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Sindh PA will soon pass the bill on journalist protection: Nasir Shah | Instant News

KARACHI: Leaders of various political parties, rights groups and journalist fraternities at a seminar on Saturday expressed serious concern over harassment of journalists, unannounced censorship through financial restrictions in media houses, threats against owners and journalists by anti-media forces to forcing them to give up. official line or face government wrath. They demanded the Sindh government and political parties to enact a journalist safety law.

The Karachi Journalists’ Union organized a seminar at a local hotel where a book “Pakistan Journalists Union” covering 70 years of its struggle for freedom of expression and the economic rights of media workers was also launched. Speakers included: Sindh Information Minister and PPP leader Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Federal Minister and Leader of the Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan Movement Syed Aminul Haque, former governor and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Leader Nawaz Mohammad Zubair, Pakistan Human Rights Commission Co-chair Asad Iqbal Butt, senior politician Dr Farooq Sattar, president of the Awami Sindh National Party, Shahi Syed, senior lawyer Shahadat Awan, senior journalist Hamid Mir, Mazhar Abbas, PFUJ president Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi.

The speakers emphasized that there was an urgent need for substantive laws to protect the journalist community and asked the Sindh government and political parties that have representatives in the Sindh Assembly to pass a journalist safety bill from the legislature.

Speaking at the event, Sindh Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the Sindh Council would soon pass the journalist protection bill and also announce to include journalists in the Labor Welfare Program on the recommendation of PFUJ and KUJ. Federal Minister Aminul Haque said that MQM-P has always supported the demands of journalists both inside and outside the parliament.

Hamid Mir said that journalists themselves cannot fight for press freedom and therefore only the collective struggle of groups representing workers, students, lawyers, professionals, doctors and teachers will achieve this goal. Mazhar Abbas highlighted the history of the struggle for press freedom in Pakistan, mentioning how journalists have always fought for constitutional supremacy in the country.

Giving a three-month ultimatum to the government, Shahzada Zulfiqar of PFUJ said that if issues related to media workers and press freedom are not resolved, a campaign will be launched from Quetta which will be closed in Islamabad.

Former Sindh governor Mohammad Zubair said it was the government’s responsibility to ensure a free and fair media. Asad Iqbal Butt from HRCP said that while freedom of expression is guaranteed by the constitution, the government must ensure the protection of journalists.

Lawyer Shahadat Awan said that journalists and lawyers always work together for the supremacy of the constitution and ensure that the legal fraternity will always defend journalists’ rights.


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Nasir Hussain Shah ordered the dismissal of Central, the municipal commissioner of Korangi | Instant News

The Sindh local government minister has ordered the immediate removal of the Central district city commissioner and Korangi Karachi from their posts due to their failure to resolve public complaints.

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, who also holds an information portfolio, issued an order to fire them on Wednesday during a meeting he is chairing to review ongoing construction projects across the city.

Shah also issued a final warning to Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) Managing Director Asadullah Khan, telling him to immediately resolve public complaints regarding water utility services.

The minister said that the meeting was held at the direction of the chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to ensure that the complaints of the Karachi community are handled.

Shah said the Sindh government would do its best to ensure a timely completion of construction projects all over Karachi. He admitted that only the provincial government carried out development projects in the city.

He ordered KWSB to stop water and sewage leaks in the city to protect the road network from being damaged. He said that the ranks of agencies related to public services must hold meetings at the district level to resolve community problems on a priority basis.

Education and Manpower Minister Saeed Ghani said during the meeting that other political parties had been trying to gain political mileage based on development work being carried out by the provincial government.

He said that some political parties had tried to give the impression that the Karachi federal government development package was being used to run city affairs. He recalled that the Rs162 billion construction package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan had not materialized, and that the Center had not provided the funds to complete the city building project.

Local leaders from the ruling PPP who attended the meeting expressed their lack of confidence in the functioning of the KWSB, saying that utility officials did not cooperate with them to help solve public problems.

The meeting was also attended by PPP Secretary General Sindh Waqar Mehdi, Karachi Secretary General Jawed Nagori, district president and general secretary, Sindh LG Secretary Najam Ahmed Shah, Karachi Laeeq Ahmed Administrator, and city administrators and commissioners of all district municipal companies.


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Residents of Shah Faisal are annoyed by the displacement of Kachra Kundi near the mosque | Instant News

KARACHI – Residents of Shah Faisal Colony have voiced their concern over the relocation of the ‘Kachra Kundi’ (garbage collection site) close to the mosque in the area, fearing that the smell of rotting rubbish and smoke rising from burning rubbish will lead to worship. difficult. Residents from the area around the Jamia Taj Center Mosque staged a protest demonstration on Thursday, calling for an immediate halt to construction of Kachra Kundi. The mosque administration has also written to the Karachi Commissioner and city authorities asking for their intervention.

They informed the Commissioner by letter that Kachra Kundi was being moved from outside the Sangam Cinema to the KMC office in the area. It was stated that all the windows of the mosque were located on the side of the KMC office where the Kachra Kundi was built, which would adversely affect the ventilation of the mosque. A resident of the Shayan area, who attended the protest demonstration, expressed frustration at the move. He urged the city government to place emergency trash bins in the area, as they do in other parts of the city, to ensure effective garbage collection, or at least find another suitable place for Kachra Kundi, where it does not cause inconvenience. residents and congregations. The mosque representative, Maulana Sultan, spoke to the media, expressing confidence that Commissioner Karachi and other relevant authorities will resolve the issue.

However, he added, if the problem persists, they will have no other choice but to consider legal action to fix the complaint.

The mosque administration has also sent copies of the letter to Karachi Administrator, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Zona Shah Faisal and Regional Officials of KMC Zona Shah Faisal.


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The fire destroyed three factories in New Karachi, Shah Faisal Colony | Instant News

A fire broke out at a carton factory in New Karachi on Thursday and also spread to the adjoining towel factory, while another fire was reported at a thread factory in Shah Faisal Colony.

Firefighters said a fire broke out at a cardboard factory located near the Saba Cinema in the New Karachi area, adding that the flames swept through the entire building quickly and also spread to the adjacent towel factory.

The fire department spokesman said the fire broke out while the employees were working, adding that some of them were able to get out of the factory while the rest climbed onto the roof and were later rescued by firefighters.

The spokesman said that four fire engines were immediately dispatched to the scene, adding that firefighters managed to control the blaze after four hours of hard effort with the help of four fire engines and five water bows.

The owner of the towel factory said the fire broke out because of a short circuit at the carton factory and then spread to its establishment. He admitted that firefighters arrived late at the location.

Another fire broke out at the thread factory in Shah Faisal Colony. After receiving information about the incident, two fire engines were dispatched to the location where the fire was extinguished after an hour’s endeavors. The cause of the fire has not been determined.


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CM Murad Ali Shah orders the city’s beauty, security measure for the upcoming naval exercise | Instant News

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, while reviewing the arrangements for the upcoming AMAN-21 Multinational Maritime Exercise organized by the Pakistan Navy, directed all civilian bodies to give a festive look to the city.

“It is an honor to host the AMAN-21 gymnastics which is participated in by 46 countries, therefore all arrangements, including repair, maintenance, painting and installation of welcome signs must reflect the best of hospitality,” he said while chairing a meeting at the CM Building on Friday. .

The Pakistani Navy will host the multinational exercises from February 11 to 16, 2021, in which more than 46 countries will participate. “The main aim of this exercise is to enhance Pakistan’s positive image at the global level,” said CM. The theme of the event is ‘Together For Peace’.

Since 2007, the Pakistani Navy has hosted AMAN exercises in which the United States, Russia, China and UK fleets have participated. CM said that participation from around the world is testimony to the fact that the Pakistan Navy is a respected and professional force at global and regional levels.

Shah added that the prevailing security, and the law and order situation in Karachi had improved with the consistent efforts of the provincial government. He added that due to increased security, a number of foreign delegations often visited Karachi. “Traffic management during the exercise must also be carried out accordingly,” he told the police department.

Shah directed law enforcement agencies to maintain a favorable security environment and a pleasant atmosphere during AMAN-21. He also directed all local bodies to carpet paths, wherever needed, beautifying roundabouts and painting walkways.

The meeting was attended by the Main Secretary of Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, Commander of Vice Admiral Karachi Faisal Lodhi, Main Secretary of CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Additional Main Secretary Usman Chachar, Commissioner Karachi Naveed Shaikh, Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon, Regional Government Secretary Najam Shah, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Laeeq Ahmed, Director General of the Karachi Development Authority Nasir Abbas, Managing Director of the Karachi Water and Wastewater Agency Asadullah Khan, Brigadier Faisal Nawaz of Rangers, representatives from the Corps –V and cantonment councils, and others.


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