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Promotion of senior bureaucrats is notified | Instant News

ISLAMABAD – The Establishment Division yesterday reported the promotion of senior bureaucrats at BS-21 and Bs-20.

The notification was issued following the approval of Prime Minister Imran Khan in connection with the recommendation of the Central Selection Board (CSB).

The CSB last month confirmed its recommendations for the promotion of 12 professional cadres and former cadre officers at its meeting held from January 4 to 7. According to details, two Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) officers have been appointed to the position of director general at BS-21, while four ISI officers have been promoted in BS-20 as deputy director general.

The Establishment Division notifies the promotion of Sohail Ali Khan, Chief Information Officer of the Information Group, to BS-21. Other officers who were promoted to BS-21 from the same group include Mubashir Tauqeer and Ambreen Jan, while Mubashir Hasan, Shafqat Abbas, Ali Nawaz Malik, Tahira Saeeda and Iram Tanweer have been promoted to BS-20.

Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS) officers promoted in BS-21 include Islamabad High Court clerk Sajid Baloch, who will retain the same position after being promoted, Awais Manzur Sumra who will also remain additional secretary in the Establishment Division, Syed Ataur Rehman, Tariq Viqar Bakhshi, Ahmed Raza Sarwar, Arshad Majeed Mohmand, Asim Iqbal, Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry, Nabeel Javed, Mohammad Shahryar Sultan, retired captain Saqib Zafar, Haroon Rafique, Shakeel Qadir Khan, Waqas Ali Mahmood, Zubair Asghar, Saima Qureshi, Usman Gul Iqbal Saeed, Shaharyar Taj, Yousaf Khan, Manzoor Ali Sheikh and Syed Ali Murtaza.

Likewise with PAS officers who were promoted in BS-20, namely Shahid Zaman, retired captain Zafar Iqbal, Saeed Ramzan, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah, Syed Haider Iqbal, Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Islam Zeb, Mohammad Hanif Channa, Amjad Ali Khan, Zaid Bin Maqsood. , Mohammad Yahya Akhunzada, Dr Nasir Mehmood Bashir, Mohammad Jahanzeb, Aziz Ahmed Jamali, Mohammad Usman Mozzam, Ehtasham Anwar, Amir Sultan Tareen, Bilal Ahmed, Khurram Shahzad Umar, Sajid Zafar Dall, Babar Aman Hussar, Iqbalain, Shahidullah, Nadim Ahmed Abro , Mohammad Zubair, Adnan Arshad Olakh, Mohammad Khan Ranjha and retired captain Mushtaq Ahmed.

PIO Sohail Ali Khan from the Information Group got promoted to Grade 21

The Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) officers who were promoted at BS-21 include CCPO Lahore Ghulam Mehmood Dogar, who replaced Umar Shaikh last month, in addition to Jan Mohammad, Sajjad Afzal Afridi, Mohammad Arif Hanif, Mohammad Amin Yousafzai and Farhat Ali Junejo.

PSP officers promoted in BS-20 namely Kamran Adil, Sajid Kiani, Rizwan Manzoor, Syed Pir Mohammad Shah, Imran Yaqoob, Tahir Ayub, Jahanzeb Nazir Khan, Ahmed Nawaz, Mohammad Zafar Ali, Sadiq Ali, Mohammad Athar Waheed and Mohammad Kashif, while PSP officer Syed Mohammad Amin has been promoted to BS-20 on the basis of acting.

Pakistan Foreign Service officials promoted at BS-21 include Shujat Ali Rathore, Israr Hussain, Rahim Hayat Qureshi, Ali Javed, Asim Iftikhar Ahmed, Syed Ahsan Raza Shah, Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, Nabeel Munir, Saqlain Syeda, Ameer Khurram Rathore, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry, Shafqat Ali Khan and Sajida Bilal.

Also, Aamer Ahmed Atozxai, Khalil Ahmed Bajwa, Faisal Aziz Ahmed, Mohammad Hassan Wazir, Shahid Ali Seehar, Salman Athar, Zaman Mehdi, Asim Ali Khan, Mirza Salman Babar Beg, Mohammad Usman Iqbal Jadoon, Farhat Ayesha, Siraj Ahmed Khan, Aqsa Nawaz, Murad Baseer and Saqir Rauf have been promoted to BS-20, while Saima Sayed has been promoted on an acting basis. The seven officers from the Customs and Excise Group who were promoted at BS-21 were Mohammad Iqbal Bharwana, Rubab Sikandar, Wajid Ali, Zulfiqar Younis, Shahnaz Maqbool, Ahmed Rauf, Seema Bukhari. From the same group, Hasan Saqib, Masood Ahmed, Fiaz Rasool Maken, Sanaullah Abro, Mohammad Tahir, Naima Batool, Saleem Memon, Amir Thaheem, Yousaf Haider Orakzai, Mun Sarwar, Mohammad Ismail, Farrukh Sajeeb, Tayyaba Kayani and Nayyar Rafique have been promoted at BS-20.

Six officers from Pakistan’s Audit and Accounts Service (PAAS) Mohsin Atta, Ammar Naqvi, Khurram Qureshi, Uzma Ikram, Dost Ali Shah and Jan Mohammad have been promoted to BS-21 and the 19 PAAS officers who have been promoted in BS-20 are Shahzana Durrani, Jahangir Mushtaq Virk, Sajid Mahmood Raja, Asadullah Khan, Saqib Bashir, Rukhsana Rafique, Mohammad Saeed Tiwana, Shah Mahmood Khan, Shafeequr Rehman, Mansoor Azam, Waseem Arshad, Nazar Mohammad, Mohammad Raza Shah, Mohammad Asif, Iff Farooq, Kadir Bux, Aijaz Ali, Azhar Khalique and Shuja Ali.

From the Pos Group, Hafiz Zafar Ali Malik, Abdur Razzaq, Khalid Javed and Hasan Akhtar Khan have been promoted to BS-21, while Hafiz Shakeel Ahmed, Rizwan Javed Hashmi, Iram Tariq, Nasir Mehmood, Fauzia Salman, Mohammad Shakoor and Nisar Mohammad Khan have get promoted on BS-20.

Dr Tariq Masood and Saeedullah Khan from the Federal Directorate of Education have been promoted to BS-20. Qumar Sarwar Abbasi, Saad Abbasi, Alamgir Ahmed Khan, M. Bilal, Mohammad Khurshid, Tariq Rashid, Jamil Anwar, Samar Ehsan, Tariq Moj, Iftikhar Gillani, Taimoor Tajammul, Syed Moazzam Ali, Mir Hassan Naqvi, Alam Zeb, Ashfaq Ghumman, Sajid Qazi, Rizwan Sheikh, Syed Mujtaba Hussain and Mohammad Munir from the Group Secretariat have been promoted at BS-21. In addition, 49 Secretariat Group officers have been promoted at BS-20.


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NAB begins an investigation into the bank transaction | Instant News

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started an investigation into a suspicious bank transaction against the wife of a senior Sindh government official.

The Executive Board Meeting (EBM) of NAB on April 24, 2020, has permitted an investigation into Aalia Amir, wife of Aamir Khurshid, Managing Director of the Lyari Development Authority (LDA), for transactions (sending and receiving) in her personal bank account totaling millions of rupees. These are to and from the different business accounts of travel companies, arms dealers and builders.

An NAB source said the investigation was carried out after receiving a Suspicious Transaction Report (STR) from the relevant bank and the State Bank of Pakistan regarding a dubious transaction in Aalia Amir’s account.

Deputy Director of Investigation of NAB Karachi Wing-II, Syeda Rumla Naqvi, sent inquiries to different businessmen including Afzal Khan Niazi, Bushra Farooq, Muhammad Bilal Shaikh, Hilal Shaikh, Nihal Shaikh, Muhammad Afzal, Arshad Karim, Anwar Ahmed, Muhammad Afnan and others others to get and send millions of rupees to Aalia Amir, wife of Aamir Khurshid, a senior official of the Sindh government.

In an official letter, a copy of which is available with The News, the businessman was told to appear before the NAB Karachi authorities and submit documents explaining the justification for the transfer of amounts from defendant Aalia Amir’s account to their account, documents describing the source of income, documents describing business activities and past 10 years operating income, details of assets and bank accounts.


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The crazy moment of the Myanmar military coup was caught on camera | Instant News

Tensions in Myanmar are at an all-time high after the country’s military seized power in a coup Monday morning, detaining democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the government.

Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), won a landslide victory in the country’s November elections, winning more than 80 percent of the vote.

The military coup comes as the country’s new parliament meets for the first time, with generals justifying the power struggle accusing widespread electoral fraud that resulted in the army imposing a year of emergency.

As a military convoy rushed towards the path of the soldiers who had blocked the road to the Myanmar parliament, a sports teacher was unwittingly caught on camera.

The military arrives at the Myanmar parliament.  Photo / via Twitter
The military arrives at the Myanmar parliament. Photo / via Twitter

The teacher is seen dancing to cheerful techno music, apparently oblivious to the fact that a military takeover is taking place right behind him.

The footage was originally posted to Facebook by Khing Hnin Wai, a sports teacher at the Ministry of Education who regularly posts exercise videos from the same location in Naypyidaw. The video has been verified by Storyful.

Footage of the coup shocked social media viewers after telephones and internet in the capitals of Naypyidaw and Yangon were interrupted and state TV turned off after leaders from the NLD party were arrested.

Troops lined the streets of Yangon’s commercial center as residents rushed to stockpile supplies from markets and others connected at ATMs to withdraw cash, before banks cut service due to poor internet connections.

The coup has sparked international outrage, with many world leaders condemning Myanmar’s military and calling for the release of Suu Kyi and other detained officials.

Citizens were urged to protest

Suu Kyi has not been heard or seen since the military took control, but the statements she wrote in anticipation of the coup were published on the NLD’s verified Facebook page.

Military vehicles approach Myanmar's parliament in the background video.  Photo / via Twitter
Military vehicles approach Myanmar’s parliament in the background video. Photo / via Twitter

“The military action is an act of bringing the country back under a dictatorship,” read the statement, which contained Suu Kyi’s name but was not signed.

“I urge the people not to accept this, to respond and with all my heart to protest the coup by the military.”

The statement was issued by party chairman Win Htein, who in a handwritten note at the bottom emphasizes that it is genuine and reflects Suu Kyi’s wishes.

“In my life, I swear, that this request to these people is Aung San Suu Kyi’s genuine statement,” he wrote.

Some pro-military supporters celebrated the coup by parading through Yangon in pick-up trucks and waving national flags, but others were shocked.

“Our country is a bird that has just learned to fly. Now the army is breaking our wings,” student activist Si Thu Tun told Reuters.

Mobs of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand protested in front of their embassy after the news broke on Monday.

Dressed in red, the color of the NLD, Myanmar protesters in Bangkok held up a poster of the military commander reading “Shame on you, dictator”.

“I woke up today and saw the news that Ms. Suu was arrested. I want her to be released,” one protester told Thai media.

“The army ruled our country for 50 years and we suffered.”

Protesters clashed with riot police lines outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.  Photo / Getty Images
Protesters clashed with riot police lines outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo / Getty Images

About two dozen riot police attempted to disperse the protest, clashing with protesters.

A police spokesman said several people were detained for questioning after Thai protesters threw stones and colored smoke bombs.

Who is Aung San Suu Kyi?

Suu Kyi, 75, is a hugely popular figure in Myanmar for her persistent stand against the military.

In 1991, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his decision to challenge the country’s military rule and he was heralded as a beacon for human rights.

His opposition to the military saw him spend nearly 15 years under house arrest, between 1989 and 2010.

Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019. Photo / AP
Aung San Suu Kyi in 2019. Photo / AP

In 2015, his party won a landslide victory, but the constitution prohibited him from becoming president. Despite this, he is widely considered to be the country’s de facto leader.

A police truck is parked at the Kyauktada police station in Yangon, Myanmar.  Photo / AP
A police truck is parked at the Kyauktada police station in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo / AP

Suu Kyi’s international image was torn during her time in power after she defended a military-backed crackdown in 2017 against the country’s Rohingya Muslim community.

About 750,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh during the campaign, which UN investigators say constituted genocide.

Despite this, he still has many supporters in Myanmar, which saw him win a landslide victory in the 2020 elections.

Who is Min Aung Hlaing?

General Min Aung Hlaing is the head of Myanmar’s military and arguably the most powerful individual in the country.

The 64-year-old became commander of the country’s military in 2011, when Myanmar began a transition to democracy after decades of military rule.

When the NLD won the election in 2015 and came to power, she appeared to be adapting to the transition, appearing on various shows with Suu Kyi.

People holding pictures of Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.  Photo / Getty Images
People holding pictures of Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo / Getty Images

However, he did ensure the military continues to have government influence by holding 25 percent of parliamentary seats.

In 2017, he was criticized for a military crackdown on the Rohingya ethnic minority, whose operations he supervises.

It was General Hlaing’s comments after the 2020 elections that raised fears of a planned military coup.

He said revoking the constitution ruled by the 2008 junta could be “necessary” under certain circumstances following allegations of voter fraud.

General Hlaing’s comments, translated into English and published in the army-run Myawady newspaper, sent shockwaves through a youthful democracy, which is only a decade out of the grip of 49 years of military dictatorship.

What is happening right now?

With a one-year state of emergency now in effect in Myanmar, all power has been transferred to General Hlaing.

Myint Swe, a former general who runs Yangon’s powerful military command and current vice president of Myanmar, will become acting president for next year.

However, it will be the military commander running the show.

In a statement read on military-run Myawaddy TV signed by Swe, he said “legislative, judicial and executive powers” had been transferred to General Hlaing, effectively returning Myanmar to military rule.

The army then promised to hold new elections after a year-long state of emergency.

“Free and fair multiparty elections will be held and then the responsibility of the state will be left to the winning party,” said a statement on the military’s official Facebook page.

No matter what happens next, the general will try to “pile up the game in his favor”, said Herve Lemahieu of Australia’s Lowy Institute.

Governments around the world have condemned the military coup, with New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, the US, Canada and Singapore just a few countries that have expressed concern.

US President Joe Biden has warned of a return to sanctions for Myanmar if the military does not back down.

“The United States will defend democracy wherever it is attacked,” Biden said, demanding that the military “immediately relinquish the powers they have taken”.


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MSU Seniors rules the world of fashion with eco-friendly fashion brands | Instant News

Often students ask themselves if their homework will really help them in the real world. For two Michigan State University seniors, their homework not only helps them learn, but also forms the basis of the success of their environmentally conscious fashion brand Infknit Apparel.

Jackie Smythe and Olivia Miller are the creators and founders of Infknit Apparel which is revolutionizing the fashion industry. The idea emerged when doing schoolwork while studying abroad. Fashion apparel creates clothes that can be worn in a variety of ways, inside and out. The idea is to give consumers more choice with their clothes, thereby reducing the need to buy more. Clothing is also sustainably made here in Detroit. They joined Tati Amare in person to talk about how they took their school project and turned it into a successful and sustainable company.

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Amar Cables won the National Seniors Cricket Cup title | Instant News

KARACHI: Amar Cables Seniors in Lahore grabbed the 21st Senior Cricket Cup title, beating Haseen Habib Seniors of Karachi by three goals in the national final played here at the Naya Nazimabad Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Haseen Habib hit first in the final and scored 202 points to lose nine goals in the 30 over awarded. Adnan Siddiqui scored 51 run-offs, 39 balls with three six and as many as four times four. Ahmed with 33 runs and Fawad Bari with 25 runs are the other top goalscorers. For Amar Cables, Tariq Rasheed took three wickets for 38 runs and Skipper Waqas Ahmed took two wickets for 47 runs.

Amar Cables hit the target in 27.5 overs to lose seven goals. Bilal Khilji played an unbeaten run with a 66 run 64 ball with two six and three limits. Captain Waqas Ahmed came on to hit at number 7 resulting in an excellent match-winning streak of 54 runs with just 25 balls. He hit four six and many limits. All six of his players landed outside the stadium. Jamshed Suleman scored 26 and Ashraf Ali 23.

Waheed Ahmed takes three goals for 24.

PVCA chairman Fawad Ijaz Khan was the main guest during the gift distribution ceremony. Captain Amar Cables collected the trophy and cash prize of Rs100,000. Master Haseen Habib received the runner-up trophy and cash worth Rs 50,000.

Cash prizes of Rs5,000 each were awarded to Waqas Ahmed (Final Player), Faisal Mirza (Best Batsman), Imran Ali (Best Bowler), Farhan Asghar (Best Goalkeeper) and Jaffer Qureshi (Best All Rounder).

The tournament is organized annually by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA). This year, 58 teams from 50 cities in Pakistan participated in this tournament.


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