One-Man Fee to advocate J. Salik for prime civil award
ISLAMABAD: Chairman One-Man Fee on Minorities Rights, Dr Muhammad Shoaib Suddle, in recognition of Convener World Minorities Alliance J. Salik’s distinctive companies to the reason for minorities determined to advocate the federal government to award him the highest civil award Hilal-e-Pakistan, and nominate him for this 12 months’s Nobel Peace Prize.
The letter to Julius Salik additionally J. Salik reads: “Julius Salik is God’s distinctive present to Pakistan. His momentous wrestle for democracy started throughout the martial regulation of Normal Zia. His ardour for tirelessly combating for the rights of the oppressed in unorthodox methods quickly made him the undisputed champion of the human rights of the hapless minorities.”
The previous Federal Minister for Inhabitants Welfare was thrice elected as a member of the Parliament (Nationwide Meeting) – in 1988, 1990 and 1993. In 1994, he joined the cupboard as Federal Minister of Inhabitants Welfare. In 1996, Prime Minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto advisable him for the Nobel Peace Prize, describing him because the “nation’s conscience.”
J. Salik based the World Minorities Alliance in 1980. “Although I had lengthy noticed the rising campaign of this jewel within the crown of Pakistan’s Christian neighborhood, we had not met since 1995 after I headed Rawalpindi Division as Police Chief. I used to be pleasantly stunned when on 11 August 2022 J. Salik phoned me from Maryland, USA, to understand my work because the One-Man Fee for Minority Rights on the Supreme Court docket of Pakistan. Whereas thanking him, I requested him to return to Pakistan because the minority neighborhood wanted a uncommon chief like him – a frontrunner who loved the legendary integrity, braveness and belief related along with his identify,” he added.
Dr Suddle went on to say, “J. Salik and his spouse visited the Workplace of One-Man Fee on October 12, 2022. After presenting a flower bouquet, they invited me to go to a Christian Main College in H-9 Islamabad a few days later to which I readily agreed. I used to be given a rousing reception on reaching the varsity. In his welcome handle, Mr. Salik listed many difficulties confronted by the Christian neighborhood. I assured that each effort could be made to deal with the issues confronted by each academics and college students.”
On the request of Mr. J. Salik, he additionally visited Islamabad’s Kachi Abadis together with France Colony F-7/4, Miskin Colony, Musharraf Colony G-8, and J. Salik Colony G-8 on 23 November 2022. The involved senior officers of CDA, IESCO, and Sui Gasoline had been directed to be current throughout the go to.
“I need to say that I used to be shocked to see the depressing residing circumstances of the inhabitants of those colonies. In my capability as Chairman One-Man Fee for Minority Rights, I there after which issued applicable time-bound instructions to the accompanying officers and due to Mr. Salik’s untiring follow-up the required work has begun in earnest.”
The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) scheduled the native our bodies’ elections for Islamabad on 24 December 2022. The following day, i.e., 25 December, being Christmas Day, Mr. Salik raised severe objection to the insensitively ready election schedule and fiercely demanded its revision. The One-Man Fee straightaway took up the matter with the ECP and received the election date rescheduled to 31 December.
“I used to be invited as chief visitor on the public assembly organized by the World Minorities Alliance on the Nationwide Press Membership Islamabad on 19 January 2023. There I noticed the guide “Pakistan ke Pehchan” compiled by Mr. Jabbar Mirza on the lifetime of Mr. J. Salik. The guide is a useful assortment of outstanding tributes paid by Pakistan’s 262 prime thought leaders together with columnists, politicians, and thinkers to J. Salik. Ms Tehmina Tariq fantastically sang poet Riaz-ur-Rehman Saghir’s 19-year-old music written to honour J. Salik. I can not consider how a lot tribute is sufficient as I haven’t come throughout a person who’s cherished a lot by so many for his priceless companies to humanity.”
He added that J. Salik was about to launch a worldwide interfaith marketing campaign from Washington DC in March 2023.
PEF boss advocates low-cost mannequin to advertise high quality schooling
LAHORE: Punjab Schooling Basis (PEF) is a crucial autonomous establishment of the Authorities of Punjab that’s taking part in an important function in offering free and high quality schooling to deserving sections of society.
In keeping with the managing director of PEF, Manzar Javed Ali, the public-private partnership mannequin of PEF is designed in a method that helps carry youngsters disadvantaged of colleges into the schooling stream at a low value.
Throughout a dialog with a gaggle of visiting journalists, he famous that at the moment, greater than 2.5 million college students of deserving lessons are receiving free schooling in over 7,400 associate faculties related to the academic initiatives of PEF.
Below this mannequin, the Punjab authorities gives the charges of youngsters learning within the faculty to the non-public faculty house owners via PEF, which incorporates bills corresponding to lecturers’ salaries, furnishings for college students, buildings, and managing utility payments.
Regardless of the low charges, PEF companions are taking part in a superb function within the area of schooling and giving exceptional outcomes. The officers of PEF go to each faculty frequently to make sure that faculty house owners are usually not charging any price or cash from these youngsters whose charges are being paid by the establishment. In case of any irregularity or lack of amenities, the officers report it again to the top workplace, and the group takes motion accordingly.
PEF can also be dedicated to offering schooling to nomadic youngsters within the desert areas of Cholistan via its cell education challenge. The Roshan Thal challenge has additionally been launched to open 300 new faculties in chosen union councils of Bhakkar, Mianwali, Khushab, Jhang, and Leh districts of Thal. Moreover, underneath the Shehr-i-Ilm (metropolis of data) challenge, 336 new faculties will probably be opened in authorised Union Councils of Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh, Rahim Yar Khan, and Sheikhupura.
Ali acknowledges that the charges being paid to companions are low in immediately’s inflationary period and is working laborious to extend the funds of PEF in order that the charges of companions might be elevated additional.
The supply of those amenities must also be ensured by the varsity house owners, and the group’s guidelines are designed to reinforce schooling, present high quality and required amenities to youngsters in faculties, and keep transparency.
Ali, hailing from the Jhang district, commenced his civil service profession in 2005. Having served as further secretary within the Increased Schooling Division (HED) and Faculty Schooling Division (SED), in addition to managing director at Punjab Small Industries Company (PSIC), he was later appointed Deputy commissioner of Kasur.
Whereas spearheading a World Financial institution challenge associated to the talents sector, Ali demonstrated his distinctive skills.
JIT to probe circumstances towards PTI leaders fashioned
LAHORE: The federal authorities fashioned a Joint Investigation Group (JIT) to probe the circumstances towards Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders.
The JIT chief summoned PTI leaders, together with Hammad Azhar, Farrukh Habib, Fawad Chaudhry, Ejaz Chaudhary, Musarrat Jamshed Cheema others at Capital Metropolis Police Officer (CCPO) workplace at 11 am tomorrow.
“All PTI leaders will document their assertion earlier than JIT tomorrow,” sources stated.
The JIT will examine the ten circumstances registered towards PTI leaders and staff.
China-Pakistan border to reopen on April 1
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China are set to renew two-side commerce by the Khunjerab Cross, the one land route between the 2 nations, after virtually three years of suspension because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The cross, which connects Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan area with China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Area, is scheduled to be totally operational from April 1, 2023.
The cross had been closed for commerce actions after the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020. It was briefly reopened final yr to permit one facet commerce – imports from China solely. The border remained closed regardless of a major discount in pandemic circumstances and the resumption of commerce actions worldwide.
The federal government of Gilgit Baltistan had beforehand stopped two transport containers carrying items from coming into Pakistan by the Khunjerab Cross in January 2020 and had requested the federal authorities to delay the reopening of the border crossing for commerce as a precautionary measure. Later the Chinese language facet remained reluctant to open the border for commerce after the pandemic unfold in Pakistan.
Nonetheless, with the latest decline in positivity charges, the related authorities are presently making efforts to green-light customs clearance, hoping to drive up cross-border commerce and enterprise within the post-Covid-19 period.
Other than the closure of the border on account of Covid-19 associated points, the border often stays open from April 1 to November 30 yearly and stays closed from December 1 to March 31 on account of harsh winter climate circumstances and an absence of oxygen at excessive altitudes.
The Khunjerab Cross holds its significance as the very best paved border crossing on this planet, providing picturesque surroundings and a sizzling vacationer location. In 2019, previous to Covid-induced shutdowns, commerce quantity between China and Pakistan surged by almost 47% to $856.3 million on the Khunjerab Cross.
Overseas Workplace spokespersons have confirmed that Islamabad and Beijing have determined to reopen the Khunjerab Border in two phases. The primary section consists of the opening of the Hongqi Lafu port (Khunjerab dry port) in April 2022, adopted by the total resumption of commerce actions from April 1, 2023.
The Khunjerab Port is the one land port linking Pakistan and China and is a strategic level on the Karakoram Freeway, linking Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan, and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Area, China. The reopening of the border is anticipated to spice up financial ties and strengthen the connection between the 2 nations.
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