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!
National Bank’s regional branch on fire?
KARACHI: Cause of fire that engulfed the sixth floor of FTC building – harboring National Bank’s offices – here this morning has not yet been ascertained.
It is pertinent to mention here that in an enormous Metropolis like Karachi there are only 24 fire stations. Hence the sufficient number of fire tenders reaches the scene from far off places that let the fire spread.
In case of today’s fire too it took ten fire tenders and two snorkels four hours to douse the incendie, but the fire tenders reached the spot quite late.
NBP regional office FTC on fire
Sindh High Court Bar Association supports PFUJ and KUJ
KARACHI: A delegation comprising President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) G M Jamali, President Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) Hassan Abbas and joint Secretary KUJ Lubna Jerar Naqvi discussed the issues being faced by journalists and financial crisis in the Media Industry of Pakistan with the President Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHBA) Mohammad Aqil, Secretary Khurram Nizam, Advocate Shoaib M. Ashraf and members SHBA Executive Committee here today. Following the meeting PFUJ, KUJ and SHBC have decided to organize joint workshops and panel discussion sessions in which lawyers will speak and guide journalists and the other Media Workers about their rights. SHBC will also join protests organized by PFUJ across the country and with KUJ in the Metropolis.