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July 4, 2011

Educationists, intellectuals’ support vital to improve education standard: Pir

KARACHI: Senior Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq called upon the educationists, intellectuals and experts for the upliftment of standard and quality of education in the province as well as in the country.A sincere, honest and gigantic effort is needed to overhaul the system of education for a better future of the country, he said while speaking at lifetime achievement award ceremony of Alumni Association of Government College Hyderabad at Royal Rodale Club here on Saturday.Awards were presented to former Governor State Bank of Pakistan and IBA Chairman, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Educationist and Burucrate and former Vice Chancellor Sindh University Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, Senior Cricket Reporter and Writer Qamar Ahmed and Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq for their achievements for the college.We needed the support of experts and dedicated persons for better and quality of education and preparing better breed of students for the future of the country, he said.Pir Mazhar said Dr.Ishrat Hussain, Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui and Qamar Ahmed are role models and great examples for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields.He expressed the hope that future generations will learn from their experiences and achievements and try to emulate them, particularly make endeavors to excel in education. Pir Mazhar recalled a recent incident involving Dr.Ishrat Hussain during a dinner reception in honor of Tajik President at Governor House. He said when Tajik President saw Dr.Isharat Hussain at the reception he personally came to him and thanked him for helping Tajikistan in their economic reforms.Pir Mazhar lauded the Alumni Association of Government College Hyderabad for honoring the old students of the college. He appreciated the efforts of President of the Association and former MNA Abdul Rehman Rajput, Secretary General Prof.Nazeer Hussain Qasmi and his team for conducting such a graceful ceremony.Dr.Ishrat Hussain, who did his Masters in Chemistry from Sindh University said, his rise was a result of sheer hard work and his focus on studies.He said he was feeling great being amongst the school and college fellows of the past and recalled his memories with the college.Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, who worked in different positions also called for strict steps for reviving the old standard of education and offered his services for the cause. Cricket Writer Qamar Ahmed said he raised his talent after he migrated to United Kingdom 40 years ago. He recalled different incidents as cricketer writer and commentator while reporting for different newspaper of the world.He also recalled meeting with political giant and former South African President Nelson Mandela alongwith former Indian Captain Sunil Gasvakar. Abdul Rehman Rajput in welcome address highlighted the problems being faced by this historical instituation located at the bank of Phulili Canal. He said during the past few months Alumuni Association with support of some former students of the college raised funds to improve facilities in the college and provide scholarships to talented needy students.However, he urged the Senior Sindh Education Minister and ex-student of the College, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq for renovation and refurbishment of the college.Secretary General of the Alumuni Association Prof. Nazeer Ahmed Qasmi, who conducted the programme, recalled the long history of the establishment of college in 1917 and achievements of lifetime achievement award winners and heroes of college.The ceremony was attended by former students of fifties, sixties and seventies and members of Karachi and Hyderabad Chapter of the association.F.P. Report.

July 4, 2011

Educationists, intellectuals’ support vital to improve education standard: Pir

KARACHI: Senior Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq called upon the educationists, intellectuals and experts for the upliftment of standard and quality of education in the province as well as i
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July 1, 2011

AJK election fallout Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to support JUI-F in Senate

The two leaders discussed playing roles of joint opposition in the National Assembly and Senate. PHOTO: FILE.

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain telephoned Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman to discuss key political issues, on Thursday. <!–more–>

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June 30, 2011

Fire and Security Pakistan 2010

Fire and Security Pakistan 2010

19 – 22 MAY 2010

KARACHI EXPO CENTRE

FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2010 – MEETING YOUR SAFETY NEEDS

BRINGING FIRE, SAFETY & SECURITY MARKET TO YOUR DOORSTEP

The International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference – FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN serves as an excellent platform in Pakistan for indigenous as well as foreign companies to showcase their product range.

FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2009 proved to be an interactive and rewarding experience for the participants. It had the participation of 92 companies from 16 countries including Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, U.A.E., U.K. and U.S.A. The exhibition was visited by more than 7000 business professionals and was extensively covered by local and international media including 10 publications from countries like U.K., Russia, China and Pakistan.

The 6th International Fire & Security Exhibition & Conference – FIRE & SECURITY PAKISTAN 2010 will address multi-dimensional safety and security needs of the region. The exhibition will showcase a wide-array of fire fighting, safety and security equipments and systems by leading international and domestic manufacturers, traders and integrators. The show will bring a highly targeted audience from the related industries to witness state-of-the-art technology and reap benefits through excellent networking opportunities.

Scanners to be installed in major cities soon: Malik

ISLAMABAD : Scanners will be installed in major cities to ensure maximum security to the citizens. This was said by Interior Minister Rehman Malik Tuesday in an interview with a private TV channel.

The fixed scanners will be installed at rush locations, after which manual checking of vehicles will not be required, he said.

The mobile and fixed scanners will be imported from China , and the first shipment will reach soon.

In the recent past, about 62 terrorists and their facilitators have been nabbed on check posts; out of which 10 were suicide bombers.

The government will also establish a Students Elite Force, and about 5000 e-mails have been received so far from the students who wanted to work as volunteers under this force. -APP.

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Pogee 2010

19 – 22 MAY 2010

KARACHI EXPO CENTRE

Pakistan with an ideal geographic and strategic location serves as a corridor for the international supply routes of energy. Being a regional power house, the country possess opportunities of setting up the oil and gas pipelines as well as electricity grids within the region and with other neighbouring energy rich countries such as Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Pakistan’s energy requirements are increasing every year and to meet the rising demand of energy, the government of Pakistan is currently focused on diversification of gas supplies, reconstruction of hydropower plants, construction of underground gas storage facilities, development of oil exploration & production, tapping of renewable energy resources, attracting foreign investment and privatisation of state-owned assets.

Pakistan is responding to the energy development challenge by pursuing a wide range of domestic and imported energy projects and in the year 2008 – 2009, the Oil, Gas and Energy industry has attracted Foreign Investment of about US$ 796 million.

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June 30, 2011

POGEE 2010

POGEE 2010

8th International Exhibition for the Energy Industry
(19 – 22 May 2010)

INTRODUCTION

Pakistan with an ideal geographic and strategic location serves as a corridor for the international supply routes of energy. Being a regional power house, the country possess opportunities of setting up the oil and gas pipelines as well as electricity grids within the region and with other neighbouring energy rich countries such as Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Pakistan’s energy requirements are increasing every year and to meet the rising demand of energy, the government of Pakistan is currently focused on diversification of gas supplies, reconstruction of hydropower plants, construction of underground gas storage facilities, development of oil exploration & production, tapping of renewable energy resources, attracting foreign investment and privatisation of state-owned assets.

Pakistan is responding to the energy development challenge by pursuing a wide range of domestic and imported energy projects and in the year 2008 – 2009, the Oil, Gas and Energy industry has attracted Foreign Investment of about US$ 796 million.

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

The location of Pakistan at the crossroads of Central Asia and the Arabian Sea has brought into spotlight its significance as an attractive market and a regional transit route for energy. Oil and Gas are the two major components of the energy mix which contribute 79% to the 63 million TOE of energy requirement in the country. The Government is formulating investor-friendly policies to increase the share of indigenous resources in the country. As a result of these policies, the Oil & Gas sector has attracted foreign direct investment of over US$ 700 million in 2008-09.

Pakistan is one of the largest consumers of gas in the region. It has a well developed and integrated infrastructure of transportation, distribution and utilisation of natural gas with 10,285 km of transmission and 93,961 km of distribution network. The two gas distribution companies plan to invest about US$ 400 million to increase the capacity of existing distribution network.

Up till now 725 wells have been drilled by various local and international exploration and production companies with 219 Oil & Gas discoveries, bringing the gas reserves to 30 TCF. An investment of US$ 1 billion was spent in drilling activities with 60 new wells drilled in 2008-09. At the same time, the crude oil recoverable reserves are estimated at 313 million barrels. The current production of oil is 66,532 barrels per day, whereas gas production is at 4 billion cubic feet per day.

Currently seven refineries are operating in the country with a refining capacity of 13 million tonnes per year.

Pakistan is now the largest CNG user in the world. Currently, 2700 CNG stations are operating with an investment of over US$ 1 billion, serving 2 million vehicles in the country.

LPG

LPG is environment-friendly and an economical fossil fuel available in the country. It is mainly used by the people living in remote areas, having no access to natural gas. Annual LPG consumption is 600,000 tonnes out of which 20% is met through imports. Total investment of US$ 200 million has already been made to develop the LPG supply infrastructure.

COAL

Pakistan has the 7th largest coal reserves in the world, estimated at over 185 billion tonnes of Coal. The country is producing 2.4 million tonnes of coal to meet the current coal consumption of 6.4 million tonnes while 4 million tonnes is imported to fulfill the energy requirement of the country. The Government has allocated an annual budget of US$ 25 million for the development of Thar Coal Infrastructure. Thar Coal project has the potential to cater to the increasing national energy requirement for decades with a relatively low unit cost.

THE SHOW – OIL & GAS PAKISTAN

Oil & Gas Pakistan is geared to be an exclusive trade exhibition, showcasing state-of-the-art equipment and machinery providing its participants with a comprehensive technical insight into the regional Oil & Gas industry.

POGEE, featuring Oil & Gas Pakistan and Power Technology Pakistan exhibitions, has established itself as the premier event catering to the Oil, Gas & Energy sectors. It serves as a convergence point for national and international companies to explore business opportunities in Pakistan . With unprecedented experience and reach, POGEE is the ideal venue to interact with key decision-makers and government officials, discuss areas of mutual cooperation, implement government plans and fulfill the future requirements of this industry in Pakistan.

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June 30, 2011

ICC annual conference: Gather support to block ICC’s move, says Mani

ICC’s decision to include non-Test playing nations in the 2015 World Cup has been welcomed by Ireland, whose performance in cricket’s showpiece event was commendable after they triumphed over England through a Kevin O’Brien miracle. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: 

Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has said that Pakistan can still save the current rotational system – of appointing the governing body chief – from being removed ahead of the Full Council meeting that takes place tomorrow.

A decision on doing away with the rotational policy of appointing ICC presidents and amendment to the constitution, that bars government’s intervention in cricket affairs, will be key agendas of the meeting tomorrow which will also bring down curtains on the ICC annual conference in Hong Kong.

Under a new proposal, the Executive Board will decide the process and term of office, subject to certain qualification criteria, removing the current rotational system and fixed tenure of appointment

If approved, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Bangladesh, who are next in line for presidency, will be affected.

Although both countries have hinted at opposing the move, their rejection will not be enough to block the proposal.

However Mani, who was the ICC president from 2003 to 2006, urged the PCB to gather support from the Full Members in order to block the resolution.

“The PCB still has time to block the resolution,” Mani told The Express Tribune.

“They should gather support from the other ICC Full Members especially the Australia, England and Sri Lanka boards.

“It’s an Indian board conspiracy and I’m surprised why other boards haven’t raised their voice against the proposal yet. The change will bring uncertainty within the organisation and will result in rift among the member countries.”

The PCB has already served a legal notice to the ICC on constitutional amendment aimed at avoiding undue government interference, but the former ICC chief was not convinced with the Pakistan board’s decision  .

“The best way to oppose unwelcomed proposals is to gather support. Legalising the matter won’t help much.”

Minnows included in 2015 World Cup

Paving the way for Associate Members, the ICC has reversed its previous decision and approved a 14-team format for the 2015 World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

The decision came on the opening day of the two-day meeting of the ICC Executive Board in Hong Kong yesterday.

The continuation of a 12-team format for the ICC World Twenty20 events in 2012 (Sri Lanka) and 2014 (Bangladesh) has also been approved.

It was also confirmed that the World Cup in 2019 would be a 10-team event with the top eight in the ICC rankings earning their qualification automatically.

The remaining two places will be decided by a qualification competition.

The Executive Board has also approved recommendations regarding the Decision Review System, revised format for one-dayers and prohibiting use of runners.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2011.