Lawlessness threatening peace and stability
Violence claims lives of 3 persons
Amanullah KhanKarachi—Although uneasy calm prevailed in the disturbed areas of Layari where Rangers were reported to have taken position at the exist and entry points of Layari, yet the violence continued to hit peace in Karachi as three persons reported killed in the ill-famed Kuti Pahari while PIB colony also remained in the grip of firing by the armed persons today.
According to detail unknown miscreants well equipped with leathal weapons opened fire in Katti Pahari area where three persons including two brothers were killed. As soon as the word about the incident spread angry residents of the assembled and put several motor cycles on fire after the firing incident.
CM, Interior Minister discuss Lyari situation
Karachi—Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday discussed in detail the law and order situation in Karachi, especially in its Lyari area.
The Interior Minister, who met the Chief Minister at the CM House here, said there were certain groups that were trying to create law and order situation in certain areas of the metropolis, said a statement.
US Consulate hosts dialogue on media laws
Karachi—Over 70 Karachi-based journalists and students of journalism participated in a discussion about media laws on Saturday. The dialogue in this regard was facilitated by U.S. Consulate in Karachi in connection with World Press Freedom Day, says a statement.
The US Consul General in Karachi, William Martin, in his concluding remarks, thanked the journalists of Karachi for their work, saying, ‘I have become a big fan of the Pakistani media. As I meet journalists from all over Pakistan, I am struck by the talent, the imagination, the commitment I see’.
FFC offers joint probe into Keenjhar Lake pollution case
Karachi—The Fauji Fertilizer Company Energy Limited (FFCEL) has offered joint investigation at the top level to probe any contamination in Keenjhar Lake to ensure sanctity of the environment, especially the water bodies of surrounding areas of FFECL Wind Energy project, which is country’s first 50 MW wind power project.
Some support for quit-smoking alternatives
ACUPUNCTURE and hypnosis are touted as drug-free ways to help smokers kick the habit, and there is some evidence that they work, according to a new research review. There are still plenty of questions — including exactly how effective the alternative therapies might be, and how they measure up against standard quit tactics.
But researchers say the alternatives should stand as options for smokers who want them. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Medicine, come from a review of 14 previous clinical trials.