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Friday, December 23, 2011

IEEE International Multiple conference at SSUET

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi  
The three-day 14th IEEE International Multiple conference, being held at the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET), Karachi, entered into its second day on December 23 and continued whole day with various technical sessions being attended by delegates from home and abroad.
 
The heavy schedule of three days of deliberations included 13 scholarly lectures, 68 paper presentations besides seven workshops. After the inauguration on December 22 the conference schedule included 2 lectures and two tutorials on first day.
 
On December 23 the morning and afternoon sessions included three lectures and three tutorials. On the concluding day, December 24, the deliberations would include 8 lectures and two tutorials. Besides, the ICT Research and Development Fund, will also be giving five demonstrations of various projects being financed by it.
 
The scholarly lectures are being delivered by Ahmed E Kamal from Lowa State University on the topic of advances in network coding-based self-healing in Autonomic networks; by Dr Faraz Zaidi from KIET Karachi, on “Fuzzy sets and visual analysis”; by Qamarul Wahab from Linkoping University NEDUET on “Graphene, the Noble Prize for 2010”, by Dr Zia Amavul from SUNY Fredonia, NY;  on “ block-sorting transformations with Pseudo-distance technique for lossless compression of color-mapped images”; by Dr Syed Khaliqur Rehman from KIET Karachi on “WBAN Protocols”; by Prof B.S. Chowdhry from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro on smart structural health monitoring WSN based bridged monitoring as a example”; by Dr Junaid Zuberi from SUNY Fredonia, NY on “sensor network programming and applications”; by Dr Muhammed Moinuddin from Iqra University on “collaborative spectrum sensing for cognitive radio networks”; by Dr
Jawwad Shamsi from SUNY Fredonia, NY on “understanding cyber security”’ by Dr Rehan Qureshi from Iqra University on “adhoc interconnected mobile  networks”; by Dr Haroon Rasheed from Telecom Department SSUET Karachi on “next generation wireless technologies beyond 4 G.  
Among the seven tutorials to be held during the course of conference deliberations, one tutorial of importance and interest would be given by Dr Raziq Yakub from the University of Tennessee on the topic of “applications of communication technologies and controls in existing power grid in Pakistan for energy efficiencies”.
 
Other tutorials will be given by Dr Kashif M. Rajput from NUST, by Dr Jawwad Shamsi from FAST; by Dr Shoaib Zia Khan/Dr Khawaja Bilal Mahmood from NUST;  Prof Dr Quratul Ain Tariq from NEDUET Karachi,; Dr Syed Faraz Hasan from NED University.
 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wi-tribe Pakistan Celebrates Qatar Day

Wi-tribe, Pakistan’s highest rated broadband company for customer satisfaction, celebrates with the people of Qatar on their National Day, recognizing the tremendous progress and achievements under the leadership of His Highness Amir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
While celebrating the auspicious occasion of Qatar’s 133rd National Day, the CEO of wi-tribe, Mustafa Peracha said, “On behalf of wi-tribe Pakistan, I congratulate the people of Qatar and Qtel on your National Day. Qatar has risen to become a leader in scientific and technological development and a hub of educational and cultural advancement. Having won the bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, one of many recent milestones, Qatar shows immense promise for future expansion and development in the GCC region.”
Qatar and Pakistan share many valuable relations, of which one is wi-tribe Pakistan, a proud part of the Qatar Telecom family. Together, we celebrate this day in great honor and happiness, looking forward to continued prosperity.

About wi-tribe Pakistan:

wi-tribe launched its largest operations in Pakistan in July 2009, and is currently operating in five regions; Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi and Faisalabad.
wi-tribe is passionate about providing a unique and personalized customer care experience, teamed with instant connectivity and simplified service bundles and applications.
Backed by unrivalled experience, knowledge and ability, wi-tribe group, a Qtel Group company, was born in April 2007. The vast experience these world leaders bring to the table has fuelled the growth of this new venture, launching wi-tribe globally as part of Qtel’s 2020 vision.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Souls Unshackled to be launched at KIBF on December 17

Paramount Publishing Enterprise will launch another unique title in two languages which is a story of a young prisoner, who has completed his education while facing charges connected to the murder of a local boy in Swat.

The launching ceremony will be taking place at 4 pm on December 17 in the Hall Number 2 of the Expo Centre where the 7th Karachi International Book Fair 2011 is being held with great fanfare.

The book is being launched in two languages. While the edition in English has been titled ‘Souls Unshackled’ the book in Urdu has been named ‘Na Qafus Na Ashiyana.’

Dr Masuma Hasan,. Chairperson, Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA), and a former Ambassador, will be the chief guest in the launching ceremony to be presided over by Niaz Ahmed Siddiqui, Former Inspector General of Police, Sindh.

A large number of intellectuals, media professionals and the industry leaders are expected to grace the launch of a harrowing and heroic autobiographical account of a prisoner.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Insaf Students Federation (ISF) 25th December Jalsa at Mazar-e-Quaid

Jalsa at Mazar-e-Quaid will prove that Karachiet doesn’t want hatred & terrorism but all they want is Peace & Unity which they have been deprived from decades, said by Insaf Students Federation (ISF) Karachi representatives at a special meeting arranged regarding the preparations of Grand Jalsa in Karachi. ISF Karachi President Arsalan T. Ghumman said that since many decades political organizations have spread hatred for their political gains among the citizens of Karachi which resulted loss of thousands of human lives but now people of Karachi have awaken and they have rejected the mafias spreading hatred and they want Peace & Unity. He further said that it will be the gathering  f all the citizens who wants to bring back the lost happiness of the past and also owns Karachi. In the exclusive meeting General Secretary of ISF Karachi announced the names of the committees formed for Jalsa preparations and told that after the Moharram Ashurra preparations of Jalsa has started. He also informed that ISF Karachi will establish more than
15 awareness camps across the city. ISF Sindh President Alamgir Khan also attended the meeting to monitor the on-going preparations. Alamgir Khan said that the wave of change has reached Sindh province and Karachi Jalsa will prove what Pakistan wants. He stated that Imran Khan is a national leader who has an ability to unite the people of Karachi and students & youth of Karachi will follow him in this mission.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sir Syed University to organize IEEE International Multiple Conference in December



By Abdul Qadir Qureshi

Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will be organizing the most prestigious 14th IEEE International Multiple Conference -2011 (INMIC) in Karachi from December 22 to 24.

The three-day conference, to be held with Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as co-sponsor, will be attended by some 300 delegates from abroad and home.

The exhaustive arrangements being made for the forthcoming international moot were reviewed in depth at a meeting presided over by Chancellor Z.A. Nizami and attended, among others, by acting Vice-Chancellor Dr Jawed Rizvi, Registrar Shah Mahmood Hussain Syed, Dean Prof Dr Najib Ahmed, Chairman Computer Engineering Department, Director Planning and other concerned officials.

It was informed that the conference is being held every year for the last 13 years alternatively at Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore and this year it is being held in Karachi with Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology – Pakistan’s largest private sector engineering institution.

The meeting was told that besides opening session on December 22, the conference will have four parallel technical sessions, a Ph.D symposium with papers to be presented by Ph.Ds, four tutorial sessions besides talks by invited speakers.

It was revealed that so far a total of 372 submissions received out of which 163 screened out and 209 sent to national and international reviewers with each paper having been sent to three reviewers. The meeting was told that so far 86 papers have been accepted.

Chancellor Z.A. Nizami directed that there should be no letup in the arrangements to be made for the forthcoming conference as the moot, because of its international importance, will send a positive image about Pakistan.

He pointed out that the conference will provide a good opportunity for national and international researchers and practitioners to present the mos advanced and future challenges in the fields of applied Information technology, computer engineering, electronic, communication etc.

Mr Nizami said the symposium will provide an opportunity to Ph.Ds to present their progress. He observed that all available resources will be employed to make the conference a grand success.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sohail Wajahat advises engineers to work hard to achieve excellence


Karachi Observer Report

The Chairman of the Pakistan State Oil (PSO), Engr Sohail Wajahat Siddiqui, has called upon the engineers of the future to pledge to strive relentlessly towards achieving engineering excellence.

“You should have complete knowledge of your respective engineering fields and find out their own specialized core”, he told them while delivering a lecture on “Engineering Excellence” at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi.

The lecture was organized by the SSUET in collaboration with Management Consultancy and Training Services (MCTS), headed by former IG Sindh and an ex-DG NIPA, Niaz Ahmed Siddiqi.

Engr Sohail Wajahat suggested that all the career counselors at schools and colleges should help the students in letting them choose their field or otherwise they will not be able to achieve excellence.

In his 90-minute talk, Engr Sohail Wajahat, who recently quit Siemens Pakistan to head Pakistan State Oil as its chairman, was candid in telling the graduating engineers to try to understand the meaning of “excellence” and strive hard to achieve it for a bright future.

He pointed out that engineering is something in which people find different solutions and the upcoming graduates should come out as “valued engineers” with three basic values which, if carried by them in life, they would end up as excellent engineers.

An excellent engineer should firstly be excellent human being with excellence and innovation being other values, he exhorted.

In order how to achieve excellence, the PSO Chairman narrated his own example and said that his parents firmly implanted in his mind that he should always be first class first with respect to parents being the foremost principle and he truly came up to their expectations.

He told the engineering students that in order to achieve excellence they will have to keep clear targets before them and they will have launch successful ideas or otherwise people would not listen to them.

Replying a question, Engr Sohail Wajahat said that PSO has no responsibility in the ongoing power crisis as it is only a fuel supplier. He said the problem is with generation and distribution and this cannot be achieved without making investments.

He said a permanent solution to power crisis lies in continuous operation of plants as well as regular payment of bills by the consumers.

To another question, Chairman PSO said that every institution must have a Research and Development (R&D) budget to help the faculty and students in carrying out their research activities.

He did not agree with a questioner that utility organizations like power suppliers subject the common consumers to harassment. On the contrary the dishonest people do not pay taxes and steal electricity and make complaints, he stated.

“We live beyond our means and do not limit ourselves to our budget”, has said adding that this kind of behavior gives rise to corruption.

He was of the view that our engineers having passed out in 80s or 90s do not update themselves although they are engaged in the profession of teaching the younger generation. This is not excellence and they should update themselves with latest knowledge to being excellence in engineering.

To another question Engr Sohail Wajahat said that people always blame others instead of being responsible to their own profession to achieve excellence. Engineers should create engineering innovations and keep themselves updated for meeting the future challenges, he added.

He called for continuous training of faculty and described the same as highly imperative. He said to solve the problems they should find solutions and if not then they cannot become excellent engineers.

On the occasion Engr Sohail Wajahat offered internship for 10-12 students of SSUET and called for providing the names of such internees along with details of their projects.

At the end of the talk, the chief guest signed the pledge made by upcoming others along with other participants.



Monday, September 12, 2011

Quaid's principle can help cope with challenges: Governor Sindh

Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan on Sunday said the Quaid-e-Azam's golden principles-Unity, Faith and Discipline can greatly help cope with the challenges being confronted by the country.

He was talking to media after offering fateha at the mausoleum of the founder of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah on the eve of his 63th death anniversary.

Dr. Ebad said the Constitution of 1973 has been restored in such a spirit that would help develop Pakistan as one of the prosperous countries of the world.

"There is a need to prove to the world that we can bring stability not only to the country but also in the region and the world, he added.

He said purpose to visit the mazar-e-Quaid to pay respect and homage to the father of the nation on his 63rd death anniversary.

Earlier, the Governor Sindh laid floral wreath and offered fateha at Mazar-e-Quaid.

Dr. Ebad also inscribed his impressions in the visitors'book.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

KESC BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVE ISSUANCE OF 7.25% RIGHT SHARES

Karachi Electric Supply Company’s Board of Director has approved to offer right shares to the shareholders in its meeting held on July 29, 2011. The entitlement of the shareholders, post book closure, would be notified after the approval of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

KESC announced to offer 7.25 per cent right issue as per approval of the Board, that will be 29 ordinary right shares for every 400 ordinary shares held by the shareholders at par, which is Rs. 3.50 per share.

KESC has informed the shareholders that the approval of the Board to the said right issue is subject to approval of SECP and book closure, in order to determine the entitlement of the shareholders to the said issue.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Entrepreneurship as a value added activity in the economical development of any country

Muhammad Yousuf Adil Chairman APMF-Education Board presenting crest to Arif Habib, the Chairman Arif Habib Investment at the YLDP session at the National Museum on Sunday.
KARACHI July 10, 2011: the fourth session of the ‘Youth Leadership Development Programme 2011 on Entrepreneurship organized by All Pakistan Memon Federation (APMF) Education Board at the National Museum of Pakistan on Sunday . Imran Azeem, Training Manager: Shell Livewire Trust briefly explained the concept of entrepreneurship and need of planned, well-thought entrepreneurship as a value added activity in the economical development of any country.

He shared the five tips to be the successful entrepreneur i.e. getting started, big idea, start small, face the challenges and has a back-up plan. The session was then continued by the panel discussion with successful community leaders including Arif Habib, the Chairman Arif Habib Investment, Dr. Miftah Ismail, Director, Ismail Industries, Asif Ismail, President Memon Professional Forum, Khalid Bilwani and Haroon Qassim, Chairman, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Association.

Arif Habib highlighted his journey of success as an inspiration to the community youth. Dr. Miftah advised the prospect entrepreneurs to have clear vision and a set road map to initiate a business expedition. The panel discussion was lead by Ashraf Bawany. In addition Muhammad Yousuf Adil Chairman APMF-Education Board, Abdul Razzak Vayani, Hanif Jakhura, Mahmood Parekh, Majeed Abdani, Altaf Bawany, Shabbir Bilwani also attended the program.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan as Governor Sindh - Pakistan

Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Monday resigned from the post of Governor Sindh. He has left for Dubai and his resignation yet to be accepted by the President of Pakistan. Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khoro took over as Acting Governor Sindh.

Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan (born March 2, 1963) studied in the prestigious Dow Medical College, Karachi. As a student he had a penchant for politics and emerged as a prominent leader of a popular student organization, APMSO, a student wing of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The MQM is the third largest political party of Pakistan and the second largest in Sindh, having representation in the Federal Parliament of Pakistan, the Sindh Provincial Assembly and the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly. The party enjoys a large following in all units of the federation because of its welfare-oriented egalitarian political manifesto impacted by Mr. Altaf Hussain, the populist leader of the toiling masses. After graduation, he remained the head of the Medical Aid Committee รข€“ poor patients' welfare entity of the party. Gradually, he became a front rank political figure of the MQM. On his return from almost ten years of political exile in London, he was appointed to the position of the Governor of the province of Sindh. Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan assumed the charge of his office on December 27, 2002 as the youngest Governor of Sindh. He is the longest serving Governor of any province of Pakistan since its inception in 1947. Earlier in 1990, he was the youngest Minister in the Provincial cabinet of Sindh, holding the portfolios of Housing and Town Planning. Subsequently, he was also assigned the additional charge of Environment and Public Health Engineering Departments.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Firing in Karachi Dance Party: Six Killed including Nawab Akbar Bugti's grandson

The death toll from the shootout as a result of a scuffle during a party at a bungalow in Defence area of the metropolis has climbed to six while 8 others sustained injuries, Geo News reported Sunday.

According to police, workers of a political party had arranged a program at a rented bungalow at street-7, Khayaban-e-Rahat. The party was on late at night where female artists were also performing when some men from Balochistan tried to crash the party by inviting their uninvited friends.

This led to a fight at the entrance of the party venue. During the brawl one of the men opened fire which resulted in an exchange of fire between the two sides, leading to a situation of total chaos. People began to run in all directions while four people Kamran Shafi, Dr. Iqbal, Mark Josef and Kamran Gil were killed on the spot.

One of Akbar Bugti’s grandsons Talay Bugti who received serious bullet wounds expired during treatment at a private hospital. He sustained two bullet injuries on his chest.

Later, the bodies were handed over their respective families after post-mortem.

Three of the injured were discharged from a hospital after providing medical aid while six were admitted to Jinnah Hospital where Ziauddin succumbed to his injuries.

SP Clifton, Tariq Dharejo said the bungalow was owned by a man named Nasir who often rented it out for this kind of night parties.

The police have recorded the statements of the eye witnesses while 10 people have been arrested.

According to TPO Clifton Town, raids were being carried out to nab the people involved in the incident while the parties were yet to file its FIR. If nobody approached for FIR, then it will be lodged by the government.

Police has taken into custody two cars and as many motor cycles besides two pistols and sound system from the site of the incident. (The News)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Reshaping Pakistan Pharma Industry: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities

Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) is organizing a “1st ever Pakistan Pharma Summit” on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 9:00 am at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi under this year’s chosen theme “Reshaping Pakistan Pharma Industry: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities”.

Prof. Dr. Atta ur Rahman, UNESCO Science Laureate / President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences / Fellow, Royal Society – UK / Coordinator General, COMSTECH, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis will be the address at the occasion.

Pakistan Pharma Industry is currently undergoing a transition where it needs to anticipate and adapt to the challenges & opportunities within this evolving landscape to ensure the uninterrupted supply of innovative medicines through research and development.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

KARACHI CITY GOVT. INCREASE NUMBER OF STALLS IN SUNDAY BOOK FAIR

City District Government Karachi has increased the number of stalls held in the Sunday Book Fair in Frere Hall. More than 50 book stalls will be held in the Sunday Book Fair on 15th May where old and new books will be put on sale.

This may be noted that City District Government Karachi after a gap of 7 years resumed the weekly Sunday Book Fair in the historical Frere Hall on last Sunday. Large number of book lovers and families visited the book fair and appreciated the step taken by CDGK. Considering this appreciation, City Government had decided to increase the number of stalls in the book fair. The Sunday Book Fair in Frere Hall will be held from 8 a.m till 7 p.m every Sunday.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Arshad Ali to head FPCCI’s committee on Labour Manpower Export and Overseas Pakistanis

Syed Arshad Ali, a prominent name in the hospitality industry and a former chairman of the Pakistan Hotel Association, has been appointed as the Chairman of the FPCCI’s Standing Committee on Labour Manpower Export and Overseas Pakistanis.

Arshad Ali, Managing Director, Integrated Facilitators (Pvt) Ltd, has been assigned the responsibility by Senator Haji Ghulam Ali, President, Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), for the year 2011.

Monday, May 2, 2011

ENRERCON AND SME LEASING LIMITED SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO PROMOTE ENERGY EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES IN PAKISTAN

ENERCON and SME Leasing Limited, a subsidiary of SME Bank Limited, signed an agreement recently to promote the use of fuel efficient devices/equipments to control carbon emissions, in the transport sector of Pakistan, in particular and other energy efficient devices in general. As agreed by both the entities, ENERCON through SME Leasing Limited will be extending credit for lease finance facilities (at below market rates) for the equipment used for conservation of energy. The agreement was signed by Mr. Faridullah Khan –Managing Director – ENERCON and by Mrs. Arjumand A. Qazi - Chief Executive Officer - SME Leasing Limited in a meeting held at the ENERCON Head Office at Islamabad.

SME Leasing Limited specializes in providing financial solutions to small and medium enterprises in Pakistan. The company has been a pioneer in the field and has assisted in establishing several SMEs from the start to bringing them to a sizeable and bankable entity.

ENERCON is the national coordinating platform tasked with the vital and challenging mandate of efficiency culture change in the energy use in all sectors of economy. Being a cross sector challenge the support of private sector is absolutely vital for achieving the goal of national energy security through energy conservation (EC) and energy efficiency (EE) culture change. ENERCON welcomes the initiative of SME Leasing Limited for showing corporate social responsibility (CSR) by partnering with ENERCON for the national cause of energy EC and EE.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

HOUSING CENSUS STARTS FROM 5TH APRIL IN KARACHI

Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that the housing census in Karachi will be performed from 5th to 19th April 2011 in which more than 8 thousand officials will take part while wearing especial caps issued by Government of Pakistan.

He appealed to citizens of Karachi to take special interest in this very important campaign and extend full support and cooperation to the staff deputed for housing census as all future planning and allocation of resources would directly rely on this census campaign.

Administrator Karachi expressed these views while addressing a packed press conference in DCO Camp Office on Tuesday.

City Government officers including all EDOs and officers of Census Department of Government of Pakistan were present on this occasion.

Administrator Karachi said that the housing census was an important phase of the whole exercise during which every building would be taken as a housing unit whether it contain many families, however the flats in a building would recorded as a single house. The teams would make door-to-door visits. After this phase is completed, the second phase would be launched from August. Under this, each citizen would be contacted in person and asked for their details by the census teams.

He said that two separate teams have been formed which will be monitored by Additional EDO Revenue Matanat Ali Khan and District Officer Abid Zawwabi. These teams would visit the city to oversee census work while the concerned DDOs Revenue, Town Municipal Administrator and Town Police Officer will also supervise the work within their jurisdiction.

Administrator Karachi said that 90 percent of the staff for housing census has been acquired from Education Department.

Replying a question he said that he believed achieving 100 percent result as this would be in the interest of citizens.

To another query he said that the police help would be taken during census in sensitive areas of city and if the police think necessary, then it can seek for help from other agencies.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

DRAIN CLEANING WORK FROM MARCH

Karachi: Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman has directed city government and town administration to start the cleaning of sewage and storm water drains from next month so that the work could complete before the arrival of monsoon.

Addressing a meeting of the town administrators he also advised to begin preparations of arrangements for rainy season. District Officer Machinery Pool Khuda Bux Shaikh was made focal person who would collect daily report of drains cleaning from towns.
The meeting was also attended by EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam, EDO E&IP Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman, EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal and other officers of city government.

Administrator Karachi said that the government was aware of the shortage of resources in towns. Despite facing short fall of Rs300million, City Government was running its affairs and none of the development project had so far been delayed due to unavailability of funds.

He further said though the limited resources and huge short fall had created a few problems but the public welfare works especially those related to provision of civic facilities to people must be carried on through better management of resources.

The Administrator instructed town administration and Municipal Services Department of City Government Karachi to immediately start the cleaning and de-silting of sewage and storm water drains and complete this work before the coming of rains.
He said that the timely completion of this work would bring better results and save the citizens from any trouble during monsoon. The Administrator directed all municipal organizations to ensure full coordination among them and start the cleaning of all small and big drains without delay.

EDO Municipal Services on this occasion while giving a briefing said that all municipal organizations have their finalized plan for cleaning of sewage and storm water drains and they also knew where they need more cleaning, therefore, he said no new plan was needed in this regard. The town administration will be provided with heavy machinery when and wherever they needed it The meeting also reviewed the drains cleaning plan prepared by town administrations for their area.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lala Fazlur Rehman visits Malir, Shah Faisal, Gulberg, Liaquatabad and Gulshan-e-Iqbl Town

Administrator Karachi Fazlur Rehman has said that the repairing and carpeting of roads and streets with installation of lights and repairing of water and sewerage lines was underway in different areas of city and these works will be completed before the Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi(saw).

During a visit of Malir, Shah Faisal, Gulberg, Liaquatabad and Gulshan-e-Iqbl Town on Tuesday where he was accompanied by EDO Works & Services Rasheed Mughal, EDO Municipal Services Masood Alam, concerned town administrator and other city government officers he also issued on the spot directives for immediate start of work.

On the visit of Malir, Adminstrator Karachi directed to start immediate construction and patch working of ten streets of Sabir Colony. He also instructed EDO Transport to construct a pedestrian bridge at main road in front of Malir-Khokhrapar School to facilitate the people especially the students.

On this occasion, Moulana Azhar Qadri informed him about the difficulties in holding of procession and religious meetings on Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi(saw). Administrator Karachi on this, directed KWSB to solve the water and sewerage problems of the area before the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal.

Adminstrator Malir Town Mukhtar Palijo informed that the town had performed CC Flooring of 6 streets along with other small works.

Gulberg Town Administrator Latif Lodhi told Administrator Karachi that all arrangements regarding Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi(saw) were already completed and the town administration had been in contact with all ulema-e-karam.

During the visit of Liaquatbad Town, Administrator Karachi directed to repair the road and footpath at Liaquatabad No.10. He also instructed to complete the sanitation work, repairing and patch working of all roads and streets around Faizan-e-Madina so that the citizens especially the participants of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi(saw) meetings and processions should not have to face any difficulty during Rabi-u-Awwal.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gold medal for Shoaib Siddiqui, Rehana Saif

KARACHI: Sindh Secretary Sports Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and Sports promoter Rehana Saif were awarded gold medals for rendering services to sports during the year 2010 at ceremony held City Sports Complex here on Monday night.
Awards were distributed form the forum of Pakistan Sports Welfare Association to sports person for their role in the promotion and development of sports in the province.
Speaking at the ceremony Sindh Minister for Women Development Tauqir Fatima Bhutto announced to hold Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women Hockey Championship in March.
Prominent among those, who attended the ceremony included KCCA President and Secretary Syed Sirajul Islam Bokhari and Prof. Ejaz Farooqui, President KHA Gulfraz khan, Director PSB Coaching Centre Zulfiqar Abro and others.
Chief Organizer Ghulam Muhammad Khan gave silent feature of the awards. Awards were also distributed among various organizers for their contribution in sports.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wali Khan Babar killed in Liaquatabad

Wali Khan Babar, Geo News reporter has been shot dead in a terrorist attack in Liaquatabad Karachi, Geo News reported Thursday.

According to Geo News, the reporter was on his way back home from Geo News office, when he was attacked by terrorists.

According to initial report, he was intercepted by unidentified saboteurs, who on recognizing him, opened gunshots at him point blank, leaving him dead on the spot. His body was recovered from a car.

Geo News said it was an incident of target killing, as Wali Khan received at least five bullets—two in forehead, one in jaw and two gunshots hit his neck.

According to hospital sources, Wali Khan received at least five bullets.

It should be mentioned here that Wali Khan Babar was covering operation against drug-traffickers in Pehalwan Goth. He filed his report at Geo News office and was on way back home, when he was gunned down.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

KFC CHICKY CARNIVAL

 Children with their parents gathering at the Fun Palace
organized by the KFC in Part of KFC Chicky Carnival.
KARACHI: KFC Boat Basin was transformed into a “FUN PALACE” recently. More than hundred children and parents took part in the KFC Chicky Carnival of 4 joyous hours.

KFC Chicky Club is opened to children aged 12 and below. It has more than 1,300 active members who enjoy discounts on Chicky Meals and other special offers at KFC and discounts from our partners such as Arena, Sinbad, Oxford Leisure Club, Slazenger and many more.

The carnival was themed FUN and LAUGHTER and kids were transported into the world of Colors of joys and excitement with a huge Bouncing Cake.They were also entertained by balloons, jugglers, stilt walkers, face paints, games, great Puppet and magic shows, entertainment, contest and other activities. Long queues were seen at the game stalls such as the Darts, Sand Art and Clay Art where great KFC prizes were given away to all participants.

KFC's mascot Chicky with his kids Friends razzed and dazzled everyone with their first ever musical performance, The most favorite Chicky Dance. The Dhool-wala was made it more exciting when ever Chicky went with kids for adventurous Chicky ride.

The carnival was opened to all kids, members and non-members of the KFC Chicky Club. Entrance was free for all Chicky Club Members. Kids who wanted to join the Chicky Club membership on the spot could purchase a special package at Rs 200/- that includes Chicky Carnival tokens and the Chicky Club membership pack after the carnival.