Pakistan Observer


HC told Rangers arrested 6 activists, lacking cooperation with Police

Karachi—Six of missing workers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) were arrested by Pakistan Rangers Sindh and Rangers were not cooperating with Police for their whereabouts and safe recovery. Karachi Police officials had revealed this in Sindh High Court (SHC) during the hearing of a petition filed by MQM leader Dr Farooque Sattar for safe recovery of those missing workers of MQM, who were picked from their homes by the law enforcement agencies. ... Friday, October 31, 2014 Details

Bodies of 2 Pakistanis from Libya to reach home today: Ansar Burney

Karachi—Ansar Burney Trust International Chairman Ansar Burney said that the special rescue flight of ‘Buraq Air’ with 180 rescued Pakistanis from Libya after Civil War reached Lahore on Wednesday night while another rescue flight with another group of 180 Pakistanis along with 2 dead bodies will reach Lahore on Friday. He said that almost 7,000 (Seven Thousand) stranded Pakistanis have already arrived home in Pakistan, but the rescue flights were temporarily stopped because of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha. ... Friday, October 31, 2014 Details

Civil Society leaders call for ‘Food Security Plan’

Karachi—Civil society leaders, humanitarian activists and experts on Thursday called for early action to have a ‘food security plan’ and policy cover to ensure food availability for the people, residing in the Thar desert and other arid zones of Sindh province, who presently are victims of malnutrition. They were speaking at the Provincial Consultation on ‘Food Security and Livelihoods in Sindh: Addressing the Vulnerabilities’, organized by Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) at a local hotel. ... Friday, October 31, 2014 Details

KMC sets up disaster management wards in 4 hospitals

Karachi—As preventive measure ahead of expected tropical cyclone Nilofar, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had set up special disaster management wards consisting of around 200 beds in 4 of its hospitals. Emergency had been imposed in all KMC hospitals and leaves of medial and paramedical staff cancelled. KMC had in this regard claimed that all emergency medicines had been arranged in sufficient quantity in KMC hospitals, all faculty members of Karachi Medical and Dental College and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and all medical, paramedical and other staff of all hospitals of KMC will remain present at their duty till the threat would be over. ... Friday, October 31, 2014 Details

Rangers committed to restore exemplary peace: DG rangers

Karachi—DG Rangers Maj Gen Bilal Akbar has assured trade and industry leaders to restore the much sought after peace and stability to Karachi. DG Rangers had visited Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry to meet the office bearers. ... Friday, October 31, 2014 Details

Rich tributes paid to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

Karachi—The rich tributes were paid to the great visionary and reformer of subcontinent Sir Syed Ahmed Khan at his 197th birth anniversary, observed by Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys’ Association (AMUOBA). Sir Syed Ahmed Khan devoted his entire life for emancipation of Muslims of South Asia and Islamic renaissance. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Army continues relief operation in Tharparkar

Karachi—Pak Army relief effort continues in drought struck Tharparkar District. The effort has been expanded further up to Jhangra, Ratan Jo Tar, Islamkot and Sinhar, whereas already established relief and medical camps are providing assistance at Diplo, Mithi, Khinsaar and Dunhai. Special sorties of helicopters are also dropping much needed supplies in remote areas. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Stickers mandatory for vehicles: DIG

Karachi—The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Traffic, Karachi announced that on 8th, 9th, and 10th Muharram Al Haram (November 2, 3, and 4, 2014) processions in connection with Ashoora will be taken out from Nishtar park to Hussainian Iranian Imam Bargah Kharadar. It will be mandatory to get stickers to be displayed on windscreens of the vehicles. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

WWF-Pakistan calls for immediate response to Cyclone Nilofar

Karachi—As Cyclone Nilofar approaches the coastal areas of Pakistan with gusty winds and heavy rainfall, WWF-Pakistan has stressed the need to take immediate precautionary measures for residents of the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan, in order to cope with adverse impacts, if any, of this tropical cyclone. WWF-Pakistan has already mobilized its staff posted along the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan to help local authorities and coastal communities prepare for the cyclone and its possible effects. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

SHC orders KDA to submit Master Plan on Nov 26

Karachi—Sindh High Court (SHC) while maintaining the already issued Stay Order against construction of high-rise residential and commercial buildings ordered the defunct Karachi development Authority (KDA) to present KDA Master Plan in the court on Nov 26. The higher court had showing its fury over such constructions asked the counsel for the defunct KDA advocate Sultan to explain how could the authority convert city’s green belt into a commercial entity. The court also remarked it was quite embarrassing to trust the provincial government’s point of view. ... Thursday, October 30, 2014 Details

Stern retaliation to anti-Mohajir elements

Karachi—Mohajir Rabita Council (MRC) General Secretary (GS) Arshad Siddiqui had strongly condemned Pakistan People’s Party and Sindhi Nationalist groups for subjecting Mohajirs of rural Sindh to extreme level of harassment and intimidation, after their demand for the creation of Mohajir Province. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Corps Commander calls on Governor

Karachi—Corps Commander Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar on Tuesday held meeting with Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad in Karachi. Both discuss matters of mutual affairs and ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan Agency. The Governor lauded Pak Army’s professional capabilities and termed ‘martyrdom’ of army personnel as a great sacrifice for the country. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

Operations being carried out to wipe out terrorism

Karachi—Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar announced to conduct complete monitoring of Karachi within six months. During his visit to the Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industries, the DG Rangers said it was being endeavoured to restore law and order in Karachi. Long-term and short operations are also being carried out to wipe out terrorism from the provincial capital, he added. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

DMC South employees get retirement benefits and pension dues

Karachi—Sindh Ombudsman Asad Ashraf Malik has helped an applicant to get his retirement dues from DMC South, Karachi. According to details Rehmat Masih a low paid employee of DMC South filed a complaint to the Ombudsman Sindh that he applied for retirement from service to the competent authority but action on his application was being delayed for no valid reason. Therefore he requested to Ombudsman Sindh Asad Ashraf Malik to help him to get his dues Rs.732,135/- and pay his pension and other legitimate dues. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details

NS-IK must settle disputes before people burst into fury: Sirajul Haque

Karachi—Jamaat-e Islami (JI) Pakistan Ameer Siraj Ul Haque said he had serious premonitions about violent agitation from the public side amid the scenario of political unrest, unprecedented price-hike of common man’s commodities. Henceforth, it was the duty of Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to find a diligent way to settle their differences without fail before it might be too late to mend. ... Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Details


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