KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to hand over the Greater Karachi Water Supply project, commonly known as K-IV, to the army-managed construction firm, Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).
The project is now expected to be launched on March 23 this year.
This decision was taken during a meeting held by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah at CM House and was especially attended by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad. The meeting started with Fateha for the departed soul of playwright Fatima Suraiyya Bajia.
K-IV was the most important project that the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership was pressing hard to launch in the large interest of the people of Karachi, said the chief minister. Since all the important officials were in the meeting, Shah asked everyone to fix a date to launch the project.
According to Sindh finance and planning and development minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, he and his team met the FWO director-general last week.
“As soon as they are given the contract, the FWO will start working,” he added.
CM Shah said that FWO is a reputable organisation. In the interest of quality, smooth working and timely completion, the contract should be awarded to FWO, he suggested.
LUMHS student died due to accidental gunfire!
HYDERABAD: A Medico-Legal Officer at Liaquat University Hospital (LUH) has prepared the postmortem report of a student who was found shot dead in his hostel room in Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS).
An official, who requested anonymity, informed here Saturday that 21 years Muhammad Atif Arain, a 3rd-year MBBS student, had died 12 to 14 hours before he was brought to the hospital. “The gunshot is at the right side of the head and gun was fired point blank,” he told. According to him, no poisonous substance or narcotics were found in his blood samples. On the other hand, Jamshoro police have lodged an FIR on the state’s complaint about the death. According to the complainant in the FIR, ASI Peeral Khan Solangi stated that it was an accidental fire which took the life of Arain.
He further stated that the police were informed about the incident by the university’s administration and that the body was shifted to the hospital for postmortem in presence of the deceased young man’s uncle Shahid Iqbal. SHO Jamshoro police station Ashfaq Mangi informed that the hostel’s watchman Wahid Bux Brohi and a security guard Muhammad Sharif Babbur had been detained for interrogation. He told that the police had also recorded statements of the faculty, students, and inmates. According to him, Arain sent the last message from his cell to his inmate Rafay who had left the hostel for his village a day before the incident. The license of the pistol found from Arain’s room was issued on his father’s name, he added.
Sindh IGP takes notice of suicide of a LUMHS student
HYDERABAD: Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Kaleem Imam has taken notice of the media reports about alleged suicide of a student of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, and directed DIG Hyderabad Naeem Shaikh on Friday to submit report.
On the directives of IGP, SSP Jamshoro district Touqeer Muhammad Naeem constituted an inquiry team headed by DSP Jamshoro Nazar Muhammad.
SHO Jamshoro police station Ashfaq Mangi told that the team visited the hostel room where 21 years old Muhammad Atif Arain, a 3rd year MBBS student, was found shot dead.
He said the team recorded statements of the family, the students and the inmates.
The blood samples of the deceased, mobile phone and the pistol recovered with the body had been sent for the forensic test, he added.
Meanwhile, LUMHS also formed a separate inquiry committee headed by Prof Ferozuddin Kalhoro. The committee would submit report to the Vice Chancellor.
Sindh police to provide missing children’s details to FIA
KARACHI: Deputy inspector general of Sindh police has been directed to provide details of 18 missing children to the Federal Investigation Agency to check their travel history.
The directions were issued by a two-judge bench of the Sindh High Court headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, who was hearing a petition about missing children.
Justice Phulpoto also directed DIG CIA Amin Yusufzai and assistant director of FIA anti-human trafficking cell Abdul Hameed Bhutto to come up with progress reports on Feb 21.