hurdles in way to solving legal problems of workers including recruitment of children of employees, end of termination of contact employees ISLAMABAD: Federal Communication Secretary has brought Deputy Secretary Attique back in the ministry, who is involved in corruption and facing a FIA inquiry. FIA is busy to investigate against DS Attique. On the basis of corruption he was transferred from Ministry of Communication to Ministry of Overseas Saturday, February 10, 2018 National and to save the industrial peace of institute by following agreement between union and authority so that unrest and hatred among employees could be refrained. This was stated by provincial general secretary of union Iqbal Qaimkhani in a statement. He said Director HR since his taking charge has continued steps against workers and taking steps without justification to abort Pakistanis. According to sources a clique of four corrupt officers in the Ministry of Communication has broken all records of corruption misusing powers and plundered the exchequer. They in connivance with the officers of the NHA and contractors have made corruption of millions of rupees for which FIA is holding an 3 WAPDA workers union warns director hr to mend his anti worker stance the agreement between union and authority. He said he was demanding verification of educational testimonials and police inquiry against employees working since last 30 years. He said director HR was trying to find excuse to terminate employees who were recruited on daily wages instead of regularizing them as they have completed service of 3 years required under law. Communication Secretary again posts corrupt offical in Ministry inquiry. Following the taking over of charge as federal Secretary for Communication he is using his good offices for the transfer of expert of corruption mafia in the Ministry. In this context spokesman for the federal Ministry of Communication is reluctant to comment. Chairman water commission Sukkur visits water points SARGODHA: In order to raise awareness among people regarding deadly disease Cancer, University of Sargodha, department of Food Science and Nutrition SUKKUR: Chairman Sindh Water Commission Justice (R) Ameer Hani Muslim visiting Friday arranged an awareness Water Works phase-I. walk 2018 under the Abdul Rauf given to banks by biometric implemented under the EPA tagline ‘Nutrition: An SUKKUR: Chairman employees so that they operate rules. Deputy Director Adjuvant Approach to Sindh Water Commision, well in the municipal Ecologists said that most of Prevent and Cure the Justice (R) Ameer Hani institutions. He directed to the 59 industrial units of Cancer’. Muslim, visited various Additional Session Judge Sukkur are not taking treatment Vice Chancellor Dr water-clearing water points Rohri to hear the complaints plants in units, on IshtiaqAhmad, Dean Faculty in Sukkur and directed that of the people regarding the which the Chairman of of Agriculture Dr the salaries and pensions of drinking water and to be sent Water Conciliation Muhammad Afzal, the employees of the municipalities to the devotees so that they expressed concern and asked Chairman Department of should be separated could be taken against the the EPA officers why no ref- Food Sciences Dr Anjum from the development funds responsibility. He instructed erence was given yet. Sent Murtaza, other faculty members and salaries by employee's to them clean water Be implemented against and students enthusiasti- biometric and salaries, tankswithin three days and them under section 21. cally participated in the walk to commemorate the global Pensioners should be given through banks. whereas the clean up the cleanliness staff and supervise the work of a Chairman of Watermaking, during the visit of Water efforts taken to combat cancer White collar should be civil judge. He directed Civil Phase One, told Mayor and to spread awareness regarding the disease. Speaking on the occasion, The Vice Chancellor processed under section 133. During the visit to Sukkur, Inspection of various water supply points in Bunder Judge Rohri to monitor the cleanliness and water supply work on a daily basis and be taken under section 133 Sukkur that the laboratory should be enabled by setting a chemist in Water force Phase-II, and on the basis of Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad stressed Road, Bakhar Irland, against White Collar and temporary basis, to obtain 3 that detecting cancer early Thermal Power, Umer Ghost employees. He also chemist in Shah Abdul latif makes it easier to treat or kaswah, Site Area, directed that Umer kaswah university Khairpur, even to cure. He was of the Saeedabad, and detailed should be cleaned within a improve the quality of filter opinion that early detection of cancer greatly increased review of other matters and issues including cleaning. week, and he will not be able to tolerate the matter. Justice plants so that the citizens Life can be saved. He added the chances for successful Chairman Sindh Water Retired Ameer Hani Muslim that the deformed generators treatment. He opined that Commision, Justice Retired directed the Deputy Director in waterborne should prevention is better than Ameer Hani Muslim issued Environmental Protection be repaired and repaired cure, and urged to avoid the usage of low quality packed milk, soft drinks, snacks, instructions to the local government, that the funds of salaries and pensions should Agency, Sukkur to report a report within a week after a detailed visit to industrial within one month, besides addition of baking washing and brass nutrients during factory bread, broiler chicken be separated from the devel- units and how many units are water purification and and other processed foods opment funds and salaries engaged in terminal plants improving waterproof per- which may cause cancer. and pensions should be and tanks. While being formance. The enzyme that frustrates your weight loss efforts ISLAMABAD: You've been attempting to eat smaller portions and cut down on some foods entirely, but you're still not losing as much weight as you'd like. Well, a new study says that the complex action of one enzyme may be at the core of the problem. Why do you struggle to lose weight, even when you think you're doing everything right? Why do our bodies sometimes appear to turn against us, even as we do our best to stay in shape? While we may adhere to a better diet and stop indulging in unhealthful foods, some of us will find it difficult to lose the excess weight that troubles us. The reason behind why our bodies store fatty tissue in the first place is quite straightforward and even intuitive, given the nature of human evolution, explains Dr. Alan Saltiel, from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in La Jolla.

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