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May 23, 2017

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Conference fosters research culture

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: A two-day conference on water and environment was organised by the U.S-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) on Monday. Speaking in the inaugural ceremony of the conference, MUET Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Aslam Uqaili said that the sole purpose of educational and research institutes was to benefit the common people by uplifting their living standards through applied and action research, involving water and environment.

 

Boy allegedly tortured to death in police custody

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: Deputy Inspector General of the Sukkur Police has taken notice of the death of a boy, Abdul Razzak, who was allegedly tortured in police custody.  The DIG has suspended the concerned station house officer and ordered registration of case. According to reports, Abdul Razzaq was picked by Dahariki SHO and police allegedly tortured him on the directives of a trader named Haraish Kumar. It was reported that the deceased had not paid amount of interest to Haraish Kumar, which led to these consequences. The parents of Abdul Razzaq, along with his body, protested and demanded justice.

 

‘World Biodiversity Day’ observed

By our correspondent

SUKKUR: The ‘World Biodiversity Day’ was celebrated by the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) in the premises of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. The United Nations has declared May 22 as an International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. On this occasion, CBC Incharge Director Dr Mumtaz Saand spoke about significance of the day.

 

Education dept to utilise remaining funds

By our correspondent

NAWABSHAH: The Sindh Education Department has devised a plan to utilise funds worth billions of dollars prior to the arrival of new financial year. The funds will be used for installation of solar panels in schools, construction of boundary walls around schools and provision of potable water for students and staff. According to reports, committees have been formed at divisional and district level to utilise these funds. On the other hand, Sindh Education Secretary Abdul Aziz Uqaili said that it was difficult to resolve the issues of 150,000 teachers and employees while sitting at the secretariat.

 

Census data book goes missing

By our correspondent

NAWABSHAH: A population census book, carrying data of 250 houses, went missing here on Monday. Population Census Charge Superintendent Ghulam Abbas Khoso confirmed that the missing data book carried the data of 250 houses of Gharibabad Circle No.6, Block No. 603 and Charge No. 4. He further said that the census staff tried to find the book in the houses and shops of the above-mentioned areas, announcements were also made from the area mosques and help from police was also sought to find the data book but to no avail. Ghulam Abbas said that the same data was also recorded in another book luckily, adding that there was no need for another survey of that block.

KHAR: The political administration on Monday foiled a terror bid here and recovered explosive devices, official sources said. They said officials of the political administration raided Khairabad locality in Khar and recovered nine IEDs.The bomb disposal unit experts defused the bombs, the officials said.

 

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