EFFORTS AFOOT TO FLOURISH HARMONY IN KARACHI: SHARMILA SAYS RECONCILIATION POLICY BEING PURSUED FOR POLITICAL STABILITY
Karachi, March 27: Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh for Media, Sharmila Farooqi, said on Tuesday that the government with the help of its coalition partners and other political parties was making hectic efforts to flourish atmosphere of peace and harmony in Karachi.
Expressing grief over murder of Mansoor Mukhtar and his brother, she said culprits will soon be arrested and peace in the city restored.
The reconciliation policy is being pursued in true spirit for thriving political, social and economic stability in the country, particularly in Karachi, which is the lifeline of the nation. All coalition partners of the government are on board for people’s welfare and all decisions of the government were being taken with mutual understanding, she said in a statement.
Farooqi said that the government was striving to reduce crime in Karachi, however, it was also the responsibility of all stakeholders, including the media and non-governmental organisations to jointly struggle in this regard. It is also the responsibility of the opposition and other parties to join the government efforts for peace, harmony and socio-economic stability as part of the collective responsibility, she added.
“The Islam says people are like the members of one family wherein old men and women are like parents while youngsters are like brothers,” she said “We are one nation, so we should shun our petty differences. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto always struggled for strengthening inter-provincial harmony and federation, therefore, we all should also follow the suit.”, she added.
She said the present government was not only striving for durable peace and economic boom in the country but also in the world. “President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to Tajikistan will bolster bilateral trade and regional peace. The president is also making hectic efforts to establish Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline to cater to the energy needs of the country. The pipeline will further strengthen bilateral ties between the two Islamic countries,” she observed.
She said that the government was also striving tor ensure socio-economic justice and protection of people’s right. “The present government has raised education budget to a significant level and is striving to create more and more jobs, besides opening new business avenues across the country,” she concluded.
NO BAN ON CARRYING LICENCED WEAPONS WITHOUT UN-NECCESSARY DISPLAY-HOME DEPARTMENT
Karachi, March 27: Home Department, Government of Sindh has clarified that presently there is no ban on carrying of licensed weapons without un-necessary displaying.
“Provided that displaying/brandishing of weapon is strictly prohibited; the licensee shall not carry any arms to a fair, religious procession or other public assemblage or within the campus or precincts of any educational institution; and the license must be renewed/updated and weapon allowed therein registered in the office of concerned D.C. and Police Station”, the Home Department added.
144 IMPOSED IN DISTRICT GHOTKI FOR FIFTEEN DAYS
Karachi, March 27: Home Department, Government of Sindh has imposed ban on public gatherings, rallies, protests and demonstrations etc. for a period of Fifteen (15) days within the limits of district Ghotki with immediate effect.
According to an order issued by Home Department, the Police Officer up to the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector of concerned police station has been authorized to register the complaints under Section 188 PPC in writing for the violation of Section 144 Cr.P.C. against the violators of this order.
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