Monday, December 26, 2011

Ay Quaid-e-Azam tera Ahsaan

Yun di hamain azadi k duniya hui hairan
Eh Quaid e Azam tera ahsan hai ahsan
Tera ahsan hai, tera ahsan
Har tin pe Musalmano pe chaye thi tabahi
Mulk apna tha aur ghairon k hathon main thi shahi
Aise main utha deen e Muhammad ka sipahi
Aur Naara e Taqbeer say di tune gawahi
Islam ka jhanda liye aaya sar e maidan
Eh Quaid e Azam tera ahsan hai ahsan
Dekha tou jo Iqbal ne ik khawab suhana
Us khawab ko ik roz haqeqat hai banana
Ye socha jo tune tou hansa tujh pe zamana
Har chaal say chaha tujhe dushman ne harana
Mara woh tune dao k dushman bhi gaye maan
Eh Quaid e Azam tera ahsan hai ahsan
Larne ka dushmano say ajab dhang nikala
Na top na bandooq ka talwar na bhala
Sachai k anmol asoolon ko sambhala
Jinnah tere paigham main jadoo tha nirala
Iman wale chal pare sun ker tera farman
Eh Quaid e Azam tera ahsan hai ahsan
Naqsha badal k rakh diya is mulq ka tune
Saaya tha Muhammad ka Ali ka tere sir pe
Duniya say kaha tune koi humse na uljhe
Likha hai is zameen pe shaheedon ne lahoo say
Azad hain azad rahain ge ye Musalmaan
Eh Quaid e Azam tera ahsan hai ahsan
Yun di hamain azadi k duniya hui hairan
Eh Quaid e Azam tera ahsan hai ahsan
Tera ahsan hai tera ahsan

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Beating up protesters is not the answer: HRCP

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has censured the merciless beating and ill-treatment of nurses protesting for their rights by police in Lahore on Thursday and called upon the government to be more imaginative and less heavy-handed in dealing with the people’s peaceful demands for their rights.
In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with concern and much distress the manner in which nurses protesting for their rights outside the Punjab Assembly in Lahore were beaten up on Thursday. It is a matter of grave concern that police used batons without restraint to disperse the protesters and it matters little whether the attackers were policemen or policewomen. The police action was manifestly ruthless and disproportionate to any ‘hazard’ the nurses were deemed to be causing. But this is not an isolated incident confined to any particular city or province of the country. Protesting teachers in Balochistan, and employees of the country’s biggest telecommunication company as well as gas department employees, among countless others have been dealt with in a similarly harsh manner even when they were not posing any threat to public security. The government must find a better method of dealing with these things and try listening to the people’s demands rather than focusing on the use of force to disperse those who come out on the streets to demand their rights.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Chief of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has made an SOS appeal to Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Governor of the Punjab Sardar Latif Khosa to take serious notice of the unlawful confinement of Aaisha Ahad Malik, her parents, brothers and sister by the Punjab government. Mr Hussain said that justice should be done to the unfortunate family.
Mr Hussain said that Aaisha Ahad Malik and her family had been kept in unlawful confinement in their home, and serious threats were being given by the son of a big political personality to take back the case.  
Mr Hussain strongly demanded of the Federal Interior Minister and governor of the Punjab to give protection to Aaisha Ahad Malik and her family, and it should be ensured that the Punjab government does not keep the oppressed family in the illegal confinement. It should also be ensured that the Punjab government does not exert illegal and unconstitutional pressure on the family to change their principled stance directly or indirectly.  
Mr Hussain said that the illegal pressure being brought to bear on the family of Aaisha Ahad Malik was equal to unmitigated terrorism and should be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Notice should be taken of the illegal tactics of the Punjab government, and it should be proceeded against according to the law.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


DCO Karachi Mohammad Hussain Syed has said that in order to encourage the talented and outstanding youth, city government will hold a ceremony in honor of position holders in matric and intermediate examination. He expressed these views while speaking at the prize distribution ceremony for programs held as part of the Independence Day festival held in Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi. 
He said we have lot of expectations from our younger generation as they were not only highly talented but also engaged with the information technology. Our youth must pay full attention on acquiring quality education in whatever field they are. Later he distributed certificates and cash award among the students who took part in various events of Independence Day Celebrations. Arts Council President Ahmed Shah and Secretary Aijaz Farooqui also spoke on this occasion.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SECP deplores incorrect reports, comments

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has deplored recent reports and comments in a section of the press giving an impression that recent internal restructuring had abolished the legal function of the SECP and that all legal checks and balances had been removed.

The legal function continues to exist under a new name: Legislation and General Counsel Department (L&GCD). This move is completely in line with the best international practices followed by securities’ regulators in other jurisdictions such as such as the Securities Commission Malaysia, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, US SEC, etc.

The restructuring is the result of a well-thought-out decision made after thorough internal discussions and feedback from the SECP operating departments. It is aimed at improving the performance and efficiency of the organization. The SECP would like to emphasize that there is no change in policy with regard to any of the functions mandated to it under the laws administered by it.

The L&GCD will perform two important functions of legislation and giving legal advice to the SECP on the interpretation of laws administered by the SECP. The new structure will facilitate a focused approach on these two critical legal activities. The operating departments can solicit expert legal advice from the L&GCD on any legal issue.

Under the new structure operating departments have been provided with legal resources, enabling them to pursue litigation much more efficiently and rigorously. This will also improve quality and efficiency of these departments in other areas. This practice is not new to the SECP and existed before.

The SECP is striving for the development of a vibrant corporate sector and a capital market which is fair, transparent and efficient and in line with global best practices. Further measures are being taken to improve internal working and human resources of the SECP along with steps to develop sectors and markets.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

First Women Bank and Pink Ribbon Pakistan join hands against cancer

The First Women Bank Limited (FWBL) and Pink Ribbon Pakistan (PRP) have entered into an agreement to promote the objective of PRP for providing cancer awareness among women through its branches across the country.
Shafqat Sultana, President First Women Bank and Omer Aftab, National Coordinator Pink Ribbon Pakistan signing the MoU.
The campaign stresses on women to undergo free clinical examination and free mammographic screening so as to be aware of the fatal disease ìcancer.î
The signing ceremony was also attended by Head of Legal Section Ms. Charmaine Hidayatullah, Company Secretary Ms. Shawana Yamin, Head of Marketing and PR FWBL Ms. Shaheen Zamir and Associate Pink Ribbon Pakistan Ms. Sameera Raja.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sindh High Court stops CPNE former office-bearers from using bank account

Ilyas Shakir
Editor Qaumi Akhbar
A two-member Sindh High Court (SHC) bench headed by Chief Justice Musheer Alam with Justice Hasan Azhar Rizvi as the other member has restrained the former office-bearers of CPNE (Khushnood Group) from using the CPNE accounts. The learned court passed the interim order on a constitutional petition filed by Ilyas Shakir, editor Qaumi Akhbar and secretary general CPNE.

In his petition Ilyas Shakir has submitted that he is one of the elected office-bearers of CPNE but the former office-bearers still occupy the premises of the registered office of CPNE. The petitioner prayed to the court to appoint a Nazir who should take possession of the office. He further prayed that order be passed for fresh elections to be held under the supervision of Nazir so that genuine and elected office-bearers could run the CPNE affairs.

The SHC has called for reply from the respondents on 26 May, 2011. The learned court has also summoned Advocate General Sindh and Deputy Attorney General on the date.(The News)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Abbottabad incident: Corps Commanders’ Conference held at GHQ

138th Corps Commanders’ Conference was held today at General Headquarters Rawalpindi. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) chaired the meeting.

One point agenda was the Abbottabad incident in which Osama Bin Laden was killed by US forces. The Forum discussed the incident and its implications and on military to military relations with the United States.
Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani presiding over the 138th Corps Commanders’ Conference  held  at General Headquarters Rawalpindi on Thursday. (5-5-2011) - Photo ISPR

While admitting own shortcomings in developing intelligence on the presence of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan, it was highlighted that the achievements of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), against Al Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates in Pakistan, have no parallel. The Forum was informed that around 100 top level Al Qaeda leaders / operators were killed / arrested by ISI, with or without support of CIA. However, in the case of Osama Bin Laden, while the CIA developed intelligence based on initial information provided by ISI, it did not share further development of intelligence on the case with ISI, contrary to the existing practice between the two services. Nonetheless, an investigation has been ordered into the circumstances that led to this situation.

COAS made it very clear that any similar action, violating the sovereignty of Pakistan, will warrant a review on the level of military / intelligence cooperation with the United States.

The Corps Commanders were informed about the decision to reduce the strength of US military personnel in Pakistan to the minimum essential.

As regards the possibility of similar hostile action against our strategic assets, the Forum reaffirmed that, unlike an undefended civilian compound, our strategic assets are well protected and an elaborate defensive mechanism is in place.

The Forum, taking serious note of the assertions made by Indian military leadership about conducting similar operations, made it very clear that any misadventure of this kind will be responded to very strongly. There should be no doubt about it.

The Forum reiterated the resolve to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan and to fight the menace of terrorism, with the support and help of the people of Pakistan.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


A 10 Member delegation of Cabinet Members of Lakhi Marwat District Bar headed by President, Mr. Najeebullah and consisting other office bearers called on the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary today i.e. 15.03.2011 in Supreme Court Building, Islamabad.

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan congratulated the Bar Members and said, “a lawyer being a professional, always remains in the pursuit of the legal knowledge and he always remains a student of law in his whole life”.

The delegation thanked the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan and praised the National Judicial Policy which proved fruitful for lawyers as well as litigants and enhanced the public confidence in courts by providing a speedy and expeditious disposal to them. Further, they informed his lordship that due to the Policy, almost all the old cases have been disposed of in their District and they have achieved the target of speedy justice. Moreover, due to the Judicial Policy the strength of lawyers has increased and they have been encouraged to join the profession of law. The delegation informed his lordship that the movement of rule of law, supremacy of Constitution and independence of judiciary instilled a new spirit and provided a common platform to lawyers to cooperate with one another.

The delegation invited Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan to visit Lakhi Marwat Bar, his lordship conveyed his gratitude, extended his thanks and assured to visit them in suitable time

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Banking Court acquits Hanif Kalia, Munaf Kalia, Javed Khanani and others in Money laundering case

Hanif Kalia
Judge Mir Muhammad Sheikh of Banking Court Karachi Friday acquitted for lack of evidence three directors of M/s Khanani & Kalia International in money laundering scam of 2008.

Hanif Kalia, his brother Munaf Kalia, partner Javed Khanani with other accused Atif Aziz Polani and some bank managers were facing trial under Pakistan Penal Code, Foreign Exchange Regulation Act 1947 & Pakistan Electronic Crimes Ordinance 2007.
Munaf  Kalia

According to prosecution, FIA arrested Hanif Kalia, Munaf Kalia & Javed Khanani on allegation of illegally transferring money through Hawala in 2007. FIA arrested them from Karachi and Lahore, sealing offices of K&KI across country. FIA Crime Circle Karachi registered case against them (FIR 76/2008) US 406, 409, 420, 468, 471, 477A, 109 PPC RW Sections 5/8, 22/23 Foreign Exchange Regulation Act 1947 & Sections 7, 8, 20 Prevention of Electronic Crimes Ordinance 2007.
Javed Khanani

FIA widening scope of investigation also arrested co-accused Masood Abbas, Syed Wajahat Ali of Allied Bank Limited’s Bahadurabad branch, Tehsin Ahmed of Habib Bank Limited Hasan Square & Arifur Rehman of MyBank Cloth Market Branch Karachi.

On Friday, Justice Mir Muhammad Sheikh pronounced verdict, acquitting all accused due to lack of evidence. They were already acquitted in case registered under PECO 2007 by Judicial Magistrate concerned, who was heading special tribunal to deal such cases.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Three days final notice: DCO Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed ordeded to cancel defaulter's plots

DCO Karachi
Muhammad Hussain Syed
City District Government Karachi has decided to cancel allotments of plots in case of non payment of dues within 3 days. The amount deposited for such plots will also be confiscated.

DCO Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed has directed Recovery Officers of Revenue Department to cancel the allotment of plots by CDGK and defunct KDA, if the allotees did not pay the dues within three days.

Following the directive, District Officer Recovery Syed Nasir Abbas has issued notices to all such defaulters to pay their dues within three days.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SECP granted licensed 12 non-profit associations during last quarter

ISLAMABAD, January 18: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) granted licenses to 12 non-profit associations under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984, during the last quarter of 2010.

These associations include, Passenger Welfare Foundation, Brands Foundation, Pine Rural Area Development Organization, Radio Livestock Pakistan, Paving Paths Foundation, Progressive Friends Foundation, Kohsar Progressive Foundation, First Step Foundation, Hadeedian Association, Center for Cultural Dialogue & Research, Conservation and Hunting Association of Pakistan and Snow Leopard Foundation.

The sector-wise breakdown reveals that 5 associations were granted licenses in the social services sector, 2 each in healthcare, education and environment conservation, and one in charity.

Radio Livestock Pakistan has been established in the public sector to provide a platform for the promotion of livestock and dairy sector in Pakistan by establishing a network of FM radio stations to create awareness on these sectors and their related activities.

Snow Leopards Foundation seeks to work for conservation of snow leopards and other wild carnivorous animals across Pakistan, while improving the lives of people who live in the neighbourhood of their habitats. This association has foreign funding from potential donors, i.e., UNDP, Snow Leopard Trust (USA), Panthera, and International Bear Association etc.

Brands Foundation has been founded with a unique concept of promoting brands culture by organizing healthy competition among brands, conduct quality surveys, analysis, rating, and establish international best brand practices.

Passenger Welfare Foundation intends to work for the welfare of passengers by provision of facilities. Pine Rural Area Development Organization has been formed to develop rural areas and Center for Cultural Dialogue & Research to resolve cultural and religious conflicts in the society.

Paving Paths Foundation and First Step Foundation seek to set up and administer hospitals, clinics etc., and to run rehabilitation centres for treatment of drug addicts respectively.

Others include Kohsar Progressive Foundation and Hadeedian Foundation with the objective of establishing and promoting educational institutions, Progressive Friends Foundation aims at helping the poor and the needy, and Conservation and Hunting Association of Pakistan at promoting ethical and legal values of hunting and shooting of animals and birds.

It is expected that new associations will play a significant role in serving the society and the masses in their respective fields.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

HRCP slams murder of 2 missing persons, wants activist released

Lahore, January 6: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm at the recovery of dead bodies of two missing persons from Turbat and demanded that both cases must be investigated and the culprits brought to justice and that HRCP activist Siddique Eido abducted by state agents from Pasni on December 21 must be released immediately.

A statement issued by HRCP on Thursday said: “HRCP has noted with grave concern the recovery of dead bodies of Qambar Chakar and Ilyas Nazar from Turbat, who had reportedly been abducted by state agents on November 25 from Turbat and December 21 from Pasni, respectively.

The recovery of the bodies is devastating not only for the families of the two victims, but has also increased distress of families of other missing persons who have pinned their hopes on courts for the safe recovery of their loved ones. These include Siddique Eido, the HRCP coordinator in Pasni, who was abducted by state agents on December 21. Several witnesses of the abduction, including at least four policemen, had seen Mr Eido being taken away by individuals in FC uniforms. It is alarming that even after a fortnight Mr Eido has neither been released nor produced in court. HRCP demands that the government must ensure immediate release of Mr Eido and all other citizens in illegal and unacknowledged detention of the security agencies. An independent and transparent probe must be held not only into the killing of the two persons whose bodies were found on January 5 but in all such cases in Balochistan. The volatile situation in the province is all the more reason why the government must make sure that its agents strictly adhere to due process of law and respect human rights.”