KARACHI: US Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. visited Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Mazar here today and paid his respects to the founder of Pakistan.
Ambassador Jones laid a floral wreath at the mausoleum. Penning his expression on guestbook he held: “The United States shares Mr. Jinnah’s democratic vision of a peaceful and unified Pakistan. On behalf of the people of the United States, it is an honor for me to be here today to offer my respects to the founder of this great nation.”After paying respects at the graves of country’s first PM Quaid-e-Millat Liaquat Ali Khan and Madr-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah the Envoy visited the adjoining museum and greatly appreciated the artifacts related to the life of Quaid-e-Azam.
A relevant piece published earlier:
Ambassador Paul Jones began his assignment as the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the US Embassy here today (24th of September, 2018). Ambassador Jones will lead the US Mission in Pakistan in its ongoing efforts to deepen the connections between the people of two nations and work with the new government here towards a more stable, secure, and prosperous future for Pakistan. Ambassador Jones brings a wealth of experience and diplomatic expertise to this shared effort and to the U.S. Mission in Pakistan. On his arrival here he held: “I’m thrilled to be back in Pakistan. I look forward to reacquainting myself with the country’s warm and welcoming people, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food.” Ambassador Paul Jones is a career member of the State Department’s Senior Foreign Service. He served as Ambassador to Poland from 2015 to 2018. Previously, he was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2013-2015), Ambassador to Malaysia (2010-2013), and Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan while concurrently Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs (2009-2010). Paul Jones has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia. Ambassador Jones’s awards include the Presidential Meritorious Service Award, the Robert C. Frasure Memorial Award for peacebuilding, and several Superior Honor Awards. Polyglot Jones (who speaks Spanish, Russian, and some Polish) is a graduate of Cornell University and received Master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and the Naval War College. He is married to Catherine Jones (an award-winning author and freelance writer). They have two children, Aleksandra and Hale.
Benazir procession was attacked at Karsaz on 18th Oct.
KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party will pay tribute to the party workers who lost their lives in twin blasts that targeted former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s welcome procession near Karsaz here on 18th October 2007.
President PPP local chapter Baber Jadoon told the Media that a candle vigil ceremony would be held today. Prayers will be offered for those who died that day.
Karachi: IGP takes notice of schoolboy death
KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam on Wednesday taking notice of the death of a schoolboy after falling off from the roof of a school in Samanabad area, has sought a detailed report from the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central.
The IGP has asked the SSP to submit the report about the incident and measures taken in this regard, said a statement issued here.
Sharea Faisal to be made model traffic corridor: Mayor
KARACHI: Mayor of Karachi Wasim Akhtar Wednesday said that measures had been taken for the improvement in traffic system of the city and Sharea Faisal would be made a model traffic corridor in coordination with the traffic police.
“We want to save our citizens particularly the youth from dangerous accidents on roads, he said this while presiding over a meeting at his office, said a statement.
The meeting was attended by Additional I.G Karachi Dr. Ameer Ahmed Shaikh, DIG Traffic Ahmed Ishaq, Metropolitan Commissioner Dr. Saif ur Rehman, DSP Security Karachi Traffic Saeed Arain, D.G
Technical Services and others.
The meeting was informed that a separate lane was being allocated for motorcyclists alongside Sharea Faisal for which practical steps would be taken after conducting a survey in a week’s time.
The traffic police were also initiating its campaign against violation of helmet rules by the motorcyclist in the city. He said that driving license checking would also be carried out after a month and action would be taken against violators.
The survey of the Sharea Faisal would be carried out by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Traffic Police Department and Traffic Engineering Bureau.