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Murad Ali Shah opens new Dar-ul-Sukun building

Karachi, February 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the differently-abled children need our special attention, care and love so that they could be made useful citizen of our country. This he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of newly constructed Rehabilitation Centre at Dar-ul-Sukkun located at Kashmir road this evening. He was accompanied by Minister for Social Welfare Shamim Mumtaz.

Murad Ali Shah said that on the fourth day in his office as chief minister he had visited Dar-ul-Sukkun. After listening to the problems, he had announced to extend every possible support to this institution [Dar-ul-Sukun]. “These are our children (special) and we have look after them so that they could establish themselves,” he said and added these are the prayers of these little angels that our country is progressing day by day.

The chief minister said that the staff members and administration of Dar-ul-Sukkun were dedicated and devoted persons this was why the construction of building has been made within a year and half. Earlier, the chief minister unveiled the plaque to inaugurate the newly constructed ground-plus two-story building. He visited different departments, portions and rehabilitation unit.

Murad Shah said that he was quite satisfied to see the Rehabilitation Unit of Dar-ul-Sukkun which was equipped with latest machinery. “You have set up your own medical unit to provide medical treatment to the children living here for which you deserve applaud,” he said and vowed to keep his support. “You are doing a great work and everyone needs to support you.”

The administration of Dar-ul-Sukkun thanked the chief minister for extending financial and other support which made the construction of new building possible. The chief minister was presented a souvenir on which is hand-made portrait was inscribed. The differently-abled children presented tableau to welcome the chief minister.

For more information, contact:
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019(Ext: 336)
Website: www.cmsindh.gov.pk

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Aania Farooq takes lead among lady golfers in 37th CAS Open Golf Championship

Karachi, February 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): Five times consecutive CAS Golf Champion Aania Farooq, having lead on the first day of ladies in 37th CAS Golf Competition. The young and talented Aania who has established herself as one of the best lady golfer scored 44 gross (in 9 holes). Humera Khalid stood second with 45 gross, followed by Dania Syed as third with 47 gross.

In Professionals Category, Matloob Ahmed maintained his last days lead in Third round with gross score of 211 (05 under-par). Zulfiqar Ali stood second with gross score of 215 (01 under par). While Third position tied between Muhammad Shabbir, Muhammad Munir and Waheed Baloch with gross score of 216 (par).

In Amateur Category, Ghazanfar Mehmood retained his last day’s position on third day by carding in gross score of 224 (08 over par). Second position in Gross Category remained with M. Sharif with the score of 226 (10 over par). Under Net Category, M. Adnan stands First with score of 216 (par) followed by Robin Bagh with the net score of 217 (1 over par). With mixed fortunes for golfers, 37th CAS Open Golf Championship-2018 has entered in final phase.

For more information, contact:
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
E-mail: pafdpr@paf.gov.pk
Tel: +92-51-9507751, +92-51-9261300
Fax: +92-51-9260868

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S.I.T.E. Association shows concern over news of registration of FIR against industrialists in Karachi

Karachi, February 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): S.I.T.E. Association of Industry’s President Muhammad Jawed Bilwani, in a statement to Press and Electronic Media, has expressed concern over news item published today in newspapers regarding registration of FIR against industrialists in Karachi terming it inappropriate stating that the member Industrialists were not afforded a fair chance to clarify their position in matter related to work of Supreme Court- appointed Water Commission.

The member industrialists have informed the Association that neither they were informed through Water Commission that any inspection team will visit their factories nor any intimation in this regard was given in the Press and Media. The member Industrialists against whom FIRs have been registered had informed that they were also not intimated about the visit of Water Commission. Several member industrialists have informed that no inspection team had visited their factories for the purpose.

He added that upon inquiry from several members, Association has been informed that they were out of country. Amid precarious law and order situation, when management left, often visitors are not allowed to factories. In case any inspecting team had visited in absence of Management, to any industry where purportedly access was denied due to security reasons or absence of Management does not tantamount to denial or non-cooperation on part of the member industrialists.

S.I.T.E. Association’s President voiced that through Order of Water Commission dated 16th February 2018 it is evident that the Commission has not ordered the Law Enforcing Agency to register any FIR but instructions were given to serve notices to the owners and CEOs of those industries where reportedly the Magistrates and Govt officials could not visit for inspection due to denied access.

Nevertheless, the Police registered FIRs against several industrialists of Karachi which is highly uncalled-for and inappropriate. The said matter was also reported in the press but it was not elaborated under whose instruction the said FIR’s were registered? Bilwani cautioned that such one-sided actions taken by Police will spread anarchy among the member industrialists who are contributing to the prosperity of the economy.

S.I.T.E. Association’s President was of the opinion that all the Industrialists are patriotic and law-abiding citizens who have high respect for the Supreme Court of Pakistan and have been cooperating with the Water Commission. In fact the industrialists are the soldiers of the economic front who have been battling hard to earn revenue for government to strengthen the national economy and providing millions of employment opportunities to citizens.

President of S.I.T.E. Association of Industry appealed to the Chief of Water Commission Honourable Justice Amir Hani Muslim to take sympathetic view of the situation and understand the matter being faced by the Industry. He also appealed to the Chief of Water Commission to give few moments out of his precious time so that the representatives of the Industrialists may apprise on the said matter of technical nature, situation and circumstances arising out of it.

For more information, contact:
Secretary General
S.I.T.E. Association of Industry
H-16, Textile Avenue, SITE, Karachi
Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-32562883, +92-21-32560705
Fax: +92-21-32560704
E-mail: site@site-association.org
Website: www.site-association.org

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Successful conduct of PN-RSNF Joint Naval Exercises in Arabian Gulf

Karachi, February 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): Exercise Naseem Al Bahr XI (NAB), between Pakistan Navy and Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) concluded in Saudi Arabian waters off Al Jubail, KSA. The Exercise was scheduled from 09 to 17 Feb 18. The exercise NAB comprised of practical demonstrations of Fast Boat Attacks, various formations, manoeuvring drills, defence against asymmetric attacks using fast boats, Helicopter landings, Boarding Operations, Anti Piracy and joint response to conventional threats at sea.

Live Weapon Firing was also conducted in which PN and RSNF ships successfully engaged their respective targets. PN P3C and helicopters conducted joint operations with Saudi Air Force and RSNF Air Arm elements. Mine Counter Measure Exercise (MCM) was also conducted for the first time as part of exercise NAB. During the sea phase of MCM Exercise, Survey and Diving Operations and under water demolition of targets were also conducted.

This year, Exercise Deraa Al Sahil was also a part of Naseem Al Bahr XI in which Pak Marines and RSNF Marines exercised Amphibious Landing Operations, Escorting Operations, Beach Landing, Sniper Camouflage Training and Boarding Operations. In addition, Small Arms Firing, Cover and Manoeuvre drills and Para Drop Operations by RSNF Marines were also undertaken. PN-RSNF Joint Naval Exercises were followed by a closing ceremony, held at King Abdul Aziz Naval Base Al Jubail. Chief of Staff (Personnel), Vice Admiral Abdul Aleem of Pakistan Navy was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

While addressing the debrief/ closing ceremony, Chief Guest said that the first ever conduct of Naseem Al Bahr XI including Mine Counter Measure (MCM) and Deraa Al Sahil exercises in Saudi Arabian waters at mega scale is a manifestation of high level of mutual faith, trust and confidence. Regular conduct of Exercise Naseem al Bahr between PN and RSNF since 1993 is testimony to the ever increasing cooperation between two brotherly countries in general and navies of both countries in particular. Such interactions will enable both the navies of the region to jointly ensure maritime security in the IOR.

The Admiral highlighted Pakistan Navy’s role in counter terrorism and counter piracy operations since 2004 and 2009 respectively in North Arabian Sea (NAS), Gulf of Aden (GOA) and Horn of Africa (HOA). CTF 150 and CTF 151 are demonstration of Pakistan Navy’s commitment and resolve to maintain peace and order at high seas surrounding two countries. The Chief Guest also appreciated the operational capabilities of RSNF Officers and men displayed throughout the exercise and hospitality of RSNF Eastern Fleet Command during stay of PN Flotilla at Port Al Jubail.

Earlier, debrief about conduct of various phases of the exercises was conducted by Pakistan Navy Flag Officer Sea Training representative and RSNF Fleet Training Group. Debrief analysed performance of all participating units and focused on areas needing improvement, highlighted lessons learnt from various operational activities and recommendations for future exercises. Debrief was also attended by Rear Admiral Laafi Bin Hussain Al Harbi, Commander RSNF Eastern Fleet and a large number of officers from PN and RSNF.

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk

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Three members of street criminal’s gang arrested

Islamabad, February 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): Islamabad Shams Colony Police on Saturday arrested three street criminals and recovered snatched cash, mobile phones as well as weapons from them, a police spokesman said. According to details, SSP Islamabad Najeeb ur Rehman Bugvi assigned the task to SP Industrial–Area Liaqat Hayat Niazi to accelerate efforts to arrest criminal elements. A police team headed by DSP Sardar Ghulam Mustafa including SHO Shamas colony Police Station Inspector Mahar Nusrat and ASI Amir Hayat along with other officials succeeded to arrest three street criminals.

They were identified as Asim Ali Shah, Zakria Ali and Usman Ali. Police recovered snatched cash, mobile phone and two pistols from their possession. According to initial investigation, the accused confessed that they along with other accomplices committed criminal acts in sectors G-11, G-13, Chongi no.26, IJP road, area of Noon and Shamas Colony police stations. Further investigation is underway from them. SSP (Operations) Najeeb ur Rehman Bugvi has appreciated this performance and directed police officials for effective policing in their respective areas.

For more information, contact:
Capital Territory Police
Data centre H-11, Admin Block,
Police Head Quarter, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9258371 Ext (160)
Fax: +92-51-4443180
Email: webmaster@islamabadpolice.gov.pk
Website: https://islamabadpolice.gov.pk

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St Joseph’s Convent School organises exhibition entitled “Innovations of 21st century”

Karachi, February 17, 2018 (PPI-OT): Commissioner Karachi Ejaz Ahmed Khan visited the exhibition entitled “Innovations of 21st century” organised by the all-girls St Joseph’s Convent School. Projects prepared by the students of the school highlighted innovative technologies from the 21st century. Students attending St. Joesph’s school presented their projects at the exhibition to the Commissioner Karachi. The projects were related to innovations in the field of science and arts including social sciences, physics, chemistry, biology, IT and media technologies.

The Commissioner Karachi Ejaz Ahmed Khan was impressed by the hard work and diligence put into the work by the students and appreciated the art work presented by the girls. He expressed that it was crucial that our girls took interest in more varied fields of study and are given the opportunity to explore those areas. He encouraged them to follow their true passion in the world that is evolving with technology and innovation.

He appreciated the role of St Joseps’s Convent School in providing quality as a missionary school
He also lauded the services of the educators at St Joseph’s Convent School. The role of teachers and teaching administrators was extremely important, he said, in opening more doors for students to venture in different fields relating to sciences and arts, and to allow them to become competitive in the global platform.

The Commissioner was also briefed about the history and educational services of the school that dates back over 150 years. Principal Anila Constant and Head Mistress Naseema Kapadia and Assistant Commissioner Saddar Sarah Javed were also present.

For more information, contact:
Director Media
Commissioner Karachi Division
4, Club Road, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99205610, +92-21-99205607
Fax: +92-21-99205652
Cell: +92-300-2294020
Email: ck.comm.khi@gmail.com, commissionerkarachi@gmail.com
Website: www.commissionerkarachi.gos.pk

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