WWF Sukkur organizes Street theaters on social and environmental issues

Shakeel Khan
An International Non Government Orgnization (INGO), World Wide Fund for Nature–Pakistan (WWFP) organised street theater performances on social and environmental issues in cotton production and processing in Sukkur, Ghotki and Khairpur ginning factories with collaboration of Dost Natak with aims to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work related issues.
While talking to APP on Monday, Sited Coordinator WWF- Sukkur, Ali Hassan Mahar said the street theater performances were aimed at raising awareness regarding better cotton picking practices at farm level as well as decent work issues at ginning level, such as, child labor, wages, working hours and occupational health and safety.
He said that around 2,000 people including factory workers, gin owners, government officials, journalists, representative of allied industries and general public watched these performances.
He said that WWF-Pakistan SWITCH Asia SPRING Team which organised the activity was devoted to advancing opportunities for woman and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity through decent work. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue in handling work related issues.

Imtiaz Gorar/Nazir Siyal
Chairman Sindh National Movement Aijaz Ali Samtio has said that anti Sindh elements have been empowered to suppress the Sindhi people in Karachi and deprive their rights, he was speaking with journalists at Larkana Press Club on Sunday.
He said that earlier resources of Sindh were plundered by state and now handing over the tortured dead bodies to Sindh people which is condemnable act, added that Sindhi people in Karachi are insecure and facing many hardships but PPP led government in Sindh is reluctant to address the problems of Sindhi people.
SNM Chairman further alleged that PPP government is following the international conspiracy of division of Sindh and protecting the anti Sindh elements by assisting them to provide the land to MQM in Hyderabad to for establishing university on name of Altaf Hussain, he demanded that university on name of notorious robber Paro Chandio should be set up in Dadu, government is announcing the land for establishing the university on name of terrorist why not for Paro Chandio, he said.
He criticized on courts and said that honorable ATC courts are reluctant to award the punishment to target killers and other terrorists captured red handed by Police and Rangers in Karachi, crime rate could have been reduced, had courts punished to terrorists and target killers, he said.
SNM Chairman told that he along with party leaders and workers has initiated the visits of Sindh to convey message about their rights and issues of Sindh people.
Earlier, Aijaz Ali Samtio accompanied by Jamaluddin Mugheri central Senior Vice Chairman SNM, Sikandar Ali Sodhar, Ghulam Mustaf and others visited the residence of martyred Secretary General JUI Sindh Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro and offered condolence with his son Mulana Nasir Mehmood Soomro, Mulana Rashid Mehmood Soomro on sad demise of their father.
Later they visited the house of renowned intellectual Comrade Sobho Gianchandani and martyred nationalists and offered condolence with their heirs.


Waheed Phulpoto
Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz (PML-N) City Shikarpur Senior voice president Ghulam Ali Brohi said to that Pakistan is facing various internal and external troubles including terrorism therefore Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan instead of plan “C” Accompanying the government here on Monday.
Ali Brohi further said that this time is not for personal interests it is for the national interest on the occasion he condemned incident of Army Public School Peshawar he said and added that for betterment of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have taken important decisions therefore we proud of him and he is able to face them.
On the occasion, several activists of PML-N were also present.

A. Ghaffar Mahar
KHAIRPUR: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Khushk, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Arts, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur and Focal Person Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities has announced on Monday that the conference on “Cultural Action for Peace and Social Harmony” will be held on 31st December 2014 in collaboration with Bhittai Social Watch & Advocacy (BSWA).
The topic of the conference is Peace, Conflicts & Human Security. Dr. Nafisa Shah Jillani, PPP MNA, Mr. I. A Rehman, Secretary General, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) will be the chief guests while Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, SALU, Khairpur will preside the conference.
Sayed Nasir Hussain Shah, MPA, Naeem Ahmed Kharal, MPA, Anwar Rashid, Director, OCT/OPP, Mohammad Abbas Balouch, Commissioner, Sukkur, Munwar Ali Mithiani, Deputy Commissioner, Khairpur, Nasir Aftab, SSP, Khairpur, Dr. Tasleem Khamisani will be the also guest.
A tribute to Martyred students and teachers of Peshawar Carnage will be paid by candles in the darkness and the pray for the students and teachers of Army School will be held.
Award and prize distribution for the persons in the field of education and peace will be included.

A. Ghaffar Mahar
KHAIRPUR: Prof. Dr. Parveen Shah, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur has expressed her deep sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Syed Nisar Hussain Shah Latifi, Sajjada Nasheen Dargah, Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (R.A).
Dr. Parveen Shah said in her statement that the services of Syed Nisar Hussain Shah Latifi will be remembered for long period because Syed Nisar Hussain Shah rendered remarkable services in the preaching of message of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai regarding peace, love and unity of Muslims. Dr. Parveen Shah expressed her condolence with Syed Waqar Hussain Shah Wali Ahed, General Secretary, Shah Latif Foundation and Member Selection Board of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur and prayed for the departed soul.

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