PEACE VISION ORGANISES “SINDH LAND OF SOOFISM” SEMINAR

PEACE VISION ORGANISES “SINDH LAND OF SOOFISM” SEMINAR

ABBAS KASSAR
HYDERABAD:
Peace Vision and Christian Study Circle organized a seminar “Sindh Land of Peace” seminar here Sunday during which a theater was present on peace, tolerance and religious harmoy.Shams Shamoon and Yasir Nayar introduced peace vision Hyderabad and Christian study circle Rawalpindi.
M. Parkash advocate and chairman of Minority commission Pakistan, Priest Shamoon Anthony, Allama Dr. Masood Jamal of Pakistan Awami Tehrik emphasized to following the teachings of Aulia Karam and Soofia and said if we give up hatred and adopt love then we can turn Sindh back to stronghold of peace.
They said Soofism was out common heritage as the teachings of Soofis was beacon of light for people. Mushtaq Bhatti with production manage FM 105 radio presented his experience with reference to cultural heritage.
The peace messages of Soofiae Sindh Hazrat Shah Latif Bhitai,Sachal Sarmast, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar,Oddro Lal, Jhole Lal, Shah Inayet Shaheed, Abdullah Shah Ghazi were spread through theater. Scores of people men and women belonging to various faiths participated in the program.

Public ocean a Sunami defeat PPP at village Ali Abad

Imtiaz Gorar
LARKANA:
Former Taluka Nazim and PTI leader Shafqat Hussain Unar on Saturday said that PPP should accept the decision of masses to support PTI for formation of new Sindh, and Pakistan, it was public ocean at village Ali Abad, thousands people joined in rally on foot , those PPP leaders who were predicting to be failure of public gathering , are under frustration , he expressed these views while addressing the press conference at Larkana Press Club .
He further said that PPP rulers have not delivered to masses for 7 years accept starvation, inflation, poverty, unemployment and other crises, 110 million people are compelled to live below poverty line and turned Larkana city into ruins of Moen jo Daro, road sector collapsed and government schools are closed, but they are reluctant to address the public issues, Unar said.
Shafqat Unar said that People of Sindh are deprived of basic facilities of hospitals, schools, electricity, gas and others, educated youth are wandering for jabs on the other hand, PPP leaders are selling their jobs on money to their favorites, time of change has come, people of Sindh have started the accountability of rulers and elected representatives by vote.
Shafqat Unar told that Tsunami has washed away to corrupt and self fish politicians who always indulge in compromise politics and double standard and issuing statements in Sindh against the division of Sindh while in London issuing different statements that doors for talks with MQM are open.
He criticized on Nisar Khuhro and said that masses have rejected the resolution of Mr Khuhro, he should reopen the 7000 closed schools in Sindh and eradicate corruption, Sindh received 500 billion through NFC award but did not change fate of Sindh.

Right to Play observed Universal Children day

Shakil Khan
SUKKUR:
Right To Play Khairpur arranged an event to raise awareness on the theme of Child Rights and to stop violence against children on Universal Children’s Day 2014 here on Thursday.
The event was organized at Government Higher Secondary School Hingorja. About 500 youth and children, community members, teachers, officials of Education department participated in the event.
Children from GGPS Ranipur, GGPS Daraza Sharif, GGPS Sufai Sehta, GGPS Deeparjha and govt. higher secondary school Hingorja participated in various competitions such as Hamd, Naat, dramas, tableaus, speeches on the rights of children and different types of violence which children are facing in our society. The guests delivered speeches on child rights and awarded prizes to the winning children.
EDO Education department Khairpur , Liaqat Ali Khaskheli, said, In 1959 UN adopted this day as Children’s Day to give respect and to show love for children because these children are our future leaders. If our children face violence then how can they become the useful citizens of our society? So I would say that parents should take care of their children without any difference of girl and boy. Teachers must behave with love and care because children want our care and with care they will learn more rather than with punishment.
The declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted on Nov 20, 1959 which states that the child should enjoy special protection. It also declares that every child should enjoy the benefits and social security. The physically, mentally and socially handicapped children are entitled to special care and treatment for their condition. In all circumstances, children should be among the first to receive protection and relief, says the declaration. Also, the child should be protected from all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation, besides all kinds of discrimination. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN on Nov 20, 1989. Pakistan signed the convention on Sept 20, 1990, and ratified it on Nov 12, 1990. But no progress has so far been made by Pakistanis in this important area. Children are still being the victim of violence and no serious efforts are being taken to resolve their issues, said Akram Shaikh District Coordinator Right to Play.
Naseem Abbas D.E.C UNICEF said, today I am happy to see myself with children and today we have to see what rights are and which rights we have given to children. According to me every child must have 03 basic rights, which are good health, good education and protection. But in Pakistan we are still fighting against the eradication of Polio which is an alarming situation. According to WHO, Pakistan is on top list of those countries who are unable to purge the Polio disease. So it’s time to do serious efforts for the better future of the children.
The event provided an opportunity for children to speak out for their basic rights and raise awareness in other children also. Children are like roots and if roots are not strong and we do not take their proper care then the will not become a strong tree. Children also need protection and care and it’s our responsibility to protect them and give them a better future, said Faiz Ahmed Sehto, principal of Hingorja higher secondary school.

Five-day workshop on Disaster Risk Management concluded

Shakeel Khan
JACOBABAD:
A five- days Training of Trainees for officials of the Government departments and community on Community based Disaster Risk Management under the disaster resilience through inclusive DRR and Climate change planning concluded at Jaccababd on Friday where officials of the revenue, agriculture, Women Development, Law, Social Welfare department, education including representatives of the different NGOs and communities participated.
The workshop held from 17 to 21 November 2014 which was organized by Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO), funded by CORDAID with collaboration of HelpAge International and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) Islamabad here.
The workshop discussed the importance of disaster management and necessity of having a strong institutional mechanism and coordination for data/information sharing among the relevant government departments, and networking and community of practices for an effective disaster risk management, among others.
Capacity Building Specialist of the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) Waseem Ahmed said that local communities can not reduce all vulnerabilities on their own. While communities have built on local coping strategies and capacities to reduce some vulnerabilities, many necessary structural mitigation measures involve big capital outlay.
He said that the more important, vulnerability is also a complex web of conditions, factors, and processes, which can only be reduced through complementary and concerted action among multiple-stakeholders from various disciplines and levels of the disaster management and development planning system.
He also highlighted the remarkable shift of focus from a reactive and response oriented approach to a more proactive approach in the entire spectrum of disasters in Pakistan.
Waseem Ahmed said that the pre-disaster planning is a pre-requisite for efficient and effective response to future disasters adding that it involves institutional readiness to face any eventuality arising out of a man made or natural disasters.
He said that vulnerable communities are likely victims of disasters yet they are the first responders in the event of acalamity adding that the awareness of communities about disasters as well as their management is highly imperative to mitigate the impact of disaster risks.
Programme Manger HelpAge International Sindh Shahzado Khaskehli focused on the rapid spread of technologies, especially information and communication technologies which is changing humanitarian actions. He gave geological perspectives of disaster and their effect on vulnerable populations specially for older people in the district.
He said that this region has witnessed a number of disasters including floods and earthquakes adding that besides natural hazard is also exposed to various human induced hazards adding that this was largely due to the lack of technical capacities of forecasting, responding, and managing such disasters. Moreover, absence of DRM Plan at Districts level was yet another deficiency highlighted.
He said that the HelpAge works with older people to ensure they are included in disaster risk reduction policies and programmes.
The focal person of HelpAge projects, Dr Mansoor Ali said the five days long workshop has provided disaster risk management knowledge and skills to government officers who have key responsibilities at the district level. It further enabled professionals to effectively integrate disaster risk management into their policies and plans, he added.
District Manager SRSO Jaccababd, Manzoor Jalbani thanked the participants and said the objective of the Workshop was to trained and developed necessary skills of the concerned government officers and civil society organizations as well communities of the district with regard to flood disaster preparedness, response and mitigation through structural and non structural interventions adopted at local level for saving lives and properties of people.
The workshop focused on different key aspects of disaster risk management including Prevention & Preparedness Paradigm, Hazards, Disaster and Development, Mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction, Role of Community in Disaster Preparedness, Climate Change and its Consequences on hazards.
Participants were encouraged to develop key skills and adopt proactive attitudes through participation in interactive presentations, lectures and reflection on a range of key issues raised during discussions and practical activities. The workshop was attended by officials from various departments and peoples from different segment of society of most vulnerable district Jaccababd.
Resource persons from the NIDM, HelpAge International having sound background experience in the field were given training to the participants. The training module consisted of lectures, group exercises and interactive discussion.
The training concluded with the certificates to the participants on the final day of the training session.

KIDNAPPEE FREED.

Waheed Phulpoto
SHIKARPUR:
One kidnappee was freed from the clutches of the kidnappers within the jurisdiction of Kot Shahou Police Station on Saturday midnight.
One Imtiaz Ahmed Memon residential of Wazir abad was kidnapped from within the jurisdiction of Napar kot police station by some group of unidentified armed men some one month back when he was on the way towards Wazir abad.
While conducting police operation against the outlaws the big police party led by SSP Shikarpur Javeed Jiskani raided on the hideout of outlaws in several forest areas.
According to police one of the kidnappee identified as Imtiaz Ahmed Memon was recovered from Kot Shahou police station katcha area.
According to statement issued by PRO SSP Shikarpur Nasim Buhkari has said that Shikarpur police conducted several police operation against outlaws therefore outlaws left kidnappee Imtiaz Ahmed in katcha area he said and added that shikarpur police had developed presser on outlaws.

A. Ghaffar Mahar
KHAIRPUR:
Seven people including M.D Geo News declared proclaimed offenders by ATC Khairpur on Saturday.
According to detail The Judge for anti terrorist court Khairpur Kausar Ali Bukhari, taken action and declared seven people including managing director Geo News Mir Shakeelul Rehman, vice president Dr. Aamir liaqat, Najam Sethi, Shista Lodhi, Entisar Abbasi, Veena Malik and her husband Asad Khatak.
They were not appearing before the court since a long times so court take notice and declared proclaimed offenders to them and also issued notice to the police for further action.

A. Ghaffar Mahar
KHAIRPUR:
NBW issued against 30 people including seven cops by local court on Saturday.
According to detail 1st additional district and session judge Khairpur Naveed Hussain Kolachi issued non bailable warrants against 30 people including Inspector Muhammad Amin Pathan, SIs Qamaruddin Soomro and Jamshed Ali Sial, ASIs Azad Ali Shaikh, Khalil Ahmed Soomro, HCs Gulab Jiskani, Kakar Kanasro, PCs, Saleem Solangi, Zamir Bozdar, Mazhar Khawaja, Tapedar Deh Narodhoro Sardar Gopang, Amir s/o Amin Gopang, Saeed, Ashiq, Ali Hyder, Saradr Gopang and others. While also issued bailable warrants against cops including Rizwan Narejo, Mumtaz Hussain, Ghous Bux Shar, Ghulam Muhiyadin Kalwer, Akhtiar Sial, Muhammad Saleh Mangsi, Ghulam Nabi Shaikh and Gulzar Lashari.
They were not appearing before the court since long time so court take action against and directed police to produce them before the court along with hand cuffs.

A. Ghaffar Mahar
KHAIRPUR:
The 7th Indigenous On-campus Training (IOT) Workshop on “Leadership & Management Skills” organized by Professional Development Centre (PDC), Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, Islamabad concluded here on Saturday at University.
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Arts presided over the concluding session of workshop. Syed Mohammad Javed Sadiq, Former, Cultural Advisor, US Consulate, Karachi was the chief guest. While. Mohammad Shahid, Representative of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad was the guest of honor.
On the occasion, Dr. Yousuf Khushk said that training plays vital role to enhance the skills of employees of any organization. Trainings are the integral part of job and the training will increase the performance of teaching and non-teaching staff of the University.
Javed Sadiq Former, Cultural Advisor, US Consulate, Karachi said that teachers are the leaders which have to come forward to own and run this University. He loaded the efforts of SALU in this regard.
Mohammad Shahid (HEC) representative said the management and faculty are equally important in the University, which help and support each other to achieve the targeted objectives of the University.
Prof. Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, Focal Person, HRM briefed the salient features of the workshop. He revealed that this is the 7thconsecutive workshop being organized by the support of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.
Mr. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, Director, Sukkur-IBA, Syed Mohammad Javed Sadiq and Mohammad Shahid, Deputy Director, Planning & Development, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad were the Resource Persons of the workshop.
Dr. Ikhtiar Ali Ghumro, Mr. Ishrat Ali Mirani, Mr. Sajid Soomro and Mr. Mohammad Murad Pirzada, Trainees of the workshop also spoke and shed light on the importance of training in career building.
Dr. Ikhtiar Ali Ghumro Mr. Mohammad Murad Pirzada presented Sindhi Cultural gifts to the guests.
The certificates were distributed among the trainees of the workshop, large number teachers, students attaended the concluding ceremony.