2 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Metropolitan MQM MNA Salman Mujahid accused of sexual assault, blackmailing woman KARACHI: A woman on Tuesday alleged that Muttahida Qaumi Movement - Pakistan (MQM-P) lawmaker Salman Mujahid Baloch had sexually assaulted her. The woman named Aleena, filed a complaint against the MQM MNA at Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station, alleging that he had sexually assaulted and subsequently started to blackmail her. She has alleged that Mujahid sexually assaulted her for the first time on August 12, 2014, at Parliament lodges and made a video of it through a hidden camera. KARACHI: Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) donated Rs. 9.02 million to Lady Dufferin Hospital (LDH), Karachi for purchasing equipment for its operation theatre. MD & CEO PPL Syed Wamiq Bokhari presented the donation cheque to Member, Management Committee LDH Dr. Faridon Setna and Medical Superintendent LDH Dr. Zeryab Setna at the KARACHI: In this undated picture, Salman Mujahid is seen with the accuser whose face has been blurred to protect her identity. In her application to the police, she said that Mujahid head office in the presence of representatives from both organizations. “As a frontline national company, PPL takes pride in reaching out to marginalized promised to marry her in order to keep her silent and communities in remote as well as urban areas of the country to improve their well-being for over six decades,” highlighted Bokhari while speaking on the occasion. He further emphasized on bringing together philanthropic measures for ensuring free-ofcost quality healthcare for mother and child against the backdrop of one of highest maternal mortality rates in added that when she reminded him of his promise, he PPL donates equipment to maternity hospital KARACHI: A view of sewerage water accumulated outside Quaid Govt Boys Primary School Ramsawami area creates problems for commuter needs the attention of concerned authorities. Two newborn babies found dead in Karachi KARACHI: The bodies of two newborn babies were found from a garbage dump in the metropolis on Tuesday. Rescue sources said that the bodies of two newborn babies were recovered from a garbage heap in Gulistan-e- Jauhar’s Block-12. They said that the bodies were two days old and shifted to Chhipa morgue after medico legal formalities. Cop gunned down in Korangi KARACHI: A policeman was killed in an armed attack in Korangi area of the city in the wee hours of Tuesday. According to rescue sources, a policeman, Muhammad Ashraf Tanuli, son of Faqir Muhammad, was injured in armed attack near Korangi’s Vita Chowrangi. He succumbed to injuries while on way to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center. KU announces exam results KARACHI: Karachi University’s (KU) Controller Examinations on Tuesday announced the results of M.A final external annual examinations 2016 in Political Science, and Post Graduate Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD) annual examinations 2017. According to result, in M.A final external annual examinations in Political Science, 191 candidates appeared in total out of which 14 secured first divisions, 91 secured second divisions while passing percentage remained 54.97. Savera Yousuf secured first, Kauser secured second while Saba Latif got third position. Pakistan. LDH was instituted in 1898 as the first women hospital in Karachi to provide obstetric and gynaecological care services. Currently, LDH has wards to accommodate 300 inpatients, 4 operation theatres, neo-natal intensive care unit and outpatient department to provide latest healthcare facility to a large number of deserving women and infants. Workers protest non-payment of one-year salaries KARACHI: A group of people belonging to All Pakistan Clerks Association (APCA) and Food Department Employees Federation Sindh (FDEF) on Tuesday held a protest demonstration outside Karachi Press Club (KPC) against non-payment of their 12-month salaries. The protest was led by APCA General Secretary Shahnawaz Bhutto, Mukhtiar Kalhoro and Gul Muhamad Abbasi. The leaders of Sindh small industries said that since 12 months, their salaries and dues had not been paid as a result, they were facing trouble. Leaders said they were bread earners of their families and had been protesting for long time for receiving salaries but the Sindh government did not pay attention towards their issue. KARACHI: Labour busy in making the kite the election symbol of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) at Bahadurabad area. abducted her brother and tortured him. The woman also alleged that Mujahid has demanded a sum of Rs4 million for the video, adding that if any harm befalls her then the MQM lawmaker will be responsible. Earlier, the lawmaker had lodged a complaint against the same woman and had alleged that she fraudulently took Rs4million from him for her mother’s treatment at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. Mujahid had claimed that he came to doubt her when she asked for more money, and later came to know that she is a fraud. Alleged horse trading for Senate seats mocks democracy KARACHI: Allegations of horse trading ahead of the Senate elections are making mockery of democracy and constitution and the apex judiciary should once intervene to ensure uphold of law and constitution and defend the norms of democracy, said Pasban e Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor. In a statement here Tuesday, he said the honorable chief justice of Pakistan has already been taking efforts to ensure uphold of law and constitution. He said it needs that steps should be taken to check wrongdoing and malpractices at the higher levels. He said as the elections of the Senate are coming nearer allegations of horse trading are being traded amongst different political parties. He said allegedly Crores of rupees are being offered to the turncoats by some political parties to get more seats in the upper house. Altaf Shakoor said it is a welcome development that the apex judiciary, especially the honorable chief justice of Pakistan has already been taking suo moto notices on various issues. Corruption case SHC asks Sharjeel Memon if he wants to be operated at CHK KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday remarked that Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) lawmaker and former provincial minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, who was arrested in Rs5.76billion corruption case, could be operated by the surgeon of his own choice at Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi. The court passed these remarks while hearing the arguments of Sardar Latif Khosa, representing Sharjeel in post-arrest bail plea. During the hearing, the counsel said that the doctors had advised immediate surgery to the former minister as he was going through serious illness, requesting the court to grant him a bail on medical grounds. The judge offered the defending lawyer that his client could be operated by the surgeon of his own choice at Civil Hospital. “We could pass an order for Sharjeel’s treatment by the best doctors at the hospital, if he wishes so” the court remarked. Khosa replied that as per the Supreme Court’s orders, any court cannot bind an inmate to be treated by specific doctor or hospital, contending that it was pure patient’s right to acquire medical facilities of his own choice. “The cases would be heard until the accused person is alive,” he added. The counsel said that the PPP leaders were willing to face the courts as Dr Asim Hussain and Sharjeel had returned to Pakistan and appearing before it. After completion of the defence counsel, the court issued notice to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor on Feb 15. Sharjeel, along with the officials of a private advertising agency Inam Akbar, Riaz Munir, Muhammad Hanif, Asim Amir Khan Sikandar and others was booked by the corruption watchdog for causing billions of rupees loss to the national exchequer through ‘embezzling’ in the Sindh information department’s electronic campaign. According to NAB, the PPP lawmaker and 17 others, in connivance with each other, had caused Rs5.76billion loss to the national exchequer through the embezzlement in the Sindh government's advertisement campaign on electronic media. KARACHI: Members of All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association have the blocked the road while protesting in favor their demands at Bilawal House Chorangi. NGOs taken on board to improve education: minister KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said on Monday that the Sindh government has taken many steps to improve education in the province. “For the purpose, we have also taken well reputed NGOs on board,” he said KARACHI: Karachi Faraz Khan and Nadir police claimed to have Hussaain. Police claimed to arrested 11 criminals, have recovered hashish and including two diesel smugglers, from different parts of the metropolis in the wee huge quantity of Gutka, Mawa from their possession. Meanwhile, Monghopir, hours of Tuesday. police on intelligence According to police reports, about the smuggling sources, Surjani town police on a tip-off, carried out raids in the area and arrested four drug peddlers, Wiki, Gul Rehman, of huge quantity of Iranian diesel, started checking a dumper-truck coming from Balochistan. while talking to a delegation of Join Hands, an NGO working in various fields. During checking, 10,000 liters of Iranian diesel was seized from a loaded dumper-truck with a registration number TAK-415. The diesel was concealed into the specially designed hidden cavities of the truck. Driver Alawaudin, and Nasir, were arrested from the spot. Separately, a Monghopir police team Secretary Education Schools Iqbal Hussain Durrani, Head of Curriculum Wing Dr Fouzia Khan, Kashif Sehbai Chairman Shaheen Air and Sabrina Sehbai Director Shaheen Air were also present on the occasion . The delegation informed the education minister that they wanted to create an awareness in the fields of animals’ rights, wildlife and environment and were interested to make children socially aware because they had found incredible opportunities in these sectors. Police arrests 11 accused including two diesel smugglers KARACHI: Foundation Programme students of Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture (IVS), Karachi, prepared five large sized murals under the community-based project as an integral part of their curriculum. This was a collaborative project of IVS and Civil Hospital Karachi, which was an integral part of their curriculum. Professor Dr Khawar Saeed Jamali, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), played an eminent role in designating prominent space for these murals in OPD of Civil Hospital Karachi and in the main waiting area of DUHS. The theme of these murals was arrested three drug peddlers, Skinder, Ataullah and Akbar Zada, and recovered 910 grams of special quality hashish from them. Pakistan Bazaar police during patrolling arrested two criminals, Shoiab and Mehmood Ahmed. The police have registered FIRs against detainees and started further investigation. IVS paintings on nature installed in CHK, DUHS ‘Nature’ so that some comforting and pleasant images could be introduced to the environment of trauma in the hospital. Foundation Year students created these colorful murals under the supervision of their faculty. IVS graciously extended the logistical support in transportation and installation of these pieces on the site. 80 percent patients out of 500 found positive for Hepatitis B & C during two-day medical and surgical camp in Thatta KARACHI: More than 80 percent patients hailing from city and outskirts of Thatta are found positive for hepatitis B & C during screening in two days free medical camp there. A medical and surgical camp was organized on Saturday and Sunday at Qadir Bux Bhutto Trust Hospital building by Hashmani's Medical Welfare Foundation, a Karachi based charity. These facts were shared by Chairman Hashmanis Medical Welfare Foundation renowned eye surgeon Dr. Sharif Hashmani while addressing a media briefing held at KARACHI: Hashmanis Medical Welfare Foundation, Dr. Sharif Hashmani addresses to media persons during press conference regarding Thatta Medical Camp held at Hashmani Hospital. Hashmanis Hospital here at Karachi on Tuesday. He told that more than 1100 patients were examined during two days camp and over 500 of them were screened for hepatitis profile, cholesterol and diabetes. This is very alarming that we have found 80 percent lab samples positive for hepatitis B & C which warrants urgent attention of government officials. More than 25 percent patients were found diabetic too during laboratory investigations, Dr. Sharif Hashmani informed. As many as 123 cateract operations were performed on patients during these two days which will also be followed up. We will soon establish a charity hospital to cater medical needs of poor population of Thatta and its sorroundings, he announced. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Central, Rehan Hashmi addressing a seminar at White House School. KARACHI: Chairman District Council, Salman Abdullah Murad visiting Union Council Chohar. KARACHI: Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI Women Wing) District President, Saima Nadeem visiting free medical camp in Liyari area of Karachi and also group photo with residents women of Liyari. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Malir, Jan Muhammad Baloch alogn with Haji Muzafar Shajra presenting a trophy to the captain of the winning team.
Witnesses record statement in Zainab murder case LAHORE: A total of 26 witnesses record their statements on Tuesday before the anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing the Zainab rape and murder case. The ATC is holding the trial inside Kot Lakhpat Jail, where the primary suspect Imran Ali is jailed on remand. Punjab Prosecutor General Ehtesham Qadir is assisting the ATC as per the orders of the superior courts. Moreover, the prosecution department is expected to complete the cross-examination of the witnesses as well. A total of 56 witnesses Abbas Kassar HYDERABAD: The 2nd Intentional Watercolor Biennale “Pearls of Peace Season-II” will start today (Wednesday) at Centre of Excellence in Art & Design (CEAD), Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro. The Biennale is organized by CEAD, MUET, Jamshoro in collaboration with International Watercolour Society (IWS). The Biennale will be inaugurated by Education have been named in the case. On Monday, ATC Judge Minister of Sindh Jam Mehtab Dahar, Cultural Minister Sindh Syed Sardar Ali Shah, Vice-chancellor MUET Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, Dean Prof. Dr. Khan Muhammad Brohi, Director CEAD Prof. Dr. Bhai Khan Shar, Prof. Dr. Raza Bhatti, Prof. Dr. S. M. Qureshi, Hameer Soomro, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Memon jointly. Pearls of Peace through watercolour is the biggest art event in the history of the Sajjad Ahmad had indicted Imran and recorded the statements of 20 witnesses. country that includes the artists from U. S. A, Turkey, China, Hong Kong, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Iraq, Spain, Brazil, Czech Republic and Pakistan, whereas the watercolour paintings of 60 renowned artists around the globe will be displayed in the Biennale. The artists participating in the Biennale are Head of Joao Eudes Alves Correia, Selma Todorova, Krasimir Todorova, Liu Yi, Alexandara Bryksa, Vasyl Seven-year-old Zainab was kidnapped from near her aunt’s house in Kasur 2nd World Watercolor Biennale “Pearls of Peace” to start at CEAD today Let’s stop cheating: education board safe education, safe society rally Staff Reporter HYDERABAD: Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education took out a big rally under banner of Safe Education Safe Society which was participated by scores of high schools and colleges of city. The rally Lets Stop Cheating was led by Dr. Muhammad Memon chairman of BISE and controller of examinations Dr. Masroor Ahmed Zai was taken from Model school of Sindh university to press club. The schools and colleges which took part in rally included islamia Modern Boys High School,Zais school system, Green watch high school, govt boys degree college Kohsar, G.G.H.S Society No.1,Rashid Minhas H.S Khahi road, government secondary teachers association, all private schools management association and others. Dr. Muhammad Memon, Dr. Masroor Ahmed Zai, Wing Commander Q.Hakim Khan and heads of participating schools and colleges addressed the rally. Dr. Muhammad said they have launched anti cheating trend in examinations and hoped with cooperation of people and all concerned including parents, students and teaching staff their campaign would succeed. He said cheating in examinations has turned as cancer as such it was must for all of us to make transparent and credible the system of examinations for better educational training for our young generation.He asked all and sundry to work jointly towards this noble cause to save education and society. Bryksa, Lai Ze Ze, Faisal Othoman Qadir, Amer Hassan Salman, Maria Ines Ferreira Madeira Rodrigues, Monteriro, and others. The renowned artists, critics and people who spent their lives for promotion of this field around the world will be honoured with awards. The cultural music a large scale painting jointly painted by all artists together will be the part of this event. The exhibition will last till February 18, 2018. Civil society on call of women action forum pays homage to Asma Jehangir Staff Reporter HYDERABAD: Civil society organizations, lawyers, intellectuals, teachers, students, journalists and peasants assembled in front of press club here tuesday and paid tributes to human rights activist and renowned lawyer Asma Jehangir who passed away 2 days ago. WAF termed her death of Asma Jehangir as carnage for Pakistani women, minorities, oppressed nations, peasants, workers, backward people as also for democratic loving and human rights collective struggle. WAF said Asma was such an exemplary face of on January 4 and found dead in a garbage heap five days later. The Lahore High Court has directed the ATC to wrap up the trial within seven days of the suspect’s indictment. Imran was arrested on January 23. His DNA also matched samples taken from seven other minor girls who were abused and murdered earlier in Kasur, according to the police. After the police arrested Imran, the suspect reportedly confessed to assaulting eight minor girls at an under-construction site and two others in a garbage heap in Kasur. Timely completion of development project top priority: Khawaja Imran R A W A L P I N D I : Provincial Minister Primary and Secondary Health, Khawaja Imran Nazeer said Tuesday that timely completion of development projects is top priority of the Punjab government. He expressed these views while reviewing the headway of ongoing and new schemes under Annual Development Program 2017-18. These views were expressed while chairing review meeting of committee for implementation of development projects at commissioner office. C o m m i s s i o n e r Rawalpindi Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry, MPA Muhammad Nawaz Chochan, Director Finance & Planning Noureen Bashir, Deputy commissioner Attock Rana Akbar Hayat, DC Jehlum Iqbal Hussain, DC Chakwal Umer Jehnagir, ADC (Finance & Planning) Rao Atif Raza, Deputy Director development Saima Ghafoor, SE Highways, buildings and other concerned officers attended the meeting. enlightened and progressive Pak who had been challenging Staff Reporter the dictatorial and terrorist SHIKARPUR: Two forces at all times, tolerance in comparison to religious bigotry and importance to independent expression. They said she was such an benchmark of Pak in killed while 10 others were sustained severe wounds when a speeding coach coming from Karachi for Sawat went out of control which she preached human from its driver and rights without discrimination of rammed into a hotel at nationalities, religions, languages Shikarpur-Larkana Indus and continued to stand Highway beside Garhi with oppressed Pakistanis her last day. till Sahib Khan diversion, in the limits of Dakhan Police Wednesday, February 14, 2018 National 3 Bus-van collision claims 5 lives WAZIRABAD: Five van coming from opposite side on Wazirabad the bodies to their cus- rushed to the scene, took persons have died and other five have sustained Bypass on Tuesday. tody and shifted them to injuries in bus-van collision on Wazirabad Bypass. due to reckless driving. be handed over to the Accident took place hospital. The bodies will As per media report 5 Bodies and Injured were family members of persons were killed and shifted to hospital for deceased following completion of autopsy the other five were injured medico legal formalities after a bus collided with a and first aid. Police process. British High Commission’s GREAT Debate competition comes to Lahore Bureau Report LAHORE: The British High Commission brought its annual GREAT Debate competition to Lahore with a semi-final event at the FAST National University. The event brought together debaters from across universities in Lahore. After a competitive round of fixtures Ms Mohiba Ahmed from Government College University and Ms Rameesha Khan from University of the Punjab were judged to be the winner and runner-up respectively. Imtiaz Dharani MITHI: The first ever two-day Thar Science Festival is beginning today in Mithi where thousands of students of 73 registered schools both government and private sectors from across the district would participate in the event and The Acting British High Commissioner Richard Crowder said; “Colleges and universities in Lahore have a rich culture of debating and I am delighted that with the GREAT Debate we are able to provide another platform to the youth of this city. “I have been impressed by the level of debate and enthusiasm with which the youth have participated in the GREAT Debate and I look forward to a tough competition among the selected 14 debaters in the finale in Islamabad.” The GREAT Debate would also exhibit their various modules. " The twoday event is being organized by Thar Education Alliance in colloboration with different local organizations as well as Alif Ailan Mr Partab Shivani, the chief of Thar Education Alliance and Chief Monitoring Officer ( education) Mr Samiullah Sanjrani talking to the media persons on Tuesday maintained that Thar Science 2017 is the third annual edition of the competition that gives students from across Pakistan a platform to participate in debates, interact with other students from different universities and hone their skills in research, analytical thinking and public speaking. Winners and runner-ups from the semi-finals will be given one year British Council digital library memberships. The winner and runner-up of the overall competition will receive a scholarship reward to contribute towards their tuition fees. First ever 2-day Thar Science Festival is beginning today Station, here on Wednesday evening. According to Khalilul Rahman Massan, the SHO Dakhan Police Station, a man identified as Iqbal Shaikh, who was sitting at hotel and one motorcyclist identified as Mubarak Shar, who was crossing the road, were died while 10 other coach passengers including Rehana Bibi, Zahoor Khan Khittab, Iqramul Hassan and others, whose names could not be known, sustained severe wounds when a fast moving coach went out of control from its driver and rammed into hotel. The accident took place due to over speeding, SHO elaborated. The area’s police rushed on the spot and Festival would abe a significant step in igniting the curiosity of the students and teachers towards Maths and Science. " This will not only be a platform for organisations working on science to engage students through fun science and robotics activities, but also for the students to show their talents to a host of stakeholders: they aded. Two killed, 10 injured in road accident transported the bodies and injured to Rural Health Centre Dakhan and dead bodies were handed over to their heirs after completing medical legal formalities while injured were shifted to Larkana Hospital and Rato Dero Hospital for further medical assistances after providing them first aid at RHC Dakhan, SHO said. ISLAMABAD: Students raveling on the roof of passenger bus may cause any serious incident needs the attention of concerned authorities. Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis failed to recover looted money from corrupts ISLAMABAD: Inspite of Supreme Court’s directives, Secretary, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, Qasim Muhammad Khan has made excuse to recover billions of rupees from bureaucrats who engulfed money from national exchequer under the patronage of candidate for Senate, Irfan Siddiqui. Reliable sources told that eight officers of Workers Welfare Fund, a sub-ordinate department of Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis, were expelled following the directives of apex court but Secretary Overseas Pakistanis has made lame excuse to recover plundered money from them due to pressure of the high-ups. Although the ruling party was making tall claims regarding eradication of corruption but the Supreme Court’s directives have unveiled these tall claims as no action was being taken by the government against corrupt bureaucrats. Candidate for Senate’s seat Irfan Siddiqui’s brother Tahir Kaleem Siddiqui was a contractual employee of Directorate of Workers Education, a subordinate organization of Ministry of CADD. Later, his services were transferred to Workers Welfare Fund (WWF). He joined the WWF along with his team. Sources said that inquiries were underway against Tahir Kaleem Siddiqui and other officers in NAB and FIA worth rupees billions but these officers were continuing corruption due to patronage of high-ups. Abdul Hameed Jamani was working in grade 17 in WWF Sindh. He joined the organization in 2010 while reached till grade 20 in a short span of three years time. Ironically, he did not meet the educational requirements. Likewise this, Director Admin, Muhammad Noman Shah was working in grade 17 in the National Assembly and joined WWF in grade 19. Both officers have been sent back to their respective organizations. These officers collected millions of rupees from national exchequer in the name of medical, children fees, vehicles and construction of houses while Secretary Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis has made lame excuse to recover plundered money from them. Speakers term art and culture a bridge to bring the world together JAMSHORO: Speakers have stressed the need for greater cultural engagement between Pakistan and Japan; stressing that ‘culture’ served as solid facilitative bridge to bring world communities and societies together. And that the same held true in case of cultural ties between Pakistan and Japan too; as the two countries had enjoyed resonating relations in the given spectrum for the last six to seven decades. This they stated in the augural ceremony of oneday Japanese calendar exhibition and film screening show at the Institute of Art & Design, University of Sindh organized by MEXT Alumni Association of Pakistan (MAAP) Sindh chapter and Institute of Art & Design, University of Sindh in collaboration with Consulate General of Japan, Karachi. VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat in his speech as the event Chief Guest said that Japan was enviable model of modernity, progress and innovation in Asia. He added that Japan had taken new birth in 1945 in the aftermath of World War II; whereas, Pakistan had emerged on the map of the world on 1947 which comes as a common ground between the two countries. “This resemblance of newly-born Pakistan and war-free Japan bound the two together in a camaraderie which continues until today”, he explained. Dr. Burfat said he was astounded to see Japanese peoples’ passionate love for fauna, flora, scenic beauty, land-sky-and-marine landscapes, originality and innocence of life, life’s pure abundance, rich variety, immense exuberance and varied visions. “The Japanese calendars that I have seen on display today reveal Japanese peoples’ love for life, for life’s broad colors, its enormous diversity and scope. Japanese artists’ excited engagement with life with its ever-changing Kaleidoscope is simply incredible. I am amazed how Japanese people transform their life experience to annual calendars, and how as a result; they become able to perpetuate their history in the annals of time”, he elaborated. Dr. Burfat attributed Japan’s marvelous success in all fields to its people’s unshakable faith in them, in their tenacity to take on odds, in their invincible spirit to tackle challenges and their approach to accost arduous undertakings.