Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pakistan Disabled Foundation

Shahid Ahmed Chairman Pakistan Disabled Foundation addressing a press conference about problems and needs of disabled persons at Karachi Press Club.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Income Tax Bar Elections: Anwar Kashif Mumtaz elected as President, Rehan Siddiqui as Gen Secretary for 2011

Anwar Kashif Mumtaz and Muhammad Rehan Siddiqui have been elected un-opposed as President and General Secretary of Income Tax Bar Association of Karachi (ITBAK) for the term 2011. In the 54th Annual General Body Meeting of ITBAK held at the Income Tax Bar Association's premises wherein Muhammad Zubair elected un-opposed as Vice President, while Abid Husain Shaban, Syed Waseem Hashmi, Abdul Qadir Memon, Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Arshad, Saulat Bari Khan and Syed Rehan Hasan Jafri were elected as members managing committee. The newly elected President, Anwar Mumtaz Kashif while addressing the general body of the association paid glowing tributes to the outgoing office bearers and ITBAK members and assured the association members to continue with the efforts of the outgoing body.
The Secretary General, Rehan Siddiqui addressing to the audience said that new taxes imposed by the government would adversely affect the trade and industry and the general public. He advised the government not to over-burden the industry with additional taxes but try to plug the pilferages in revenue.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Muhammad Saeed Shafiq, President-KCCI, in an interactive session with Nurettin Ozdebir, President, Ankara Chamber of Industry at Ankara stressed upon the need of regular interaction, exchange of trade information and delegations. Saeed Shafiq articulated that Pakistan and Turkey were two brotherly countries with relationship encompassed over decades, however, the bilateral trade was not aligned with the existing potential. Saeed Shafiq asserted for constant cooperation between KCCI and Turkish Chambers and proposed for signing of protocol of cooperation between KCCI and Ankara Chamber of Industry.

Nurettin Ozdebir, President, Ankara Chamber of Industry, appreciated the initiative of Saeed Shafiq, President-KCCI for visiting Turkey with high power business delegation. Ozdebir also expressed interest and consent for signing a protocol of cooperation to ensure maximum cooperation and coordination to further develop economic and commercial ties with KCCI. Ozdebir informed that Ankara Chamber of Commerce was working actively and closely with its partner chambers to develop bilateral relations with a target to foster and facilitate economic and commercial ties with companies of two countries. For this purpose, we were trying to create new models of cooperation such as countertrade, partnership for building industrial zones etc., he added.

Muhammad Saeed Shafiq, President-KCCI and Nurettin Ozdebir, President, Ankara Chamber of Industry ensured each other for effective inter-chamber liaison to achieve the desired objectives.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


City District Government Karachi has according to the directive of the Supreme Court of Pakistan started razing constructions made in city parks including library buildings, union council offices and other structures.

The special operation initiated on Wednesday will continue till the removal of constructions from 164 enlisted parks of city.

Additional EDO Revenue Matanat Ali Khan monitored the operation while District Officer Land Management-II Saif Abbas, District Officer Enforcement Abdul Malik and other senior officers of Revenue Department were also present on this occasion.

City Government staff equipped with heavy machinery razed constructions in Niazi Park Sharifabad, Tariq Muhiuddin Park Gulberg Town UC-6 and the park adjacent to Sobhraj Maternity Home.

The demolition of double storey Library Building in Joharabad Football Ground near Azizabad Police Station had been postponed for a day after the protest of area people who said that the library building was constructed by defunct KMC and was inaugurated by its then Administrator Saeed Ahmed Siddiqui on 25th October 1987.

According to details when the city government staff with heavy machinery reached at the Joharabad Park in Azizabad union council 2 adjacent to Azizabad Police Station to demolish the double storey Library Building, the residents of the area protested. They said that the Library Building was constructed by defunct KMC and the area people especially senior citizens had benefited from this facility.

After the negotiations between the city government officers and the prominent persons of the area it was decided to postpone the action till tomorrow and to allow the shifting of all books and other things from this building to some other place.

The demolition squad also demolished construction in Tariq Muhiuddin Park of Gulberg Town with the help of heavy machinery while the concrete building of library adjacent to union council-7 office in Sharifabad(Liaquatabad Town) was also razed after the shifting of all record of union council.

City Government staff will continue this demolition operation till the removal of all constructions in city parks.