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Sindh Police: Transfers and postings!

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HYDERABAD: The Inspector General Sindh Police has posted Naeem Ahmed Shaikh, a BS-20 officer of Police Services of Pakistan (PSP), as DIG Hyderabad.
According to a notification issued today, the incumbent DIG Hyderabad Sultan Ali Khuwaja has been transferred and posted as DIG Information Technology in CPO office Karachi. He has been replaced by Shaikh who is at present posted as DIG Police Headquarters CPO Office Karachi.
The IG Sindh has also transferred SSP Hyderabad district Adeel Hussain Chandio, a BS-18 officer of PSP, and posted as Assistant IG Logistics at CPO Office.
Chandio has been replaced by BS-19 PSP officer Sarfaraz Nawaz Shaikh who is currently posted as SSP Shikarpur district.
Separately, SSP Jamshoro district Bashir Ahmed Brohi, BS-18 PSP Officer, has been transferred to the post of SP Foreigners Security Cell, Karachi.
Tauqeer Muhammad Naeem, a BS-18 officer of PSP Cadre, has been posted in place of Brohi as SSP Jamshoro. Naeem was formerly posted as SSP Tando Muhammad Khan district.

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Madrassa mulla arrested for hitting pupils!

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HYDERABAD: Police on Friday arrested a madrassa (Seminary) teacher who was caught torturing students in a video that went viral on social media.
SSP Hyderabad took notice of the viral video which captured the madrassah teacher, identified as Shabbir Ahmed s/o Ghulam Hussain, beating up students who had come to learn the Holy Quran in a mosque situated within limits of the Cantt Police Station.
In the video, the madrassa mulla can be seen hitting children with a pipe and arguing when asked not to beat them up by a man who had come to pray at the mosque.
The madrassa teacher is heard in the video arguing back and telling the man to continue praying. “No one will say anything even if I beat them to death,” he is heard saying and then continuing to hit the children.
Sindh IG Kaleem Imam has sought a report from SSP Hyderabad regarding an inquiry into the matter and the action taken by the police in this regard.

Relevant: The Hyderabad police today arrested a mosque cleric allegedly for beating his students with a belt. The video showing the cleric beating the students at Sarhindi Mosque in Masoom Shah Colony in the limits of Cantonment police station. went viral on social media.  The video shows the cleric Qari Shabbir Ahmed Ansari, the son of the mosque’s Pesh Imam Ghulam Hussain Ansari, whacking the students with a thick rubber belt. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Inspector General of Police Sindh, Syed Kaleem Imam taking notice of the incident directed the district police to take action and submit a report. Senior Superintendent of Police Hyderabad Sarfaraz Nawaz Shaikh’s directed the immediate arrest of the suspect. Later an FIR was registered against him on the complaint of Ahmed Jan, father of Shahzeb, a student. He was booked under Section 328-A of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), which brings imprisonment for 1 to 3 years after conviction in addition to fine. The section was inserted through the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2014, in the PPC to discourage corporal punishment.

 

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Implementation on sugar factories control act demanded!

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NAWABSHAH: Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB) Thursday demanded implementation on sugar factories act by starting cane crushing, payment of support price fixed by the government along with outstanding arrears of quality premium.

Senior leader of Sindh Abadgar Board Syed Zain Shah accompanied by Falak Sher Oad and others addressing a press conference at Nawabshah Media Center said that Sugarcane growers would stage a strong protest if their demands were not met. SAB would stage protest and sit-in on 14th December 2018, at Bypass Qazi Ahmed, he announced. He said that according to Sindh Sugar Factories Control Act the joint meeting of Sugar mills owners, sugarcane growers, and government officials was to be held in the month of September but Sindh government failed to convene the meeting.  Syed Zain Shah said that earlier it was decided to start crushing season in October then it was postponed to November but the decision could not be implemented yet.

He said that in previous year protest had been staged by SAB on the issue throughout the province and Board was again constrained to stage a protest in the wake of the adverse attitude of the government.  Zain Shah appealed Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to implement his previous year’s orders to resolve the issues of growers. Demands of Sugar mill owners were linked with federal government, he said adding that while the government has permitted the mills for export of sugar and for that reason growers should be paid Rs.182 per 40 kilos of sugarcane as mills were getting a subsidy from the federal government on sugar export. He vowed that income by sugar mills on cane by-products should be kept in sight.  He disclosed cultivation area of sugarcane has reduced from 0.7 million acres to 0.5 million acres due to the attitude of mill owners and inadequate rate of the cane.

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Clean Qasimabad in 15 days: SHC

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HYDERABAD: In a petition complaining about lack of cleanliness and sanitation in Qasimabad taluka of Hyderabad, Sindh High Court (SHC) Thursday ordered Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) and Qasimabad Municipal Committee (QMC) to clean the entire town in 15 days.

The Hyderabad Circuit Bench ordered WASA and QMC to clear the solid waste dumps and sewage water which has accumulated in several areas of Qasimabad and submit a report in 15 days. The petitioner Amanullah Khoso, a resident of Qasimabad, pleaded that despite several applications submitted to the QMC and WASA, both the organizations failed to maintain cleanliness in his locality.  

He claimed that the condition in other parts of Qasimabad was also not different from his area. “There is a government girls school in my neighborhood. Sewage water has accumulated on its grounds for months and is creating a health hazard. But the authorities aren’t bothered to address the problem,” he maintained. He prayed the court to order the municipal authorities to clean the town and protect its residents from falling ill with the illness caused by lack of sanitation and cleanliness.

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