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national unity to expose the India aggression to the International community,” he said and added the Indian government has banned media coverage in held Kashmir but even then we have to raise our voice to expose them. He termed the statement [of foreign minister] that ‘we may not be welcomed in United Nations’ as a manifestation of `giving up’ much before contesting the case, but he warned we would never allow you to give up and even if you did our party leadership with the support of nation would contest the case”. He recalled when Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had taken the case of India aggression in the United Nations he was all alone and had no international support but with his statesmanship and political wisdom he gathered international support and pleaded the case vigorously.” Mr Shah said that this was the reason he was

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INDH Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Indian aggression and atrocities in held Kashmir is a threat to peace in the region, therefore, the United Nations must summon its session to stop killing of innocent Kashmiri people, including women and children. This he said on Wednesday while talking to media just after paying homage to Father of Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah by laying floral wreath on his grave, offering fateh and recording his impressions in the visitors’ book. He said that killing of innocent people in held Kashmir and denying their rights were sheer violation of UN resolutions. “We have to forge and demonstrate

calling for national unity. Replying to a question he said that the federal government in violation of human rights and Jail manual shifted ailing Faryal Talpur from hospital to Adiyala Jail in late hours. He termed it a dictatorial attitude. To another question, Murad Shah said that despite heavy rains he, his cabinet members, administration and local bodies and civic agencies remained on roads continuously for days, including ofChand raat (Eid Night) to help people. “We managed to drain out water from the roads and low lying areas of Madras Society, Scheme 33, Yousif Goth of District West and Sindhi Muslim Society,” he said. He added that now all the roads were clear. To another question, Mr Shah said that the water accumulated in front of KMC head office was drained out by Sindh gov-

ernment. “We all, including Mayor Karachi worked hard,” he admitted and said he would not do politics and blame game on the civic service in Karachi. Homage to Quaid: Sindh Chief Minister said that he along with his cabinet members has come to visit Mazar-eQuaid to pay respect and homage to father of nation. He was a great statement and true leader who liberated Muslims of sub-continent from the hedge money of Hindus and gave us a separate country. “Now it is our duty to protect this beloved country from our enemies and work hard for its prosperity,” he said. He laid floral wreath on the mazar, offered fateh and recorded his impressions in the visitor’s book. He then went

to courtyard of the Mazar where diplomates of different countries were seated. He met with them and also met with school children who kep singing national songs during the ceremony. Earlier, the chief minister performed flag hoisting ceremony. When chief minister reached the Mazar he was received by his cabinet members, Saeed Ghani, Mukesh Chawla, Murtaza Wahab, Special assistants Waqar Mehdi, Rashid Rabbani, Nawab Wassan, Syed Qasim Naveed, acting Chief Secretary M. Waseem and IG Police Dr Kaleem Imam. On the way back to CM Houe, the chief minister stopped at People Secretariat and met with party workers and had photo selfies with them.

KU holds impressive ceremony on Independence Day KARACHI APP

KARACHI: A view of a street submerged in water after heavy rainfall flooded various parts of the city. INP

FIR lodged against KE over three deaths KARACHI APP

The heirs of three persons died of electrocution after allegedly touching KElectric (KE) pole during recent rains lodged a First Information Report (FIR)

against the K-Electric in Darakhshan Police Station in the presence of Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar, according to a statement issued from Mayor's Office on Wednesday. The complainants have sought action against the persons responsible for negligence under Section

322, 268/34. Talking to the media, Wasim Akhtar said citizens could not be left on the mercy of organisations like the K-Electric. He said FIRs should be lodged for other deaths in the city as well, adding a case would be filed in the Supreme Court in light of these FIRs.

Pakistan is at cross roads facing various challenges for which everyone needs to play his part as a responsible citizen of the motherland. These views were expressed by Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi, Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Wednesday, said a statement. He was addressing the audience during an impressive ceremony after hoisting the national flag held in front of the new administration building. The VC KU said the welfare state's dream could only be fulfilled if we follow Quaid-e-Azam's guiding principles of Unity, Faith and Discipline. "We can get the highest rank in the international community by carrying out our duties faithfully," he said. He said it was due to the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and two-nation theory that we were living in a separate country, and our forefathers had sacrificed their lives and properties for this Islamic state. Earlier, the program commenced with recitation from Holy Quran and Naat-eMaqbool (SAW) after which audience observed one-minute silence to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir and later national flag was hoisted by KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi in presence of a large number of students, along with Deans of various faculties, directors of institutes and centres, heads of academic departments and teaching and non-teaching staff.

The lawn in front of the new administration building was decorated with national flags as well as Kashmiri flags, balloons of green and white colours to celebrate the auspicious national event in the wake of Independence Day. The KU observed the Independence Day with the promise to work hard to develop stronger and prosperous Pakistan with prayer for the freedom of Kashmir. In another program, arranged by the KU Student Adviser Office, faculty members of Confucsis Institute, KU, specially attended the event and presented Chinese national anthem and Pakistani national song. As many as 200 students, who have represented the KU and won laurels for the university in different co-curricular competitions nationally and internationally, were awarded with the gold medals and certificates by KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi. The KU students presented national songs, speeches and drama on migration and for the first time Kashmir national anthem, written in the mid-1960s by Abu-AlAsar Hafeez Jullundhri, was also presented during the program. A national song composed, written and sung by the students of the Karachi University was also presented on this occasion. Later, Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi and Registrar Professor Dr Saleem Shahzad led the rally from new Administration Block till Azadi Chowk to show solidarity with the people of Kashmir. The Karachi University bus service (points) remains operational to facilitate students and visitors.

Independence Day celebrated with fervour in Hyderabad HYDERABAD APP

The 72nd independence day of Pakistan was celebrated here on Wednesday morning with a national flag hoisting and cake cutting ceremony held at the secretariat of Hyderabad Development Authority (HDA). The Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbass Baloch, AIG Hyderabad Waliullah Dal, DIG Hyderabad Naeem Ahmed Shaikh, Deputy Commissioner Syed Aijaz Ali Shah and SSP Sarfaraz Nawaz Shaikh raised the flag and cut the cake. The flag of Kashmir also hoisted along with the country's flag as the nation observed a day of solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Kashmir. Speaking on the occasion the Commissioner said Pakistan was a peace loving country where the people belonging to different religious, ethnic and sectarian identities live a life of peace, harmony and freedom.

"On the other hand Indian has exposed its ugly face to the world by unleashing terror on the millions of Muslims who live there speciality the Kashmiri," he said. He said the people of Pakistan stand in solidarity and support with their Kashmiri brothers, adding that Pakistanis would raise their voice in support of Kashmiris on all platforms. The Deputy Commissioner said the human history testified that whenever the political movements were suppressed with an iron hand those movements ended up becoming more stronger. "God willing the Modi government will also face failure," he said, adding that the reign of cruelty and terror would not last longer and the aspirations of Kashmiris would soon be accomplished. Shah noted that most people tended to think that what Pakistan had given to them. "But the country will only make progress by leaps and bounds when the people will begin to think what have they

given to the country," he underlined. Commenting on the recent partial submersion of Hyderabad in the rainwater, the DC said the plastic bags choked most of the drainage network in the city owing to which the drainage exercise

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took longer time. He informed that the provincial government had recently banned the polythene bags, assuring that the ban would be fully implemented in Hyderabad. Shah appealed the people that the

way they kept their houses neat and clean they should replicate the same approach towards their neighbourhoods as well. The AIG Hyderabad Region's police Waliullah Dal observed that freedom was a huge blessing which the people should acknowledge. "Kashmir is a part of Pakistan and would remain so," he emphasized. He noted that the Indian atrocities over the innocent Kashmiri people were not hidden from anyone. "We resolve on this independence day that we will stand in good stead with our Kashmiri brothers in their difficult times," he said. The DIG Hyderabad Naeem Ahmed Shaikh said Pakistan was a nuclear power and that the country's armed forces and other institutions were also strong enough to defend the motherland. The SSP Hyderabad also addressed the ceremony. The students of schools and colleges sang the national anthem and performed tableaus on the occasion.

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