2 Monday, February 12, 2018 Metropolitan ECP issues Senate ticket to Khalid Maqbool amid party rift KARACHI: KARACHI: Amid rift in the party, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday issued a Senate ticket to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) deputy convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui Khalid amid a strong protest from party chief Farooq Sattar. "Senate tickets are being issued without my permission," Sattar said while speaking outside the ECP. Sattar and the party’s coordination committee have been at loggerheads over the allotment of Senate tickets. The rift intensified as the latter wrote a letter to the ECP on Friday, informing the electoral body that the authority to issue party tickets rests with the committee, not the party chief. KARACHI: MQM-P Deputy Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addressing a press conference at Bahadurabad. His protest with the ECP today, however, was futile, as the latter told the disgruntled party chief that he could willingly take up the matter in court. The electoral body maintained that Sattar should have lodged his complaint before the process of scrutiny was completed. "Any Rabita Committee meetings conducted in my absence and any decisions taken thereof can be questioned," the disgruntled party chief told journalists during a press conference in Karachi. Sattar further said that he reserved the right to challenge and question [decisions that were taken by MQM-P's central committee]. "The deputy-convener's role is limited," he said while talking to the media. "He can only assist, not take over the convener's duties." "I don't want to take matters to the court," he said. Legendary actor Wajid Qazi passes away Legendary TV actor Qazi Wajid passed away on Sunday in Karachi. Qazi was 88. Actor was admitted to a hospital on Saturday after his health deteriorated. Wajid remained a popular face on TV, after joining the industry following his 25-year-stint in Radio Pakistan, where he launched his career. His daughter, Fazila Wajid, is associated with the entertainment industry. Wajid, born on May 26, 1930 in Gwalior, British India. Wajid's family, including five of his siblings – three brothers and two sisters – migrated to Pakistan after partition and settled in Karachi, where his father was allotted a quarter at Martin Road. He rose to fame after many hit shows such as Tanhaaiyan, Dhoop Kinaray, Mehendi and many more. He dedicated 25 years of his life to showbiz. The versatile actor received several accolades throughout his career, including the Pride of Performance Award. MAJUS’s PRESIDENT RECEPTION IN HONOR OF TEACHERS AND STAFF Pakistan Navy launches Spring Tree A good human being is better than Plantation Campaign KARACHI: Pakistan a scientist: Dr. Zubair Shaikh KARACHI: President, M.A.Jinnah University, Karachi Prof. Dr. Zubair Shaikh addressing to the Faculty members and non teaching staff at the start of new semester, this week. Dean, Department of Biotechnology, Virtual University, Dr. Mansoor Elahi Baber also seen in the picture. KARACHI: President, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi Prof. Dr.Zubair Shaikh said that our youths are actual capital of our country and cost on their education is a step in a right direction. The parents who have admitted their children at MAJU in its new semester, it is now responsibility of our teacher to provide them objective objection and to pay attention to make them a good human being for the society. These views he expressed while addressing to a reception given in honor of teachers and nonteaching staff of the University at the start of new semester, last evening. Dean, Department of Biotechnology, Virtual University, Dr.Mansoor Elahi Baber and Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, MAJU Dr.Kamran Azim was also present on this occasion. Dr. Zubair Shaikh congratulated to teachers and staff of the University on their hard work and dedication to make admission campaign a success for semester Spring-2018. He expressed this hope that our teachers KARACHI: Heavy machinery busy in construction work of sewerage system and drinking water lines system at Saddar area. and staff will work with the same spirit in future. On this occasion, he also announced that MAJU will provide every possible help of the staff for continuing education of their children. He said that in every civilized countries Universities are the instrumental to set new trends that is why role of teachers is appreciated in the society. Dr. Zubair Shaikh said that in his opinion a good human being is better than a scientists because if we do not care hungry people, a doctor do not pay attention to his patients and a person during his employment, keep his eye on his promotion only than we don’t deserve to be called a good person. He said that talking with the people with a smile face is one of the best attitudes on our part. He emphasized that as a teacher, it is our responsibility to deliver the best results being a role model in the society. Man found dead from Organi town’s hills KARACHI: A man was found dead from the hills of Orangi town on Sunday. The body of the man, Baddar Nawaz, 27, son of Zahir Shah, was found from the hills in Fareed Colony of Organi town in the city. It was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for an autopsy. Cyclists, doctors, philanthropists launch fundraising drive for heart patients By Staff Reporter KARACHI: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) partnered with Critical Mass Karachi (CMK), a community of cyclists, to launch a special fund for underserved adult cardiology patients, with a Ride for a Healthy Heart on Sunday. Over 100 members of CMK participated, cycling from Delawalla in Clifton to the Sports and Rehabilitation Centre at the Aga Khan University’s Stadium Road Campus to raise awareness of the benefits associated with cycling and to support a charitable cause. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is often misunderstood as a condition only affecting rich countries, is a leading cause of death in Pakistan. Often referred to as lifestyle disease, CVD, which is a general term for all diseases of the heart and circulation, including coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, congenital heart disease and stroke, is associated to the growing problems of obesity, unhealthy eating habits, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high levels of tobacco use in the country. Across the developing world, where 80% of all CVD fatalities occur, CVD inflicts individuals at a younger age in comparison to their counterparts in highincome countries. As the cyclists finished their ride at AKUH, they were greeted at the Sports Centre with a wholesome breakfast. Dr Saulat Fatimi, a cyclist and an acclaimed cardiac surgeon who heads the Heart, Lungs and Vascular service line at AKUH, said: “Given the scale of the CVD problem, there is an urgent need to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease deaths in Pakistan”. He noted that “over half of the deaths caused by CVD can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise, including cycling or walking”. Ironically, the poorest are often the most vulnerable. Dr Fatimi said that, “poor communities get all the burdens and none of the amenities life has to offer… while treatment of cardiovascular disease can be expensive, and poor communities also suffer the indirect costs of CVD such as premature mortality, morbidity and lost earning potential.” Navy has launched Spring Tree Plantation Campaign 2018 to contribute to Green Pakistan Program. Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in this connection planted a sapling at naval headquarters Islamabad on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, he said Pakistan navy intends to undertake massive tree plantation during the current spring season in all units and areas under its responsibility from Jiwani in the West to Sir Creek in the East. KU extends exams’ fee KARACHI: The University of Karachi's Controller of Examinations has notified that the examination forms and fees for LLB Part 1 and Part 2 and final annual examinations 2017 will be accepted with late fees till 15 February 2018 at their respective colleges with the examination fees of Rs 10,000 (for each part). All those candidates who were registered in 2011 or earlier and want to appear in the annual examinations can appear by paying Rs 5000 as extra charges in addition to the normal examination fee. KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed grief over death of eminent lawyer, rights activists and a highly pro-democracy dedicated fighter Ms. Asma Jahangir. In his condolence message, the Chairman said that he was deeply shocked on receiving the news about her sudden death as she was not an ordinary person but her entire life was dedicated to people’s rights, supremacy of democracy and she lived a life of rights defender. Her death is an irreparable and colossal loss of the entire nation, which would miss her for her dashing role she always played in KARACHI: Chairman District Council Karachi, Salman Abdullah Murad inaugurating cleanliness drive at Union Council Steel Town. Members, Mir Abbas Talpur, Mujahid Jokhio were also present on the occasion. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Central, Rehan Hashmi meeting delegation lead by Chairman Youth Affairs Committee District Central (PYDC), Syed Ammar Abbas. KARACHI: People attend funeral prayer of renowned television and radio artist Qazi Wajid held at Gulshan-e-Iqbal area. Bilawal shocked at Asma’s death the court rooms, on rights platforms and for her particular contribution towards creating awareness among the masses about their rights, said the PPP Chairman. He said that Ms Asma Jehangir will be remembered for ages due to her committed and untiring struggle for democracy, supremacy of Parliament and constitutionalism. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that, “The PPP is in shock on Ms. Jahangir’s sudden death, which it feels is a gap that would never be filled.” Her entire life was like a torch in darkness and she always remained to be a beacon of hope in moments of despair and despondence, he maintained. KARACHI: Gilrs are keenly taking interest in the books at a stall during the last day of 9th Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) at a local hotel. KU’s international workshop on Feb 12 KARACHI: A 10-day 5th International Workshop for Capacity Building in Nematology organized by National Nematological Research Center, University of Karachi (KU) in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Nematologists and ECO Science Foundation will be held on Monday, 12 February 2018 at 11:00 am at HEJ Auditorium, KU. Prof Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan, Vice Chancellor KU, Prof Dr Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Ghazani, Science Foundation, Prof Dr G Raza Bhatti, Member Operations and Planning HEC, Prof Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro, President ECO Science Foundation, Dr Habibeh Jabbari University Maragheh, Iran and Prof Dr Shahina Fayyaz, Director NNRC KU will address the workshop. KARACHI: President PS-127, Jan Mohammad Baloch along with President District Malir, Ghulam Murtaza Baloch and General Secretary, Sajid Jokhio inaugurating membership campaign of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). UC members, workers and big number of public were present on the occasion. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Korangi, Syed Nayyar Raza distributing prizes to the UC Chairmen, VCs, councilors, officers, including Director Information, Ayaz Mohammad Khan, Media Coordinator, Sikandar Javed, Khalid Mirza, Mohammad Arshad, Khaja Muntajibuddin.
Pakistan would not accept any dictation from any side: Sherpao PESHAWAR: Chairman Qaumi Watan party Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said that Pakistan is a sovereign state and it would not accept any dictation from any side. He said that Pakistan has independent foreign policy it had got every right to protect its national interests therefore it would not allow any power to undermine its independent status at any cost. He stated this while addressing a mammoth gathering at village Sherpao distract charssada on the eve of 43rd death anniversary of former governor KP and pakhtoon’s leader Shaheed Hayat Mohammad Khan Sherpao on Sunday. Large number of people, political leaders and activists attended the public meeting. He regretted the inclination of certain international powers towards India, saying that it was not acceptable and it has been a source of great concerns. He said that the Pakistani ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will provide softcopies of text books to its students across the country in order to facilitate them in learning process. An action plan to this effect will be gradually implemented, this was decided at the regional CHARSADDA: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Sherpao addressing a public gathering held at Sherpao village on the occasion of 43rd death anniversary of Shaheed Hayat Muhammad Khan Sherpao. nation stood for good relations with all neighbors on the base of equality. He added that the balance of power between Pakistan and India would be essential for peace and stability in the region. He paid rich tributes to shaheed Hayat Muhammad Khan Sherpao for meritorious services for the cause of Pakhtoons. He said that shaheed leader never compromise on principles and laid down his life for the great cause and his services would be remembered for long time in annals of history. He said that All demands of Pakhtuns should be accepted who had demonstrated the sit-in in Islamabad for their rights. He also regretted the PML- N government for its step motherly attitude towards the smaller province, He said that Pakistan is a federation and the federal democratic dispensation would only be viable if all the federating units were given equal treatment and PML (N) leadership always trampled upon the rights of small provinces. He said that If PML (N) AIOU to provide books’ soft copies to its students directors’ meeting held here through video conferencing. It was decided that all possible efforts will be made for timely availability of books to the students. However, as an alternate measure, the University will also put soft copies of the books on internet so that they could prepare their assignments within scheduled time. The meeting, presided over by the Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui also decided that online learning process will be expedited. Soft copies of B.Ed program has already been Candle-light march in Maqbool Butt’s native Trehgam village SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, scores of people including women held a candle-light march in Trehgam area of Kupwara, last night, to mark the 34th martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Maqbool Butt, the founder of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The authorities imposed restrictions in Trehgam and other parts of Kupwara in wake of the shutdown call by Joint Resistance Leadership, Sunday. According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), all roads leading to the native village of Maqbool Butt have been sealed. Teams of police, paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and army are deployed on all the major roads near Trehgam village and across north Kashmir. Dozens of check points have been installed on Baramulla-Kupwara, Handwara-Kupwara, Kupwara-Trehgam and Kupwara-Sopore roads. The forces personnel are not allowing anyone to go towards Trehgam. People have decorated the house of Maqbool Butt, who was hanged inside Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 11, 1987. The locals have also coloured the roads and paths of Mir Mohla, the locality where Butt’s house is located. put on the University’s website. The plan will be implemented through a gradual process. Dr. Shahid Sididiqui said the students of the higher classes (M.Phil and PhD ) will get their study material through electronic or digital devices (CDC) instead of the books form. It was also decided that the aspiring candidates will be facilitated to get them enrolled in the onadmissions that will last till March 5. Prospects’ sale points will be set up at main public places at Tehsil and District levels. The 44-regional offices will implement a publicity plan to keep the people informed about the admission process. The plan is aimed at bringing maximum number of people into educational net. The University students’ enrolment already reached to over 1.3 million. PR revenue to touch Rs50b by end of fiscal year: Saad LAHORE: Minister for Railways, Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that the revenue of the department which was 18 billion rupees in 2013 will be fifty billion rupees by the end of current fiscal year. Addressing a ceremony in Lahore on Sunday, he said practical measures have been taken to improve the efficiency of Railways and make it a profitable institution. The Minister said that incumbent government has steered the country from crises and eliminated the menace of terrorism. did not change its attitude then it would be disastrous for the Federation. He reiterated the federal government the early implementation of NFC awards, inclusion of Pakhtun leadership in vital decision making process, policy-making and consultation process should be materialized. “The confrontation with the state institution is very harmful for the country. Focus should be made on one point agenda of general elections in 2018. It will helpful in the continuation of the democratic process and stability of the system” he added. Aftab Sherpao came down hard on the provincial led government for its failure of PTI led government to fulfill its election promises exposed its credentials. He said that its tall claims of reformation and changes proved as a total lie and it exposed the true face of the party leadership. Civil society members hold protest demonstration ISLAMABAD: The members of civil society on Sunday held a protest demonstration outside the residency of Imran Khan at Bani Gala. They alleged that KP government has failed to maintain law and order in the province. They were holding protest against the incidents of target killing in Dera Ismail Khan (DIK) and violation of human rights in the province. “The overall performance of police department has become question mark that is why culprits allegedly involve in target killing prime accused of Asma Bibi assassination case has not been apprehended so far”, they added.They demanded the authorities concern to arrest the culprits involved in target killing incident should be arrested immediately. ISLAMABAD: With the advent of spring season, the numbers of pollen allergy patients have been increased in the federal capital. Officials told that it has been decided to keep National Institute of Health Monday, February 12, 2018 National ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan of Sunday said that all arrangement have been finalized for by-election in NA-154 Lodhran-I to be held tomorrow (Monday). Polling material, including ballot papers, handed over to the polling staff. Overall ten candidates are contesting the by election. However, tough contest is expected among PPP candidate Mirza Muhammad 3 NA-154 By-polls: ECP finalizes all arrangements By Abdul Rauf SUKKUR: Job Fair a regular feature of Sukkur IBA University was organized at its campus on Saturday which is aimed at to provide a platform to the companies looking for talented under graduates and graduates on one hand, while on the other it gives an opportunity to the students to seek jobs in the different companies of their choice. Today’s Job Fair was attended by more than 35 companies including, State Bank of Pakistan, National Bank of Pakistan, Meezan Bank, Allied Bank, Mobilink Microfinance Bank Limited, Sukkur IBA University, Institute of Charter Accountants of Pakistan, Taj Corporation, Pakistan Sweet Home, Sanofi and others. The Job Fair was inaugurated by Registrar Sukkur IBA University Engr. Zahid Hussain Khand, who appreciated companies which have established their stalls to attract aspiring candidates. Elaborating the theme of the Job Fair Director Career Development Centre Sukkur Ali Baig, Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaf's Ali Khan Tareen and PML-N's candidate Muhammad Iqbal Shah. The seat fell vacant due to disqualification of PTI MNA Jahangir Khan Tareen. Job Fair a regular feature of Sukkur IBA University (NIH) allergy center open on holiday to cope with pollen allergy. Increase in number of pollen allergy patients is witnessed in Islamabad due to abundance of raspberry trees while pollen count in air increases because of best opportunity to seek jobs in the companies of our choice. Lauding the untiring efforts of the Vice Chancellor, faculty and staff of the Sukkur IBA University, they were optimistic that, like every year many of the students will get jobs of their choice. They said, our parents and Sukkur IBA University has not only given us quality education and confidence, but have made us market worthy. Now its time for us to pay back to our parents and the community, they added. After lunch break, the Vice Chancellor Sukkur IBA University Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui visited the venue of the Job Fair and went round different stalls. Later, Director CDC IBA University Ishfaque Ahmed Lashari flanked by the Assistant Manager Students Affairs CDC Mohsin Hassan Usmani and others told that, purpose of organizing Job Fair is to provide better job opportunities to the under graduates and graduates of the Sukkur IBA University under one roof. It is also good for the companies who keep looking for the talented and hard-working candidates for their companies to meet their desired goals, he said. Job Fair is the brain child of Vice Chancellor Sukkur IBA University Prof. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui whose endeavor is to provide every possible facilities to the students of his institute. More than 2000 students submitted their CVs to different companies of their Ishfaque Ahmed choice and the companies will issue them interview call after short listing. Some of the students who have submitted their CVs to different companies talking to the media expressed their joys over the organizing of Job Fair said, it provides us trees, dandelion, grass and flowers in the month of February. Spokesman PIMS Dr. Wasim Khawaja told that with the advent of spring season, pollen count in the air increases, which affect Lashari gave away souvenirs to the officials of the participating companies and briefed them about various programs and departments of the Sukkur IBAUniversity. The Job Fair was concluded with the Gala Dinner which was attended by the officials of the participating companies. Pollen allergy patients increase with advent of Spring season in Federal Capital the pollen allergy patients. He said these pollen count enters through nose and breath. He said patients with the disease must wear mask while the patients must use anti-allergy medicines with the advice of doctors. ISLAMABAD: Activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front and Students Liberation Front chant slogans during a protest lodged outside National Press Club to mark the 34th martyrdom anniversary of eminent leader of Kashmir Freedom Movement Muhammad Maqbool Butt Shaheed and Shaheed Afzal Guru. Employees take sigh of relief after completion of ED Lok virsa contract ISLAMABAD: After accumulating her bank balance through corruption, Executive Director (ED) Lok Virsa, Dr. Fouzia Saeed completing her three year services was departed from the institution while the employees have taken sigh of relief. Sources said that during her stay, Dr. Fouzia Saeed terminated services of dozens employees and also stopped pension of dozens employees who are still looking for justice. Being an influential and powerful officer, she imposed her self-made decisions during stay in the institution as Executive Director. Misusing her powers, she stopped pension of the old age employees who are now visiting the courts for justice. On the other hand, instead of making payment to employees, the LPRs were given to them and due incentives were also stopped. Those working on contract basis from seven to ten years were removed from their services while services of those employees deputed at Monument museum were also terminated. The services of employees were in the final stage. She also issued transfer order of employees of irrelevant departments just to sideline them. Sources said that blue-eyed persons were recruited on heavy incentives and pays while those who lodged protests were expelled. There were almost ten employees who protested and as a result their services were terminated. A woman employee’s services were removed on the basis of enmity and she was compelled to visit the courts while during this span blue-eyed and favorite persons were recruited to strengthen position. Rain, snowfall hit various parts of country ISLAMABAD: Intermittent rain and snowfall in some parts of the country caused roads blocked, while power supply was suspended on Sunday morning. Snowfall in Chitral district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa blocked link roads, stranding people in their houses and barring them from carrying out daily activitites. On the other hand, heavy showers were recorded in Hub, Balochistan which left power supply suspended Sunday. In Karachi, drizzle was reported from Gulistan-e- Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Lyari, Bahadurabad, Saddar and Shahra-e-Faisal. The meteorological department has predicted rain for Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur, while snowfall has been forecast for Quetta, Zhob, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. RAWALPINDI: A group photo of Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Khwaja Salman Rafique, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi, Mayor Sardar Naseem Khan, MNA Malik Ibrar and others during the wedding ceremony of PML-N’s leader Javed Mughal’s daughter Sundas Mughal who got married to Squadron Leader Muhammad Rashid. How yoga can help to manage metabolic syndrome ISLAMABAD: People who practice yoga — who are also known, at least in the Western world, as "yogis" — always rave about how yoga could benefit the body and mind. But what does the science say? A new study investigates, focusing on how yoga affects people with metabolic syndrome. Not all of us can stand on our heads, but practicing yoga regularly can do wonders for our cardiometabolic health. Some studies have suggested that yoga boosts brain health and cognition, as well as improves thyroid problems and relieves the symptoms of depression. It has also been suggested that practicing yoga can help men to enlarge their prostate or even overcome erectile dysfunction, as well as help those with diabetes to manage their symptoms. So, it seems that yoga is good for almost everything. That being said, most of the above-mentioned studies are observational — meaning they cannot draw any conclusions about causality — and few studies have looked at the mechanisms that may have underlined the findings. But a new study — which has been published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports and led by Dr. Parco M. Siu, from the University of Hong Kong in China — investigated the effect of yoga on cardiometabolic health.