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REMOVAL OF ILLEGAL HOARDINGS FROM KARACHI

KMC Administrator Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said the campaign of removal of illegal hoardings in the city was underway and will continue till the removal of all such boards. He also directed that the removal of illegal hoardings be speed up further. Inspecting the removal of illegal hoardings at Karsaz Road and near Hassan Square he instructed local taxes department to remove all those advertisements for which the concerned parties have not paid the advertisement fee. He said no illegal or unlawful practice will be tolerated in the city. He also directed all KMC departments to ensure performing their duties in accordance to the rules and regulations.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, flanked by Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Shareef, Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah and former President Asif Ali Zardari, Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ebad, presiding over a high level law and order meeting held at Governor House, Karachi.Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a high level meeting regarding Law & Order at Karachi today. The meeting was also attended by Former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, Governor Sind Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, Chief Minister Sind Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, ANP Senator Shahi Syed, Ex-MNA MQM Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi, Secretary General Jamat-e-Islami Mr. Liaqat Baloch, DG ISI Lt. General Zaheer-ul-Islam, Corps Commander Karachi Lt. General Sajjad Ghani, Secretary to PM Mr. Javaid Aslam, Chief Secretary Sind Mr. Sajjad Saleem Hotiana, Federal Secretary Interior Mr. Shahid Khan, Federal Secreatary Law Mr. Zafar Ullah Khan, Director General Intelligence Bureau Mr. Aftab Sultan, DG Rangers Sind Maj. General Rizwan Akhtar, DG ISPR Maj. General Asim Saleem Bajwa, Acting IG Police Sind Mr. Ghulam Haider Jamali, CCPO Karachi Mr. Shahid Hayat, Commissioner Karachi Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui and senior officers.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif apprised the participants about Federal Government’s efforts towards restoring peace in Karachi and reiterated that improvement in law and order should be above politics. PM further said that terrorists and criminals should be brought to justice without any  political prejudice. “We started operation in Karachi with the agreement of all political parties and stakeholders”, said the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister said that Karachi holds special significance for him, being the economic hub of Pakistan. “We want cooperation of all stakeholders in Karachi and I see no one who will not want to improve the law & order situation of Karachi, therefore, a joint solution is the only option”, said the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister emphasized upon capacity building of Sindh Police and appreciated acquisition of services of retired army personnel for maintaining law and order in Karachi.

Karachi 14 May, 2014 Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who arrived Karachi on one day visit, is being recieved by Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah at Airport,Prime Minister said that it is very natural that there will be retaliation from extremists and terrorists, but the government is prepared for that and all possible support will be provided to law enforcement agencies to counter the retaliation.

Prime Minister directed to constitute special committees to address any kind of hurdles or grievance being faced in the Karachi operation.

Prime Minister reiterated that the present government implemented Pakistan Protection Ordinance with a view to deal with the menace of terrorism and bring criminals to justice.

Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan briefed the meeting that state-of-the art equipment is being provided to law enforcement agencies and about Seven Hundred Thousand illegal mobile SIMS have been cancelled. He further elaborated that once 3G mobile technology is in place, we will further carry out crackdown against illegal SIMS.

Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said that Pak Army is ready to provide any kind of support to the Federal and Provincial Governments with hundred percent honesty and sincerity. “We will give our honest opinion and assistance whenever sought from us”, said the Army Chief. He also suggested that posting & transfers of Police personnel should be depoliticised and also stressed upon the need to equip them with modern equipment and resources.

Former President Mr. Asif Ali Zardari said that Sind Police needs to be equipped with resources. He further said that support from all political parties is need of the hour to bring peace in Karachi.

Chief Capital Police Officer Karachi briefed the participants that closure of illegal SIM will reduce crime by 50% and also assured that police is acting against criminals without discrimination and that there was no political pressure on Police.

Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan launch Cleanliness drive of Sharae FaisalGovernor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan said better results could not be achieved in public service works without making inter-coordination strong and effective between different organizations. This coordination was needed most for working on various uplift projects in Karachi. If we start working together it would not only increase the level of mutual confidence and establish fine working relations among the organizations but also make it easy to provide better services to people. He expressed these views while addressing as chief guest in the launching of cleanliness drive of Sharae-Faisal held at the Frere Hall on Sunday. Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui and Deputy Commissioner South Mustafa Jamal Qazi also spoke on this occasion whereas the program was attended by the Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui, deputy commissioners of different districts, administrators, various departmental heads and a good number of prominent citizens. Governor Sindh said besides improving the law and order conditions, development works were also being carried out in the city. Citizens would feel refreshing change with the solution of their problems hence, all civic organizations should work in coordination. He said work on bringing gradual improvement on the major city corridors was begun now and before this I.I Chundrigar was also made better due to its importance for the city and now security arrangements on this Wall Street of the city were being made under a comprehensive plan.

Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad said he felt pleasure on that the Commissioner of Karachi and the Administrator Karachi has already done lot of home work for the beautification of Sharae Faisal and other organizations were also fully cooperating in this connection. He said that he prayed for joint working of all city organizations for its betterment. About 10 Lac saplings were planted in past and the city’s environment will improve further with the addition of 3 Lac saplings more in Karachi.

Earlier Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui in his welcome address said the city administration was taking all civic bodies on board in the beautification of the city. We have a passion working for Governor Sindh’s vision of green and peaceful Karachi. About 3 Lac saplings will be planted in this campaign and we have this desire that this work for the cleanliness and beautification of city corridors extend to all areas of the city. He said the Administrator and Metropolitan Commissioner of Karachi have also fully supported this work and we all will continue to work with this spirit for making city clean and green.

Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said the projects which were completed in Karachi with the patronage and special attention of the Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan was not only an example but also a milestone for future. He said KMC has completed lot of development projects and work on many projects still going on which will be completed soon. Though KMC was not directly responsible for the cleanliness of whole city as the city was divided into many organizations which have their own land control and these bodies were charging for municipal tax in these areas, therefore it was their duty to provide municipal services in these areas. However the Municipal Services Department of KMC was working under mutual coordination of district municipal corporations. He said KMC was responsible for the maintenance of city’s major corridors and the big parks, therefore it has chosen Sharae Faisal for the beautification of city in the first phase. Besides carrying out cleanliness work on this central corridor of the city about 25 thousand evergreen saplings were also being planted alongside it. Deputy Commissioner South Mustafa Jamal Qazi thanked the Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and other notables for attending this program and expressed resolve that we all will work together for the beauty and cleanliness of the city. In the end Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui presented a souvenir to the Governor of Sindh Dr.Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan.

The business community expressed serious concern over the energy crisis in a meeting with Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Commissioner Karachi on his visit to the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). While welcoming the Commissioner Karachi Mr. Muhammad Ali, Acting President FPCCI highlighted the problems being faced by the business community due to lack of infrastructural facilities, power crisis and law and order situation in Karachi.

 

He stated that the business community has been left at the mercy of the law breakers causing great panic in the business markets. He further emphasized on the need for frequent interaction with the Commissioner Karachi to overcome the problems particularly with respect to infrastructure. The main issues which came under discussion were water crisis, traffic congestion, load shedding, security, cleanliness, pollution and early completion of the under construction bridges particularly Lyari Express Way.

 

Mr. Gulzar Feroz, Vice President FPCCI also spoke on the occasion; informing the Commissioner that the private sector is playing its due role but the government functionaries have not honoured their commitments, as a result there is a lack of confidence on the government functionaries. While replying to the queries, the Commissioner Karachi informed the members of the business community that he will soon organize a joint follow-up meeting of the business community with the representative of all concerned departments like KESC, Police, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), KMC, KDA etc at Federation House.  He further informed that the Commissioner office is opened for the business community to resolve their problems.

 

The meeting was attended by a large number of businessmen including Mrs Rukhsana Jehangir, Vice President FPCCI, Begum Salma Ahmed Shah, Mr. Dawood Usman Jakhura and Mr. Zakaria Usman Former Vice Presidents FPCCI, Mr. Siddique Sheikh, Advisor on CSR in FPCCI, Mr. Waheed Shah and Sheikh Manzar Alam Shah, Chairman Standing Committee on Press and Media FPCCI .

 

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui New Commissioner of KarachiShoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has been appointed Karachi Commissioner and a notification in this regard was issued here on Tuesday.

Shoaib Siddiqui, an officer of grade 21, was earlier performing duties as additional secretary at Aiwan-e-Saddar.

Earlier, Karachi Administrator Hashim Raza Zaidi was holding the additional charge of commissioner.

Profile of Mr Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui

Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, having joined the civil service in 1984, has been hailed as one of the most proactive and efficient government officer. To his credit, he has been successful in making his presence felt in a big way while carrying out every single assignment.

One of his greatest attributes has been the liaison with the media. A firm believer in promoting the soft image by letting the positive word spread to all corners, he has remained instrumental in earning goodwill and recognition for the government.

He had graduated as Civil Engineer before qualifying for the civil service where he has allocated to the District Management Group. He did Masters in Development Administration from the University of Birmingham in England.

He served as Assistant Commissioner and Registrar Cooperative Societies, Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation and Karachi Development Authority. He is believed to be the only officer to serve as Deputy Commissioner in three districts of Karachi. He has also served as Director of Protocol, Government of Sindh. Upon the launching of the Devolution Plan in 2001, he was posted as Executive District Officer, Finance and Planning in the City District Government, Karachi.

He served as Additional Secretary to the Government of Sindh in the Education and Literacy Department. He has also worked as Executive District Officer, Works & Services, City District Government, Karachi and was greatly involved in the development of city infrastructure. He then worked as Additional Secretary, Excise & Taxation Department.

On promotion he was posted as Special Secretary Home Department and then Special Secretary Finance Department. Mr. Siddiqui was then assigned the responsibility of Member Land Utilization from where he was posted as Project Director, Karachi Mega City Programme which was executed with the support of the Asian Development Bank. He also served as Secretary Livestock and Fisheries Department and Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sindh.

Mr. Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, having joined the civil service in 1984, has been hailed as one of the most proactive and efficient government officer. To his credit, he has been successful in making his presence felt in a big way while carrying out every single assignment.

One of his greatest attributes has been the liaison with the media. A firm believer in promoting the soft image by letting the positive word spread to all corners, he has remained instrumental in earning goodwill and recognition for the government.

He had graduated as Civil Engineer before qualifying for the civil service where he has allocated to the District Management Group. He did Masters in Development Administration from the University of Birmingham in England.

He served as Assistant Commissioner and Registrar Cooperative Societies, Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation and Karachi Development Authority. He is believed to be the only officer to serve as Deputy Commissioner in three districts of Karachi. He has also served as Director of Protocol, Government of Sindh. Upon the launching of the Devolution Plan in 2001, he was posted as Executive District Officer, Finance and Planning in the City District Government, Karachi.

He served as Additional Secretary to the Government of Sindh in the Education and Literacy Department. He has also worked as Executive District Officer, Works & Services, City District Government, Karachi and was greatly involved in the development of city infrastructure. He then worked as Additional Secretary, Excise & Taxation Department.

On promotion he was posted as Special Secretary Home Department and then Special Secretary Finance Department. Mr. Siddiqui was then assigned the responsibility of Member Land Utilization from where he was posted as Project Director, Karachi Mega City Programme which was executed with the support of the Asian Development Bank. He also served as Secretary Livestock and Fisheries Department and Secretary Sports and Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sindh.

 

By Mohammad Nazakat Ali

The Chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), Justice (Rtd) Raana Bhagwandas, has urged the youngsters, having completed education, to think in terms of contributing their bit for the country rather than expecting each individual to be provided jobs by the government.

He made the observation in his keynote address in the Career Counseling Session, organized by the University of Karachi with the collaboration with Department of Youth Affairs, Government of Sindh, and the FBSC, here at the university’s ICCBS Auditorium of the HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry on Thursday.

Justice Bhagwandas was of the opinion that the youngsters of the country possess enormous talents in different fields and they can make a huge impact if guided and motivated properly.

“They are not short of talent. They are quick learners and hard workers. They need to be guided and motivated to let them make the best use of their skills and education. They are full of energy. All they need is the direction,” he remarked.

“On their part, the youth should also realize the limitations of the government. Obviously it’s practically not possible to provide government job to every individual passing out from the university. They should learn to think in terms of giving something to the country rather than expecting from the government,” Justice Bhagwandas observed.

“You people are fortunate to be the citizens of an independent and sovereign state. Let you play a proactive role in taking our country to another level. You are the future of the country. You to think and deliver,” he urged.

“The FPSC provides job to qualified and deserving youngsters. It’s not influenced by the government or the state. The selection is done purely on merit,” Justice Bhagwandas added.

Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary, Youth Affairs, Government of Sindh, in his brief remarks, advised the youngsters to meet the challenge of tomorrow

by engaging themselves in activities that enhance their skills. He pointed out that the youth of today held the key for charting the destiny of the nation for the years to come.

Prof. Dr.Shahana Urooj Kazmi, Chairperson, Department of Microbiology, stated that the session was organized to create awareness and to motivate youth for enhanced participation in CSS Examination under the SPSC.