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July 2, 2016

MULTAN City News


July 2, 2016

‘Govt ready to transfer power to LG reps’

From Our Correspondent

MULTAN: The provincial government wants to transfer power to the newly-elected local government representatives but some under trial cases are a key hurdle to it.

This was said by ADLG Khizar Hayat while reading a message of CM Shahbaz Sharif in a convention held at Raza Hall here on Friday. He said that litigation was the major cause of delay in mayor and deputy mayors’ elections. He said that the litigation had also delayed elections on special seats. The PML-N believed that the local government institutions were the only source of serving people at the grassroots level, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, District Coordination Officer Nadir Chattha said that the Multan City District Government and the Local Government Department would provide funds for hiring buildings on rent for UC offices. The DCO assured the UC chairmen, deputy chairmen and general councillors that transfer of power would be started before Eid. As many as 68 UC chairmen, deputy chairmen and general councillors attended the convention.


Jumatul Wida, Al-Quds Day

From Our Correspondent

MULTAN: Jumatul Wida and Al-Quds Day were observed in the city. Activists of the Shia Ulema Council staged a demonstration at Nawan Sheher Chowk under the leadership of Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, Tanveerul Kazim, Maulana Ghulam Mustafa, Maulana Mujahid Gardezi and Zeeshan Haider to express their solidarity with Palestinians.

A large number of men and women belonging to the Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen and Imamia Students Organisation also took out a rally from Imambargah Shah Yousaf Gardez up to Chowk Ghantha Ghar. MWM south Punjab secretary Allama Syed Iqtidar Hussain Naqvi led the rally. Speaking on the occasion, MWM office-bearers Allama Iqtidar Hussain Naqvi, Allama Qazi Nadir Hussain Alvi and ISO office-bearers Muhammad Raza condemned the Israeli atrocities on Palestinians. They also criticised the world leaders for keeping mum over Israeli atrocities. Participants of the rallies were holding placards and banners. Meanwhile, religious parties observed Jumatul Wida with religious zeal and fervour. The day was observed to express support and solidarity with the oppressed Muslims of Palestine.

Ulema and scholars called for greater Muslim unity. They emphasised the importance of maintaining unity and sectarian harmony, asking the people to beware of miscreants and anti-state elements, who wanted to create animosity.



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