Monday, March 11, 2019

Strict measures in Shaheed Benazirabad

By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Deputy Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Abrar Ahmed Jaffar has ordered strict action against petrol pumps functioning without permission, petrol agencies and sellers of sub-standard oil in the district. 

Additional Deputy Commissioner Tariq Ali has been tasked as Focal Person to coordinate with the team of Collector Modern Custom Collectorate to take action against those involved in the sale of illegal and sub-standard oil in the district and carry out raids against such petrol pumps and petrol agencies functioning in other parts, towns and places of the district.

It is a well-known fact that majority of sellers are openly selling smuggled Iranian petrol. Earlier sometime back, Assistant Commissioner had raided and sealed ten petrol pumps involved in the sale of sub-standard petrol. 

However further action was stopped on the threat of traders to resort to strike against the action. The citizens complained that contaminated oil was the main cause of damaging the engines of their vehicles and it required strict action to prevent the sale of sub-standard oil.

Girls’ advancement in education hailed

By Rashid Zia Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Sindh Education Minister, Syed Sardar Ali Shah, expressed his pleasure over the fact that the girls in the province of Sindh were advancing in the field of education and holding positions which was the dream of Benazir Bhutto. 

He was talking to media after the conclusion of 4th Annual Convocation of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheed Benazirabad. 

He criticized the ruling party at the centre, Pakistam Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), accusing them of carrying out actions against its political opponents. 

“The PTI should be renamed as Tehrik-e-Inteqam. Accountability should be held for all but revenge under the cover of accountability would not be acceptable,” 

“No segment of the nation should go without accountability but who will do the accountability of NAB,” he questioned. 

He thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for having recently visited Thar and remembering its people. 

He recalled that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi contested several times from Thar constituency but did nothing for the welfare of Thar people except collecting ‘Nazrana" from his followers there. 

To a question, the Minister described a report regarding closed schools in Sindh as an old one and said that he would release a verified report in next ten days in this regard.

He added that it was during the tenure of Junejo government when teachers were inducted and schools were constructed on political grounds. 

“Such teachers were employed who lacked required capabilities to teach student while more than one schools were constructed in many villages despite the fact that number of students was low there. Such people were employed as teacher who had no ability to get any other job,” the Minister asserted.
He told a questioner that the government employees were barred to do media jobs and action would be initiated against such teachers violating laws and not discharging duty as teacher. 

He showed ignorance about the occupation of Nawabshah Press Club by government employees involved in journalism and said that action would initiated against such persons in the light of inquiry.  
The Minister stated that educational institutions were set up in the name of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto in Sindh to pay tribute to the great leader.

Syed Sardar Ali Shah awarded three gold medals and 12 silver medals to position holders and awarded degrees to 160 girls and boys of the university. The convocation occasion was also addressed by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Tayyaba Sharif.