Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:03:41 AM
VEHARI...MPA and Member standing committee social welfare Shamila Aslam has said that Punjab government would spent 3130 million rupees on education sector and ending self finance scheme would ensure merit in public sector educational institutions.
She was addressind annual sports day function of Government College Vehari. The functions was presided over by Principal Professor Muhammad Aslam Alvi while it was attended by DO Colleges Muhammad Safdar Rana, President DPC Ghulam Bari Ch, Staff members Rana Muhammad Yaqoub, Muhammad Ali Z|aidi, Zafar Ullah Khan, Rao Farman Kosar, Imran Abbas Thaheem, Abdur Razzaq Bhatti and others.
MPA said Chief Minister Punjab has a vision that the children of poor should also reach universities so that their talent can be used for nation building. She said extra curricular activities play pivotal role in bringing out talent of youth and it is heartening that such activity is being held at that scale in government college Vehari. MPA further said that she would try hard to get solved problems faced by vehari college on priority basis. She urged students to led their lives as per Islamic values and ideas. Principal Muhammad Aslam Alvi, DEO Colleges Rana Safdar and others pointed out the good performance of college in educational results and sports trophy.
Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:00:28 AM
VEHARI...District Coordination Officer Vehari Muhammad Khurram Agha has said that district has good record in law and order and we should work hard to maintain this in future as well through unity, harmony and patience.
He was addressing a meeting of District Peace Committee held here in Circuit House Vehari. The meeting was attended by District Police Officer Asher Hameed Ch, EDOR Nasar Ullah Laghari, Khawaja Noor Muhammad Sahu, EDOs Mushtaq Tariq, Naseer Ahmad, Dr Jameel, Muhammad Hussain, DOR Ch Tariq Bashir, DOC Sarfraz Magsi, DSPs Malik Ijaz, Qadeer Anwar, Razzaq Niazi, Traders Ch Sarwar, Haji Taj Din, Fida Kathia, PMLN Local leader Zahid Wahla and others.
DCO said Vehari has peace loving people and in order to continou this trend we have check the evil designs of our enemies. DPO Asher Hameed said during Muharram ulema played pivotal role in maintaining law and order situation. He said police is there to help masses in maintaining law and order. Every one should play its role in this regard, he urged participants.
Zahid Wahla, Haji Taj Din, Hafiz Idrees, Ghulam Qanbar Askari and others said Islam is religion of peace. They said violence prevails in a society when there is no justice.
Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:22:43 AM
VEHARI...District President PPPP Women Wing Shagufta Chaudhary has announced the office bearers of Tehsil body here in a local hotel. According to her announcement Musarrat Khan would be Tehsil President while other office bearers include Asia Bibi Senior Vice President, Sidra Ghafoor Vice President, General Secretary Naureen Haneef, Joint Secretary Sakeena Bibi, Secretary Information Fardoos Kanwal, Finance Secretary Rehana Kausar, President Executive Committee Sadia Suhail and members Executive Committee included Rafia, Kulsoom, Saima, Tayabba Yasmin and Fauzia Ashraf.
The first meeting of office bearers held at a local hotel. Addressing the office bearers Shagufta Ch said PPP is a party of masses and it is working for women empowerment. She said we should work togather to realize the dream of beloved leader Benazir Bhutto. She urged newly elected office bearers to work hard for party organisation and working as per the direction of leadership.
Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:13:39 AM
Vehari… District Council Vehari has unanimously demanded release of funds from Punjab government while rejected a resolution for creation of a new province consisting of southern Punjab here in its meeting. The meeting was presided over by Convener Ch Yousaf Kesalia. It was attended by District Nazim Syed Naseem Shah, Tehsil Nazim Mian Saqib Khurshid and a large number of officers, nazims and others.
A PML Member District Council Farah Ijaz presented resolution condemning the Punjab government for its campaign against local government system and stoppage of funds.
Zahid Wahla, Lubna Ihtesham, Rao Shabbir and others resisted this move. They said Vehari is not included in corrupt declared district governments and this resolution would create an atmosphere of clash with provincial government. They said we should not afraid from audit instead we should offer an open audit.
Allah Ditta Towari and others said Punjab government is not giving funds to local bodies and this resolution should be approved. The resolution was approved demanding immediate provision of funds for nazims.
Nazim Syed Altaf Shah presented a resolution demanding immediate delivery of tractors to those who have won these tractors through Green Tractor Scheme. He said out of 10,000 farmers more than 9,000 are still awaiting delivery of tractors.
Nazim Rao Shabbir Billo presented a resolution demanding that a new province should be carved out of three divisions of Southren Punjab as interests of these areas can not be safeguarded in present shape of Punjab. But this resolution got a cold response from the house and was rejected.
Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:10:18 AM
VEHARI….Federal Minister for Human Rights Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani has said that we need to safeguard our country against foreign threat as the war against terror has reached Islamabad.
He was addressing a press conference here in Vehari. He was accompanied by MNA Mehmood Hayat Tochi Khan, Rao Sajid Mehmood and others.
Federal Minister said we have only issue based differences with PMLN and our alliance will remain intact. He said PPPP is the biggest party in the country and it would get success in coming senate polls and after completion of parliament PPPP would deliver as per its agenda.
He said if PMLN is willing to hold trial of Musharraf, they should bring a move in parliament.
Minister predicted that PML would not get a single seat in senate polls while PMLN has no chances outside Punjab. PMLN and PPPP have jointly faced the difficult times during dictatorial regime of nine years and they would not tolerate these forces to get advantage of their differences again, he said. He further said that PPP government is not a continuity of Musharraf regime and we did not provide any indemnity to Musharraf.
Earlier Minister held an open court in TMA Hall Vehari in which a large number of complainants presented applications against Police, SNGPL and other departments. DCO Muhammad Khurram Agha, DPO Asher Hameed Ch, PMLN Leader Zahid Anwar Wahla, PPP Leader Jehangir Yousafzai, Rao Sajid, Tauseef Khan, Syed Ijaz Shah, Ishfaq Baloch, EDOs, DSPs, District offiocers and others were present on the occasion.
Haji Suleman r/o X Block, Rubina Tufail r/o 9-11 WB, Mushtaq etc r/o C Block have flayed the performance of SNGPL and said they have to face the agony of wait for connection despite issuance of demand notices one year before. Minister directed to issue show cause notice to GM SNGPL Multan for not attending open court and further directed him to solve public problems within 15 days. Farmers Shabbir Sayyal, Muhammad Akram and others alleged that agriculture department is behind the Urea Fertilizer crisis and it should be decided as early as possible.
Muhammad Sidiq, Liaqat Ali, Qudrat Ullah, Ghulam Gilani and others presented their grievances on which minister issued at the spot orders.
Minister during his visit to Vehari has addressed a meeting with PPP local leadership and officers in circuit house. He also inaugurated PPP constituency PP 236 office at general bus stand.
Minister visited District Jail and listened the problems of jail inmates. Here minister lauded the efforts of Jail Superintendent Qadeer Alam for discipline and good attitude towards prisoners. He said it is heartening to find out that jail has to punishment cells.
Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani attended a dinner hosted by Local PPP leader Syed Ijaz Shah at 9-11 WB.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 2:01:15 PM
VEHARI…Several citizen were got looted in street crime incidents here in Vehari as police seemed failed to control crime rate.
One Farrukh a trader son was deprived of his mobile phone in Sharqi Colony when armed young man snatched it on gun point. On other hand, some dacoits blocked Mian Channu road near 22/WB on Canal Bridge and looted several citizens. Muhammad Afzal anf Akram r/o 18/WB alleged that they were deprived of mobiles and cash. They filed an application to sadr police but no report has been lodged yet regarding this.
Local citizen have expressed their concern over this situation and said police should perform its duty more vigilantly to control this crime wave.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 1:57:05 PM
VEHARI…Speakers at a big gathering in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day have expressed their support for Kashmiris and their struggle for self rule.
The joint meeting was arranged by Nazria Pakistan Trust, Markazi Anjuman e Tajran, Milli Yakjehti Council, Jamaat Islami and Tehreek Azadi e Kashmir. The meeting was held at Gol Chowk Vehari that was attended by thousands of people.
Speakers MPA Tahir Iqbal Ch, Haji Taj Din, President NPT Hafiz Idrees Zia, Secretary Zulfiqar Bari Advocate, Zonal Khateeb Qaziu Muhammad Wahaj, Traders Haji Taj Din, Ch Sarwar, Irshad BNhatti, Tahir Sharif, Religious Scholars Allama Ghulam Qanbar Askari, Maulana Abdul Aziz, Rehmat Illah Watto of Jamaat Islami, Ali Waqas Hanjra of Shabab Milli and others said today we have to think of safeguarding Pakistan,s sovereignty as well. They said without Kashmir we can not fulfill our dream of independent Pakistan. The speakers strongly flayed the government's Kashmir policy and said rulers are working for their personal gains and not for independence of Kashmir or welfare of masses.
The participants shouted slogans against Indian atrocities in the Kashmir and demanded freedom of Kashmir.
Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:51:20 AM
VEHARI…Six died in separate traffic accidents here in district Vehari. On Tuesday night Tehsil Naib Nazim Amir Khan Khakwani was heading back to his house Moza Alabad from Multan. When he reached near 27 Bhatta stop on Ludden road suddenly a speeding 2.0 D car came on road from Karam Pur road. Due to over speed their cars were collided. As a result Shamim and his wife Faizan Bibi died at the spot while Amir Khakwani and his driver received serious injuries. They were admitted to DHQ Hospital Vehari.
In another accident one Mohsin aged 7 died near Ratta Tibba Ludden road when a tractor hit a wall which collapsed. Mohsin died because her present under the wall.
Mudassar r/o Soro Mor was on his way to Vehari when his bike collided with a cart on road. Mudassar died at the spot.
In another accident, a speeding car got out of control on Duniyapur road near Mailsi. Resultantly, Ahmad Yar and Muhammad Faisal Fareed died at the spot.
Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:48:29 AM
VEHARI….The future of country's sugarcane crop seems bleak as continuous delays in the payments to growers as well as in the crushing season will ultimately force the sugarcane growers to switch over to other crops, apprehended the sugarcane growers, who are protesting against the delay in the payments of their produce.
The farmers of sugarcane from Southern Punjab have been facing financial losses because of delayed payments by the sugar mills,Vehari News observed here.
It is important to mention that the cultivation of sugarcane crop in Punjab for the 2009-10 season had dropped as the total area cultivated was 1.665 million acres as compared to last year's 2.044 million acres.
The sugarcane growers had sown less area with the crop as they had faced huge difficulties to get their money back for the last crop due to the millers and the government's attitude.
Interviews with growers revealed that the owners of sugar mills had paid Rs. 3.6 billion to growers after the intervention of the Punjab government under Sugarcane Act, 1950.
They said that these Rs. 3.6 billion were the outstanding payments of the last crushing season. They said that still over Rs. 40 million were yet to be paid by the mill-owners.
Sugarcane crisis has always dealt a serious blow to wheat sowing whose ideal time is between October 15 to November 30. They said that the Punjab government had announced that sugar mills would start crushing season from October 15, but the crushing could not start.
Later it was announced that the crushing season would start on November 1, but the announcement got no response from the powerful sugar mills owners.
Seven years on and the cane crushing crisis was deepening by passing day with all the successive governments failed to ensure make factories start crushing under the Sugar Factories Control Act.
The overly delayed commencement of sugarcane crushing each year, which has almost become a routine, causes huge financial losses to the growers as they have to divert the water meant for sowing wheat to their standing sugarcane crop hence delay in sowing wheat and less water for the Rabi crop.
Delay in start of crushing leads to reduction of cane's weight and increase in its content of sucrose, which benefits mills owners. One acre of sugarcane cultivation required around four feet of water and given present water crisis it was becoming extremely difficult to continue with this crop.
An average sugarcane yield per acre comes to around 500 maunds and the capacity of factories during initial days of crushing is around 2.5 million maunds which indicates that at least 5,000 acres of sugarcane per day should be harvested to meet their demand, which increases when crushing reaches its peak.
Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:45:54 AM
VEHARI…On call of Punjab Professors and Lecturers Association Vehari, college teachers have arranged a protest rally to press for their demands. The rally started from Gol Chowk and culminated at Jinnah road. They have banners and placards in their hands. They shouted slogans in favour of their demands. The rally was led by General Secretary PPLA Multan Division Syed Tanveer Shah, Rao Farman Ali, Musarrat Fazal, Professor Sardar Gujjar and other teacher leaders.
Addressing the rally leaders said lecturers are deprived of promotion from last 22 years and there is a need of one step promotion immediately .They demanded time scale and confirmation of contract teachers. They demanded house rent allowance 45%.
Teachers said it is pity that rulers are enjoying all the perks and privileges while college teachers are being appointed on Rs 8000 pay. They demanded that lecturer assistants should be given priority during PPSC interview and Honourary Lecturer Assistants should be considered as adhoc lecturers.
They said college teachers are on roads just to press for their demands, if these demands not met with, teachers would enlarge their protest.
Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:41:58 AM
VEHARI...District Coordination Officer Vehari Captain R Muhammad Khurram Agha has said that government would launch a mega project in each big cities of district and these projects would change the face of that city. He was addressing an open court in TMA Jinnah Hall Vehari.SP Investigation Muhammad Kashif, Tehsil Nazim Mian Saqib Khurshid, EDOs Mushtaq Tariq, Muhammad Hussain, Qamar Muhayudin, DSP Traffic Raja Shahid Nazeer, DOs Aslam Bhatti, Safdar Gujjar, Yasir Fareed Kalasan, SHOs Falak Sher Bhatti, Falak Sher Pahor and others.
DCO said public suggestions would be taken regarded these schemes. He said open ketcheries are meant for solving public problems. He further said two centers of excellencies would be build in Vehari in which poor children will get quality education.
DCO said this project would be completed till June this year. Tehsil Nazim Saqib Khurshid while addressing the ketchery suggessted that an under pass should be constructed to join two portions of city seperated by railway line. He further demanded that veternery hospital should be shifted out of city so that DHQ Hospital can be shifted on main Jinnah road. Tehsil Nazim pointed out that city graveyard needs more land to accomodate the dead as present space is almost filled. Nazim Ch Asif demanded that Danewal railway crossing to be manned otherwise accidents would claim more lives.
Rao Khalil, Ch Sidiq, Jehangir, Muhammad Sarwar, Mirza Shakeel and others also pointed out problems.DCO ensured that all the problems would be solved.
Killing of Youth by Sadr Police Protested[/SIZE]
VEHARI... A large number of locals protested the killing of an accused due to police torture and demanded action against SHO sadr and others. DPO Asher Hameed Ch suspended an ASI and ordered inquiry into matter.
Residents of 21/WB protested in District Ketchery and DPO Office and said that Sadr police has arrested Rahat Abbas and his brother Shahid. Later ASI Munawwar and others brutally tortured Rahat and injured him. Rahat was shifted to Nishtar Hospital Multan where he was succumbed to injuries. They alleged that now Sadr police is not bringing deadbody of Rahat back.
Later women relatives of Rahat met with DPO who orderded to bring back deadbody and get its autopsy done. He also appointed SP Investigation as Inquiry Officer into the matter. [/ALIGN]
Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:36:25 AM
VEHARI…District Nazim Vehari Syed Shahid Mehdi Nasim has said that District Government system is at its brinks and Punjab government policies are responsible for its demise.
He was addressing oath taking ceremony of District Headmasters Association Vehari here at Khurshid Hall Vehari. The ceremony was attended by Tehsil Nazim Mian Saqib Khurshid, DEO Aslam Bhatti, Rana Jang Sher, Ch Sardar, Mansha Saleemi, Newly elected office bearers of association President Ishtiaq ul Haq Fareedi, Senior Vice President Muhammad Siddiq, Vice President Rana Muhammad Tahir, General Secretary Rao Javed Rafiq, Joint Secretary Muhammad Zafar Jamil, Auditor Dr Anees Ahmad Shad and Tehsil office bearers were also present on the occasion.
District Nazim said now district government system is taking its last breathes. He said during his tenure special importance was given to educational institutions and we have provided educational facilities there by spending huge funds.
He further said that headmaster is most responsible person in a school and government should work in institutions by taking him into confidence. He urged teachers to ensure moral education of students as well. He administered oath to office bearers. Newly elected president Ishtiaq Fareedi and others also spoke on the occasion.
Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:32:49 AM
VEHARI… District Vehari is first in southern Punjab regarding violence against women and SPO organization is playing a vital role in its eradication.
These views were expressed by speakers at a meeting of Civil Society Network Vehari arranged by SPO. The meeting was attended by First Secretary French Embassy Yan De Bord, MPA Shamila Aslam, Central Coordinator SPO Bilal Naqeeb, Senior Coordinator Shahnwaz Khan, Zuhra Sajjad, Ahsan Bari, Sadiq Mirza, Nosheen Malik, Lubna Ihtesham, Saboohi Hassan and others.
Yan De Bord urged civil society activists to ensure that women rights be protected. He said the nations providing equal chances to women have progressed more vibrantly than others.
MPA Shamila Aslam said in order to improve women condition first of all their economic condition should be improved.
Sadiq Mirza, Zuhra Sajjad, Lubna and others also spoke on the occasion.
Session Judge ordered action against adultrated pesticide[/SIZE]
VEHARI… District and Session Judge Vehari Tahir Pervez Butt has directed the concerned agencies to take strict action against persons involved in business of adulterated pesticide.
He was presiding over a meeting of Criminal Justice Coordination Committee Vehari. The meeting was attended by DPO Asher Hameed CH, ASJ Rao Saleem Akhtar Khan, Senior Civil Judge Mian Abdul Ghaffar, Superintendent District Jail Muhammad Qadeer Alam, EDO Agriculture Qamar Muhayudin, Prosecutor Saraj Bhatti, DSP Legal Tanveer Amjad and others.
DSJ said the people involved in fake pesticide business should be dealt more strictly so that people of this area should be made economically more strong. He further directed that cases regarding dishonor of cheques should be registered immediately and delay of police in pre registration inquiry is unjustified.
Superintendent District Jail Muhammad Qadeer Alam briefed the participants of meeting that women barrack in jail is functional now and women prisoners have been shifted there from Multan[/ALIGN]
Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:28:58 AM
VEHARI… District Coordination Officer Vehari Muhammad Khuram Agha has said that Centers of excellence project of CM Punjab would provide quality education to poor families and their standard would be equal to Atchison College and Sadiq Public School. He was addressing a meeting of Board of governors of two centers of excellence to be established in Vehari.
The meeting was attended by MPA Shamila Aslam, Former Minister Mumtaz Manais, EDOs Nasar Ullah Laghari, Naseer Ahmad, Mushtaq Tariq, Muhammad Hussain and others.
DCO said these centers would not only provide educational facilities but also boarding to poor students. He said these schools would be established in Vehari at 26/WB and 204/WB Tibba Sultan Pur. DCO said we have selected the board of governors of these centers which comprised of well educated and experienced people. He said we have a target to complete these projects till June this year. DCO briefed that the children from families getting food support from government would be admitted in these centers on priority basis. Shamila Aslam, Mumtaz Manais and others also spoke on the occasion.
Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:26:46 AM
VEHARI…District Council Vehari has divided over issue of non participation of officers in its meeting here on Wednesday as a large number of Nazims protested against this non participation and walked out of meeting.
The district council meeting was held in Allama Iqbal Hall of District Council with convener Yousaf Kesalia in the chair. The meeting was attended by District Nazim Syed Nasim Shah. At the start of meeting no EDO was present in the house except EDO finance Ch Mushtaq Tariq.
Talking to newsmen, protesting Nazims Javed Iqbal, Khalid Dogar, Atif Riaz and others said officers are creating hurdles in provision of schemes to masses. District Nazim and others after dialogue with protesting Nazims announced to prorogue the meeting till next week.
Addressing the meeting, Khalid Dogar and Rao Ishaq strongly flayed the non participation of officers in the meetings and said Nazims are being deprived of their lawful funds and schemes. Later they announced boycott of meeting and walked out of house. At that time about a dozen local PMLN Nazims remained present in the house.
PMLN Nazim Zahid wahla and others strongly protested the step of convener to end the meeting and said this act was unjustified. He exchanged hot words with Convener and Nazim Khalid Dogar. He termed this episode as planned.
Zahid Wahla and other Nazims despite prorogation of meeting by Convener remained present in the hall. They made Javed Iqbal as acting convener and Zahid Wahla himself taken the chair of District Nazim. They decided to hold district council meeting on 9th February.
Earlier Nazim Ashiq Arain presented a resolution demanding arrest of PMLN District President Ex MPA Nazeer Ahmad Mitho Dogar alleging that Dogar is involved in murder of his friend Nadeem Dogar and attacking him. The resolution was passed unanimously. It is pertinent to mention here that none of PMLN Nazim including Provincial Vice President Zahid Wahla objected to this resolution.
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