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Leh Express project to solve urban population problems: PM Imran Khan | Instant News

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday the ‘Leh Toll Road Project’ will help prevent flooding in Rawalpindi and also includes proposals for drainage and maintenance as well as modern construction on both sides.

He observed this while chairing a review meeting of the Nullah Leh Expansion project. Federal Minister of Industry Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister of Planning Asad Umar, Federal Minister of Railways Sheikh Rashid and senior officials attended the meeting.

The meeting was briefed on the expansion of Nullah Leh as well as toll road projects, Ring Road and industrial estates on both sides. The Leh Toll Road Project will address issues relating to large-scale urban populations and provide assistance to ordinary citizens.

From the meeting it was informed that the project will help prevent flood situations in Nullah Leh in the future. The project also includes proposals for drainage and maintenance, modern construction on both sides and bridges and traffic flow intersections. The project is estimated to cost around Rs79 billion.

Emphasizing the importance of the project, the prime minister said it was very important for Rawalpindi, who will help prevent floods from coming every year. The prime minister directed Dr Salman Shah to formulate a final proposal after consulting all stakeholders and submitting it for approval.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that due to the increasing population of the city of Rawalpindi over the years, residents faced various problems. This project will increase investment and economic activities where community problems can be resolved.


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The KMC jacket helps solve a murder mystery | Instant News

KARACHI – Police claimed on Saturday they had solved the mystery surrounding the murder of a woman in Karachi’s North Nazimabad neighborhood. The woman, identified as Fatima Feroze, was shot and killed in Block A Nazimabad North on October 19. Central Police Senior Inspector (SSP) Arif Aslam said the two suspects involved in the murder case had been arrested. He said investigators tracked down the suspects, named Shakeel and Bilal alias Billi, with the help of jackets worn by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) workers because one of the suspects was seen wearing them at the time of the incident. He said the father of the two suspects was a KMC employee.

The incident was not the result of personal animosity but street crime, he said. Police officers said the suspect saw a car with four girls in it near the Council Office and started chasing it on bicycles. Shakeel rode his bike with Bilal on a pillion. As soon as Bilal, wearing his father’s KMC jacket, got off to intercept the car and rob their valuables in Block A Nazimabad North, the woman tried to drive. As a result, the suspect opened fire, which resulted in the woman’s death.


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Young people can help Karachi solve civil problems, said Farooq Sattar | Instant News

Dr Farooq Sattar, leader of the disgruntled Muttahida Qaumi-Paksitan Movement, said on Friday that youth must step up and join the ongoing campaign for city rights.

Sattar, who heads the MQM-Organizational Recovery Committee, a faction he leads, is addressing a conference at his residence in the PIB Colony.

He said that Karachi should be given to his youth to rule and that it was the only guarantee for the city’s survival.

Sattar said the credit for the development package worth Rs1.1 trillion was given to Karachi. “When Karachi sank, the city got the attention of the rulers and military commanders also came to inspect the situation,” he said.

He said the lockdowns put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 and the recent floods due to rain have devastated Karachi financially.

“Thousands of industries were closed and tens of thousands of workers were expelled during the lockdown,” he said.

“It seems that nobody is interested in solving the big city civil problems,” said Sattar.

Piles of rubbish, deteriorating road conditions, overflowing sewage due to clogged sewers, traffic jams, scarcity of drinking water, blackouts and blackouts are major community problems that Karachi residents face on a regular basis, he said.

Sattar said the MQM-P had been rejected by Karachi residents due to its own fault and perceptions of factionalism had reduced the party’s vote bank in the city.


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Call for special measurements to resolve workers’ problems | Instant News

Lahore: The federal and provincial governments must take special steps to reduce the suffering of monthly and daily workers employed in the industrial, trade, media and bank sectors.

A large number of workers face economic famine due to the closure of industry and trade units due to the coronavirus pandemic. Veteran trade union leaders Khurshid Ahmad, Secretary General of the Pakistan Workers Confederation and Rubina Jamil, president of the confederation, called on workers to provide special monetary assistance to save their families from starvation.

The government must ensure safe working conditions for those who work in open industry and trade units, including banks and the media. The government must introduce reforms in the federal and provincial budgets to address rising poverty, unemployment, disease and ignorance in the country and the elimination of widening irrational gaps between the rich and the poor. They demand agrarian reform and land distribution among landless farmers, abolition of ties and child labor, harassment and discrimination against women at the outset.

They demanded the government return the old age pension which was raised by Rs8,500 announced by the federal government starting January 1, 2020 which was suspended by the cabinet recently.

Labor leaders also called for amending outdated labor laws and bringing them in accordance with ILO Conventions and the Tripartite Labor Conference to vote for workers in policy-making bodies in accordance with ILO Convention No.144.

This demand was raised at a special meeting of union representatives under the protection of the Pakistan Workers’ Confederation (Regd.) At Bakhtiar Labor Hall on the night of May to pay tribute to Chicago (American) martyrs on May 1, 1886, because processions and large conferences were postponed due to a pandemic coronavirus.


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