BOOK LAUNCHING CEREMONY “POLITICAL THOUGHT OF SHAH ABDUL LATIF BHITTAI”

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Surhan Welfare Society Sindh is organizing launching ceremony of Book “Political Thought of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai” written by Dr. Khalil-ur-Rahman Shaikhh on 5th June, 2015 at 5.00 p.m. at Manzar Akbar Hall, Arts Council, and Karachi. Mr. Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, former Vice Chancellor of University of Sindh will preside over the launching ceremony whereas Dr. Dur Muhammad Pathan renowned scholar and researcher and founder of Gul Hayat Institute will be the chief guest on the occasion. Professor Aijaz Qureshi, Mr. Amanullah Shaikh, Dr. Kamal Jamro, Dr. Waseemuddin and Mr. Nazir Channa will address on the occasion.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO DISTRIBUTE BOTTLES OF SODIUM HYPOCHLORIDE TO SAVE PEOPLE FROM NEGLERIA- JAM MEHTAB HUSSAIN DAHAR

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that Health Department Sindh in collaboration with Water Board Karachi will distribute bottles of Sodium Hypochloride and chlorine tablets free of cost in worst negeleria affected areas. Awareness campaign regarding Negleria will be launched in different quarters of the society especially from mosques. While to save drinking water, service stations for vehicles are directed not to use drinking water for the purpose of washing vehicles. They are directed to use boring water. This he said while presiding over a meeting of Health Department and water board Karachi. M.D. Water Board Hashim Raza Zaidi, Special Secretary Health Dr. Khalid Shaikh, EDO Health Karachi Dr. Zafar Aijaz, Chief Chemist Yahya Waseem Qureshi, Chief Executive dr. Muhammad Ahsan Siddiqui and other officials also attended the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that the level of chlorine according to international standards would be maintained at 5 filter plants run by Karachi Water Board, while the number of present 11 boosters would be increased upto 30 so that purified water might reach to end users. M.D. Water Board Hashim Raza Zaidi told the meeting that Water Board Karachi bought chlorine of Rs. 1 crore 30 lac per month and used it in its filter plants. Provincial Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar added ‘Present democratic government is spending billions of rupees to provide relief to the people and their results must reach to them. Proper chlorination should be done at water storage places in order to save common men from fatal diseases like Negleria.’ He said that unless purified and chlorinated water reached to the people we could not get our objective. He also directed to departments concerned to have proper coordination among them and avoid to create panic among the masses. Health Minister was of the opinion that he did not believe in briefing he believed in practicality. ‘It is a need of hour to create awareness regarding Negelrai. Only preventive measures can save us from this disease.’, he concluded.

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has inaugurated the KMC sports complex in Landhi on Wednesday. This sports complex was incomplete since last so many years and the PPP government decided to complete this and provide healthy activities for the youths. The government spent Rs120million for completion and the facilities available for all indoor and out door sports.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony the Minister assured that the PPP government is very willing to provide maximum facilities to the people of the Sindh particularly the youths for their healthy activities.
He advised the youth to participate in healthy sports activities as the government willing to promote the sports activities in all over the province.
Sharjeel Memon said that government has plan to start more mega projects in Sindh and announced that the streets lights in Karachi will connect with modern LED system with CCTV cameras. He said free internet and WiFi system will also available through this LED system.
He said the government wanted to improve the life style of the citizens and invited the industrialists and businessmen to adopt the roundabouts and streets for decoration.
He said government also decided to handover 10 KMC schools and six hospitals and dispensaries to businessmen for running and provide better facuilities to the people.
He said government also willing to provide more facilities to citizen with the cooperation of other political forces.
The Administrator KMC Saqib Soomro, MPA Syed Khalid Ahmed and district ZMC Administrator Ms Quratulain also present on the occasion.

SHARMILA FARUQUI APPROVED FINANCIAL AID FOR AILING WRITER REHMAT ULLA MAHOITI AND AL GHOZA PLAYER GHOUS BUX BROHI

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Culture and Tourism, Ms Sharmila Faruqui has approved Rs. 200,000/- for a renowned Sindhi writer Rahmat ullah Mahoiti and 50,000/- for a Sindhi folk music instrument “Al-Ghouza” player, Ghous Bux Brohi as financial assistance for their medical treatment.
Both entities have been suffering from diseases and were admitted to private hospitals for their medical treatment since many days.
She applauds the services rendered by said writer and musician for Sindh Soil and said that these type of persons are our source of recognition around the world. Their remarkable contributions are wealth of the nation.
She said that we will not leave our legend in their hard time, they are our assets. Sindh culture department is taking all possible steps to facilitate the artists.
She informed that Rahmat ullah and Ghous Bux Brohi case is dealt as a special case of Endowment Fund.
She also prayed for early recovery of these entities and wished that they will once again be among us soon.

Pasban condemns custodial killing of MQM worker

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Pasban e Pakistan President Altaf Shakoor here Wednesday strongly condemned the custodial killing of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) worker and appealed the MQM leadership to withdraw the strike call for trade and transport in the larger interest of Karachiites.
In a statement he said to protest the custodial killing of their worker is the legal and constitutional right of MQM. Pasban fully shares the grief of MQM on this extrajudicial killing. He said the MQM leadership should withdraw the appeal of keeping the trade and public transport of Karachi closed for two mourning days, as it would not harm the rulers, administration or police, but instead harm the interests of common man and the economy of the city. He reminded that in Karachi the majority of population is comprised of Urdu-speaking citizens and the two-day strike would hit them hard.
He said we want the rule of law in this country. He said the extrajudicial steps are symbol of an uncivilized society. He said for a peaceful society it is necessary that all the institutions of the country should uphold law. He said if the MQM worker was involved in any crime he should have been presented before a court and given punishment as per law to discourage those who take law into their hands. He regretted all this lawlessness has been happening in Balochistan as well as the other parts of the country. He said the rulers should not expect a harvest flowers when they are sowing thorns.
Altaf Shakoor appealed to the chief justice of Sindh High Court to take notice of the extrajudicial murder of MQM worker and establish a judicial commission for probe into it transparently and punish those involved in this crime.