Pakistan Observer


IG Police for action against sub-standard helmet makers

Karachi—Additional IGP, Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo has requested the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) to take action against the firms whice are manufacturing sub-standard motorbike helmets. In a communication to the Director General of PSQCA, the AIGP said “As head of Traffic police I want to bring a very serious issue to the notice of your department for taking initiative for cancellation of NOCs of the firms which are manufacturing sub-standard helmets as these helmets are root cause of most of the deaths of motorcyclists in road accidents. ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

Police BDU diffuses 7 pressure cooker bombs

Karachi—Karachi narrowly escapes big explosion as Police had timely foiled a bid of bid of terrorism by deactivating 7 pressure cooker bombs that were dumped at a dumpster near a graveyard within the precincts of S.I.T.E Police station. Police had thus saved the city from a major bid of terrorism with the technical assistance from one of its units, the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU), which despite very limited resources and safety equipments performed the act of diffusing the bombs. ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

No breakthrough in Prof. Auj’s assassination investigation

Karachi—Police investigators took 3 associates of slain Karachi University Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies Prof. Shakeel Auj in custody to find any evidence of their alleged involvement in Prof. Auj’s assassination. Police took the step in light of a complaint Prof. Auj had lodged with Police earlier wherein he had stated that he had threats from his associate and faculty members. However, the investigators failed to obtain any CCTV footage as was claimed on the day of Prof. Auj’s targeted killing near Masjid Baitul Mukarram on Friday morning. Prof. Auj was shot dead in a broad daylight incident of targeted killing in Gulshan-e Iqbal when he was on the way to attend a ceremony in his honour at the Khana-e Farhang Iran (Iranian Cultural Centre). ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

Minister launches pre-Eid cleanliness campaign

Karachi—Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has directed all local bodies functioning in the province to launch a cleanliness campaign prior to Eid ul Azha. Chairing a meeting in his office with representative officials pertaining to local bodies across the province, he asked them to initiate special sweeping drive in their respective areas of jurisdiction with equal attention towards regular and proper removal of filth and garbage. “Safe and proper disposal of this waste must also be necessarily ensured,” he told them. ... Saturday, September 20, 2014 Details

Trade union leaders urge to end Islamabad sit-ins

Karachi—The trade union leaders and workers rights activists have urged the government to take appropriate measures to end the sit-ins in Islamabad as they have lost their utility and pose threat to the democratic institutions of the country. In a statement issued here Wednesday, the labour leaders deplored that despite a number of attempts by various political groups and oppositions to hold dialogue with Pakistan Tahrik Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tahrik (PAT) and government, there was no positive outcome and sit-ins continued. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Bilawal discusses political situation with party workers

Karachi—Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held detailed meetings with the Party office-bearers and elected representatives from district Jamshoro and discussed ground political situation with them. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

Police arrest 20 protesting teachers outside KPC

Karachi—The police have arrested at least 20 members of New Teachers Action Committee (NTAC), who were protesting for release of their monthly salaries, outside Karachi Press Club on Wednesday. As per reports, hundreds of newly-appointed teachers gathered outside KPC to lodge their protest against the Sindh government for September 12 highhandedness of law enforcement agencies during their protest outside Bilawal House. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

US envoy discusses KPT projects with Chairman

Karachi—A high level delegation led by US Ambassador Richard Olson and the new Consul General Brian Heagh called on Chairman KPT Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed at KPT Head Office here on Wednesday to discuss areas and issues of mutual interest. The Chairman KPT Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed in his presentation apprised the delegation of the functioning of port and various mega projects that the port has undertaken to improve the existing capacity, a press release of KPT said here on Wednesday. Future projects and prospects were also discussed along with avenues of mutual interest. ... Thursday, September 18, 2014 Details

First dictionary in Sindhi on climate change launched

Karachi—WWF-Pakistan’s Building Capacity on Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas of Pakistan (CCAP) project in collaboration with Friends of Indus Forum formally launched first dictionary on environment and climate change in Sindhi here at local hotel. Speaking on the occasion the Former Vice Chancellor University of Sindh Mazhar Ul Haq Siddiqui highlighted the need to disseminate scientific knowledge to common men for tackling climate change effectively. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

Young artists to reclaim public spaces by painting

Karachi—Karachi, once known as the city of lights, is now known for the overcrowded, unwanted, unsystematic settlements. In a bid to bring Karachi back to its days of glory, sponsored a group of artists, going by the name of Abdoz Arts, to execute their idea to cleanse political and other hateful graffiti from the walls of Karachi University at the university’s annual carnival which saw over 27,000 visitors. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

PIA’s pre-Hajj operation continues smoothly

Karachi—PIA’s Pre-Hajj operation is continuing successfully with on time departures and arrivals with the overall flight punctuality of over 90 percent. A spokesman of the airline said here on Tuesday that PIA has till 19th day (Tuesday) of the operation has transported more than 26,500 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia through 74 flights. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

Preservation of ozone layer

Karachi—To commemorate the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer Engro organized an initiative to phase out ozone-depleting substances and to raise awareness and reiterate their commitment towards an eco-efficient world. Through this initiative and related events, Engro aims to play its role in creation of an environmentally aware society for a better and brighter tomorrow. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On”. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

CPLC-AVCC jointly solve a murder case

Karachi—The Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) had jointly with the Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) resolved a mysterious murder case and arrested the killers. According to details, a resident of Khayaban-e Mujahid in DHA Javed was missing since Sep 5, 2014 at a time when he was returning from a shopping tour of Saddar market. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

LEAs nab several Sindhi Taliban suspects from outskirts

Karachi—The law enforcement agencies with the technical assistance and guideline started expended search and arrest operation in the metropolis. The crackdown was aimed at nabbing the suspect of Sindhi Taliban allegedly involved in bids of terrorism especially the attack on Naval Dockyard. In this regard, the LEAs had conducted raids in Steel Town, Gulshan-e Hadeed, Ibrahim Haideri, Quaidabad, Sohrab Goth, Malir, Safoora Goth, Gabol Goth and other rural outskirts of the metropolis. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details

Polio eradication a top priority: CM tells BMGF

Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah directed for establishment of emergency operation centre (ECO) for Polio eradication at CM House Karachi with immediate effect as per recommendation of International Monitoring Board. This step was part of strategy of Sindh government for making the province as Polio-Free by the year 2015. This he observed while holding meeting with 10 members delegation of Bill and Melaindo Gates Foundation (BMGF) led by Dr Waqar Ajmal and Dr Orin Levine at CM House Tuesday. ... Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Details


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