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Lahore

August 20, 2009
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Lahore

August 20, 2009

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31st Pak marines batch graduates

Karachi

The 31st batch of Pak Marines formally joined the regular Pakistan Naval Force on Wednesday upon completion of 54 weeks of professional training. The graduation parade was held at the Marines Training Centre, PNS Qasim, with Rear Admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar (Flag Officer Sea Training) as the chief guest, according to an ISPR (Navy) press release. The chief guest said that the role of Pak Marines has always been vital and exceptional in the Pakistan Navy. Apart from safeguarding coastal installations, they also protect the south-eastern borders of the country and provide air defence to important naval installations. Earlier, in his welcome address, Pak Marines Commander Captain Muhammad Waris highlighted the salient features of the marines’ training.



SUP blames govt for sugar crisis

By our correspondent

Karachi

The former Speaker, Sindh assembly, and President, Sindh United Party (SUP), Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah, has blamed the government of Pakistan for the current sugar crisis. According to his statement issued on Wednesday, Shah said that the government did not import sugar in December and later an agreement between Manzoor Wattoo, on behalf of the government, and sugar mill owners was the main reason for the recent sugar crisis. The SUP demanded of the government that a preliminary committee be constituted to look into the matter. Shah further said that this artificial crisis was created to facilitate the sugar mill owners and it was quite obvious that most of the sugar mills were owned and run by the politicians. “The government is trying to entertain these people in return for support,” he added.



Parking charges notified

By our correspondent

Karachi

The City District Government, Karachi (CDGK) has set parking charges for cars at Rs10 and for motorcycles at Rs5 at eight different parking places. These places include Beach View

Park, Paradise Centre, Zoo, Hyderi Market, Sindbad, Crystal Court and Hill Park. However, Rs20 will be charged for parking at the Faizi Rahimeen Art Gallery, M.R. Kayani Road. The spokesman of the city government has asked the general public to avoid paying extra parking charges and register their complaints at 1339 or 9230819.



Shutdowns continue

Karachi

Jan Abbas Zaidi said that at 2 pm Wednesday, the KESC had been supplying 2,149MW against a total demand of 2,173MW. Wapda had been supplying 620MW. A SCADA-related shut down had been carried out at thr Mauripur circuit, he said, adding that during the previous 24 hours, the utility had registered 30 faults, including an HT wire break in Memon Goth, a constraint in 250 KV PMT in Surjani, another PMT at Rashid Minhas Road, a feeder constraint in North Karachi and a PMT constraint in Block F, North Nazimabad. The Khokhrapar sub-station had already been normalized while maintenance work was under way in the remaining areas, he said.



Jashn-e-Azadi celebrated

Karachi

The traditional colours of Pakistan came to life at the City Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology when members of the students’ Club Razzmatazz, along with members of the technical staff put up Dhaaba Basanti (a themed food stall) to celebrate the patriotic spirit of Independence Day on the August 13. “We ought to show the world that Pakistanis are a rocking people,” said the President of Club Razzmatazz dressed as Basanti, “We’re zinda dil people despite all our worries.” —By Anum Ali



Celebrations at Dawood Public School

Dawood Public School (DPS) held its Independence Day celebrations at the school premises on Thursday. Participants of the celebrations, which included the students and staff members, gathered around a huge Pakistani flag measuring 20,000 square feet. The flag was fashioned from rocks and pebbles that were painted green and white. Later, the students sang national songs.





Site Town to ensure smooth traffic flow during Ramazan

By our correspondent

Karachi

There must be smooth traffic flow during Ramazan in the town, Site Town Nazim Izharuddin Ahmed Khan said on Wednesday. He was conducting a routine meeting with regard to the arrival of Ramazan along with the police, traffic police, community police, the employees of Water and Sewerage Board and town officials at his office. The Nazim directed the concerned staff to remove encroachments and other obstacles to keep the flow of traffic smooth and in order. The town also directed the sanitation staff to pay special attention to hygienic conditions in the town to facilitate residents. The Nazim said that the local town administration will also install camps at different locations to help out people the way they did last year.



Position holders receive shields

By our correspondent

Karachi

Sindh Minister for Education, Pir Mazhar ul Haq distributed shields among the position holders of science and general groups of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) examinations on Wednesday. He talked to the media during a programme held by the Directorate of Private Institutions, Sindh, to appreciate the outstanding performance of the position holders from Hyderabad and Karachi boards in a local hotel. “We do not have funds to award cash prizes to the position holders,” he admitted. Haq further said that all positions were clinched by private schools and that was why the directorate of private institutions had organised this programme.



Woman’s body found

Woman’s body found: The body of an unidentified woman was found from the Gulshan-e-Maymar police station limits on Tuesday. According to a Madadgaar Helpline statement, the woman was wearing green and yellow clothes with a blue dupatta and aged about 25-30 years. It said that the deceased looks like Saraiki or Sindhi and she might have been strangulated. Anyone who can identify the woman may contact Madadgaar Helpline at 111-911-922 or 35685824 or visit its office.

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