CM Sindh stresses technical experts academia, business community and civil society

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has announced that the provision for Annual Financial Grant Allocation (AFG) for Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) and all District Bar Association (DBAs) will be made regularly in the Annual Budget of the Sindh Government to promote the legal fraternity in the interest of common man and country. He also announced to regularize all Deputy District Attorneys (DDAs) working on contract basis, within week-s time. The Chief Minister Sindh assured that special grant to KBA and compensation cheques to the heirs of martyred Adovates will be provided with in two weeks.
This he announced while addressing to the 18 member delegation of Karachi Bar Association (KBA) which called on him at CM House Karachi to apprise him about the problems being experienced by their members. The President of Karachi Bar Association Advocate Naeem Qureshi was leading the delegation while the Special Assistant to CM Zia-ul-Hassan Lanjar who was also the Vice Chairman of Sindh Bar Council (SBC) attended the meeting and facilitated the delegation.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that the advocates were our companion of difficulties and they had rendered exemplary sacrifices for the restoration of democracy and human rights in the country. We have lot of respect to legal fraternity and will promote it in the interest of common man and country. Responding the demands made by the Advocate Naeem Qureshi President KBA, the Chief Minsiter Sindh assured the delegation that 17 compensation cheaques for their heirs of Advocates who embarrassed martyrdom in the target killings have been got prepared and will be provided to the heir within two weeks time. He also assured that special financial grant will also be provided to the KBA in the same period of two weeks. The Chief Minister Sindh said that since the advocates are playing their important role in litigation against the criminal as such they will also be provided Arms licences for their self protection. Besides, the Chief Minister announced for regularization of all Deputy District Attorneys presently working on contractual basis, providing one Ambulance, two doctors and sufficient stock of medicines at the Dispensary at City Court. The Chief Minister approved the request for issuing the licences for Justice of Peace to eleven member of KBA, and announced that one 16-seator long vehicle would also be provided to KBA for their Shuttle service in between City court to High Court to facilitate the working advocates. The Chief Minister Sindh said that Sindh Government was already implementing on the scheme to install electric lift facility in the building of City court and had provided Dispensary for health facility to advocates. He said that though Sindh Government was expending huge amount on law and order and has raised its Budgetary volume from Rs. 10 billion to 65 billion, facing financial constraints but his Government to support the legal fraternity. The Special Assistant to CM Zia-ul-Hassan Lanjar while talking in the meeting placed proposal for making Annual Budgetary allocation for Sindh High Court Bar Association and all District Bar Associations enabling them to meet out their day to day expenditures. He also supported for issuing the license for Justice of Peace to the advocates of KBA & SHCBA to encourage them. The President KBA Advocate Naeem Qureshi, General Secretary Advocate Manzoor Hameed Arain apprised the Chief Minister about the problems of their Association which include providing Special Financial Grant, Ambulance, doctors, medicines for dispensary, regularization of DDAs, issuance of Licenses for Justice of Peace to eleven members of KBA, providing vehicle for shuttle service in between City court and High Court etc and arms license. They also invited the Chief Minister to attend the oath taking ceremony of their newly elected body as Chief Guest. Which the Chief Minister Sindh agreed.

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has stressed upon the technical experts academia, business community and civil society to contribute their valuable & experienced suggestions in devising an efficient Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan and its implementation to ensue neat, clean and pollution free environment for the society. This he observed while addressing one day multi stake holders consultation seminar on Karachi Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan organized by Sindh Solid Waste Management in collaboration with Karachi metropolitan corporation (KMC) and Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI) at FPCCI Headquarter. Addressing the Seminar, the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that the enormous population growth especially in urban areas like Karachi, poses a great challenged not only to present waste management system but environment as well.
He said that Govt of Sindh , realizing the growing threat to the environment and general health of the citizen, established the Sindh solid waste management board (SSWMB) through an act in 2013 to devise and pursue new strategies for all components of waste generated in entire Sindh not only to have our cities neat and clean but to ensure healthy environment and reduce the health bill of the people.
Subsequently SSWMB has chalked out a comprehensive plan and it has placed before the Technical experts, Academia, business community civil society and even NGO for their valuable input he added and said that this Multi-stake holder consultation seminar provides an opportunity and framework of ideas to adopt the culture of neat and clean city and human environment by installing environmentally efficient production unit. He said that he was optimist that the civil society business community to join the Govt in making bold decision for the sake of clean environment and also to adjust production process and living styles habits to minimize environmental damage and reduce the waste generation.
The Chief Minister Sindh said that in order to concentrate fully on the projects the implementation on the Municipal Solid Waste Management plan has been schedule in three phases to achieved better result at the satisfaction of all stake holders. While responding the complain presented by CEO Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Mr. SM Muneer, the Chief Minister Sindh assured the businessmen that their problem about shortage of water will shortly be resolved.
The MD solid waste management Board Roshan Shaikh, talking on the occasion said that in 1st phase this plan will be implemented in Karachi, Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazirabad while 10 other district will be taken into hand in second phase and remaining all district are included in 3rd phase of the implementation plan. CEO of TDAP Mr. SM Muneer in his speech termed this plan as important one and said that indiscriminative dumping of garbage especially on open plots / space has created health hazards for the people. However he maintains that by placing this plan, the gap between capacity of municipal bodies and generated garbage will be full filled.
He also suggested for availing waste energy option not only to keep the city clean but earn the revenue from power generation as well.

FIVE (05)OFFICERS APPOINTED WITH POWERRS OF FIRST CLASS MAGISTRATE

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
The Government of Sindh, Home Department has appointed the following officers as Special \judicial Magistrates with the power of First Class Magistrate with immediate effect and till 11-03-2015.
Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rehman, Deputy Commissioner, District Central Karachi; Mr. Farhan Ghani, Additional Deputy Commissioner-I, District Central Karachi; Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Shaikh, Assistant Commissioner, Gulzar-e-Hijri (Scheme-33), District East Karachi; Mr. Sirajuddin,. Additional Deputy Commissioner-I, District Korangi Karachi; and Mr. Muhammad Khan Soomro, Additional Deputy Commissioner-I, District Tharparkar.
While, the powers of Special Judicial Magistrate assigned to Mr. Ghulam Farooq Leghari, Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) Central Karachi, Mr. Muumtaz Ali Channa, Assistant Commissioner. Gulshan-e-Iqbal East Karachi, Syed Hassan Raza Zaidi, AC Shah Faisal District Kornagi Karachi and Mr. Imran Bhatti, Additional Deputy Commissioner-II, Tharparkar has been withdrawn with immediate effect.
In this regard Home Department, Government of Sindh has issued a notification on Thursday.

SINDH ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON SPORTS & YOUTH AFFAIRS MET

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
A meeting of Sindh Assembly Standing Committee on Sports and Youth Affairs was held today at 11.30 a.m. in Committee Room No.2 Sindh Assembly Building, Karachi, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Ashfaque Ahmed Mangi, MPA/Chairperson Standing Committee on sports & Youth Affairs. Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs briefed on Sports & Youth Affairs Department.
The meeting was also attended by Mr. Sheikh Abdullah, MPA, Mr. Muhammad Iftikhar Alam, MPA, Mr. Adnan Ahmed, MPA, Ms. Sumeta Syed, MPA, Dr. Sikandar Mandhro, Minister for Law & Parliametary Affairs, Sindh, Mr. Tahira Pechuho, Consultant, Law Department Sindh and Mr. G.M. Umar Farooq Secretary Provincial Assembly of Sindh.