Sindh Government News March 26, 2012

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TRANSFERS AND POSTINGS

Karachi, March 26: The Chief Justice and the Judges of the High Court of Sindh have ordered the following transfers and postings of Additional District & Sessions Judges, with immediate effect, in the public interest:

            Mr. Naveed Hussain Kolachi, has been transferred from Rato Dero to Khairpur against the post lying vacant, while Mr. Manzoor Ali Khamisani from Larkana to Rato Dero vice Mr. Naveed Hussain Kolachi.

            Besides, Mr. Abdul Hayee Memon Civil Judge & Judicial Magistrate also transferred from Sanghar Civil Judge to Kot Diji against the post lying vacant.

            Mr. Moula Bux Solangi Civil Judge & Judicial Magistrate from Diplo to Khairpur Nathan Shah vice Mr. Muhammad Shujaat Mirza who has been transferred to Diplo.

CHIEF SECRETARY PRESIDES MEETING FOR CLEARANCE OF UTILITIES/KW&SB BILLS

Karachi, March 26: Chief Secretary Sindh Raja Muhammad Abbas has asked the Administrative Secretaries to depute a responsible officer in each department specifically to deal with the utilities bills i.e. KESC, KW&SB & SSGC with a view to ensure timely clearance of the Bills and reconcile them, if need be.

            Presiding a meeting in Sindh Secretariat this morning the Chief Secretary noted that bills should have been paid intime, so that facilities could remain continue. He advised the Secretaries of Health, Local Government, Public Health Engineering and Live Stock & Fisheries departments, to settle the KW&SB dues within a couple of days. Secretary Education informed the meeting that dues of KW&SB have almost been paid, however the settlement of few colleges worth Rs. 4.00 million is in process. Raja Annas instructed the M.D. KW&SB to ensure reconciliation and removal of short-fall, to this effect pestained to all departments, and submit report by the end of this month.

            Those who attended the meeting include ACS Home Sohail Akbar Shah, Secretary Education Dr. M. Siddiq Memon, Secretary Industries Zameer Khan, Special Secretary Finance, Shakeel Mangnijo, Administrator KMC M. H. Syed and other senior officers.

THREATING LETTERS TO MPA’S COWARDLY MOVE – SHAZIA MARRI RESOLVE OF PEOPLE OF SINDH FAR STRONGER TO FOIL SUCH SADIST TACTICS – SINDH INFORMATION MINISTER

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Karachi, March 26: Sindh Government continues to focus on development efforts for the prosperity of Sindh and its people, said Shazia Marri in her statement issued here today. Marri said that today due to democracy and greater reconciliation in the country, we have been able to achieve provincial autonomy as envisioned in the 1973 constitution. “It is only today that provinces have got their rights and their voices are being heard”, said the Information Minister. Marri said that after the 18th amendment and the long awaited and hard won NFC Award with multiple factors formula, Sindh’s just demand of revenue generation efforts was accepted alongwith the demands of other provinces. She said that President Asif Ali Zardari’s consistent patronage and particular focus had made this new NFC Award possible. “Today there’s no fighting over the detrimental KBD project, no Baloch being threatened of consequences, Pakhtoons not being deprived of their identity and the suffering of masses in southern Punjab is being realized.”, Marri reiterated. Information Minister termed the two floods as an exceptional challenge for Sindh where over 45 billion rupees outside budget was spent. Regardless of this, she said that the Sindh government continues to prioritise the development projects like the Thar coal, rehabilitation and construction of roads network, grant of land to landless haris, clean drinking water plants, small business opportunities through Sindh waseela-e-haq program and distribution of 3000 rickshaws, incentives to farmers resulting in enhanced yields of major crops particularly wheat and so much more.
Terming the threatening letters to Assembly members as a cowardly move, Marri said that the mindset behind it was threatened itself by the strengthening of Sindh after the 18th Amendment and new NFC Award. “There has always been a propoganda against the democrats in Pakistan and the sadist move has always been such tactics”, Marri stated. She said that Pakistan People Party has continuously struggled and sacrificed for a strong and democratic Pakistan which is only possible with the strengthening of the provinces. “Such cowards can only write letters because the resolve of the people of Sindh is far stronger than they can even imagine”, said a content Marri.

SINDH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO DISTRIBUTE LAPTOPS AMONG STUDENTS UNDER NEXT ADP 

Karachi, March 26: Senior Minister for Education and literacy, Pir Mazhar ul Haq has announced that one lac lap tops would be provided to the intelligent students of Province during next year under (ADP).

            He was talking with media after surprise visit of Jan Muhammad Jamali presticizing school in Hyderabad on Monday. He expressed his anger over not releasing funds of SMC to the school from last 9 years. He directed Chief Program Officer of Reform Support Program (RSU) to release SMC funds immediately. He also directed Secretary Education to initiate enquiry in this regard and submit its report.

            Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq announced Rs. 10 lacs as special grant for school for purchasing of necessary required equipments and other material for the school. He also announced one computer for library, construction of head Masters office in Montessori Section, Air Conditioner for Computer Lab, UPS, net, Generator and Montessori Material for the school to provide the better facilities and environment to the students of school.

            He further directed to the Head Master of the School to establish library for the students urgently and directed Secretary Education Board Allah Dino Vighio to donate the books of stories and other general knowledge for the children/students of the school. Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq has announced the library of school in the name of first head Master of school saeen Baharmal while the computer library has named after Mr. Abdul Gafoor Memon a student fellow of his.

            He said that he was student of the said school during the year 1957-58.

            Senior Minister said that Government was introducing Education System on modern style and in this regard, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Interaction Board classes were being started in one boys and one girls school including college in every district headquarter of province

PLACEMENT PLAN FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH BEING IMPLEMENTED SUCCESSFULLY – SYED QAIM ALI SHAH

Karachi, March 26:  The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that a comprehensive “Placement Plan” for unemployed youth is being implemented by the PPP government to provide income and employment opportunities to them. He said that Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme (BBSYDP) and Sindh Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) under the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, were two important organs of this plan. This he said while addressing the graduation ceremony as a chief guest at Sindh Vocational Training Institute established by STEVTA in cooperation with Pakistan Air Force at Nawabshah.

             The Sindh Minister for STEVTA Mr. Abdul Salam Thaheem, MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio, Secretary Culture Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Mr. Ahmed Bux Narejo and other officers and notables also attended the ceremony.

            The Chief Minister Sindh said that 1,06,000 unemployed youths were being provided training in more than 60 different trades and 30% of them have already been absorbed in different government organizations.

            He said that the people of Sindh had faced victimization for last many years during the previous regimes and added that people of Sindh were ignored in every field because of their loyalties with PPP & demand for democratic system. He said that whenever PPP came into power, it has not only opened the doors of employment but also created more opportunities of jobs for the socio-economic uplift of poor people. The Chief Minister also announced to establish such kind of institutes in other districts of Sindh especially in Jacobabad and Thatta districts.

            While appreciating the efforts of the PAF for providing qualitative training to the youths, the Chief Minister Sindh said that in addition to Pak Army, PAF has always rendered services especially in rescue and relief operations during floods in 2010 and heavy rainfall in 2011. He said that it was because of the services of PAF, lives of many innocent people were saved and now providing marvelous services for grooming the youths of Sindh for their enlightened future. The Sindh Chief Minister gave away the certificates to the graduates of 2nd batch of the training institute.

            Later talking to the Journalists, the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that Sindh was the founder province of Pakistan and any attempt for its division would be considered a conspiracy against Pakistan. He said all political parties were against division of Sindh and people and media should not pay heed on such slogans.

            Responding in a question law & order situation, the Sindh Chief Minister said that comparatively, the law & order situation in Sindh was improved. He said that the Target Killing and heinous crimes have been curbed to a great extend, similarly the street crimes also being curbed. To another question, the Chief Minister said that rare incident does not means, the deterioration of law & order and added that same were being carried out under the conspiracy to destabilize the democratic government. “We have foiled such conspiracies with success and continue to foil theses nefarious designs in future as well, he added.

           The Sindh Chief Minister said that his government was specially focusing on the law & order situation and as such the Sindh Police, was being provided equipments, vehicles, arms & ammunition. He said that when we came into power in 2008, 78 kidnapped people were in the possession of dacoits but today even less then 20 people are reported as kidnapped.

            Responding to another question the Sindh Chief Minister said that MQM was part of government and was enjoying 1/3 portfolios of the cabinet and all decisions of the coalition government were being taken with consensus.

           Earlier, the Air Commodore Mr. Naveed Khaliq while delivering his key note address said that due to keen interest of President of Pakistan Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Air Force Chief, this institution  for skill development of youth belonging to backward areas was established at Nawabshah with latest equipments and machineries. He said that Pak Air Force always had played active role in socio-economic uplift of people and was striving hard to open new avenues of employment opportunities for the youths of Sindh under BBSYDP and STEVTA. He said that 90 candidates had passed out in first batch of this institute and 39 graduates of them have been absorbed in PAF as Airman and now these skilled man power have to handle costly Aircraft of PAF. He said that 100 youths had been enrolled in 2nd batch out of which 98 have successfully passed with flying colors, whereas two candidates had dropped out themselves due to their domestic problems. He said that this batch consists of 07 girls and hoped that this ratio of girls candidates would also increased in next batch. He said that today we are launching another Pakistan Information Centre here at Hyderabad to update the youths of the interior Sindh about the opportunities being offered by the PAF to them time to time.

            The Managing Director STEVTA Abdul Wahid Uqaily in his welcome address, highlighted the qualitative training and said that the aim of the STEVTA was to groom-up the youths for their future career. He said that this institute was established in April, 2011. He said that 39 graduates of first batch have been inducted in PAF as Airman which was great achievement of STEVTA. He appreciated the cooperation of Pakistan Air Force and added that it has encouraged his organization to set up such institutions in other districts of the province as well.   

            Later, the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated Pakistan Air force Information Centre at Nawabshah by cutting the ribbon and unveiling the plaque. He took round of centre where he was briefed about the activities of the centre.

           The Sindh Chief Minister also visited the house of Mr. Ziaul Hassan Lanjar the Coordinator of MNA and Chairperson PPP Women Wing Ms. Faryall Talpur to offer fateha on sad demise of his elder brother.