KARACHI: A number of Sindh government officials are likely to be investigated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for alleged links with Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani.
The anti-corruption watchdog has demanded the complete record of 24 government officials from the provincial Secretary of Local Government. The NAB has sought a complete record of the officials including their postings.
These government officials are wanted for the investigation against Agha Siraj Durrani, a NAB official said.
The names of these government officials are Bashir Isran, Hameedullah Qureshi, Yar Mohammad, Rehmatullah, Mansoor Ali, Sagheera Begum, Masood Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Ran Nawaz, Tufail Ahmed, Zulfiqar Ali, Mohammad Jaffar Brohi, Ghulam Murtaza, Khan Mohammad, Shamshad Khatoon, Shakeel Ahmed Soomro, Abdul Hameed, Mitha Khan, Noor Hassan, Anwar Ali, Syed Mohammad Shah and Zulfiqar Ali, said the official.
An Accountability Court on Friday extended physical remand of Agha Siraj Durrani in corruption case till March 11.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced Sindh Assembly’s Speaker and People’s Party leader, Siraj Durrani, before the court.
Commissioner Karachi determined to revive libraries
KARACHI: Commissioner of the Metropolis Iftikhar Shallwani has told since public libraries were in very bad shape the newly formed Council of Public Libraries was endeavoring to ameliorate the state of affairs.
He was addressing a Presser held here by the School Libraries Association (SLA) at the Karachi Press Club to mark World Book & Copyright Day. Commissioner Shallwani appreciated the work being carried out by SLA for enhancing the awareness about the importance of libraries in schools.
While pointing out that in most of the public libraries books were just piled-up in heaps, the Commissioner said that only civil society could improve the condition. Director SLA Nooruddin Merchant and Dr. Khwaja Mustafa (Executive Director – SLA) also spoke on the occasion.
Conspicuous among others there was Dr. Farhat Hussain (President Pakistan Library Association), Dr. Raees Ahmed Samdani (renowned writer) Director Minhaj University (Lahore).
A peaceful procession followed the Press Conference with participants pressing for their demands by means of placards apropos provision of libraries in public sector schools and appointment of librarians.
SP Gulshan dismissed over threatening Nishwa’s father
KARACHI: Karachi Police Chief Dr Amir Shaikh today dismissed Superintendent of Police (SP) Gulshan Tahir Noorani over issuing threats to Nishwa’s father, a minor girl who got paralysed after being injected wrong medicine in Darul Sehat Hospital, situated in Karachi’s area of Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
Noorani was dismissed in the light of probe report compiled by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) East Amir Farooqi. He was asked to report at the police lines.
On the other hand, AIG Karachi has also penned a letter to IGP Sindh Kaleem Imam, urging him to take departmental action against Noorani over threatening the affected family.
Noorani was seen in a video footage purportedly threatening family to withdraw the case against the hospital administration and telling them ‘the hospital wouldn’t suffer, instead you will bear the brunt of problems…”
IHC denies Vohra’s plea to stay Karachi deputy mayor’s election
ISLAMABAD: The high court here denied former deputy mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra’s plea seeking a stay order against the election for the office being held today.
Justice Aamir Farooq of the high court rejected the petition of Vohra seeking suspension of the election results.
The court issued notices to the parties in the case and summoned their answers on the matter.
The polling is underway today to elect Karachi’s new deputy mayor.
The ECP had deseated Vohra over a petition of his former party MQM-P after he switched loyalties to Pak Sarzameen Party.