KARACHI – Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar said that two Rs 15 million schemes were created for the renovation of the Islamic Research Center (IRC) in Ayesha Manzil which had previously been returned to its original position.
The mayor made this statement while speaking with officials of the Ministry of Culture and Sports here, said a statement on Monday.
He said that the auditorium would also be rebuilt while the library would also function at the Islamic Research Center. Electricity from the center which was cut off over the past two years has also been restored and the center is now functioning, he added.
Waseem Akhtar was of the view that the center would be used for the purpose of being founded, expressing displeasure with the establishment of theaters and wedding halls at the center in the past.
“Now the center will be used for Islamic teachings, Quranic verse exhibitions and religious activities. The number of Islamic books in the library library will also increase, “he added.
The Senior Director of Sports and Culture told the Mayor about the appointment work carried out so far and said that Ayats Qurani written on the wall had been renovated and all boards had been returned to their original positions.
He added that the auditorium with a capacity of 450 people was also being renovated, adding that the art gallery had been lifted so that the exhibition could be held.
The Mayor directed that no compromise must be made on the standard of materials used for renovations, adding that the work must be done on time.
He said he was satisfied that the center would now be used for the purpose it was made.
He added that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation had eliminated encroachment from the city’s historic sites and returned it to its original position. “The Empress Market and the Karachi Zoo were returned to their original position after the elimination of encroachment.
The traffic woes in Saddar and Garden were also resolved after the transfer and now the residents are quite happy, “he added, explaining that it was one of his top priorities to eliminate encroachment.
Provincial government failure: A light rain spell drowned the Karachi Central District
KARACHI: Long, intense, but light 34mm rain in large areas of the Central, East and West districts in Karachi on Monday caused chaos, claimed four more lives and released urban flooding in much of the region because it was already choking and clogged. storm channel, which caused huge difficulties for thousands of people who were stranded on the road, officials and rescue services said. After four deaths Monday, the total number of casualties in all cities since Sunday rose to nine.
The northwestern areas of Karachi including Nazimabad, the city of Orangi, Liaquatabad and adjoining areas were the most severely affected by rain which caused flooding in the city, causing storm drains and sewage drains that had been clogged and clogged. It flooded most of the surrounding roads, causing long traffic jams for hours when striking cars and motorbikes littered the road and thousands of poor people were seen dragging them in deep water. In some urban areas in the Central District, water as deep as four to five meters was accumulating, which soaked cars and motorbikes that were parked temporarily in the lowland areas of Orangi City, dirty waste entering the house.
“The northwestern part of Karachi including North Nazimabad, Surjani, Orangi City and several areas in the Eastern district including Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal received heavy rain under the influence of the ‘weakened monsoon system’ which moved away from Karachi but was not before causing heavy rains in Karachi and the surrounding area of Balochistan, “Abdul Qayyum Bhutto, Director of the Met, Karachi, said when speaking with The News on Monday. Denying unprecedented reports of rain or ‘cloud bursts’, officials of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said it was a normal rainy season spell of around 34mm rain in North Nazimabad, adding that the Met office had issued earlier warnings and rain estimates. “North Nazimabad received 34mm of rain followed by Gulistan-e-Jauhar 10.2mm, North Karachi 8.8mm of rain,” Director of the Karachi Met added that now the system has moved away from Karachi and is weakening as well.
After rain and mostly due to cable bluffing, as many as four people were killed in Liaquatabad, Baldia and Orangi Town, police and hospital service officials confirmed that adding one person died in Liqauatabad when the walls of his house collapsed due to heavy rain. The injured person was transferred to Shaheed Abbasi Hospital but died due to injury during treatment.
Three people were electrocuted in the Baldia City and Orangi City areas, police said, adding that two workers were electrocuted in Baldia City while one person was stuned in Orangi City.
So far, nine people have lost their lives since Sunday during rain-related incidents in Karachi, city police confirmed adding that some of the victims injured in the accident were also being treated at various health facilities.
The clogged sewage and storm drainage systems add to the misery of city residents as they face the heaviest burden in the last two days of light rain (28mm Sunday, 34mm Monday) when large areas in Central and Western Central Districts in Karachi are flooded after nullah. Overflowing rainwater and mixed with sewage causes urban flooding in Orangi City, Liaquatabad, North Karachi and in the northwestern part of other cities. The worst affected area of the city is the City of Orangi when nullahs and waterways, which are filled with rubbish and dirt but are not cleaned by the Sindh government, overflow after heavy rains on Monday, causing urban flooding and mixed rainwater sewage into homes people’s houses, damaging household items in many cases. Residents are saved by welfare welfare volunteers. The Aligarh region in Orangi City was the most severely affected where volunteers of the Al-Khidmat Welfare Society rushed to rescue students from female seminaries. People were so surprised at the scale of the destruction that ‘the Azan’ were summoned from the mosque.
Likewise, several areas in the Central District including Hyderi, various blocks of North Nazimabad, Liaquatabad, Lasbela, Golimar, North Karachi and neighboring areas experienced extreme difficulties because most nullahs and waterways overflowed, flooding roads and temporary roads in several areas , cars and motorbikes were found floating in the swift currents of water. These areas witnessed severe traffic congestion, to the submission of this report when motorists were stranded and faced difficulties returning home.
As usual, most cities remain without electricity after rain. People from Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, North Nazimabad, City of Orangi, Golimar, Liaquatabad, North Karachi, New Karachi, Baldia, and PECHS complained about power cuts for hours and in some areas, electricity not restored even after eight hours of rain.
K-Electric acknowledged that rain-related outages and power disruptions due to local errors had occurred in many areas of the city, claiming that their team was working to restore power.
The training center managed by PSB in Karachi is likely to open after Eid
KARACHI: Pakistan Sports-run National Training Center (PSB) is likely to be opened after Eid al-Adha, ‘The News’ has learned.
The sports complex, gymnasium and playground in Karachi have been opened since the Sindh government issued a notice in this regard.
Information sources on the PSB said that arrangements had been made for the opening of the center. They said at first professional and amateur athletes would be allowed to practice and practice there, while taking all necessary precautions.
They said that the central facilities would be opened step by step. It is important to note that the sports fraternity has repeatedly asked the IPC Ministry and the provincial government to open a sports complex and gymnasium for training and training.
IPC Minister Dr Fahmeeda Mirza has directed the provincial government to send suggestions to open a sports complex and a playground. The Sindh government has opened sporting venues, requiring administration to ensure that SOPs related to COVID-19 are followed.
Former athlete and national athletic trainer Imran Khan said that the decision would help reduce the frustration of sportsmen who had been sitting quietly for four months. Imran said that sporting activities had continued at the international level. Cricket and soccer leagues are being played, he said, adding that he expected the situation to improve after Eid-ul-Azha and at least non-contact sporting events were permitted.
He is of the view that sports authorities must make bold decisions and restart sports activities on August 15 because the number of COVID-19 patients is decreasing day by day. Muhammad Usman, a 400-800 meter runner, and Arbab, a 5,000-10,000 meter runner, said that the athletes were happy at the opening of the playing field and they had continued their training.
They say that athletes have suffered greatly over the past four months. “At the moment we are doing light training because it is not good for any athlete to immediately start training hard,” Usman said.
They hope the situation for sports activities in the country will be better in August because the pandemic will be controlled. They mentioned that all athletes follow the SOP, and maintain social distance during their training.
PIB to establish facilitation centers
Rawalpindi: Punjab Investment Council Chair Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan has said that the increasing rate of coronavirus cases in the country was captured on time and drastically reduced, due to some wise and wise policy decisions taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan, and the quality of leadership demonstrated by Punjab’s Chief Minister, Usman Buzdar, in implementing the decisions said the press release.
Addressing the 32nd Board of Directors’ meeting, Sardar Ilyas pointed out that the Corona Pandemic has seriously hurt industries around the world. Industry in Pakistan also suffered greatly because of this pandemic. However, some very wise and timely policy decisions taken by the government have saved our economy from serious injury. Now, he said, the economy had begun to show signs of improvement.
During the Investment Council meeting, President of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce Rana Sikander requested the establishment of a ‘Facilitation Center’ in Faisalabad. The Chair and Board members agree to give approval to the Center. The President of the Chamber of Faisalabad also said that he would pay for all expenses for the Center.
Council Chairman Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan stressed that the country’s current investment climate is proof that a timely, wise and prudent Prime Minister’s policy has finally succeeded, because the economy did not experience a recession that was widely feared.
Planning & Development Chair Hamid Yaqub, Chief Executive Jehanzeb Berana, Deputy Chairperson Chaudhary Waseem Akhter, Oversees the Pakistan Commission. Seema Aziz, Suhail Altaf, Ahsan Rashid, Rafia Syed Additional Industry Secretary, President of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce Rana Sikander Azam, Suhail Facilitation Director Salim Suhail Qadir also attended the Punjab Investment Council meeting.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s central leader Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) met Thursday with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to discuss issues in the upcoming local government elections in the province.
In this connection, a senior party delegation led by PTI Chairperson Saifullah Khan Nyazee held a special meeting with CM Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar to discuss government and political issues in the province.
The meeting was held at the Rawalpindi commissioner’s office where important issues relating to selection of breaks, health, education, governance and community welfare projects were discussed in detail. The two sides discussed the political situation of Punjab and party cadres during the meeting, said a statement issued by the PTI Central Media Department.
PTI Chairperson Saifullah Khan Nyazee on this occasion praised the efforts and plans of the Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar in regard to ensuring good governance in the provision of public services to improve public welfare, he added
Expressing his views, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Bazdar welcomed the PTI’s proposal to serve the people of Punjab and said that under the leadership and vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, we would resolve people’s problems at their doorstep. He further said that the era of political protection had ended and false propaganda and negative political opposition would only lead to their failure and frustration. He further said that people had given a mandate to the PTI government, and that it only focused its energy on developing Punjab.
PTI Central Senior Vice President Arshad Dad, Chairperson of the General Election Commission of PT Jamal Ansari, Good Governance Chief Secretary Shahid Yusuf, Senior Senior Leader Dr. Abul Hassan Ansari and Punjab Good Governance Secretary Ijaz Minhas participated in the meeting while provincial ministers and members of the Punjab Assembly joined via the video link.
Separately, the delegation of officials from the Insofirts Forum led by the Central President Dr. Madir Khan held a special meeting with the chairmen of PTI and CM Punjab. During the meeting, a high-level delegation from the Justice Doctors Forum notified leaders about the problems faced by hospitals in Punjab and professionals related to the health sector.
CM Punjab reiterated its commitment to provide quality health care to the community and address the problems faced by doctors based on priorities and ensure overall health sector reform.
Secretary General of the Insured Doctors Forum Saeed Mustafa and President of the Punjab Dr. Mohsin Ranjha was also present at the meeting.
| The Federal Cabinet rejected the proposal to raise the PTV license fee Faraz said the power outage in Karachi will be completed in the coming days PM Imran Khan expresses displeasure for not paying CEO to pay all the amount of media circulating next week
ISLAMABAD – The federal cabinet has decided to postpone the increase in monthly fees for broadcasting licenses managed by the government of Pakistan Television (PTV) for the next week, said Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday.
While briefing the media about a federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier in the day, he said that the old PPP and PML-N regimes had destroyed government-run broadcasting institutions and excess staff with promises on political grounds.
Shibli Faraz underlined that the government had unanimously decided to overhaul the government-run broadcaster and added that the decision to raise license fees had been postponed until next week. He also stated that approval for an increase in PTV license fees from Rs 35 to Rs 100 would be decided after further discussion.
The Minister also stated that PTV management had previously proposed increasing their revenues by increasing TV licensing fees, by maintaining that public broadcasters around the world were supported by their governments to project their national narratives and that the nominal amount charged was not sufficient to meet the agency’s requirements.
The minister said that the crisis in force in PTV could be resolved in six months if the federal cabinet approved an increase in license fees for PTV. He stated that the regime that had previously been responsible for chaos in state institutions included in PTV and added that elements who spoke against NAB made destruction in state institutions during their regime.
Commenting on current issues relating to assets and dual citizenship Counsel for the Prime Minister, he said that everyone who was a public representative must declare their assets and added that the federal cabinet praised the decision to declare assets.
Syed Shibli Faraz also said the Prime Minister was directed to pay for all media circulating next week.
Regarding the availability of wheat and flour in the market, Syed Shibli Faraz said the government had allowed the public and private sectors to import commodities to avoid shortages. He said the Sindh government would be asked to waive the customs import of wheat.
The minister said the cabinet also approved the 2020 Treasury Single Account Regulation, amendments to the 2020 Anti-Money Laundering Bill, amendments to the 1997 Anti-Terrorism Act, and the 2020 National Health Emergency Response Act.
The Minister of Information also said that PM Imran Khan had expressed his displeasure at not paying advertising fees, adding that the PM had warned all ministries to pay extraordinary payments related to advertising.
The Ministry of Information must pay all contributions as early as possible by taking funds from all subsequent ministries. Speaking about rising prices for flour and wheat, the prime minister asked for direction from all relevant ministries and instructed all departments that any barriers to the smooth supply of wheat and floors would not be tolerated, the information minister said.
He also said that the federal cabinet approved amendments regarding a single treasury bank account and added that the federal cabinet had also approved an anti-money laundering bill.
The federal cabinet also approved the proposed amendments regarding the 1997 Anti-Terrorism Act, the Minister added that the federal cabinet also approved the National Health Emergency Response Act to create harmony between the federation and the provinces in dealing with any natural disaster.
He said that the coronavirus pandemic situation was under control. However, strict implementation will be carried out to ensure preventive measures against coronavirus ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
The minister said that the federal cabinet had also approved the Islamabad Treasury Law on Evacuee Property which added that the public would be facilitated for relaxed easing on low-priced houses from banks. The federal cabinet also explained in detail about the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program, the minister said, adding that the political opponents of the PTI government also recognized transparency in the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan had also conveyed with certainty that the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program had not been initiated for political gain but to seek forgiveness and blessings from God. The Minister of Information also expressed sadness over the loss of life in the Turbat explosion. He said that he got news and information about the abduction of journalist Matiullah Jan after a meeting of the federal cabinet and that he had coordinated with the Interior Ministry on the matter.
Commenting on the increase in cargo loading in Karachi, the minister said that the problem of power outages in Karachi will be resolved in the coming days.
KARACHI – The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) on Saturday directs the provinces to ensure strict compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on Eid al-Adha and during the holy month of Muharram together with encouraging public compliance with safety guidelines.
The NCOC special session was chaired by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiative Asad Umar flanked by NCOC Lieutenant General Coordinator, Hamood Uz Zaman Khan and the forum’s central team.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah when hosting an exclusive NCOC session welcomed the NCOC central team and said that NCOC’s role in dealing with the pandemic was important. The NCOC session in the provincial capital will improve coordination and are proven to assist provincial management in combating the pandemic. However, at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the provincial government faced problems related to hospital facilities for COVID treatment that were collectively resolved by the federal and provincial governments.
He added that health facilities were in a better position and there was a need to take preventative measures to manage Eid al-Adha, Muharram and Rabi-ul-Awwal.
Speaking at the occasion, Federal Minister and NCOC Chair Asad Umar said the purpose of holding a special session in the province was to hold consultations on core issues with the provincial government and acknowledge their efforts in combating COVID-19.
He also said that selective locking was being carried out in hotspot areas against the spread of coronavirus in the province. He said that two separate hospitals for the treatment of coronavirus patients had been established in Karachi.
He also said that selling and buying sacrificial animals on the streets had been banned in the province.
He added that the use of masks and adherence to SOPs along with applicable monitoring mechanisms are very important in the livestock market for containing a coronavirus pandemic. “The reduced death of COVID-19 patients and active cases does not mean complacency and avoids following safety protocols because it will worsen the situation.”
He added that the doctors, paramedics, administration and law enforcement agencies of Sindh including all provinces have provided meritorious services.
Federal Minister for Interior Brigadier (R) Ejaz Ahmed Shah said that all provinces were involved in the process of designing SOPs and guidelines where implementation was also ensured. He added that the guidelines were shared with provinces where punitive measures were launched against illegal cattle markets.
Ejaz Ahmed Shah said that a strong control mechanism would also be created to ensure strict compliance with SOPs in the livestock market.
He added that guidelines for the holy month of Muharram were also ongoing and would be distributed to the provinces.
The forum praised Sindh’s test and traceability mechanism and also acknowledged that they had strongly implemented the Test, Trace and Quarantine (TTQ) strategy.
Provincial ministers for health, education, local government, Sindh police inspector general, provincial chief secretary and others via video link participated in the meeting.
Federal Minister Asad Umar along with Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar visited the COVID-19 Infection Research and Disease Center which was set up at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Speaking to the media after the visit, Asad Umar said that the number of records allocated to the health sector in the federal budget for fiscal year 2020-21, added that efforts were underway throughout the country with help from each provincial government.
He said that basically health is the subject of the province but because we are facing a pandemic and emergency situation, we have decided to build 7,000 beds across the country until July 2020. “Of these 7,000 beds, 500 beds will be built in Karachi. I am grateful that Abbasi Shaheed Hospital has completed its task of building beds, “he added.
The Federal Minister said that modern laboratories should also be established together with the Center for Research and Infectious Diseases. “This center will fully support KMC for the improvement of the Abbas Shaheed Hospital,” he said.
Asad Umar said that he would speak with the Chair of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to ensure the supply of oxygen kits for isolation rooms in KMC hospitals. “I will also ask the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah to resolve the financial problems of health institutions including the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital,” he added.
Lahore – all three halls of the exhibition centre, a field hospital in Lahore were closed after COVID-19 patients receiving treatment due to the temporary field hospital were discharged on Sunday.
According to all of the coronavirus patients receiving treatment at the field hospital, exhibition centre, were discharged after being completely cured from a deadly virus.
The government of Punjab was created 990-bed facility and 10-bed high dependency unit at the centre of the Lahore Expo, while the 110 doctors, nurses and paramedical staff were assigned to a field hospital treating virus patients.
Sources said that due to the isolation policy of the House of government of the Punjab, a COVID-19 patients had isolated themselves in their homes.
“Field hospital of the exhibition centre will be open for another two months, according to a private news channel.
Earlier, on 9 July, the exhibition center sent Rs550 million bill to the provincial government for the lease of space for a few months in the middle of a pandemic of mers.
According to sources privy to the development, lease accused after the provincial government acquires a room in a field hospital in the area for a coronavirus patients. As many as 600 patients were treated in temporarily built a field hospital.