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Mayor Karachi inaugurates pedestrian bridge in F.B Area

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar pointed out the pedestrian bridge has been constructed at the Shafiq Morr only in 20 days to save the people from difficulty in crossing the road.

He expressed these views while talking to media representatives after inaugurating the newly built pedestrian bridge at Shafiq Morr, near Masjid-e-Aqsa today.

He was accompanied by Vice Chairman DMC Central Shakir Ali, Chairman Land Committee Syed Arshad Hassan, Chairman Works CommitteeHassan Naqvi, Chairman Finance Committee Nadeem Hidayat Hashmi, other elected representatives and KMC officers.

RELEVANT PIECE PUBLISHED EARLIER: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has called for carrying out city’s development on an immediate basis and said that there was an extreme need to re-build the city.

Speaking to media outside Sindh Assembly Akhtar underlined that the masses were ‘in difficulties’ owing to persisting civic issues. He said actions had already been planned, now it’s time for targeted development.

The mayor also appealed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to provide sufficient budget for Karachi’s development.

Earlier, Akhtar said that peace of the city was disturbed many times in past as there was nobody to direct authorities to maintain peace in the Metropolis.

Speaking to media outside an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), the mayor complained and alleged he did not get adequate security which he deserved on his position.

“I am Mayor of the city and a free person now, I should be provided with security,” Akhtar said while talking to the media outside Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) building.

“This was my first day at the office, I was in the court before coming here. I always follow the law and obey the court orders,” the mayor added.

Akhtar further said that he would take into confidence all parties on the issue of Karachi’s peace as it was his top priority after taking charge of his office.

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PTIs ‘ELECTABLE’ Doctor gives citizen a dose of Naya Pakistan on 14th Aug.!

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KARACHI: Additional GS of PTI – claimant of transforming Purana into Naya Pakistan – has issued a Show Cause Notice to Dr. Imran Ali Shah (MPA, PS-129) who has been videotaped slapping a citizen named Daud Chohan, an employee of CAA, in the North Nazimabad area here today. 

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The doctor has been asked to present his version in the next 24 hours failing which his case would be referred to the disciplinary committee for appropriate action.

Nominated governor of Sindh Imran Imran Ismail has called Daud Chohan and apologized on behalf of PTI. He said that Imran Khan has taken notice of the incident and no such incident will occur again. 

Cynics wonder is it the only occasion when the PTI’s Doctor has given a dose to a citizen? Or it is the first instance that he has been captured beating a citizen by a mobile user?

Moreover, citizens talking to NPTV have insinuated that was not the only electable PTI ‘lawmaker’ who is imbibed with this kind of mindset? 

Meanwhile, sources privy to NPTV has informed that the Doctor, who has shamelessly rejected the evident video saying he had only pushed the citizen, knocked on the door of Daud Chohan’s house (along with PTI’s Firdous Shamim Naqvi) begging forgiveness.

And Chohan has accepted his unconditional apology saying he would not lodge any complaint against him in the court of law!

Bewildered citizens ask:  i) What else could a common citizen have done? ii) Would the mighty PTI Doc had gone to the commoner’s home if his slapping ritual was not videotaped and gone viral?

Chohan has said that his daughter was hospitalized and he was going to see her with his family when the incident happened. 

DIG East has ordered an inquiry against the PTI’s Doctor and his guard.

In this video message, PTI’s Doctor claims that Chauhan had hit an (invisible) POOR MAN’S CAR [and he being a savior of the INVISIBLE POOR MAN (WHO WAS POOR ENOUGH TO DRIVE A CAR!) had to attack Chauhan along with his armed guards who later prevented Chauhan from following him!]

 

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Sindh govt imposes ban on establishment of cattle markets in city

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has imposed ban a ban today on the establishment of cattle markets/mandis within the local limits/jurisdiction of the Karachi division.

However,  cattle sellers can converge at the Super Highway; Malir 15, Asoo Goth; Cattle Mandi Landhi; Rice Godown, Landhi near Babar Market; Hamdard University near Manghopir; Moach Goth, Baldia Town; cattle market permitted by Station Commander Karachi in the limits of Clifton Cantonment Board and Cattle Mandi permitted by the President Karachi Cantonment Board in the limits of Karachi Cantonment Board.
The government has imposed the ban in the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 144 (6) Cr. PC. The government also imposed a ban on establishment of cattle market for sale/ purchase of sacrificial animals except in the cattle market specified/ notified by the Home Department on the recommendation of respective Commissioners/ Deputy Commissioners with immediate effect
till 12th ZilHajj, 1439 Hijra.
SHOs of concerned police stations are authorized to register complaints under Section 188 PPC in writing for the violation of Section 144 Cr. PC against the violators.

A relevant piece published earlier:  Around 50,000 sacrificial animals have been brought to Sohrab Goth cattle mandi, which is the largest cattle market in Asia. 
Camels in a large number have also been brought this year and daily herds are arriving with consistency. Administrator of this cattle market, Tahir Memon said that on last Saturday and Sunday, people in a large number visited the mandi with their families and this trend will increase as Eid-ul-Azha approaches, said a statement on Monday.
He said no entrance fee would be charged from the public, except for VIP blocks. However, they would have to park their vehicles and motorcycles in the parking areas. Against nominal fee, the traders were being provided with a lot of free facilities including space with security lighting arrangement and drinking water for cattle.
“We are providing 16 liters water per animal free of cost, he added. The cattle market has been set up on 26 blocks including VIP blocks. Except for the VIP blocks, no additional fee was being charged for space provided to the animal sellers. The cattle merchants would be given space as per the availability on first come first serve basis,” he said. He said security would be ensured with the help of Rangers and Police. Moreover, different departments of Sindh including livestock and Fisheries would help management by appointing veterinary doctors at the mandi who would help traders in ensuring the health of animals. (Published on 31st July 2018) 

 

 

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Malir Jail inmates apprise judge of their plight in the prison!

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Militants busy recruiting fresh volunteers, gathering funds from Malir

KARACHI: Inmates at District Jail, Malir here today apprised District and Sessions Judge, Mushtaq Ahmed Laghari of hitches in the regular hearing of their cases and problems faced by them in being presented before the courts, often due to logistics-related factors.
The judge accompanied by other officials during his visit to the jail assured the prisoners that their complaints with regard to hearing of cases will be addressed in accordance with rules and regulations.
Assuring that all genuine problems would be solved on priority basis, DSJ Laghari said judges are keen to dispose off the cases without any unnecessary delay and are equally desirous that the justice reaches to the lowest levels without any distinction.
Accompanied by Judicial Magistrate Ghulam Akber, Assistant Commissioner Safdar Ali Mirani, Vice Chairman, Saiban International Welfare Organization Murad Khan Afridi and its General Secretary,
Haider Ali Haider, the DSJ also assured to help expedite the cases found to be deliberately delayed.
On the occasion a prisoner Ayaz Ali s/o Mohammad Bachal complained that his case being heard in the court of ADJ Malir 3 was being delayed under one or the other pretext.
He said being the sole breadwinner for his family and that his crime was bailable hence he may be assisted to be released on surety, the amount of which could be arranged by local philanthropists.
Another prisoner Amanullah s/o Said Maula accused of murder claimed that he was wrongly implicated in the case and that there was neither any complaint nor witnesses hence the proceedings be expedited
and he is duly released.
One Aurangzaib s/o Imtiaz informed the DSJ Laghari that he was in the jail for past 28 months on false charges as could not pay bribe allegedly demanded by the staff of P.S.Ibrahim Hyderi.
Prisoner Samiullah Khan s/o Nazar Hussain said his released orders were issued by the court, seven months ago, against a bail amount of Rs 100,000/-, however, he continues to languish as his wife
could arrange no more than Rs 30,000/-.
He appealed that he be released on humanitarian grounds, Several other prisoners also apprised the judge of their plight with the hope that these would be addressed on a priority basis and justice would be ensured.

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