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The 27th trying to pass parade was organized on Saturday at the Sindh Rangers Training Center in Karachi for the Rangers Basic Recruit Training Course. After completing their training, some 966 recruits passed out. The parade was reviewed by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, who was the chief guest at the event, and rewarded the recruits.
He was greeted by Major General Omer Ahmed Bukhari, Rangers Sindh DG.
Ismail greeted the recruits, instructors and their families and lauded Sindh Rangers ' efforts to eliminate the threat of terrorism and violent crime. He thanked them for the Karachi operation, which, he believes, resulted in Karachi's restoration of economic stability and international cricket.
Karachi University's seventh International Symposium-cum-Training Course on Molecular Medicine and Drug Research will begin on Monday and continue until Thursday, November 7. Approximately 100 scientists from 35 countries and some 600 scholars from across Pakistan are expected to attend the event to be inaugurated by Federal Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry.
The activity was coordinated under the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) of the KU by the Dr. Panjwani Institute.
Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhr, ICCBS Director y confirmed these details during Friday's meeting of the organizing committee of the symposium at the Dr Panjwani Centre.
Prof. Chaudhry said that the meeting is intended to broaden understanding of Pakistan's emerging field of molecular medicine and drug research. The symposium's main objective is to bring together global molecular medicine experts, he added.
In line with the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Sindh government has started the legislative process to curb money laundering and terror financing.
The law would help strengthen vigilance on donors and fund recipients in the country for charitable institutions.
The proposed law would help combat any person, group or political party's misuse of charity funds, terror funding, and other criminal activities.
In this context, during Friday's provincial assembly session, a bill was submitted proposing that Sindh be the first among the provinces to draft anti-terror funding legislation in line with FATF recommendations.
Both charitable organisations, their sponsors and supporters as well as fund raisers must be licensed under the Charity Act 2019, while those supporting charities must report their source of income. A charitable organization must also outline its goals.
According to the bill, a Sindh Charity Commission and Charity Registration Authority would be formed by the government.
The bill as well makes it illegal for charities to keep a detailed record of their financial accounts while the funds or charities they receive could not be used for personal concerns, businesses or political activities.
The charitable institution, for reasons not authorised by the regulatory authorities, would not be permitted to use its assets.
There would also be a registration process for those who raise charities and alms. Under the bill, all charitable organizations ' financial and social programs would be tracked.
If they breach the law, the Sindh Charity Organization would be empowered to cancel charitable institutions ' registration.
Any charity exceeding Rs50,000 would be deposited in bank accounts according to the proposal
Furthermore, penalties amounting to Rs1 million would be imposed on institutions and trusts which violated the law.
In addition, Rs1 million fines would be levied on entities and trusts that violated the law.
Police of Gulshan-e-Iqbal claimed that a gang of nine dacoits allegedly involved in more than a hundred robberies had been arrested on Friday. The suspects arrested include four women who, according to police, would work as domestic servants in the targeted houses before the crime was committed by the group.
Police reported finding their possession of stolen cash, gold jewelry, mobile phones, cameras and weapons.
At a press conference on Friday, Gulshan-e-Iqbal ASP Maroof Usman said the arrested suspects had been seized with Rs200,000 money, three computers, 10 mobile phones, two cameras, gold jewelry, weapons and ammunition. Gulshan-e-Iqbal SHO Ghulam Nabi Afridi supported the ASP
Shehzad Ali alias Dilawar, Nabeel Ahmed, Zamir, Muhammad Abid, Javed Khan, Roshan Bibi, Gulshan Bibi, Farzana alias Rukhsar, and Muhammad Abid have been named as suspects. Also part of the group are another five suspects, identified as Nadir, Aijaz, Shehzad alias Shada and Ali Sher, and are wanted by the police.
On Friday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the provincial transportation department to set transport tariffs in accordance with the law while hearing the plea against collecting tariffs on inflated tariffs in public transportation vehicles.
The plea was heard by a two-member bench of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Agha Faisal.
Counsel for the petitioner claimed the transportation mafia was out of control. Since 2015, no public transport ticket notification has been issued, but the ticket for public transport vehicles has risen, he argued.
A transport department official told the court that a committee was set up to set official public transport tariffs. Soon, he said, a decision would be made.
The Deputy Traffic Police Inspector-General (DIG) submitted his answer to the court and the bench expressed annoyance at the absence of his reply signature.
Syed Murad Ali Shah Sindh Chief Minister met with David Malpass who is the World Bank President , discussing ongoing projects of $2.77 billion and also approving new projects in the province worth $1.93 billion. The projects include the rehab of Guddu and Sukkur Barrages as well as the revision of the Water and Sewerage Board of Karachi.
WB South Asia Vice President Hartwig Schafer, Regional Vice President of the International Finance Corporation Nena Stoiljkovic, Vice President of Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, WB Country Director for Pakistan Illango Patchamuthu and others attended the meeting on Friday at the CM House.
In the meantime, the Chief Minister was helped by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Nisar Khuhro, Ismail Rahu, Saeed Ghani, Imtiaz Shaikh, Azra Pechuho, Shehla Raza, Nasir Shah, Murtaza Wahab, Chairman of Planning and Development, Naheed Shah, Chief Secretary of CM Sajid Jamal Abro, Chairman of Economy, Education and Home Secretaries, Sindh Revenue Board, Khalid Mahmood.
The chief minister said in his presentation to the delegation of the WB that the Sukkur Barrage was one of the country's most significant reservoirs and was considered a lifeline for the rural economy. Similarly, he explained, Guddu Barrage is also important for the province's agro-economy.
On Friday, the Law makers at the Sindh Assembly, while condemning the inferno Tezgam Express in Rahim Yar Khan who claimed the lives of 74 passengers, demanded the resignation of Shaikh Rashid, the federal railway minister.
MPAs from the governing PPP, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and the GDA asked the federal government to launch an impartial investigation and provide relief to the victims ' families.
"Approximately 40 people who have been burned to death or missing in the wake of this incident belong to Sindh," PPP MPA Zulfiqar Shah said, raising the issue on a point of order. Instead of sending them in ambulances, he lashed out at the Punjab government and railway authorities to move the bodies in trucks.
"Every day now, the PTI MPAs speak against the policies of the Sindh government," Shah said. "We're much better in the health sector than Punjab. We never carry victims in trucks like they did with the Sindh people," he said.
In keeping with their agreement with the Sindh government, Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shalwani issued a warning to the Chinese companies hired to clean up garbage in the districts.
Shalwani, chairing a meeting in his office on Wednesday to examine the cleanliness situation in the region, warned Chinese companies that if they failed to fulfill their obligations, action would be taken against them under the law.
Sindh Solid Waste Management Board, Managing Director Asif Ikram attended the meeting, attended by all deputy commissioners and all municipal commissioners of district municipal commissions (DMCs), which also addressed the performance of Chinese companies during the recent Sindh government cleanliness drive.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of both the hired Chinese companies.
The commissioner was briefed by Ikram and the deputy commissioners of the districts of West, East and Malir on the failure to implement the contract.
They informed Shalwani that perhaps the companies in the districts for which they were employed did not fulfill their duties of lifting and disposing of garbage.
Seven pupils (at least) were admitted to the Peoples University Medical Hospital after police brought teargas shelling and baton charges against the students of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Nawabshah, leaving more than two dozen of them wounded, including one in critical condition. The incident happened on Wednesday's Nawabshah-Sakrand street.
Some students have been arrested as well.
Thousands of varsity students boycotted classes and organized a sit-in protest calling for a number of services including clean drinking water in the hostels.
"The protest went on for four hours but we were not approached by any official university to listen to our demands," Farhan Brohi and other students deplored while talking to local media. "And suddenly the battalions of the police came down on us, shelling teargas and beating us with batons."
Arsalan Malik, Brohi, Saim Moro and other students claimed they didn't even move the injured students to the hospital. "We took them in private vehicles and public transport to hospitals ourselves," Malik said. The demonstrations later continued at the school, forcing the government to acknowledge 13 of the protestors ' 14 demands.
Officials from the Sindh Health Department and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) expressed concern about the growing number of cases of extensively drug-resistant typhoid (XDR) in the province.
Every year about 21.6 million people are infected with typhoid globally, while the disease kills between 2,000 and 6,000 people every year. Pakistan and india are the countries most affected by Asia's disease.
The officials reported that the government will launch a campaign against the XDR typhoid fever on Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine from 18 to 30 November 2019.
Their aim is to vaccinate about 10 million children in Sindh and they have advised people to adopt simple methods of hand hygiene and avoid eating unhealthy food.
"Antibiotic resistance has now become a major therapy problem and some restricted antibiotic options remain effective," they said. "In August 2019, as many as 4,709 cases of typhoid were registered in Sindh, of which only 2,999 cases were reported in Karachi."