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Coordinating and understanding the surroundings and people

Coordinating and understanding the surroundings and people

KARACHI – Zunaira Sardar’s work deals with personal space and environment. Her work revolves around these lines, yet she tries to coordinate and understand the surroundings and people she deals with on daily basis. “I have a thirst to find and seek the experiences through commitment and interaction on personal and professional basis. The chaos leads to a conclusion, which is natural yet openly dealt with on the whole,” Sardar says. VASL Art is an artist-led initiative that brings

Revival of community police on the cards

KARACHI – The city’s police chief was on Saturday directed to revive the community policing system and ensure effective policing in commercial and industrial areas for protecting the business community from extortionists. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah issued these directives in a meeting with traders and businessmen of the city at the Chief Minister’s House. The meeting was also attended by Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Karachi Saud

MQM demands action against extortionists

KARACHI – Expressing deep concern over the growing incidents of extortion and kidnappings for ransom in the city, the MQM on Saturday demanded that the government should take solid steps for protecting the life and property of the citizens and initiate firm action against those involved in these crimes. In a statement issued by the MQM Rabita Committee, it was stated that despite the claims of the government administration, the criminals are roaming freely on the streets of the city

Traders’ delegation meets Dr Farooq Sattar

KARACHI – A delegation of the All Karachi Tajir Ittehad called on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday and informed him that extortionists are harassing the trader community. MQM Rabita Committee member Wasim Aftab and Karachi Tanzimi Committee In-charge Hammad Siddiqui were also present on the occasion. The delegation told Dr Sattar extortionists are sending them slips demanding large sums of money and threatening them of

No policy to exclude illegal immigrants from census?

KARACHI – The federal and Sindh governments have yet to develop a policy to exclude illegal immigrants living in the province from the first phase of the census that is starting on Tuesday, sources have said. Through several reports, the federal government has admitted that over 2 million illegal immigrants are living in Sindh, including the provincial capital, Karachi. Chief Secretary Abdul Subhan Memon recently conducted a meeting at his office to discuss the census that is to be

Pasban city president’s nephew ‘abducted’ for having ‘close ties with JI’

KARACHI – Pasban Karachi President Usman Moazzam’s nephew was abducted from near his house in Gulshan-e-Hadeed on Saturday. Moazzam said that Aazib Imtiaz Qudwai was kidnapped because he has close ties with the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI). Aazib’s father Nafees Qudwai said, “My son and I were on our way to the mosque to offer the Fajr prayer when an Indus Corolla without a number plate collided with him. Three men carrying weapons got out of the car, forced him into the vehicle and drove

Dawood Public School organises blood donation campaign

KARACHI – The Dawood Public School in collaboration with the Fatimid Blood Bank organised a blood donation campaign on Saturday. VThe school’s students participated devotedly in the campaign and informed their fellow students about the benefits of blood donation. Parents and teachersalso participated in the campaign and the Fatimid Foundation presented appreciation certificates to the volunteering students.
The team of Fatimid Foundation tested the donors’ blood for haemoglobin,

Bhutto’s death anniversary – gathering in Naudero may have a lot on its agenda

KARACHI – The Ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has finalised preparations for the 32nd death anniversary the party’s founder, former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, scheduled on Monday (April 4) in Naudero, the native town of the Bhuttos in Larkana district. Party activists and leaders from across the country have started arriving there. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, who is also provincial president of the party, also reached there on Saturday to supervise the programme,

Culture minister to inaugurate pictorial and book exhibition on ZAB today

KARACHI – Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo will inaugurate the three day ‘Pictorial and Book Exhibition’ today (Sunday) at the Sindh Museum Hyderabad, in memory of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founding chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party, on the eve of his 32nd death anniversary on April 4. The exhibition will last till April 5.
Culture Secretary Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Director General Muhammad Ramzan Awan, Director Manzoor Kanasro and others will also attend the

‘Reference to reopen ZAB case a milestone step’

KARACHI – By signing the reference to reopen the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto “judicial murder” case, President Asif Ali Zardari has taken a milestone step in the country’s history that would promote justice discourage decisions that are made on the basis of pressure or prejudice, Pakistan People’s Party Sindh Women Wing Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui has said. In her statement issued on Saturday, she said that having sent the reference in accordance with Article 186 of the

Plagiarist or a real genius?

LAHORE – Yet another but interesting case of plagiarism has surfaced in Punjab University much to the surprise of the educational community. A PU professor who has little knowledge of Information Technology (IT) has done his PhD with the help of highly advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology. The tragedy is that even PU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran is aware of the fact that alleged plagiarist Safder Ali Sherazi does not have an IT

PPP caravan leaves to attend ZAB’s death anniversary

LAHORE – A small caravan of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) workers left for Larkana on Saturday from the railway station to attend PPP founder and former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s (ZAB) 32nd death anniversary. The workers were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour of ZAB. No PPP Punjab leader was present to see the workers off. Party activists chanted slogans including “Jiye Bhutto” and “Zinda Hai BB Zinda Hai”. PPP Lahore Women Wing President Faiza Malik,

SHO summoned on petition seeking case against doctors

LAHORE – Additional District and Sessions Judge Ameer Khan on Saturday summoned the Naseerabad Police Station house officer on April 9 on a petition seeking registration of murder cases against office-bearers of the Young Doctors Association (YDA).
Advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhry filed the petition submitting that dozens of patients, including children, had lost their lives due to the doctor’s strike. The petitioner said that doctors, on call of the YDA, had been observing a

Gogi Butt acquitted in Truckanwala murder case

LAHORE – Anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge Tahir Pervaiz on Saturday acquitted underworld don Khawaja Aqeel alias Gogi Butt of all charges in the Arif Ameer alias Tipu Truckanwala murder case. The court acquitted Gogi by accepting his application filed under Section 295-K of the Pakistan Penal Code. The accused submitted that he was innocent and not involved in any case due to which he might be acquitted in the Truckanwala murder case.
Truckanwala was shot dead at the Allama

APCNGA to decide about two-day closure today

LAHORE – The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) will hold a meeting today (Sunday) to decide about the two-day closure in Lahore region. APCNGA Chairman Ghayas Paracha said that some of the members say that there should be no closure, as they have incurred huge losses due to two-day weekly closure of CNG stations. He said that the decision will be made after taking all members on board.

Re-thinking the urban – Transit by choice

LAHORE – As the green comes to the fashion front, cricket fans all over Pakistan flash out their patriotism through the colour that is so much the buzz word in the international environmental consciousness. How green are we? Besides cricket, our attitude towards going green is questionable. More news take front page position, as the environmental protection agencies raise their voice against another flyover venture. However, debates about transportation and cities almost always

Doctor’s negligence kills woman in Johar Town

LAHORE – A woman died in a private hospital of Johar Town on Saturday due to alleged negligence of doctors. Family of the woman held a protest and resorted to violence. Police soon controlled the situation and shifted the body to the morgue for autopsy. The victim’s family requested registration of a first information report (FIR) against doctors. According to details, Umar, a resident of Wassanpura, brought his wife Yasmeen to the hospital two days ago. Yasmeen was given an injection

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