Monday, October 5, 2015

ABAD hails removal of lease ban

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Chairman of the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD), Mohammad Hanif Gohar, has appreciated the removal of ban on leases on KDA and KMC lands.

He praised the role of the Sindh Minister for Local Government, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, who during his visit to ABAD House the other week, had promised to remove the ban on leases. 

The Administrator Karachi, Sajjad Abbasi, Director General SBCA, Mumtaz Haider, MD KW&SB, Misbahddin Fareed, had also attended the meeting. 

The ABAD Chairman reckoned that this step will be very helpful in providing housing facilities to the people of Karachi as the ban which was imposed on July 31, 2015 was causing immense difficulties to the public. 

Hanif Gohar expressed his gratitude to the Karachi Administrator and the Metropolitan Commissioner, Samiuddin Siddiqui, for issuing directives to the District Registrar for opening the leasing process in jurisdiction of KMC and KDA.

SSUET observes Liaquat Ali Khan’s anniversary

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The eminent speakers paid glowing tributes to Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, and spoke on his life and achievements at a seminar organized by the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, in connection with the observance of Liaquat Day.

Addressing the seminar, SSUET Chancellor, Engr Mohammad Adil Usman, observed that Liaquat Ali Khan truly inspired people with his strong character, firm conviction and unwavering determination. He had the ability to solve people’s problems and motivate them to national causes, he added. 

He pointed out that the Sir Syed University, named after the great reformer and educationist Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, was specially observing the days of our national heroes and freedom fighters to recall and keep the younger generation posted of their services and infuse in them the spirit to work zealously for the country with positive approach and patriotic zeal. 

In his speech, noted journalist and a former Sindh Information Minister, Agha Masood Hussain, remarked that Liaquat Ali Khan established the Pak-China friendship in 1951 just before his death because he knew that China was going to be a super power in future. 

“During his visit to USA as Prime Minister of Pakistan, when Liaquat Ali Khan was asked by the American higher ups that what kind of help he needed from America, he said he only wanted Pakistan’s security, nothing else,” Agha Masood recalled and added that the late Premier was against the division of Bengal and Punjab because he had anticipated heavy massacre of Muslims. 

Renowned scholar, Prof Dr Syed Muhammad Raza Kazmi, said that if Pakistan had not come to existence, the Muslims of South Asia would have been reciting Geeta instead of Holy Quran. 

Mehfooz-un-Nabi Khan of the Quaid-e-Millat Memorial Society referred to Liaquat-Nehro pact and described it unique in the history in a way that diplomats of both the countries were allowed to visit affected areas to compose the report. 

Former senior producer PTV, Nazir Channa, stated that Liaquat Ali Khan was not a leader, but a statesman. He stood for the solidarity of Pakistan and sacrificed his life for the country.