Pakistan Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) and the Military and Cantonese Land (ML&C) of Karachi on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the construction industry which could potentially create employment opportunities for thousands of people.
According to a press statement from ABAD, the MoU was signed by ABAD Chair Mohsin Sheikhani and Karachi Regional ML&C Director Adil Rafi Siddiqui at a ceremony at the Cultural Council of Clifton’s office.
ML&C Director General Major General Syed Hasnat Amir Gilani, Senior Deputy Chairperson Sohail Warind, Deputy Chairman Abdul Rehman, Chairman of the Southern Region ABAD Muhammad Ali Ratadia, former ABAD chairman Muhammad Hassan Bakshi, Organizer Younus Lakhani, Karachi MEO Circle Arfeen Zubair Chaudhary, MEO Karachi Muhammad Farooq, Deputy CEO of Clifton Dr. Muhammad Rizwan, CEO of Hyderabad Arfa Wahid and others attended the occasion.
Alluding to the ceremony, Major General Hasnat said that with the active participation and consultation of ABAD, the unified building code and one-window operation had been “inaugurated today and will take effect on August 14, 2020”.
He said the Karachi Regional ML&C was honored to be the first to reveal building bye-laws that were put together in line with the advice of ABAD and building bye-law from the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and the Lahore Development Authority (LDA)).
He said the only purpose of the MoU with ABAD was to promote the construction industry by facilitating builders and developers. Major General Hasnat said that after the start of the one-window operation, no government department could “blackmail private sector developers and developers who face many problems from various government departments”.
Mohsin Sheikhani said that almost all countries paid attention to the construction industry because “this is the only industry that can generate thousands of jobs and extraordinary growth in GDP such as when the construction industry is growing rapidly, more than 70 allied industries are also running at full speed. “
He said the countries had gained economic momentum that supported the construction industry. He, however, regrets that no attention has been paid to the construction industry in Pakistan for the past 70 years.
He said ABAD had been demanding digitalization and one-window operations for the construction industry for years. He said the introduction of a union law and one-window system in the Karachi ML&C region was the best gift for a new generation.
Overcoming the meeting, Adil Rafi Siddiqui presented prominent features of the unified building code. He said bye-law and one-window operations were introduced on the instructions of DG ML&C and proposals from ABAD.
He said the construction project would be approved within one month under this law and if no permission was given within the specified time period, “the application would be considered automatically approved”.
He said special facilities would be provided for projects six and above six floors. “Special software is being developed that will determine the feasibility of the project in accordance with applicable regulations.”
Last updated when July 24, 2020 12:06 p.m.
The incident occurred in block 4 of Gulistan-e-Johar.
KARACHI (Dunya News) – Two incidents of street crime have occurred in the same area in Karachi for three days, Dunya News reported on Friday.
According to the details, the suspect who was riding a bicycle took mobile phones from children and robbed local residents in a separate incident in block 4 of Gulistan-e-Johar.
Dunya News has obtained CCTV recordings of incidents where looters can be identified; However, until now there has been no arrest.
Sindh police announced on Thursday that they had sealed off the streets around the Perahu Watershed area due to security threats, it was reported Geo News.
According to police officials, police have been stationed in the Red Zone and sensitive areas due to security threats. “Kheyabani-e-Saadi who joined the Boat Basin and Bilawal Chowrangi intersection in Clifton has been completely sealed.”
They also apologized to residents in the area for the inconvenience and urged them to contact the police if they saw something suspicious happening in their neighborhood.
The security improvement came after last month’s attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange.
Karachi was once the center of a major terrorist campaign carried out by religious and political militants almost every day, but the commotion was stopped after the Pakistan Muslim-Nawaz League government in September 2013 launched a crackdown on the perpetrators of such attacks.
KARACHI: The metropolitan city faces a direct power outage because many regions experienced rain on Friday, reports indicate.
Areas that receive rainfall include Jamshed Road, Model Colony, Saddar, Clifton, Malir, Gulistan-e-Johar, Dhoraji, Bahadurabad, PECHS, Army Bazaar, University Road, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Abdullah Haroon Road, Shah Faisal Colony, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Fawwara Chowk, MA Jinnah Road and Garden.
The electricity was cut off once it started raining in Kharadar, Akhtar Colony, Kashmir Colony, and Defense.
On the other hand, there are traffic jams on many roads in the city, including Shahrah-e-Faisal, Johar Morr, Saddar, II Chundrigar Raod, Denso Hall, Zainab Market, and Jalan Jinnah MA.
Furthermore, the report noted that the trees near the Karachi Press Club (KPC) were uprooted and hit nearby vehicles.
More than a week ago, 15 people – including a child – had died due to electric shock when light rain continued to pound many metropolis areas.
Power supplies were cut off in some areas due to rain under the influence of the monsoon system, health officials and volunteers from the rescue service said.
As usual, many low-lying areas and roads are flooded with rain and gutters after gutters overflow with rain, with residents facing extreme difficulties in reaching their goals.
The Sindh energy department has formed a special rain emergency cell to provide emergency information about electric shock incidents in the province during the current rainy season.
In this regard, Energy Minister Sindh Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh on July 8 contacted K-Electric’s chief executive, secretary for the federal power division, and chairman of the National Electric Power Regulatory Agency (NEPRA), urging them to immediately improve responsibility for the electric shock incident at entire province.
Rain cell emergency can be contacted from 10:00 to 17:00 on the landline number 021-99207139.
Rain cell emergency can also be accessed on cellphone number 0333-2498330 in the case of K-Electric, 0333-3778765 in the case of the Hyderabad Electricity Supply Company (HESCO), and 0333-2479882 in the Sukkur Electric Electric Company (SEPCO) case.
At the time, the city ‘s only electricity supply company, K – Electric, said it had taken significant steps to improve its distribution network before the expected heavy rain in the city.
A spokesman for K-Electric said protecting human life was a “top priority” for the company and advised people to stay away from electricity poles and broken cables in the rainy season.
Among the “commendable” steps needed to improve the system are the geographical marking of high and low voltage poles (HT and LT), earthing, and earth. “K-Electric continues to be active against kunda [illegal electricity connections] the mafia, and illegal Internet and TV cables at the poles, “the spokesman added.
“We hope that the city government and related institutions will immediately drain the rain water,” said a K-Electric representative. “The K-Electric cellular team is always busy in timely assistance for issues related to power.”
Last updated when July 14, 2020 8:01 a.m.
The PM is determined to bring less developed regions on par with developed regions: Shibli Faraz
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all provinces to form a Provincial Finance Commission to bring less developed regions on par with developed regions.
This was stated by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz when giving briefings to the media after a federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad today, with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.
He said that the Federal Minister for Planning and Development would oversee matters relating to the Provincial Finance Commission in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.
The Minister said that the Prime Minister had expressed the government’s determination to ensure transparency in the Senate elections. He said the government was working to develop a system to streamline the appointment of heads of government institutions.
The minister said the government was working to establish the Hajj Fund in the Malaysian model pattern.
He said that the cabinet reviewed all decisions taken in the previous meeting and discussed various suggestions related to the implementation of the pending decisions.
Shibli Faraz said people were being provided with solar stoves in Gilgit Baltistan to prevent deforestation in the region. He said the meeting was told that a total of 11,376 Pakistanis were jailed in various countries.
The Prime Minister directs all Pakistani embassies to provide legal support to these prisoners and contact the relevant authorities to ensure their release.
Commenting on the Sugar inquiry report, he said his main goal was to ensure the supply of sugar to consumers at low prices rather than defaming someone.
K-Electric has informed residents that loading may occur in certain areas in Karachi due to facing a 130 megawatt electricity shortage due to technical errors at the Bin Qasim Power Plant.
A spokesman for the electricity supply company said that the capability of the KE power plant had been reduced by 130 megawatts due to a technical error in one of the Bin Qasim Power Plant units, adding that there would be temporary load management in the affected area. .
The spokesman stated that expense management would be carried out in half the industrial zone to provide assistance to housing consumers. The spokesman added that prior notice of expense management had been sent and the schedule could also be accessed on the KE website.
Meanwhile, the spokesman also stated that they were in contact with the power ministry regarding the furnace oil supply and ensured that the temporary loading would be completed when errors were corrected.
Cable operators violate the agreement
The spokesman when talking about cable and internet associations stated that they violated an agreement under which they were supposed to lay their cables underground in July 2020.
The KE spokesman stated that in the past there had been deaths during the rain due to illegal internet and cable tv installed in various parts of the city.
The KE stated that the cable association had assured the Karachi commissioners and other officials that they would remove their cables from the KE poll, adding that the strike called by the cable and internet association was called to blackmail the company.
All Cable Operators and the Pakistan Internet Association hold a token strike on Monday from 7 pm to 9 pm.
The association at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club demanded the time to lay their cables underground. The association said that they provide TV channels and internet services at home. Mostly for this purpose, K-Electric (KE) electric poles are used. For this purpose, they show that they have an understanding with electric utilities.
With EC assistance, the association said, they provide services to their consumers. Several cases of electric shock arose last year after rainfall in the city. However, KE holds all responsibility for electric shock on cable operators and internet service providers.
For cable TV and cable internet services, the association said that they use optical fiber that is without electricity and is harmless for life. Because electric utilities, which on the occasion of releasing cable associations, they say they face millions of rupees of loss. The association claimed to have informed the Governor of Sindh about their complaints.
Plague can be contagious infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis which can be carried by fleas and transmitted from animals.
Bubonic plague is the most common form is due to the bite of an infected flea and can be spread through contact with infectious body fluids or contaminated materials.
Patients may show signs of fever and vomiting and in advanced stages may develop sores filled with pus.
It devastated Europe in the Middle ages, especially in the Black Death in the 1340-e, which killed a third or more of the population of the continent.
After the Black plague, death was commonplace in Europe, with outbreaks recurring regularly until the 18th century.
When the Great plague of 1665 hit, a fifth of people in London died, the victims were locked in their permanent place of residence and red crosses painted on the doors.
Bubonic plague has almost completely disappeared from wealthy countries, while 90% of all cases that are now present in Africa.
He is currently treated with antibiotics, as they quickly introduced.
Still, there were a few deaths in the United States, with an average of seven reported for the year, according to bosses of infection control.
From 2010 to 2015 were 3,248 cases reported worldwide, including 584 deaths, says world Health Organization.
Some plague vaccines have been developed, but none can be found for all.
Who does not promote vaccination, with the exception of high-risk groups such as health workers.
Without antibiotics, this strain may spread to the lungs, where it becomes more dangerous pneumonic form.
Pneumonic plague, which can kill within 24 hours, can be suggested by coughing, sneezing or spitting.
Light rain and light rain were reported on Sunday night in various areas in Karachi, including Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Baldia, Clifton and Nazimabad, under the influence of western waves that draw water vapor from the sea.
“This phenomenon began after June 15 in Karachi but this time it had begun at least two weeks before. The western wave in the upper part of the country draws water vapor from the sea and causes light rain and drizzle in parts of Karachi on Sunday night, “said Sardar Sarfraz, chief meteorologist (CMO) at the Pakistan Meteorological Department.
Even though the temperature dropped after it rained but due to high humidity, the temperature seemed to worsen. In some areas of the city, people also report power outages after light rain.
Rahim Yar Khan [Pakistan]May 31 (ANI): A priest and his family were brutally beaten and forced to leave the area in the city of Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan’s Punjab province, on Saturday.
According to sources, priest Haroon Sadiq Cheeda, his wife and son were attacked by several armed Muslim extremists. They were then forced to leave the area in bloodstained clothing.
It was reported that the attacker carried a weapon.
The incident was reported to the local police, but sources said that ASI Basharat Dhilon and all police forces supported the attackers and supported them.
Such incidents often occur throughout Pakistan which reflect that minorities in what is called ‘New Pakistan’ are not safe.
Not only Christians, Sikhs, Hindus and even Ahmadi Muslims are targeted in Islamic countries.
This week, the bodies of two brothers from the Hindu bheel community were found hanging in the Jhimpir area in Sindh province.
Another dead body of a Hindu boy, Rishi, was found in the Mithi area of Sindh.
Minorities continue to face atrocities in Pakistan for decades now. Girls from minority communities are forcibly converted to Islam and even members of minority communities are persecuted because of cruel blasphemy laws. (ANI)