Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SBBU students celebrate Basant festival

By Rashid Zia Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The two-day Basant festival, organized by the final year male and female students of the Information and Technology department of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) to welcome spring season ended on March 12.

The students wearing colorful and traditional dresses organized various beautiful programmes which included the department decoration, trade tactics of small businesses stalls, kite flying and exhibition of cultural costumes. 

Besides musical events, stalls of eatables, mobile selfies competition, mehndi designs, acting competition, humour poetry, face painting and holding of local traditional games also marked the occasion. 

The students staged Balochi, Sindh and Punjabi dances on the drumbeat and chanted slogans of BO Kata during kite flying competition. They welcomed the guests coming to their stalls and briefed them about the festival. 

The SBBU Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr. Tayyaba Zareef, Prof Dr Liaquat Zardari and others visited different stalls and joined students during kite flying. The teachers were wearing cultural dresses and colourful scarf to welcome spring.

On the other side students of Information and Technology Department highlighted the culture by wearing Balochi and Sindhi Paghdi. 

The Basant festival, for a change, ended with Qawali sessions instead of musical programme. 

Addressing the gathering, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Tayyaba Zareef remarked that it’s the university manifesto to take along all with love and cultural ethics. 

She observed that the students of the SBBU were instrumental in spreading the message of love far and wide.

“Our students care for each other, which has boosted their own confidence and built a very cordial atmosphere at the campus,” she reckoned. 

“The SBBU students have clinched positions and distinguished themselves in all areas and I hope that they will continue doing so. Promoting our culture and spreading of peace, love, good manners and best education would last for life,” she added.

Police action against drugs, illegal arms in interior Sindh

By Rashid Zia Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Police of different police stations of District Shaheed Benazirabad, on the directives of SSP Tanvir Tunio, raided various places and arrested 10 culprits following recovery of drugs and illegal arms and ammunition and registered cases against them.

In this regard Kazi Ahmed Police arrested accused Ayub Khoso and recovered 1.1 kilogram of charas. 

The Police arrested six accused following recovery of cash and cocks involved in cock fight gambling in village Maal Maher. They were identified as Gul Bahar Umrani, Ashraf Mirasi and Mitha Khan Mirasi. 

During checking at Shahdadpor road, the Gupchani police arrested accused Abdullah son of Abdul Aziz and recovered a pistol with bullets. 

The Airport Police Nawabshah arrested accused Imran alias Bhooro Arani and recovered five kilograms of charas. 

The A-section police arrested Noman alias Nomi Awan near Golimar Phatak and recovered 3 bottles of liquor. They also arrested Ghulam Murtaza in Taj Colony following recovery of four bottles of liquor. 

The Sakrand Police raised a distilled liquor factory near Teen Ghat and recovered large quantity of raw liquor. The operator of factory, however, managed to escape.

Sindh govt takes fresh water initiatives

By Rashid Zia Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sindh Government is taking appropriate steps for supply of clean potable water to common man and more filter plants are being installed for better facilities in this regard.

This was stated by the Secretary of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Syed Hassan Naqvi, during his visit of Asia’s largest Water Ultrafiltration Plant, water checking centre, Sewerage Treatment Plant and Sakrand Water Supply Scheme. 

He disclosed that all the water supply and drainage schemes were handed over to the PHED. 

The PHED Secretary instructed officials to play role in provision of clean potable water to common man as it is their basic right. 

He advised the officials to activate all filtration plants and any negligence in this regard would not be tolerated. 

He also instructed them to complete all the ongoing development schemes of drainage and water supply schemes. 

Later the Secretary visited Water Checking Plant at Peoples University of Medical and Health Science and collected information. He was accompanied by the Deputy Commissioner, Abrar Ahmed Jaffar, and officials of the PHED.

Nawabshah hawkers elect consensus candidates

By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Muhammad Ashraf Quureshi and Abdul Malik were elected as the President and the General Secretary of the Akhbar Farosh Union of Nawabshah on March 12. 

The elections were held after the meeting of the general body, presided over by senior hawker Ashraf Qureshi while Farooq Memon and other hawkers were also present on the occasion. President Ashraf Qureshi, 

General Secretary Abdul Malik, Vice President Akram Shaikh, Joint Secretary Rizwan Qazi, Treasurer Mansoor Soomro and Office Secretary Aqeel Malik were elected with consensus for a period of two years. Abdul Khaliq Malik was elected member for Central Governing Body of the All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Union. 

The Central Secretary General of the All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Union, Tikka Khan Abbasi, has congratulated the newly elected office-bearers of Nawabshah.