Pakistan Observer


DG Rangers Sindh offers cooperation to police

Karachi—The newly appointed Director General (DG) Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar paid a visit to the Central Police Office (CPO) and assured his full cooperation to police for ensuring safe and secure environment for residents of this highly volatile city. Additional Inspector General (AIG) Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo received the newly appointed DG Rangers Sindh. AIG Karachi briefed the DG Rangers Sindh about some successful operations of police, which were conducted in recent days. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

Violence, bloodshed leaves four dead in Karachi

Karachi—At least four people were killed in ongoing violence and bloodshed in the metropolis on Monday. As per reports, two people were shot dead while another sustained serious bullet wounds when some unidentified armed assailants restored straight firing on three friends sitting outside their house in Federal B Area. All the three were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment where two of them succumbed to their bullet wounds. The doctors declared condition of third friend as precarious. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

Mental health professionals gather to launch combined forum

Karachi—A gathering of mental health practitioners and doctors was called by Dr Saadia Quraishy, CEO, MASHAL, Aman Foundation and co-hosted by Zafar Dehraj, Country Program, BasicNeeds, at the Karachi Gymkhana. The benefit of having a combined platform for advocacy and awareness rising was discussed at length and the group decided to meet every quarter. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

LSC demands new pro-labour laws

Karachi—A Labour Solidarity Committee, comprising representatives of all federations and trade unions of Sindh had been formed on last day of 3-day Sindh Labour Conference held in Karachi from Sep 26 to 28 to prepare recommendations for making new labour laws or adopting the federal laws after the 18th Amendment in the Constitution. This was stated by members of Labour Conference Organising Committee including Karamat Ali of Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), Habibuddin Junaidi, Dr Kaiser Bengali, Rehana Yasmeen, Jalil Shah and others at a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Monday. The committee would soon hold meetings and prepare its recommendations. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

Qaim ready to hold LG polls, seeks uniform system from Centre

Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that Sindh Government was ready to hold local government (LG) election, but wanted to set a uniform system. It was the responsibility of federal government to step ahead for uniform system as Sindh government was ready to hold LG election within reasonable notice. ... Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Details

Gang of fake currency dealers purchasing sacrificial animals arrested

Karachi—Police unearthed a gang of four persons from cattle market of Sohrab Goth here on Saturday night who were purchasing sacrificial animals with fake currency. These included currency notes of Rs5,000 and Rs1000. Police said the accused were using fake currency in the darkness of night. The arrested persons told the police that fake currency note printing factory is located in Peshawar from where one lakh fake currency notes can be obtained on payment of Rs 10,000 genuine notes. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

Residents furious over opening of wine shop near mosque

Karachi—Residents of Shah Faisal Colony had taken to street in condemnation to establishment of a wine shop in a Muslim residential colony, Al-Falah Society in Shah Faisal Colony Sunday. The residents staged a sit-in at Shama Shopping Centre in Shah Faisal Colony and demanded Sindh government to take immediate action against those that issued license of wine shop owners to establish a wine shop in Muslim-dominated residential colony. While addressing the protestors, notable of the locality said the wine shop was located in close vicinity of a mosque, which might provoke the religious sentiments of the Muslim inhabitants of the area and the authorities concerned would be responsible for any untoward law and order situation. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

Five thousand candidates appear in SSUET Entry Test

Karachi—As many as 5000 candidates appeared in the Pre-admission entry test for the bachelors degree programs announced by Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology for the academic year 2015 held at Karachi Expo Centre. A large number of candidates from Gilgit, Biltistan and Azad Kashmir besides other parts of the four provinces appeared in the test. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

Labour Conference demands end of privatization process

Karachi—Balouchistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik said Balochistan government was the first, which had supported land reforms in Supreme Court of Pakistan’s case. Government departments should implement labour laws in the province in letter and spirit. The first-ever provincial tripartite labour conference after 18th amendment would be held in Quetta in Balochistan in last week of October this current year. National Party would fulfil all the commitments made in its 2013 Election Manifesto. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

Qaim lays foundation stone of 200-bed Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit

Karachi—A 200-bed Paediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit will be constructed National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi with an estimated cost of Rs1800 million with the full financial assistance of government of Sindh and the project will be completed within two years. ... Monday, September 29, 2014 Details

Improvised explosive device misdirected, reveals probe

Karachi—Investigation into the attack on Special Investigation Unit (SIU), Crime Investigation Department (CID) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Farooq Awan has revealed that vehicle-borne improvised explosive device was misdirected. The investigators reached at the consensus that the attack was carried out by using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device. They also agreed that more than 50-kilogram explosive material has been used for carrying out attack on SSP Farooq Awan. ... Sunday, September 28, 2014 Details

PPP warns of protest against extra-judicial killings

Karachi—Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Karachi Division President Abdul Qadir Patel said the public gathering of PPP on Oct 18, 2014 would break all previous records and the people from district South especially from Lyari would attend the gathering in huge number. This he said in a meeting with PPP district South office-bearers Saturday. ... Sunday, September 28, 2014 Details

Robbers loot 6.2m from a bank

Karachi—Robbers had robbed a private bank in the city and took the looted sum of money amounting to Rs 2.5 million along with US $38000, which totalled to Rs 6.2 million. According to details, 6 armed robbers, whose age ranged between 25-38 years in Shalwar and Qamees entered a private bank branch located in Saddar area. They had held the bank guards on gunpoint and forced the cashier of the bank to hand the sum of money. ... Sunday, September 28, 2014 Details

SHC seeks explanation from DHA, Sindh Government

Karachi—Sindh High Court (SHC) while hearing a petition filed by Advocate Mehfooz Yar Khan, who is also head of an non-governmental organisation, Amity International and Awami Muslim League Sindh chapter President had Saturday issued notice to DHA, Sindh government, Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Jamshed Niazi, Brigadier (Retd) Imran Karim, Brigadier Abdullah, Brigadier Hassan Raza and others asking them to submit their replies regarding allotment of land to the former Karachi Corps Commander. ... Sunday, September 28, 2014 Details


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