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Monday, 9 January, 2012
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revolution of poor and middle-class inevitable: altaf KARACHI StAff REPORt
The revolution for bringing the poor and middle-class into power in the country has become inevitable, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain said on Sunday. He was talking with the members of the MQM’s Interior Sindh Tanzimi Committee of the Sukkur zone and office-bearers and activists of different wings of the party. The MQM chief declared that the party’s convention in Sukkur on January 20 would be another step towards abolishing the age-old feudal system in the country. “The determination, courage and resolve of our workers have jolted the ramparts of the palaces of oppression and injustice,” he said. “These palaces would be razed down amid the resounding slogans of truth and honesty,” he added. “The message of the MQM has spread across the land of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai labourers would bring an end to the outdated feudal system by joining hands with our party.” Hussain said the unwavering party activists of Sukkur would work day and night to make the Sukkur convention a great success. He also commended the activists for their efforts for the convention and asked the party’s officials to look after them and honour them. The MQM chief paid tributes to all martyrs of the party, including Nooruddin Jahangir, and prayed for their souls.
activists and supporters of the Pakistan Bengali action committee stage a rally at the Ma Jinnah road on Sunday, demanding legal status for Bengali immigrants and provision of national identity cards and passports. STAFF PhoTo
JPMC doctor’s murder linked to tribal dispute? ■ Police announce rs 0.5 million reward for information about killers KARACHI
caa awards scholarships to employees’ children KARACHI APP
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has awarded scholarships to 180 children of its employees and issued promotion orders of 99 lower staff members. The PCAA media coordinator, in a statement issued on Sunday, said the authority’s director general has adopted an employeefriendly policy for the betterment of the organisation. The children would receive the educational grant by obtaining 80 percent and above marks in matriculation or the 1st year examinations from all education boards of Pakistan. Hence, Rs 2.3 million have been released under the head of scholarship. A total of 99 lower staff members have been promoted from PG-1 to PG-2 and from PG-2 to PG-3, including peons and watchmen. The PCCA director general had also promoted 550 staff members a month back. The media coordinator said the promotion order of 99 staff members has already been issued to all the airports.
HE Sindh police have announced Rs 0.5 million reward for information about the killers of Dr Saleem Kharal, head of the Pathology Department at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and brother of Pakistan People’s Party MPA Naeem Kharal. The police authorities have assured that the name of the informer would be kept secret. Fifty-twoyear-old Kharal, who hailed from Khairpur, was killed by unidentified assailants on December 30 near the Punjab Chowrangi, while he was travelling in a car with his wife and driver. Police officials have ruled out
the possibility of targeted killing, saying that the doctor was killed while resisting robbers. But sources said Dr Kharal’s family disagrees with the police’s point of view. The doctor’s wife told the police that two men opened fire on Dr Kharal’s chest when they stopped at a traffic signal. The doctor was rushed to the JPMC, but he succumbed to his injuries. VIP movement in the area caused some delay in taking him to the hospital. There is an ancestral dispute between the Kharal and Narejo tribes in kachcha area of Khairpur and Larkana districts and several people from both tribes have killed by their rivals including prominent Sindhi writer Naseem Kharal, the brother of Dr Kharal.
Just what the fisherfolk needed… boats and authorised nets
Two gunned down KARACHI OnLInE
Two citizens were gunned down in separate incidents of firing in the metropolitan on Sunday. According to police, a man identified as 40-year-old Sarwar was shot dead by unidentified culprits near Darul Uloom in Korangi. The victim’s body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. Separately, a private security guard identified as 40year-old Tufail Jan was shot dead near the Hyderi Market in North Nazimabad. The victim’s body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Police believe Jan was murdered by a friend.
KARACHI AMAR guRIRO
The World Wildlife Fund for Nature Pakistan (WWF-P), under its ‘Indus for All Programme’, distributed 10 boats and authorised nets among the fisherfolk of the Keenjhar Lake as part of the livelihood development plan. “The main source of livelihood for the community living alongside
the Keenjhar Lake is fishing and the majority of it is poverty-stricken and lacks basic infrastructure facilities,” WWF-P Programme Coordinator Nasir Ali Panhwar said on the occasion. “The livelihood of fisherfolk is affected by the increase in population and degradation of natural resources,” he added. “As a result, fisherfolk are finding it hard to get respectable liveli-
hood sources and they lack the financial resources to buy the basic equipment required to catch fish.” Panhwar said due to limited options of income, the locals go to nearby areas to cut trees and also hunt migratory birds at the lake, deteriorating the environment in the process. “Responsible ecotourism needs to be promoted through engaging the local communities as this would pro-
vide them with alternate sources of livelihood and also reduce pressure on natural resources,” he added. Fisheries Assistant District Zulfiqar Larik said his department is working closely with the fisherfolk living along the Keenjhar Lake. “The fisherfolk now understand the negative impacts of illegal nets and are helping the department to remove them completely from the lake.