KARACHI: Sources privy to NPTV have repeatedly been insinuating that not only the sprawling Karachi Gymkhana is built on the Sindh Govt. land a faction is presently controlling all its affairs unbridled.
Iqbal Ahmed, a former president of KG who has moved to the UK for good, has claimed that a powerful group, headed by Fawad Malik as President, during 2016-17 had spent Rs. 80 million on the rooms project against the requirement of about Rs12.5 million as was asked for by the Project Committee, which was disbanded in 2015.
“In addition to this when the members (over 90) wanted to call a General Body Meeting to have the same audited under ‘special audit’ I was told that the said group having a majority in the Present Managing Committee of 2018 did not call the same for reasons best known to them,” former KG president Iqbal Ahmed added.
A case has been filed in the Sindh High Court which is pending. Many others pointed out that though KG was built in 1886 on Sindh Government’s land the relevant members of Sindh Government themselves had been excluded from KG. The said majority group is perpetuating their hold on the affairs by means of getting themselves elected via unfair polls.
People contacted by NPTV have demanded that Supreme Court of Pakistan should take notice of the implication and instigate a comprehensive probe. They said that if proven that KG has encroached upon the Sindh Government’s land, it should be cleared-off and be used for public’s benefit. Some suggested the place could be turned into an educational institution while others opined that it could serve as an orphanage!
Philippines independence day celebrated
KARACHI: During the last three years, the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the Philippines have reached the highest level, especially the trade volume has been doubled and hopefully these will improve in the year to come.
These were the views, expressed by guest speakers on the occasion of 121st Philippines Independence day at the 70th year of Pakistan Philippines bilateral relations, celebrated here at a hotel, said a statement on Tuesday.
Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan Daniel Espiritu, Honorary Consul General Dr. Muhammad Imran Yousuf, Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani, Governor State Bank Syed Baqar Raza and members of the business community were also present on the occasion.
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KARACHI: Karachi Police Chief Ameer Ahmed Shaikh has ordered the police to stay alert and ensure foolproof security in the metropolitan in order to deal with any untoward incident following the arrest of MQM founder Altaf Hussain in London.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain was arrested by the Scotland Yard this morning.
Karachi AIG has directed the SSPs of city’s districts to ensure swift security measures in order to avoid any law and order situation amid arrest of MQM founder.
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