Pakistan Observer


Police becomes active against terrorists, 5 suspects killed

Karachi—Karachi’s police force became active against terrorists on Tuesday as 5 suspects were killed in action against suspects in various areas of the city. An exchange of fire occurred between the police and gang war operatives in Layari. 3 suspects of Baba Ladla group were killed during the clash. ... Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Details

Commissioner for efforts to prevent dengue fever outbreak

Karachi—Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui here on Tuesday sought a coordinated approach to eliminate all potential breeding points for dengue fever-causing mosquitoes (aedes egypti) so as to prevent any outbreak of the ailment. Chairing a meeting attended by health and municipality sections working in the metropolis, the Commissioner urged them to launch a fool proof campaign on a war footing for elimination of the breeding sources, including standing water pool and swamps. ... Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Details

IGP, AIGP attend funeral prayer of two martyred cops

Karachi—Sindh Inspector General of Police, Ghulam Haider Jamali, Additional IGP Ghulam Qadir Thebo, DIG South and other senior police officials attended funeral prayer of two police constables Awais Shah and Nadeem Ahmed, who were martyred by unknown armed men near Milk Market, Garden area of the city. ... Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Details

Zardari asks party cadres to prepare for LG polls

Karachi—Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman and former President Asif Ali Zardari directed the Party cadres to prepare for Party-based local government elections to strengthen the democracy at the grass-root level. ... Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Details

Anti-encroachment drive to continue: Sharjeel Memon

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that anti-encroachment campaign will be continued till removal of illegal occupation from state land and public places in the city and other areas of the province. Talking to the people in Korangi Area, he said that we have started “Jehad” against the social evils in our society. ... Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Details

Health Dept prohibits MNC sponsored foreign tours for doctors

Karachi—Sindh government has directed all its medical officers/ consultants not to avail offers from the multinational pharmaceutical firms for foreign tours, often under the garb of international medical conferences. Sindh Secretary for Health, Iftikhar Ali Shalwani here on Saturday citing the trend to be within the conflict of interest said this also called for disciplinary proceedings against the public servants soliciting such favours. ... Monday, March 30, 2015 Details

Bangladesh attained remarkable success in women empowerment

Karachi—Bangladesh has attained remarkable successes in various areas including poverty reduction, women empowerment, health and economic development, self-sufficiency in food production despite frequent natural disasters, said Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Karachi, Noor-e-Helal Saifur Rahman. This he said while speaking at a reception held here to commemorate the national day of Bangladesh. ... Monday, March 30, 2015 Details

Early completion of development schemes

Karachi—Central council members of Khadmin-e-Millat, a local CBO, have urged the authorities to ensure prompt completion of development schemes in Karachi. In a meeting on Sunday, they stressed the need for expediting the pace of ongoing work besides resuming work that has been halted due to one or the other reason. They particularly referred to the construction of second track of Lyari Expressway, completion of NADRA office in North Karachi township, Malir Flyover, expansion of the road connecting Shafiq Mor to North Karachi. The meeting chaired by Saghir Ali Siddiqui was also attended by Asghar Imam Khalid, Rehana Khatoon, Maulana Zafar Qadri, Allama Rasheed Taunsvi, Engineer Saghiruddin, Syed Hakim Ali Shah Bukhari, S.S. Momin and others.—APP ... Monday, March 30, 2015 Details

Commerce College old students organise ‘Mera Pakistan Conference’

Karachi—The COMMECS organised the second Mera Pakistan Conference 2015 to demonstrate what Pakistan had at the time of Independence, what are the natural and human resources of Pakistan and how much growth and development has been achieved over the years. The purpose was to change despair into hope, pessimism into optimism and give a reason to the young generation to be proud of the country, said a press release issued here on Saturday. COMMECS, the Old Students’ Association of Government College of Commerce & Economics, Karachi, has always been very active in the educational field. ... Monday, March 30, 2015 Details

ICAP organises Zafrani Mushaira at Alliance Francaise

Karachi—Known Urdu poets in their candid yet humourous style criticised several issues being faced by the society during a session organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP’s) Southern Regional Committee Saturday evening. ... Monday, March 30, 2015 Details

Arrangements finalised for polio elimination campaign

Karachi—A target population of 2,40,955 under five children would be vaccinated against polio by 100 female community vaccination staff during a week long special campaign commencing on Monday in eight high risk UCs of Karachi. The campaign, part of an exercise to eliminate poliovirus from the local environs is being regularly held on the directives of Sindh Chief Minister under the supervision of Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui. ... Monday, March 30, 2015 Details

WWF-Pakistan to celebrate ‘Earth Hour’, today

karachi—WWF-Pakistan will celebrate one of its world’s largest symbolic environmental movements, Earth Hour, on Saturday, 28 March 2015. Pakistan will join 172 countries and territories, and more than 7,000 cities in celebrating the hour by switching off unnecessary lights. Cities all across Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Multan, and Sheikhupura have pledged to conserve the country’s environment and natural treasures. ... Saturday, March 28, 2015 Details

Physical remand of 7 MQM workers extended

Karachi—The Anti-Terrorism court on Friday extended physical remand of 7 workers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for another 14 days whereas the remand of 2 suspects accused of murdering three people was refused. The police and Rangers brought 7 suspects arrested from MQM center Nine-Zero to the Anti-Terrorism Court in armoured vehicles. The suspects are identified as Faizan, Mumtaz, Wajihul Rehman, Rizwan Ali, Toufeeq, Naeem and Zubair alias Burger. ... Saturday, March 28, 2015 Details

KE team captures wire thief red-handed

karachi—The K-Electric team on early Friday morning captured a person who was attempting to steal electricity copper wires along with two accomplices at Khayaban-e Ghazi in DHA. The KE team under the supervision of Mr. Suhail Bhutto managed to catch the thief with the aid of local residents while he was cutting off the precious OH (Over Head LT circuit) wires. ... Saturday, March 28, 2015 Details

Namaz-e-Janaza of martyred cop offered at police headquarters

Karachi—Namaz-e-Janaza of martyred police constable Gulzar was offered at Police Headquarters, East here on Friday. IGP, Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali, DIGs and other senior police officers besides family members, relatives and friends of Shaheed constable attended the Namaz-e-Janaza. ... Saturday, March 28, 2015 Details