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Pro-Army rallies across country

Pakistan risks travel ban from WHO S TAFF REPORTER

nConspiracies against armed forces unacceptable: Civil Society

ISLAMABAD —World

Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday released the advisory citing the decision of expected travel restriction to be imposed on Pakistan while official announcement regarding the matter is expected today. According to advisory, along with Pakistan, Syria and Cameroon is likely to face travel restrictions. However the official announcement will be made by Deputy Chief Dr. Bruce Elodie at 4:00 P.M PST. Initially the travel

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League-Quaid (PML-Q), Jamaat-ud-Dawahabout ISI are propagandists. The participants chanted slogans in and people from various walks of life on support of the armed forces. Sunday took out rallies in Punjab, Another rally was held at Chungi Chowk Balochistan and Islamabad to express soliin Loralai and another one started at Barkhan darity with Pakistan Army. Demonstrators vowed that they would area that passed by various highways and support the armed forces and ISI at all cost turned into a massive rally after reaching Hospital Chowk. and conspiracies being hatched against Children were carrying banners and them would be not acceptable. placards where pro-army and pro-ISI sloJamaat-ud-Dawah held a rally from gans were printed. Another rally took place Islamabad’s I-8 sector to National press in Okara where social and welfare organizaclub. Jamaat-ud-Dawah leaders said that Pakistan Army’s sacrifices for country’s tions along with members of civil society defence are unmatched.

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Russian bombers, fighter jets ‘seen over Crimea’ S IMFEROPOL —Several

dozen Russian planes including what appeared to be strategic bombers and fighter jets have been spotted in the sky above

They said that those who are hostile about Pakistan are enemy of the country

LAHORE / KARACHI —Pakistan Muslim and those who create misconceptions

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LAHORE: Supporters of PML-Q holding a rally to support the Pakistan Army and ISI.

PM opens 2 power projects of 660MW each at Port Qasim today

Pak soldier martyred in firing from Afghanistan

Geo ‘collared’ for first time: Khursheed

the Pakistan People’s Party O BSERVER REPORT in the past. “Now the beleaQatar. Insider source of PM ISLAMABAD —In a con- guered TV channel is recallT ARIQ S AEED House told Pakistan Obcealed criticism, Oppositioning the PPP and other politiISLAMABAD —In continuaserver that the prime minisLeader in the National As- cal parties [in the tough tion of the Government’s said the PPP leader ter is inaugurating two See also Page 6 resolve to reduce the gap PESHA WAR –Cross border sembly, Syed Khursheed time],” Regarding the conShah, on Saturday said it between power demand and power projects of 660 MW aggression, believed to be the Moscow-controlled was for the first time that cerns of MQM, Shah said supply, another milestone is each at Port Qasim. On 29th from Afghanistan side in PPP consider MQM probpeninsula of Crimea, being achieved today with August 2013, M/s Bajaur agency Sunday morn- Geo TV was ‘collared’ by lems as its own. QINVEST LLC, Doha, Qatar, witnesses and experts said. the inauguration of two ing resulted in the martyrdomsomebody. He said journalists According to Russian Shah said Geo TV kept coal based Port Qasim powerM/s Power Construction of a Pakistani soldier. Corporation of China on unnecessarily criticizing media, President Vladimir plants by Prime Minister Continued on Page 7 (Power China), M/s Continued on Page 7 Putin is poised to visit Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. SEPCOIII Electric Power Crimea on Friday after These power projects are Construction Corp, Govern- MoU for the development overseeing the main military being developed and imparade on Red Square when ported by Sino Hydro Re- ment of Punjab and Private of 10 x 660 MW (2x660 MW Russia celebrates its victory sources Limited China and Power & Infrastructure Board (PPIB) signed an Continued on Page 7 over Nazi Germany in WorldM/S Al Mirqab Capital, War II. A local aviation expert

UROOJ RAZA

Imran firm to hold protest on May 11

Families Continued on Page 7 refuse to Libya’s burydead in parliament India’s Assam names new Protest our constitutional right A , India—Relatives of prime minister L shy of holding inquiry into those killed in India’s north—Pakistan SSAM

AHORE

TRIPOLI , Libya—Libya’s

parliament swore in a new prime minister Sunday despite a disputed vote and walkouts from a largely secular bloc, lawmakers and a Libyan television reported. Despite the protest from a number of nonIslamist parliamentarians, the interim parliament swore in 42-year-old businessman Ahmed

Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief rigging of elections from the eastern Assam state have reImran Khan has said that or- day one. He said after hav- fused to bury their dead, deganizing protests is their con-ing failed to get justice from manding that the state’s stitutional and democratic election commission and rights and no one can stop other institutions, they were Picture on Back Page them from it. He said they left with no option but to chief minister, Tarun Gogoi, want to put the democracy come on roads. He said PTI has always visit their area, according to back on track and strengthen it through the Islamabad pro-talked of strengthening of local media reports. The authorities called in democracy and state institest of May 11. the army to restore order afIn an interview on Sun- tutions and the 11th May day, the PTI chief alleged protest movement is aimed ter suspected Bodo separatthat the government was Continued on Page 7 Continued on Page 7

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Dragging in the Syrian issue

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Pakistan may lose lucrative Mexico rice market

Rice being a cash crop Pakistan proMassacre of Bangladeshis AMANULLAHKHAN duces over 2.5 million tons of export surin Assam KARACHI —There is a potential danger of plus after meeting the home consumption ................................................ of rice which is the second largest export Torching government, pri- losing Mexico’s lucrative rice market as consequence of contaminated shipment of 3000earning crop after cotton textiles, the vate properties tons of rice which was sent back to Paki- economy is in need of finding new markets See Page 04 stan, it is however unfortunate that the role for rice exports instead of losing a huge rice market. of Pakistan’s commercial attaché was merely of a silent spectator rather than pleading the The Union of Small and Medium Entercase and re-examining the other containers prises (UNISAME) has urged S.M. Munir the carrying rice shipment from Pakistan. Continued on Page 7

New battle lines being drawn in political landscape New opposition coming up, ready to give tough time to PML-N LIAQAT TOOR

decided to go to the public for sup- as there was no significant opposition. port to redress complaints on alleged The government was satisfied with the

ISLAMABAD —The last two weeks’ riggings in elections as in his words conduct of Leader of the Opposition,

‘stealing mandate of the public’ . PTI Khurshid Shah of PPP. events finally brought a stir in the The new re-alignment enjoys sigpolitical scene of the country as new has successfully obtained support from Jamaat-e-Islami for its protest innificant support in the public, already opposition is shaping up to give a hard pressed by loadshedding in simtough time to the PML government D Chowk, in front of Parliament House mering heat and price hike. which otherwise was enjoying almost on May 11. On the other hand, Tahir ul Qadri The PML-N government already a smooth sailing without meaningful is again returning with new vigour under pressure due to recent events opposition during the last eleven from Canada to stage protests in dif- followed by Hamid Mir episode is months. The emerging opposition, led by ferent cities for seeking electoral re- watching from the fences as politicoreligious groups and even PML (Q) PTI Chairman Imran Khan, a runner forms. In the Parliament, the PML-N gov-are already in the streets in support up in last year’s general elections ernment ran its affairs smoothly so far with regard to securing votes, has

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Police refuse FIR against Mir Shakil, Amir Mir S TAFF REPORTER I SLAMABAD

—Cases against Geo/Jang Group owner Mir Shakil-urRahman and Hamid Mir’s brother Amir Mir could not be registered despite

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TANK: Ambassador of Azerbaijan Dashgin Shikarov, former Deputy Speaker National Assembly Faisal Karim Kundi and others on the occasion of inauguration of Heydar Aliyev Water Supply Scheme at Tehsil Naurang.

NAB recovers Rs258b, secures conviction of 1770 persons ISLAMABAD —The National

Govt seriously holding dialogue with Taliban

Accountability Bureau (NAB) has so far recovered LAHORE —PML-N Lahore President Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan Ch Muhammad Rs.258.392 billion and se- MNA Pervez Malik on Sunday said the Barjees Tahir has said the incumbent cured conviction of 1770 government is adopting measures to government was seriously holding diapersons in different corrup- logue with the Taliban. raise the living standard of the masses. tion cases since inception of Talking to the media at Syedwala, he Talking to APP, he said there was a the Bureau. said that energy crisis would soon be need to eliminate terrorism to put the According to a docuovercome, however, steps were being country’s economy back on track. ment submitted in the Sentaken to generate cheaper electricity from He said the entire nation was united ate of Pakistan in reply to a under the leadership of Prime Minister hydel to meet its demand. question, the Bureau has Earlier, addressing a gathering, Nawaz Sharif against terrorism while poinformed that it has so far litical parties were extending full support Barjees Tahir said that new electricity recovered Rs. 258.392 bil- for the purpose. poles are being installed while old wires lion from offenders and dewould be replaced in the city. The PML-N leader said despite odd posited in national exche- situation economic indicators were He inaugurated soling and electricquer and returned to the rel- showing an upward trend while foreignity supply schemes in Haji Abad. He also evant people and departinaugurated expansion of railway level ers were taking interest to invest in Paments. crossing on Khankah Dogran road and kistan. An amount of Rs. 6.251 other development schemes in street Pervez Malik urged opposition pobillion has been directly de- litical parties, especially the PTI, not to Sabir Dhilon Yousaf Jatt. posited in the public exche- exploit the energy issue as the governThe minister said that the governquer. ment had allocated Rs 30 million for digment had taken steps to overcome the The other recoveries in- crisis through its policies at the earliest. ging of seepage drain to save the area clude bank loan defaults, from devastation of floods.—APP Meanwhile, Federal Minister for amounts disbursed among affectees recovered in fraudulent schemes and the amount directly paid to the other organizations pertaining to their respective corruption cases. The document further states that the Bureau has MIRPUR —National High- kilometer long KohalaISLAMABAD —Federal Minso far decided 3518 cases way Authority is contemMuzaffarabad Road in two ister for Petroleum and Natueither through courts, Vol- plating to link Azad Jammu phases. ral Resources, Shahid untary Return, Plea Barging The entire project of & Kashmir (AJK) with Khaqan Abbasi Sunday said and transfer to other deKohala-Muzaffarabad Road Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) partments, and 3014 cases through the construction of will be completed by the end the government was working to streamline the system. have been disposed of or of this year. a grand highway from He said PML-N governclosed. The sources said at the ment after coming into power Shantoor in Neelam Valley It further reveals that first phase of the 20-km longhad to face many chalto Astore. 1770 persons have been conThe NHA sources told portion of Kohalalenges, adding that all out victed so far through courts/ APP that the proposed Muzaffarabad road from efforts were being made to Plea Bargain in NAB cases Shantoor-Astore road will Kohala to Dulai was being address the issues and makon account of corruption, reduce the distance of hun- constructed at a cost of Rs ing progress in every field. misappropriation, criminal dreds of kilometres between 1710 million, Talking to media, he said breach of trust and misuse AJK and GB. While the second phase present government was of official position thus causof 15-km long portion from committed to resolving the NHA intends to coning loss to the national ex- struct the Shounter-Astore Dulai to Muzaffarabad city problem of loadshedding. chequer. highway and the project will will cost Rs 982.761 million. He said action was beThe document adds that be launched after the formal The mega project also ing taken to control gas and NAB is actively pursuing as approval by the government involves the construction electricity theft cases. many as 648 inquiries, 243 of Pakistan. of Rs 433 million two maHe urged the people to investigations and 576 refjor bridges on the nullahs The NHA has already pay the gas and electricity erences which are pending at Dulaie and Chattar started on the renovation/ bills to avoid serious action with the Bureau.—APP upgradation project of 35- Class.—APP against them. Abbasi said there were some challenges in streamlining the system in the power sector. He, however said steps were being taken to bring improvement in the system. To a question, he said people will hear a good news regarding CNG. The Federal Minister said efforts were being made to produce energy according to the needs of the country. Replying to a question he said general election was conducted under an impartial chief election commission and caretaker government. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the election was held transparently and the people had reposed full confidence in the leadership of Pakistan Muslim LeagueNawaz government. He urged all the parties to come forward and work for the betterment and development of the country.— APP

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Khazana Sugar Mill toxic material incident

CM for exemplary sentence to guilty S TAFF REPORTER

Mushtaq Jadoon alongwith DC, DPO committee constituted on CM direcand other authorities of irrigation and tives would start working from Monconcerned departments visited four day (today) that would submit report Pervez Khattak expressing deep con- different villages whose people were within fortnight. The committee would cern on the tragic incident of the re- affected of the Ramak drain due to re- also record statements of the affected families and would fix responsibilities lease of toxic material in a drain adja- lease of toxic material of adjacent cent to Khazana Sugar Mills in Dera Sugar Mills in it. They offered Fateha on factual grounds wherein exemplary Ismail Khan that claimed lives of dozenfor the deceased and prayed for early punishment would be proposed for of innocent people and seriously faint- recovery of fainted/injured. They also those responsible for such human tragapprised the local elders and victims’ edy. ing so many others, has announced It may be recalled that CM soon compensation for the victims’ families.families of the feelings and actions after listening about the incident had Under the package the district admin- taken by CM in this regard. The locals and affected families directed the commissioner, DC and istration as per directives of the CM showed complete satisfaction on meapolice high ups of Dera to reach to the will promptly pay one lakh rupees to sures taken by CM and local adminis- venue and supervise relief activities heirs of each dead and 50 thousand rupees to each fainted/injured in this tration so far. However they were com-by themselves. plainant of the Sugar Mills manageHe had also asked for conducting incident. In addition to this, Pervez ment. Commissioner DIK told them immediate inquiry into this heartbreakKhattak has also sanctioned special compensation amount of Rs 2 million that seven responsible persons of the ing incident saying that it besides the Mills have been arrested who were mills management, also showed the for the affected families. He however said that though it waslater given in custody of police for in- criminal lethargy of the concerned govt meager amount against precious hu- terrogation. He told that CM has an- officials. He while expressing heartfelt symman lives but a token of sharing grief nounced two-way compensation for and financial hardships of the affected the affecttees while two pronge steps pathies with the affected families of the victims assured that they would families on behalf of govt and people of the cleanliness and security of Ramak drain have been taken immedi-be given justice while occurrence of of the province. CM has asked the Commissioner DIK to arrange release ately to avoid more mishaps there. He such ugly incidents in future would of the compensation amounts to the assured heavy machinery deployed at be checked for good. He had assured drain would clean all the drain to makethat exemplary punishment would be affected in the earliest. given to all the concerned found guilty HYDERABAD: A dispirited view of a wooden gate of historic Royal Fort, now known as Pakka Qila Hyderabad was Meanwhile following instructions it human friendly. He further told that the inquiry in this terrible incident. constructed on the hillock known as Gunjy, by Kalhora ruler, Mian Ghulam Shah around 1768 when he founded theofcity. the CM, the Commissioner DIK

P ESHA

Major terrorism bid foiled, 15 IEDs defused

WAR —KP Chief Minister

PESA condemns PTDC to start Rawalpindi, campaign against Scattered rain; partly Naran bus service from June 1 security forces cloudy weather likely S HER GONDAL

PARACHINAR

—Security ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Tourism Develop- to August. Thousands of tourists visit MANDI BAHAUDDIN —The ISLAMABAD —The Meteorological Department on Sunforces in a timely action in ment Corporation (PTDC) would start its Naran, Kaghan valley by utilizing this ser- general body meeting of Pa- day forecast scattered rain and thunderstorm with Sadda area of Kurram seasonal bus service between Rawalpindi vice. kistan Ex-Servicemen Asso- gusty waves in Malakand, Hazara and Peshawar, Agency foiled a major ter- and Naran on June 1 to promote domestic Mukhtar Ali said Managing Director Ch ciation (PEAS) was held Multan and some parts of Balochistan during next 24 rorism bid by the militants tourism in the country. Kabir Ahmed after assuming the charge hadwherein Lt Gen Ali Kuli A hours. as they recovered fifteen Spokesman of PTDC Mukhtar Ali talk- visited the Gilgit-Baltistan to look in to the Khan, President PESA, Lt Gen According to Met office, weather conditions were IEDs that were laid for at- ing to APP said that both the national and condition of hotels, motels and facilities Hamid Gul, President Pakistan attributed to western disturbance affecting upper and tacks on the personnel of International tourist can avail the services being provided to tourists. Ex-Servicemen, a number of central parts of the country. He said Ch Kabir Ahmed issued the retired officers, JCOs and men Rain is also expected at isolated parts of Kohat, DI law enforcement agencies. of Rawalpindi to Naran bus service. Bookinstructions on the spot to start renovaAccording to official ing has already been started for Naran. of the three services present. Khan and Bannu Divisions. sources, political officials of tion work of the hotels and motels if reHe said the bus will start its journey Temperature of 37 degree Celsius was recorded in The meeting conquired with out any delay. He stressed upondemned anti Army and anti Peshawar while Sakrdu and Kurram Agency had refrom Flash-man hotel Rawalpindi. The travel ceived information that ter- time for the journey is set to be as 8 hours. the officers to provide all possible facilitiesISI campaign being contin- Gilgit remained on 27 and 30 rorists have laid large num- This PTDC Naran motel is situated on the to the tourists who wanted to stay at PTDC ued by Jung group of news- degree Celsius. Parachinar ber of IEDs at different bank of the river and has 60 rooms, huts Motels. papers and TV channels received 15mm rainfall durMukhtar said the MD had also directedever since the attack on Mr ing last 24 hours. The points on Dama Khurd road and cottages in it for the accommodation near Sadda. On receipt of the officers to approach directly him if theyHamid Mir. purposes, he added. Multan Met office has forefaced any problems. information, Tehsildar From June 1, 2014 the children are likely All members unanicast partly cloudy weather The PTDC was offering its services to mously supported the stand with chances of dust storm, thunderstorm and light Lower Kurram Ali Zai Akbarto get the summer vacation in the country. Iftikhar and levey force offi- The environment of Naran is very pleasant Murree, Galiyat, Ayubia, Kaghan and Swattaken by the Army against rain for the city and its suburbs during the next 24 cials reached the spot and and peaceful. The PTDC bus Service from valley Gilgit, Hunza, Fairy Meadows, Ramathis media chain. hours. Lake, Chitral,Kalash and Shandur valleys surrounded the area. Rawalpindi to Naran is an effort by the manEx-servicemen throughOn Sunday, the maximum and minimum temperaBomb disposal squad af- agement to promote the tourism in the coun-as well. out Pakistan were asked to tures were recorded as 34.0 degrees centigrade and ter a great deal of search re- try. He said PTDC was also providing speHe said Miandam, Bahrain and Kalam boycott the Jung and The 24.8 degrees centigrade, respectively. covered the IEDs, remove cial discounted tour packages to the fami- remained the most favorite destinations for News and Geo TV channels. Humidity was recorded 50 per cent at 8am and 35 tourists visiting Swat Valley, he said PTDCAt the same time they highly percent at 5pm. While, the Quetta Met Office has forecontrol and remote circuits lies, students, group tourists and foreign and thus saved the area from tourists. The PTDC started the bus service Motel at Saidu Sharif and Miandam are of- appreciated and thanked the cast a partly cloudy with chance of rain and thundera major destruction.—INP in 1997 which is successfully going on till fering homely environment for the visientire nation for its support storm weather for the provincial capital on Monday. to date. The bus service operates from June tors.—APP to their Armed Forces The maximum temperature is expected between 23 against the onslaught of Geo to 26 Centigrade and the minimum between 12 to 14 Group against Army and ISI.Centigrade. Partly cloudy with chance of rain and thunderstorm weather has been forecast for rest of the region.— APP

PRs to connect Gwadar, Kashgar thru rail link

Man shot dead at Kanju

Law, order to be ensured at all cost

Man killed in Mastung Q UETTA —One person was

killed and another injured in a firing accident in Mastung twon on Sunday afternoon. Local police sources said unidentified armed assailants opened fire at Ghulam Farooq and Habibullah as they standing together roadside in the market. Ghulam Farooq succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to nearby hospital. Condition of injured is stated to be out of danger. Police registered the case. Woman died: A married woman died in Musa Colony area, in the outskirts of the provincial capital on Sunday, police said. According to police the deceased had been identified as Najma Bibi. “The body carried some marks of torture”, the police said and added the parents of deceased had accused her in-laws for their role in the murder.Police registered the case and launched investigation.—APP

Oil tanker fire injures 2

S ARGODHA —At least two people sustained burns inways is actively working to juries when an oil tanker all S WA T—Unknown assailimplement Prime Minister of a sudden caught fire while ants shot dead a man by inNawaz Sharif’s vision of standing at a petrol station discriminate firing here at connecting Gwadar to in the city on Sunday. Kanju area of tehsil Kabal, Kashgar through rail link. According to details, the local police said on Sunday. According to Radio Paill-fated tanker was parked on K HAIRPUR —Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali According to details a kistan quoting an official a petrol station located in the Shah on Sunday said that the government will not comman identified as Sardar source said that Railways city promise law and order situation of the prov- area of Istiqlalabad, when Minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq, Ahmed was critically inince, and will not accept intervention of an abrupt blaze overtook it. jured when unknown attackamong other proposals for The outbreak of the blaze inanybody. ers opened fire on him. He next Public Sector Developjured two persons, who were Talking to newsmen here, CM Sindh said ment Programme, has inwas rushed to Saidu Sharif shifted DHQ Hospital. that he had given free hand to police for Hospital where doctors procluded a scheme for setting The driver of the oil tanker taking action against the dacoits in intenounced him dead. up dry port at Havelian as was rushed to Faisalabad in rior Sindh. part of Pakistan-China ecoPolice have registered critical state. The conflagraHe further said that Pakistan Peoples the case to start investiganomic corridor. tion was so intense that the Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movetion and ascertaining the The second important fire-brigade faced troubles in project in the regard is upreason behind the killing.— ment (MQM) were not having any conflicts, adding that putting it out.—INP both parties would sit and settle misconceptions.—NNI APP gradation of ML-1 railway MULTAN: Rescue workers participating in a walk from Kalma Chowk to Bosan Hall on track from Karachi to the eve of International Firefighters’ Day. Peshawar, which currently can accommodate trains with 100- 120 kilometer per hour speed. The up-gradation will increase speed up to 150 kilometer per hour. The project KHANEW AL —Dacoits also includes dualization of ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Rail- looted jewellery, cash and track from Khanewal to ways has leased out three other valuables from a Peshawar, which will help acres land for agriculture house near here on late Satcurtail the travel duration purpose and 0.23 acre for urday night. between Karachi and nursery in District According to police, 12 Peshawar.—APP MULTAN —Rescue 1122 took out an aware-uted among the people to give awareness Charsadda during the last robbers entered the house about the importance of the day. five years. of Nawaz Hiraj of Khue ness rally to mark the fire fighter’s day here Addressing on the occasion, DEO Dr Pakistan Railway has on Sunday. Bawanwala village in Abdul Abdus Sattar said that the aim of the day total 136.18 acres in District Hakeem police limits. The rally, led by District Emergency was to pay tributes to volunteers who laid Charsadda, an official in the The accused locked the Officer Rescue 1122 Dr Kaleem Ullah, started from Kalma Chowk and culminated down their lives in line with duty to save Ministry of Railways told family in a room and took the lives and property of other people. APP. away 15-tola gold ornaat Bosan Town Hall. The leased land would ments, half kilogram silver, Later, a seminar was held at Bosan TownKhanewal: Rescue 1122 took out a rally to Hall while Senator Raifq Rajwana chaired mark the International Fire Fighting Day be used for agriculture pur- cash and other valuables THARP ARKAR —Five more it. here on Sunday. pose for the period of five and fled. Meanwhile, it is The rally was led by district emergency years while approved rate is also reported that robbers peacocks died of the deadly Chief guest Provincial Minister for Prisviral Newcastle disease due ons Abdul Waheed Arain and guest of officer Rescue 1122 Dr Ejaz Anjum. Speak-Rs 12,000 per acre per an- snatched cash and a motorto severe hot weather all honour MNA Abdul Ghaffar Dogar were ing on the occasion, he urged the people to num and for nursery is Rs cycle from a man near here follow fire safety rules for safe and secure 122,388 per annum, he across the district of on Sunday. also present. Tharparkar taking the death society. He also awarded prizes to best fire added. According to police, Addressing on the occasion, Senator toll to 32 in a short period of Rafiq Rajwana lauded the role of Rescue fighters including Sajad Shah, Abdul The official said that Mateeullah Khan was going Manan, Mazharul Haq, Mohsin Raza, Charsadda Railway Staone week. home at Chack No 6 from 1122 and said the rescuers will continue their Tharparkar Wild Life Mohammad Mudassar, and Mohammad tion is operationally fit Hussain Chowk on his mojobs with determiniation and high spirit. Department sources said and may be opened for Chaudhary Abdul Waheed Arain, MNANaeem. torcycle when three robbers The rally was also participated by con- both passengers and that five peacocks died of Abdul Ghafar Dogar and others also spoke. intercepted him near Achay the deadly viral diseases loMorr. A large number of rescuers and people trol room incharge Mohammad Naeem, Sta-freight traffic. However, cally called ‘Ranikhet’ in thefrom all walks of life were also present. tion Co-ordinator Mohammad Saleem and due to shortage of locoThe accused snatched motives and deteriorated outskirt of village Pabohar Rahim Yar Khan:A walk to mark the Inter-media- coordinator Rashid Chaudhry. his bike and cash and fled. here Local people have Quetta: Unknown armed men national Fire fighting Day was held here onBahawalpur: International Fire Fighter Daytrack condition, initially claimed that several more Sunday under the auspices of Rescue-1122.was observed on Sunday here to honour passenger traffic was sus- snatched a motorcycle from peacocks were still suffering pended in 1995 while The rally led by District Emergency Of- and support fire-fighters, who risk their lives a man at Jamiat Roy Road freight traffic has been from the disease. area of provincial capital. ficer Dr Abdus Sattar Babar, started from everyday to help their communities. While Tharparkar Wild Sadiq Bazaar Chowk and concluded at ResA rally was taken out from Rescue 1122 suspended since 2010. Police sources said on Life Department Conserva- cue-1122 station. headquarter Bahawalpur which was led by He said that once the Sunday that the victim track renewal be arranged Basir Ahmad was on way tor, Lajpat Sharma said that District officer civil defence and all offi-District Emergency Officer Malik Asif the ailing peacocks have Chanar. and position of locomotives home on his motorcycle cials of Rescue-1122 along with ambubeen taken into custody and lances, fire fighting vehicles, rescue veThe day is observed to commemorate gets better the operation of when armed men intermedical tests for diagnosing hicles and other vehicles, participated in the sacrifices of firefighters who laid their the both passenger and cepted and took away his their disease were being lives while performing duty of saving pre- freight trains will be consid- motorbike from him on gunthe walk. conducted.—INP ered.—APP At the end of rally leaflets were distrib- cious lives.—APP point.—APP ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Rail-

International Fire Fighting Day observed

Rescue 1122 role eulogised

PR leased 3.23 acre land in Charsadda

Jewellery, cash looted from house

32 peacocks die of viral Newcastle

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Khazana Sugar Mill toxic material incident

CM for exemplary sentence to guilty S TAFF REPORTER

Mushtaq Jadoon alongwith DC, DPO committee constituted on CM direcand other authorities of irrigation and tives would start working from Monconcerned departments visited four day (today) that would submit report Pervez Khattak expressing deep con- different villages whose people were within fortnight. The committee would cern on the tragic incident of the re- affected of the Ramak drain due to re- also record statements of the affected families and would fix responsibilities lease of toxic material in a drain adja- lease of toxic material of adjacent cent to Khazana Sugar Mills in Dera Sugar Mills in it. They offered Fateha on factual grounds wherein exemplary Ismail Khan that claimed lives of dozenfor the deceased and prayed for early punishment would be proposed for of innocent people and seriously faint- recovery of fainted/injured. They also those responsible for such human tragapprised the local elders and victims’ edy. ing so many others, has announced It may be recalled that CM soon compensation for the victims’ families.families of the feelings and actions after listening about the incident had Under the package the district admin- taken by CM in this regard. The locals and affected families directed the commissioner, DC and istration as per directives of the CM showed complete satisfaction on meapolice high ups of Dera to reach to the will promptly pay one lakh rupees to sures taken by CM and local adminis- venue and supervise relief activities heirs of each dead and 50 thousand rupees to each fainted/injured in this tration so far. However they were com-by themselves. plainant of the Sugar Mills manageHe had also asked for conducting incident. In addition to this, Pervez ment. Commissioner DIK told them immediate inquiry into this heartbreakKhattak has also sanctioned special compensation amount of Rs 2 million that seven responsible persons of the ing incident saying that it besides the Mills have been arrested who were mills management, also showed the for the affected families. He however said that though it waslater given in custody of police for in- criminal lethargy of the concerned govt meager amount against precious hu- terrogation. He told that CM has an- officials. He while expressing heartfelt symman lives but a token of sharing grief nounced two-way compensation for and financial hardships of the affected the affecttees while two pronge steps pathies with the affected families of the victims assured that they would families on behalf of govt and people of the cleanliness and security of Ramak drain have been taken immedi-be given justice while occurrence of of the province. CM has asked the Commissioner DIK to arrange release ately to avoid more mishaps there. He such ugly incidents in future would of the compensation amounts to the assured heavy machinery deployed at be checked for good. He had assured drain would clean all the drain to makethat exemplary punishment would be affected in the earliest. given to all the concerned found guilty HYDERABAD: A dispirited view of a wooden gate of historic Royal Fort, now known as Pakka Qila Hyderabad was Meanwhile following instructions it human friendly. He further told that the inquiry in this terrible incident. constructed on the hillock known as Gunjy, by Kalhora ruler, Mian Ghulam Shah around 1768 when he founded theofcity. the CM, the Commissioner DIK

P ESHA

Major terrorism bid foiled, 15 IEDs defused

WAR —KP Chief Minister

PESA condemns PTDC to start Rawalpindi, campaign against Scattered rain; partly Naran bus service from June 1 security forces cloudy weather likely S HER GONDAL

PARACHINAR

—Security ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Tourism Develop- to August. Thousands of tourists visit MANDI BAHAUDDIN —The ISLAMABAD —The Meteorological Department on Sunforces in a timely action in ment Corporation (PTDC) would start its Naran, Kaghan valley by utilizing this ser- general body meeting of Pa- day forecast scattered rain and thunderstorm with Sadda area of Kurram seasonal bus service between Rawalpindi vice. kistan Ex-Servicemen Asso- gusty waves in Malakand, Hazara and Peshawar, Agency foiled a major ter- and Naran on June 1 to promote domestic Mukhtar Ali said Managing Director Ch ciation (PEAS) was held Multan and some parts of Balochistan during next 24 rorism bid by the militants tourism in the country. Kabir Ahmed after assuming the charge hadwherein Lt Gen Ali Kuli A hours. as they recovered fifteen Spokesman of PTDC Mukhtar Ali talk- visited the Gilgit-Baltistan to look in to the Khan, President PESA, Lt Gen According to Met office, weather conditions were IEDs that were laid for at- ing to APP said that both the national and condition of hotels, motels and facilities Hamid Gul, President Pakistan attributed to western disturbance affecting upper and tacks on the personnel of International tourist can avail the services being provided to tourists. Ex-Servicemen, a number of central parts of the country. He said Ch Kabir Ahmed issued the retired officers, JCOs and men Rain is also expected at isolated parts of Kohat, DI law enforcement agencies. of Rawalpindi to Naran bus service. Bookinstructions on the spot to start renovaAccording to official ing has already been started for Naran. of the three services present. Khan and Bannu Divisions. sources, political officials of tion work of the hotels and motels if reHe said the bus will start its journey Temperature of 37 degree Celsius was recorded in The meeting conquired with out any delay. He stressed upondemned anti Army and anti Peshawar while Sakrdu and Kurram Agency had refrom Flash-man hotel Rawalpindi. The travel ceived information that ter- time for the journey is set to be as 8 hours. the officers to provide all possible facilitiesISI campaign being contin- Gilgit remained on 27 and 30 rorists have laid large num- This PTDC Naran motel is situated on the to the tourists who wanted to stay at PTDC ued by Jung group of news- degree Celsius. Parachinar ber of IEDs at different bank of the river and has 60 rooms, huts Motels. papers and TV channels received 15mm rainfall durMukhtar said the MD had also directedever since the attack on Mr ing last 24 hours. The points on Dama Khurd road and cottages in it for the accommodation near Sadda. On receipt of the officers to approach directly him if theyHamid Mir. purposes, he added. Multan Met office has forefaced any problems. information, Tehsildar From June 1, 2014 the children are likely All members unanicast partly cloudy weather The PTDC was offering its services to mously supported the stand with chances of dust storm, thunderstorm and light Lower Kurram Ali Zai Akbarto get the summer vacation in the country. Iftikhar and levey force offi- The environment of Naran is very pleasant Murree, Galiyat, Ayubia, Kaghan and Swattaken by the Army against rain for the city and its suburbs during the next 24 cials reached the spot and and peaceful. The PTDC bus Service from valley Gilgit, Hunza, Fairy Meadows, Ramathis media chain. hours. Lake, Chitral,Kalash and Shandur valleys surrounded the area. Rawalpindi to Naran is an effort by the manEx-servicemen throughOn Sunday, the maximum and minimum temperaBomb disposal squad af- agement to promote the tourism in the coun-as well. out Pakistan were asked to tures were recorded as 34.0 degrees centigrade and ter a great deal of search re- try. He said PTDC was also providing speHe said Miandam, Bahrain and Kalam boycott the Jung and The 24.8 degrees centigrade, respectively. covered the IEDs, remove cial discounted tour packages to the fami- remained the most favorite destinations for News and Geo TV channels. Humidity was recorded 50 per cent at 8am and 35 tourists visiting Swat Valley, he said PTDCAt the same time they highly percent at 5pm. While, the Quetta Met Office has forecontrol and remote circuits lies, students, group tourists and foreign and thus saved the area from tourists. The PTDC started the bus service Motel at Saidu Sharif and Miandam are of- appreciated and thanked the cast a partly cloudy with chance of rain and thundera major destruction.—INP in 1997 which is successfully going on till fering homely environment for the visientire nation for its support storm weather for the provincial capital on Monday. to date. The bus service operates from June tors.—APP to their Armed Forces The maximum temperature is expected between 23 against the onslaught of Geo to 26 Centigrade and the minimum between 12 to 14 Group against Army and ISI.Centigrade. Partly cloudy with chance of rain and thunderstorm weather has been forecast for rest of the region.— APP

PRs to connect Gwadar, Kashgar thru rail link

Man shot dead at Kanju

Law, order to be ensured at all cost

Man killed in Mastung Q UETTA —One person was

killed and another injured in a firing accident in Mastung twon on Sunday afternoon. Local police sources said unidentified armed assailants opened fire at Ghulam Farooq and Habibullah as they standing together roadside in the market. Ghulam Farooq succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to nearby hospital. Condition of injured is stated to be out of danger. Police registered the case. Woman died: A married woman died in Musa Colony area, in the outskirts of the provincial capital on Sunday, police said. According to police the deceased had been identified as Najma Bibi. “The body carried some marks of torture”, the police said and added the parents of deceased had accused her in-laws for their role in the murder.Police registered the case and launched investigation.—APP

Oil tanker fire injures 2

S ARGODHA —At least two people sustained burns inways is actively working to juries when an oil tanker all S WA T—Unknown assailimplement Prime Minister of a sudden caught fire while ants shot dead a man by inNawaz Sharif’s vision of standing at a petrol station discriminate firing here at connecting Gwadar to in the city on Sunday. Kanju area of tehsil Kabal, Kashgar through rail link. According to details, the local police said on Sunday. According to Radio Paill-fated tanker was parked on K HAIRPUR —Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Qaim Ali According to details a kistan quoting an official a petrol station located in the Shah on Sunday said that the government will not comman identified as Sardar source said that Railways city promise law and order situation of the prov- area of Istiqlalabad, when Minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq, Ahmed was critically inince, and will not accept intervention of an abrupt blaze overtook it. jured when unknown attackamong other proposals for The outbreak of the blaze inanybody. ers opened fire on him. He next Public Sector Developjured two persons, who were Talking to newsmen here, CM Sindh said ment Programme, has inwas rushed to Saidu Sharif shifted DHQ Hospital. that he had given free hand to police for Hospital where doctors procluded a scheme for setting The driver of the oil tanker taking action against the dacoits in intenounced him dead. up dry port at Havelian as was rushed to Faisalabad in rior Sindh. part of Pakistan-China ecoPolice have registered critical state. The conflagraHe further said that Pakistan Peoples the case to start investiganomic corridor. tion was so intense that the Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movetion and ascertaining the The second important fire-brigade faced troubles in project in the regard is upreason behind the killing.— ment (MQM) were not having any conflicts, adding that putting it out.—INP both parties would sit and settle misconceptions.—NNI APP gradation of ML-1 railway MULTAN: Rescue workers participating in a walk from Kalma Chowk to Bosan Hall on track from Karachi to the eve of International Firefighters’ Day. Peshawar, which currently can accommodate trains with 100- 120 kilometer per hour speed. The up-gradation will increase speed up to 150 kilometer per hour. The project KHANEW AL —Dacoits also includes dualization of ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Rail- looted jewellery, cash and track from Khanewal to ways has leased out three other valuables from a Peshawar, which will help acres land for agriculture house near here on late Satcurtail the travel duration purpose and 0.23 acre for urday night. between Karachi and nursery in District According to police, 12 Peshawar.—APP MULTAN —Rescue 1122 took out an aware-uted among the people to give awareness Charsadda during the last robbers entered the house about the importance of the day. five years. of Nawaz Hiraj of Khue ness rally to mark the fire fighter’s day here Addressing on the occasion, DEO Dr Pakistan Railway has on Sunday. Bawanwala village in Abdul Abdus Sattar said that the aim of the day total 136.18 acres in District Hakeem police limits. The rally, led by District Emergency was to pay tributes to volunteers who laid Charsadda, an official in the The accused locked the Officer Rescue 1122 Dr Kaleem Ullah, started from Kalma Chowk and culminated down their lives in line with duty to save Ministry of Railways told family in a room and took the lives and property of other people. APP. away 15-tola gold ornaat Bosan Town Hall. The leased land would ments, half kilogram silver, Later, a seminar was held at Bosan TownKhanewal: Rescue 1122 took out a rally to Hall while Senator Raifq Rajwana chaired mark the International Fire Fighting Day be used for agriculture pur- cash and other valuables THARP ARKAR —Five more it. here on Sunday. pose for the period of five and fled. Meanwhile, it is The rally was led by district emergency years while approved rate is also reported that robbers peacocks died of the deadly Chief guest Provincial Minister for Prisviral Newcastle disease due ons Abdul Waheed Arain and guest of officer Rescue 1122 Dr Ejaz Anjum. Speak-Rs 12,000 per acre per an- snatched cash and a motorto severe hot weather all honour MNA Abdul Ghaffar Dogar were ing on the occasion, he urged the people to num and for nursery is Rs cycle from a man near here follow fire safety rules for safe and secure 122,388 per annum, he across the district of on Sunday. also present. Tharparkar taking the death society. He also awarded prizes to best fire added. According to police, Addressing on the occasion, Senator toll to 32 in a short period of Rafiq Rajwana lauded the role of Rescue fighters including Sajad Shah, Abdul The official said that Mateeullah Khan was going Manan, Mazharul Haq, Mohsin Raza, Charsadda Railway Staone week. home at Chack No 6 from 1122 and said the rescuers will continue their Tharparkar Wild Life Mohammad Mudassar, and Mohammad tion is operationally fit Hussain Chowk on his mojobs with determiniation and high spirit. Department sources said and may be opened for Chaudhary Abdul Waheed Arain, MNANaeem. torcycle when three robbers The rally was also participated by con- both passengers and that five peacocks died of Abdul Ghafar Dogar and others also spoke. intercepted him near Achay the deadly viral diseases loMorr. A large number of rescuers and people trol room incharge Mohammad Naeem, Sta-freight traffic. However, cally called ‘Ranikhet’ in thefrom all walks of life were also present. tion Co-ordinator Mohammad Saleem and due to shortage of locoThe accused snatched motives and deteriorated outskirt of village Pabohar Rahim Yar Khan:A walk to mark the Inter-media- coordinator Rashid Chaudhry. his bike and cash and fled. here Local people have Quetta: Unknown armed men national Fire fighting Day was held here onBahawalpur: International Fire Fighter Daytrack condition, initially claimed that several more Sunday under the auspices of Rescue-1122.was observed on Sunday here to honour passenger traffic was sus- snatched a motorcycle from peacocks were still suffering pended in 1995 while The rally led by District Emergency Of- and support fire-fighters, who risk their lives a man at Jamiat Roy Road freight traffic has been from the disease. area of provincial capital. ficer Dr Abdus Sattar Babar, started from everyday to help their communities. While Tharparkar Wild Sadiq Bazaar Chowk and concluded at ResA rally was taken out from Rescue 1122 suspended since 2010. Police sources said on Life Department Conserva- cue-1122 station. headquarter Bahawalpur which was led by He said that once the Sunday that the victim track renewal be arranged Basir Ahmad was on way tor, Lajpat Sharma said that District officer civil defence and all offi-District Emergency Officer Malik Asif the ailing peacocks have Chanar. and position of locomotives home on his motorcycle cials of Rescue-1122 along with ambubeen taken into custody and lances, fire fighting vehicles, rescue veThe day is observed to commemorate gets better the operation of when armed men intermedical tests for diagnosing hicles and other vehicles, participated in the sacrifices of firefighters who laid their the both passenger and cepted and took away his their disease were being lives while performing duty of saving pre- freight trains will be consid- motorbike from him on gunthe walk. conducted.—INP ered.—APP At the end of rally leaflets were distrib- cious lives.—APP point.—APP ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Rail-

International Fire Fighting Day observed

Rescue 1122 role eulogised

PR leased 3.23 acre land in Charsadda

Jewellery, cash looted from house

32 peacocks die of viral Newcastle

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Sell-out of Pakistan’s sovereignty

Voice of the People

Pakistan’s economy directly fail to understand why the rulers Davis was allowed to escape to the World Bank and mul- indulge in amassing so much from Pakistan when his travel kleptocrates. The wealth that the life of common documents were still imAli Ashraf Khan tinational Q URAT- UL-AINAIJAZ emerging scams like dollar man is unbearable and they re- pounded under court orde rs. S YED EBADUR REHMAN bonanza, privatization of sort to extreme actions including This development ultimately culEmail:balti1551@gmail.com I don’t know why it is so hard PIA, OGDC, Steel Mills, suicide attempts. Islam is loud minated in the Abbottabad opfor a girl to live safely in this WAPDA and many other and clear on prohibiting the con- eration of the US military when tatistics reveal that of the world’s seven largest cities, society. A girl, who recently got valuable national assets is noth- centration of wealth in the hands they invaded and raided the Karachi ing but signing on the death war-of individuals; do our rulers and country without much resistance gang raped in University of is the most dangerous with the highest violence rate in the rants of our national future. the ruled understand this teach- from the government or even the Karachi. She was the actual vicworld. There is hardly any crime that is not prevalent in The draft of the Country Part-ing of Quran? If they understand army or with the complicity of thetim but mentally we all girls, IXTYseven years after the nership Strategy (CPS) 2015-19 it then why this melee drama? government. specially the girls of same uni- Karachi.90% of the people living in Karachi are now victims versity, su ffered the agony of of psychological stress. that has been published recently This development of a culture of Now again Intelligence emergence of Pakistan as a in the media sheds light on the loot and plunder of state coffers agency and armed forces have her and of every girl who has People prefers staying indoors to avoid any untoward sovereign independent plans World Bank Group behas resulted in undermining our been targeted in a more heinous been a victim. We all know that incident. Businesses are suffering severely and no one at the country people through irresponhelm of affairs is willing to take any action to change the state lieves are necessary to take Pa- sovereignty over the years when manner than in the Memo-gate; Karachi University has on its sible media are being told that thekistan out of the trap of low roll the biggest number of stuof affairs. The government of Sindh has miserably failed to we were serving American inter- we need to go into the depth of country will soon cease to exist. growth and low productivity. Theests rather than Pakistani nationalthe story and find out what is in dents; and this incident is obfulfil its constitutional obligation to secure the life and property Especially this has been aimed viously going to harm the edu- of the citizen of Karachi. Law enforcement agencies whether it bank will offer Pakistan $11 bil- interest since 2001. store for Pakistan under the at by the campaigners of sois the police, the rangers or the Army, have turned a blind eye lion in five years and will be diThe writ of our government US+Israel+India nexus and hope cation of other girls. People called “Amn-ki-Asha” - an In- rectly involved in formulating vanished in vein when the nationthat now Rule of law will be ap- who have done this they didn’t as well. Keeping in view the way things are going the maximum dian intelligence gimmick, which policies at the federal and pro- was pushed into the conseplied in all cases. The recent ut- spoil the life of a single girl they one can do is hope and pray that the city, once known as the city was not checked well in time by vincial levels. Which means we quence of 9/11 like a herd of just made all of us to think advent ofregains the Internet, the syllabus but from the of light its lostexperipeace andand prosperity. terances of BJP leader Mr. our media regulating authorities. are leasing out our economic ences —Karachi of students were defivery early stage they make the sheep by our adventurous rulers, Narendra Modi talking of even again to study, to go out and While Pakistan was able to do to have independence. nitely a far cry from way we ap- practical learning and exposure policy to the World Bank that is Memo-gate should have been an going to war against Pakistan well during the first twenty yearsdominated by the US and Jews eye opener, when allegations of speaks volumes of the hidden We never know but some proach academics and social of their children to the outer of its existence discouraging In- Mafia after we have leased out a threat from the armed forces to agenda behind the blame game of the parents may now cancel groups in universities today. world possible. Whereas if we dian hopes for a quick demise of our political decision making to the newly elected civil govern- going on against Pakistan and the admissions of their daugh- There were no emails, no digital take a look at our teaching methPakistan. ters and would make them sit copies, and no onlinesocial net- odologies we get to know that the US as their ‘allies’ in the so- ment was falsely projected as an its defence Institutions. Unless Years and decades of mismanto home just for this fear. This working. There were no search our teaching methods are the called ‘war on terror’. There wasissue involving reference to se- an honest probe is not underagement starting from the rule ofa time when Jews considered andnior officials in the US and the taken and things are allowed to has put a wrong image of uni- engines, so everything had to be most inefficient and poor comPPP under Z.A. Bhutto’s prime versity on the coming new researched manually through pared to the rest of the world. professed “Money” as their god. dubious role of the then Pakistanibe pushed under the carpet as ministership until their latest stintNow we see all the ruling elite ofAmbassador Hussain Haqqani. usual, we have no need to look batch and their parents. But the books and articles. First of all we do not have in power under the widower Mr. the world also professes the thing we need to understand It is clear that internet has se- one teaching system or one Even uncontrolled grant of pass- for more enemies abroad we Zardari now our economy, is in same and corruption is at its ze- ports and visas to contractors have enough within our own rank is that the crime has not been rious detrimental effects on stu- teaching standard; we have mulsuch trouble that the new gov- nith nowadays. committed by the university; it dents. For one thing, students tiple teaching standards prevailand their operatives could not be and file. ernment under Finance Minister The situation in Muslim brought before the bar of justice We hope sanity will prevail is done by the culprits who, I are so vulnerable to becoming ing throughout the country, like Mr. Ishaq Dar is trying to sell out addicted to internet. Addition- madaris, government schools, countries is not different, people in Pakistan. A murderer Raymond and fear of Allah will be devel- am sure will have to pay through their own family near ally, they do their homework not and private schools. Teaching oped in our hearts and soul so with their own efforts but with methodologies of private we may not fall again victim of and dear ones. However, we can not absolve the university the entire dependence on schools are considerably better our enemies design and a beadministration of the incident; internet sites. Thus, young stu- than madaris and government nevolent despot rules the roost dents should use internet with schools. Generally the standard without any political expediency it is the responsibility of the university to protect the lives great caution to prevent any of these schools are more comor personal glorification. After petent, but their fee structure is man has had enough of ing the rights of the people. To- most of have the politicians haveisbewe will sold out what left and honour of all its students, harmful effects. oppression, inequality, in- day nobody can say that Paki- come and lordingand overnatu- particularly the female stu—Islamabad so high that an ordinary person of ourmasters industry, mineral the people. The politicians have dents. with low income cannot afford justice and unmet prom- stan has achieved this dream. ral resources to the World Bank Shaukat M Zafar ises. The biggest problem Before independence the forgotten to send his children to such that they arewill the come pub- a —Karachi US neo-colonial rule facing our democracy tocommon man was a slave to forlic servants and it is essential to schools. According to a report full circle. God bless Pakistan. Email: bring them to their senses. Large among 100% school going chilsmzafar101@gmail.com day is that no one in gov- eign powers; today he has be- —The writer is Karachi-based dren only 10% get to study in ernment can or wants to come a slave of the political sys- part of columnist. the media is also associsenior hear common man’s basic needs.tem of our country. Only mastersated with one political party or private schools, whereas the B ILAWAL I BANGULZAI situation of the government This is the situation in the whole have been changed and there are the other; it reinforces the power schools is completely opposite of our country. People need ba- new masters in our country to- of the parties they are aligned to S YED EBADUR REHMAN Pakistan is a strange country to the private schools. sic amenities and the governmentday. Politicians ignore the wishesinstead of performing its own where one day we celebrate HEre are various elements provides something else. of ordinary people in favor of therole. It is not an agent of change Another incident of violence labour day, show our grave conThese schools are financed At the same time, opposition wishes of the rich and powerful in Pakistan. This connection be- on child servant prompted me cerns regarding working condi- by government and unfortucontributing to the nately most of the schools are in to the government is driven not upper class. There’s one law for tween media and political groups to shake the conscience of the tions of labour class. dysfunc by the direction in which gover- the rich and another for the poor:is reflected in terms of their align- higher authorities through this their worst possible condition. The next day we call for a tion in Pakistan; our politi- nance is headed, but a friendly if you want justice you have to ment, and their policies. It’s a letter. According to a study, strike which affects the whole Majority of the schools lack the cal system has converted itself opposition in the wake of an basic facilities including proper pay for it. Politics, money and themutual game of benefiting each every fourth household in the country in general and labour into a blatant kleptocracy, simi- agreement under “Charter of De-media are intertwined in the mostother. furniture, clean environment, country hires a domestic class in particular. Allar to the worst examples we Pakistan needs good politimocracy”. Political scandals, unlikely situations, especially worker and majority of these though, every segment of soci- washrooms, clean drinking waknow of from African countries conspiracies and corruption oc- because of the power of informa-cians to make the people of workers is females (especially ety condemns the extra judicial ter and most of all many a times or Haiti. Governance in Pakistancur daily in Pakistan and in ev- tion to fashion reality. country rich, healthy and proschildren). killings of their workers but it is teachers are not available. There today is limited to protecting theery political party hence most perous. We need great leaders is no merit system for the teachThe nexus of bureaucracy Most of these children be- sad to see the largest political flow of resources to those cur- politicians are mistrusted even and politicians is the most per- in all areas of our society. We long to small villages, where party in Karachi going for shut ers, mostly they are appointed rently benefiting. 80-85% of the by their supporters. We are sup- verted thing to have happened in need great political leaders, their poor parents send them downs when it knows fully well by government high officials acresources directed to the poor posed to live in a democracy, cording to their likes and dislikes. Pakistan. This unholy nexus is sogreat educational leaders, great to cities to earn money for that strikes can paralyze the never reach the intended recipi- where we have the same rights strong that they care little for the organizational leaders, great There is no accountability; a them. Their parents hardly ever normal life in metropolitan city. ents we need to understand that and the same say as the rich and people and the law of the land and medical leaders, and great fam- contact them to know how they Strikes are just not the solution large number of ghost schools there may never have been any powerful. But it doesn’t work function in an arbitrary manner. ily leaders. We need le aders and ghost teachers are listed in are living in big cities. The chilto their problems. Instead they intent for this money to flow to that way. The PML-N and the In the last about seven decades, who are wise, true, and honest. the documents. They are receivdren so hired face many probshould look for alternative ways the poor to begin with. CommonPPP are hand-in-glove in deny- just opposite has happened and I see a solution in strengthening funds and pays in the name lems like insufficient food, lack to record their protest so that ing and supporting State instiof education but in reality they of legal protection, bad those that earn their bread on don’t even exist. In rural areas tutions, which would be based behaviour from their employ- daily basis are not affected. the building of government on democratic values as the ers and many more. According —Jaffarabad most important and ineradicable to an ILO study (2004), there schools are under the control of waderaas who use these buildrules. Institutions should also ***** are 264,000 child domestic ings for their own interests and be firmly protected by the con- workers in Pakistan. Most of NAUSHABAABID stitutional law. Moreover, the because they don’t want educathese children are employed as government should do all it can bonded labourers working un- Labor Day is a public holiday tion to prevail in their areas. Today in Pakistan 8000 madaris are to increase the public awareder the debt bondage. These held annually on 1st May in ness about the importance of children or women are working Pakistan that is marked by pro- working. They not only provide institutions Pakistan Secretary will have education but also accommodaonce in a while, we may be able But as foreign policy mired in bloodshed. to pay off the debt accrued by cessions, worker union seschances to Kerry’s becomethanka suc- their parents or family mem- sions and organized street dem- tion to the children. But yet again Robert Kagan noted re- more of State John F. Doyle McManus to hit a home run.” But there are scholar democratic state.Israecently, there’s a paradox in thosecessful less mediation between bers. onstrations. Pakistan is a devel- the problem lies in the level and O understand how Presi- two problems with what the — The Palestinians writer is Islamabadpresident said. The first is that polls: The same public that lis and seems They work seven days a oping country; workers still do the standard of education, which former banker. most of his critics aren’t demand-wants to stay out of foreign en- based doomed. week, and at the end of the dent not enjoy as many rights as they is very low. It doesn’t lead the children anywhere. The children ing that he go to war in Syria or tanglements also thinks the Obama’s initial foreign policy month they hardly get few thou-need to. Obama feels about the Ukraine. Yes, many of them ar- president isn’t doing a very of engagement fell short. The sands. Government of Pakistan frustra Child labour is still common studied in madaris lack awareness and they don’t have the good job on international affairs. world turned out to be a harsher should take note of this hard tions of foreign policy in angue that the United States here which leads to physical, A recent NBC-Wall Street Jour- place than he’d hoped. But the situation. Firstly, government mental as well as social harm to confidence to face the outer uncooperative world, just look atshould send weapons to nal poll found that only 38% of problem now is that the presishould declare child labour as children. Poverty is the biggest world because quality education his testy response to a question Ukraine’s army and Syria’s is not provided to them and dent hasn’t laid out a clear new “illegal”. Also castigate those cause behind child labour. A from a Fox News reporter last rebels, but that’s a long way fromthose surveyed approved of Obama’s handling of foreign strategy in place of the outmoded people who break this law. Sec- number of laws contain provi- these children have no access to week. Are critics wrong, the re- advocating a rush to war. The second problem is that policy; that was fewer than ap- old one. It’s still possible that, ondly, promote the ratification sions prohibiting child labour butthe outer world. porter asked, to say that These divisions among our the president ducked the critics’ proved of his handling of the with lower expectations, Obama’s and implementation of the child America’s global position is merely documentation without foreign policy can succeed — labour Conventions No.138, No.implementation is of no use. The education sector are destroying marked by “weakness”? “Most chief complaint: that his aver- economy. Why the apparent modestly, with singles and 182 and of Convention No.189 laws say that every child get pre-our education structure beof the foreign policy commenta- sion to all forms of military in- contradiction? cause it is causing injustice in tervention, even indirect ones, Kagan suggests that Ameri- doubles. No swinging for the concerning decent work for do- liminary education first but apart tors that have questioned our cans are psychologically confences anymore — a focus, inmestic workers. By acting on from this most of the poor chil- the society. Government should policies would go headlong into has emboldened malefactors these steps, Pakistan can step dren in our country are involved bring reforms in the education a bunch of military adventures,” like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and flicted. “They may want a nar- stead, on avoiding errors. Syria’s Bashar Assad to test the rowly self-interested American It’s even possible (to conout with this problem. Obama replied. in earning livelihood at their earlysector. Equal standard of edu—Karachi “Proponents of what I con- limits. That’s a legitimate worry, policy,” he wrote. “But they’re tinue the president’s baseball age due to financial problems. cation should prevail throughDue to exposure and troubles in out the state. Government sider to be a disastrous decision and much of the public appears not proud of it, and they’re not metaphor) that he’s merely a hitto share it, according to recent grateful to [Obama] for giving ter in a temporary slump. If ecoto go into Iraq haven’t really early ages they were at high risk should spend large chunk from budget on education sector and public opinion polls. them what they want.” I think thenomic sanctions persuade Putin learned the lesson of the last of criminal activities. By and It’s true that after Iraq and Af-explanation is a little simpler: Yes, to keep Russian troops out of Large they become vulnerable instead of building roads and decade, and they keep on just Ukraine, that will be a low-cost playing the same note over and ghanistan, Americans have no ap-Americanswant to stay out of and pitiable in the society which introducing new bus services government should work on our success. If talks with Iran proover again,” he continued. In- petite for more military adven- foreign messes, but they also seems pathetic. PONUM HUMZA education sector because this want to see their country’s for- duce a nuclear agreement, that Child Labor has been destead, Obama argued, he is try- tures. A Pew Research Centre poll ing to “steadily advance the in- last year found that 52% said the eign policy succeed. And at the will be a major success. Peace clared serious crime all over the investment is life time and it will The study methods of student world so here also government make the future of Pakistan sebetween Israel and the Palestinterests of the American people” United States should “mind its moment, Obama is suffering own business” overseas, the from a shortage of successes. ians? Nobody really thought have drastically changed durmust take steps to implement lawcure and bright. without using force. “That may highest percentage to endorse Whatever he’s doing, it isn’t that had a chance, which is why ing the last 20 years, particularlyand stop child labour at its first —Via email not always be sexy,” he said. because of the mass utilization priority. These Children should that proposition since the ques- working. Russia is still threat- it was entrusted to Kerry, not “But it avoids errors. You hit ening Ukraine. Syria is still Obama. But if the president of innovative technologies, be supported financially to oversingles, you hit doubles. Every tion was first asked in 1964. wants Americans to admire his which have grown rapidly in come the burden. world. There are multiple tech- —Islamabad less-ambitious foreign policy on the way to those not-yetnologies that influence the achieved successes, he’s going study techniques but the use KHOULAHAFZAL Q AMAR to have to explain it better. And of internet is the most effective agent in this respect. Students not just in cranky outbursts I received a chilling text message sense of humor, but there was (about Ernest Hemingway). miserable without you; it’s alwhen reporters ask him why completely depend on internet. last night: a girl was gang-raped once a time insults had class: “Thank you for sending me a copy most likeseems having here.”right. nothing to you be going It has become the basic need and attempted suicide in UniverThese glorious insults are from of your book; I’ll waste no time Stephen Bishop. is a self— Courtesy: Los“He Angeles Times of the students to use Internet sity of Karachi. This unfortuan era before the English lanreading it.” - Moses Hadas. made man and worships his cre- in colleges and universities. nate incident happened in the guage got boiled down to 4-letter(Moses Hadas was an American ator.” - John Bright. NIRMAAKRAM What tends to happen, howSociology department. I was words!A member of Parliament toteacher, one of the leading classi- “I’ve just learned about his ever, is that the students get under the impression that UniDisraeli: “Sir, you will either die cal scholars of the twentieth cen-illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing sidetracked by the use of popu- Education means teaching and versity of Karachi, with all its on the gallows or of some un- tury, and a translator of numeroustrivial.” - Irvin S. Cobb. “He is lar websites. Some of these training for life. The main aim ofpolitical conflicts, would spare speakable disease.” “That deworks) “I didn’t attend the fu- not only dull himself; he is the websites include Social neteducation is three fold; Physi- the students with no political afpends, Sir,” said Disraeli, neral, but I sent a nice letter say- cause of dullness in others.” ISCLAIMER working/dating sites cal, mental, and moral develop- filiations. Never in my most AS reading this morn-“whether I embrace your policiesing I approved of it.” - Mark Samuel Johnson. “He is simply (Facebook, Twitter, eHarmony), thoughtscolumns had I ment of human personality. Edu-frightening THE articles, or your mistress.” “He had delu- Twain. “He has no enemies, but a shiver looking for a spine to Informational sites (Wikipedia, cation does not just mean dump- thought that a student be raped ing sions of adequacy.” - Walter Kerris intensely disliked by his run up.” - Paul Keating. “In or- CNN), and Entertainment Sites ing bookish knowledge into an and and letters within are published tortured the pre-on that the workers of a “He has all the virtues I dislike friends..” - Oscar Wil de. “I am en- der to avoid being called a flirt, (YouTube, Pandora, Netflix). individual’s mind but to make mises these ofpages an academic in good institution. faith. po and none of the vices I admire.” -closing two tickets to the first she always yielded easily.” Today students consider I don’t know the people him a responsible, well-discilitical party vandalizedWinston Churchill However, the contents of innight of my new play; bring a Charles, Count Talleyrand. internet as essential as food, plined, mature and a productive volved. I don’t know what steps another smaller party because these writings may not I have never killed a man, butfriend, I if you have one.” - George “He loves nature in spite of water, shelter and even air. Stu- member of a society. the administration took to punthey felt their leaders had beenhave read many obituaries with Bernard Shaw to Winston what it did to him.” - Forrest necessarily match the views dents become lazy d ue to If we look towards the West, ish the guilty. I don’t even know insulted. Couldn’t they have great pleasure.” - Clarence Darrow. Churchill. “Cannot possibly at- Tucker. “Why do you sit there internet; they just enter the where people teach their chil- if the of the guilty newspaper. are charged or are traded insults? Shown the agil-“He has never been known to usetend first night, will attend sec- looking like an envelope withword in google and get all in- dren according to their cultural roaming freely. All —Editor I know is that ity of thi minds, did they have a word that might send a reader toond ... if there is one.” - Winston out any address on it?” - Mark formation and they are adincident, the in-activeness values and backgrounds, their thisEmail:editorial@pakobserver.net to use their fists? the dictionary.” - William Faulkner Churchill, in response.”I feel so Twain. “His mother should dicted of google. Before the focus is not only on the books and the silence of the officials We are people with a low have thrown him away and kept in this regard is shameful. Eduthe stork..”- Mae West. And cational institutions are supfinally look at this, “Some cause

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BEIRUT (Lebanon)—FightBashar al-Assad has said ing between Al-Qaeda’s government agencies Syria branch and a splinter should increase cooperaussian official rhetoric has increasingly compared group in eastern Syria has tion on aid work but it must events forced more than 60,000 be done without “comproin Ukraine to the darkest crimes of Nazi Germany as people to flee their homes, mising national soverthe emptied villages and killed eignty”, state media reanniversary of Soviet victory in World War II apscores of fighters, a moniported. toring group said. Infighting proaches this week. Since the beginning of the crisis in U.N. Secretary-General Ukraine, Russian television and officials have made freamong rebels opposed to Ban Ki-moon said last President Bashar Assad has quent references to the “fascists” Moscow claims are now month none of the warring undermined the three-year- running Ukraine. But the latest outbreak of deadly vioparties in Syria was meeting old uprising against his rule lence has seen the propaganda reach new heights, anaU.N. demands for aid access lysts said. and killed thousands of and demanded the Security Violence has escalated in Ukraine’s easternmost repeople since the start of the Council take action on viogions as Kiev presses its offensive to dislodge rebels. year. lations of international law. The conflict has pitted An official has said that part of the country is “essenBlaming “terrorists” for hard-line Islamists against tially” at war, and the conflict is spreading to the south. inflicting suffering on civilmore moderate insurgents, Open clashes are sweeping eastern and southern areas, ians, Assad was quoted by from Donetsk near the Russian border to Odessa, about but disputes over turf and state news agency SANA resources have also turned 100 miles (160 km) from the European Union’s southlate on Saturday as saying radical factions against one eastern frontier in Romania, amid signs the industrial aid work was a top priority another, most recently in the and coastal regions are slipping out of the Kiev for the government and oil-producing eastern prov- government’s control. urged agencies to increase ince of Deir Al-Zor.The Brit- The Ukrainian government’s operation in the Donetsk cooperation. ish-based Syrian Observa- region left five dead and 12 wounded, said Vasyl Krutov, Assad stressed “the tory for Human Rights said head of Ukraine’s anti-terrorism agency. Government forces importance of delivering secured Slovyansk as operations in Kramatorsk continlate on Saturday that Alaid without delay and con- More than 30 killed in Odessa blaze as Ukraine violence spreads. ued, he said. “What is happening in the east is not a shortQaeda’s Syrian wing, the tinuing field work with all Nusra Front, had taken over term action,” Krutov said. “This is essentially a war.” In concerned bodies domesOdessa, 42 people were killed and 125 injured in a building control of the town of tically and abroad to ease fire and street battle that began late Friday when pro-RusAbreeha from the Islamic relief operations without State of Iraq and the Levant sians attacked soccer fans and a pro-Ukrainian rally. compromising national Russia wasted no time in dubbing the fire in Odessa as (ISIL), a former Al-Qaeda sovereignty”, SANA said. affiliate formally disowned a new “reprisal raid” and even the “new Khatyn,” a referAssad’s forces and to a ence to the Belarusian village where 149 residents were by the group this year. lesser extent the insurgents burned alive by the Nazis in 1943. The entire village was bition would continue to showcase the a positive impact on my foreign colR IYADH — It was a proud moment for At least 62 fighters had trying to topple him have Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage in theleagues,” another student said. The been killed in around four punished for the death of a Nazi officer; the Nazi battalion been accused of preventing Saudi students pursuing higher stud- US for a long time. SCTA official said that the students, days of clashes in the area, behind the massacre consisted of collaborators including ies under the King Abdullah Scholarfood and medicine from nationalists from western Ukraine. The Khatyn massacre At the end of the visit, the studuring their tour of the show, listened which have emptied reaching a quarter of a mil- ship Program (KASP) in the US when dents expressed their pleasure at vis- attentively to the detailed explanation Abreeha and the towns of went down in Russian history books as one of the Nazis’ lion people in besieged ar- they toured the “Roads of Arabia” most brutal “reprisal raids,” a term the Kremlin now uses show, an exhibition of archaeological iting the exhibition, stressing that it of the exhibits provided by Ali AlAl-Busayrah and Al-Zir, eas, to starve opponents to describe Kiev’s offensive against pro-Moscow rebels gave a realistic picture of the Ghabban, SCTA vice-president for an-whose populations total masterpieces from the Kingdom. into submission. The “Roads of Arabia” show was Kingdom’s heritage, the official said. tiquities and museums. over 60,000, the Observa- in Slovyansk. Syrian authorities often Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman on SatAl-Ghabban, who is also the su- tory said. The Observatory, opened by Prince Sultan bin Salman, “I would like to express my appreciadictate how aid is distribtion to everyone who has contributed pervisor of the King Abdullah project an anti-Assad group which urday pointedly referred to the Odessa tragedy as a “represident of the Saudi Commission for uted by U.N. agencies, to highlighting our heritage. I am so for “Care for the cultural heritage of monitors violence in Syria prisal raid,” saying “extremists” burned people alive.”What who are legally obliged to Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has happened, especially in the Trade Unions House, proud of this exhibition and I hope to the Kingdom” referred to the role of through a network of work with national authori- along with Kansas City Mayor Sly James at the Nelson-Atkins Museum see more such wonderful efforts,” said this exhibition in highlighting the his- sources, said Islamist fight- brings to mind the crimes of the Nazis during World War ties, meaning more supII,” pro-Kremlin lawmaker Leonid Slutsky told reporters in of Art, an SCTA official said Friday. Amjad Al-Ragi, a Saudi woman stu- tory of the Arabian Peninsula indiers had burned houses a plies go to governmentcating that the success of the exhibi- young girl had been killed Moscow, referring to the Odessa fire. “These are the new The official quoted one of the vis- dent pursuing higher studies under controlled areas, aid workKhatyn and Auschwitz.” A senior official in the pro-Kremtion at its past venues in Europe and by mortar fire during the iting Saudi students as saying: “The KASP. ers say. lin government of Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that “The greatest thing is that this visit the US had made it a center of inter- fighting. Syria’s war poses huge Roads of Arabia expo has made us has made me feel very close to and est for many people from all over the very proud of our history and culture,” ISIL and the Nusra Front was taken over by Russia in March, chimed in. challenges for aid workers. “The last time people were burned alive in Ukraine proud of my country, and it is having world. and expressed his hope that the exhihave clashed repeatedly The three-year-old conflict Al-Ghabban also referred to the his- over oilfields and strategic was by the Nazis during the Great Patriotic War,” has killed over 150,000 torical importance of the relics, which positions in Deir Al-Zor, a Rustam Temirgaliyev said on Facebook, referring to the people, forced 2.5 million to Russian name for World War II. Since Putin first dedate back thousands of years, and desert province bordering flee abroad, and put nine milhighlighted the SCTA’s efforts in ex- Iraq. ISIL is a rebranding of scribed Kiev’s assault against pro-Russian rebels in lion people inside the counUkraine’s southeast as a “reprisal raid” last month, the cavating such valuable materials.— Al-Qaeda in Iraq and has try in need of aid and protecterm has become a Moscow favorite, used by everyone AN fallen out with the global tion.—Reuters organization over its role in from television news anchors to U.N. envoy Vitaly Churkin. Syria.—AFP Jerusalem after its JERUSALEM —The smell of East Russia’s losses and sacrifice during World War II recapture in a 1967 war has main a hugely sensitive subject in the country, and Putin fresh paint wafts through BEIJING —Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is the world’s second-largest economy. the domed lobby of the lat- never been recognized, has often reached into this history to cast pro-Western Xi became state president and Li be- est Israeli arrival in East to visit four countries in Africa on his first meaning most of the world authorities in Kiev as Moscow’s enemies. He has described came premier in March last year, culminat-Jerusalem - a Jewish semi- views Israeli enclaves tour of the continent since assuming his the Kiev government as the successor of the controverposition a little over a year ago, seeking to ing a once-a-decade power transition in nary in a bustling commer- there as illegal settlements. sial Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which battled Soviet solnurture a booming economic relationship. Communist Party-ruled China. Settlement expansion cial area in the same builddiers and collaborated with Nazi Germany during World DONETSK (UKRAINE )— China’s economic growth has been par-ing as a post office serving has been a key sticking Li is scheduled to visit Ethiopia, NigeWar II. Russian officials have joined suit, with Culture Authorities in Ukraine on tially fuelled by African natural resources, thousands of Palestinians point in Israeli-Palestinian Minister Vladimir Medinsky taking to Twitter to call the ria, Angola and Kenya during the trip, which Sunday said government begins Sunday and lasts for a week, offi- including oil. “It is an important visit ori- every day. peace talks, which colevents in the southeastern Ukraine the “anti-fascist resisforces re Claimed a televi- cials said. It also includes a visit to the headented towards the whole continent,” Zhang Otzmat Yerushalayim, lapsed in April. But even tance.” sion tower during a security quarters of the African Union in the Ethio- Ming, Chinese vice-minister for foreign afwhen Israel froze construcKonstantin Kalachev, head of the Political Expert Group, which includes sleeping operation to quell pro-Rus- pian capital Addis Ababa. fairs, told reporters, stressing that Li will bequarters and could house as tion temporarily in 2010, it said Moscow is flirting with danger by ramping up its sian rebel activity in the east- The trip follows one Chinese President visiting Africa’s eastern, western and south-many as 300 young Israelis, always insisted the morarhetoric, which is expected to further stir up tensions and ern town of Kramatorsk. ern regions. Xi Jinping made to the continent last year, pit the two Slavic nations against each other. “They are is the first Jewish housing torium exclude East Interior Minister Arsen shortly after taking office, a journey that It “highlights the great importance we venture on Saladin Street, a Jerusalem, which it views inflaming passions, but how are they going to put them Avakov said in a statement underscored Africa’s importance to China, attach to China-Africa relations”, he as an integral part of the main shopping thoroughout?” he asked. Meanwhile, European military observers on his Facebook page that added..—Reuters who were held by insurgents in eastern Ukraine walked fare across from the walled country. a new assault to reclaim conUnlike in the occupied free Saturday, with Kiev insisting the release proves RusOld City. trol over the town by the Palestinians and Israeli territories, most Palestinians sia is fomenting unrest in Ukraine but with Moscow toutNational Guard and armed critics worry the placement in East Jerusalem enjoy Is- ing the insurgents as courageous humanists. forces began at dawn. raeli social benefits and of the academy in such a The head of the OSCE team expressed his “deep relief” The city saw a standcentral location is asking for looser travel restrictions, after an ordeal that lasted more than a week. “It is happioff Saturday that culmitrouble in East Jerusalem, making them less motivated ness, a deep relief,” German Col. Axel Schneider told a nated in insurgents setto engage in political prowhich has stayed largely small group of journalists on the road outside of the Ukraiting buses alight to ward in recent years tests. nian city of Donetsk. Although Russia denies it is encouroff attacks. Russian state MOSCOW —Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told his U.S. counterpart Johntrouble-free compared to the Gaza Strip View gallery aging or directing the insurgents, the Ukrainian Foreign television has reported 10 Kerry that the U.S. should use its influence to make Ukraine’s government immediately Israeli police officers Ministry said in a statement that the release “was made and occupied West Bank, deaths, stop military operations in south-east Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said on walk past a post office and which Palestinians after unambiguous instructions had been received from Including two among Saturday. Lavrov also said that it was important that the mediating role of the Organizahope will be the capital of a building … the Russian authorities, which yet again shows the exgovernment forces, during tion for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was increased to secure Kiev’s freshly-painted walls tremists are subordinated to Moscow.” future state. clashes in Kramatorsk so fulfilment of the Geneva declaration on de-escalating tensions in Ukraine. “Chances of amid benches and bunk “Tensions are sure to The Russian Foreign Ministry, however, emphasized far. Those figures could this still exist,” the ministry said in a statement, as long as all Ukrainian regions are spike here. It isn’t going to beds, said it quietly opened that the release was a decision of the insurgents who have not be independently represented in a national dialogue on constitutional reform, and “terrorists” from the be easy,” a Palestinian phar- its door a few weeks ago. taken control of Slovyansk and called it “testimony of the confirmed. Right Sector - a Ukrainian nationalist group in western Ukraine - group are curbed. The seminary’s winmacist, who gave her name courage and humanism of the defenders.” A pact struck At least 12 governLavrov, in a phone conversation with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter only as Maral, said in a drug-dows are painted white, between Russia, Ukraine, the European Union and the ment armored personnel Steinmeier, also said he was concerned about reports that Ukraine’s army was preparing shielding those inside from United States in mid-April aimed to resolve the crisis emstore across the street. carriers were spotted driv- to storm cities in south-east Ukraine including Slaviansk, according to a statement from “They will just close us view from the street. phasized the importance of an observer mission from the ing through the town Satthe foreign ministry. The town of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine has been turned into up the second a confrontalife in this city,” Margalit Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. But urday, although heavily fortified redoubt by pro-Russian separatists. On Saturday Ukraine said it was tion arises and all work will said. the mission’s prospects became clouded a week later when they appeared to have pressing on with an offensive in the area for a second day, and had recaptured a televi- grind to a halt,” she said. Outside the post office eight of its military observers and five accompanying Ukraireturned to their base at a sion tower and a security services building from rebels in Kramatorsk, a town near the building, Mohammed Israel’s annexation of nians were detained by insurgents in Slovyansk, the crumilitary airfield on the rebel stronghold of Slaviansk. Steinmeier agreed that violence should halt, the statement Tufaha, a 26-year-old Pales- cible of unrest in the east. The insurgents alleged the obedge of the city by day’s said.—Reuters tinian physical education servers were spying for NATO and carrying suspicious end.—AP teacher, sorted through a material. One observer from non-NATO member Sweden packet of letters he had just was released two days later, but the rest remained in cuscollected.—Reuters tody until Saturday. The insurgents’ leader in Slovyansk, Vyacheslav Ponomarev, was quoted by Interfax news agency as saychase (1803) by President Thomas Jefferson. Middle Kingdom has essentially created a tive (educational) are the most salient. ing he ordered the release because of increasing insecuPATRICK MENDIS With the “go west, young man” spirit, new frontier civilization in the Pacific West.These innovations are a gamut of compet- rity in the city. In recent days, at least four Ukrainian solS President Barack Obama’s visionAmerica’s westward development was fur- Our founding fathers were also inspired by ing foreign policy traditions of Thomas diers were killed on the city’s outskirts — two of them for ther activated by Manifest Destiny with the the Chinese civilization and wanted to de- Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton—two when helicopters were shot down — and at least 10 civilbetter relations with China is based continental expansion from the Atlantic sea-velop their own commercial civilization in the philosophical and personal rivalries. ians have been killed, according to Ponomarev. Ponomarev on board to the Pacific coast. Likewise, the SilkAtlantic seaboard. Charles Thomson, secre-Jefferson advocated a more decentralized said the OSCE observers “are not being released — they a time-tested commercial founda- Road expanded westward from the ancient tary of the Continental Congress, wrote thatpower at grassroots level with greater demo-are leaving us, as we promised them.” tion. To enhance his Asia “pivot” strat- Chinese capital of Xi’an to the Asia Minor “this country may be improved beyond” what cratic governance and religious freedom as The non-Ukrainians were flown late Saturday to Beregy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Europe millennia ago. “might have been expected” if we could be opposed to Hamilton who favored a cen- lin, where they were reunited with their families. At the (TPP) plan, then Secretary of State Hillary The Middle Kingdom’s trade-for-peace “so fortunate as to introduce the industry oftralized federal government with a national United Nations, Western powers and Russia used an emerClinton officially launched the “100,000 strategy was intended to form the Confu- the Chinese, their arts of living and improvebanking system and a strong Navy to pro- gency meeting of the Security Council on Friday to acStrong” educational exchange initiative cian vision of a “Celestial Empire.” These ments in husbandry, as well as their native tect American trading interests. Both, how- cuse each other of hypocrisy and double standards in for American students to study in China. intelligent designs and traditions still con- plants, America might in time become as popuever, agreed on trade as a force for good confronting the escalating crisis in Ukraine. The heated Beijing reciprocated with 10,000 “Bridge tinue with greater sophistication by both lous as China, which is allowed to contain and American progress. Encapsulating the exchange came during another inconclusive meeting of Scholarships” for young Americans to be countries. more inhabitants than any other country.” two competing traditions, Obama unveiled the 15-nation council on the crisis. Russia called for the trained in China. All this takes place siThe American republic—even since the Moreover, George Washington imhis “Pacific dream” as a countervailing forcesession to condemn what it described as a “punitive” and multaneously along with unprecedented Pilgrims and colonists arrived in the New ported Chinese plants for his Mount Vernonto Xi’s “Chinese dream.” “criminal” Ukrainian military operation in Slovyansk. financial, trade and investment relations World—searched for a “short cut” to trade estate, Thomas Jefferson adapted Chinese In April 2013, Obama’s Secretary of The Security Council has held more than a dozen meetthat already exist between the two larg- with China. With the Louisiana Purchase architectural designs for his Monticello resi-State John Kerry announced the Pacific ings on the Ukraine crisis but has taken no formal action est economies in the world. and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804- dence, and Benjamin Franklin used Confu- dream in Tokyo after visiting China. Not due to the deep disagreements among Russia, Britain, Historical legacy: With the economic rise 06), the United States found its way to the cian ideas in his Poor Richard’s Almanack.unlike the American dream, the Pacific dream France and the United States — four of its five veto-wieldof China, the American focus has increas-Pacific Northwest to connect with the While creating wealth from China trade, a for Asian nations is to grow closer together ing permanent members. In their speeches, Britain and ingly been shifting from Atlantic to Pacific Middle Kingdom in shorter distance than growing number of rich families from Bos-than ever before, not only with each other, Lithuania voiced surprise at Russia’s willingness to conaffairs. The United States and China are now going around the Cape Horn in Latin ton to Charleston flourished with the com- but also the United States on social, eco- demn what they said was a measured and justifiable opintrinsically interconnected as importer-exAmerica or the Cape Good Hope in Africa. mercial culture of exporting American gin- nomic and security matters. Kerry said that eration by Kiev against armed pro-Russian separatists porter and consumer-producer nations. This New settlers in the western and northern seng and fur while importing Chinese tea, “our Pacific dream is to translate our stron- backed by Moscow while keeping silent about Syrian Presiis the enduring legacy of the old and young corridors of America built their own railPacific dream: Among the policy inno- gest values into an unprecedented secudent Bashar Assad’s attacks on his own people. republics that mutually benefited each other road civilization with the development of vations, three elements of the White rity, economic and social cooperation.” “The scale of Russian hypocrisy is breathtaking,” Britfrom their respective westward economic the Pacific Union and the Northern Pacific House’s Asia policy, the rebalancing stratXi may eventually accept America’s ish Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said. “Russia stoutly supports, and indeed arms, the most repressive regimes in strategies of the ancient Silk Road and therailroad systems. egy (military), the TPP plan (trade and in- strategic goal of gradual integration of Pacific expansion with the Louisiana Pur- The American vision to reach out to the vestment), and the “100,000 Strong” initia-China into the pact, just as President Bill the world — notably Syria, a regime which brutally supClinton brought Beijing into the WTO. presses dissent without any sense of restraint or concern The Pacific dream is the endgame of this for the protection of civilians.” “Russia’s synthetic indignew type of great-power relations, which nation over Ukraine’s proportionate and measured actions

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Families refuse to bury From Page 1 ists killed at least 32 people from the Police said on Sunday that had laxed for six hours from 10 am Sunminority Muslim community in two they killed three suspected rebels and day, district administration said. days of violence that began late on arrested eight forest guards for alThe five-week general election Thursday. leged involvement in the killings. has exacerbated friction over migra“Does our life have no value? We Two rebels were killed in a dense tion in Assam. Candidates, including are only demanding that we are pro- forest near Tejpur district, while the prime ministerial front-runner, tected and we are not attacked and third was killed in an exchange of fire Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya killed in future,” villagers of in Udalguri district, AP news agency Janata Party have called for tighter Nankekhadrabari in Baksa district told reported. border controls. reporters on Sunday. An indefinite curfew is under way Modi on Sunday reiterated his The district administration inin the wake of the violence blamed strong stance against illegal immistead of providing violence-hit on rebels from the Bodo tribe, who grants even as people were grieving people security and protection, is have long accused Muslim residents from the latest attacks. now threatening to arrest us if we do of sneaking into India illegally from “You are concerned about infilnot perform the last rites of our dead neighbouring Bangladesh. trators and not your own people ... The district administration inTensions have been high since a they must go back, they are robbing stead of providing violence-hit local Bodo leader criticised Muslims the youths of India of their livelipeople security and protection, is for not voting for the Bodo candihood,” Modi told the rally in West now threatening to arrest us if we do date, said Lafikul Islam Ahmed, leaderBengal, which borders Assam. not perform the last rites of our of a Muslim youth organisation called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dead,” the villagers alleged. the All Bodoland Muslim Students’ has condemned the attacks and his Rasida Khatum, who was injured Union. ruling Congress party accused Modi in one attack, said the attackers made Rebels from the National Demo- of making divisive comments. her and other 30-40 people stand on cratic Front of Bodoland-S, who have “Modi is a model of dividing Inthe riverside before they started been fighting for a separate homedia,” said Law Minister Kapil Sibal shooting at them. land, are believed to have started the on Saturday. “I somehow managed to escape mayhem in twin districts of Baksa and Critics have long accused the BJP with my child, but they shot dead Kokrajhar from May 1, the Times of of deep-seated prejudice against Youngsters bathing in canal to enjoy the pleasant weather in provincial Capital on Sunday. three people in front of my eyes, India reported. India’s Muslims, who make up more though many others have died too”, Meanwhile, curfew in than 13 percent o f the country’s 1.2 she said from a hospital bed. neighbouring Chirang district was re- billion population.

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participated and showed solidarity doubt now that the govt representaFrom Page 1 From Page 1 From Page 1 with Pakistan army. tives themselves were behind the maAccording to details Solidarity ral- demanded that the people speaking licious hostile campaign against Pak From Page 1 of Armed Forces and ISI. should play their role bet- lies were taken out under the auspices against Pakistan Army should apolo- Army within the country and abroad To take advantage of the ter. of Pakistan Muslim League-Q and oth-gize to the nation. who regard Pak Army as the biggest situation, PTI with hope to in phase 1 and 8x660 MW ties regarding project develPPP and MQM must sit in phase 2) coal based pow- opment. On 6th March 2014, ers as a show of support for the armed The rally of Multan was led by obstruction in their agenda against the secure support from other and jointly find out solution forces in different cities and towns country. He said further said the naPML-Q leader Mushtaq Ahmad political parties has decided ers project at coastal areas PPIB issued the ‘Notice to to problems, he added. Proceed’ to the sponsors. across Pakistan. Ansari. The participants of the rally tion and the country today faced grave to play role of a real opposi- of Gadani, Balochistan. For the existing project, Port Qasim Power Plant The demonstrators came in supshouted slogans in favor of the milidangers on internal and external fronts tion after waiting for eleven joint venture of Sino hydro will have the state-of-the-art port of the armed forces in different tary. They demanded action against which demanded that the govt should months to regain the ground cities of Punjab including Karachi viz the elements levelling baseless alle- have stood shoulder to shoulder with it has lost to PML (N). Carry-Resources Limited, China (a technology that would prowholly owned subsidiary of duce coal based electricity a viz Sargodha, Lahore, Gujrat, Mandigations against defence institutions. Pak Army but contrary to it the govt ing a baggage of its five From Page 1 with minimum environmenBahauddin, Bahawalpur, Multan, People of Sindh also come out on the itself also has joined adventurism years rule, PPP after facing M/s Power Construction against Pak Army, in these circumstreets to express solidarity with defeat in Punjab and KP is Corporation of China) and tal impacts and maximum ef-court orders. Police referred Gujranwala, Tharparkar and stances our rallies are to give message Pakistan on the call of PML-Q. more than satisfied in Sindh M/s Al Mirqab Capital, Qatarficiency. Moreover, being a the matter to the legal branch.Mirpurkhas. Chanting “long live Pakistan”, the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) to the entire world that entire nation where it is struggling to bringwill undertake development coal based power plant, According to sources, of Two 660 MW each coal electricity production costs participants, including men and was standing with Pak Army and will central leader and former Deputy Prime peace in Karachi the biggest police has failed to register based power projects at Port would be lower as compared women, marched along carrying placnot allow any conspiracy against it to Minister Ch Parvez Elahi said that commercial hub of Pakistan. the case owing to the to furnace oil based plants. influentials’ pressure. Police ards displaying slogans in praise of damaging reputation of Pak Army succeed. The sources in PTI said Qasim, Karachi. According to PM In addition, the project will forwarded the matter to the Pak army. In Karachi, supporters of National means harming Pakistan. after thorough discussion in Addressing the participants, the Peace Committee and Shia, Sunni He expressed these views in his core committee of the party, house, detailed site visits, provide employment oppor- legal branch while ignoring Imran Khan finally decided technical studies and con- tunities to local people, court orders issued on Sat- speakers glorified the sacrifices by the message to the rallies taken out Sun- Ittehad Pakistan also hold rallies in armed forces for the defence of nasupport of Pakistan Army and ISI. day throughout Punjab under austo seek support of the people sultations were carried out thereby, adding to the over- urday. tional security. Another rally was held in pices of the PML to express solidarity after knocking at the doors by the company to examine all economic development Islamabad Additional and assess various modali- of the country. Rallies were taken out in 12 dis- with the armed forces. Tharparkar by members of civil sociof judiciary and Election Session Judge ordered, SatCh Parvez Elahi said that these ral- ety and trade association. The demCommission to probe thumb urday, to file cases against tricts of Punjab. Kamil Ali Agha and Mian Mohammad onstrators kept chanting slogans in lies amounted to fully supporting Pak impressions in four constituGeo/Jang Group’s owner Army on one hand and on the other a favour of Pakistan armed forces. encies only. If successful, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and Muneer led the rally from Muslim warning for those enemies of the coun-‘Shehri action’ committee took out rally PTI is hopeful to inflict a dent prominent journalist Hamid League House and Press Club in in the legitimacy of PML-N Mir’s brother Amir Mir over Lahore. The participants held banners try who were involved in malicious in Mirpur to express solidarity with From Page 1 and placards in support of the army. campaign against Pak Army. He said armed forces. The rally was taken out government. In this struggle, allegedly conspiring PML-Q representative Riaz Asgharafter coming into power of N-League from Ghanta Ghar that ended at Bhatai PTi is conscious of the grim Matiq in a televised session can’t bear any more delays,” against national defence inand MPA Bismah Riaz Chaudhry led govt every day new conspiracy was Chowk. situation it can face in KP headed by the second Al-Makhzoum said. “We stitutions. the rally in Mandi Bahauddin. Large being hatched to damage reputation Children wearing military uniform where a confidante of Nawazdeputy of parliament, Saleh need a government to Additional Session number of women and children were of Pak Army. After efforts to prove thedemonstrated in favour of armed Sharif, Mehtab Abbasi is Al-Makhzoum, and member handle the budget.” Judge Jehangir Awan orentrenched as governor now. of the Muslim Initially, only 113 law- dered registration of cases present in the rally. The participants former army chief as a traitor now de- forces by marching during the rally. in the rally chanted slogans against plorable malicious campaign has been Traders, student organizations, reliThe sources said, the Brotherhood’s Justice and makers voted for Matiq, fall- against Mir Shakil-urlaunched to get serving chief of the gious and minority organizations ralexperienced PML-N govern- Construction Party. ing short of the 120 votes Rahman and Amir Mir over Jang and Geo Group. A rally, led by Chaudhry Shafaat ISI declared a murderer, this anti-Statelies to show solidarity with Pakistan ment is actively engaged in “I swear I will carry out necessary to secure his the petition filed by a citiHussain and Mian Imran Masood, wasattitude of N-League was intolerable armed forces. Demonstrators depreparing its strategy to my duties honestly and in win. After the session was zen named Arshad taken out from Zahoor Elahi Palace in for the nation. manded end to the media trial of dedeal with the emerging diffi- devotion,” Matiq told par- adjourned, Libyan TV sta- Mehmood Bhatti. Ch Parvez Elahi said there was no fence institutions.—Agencies cult situation including that liament as several seats ap- tion Al-Ahrar reported that The petition moves that Gujrat. The participants in the rally of a storm generated due to peared empty. “Thank you voting resumed and Matiq Geo News did a media trial allegation levelled by a me- for your confidence.” secured eight new votes. of national defence institudia house against ISI. Al-Makhzoum asked Lawmaker Mohammed tions following the attack on Matiq to form the new gov- Samoud confirmed Matiq, Hamid Mir as part of a conernment within two weeks from Misrata, won.—Agen- spiracy. The petitioner mainor sooner. “The country cies tained that police is bound to register a report against From Back Page any such incident. The petition sought filand resolve to accelerate ing of cases against Mir From Page 1 the pace of reforms in PakiShakil-ur-Rahman and Amir stan. He said the governmestic mills. Only the U.S. and Brazil allow Mir. Private TV channel Geochief executive officer (CEO) of Trade Develment expects at the same From Page 1 From Page 1 exports of paddy rice, they added. News landed itself into con- opment Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to retime that the international open the case of return of rice cargo from Pakistan has exported about 16,000 tons development community restrictions will be imposed the spread of Polio to other troversy on April 19 in its Mexico and re-examine the matter threadbare “A security personal of rice to Mexico during January – May coverage following the atfor three months and it will countries, sources revealed. was killed in a cross-borwill step up its support to Later, on April 28, WHO tack on prominent journal- to enable the rice exporters to again begin 2013, up about 1,500% compared to the the new government in un- be reviewed after the given exports to this handsome market. same period last year. He said that the U.S. der firing at Pak-Afghan dertaking much needed in- time period. formed International Health ist Hamid Mir. President UNISAME Zulfikar Thaver is traditional rice supplier to Mexico and border in Bajaur Agency The attack was reported vestments in infrastructure, At the start of current Regulations Emergency on Sunday morning”, said Mexico suspended rice imports from rice exports from the US to Mexico during energy and social develop- year, during the executive Committee. The committee on every national TV chan- Pakistan following the detection of the January – May 2013 stood at around 30,000sources in the military said. nel; however, Geo News disment sectors. board meeting held in conducted teleconference Inter Services Public RelaKhapra beetle in some rice shipments from tons. Mexico consumes around 850,000 Such investments, un- Geneva, member countries ofmeetings from Geneva with tinguished itself in coverage Pakistan. Around 3,000 tons of Pakistan tons of rice annually, and rice imports by tions (ISPR) confirmed the incident saying “The solderwritten by bold country- WHO had asked Dr Marga- the representatives of gov- by airing Hamid Mir’s rice shipment was placed in quarantine and Mexico are projected at around 730,000 tons brother Amir Mir’s allegaowned economic and gov- ret Chan, Chief of WHO to ernments from polio-afdier embraced Shahadat returned to Pakistan. (milled rice equivalent) in 2013-14. The U.S. tions over DG of national ernance reforms, will bring impose travel restrictions on fected countries over two The rice exporters pleaded that the accounts for over 90% of all rice imports (martyrdom) in the crossinstitution. Geo News allegborder firing at Pak-Afsustained growth and pros- Pakistan as well as to hold days. In Pakistan, the PM’s Mexican Port should return rice containers by Mexico. perity to the country. meeting with Prime Minister focal person on polio eradi- edly took it to task to repeat- in which the khapra beetle was found and ghan border in the mornThaver urged the CEO TDAP to invesPakistan, in this regard, Mian Mohammad Nawaz cation, Ayesha Raza Farooq, edly malign and defame DG other containers should be examined to tigate the matter thoroughly and ascertain ing in Bango Sar area in has always considered ADB Sharif to make him aware and senior public health ex- ISI by flashing his picture check for contamination and if no contami-the cause and find ways to regain the Mexi-Bajaur agency 11.45 hours as a frontline development about concerns of interna- pert Dr Asad Hafeez spoke on the breaking news broad- nation found should be accepted Unfortu- can market. The CEO TDAP could also Sunday.” cast for at least eight hours. partner that is both trusttional community regarding with the committee. It was not clear whether nately the Pakistan Embassy did not help obtain an explanation from the commercial The channel backthe unprovoked cross-borworthy and dependable. and paid no heed and behaved irresponsi- attache in Mexico for not assisting the extracked by terming the alleSenator Dar said rebly causing heavy losses to the exporters. porters and also question the Rice Export- der firing was conducted by gations as Amir Mir’s gional cooperation and inIt was expected by the exporters that the ers Association of Pakistan (REAP) for theirAfghan security personals brother’s own statement or militants yet the incident tegration is one of the key Pakistan embassy would intervene and get role in the adverse situation. The rice exand not of the channel’s. pillars of Strategy 2020. Pawas not the first of its kind Amir Mir claimed during the matter resolved judiciously but the of- porters expected that REAP managing com-as in the past both insurkistan joined Central Asia ficials did not bother to mitigate the prob- mittee members should have reached the broadcast that Hamid Regional Economic CoopMexico and persuaded the embassy offi- gents as well as the Afghan Mir had informed him that lems of the exporters. soldiers, besides the NATO eration (CAREC) program in The transit period from Pakistan to cials to accompany them to port authoriDG ISI Lt. General ZaheerNovember 2010 to expand forces, have been resorting hilly areas the difference is ul-Islam was to be blamed if Mexico is around 70 days and Pakistani riceties and carried out on the spot examina- to uncalled for and unproits trade and investment LAHORE —The Punjab had been properly fumigated to ward off tion of cargo to advocate the cause of the he was attacked. of 4 paisa. voked aggression from links with the region. Paki- government has reduced khapra beetle. rice exporters. He said new fares of stan aims to expand the public transport fares to Some rice exporters alleged that the It is pertinent to note that the commer- across the border many CAREC transport infrastruc- provide relief to people due intar city Non-AC diesel American and Mexican lobbies wanted to cial attaches placed at global destinations times killing scores of civilians as well as men in uniture through CAREC Trans- to decrease in diesel prices. buses and mini buses had prevent Pakistani rice imports to Mexico are duty bound to help the exporters and if port Corridor to create emLahore Transport Com- been fixed after reduction because Pakistan’s rice is about $100 per they remain mere spectators in times of dif-form in the Pakistani Tribal From Page 1 of one rupee upto six difployment opportunities and pany Chairman Khawaja ton cheaper than US rice. However, most ficulties then it is important that they are belt including Bajaur, at exposing those who Waziristan and Mohmand accelerate growth. It hopes Ahmed Hassan, talking to ferent stages/stops. asked to explain the irresponsible behavior Ahmed Hassan said usurped people’s mandate of the U.S. rice that Mexico imports is to be a strategic partner for the media here at 90agencies. representatives of Intra through rigging. He vowed paddy (rough) rice, milled by Mexico’s do-and negligence. CAREC members, providing Shahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam to continue protests till a land bridge between Cen- on Sunday, said the meet- city AC buses had said tral Asia and the rest of ing was held with represen- they would give relief upto those involved in rigging were not made accountable. South Asia and shortest ac- tatives of transporters and 5 percent to commuters Imran Khan said unless cess to sea routes beyond District Regional Transport and goods transporters had also assured of reduc- and until the elections are South Asia. Authority to facilitate ing the fare upto 5 percent. completely free and transHe said Pak-China Eco- people by reducing fares From Page 1 Punjab Food Minister parent, real democracy can- told AFP on Sunday that nomic Corridor will promote and it concluded successseen re-fuelling in mid-air. The Bilal Yaseen said regular not be imagined in the coun- he had sighted a number of connectivity and economic fully. He said as per new Russian defence ministry dedevelopment between the rates there was a difference meetings were being held try. planes over the peninsula’s jets. Another expert, Alexei craft rumble over the penin- clined to comment on Sunto monitor the price flucIn reply to a question, sula two countries. Both coun- of 4 paisa on per KM for main city of Simferopol on Savich, who was shown day. tuation of commodities and Imran Khan said biggest tries would be able to take Inter city Non-AC diesel Saturday, including super- footage of the aircraft, said including in Simferopol and Savich suggested that to stabilize them. danger to the present gov- sonic heavy strategic bomb- a Sukhoi Su-34 fighter jet the neighbouring town of maximum benefit of the Free buses and mini buses. Moscow might be moving He said it had been ernment is its own failed Bakhchisarai. “It was a bit “some serious military airTrade Agreement signed According to new fare, ers and heavy military trans- could be seen among the made mandatory for the policies. He was of the view port aircraft. planes. scary,” local resident Arzy craft” to the peninsula. “Rusbetween Pakistan and China the difference on metal district price control com- that despite one year in ofHe also identified the Khaibulaeva told AFP. and improve bilateral trade roads is of 6 paisa on per The expert, who spoke sia is most likely ramping up which has reached US$ 12 KM while for Kacha plain mittee to discuss transport fice, the government could on condition of anonymity, tankers and military trans- “Children were frightened.” its military presence on the She said the planes were peninsula,” he told AFP.— billion and has potential to roads the difference is of 4 related matters in its meet- not resolve a single issue.— said he had also seen refu- port planes. Many local resiing.—APP INP improve further.—INP paisa on per KM and for elling tankers and MiG-29 dents have also seen the air- flying low and some were AFP

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Scientists discover exact mechanism for how broccoli and crucifers fight deadly cancers

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UAE Red Crescent distributes clothes among underprivileged children

CIENTISTS have been mounting evi coli, a combination of wild and commerdence to support the cancer-fighting cially available broccoli that contains high levels of glucoraphanin, to nineteen volties associated with consuming broc- unteers each week for three months. They coli and other members of the crucifer fam-compared the first group to two other UAERCA, said that the distribution of the C ITY REPORTER ily for more than a decade. Past studies groups eating the same diet, except one clothes is part of the third phase of the implehave shown that this super-food family consumed commercially available broccoli and the third ate none of the RAWALPINDI —The UAE Red Crescent Author-mentation of the campaign launched by His directly influences the exHighness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al pression of more than 400 crucifer. The team observed ity (RCA), with the cooperation of UAE Embassy, Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister has distributed clothes to 1500 underprivileged genes immediately after that those eating the eating the tasty vegglucoraphanin-rich vegetable children of Al Salam Charitable School and its of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide three branches in Rawalpindi. clothing for 1 million children around the etables. Further research showed signs of an improved Humaid Rashid Al Shamsi, Acting Deputy world. bodies have also shown metabolism. He emphasised that the office of the Secretary-General of the international aid in that broccoli consumpThe scientists detertion can play an important mined that a compound comrole in lowering the risk monly found in crucifers, of developing cardiovasknown as sulforaphane, improved the chemical reactions cular diseases, and yet to date, the precise metainside mitochondria, the bolic pathway for disease power source for our cellular machinery. The study found prevention has largely been unknown. that glucoraphanin helped ‘reA team of research scitune’ metabolic processes in the cells that get disrupted as entists from Britain’s Institute of Food Research have we age. Lead author, Dr. Ripublished the results of chard Mithen commented, their work in the American “We think this provides Journal of Clinical Nutrition some evidence as to why to explain how metabolic modifications people who eat diets rich in broccoli may brought about by consumption of highkeep in good health... mitochondria are glucoraphanin broccoli may be behind the really, really important, and when they start suggested health benefits and cancer-fight- to go wrong it leads to many of the dising ability of the cruciferous vegetable fam-eases of aging.” ily. Scientists noted that this study provides The nutritionists performing the study the first evidence from human studies for arecommend eating broccoli two to three possible mechanism behind the suggested times a week. Other health-promoting members of the cruciferous vegetable famability of glucosinolates, including glucoraphanin found in broccoli, to reduce ily include Brussels sprouts, kale and cauthe risks of chronic diseases and cancers. liflower. Dr. Mithen concluded “We think Broccoli and crucifer compounds reju- it is significant because it shows in huvenate critical mitochondrial function to premans a measurable effect on our metabovent chronic illnesses lism, which is central to our overall health Researchers fed a special cultivar of brocand could explain the diverse range of beneficial effects many observational dietary studies have shown previously.” It is important to note that while this study used a specially concentrated type of broccoli to produce the stated results, consumption of commercially available broccoli and crucifers have been shown to exhibit similar anti-cancer properties when eaten over a longer period of time. abili

UAERCA in Islamabad continues to distribute thousands of clothes to underprivileged children in Pakistan especially orphans and people with disabilities. On his part, the Director of Al Salam Charitable School expressed his thanks and gratitude to the UAE for sponsoring underprivileged children in the world. He expressed his deep appreciation for the efforts of the UAERCA team, which continues to distribute the clothes to children in different parts of Pakistan.

Families enjoying themselves while sitting in waster during a hot day in the federal capital.

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SSP stresses for community policing in Capital

Commissioner (City) Waqas STAFF REPORTER Rashid on Sunday raided three petrol pumps and imISLAMABAD —All segments of society posed fine of Rs 60,000 on Information Secretary Dr. Nazir Saeed addressing the regional conference on investithem for violating Weight should be taken on board for effective gative journalism and citizen’s right to information arranged by Press Council of policing and joint efforts to be made for and Measures Act, inadPakistan. comprehensive security in the city and equate security arrangecomplete protection to the citizens, said ments and fire-fighting SSP Islamabad Muhammad Ali Naikokara equipment. The AC was accompa- on Sunday. The SSP speaking during his maiden nied by teams of Labour Department and Civil Defence meeting with police officials. SP (Saddar) and challaned the owners of Muhammad Ilyas, SP (City) Mustansar petrol pumps in Jinnah Sup- Feeroz, SP (Investigation) Jameel Ahmed Hashmi, SP (Indsutrial Area) Liaqat Hayat per and G-7 area. Ex-Servicemen Society also attended the meet-Waqas Rashid told APP Niazi, SP (CID) Zubair Ahmed Sheikh, SP STAFF REPORTER (ARU) Nighat Mujtaba, all SDPOs and ing on special request, said a press release that some petrol pumps SHOs of police stations attended the ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Assoissued here. were found violating the ciation (PESA) has condemned the campaign All retired officers, Junior Commissioned Minimum Wages Ordinance meeting. The SSP directed all the police offiagainst security forces ever since the attack Officers and men of the three services present as they were their workers cials to maintain coordination with difon Hamid Mir. The General Body Meeting at of the meeting, condemned the campaign byless a wages. ferent segments of society, including lawPakistan Ex-Servicemen Association was held. media group. All members unanimously sup- He directed the petrol yers, traders, civil society, notables of ported the stand taken by the Army in this pumps owners to immediately Lt Gen Ali Kuli A Khan (R), President PESA chaired the meeting. regard. Ex-servicemen throughout the coun-improve safety and security various areas and others for ensuring community policing in the city. Lt Gen Hamid Gul (R), President Pakistan try were asked to boycott this particular media regulations, fire-fighting He said teams should be constituted group. They highly appreciated and thankedequipment and complying Zonal SPs, SDPOs and SHOs would at level of each police station by main- The SSP said that crackdown should the entire nation for its support to their Armed with the Minimum Wages Orbe responsible to conduct meetings taining close liaison with various seg- be launched against those having illegal Forces against this onslaught. dinance.—APP with the administration of these outments and expertise of each individualweapons and mobile police pickets should be erected to curb criminal activilets for implementation on various inshould be benefited for better output of ties. He said that officers of Inspector structions. The SSP said that adminthe force. Naikokara also directed to conduct and Sub-Inspector will ensure checkingistration of banks and money changers would be responsible for installarefresher courses for police employeesof these pickets to improve performance. tion of CCTV cameras within their preabout use of weapons and stop car theft He said that SOP has been preISLAMABAD —Federal Minister for Petro- to face disconnection. Even the instituincidents by devising a mutual strategypared for security of banks and moneymises, entry points and parking areas. changers operating in the city and all He said that expertise and bio data of leum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqantions, which were defaulters, would also with the cooperation of all police officials. security guards should be properly face power cut, he added. Abbasi has said that Pakistan Muslim checked by police officials while speTo a question, he said that DISCOs were League-Nawaz (PML-N) government was cial checking to be also made through giving better results in Punjab. Khaqan making efforts to streamline the system. mobile pickets on routes of money carAbbasi said the PML-N government had Measures were being made to bring rying vehicles. paid circular debt for smooth flow of systransparency and control corruption, he tem in the power sector. said while talking to media. Replying to a question, he said action Khaqan Abbasi said those persons was being taken against the power pilferwho were not paying bills, would have ers.—APP

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Govt making efforts to streamline system

Public parks need renovation

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dents of federal capital have expressed concerns over the dilapidated conditions in public parks of their respective areas. The residents said the various parks of I, F and G sectors are in pathetic condition as the benches, sheds and other facilities in the parks are broken, while recreational facilities are also not available in some

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parks. They said that people avoid visiting these parks, as wild bushes are growing there. Moreover, they said, grills of some parks have been stolen by thieves due to negligence of the guards deployed at the parks. Aman Ali, a resident of G-11 while talking to reporter said the garbage is thrown right at the entrance of the park.

Another resident from I-8 sector, Yawar Abbas said, “At night, the overgrown bushes and shrubs in the park literally gives a very frightening picture and people avoid going there late evening. Residents of the areas have asked concerned authorities to take notice of the situation and renovate the parks. When contacted, a CDA

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official, he said no funds had been allocated for the maintenance of parks since 2011. Only a meagre amount was released by the previous CDA chairman for maintenance and upgrading of 46 public parks. He said Chairman, CDA Maroof Afzal, is interested in maintenance of the city parks and recently visited various parks and directed the concerned department

Labourers busy in construction work of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project at Murree Road.

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Scientists discover exact mechanism for how broccoli and crucifers fight deadly cancers

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CIENTISTS have been mounting to prevent chronic illnesses evidence to support the cancerResearchers fed a special cultivar of broccoli, a combination of wild and comfighting abilities associated with consuming broccoli and other members mercially available broccoli that conof the crucifer family for more than a de- tains high levels of glucoraphanin, to cade. Past studies have shown that this nineteen volunteers each week for three super-food family directly influences the months. They compared the first group expression of more than to two other groups eating the same diet, except one 400 genes immediately after eating the tasty consumed commercially vegetables. Further reavailable broccoli and the search bodies have also third ate none of the crucishown that broccoli fer. The team observed that consumption can play those eating the an important role in lowglucoraphanin-rich vegering the risk of develetable showed signs of an oping cardiovascular improved metabolism. diseases, and yet to The scientists deterdate, the precise metamined that a compound bolic pathway for discommonly found in cruciease prevention has fers, known as sulforaphane, improved the largely been unknown. A team of research chemical reactions inside miscientists from Britain’s tochondria, the power source for our cellular maInstitute of Food Research have published chinery. The study found the results of their work that glucoraphanin helped in the American Journal ‘retune’ metabolic proof Clinical Nutrition to explain how meta-cesses in the cells that get disrupted as bolic modifications brought about by we age. Lead author, Dr. Richard Mithen consumption of high-glucoraphanin commented, “We think this provides broccoli may be behind the suggested some evidence as to why people who health benefits and cancer-fighting abil- eat diets rich in broccoli may keep in ity of the cruciferous vegetable family. good health... mitochondria are really, Scientists noted that this study provides really important, and when they start to the first evidence from human studies for go wrong it leads to many of the disChildren jumping and bathing in Malir River to get some relief from scorching hot weather in the City. a possible mechanism behind the sugeases of aging.” The nutritionists performing the gested ability of glucosinolates, including glucoraphanin found in broccoli, to study recommend eating broccoli two reduce the risks of chronic diseases and to three times a week. Other health-promoting members of the cruciferous vegcancers. Broccoli and crucifer compounds re- etable family include Brussels sprouts, juvenate critical mitochondrial function kale and cauliflower.

Dead bodies of two persons recovered by police

tre (JPMC) for postmortem. for autopsy. Officials in Liaquata- dead bodies of four Muttaheda S TAFF REPORTER The police suspected that the bad police sation claimed that that Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers victim was kidnapped from some- the identity of the deceased could were recovered few days before. two men were recovered from two where and then strangled him to not be con-firmed as yet. As per reports, the DG Rangers different places by police on Sun- death after brutal torture. Police suspects that the victim Major General Rizwan Akhtar along day. The police claimed that the iden-was killed after kidnapping. Police with a special investigation team As per reports, the police have tity of the deceased could not be claimed that the victim seems a ma- reached Memon Goth on Sunday found a torture-marked body from ascertained as yet and the dead son and Saraiki speaking from his to inspect the crime spot. Zaman Town Sector C. Officials in body was moved to Edhi Mortuary, outlook. The dead body was shifted He asked the investigation Zaman Town police station said thatSohrab Goth for want of identifica- to Edhi Morgue for want of identifi-team to widen the circle of investithe police have been informed tion. cation after completing medico-le- gation and re-view the case from about presence of a dead body in Separately, a bullet-riddled dead gal formalities. every point of view. Street No. 18 near Awais Karni body of a 30-year-old man was reMeanwhile, Director General He also ordered Rangers to inMasjid. covered from sand near Teen Hatti (DG) Pakistan Rangers Major Gen- spect single and double-cabin veThe police party reached at the flyover. The police have taken the eral Rizwan Akhtar with a Rangers hicles and arrest those who use spot and rushed the dead body to dead body in custody and send it special investigation team inmask and involved in show of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Cen- to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) spected the spot from where the weapon.

KARACHI —The dead bodies of

Rehman Malik pins Karachi bloodshed on Taliban A polio vaccination team administering polio drops to children under strict security during anti-polio campaign at Allah Wala Town Korangi area.

KARACHI —Urging Muttahida

tragic deaths of activists. No one leader appealed to the leadership of hind the violent crimes plaguing the Qaumi Movement (MQM) to with- wants MQM workers to be killed MQM to call off a probable protest metropolis. that too extra-judicially. Party leaderthe party was likely to launch if the “Taliban say the terrorism will draw an ultimatum it gave to the Altaf Hussain has always coopergovernment failed to apprehend the continue in Karachi. Keeping this government to recover its missing ated with us. slayers of its workers. in view, a decisive action against workers, Senator Rehman Malik We will not leave him alone in Talking about the extremists is indispensable to Sunday pinned the bloodshed, ramthis trying time”, said he in a state- plainclothesmen’s extrajudicial ac- make Karachi a cradle of peace for pant in Karachi, on Taliban. tions, the former interior minister good”, Rehman Malik said.—INP “I will myself go to MQM head- ment issued here. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) declared Taliban militants were bequarters, Nine Zero, to condole the

Governor stresses society’s role for rule of law 13 accused arrested in Rangers operation

KARACHI —Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul stressed that moral and social values should

Ebad Khan has said that it is not only the be put into practice for the socio-economic here.Rangers on a tip-off went into types of light and heavy weapons. by blocking all the exit/entry roads STAFF REPORTER responsibility of institutions, but the wholedevelopment of the country. KARACHI —Rangers in continuation action surrounding Mujahid Colony The arrested accused persons have into the colony, and conducted The Governor said that legal frasociety to work with sincerity for the rule of been shifted to an unknown place forhouse-to-house search. On the other of their targeted operation in the cityin North Nazimabad. There they ternity is a significant part of the society, law in the country. hand, several persons were arrested arrested suspects linked to a banned started house-to-house search and grilling. He expressed these views at the who reserve their whole life for the rule of outfit along with weapons at Mujahid arrested 13 suspects belonging to the A strong contingent of 300 Rangfrom Musa Colony area in a separate law. launching ceremony of the book “My banned outfit along with 60 differenters took part in the search operation targeted operation. Colony, North Nazimabad on Sunday President of Karachi Bar AssociaJudgements” written by Justice (retd) Dr. Khalid Ali Qazi, Vice Chancellor of the tion Salahuddin Haider, President High Court Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto University of Bar Association Karachi Z K Jatoi, Member Pakistan Bar Council Justice (retd) Syed Law. The event was largely attended byQalbe Hasan Shah and Barrister Farogh law experts, lawyers and bar leaders. He Naseem also spoke on the occasion.—APP KARACHI —The Certificate Distribution Ceremony for the newly qualified Chartered Accountants was hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accounta nts of Pakistan (ICAP) and organized by the Southern Regional Committee (SRC), ICAP at a local hotel here.—APP

Certificate distribution

Ms. Shaista Khawar of the Lahore Chapter demonstrating flower arrangement organized by Floral Art Society of Pakistan titled ‘contemporary Art’.

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Supporters of MQM holding photos of missing party workers during press conference at Karachi Press Club here on Sunday.

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Scientists discover exact mechanism for how broccoli and crucifers fight deadly cancers

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CIENTISTS have been mounting to prevent chronic illnesses evidence to support the cancerResearchers fed a special cultivar of fighting abilities associated with broccoli, a combination of wild and comconsuming broccoli and other members mercially available broccoli that conof the crucifer family for more than a de- tains high levels of glucoraphanin, to cade. Past studies have shown that this nineteen volunteers each week for three super-food family directly influences the months. They compared the first group expression of more than to two other groups eating 400 genes immediately the same diet, except one after eating the tasty consumed commercially vegetables. Further reavailable broccoli and the search bodies have also third ate none of the crucishown that broccoli fer. The team observed that consumption can play those eating the an important role in lowglucoraphanin-rich vegering the risk of develetable showed signs of an oping cardiovascular improved metabolism. diseases, and yet to The scientists deterdate, the precise metamined that a compound commonly found in crucibolic pathway for disease prevention has fers, known as largely been unknown. sulforaphane, improved the chemical reactions inside miA team of research scientists from Britain’s tochondria, the power Institute of Food Resource for our cellular masearch have published chinery. The study found the results of their work that glucoraphanin helped in the American Journal ‘retune’ metabolic proof Clinical Nutrition to explain how meta- cesses in the cells that get disrupted as bolic modifications brought about by we age. Lead author, Dr. Richard Mithen consumption of high-glucoraphanin commented, “We think this provides broccoli may be behind the suggested some evidence as to why people who health benefits and cancer-fighting abil- eat diets rich in broccoli may keep in ity of the cruciferous vegetable family. good health... mitochondria are really, Scientists noted that this study provides really important, and when they start to the first evidence from human studies for go wrong it leads to many of the disYoungsters bathing in canal to enjoy the pleasant weather in provincial Capital on Sunday. a possible mechanism behind the sugeases of aging.” gested ability of glucosinolates, includThe nutritionists performing the ing glucoraphanin found in broccoli, to study recommend eating broccoli two reduce the risks of chronic diseases and to three times a week. Other health-procancers. moting members of the cruciferous vegBroccoli and crucifer compounds re- etable family include Brussels sprouts, juvenate critical mitochondrial function kale and cauliflower.

Firefighting respectable profession in world: Governor

LAHORE —Punjab Governor Ch

Firefighters’ Day at the Governor’s Authority and in case of any fire inDG Rescue Punjab Dr Rizwan Muhammad Sarwar Sunday said theHouse, he said firefighting was a re-cident firefighters had to face any Naseer congratulated the rescuers idea of establishing first modern firespectable profession in the world. difficulty then first of all officials ofon celebrating the day and also paid He said in developed countries planning department were held re- rich tributes to the services of those service of the country could be materialized through international train-90 % job of the Fire & Rescue Ser- sponsible then authorities initiate firefighters who sacrificed their lives. vices was fire prevention. action against the building owners. Later, the Governor awarded ing. Therefore, the community should He expressed his happiness to awards among the best rescuers, inRecalling his days in Scotland, step forward for establishment of be among brave firefighters of Res- cluding Lead Fire Rescuer Ameer Ali, UK, he said this may be ensured Fire Rescuer Bilal Jehangir, and Fire with training of officers of Rescue safer communities in the country, hecue 1122 and other departments. He saluted all those firefighters Instructor Mohammad Yousuf 1122 by Strathclyde Fire & Rescue added. The Governor said in developed who lost their lives in the line of duty whereas Irfa Kareem IT Tower & Service, Glasgow. Addressing a ceremony in con- countries planning department was while saving lives and properties of Famous Plaza were announced the an integral part of Building Control others. safest building of Lahore.—APP nection with the International

Govt reduces public transport fare

LAHORE —The Punjab gov- transport fares to provide Labourers busy in construction work of a fly-over at Azadi Chowk.

Aijaz accepts Iftikhar Ahmed’s challenge of debate

people by reducing fares difference is of 4 paisa. sured of reducing the fare He said new fares of intarupto 5 percent. ernment has reduced public relief to people due to de- and it concluded successcrease in diesel prices. fully. He said as per new city Non-AC diesel buses Punjab Food Minister Lahore Transport Com- rates there was a difference and mini buses had been Bilal Yaseen said regular pany Chairman Khawaja of 4 paisa on per KM for In- fixed after reduction of one meetings were being held to Ahmed Hassan, talking to ter city Non-AC diesel rupee upto six different monitor the price fluctuation the media here at 90buses and mini buses. stages/stops. of commodities and to stabiShahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam on According to new fare, Ahmed Hassan said rep- lize them. Sunday, said the meeting the difference on metal roadsresentatives of Intra city AC He said it had been made was held with representais of 6 paisa on per KM whilebuses had said they would mandatory for the district tives of transporters and for Kacha plain roads the give relief upto 5 percent to price control committee to District Regional Transport difference is of 4 paisa on percommuters and goods discuss transport related Authority to facilitate KM and for hilly areas the transporters had also asmatters in its meeting.—APP

LAHORE —Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Court (LHC) Bar, with respect to the FoundaPunjab chapter’s president, Aijaz Chaudhrytion Day of the PTI, Aijaz Chaudhry asked Iftikhar Ahmed to hold a debate with him in has accepted the challenge of Geo TV’s anchorperson, Iftikhar Ahmed to hold a de- front of the entire media. The PTI provincial president debate. manded former Chief Election CommisHe further claimed that the PTI will prove on May 11 that the people of Paki- sioner (CEC), Fakhruddin G Ibrahim to exstan have rejected the current rulers of the plain it to the nation, what did Riaz Kayani and Ramday do.—INP state. Addressing a ceremony at Lahore High

PEF introduces comprehensive admission policy Salim Ahmed

Whole nation stands united with army S ALIM AHMED

He expressed these views in his meson one hand and on the other a warning sage to the rallies taken out for those enemies of the country who

LAHORE —Pakistan Muslim League Sundaythroughout Punjab under aus- were involved in malicious campaign

(PML) senior central leader and formerpices of the PML to express solidarity against Pak Army. He said after coming Deputy Prime Minister Ch Parvez Elahi with the armed forces. into power of N-League govt every day has said that damaging reputation of Ch Parvez Elahi said that these rallies new conspiracy was being hatched to Pak Army means harming Pakistan. amounted to fully supporting Pak Army damage reputation of Pak Army.

The school record of dropout/out of will be allowed to study in these school children will be kept separately.classes. Accordingly, partner schools

LAHORE —Punjab Education Founda-In order to integrate out of school chil-will be monitored by PEF Monitoring

tion (PEF) has introduced comprehen-dren in to regular educational system, aTeam both in morning & evening. According to this policy, multigrate sive admission policy for arranging Foundation Level Course (FLC) will be teaching would be allowed for out of gratis education for out of school / taught to these students. The content of FLC will consist of the school students in FLC classes. dropout children of 6–17 year of age in After completion of FLC, all out schools associated under Foundation syllabus of Punjab Textbook Board of school children will appear for PEC Assisted School (FAS) Program. The (class 1 to 5). This FLC is of 40 months or board exams and school managepurpose of this policy is to achieve theduration for out of school children millennium development goals. The while in case of dropout students; its ment will ensure 100 percent appearFAS partner schools are directed to duration would be 12 months. How- ance of such students in these exams. give admissions to dropout / out of ever, the school management can di- PEF will also physically verify the sturectly induct out of school children in dents once a year and during the verischool children according to the guidefication, all the relevant record will be lines given in the admission policy. any class by skipping FLC, if feels According to this policy, the drop-appropri-ate. Separate classes will be checked. According to admission out/out of school children are dividedarranged for students studying in Foun-policy, the annually held Quality Assurance Test (QAT) will not be held into two broad categories i.e., the chil-dation Level Course. However, no separate classes will for FLC students while the dropout dren who have never been to school and the dropout children who are out be required for out of school children, students will be exempted from reguif directly inducted in a regular class. lar QAT for a period of 12 months. of school for the last three months (exThe maximum student capacity in cluding summer vacations). The FAS These classes can be arranged either a class shall be relaxed up to 40 stupartners are allowed to give admissionin morning or in evening. However, the evening classes will dents per class only for those Out of to out of school/dropout children throughout the academic year to en- be held after intimation to FAS depart-School Children who are inducted in An attractive view of Badshahi Masjid as in the background thick clouds are hovering over the skies of the ment and no regular enrolled students regular classes. courage such children to go to schools. Provincial Capital.

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Residents facing water shortage Fajar Zohr Asr

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supply of water to all the sectors of Federal Capital this summer by Capital Development Authority (CDA), the residents of sector I-10/2 are facing severe water shortage for the last few weeks as the CDA is unable to supply water in accordance with their requirements. With advent of summer, the demand of water rises but the residents are being provided water supply for few minutes in 24 hours. Similarly, water tanker service of the civic body is also unable to meet the ever increasing complaints of water shortage due to its limited resources. As a result of water shortage, people are forced to shift their families to their relatives in nearby sectors or the native towns in summer, Ejaz ul Haq, a resident of the I-10/2 sector said. Muhammad

Meghrab at Sunset Isha 08:30 Brothers in Islam establish regular prayers & charity

May 8 THE Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad will launch the book on Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers and there will be a Public Talk on the same Activists of PML-Q holding a rally in support of armed forces and ISI on Sunday. theme “Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers” on Thursday, May 8, at 1130 hrs.

May 6 last date to submitt LLB admission forms

Ashraf, a retired government employees living in this sector informed that the

ISLAMABAD —Despite claims of smooth concerned senior officials of CDA had

‘Verses of the Holy Quran’ launched

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It was not only readable but also relatively easy to remember. “The Quran it cannot be simulated RAWALPINDI —May 6 is the R A W ALPINDI —The launching ceror copied and God Almighty challenges last date to submit LLB Part-emony of the book titled “Verses of mankind to pursue such an endeavour if the Holy Quran”, written by Dr I addmission forms. Khaddam Hussain Khamas, was held he thinks he can,” he added. According to the rehere at Anjuman Faiz-ul-Islam on SunDr Khamas said the Holy Quran vised schedule announced was the source of guidance and proday. by Punjab University, the Prof Dr Riaz Ahmed, Prof Niaz Irfan, vided the human being the spiritual students will be allowed to Malik Mehboob Elahi and Raja Sabir and intellectual nourishment. “Its masubmit their Part-I forms jor themes include the Oneness of with double fee till May 13. Hussain Zafar spoke at length about the God, the purpose of human existence, Moreover, the students book. Book’s author Dr Khamas said the faith, and the Hereafter and its sigappearing for LLB Part-II nificance.” can submit their forms and Quran was revealed to the Holy Prohphet The author thanked President Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in Arafee till May 7, while they bic language over a period of 23 years. Anjuman-i-Islam Mian Sadiq Akbar and would be allowed to submit General Secretary Raja Fateh Khan for their forms with double fee compiling the book. till May 13. Similarly, the candidates for LLB Part-III annual exam can submit their forms along with fee till May 8, while they will be charged double fee till May 13.—AP

Anti-polio drive in high risk areas from today

assured the residents in open Kachehry of smooth supply of water last year but the issue of water shortage is still unresolved. He said that necessary arrangements should immediately be made to ensure smooth and uninterrupted water supply in the sector. When contacted, an official of the concerned department of CDA he informed that I-8, I-9 and I-10 sectors are supplied water from tube-wells installed at Poona Faqiran. He said that one of contractors building roads for metro bus service has illegally taking water from the main pipeline coming from Poona Faqiran, as a result, the people in these sectors are facing water shortage. He said the matter has been brought into the knowledge to the higher authorities and expressed the hope that situation would improve in coming days.

IIUI President calls for dissemination of tolerance

Artificial shortage of potatoes

the society. In the side line meetings with S TAFF REPORTER Vice Chancellors Dr. Al-Draiweesh made ISLAMABAD —Hoarders and ISLAMABAD —President International Is- them aware that IIUI as a key institution commission mafia, which is lamic University Dr. Ahmed Yousif Alplaying the role of middle man, Draiweesh, in his research paper at a conminted a huge profit of Rs10 ference on Religious Extremism in Jorbillion in just 35 days by cre-dan, has called for disseminating the ating artificial shortage of po-message of tolerance and harmony tatoes. among people of the world. Though their connivance The conference was organized by the with the concerned officials, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Culthey raised the potato price tural Organization ISESCO in which he suddenly from Rs30 to Rs85 presented research paper titled “reliper kilogram while the governgious extremism, its introduction, ment remained thinking to liftcauses, indication and solutions”. import duty on the commodDr. Al-Draiweesh focused on differity. Sources said that there was ent aspects of prevailing circumstances a bumper crop of potato this which cultivate intolerance and chaos in year and it was being speculated that sufficient quality would be available for export and the prices would remain low in the domestic market. — INP

playing its role for building peace and stability. “IIUI has potential to provide solutions to the problems of Ummah as it has scholars who can guide in complex issues” he maintained. Dr. Al-Draiweesh said IIUI is an institution of global repute; University disseminated message of love, peace and brotherhood in its recent 26 th cultural week. He urged to adopt attitude of moderation and discourage extremism and violence in the society. Dr. AlDraiweesh added Islamic university would keep striving for creating a milieu of peace and tranquility in the light of message of Islam.

Health) Dr Zafar Iqbal Gondal told reporter S TAFF REPORTER here on Sunday. In the recently concluded regular campaign in high-risk areas of the city and can- paign, he said, 7,11,744 children upto five tonment areas will start from May 5 to ad- years age were administered polio drops to minister polio drops to more than 200,000 prevent the younger generation from the ISLAMABAD —Golra Police children. crippling disease. have busted a gang of Under the drive, the polio teams would He said staff deployed for the camdacoits and recovered visit 28 union councils of Rawalpindi city paign has been issued special instrucsnatched items and weap- and cantt, which have been declared high- tions and informed that no negligence ons from them, said a police risk areas, Executive District Officer (EDO-in this regard would be tolerated. The spokesman on Sunday EDO advised parents to come forward The accused including and play their role in ensuring vaccinaSaeed, Umra Khan, and tion of their children to eliminate the disMalik Waheed, have have ease from society. confessed to commit various dacoities in areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, he added. Snatched items and mobile cards, three mobile and Shugufta Ibrar Research Associate S TAFF REPORTER phones and illegal weapons here at the University’s officer club. were recovered from their ISLAMABAD —Allama Iqbal Open UniverThe office-space will be made availpossession.—APP able soon at the main campus, the vice sity (AIOU) will be the country’s firstchancellor said adding this will reflect ever institution providing a reasonable office’s space to its retired employees the respect the employees had earned for occasional sit-in and get together to during their long-stay with the University. do their pending work, relating to the university. The retired employees deserved more Famous Naat Khawan Awais Raza Qadri reciting Naat during Annual Mehfil-e-Naat in Khyban-e-Sir Syed on. Pir This will be a rare good-will gesture respect as compared to incumbent, since Naqeeb-ur-Rehman also present on the occasion. they had already contributed a lot and it towards our retired employees in reorganization of their contribution towards was because of them as well, that the the development of the University and University today had developed itself to the level, where it was in a position to promotion of education in the country. RAWALPINDI —The Excise cater the educational needs of millions We hold them in high esteem, said and Taxation Department the vice chancellor Prof. Dr Ali Asghar of students, he further said. Rawalpindi has sealed 334 Chishti while addressing a fare-well party While paying tributes to the services of the two retired employees, chairman residential and commercial held here last night. buildings in 23 circles of the A simple and dignified ceremony was of department of Iqbaliyat Dr Shahid city for defaulting property arranged by Dr. Iqbal Shah, Regional Di- Iqbal Kamran, Dr Iqbal Shah. Dr Riffat passed the examination and was subISLAMABAD —A five-member bench ofPunjab University, Lahore has alHaq and Dr Badshah Shardar said they tax. rector, AIOU Rawalpindi Campus and sequently issued the Graduation dethe Supreme Court will hear the reviewready declared her BA degree as The department also re- other officers in honour of their retired have played their inning well and served petition against disqualification of genuine and the Punjab University gree in 2003. covered Rs1.475 million fromcolleagues ex-registrar Mr. Hafiz Ullah the University in a best possible manThe spokesperson added that a PML-N’s Sumaira Malik from the Na- has decided to challenge a court ner. Their valuable services will be long tional Assembly seat today (Monday). decision against her BA degree. various tax defaulters in difcomplaint was received against the ferent areas including remembered. In a statement, a Punjab Univer- Graduation degree of Sumaira Malik The bench comprises Justice Murree Road, Satellite Town, Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Gulzar sity spokesperson said the court had in 2003 and after verification it was dePir Wadhai, Raja Bazaar, not heard the Punjab University in the clared genuine by the then adminisAhmed, Justice Iqbal Hameedur Faizabad, Sadiqabad, Rahman, Justice Mushir Alam and Jus-case. He said that Sumaira Malik had tration of the university. The spokesKhayaban-e-Sir Syed, taken the BA/BSC annual examinationperson said the university would aptice Dost Muhammad Khan. Pandora and other areas. The in 2002 under roll number 54,334 and peal against the decision and expected Sumaira Malik claims that the owners of the properties justice from the independent judisealed are defaulting Rs2.4 ciary.—INP million in terms of property tax. —INP

Dacoits gang busted

RAWALPINDI —A five-day anti-polio cam-

AIOU shows goodwill gesture towards retired employees

Buildings sealed for defaulting property tax

SC to hear Sumaira Malik’s review petition today

Demand of caps, sunglasses on rise with soaring mercury

ISLAMABAD —With the advent of

Rescue 1122 officials participating in a rally to mark International Fire Fighters Day at Benazir Bhutto Road on Sunday.

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summer, demand of caps, sunglasses and umbrella gone rampant in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. People of all age groups, have been visiting twin city shops in search of fancy caps to save them from the scorching sun. As that can keep them relatively cool and is healthy for the skin too. “The ever-changing fashion trends brings youngsters at shops looking for fancy caps to beat the heat which also gives them a cool look in this intense hot weather,” said Asim Imran , a salesman at a caps shop in Jinnah Super. Yasir Bashir another cap seller at Commercial market said that buyers mostly asked for pure cotton material as the nylon caps or caps

made of other synthetic material give off a bad odour and also result in hair loss. Brisk sale is also being witnessed by the shopkeepers selling sunglasses. People in large numbers throng to these shops for glasses to maintain their fashion statement as well as prevent them from sun rays. Asif Ali, sunglasses seller at Melody while talking to APP said that he is earning a handsome amount these days due to severe weather condition and informed that a large number of bike users are purchasing glasses and caps. Another sunglasses shopkeeper at super Market told that every summer we witness a steep rise in our sunglasses sale.

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However this summer, sale for sunglasses has increased tremendously as compared to last year. Tahir Waqas a student said that he always use sunglasses while driving motorcycle to avoid air pressure and keep eyes safe from dust. However, the ophthalmists warn people against using sub-standard sun glasses just to save some money as it could prove harmful for their eyes. “Ill effects of using poor quality sunglasses can cause eye irritation, tearing in eyes due to the difference in lens transparency, visual distortion, headache and blurred vision etc,” an eye specialist and consultant at Alshifa Dr Ali said. He advised that the people to keep themselves away from heat wave and use sunglasses and caps to avoid the impact of the on-going


KSA issues tender to buy 550,000 tons of wheat RIYADH —Saudi Arabia’s

state grains authority GSFMO has issued an international tender to purchase 550,000 tons of hard and soft wheat, European traders said. Tender deadline is also Friday May 2 and offers must remain valid until Monday May 5, traders said. Shipment is sought between the second half of June and first half of August, with arrival in July and August. The wheat can be sourced from Europe, North and South America and Australia, at the sellers’ option. In its last reported wheat purchase on Jan. 27, the GSFMO bought 715,000 tons for shipment between April and June, which could be sourced from Europe, North and South America and Australia at the sellers’ option.— Conoco’s Q1 profit Agencies

Pak Railways working to connect Gwadar to Kashghar thru rail link ISLAMABAD —Pakistan Railways is ac-Peshawar, which currently can accom- med Bilor left the ministry.

modate trains with 100- 120 kilometer The report said process of acquitively working to implement Prime sition of 58 new locomotives in RailMinister Nawaz Sharif’s vision of con-per hour speed. The up-gradation will increase ways’ fleet would be completed by the necting Gwadar to Kashgar through speed up to 150 kilometer per hour. end of this year, which will bring a rail link. The project also includes prominent change in the public transAccording to Radio Pakistan, Raildualization of track from Khanewal to port system. These locomotives have ways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq, among other pro-posals for next Pub- Peshawar, which will help curtail the American and German machines. Pakistan Railways has already inlic Sector Development Programme, travel duration between Karachi and creased its freight services and now has included a scheme for setting up Peshawar. It is reported that due to certain 26 freight trains are functional. This dry port at Havelian as part of Pakiinitiatives, a decrease of Rs 7 billion initiative has increased railways revstan-China economic corridor. enues. The second important project in has been recorded in Pakistan RailAt present, 96 locomotives are enthis regard is up-gradation of ML-1 ways losses in last 10 months, which were Rs 36 billion when Ghulam Ah- gaged with passenger trains. Accordrailway track from Karachi to ing to the source, Pakistan Railways is also working on commercialization SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Water and Power, Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif of its various services, which will fur- listening to complaints about loadshedding. ther increase its revenues.—NNI

prices WB VP all praise for Dar’s visionCement rise again Bank to stay engaged in Pak development

KARACHI —The cost of

Govt striving to ensure uninterrupted electricity: Kh Asif

construction has further gone up as cement makers recently increased prices by President, South Asia Region, World Bank Houérou she was happy to report that it Rs5 to 10 for a 50kg bag. has appreciated Finance Minister Senator really was a “Pakistan Day” and Pakistan The retail price of Falcon Ishaq Dar’s vision, hard work, kindness andwas shinning. S IALKOT —Federal Minister for Water hours outages daily adding that now these beats estimates The Board was appreciative of the ac- Cement (50kg bag) was courage to tackle difficult issues. and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on areas will have to face more loadshedding quoted at Rs535-540 as tions taken, advised Pakistan to stay the during the coming months. HOUSTON — In a letter written to the Finance Miniscompared to Rs530-535 last Sunday said the government was strivcourse, and for the World Bank Group to He urged the nation to ensure necesConocoPhillips, the third- ter about the Pakistan Day, she said that, ing to provide maximum uninterrupted week. Similarly, Lucky Celargest US oil company, “there was overwhelming support of the stay engaged in Pakistan’s development.” ment was being sold at electricity to those areas which had regu- sary use of electricity in a bid to save maxiShe further said in the letter, “it is very clear mum power. He also urged the traders to reported first-quarter profit World Bank Board for the new Country Rs525 from Rs520. Retailerslarly been paying their dues. close their shops early in the evening to that exceeded estimates partnership strategy, the two DPCs and the that we owe this success to the strong lead- did not mention the reasons Talking to newsmen at his residence ership of the Prime Minister and to the Fiextend a helping hand to the government amid rising output in Texas of the price hike, but held here, he said extra power loadshedding nance Minister personally.”—INP for energy conservation. and North Dakota. the manufacturers respon- would be observed in the areas which were To a question, Khawaja Asif said it Excluding one-time items, sible for pushing up rates. indulged in power pilferage in days ahead. seemed PTI Chief Imran Khan had not yet per-share profit of $1.81 The minister said earlier power Cement prices are on the accepted its party’s political defeat in the was 26 cents more than the rise since July last as build- pilferaging areas had been facing 12 to 14 last general elections.—Agencies $1.55 average of 18 ers introduced various analysts’ estimates mega projects. compiled by Bloomberg. A cement bag produced ISLAMABAD —Federal Minister for PlanningDevelopment was fully functioning to enNet income dropped to by a leading maker was and Development Ahsan Iqbal said Paki- sure progress in all the sectors. $2.12 billion, or $1.71 a Replying to a question, he said there priced at Rs460 in June 2013 share, from $2.14 billion, or stan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) govwas a need to work which rose to Rs490 in July ernment was taking steps to bring $1.73, a year earlier, together to make 2013 after change in the sales about improvement in the economy Houston-based progress and pros- tax regime in the 2013-14 ISLAMABAD —Chairman Board of InvestHe said efforts were being made to bring besides streamlining system in difConocoPhillips said in a budget. perity for the ferent sectors. ment, Miftah Ismail said Pakistan Muslim investment in different fields. statement.—Agencies people. Local cement sales in the League Nawaz (PML-N), government was Replying to a question, Chairman Board He said focus was being given to He said PML-N Northern region slightly of Investment said many foreign countries taking steps to increase investment and ensure development in all sectors. Samsung-Apple patent were looking to this region for seeking busihad clear agenda to went up to 15.5 million Talking to Pakistan Television chantrade in this region. trial yields mixed put the country on tonnes during July-March nel, he said foreign investors had reHe said export will show upward trend ness opportunities in different areas. the path of speedy 2013-14 as compared to Miftah Ismail said conducive environafter the GSP-plus status. posed confidence in the leadership verdict 14.9m tonnes in the same development. He and dynamic policies of the present He said textile and leather sector will ment was available for investment in the S AN JOSE , California— country. added that all avail- period of last fiscal year. In produce results soon. government. Apple won $120 million able resources were the Southern region, sales To another question, he said PML-N Talking to Pakistan Television channel, He said Prime Minister Nawaz from Samsung Electronics fell to 3.253m tonnes from he said that rich potential was available in government was taking all important steps being utilized to Sharif had visited Balochistan and in a jury trial over 3.45m tonnes. to achieve progress and prosperity for the taken keen interest in the fast development achieve this objective. different sectors of the country. smartphone technology The Federal Minister said Prime MinisA cement maker said that people of this country.—APP after seeking $2 billion in of these areas. his company had raised He said Gawador Port, Gadani and otherter Loan Scheme for youth would help bring damages. The jury also prices two weeks back by found that Apple infringed mega projects would be completed in near results soon. He said Pakistani youth was future to facilitatme the masses. The Min- fully capable to take the country forward. Rs5 for a 50kg bag but its one Samsung patent, To another question he said Pakistan’s impact was visible now. ister said China was investing a huge awarding it $158,000 in He said those cement economy was presenting a bleak picture damages. The verdict sets amount in the energy sector. He said several power projects would during the period of previous governments.makers, who are dependent the stage for each comHe said PML-N government after coming on power from national grid, help resolve the problem of load-shedding. pany to seek a judge’s had increased prices beISLAMABAD —Economist Abid Qayyum and UK could be enhanced with improved order banning US sales of Ahsan Iqbal said Ministry of Planning and into power was making efforts to increase GDP, literacy rate, stock market besides takcause of hike in power rates Sulehri said that historically economic ties quality of products and export of substancompeting devices found ing steps for stabilizing the prices of daily by Nepra whose impact dard products could result in ban on Pakibetween British and Pakistan had been to infringe its patents. “It comes to Rs90 per tonne.— since the creation of Pakistan and even Brit-stani exports to European markets. use items.—APP is hard to view this Former diplomat B.A. Malik said that Agencies ish government granted visas to thousands outcome as much of a Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to UK of Pakistanis after construction of Mangla victory for Apple,” Brian was very important because he held sucDam. Love, an assistant cessful meetings with British key governTalking to Radio Pakistan, he said that professor at the Santa British people express their concerns over ment figures. He said that government Clara University School of any mishap inside Pakistan and Pakistani should try to reduce political temperature Law, said in an e-mail.— He said there was a need the gov- 2013 after approval from the Council diaspora in UK also play role in decision inside the country so that foreign inves“It’s unwise to pay S TAFF REPORTER Agencies ernment mobilize adequate funds and of Common Interest(CCI) to enhance making in Britain. He said that Pakistan wastors could think about investing in Pakitoo much, but it’s ISLAMABAD —The mineral sector, invest more resources to give impe- the international competitiveness of major beneficiary of several British devel- stan. He said that UK could invest in deworse to pay too tus to exploration activities and help regulatory and fiscal regime and to opment funds. He said that GSP Plus sta- fence, energy, education, counter terrorism little. When you pay which at present contributes less put so many other blocks to explora- meet the challenges of emerging large tus was awarded to Pakistan for four years and other sectors in Pakistan and some too much, you lose a than one percent to the national scale mining industry in the country. and Pakistan’s performance on environmen-agreements had also been inked in this relittle money - that’s gross domestic product (GDP), can tion for turning around the nation Giving details, the official said the tal and women rights would be monitored. gard. all. When you pay too prove to be a catalyst for socio-eco- economy. B.A Malik saidContinued that UK also played Replying to a question, he said the had featured easy access to the data Sulehri said that Pakistani exports to EU on Page 14imlittle, you sometimes nomic development of the country portant role in award of GSP Plus status to federal government played a role as fa-required by investors-digitized geo-dasubject to evolving strategies and lose everything, Pakistan by European Union and now Britcilitator or as coordinating link, while the tabase and tenement register or cadaspolicies to optimize its production. because the thing you ish could also play role in the resolution of “Currently, we lagged far behind provinces had greater say and pursued tre, industrial capacity building for missbought was incapable to effectively Kashmir is exploit mineral resourcesso many projects in their respective ar-ing links and research and development of doing the thing it owing to so many reasons including eas. He said there was vast mineral re- activities, measure to encourage local According to last report issued by the was bought to do. lack of capacity, inadequate capital, sources, the development of these re- value-addition or benefication of rocksKARACHI —Cotton production has reached Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association million bales this season (2013-14), The common law of proper technical know-how and less sources has been limited to some pro- and minerals and local manufacturing 13.391 by 3.69 per cent compared with (PCGA) for this season, the country has business balance expertise of the private sector to ven- ducing industrial minerals of limestone,of mining machinery, compliance withgrowing produced 476,109 (or 3.69pc) more cotton the last season’s figure of 12.915m. prohibits paying a ture into the mineral exploration,” Di- rock salt, marble, gypsum and a modestinternationally recognized reporting Though the government’s production bales over the last season. little and getting a lot rector General Mineral Azhar Khan amount of coal for power generation. standards for mineral resources evalua-target was 14m bales initially, heavy rains Despite pest attack in the lower Sindh - it can’t be done. If told media. He said presently National Min- tion and estimation and emphasis on inand floods in Punjab last year and pest at- that damaged cotton crop, the province still you deal with the The official was of the view insti- eral Policy that was formulated in 1995frastructure development etc. He said tack in lower Sindh badly affected the out- managed to produce 353,165 (or 10.37pc) lowest bidder, it is tutes should be opened to impart edu- with the objective to facilitate private the main challenges the policy sought put. more cotton bales, raising its output to to address revolve around increasing cation in mining disciplines besides investment in mineral development well to add someOne major reason of lower cotton yield 3.760m bales this season over 3.407m bales thing for the risk you arranging regular workshop featuring was under implementation, following economic contribution, ensuring effec-is the use of uncertified seed by the local last year. run, and if you do that practical demonstration to hone skills taking into consideration the present tive coordination between the federal growers, reports show. In comparison, InHowever, Punjab produced 9.631m and provincial institutions, acceleratingdian growers are presently using certified bales, 1.29pc higher over last season when you will have enough of labour and that its training manuals day’s challenges. Thus, he said the ministry of pe- exploration and development activitiesBT cotton seed, which has almost tripled production stood at 9.508m bales. This to pay for something should be receptive to modern trends troleum and natural resources and encouraging the private sector in- the production from 16m bales to 38m balesshows that the province produced 122,944 to make full use of the country’s minbetter.” launched the National Mineral Policy- vestment. eral resources. more bales this season. in a few years. Continued on Page 14 Moreover, he said long-term efforts The short crop could well be judged — John Ruskin are required for mapping and interpretfrom the fact that during outgoing fortnight ing the geology of the related areas, (April 15 to 30), phutti (seed cotton) arrivsetting standards and undertaking conals dropped to 26,651 bales against 27,557 tracted aeromagnetic, geo-chemical and in the same period airborne radiometric surveys, conducting national mapping programmes of (DTI) was playing a leading role in empoweringthe theearth’s un- a new DTI campus spanning over 10 acres of land and fessional trades. LAHORE —Pakistan can change its destiny by simply turngravitational and magnetic devel- having modern training facilities for short courses in disThe DTI, he said, was a not-for-profit organization ing the youth specially those under-privileged into a skill-der-privileged youth through education and skillfields. ciplines of: Advance Welder (6G), Welder (3G), Electrical with a philosophy of ‘Education for Livelihood’ and this ful workforce that will not only cater to industrial and opment. Since the corporate sector needed a continuous chain Supervisor, Electrical Technician, Pipe Fabrication, Mill-modern facility would train more youth so as to prepare market needs effectively in the country and abroad but of highly-skilled technicians; refresher courses for tech- wright, Safety Inspector, Safety Assistant, Pipe and Gen-them for gainful employment in the industry. also reduce employment pressure on the government. nicians employed in the industry, he said, the Institute eral Fitter, Rigger/Scaffolder, Steel Fixer, Shuttering Car- “We are working to donate this state-of-the-art DTI Talking to APP here Sunday, Descon Engineering Limpenter, Mason, and Quantity Surveyor. training facility to Pakistani nation by turning it into an ited Chairman Razak Dawood said that thousands of un- was a good opportunity for workers to enhance their He said the establishment of new and modern DTI NGO under the Society Act,” he added. der-privileged Pakistani youth had yet to access higher knowledge and skill. The Institute also offered customeducation, while the country’s industry and market were ized training including Train the Trainer programmes at campus would definitely help contribute a lot in boosting Razak Dawood said that primary objective of the the employer’s premises or at the DTI. economy of Pakistan having a large portion of the youth Descon Training Institute was to provide skills and vocain dire need of skilled workforce. “It is our desire to promote technical education and in its population. tional training opportunities to the poor and vulnerable “The uplift of the young lot by educating and giving them skill based hands-on training will enable them to maintain dignity of the uniform of the workers/labourers, To another question, the Descon Chairman said that population of the country by improving their ability to earn/improve their livelihood, besides meet the require- besides giving them hope, confidence and skills to be- established in 2006 under patronage of Descon Engineer-find work or to progress in their current employment. ments of local as well as foreign industry and market de- come entrepreneurs and run their own business or join ing Limited, the DTI was a premier institute for technical The youth having skills in different trades would not the corporate sectors,” he added. and vocational education and training (TVET), and to become a burden on the public sector/government for mands,” he observed. Razak Dawood mentioned that he had recently openeddate, it had trained over 20,000 youth in 14 different pro-arrangements of their livelihood/employment but they To a question, he said the Descon Training Institute would prove to be an effective tool for economic development. The skillful youth, he viewed, would also enable the

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dustry consumers in the same period. 7 gas theft cases had been detected gas theft worth Rs 6,357.31 million had The volume of gas theft detected from Abbottabad. been detected from commercial and industry consumers of Sui Northern by SNGPL is 10,731 MMCF worth Rs 259 cases had been detected Switzerland 111.76 111.53 Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), Sui 6,147 million. Rs 974 million had beenfrom industry consumers in first Australia 91.17 90.98 recovered by SNGPL from gas Southern Gas Pipelines Limited nine months of 2013 included 63 Sweden 15.08 15.05 (SSGPL) in first nine months of the thieves. from Peshawar, 51 from Lahore, 35 The volume of gas was 2,370 Japan 0.9604 0.9585 year 2013. from Gujranwala, 30 from MMCF worth 1,582 million by 6,180 According to official sources in Norway 16.52 16.49 Sheikupura, 19 from Multan, 14 from commercial consumers while 8,361 Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Rawalpindi, 12 from Gujrat, 11 from Singapore 78.47 78.31 Resources, 11,010 mmcf was stolen MMCF gas worth Rs 4,565 million wasIslamabad, 10 from Faisalabad, 6 Denmark 18.26 18.22 from the areas of both companies in stolen by 259 industry consumers. from Sargodha, 3 each from Sahiwal Saudi Arabia 26.21 26.16 Out of 6,180 cases detected from and Bahawalpur and 2 from nine months of last year. Hong Kong 12.68 12.65 Besides a sum of Rs 1,029.96 mil- commercial consumers- as many as Abbottabad. lion had been recovered by both com- 2,776 cases of commercial gas theft Kuwait 349.93 349.22 Out of 769 commercial gas theft panies from the gas thieves during the had been detected from Lahore, 1,028 cases detected by SSGPL in first nine Malaysia 30.07 30.01 from Gujranwala, 592 from aforementioned period. months of last year- 582 were from Newzealand 84.76 84.59 Sheikhupura, 528 from Faisalabad, 398Karachi, 49 from Hyderabad, 47 from PESHAWAR: Group photo of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak According to details, the Sui Qatar 27.00 26.95 Southern Gas Pipelines Limited had from Multan, 251 Gujrat, 216 from Quetta, 37 Sukkur, 28 from Larkana, 18 during his visit to Board of Investment and Trade. detected 792 cases worth Rs 210.31 Peshawar, 141 from Sahiwal, 87 from from Nawabshah and 8 from UAE 26.76 26.71 Jacobabad. Kr. Won 0.0953 0.0951 Out of 23 industry gas theft cases Thailand 3.034 3.028 detected by SSGPL - 15 gas thieves belonged to Karachi, 7 from Hyderabad, and one from Sukkur.— APP inputs, a five-year extension in the financial package, proper gas pressure, improving shambling SME sec-tor, ATHENS —Greece’s third- ISLAMABAD —The Pakistan Economycome of the provincial government, and refining needlessly cumbersome regulations can bring a change. largest lender Eurobank Watch (PEW) on Sunday asked the reduce unemployment and combat He said that the province possess will report losses again Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to radicalism therefore it must be sup- vast natural and human resources and this year and gradually ported. there is a need to gradually identify return to profit in 2015, its revisit recently imposed Cargo tax as He demanded of the provincial it is hampering economic activities in and develop all these areas for attractchief executive said in an ing investment from in and out-side the underdeveloped and militancy-hit government to revisit recently-iminterview with a Greek posed one per cent Cargo Tax and pro-the country. province. newspaper. posed to levy it only on the ISAF Revival and promotion of the InAffordable power producing Eurobank, which lost dustrial sector and promotion of eco- Cargo. projects for industries, different incen1.15 billion euros last Dr. Murtaza Mughal also called fortives and provision of different funds nomic activities in the Khyber year hurt by provisions Pakhtunkhwa are linked to the provi- equal status and facilities for all the reflects sincerity of the provincial govfor bad loans, became sion of an enabling environment, said industrial estates located in the prov- ernment, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal Greece’s first bailed-out Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW. ince as the newly established are get- adding that some solid steps are still financial institution to Talking to a group of industrialists ting incentives while the long estab- awaited. return to private control lished gives a look of cemeteries. and exporters from Khyber He said that Peshawar is the most after raising 2.86 billion He observed that freight subsidy important centre for trade with AfPakhtunkhwa, he said that industrial LAHORE: Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yaseen talking to media persons during press euros from international for freight equalization on industrial ghanistan and central Asian states sector holds the key to augment inconference. investors. “2014 will be therefore its infrastructure must be upa year of restructuring graded on priority.—NNI during which we will continue to show losses but at the same time set the foundations which will lead us to a gradual return to profitability in From Page 13 2015, to a significant MIRPUR (AJK)—The AJK government re-part of AJK including the twin industrial Both the government as well as invespick-up in 2016 and full sue. Talking about Prime KARACHI —The rise in April’s Consumer tors have been encouraging for long-term fused the demand of local business frater- districts of Mirpur and Bhimber. Price Index (CPI) has been described by ingrowth from 2017,” its The sources said that otherwise the De- Minister’s recent visit to UK,vestors as “out of expectations” and it is investment, particularly PIBs, which atnity seeking grant of proprietary rights of CEO Christos Megalou partment of Industries will be constrained former Ambassador Javed likely to change their investment strategy. tracted Rs1.4 trillion since January this year. told Kathimerini newspa- the industrial plots, allotted to them on to cancel all such allotments of the plots in Hussain said, “Pakistan and lease. The CPI for the previous month was an-The government succeeded to reduce its per. Official sources told APP that the de- the Industrial Estates in all AJK areas in- Britain have vowed to ex- nounced at 9.18 per cent which immediatelyborrowing size for budgetary support Growing confidence pand cooperation in differcluding industrial districts Mirpur and mand for property rights in old and new increased the yield on three-year Pakistan through this strategy. Investors will earn that crisis-hit Greece is ent sectors. Bhimber if the concerned allottee failed to industrial estate in Mirpur was declined more than investing into short-term papers. Investment Bonds (PIBs) by 30 basis turning the corner toduring a meeting with a delegation of AJK set up their industrial units within the stipu- Both the countries re“The announced number (CPI: 9.18pc) wards recovery, has newed their commitment to points. lated time frame. Chamber of Commerce & Industry. “We were expecting slight increase in is a major deviation from the street consenhelped its top banks tap increase bilateral trade to Sources added that certain persons When contacted, a senior AJK governsus of 8pc to 8.2pc,” said Nauman Khan, the main inflation but over 9pc is out of markets via share and three billion pounds next ment official told APP that the government have got allotted the industrial plots in analyst at Shajar Capital. expectation which pushed the yield on PIBs bond issues. But a sixyear”. “We believe the higher month-onyear recession at home has has no intention to give ownership rights old and new industrial estates in Mirpur Dr. Nauman Sattar from up,” said S.S. Iqbal, a fund manager. He said higher CPI could change the month number is attributed to increase in made it hard for borrow- of the industrial plots to the allottee in any and Bhimber but many of such allottee have not established their industrial units Quaid-i-Azam University investment strategy as the investors were the food, housing and education index,” ers to service their loans. also said that Britain has despite passage of 15 years.—APP he said. However, he said increase in the hoping for a cut in the interest rate due to Megalou said that in 2014, agreed to assist Pakistan housing and education index was exEurobank would focus on in improving the business low inflation. Now the situation seems pected, and that major deviation may the management of its environment and attracting slightly different and interest rate could re- have come from rise in the food index. non-performing loans and investment in the country. main unchanged. The trade and industry has been deInvestors have been investing billions boost efforts to cut its opBoth the countries have manding for cut in the interest rate which erational costs in Greece agreed to exchange exper- for long-term bonds (like PIBs, Sukuks) may spur growth in the economy. But the and abroad. tise and business dialogue sighting low interest rate scenario due to rise in inflation may not allow the State Bank low inflation. The inflation for March was He added the bank on energy, he added.— SFr2.5bn ($2.8bn) annual loss in 2012. to come out with the risk of further increas8.53pc. plans to sell its insurance GENEV A —Switzerland’s two largest banks Two top 30 investors told the Financial Agencies “The inflation is above expectations. ing the inflation through a rate cut. arm Eurolife ERB, and its are braced for rocky annual meetings this Times that, while they had reservations over week after a shareholder adviser urged inHowever, bankers and investors want However, overall average CPI will remain stake 33.9 percent in the forex probe, they still expected less opvestors to reject the actions of the UBS to see an increase or no change in the interbelow 9pc this year and next year,” said Eurobank Properties. management and vote against the re-elec- position this year given the bank’s good Mohammad Suhail, CEO of Topline Securi-est rate. Higher interest rate could yield Asked how the bank performance in 2013 and the as-yet-unclear ties. “Interest rate has to come down soonermore profits for the banks and other inveswould react if an October tion of Credit Suisse’s chairman. Glass Lewis, which advises institutional outcome of the investigation. tors. or later as the local currency is no more EU stress test showed it ISS, another influential proxy adviser, “Low inflation is ideal for an economy. From Page 13 under pressure.” will need extra capital, he investors, said that shareholders should refuse to give the UBS board and manage- said in a report: “While we believe concern The inflation in Pakistan is already higher said: “I’m certain the reis warranted in this case, we do not believe of last year, declining by 906 ment a clean bill of health because of the than the regional and competitive econosults of the EU-wide that it warrants the considerable symbolic bales. lender’s involvement in regulatory probes, mies which ultimately hit exports,” said a stress test will be fully and legal weight of a vote against disThe spinners this seabanker. He said the exports still needed a manageable.”—Agencies such as the inquiry into alleged foreign excharge of the board and group executive son purchased larger quanchange-rate rigging. lot of help to make it able to finance imtity of cotton at 12.584m “We do not believe there is sufficient board.” ports.—Agencies With a “discharge” vote, an investor bales as against 12.162m evidence yet that the company’s risk controls are robust enough to warrant ratify- under Swiss law forfeits most rights to sue bales last season. Similarly, ing the board and management acts,” the management for its actions in a given year. exporters also lifted higher In Credit Suisse’s case, Glass Lewis ad-quantity at 399,382 bales adviser told clients in a note. UBS is among at least 15 banks being vised shareholders to vote against the re- compared to 353,345 bales investigated by more than a dozen authori- election of Urs Rohner, chairman, arguing last season. that he was responsible for the salaries of The ginners are curover alleged attempts to rig the $5.3 ABU DHABI —Dubai Ex- ties that more gunny bags had been distributed S TAFF REPORTER the heads of the lender’s audit and risk rently holding around trillion-a-day currency market. among farmers during the current year as ports, the export promocommittees, which — at SFr1.4m total pay 407,816 bales of unsold cotLast year more than a tenth of sharetion agency of the Depart- holders failed to back the actions of the each — “vastly” outpaced global peers. ton as against 399,919 bales LAHORE —The Punjab Food Department compared to last year. He said that more ment of Economic Devel- board and management in the wake of the has set up citizen feedback model for re- than 2.1 million gunny bags had been disSome Swiss shareholder groups are tak-a year earlier. Presently, opment (DED) — Govbank’s embroilment in the Libor rate-ma- ing even more critical positions. Actares is around 11 ginning units are dressing complaints of issuance of gunny tributed till today which was almost 33pc ernment of Dubai, remore than the same period last year. bags and procurement of wheat. advising that shareholders refuse to re-electoperating in Punjab and nipulation scandal that helped trigger a The figure of wheat procurement till tocently led a successful Data recorded through the model reall bar one of UBS’s board, and reject the only one in Sindh.—Agentrade mission to Canada, flects satisfaction of farmers and success- day is much more higher as it is almost three compensation reports at both UBS and cies times higher than that of the same period to create awareness ful beginning of the wheat procurement Credit Suisse.—Agencies among industry sectors campaign 2014, a spokesman for the depart-previous year, he said. The wheat procureand business leaders on ment told media here on Sunday. He said ment till May 4 last year was less than 250,000 metric ton while it crossed 600,000mt the potential for collaboaccounted for wealth through the eq- higher. Yet, it was but a pittance, con- that farmers had expressed their satisfac- at present, he elaborated. He said complete KARACHI —The Pakistani stocks ration and advantages of tion on agriculture-friendly policies of the uity market. Be that as it may, for the sidering that inflows in the regional record of farmers was being made. He said Dubai as a hub for exports are soaring. Most stock brokers are Punjab government. moment, good times are rolling for the market during the month stood at a drumming up the stunning 30,000 the government has constituted teams comand re-exports. He said the Punjab food department was investors in Pakistan stocks. whooping $5.8 billion. The mission, which in- points level for the benchmark KSEfollowing a pro-active procurement cam- prising ministers and secretaries of various In April, the KSE-100 index Overlooking the present cluded public and private 100 index as early as by the end of paign. Gunny bag distribution and procure- departments but there were no complaints. government’s performance (bad or the current month, regardless of the gained 6.5pc, adding 1,753 points He said the department had set up comsector representatives, ment this year is much faster as compared over the earlier month. That beat the good) on other fronts, such as the upcoming monetary policy and the plaints cells at every Directorate, divisional held a series of discusto the previous year, he added. He said returns on equities provided by the law and order, the containment of and district office to address complaints of sions with Canadian busi- possible approach of the central entire Asia Pacific region where Philmilitancy, food prices and establishbank to discount rate, following the farmers and toll free telephone numbers had nesses and professional ippines with gain of 4.1pc was a dis- ing balance of relationship between surprise and worrisome 9.18 per bodies on technology been provided to the centres. transfer, research and in- cent (CPI) inflation number for April tant runner up, followed by Thailand the pillars of powers, the Finance up 3.1pc. The Mumbai stock market Minister, Ishaq Dar, has proved benovation as well as on Is- that has turned analysts’ calculaproduced negative return of 1.1pc yond a shadow of doubt his ability tions topsy-turvy. lamic financial services The monetary policy over, inves- and so did those of Taiwan, Vietnam to convince the outside world of a and setting up companies and prosperous Pakistan ahead. Why else tors would start to wonder on what in Dubai. China. Cumulative, KSE-100 indexwould the dollars come pouring from might be unveiled in the upcoming In Toronto, the probudget 2014-15. The short-term inves-return for the four months of current all sides to fill the kitty up to the brim?FRANKFURT —The European Central Bankmeeting on Thursday—this time being held vincial capital of Ontario, in Brussels—central bank watchers said. year went into double digits at 11.8pc, Pulling down the dollar from Rs110is not expected to cut interest rates this tors would take the brunt due to the Dubai Exports along with to 98 has been another feat accomAt the moment, deflation is perceived week, but could start paving the way for a already decided raise in Capital Gains only second to Indonesian equities Borden Loader Gravias, gain of 21.2pc and Philippines growth plished by the country’s financial man-possible move in June if deflationary dan- to be the biggest threat to the eurozone’s Tax to 17.5pc from 10pc for stocks held the largest law firm in economic recovery. Deflation is a general of 13.6 pc. agers that made many detractors eat gers persist, analysts said. for less than six months. Canada, hosted a TechThe Pakistan market beat the Fron- their hat. The ECB has held eurozone borrowing decline in prices and can be highly damagAt the end of June, the two-year nology Transfer tier market MSCI return of 11.4pc. The With dollars rolling in aid, loans costs at their current all-time low of 0.25 ing if consumers, expecting prices to fall Roundtable Meeting with amnesty of “no questions to be asked further, hold off purchases. Emerging markets are in the red by and auction of 3G/4G licences and percent since November. leading research and inno- on funds invested in the stock marLast month, area-wide inflation picked 0.7pc this year to-date and the MSCI much more to follow from the IMF and ket” granted in January 2012 and Last month, the bank’s president Mario vation centers. which incontrovertibly triggered the World represents growth of just 1.8pc. the latest World Bank promise of $1bnDraghi insisted that “we do not exclude fur-up slightly, but still fell short of forecasts The aim was to idenThe foreign portfolio investment loan and prospective inflow of $11bn current rally, would also come to an ther monetary policy easing and we firmly and was way below the ECB’s target of just tify commercially viable below 2.0 percent. Consumer price inflation in the Pakistan market that surged to package spanning five years, the govend. It would then sift the actual inreiterate that we continue to expect the key technologies that could ECB interest rates to remain at present or rose to a 0.7 percent rate in April, up from vestment by foreign investors and the $92 million in April was surely a big ernment has done well for itself to be transferred to UAE the 0.5 percent in March, which was the shelve the privatisation of OGDC and lower levels for an extended period of time”. companies to make them suspected recycling of the local un- factor in pushing the equity values PIA. Nevertheless, no monetary easing ap- lowest since October 2009. UniCredit anamore competitive regionBefore the sale of the latter, the pears to be on the cards at the bank’s next lyst Marco Valli said that inflation had come ally. in below ECB expectations for the past two months.—AFP Euro

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Pakistan’s Shahab outclasses Indian rival Rohi in Int’l Taekwondo Championship P ESHA

The two were tied at one occasion (6-6) in WAR —Pakistan’s Muhammad Shahab outclassed his strong Indian rival the 12 minute three rounds battle. Rohi Sadhukhan in the -68kg weight to reach When the players were tied, both the semi-finals while Arujan Rawat of Indiastretched to sudden death wherein Manita and Manita Sahi of Nepal with the spec- Sahi, having support of thundering tacular bouts grabbed gold medals in their applauses from the sitting crowd, took three respective weights categories in the ongo- points with her left kick that touched Salomi Shokeen’s face, giving her three more points ing 2nd Mount Everest International Taekwondo Championship being played at and victory. Manita Sahi defeated Mohana Priya Dasharath Rangashala Stadium, Mariappen of Malaysia while Saloni beat Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday. President of the Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Jamieson of Australia on points, both the semi-finalist looser got bronze medals. Yadav was the chief guest on this occaIn the 58kg weight Gajendra Parihar of sion. President of the Asian Taekwondo Union Mr. Professor Kyu Soet Lee of Ko- India won gold medal by defeating Ranjan Shreshtha of Nepal in the grand final on rea, Sports and Youth Affair Minister Nepal, members of the organizing committee, offi-points while Kinley Penjor and Arjun Rawat got bronze medals. cials, players and spectators were also In the 46kg Sarita Shreshtha of Nepal present. There were thundering applauses when won gold medal, followed byRejina of the President of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav Nepal, Nupur Shrirang of India and Pema Dechen of Bhutan. entered into the jam-packed Sports Arena, In the Male 80kg final Atul Jat of India followed by culture dances of the Nepal besides stunning martial demonstrations of beat Amandeep Kumar of India on points by winning the gold medal, Dan Bahadur the school kids of Nepal. Airie Nepal and Bilram Gurung of Nepal Muhammad Shahbaz, hailing from Karachi, with his superb show defeated his took bronze medals. Earlier in the quarters-finals of the sameISLAMABAD: Air Marshal Asim Suleiman, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Administration) with the team of Pakistan Blind Cricket Council Young Indian rivals on points by 5-4 in a closely Amandeep Kumar of India beat Klzang Stars winners of PAF T20 Champions Trophy for the Blind at PAF Complex. contest= 2ants and received thundering applauses from the sitting spectators as the Pauntsho of Bhutan in first quarters Gauray Kapoor of India beat Dan Bahadur most awaited Pak-India bout attracted more Airie of Nepal in second quarters, Atul Jat crowds. Manita Sahi of Nepal got the honor of of India beat Bhim Bahadur Kahdka of becoming the first woman, grabbing gold Nepal in third quarters and Bikram Gurung medal for Nepal in -62kg weight after de- of Nepal beat Rathnayakamu of Sri feating Salomi Shokeen of India on points. Lanka.—APP

Amir Khan beats Luis Collazo on points

Sethi’s efforts to mend fences between Moin, Waqar yield fruit

Chairman PBCC for building blind cricket team stadium

I SLAMABAD —Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sulgin British boxer Amir Khan tan Shah has urged the Sunday defeated American LAHORE —Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) nod as head coach,” said the official. higher authorities to build a Luis Collazo after a unani- chairman Najam Sethi has played a key role Meanwhile, a statement attributed to stadium for the national mous decision, 119-104, 119-in bringing his newly appointed chief se- Sethi in the press on Saturday regarding blind cricket team. 104, 117-106. lector-cum-manager Moin Khan and lead- Waqar being offered a two-year contract Talking to APP, Sultan Former World Champion ing candidate for head coach Waqar Younisby PCB — some three days before the exShah said the biggest probAmir Khan in a 12-round closer amid rumours of discord among the piry of May 5 deadline for submission of lem for the national team is welterweight fight won by two. applications for coaches — has surprised the absence of stadium. 117-106 against the US many. While the PCB officials have denied It is a fact that during the past both “We don’t have a particular boxer Luis Collazo at the Waqar and Moin have not exactly enjoyed the media reports saying the deadline still MGM Grand Hotel and Ca- very cordial relations and, knowing it well, stands and no final decision has been taken stadium to conduct our matches. sino here. Sethi has made a concerted effort to bring in this regard, no formal denial has been We have got 45 kanals From the very outset, the two former captains closer since both issued by the Board on the matter. of land at Ferozepur, Lahore Pak origin British boxer had will have to work together for the betterThe sources said though Grant Flower prevailed over his oppoof Zimbabwe has bright chances of quali- but we don’t have sufficient ment of national cricket in the future. funds to build a stadium nent, while in the 9th round Sources in PCB also say that Waqar is fying for post of batting coach, the PCB Collazo made a mark, but quite close to Pakistan captain Misbah-ul- does not have much knowledge about his therefore I request the Amir Khan soon made it up Haq and this factor may be a bit worrisome abilities as a coach. Grant’s brother Andy Punjab Government to help us in this regard.” in the 10th round and the for Moin who as chief selector and man- Flower, however, has proven credentials as Speaking about the fight continued till the final ager will be the main person responsible coach of England for several years before Blind Cricket World Cup to and 12th round leaving for picking up national squads for the up- getting the axe following the Ashes drub- be held in Cape Town, South Callazo badly beaten and coming tours as well as having a say in the bing early this year. bruised. Sources also said that former Test spin- Africa in November this composition of playing eleven in matches. The jury unanimously ner Mushtaq Ahmad has a bright chance year, he said he hopes for A PCB official, wishing to remain anonydecided in favour of Amir mous, however negated the impression that to take over as spin bowling coach at the the national team to triumph Khan and declared him the Moin will be in a strong position to dictate National Cricket Academy but he will not in the mega event saying the winner on points.—AFP be attached with the Pakistan team. A field-players are fully prepared for terms to both Misbah and Waqar due to LAS VEGAS: Amir Khan throws a right at Luis Collazo during their welterweight bout it. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. his current status as Sethi’s blue-eyed boy. ing coach, a physiotherapist and a trainer Sultan Shah said we “Since Moin is a member of the coach-find-are most likely to be appointed from abroad,will be selecting a total of ing committee, he also will have to be dis- the sources further said. A final announce- 30 probables for the prepament in this regard is likely to be made on creet in his stance and will have to back ration of the mega event Waqar if the former pacer finally gets the Tuesday.—APP and then a final squad of 17 players will be finalized. “We have formed a twomember selection commitI SLAMABAD —Pakistan tee including Nafees Blind Cricket Council Young Ahmed and Tahir Stars defeated Azad KashMehmood to pick the playThe stipend category of the contract LAHORE —The Pakistan Cricket Board mir Cricket Club of Blind by ers,” he said. was not retained, sources further said. (PCB) is likely to announce the central 03 runs, in the nail biting fiIt is pertinent to mention Overall, sources said, 22 players in contract for 22 players on Monday, after nal of PAF T20 Cricket that Pakistan has won two a delay of around five months, with a 25 the three categories had been awarded Champions Trophy for the KARACHI —The Sindh Squash Association was further decided that during the suspen- Blind Cricket World Cups in the central contract. per cent increase in their monthly pays Blind, played here at PAF (SSA) has suspended their Secretary sion period of Mr. Amir, Engr. Aijaz Sheikh2002 and in 2006.—APP They added that on the recommenbesides 15 to 20 per cent increase in Complex Cricket Ground. Muhammad Amir Khan for failing to submit would act as Secretary SSA, it said. dation of Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s Test match fees. Air Marshal Asim The house also unanimously passed the the accounts of the association for the past “The entire work concerning the new and ODI captain, the Pakistan Cricket Suleiman, Deputy Chief of three years and lack of performance. resolution for the audit of SSA accounts for Board had decided to retain the policy central contracts [to the players] has the Air Staff (Administrathe year 2011-2012 & 2012-2013, for this, This was decided during the SSA of awarding special prizes to the players tion) who is also Patron in been completed and now it is ready for Abdul Samad Khan, Honorary Treasurer SSA for producing impressive individual per- Chief of Islamabad Cricket Eexecutive Committee and Annual Generalwas directed to complete the audit for the two announcement, most probably on comCouncil Meeting of the SSA held at local hoformance, such as hitting a century or ing Monday,” according to sources in Club for the Blind was the tel under the chairmanship of SSA Presidentyears (2011-2012 & 2012-2013) within 21 days. claiming four or more wickets in an inthe PCB. chief guest on the occasion. Tahir Jamil Khanzada. “However, relevant Bank would also be nings. According to the raise, now a player The final match was a Muhammad Amir did not attend today’sissued directives that from now Engr. Aijaz Earlier, the PCB had decided to end placed in the highest category ‘A’ will close contest and had a will serve as co-signatory along with treameeting despite information. earn Rs500,000 per month, a category ‘B’ these benefits from the players’ central thrilling finish. Pakistan surer and president of SSA, the statement LAHORE —Former Test Members showed their dissatisfaction contract, which should have been ancricketer will pocket Rs350,000 per Blind Cricket Council Youngover the performance and working of the Seccricketer and chief selector added. nounced in January this year. The month while the monthly income of a Stars scored 272 runs for the tary SSA. Finally, the house unanimously The house further unanimously passed Salahuddin Sallu said here amounts to the contracted cricketers are category ‘C’ player has also been raised loss of 8 wickets in the al- passed the resolution to suspend him the Secthe resolution to request Pakistan Squash on Saturday that there was due from July 2013.—APP by 25 per cent of the existing income. lotted 20 overs.—APP no need of ending departFederation to allocate SSA for organizing the retary,” said a statement of SSA issued in the forthcoming Asian Junior Team Champion-mental cricket from the doevening. SSA has decided to issue a show cause ship 2015 is to be held in January/February mestic structure under the Pakistan Cricket Board notice for the charges levied against him. It 2015 in Pakistan.—APP (PCB) revamp plan. Sallu was talking to the media while he was on a private visit to Lahore. “Departmental cricket has served great purpose in promoting the game and encouraging cricketers,” he said. Sallu added that departMiandad also said that the summer campments offered livelihood to ISLAMABAD —Legendary batsman Javed Miandad believes it is time for the selec- won’t do any good rather a tournament had hundreds of crickets and tors to make up their minds about which been organized and those players perform- played a friendly role in proplayer will be featuring in the 2015 World ing better should be picked for upcoming motion of cricket. He mainCup saying if you keep picking then drop- tours and World Cup 2015. “A player at thistained that it was totally inping and then bringing back players that is stage doesn’t need to train in camps as he appropriate to end departshould be practicing himself to remain fullymental cricket. not going to work. fit,” he said. A pool of 36 probables has been anHe said the PCB under Miandad said the month long camp nounced to participate in the month-long the dynamic leadership of summer camp at the Gaddafi Stadium start-would damage the player’s fitness and can Abdul Hafeez Kardar and ing from May 6. The focus of the camp is make them pale due to the extreme hot many others had provided on preparing for the upcoming tours and weather. “Summer camps are kept in gamesjobs to many cricketers, maklike swimming and other indoor games but ing their future a success. for the 2015 World Cup. Taufiq Umar, Mohammad Sami and Yasir Hameed have not cricket,” he said. Sallu praised the efforts Miandad said a month-long tournament of former Test leg-spinner been recalled for the camp while Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik have been omit- should have been held instead of a camp. Iqbal Qasim, who played a ted from the list. The camp will be super- “Summer camps were never organized at positive role in highlighting vised by the coaching staff of the National times when we used to play,” he said add- the importance of departing no players performance can be judged mental cricket. Cricket Academy (NCA), headed by Mohammad Akram, as the PCB is currentlyin a camp. He said he was surMiandad said he is also surprised that prised to know that crickhunting for national coaches. Talking to APP, Miandad said he also the PCB had not yet even hired the coaches eters like Haroon Rashid, for the national team and have announced a don’t understand why the Pakistan Cricket had enjoyed the benefits of summer camp. “The PCB should have hireddepartmental cricket, were Board (PCB) recalled the long-time discarded players in the camp. “It is time to them first and then held the camp if they in favour of eliminating were so eager to do so,” he added.—APP it.—APP According to recent raise, now a player placed in the highest category ‘A’ will earn Rs500,000 per month.—File photo have a permanent squad now,” he said. LAS VEGAS —Pakistan ori-

PCB-contracted players get raise in pay

Young Stars victorious in PAF Trophy

SSA suspends Secretary Amir for failing to submit accounts

Sallu backs departmental cricket

Team be selected keeping World Cup in view: Miandad

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Boxing: Mayweather beats Maidana to unify welterweight belts LAS VEGAS —Pound-for-pound king

Maidana was upset with the way damage early on. the fight was scored, saying he was Mayweather did suffer a cut over Floyd Mayweather ran his perfect “robbed” of the decision. his right eye in the fourth round from record to 46-0 with a 12-round majority “I definitely think I won,” Maidanaan accidental head butt. decision over Marcos Maidana in a “After the head butt I couldn’t see welterweight world title unification said. “He didn’t fight like a man. “Nobody has ever attacked him the for two rounds. But that is what chambout Saturday night. way I did. And nobody has ever landedpions do, they adjust,” Mayweather The 37-year-old American said. Mayweather retained his World Box- punches the way I did.” Most of Mayweather’s recent fights Both fighters resorted to some quesing Council world title and took Maidana’s World Boxing Association have been boring tactical affairs, but tionable moves later in the fight. Maidana hit Mayweather with a low belt, winning the fight on two of the Maidana’s relentless pursuit of the three judges’ scorecards, with the thirdunbeaten champion and willingness to blow in the eighth and later in the round go toe-to-toe made for an exciting bout.Mayweather tried to surprise Maidana scoring it a draw. Many in the crowd also thought with a ghost punch while the Argen“It was a tough competitive fight tonight,” Mayweather said. “I stayed Maidana had done enough to win the tinian was trying to communicate with in there. I wanted to stand and fight. fight and his supporters in the arena the referee about something “I could have made this fight easy booed the decision, then tried to drownMayweather was doing that he didn’t out Mayweather’s post-fight interview.like. but it would have been boring.” Mayweather made a grand entrance In the 11th, Maidana pushed Mayweather, who was an 11-1 befitting his superstar status. He was Mayweather partly through the ropes favourite heading into the fight, received scores of 117-111 and 116-112.accompanied into the ring by pop star then threw more punches while Justin Bieber and rapper Lil Wayne. Mayweather was leaning over backThe third judge scored it 114-114. Some of the other celebrities in at- wards almost falling out of the ring. Mayweather did not get the deciNEUCHATEL, Switzerland: Chris Froome, who won the Tour de Romandie on Sunday, is flanked by Simon Spilak tendance at Saturday’s fight at the Maidana landed a total of 221 and Rui Costa. punches—more than any fighter against Mayweather in his last 38 fights. Mayweather praised Maidana for taking the fight to him but blamed the Argentinian for the rough stuff. “I thought I was the boxer and he was the WWE wrestler,” Mayweather said. “It NEUCHA TEL (Switzerland)—Tour de Francesecond stage race win of the year having was the toughest wrestling champion Chris Froome retained his Tour triumphed at the Tour of Oman in February,J EREZ —MotoGP world match I have ever had. of Romandie title by winning Sunday’s fi- where he was also the reigning champion. champion Marc Marquez Miguel Cotto was a tougher nal stage time-trial. Katusha’s Spilak finished second over- continued his breathtaking fighter and he hit harder.” Froome began the 18.5km individual all with world champion Rui Costa of Por- start to his title defence But asked if he would give time-trial around Neuchatel just one sec- tugal third, mirroring exactly last year’s po-when he streaked away to Maidana the rematch that theond behind yellow jersey wearer Simon dium. win his home grand prix in Maidana says he wants World time-trial champion Tony Mar- Jerez, Spain on Sunday and Mayweather replied, “Let’s Spilak but the Team Sky rider finished the tin was second on the stage, which incourse 29sec ahead of the Slovenian. make it four wins in four do it again.” cluded a tough climb, by just one second It was a welcome return to form for races this year. At the post fight news conwith New Zealand’s Jesse Sergent third at Riding in his 100th ference, Mayweather shook Froome who was only sixth in the Tour of 8sec. Catalunya, his previous race in late March, grand prix and starting on the hand of Maidana’s In each of the last three years, the Tour pole for the fourth race in a having suffered from a back injury and illtrainer Robert Garcia and saidness over the past two months. de Romandie winner has gone on to claim row, Honda rider Marquez there would be a rematch in In mid-March he had to pull out of the success at the Tour de France. briefly surrendered first the fall. Before Froome achieving that double Tirreno-Adriatico stage race, won by main Some see Mayweather’s in- Tour de France rival Alberto Contador, duelast year, Bradley Wiggins did so in 2012 place to Italian Yamaha pilot Valentino Rossi on the ability to dominate like he has and Australian Cadel Evans did likewise in to his back problem. opening lap at the sundone in the past as a sign Victory in Romandie was the Briton’s 2011.—AFP drenched Andalusian cirthat father time might be cuit. The 21-year-old immecatching up to him. diately seized back the ini“He is getting older and tiative and opened up a gap showing a lot of mistakes of more than five seconds that he didn’t used to do. It at the front before easing off is a great time to catch him,” in the final stages and coastLAS VEGAS: Floyd Mayweather slams a right to the face of Marcos Maidana during said British boxer Amir Khan ing over the line to delight who beat Luis Collazo on their WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine Welterweight titles fight. his home supporters.—APP Saturday’s undercard and is sive victory that so many had predictedGrand Garden arena inside the massivealso hoping to land a title bout against as the more aggressive Maidana gave MGM Grand hotel-casino complex in- Mayweather. BERLIN —Martin Klizan becluded rapper Drake, former heavyAfter the fight MGM officials had him all he could handle. came the first qualifier to win The event was marred when a largeweight world champion Mike Tyson, to deal with the upheaval caused by the Munich Open on Sunentertainer Snoop Dog, comedian the stampede. crowd of fans, fearing what they day when he overturned a Eric Poleski, battalion chief for theone-set deficit to stun Italthought was a gunshot, rushed in panicGeorge Lopez and basketball legend Clark County Fire Department, said theian top seed Fabio Fognini towards the exit. Some two dozen fansMagic Johnson. were injured in the melee and some were The first few rounds of the main crowd mistook a loud bang caused by 2-6 6-1 6-2. event bout were electric as Maidana a temporary wall falling down for a gun- The left-handed Slovak, hospitalized. stuck to his pre-fight promise to come shot and panicked.No serious injuries ranked nearly 100 places Argentina’s hard-punching Maidana, 30, who was making the firstout swinging. Mayweather seemed to were reported, Poleski said, but those lower than Fognini, protaken away in ambulances included a duced some thundering defense of his title, suffered the fourth be content to lean on the ropes and loss of his career to go with 35 victo- absorb the overhand rights that got the young fan rushed to a local children’s forehands and deft crowd excited but appeared to do little hospital.—AFP ries. dropshots to run Fognini ragged on his way to a second ATP title. Claycourt specialist Fognini, ranked 15 in the world, seemed to be cruising to his second title of the year in the opening set, whipping away baseline winners at will. The tables were turned in the second set, however, HAMBURG —Ethiopia’s Shumi Dechasa in 2:07:01, with Philemon Rono, also of LONDON —Mark Selby held with Fognini, who has alemerged victorious in a head-to-head duel Kenya, taking third in 2:07:08. ready won the Vina del Mar his nerve to beat Australia’s with Kenya’s Eric Ndiema for the Hamburg Speaking moments after the race, tournament in Chile this Marathon title on Sunday (4), the 24-year- Dechasa was already looking ahead to later Neil Robertson 17-15 in a year, feeling the full force of hard-fought World Champiold setting a personal best of 2:06:44 – the in the year, when he thinks he can break the 24-year-old Klizan’s third-fastest winning time in the history of new ground in the marathon and record a onship semi-final on Satur- powerful forehand. day. Selby now faces twofast time. “I will celebrate now with my famthe race. Klizan, who beat detime defending champion “This means a lot to me,” said Dechasa.ily and coach, and then take a break for fending champion Tommy Ronnie O’Sullivan, bidding “It’s my sixth marathon, and the first time recovery,” he said. “I will then make a plan Haas in straight sets in the I’ve won. My best before this was second for running a fast time in September, 2:05 for a sixth world title in total, in a best of 35-frame final that semis despite stomach or 2:04. This win will mean a lot for me in BERLIN: Slowakian Martin Klizan retruns the ball to Italian top seed Fabio Fognini in Seoul.” The Ethiopian picked up €20,000 gets underway at Sheffield’s pains, broke twice in the the coming years.” during the Munich Open final. in prize money for the win, Crucible Theatre in northern second set and continued to and added his name to the England on Sunday. dominate in the decider, givlist of former champions that It took Selby, a losing fi- ing Fognini the run-a-round includes Dechasa’s training nalist against John Higgins with a string of drop shots. partner Shami Dawit – who Fognini, renowned for seven years ago, some 12 won the race in 2012 – and hours to defeat 2010 world his short temper, vented his last year’s victor, Eliud champion Robertson whereasfrustration in the second Kipchoge of Kenya. O’Sullivan had already givengame of the third set and was Dechasa made his intenhimself a day off by easing handed a point penalty aftions clear early in the race, past Barry Hawkins 17-7 on ter smashing his racket. and was always prominent Friday. Heading into Klizan, whose ranking is learnt here. B IPIN DANI behind the three pacemakSaturday’s final session Selbyslumped after a wrist injury “There are lot of players who have ers as they passed the halfOBSERVER CORRESPONDENT and Robertson were all square last year, kept his cool and applied for the job and it is going to be a way mark in 1:03:32. If anyat 12-12.—AFP never looked back. — APP M UMBAI —Grant Flower, the former Zimbig competition”, Flower said. Lot will also thing, the Ethiopian found babwe batsman doesn’t consider depend on who takes over as Head the pace too relaxed. “The Inzamam-ul-Haq as his competitor for theCoach. pace was comfortable for the Pakistan batting job. Flower was non-committal on whether first half, but still felt a little The 43-year-right handed Zimbathe batsman is more beneficial as Head bit slow,” he said. “My plan bwean batsman who also bowled lift-armCoach or the bowler as there lie pros and was to run a faster time toorthodox, has confirmed having applied cons. day but I still ran a personal the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for Flower considers safety and secubest, so I’m happy.” MADRID —World number one Rafael Nadal admitted shock with the batting coach. The team’s former cap-rity issues in Pakistan are improved Shortly after the leading defeats to David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro in recent tain Inzamam-ul-Haq is also in the race. now. “Relatively the situation is lot betgroup passed the 30km mark HAMBURG: Shumi Dechasa after winning the 2014 weeks have shaken his confidence as he looks to defend “I don’t consider Inzamam as my ri- ter and we see positives (in working in in 1:30:31, Dechasa surged Hamburg Marathon. his Madrid Masters title this week. val. Inzi was a great batsman and is a Pakistan). My family will back me if I to the front and only the preThe 13-time Grand Slam champion has appeared algood coach. It is up to the PCB to apam appointed to work as coach in Pakirace favourite, Eric Ndiema of Kenya, wasAnother notable performance in the men’s most unbeatable once he hits the red clay of Europe in point the right candidate”, Flower, now stan”, he added. able to follow the Ethiopian’s move. As race came from Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi, recent years, but comes into Madrid having lost at the in UK to meet his family members, said Grant Flower’s elder brother Andy they entered the final two kilometres, Monte Carlo Masters for only the third time in his career who in his fifth marathon of the year exclusively over telephone. Flower was also England coach. Interthough, Dechasa was visibly the stronger recorded a time of 2:09:36 for ninth place. and for the first time at the Barcelona Open since 2003. Flower, who has scored more than tenestingly, both brothers registered centuof the leading duo and began to open a “Losing always creates doubts, anyone who tells you Kawauchi intends to complete at least five thousand runs in Tests and ODIs’, has ries in the same innings against Pakistan gap, which grew to 17 seconds by the time more marathons this year, with his focus the opposite is lying,” he said on Sunday. not appeared for the interview, but the (at Harare, 1995) and their team won the he crossed the finish line victorious in “There is no benefit in losing. The easiest thing is to PCB officials are already likely to have Test by an innings. In the same Test, Inzi’s 2:06:44. Ndiema slowed considerably overnow on winning gold at the Asian Games keep winning because everything comes naturally with“negotiated” with him over the phone, it 71 runs could not save the follow-on. the final kilometre but held on for second in October.—AFP out thinking.—AFP

Cycling: Froome bags final stage to retain Romandie title

Motorcycling: Marquez makes it four wins out of four in Jerez

Qualifier Klizan stuns top seed Fognini for Munich title

Ethiopia’s Dechasa wins Hamburg marathon

Snooker: Selby sees off Robertson to reach world final

Don’t see Inzi as my batting coach rival, says Grant Flower

Defeats create doubts for worried Nadal

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