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2 Sunday, April 8, 2018 Metropolitan Dr Asim allowed to go abroad for medical treatment KARACHI: An Accountability Court on Saturday allowed Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Dr Asim Hussain to go abroad for medical treatment. Eleven accused, including Dr Asim, were present before the court in Rs 17 billion corruption scam. The National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) witness Asmatullah Junejo also appeared in the court. During the hearing, the accused’s lawyer and the NAB prosecutor also exchanged harsh words KARACHI: Former Federal Minister Dr. Asim leaving Accountability Court after case hearing. Explosion in Karachi leaves two dead, six injured KARACHI: View of venue after explosion, at Oil Refinery located on Shireen Jinnah Colony. Dismal healthcare constitutional negligence of rulers: Altaf Shakoor KARACHI: Dismal healthcare in Pakistan is the result of the negligence of rulers towards their constitutional responsibilities to ensure proper medical care of citizens, said Pasban e Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor.In a statement here Saturday on the occasion of the world health day, he said rising disease burden in the country and shrinking medical care facilities for the poor in our country is a matter of grave concern. He said the government has even failed to provide the citizens with basic facility of clean potable water. He said the concern shown by the Water Commission over water supply and sewerage disposal facilities in Sindh should have been eye-opener for the rulers, but sadly they are as insensitive as they were before the formation of the Commission.He said the municipal and industries filth is being directly discharged into our sea, rivers, lakes and canals. Resultantly, waterborne diseases are on a constant rise. He said the situation regarding the spread of hepatitis in our country is alarming and the main reason is again the contaminated drinking water. He said billions of rupees in budgetary funds are allocated every year for supply of clean water, but this taxpayers’ money goes to the pockets of corruption mafia. He said situation of healthcare in rural areas of Sindh is just pathetic, where a large number of children have already been dying due to malnutrition, stunt grown and lack of facilities in government healthcares. Burhani Hospital Trust organises awareness walk KARACHI: UC-26 Chairman and E and IP Chairman, Qasier Imtiaz being briefed by Brigadier Zubair, CEO of Burhani Hospital during their visit on the eve of World Health Day. KARACHI: The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organizations. This day is celebrated in order to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity to draw attention to subjects of major importance to global health each year. Previous themes for celebration World Health Day include depression, diabetes, food safety, vector-bone diseases, blood pressure etc. This year, the selected theme is Universal Health Coverage. Speaking on the occasion, CEO Burhani Hospital Trust Brigadier (R)Dr Muhammad Zubair Sheikh informed the guests that the hospital is and will forever be fully committed to providing quality healthcare to ailing humanity without discrimination of cast, creed or religion at less than market rates. KARACHI: At least two persons were killed and six others injured as a result of an explosion in Karachi's Kemari vicinity, according to police. The explosion reportedly occurred in a private company's storage tank for molasses. Thousands of liters of the fluid spilled in the vicinity. The injured were shifted to the burns ward of the city's Civil Hospital where they are receiving medical treatment, confirmed SSP City Shiraz Nazeer. A police official confirmed that the deceased was identified as Kishwar. Mayor urges citizens to ensure planting trees KARACHI: Mayor Karachi, Waseem Akhtar is cutting the inaugural ribbon during Ground Breaking ceremony, at Gulshan-e-Iqbal UC-22. KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar said on Saturday that the inner streets of the city had been in worst condition for the last 10 years, the construction and overlap work of the street was being continued. Mayor said that the citizens had hope in him and he would not escape as everyone know that we are working for the development of city. Akhtar said some people threw garbage in the streets and some people wanted to gain cheap popularity by criticizing the elected leadership. He said that throwing garbage in streets was a crime and the government also issued orders that if some people wanted to throw garbage in the streets, then the provincial government and police would fix them. He said we havd to follow the court's order, we had followed the orders before and we are ready to follow any order of the court. He expressed these views while he inaugurated the construction of work of Democratic process most essential for progress: Governor KARACHI: Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair said Saturday that successful completion of electoral process and establishment of next government would usher a new era in the history of the country and we must all play our roles in this regard. This he said while talking to an eight-member delegation of Karachi Press Club (KPC). The delegation members included President Ahmed Khan Malik, Secretary Maqsood Ahmed Yousufi, Treasurer Moosa Kaleem and members of Governing body Abul Hasan, Kafeel Uddin Faizan, Naeem Akbar Sahoutara, Shams Keerio and Ms. Shazia Hasan. Nasir Uddin Mahmood was also present in this occasion. Matters regarding freedom of press, political & economic situation of the country, problems being confronted by journalists, performance of Karachi Press Club, grant for KPC also came under discussion during the meeting. He said that it was very fortunate that second successive parliament was completing its term and despite all rumours senate elections were held on time. The next general elections would ensure formation of new government which would inherit strong economy and improved law and order, to accelerate the pace of development of the country, he added. and co-accused Iqbal Z Ahmed council also completed cross-questioning with the witness. On the other hand, Dr Asim filed a request before the court for going abroad for medical treatment from April 10 to 17. The court approved the request of PPP leader and allowed him to go abroad and adjourned the hearing of the case till 21 April. Earlier, the NAB had filed a reference against Dr Asim and others for corruption of Rs 17 billion in Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited Company. HRCP demands free and fair elections on schedule KARACHI: Given the vicissitudes of Pakistan’s political situation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) demands that free and fair elections be held as scheduled this year. In a statement issued following its 32nd Annual General Meeting, HRCP has reiterated the importance of ensuring an even playing field for all—without interference from any state agency. “There must be special efforts to ensure that both women and religious minorities are able to participate in, and contest, the elections freely and without fear, pressure or intimidation. In this context, mobile polling stations could be a way of ensuring that people who might otherwise be unable to vote, are able to exercise this fundamental right,” the organization added. HRCP said it was perturbed at suggestions for rolling back the 18th Amendment and the National Finance Commission Award of 2009. Any move in this direction, it said, would threaten the integrity of the federation: the state needed to move toward greater federation, and not backward. The fact that enforced disappearances have continued unabated in last year is cause for serious concern. HRCP has said that “the protracted delay by the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances in establishing the whereabouts of missing persons is unacceptable” and demands that Pakistan sign the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances. KARACHI: NAB Karachi organized an awareness seminar and awareness walk in collaboration with Institute of Business Management, Korangi Creek Karachi on “Awareness Campaign against Corruption ". DG NAB (K) Mr. Mohammad CM urges KE, SSGC not to punish people of Karachi KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presided over a joint meeting of K-Electric (KE) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) here at the CM Hose here on Stuardy, wherein has categorically told both the entities that due to their personal disputes, he would not allow them to punish the people of this city. The meeting was attended by SSGC Board of Directors Chairman Lt. Gen. Javed Zia (R), Board of Directors Agha Sher Shah, Rizwan Kehar, MD SSGC Amin Rajput, Sr GM Saeed Larik, CFO Fasihuddin Fawad. The KE was represented by its Chairman Waqar Siddiqui, CEO Tayyab Tareen, Board of Directors Zubair Motiwala, Khalid Rafi, Mubasher Shaikh, Freeric Sicre, Chief Generation Officer Mr Dale Sinkle, Chief financial Officers DMC East orders cleanliness in area Moonis A. Alvi, and Directors Aamir Qureshi. The chief minister was assisted by his Principal Secretary Sohail Rajput and Secretary Energy Agha Wasif. The chief minister said: "Karachi is currently facing increased electricity load shedding. The KE blames SSGCL for reduced gas supply, resulting in the decreased generation of electricity." The SSGCL denies and claims that 90 mmcfd is being supplies against the old agreement of 10 mmcfd signed in 1970s. He said that in the claims and counter claims between the two organizations, people of this city suffer a lot in this sweltering weather. Therefore, he had written a letter to the prime minister and took this issue with him. It was pointed out in the meeting that SSGCL provides gas to KE without any gas supply agreement (GSA) for production of KARACHI: District Municipal Corporation East Karachi Chairman Moeed Anwar said on Saturday that DMC East is using all its resources to resolve the issues of area and now the problems had been started resolving. This he said while inspecting construction work in Ahsanabad Society, Union Council 31 along with Vice Chairman Lala Raheem . Moeed directed officials to ensure cleanliness arrangements in Ahsanabad Society and urged Sindh Solid Waste KMC , but the Management (SSWM) administration to play its role for ensuring cleanliness in area. He said that it was the duty of SSWM to lift garbage from the area and ensure cleanliness on daily basis. The street lights be maintained as soon as possible so that people could be facilitated from DMC East. Talking about development works, the chairman stated that standard and quality was essential in development work. He electricity from gas-based power generation plants. The SSGCL follows the ECC decisions for supply of gas. It was also noted that from 2001 to 2008, the ECC allocated supply of up to 276 mmcfd gas to KE for its multiple gas-based power plants. The KE has four gasbased power plants which require 180 mmcfd to generate 1104 MW electricity. Additionally, KE requires 10 mmcfd, as pilot fuel, to operate duel fuel gas/furnace oil-based plant at Bin Qasim Power station. It was also told in the meeting that minimum 190 mmcfd gas is required in summer for operating single fuel gas-based plants at full load. The SSGCL has significantly curtailed gas supply to KE and the current supply is 90 mmcfd. The average for 2017 was 141 mmcfd versus 177 and 167 in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Hamdard celebrates World Health Day 2018 KARACHI: The real wealth of a country is human resources and those counties that are investing in human resource , education, science , technology and innovation (ESTI) are making rapid progress. K n o w l e d g e - b a s e d economy is the answer of all socio economic illness Sadia Rashid is taking aegis of Hamdard Public and health is also attached ahead his mission and school Karachi nd to the economic condition. holding international Hamdard Foundation Herbal have treasures of Children's day every year. Pakistan on the topic of “ cure and heir compounds These views were Universal Health are equally useful in treatment. expressed by the chief Coverage- Every one – Hakim Mohammad guest Prof, Dr. Atta-ur- Every where” on the occa- Said was a great herbalist. Rehman patron-in-chief sion of World Health Day Who had a lot in the field international centre for on April 6, 2018, presided of tibb, health and education chemical and biological over by Dr. Mohammad who made his dream sciences, University of Assai Ardakani, world of Madinat-ul-Hikmah, a Karachi at 27th international Health Organization repre- city of education , science Children Health sentative in Pakistan at a and culture . A reality Conference, held under the local Hotel. KARACHI: Students are reciting holy Quran for the peace of departed souls of Students of Kunduz attack, at roadside located on Shahrah-e-Faisal. NAB organises awareness seminar a road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Akhtar said that the condition of the road was like other roads of Gulshan-e-Iqbal and it has been developed with cost of Rs2 crore. There are many water and sewerage issues in the city ,which, we have to resolve and 70% of the problems of Karachi’s infrastructure are connected with water and sewage lines. Said Mayor Akhtar said that he had requested the Sindh government to recruit well educated and honest officers on the vacant positions of government had not appointed officials yet. Altaf Bawany was the Chief Guest of the ceremony and Mr. Talib Kareem, President, Institute of Business Management Karachi and others various notables from academia also participated. Addressing the ceremony, DG NAB (K) underlined the role of youth in eradication of corruption from society. He said, a society that adopts corruption as a norm, requires fresh blood to come forward and contribute in nation building. He said, responsibility heavily lies on the shoulders of our youth to become part of struggle to root out corruption. In this regard, he said NAB has formed Character Building Societies at schools, colleges and universities level and in the spirit of prevention of corruption rather than enforcement, various Government departments are also being reached out. also said: ‘’We are using all possible means to resolve the public problems and we are being informed about the public problems by our elected representatives.”

Dr. Ramesh Kumar leaves PML-N, joins PTI LARKANA: ISLAMABAD: In a major setback to ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Dr. Ramesh Kumar on Saturday announced to join ranks of Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaf (PTI) during a joint press conference with Imran Khan here in Islamabad. According to detail, Kumar was selected member of National Assembly on minority seat by PML- N. “I practiced politics to serve the masses. Even Ch. Nisar used to state that a person like him had no honour in the party. I respect judiciary and oppose use of such language against the courts”, asserted Kumar. Commenting on Kumar’s inclusion, PTI chief Imran LAHORE: Supreme Court (SC) has ordered for arresting the accused persons in Journalist Zeeshan Butt from Sambriyal murder case within four days. SC bench presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took up for hearing suo motu notice pertaining to murder of journalist Zeeshan Butt ISLAMABAD: PML-N MNA Ramesh Kumar addressing a press conference after joined PTI. Khan welcomed him while vowing to protect minorities via all legal and moral means. from Sambriyal Saturday in Lahore Registry. The CJP inquired from IG Punjab Arif Nawaz about the arrest of culprits. IG Punjab police told the court the accused persons have not been arrested so far. However they will be apprehended within a week. CJP inquired from IG Punjab why the accused On a question about 2013 elections, Khan apprised attendants that all parties, except PML-N, had persons have not been apprehended so far. Either the sky has swallowed them or earth has devoured them. Tell us the culprits belong to which party. They are being supported by whom. IG Punjab told the court that the accused are affiliated with PML-N but no one is supporting them. The CJP remarked “ the accused are affiliated with raised objections on the controversial role of returning officers in the general elections 2013. “All parties CJP gives Punjab police four days to arrest journalist Zeeshan Butt’s killers Has the sky swallowed the killers or earth has devoured them: CJP BANNU: People participating in Pakistan Zindabad Movement rally in support of the Pakistan Armed Forces and other state institutions. the ruling party PML-N . Is it not sufficient . Justice Ijaz ul hassan remarked “ place the name of the accused in ECL. The IG Punjab told the court the name of the culprits have been put in ECL. The court while rejecting IG Punjab plea for granting a week gave four days to him to arrest the accused persons. Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to promote tourism I S L A M A B A D : Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to establish a working group to strengthen tourism relations between the two countries. This was agreed during a meeting of a delegation of Tajikistan's National Tourism Institute and Pakistan Tourism development Corporation held in Islamabad on Saturday. Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan Jononov Sherali was also present in the meeting. PTDC and Tajikistan's National Tourism Institute also agreed to sign an agreement on cooperation in tourism sector, which will help boosting tourism of both countries. Managing PTDC Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor said Pakistan and Tajikistan have longterm brotherly relations since long. He said Pakistan is completely safe and secure place for tourists from all over the world. ISLAMABAD: A new study busts the myth of the existence of "good" fat that protects against heart disease. In fact, the study looked at the effects of losing weight in the hips, buttocks, and thighs on cardiovascular health, and it found nothing but benefits. All weight loss is good for the heart, suggests new research. Most people would agree that fat is bad for you, and many individuals will know that obesity and overweight harm the heart, in particular. But in the past few years, some studies have put forth the idea that certain types of fat may, on the contrary, protect the heart. Many studies supported the "obesity paradox." agreed on the notion that rigging happened in 2013 elections. “All parties agreed on the notion that rigging happened in 2013 elections. Returning officers had fixed match in collaboration with Election Commission of Pakistan”, said Khan. He stated that “PTI will hold public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore to show that nation stands behind judiciary. Everyone support new top brass of Supreme Court”. Khan once again hurled question at Nawaz Sharif about means through which wealth had been acquired while stating that Sharif family only submitted Qatari letter in their defence. Gossips of no confidence move against PM AJK conclude ISLAMABAD: rumors of bringing no confidence motion against Prime Minister AJK Raja Farooq Haider and dissolving Azad Kashmir legislative assembly have died their own death . The main leaders of PML (N) and important ministers of AJK government are standing behind the PM AJK Raja Farooq Haider. The sources told this scribe that the central leadership of PML(N)does not want to any matter further which may add their troubles while on the other hand the ministers of AJK government are protecting their personal interests. The leaders of PML(N) and PPP have agreed not to touch the AJK government. All the political parties are on the same page that, PM AJK Raja Farooq Haider is doing well in bringing Indian brutalities in Indian occupied Kashmir to the surface in the comity of nations and he should remain in office. If he is removed from his post then the wrong message would be delivered internationally. It is also worth mentioning here that now many mega development projects are going on and they could be affected. PPP He said that Imran Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Khan had been criticizing Zardari said Saturday that PPP but he should be his party will never compromise asked what he had done for on 18th the people. He said it was Amendment and provincial autonomy. PPP which had given credit to the poor women without "The party will not interest due to which allow rollback of 18th six lakh families had so far Amendment and if it is tried then we will fight on benefited and their lives had been improved. He every forum including said that 8000 kilometers courts," he said while of canals in Sindh had addressing notables and party activists at the residence been strengthened which was not visible. of Nisar Ahmed He said that he was not Khuhro here. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Faryal Talpur, Suhail Anwar Siyal and other MNAs & MPAs were also present on the occasion. Bilawal said that after five years, the government's role showed them that they did not want 18th Amendment due to which 100% satisfied with the working of the government but if they had been given proper share from NFC Award, more development works could have been carried out. Bilawal said in upcoming elections, PPP would even form government in Punjab. He said there was no legal way to ministries were being postpone general elections snatched from the adding they wanted election provinces. He said: on schedule. "Proper portion of NFC He announced that his award is also not being sister Aseefa Bhutto given to the provinces Zardari will contest elections including Sindh. from The Therefore, PML-N's conspiracy Nawabshah.Bilawal said against 18th they wanted the caretaker Amendment will be government should be exposed." non-controversial so that Sunday, April 8, 2018 National 3 Bilawal inaugurates election camp office KB Rind SAKRAND: JUI F to protest the killings of innocent people in Afghanistan and occupied Kashmir,. Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) took out a rally in Sakrand district nawabshah from Madina Masjid to Sakrand press Club. Led by Allah Dino Channa, advocate Kareem Bux Rind, Mulana Ali Nawaz Parhiyar and others , the JUI workers were carrying banners and placards to protest the killings of innocent students in an attack on a seminary in Kunduz in Afghanistan. They chanted slogans against United States, India and Israel for hatching conspiracies against Muslims. The speakers while addressing the participants termed bombing a barbaric act. They asked the Muslim Ummah to protest transparent, free and fair elections could be held. He said PPP was not in favour of controversial setup which was the tradition of PML-Nawaz who appointed a person as Punjab Chief Minister who was later on posted as PCB head. He said he would contest upcoming election against PTI and PML-N by raising people's problems adding politics of opponents would finish. He said with people's power, PPP will form government all over Pakistan. He said he don't thing America would like to become a partner in CPEC. He said PPP wanted to establish English Medium Schools in every district of the province so that children of the poor can also benefit from education. Bilawal also cut a ribbon and inaugurated his election camp office. Before that he inaugurated English Medium High School and then visited Begum Nusrat Bhutto Girls College. Bilawal also offered condolences with the family members of late MNA Ayaz Soomro. Rally took out to protest killing of Innocent children several plots on bogus documents worth million of rupees in two cooperative housing societies in federal capital. Credible sources revealed that accused Yasir Mehdi had been using a luxury car bearing registration number AES-696 for the last many years, but mid-night between Friday and Saturday, police took his car into custody and locked down in police station against the killings of the innocent seminary students. They condemned the killing of Muslims in occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces. The speakers said that the UN had become silent spectator to the recent killing of dozens of Hafize-Quran in Afghanistan. They said the US and the western countries were carrying out atrocities against the Muslims. Police catches car of Yasir Mehdi, but releases it on political pressure Director, ISLAMABAD: Federal Capital Police has impounded the precious vehicle of accused Yasir Mehdi who is considered as closed ally of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. However, Police released car after 24 hour following intervention of a MNA hailed from ruling party PML-N. Accused Yasir Mehdi is already under custody of FIA on charges of selling They found that overweight and obese people had a reduced risk of coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and heart attack. Other studies have emphasized the idea that it is only the "healthy" fat surrounding the heart that can protect it, while older studies have suggested that gluteofemoral fat — that is, the fat on the buttocks, thighs, and hips — may improve cardiometabolic health. But a new study — led by Peter Clifton, a professor of nutrition at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association — contradicts some research cited above. The less fat you have, the new study suggests, the more your heart will thank you, as losing any type of fat is shown to lower the risk of heart disease. 'All fat loss is good' Prof. Clifton shares some of the questions that motivated him to undergo the research. He says, "If you are a person who keeps most of your fat in these [gluteofemoral] protective regions and you decide to lose weight, are you gaining any benefit from this weight loss?" "Or," he asks, "are you doing yourself harm in terms of cardiovascular disease?" To answer this question, he examined data from seven studies of weight loss through dieting. The studies summed up 399 participants and Prof. Clifton looked at how losing fat in the thighs, backside, and surrounding muscles affected heart disease risk in these people. declaring it suspicious as the driver of Mehdi could not present the proper documents of the car . Later on, Police released the car on the political intervention from an MNA of PML (N). Interestingly, police had taken car into custody on the plea that it seems tempered chaises number but they released the car on the stance that they have checked the documents of car. There's no such thing as heart-protecting fat, study finds This is how a single high-fat meal can lead to heart disease New research uncovers what a single meal high in fat can do to your blood cells and vessels. To examine cardiovascular health, he looked at the participants' blood sugar, insulin, cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood pressure levels. The analysis concluded that the "[l]oss of leg fat and leg lean tissue was directly associated with beneficial changes in cardiovascular disease risk markers." As a result, Prof. Clifton explains, those who lose weight "should not worry about where [their] fat is coming off — all fat loss is good, at least for the heart."

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