Pakistan Observer

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MQM submits requisition for SA session

Karachi—Mutahhida Qaumi Movement (MQM) had submitted a requisition at the Sindh Assembly secretariat for convening the session of the provincial assembly. The requisition pertained to deteriorated law and order in the port city, Karachi. The MQM Parliamentary Leader Syed Sardar Ahmed and the Deputy Parliamentary Leader Khawaja Izhar Ul Hassan had along with other MQM members provincial assembly (MPA) submitted the requisition with signatures of 51 MPAs. ... Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Details

CSP workshop promotes IMNCI for child health

Karachi—The 11-day capacity building workshop organised by the Sindh government under the Child Survival Program (CSP) for newborn babies against deadly and preventable diseases concluded here. The objective of the 11- day IMNCI clinical capacity building workshop was the exchange of data and information on the deadly diseases that pose a threat to newborn babies and childhood. The deadly diseases are pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, malnutrition and a number of vaccination preventable diseases. ... Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Details

SQCF demands immediate release of audit report-2014

Karachi—The Shehr-e Quaid Cultural Forum (SQCF) Convener Shaikh Rashid Alam said the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi’s accounts especially the revenue generated through members of the ACP should strictly be placed under regular audit. However, the group that ruled the ACP for past many years had deliberately avoided the legal and constitutional need of the audit. He asked the existing ruling group of the ACP to immediately release the audit report-2014 and details of fees from ACP members through current bank statements. ... Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Details

Fed Govt-PTI should resolve political issues through dialogue: PPP Senators

Karachi—Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senators Maula Bux Chandio, in-charge PPP Media Cell Sindh Senator Saeed Ghani and Senator Yousuf Balouch said the federal government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) should show serenity and find an amicable way to resolve their political disputes through peaceful dialogue. ... Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Details

CM shows displeasure on less utilization of funds

Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah has expressed displeasure on 35 per cent utilization of development funds so far released to the education department and directed them to ensure proper and in time utilization of the funds. This he said while presiding over a meeting on the Performance of Education Department in the CM House Monday. ... Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Details

KU extends date for BA, BCom exam forms

Karachi—The University of Karachi (KU) has extended the date for the submission of annual examination forms without late fee till December 5, 2014 for B.A., B.Com. Private, BOL and Improvement of Division. According to KU Director Examinations Prof. Dr. Arshad Azmi, the examination forms for B.A. can be submitted with Rs 3,075 fee for first/ final year, and with Rs 5,500 for combined, while the forms for B.Com can be submitted with Rs 3,900 fee for first/ final year and with Rs 6,900 for combined. ... Monday, November 24, 2014 Details

Symposium on endourology and minimal invasive surgery

Karachi—Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) will organise a symposium on “endourology and minimal invasive surgery (MIS)” at its premises here on Tuesday. A press release of SIUT said that internationally renowned surgeon Professor Prokar Das Gupta from Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London UK, Professor Shamim Khan of Guy’s & St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust London UK, and Professor Matin Sheriff of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Kent UK will be delivering their expert lectures on minimal invasive surgery (MIS) and infectious diseases. ... Monday, November 24, 2014 Details

Police detain 18 suspects of MQM’s campaign attack

Karachi—At least eight more suspects behind the attack on Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) membership campaign have been detained Sunday by police in Orangi Town Karachi. Following MQM’s complaint, Orangi police have filed a case under the act of counter terrorism and attempted murder. ... Monday, November 24, 2014 Details

One out of ten persons in Pakistan suffering from Diabetes

Karachi—One out of ten persons in Pakistan would have diabetes. This was stated by Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP) Secretary General, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Honorary President, Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG) founder President and World Health Organization (WHO) Director for Collaborating Centre for Diabetes Prof A. Samad Shera while speaking at a seminar held here to mark World Diabetes Day on Sunday. ... Monday, November 24, 2014 Details

IGP orders to strengthen security around minorities’ worship places

Karachi—Inspector General of Police, Sindh, Ghulam Haider Jamali has sought a report from DIG Hyderabad regarding the incident of torching a temple at Tando Muhammad Khan. He has also ordered to strengthen the security around worship places and residential areas of Hindu community, said a statement issued here on Sunday. ... Monday, November 24, 2014 Details

CM asks NHA to repair bypass at Thehri

Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed Works & Services Department to take up the issue of unrepaired portion of National Highway bypass near Therhi, Khairpur with National Highway Authority to get it repaired because road accidents have become order of the day there. He has observed that the portion of bypass road is dilapidated and heavy traffic has developed craters. Therefore, most of the vehicles flipped there and then turn turtle. ... Monday, November 24, 2014 Details

DAP, WHO observe World Diabetes Day

Karachi—The Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP) and WHO Collaborating Centre, Karachi have chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD) today. Secretary General, Diabetic Association of Pakistan and Honorary President, International Diabetes Federation, Prof. A Samad Shera, sharing details of the daylong WDD activities said it would comprise two sessions, focussed on specific target groups. ... Sunday, November 23, 2014 Details

IG for improved security around Hindu temples

Karachi—The Inspector General of Police Sindh, Ghulam Hyder Jamali has directed DIGs of different ranges/zones and District SSsP to beef-up security arrangements at areas inhabited by members of the Hindu community. ... Sunday, November 23, 2014 Details

Ebad calls for funds, land for BBSUL in Hawke’s Bay scheme

Karachi—Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan has urged the provincial government to consider the request by the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari, (BBSUL) for additional funds and allotment of land in the Hawke’s Bay Scheme to enable the university to expand and set up its academic and residential facilities. The Sindh Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the BBSUL, was presiding over the first meeting of the Senate of the university. ... Sunday, November 23, 2014 Details

CM directs IG to probe

Karachi—The Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed Inspector General of Police to appoint a senior police officer, in consultation with mother of Suleman Lashari, to investigate into the murder case. Refuting the allegation of Mrs Erum Naz, mother of Suleman Lashari, she leveled in a press conference held at the Karachi Press Club yesterday (Thursday), the CM said “I have nothing to do with the investigation.” ... Saturday, November 22, 2014 Details

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