PML-N Spokesperson condemns Mumtaz Bhutto’s manager killing in Sindh

 پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن) کے مرکزی میڈیا سیل کے ترجمان کامسلم لیگ(ن) سندھ کے رہنماءممتازبھٹو کے ذاتی منیجرکے قتل پرگہرے دکھ اورافسو س کا اظہار، واقعے کی شدید مذمت

ممتازبھٹو کے منیجرکا قتل اورسندھی رہنماکی زمینوں پرقبضہ کرنے کے واقعے پرپولیس کا خاموش تماشائی بنارہنا نہایت ہی تشویشناک ہے ۔، انتخابی عمل شروع ہونے سے پہلے ہی اس طرح کے واقعات کارونما ہوناےہ ظاہرکردیتاہے کہ پیپلزپارٹی اندرون سندھ میں مسلم لیگ(ن) کی مقبولیت سے خائف ہوکردھونس اوردھاندلی کے تمام اوچھے ہتھکنڈے استعمال کرکے مسلم لیگی رہنماﺅں اورکارکنان کو دباﺅ میں لانا چاہتی ہے،ترجمان مرکزی میڈیا سیل پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن)

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پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن) کے مرکزی میڈیا سیل کے ترجمان نے مسلم لیگ(ن) سندھ کے رہنماءممتازبھٹو کے ذاتی منیجرکے قتل پرگہرے دکھ اورافسو س کا اظہارکرتے ہوئے اس واقعے کی شدید مذمت کی ہے انہوں نے کہاکہ ممتازبھٹو کے منیجرکا قتل اورسندھی رہنماکی زمینوں پرقبضہ کرنے کے واقعے پرپولیس کا خاموش تماشائی بنارہنا نہایت ہی تشویشناک ہے ۔انہوں نے کہاکہ انتخابی عمل شروع ہونے سے پہلے ہی اس طرح کے واقعات کارونما ہوناےہ ظاہرکردیتاہے کہ پیپلزپارٹی اندرون سندھ میں مسلم لیگ(ن) کی مقبولیت سے خائف ہوکردھونس اوردھاندلی کے تمام اوچھے ہتھکنڈے استعمال کرکے مسلم لیگی رہنماﺅں اورکارکنان کو دباﺅ میں لانا چاہتی ہے۔ترجمان نے کہاکہ اس طرح کے واقعات سے جمہوریت کی نام نہاداورچیمپین پیپلزپارٹی کا حقیقی چہرہ عوام کے سامنے آرہاہے ۔انہوں نے حکومت سے مطالبہ کیاکہ ممتازبھٹو کے منیجرکے قتل میں ملوث افراد کوفی الفورگرفتارکرکے اصل محرکات کوسامنے لایاجائے ۔

Mushahid Ullah Khan on PPP’s leaders fake claims

 صدرآصف زرداری اورفریال تالپورکی جانب سے کسی جیالے کو پنجاب کا آئندہ وزیراعلی بنانے کا دعوی نہایت ہی مضحکہ خیزہے ،سینیٹرمشاہداللہ خان

زرداری ٹولہ نوشتہ دیوارپڑھ لے ،عوام خواب میں بھی انہیں دوباراقتدارمیں نہیں دیکھنا چاہتے،ملکی اورغیرملکی ادارو ںکے حالیہ سروے سے ےہ بات ثابت ہوگئی کہ عوام کی اکثریت مسلم لیگ(ن) ہی کو ملک میں موجود تمام بحرانوں سے نکلنے کےلئے امیدکی کرن سمجھتے ہیں

اگرکسی کے ذہن میں ےہ غلط فہمی ہے کہ وہ دھاندلی کے ذریعے دوبارہ برسراقتدارآسکتا ہے تو ایسا سوچنا بھی اس ملک کے عوام کے غیض وغضب کوبراہ راست دعوت دینے کے مساوی ہوگا، پاکستان کی اٹھارہ کروڑعوام عام انتخابات کوشفاف بنانے کےلئے غیرجانبدارالیکشن کمیشن کی پشت پرکھڑے ہیں،مرکزی سیکرٹری اطلاعات پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن)

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پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن ) کے مرکزی سیکرٹری اطلاعات سینیٹر مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاہے کہ صدرآصف زرداری اورفریال تالپورکی جانب سے کسی جیالے کو پنجاب کا آئندہ وزیراعلی بنانے کا دعوی نہایت ہی مضحکہ خیزہے ۔انہو ںنے کہاکہ زرداری ٹولہ نوشتہ دیوارپڑھ لے ،عوام خواب میں بھی انہیں دوباراقتدارمیں نہیں دیکھنا چاہتے۔مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاکہ ملکی اورغیرملکی ادارو ںکے حالیہ سروے سے ےہ بات ثابت ہوگئی کہ عوام کی اکثریت مسلم لیگ(ن) ہی کو ملک میں موجود تمام بحرانوں سے نکلنے کےلئے امیدکی کرن سمجھتے ہیں اوران کے نزدیک پیپلزپارٹی اورانکے اتحادی،انکی نااہلی اوربدعنوانیاں ملک کو بحرانوں سے دوچارکرنے کا بڑا سبب ہیں ۔انہوں نے کہاکہ اگرکسی کے ذہن میں ےہ غلط فہمی ہے کہ وہ دھاندلی کے ذریعے دوبارہ برسراقتدارآسکتا ہے تو ایسا سوچنا بھی اس ملک کے عوام کے غیض وغضب کوبراہ راست دعوت دینے کے مساوی ہوگا۔مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاکہ پاکستان کی اٹھارہ کروڑعوام عام انتخابات کوشفاف بنانے کےلئے غیرجانبدارالیکشن کمیشن کی پشت پرکھڑے ہیں اورقصرصدارت میں آصف زداری کی موجودگی بھی پیپلزپارٹی اوراس کے اتحادیوں کی ڈوبتی ناﺅ کوبچانے کےلئے کسی کام نہ آئے گی ۔انہوں نے کہاکہ صدرآصف زرداری کے لئے بہترہوگاکہ وہ مسلم لیگ(ن) کے قائدمحمدنوازشریف کامشورہ مانتے ہوئے ےا تو صدارت سے مستعفی ہوکر انتخابی میدان میں آمنے سامنے ہوکرمقابلہ کریں ےا پھر صدررہتے ہوئے صدارتی محل کے کسی کونے میں بیٹھ کراللہ اللہ کریں اوراپنی جماعت کے مستقبل کےلئے دعاکریں ۔

Nawaz wins Baloch leader with poll pledge

ISLAMABAD – Supporting Balochistan National Party (BNP) President Sardar Akhtar Mengal’s six-point charter, PML-N President Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday assured the estranged Baloch leader that his party would not field candidates against BNP candidates in the general elections.Nawaz gave this assurance to the BNP chief during an important meeting between the two held here at Balochistan House, PML-N sources said, adding that Nawaz Sharif fully supported six-point charter presented by Akhtar Mengal to bring back people of Balochistan into mainstream national politics.Mengal has also warned the rulers that his six-point charter should be taken as the charter put forth by Bengali nationalist movement Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman prior to Bangladesh’s separation from Pakistan. On the meeting between Mengal and Nawaz, sources, both sides discussed overall political situation in the country with special reference to situation in Balochistan , forthcoming general elections and the caretaker set-up.Later, addressing a joint press conference, the PML-N President referred to the fall of Dhaka and said it was a high time that “we rectify ourselves”, adding that the matters of Balochistan should be taken up seriously.Nawaz apprised the Baloch leaders of the PML-N’s recommendations on the Baloch issue.The BNP chief presented Nawaz Sharif with his six points for the resolution of the Balochistan issue. Earlier, on Thursday Mengal had submitted the six-points at the Supreme Court’s hearing on the Balochistan law and order case.Nawaz Sharif said the entire nation should sit together and deliberate on those circumstances, which pushed the Baloch people away from the rest of the country. Measures should be taken to redress their deprivations before it becomes too late, he added.He said if the charter of democracy had been implemented, then the situation in Balochistan would not have turned this bad. Nawaz said that in 1971, East Pakistan separated from us as the voices of the public were not heard. He warned against a repeat of the history. If this continues to happen, he himself is thinking of becoming a rebel, he said.Nawaz Sharif said that the murder of Akbar Bugti was one of the blackest days in the history of the country. “The Baloch leadership is passing through difficult times,” he added. Sardar Akhtar Mengal said law and Constitution had not been implemented in Balochistan and the control of Balochistan has been handed over to agencies. He said that the genuine Baloch leadership should be given priority over the hand-picked leadership. Mengal said that the sensitivity of the situation would have to be considered and that none of the six-points presented were against the Constitution or law.He emphasised that his six-points should not be considered any different from the six-points presented by leader of the Bengali nationalist movement Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman prior to Bangladesh’s separation from Pakistan.Mengal said that if steps were not taken to implement the six-point charter then the people of Balochistan would not be able to continue with Pakistan.He said he finally spoke his mind in the Supreme Court on Thursday after having remained silent during three years of self-imposed exile. Mengal described enforced disappearances as the real cause of the current unrest in Balochistan.“Why should not we divorce peacefully rather than seeking a bloody divorce if the rulers have decided to keep on giving us mutilated bodies,” Sardar Mengal told a three-judge bench with Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in the chair.The estranged Baloch leader had especially come from London to apprise people of the issues responsible for the breakdown of law and order in the restive province.Sardar Mengal recorded a brief, but to the point statement before the Supreme Court bench in which he pointed fingers straight at the rulers and senior military leaders for the overall economic downturn of the country in general and Balochistan in particular.The six-points charter he presented in the Supreme Court by Akhtar Mengal on Thursday, calls for immediate end of all covert and overt military operations against Baloch people, all missing persons should be procured before a court of law; all proxy death squads operating in a manner like Al Shams and Al Badar operated (in Bangladesh) allegedly under the supervision of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) should be disbanded; Baloch political parties should be allowed to function and resume their political activities without any interference from intelligence agencies; persons responsible for inhuman torture, killing and dumping of bodies of Baloch political leaders and activists should be brought to justice; and measures should be initiated for rehabilitation of thousands of displaced Baloch living in appalling condition.

Mushahid Ullah Khan on Baluchistan issue and federal Govt failures

حکومت بلوچستان کے مسئلے کے حل کےلئے جنرل مشرف کی پالیسیوں پرعمل پیراہونے کی بجائے سیاسی اورجمہوری عمل کے ذریعے مسائل کاحل تلاش کرے ۔سینیٹرمشاہداللہ خان

مفاہمت کی دعویدارپیپلزپارٹی کی جانب سے بلوچ رہنماﺅں پروفاق کے خلاف بیان بازی دراصل جنرل مشرف کی غیرسیاسی اورغیرجمہوری پالیسیوں کا تسلسل ہے جس کا کسی بھی جموری دورمیں تصوربھی نہیں کیاجاسکتا۔

بلوچستان کے عوام کوکوئی شک نہیں کہ آغازحقوق بلوچستان کے نام پردیاجانے والا پیکج دراصل حکومتی اتحادیوں کے درمیان بندربانٹ ہے اوراس کے علاوہ کوئی بھی قابل ذکرچھوٹاےابڑا ترقیاتی ےاعوامی منصوبہ تک شروع نہیں کیاگیا،مرکزی سیکرٹری اطلاعات پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن)

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پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن) کے مرکزی سیکرٹری اطلاعات سینیٹرمشاہداللہ خان نے کہاہے کہ حکومت بلوچستان کے مسئلے کے حل کےلئے جنرل مشرف کی پالیسیوں پرعمل پیراہونے کی بجائے سیاسی اورجمہوری عمل کے ذریعے مسائل کاحل تلاش کرے ۔انہوں نے کہاکہ ےہ وقت ناراض بلوچ رہنماﺅں کا نہیں بلکہ انہیں مذاکرات پرآمادہ کرکے قومی دھارے میں واپس لانا ہے ۔انہو ںنے ان خیالا ت کا اظہاربلوچستان سے آئے ہوئے طلباءکے ایک وفدسے گفتگوکرتے ہوئے کیا۔مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاکہ مفاہمت کی دعویدارپیپلزپارٹی کی جانب سے بلوچ رہنماﺅں پروفاق کے خلاف بیان بازی دراصل جنرل مشرف کی غیرسیاسی اورغیرجمہوری پالیسیوں کا تسلسل ہے جس کا کسی بھی جموری دورمیں تصوربھی نہیں کیاجاسکتا۔انہوں نے کہاکہ حکومت بیان بازی کی بجائے بلوچستان کے مسائل کاحل سپریم کورٹ کے گذشتہ اورحالیہ احکامات کی روشنی میں حقیقت پسندانہ اندازسے جائزہ لے کرحل کرے اورتمام واقعات کی شفاف تحیقات کرکے سچ کوسامنے لائے تاکہ وفاق کی نقصان کرنے والے عناصرکی سرکوبی کی جاسکے ۔مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاکہ پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن) برسراقتدارآکرملک بھرسے معاشی اورمعاشرتی ناہمواریوں کا خاتمہ کرکے عوام کی محرومیوں کا ازالہ کرکے پاکستان کومضبوط بنائے گی۔انہو ںنے کہاکہ بلوچستان کے عوام کوکوئی شک نہیں کہ آغازحقوق بلوچستان کے نام پردیاجانے والا پیکج دراصل حکومتی اتحادیوں کے درمیان بندربانٹ ہے اوراس کے علاوہ کوئی بھی قابل ذکرچھوٹاےابڑا ترقیاتی ےاعوامی منصوبہ تک شروع نہیں کیاگیا۔

Ahsan Iqbal unveils economic revival plan of PML (N) at ICCI

Islamabad: Economic team of Pakistan Muslim League (N) on Friday visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) for sharing economic vision of their party with business community of Federal Capital. The team consisted of Ahsan Iqbal, Deputy Secretary General PML (N), Kamal Ahmed, former Country Head Microsoft Pakistan and Engr.Khurram Dastagir Khan, Member National Assembly and Chairman Standing Committee on Commerce.


Speaking on the occasion,Ahsan Iqbal said that the role of business community is crucial for the progress and prosperity of the country as world is moving from geo-political structure to geo-economic system. He reiterated his party’s will of reforming current economic condition of the country by protecting investors and public interests. He further said PML-N’s economic team has prepared a comprehensive economic revival plan for uplift of the country’s economy.

He said that Pakistan was currently facing a serious energy crisis due to inconsistent policies of the government. Mr.Ahsan Iqbal said that PML-N has unveiled a roadmap to drive the country out of the current crises by adopting prudent economic policies and focusing on three main sectors i.e. energy, economy and education also mentioned as 3E Strategy which would help steer the country come out of the current challenges.

Engr.Khurram Dastagir khan said that Pakistan needs an economically literate political party and PML (N) has prepared a progressive economic vision for the development of all sectors of the economy. Mr. Kamal Ahmed said that there is dire need to improve the export of software products as our neighbouring nation India is exporting software products having worth of $69.1 billion while Pakistan’s export of software products stood less than $2 billion.

In his keynote address, Yassar Sakhi Butt, President, ICCI said Pakistan is facing multiple issues hindering its way towards a robust economic development and acute energy crisis is one of the major area due to which the economy is badly suffering while trade and industry are struggling for survival.

President ICCI said that it is encouraging to know that PML-N has prepared a package for industrialists and an additional plan to offer interest-free loans for envisioned youth. These are commendable initiatives and will enable the industrialists as well as the youth of the country to be able to unleash their potential and play their part in the economic progress of the country, he maintained.

Ahmed Mukhtar’s brother joins PML-N

Former PIA chairman Ch. Ahmed Saeed, who is also brother of Federal Minister for Water and Power Ch. Ahmed Mukhtar, called on Pakistan Muslim League-N president Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Monday.

During the meeting, expressing his full trust and confidence in the dynamic leadership of Nawaz Sharif, Ch. Ahmed Saeed announced joining the PML-N. Welcoming Ch. Ahmed Saeed into the fold of the party, Nawaz Sharif said that the popularity of PML-N was rapidly increasing and the people of Pakistan would soon express their complete confidence in the party leadership in the forthcoming general elections. On the occasion, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif also welcomed Ch. Ahmed Saeed into the PML-N fold and hoped that his joining the party would further strengthen it.

Published in The News, September 25th, 2012.

CM for non-violent but strong protest against profane film

LAHORE, Sept 18: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday asked the people of Punjab to protest against the profane movie like a living nation but urged them to remain non-violent and avoid damaging public property.

The chief minister was addressing matriculation examination top position holders from all education boards in Punjab as well as toppers from Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. As many as 133 top position holders received some Rs55 million as cash prizes at the ceremony.

Shahbaz Sharif regretted there were different ‘Pakistans’ for the elite and for the downtrodden. He said the elite including “myself” were enjoying best possible treatment abroad, while the poor were running from pillar to post for simple medical help.

He said that he pushed back Aitchisonians and Grammarians and brought forward orphans and other underprivileged children. He said he established 16 Daanish Schools – eight each for boys and girls – with a total cost of Rs4 billion. “Now Daanishians will outclass Aitchisonians,” he committed.

“Everybody is happy that position holders were being given hundreds of thousands of rupees as prize money and only a handful people were jealous of them,” he added.

He announced a house in Aashiyana Scheme for Muhammad Naeem, a top position holder of Multan board who had informed the chief minister and the audience that his house was razed due to heavy rain on Monday. Shahbaz reiterated that billions of rupees were being plundered by the federal government that was also discriminating against Punjab with regard to power load shedding.

He alleged Punjab’s industry and agriculture had been purposely harmed by the federal government. “In Punjab, we saved Rs50 billion from corruption,” he claimed. The chief minister said the Lahore Bus Rapid Transport Service was launched with a total cost of Rs30 billion, which did not include even a single penny from the federal government.

Referring to criticism against his anti-dengue efforts, he said the Punjab government’s hard work had considerably lowered dengue threat in the province as compared to the crisis witnessed last year.

Top position holders Mashriq Khan from Balochistan; Muhammad Saad Ayubi from Sindh; Sunaina Mir from Gilgit-Baltistan; Hamna Arshad from Khyber Pakhtunkhawa; Hasilpur Daanish School Class-VII topper Saeed Anwar and Multan board topper Muhammad Naeem also spoke on the occasion.

Each of the top-three position holders in different education boards were given Rs0.4, Rs0.3 and Rs0.2 million, respectively. The heads of institutions that clinched top three positions were also given Rs200,000, Rs150,000 and Rs100,000, cash prizes, respectively.

Published in The Dawn, September 19th, 2012.

Matric exams: CM distributes Rs55 million among 133 top students

Lahore: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday distributed Rs55 million among 133 toppers of matriculation examinations.

In a ceremony that started two hours later at the CM’s Secretariat, Sharif pledged to continue working for the welfare of the people. “If working for the people is a sin, I will commit hundreds of such sins,” he said. The chief minister also spoke about the political opposition and the criticism he said his government faced over Danish Schools, the laptop scheme and the Metro Bus Service (the Bus Rapid Transit System).

Heads of several educational institutions, including the Government College University, the King Edward Medical College University and Kinnaird College, were also present. The award recipients were top three position holders from all eight education boards across the Punjab in secondary examinations and 109 other toppers from across the country. First position holders were awarded Rs400,000 and the second and third position holders Rs300,000 and Rs200,000, respectively. Heads of institutions whose students secured top three positions were awarded Rs200,000, Rs150,000 and Rs100,000, respectively.

“The state has a responsibility to provide education to all children,” Sharif said. He said it was for the fourth year the Punjab government was presenting the awards. He said recognising the achievement of top students was a revolution in its own right. Defending the Danish Schools scheme, Sharif said the objective was to educate children from humble backgrounds. He said 16 Danish Schools had been built at a cost of Rs500 million each. He said Rs10 billion had been allocated under the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) to provide scholarships to 35,000 children. The PEEF had also reserved quotas for AJK and GB, he said. He said the fund will facilitate students seeking to pursue higher education. “Why should only the rich make it to reputed institutes?” he asked.

The chief minister said that more than 100,000 laptops had been distributed to students on merit. Sharif regretted that the Punjab was being discriminated against by the federal government, particularly in the energy sector. “This isn’t provincialism I am talking about. These are the harsh realities,” he said.

Sharif claimed that governance in the Punjab was the most transparent in the country. He said Rs50 billion had been saved and invested in welfare projects. He said that more than Rs28 billion had been spent on Metro Bus Service, which he said, would provide quality transport. He said some political opponents had mocked the Punjab governments’ efforts in eradicating dengue fever and called the Sharif brothers ‘Dengue brothers’. He said this did not bother him or his party. The chief minister also announced that Muhammad Naeem, who topped the Multan board and had lost his house in the recent floods, would get a house in Ashiana Housing Scheme. Naeem is likely to be handed the keys to the house on Wednesday (today). Sharif also offered to provide a house in Naeem’s hometown, Pakpattan, if he did not wish to stay in Lahore.

By Aroosa Shaukat
Published in The Express Tribune, September 19th, 2012.