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June 19, 2006

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June 19, 2006

Air chief leaves for Turkey, USA

By our correspondent

KARACHI: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mehmood Ahmed has proceeded abroad for official visits to Turkey and USA. He was seen-off by Vice Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Rashid Kalim, said a press release issued from the Directorate of Public Relations, Pakistan Air Force, here on Sunday. During the visits, the air chief would discuss matters of

professional interest with the host countries.



Fair weather forecast

KARACHI: Fair, partly cloudy weather with gusty winds has been forecast for the city over the next 24 hours, with maximum temperature ranging between 33 and 35 degrees Celsius. According to meteorological department, the maximum temperature recorded 33.9 degrees and the minimum was 27.8 degrees Celsius with 61pc humidity.



KU power supply

KARACHI: The Karachi University Teachers Society (KUTS) has demanded that uninterrupted electricity supply to the campus should be ensured. A spokesman for the KUTS, in a statement issued here on Sunday, urged the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) that regular supply of electricity be ensured to KU, which is the non-commercial bulk user of power from KESC. The KUTS has also called for exempting the Karachi University from load-shedding.



Murder conspiracy condemned

By our correspondent

KARACHI: Muttahida MNAs have strongly condemned the murder conspiracy against MQM leader Altaf Hussian and warned that if any harm was done to Altaf Hussain, the conspirators will not have place in this world. In a statement they said that Altaf Hussain is making struggle for the 98 per cent poor and middle class people and this murder conspiracy proves that he is against jagirdari system, therefore evil forces have made this nefarious plan. They said that such people would never succeed in their evil designs.



14th Shuhada anniversary



KARACHI: The 14th anniversary of the Shuhada of Muttahida Qaumi Movement will be observed on Monday. Quran Khawani and Fateha will be held for Eisal-e-Sawab to the Shuhada and homage will paid to them. A central meeting in this regard will be organised at Khursheed Memorial Hall, Azizabad after Zuhr prayers on Monday. Programmes in this connection will also be arranged under all MQM Zones in the interior of Sindh. Besides, Sindh the anniversary of MQM Shuhada will also be observed in Punjab, NWFP, Balochistan and Azad Kashmir.



Seminar

KARACHI: A two-day seminar on Development of Mineral Resources of Sindh will be held from June 20 at 10am in a local hotel. The seminar is organised by Mines and Mineral Development Department and Sindh Coal Authority. The Sindh Minister for Mines and Mineral Development Irfanullah Khan Marwat will inaugurate the event.







Police backing criminals in Lyari: Pasban

KARACHI: Pasban President Syed Ashraf Hussain on Sunday said that some law enforcers in Baghdadi and Kalakot police stations within Lyari Town had given freehand to criminals, robbers, extortionists and drug mafia, at the cost of lives of innocent Lyariites. Addressing a demo in front of the Karachi Police Club against the highhandedness of police in Lyari he said that some plainclothes were conducting raids in various areas of the town to harass innocent citizens. “They search houses without warrants, beat up youth and misbehave with women.” The demonstrators holding placards condemning criminal activities in Lyari raised slogans against the police. Pasban Lyari Town President Akram Agria and General Secretary Rafiq Shaheen, Abid Baloch, Rafiq Baloch, Ramzan Commando and others were also present.



Exams postponed

KARACHI: The examinations for the recruitment of police constables, which were scheduled to be held from June 22 has been postponed due to some unavoidable circumstances. The new date of the examination will be announced later, said a spokesman of Sindh Police in an official announcement on

Sunday.



Ceremony of IT tower on 25th

By our correspondent

KARACHI: City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal will perform the ground breaking ceremony of Information Technology (IT) tower, the biggest building of Pakistan, adjacent to Civic Centre Karachi, on June 25. This is the first ever IT project being undertaken by the City District Government Karachi (CDGK).

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