VILLAGERS DECRY ALLOTMENT OF 28000 ACRES LAND TO MALIK RIAZ

ABBAS KASSAR
HYDERABAD:
Villagers of various villages of Taluka Latifabad have decried the allotment of 28000 acres land of their villages to a Lahore builder Malik Riaz who is supposed to be gang leader of builder mafia. The villagers visited the national house in Qasimabad and told leader of Sindh National Party that they were demanding allotment of land around their villages to them for cultivation since long but Sindh government allotted such quantity of land which not even a big landlord owns in Sindh.
SNP leader Ashraf Noonari observed that this was too much cruelty of PPP government with it own people who wanted to till the land and had applied for allotment.They were ready to pay Rs.10 lacs price per acre but Sindh government ignored Sindhi villagers and allotted same land to Riaz at rate of only Rs.35000 per acre for the reason that he was friend of PPP chief and former president Asif Ali Zardari. He said allotment of land was right of local villagers who were living on these lands since centuries. He said Malik Riaz had silenced MQM by ensuring plots for its martyred workers and building university in name of Altaf Hussain. He alleged that Zardari and MQM were involved in this illegal allotment. He made appeal to Supreme Court and Sindh High Court to take notice of this land scandal. He also asked Sindh government to allot land to villagers canceling allotment of Malik Riaz otherwise his party would launch movement across Sindh against such sale of precious land of Sindh to a Lahore builder.Those who met Noonari included Ramzan Brohi, Ramzan Rajpur, Shabbir Inqilabi, Aman Ali Pahanwar, Juma Khan Brohi, Sattar Brohi and Imam Bux Khosa.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATED BY PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS TO PROMOTE INTERFAITH HARMONY

ABBAS KASSAR
HYDERABAD:
South Asia partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK) organized merry Christmas day with collective efforts of Community Development Foundation (CDF) under right of expression, Association, Assembly and Thoughts (REAT) on 24 December 2014 at Janta Hall Jacobabad .The main objectives of gathering was to solidarity with Christian communities and promote peace and interfaith harmony in Sindh . The seminar was attended by Aijaz Ahmed Jakhrani MPA Pakistan people Party Irfan Mufti Deputy Dircetor of SAP-PK, Shabnam Rasheed SAP-PK, Shahnaz Sheedi , pastor Yosuf Maseeh , Benjman Luke , Meena Yosuf , Jan Odhano , Irshad Junejo, Dr Farkhansa Iqbal and others and shared the point of view on importance of eve and solidarity with Christian communities in Jacobabad . Christian communities also celebrated, On the occasion tableau was presented which was equally enjoyed by all participants.
On this occasion Ms. Shanaz Sheedi provincial coordinator of SAP PK Said that this kind program will promote the interfaith harmony and provide an opportunities to all religions and strengthen relationship of majority and minorities . The Christian are not alone and all religions have gathered to celebrate this event and ensure the peace and interfaith on soil of Sindh. She said that SAP- PK believes in interfaith and promoting the peace and harmony to counter the religious extremism in Pakistan .
Aijaz Ahmed jakhrani MPA Pakistan people Party also congratulated the Christian community on eve of Christmas and other communities . He said that such kind of activities will promote peace and interfaith in Sindh. Today we all take oath to counter religious extremism and promote peace. We have to reduce the tribal conflicts and take collective efforts of peace and social harmony in Sindh.
Mr. Irfan Mufti Deputy Director said that all human are equal and we have to promote this message among all religion communities in Sindh. Here no one is superior and we are all equal and take collective efforts for counter religious extremism and promote peace in society. He said that Pakistan is not state of Religious leaders and it is secular state and should respect the all religion. We are working for promotion peace and harmony rights of expression and association thoughts in Pakistan for just society
Pastor Benjmun Luke Christian leaders said that we are happy to celebrate the merry Christmas with collective efforts of Hindu , Muslims , Sikh and Maseeh Brothers in Jacobabad to prove that we are all equal and every religion have equal respect in Sindh . Sindh is soil where interfaith harmony and peace messages are tranfered to the world. On this occasion Pastor Yousuf Masih, Jan odhano , Muslim Odhano , Dr Farkhanda Iqbal, Irshad Junejo, Samia Gul Mirani also share their views.

POLICE ENCOUNTER, NOTORIOUS DACOIT ARRESTED.

Waheed Phulpoto
Shikarpur
: Notorious dacoit arrested after brief encounter while dacoits intercepted passenger coach intention of looting at Indus highway within the jurisdiction of Khanpur police station on Wednesday late night.
According to reports some group of unidentified dacoits intercepted a passenger coach intention for looting at Khanpur Indus highway near red place (Garho Maqam) coach was coming from Kashmore to Karachi suddenly CIA In-charge Shikarpur Allan Khan Abbasi and patrolling police including SHO Khanpur Barkat Ali Korai reached the spot and erupted firing between dacoits and police after exchange of firing one notorious dacoit identified as Bashir Saad Khanani Jatoi arrested by police in injured condition while five another dacoits managed to flee from scene gated advantage of darkness.
CIA in-charge Allan Khan Abbasi told to media persons some group of unidentified armed men intercepted a passenger coach intention for looting and then police reached on spot after brief encounter one notorious dacoit Bashir Saad Khani Jatoi was arrested in injured condition while his accomplice managed to flee from scene he said and added that one Kalashnikov and good number of bullets were also recovered from the possession of dacoit.
He further said that accused wanted to police in several heinous crimes and several cases were also registered against him.
Arrested injured dacoit moved to civil hospital shikarpur for medical treatment.
FIR was registered in Khanpur police station.