PDMA SENDS 45000 BLANKETS, 30,000 MOSQUITO REPELLENTS TO THAR: CM

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
On the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has sent 25,000 blankets and 30,000 mosquito repellent for the drought affected people of Thar.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah last week had directed the PDMA to send blankets, mosquito repellent to the people of Thar before the commencement of winter.
The PDMA has reported to the chief minister that they have sent 25,000 blankets and 30,000 mosquito repellents for 45,000 drought affected families of Thar. “The remaining 20,000 blankets would be sent there within two weeks,” the chief minister directed PDMA.
The PDMA further said that 90,000 kilogram dates would also be sent to Thar and two kilogram dates would be given to each family.

COMPLAINT CELL BEING SETUP IN HEALTH DEPARTMENT-JAM MEHTAB HUSSAIN DAHAR

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that a complaint cell is being setup in Health Department to redress the issues of the patients and a Committee is also formed to resolve the problems of the doctors/ paramedical staff including nurses. This he said while talking to a delegation of Sindh Health Employees Action Committee here in his office on Thursday.
He said that the formed committee would prepare a working paper within 10 days and the complaint cell would also work round the clock. Health Minister was of the opinion that he would fight for the rights of the employees of the health department if their working was improved and there would be no need of the strikes or agitation. He asked them to improve the services to the patients and their demands would also be considered.
Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar added ‘Conditions of the residential areas in the premises of government hospitals will be made better and there was a dire need to educate and create awareness among the people of Thar regarding health issues, while ghost and absent doctors had been issued Show Cause Notices.

SAMIR MIR SHAIKH APPOINTED AS JUSTICE OF PEACE BY SINDH GOVERNMENT

KARACHI: Government of Sindh has appointed Mr. Samir Mir Shaikh as Justice of Peace, within limits of District East Karachi, in this regard; the Home Department has issued notification.

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Fishermen Cooperative Society, Arts Council Karachi, Sindh Fankar Welfare Trust and Culture Department, Government of Sindh jointly organizing a Cultural Extravaganza Musical Program on Sindh Culture Day-2014 on Sunday 7th December, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. at Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi. Prominent Artists and Singers including Taj Mastani, Deeba Sahar, Sadiq Faqir, Tufail Sanjrani, Reshman Parveen, Tayab Mehmood, Sajjad Yousuf, Nazir Samoo, Badil Rahi and others will perform on the occasion. The Provincial Ministers, MNAs, MPAs and prominent dignitaries will attend the program.

Police excesses on peak in Suhrab Goth area Illegal kidnapping, looting of citizens become order of the day, citizens demand to remove SSP Malir

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI:
Suhrab Goth area has been left on the mercy of corrupt police officials, who kill, kidnap and loot the innocent citizens with full impunity and the affected citizens have demanded from the provincial government, Sindh governor, IGP Police and DG rangers to take notice of the police excesses and give citizens protection from undue police harassment.
On frequent public complaints, Pasban Helpline in a letter to the Sindh chief minister, governor, IGP and DG Rangers complained that the harassment of people at the hand of police in Suhrab Goth and Superhighway areas has become a routine matter and there is a need to stop this open lawlessness.
They said on October 13 one Qari Amanullah was kidnapped by plainclothes from his home at Al-Asif Square and a bribe of Rs1million was demanded for his release. When the residents of the area announced a strike and protest rally to Karachi Press Club, the police illegally detained Pasban Gadap Town general secretary Hassan Mughal. It was requested that Hassan Mughal be immediately released and action be taken against the black sheep in police
Pasban further said not only Pakistani citizens but the Afghan refugees having legal documents are also being harassed by the police.
In this regard Ghazanfar Ali Agha, Commissioner/ Project Director, ARRC, Karachi, Afghan Refugees Repatriation Cell in an urgent letter to the DIG Police East Zone Karachi has also demanded to provide the people protection from police excesses.
The letter referring to an application of the elders of Afghan refugees say on 29/11/2013 a cop named Ali Raza along with 10 other police officials raided the house of Muhibullah son of Habibullah holding registration card number EB-31491569353. They arrested him and snatched cash Rs475000, one generator, one stabilizer and three mobile phones from his house. Later, at 7:00am in morning cop Ali Raza released him near Jamali Goth and threatened that if he complained against the police he would be murdered.
The case was reported at the CPLC Office Karachi and referred to medico legal officer JPMC Karachi.
Commissioner ARRC, Karachi has requested the DIG to initiate inquiry through some upright police officer and redress the genuine grievances and a copy of action taken be forwarded for onward submission to Ministry of State and Frontier Regions, Chief Commissioner Afghan Refugees and Head of UNHCR Pakistan Afghanistan.
Pasban complained that the black sheep in Malir police in patronage of SSP Malir Rao Anwar have been harassing peaceful residents, especially in Suhrab Goth area for long. The residents complain that cops including Anwer, Faisal, Ali Raza and others have been working in gangster style and kidnapping people from their homes and looting cash and valuables from their houses. They said the whole responsibility of this goes to Rao Anwar.
They have demanded from the provincial government and IGP Sindh police to remove SSP Malir Rao Anwar and post some honest officer on this post. They demanded sacking the corrupt police officials and ordered a fair probe against them, so that the life, property and honor of the citizens could be saved from the excesses of these corrupt cops.