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DG Rangers reiterates foreign hand behind Karachi unrest

Karachi—DG Rangers Maj. Gen. Bilal Akbar has expressed determination of controlling terrorism in Karachi while stating that foreign powers are behind the subversive activities in the metropolis. While briefing the standing committee of the Senate on human rights chaired by Senator Nasrin Jalil at Sindh Secretariat here Thursday, he said that foreign powers are involved behind the terrorism in Karachi and the proofs have been handed over to the federal government. ... Friday, May 22, 2015 Details

US INL hands over 4 carriers to Sindh Police

Karachi—US Consul General Brian Heath and officials from the US Department of States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) transferred four carriers of $126000 value to the Sindh police. Inspector General Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali and other officers were present at the handover ceremony, a press release of the consulate said here on Thursday. ... Friday, May 22, 2015 Details

US supports Pakistan in energy sector: Envoy

Karachi—United States Consul General in Karachi, Brian Heath has said that United States is supporting Pakistan in energy sector, which is essential for growth of economy in the country. Brian Heath said that USA supports Pakistan to become strong and stable in every sphere of life including economy, education and social sector. ... Friday, May 22, 2015 Details

Naval Chief urges young doctors to sacrifice personal gains in combating health problems

Karachi—The Second Convocation of Bahria University Medical & Dental College, Karachi was held Thursday to commemorate the academic accomplishments of its 2nd Batch of MBBS students. The students were also honored with Gold and Silver Medals and Certificates for their outstanding achievements in their academic career at the convocation. Pro-Chancellor of Bahria University, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah graced the occasion as Chief Guest and conferred degrees upon the graduating doctors. In total, 91 students were awarded degrees by Naval Chief. Gold and Silver medals were also awarded to Ms. Maryam Irshad and Ms Shireen Sabir Ansari respectively. Besides the Medal winners, Asifa Qasim, Ali Usman and Zulqarnain Haider achieved distinction in their respective departments. ... Friday, May 22, 2015 Details

Ulema announce Istehkam-e-Pakistan campaign

Karachi—Ulema belonging to different schools of thought as well as followers of Christian, Hindu and Sikh religions on Wednesday, in a joint declaration said to commence Istehkam-e-Pakistan campaign for creating awareness among the general public against extremism, terrorism and anti-state activities. Addressing the seminar on “Istehkam-e-Pakistan” organised by Pakistan Ulema Council, Sindh Chapter at a hotel here, the Council’s Central Chairman, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi said that attack on peaceful people in Safoora Goth, Karachi was vehemently condemnable. ... Thursday, May 21, 2015 Details

Urticaria spreading at a faster rate in Pakistan

Karachi—The group of prominent doctors and show biz personalities have organized an evening of science and art coming together to spread awareness about a debilitating skin condition known as Urticaria in collaboration with Novartis Pharma Pakistan recently. The presentation had the presence of people from different walks of life including showbiz galaxy, renowned dermatologists across the country, eminent celebrities, social organizations and media personnel. Secretary Information Sindh, Dr Zulfiqar Shalwani was the hief guest while.Salma Kausar-Senior Medical Director of KMC, Country President Novartis Shahab Rizvi also graced the occasion. ... Thursday, May 21, 2015 Details

Learning crucially important for building up society

Karachi—Learning is crucially important for sustainable growth of any society. Give time and importance to helping people achieve what they want. Time management, learning and strategy are just a cog in the machine. Having a culture in an organization which is cyclical in nature [means] the learning never ends. A deep seated learning culture then becomes second nature to us.’ Said Faisal Farooq Khan, the Group HR Head of Bank Alfalah at Pakistan Society for Training and Development hosted its third Annual Learning Conference Wednesday at the Movenpick Hotel Karachi. ... Thursday, May 21, 2015 Details

KE selling electricity through Kunda system in slums: PPP

Karachi—Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Karachi Division General Secretary Syed Najmi Alam, Deputy General Secretray Abid Satti and Deputy Information Secretary Syed Manzoor Abbas while severely criticizing the Karachi Electric’s ongoing ‘Operation Burq’ against defaulters said it seemed as if the Karachi Electric had established its own state within the state of Pakistan. ... Thursday, May 21, 2015 Details

Karachi police chief rejects RAW’s involvement

Karachi—Karachi Police Chief Additional Inspector General of Police, Sindh Ghulam Qadir Thebo had rejected the idea of involvement of Indian spy agency Research and analysis wing (RAW) in massacre of people of Ismaili community at Safoora Goth in Karachi on May 13. The massacre was a result of terrorism on sectarian basis, instead. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Police had nabbed 4 including Tahir, the mastermind of the massacre of Ismaili people. ... Thursday, May 21, 2015 Details

Minorities assured of mandatory registration provision in marriage law

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Sikander Mandhero has assured members of minority community that mandatory provision for registration of marriage would be incorporated into the family/marriage laws, mainly covering practitioners of Hinduism and Sikhism. ... Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Details

Rabia Enam emerges first woman PhD degree recipient from SSUET

Karachi—Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Department, Dr Rabia N Enam, is the first lady to receive her PhD degree in Computer Engineering from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET). Her thesis for PhD was centred on “Energy Efficient adaptive data aggregation in cluster based wireless sensor networks.” ... Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Details

CS Sindh directs for preparedness to cope with expected Monsoon

Karachi—Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammad Siddiq Memon has advised the Secretaries of the Home, Health, Irrigation and Local Government departments and all Divisional Commissioners to ensure strict disciplinary coordination and liaison with PDMA (Provincial Disaster Management Authority) in view of the coming Monsoon-2015. He categorically noted that acute measures must be adopted to combat Monsoon-2015, with a view to save the precious human lives, livestock and properties in the best and larger national interest. He expressed these views while presiding over a high level meeting in Sindh Secretariat on Tuesday, said a statement. ... Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Details

Gang war accused killed in police encounter

Karachi—Unknown terrorists opened fire at police party when it entered Chakiwara area of Lyari during a targeted operation on night between Sunday and Monday. Police returned the fire as a result gang war accused Allan of Baba Ladla group was killed while two other accused were arrested in injured condition. ... Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Details