Saturday, August 15, 2009

CDGK cricket academy inaugurated: Kamal vows to support present democratic system

The Haq Parast leadership has always supported the present elected government, and would continue its unconditional support to the present system in the larger interest of Pakistan.

City Nazim Mustafa Kamal expressed these views during a ceremony hosted to present cricket academy at Nazimabad Eidgah Ground No 3 within the limits of Liaquatabad Town on Friday.

Sindh youth affairs minister Faisal Subzwari, Sindh Sports Minister M Ali Shah and Liaquatabad Town Nazim Hafiz Usama Qadri were also present at the occasion. We believe the democracy should grow stronger and democratic institutions should be protected and they should serve the nation as per needs and expectation,” Kamal said.

“The mayorship is that part of local government system that has been created in lines of true spirit of the constitution of Pakistan that powers should be decentralised and devolved to the lowest grass root level so that the common man could directly be involved in power sharing to redress grievances. We are not concerned if the Mayorship of the city is not with us and despite this happens, we would not lodge complaints again in the vast interest of the country,” he said.

Kamal said that Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, keeping in view the critical situation of the country, has offered and has maintained unconditional support to the present democratic system.

The nazim also said that it is time that the people should also acquire a better understanding of the ideology that the MQM chief has offered because this only revolves around the 98 percent of population for their rights and empowerment.

He said that the MQM claims to own the city and Pakistan because this concept gives a right direction to serve the nation and to protect the country. This also drives us to offer appreciation to those who had also served the nation; the city and the country open heartedly, Kamal added.

He said that the establishment of a cricket academy is a step ahead toward transforming the mental attitude of the youth for a healthier environment because the youth of the city eagerly longed for playgrounds.

The rapid increase in city’s population and certain aspects of urbanisation and increases in residential towns in city need creation of sports activities on priority, he said. The city nazim said that the Haq Parast leadership has thus established and improved more than 580 parks and playgrounds in city while especial a large number of family parks for the female population have also been introduced in city whole population.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Building collapse traps people under debris in Liaquatabad

A four-storey under-construction building came down here in Liaquatabad No. 6 on Tuesday in which several casualties are feared, Geo News reported.

About 16 people are feared trapped under the debris of the building.

Heavy machinery, which reached the incident site a little late, has started removing the debris.
Earlier, people present there carried out rescue and relief activities on their own in the absence of concerned authorities. Police and ambulances are also standing by at the site of the incident.

The cause of the building collapse is not yet known.

The building was a residential apartment with shops at its ground floor.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Liaquatabad Town presents budget

KARACHI: The Nazim Liaquatabad Town, Osama Qadri presented Liaquatabad Town’s surplus budget for the fiscal year 2009-10, in the Town Council with a total outlay of Rs683.454m, showing a surplus of Rs0.039m. A sum of Rs277.950m has been earmarked for development works and Rs405.465m has been allocated for non development expenditures. The budget was approved by the Town Council through unanimous resolution.

The Convener/Town Naib Nazim Muhammad Rehan Siddiqui, Town Council members & Town Officers were also present. Unfolding the details of the budget, The Nazim told the house that the total income of the town had been estimated at Rs683.420m which included share in lieu of OZT of Rs412.390m, share from property tax of Rs35.000m, conservancy tax of Rs25.000m, share of different taxes from CDGK of Rs11.100m, Rs1.000m from water charges, Rs74.730m from other sources, Rs55.000m from road cutting charges, Rs1.400m from marriage gardens, Rs45.000m from expected Government Grant, Rs0.30m from health tax (CDGK) Rs20.00m from Land utilization charges and Rs2.500m from shows/exhibitions has been estimated. Rs277.950m has been allocated for development works. Giving breakup of the development expenditures the Nazim stated that Rs172.612m for communication, electrical and mechanical works, Rs90.240m for parks and recreation, Rs131.022m for municipal services, Rs272.918m for sanitation works had been provided.

Expenditures for non development works has been estimated at Rs405.465m, of which Rs285.73m for salaries, Rs102.734m for contingencies, while allocation of Rs17.001m has been made for maintenance purpose.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Gas cylinder blast wounds 14 in Karachi

A loud blast of an oxygen cylinder occurred inside Sindh Government Hospital in Liaquatabad on Friday night wounding 14 people including a woman and 2 children, hospital sources reported.

The aftershocks ripped through the windows panes and the main gate of the hospital however, no casualty was reported immediately.
Injured have been shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for immediate medical aid while the area of blast also caught fire which was later brought under control straightaway.

The Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, MQM leader Shoaib Bukhari and Town Nazims arrived hospital soon after the blast and enquired after the health condition of the injured people.

Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sagheer Ahmed told, “An oxygen cylinder went off damaging a nearby gas pipeline in the incident. An on duty doctor Kashif, a woman and two children were among fourteen injured who are out of the danger.”

Also, rescue workers and the bomb disposable squad have reached in the government hospital on the directives of City Nazim Mustafa Kamal. Meanwhile, electricity shocks were felt in the area after the blast.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Liaquatabad Town

Liaquatabad Town is a town in the central part of Karachi, Pakistan named after Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan. It is bordered by the towns of North Nazimabad to the north, Gulberg and Gulshan to the east, Jamshed to the south across the Lyari River, and SITE Town to the west across the Orangi Nala stream. The population of Liaquatabad Town was estimated to be about 650,000 at the 1998 census, of which 99% are Muslim.