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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.

Friday, September 17, 2010

MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq assassinated in London

Muttaheda Qaumi Movement leader Dr. Imran Farooq was assassinated last evening near his residence in London.
According to available reports, Dr. Imran Farooq was going towards his flat when an unknown person attacked him with a stiletto near a park in Mill Hill area near Edgware.
He received multiple wounds and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
It may be mentioned here Dr. Imran Farooq was one of the founding member of MQM and held a number of important positions in the party including that of General Secretary in earlier days when the party was called Mohajir Qaumi Movement, later he attained the position of Convenor of Muttaheda Qaumi Movement.
He was also the Member of National Assembly (MNA). His wife Shumaila Farooq was also an MPA during 2002 elections.
He leaves behind a widow and two sons besides other family members.
He went into hiding when the army launched ‘Operation clean-up’ in 1992. After few years he managed to escape to London. He surfaced in London on ninth day of September, 1999.
For quite some time he was not playing any active role in the party but was regularly attending the functions held at the MQM International Secretariat.
MQM has canceled all the programmes throughout the world being held to celebrate Altaf Hussain’s birthday today.
Last evening the MQM workers thronged the entire Azizabad area particularly the lanes and by-lanes near party’s headquarters Nine Zero to celebrate Altaf Hussain’s birthday when this sad news came and MQM Deputy Convenor Dr. Farooq Sattar asked the party workers to go homes as all programmes have been canceled in emergency.
Later the Coordination Committee both in London and Pakistan held its meetings after which an announcement was made in this regard.
Later, MQM leaders went to the residence of DR. Imran Farooq in Sharifabad area to sympathise with the family members including Imran Farooq’s father who was also a Haq Parast MNA in the year 1997.
Moving scenes were seen near MQM headquarters and the residence of Dr. Imran Farooq where a large number of MQM leaders, workers and supporters were seen weeping sympathizing with each other.
It is expected that his body will be brought here and he mat buried at MQM’s Shuhda graveyard in Yaseenabad.

MQM announces 10 days mourning
MQM has vehemently condemned the assassination of Dr. Imran Farooq and has announced a worldwide ten days mourning. A statement issued from party’s International Secretariat said that all party activities will remain suspended for the next ten days. The decision was taken jointly by the MQM London and Pakistan Coordination Committee. Expressing condolences with the father Farooq Ahmed, mother, wife and other bereaved family members party chief Altaf Hussain expressed his deep grief and sorrow and said, that all MQM members, workers and supporters equally share their grief. He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude courage to all to bear this irreparable loss. (NC Report)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

MQM MPA Raza Haider shot dead in Nazimabad area

By S J A Jafri
KARACHI: Raza Haider, MQM leader and Haq Parast member Sindh Assembly and his guard Khalid Khan were assassinated here yesterday evening in Nazimabad area.
According to the details, unknown armed motorcyclists fired shots at Raza Haider and his guard when he was preparing to attend a funeral prayer at Jamia Masjid of Nazimabad Block No 2. An MQM worker Arslan was also killed in the incident.
Raza Haider, received a bullet in his head which proved fatal and he died when on his way to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The guard Khalid Khan later succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical aid at the hospital.
Raza Haider was elected from PS-94 Karachi 6.
Separate incidents of firing were reported in different parts of the city shortly after the fatal attack on MQM leader. The incident sent a wave of fear and panic across the metropolis, as shopkeepers pulled down their shutters in view of any violent reaction by enraged people.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik condemned the incident, urging the people to remain calm. He termed the targeted killings in Karachi as a ‘latest tool’ being used to destabilize the country. Rehman Malik urged MQM leaders to wait for investigation and called upon the people to observe restraint.
He said he would soon hold a meeting with MQM leaders. MQM leaders Babar Ghauri and Haider Abbas Rizvi expressed profound grief on the tragic incident. “It would be difficult to put a cap on the chapter opened (today),” Babar Ghauri asserted.

Altaf demands high-level probe into killing of Raza Haider
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Chief Altaf Hussain yesterday called for a high-level probe into the murder of Raza Haider, MQM leader and a Member Sindh Assembly, who was shot dead by unknown assailants here last evening. Strongly condemning the killing of the MQM MPA, Altaf termed his killing as a big tragedy, said a statement issued by MQM here.
Altaf Hussain said MPA Raza Haider was one of the oldest and honest worker of the party and his murder is a irreparable loss for the MQM. He also condoled with the bereaved family members and said he himself and all activists of the MQM share their grief. Altaf has called upon the government to immediately arrest the culprits.

Karachi killings ‘attempt to destabilize city’: MQM
KARACHI: MQM leaders Babar Ghauri, Haider Abbas Rizvi and Faisal Sabzwari expressed profound grief on the killing of MQM MPA Raza Haider along with his guard here in Nazimabad yesterday.
“It would be difficult to put a cap on the chapter opened (today),” Babar Ghauri asserted. Talking to a local news channel they said the tragic incident was to destabilize the city, which is the economic hub of the country.
Unknown armed motorcyclists fired shots at MQM leader and MPA Raza Haider as well as his guard when he was preparing to attend a funeral prayer at Jamia Masjid of Nazimabad Block No.2. Raza Haider died while he was being shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. His guard succumbed to the bullet wounds later in the hospital.

President, PM strongly condemn MQM MPA killing
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani have strongly condemned the killing of Raza Haider, MQM leader and Member Sindh Assembly, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in Karachi last evening.
The President and Prime Minister in their separate messages expressed shock and grief over the unfortunate incident and directed the concerned authorities to investigate the tragic happening and take all necessary steps to bring the culprits to justice.
They conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity.

Raza Haider’s funeral today
KARACHI: MQM leader and Member Sindh Assembly, Raza Haider’s funeral prayer will be held here at Jinnah Ground near MQM Headquarter today.
He will be laid to rest in Azizabad’s graveyard.(NC Report)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CITY GOVT. COMPLETES 2496 PROJECTS IN 4 YEARS


Nazim Karachi Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that Haq Parast City Government has completed 2496 projects in Karachi during last four years while 126 mega projects were still under progress. This list includes only those projects which have cost more than Rs30million.

He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at a local hotel on Wednesday. City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil, all town nazmeen, naib nazmeen, DCO Karachi Javed Hanif, M.D KWSB Qutubuddin Shaikh and other senior officers of city government and water board were present on this occasion.

Nazim Karachi said that a total of 52 months have been completed since the time we took oath on 17th October 2005. Out of 1560 days we had 1252 working days. City Government has averagely completed 2 projects per day and 48 projects per month during this tenure to provide maximum facilities to citizens.

He said that a total of 35 flyovers and underpasses were completed in last four years with 316 major and supplementary roads. City government also completed 451 educational projects besides 194 water and sewerage projects and 356 parks while 110 projects were completed in rural areas. He said that in the transport sector 255 bus stops and 116 pedestrian bridges were completed with the construction of Pakistan’s first car parking plaza and the intercity bus terminal. City Government also brought 75 CNG buses on roads and a total of 337 new machinery and vehicles were provided during this period. He said that a modern command and control center was installed in the city while the citizen’s complaints information system 1339 was introduced to solve public’s problems on immediate basis. The CCIS 1339 has got ISO 9001 certification which is another major achievement of city government. City Government has also initiated green Karachi campaign during which more than 1.2million saplings were planted in different parts of the city. Haq Parast city government also gave a new concept of Karachi Development Fund to ensure hurdle free journey of development.

Nazim Karachi said that with the completion of so many projects we have also planned lot of projects for future including K-IV and S-III projects, Karachi Mass Transit project and Circular Railway project to provide further facilities to citizens. He said that already three signal free corridors have been completed in the city while the fourth one was underway. The whole corridor from P.I.D.C to Airport will be made signal free by January-February 2011. The signal free corridor –V will be from Sohrab Goth to M.A Jinnah Road.

City Nazim also thanked all those who have been supported and helped him during last four years. He said that he was thankful of Quaid-e-Tehreek Altaf Hussain Bhai for providing full support and guidance during this period. He also thanked President Asif Ali Zardari, Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil, members of city district council Karachi, media representatives, people of Karachi and his whole team including DCO Karachi, M.D KWSB, members of town and union’s administration, employees of city government, his personal staff, Afaq Hussain Affan, Zahoor, his telephone operator, peons, drivers and all those who were worked day and night with him.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KASBIT RECEPTION IN HONOR OF KARACHI NAZIM


City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that the youth of Pakistan are talented and intelligent but the educated and talented youth from middle class were not given the opportunity to serve the nation in the present political system. The future of Pakistan is associated with educated youth. Providing opportunity to middle class youth representing 98 percent of our population to serve their area or city can lead to progress similar to Karachi in whole Pakistan in just four years.

He expressed these views while addressing the reception given in his honor by Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASBIT) on Wednesday.

City Nazim said that the country has been governed by 38 families since 60 years who made MPAs and MNAs but they did not even establish a primary school in their jurisdiction while they sent their wards to foreign countries for education. “How can the country make progress in such conditions” adding that only those who have suffered with the problems can understand the real problems of our society. The middle class youth who represents 98 percent of our population can solve the problems of common men because only he could be made answerable to his people.

City Nazim said that Quaid-e-Tehreek Mr. Altaf Hussain is the only leader of the country who has given the opportunity to youth to represent the people. Karachi has set up a new example of serving the people and solution of basic problems in just four years. The middle class youth has given a new model of progress that could be implemented in whole country for rapid development.
He said that development is an ongoing process and it must continue as any temporary halt in the journey of development can put adverse affect on the society.

On this occasion a documentary depicting the development in Karachi during last four years was also screened while the Faculty members Israr Khan and Dr. Muhammad Mehmood appreciated the works of City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal and called him a national hero.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

CITY NAZIM HANDS OVER KEYS OF SHOPS TO OWNERS IN 9 RESTORED BUILDINGS OF M.A JINNAH ROAD

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal handed over keys of restored and renovated shops to owners in 9 of the arson hit buildings including old cloth market at Light House on Tuesday. He also laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of damaged Quetta Market and said that restoration work at remaining 20 markets would also begin as soon as the buildings are handed over to city government after the assessment of amount of damage. City Nazim said that we already have 20 organizations that would perform the reconstruction of damaged buildings.

He said this while addressing a huge gathering at the handing over of shops in 9 restored markets to their owners. DCO Karachi Javed Hanif Khan, Saddar Town Nazim Muhammed Dilawar, M.D KESC Tabish Gohar and large number of affected traders and people were also present on this occasion.
City Nazim said that from the first day he was sure that we would soon succeed in restoration and rehabilitation of affected commercial center at M.A Jinnah Road. Within 20 days we could be able to do all this under the guidance of Quaid-e-Tehreek Altaf Hussain Bhai who had felt the pain of affected business community. “So far all the rehabilitation work has been done by the people of Karachi on self help basis as not a penny has been received in this head from the provincial or federal government” City Nazim said adding that the government formalities took their time and he expect early payment of announced relief to affected shopkeepers.

He said though bomb blasts occurred all over the country but the people in Karachi by taking part in the whole process of rehabilitation of affectees set up a unique example for such events in Pakistan. He said that this incident has thought us a lot. We have seen people here crying vehemently after they lost their all earnings over night. The critics had tried to put all the responsibility of incident on us by leveling all kinds of charges but we left this matter on Almighty Allah who knows better.

City Nazim said that it was only due to the availability of effective surveillance system the law enforcement agencies today catching the criminals on the basis of their pictures in video footage. We had provided 72 hour long video footage before and after the incident recorded by the City Government’s Command and Control Room to police and all intelligence agencies. City Nazim said that the people of Karachi knew well about their well wishers and enemies as they successfully thwarted the evil designs of anti state forces with their mutual harmony and unity. He also prayed for those martyred in the bomb blast on Ashura saying that the people of Karachi were brave enough to face and help each other in such incidents.

City Nazim said that we have completed the repair and renovation work at 9 out of 20 affected markets. The shop owners of old cloth market at Light House who had themselves performed restoration of their shops have been given Rs.7 Lac as compensation. M.D KESC Tabish Gohar on this occasion announced to wave off 4 months electricity bill of the affected traders and distribution of 10 thousand energy savers in the affectees.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

KARACHI CITY GOVERNMENT ESTABLISH SPECIAL FUND FOR AFFECTED TRADERS


City District Government Karachi has established a special fund for prompt and quick rehabilitation of traders and shopkeepers who lost their all belongings in the fire incident at M.A Jinnah Road on Ashura.

This was announced by City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal in a well attended press conference held in the committee room of Civic Center on Wednesday. City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil, Senior Presiding Officer City Council Masood Mehmood, Leader of the council Muhammad Asif Siddiqui and member city council Sarwat Arif Advocate and Nadeem Hyat Hashmi Nazim Karachi were also present on this occasion.

On this occasion Nazim Karachi also appealed to government to compensate the trader’s community and shopkeepers as 50 percent cash payment and 50 percent loan without interest so that they could be rehabilitated as early as possible. He said that the fund is being established on the directive of Quaid-e-Tehreek Mr. Altaf Hussain and the city government has already opened account number 31618-0 for collection of donations in the Habib Bank, KMC Branch.

He said that Quaid-e-Tehreek had expressed desire for early rehabilitation of all the affectees and he had directed me and Naib City Nazim to establish this fund. City Nazim said that Quaid-e-Tehreek has a huge following and a large number of his workers and lovers would like to donate in this fund while the city government will also have a share in this fund. He also appealed to the people of Karachi to donate in this fund so that the affected business community could be rehabilitated soon.

Replying a question City Nazim said that the fire brigade has completed the fire extinguishing operation in the affected buildings of Bolton Market and the situation was totally under control. He however asked the people to avoid gathering in the affected area as their presence was creating hurdles in the swift working of fire brigade.

City Nazim said that Chamber of Commerce and Industry Karachi has also been involved in the fund established by city government and the collected money will be used through its representatives and the associations of business community. He also clarified that the city nazim or any coming administrator would have no role in its disbursement. Nazim Karachi said that our task will only be completed after full rehabilitation of all the affected traders and shopkeepers and till that time we will continue our efforts on a war footing basis. He said that the city government has also started survey of the losses suffered by the traders so that the total loss could be ascertained.

City Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil said that the business community in Karachi was like the back bone of our economy and their loss would not be limited to themselves but adversely affect the whole economy of Pakistan. She said that we will have to work on emergency basis to combat this situation. City Naib Nazim demanded that the funds of crores of rupees allocated by federal government for rehabilitation of heritage should also be used for the restoration and reconstruction of heritage buildings at M.A Jinnah Road.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Altaf challenges constitutional experts for debate on Article 6


Chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has said that he is ready to debate on any TV channel with all the constitutional experts who demand trial of former President General Pervez Musharraf under Article 6.
In a telephone address to a convention of Local Government representatives at Pakka Qila grounds in Hyderabad city under the auspices of MQM, the party chief said: If the constitutional experts succeed in defeating me, then I will not continue with my present stance. However, if they fail to defeat me, then they should desist from misleading the public about the issue.
He also asked: If Musharraf’s action on 3 November 2007 was wrong, then under which Quranic verse or constitutional clause is the action of 12 October 1999 being held legitimate? “The honorable judges who refused to take oath under the PCO on the 12th October 1999 must not support those who issue wrong statements or make wrong demands”, Altaf advised.
Chief of MQM raising an important issue of trial and punishment pointed out that: The country’s law and justice demands that punishment must be given not only to a single person who commits a crime but that those persons involved as supporters and partners in that crime must also be punished.
Altaf Hussain further said: Today, all the people throughout Pakistan are now demanding that the present Local Government system must not be terminated, but must be continued so that democracy is promoted and the undemocratic sphere of politics owned by a few families be terminated forthwith.
He further reasoned that: If the government or opponents feel there were some wrongs in the system, the same must definitely be removed, and we will not have any objections against it, but the system must not be terminated. (NC Report)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Zardari, Altaf on the same page against militancy


President Asif Ali Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain held an important meeting at Churchill Hotel in London on Sunday.
During the meeting, both the leaders discussed country’s security situation in general and of Karachi in particular. On the occasion, Altaf Hussain expressed his party’s reservations regarding some police officers of Sindh following violence in Karachi, a private TV channel, quoting sources close to the meeting, said.
Talking to newsmen after the meeting, Altaf Hussain said Talibanisation is a threat to Pakistan and it’s a conspiracy to break up the country. “We have to rise above party politics and join hands to meet this challenge,” he added.
He said there was a consensus in the meeting that militancy will be elimiated at every cost. He said law-enforcement agencies are working to crush Talibanisation. He regretted that Taliban had not surrendered their arms after the implementation of Nizam-e-Adl in Swat Valley.
He said situation in Balochistan is very critical. “We have to demonstrate unity to help our Balochi brethren.”
Responding to a question, Altaf said, “Nawaz Sharif should also be taken on board. I respect Nawaz Sharif’s reservations but the country at the moment needs unity and the PML-N Chief should support the government."
According to sources, CCPO Karachi Waseem Ahmed has also arrived in London.
Sensing the gravity of the challenges the country is currently confronted with, President Zardari and Altaf Hussain renewed their commitment to jointly take the country out of the crisis.