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Monday, April 29, 2019

Project management seminar at SBBU


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services) 

The Department of Business Administration, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) organized a one-day seminar on the subject of project management at its campus in Nawabshah on April 24. 

The seminar was aimed at creating greater awareness among the students of the department of Business Administration regarding business plans and projects. 

Professors and scholars hailing from different parts of the country delivered lectures and presented research papers, discussing issues in relation to the seminar topic. 

The seminar participants included Fahad Ali, President, Project Management Institute, Prof Dr Manzoor Ali Meerani of Institute of Business Administration Sukkur, Prof Dr Muha and Dr Mansoor Ahmed Channa of Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science and Technology and others. 

The speakers, on the occasion, said that no plan could be successfully implemented until it met proper requirements of project management. They stressed that the importance of project management could not be ignored. 

They explained that investment, time management, resources, area, target market and skilled human resources were equally important for a business project to succeed. 

Dr Liaquat Ali Zardari, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Dr Abdul Rauf Chairman, Business Administration, Dr Zahid Channa, Kashif Noorani and large number of students and teachers attended the seminar.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Milk shops raided, fined in Nawabshah


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The influential dairy farm owners have been found guilty selling health injurious chemical and water mixed milk after they broke the seals of their shops.

The milk shops selling sub-standard milk were sealed by Assistant Commissioner, Nawabshah, Nabeel Ahmed Sindhu, after a city-wide raid carried out to check milk quality on the directive of Deputy Commissioner, Abrar Ahmed Jaffar. 

Heading a team, the Assistant Commissioner along with veterinarian, Dr Tariq Noorani, conducted raids on milk shops following large scale public complaints in different city areas. 

The team found dairy shops selling milk prepared with various chemicals like detergent powder, urea fertilizer and other similar components. 

The dairy shops were fined and recovered Rs. 45,000 on the spot while huge quantity of sub-standard milk was destroyed and the shops were sealed. 

However some of the influential dairy farmers and milk sellers broke open the seals and started selling milk as usual. 

On the other hand, veterinarian, Dr Tariq Noorani, said that the samples collected from milk shops contained detergent powder, urea fertilizer and other disastrous chemicals the report of which was submitted with district administration.

Department of Sindhi established at SBBU


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News &Features Services) 

Keeping in view the historic status of Sindhi language and its importance, use and expansion of language, the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) in Nawabshah has established the department of Sindhi along with creation of required faculty. 

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Tayyaba Zareef, while congratulating the university faculty and staff members said that the SBBU was the first university where department of Sindhi has been introduced. 

"We have to make efforts for the promotion of our mother tongue Sindhi,” she said, adding that establishment of such departments help in promotion and research on the language. 

The SBBU Vice Chancellor said that these departments work and research on the creation of different topic and the work done by teachers, writers and poets. 

She invited researchers to use their capabilities in the service of Sindhi language.

Economic benefits of mushroom highlighted


By Rashid Zia Qureshi 
(Pakistan News &Features Services) 

Senior Scientific Officer, Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Dr Sadia Munir has stressed the necessity for research on different varieties of mushroom. 

"It is essential as we still have no or little knowledge about the economic benefits of nushroom", she said while addressing a seminar ‘Cultivation and economic benefits of wild Mushroom’ which was organized under the auspices of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University SBBU), Nawabshah. 

Dr Sadia Munir said that Mushroom output is seen in huge quantity in area of Thar but area people use poisonous mushroom than healthy mushroom due to lack of information about it. 

She said that not only food requirements could be achieved in case necessary attention is paid on mushroom production but it could fulfill economic requirements as well. 

The seminar, largely attended by the department students, was also addressed by Chairperson, Molecular Biology and Genetics Department, Dr Waazir Ali Metlo, Dr Khalid Husain Rind and others.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Nawabshah facing acute power crisis


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The unabated power outages have critically affected commercial and non-commercial activities playing havoc with business community and people at homes. 

As a daily routine power supply goes off with the start of business and office hours and returns when offices are closed and workers start winding up at the end of working hours. 

The huge generators installed at banks continue running all the day giving rise to already aggravated environmental pollution. 

The main victims of load-shedding are the students appearing at the Hyderabad Education Board’s annual examination. Under a growing hot weather they find it next to impossible to make preparations. 

Whenever the electricity supply office is contacted, the usual reply comes that it is routine load-shedding, it is breakdown, it is shutdown or last but not least work is in progress on technical fault and the end result remain the same that you have to live with no electricity. 

On the other hand people have started switching to generators, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems or solar panel systems to ward off total collapse of business activities.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Police’s sacrifices in peace maintenance highlighted

By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Inspector General Police, Sindh, Syed Kaleem Imam, has stated that peace was being maintained in the province through the sacrifices of police personnel of different cadres from senior to constable level.

"Some 2,500 police personnel sacrificed their lives while on duty and thousands others were injured,” he said while talking to police officials and city elites at DIG Office in Nawabshah. 

Kaleem Imam informed that a proposal has been sent to the Sindh Government seeking promotion of constables from grade five to seven and head constables from seven to nine grade for approval. 

He added that the quota for lady constables would be increased and induction of 2,500 lady constables has been recommended while steps are in hand for restoration of son quota. 

He described policing as a hard task and revealed that it received 77 alerts during recent war-like situation in which police played dedicated role while special measures were taken for protection of the CPEC projects. 

The IGP disclosed that a policy is under formulation for grant of interest free loans to police personnel. 

Speaking on the issue of 22-A, he stated that it is not being scrapped. However out of 19,000 complaints filed in different courts during 2018, around two thousand applications were accepted on which investigation was in progress. 

He was optimistic that following the reforms in police department, a common man would get justice at his doorstep. He described the performance of DIG Mazhar Abbas as outstanding. 

The ceremony, attended by Senior Superintendent of Police, Tanveer Tunio, and other senior officials, concluded with the unveiling of Complaint Resource Mechanism and Information Technology Lab by IG Syed Kaleem Imam. 

On the occasion a number of lady police personnel submitted applications of their grievances to the IG.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Entry and transfer of votes


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The entry and transfer of vote is being be done at temporary or permanent address mentioned in Computerized National Identity Card according to Section 27 of Rule 2017 of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The District Election Commissioner, Shaheed Benazirabad, Zahid Hussain Bhutto, has explained that in case of being a government employee, his and family votes can be entered at temporary or permanent address as mentioned in CNIC and can also be entered at the place of employment. 

Addressing a meeting of councilors at his office, the DEC stated that 16 display centers have been established throughout the district for the purpose of entry and transfer of votes. 

Four such display centers have been opened in Talukas Nawabshah, Qazi Ahmed, Daur and Sakrand, each headed by an Assistant Registration Officer. 

He added that a voter can now transfer his address at place mentioned in CNIC if earlier it was entered at some other address. 

He informed that after the expiry of stipulated date of March 31, 2019, the address other than mentioned at CNIC would be automatically deleted. 

He advised the councilors to create awareness among voters of their respective wards for entry of votes at their temporary or permanent address by the deadline of March 31, 2019.

Caravan-e-Bhutto train march warmly welcomed in Nawabshah, proceeds to Larkana


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Caravan-e-Bhutto train march led by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, reached Nawabshah on its way to its destination of Larkana. 

He was warmly welcomed by party workers at the Nawabshah Railway Station as he was showered rose petals while the station was profusely decorated with colorful banners. 

The Caravan-e-Bhutto had kicked off from Karachi's Cantt Station on March 26 saw many senior PPP leaders joined Bilawal Bhutto in his journey to Larkana to attend the 40th death anniversary of the party founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, a former Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Addressing party workers from the compartment of his train, the PPP chairman said the late former premier and the party founder had sacrificed his life but did not take a U-turn. 

Bilawal Bhutto remarked that practical steps were necessary for bringing stability to Pakistan's economy instead of collecting charity. 

He was of the view that the accountability should be for everyone but instead a series of revenge process has been started in the name of accountability. He questioned about the accountability of Aleema Khan and asked whether the wealth was taken back from her.

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.

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.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sindh College Games begin at Bilawal Complex


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Sindh College Games 2018-2019, being organized under the auspices of Regional Directorate of Colleges Shaheed Benazirabad, was formally started on at Bilawal Sports Complex on March 1.

The sports outfits comprising male and female students of government colleges are participating from six Sindh Divisions including Karachi, Hyderabd, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas and Shaheed Benazirabad Division would show their talents in Inter-Regional Basket Ball and Throw Ball. 

The Chairman Nawabshah District Council, Sardar Jam Tamachi Unar was chief guest on the occasion of opening of Sindh College Games. 

Addressing the opening session, Jam Tamachi Unar said that games are necessary for healthy environment and appealed Sindh Government to set up games grounds on government spaces occupied illegally so that our youths shall not be deprived of healthy events. 

He further said that the trend of sports would multiply with the setup of sports grounds. He said that sports events should be organized at division, district and tehsil level as necessity. 

Speaking on the occasion Regional Director Colleges Shaheed Benazirabad, Prof Muhammad Siddique Unar, said that organizing of sports aims at promoting youths and highlighting the name of country. 

Addressing the players he said that winning and losing is part of the game and they shall play showing the game spirit and this would be stage where your will surely win.

Control room in Shaheed Benazirabad


By Rashid Zia Qureshi 
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Divisional Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirza Nasir Ali, has set up Divisional Control Room in the wake of prevailing situation in the country. 

The Additional Commissioner-2 Shaheed Benazirabad, MuhammadYousuf Abbasi, has been assigned the charge as head of the Divisional Control Room that would remain in contact with all the control rooms set up in the division. 

The control room has been allotted Phone number 02449370310 and 0244372580, Mobile Watsapp No. 03443783349, email id yousufabasi123@gmail.com and Fax number 02449370392 for contact in any emergency situation.

Emergency setup in Nawabshah


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The District administration has set up District Control Room at Darbar Hall of the Deputy Commissioner Secretariat keeping in view the prevailing emergency situation of the country.

The District Control Room was set up on the directives of Deputy Commissioner, Abrar Ahmed Jaffar, while Additional Deputy Commissioner-2, Tariq Ali Solangi, has been appointed as focal person who would remain in touch with all control rooms set up in the district and would submit report to the Sindh government on daily basis. 

Meanwhile the leaves of government employees were also suspended forthwith. The control room set up at Deputy Commissioner Office would work round the clock for which the related staff was assigned duties up to March 31, 2019. 

In case of occurrence of any unwanted incident in the district, it would immediately be reported to District control room in order to extend help to public in emergency situation. 

In case of any emergency the control room can be contacted at Phone number 02449370343 and Fax number 02449370338 while the focal person can be contacted at cell number 03333972010.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Nawabshah gears up for challenges


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirza Nasir Ali, chaired an emergency meeting of all the administrative and local government’s divisional and district heads in view of the prevailing situation.

Addressing the meeting held on the advice of the provincial government, the Commissioner informed that a control room has been setup by the provincial government and similar control rooms also established at divisional and district levels with directives to all the departments to cancel the leaves of their employees. 

As such, he said, everyone will have to remain alert to meet any emergency situation and perform their duties as per aspirations of the people and the country. 

He called upon the meeting participants to immediately visit the government buildings, schools and colleges and ensure their utilization when required for emergency purposes. Besides all types of .machineries and facilities available with the departments, should be kept ready.


The Additional Commissioner, Wasim Hamid, informed the meeting that education department has prepared list of scouts and volunteers and step being taken for their training with the cooperation of Civil Defence. 

The Commissioner exhorted the Chamber of Commerce and members of civic business community to ensure stocks of items of daily use like wheat, rice, flour etc. for public use and said there should not be any shortage or profiteerimg. 

The meeting was attended, among others, by Additional Commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Mohammed Yusuf Abbasi, Additional Deputy Commissioner Waseem Hamid, Chairman Municipal Committee Nawabshah Azeem Mughal, District Health Officer, Director Schools Secondary and Primary Education, District Incharge Civil Defence and officials of other departments.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Senator Imamuddin Shouqeen fetes Nawabshah journalists


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Former President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, and the Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remain eager for the continued the fast development of Sindh, having directed PPP's elected representatives to expand the pace of ongoing projects. 

This was stated by PPP Senator Malik Imamuddin Shouqeen while congratulating newly elected office-bearers of the Nawabshah Union of Journalists (NUJ). 

He observed that the fruits of development programmes would soon start reaching the doorsteps of the masses. 

The Senator remarked that as per law, 65% of the oil and gas output from Sindh was to be utilized by Sindh while the remaining 35% was to be used by other provinces with Sindh to be having first right for utilization of energy sources produced in the province. 

"Serving the poor people of Sindh is the motto of PPP,” he said adding that merit would be the sole criterion for employment to jobless youth. 

He stated that besides members of Malik Community, he was keen to see that all communities living in Sindh prosper with special focus on our youth who were the real assets. 

He said that their capabilities would be explored for development and prosperity of Sindh and country as a whole. 

On the occasion President Nawabshah Union of Journalists, Muhammad Anwar Shaikh thanked the guest of honour Senator Imamuddin Shouqeen, Malik Iqbal Bhatti, Abdul Wahab and others. 

The Senator garlanded the NUJ President, Anwar Shaikh, and the General Secretary Arshad Ali Shaikh, Vice President Muhammad Arshad Munir, Joint Secretary Muhammad Aslam Azmi, Coordination Secretary Malik Muhammad Shafique and other elected office-bearers and wished them every success in the discharge of their professional responsibilities.

Friday, February 15, 2019

HESCO nabs power thieves


By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

Three illegal electric transformers were recovered during a search operation carried out by a team of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) against electric defaulters in Lakhat area near left bank of River Indus. 

The team led by Superintendent Engineer Malik Imtiaz conducted the raid near Pir Noor Shah Feeder where two transformers were located hidden in bushes while one illegal transformer was mounted on an electric pole. 

SE Malik Imtiaz told reporters that these three transformers were being used in running as many as twelve tube wells to irrigate hundreds of acres of land, wheat grinders besides supplying power to hundreds of houses. 

He said that an application was submitted to Qazi Ahmed Police for registration of FIR against the culprits. 

He disclosed that the raiding team faced resistance from local area people during operation against power thieves, adding that a departmental action has also been initiated against HESCO staff found involved in conniving with power thieves some of whom were also transferred from the area.