CRACKDOWN AGAINST STREET CRIMINALS CONTINUES IN HYDERABAD

ABBAS KASSAR
HYDERABAD:
Hyderabad police continues crackdown against criminals, anti social elements,robbers and street criminals under directives of SSP Hyderabad Pir Farid Jan Sarhandi. In this regard Pinyari police got a tip off during snap checking that some armed criminals were spotted near Pinyari canal with evil intention. Receiving the information police party rushed to site. The armed suspects seeing police party approaching them opened fire on police and tried to run away. Police foiled their attempt and tightened noose around them as a result police arrested on armed accused Abdul Razaq resident of Gata ground Noonari Basti and recovered from his possession one illegal 30 bore pistol with magazine. The arrested Abdul Razaq is wanted to Pinyari police in case No.104/14 and in other street crimes. Phuleli police arrested one accused Imran Arain with 30 bore pistol from near Nishat market chok. Airport police arrested Taria Aziz narcotics peddler resident of Tando Hyder from Mehr Ali Housing road and recoved 60 bottles of wine from him. A section police also arrested one accused Sagheer Khan who was fambling while drunkard.

SNP TO TAKE OUT TEHFUZ SINDH RALLIES AGAINST SETTLEMENT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN SINDH

ABBAS KASSAR
HYDERABAD:
Sindh National Party has announced to take out Tehfuz Sindh rallies against influx of operation affected people of North Wazirstan and settlement of illegal immigrants in Sindh and anti-Sindh projects. This was decided in a meeting ofSNP Hyderabad division which was held at National House Qasimabad and chaired by party head Amir Bux Bhambhro. The meeting was attended by central leaders Ashsraf Noonari, Dr. Uzma Jokhyo, Shabbir Inqilabi, Najeeb Ahmed Thebo,Akhtar Sindhi, Abdul Sattar Brohi and others. The meeting formed 3 member organization committee comprising Waqar Leghari, Nazir Abbasi and Anil Kumar for Sanghar district. Amir Bhambhro said on the occasion that Inqilab march and Azadi march was nothing but a Topi drama to befool people on behest of establishment and foreign imperialist forces. He said there has not been transparent democracy in Pakistan and present one has also given nothing to Sindhi and Baloch people during its 14 month rule. He said they were against Martial Law but also wont support present controlled democracy. We seek such democracy that can provide justice to oppressed nation. He said Sindhi nation will not join any Topi drama. He said the issue Sindh was facing was illegal immigrant who more than 10 millions were living in Sindh due to them the law and order of Sindh was in worest condition. He vowed not to allow Sindh to be turned into international orphanage. He said Tehfuz Sindh rallies will be taken out in Hyderabad on 23 August from Gul Center to Gol building and in Shahdadpur on August 25 from railway station to press club.

Climate change ministry intends to promote eco-tourism initiatives

ABBAS KASSAR
HYDERABAD:
Ministry of Climate Change intends to utilize local resources through community-led projects, specially those introducing new technology to avert the impacts of climatic change in Pakistan. In this regard, the ministry is looking possibilities to promote eco-tourism in the potential areas, introduce energy-efficient housing models and open water management schemes.
Secretary to Ministry of Climate Change Rukhsana Saleem said this while visiting different initiatives taken by UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) with local organizations in Thatta, Hyderabad and Jamshoro districts. She saw the outcomes and the community ownership in the smaller grants projects, while she talked to community women beneficiaries, there.
“I was very much inspired that so many innovations have been done in low-carbon housing and cooking projects, launched by different organization with the support of UNDP-GEF SGP. We want to take up similar actions in Sindh and other provinces. I assure you to implement these energy-efficient and environment-friendly housing and cooking technologies to other areas of the country,” she said.
Energy-efficient houses in Thatta were innovative and I saw the community people were looking happy there,” she said, adding “this technology should be replicated to other areas to benefit the village people.”
Masood Lohar, National Coordinator UNDP-GEF Small Grants Progranmme, MPA Faqirdad Khoso, Chatro Mal Khatri and others also accompanied her.
The secretary said her department is working closely with the leading organizations of the country to promote eco-tourism, water management projects and energy-efficient house models and smoke-free stoves to minimize the impacts of carbon emissions.
During her visit to Keenjhar Lake, she said there needs more work for promoting ecotourism. There are other potential sites too where ecotourism may be introduced through installing better facilities for picnickers. This initiative must not be polluting the water body.
“I have visited three sites, which are inspiring for me to replicate these innovative ideas through potential non-governmental organizations,” she said.
Earlier, Masood Lohar introduced her with different initiatives UNDP-GEF SGP has taken with the community participation. About the innovative brick kiln technology, he said “it will change the face of housing in the world.”
The secretary also attended distribution ceremony of promoting energy-efficient eco-friendly insolated metallic stoves for better environment at Jamshoro by Universal Social Development Organization (USDO), which is working with remote village communities to help them. Women beneficiaries got the gifts at the gathering.
She also visited the brick manufacturing yard near Kotri town to see the new housing technology with ‘Compressed Earth Blocks’. It was the site of demonstration and promotion of low-cost material having technology and energy efficient properties launched by Indus Rural Development Organisation (IRDO).
Shaukat Memon of IRDO said they bring trash from stone crushing plants from different areas to use the same for block manufacturing, which have been approved from the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) for its strength and quality to use in the house building.
It is the first model to manufacture blocks through stone trash, which not only is well-built, also low-cost for building.
He said though they have set up the plot for demonstration, in future they want to continue promoting this material to replicate the same. He claims it could be supportive and cost-effective for the people, who want to build shelters in different areas.