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2 Friday, March 2, 2018 Metropolitan Milk retailers protest against highhandedness of wholesalers KARACHI: Fresh milk sellers staged a protest demo for their demands outside the Karachi Press Club here on Thursday. A large number of milk retailers under the banner of All Karachi Milk Retailers Association gathered before the KPC, demanding of the government to order milk wholesalers not to increase rate of fresh milk. The protesters holding banners and placards, inscribed with their demands, chanted slogans against the concerned authorities. KARACHI: Members of All Karachi Milk Retailers Association are holding protest demonstration for acceptance of their demands, at Karachi press club. Taxation Court likely in Sindh KARACHI: The providers have to register Chairman Sindh with the commission. He Healthcare Commission said Healthcare (SHC), Professor Tipu Commission will also Sultan, has said that Sindh work to fight quackery and Healthcare Commission work towards acting will strive for the rights of patients, doctors and the staff providing healthcare. Speaking on the occasion against these quacks who are playing with the precious lives of poor people. Speaking on the occasion, of a Health Summit 2018 Kaukab Iqbal organized by the Chairman Consumer Consumer Association of Pakistan, he said the commission has initiated registration Association of Pakistan said that the association will work together with the process for doctors Sindh Healthcare and hospitals which is free. Commission to create All healthcare service awareness about the rights KARACHI: Sindh Haleem Shaikh, Director Excise Department would General Shoaib Ahmed establish a Taxation Court Siddiqui and other officers in order to trial tax also attended the defaulters. meeting. This was stated by He asked the director Provincial Minister for taxes to hire a suitable private Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Mukesh accommodation on rental basis for establishment Kumar Chawla while presiding of taxation court over a meeting here in his office on Thursday. Secretary Excise Abdul within the budgetary allocation as per rules and policy. He added, "The objective of establishing taxation court is to collect taxes from tax defaulters and to bring them under the law. Meanwhile, Chawla has taken serious notice of the news that few official of the department have been identified for supplying drugs to the gangs. He asked the director concerned to probe the matter, KARACHI: People from Hindu Community are celebrating their festival Holi to express religious harmony, at Sawami Narain Mandir. Home minister orders extraordinary security for Holi KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal on Thursday felicitated Hindu community on the eve of its annual Holi festivity beginning from today in Pakistan, India and other parts of the world. He said that his party to ensure security stands committed for ensuring equal rights and security to the minorities while social welfare works were included in his party agendau on priority basis for minorities. The home minister directed police officials of patients. He lauded the role of Chief Justice towards healthcare and cited his visit to JPMC where he gave a grant of Rs 01 million to Dr Seemi Jamali for managing improved performance at JPMC. He said the government should not only monitor services of hospitals and consultant clinics but also inspect machines and equipment being used at these centers properly to save lives of the people on the priority. Healthcare Commission unearth facts and furnish specific recommendation regarding the involvement of the officials mentioned in the news. He warned all the officers and official not to indulge in any illegal activity in either case. A strict action would be taken against them because he was not going to see any malfunctioning in his department. Two more for littering KARACHI: Two more persons were detained for throwing garbage at public places here on Thursday. Police sources said two persons were arrested from the limits of Nabi Bux police station for littering public places. Earlier, two other accused were caught while littering in the limits of Khowaja Ajmir Nagri police and they were detained. Pan, gutka, cigarette banned in educational institutions Health summit 2018: SHC to strive for patients, doctors’ rights: Professor Tipu and National Accreditation Council should form a system on healthcare and medical facilities in order to regulate them in accordance with the best practices and systems available in the world through standard operating procedures (SOPs). Speakers at the summit said that the government should not only hold accountable but also penalize hospitals and medical institutions showing negligence in providing medical facilities to the general public. The resented the illegal serge in milk wholesale rates. They further demanded the authorities to review the prevailing fresh milk prices. Chaudhri Muhammad Yaseen, Vice President of Retailers Association regretted that the dairy farmers had hiked the rate of milk overnight. They said the government officials are raiding them, while they have given a free hand to the milk wholesalers. They warned of a sit-in if their demanded are not meet by the concerned authorities. Governor launches Karachi Research Chair KARACHI: Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair has launched Karachi Research Chair at Greenwich University. He formally launched the chair at a ceremony held in the Greenwich University Wednesday evening. Addressing on the occasion, he said that through research; we can identify the needs of Karachi. He called upon all the stakeholders to work collectively without political or ethnic consideration. He praised the efforts of Greenwich University for coming up with such a bright idea of initiating Karachi Research Chair. KARACHI: The compliant cell established at the CM House, 919 has received 898 complaints against different departments and agencies of utility services during the first two months of 2018 and resolved 822 while 67 complaints are in process, says a handout here Thursday. The Complaint cell, 919 established at CM House resolved public complaints against provincial government departments and utility agencies has received 898 complaints during January and February, 2018. These complaints were against K-Electric, KW&SB, PTCL, SSGC, KMC and police. Out of KARACHI: Chairman DMC Malir, Jan Muhammad Baloch along with Vice Chairman, Abdul Khaliq Marwat holding meeting with Sindh Solid Waste officers to review overall progress. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Central, Rehan Hashmi inspecting road carpeting at North Karachi. CM House complaint cell receives 898 public complaints, resolves 822 898 complaints 822 were resolved with the intervention of the CM House cell. The complaints received against K-Electric during February 2018 were 92, of them 81 were resolved. Similarly, 99 complaints were received against KWSB, of them 80 were resolved, 68 against PTCL and 61 resolved, 38 against SSGC and 30 resolved, 40 against KMC and 36 resolved and 68 against police and 61 were resolved. In this way during February 2018, out of 405 complaints, 349 were resolved and 47 are under process. In January 2018, 493 complaints were KARACHI: Sindh government on Thursday imposed a ban on the use of cigarette, pan, gutka and other substandard chewable items in all educational institutions. KARACHI: Pakistan of students from disadvantaged ments. around minorities’ residents A notification issued State Oil Company background. and worship places in this regard said: Limited (PSO), the largest PSO CSR Trust has with the joint cooperation “College education Oil Marketing Company announced a grant of Rs of Hindu communi- department has pleased to of the country, and the 3.3 million for PSO ty leaders. He said that impose a complete ban Institute of Business Scholarships to 10 IBA extraordinary security on the use of cigarette, Administration (IBA), a students. should be made at police pan, gutka and other narcotics leading higher education Shahzad Safdar, station level for Holi celebrations. in all government institution of Pakistan, Trustee, PSO CSR Trust, He directed and private educational have signed a and Ms. Malahat Awan, extraordinary police to beef up security institutions all over the Memorandum of Head of Alumni Affairsarrangements during Holi. Sindh province.” Understanding (MoU) to IBA, signed and support higher education exchanged the MoU docu- received, of them 473 were resolved and 20 are still under process. In January 2018, 77 complaints were received against K-Electric and 117 against PTCL and all of them were resolved. 141 complaints were received against water board, of them 135 were resolved, 35 against SSGC and 29 resolved, 29 against KMC and 25 resolved and 94 against police and 90 were resolved. The Chief Minister has urged people to register their legitimate complaints against government departments and utility agencies at 919 so that they could be resolved. Ph D students asked to conduct their research on new ideas, Dr. Zubair Shaikh KARACHI: President, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi Prof.Dr.Zubair Shaikh presiding over meeting of Board of Advance Studies & Research at University cmpus, last evening. KARACHI: President, Munir, Dr. Shoukat Wasi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah Dr. Khaliq Ur Rehman Razi University, Karachi Prof. Dr. Zubair Shaikh asked the teachers and students to conduct their research work and Dr. Rizwan ul Hassan, Director, QEC, Dr. Munir Hussain, Director, Graduate Studies, Dr. Tahir ul Islam on new ideas which must be and Deputy Registrar, Vice Chancellor of qualitative and objective in M.Kashif Khan. During the Greenwich University order to ensure its publication meeting approval of the topics Seema Mughal said that it was her dream to establish in research journals. This he stated while presiding was granted to Ph D stu- dents to start research work Karachi Research Chair, over a meeting of Board along with the list of superdents which has come true. She of Advance Studies and visors for this program. The also said that the University Research (BASR) held at Board also approved a has provided a platform university campus last revised policy for the student’s through which we can solve evening. The meeting was Final Research the issues and problems of attended by, Associate Projects. (FRP) Addressing Karachi. Dean, Computing & to the BASR meeting, Prof. The objective of Engineering Faculty, Dr. Dr. Zubair Shaikh said that Research Chair is to address Asim Imdad, Associate statutory committee meeting and resolve the issues of Dean, Business may look into Masters Karachi by providing a Administration & Social and Ph D research work strategic platform for collective Sciences, Dr. Sjujaat requirements. reflection and collabo- Mubarak, heads of depart- He said that academic rative action. ments, Dr. Ghazanfer research output is very necessary and needs overall improvement in it. He advised that students to avoid taking graduate, post graduate and Ph D degrees from one institution. Similarly, a teacher who is lecturer in a University should be promoted as Assistant Professor in another University. He also emphasized the need of healthy competition between universities for research activities besides cooperation with each other in this regard. He also asked to collaborate with foreign universities for the promotion of research culture in the country. He asked the researchers to ensure publication of at least one paper every year in a leading international research journal. PSO sets up scholarship fund for 10 IBA students Yacoob Suttar, Chairman, PSO CSR Trust and other representatives from both sides also witnessed the ceremony held at the PSO House. PSO actively supports the cause of education at primary, secondary and higher levels. The company also funds technical education to support needy students from humble background. PSO CSR Trust’s initiatives in education include supporting needy students through scholarships, providing financial assistance to construct new and rehabilitate old infrastructure of educational institutions and giving financial aid to run dormant educational institutes in underserved communities. KARACHI: Deputy Commissioner DMC West, Shahzad Fazal Abbasi along with Municipal Commissioner, Ashfaq Ahmed Mallah planting trees. KARACHI: Chairman District Council, Salman Abdullah Murad inspecting ongoing developments. KARACHI: On the occasion of Pakistan Health Care Summit 2018 organized by Consumers Association of Pakistan in a local restaurant, Group photo of Chief Guest Chairman Sindh Healthcare Commission Prof. Dr. Syed Tipu Sultan, Chairman Consumers Association of Pakistan Kaukab Iqbal, Ateeq-Ur-Rehman, Dr. Khalid Hussain Sheikh, Dr. MinhajQidwai, Dr. NayyerJabeen, JohriMinal, Deputy Director Drug Regulatory Authority Obaid Ali, Dr. Zulfiqar Tunio, Advocate Javaid Ahmed Chattari, AsnaSarosh and Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman Khan. KARACHI: PSP President, Anis Qaimkhani inspecting arrangement of General Workers meeting during his visit to KMC ground located on PIB Colony. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Korangi, Syed Nayar Raza along with relevant officers inspecting under developments project.

PML-N's Asad Ashraf wins Senate by-poll in Punjab LAHORE: PML-N's Dr. Asad Ashraf, running as an independent, won the byelection for a vacated Senate seat, according to unofficial results. The by-election for the Senate seat from Punjab was underway at the Punjab Assembly. The election is being held on the seat vacated by Nehal Hashmi, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court last month for committing contempt of court. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) Dr Asad Ashraf, who was running as an independent candidate due to the Supreme Court's recent decision nullifying all Allah Bux Khushik DADU: SUP-Sindh United Party Chairman Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah has held responsible Pakistan People’s Party government for running Asia biggest Manchar lack. SUP chairman Syed Jalal Mehmooed Shah was speaking to hunger strike drive to restoration of Manchar at the embankments where Roshan Ali Burho, Dr Dodo Mahari, Mir Mola Bux Laghari, Dira Khan Laghari, Asghar LAHORE: PML-N’s MPAs making sign of victory outside Punjab Assembly during polling for a Senate seat from Punjab vacated owing to the disqualification of Nihal Hashmi. actions taken by disqualified PML-N president Nawaz Sharif, was contesting against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s Dr Zarqa Taimur. The Pakistan Peoples Party has not put up a candidate for the Senate by-poll. During the voting process, the proceedings Solangi, Amir Bux khushik and others SUP activists attended the hunger strike. Speaking hunger strike, SUP chairman Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah said that when RBOD project was started area residents had recorded their protest that it project was dangerous for Manchar Lack but present government of Sindh could not be paid attenuation and it neglected to Manchar Lack and it was were briefly halted after the opposition members protested against the public display of vote by a treasury member. Before casting his vote, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif talked to the media and said the PML-N is united under its Quaid, Nawaz Sharif. responsible of Sindh government to ruined Asia biggest lack. He said that through RBOD project contractors and concern authorities had done corruption. He said that residents of Manchar lack are compelled to use untreated water and they had been affected in waterborne disease. He said that the officials of irrigation and other departments were telling fake statement to Supreme Court of Pakistan made "God willing we will win the upcoming general elections," the recentlyappointed PML-N president said further. The polling concluded at 4pm. Maryam Nawaz, daughter of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, tweeted the breakdown of PML-N voting in the provincial SUP Chairman held responsible PPP govt for running Manchar Lake Speakers accentuate role of youth for peace and prosperity in Pakistan JAMSHORO: Peaceful and prosperous Pakistan is a dream of all of us, which, youth by virtue of their love, labor, commitment and loyalty to land can translate into a reality. Moreover, curbing crime is also not solely the obligation of the police and other law-enforcing agencies; but it is our collective responsibility, mandating us all to chip in our bit. The above views were expressed by VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat while he was speaking as the event president on the occasion of one-day conference on “Peaceful and Prosperous Pakistan”. The conference was organized by Department of Criminology, University of Sindh Jamshoro in collaboration with Pakistan Youth Council. Dr. Burfat added that one must not look down upon anyone on the basis of caste, color, creed, faith and any other such social bearings. “Crime is not country-orplace-specific. It is widespread, rampant and global phenomenon, which calls for in-depth research. Crime is essentially a mindset— the motivations of which need to be studied”, he said. Dr. Burfat eulogized administration of Department of Criminology, especially its chairman Dr. Nabi Bux Narejo upon having arranged a very valuable and time-relevant water commission team. SUP general scarcity Roshan Burho announced to contact with SC against Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and concern authorities for not following SC direction. He said that it was major reason observed hunger strike at the embankments of Manchar Lack as every person would be participated in Sehwan SUP long march against Sindh government for the restoration of Manchar Lack. Illegal possession on widow’s, accused run away from court ISLAMABAD: An accused fled away from the court after rejection of bail in the case of occupying a widow’s house illegally. Additional Session judge Rakshanda Shaheen on Thursday rejected the bail of accused and gave orders to arrest them. Following hearing the orders the accused along with his friends deceived the police and run away from the court. Talking to Online, police officials said that they have started the raids and soon absconder will be arrested. It is worth mentioning here that accused is son in law of former IG and police is allegedly helping accused in the case. Earlier the court had given the orders to make Assistant Commissioner Saad Bin Asad OSD while SHO Aabpara police station Khalid Awan had been posted out in the same case. M A. Rehman M I R P U R K H A S : Commissioner Shafiq Ahmed Maheaser , inaugurated the 60th 3-day flowers festival here on thursday at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Gulista Municipality , of Mirpurkhas . in this occation along with Commissioner , Chairman Municipal Committee Farooq Jamil Durani , Deputy Commissioner Zahid Hussain Memon, Assistant Commissioner Ghulam Hussein Kanio , (ASP) Zahid Hussain Bhatti, Deputy Director Information Sawi Khan assembly, after the polling. She said that there were total 311 PML-N members in the PA, from which 310 cast their votes. The number of valid votes was 298 and invalid were 12. Maryam Nawaz while praising the party decorum said that every member voted for the party and turned down every kind of conspiracy. "What did you get by taking away the party's name and identity," she said in one of her tweets. Talking to the media before entering the assembly premises, Dr. Ashraf, a former MPA from Lahore, said the lion [PML-N's electoral symbol] will win today, adding that the snatching of their symbol is unfair. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, who cast the first vote, told the media that the PML-N candidates were party members before and will remain so after the vote as well. World Wildlife Day to be mark on March 3 ISLAMABAD: other parts of the globe, World Wildlife Day will be marked on March 3 in Pakistan to raise awareness of endangered animals and plants and ways to fight against wildlife crime. Wildlife crime involves illegally selling and buying animal body parts, as well as stealing or killing animals that are protected by government laws. Organizations like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the United Nations (UN) want to end these kinds of crimes, so they promote the day by asking people to: Back a ranger - donate money to help rangers who protect endangered animals get equipment and training they need to stop wildlife crime. Sign pledges urging governments to strengthen their laws to stop wildlife crime. Wildlife trade is one of the most profitable illegal trades in the world, estimated at up to $10 billion annually. Illegal wildlife trade of elephant ivory, rhino horns, and tiger products, is widespread in many countries, particularly in Asia and Africa. It is controlled by dangerous crime syndicates that traffic wildlife like drugs or weapons. ISLAMABAD: International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has signed number of MoUs with different Indonesian universities/institutions of higher education. President IIUI, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh along with delegation is currently visiting different Indonesian universities. The visiting IIUI chalghari . Shafiq Maheaser Commissioner told to media , said more than 300 flowers were displayed in the exhibition , of Agriculture department has been planted in various plants , planted vegetables and fruit plants . Maheaser said , the utility of flowers in the world is intact I S L A M A B A D : Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah has said that a new storm of price spiral will again hit the country following the increase of prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene oil. In a statement he said Friday, March 2, 2018 National that government should not snatch the right to live from the people and not revenge from the masses of government’s poor performance. He said that government instead of increasing the tax collection and broadening tax net, believes in punishing the people. He exhorted 3 Khurshid demands from govt to take back the price spiral RAWALPINDI: Coeducation has been banned at primary level by Chief Executive Officer of District Education Authority Rawalpindi from the next academic sessions. All coordinators have been issued directives to strictly instruct the schools administrative not to allow admission of boys in girl’s school, and girls in boy’s schools. Departmental actions will be initiated against the violators of these orders, . Educational circles that they reject this price hike. He said the present government is following a system which makes the rich to richer and poor to poorer. He demanded of the government to take back the price spiral immediately. Co-education at primary level banned in RWP Vijay kumar S H A H E E D BENAZIRABAD: Holi festival celebrated at sakrand under the banner of Pooj Hindu Panchait Sakrand. This program held in the temple of Jhanda, Sindhri Chock where all Hindu community including elders, youngsters and Like children collected, Every one throw colourful powders over each other, also dancing with heart and soul. The rally was taken from Sindhri chock to Guru Nanak temple, at the final different kinds of sweets were distributed among the people. It is worthwhile to mention that Holika Dahan takes place the night before Rangwali Holi. Wood and dung-cakes are burned in a symbolic pyre to signify good defeating evil (in Hindu Vedi scriptures, the God Vishnu helps burn the devil Holika to death). The next morning, people gather in public spaces and take part in Rangwali Holi. This is a raucous affair where people chase each other around, throwing handfuls of coloured powders (known as gulal) at one another, while getting drenched in water. While talking to daily messenger, PPP Councilar and opposition leader have appreciated this decision made by Chief Executive Officer of District Education. Citizens while commending this move have said that the decision will help promote education in the country. PHP Sakrand celebrates Holi festival with zeal and fervor Hindu panchait sakrand Gobind Ram alies papu sonaro said that this day is special day for us like eid, on this day We spread the message of love, prosperity, brotherhood to throughout world, the real meaning of Holi festival is to show happiness. "Why Holi is celebrated" ? He replied, Holi, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil. HYDERABAD: Workers of PPP Women Wing stage a sit-in against Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program MNA Marvi Memon, outside Hyderabad Press Club. IIUI signs MoU with Indonesian varsities, institutions delegation has signed number of MoUs with different Indonesian universities/institutions. Executive Director, Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue, (IRD), Dr. Husnul Amin is also accompanying the IIU President. IIUI delegation visited Dar-us-slam University, Gontor and attended a conference on “Past, Present Intact because illustration of feeling of flowers is not found in the world: Maheaser because the illustration of feeling of flowers is not found, he said, "The growth of women in this exhibition It is a pleasure to see the numbers because women are 50 percent of our society, without any participation, no country can develop. He said that better arrangements have been made in the exhibition, he said that the administration has kept the tradition . he said that the purpose of exhibition is to provide people with an entertainment environment, which includes children's swimming pools, food stalls, in which government institutions As well as hard work and Future of Palestine.” The conference was largely attended by Indonesian students. The President IIUI especially mentioned the historic role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visà-vis Palestinian issue. He said that like every Muslim of the Islamic world, the hearts of the Saudi people also move with the Palestinians. of private institutions . Chairman Municipal Committee Farooq Jamil Durani said that youth should take full part in such programs so that they can avoid the social evils in the fields of agriculture, Cheema House vital role always butification of flawers festival in this festival Sindh historical Research, The Commissioner House, Deputy Commissioner House, Naval College, Mohammad Medical College, and the villagers have planted their own stools, students also expressed their deep interest in the flowers.

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