Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sindh Youth Affairs Department honours young volunteers

KARACHI: Sindh Youth Affairs Department will present “volunteers awards” every year to encourage young persons, devoted to public service and peoples’ welfare.
This was stated by Sindh Minister for Youth Affairs, Syed Faisal Ali Sabzwari while speaking at the first Sindh Volunteers Awards 2009 presentation ceremony here Monday.
The recipients included MPA Mohammad Moeen Aamir Pirzada (earthquake affectees rehabilitation work), Dr Sikandar Ali Shaikh (medical worker), Mohammad Rizwan Jaffer (scouting), Rabiur Rehman services for youth) and Altaf Hussain Gaad (fire fighting).
The minister said that there was a need to highlight the spirit of serving the humanity and the social welfare among the youth. Sindh volunteers awards was one of the efforts of Youth Affairs Department to motivate our youth towards this noble cause. It may be noted that the recipients of Sindh volunteers awards 2009 had already been awarded by the federal government on the achievements in the field of public service on international volunteers day last year.

MARRIAGE REFUSAL Youth kills girl, self

KARACHI: A youth shot dead a teenage girl for rejecting his marriage proposal and later committed suicide by shooting himself to death at Civil Aviation Authority Colony in the jurisdiction of Airport police station, here on Monday morning. SHO Airport police Mehdi Khan told PPI that a 25-year-old Iftikhar shot and injured a 16-year-old girl Aisha when she refused to marry him. She was taken to JPMC where she succumbed to the injuries.
Later, the youth shot him to death at the colony. His body was shifted to JPMC for an autopsy. The youth and the girl were residing in the same area and Iftikhar had given his marriage proposal to Aisha who rejected it. “The family of Aisha had also rejected his marriage proposal which shocked and turned him irate,” the SHO said.