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“Nawaz League has been mainstreaming terror,” says Bilawal after Capt. Safdar’s speech in NA

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KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has accused Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of spreading hatred and extremism in the country.

Bhutto-Zardari took to Twitter today to criticize Captain (retd.) Safdar, the son-in-law of deposed PM Nawaz Sharif after he demanded strict actions against Ahmadis in his speech in the National Assembly.

“The bigotry, hatred & extremism on display in the National Assembly yesterday goes to show Nawaz league has been mainstreaming terror well before MML. No place for this mindset in our society,” the PPP chief wrote.

Addressing the National Assembly on Tuesday, Safdar called for complete curbs on Ahmadis in government, army, and private employment.

“Can these people, who attack the finality of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), be loyal to a country, which came into existence in the name of Finality of Prophethood?,” he questioned.

Education

(VIDEO AND TEXT) VC Altaf Hussain all set to transform FUUAST into a world-class university!

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KARACHI: Venue was the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) where journalists from all over the Metropolis converged to be part of a Presser addressed by the recently appointed (on 7th of December, 2017) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. S. Altaf Hussain.

Speaking on the occasion he drew a parallel between a Mosque and a University and held that both should be equally revered.

He said that for him the students’ education and interests were of ultimate importance and any failing in this respect would not be tolerated.

Maintaining that teachers’ job was to edify and concentrate on research work, VC held that it was not appropriate for them to demonstrate on the roads and hold press conferences.

Pointing towards the ongoing agitation by teachers of the University, VC said that there were not more than 15 teachers involved in the manifestation against administration for their own agenda risking the academic future of thousands of the University students.  

Dr. Altaf Hussain, while elaborating that few teachers who are receiving hundreds of thousands of rupees under the tenure track system told that they also wanted to encroach upon the administrative posts instead of teaching.

He told that legally such teachers could not hold any administrative posts.

According to the VC Dr. Hussain due to inappropriate stance of such teachers students are continuously suffering, rate of admission is diminishing and the University is facing financial losses.

He said that as the VC of Allama Iqbal Open University for almost five years he had managed to transform the institution into one of the world’s best universities.

Dr. Altaf Hussain said that he wanted to act in the same dynamic way to ameliorate the standards of Urdu University as well.

He held that fearing the accountability and imminent transformation, ten to fifteen teachers were trying to create hurdles and pressurize the administration in order to protect their own interests.

Vice Chancellor, while warning those involved in politics of severe actions, assured the teachers and non-teaching staff that with their support the university would soon come out of the present tribulations and progress towards a brilliant future.

 

 

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Crime

Militants shot two female polio workers, two cops dead in Quetta!

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QUETTA: A mother-daughter polio-virus vaccinating duo was gunned down by unidentified militants when they were administrating polio drops in Shalkot area today.

In a separate attack earlier today, two policemen were shot dead in the Zarghoon Road area. Assailants in both the attacks bolted from the scene. 

It is pertinent to mention here that a mole disguised as a polio worker managed to get tissues of OBL family that ultimately enabled the Seals attack and kill him.

Hence Talibaan reckon the drops as: i) A facade for espionage; ii) an attempt to sterilize Muslims. 

 

 

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SC: A.D. Khawaja to continue functioning as IGP, Sindh

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has stated that IGP Sindh A. D.  Khawaja would keep his post until the trial apropos his removal concludes.

According to details a three-judge SC bench has granted leave of petition of PPPP Govt in Sindh challenging the SHC order dated 7th of September to allow A. D. Khawaja continue as Province’s IGP.

The former PPPP law minister and a senior lawyer Farooq Naek, while pointing out that Constitution guaranteed provincial autonomy, has maintained in the petition  that federal government’s interference in respect of appointment and removal of the IGP violated the basic structure of the Constitution.

It is pertinent to recall here that since A.D. Khawaja was appointed the police chief of Sindh  by federal government a couple of years ago  (in 2016) the PPPP government has been trying to get rid of him. It has been the NGOs like PILER etc that managed to thwart its plans.

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