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11 Feb 2018

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2 Sunday, February 11, 2018 Metropolitan Efforts aimed towards saving party from splitting up, says Sattar Rabita Committee holds out olive branch to Farooq, announces withdrawal of letter to ECP KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Chief Farooq Sattar on Saturday evening said his utmost efforts are aimed towards saving the party from splitting up. “My utmost effort is aimed towards stopping this party from splitting. We can not let 40 years of efforts go to waste," said the MQM-P chief while addressing a press conference at his PIB Colony residence. Sattar and the party’s Rabita Committee have been at loggerheads over the allotment of Senate tickets and the rift intensified as the latter wrote a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday, informing the ECP that the authority to issue party tickets rests ISRA UNIVERSITY CLEBRATES 3RD CONVOCATION Universities must do more for best: Governor Sindh Staff Reporter KARACHI: Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair and Patron of Isra University shared his views at the 3rd Convocation of versity, Karachi Campus held yesterday. He accentuated the importance of education and said that learning is a lifelong process that continues from the cradle to the grave. He urged the students to be competitive and participative to extend their knowledge. "There can be no development without participation; and there can be no participation without communication, in this age of digital literacy" he said. The Isra University, Karachi Campus conferred degrees to around 214 students belonging to Faculty of Medical Sciences and Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences. Governor Sindh said that I am glad to be here, this morning amidst you, to preside over the 3rd Convocation of Isra University Campus at Karachi. Let me inform you that I am fully aware of the tremendous development, KARACHI: Sanaullah Mughal principal of Smart grammar school giving the latter of thanks to Shahid warsi CEO AFAQ at national museum Karachi. COURTS SHC to hear constitution petition, contempt case on 26th Feb against Management of PSQCA KARACHI: Sindh High Court has to hear the contempt of court case on Monday February 26 against the management of Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) Ministry of Science and Technology at Karachi in Constitution Petition filled No. 1549/2011. Alleged contemnors of the case included; Ms.Yasmeen Masood Federal Secretary, Science & Technology Islamabad, Engineer Muhammad Khalid Siddiq Director General PSQCA including Ghulam Umer Kazi Secretary PSQCA and Irshad Ali Ansari Director legal PSQCA. According to detail Rehmatullah Memon Media Adviser PSQCA a Senior Most officer of PSQCA (BPS 18) had filed a petition bearing No.1549/2011 which is pending before the High Court of Sindh in which “Stay Order was in operation in 17.07.2013 PSQCA management conducted DPC AGAINST Sindh High Court Stay orders also passed the orders against Promotion of Petitioner” Sindh High Court again granted orders in favor of petitioner to “Consider Promotion of Petitioner on dated 22-03- 2013”. The Notices were issued to the contemnors The Petitioner had contended that He was Senior Most officer in Authority and since 30 years working in PSQCA the deputation officers came from the others department on deputation which was another violation of Hon'able “Supreme Court” orders they had planned to blocked the petitioner and carried DPC’s and Passed orders against Rehmatullah Memon also issued service rules against the orders of Sindh High Court, as petitioner is bonafied officer of PSQCA as per act 6 of 1996 his benefits will not be reduced. The Sindh High Court in its orders earlier passed 3 times 01.03.2012, 17.07.2013, 20.08.2013 the order said with the committee, not the party chief. Sattar clarified that the current issue does not stem from stubbornness or ego, however, he maintained that the issue is not about Tessori's Senate nomination, rather the "issue is something else entirely". “since when the DPC will be held the petitioner Shall be Promoted against the Post of Director legal and Director System Certification” after that Department creates two more posts Director Administration and Director Finance. Accordingly as in interim arrangement PSQCA depute Irshad Ansari as Secretary and after an influence of the than Minister Ghulam Umer Kazi was depute as Secretary and Irshad Ansari depute as Director Legal even an Illegal promotion in BPS 19 was granted to Umer Kazi without any DPC and approval of Board of Directors since 2011. It may be mentioned here that in 2011 there were no any blockage of promotion of Petitioner was seen, after hold charges by Deputation officers they blockage the promotion of Petitioner and mentally torcher created as he was on top list of promotion in BPS-19, since file the petition in Sindh High Court the Petitioner was transfer here to there and some 14 times transfer orders of the Petitioner were issued which was another violation of the Hon'able Sindh High Court. While talking to this newspaper the advocate of Petitioner Mr. Irfan Mir Halepoto said that the petition bearing No. 1549/2011 filed by Rehmatullah Memon against the Federal Secretary, DG PSQCA and others on the action taken against him and alleged violation of High Court orders & code of conduct. He further stated that even in view of above submission I have apprehensions that recently DPC was conducted in January 2017 but again the name of petitioner was not considered in positive manners even in Nov. 2016 both deputationed officers appeared before the Sindh High Court and commit in written statement that the petitioner will be considered in promotion but they didn't consider him. Now Sindh High Court take up this case and hearing in this case is fixed on 26th Feb 2018. Notices were issued and asked management to file comments in the same, the senior Lawyer Advocate of Supreme Court Mr. Irfan Mir Halepoto and Deputy Attorny General will Appear before the Divisional bench of Mr. Justice Irfan Saadat Khan and Mr. Justice Adnan-ul-Karim. which this privately owned University at Hyderabad with its two more campuses at Karachi and Islamabad has made over a period of the last 19 years, since its inception in 1997. New drive: 2,280,000 children to be administered anti-polo drops KARACHI: Under upcoming seven-day drive, 2,280,000 children will be administered anti-polio drops in the 188 Union Councils of the metropolis. In this regard, Karachi Commissioner Ajaz Ahmed Khan presided over a meeting to review the arrangements for upcoming sevenday anti-polio drive, which will start from February 19 and will continue till February 25 in Karachi. The meeting was attended by Additional Commissioner Karachi, Deputy Commissioners, District Health officers of all districts of Karachi, police officers, representative of WHO, UNICEF, Bill Gates Foundation, Rotary Club and other stakeholders. On this occasion, the commissioner directed all the officials concerned to make all out efforts for the success of the upcoming anti-polio campaign. He also called for utilization all available resources to achieve 100% vaccination targets. The meeting was informed that 9000 teams will take part in the campaign while 2000 teams will be for the monitoring and 22,80000 children will be administered anti-polio drops in the 188 Union Councils of the metropolis. The MQM-P chief further said the issue emerging from the Senate nomination was not supposed to go public, as it is the first rule of the party to keep its matters private. Welcoming the difference of opinion, Sattar said it is the beauty of a democratic party that difference of opinion is solved through discussion. Earlier, the Rabita Committee, in what seemed to be a new attempt to appease disgruntled chief Farooq Sattar, announced to rescind a letter it had written to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). In a new turn of events, the Rabita Committee announced to visit Sattar at his residence in Karachi's PIB Colony during a media address at the party's Bahadurabad office. "We are going to make a new attempt today," party leader Kanwar Naveed Jamil told journalists. "We are rescinding the letter earlier sent to the ECP and the deputy convener is on his way to meet Sattar." Pervaiz Jatt KARACHI: A condolence reference in memory of progressive writer Munnu Bhai was arranged at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Law College (SZABLC) Memon Goth Malir Karachi in which Prof Mukhtada Mansoor, Prof Tauseef Ahemed and Jannat Hussain were the prominent speakers while, Hatim Khan Amjad, Aziz Shar, Karim Shar and many other students participated on the occasion. During his speech Prof Tauseef Ahmed said that Munnu Bhai was a great Mukhtada journalist and author who connected his work with the down trodden masses, Mayor Karachi inspect development works in Sharifabad, Karimabad KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar on Friday said that were working to provide relief to the people despite the shortage of funds for solving problems. While inspecting the development works being carried out in and around Sharifabad and Karimabad, Akhtar said development works are being done in every area of Karachi to solve old problems. He was accompanied by DMC central chairman Rehan Hashmi, works committee chairman Hassan Naqvi, parks committee chairman Khurram Farhan, director general works Shahab anwer, senior director coordination Masood Alam, union council chairmen and other officers and elected representatives. The mayor said that water, sewerage and solid waste issues will be solved by the provincial government as these organizations pertained to it .Our aim is not to benefit anyone but to benefit the nation. KARACHI: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a fourmember gang of alleged robbers from Sector-2 of North Karachi, and recovered snatched cash, valuables and weapons from their possession. According to police sources, the Khawaja Ajmer Nagri police raided he believed on the ideas of socialisms through socio economic change, hence, he suffered from pains due to his thoughts in Ayub regime; he felt relief when first Bhutto government took power. Prof Mansoor expressed his condolence and said that Munnu Bhai was a great man who never KARACHI: Girls taking selfie with truck art rickshaw during 9th Karachi Literature Festival (KLF). Top UK Media delegation visits SZABIST KARACHI: SZABIST hosted a four member UK Media delegation; Mr. Patrick Wintour (The Guardian), Mr. Freddy Gray (The Spectator), Mr. Roland Oliphant (The Daily Telegraph) and Ms. Sarah Titterton (AFP) at its Karachi Campus on 10th February 2018. The visit was organized by the ISS, Islamabad. During the exchange 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 President Altaf Shakoor here on Friday. Welcoming the chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal’s resolve to that a strict action against Lyari the perpetrators of housing societies’ scam in Punjab, Condolence reference in memory of Munnu Bhai at SZABLC with Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali (President, SZABIST), Dr. Riaz Sheikh (Dean Social Sciences, SZABIST) and Dr. Kaiser Bengali (Dean Management Sciences, SZABIST) the regional relations between Pakistan, United Kingdom, Afghanistan, China and US were discussed. SZABIST’ students candidly discussed 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 the example of the Hawksbay Scheme- 42 of Development Authority (LDA), where a large number of allottees Pakistan’s situation in the context of multiple opportunities and concerns emerging from the Chinese investment; the strengthening of democracy, the increasing participation of young women in higher education and jobs. Ideological and identity issues along with the implications of American foreign policy on Pakistan and the region was discussed. Property frauds of trillions in Karachi await NAB attention: Altaf Shakoor North Karachi’s Sector-2 and apprehended the four-member gang of alleged robbers, Jibran, son of Abdul Wahab, Adil, son of Abdul Sattar, Usama, son of Mohammad Farooq, Shehroz, son of Mohammad Ali. Sub-Divisional Police Officer compromised his ideas, he wrote against the dictators, his contribution in trade union work cannot be ignored. Prof Riaz Lund thanked the participants and said that this college will continue struggle for promoting good thoughts and ideas relating with the progressive socio economic order. 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. Police arrest gang of robbers in North Karachi KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday directed Sindh government to release salaries of Karachi Development Authority (KDA) 98 employees, which are outstanding for last 19 months forthwith. A two-judge bench of the apex court comprising Justices Gulzar Ahmed and Maqbool Baqar was hearing the petition of former KDA employees who were transferred to Malir Development Authority (MDA) but were not paid their outstanding dues. In Saturday’s hearing, the court expressed extreme displeasure when it learnt that employees were not paid their pending salaries despite its directives. “Should we freeze Sindh government’s bank account,” the judges remarked. The court observed that the Sindh government officials should be ashamed keeping in view that employees were deprived of their salaries for several months. The advocate general Sindh said that the provincial government had approved the summary in this regard and the dues will be released within two days. The court directed accountant general and chief secretary to ensure payment of 98 employees immediately or else strict action will be taken against them. Adjourning the matter, the court sought compliance report by Monday. Earlier, the petitioners informed the judges that the KDA had transferred two land schemes to the MDA along with 98 KDA employees, who also included officers. They said that they were asked by the MDA to rejoin the KDA their parent (SDPO) Altaf Hussain told PPI that the accused had robbed Rs 1.1 million from a man, Rashid, and were also involved in other crimes. He further said that police also recovered a 9 MM pistol, snatched cash, two motorbikes and mobile phones from their possession. SC orders payment of KDA employees forthwith department but the KDAwas not willing to repatriate them. They had submitted that they were living below the subsistence level because they had not been given their salaries for the past 17 months. They also complained that their children were expelled from educational institution because of non payment fees. The petitioners said several officers and others employees of the KDA and the MDA were still posted in different departments of the city government on deputation. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Central, Rehan Hashmi along with Municipal Commissioner, Afaq Saeed chairing the meeting review educational system. KARACHI: Heavy machinery being used for the construction of 2nd track of underpass in Punjab Chowrangi.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 National 3 Newborn girl kidnapped from Faisalabad hospital rescued FAISALABAD: A newborn girl, kidnapped from Allied Hospital in January has been rescued, while the person involved in the crime has also been arrested, the police claimed on Saturday. According to the police, the woman - no under arrest - kidnapped the newborn girl on January 27 from Allied Hospital in Faisalabad. The accused was identified in footage obtained from the closed-circuit FAISALABAD: SSP Operation Masoom briefs media about recovery of abducted person. camera television (CCTV) cameras from the medical facility, showing her carrying the baby out of the hospital. Police said the newborn girl was born to Hafeeza Bibi nearly a week before the incident took place. She was one of the twins her mother had given birth to. Following the incident, the administration of Allied Hospital formed a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the matter. PTI battling for corruption free Pakistan SIALKOT: President PTI Central Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan has said that his party has been battling for establishing the corruption free “new Pakistan” under the dynamic leadership of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. Adding that PTI’s this battle now has reached in the final round against corrupt incumbent rulers, who had plundered national exchequer by leaps and bounds. He stated this while talking to PTI Sialkot based leaders, who called on him at his office. PTI Central leaders Umer Dar and Usman Dar (the UDs) led this delegation. Abdul Aleem added that disqualified Nawaz had ever been in forefront with the people whom derailed the democracy and democratic system in the county. Membership begins for PTI Jacobabad chapter Naeem Ahmed JACOBABAD: The people of Jacobabad want change and only leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf [PTI] is able to bring change in Pakistan and all the hardship being faced by people of Pakistan would be resolved after wining forthcoming general elections to be held in running year. This was said by Raaz Khan Pathan, senior leader and district information secretary PTI Jacobabad chapter while inviting the people of Jacobabad to fill their form to join PTI during membership campaign and distributed pamphlets inscribed slogans in favour of party and its leadership. Mr Pathan further said that PTI is single party in Pakistan which was struggling for the basic rights of people of Pakistan and party chief Imran Khan has trying his level best to remove corruption culture and want to corruption free Pakistan, Imran has been trying to lead the country towards development in addition to after wining general election Imran Khan would be premier of Pakistan adding Mr Khan vowed that he with the support of the people of Jacobabad would continue struggle under the leadership of Imran Khan for larger interests of people of Jacobabad It is worthwhile to mention here that party membership campaign has been started on the responding call given by central leadership in across Sindh. Narcotics ministry organize walk ISLAMABAD: Students take part in Awareness Walk against Drugs Abuse organized by ANF at Faisal Masjid. ISLAMABAD: Ministry for narcotics control, organized a walk in collaboration with National Highways & Motorways, Islamabad Traffic Police and Anti Narcotics Force here in Islamabad on Saturday. Minister for Narcotics Control Lt. Gen.( R) Salahuddin Tirmizi, along with Secretary Iqbal Mehmood and Maj. Gen. Musarrat DG ANF participated in the walk. The walk started off from Faisal Masjid, with participation from all walks of life, including schools, civil society organizations, judiciary, celebrities and general public. Addressing the media, Minister states that recent survey revealed that more than 67 hundred thousand people are drug addicted in Pakistan. Ministry in collaboration with ANF has left no stone unturned to reduce this number. This is not the sole responsibility of any law enforcement agency, rather it is the national contribution of each and every citizen. He added. ANF with very limited human resource of just 3000 force couldn’t cope up with this menace.

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