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Septuagenarian MQM-L leader Professor Dr. Hasan Zafar Arif found dead in his car!

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KARACHI: Body of MQM-L’s 72-year-old Deputy Convener  Professor Dr. Hasan Zafar Arif was found in the back seat of his (silver Lancer car bearing registration number) ANC-016 in Ibrahim Hyderi area here today.

Insinuating that Dr. Hasan Arif died of natural causes, JPMC head of emergency Seemi Jamali further informed Newspakistan.tv that apparently there were no torture mark or bullet wound on the body. SSP Rao Anwar too confirmed the absence of any trace of aggression. 

However, Former deputy convener MQM-L Nadeem Nusrat has taken to the Twitter negating the Police and JPMC versions: “Sorry but these images were necessary to share. Security forces are claiming Dr. Arif’s body bore no torture signs. Look at these pictures. There is no doubt now he’s been killed by security forces”. 

Cynics went haywire observing: He drove his car from his office at Fareed Chambers to his Phase VI house in DHA, why his car was found in Ibrahim Hyderi with his body – bearing torture marks – in the back seat. And if anyone else was driving, what happened to him?

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It is pertinent to recall here that Dr. Hasa Arif was taken into custody from KPC’s main gate when he tried to enter the club in order to address a Presser along with other MQM-L leaders. Dr. Arif, a former fellow at Harvard and an Associate Prof of KU, was  accused of facilitating and listening to Altaf Hussain’s controversial speech. However, he was released on orders of an ATC from the Central Prison here. 

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Health

Chest Pain Unit opened in Landhi

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KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh CM for Information, Law & Anti Corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab today said that NICVD had saved 5,000 human lives by providing improved healthcare facilities at doorsteps.
Addressing an inaugural ceremony of Chest Pain Unit in Landhi, he said that over 150,000 patients had benefited from the initiative. He said that improved health facilities had been provided to the people since the provincial government has taken over the control of NICVD back in 2010. Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that establishment of 8th Chest Pain unit in Landhi was a gift to the people of the area by the Government of Sindh.
“Pakistan Peoples Party pledges to expand healthcare program to far-flung areas of the province,” he said and added that because of NICVD satellite facility, people were getting free of charge quality treatment near their towns and they were no more visiting Karachi for heart-related treatment. He said that Sindh government was also planning to expand National Institute of Child Health (NICH) throughout province on the model of NICVD.
Addressing on the occasion Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar said that performance of NICVD was commendable adding that chest pain units remained successful in providing timely medical aid to citizens. He appreciated the Sindh government and role of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for providing people with this health service facility.
He assured full support of Karachi Municipal Corporation and said that if they work together, better results could be achieved. On the occasion, executive director NICVD also spoke on the occasion and presented future plans of NICVD. Later talking to newsmen, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said that operation against encroachments was being launched on the orders of the apex court, we endorse it, but PPP also strongly believed in the resettlement of affected people of encroachment drive.

 

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Business

KATI for spreading awareness about e-Commerce

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KARACHI: President of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) Danish Khan said that there is a need of time to spread awareness among business community regarding e-Commerce.
He was addressing a seminar on “Digital Transformation for Supply Chain (Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Distributors & Retailers) at KATI, a statement said on Monday.
On this occasion leader of MQM-Pakistan Faisal Subzwari represented Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr.  Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
Senior Vice President Faraz-ur-Rehman, Vice President Maheen Salman, Chairman Information Technology Standing Committee Salman Aslam and other members of KATI attended the seminar.
Ease of doing business advisor to IT Minister Dr. Shahab Imam, SESSI Commissioner Kashif Gulzar, CEO Jazzba Nadeem Hashmi, on e-commerce Platform for manufacturers & Wholesale, highlighted the importance of Business to Business marketing services.
President KATI Muhammad Danish Khan briefed about the role of Korangi Industrial Area in the economy of Pakistan and shared that the future of Pakistan is in e-commerce.
It was agreed that KATI will organize a similar seminar which would help members of KATI to find their business potential in the ever-growing sector of e-commerce.

 

 

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Crime

Governor takes notice of murder in police presence 

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Political activist killed in Jhelum

ISLAMABAD: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail Sunday took notice of the killing of a man, who was shot dead in the presence of police by a person allegedly due to a family dispute.
The governor has directed IG Sindh to submit a report and take strict action against those involved, a private news channel reported.

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