Archive for February, 2014

Police Bus attacked in Karachi, 11 cops killed 40 injured

Police Bus attacked in Karachi, 11 cops killed 40 injured

Atleast Eleven policemen were killed and more than 40 injured when a suicide blast occurred near a police vehicle in Razzaqabad area of Karachi Thursday morning, Geo News reported.

According to the initial report, the incident occurred in Razzakabad near the police training center where eleven cops were martyred and over forty injured when a suicide blast took place near a police bus early today morning.

SSP Malir Rao Anwaar told that evidences indicate that a suicide bomber had rammed the explosives-laden vehicle into the police van carrying more than 50 personnel who were on their way to discharge their duties at Bilawal House. However, police is investigating the matter to ascertain the facts.

Security forces cordoned off the area and sealed the blast site.

The dead bodies and injured were shifted to Jinnah Hospital for medico-legal formalities and treatment respectively where six policemen were said to be in critical condition, according to the hospital sources.

Traffic on National Highway was suspended after the security forces closed the main artery for any sort of commuting. (The News)

karachi firing at shrineAt least nine people were killed and 10 others injured as gunmen fired on a shrine in the city on Sunday. Police and rescue sources said some six armed men on motorcycles came to the shrine of Meharban Ali Shah alias Jalali Baba in Baldia Town and fired on the people, who were attending a mehfil-e-sama. The attackers, who were wearing crash helmets, fled after the shooting.

The bodies and injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK). The deceased included a two-year-old girl. The injured included a women, said hospital sources, which added that the condition of three of the injured was critical. Police said the attackers also hurled a grenade before firing at the people with automatic weapons. They said the shrine belonged to a retired DSP. Heavy contingent of police and Rangers reached the shrine and cordoned off nearby areas after the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. A case has been registered against the unidentified attackers and police have started investigation. Three persons were killed and several others injured in a fresh spate of violence in different areas of the city on Saturday. Security personnel also arrested 23 suspects, including two foreigners, during a search operation and recovered weapons and drugs. (Daily Times)

LRBT Mohammad Mustafa

Mohammad Mustafa

11 year old Mohammad Mustafa, son of a poor farmer, is a student of 5th grade and lives in Larkana. Mustafa’s teachers had expressed their concern to Mustafa and his father about his poor  reading and writing abilities which they suspected was due to his eye sight. The father, who was illiterate, ignored these concerns as he thought that it was because Mustafa wasn’t interested in studies. But the major reason was Affordability. The school struck off his name due to poor performance. He was then admitted to a Govt.School but after a few days they also refused to keep him as he could not read the board or write properly.

 The Principal advised his parents to take Mustafa to LRBT ‘s Free eye Hospital at Gambat and get his eyes checked. The father now had no choice but to take Mustafa to LRBT, where he was diagnosed with bi-lateral congenital cataract and admitted on the same day for surgery which was successful.

 His father shed tears of happiness Mustafa has high aims and he does not want to adopt his family’s profession. Instead he wants to study and become a Police officer.

arms in karachiGujjar Arts Production is going to make a film on #Karachi situation named Gang War, said CEO Gujjar Arts Production and the Director of film Shahzad Ahmeed Ghujjar at a press conference at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday.

He said that they are going to make a film on the current situation of metropolitan city, Karachi. He said that the film will be based not on any organization, linguistic group and on area, but it will describe the overall situation of whole country because nowadays every area of country is affected from this war. He said that this film is based on the theme of national unity.

He said that the film would be shot in ten places including Karachi and with a cost of Rs 30,000,000. He said that producer of the film is Riaz Gujjar and it is written by Saleem Murrad. Its playback singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the music directed by Ali Afzal.

The director of the film said that the shooting will start within ten days and the movie will be released in six months. He said that they will introduce new artists from television and film industry in this film.


Asad Said Jafar

Mr. Asad S. Jafar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Philips Electrical Industries of Pakistan Limited has been elected as the President of the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) for the year 2014.

This was announced at the 154th Annual General Meeting of the OICCI held at the Chamber on Friday, January 31, 2014. Mr. Asif  Saad, Chief Executive Officer, Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited, was elected as the Vice President. The other elected members of the OICCI Managing Committee for 2014 are as follows: 

Mr. Atif Aslam Bajwa
Bank Alfalah Limited

Mr. Saad Amanullah Khan
Gillette Pakistan Limited

Mr. Irfan Siddiqui
Meezan Bank Limited

Mr. Faisal Sabzwari
Procter & Gamble Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd

Mr. Magdi Batato
Nestle Pakistan Limited

Mr. Aftab Husain
Pakistan Refinery Limited

Mr. Asim M. Khan
Pakistan Petroleum Limited

Mr. Syed Khalid Siraj Subhani
Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited

Asad S. Jafar is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Philips Electrical Industries of Pakistan Limited, a role that he has held since January 1, 2009. His professional journey with Philips spans over a period of fifteen years, including various senior positions in Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. Prior to his current role, he served as Director, Supply Chain Management for the ASEAN region for Philips Lighting.

The Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) is the collective voice of 196 major foreign investors in Pakistan from 35 different countries, operating in 14 different sectors of the Pakistan economy. Established over 150 years ago in 1860, primarily as a Business Chamber for foreign investors, the OICCI is focused on promoting new foreign investment besides protecting the interest of existing foreign investors in the country. The Chamber through its diversified activities contributes significantly to supporting commerce and industry across the country.