Nawaz leaves Karachi. No discussion on Rangers issues KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Karachi on Monday, accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Water and Power and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Trade and Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir, but left without meeting the chief minister or the governor on the issue of Rangers’ powers. Earlier, circles close to the PML-N appeared optimistic that Sharif will hold a meeting with Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad on the discord between the centre and Sindh over Rangers’ powers. An official press release about the premier’s visit said: “PM Nawaz Sharif will visit Karachi on Monday (today). He will have three official engagements: visit Port Qasim Authority to review development plans of the authority; review Port Qasim’s power project and address an FPCCI function.” The prime minister left for Port Qasim Authority (PQA) soon after CM Shah received him at Karachi airport as per the official protocol.At PQA, Sharif reviewed development plans of the authority and progress of ongoing projects. Chairman PQA Agha Jan Akhtar and Secretary Ports and Shipping Khalid Pervaiz briefed the premier about different ongoing projects executed by the authority. In a light conversation with a Chinese engineer supervising the development of a 1, 320MW coal-based power project, the premier asked the official to ensure the project is completed by Dec 2017. The prime minister had himself laid foundation of the project, to be completed at a cost of $1.5 billion, Radio Pakistan reported. It is the first power project being [...]
12 reasons why Karachi University is better than LUMS The University of Karachi or KU is a public research university located within the neighborhood of Gulshan-e-Iqbal of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It’s one of the earliest universities in Pakistan and rated among the top ten universities throughout the country with regard to the international standard, based on the Higher-Education Commission (HEC) in 2013. In 2009, the university successfully entered its name in the QS World University Rankings for the top 500 universities in the whole world. Worlds distinguished, and prominent scholars are associated and affiliated with the university as faculty, researchers, or alumni since its institution. The university offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and better than 19 world-class research institutes are under the university in all over Karachi. With an approximated of more than 80,000 pupils presently attending the university, the KU is the university with the biggest nationwide registration as well as the most popular university in Pakistan and abroad by the amount of applicants.The university is, in addition, a part of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom. The Karachi University holds a unique status in the nation’s educational process and is eminent reputation for conducting multi disciplinary research in science and technology, medical research, and social sciences. As a respected research and reaching institution, the university is dedicated to intellectual leadership, and to excellence in both acquiring [...]
Hundreds of thousands march in Pakistani capital against Taliban Over one hundred thousand followers of Altaf Hussain of Motahidda Qaumi Movement ( MQM ) took to the streets of Karachi to vent their frustration in the Taliban, whom they blame for numerous problems to the government. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today faces intense pressure to step-up the military offensive against insurgents.As Much As 38 insurgents are believed to be dead after Pakistani fighter planes bombed suspected Taliban militant hideouts near to the Afghan border on Sunday. Most are located in the North Waziristan region. The federal government planes targeted six hideouts in the Tirah valley, regarded as employed for making explosives and training suicide bombers.The Sunni Islamist Taliban wants Pakistan to change it’s political and legal systems and accept Islamic law. Peace talks have now divided and this season has witnessed an escalation of violence. Regardless of this, both sides still insist they’re available to discussions.
Terrorist attacks in Pakistan – 6 policemen killed KARACHI: At least six policemen were killed and several people injured when police vehicles came under attack near the residence of Muhajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H) chief Afaq Ahmed in Karachi’s Landhi neighbourhood on Saturday night.TV reports suggest that the first attack occurred in Landhi number 6 area when unidentified miscreants hurled a hand grenade inside a police mobile positioned outside Afaq Ahmed’s house. Three policemen were killed in the incident. The MQM-H leader remained safe in the attack as he was not currently living at his Landhi residence. Later, another police mobile was attacked near Landhi Hospital when unidentified gunmen opened fire on it killing three police personnel on the spot. A passerby was also injured in the incident. Injured were shifted to Jinnah Hospital in reportedly critical condition. “At least six policemen were killed when unknown gunmen on motorcycles fired at their patrol vehicles with automatic weapons and threw a hand grenade at one vehicle,” senior police official Munir Shaikh told AFP confirming the incidents. Shaikh said the police were investigating who was behind the attack, adding that nobody had claimed responsibility for the shootings. Meanwhile, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MPA Muhammad Kamran Farooqi came under attack when unknown gunmen opened fire on his car in North Karachi. Farooqi escaped the attack unhurt, however, his personal guard sustained wounds. Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, [...]
Chaudhry Aslam SP Police with ‘guards’ drops to Taliban in Karachi The Taliban in Pakistan have said a “huge victory” using the suicide car-bomb killing of leading police Superintendent Chaudhry Aslam, who’d a reputation as “Pakistan’s hardest cop”.His vehicle was rammed by a car packed with explosives in Karachi.Three other officers died with him.Aslam have been a Taliban target for a long time, enduring ten different attempts on his life, he explained in 2011. Around 200 cops were killed in 2013 in Karachi, home to 18-million individuals. Aslam frequently complained concerning the insufficient police equipment, training and funding. Many officials don’t have enough bullets due to their guns, have no learning data gathering and don’t make enough to aid their own families. Recently, the Taliban has extended its influence in areas dominated by ethnic Pashtuns fleeing fighting across the Afghan-Pakistan border, and in Karachi. Aslam rejected criticism of his police force when human-rights advocates said police were involved with extra-judicial executions. The Taliban said so too. KARACHI WRITER PUBLISHING: SP Chaudhry Aslam — emblematic of success for many, hate for others Police morale may be dented by his brutal end to some degree. It might are also a decline for his peers they never considered. However the end achieved by SP Mohammad Aslam Khan was never sudden. The 2006 thoughts of the Brohi situation weren’t around when he came underneath the spotlight again last year for no distinct purpose. Being an SP for Investigation East-Two, [...]