LAHORE: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has said that no one will be allowed to create obstacles in the development process and progress made under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s leadership.
In a media statement in Jakarta on Sunday, CM said there was transparent and honest leadership on the one hand, a symbol of the disgrace of the former rulers on the other.
CM said unfortunately the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had put aside national interests. People do not vote for corruption but transparency through their votes, he added. The opposition is not a threat to the government as this old alliance fades with the endorsement. time, he maintains.
He said that Vote Ko Izzat Do’s hollow slogan died on its own. CM said that the government will complete its constitutional term and those who create obstacles on the way to progress and prosperity will get nothing.
Usman Buzdar said the disillusioned opposition had disappointed the people on every national issue. The opposition has used all its energy on just verbal submissions, he said, adding that Pakistanis are well aware of the opposition’s double standard.
The opposition must keep in mind this that the public cannot be served by simply issuing a statement but someone has to support it in their difficult times.
The leadership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stands by the people and will continue to do so, whereas the opposition failed in the past and will meet the same fate in the future.
The negative attitude of the opposition parties has lowered their credibility among the people, he said, that the opposition has made heinous attempts to destroy national unity for their personal interests.
KARACHI – Karachi Administrator and Commissioner Iftikhar Ali Shallwani on Saturday observed that the holding of events was not allowed in indoor wedding halls, restaurants and auditoriums due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.
The decision to impose a smart lockdown in four districts and a micro lockdown in two other districts was taken for the greater benefit of the community, the administrator made this statement during a speech at a ceremony to hand over COVID-19 preventive measures to local governments via cell phones. company. Shallwani called on multinational companies, civil society and other institutions to work with the government to tackle COVID-19.
Metropolitan Commissioner Syed Salah-ud-Din Ahmed, Senior Director of Medical Services Dr Salma Kausar Ali, Head of Regional Business of Cellular Companies Ali Fahad Ahmed Selatan, Head of Regional Cooperative Mian Haider Shah, Manager of Cooperation and Regulatory Affairs Sindh Shahzad Abbasi and other relevant officials also participated and attended the occasion.
Shallwani said, the spread of the new corona virus was quite rapid due to the lethargy of the community who ignored preventive measures. People don’t wear masks, don’t maintain social distancing and hold events regularly, he said. The administrator said that people are busy shopping at the mall without following standard operating procedures (SOPs) and that precautions and strict measures must be taken against this activity.
He said that hospitals in Karachi regularly receive many COVID-19 patients which is a sign of concern.
Shallwani called on civil society and other institutions to come and cooperate with the government in creating awareness among the public about this deadly virus.
He also asked philanthropists to play a role in distributing masks and other preventive tools to people in need. The administrator said other institutions should follow in the footsteps of mobile companies and provide masks, sanitizers and other preventive equipment to the public. He said that the situation will be monitored on a daily basis, hinting that high-risk areas may also close completely.
Shalllwani appealed to the public to adopt precautionary measures and SOPs to keep themselves safe from the new coronavirus.
LAHORE: Lahore High Court chairman Muhammad Qasim Khan on Monday allowed another civil appeal from Babar Awan, the prime minister’s adviser and canceled legal proceedings against him in a petition opposing the appointment of special adviser / assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Previously, the head of the court had initiated ex-parte proceedings against Awan for not sending his reply to the petition. Pir Masood Chishti’s lawyer appeared on behalf of Awan and asked the court to withdraw the trial of the former party.
Chief Justice Khan permitted the application and directed him to submit his answer. Lawyers for Nadeem Sarwar have filed a petition saying that SAPM and advisors who are not members of the national assembly cannot exercise the authority and powers of the federal government.
An American family was overjoyed to receive final confirmation that they were allowed to move to New Zealand – and the news came right on the day of the most controversial election in US history.
The Shelton family, from eastern North Carolina, were watching election coverage when Dad decided to check his email.
In his inbox was the news they had been waiting for for over a year: they would finally be able to move to New Zealand.
“Like a beacon of hope in the midst of a raging storm, there is: an email from INZ saying our entry visas were approved, and we were finally able – after nearly two years in the process – to book quarantine hotels and plane tickets,” said the mother of six from North Carolina, Vallere Shelton.
Vallere and her husband PG will move to New Zealand in the new year, along with their children, Ian, nearly 15, Zollie, 13, Ceirdwyn, 10, Eowyn, 8, Micah, 6, and Rohan, 3.
The family, who spent a year living in New Zealand in 2011/2012, started the process of returning to New Zealand in April last year, submitting job applications.
PG is a child and adolescent psychiatrist – a critical deprivation area – and signed a contract with DHB Midcentral in June last year, but a number of medical setbacks delayed the move, which has been further affected by the pandemic.
With fond memories of their time at Whanganui in 2011, American families now look forward to settling down in Palmerston North, after what had been a rollercoaster of recent years in the US.
“We have been approving resident visas for months, but Covid is causing all kinds of additional bureaucracy and it is very provoking the anxiety that is in limbo; initially, my husband’s start date was in August, so we have spent nearly half a year not knowing his work situation. comes December, “explained Varelle.
“The last few months have been very difficult. Very stressful, my husband and I were exposed to Covid-19 during a visit to the doctor to get our medical examination for a visitor visa to get permission to order MIQ – don’t worry! We have tested positive for antibodies now – we can’t yet. visiting family like we wanted to do before we left because of Covid. Just a lot, “he added.
When Covid-19 hit New Zealand and NZ Immigration was closed during the lockdown, the family was going through the process of getting their New Zealand residence visas sorted.
“We have two children with endocrine problems, and one of them was flagged by the medical, so we have to go through an appeal process, which is also quite long. Then Covid happened, and INZ closed and called back all of its staff from the US. We were finally approved for our residency visas in July 2020, “explained Varelle.
“We can’t just send our passports to the embassy for viewing, so to actually enter NZ, we have to apply for a special exempt visitor visa. Again, my child is marked for a medical examination, and we have to get another medical checkup. for him for a visit visa. During the trip to the doctor, my husband and I contracted Covid. “
The virus is “rough enough.”
“For me, the worst part is the severe headache and extreme fatigue. My husband has higher fever and fatigue as well. We try to stay in our room away from the kids, and luckily, our older kids remain. running the house. We were sick for two full weeks, and then slowly regained our strength. Right at the end of our quarantine period, our 3 year old son fell ill. Thankfully, the only symptom was going to bed and going to bed early. “
Even if they don’t catch the virus, Covid-19 has disrupted their lives more than anyone would want.
Varelle’s husband moved to more telemedicine appointments and, whenever she had to see colleagues or patients, she had to wear full PPE and maintain social distancing.
The lockdown also undermined Sheltons’ plans to spend more time with their extended family and friends in 2020, before moving to New Zealand. Suddenly, they couldn’t say the goodbye they thought they could say.
“For me, as a housewife, we just stay at home. We can’t have a play group or go to the park. Knowing that we are moving abroad, we have planned to spend most of 2020 visiting family and friends., and that was impossible. It made it more difficult for our family to know we were leaving, and not to be able to spend time with us and the children as they wanted. They also knew that they couldn’t just come visit us in NZ like the last time we over there, “said Varelle.
In addition, they know many people who have contracted the virus. “We have several extended family members with it, and a number of friends and acquaintances. Most have recovered, but there are some who still have persistent symptoms.”
New Zealand’s handling of the pandemic is helping to strengthen their options for moving.
According to Varelle, New Zealand has always had a good reputation where her family lives, but the handling of the pandemic in the country has people talking about it more. “I would say that most people around here are holding on to NZ a little bit as a pedestal for your pandemic control,” he said.
Bush walks, gimmicks, and L&P
Fully recovered and with residency visas in hand, the countdown begins and families look forward to a fresh start in New Zealand.
Judging by the number of Google searches for “How to move to NZ” coming from US-based internet users, Sheltons is not alone in expecting a fresh start in the country.
Yesterday, election day in the US, Google saw a spike in searches from people wanting to know more about it.
Shelton’s children had mixed feelings about the move. They are happy with New Zealand but also said to leave family and friends behind.
“We are grateful for the technology, so they can still video chat with loved ones at home. The pandemic has given us a lot of practice with it,” said the mother.
As for their other family members and friends, they were mostly “sad, but supportive.” “Almost all of our friends have expressed jealousy and are very happy for us,” said Vallere.
They’re looking forward to New Zealand’s “amazing green hills” – but also a few scoops of hokey pokey ice cream and L&P flavors.
“My older kids, who have vague memories of NZ, want to go back to Te Papa to see the giant squid and they have told all the younger children how much fun it is to play in Kowhai Park in Whanganui. My husband and I I’m both looking forward to all the outdoor activities that NZ has to offer – spending time walking with the family and exploring the beautiful bush walks. She also misses the teamwork on her job in New Zealand. “
2021 will be a sure new beginning for families, from North Carolina to Palmerston North.
“Congratulations, New Zealand,” Vallere concluded. They have quite a lot of work to do.
The Senate Functional Committee for Human Rights on Tuesday approved the long-awaited release of Zindagi Tamasha from Sarmad Khoosat, rejecting objections raised against the film.
PPP Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, who chairs the panel, said in a tweet that the committee had “found nothing wrong” with the film and the censorship board “had asked us to release post-Covid”.
He added that detailed “reasons” would follow later.
The Senate HR Committee has agreed unanimously with the decision of the Censor board to allow the screening of the film “zindagi tamasha”. We found nothing wrong with that. The sensor board asks us to release Covid’s post. Detailed reasons for following later.
The controversy surrounding the award-winning film, which had been premiered at the Busan International Film Festival, began when the trailer was released.
The film is expected to be screened in theaters on January 24 this year, but the government has stopped screening the film after Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) objected to its portrayal of a struggling cleric and threatened to protest across the country against his release. The government decided that the Islamic Ideology Council (CII) would be consulted to determine whether the film was suitable for public exhibition even though it had been cleaned twice by the censor council.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) invites CII members to preview the film at the instruction of the government.
In February, TLP leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi announced that he would never let Zindagi Tamasha be screened even if the government cleaned it up. He added that the film would be released “over his body”. In March, the Senate panel on human rights decided to address this issue and barred CII from reviewing the film.
The committee, chaired by Senator Khokhar, was briefed by officials of the central and provincial censorship councils. This directs CBFC to provide him with a copy of the film so that the panel can determine whether there is something unpleasant in the film. Speaking to reporters, Khokhar said only parliament had the authority to refer matters to CII and no ministry could consult with the advisory body on its own.
He added that with the details provided in the camera briefing, there appeared to be no objections in the film.
Earlier, filmmaker Sarmad had written an open letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, claiming there had been an attempt to stop the film from being released even though it had been cleared by a central censorship board.
Irfan Ali Khoosat, director of Khoosat Films Private Limited, led a petition in the Lahore court against TLP for trying to ‘disrupt the smooth, public screening and release’ of the upcoming film. The applicant determined that nothing could be rejected in the film that could damage the reputation of any party or religious group. He explained that by releasing Zindagi Tamasha, Khoosat Films aimed to “bring a gentle image of society among the wider community, to reduce the pressure from the minds of the people in the country and to promote positivity in society”.
The petition was named the Sindh Film Censorship Board, the Punjab Film Censorship Board and the Markazi Film Censorship Board as respondents. He also clarified that the censorship council was “a mere (proforma) defendant and the plaintiff had not claimed assistance to them”.
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