Friday, April 12, 2013 4:53:19 AM
From Nadeem Mushtaq Ramay
BUREWALA: The political tempo is gaining momentum after the completion of the first phase of nominations and scrutiny for the general elections scheduled to be held on May 11.
In NA-167, a tough competition is expected among the PML-N, the PPP, the PTI and Nazir Jatt Group candidates. The PML-N has fielded Chaudhry Nazir Ahmad Arain, while PTI’s Riasat Ali Bhatti, PPP’s Col (retd) Abid Ali Khan and Ayesha Nazir Jatt, daughter of former MNA Nazir Ahmad Jatt, are vying for the tickets. The biradari system will play an important role in the success of the candidates.
The PML-N has the credit of distributing laptops and solar lamps among students, organising the Youth Festival, launching the Metro Bus Service and establishing Danish schools across the province. On the recommendations of Ch Nazir Ahmad Arain, Pir Ghulam Mohyuddin Chishti and other local leaders, former chief minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif had laid the foundation stone of Faisalabad Agricultural University Sub-Campus. Owing to the mega projects, the PML-N will be in a position to muster huge support of voters. However, differences between Ch Nazir Arain and Naseem Shah groups could jeopardy the party’s position. The PML-N has awarded the ticket to Ch Nazir Ahmad Arain, while the Naseem Shah Group tried its best to secure the ticket for Syed Salman Shahid Mehdi, son of former MNA Syed Shahid Mehdi Naseem.
Ch Nazir Ahmad Arain showed better performance in the 2010 by-elections and got 10,000 more votes than PML-N ticket-holder Syed Shahid Mehdi Naseem. The PML-N changed its policy, took advantage of the votes of the Arain biradari which mostly favours Nazir Ahmad Arain and awarded ticket to him. The PML-N will have dim chances of winning the seat if differences were not removed in the estranged groups in the constituency.
The PTI has given the ticket to Riasat Ali Bhatti, a businessman and a social figure, who is a new comer in politics. Bhatti has a big vote bank of his biradari in the area. He set up many medical camps in the urban and rural areas of the constituency and provided free medicines to poor on regular basis. Through his social work, Riasat Ali Bhatti has gained a significant place among the people.
Like the PML-N, the PTI local chapter is also divided into several groups. However, the office-bearers belong to the Riasat Bhatti Group because he had mobilised the workers and strengthened the party in the area. He is being considered a strong candidate and could win the seat if he remained successful in mobilising his voters.
The PPP had won the 2010 by-polls. However, former MNA Ch Asghar Ali Jatt left the party about six months ago and starting utilising the funds in NA-166 (Arifwala). PPP workers had expressed great concern over his decision. Earlier, his uncle Nazir Ahmad Jatt left the PPP and announced to contest the general elections as an independent candidate. Such moves have drastically weakened the party in the area. The PPP is looking for a suitable candidate in the constituency. Col (retd) Rao Abid Ali Khan and Malik Muhammad Iqbal Langrial are vying to get the ticket, while former is being considered a strong contender.
The PPP’s chances of victory are very dim after Ch Nazir Ahmad Jatt’s refusal to accept the ticket. Nazir Jatt had won the seat in 2004 and 2008 on the PML-Q ticket. In 2010, he tendered his resignation on the allegations of the fake degree. Later, he joined the PPP and did not take part in the by-election after a court verdict against him. He fielded his nephew Asghar Ali Jatt to contest against PML-N candidate Syed Shahid Mehdi Naseem and Awami Ittehad Group’s Ch Nazir Ahmad Arain, an independent candidate. Ch Asghar Ali Jatt cashed his uncle’s vote bank and won the by-election by a huge margin.
Nazir Ahmad Jatt has announced to field his daughter Ayesha Nazir Jatt as an independent candidate in place of Asghar Ali Jatt after developing differences with his nephew over corruption charges. Asghar Ali Jatt, fearing a threat of being exposed, transferred all his funds to NA-166 (Arifwala) and started his campaign there. Nazir Ahmad Jatt two wives, two daughters and a nephew are contesting the elections on NA-167, NA-168, NA-169, PP-232 and PP-233. He is running the campaign of his family members and has vowed to bring a revolution by defeating his rival candidates. However, corruption charges against his nephew have damaged his popularity.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:12:24 AM
BUREWALA: Members of Shia community staged a sit-in against the Quetta killings on Multan Road.
The protesters blocked Multan Road near Chungi No 5 and staged a sit-in to express solidarity with the families of Quetta victims.
They demanded the government take action against the terrorists who were involved in the incident.
Monday, February 18, 2013 2:13:10 AM
BUREWALA: An infant was killed while other of the same family injured here. According to details, a speeding tractor trolly collided with motorcycle when he was going to Arifwala with his family, as a result, a minor Muhammad Adeel was died on the spot while Mustafa and his wife were sustained injuries.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:36:03 AM
BUREWALA: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday laid a foundation stone of Faisalabad Agriculture University Sub-Campus at Chak No. 427/EB Chichawatni road Burewala, the project is spread over 153 acres and will be completed at the cost of Rs 541.373 million rupees and initially in 2012-13 Rs. 49.987 million has been released and project will be completed in three years time.
Addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony at Chak No. 427/EB Chichawatni road Burewala,, the chief minister said that sub campus will help the youth to learn modern agricultural techniques to enhance the productivity of the different crops and crops maximization projects will help farmers to increase their yield and thousands of students will take benefit of this project. He said that sub campus will turned in to university after passing it different stages. Later addressing a huge crowd at government college ground Burewala Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Shairf blamed the federal government for the energy crisis in Pakistan; Shahbaz Sharif said that President Asif Ali Zardari had abandoned the people to suffer from unemployment and poverty for five year. He said the biggest problem in the presence of President Zardari was that the assets of Pakistan were in a single hand. “In such circumstances, a country cannot be expected to move in the direction of economic growth,” he added. He said that when he was inaugurating metro bus service project, the same day Zardari was inaugurating the Bilawal House in Lahore.
He said those who did not live in the hearts of the people could not find peace in their bunkers. Shahbaz Sharif said that Turkish investors invested in Punjab government projects but they remained away from federal government because of the malpractices in the federal government. Shahbaz Sharif said that Punjab government started mega projects all over the province. Punjab government established 16 Danish School in the southern Punjab where the children of the poor are getting quality education with free books, uniforms and accommodation which is unmatchable to any other modern institutions. He said that Vehari industrial state will be established and more than 15 thousand people will get jobs as only government could not provide jobs as it is heavy burden on national quadrature. Sharif said that we have given 8 lac laptops to the shining students on merit and now started Ujala program to enlighten their educational careers. He asked to public to vote Nawaz Sharif in forth coming elections and promised with the crowd that if their government come in to power after next elections they will end load shedding problem in two years.
Punjab government provided 153 acres land to establish sub campus briefed Dr.Vice Chancellor Dr.Iqrar Ahmad Khan
Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan Vice Chancellor briefed the chief
minister. He said that the UAF is top ranked university of the country and one
of the only two Pakistani universities which are ranked in top 300 universities
of the world. He said that sub campus would provide an opportunity of
agricultural education to the local youth at the affordable cost to address the
issues of growers and industry. He said that setting up the campus in the far
flung areas of the province is the need of the hour. Keeping in view, the
University plans to open the sub-campus at Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Sialkot,
Mandi Bahudn and Khushab. He quoted an example of University of California and
Florida which has atleast ten campuses. He said that Ludhiana Agriculture
University is operating seven sub campuses in the Indian Punjab. The sub campus
will focus on cotton, mango, neeli /ravi buffaloes, and agro based SME in the
region. He said to inform the farmers about the latest practices, a FM radio is
working at the main campus whereas the UAF is mulling opening a TV channel for
the farmer community. He said that we are also working on mobile plant
diagnostic lab for the welfare of farmers. He praise the Chief Minister for the
promoting the educational sector in the province.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:00:09 AM
BUREWALA: Vehari District Police Officer Shakir Hussain has said that cooperation between police and public is a must for eradication of crime from the area. Addressing an open court at Satellite Town here on Friday, he said that police were well aware of their duties. He directed the police officials to listen to public complaints at their police stations and solve them at the earliest. He said that CCTV cameras would be installed with the cooperation of the CPLC and traders in bazaars and public places in the district. Later, the district police officer listened to the public complaints and issued orders to the officials concerned to resolve them.Burewala circle police station SHOs Nadir Khan Baloch, Muhammad Tariq, Muhammad Aslam Cheema and Rana Abdul Sattar, Markazi Anjuman Tajran president Muhammad Jameel Bhatti and a large number of people attended the open court. Meanwhile, the family members of two youths, Muhammad Saleem and Muhammad Tariq, residents of Chak 469/EB, staged a demonstration against the cotton factory owners for torturing them on the allegations of stealing cotton after the open court and demanded justice.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 3:58:21 AM
BUREWALA : Mian Muhammad Ashfaq a retired assistant food controller and cousin of PML (N) leader Nazir Ahmad Arain was allegedly shot dead by assailants at his dera in Chak No. 405/EB Wednesday midnight. Reportedly Mian Muhammad Ashfaq aged 58 years was asleep at his dera in village 405/EB when in midnight some unknown assailants shot him dead and fled away, hearing about the firing people of the area gathered and found Mian Muhammad Ashfaq dead body there. The matter was reported to the police who cordoned off the area and registered a case under section 302/34 PPC and started investigation. His funeral prayer was offered at his village and was attended by the peoples from different walks of life.
Monday, December 17, 2012 4:49:21 AM
BUREWALA: Friend’s Group Candidate Adeel Mukhtar Anjum has been elected as a President of Pesticides Dealers Association Burewala defeating his rival Ittehad Group’s Candidate and Ex. President Muhammad Arshad Dholla by the Margin of 22 votes here on Sunday. The Election 2013-14 for the President of Pesticides Dealers Association Burewala held at Market Committee Burewala in which 86 registered members of Pesticides Dealers Association Burewala participated and according to the final results Friend’s Group Candidate Adeel Mukhtar Anjum elected as a President of Pesticides Dealers Association Burewala as he defeated rival Ittehad Group’s Candidate and Ex. President Muhammad Arshad Dholla by the Margin of 22 votes. Adeel Mukhtar Anjum took 54 while Muhammad Arshad Dholla took 32 votes. PML (N) leader Ch. Nazir Ahmad Arain, Ex. President Anjuman-e-Arhatian Grain Market Burewala Ch. Muhammad Ashiq Arain, Abdul Jabbar Shakir, Chudhry Riffat Tahir Jameel, Friends Group members Chief Muhammad Ali, Nadeem Mushtaq Ramay, Khalid Umar Rajpoot, Rana Shahid Gulzar, Muhammad Iftikhar, Chaudhry Munir Ahmad, Sheikh Muhammad Tariq, Waseem Iqbal Bhatti, Muhammad Sarwar Ch, Wali Muhammad, Haji Muhammad Afzal, Syed Rizwan Mashaddi, Rana Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Ishaq Bhatti, Malik Faryad Ali, Muhammad Ayub Bhatti, Chief Muhammad Mushtaq, Munir Ahmad Bhatti, Haji Muhammad Afzal Gujjar, Ahmad Raza Mughal and Rana Muhammad Yaseen congratulated him on the victory.
Friday, November 30, 2012 3:14:42 AM
From left to right: Fabien Guitonneau, Yann Mercier (both Methaneo) and Alain Priser (WELTEC BIOPOWER)
For WELTEC BIOPOWER, the participation at the BioEnergy Decentral part of the EuroTier proved very successful. Thus, the biogas plant manufacturer from Vechta, Germany, was also able to use its booth as a platform for signing a contract for the establishment of a 500-kW plant in Saint-Varent in western France. The French project developer Methaneo is the contracting partner of WELTEC. The Paris-based company has elaborated its own concept for „cooperative agricultural biogas plants“. It develops, finances and erects the plants in cooperation with local partners who have detailed knowledge of the regional circumstances.
Sunday, November 25, 2012 3:54:35 PM
BUREWALA: A police constable has been arrested and charged for making a threatening telephone call to Interior Ministry. According to the DPO Vehari, police have confirmed that the police constable was traced for making the threatening call and has been arrested.DPO Shakir Ali said that the constable Tariq Mehmood has also confessed to his crime after which case has been registered in against him Model Town, Burewala police station under the telegraph act. The accused in his statement said that in a bid to trap another constable he had activated a mobile sim on his colleague’s name but he was traced for using his own mobile phone.
Friday, November 23, 2012 3:36:43 AM
Lahore: PML (N) President Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif holding a meeting to decide party candidates in district Vehari.
Friday, November 23, 2012 3:33:15 AM
BUREWALA: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif on the proposal of former Punjab ministers and PML-N leaders Ch Nazir Ahmad Arain, Pir Ghulam Mohyuddin Chisti and PML-N district vice-president Sardar Aqeel has approved an agriculture university campus at Chak 427/EB. Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, Ch Nazir Ahmad Arain, Pir Ghulam Mohyuddin and Sardar Aqeel said 132 acres of land and irrigation water had been allotted and the project will cost Rs 900 million and will be completed in five years. They said the funds will be released soon to start the project. They said the party had not yet given tickets to anybody in their constituencies. They said their panel would manage to get party tickets on merit for NA-167, PP-232 and PP-233 and added propaganda against them was baseless. They said Mian Nawaz Sharif had constituted a committee under UK-based Ch Muhammad Sarwar to deicide the party tickets in the district. They informed that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had announced Rs 100 million development funds for their constituencies. They praised the CM for approving the campus of an agriculture university on their proposal and added some people wanted to take credit of the project.
Friday, November 23, 2012 3:29:37 AM
BUREWALA: Sajada Nasheen Sheikh Fazil Sharif Burewala Khawaja Noor Muhammad Sahu called on Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and announced joining Pakistan Muslim League-N, along with his companions. Khawaja Noor Muhammad Sahu was the Advisor of the former Chief Minister Punjab. Welcoming Khawaja Noor Muhammad Sahu into PML-N, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that opposition parties are afraid of increasing popularity of PML-N. He said PML-N would achieve great success in general elections, under the leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, as Punjab government has established new records of public service, while the federal government indulged in corruption, loot and plunder. He said the day of departure of incompetent rulers, who threw the country into darkness, is near. He said the next general elections are the elections to save the country. He said as a result of wrong policies of incompetent rulers, the country is faced today with extremism, loadshedding and unemployment. He said the people would ensure strict accountability of corrupt Zardari Gang during general elections and, by rejecting the looters, such honest and dedicated leadership would be brought to power, which would put the country on the road to progress and prosperity and bring it out of crises.
Friday, November 23, 2012 3:25:47 AM
BUREWALA: A road mishap occurred here on Thursday, leaving two people dead and eight others injured. According to the police, the incident took place when a passenger van moving from Burewala to Chichawatni collided with a tractor trolley at chak number EB 429, resultantly driver Muhammad Ashraf and a passenger Muhammad Irfan died on the spot while other eight passengers sustained injuries.The injured people were taken to tehsil headquarter hospital. Doctors said that the condition of two injured passengers is critical.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 2:22:04 PM
BUREWALA: Member National Assembly, Natasha Daultana
inaugurated Sui gas scheme for Chak No.515/EB, Zafar colony and Mian Channu morr
localities near here on Wednesday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony at Mian
Channu morr, she said a grant of Rs10 million was released to Sui gas department
earlier for providing Sui gas in above mentioned areas. The legislator assured
that she would fulfill all the promises made with people and thus complete the
agenda of her deceased brother MNA Mian Azim Daultana.BUREWALA: Member National
Assembly, Natasha Daultana inaugurated Sui gas scheme for Chak No.515/EB, Zafar
colony and Mian Channu morr localities near here on Wednesday. Addressing the
inaugural ceremony at Mian Channu morr, she said a grant of Rs10 million was
released to Sui gas department earlier for providing Sui gas in above mentioned
areas. The legislator assured that she would fulfill all the promises made with
people and thus complete the agenda of her deceased brother MNA Mian Azim
Friday, June 29, 2012 4:34:00 AM
BUREWALA: The people of both sides of Punjab are attached to each other regarding love for their motherland, while Pakistani Punjab’s people have always shown unforgettable hospitality towards Indian guests. This was stated by former MLA Sardar Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, son of Indian Punjab Assembly Speaker Sardar Charanjit Singh Atwal, while visiting his ancestors’ village, 251/EB, here on Wednesday night. His brother Jasjeet Singh Atwal, friends Sardar Joginder Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Vicky Bhal, Jasjeet Singh Sahota, Karan Pal Singh and Taran Joshi also accompanied him. The 500 Indian yatrees are visiting Pakistan to mark the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal said that his father had great affection for his birthplace. “My father has served as Indian Parliament Lok Sabha deputy speaker and now serving as speaker of the Indian Punjab Legislative Assembly, which is indeed honour for our family,” he said.
The former MLA said that his father was a student at the school village. “I have been constantly in touch with the people of 251/EB.” He expressed his concern about the poor condition of the village roads and demanded the local MNA develop it after declaring it a model village. MNA Chaudhry Asghar Ali Jatt said that President Asif Ali Zardari’s Indian visit had opened new era of friendship between two neighbouring countries. “This visit has speed up the peace process between both countries. People-to-people contact will help remove misconceptions between both nations,” he said. He said that the Pakistan Government was committed to liberalise the visa regime. He announced Rs 2.5 million for the renovation of the village roads. He said that a scheme to supply clean drinking water was already underway. Later, the visitors went to the dera of Sanaullah Ghumman at Chak 203/EB and met their friends. MNA Asghar Ali Jatt also hosted dinner for the visitors at a local hotel.
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:18:29 AM
Burewala grid staff made hostage;Vehari Mepco complex ransacked, record burnt, MNA, MPA’s offices attacked
BUREWALA: Local traders observed a complete shutdown against 22-hour loadshedding of electricity, took out a rally and made the grid station staffers hostage to register their protest here on Thursday.On the call of the Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran, all markets, bazaars, shopping centres and plazas remained closed. Former provincial minister Nazir Ahmad Arain, Vehari Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran president Muhammad Jameel Bhatti, Burewala Industrialists Association president Muhammad Saghir Ramay, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Youth Wing president Manzoor Barkat and others took out a rally which was attended by political and social workers, students and traders.After marching through different bazaars, the protesters reached in front of the grid station on Chichawatni Road where the protesters attempted to enter it, but the police stopped them from entering the grid premises.However, some people managed to sneak into the offices and made the staff hostage by locking the office. Some protesters also burnt tyres in front of offices of Pakistan People’s Party MPA Khalid Saleem Bhatti and MNA Asghar Ali Jatt. They also chanted slogans against the government and parliamentarians. In Gaggo Mandi, some protesters burnt the office of the MNA Asghar Ali Jatt. The protesters demanded an end to 22-hour loadshedding.
VEHARI: People turned violent during a protest against power loadshedding in the city on Thursday.
A mob entered the Mepco complex after breaking the windows and burnt the record, furniture and computers. The protesters also burnt a jeep, five motorcycles and 10 bicycles. They also attacked the offices of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA Tehmina Dultana and burnt the record and furniture. They also pelted the house of former tehsil nazim Mian Saqib Khurshid with stones. They also burnt motorcycles and others equipment at the office of MPA Tahir Iqbal and Vehari Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf district president Tahir Anwar Wahla. The protesters also tried to enter the DPO office but policemen opened fire on them. As a result, three protesters were injured. The District Bar Association also observed a complete strike to express solidarity with the public.
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:17:23 AM
BUREWALA: Rickshaw drivers staged a protest demonstration against Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) officials in front of the Burewala Press Club here on Wednesday.Rickshaw drivers including Kaleemullah, Khalil Ahmad, Muhammad Atiq, Kaleemullah and others led by PML-N leaders Aqeel Ahmad alleged that TMA officials were collecting Rs 20 per rickshaw fee and manhandling them. When contacted, Burewala TMO Rao Muhammad Khan said rickshaw drivers were creating traffic mess at Goal Chowk, Vehari and Arif Bazaars and violating traffic rules.
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:15:22 AM
BUREWALA: A girl, who went missing four days ago and found in a critical condition on Saturday, died at THQ Hospital. 17-year-old Kiran Shahzadi, daughter of the late Saeed Ahmad and a resident of 127 M Block, Burewala was married to her relative in Multan on February 24, but she got divorce from her husband on March 3. Now she was living with her mother. Kishwar Bibi, the victim’s mother, said that she had gone to bring breakfast for her family four days ago, but she did not return home. She alleged that Waqas, son of Muhammad Asghar, had allegedly taken her away on the promise of contracting marriage with her. She said that they received a call from Kiran who asked them to meet her in the same locality. She said that when they reached the place, they found her in a critical condition and she had been administered poisonous material. She said that they shifted her to THQ Hospital where she died. The City police have registered a case and started investigations.
Teacher accused of fracturing student’s arms
BUREWALA: A man has accused a teacher of fracturing the arms of a class five student for not listening to her in the classroom.In a press conference, Hanif Muhammad said that Fareeha Fatima of Government Girls Primary School, Majeedabad had fractured his daughter Asia Bibi and the doctors had confirmed the torture.Mudassar Hussain Shah advocate, the teacher’s brother, claimed that the headmistress was involved in the conspiracy against his sister as she nurtured a grudge against her. He said that the Education Department had held an inquiry into the matter and found the headmistress guilty.
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:12:57 AM
BUREWALA: Police Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang of kidney sellers and arrested its eight members, including two proclaimed offenders. Talking to journalists, Burewala DSP Mazhar Ahmad said the police on the special instructions of Vehari DPO Vehari Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi launched a drive against the most wanted criminals and arrested eight members of a kidney-sellers gang, including ringleader Nazir Ahmad alias Naziri. The other members are: Muhammad Ashfaq, Muhammad Riaz of Karampur, Muhammad Ashiq of Chak 20/WB, Muhammad Latif Jatt of Muslim Town, Vehari, Ghulam Shabbir of Bilal Colony. The police recovered a car (LED-4751), two motorcycles, cattle and weapons from them. The DSP said Muhammad Ashfaq alias Shaqi and Nazir alias Naziri were involved in removing kidneys by administering intoxicants through injections and had sold the kidneys of 35 people. He added that the criminals used to hire cars on rent and after intoxicating the drivers took away to unknown place and removed their kidneys for their sale in tribal areas.
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