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10 April 2018

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2 Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Metropolitan New polio drive beings in Sindh; 2.4m to get drops in Karachi KARACHI: KARACHI: The Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Polio in Sindh on Monday launched 4th polio campaign of 2018 in all districts of Sindh province. Approximately 8.6 million children across the province, including 2.4 million in Karachi, would be administrated polio drops from April 09 to April 13, 2018. More than 56,000 teams (12,000 in Karachi) are participating in polio drive while 5,000 police personnel have been deployed to provide security to the teams in Karachi city. Commissioner Karachi Ejaz Ahmed Khan has KARACHI: Eminent religious scholars, and national and international health experts have said that keeping fast is beneficial for healthy Muslims, but it is mandatory for the patients to follow the advice of doctors in the month of Ramadan as doctor’s status becomes ‘Ameer’ for their patients in the holy month. They declared that keeping fast against the recommendations of health experts was forbidden. They said it was generally safe to keep fast for the KARACHI: Anti polio worker administrating vaccine to a child during five day campaign, in Karachi. inaugurated the five-day polio campaign in diabetics, pregnant women and people with cardiovascular diseases and even beneficial for the people with mental disorders as fasting boosts the mental health and immune system but doctors must be consulted to ascertain their opinion before deciding to keep fast or not. Certain patients having cancers could also keep fast in consultation with their doctors but there were several types of cancers in which patients could not hold fast, the experts said Karachi by administrating polio drop to a child. He and added that doctors or a panel of doctors could suggest the best course of worship of Muslims patients in the holy month of Ramadan. They expressed these views while speaking at the concluding ceremony of the 4th International Diabetes and Ramadan Conference held here at a local hotel. On the occasion, Ramadan Specific Guidelines 2018, prepared by the Ramadan Study Group were also launched, which would be distributed among doctors said more than 2.3 million children under five-year Religious scholars urge patients to follow doctor’s advice in Ramadan MQM's Saleem Bandhani joins PSP KARACHI: MPA, Saleem Bandhani addresses to media persons during press conference after joining Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), at Pakistan House. KARACHI: One more wicket of MQM (P) has fallen as MPA Saleem Bandhani joins PSP. He made an announcement to Join PSP during a press conference in Pakistan House along with the head of PSP Syed Mustafa Kamal. On this occasion Syed Mustafa Kamal said that the joining of PSP by Saleem Bandhani had increased the confidence in the party. He said that they have faced very difficult time and rendered a lot of sacrifices. He requested the confused people to end the confusion now and join PSP. He also invited MQM Bahadurabad Mayor vows to develop KMC markets and other buildings KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar said on Monday that KMC markets and other buildings would be made better so that more revenue could be generated. “Super Market Liaquatabad will also be restored and made beautiful by eliminating surrounding encroachments with the cooperation of market association. The pedestrian bridge and the basement area of the Super Market has been restored and repaired so that citizens, especially women and children, could be facilitated in the market. Court’s directives on China Ground will be followed completely,” the mayor said while talking to media representatives during a visit to Liaquatabad Super Market today. MNA Kanwar Naveed Jamil and Director General Works Shahab Anwer, Senior Director Communication S.M Taha with other officers accompanied the mayor on this occasion. Mayor inspected the restoration and repairing works that have been carried out in and around the market and issued directives to relevant officers. He said the pedestrian bridge connecting both tracks of Sharea Pakistan and also provided access to the Super Market was in dilapidating condition since many years and had turned dangerous for pedestrians, therefore, it had been decided to repair and color it immediately. Akhtar said the basement area of the market had submerged in water since long and the building was suffering due to this. We have taken notice of this situation and removed all water from the basement and cleared it. He said that the Super Market had been a major shopping center for the middle and poor class and thousands of people, including women and children, visit here on daily basis, while the encroachments around this market had made difficult for them to access the market. and PIB groups to join PSP. He said Pakistan situation has deteriorated. He said that the adamant attitude of Nawaz Sharif is not less than an abuse. Saleem Bandhani said that he has joined PSP sans any coercion. He added that they had learned a lot from Anis Qaim Khani. in Karachi and other cities of Pakistan so that they could advise patients on how to keep fast safely. Speaking on the occasion, eminent religious scholar Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim Essa from Darul- Ifta, Jamiah Daruloom Karachi said doctors become “Mufti” and “Ameer” for their patients in the holy month of Ramadan, and added that acting against their advice and keeping fast when they prohibit it for the patients is ‘forbidden’ and ‘sinful’. Girl killed, two injured in separate mugging incidents KARACHI: A minor girl was killed and two other people injured in different mugging incidents in the metropolis on Monday. According to rescue sources, two robbers entered a house to loot valuables in Korangi Sector-51 C. However, the family offered them resistance and the robbers opened fire. As a result, a fiveyear-old girl, Eshal suffered severe bullet injuries and died on the spot, while, a 30-year-old Mohid sustained bullet injuries. The body and injured were shifted to the Jinnah 35-years- Staff Reporter KARACHI: Mahnama Sathee, children’s premier Urdu monthly, is bringing out a special ‘shikayat’ number in May, celebrating the funniest phase of one’s life, especially the childhood, with its all innocence and merriment. The exclusive ‘shikayat’ edition is going to feature a host of short stories, poems and essays that will speak of a child’s inclination to complain of trivial ailments and will beautifully depict a child’s tendency to find fault Postgraduate Medical Center. Separately, old Khan Muhammad son of Ali Nawaz was injured during a robbery attempt in Gulshan-e-Maymar area. KARACHI: A view of the corridor of City Court during strike notice on the calls of Karachi Bar Council to mark the 10th anniversary of Tahir Plaza tragedy, was torched on April 9, 2008 that killed six people including two lawyers and two women. 19 more dengue cases reported in Karachi KARACHI: At least 19 more dengue fever cases were reported across the megacity in a week, taking the reported cases’ toll to 235 in the city since 1st January 2018. As per weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, as many as 21 new dengue fever cases surfaced across the Sindh province in the week, out of which 19 from Karachi and two from other parts of province. A total 250 dengue cases have already been reported throughout Sindh province out of them 235 in Karachi and 15 from rest of the province this year so far. age would be administered polio drops across Karachi city during the drive. He informed that vaccination of children is national duty and parents should cooperate with polio teams. He said children were being administrated Vitamin A drops along with polio vaccination. Commissioner Karachi said that strict action had been taken against private schools owners in District Central who had refused to administration polio drops to students. He urged the private schools to coordinate with polio teams during ongoing campaign. Two killed, one injured in police encounter KARACHI: Police killed two alleged robbers and one another injured during an encounter in Defence Housing Authority area of the city in the wee hours of Monday. According to rescue sources, a gang of three robbers were looting people at gunpoint in Phase 1-A market of Defence Housing Authority, receiving information a police reached the scene. The accused opened fire on police team which was retaliated. During exchange of fire for some time, two robbers Shakil, aged 35, and Arsalan, 30, suffered bullet injuries and died on the spot, while one of their Sindh Cabinet, taking some important decisions, has approved new External Debt Management Manual (EDMM), Sindh Katchi Abadi Authority Budget, Sindh University and Institutes Laws (Amendment Bill). It also expressed serious reservations against rising load shedding and federal government's reluctance to name new Islamabad International Airport after Shaheed Mohterma Benazir Bhutto. The cabinet meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at the New Sindh Secretariat in which the Sindh chief minister, who KARACHI: Sindh Prosecution Welfare Association staged a sit-in outside Sindh Assembly Gate for acceptance of their demands pertaining to rise in salaries, provision of accomplices, Shahid time scale, approval of sustained severe bullet service structure and injuries. issuance of health cards. The police also recovered weapons, bullets, a motorbike, cash and cell phones from the spot. The bodies and KARACHI: Hameed injured were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for medico-legal formalities and treatment, respectively. KARACHI: Chairman DMC Malir, Jan Muhammad Baloch along with Vice Chairman DMC Malir, Abdul Khaliq Marwat inaugurating street lights project at Malir Court Murtaza Chorangi. KARACHI: Municipal Commisioner DMC West, Ashfaq Ahmed Mallah inspecting ongoing cc flooring work at Site zone. Sindh Cabinet annoyed at rising load shedding holds the portfolio of finance department, said that the objective of External Debt Management Manual was to describe the policies and procedures governing external debt management by Sindh government. He added that it should be used for day-to-day management of external debt activities “where appropriate, diagrams and flow charts are used to facilitate users’ understanding of the process and workflow,” he said and went on saying: “This document is prepared to meet all basic requirements and to attain the desired internal control over external debt management policies at the provincial level.” The association’s law officers (prosecutors and attorneys) and staff members belonging to different parts of the province participated in the sit-in. The demonstrators were demanding rise in salaries, medical and health cards, services structure and time The manual explains activities relating to external debt management, the need for controls, the nature and content of the work processes and importance of aspects such as debt recording, servicing and reporting. The cabinet approved the manual. It also approved a Rs555.166 million budget for 2017- 18. The budget has been been estimated at Rs555.166 million which includes Rs200 million for government grant, Rs355.166 million from SKAA’s own resources. In the budget, 22 posts of grade BPS-1 to BPS-20 have been created and Rs 45 million have been allocated for low housing scheme. SPWA stages demo outside Sindh Assembly KARACHI: Members of Sindh law officers (Prosecutors/Attorneys) and staff are holding protest demonstration for acceptance of their demands, outside Sindh Assembly. Haroon, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society haveexpressed profound grief on behalf of APNS Office Bearers and members of the Executive Committee over the sad demise of Mian Muhammad Tufail, father of Mian Akbar Ali, Director Marketing, Khabrain Group. The APNS Office Bearers scale. The protesters were holding banners inscribed with demands and chanting slogans against the authorities for showing negligence. The protest was led by Sindh SPWA president Iqbal Solangi, vice president Seraj Memon and other leaders. APNS Condolence with almost everything they are exposed to, starting from a tasteless food being served to the most challenging schooldays a child is supposed to experience in his life. From the grief caused by the lack of toys to the grievance made out of a desire to outshine the rest of the children in terms of possessing trivial childhood belongings and keepsakes, the forthcoming ‘shikayat’ number of Monthly Sathee will be an all-encompassing literary treasure devoted to children and young adults. According to Mohammad Azam Tariq, children’s literature in Urdu is gaining maturity, reflecting every phase of childhood, comprising diaper-wearing age to postcrawling stages that are largely ruled by naivety, creating adventures, celebrations of small achievements, consistent exploration and then the ear-piercing jubilation made out of discovering something new and more fascinating. “Appearing in May 2018, Mahnama Sathee’s special have offered condolence to the bereaved family and have prayed that Almighty Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and give themcourage and patience to bear the irreparable loss. ‘Shikayat Number’ brings children’s Urdu Literature to a new area: Editor Sathee ‘shikayat’ edition will celebrate childhood with its all innocence and highbrow attitude towards learning, schooling and the other things experienced in the early years of one’s life in particular. Frankly speaking, the ‘complain and get what you want’ is typically an early childhood phenomenon, which truly defines infancy, a golden period of one’s life no one wants to forget in any case,” says Mohammad Tariq Khan, editor, Mahnama Sathee. KARACHI: Chairman DMC East, Moid Anwar along with inaugurating Vilas Park. KARACHI: Chairman District Council, Salman Abdullah Murad presiding meeting.

Sindh has decided to bring change to throw away Wadera Shahi: Ali Kazi Abbas Kassar HYDERABAD: Chief of Tabdeeli Pasand ( change minded) Party Ali Kazi has said that Sindh has suffered a lot under Wadera Shahi ( feudalism) and now they have decided to change that old age system through change for which they have found Tabdelli Pasand ( change minded) Party. This was stated by Ali Kazi while addressing a big public meeting held by his party near Hatri by-pass last night. He said ruling party of Bhotars (feudal lords) has during last more than a decade of their misrule has deprived people of Sindh of all that is needed for life. The rulers snatched from them health to education to employment also no roads HYDERABAD: Tabdeeli Pasand Party Chief, Ali Kazi addresses to his supporters during public gathering meeting in Hyderabad on last night. nor clean drinking water to such extent that in many villages humans and animals drink water from same place. More than 5 million children are out of ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will arrange variety of programs of students’ interest at the threeday literature festival (carnival), scheduled to begin here on Friday. The admission for participation in the event will be free and open. The programs include: Grand Mushaira, ‘Dastan Goi’ and speeches Bait Bazi. There will be a number of books’ stalls and education- related activities to promote literature and academic research. The carnival will be formally inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui. During the festival, round-table and panel discussion will also be arranged to project English and Urdu PUBLIC NOTICE In Compliance of regulation 22.5.5 of Rule Book of the Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited, it is hereby informed to all that Authorized Person of our Head Office situated at Suite No. 204, 2nd Floor Business and Finance Centre I.I. Chundrigar Road Karachi has been changed. Ms Farah Zubair Chief Executive Officer bearing CNIC No. 42301-0970880-2 is the authorized person to look after the affairs of our Head office in place of Mr. Muhammad Yousuf s/o Abdul Sattar. Pearl Securities Limited schools and 4 million others suffering from various epidemic diseases as present rulers have no panacea for their suffering. He said this mammoth public meeting has proved as referendum against present rulers. He said Sindh mother was suffering and her treatment is in slip of vote. He announced that Tabdeeli AIOU to arrange variety of programs at literature carnival on Friday Media can play key role in promoting spirit of OBOR initiative: DG PBC ISLAMABAD: Director General Radio Pakistan Shafqat Jalil has said media can play an important role by serving as bridge in promoting the essence and spirit of One Belt One Road initiative. He was addressing Media Leaders Summit under Boao Forum in China. The Director-General said Pakistani electronic as well as print media has played its due role in the implementation of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor and One Belt and Road Initiative in its true perspective. He said there is a need to enhance cooperation and consolidate public opinion by offering intellectual support for the One Belt and Road Initiative. Referring to the rapid technological transformation around the globe, he called for focus on use of mobile technologies that have the capacity to reach even the remotest customer in the poorest countries of the region. The Director General said our focus should be on a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable development in Asian countries. He said we need to work together to minimize risks, maximize benefits, and overcome challenges to Asia's development. LAHORE: Activists of Jimat Islami (JI) are holding protest demonstration against Muslims massacre in Afghanistan, at Muslim Town. 54% Pakistanis favorably rate Chief Justice Saqib Nisar: Poll I S L A M A B A D : According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 54% Pakistanis favorably rate Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “What is your opinion about Chief Justice Saqib Nisar?” In response to this question, 20% said it was very good, 34% said it was good, 21% said bad, 14% said very bad and 11% did not respond. Question: “What is your opinion about Chief Justice Saqib Nisar?” The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1586 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, February 26 - March 05, 2018. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level. literature for interest of the students and researchers. Various departments of the AIOU including Faculty of Education, Sciences, Social Sciences and Islamic Studies will brief the visiting students about the new academic programs. Education awareness rally BADIN: department Badin organized an awareness rally in connection with increasing enrollment in government schools here Monday. The rally began from GBP School and concluded at Shahnawaz Chowk. It was led by Taluka Education officer (TEO) Primary Badin, Qadir Bux Talpur, General Manager, NCHD, Imtiaz Hussain Rind, supervisor, union council Nindo, M. Siddique Bhurgari, representative of PTA, Dhani Bux Khoso, Wahid Bux Rind, Muneer Ahmed Memon and others. Eight of a family faint due to drink poisoning ISLAMABAD: A new study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology1 found that standing instead of sitting for six hours a day could prevent weight gain and help people to actually lose weight. Prolonged sitting has been linked to the obesity epidemic, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Europeans sit for up to seven hours a day, and even physically active people may spend most of the day in a chair. Pasand Party would field its candidates across Sindh from all constituencies as vote is the future of our generation as such people of Sindh have decided not to vote for Bhotars any more. He said the trend of politics has now changed and that whole Sindh from Kashmore to Keti Bander and from Karachi to Nangarparker has decided not to vote for Waderas. After hearing the voice of Sindh for change, he said, he has come out with new pro people philosophy for change. Central leader of TPP Mehboob Soomro, Masood Wasan, Ali Sher Mehr, Gul Hassan Leghari also addressed the Jallsa. Noted human rights activist and award winner Veeru Kolhi was also present. Power pilferage case registered against PTI MNA from Multan ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the killings of innocent people and grave human rights violations by New Delhi regime in the Indian occupied Kashmir. Opposition Leader Sherry Rehman tabled the resolution. The resolution strongly and unequivocally condemned the recent escalation of state sponsored violation in Shopian and Islamabad in Indian occupied Kashmir, which has left scores of people killed and injured by Indian soldiers and police. MULTAN: A case of power pilfering has been registered against PTI MNA Amir Dogar under electricity act and power theft clauses in Multan. PTI leader Amir Dogar termed this a sheer false case and declared it a conspiracy against him to subject him to political victimization. Education As per media reports , a case of power pilfering I S L A M A B A D : has been registered Neelum Jhelum against PTI MNA Amir Hydropower Project has Dogar under electricity started providing electricity act in Multan here . to the National The case was got registered by MEPCO in Grid on trial basis. The first unit is contributing Muzaffarabad police 60 MW electricity to the station in which the system today and will stance has been taken that two Air Conditioners generate electricity to its full capacity to the tune were running in the of 242 MW in next two house but the meter was not running Amir Dogar has said days. Neelum Hydropower Jhelum Project, that this is sheer false case and said that it is a conspiracy against him to subject him to a political located in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, is scheduled to be inaugurated on April 13. The project has four vendetta before elec- units with cumulative tions. generation capacity of I will defend it 969-MW. The first unit because people of this has started electricity area trust me, he added. generation followed by Tuesday, April 10, 2018 National The House extended its deepest condolences to the families of martyrs and reiterated undying solidarity with the people of Kashmir in their struggle for freedom and right to self-determination in the face of most brutal state terrorism perpetrated by the India. The resolution reassured support of the Kashmir cause on every political and diplomatic front. It said that for decades, the people of Kashmir have suffered violent repression under the hands of the Indian Army, which commits brutality with full impunity from the state. It 3 Senate passed unanimous resolution strongly condemned killings of innocent people in IOK further said that thousands of innocent people have been brutally martyred, millions orphaned, widowed and mentally disabled. The House assured the people of Kashmir that Pakistan will continue its robust diplomatic, political, and moral support for just cause of Kashmiris. The Senate urged the international community, the Islamic World, OIC, the United Nations, international human rights organizations and watchdogs to denounce Indian state’s belated violation of UN Charter and resolutions. ISLAMABAD: Chairman Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) Lieutenant General Muhammad Zahir-ul-Islam, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Pakistan Sherali Jononov and others in a group photo during a conference entitled “Pakistan-Tajikistan: Exploring New Dimensions of Bilateral Cooperation” organized by CGSS at a local hotel. SU: Prof. Dr. Sarfaraz Hussain appointed as Acting Director of International Centre for Indus Valley Integrated Studies LARKANA: Eight members of a family fainted after drinking poisonous cold drink in Larkana’s Ali Goharabad locality in the J A M S H O R O : Acting Director of the Head, CIVIS Humanities) board. wee hours of Monday. University of Sindh initiates Centre. and Dr. Imran Ali Sandano, The centre is mandated Those who suffered major developments In addition, four faculty Assistant Professor, to conduct research on heritage, include Fatima Kolachi, towards active working of have been appointed to Department of International culture, civilization, Naziran, Mahnoor Khatoon, International Centre for serve as Divisional Heads Relations (Divisional Head, history, sciences, languages Ambreen, Samreen, Indus Valley Integrated of the four divisions of the CIVIS Human Resources), and literature, anthropology, Bakhtawar and two little Studies (CIVIS) as centre as per details ahead: The process for constituting archaeology, humanities girls Haya Noor and Wafa International Centre for Dr. Abdul Razzaque a high-profile with a special focus on fur- Batool. They were rushed to Indus Valley Integrated Channa, Assistant International Advisory ther massive explorations at Chandka Medical College Studies (CIVIS), University Professor, Department of Board has also been initiated. historical archaeological Hospital for treatment. of Sindh, Jamshoro formally Anthropology and This board will be head- sites in Sindh pinning down They told newsmen in commences working at Archaeology (Divisional ed by VC-SU Prof. Dr. on Mohenjo-Daro. This the hospital that they last the varsity. In this connection, Head, CIVIS Heritage), Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat as centre will have the special night purchased a Marinda Registrar, University Rafiq Ahmed Lashari, Chairman and international services, guidance and cold drink from a shop of Sindh has also issued a Associate Professor, Centre and national experts, representatives expertise of globally located in their area to get formal Notification. As per for Pure and Applied from acclaimed geo-expert and rid of hot weather and then this notification, renowned Geology (Divisional Head, Government of Sindh, German archaeologist Prof. their condition started geologist and meritorious CIVIS, Science), Dr. Government of Pakistan Michael Jansen, Director, becoming precarious after Professor Dr. Sarfaraz Sumera Umrani, Associate and UNESCO will also be German Research Centre drinking it. They said their Hussain Solangi, Focal Professor, Institute of invited to serve on various Mohenjo-Daro (GRCM) relatives shifted them to the Person, SU Thatta Campus English Language and other relevant positions and and Research Centre Indian hospital for treatment. has been appointed as Literature (Divisional as valued members of the Ocean (RIO). Stand up - it could help you lose weight This paper examined whether standing burns more calories than sitting. The researchers analysed results Neelum Jhelum project starts providing electricity to national grid from a total of 46 studies with 1,184 participants in all. Participants, on average, were 33 years old, 60% were the second, third and fourth units at one month interval respectively. Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project is an engineering marvel with 90% of the project being underground in the high mountain areas. Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project consists of three main components i.e. a dam, water-way system comprising 52-km long tunnels and an underground power house. The project will provide about five billion low-cost hydel electricity to the National Grid every year. Annual benefits of the project have been estimated at Rs.55 billion. men, and the average body mass index and weight were 24 kg/m2 and 65 kg, respectively. The researchers found that standing burned 0.15 kcal per minute more than sitting. By substituting standing for sitting for six hours a day, a 65 kg person would expend an extra 54 kcal a day.Assuming no increase in food intake, that would equate to 2.5 kg in one year and 10 kg in four years. Senior author Professor Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Chief of Preventive For optimal utilization of water and hydropower resources in the country, WAPDA has been implementing a two-pronged strategy for the purpose. Under the strategy, not only the under-construction projects are being completed in the shortest possible time but new projects are also being initiated in both water and hydropower sectors. WAPDA is trying its best to award contracts for Mohmand Dam and Diamer Basha Dam within a year to supplement significantly towards existing water storage and hydropower generation capacities in the country. Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, US, said: "Standing not only burns more calories, the additional muscle activity is linked to lower rates of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes, so the benefits of standing could go beyond weight control." The gap in energy expenditure between standing and sitting could be even greater than the study found. Participants were standing still, while in reality people make small movements while standing.

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