Monday, February 20, 2017

Marvi Memon condoles with Sehwan blast victims’ families

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The State Minister and Chairperson, Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon visited the village of Baqa Dahiri in Sindh’s district of Shahdadpur where she offered condolence with the heirs of Siddique Dahiri and Raja Khaskheli who lost their lives in Sehwan suicide blast earlier in the week.

On behalf of the Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, Marvi Memon expressed sympathies with bereaved family members and offered Fateha for the departed souls. 

Talking to the media corps outside the residence of deceased Raja Khaskheli, the State Minister strongly condemned the suicide blast at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalanad and termed it a cowardly act of those who were playing with the lives of innocent people. 

She remarked that the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been engaged in combating terrorism with iron hand and soon the peace would be prevailed in all over the country.

Meanwhile, a condolence reference for the martyrs of Hazrat Sakhi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sehwan Sharif was held at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur. 

According to a media handout, a large number of teachers, officers, employees and students attended the reference. 

The participants of the reference demanded of the government to take strict security measures to secure the devotees at all the Shrines, Mosques, Imam Bargahs and others prominent places throughout the county to avert any untoward incident. 

Later, the participants also prayed for the security, integrity and peace of the country. They condemned the wave of recent terror attacks countrywide.

SSUET secure 2nd position in Sports Gala

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) secured second position in the All Karachi Inter-Universities Sports Gala, organized by the Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA). 

They won three of the five events in which they participated. The SSUET won gold medals in hockey, football and volleyball but crumbled in the semifinals of cricket and basketball tournaments. 

The Sports Gala was held at the spacious Pakistan Marine Academy's complex at Hawkesbay and was participated by Karachi's 18 universities. 

The universities took part in eight male and six female competitions with the SSUET having taken part in five events and winning gold in three of them.

In the hockey final, SSUET easily trounced PNEC 3-1 with Nadeem Akram, Taha Raza and Anis Siddiqi scoring the goals for the winning side. 

In volleyball, none of the universities could withstand SSUET who comfortably defeated DUHS in the final. 

 In football, SSUET won the title by overpowering AKU in the sudden death session. Both the teams were locked at 1-1 when final whistle was blown. They drew level 3-3 in the penalty shootout as well but SSUET emerged victorious in the sudden death session. 

The SSUET's Chancellor Jawaid Anwar has congratulated the university's teams in winning overall second position in the sports gala.  

Felicitations were also extended by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Jawed H Rizvi, Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali, Convenor AIT Anwar Ali, Director Sports, Mubbashir Mukhtar besides Convenor Sports, Waqas Bukhari, Arshad Khan, General Secretary AMUOBA and others.