Industry calls for strict measures to stop ongoing bloodshed in Karachi Read more

Industry calls for strict measures to stop ongoing bloodshed in Karachi

LAHORE: The auto industry on Thursday strongly condemned killing of innocent people in Karachi, including Managing Director of Pakistan Machine Tool Factory, urging the government to take strict measures to stop the ongoing bloodletting.
The Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts Accessories Manufacturers chairman, Munir Bana and vice chairman, Usman Malik, addressing the PAAPAM Managing Committee meeting, said that the whole industry was in a state of shock over the killing of PMFT MD Arshad Pervaiz who was gunned down on Tuesday in Bhains Colony.
Mr. Bana said that the deteriorating law and …

Foundation stone of Shaheed ZAB Medical University to be laid next week: Gondal Read more

Foundation stone of Shaheed ZAB Medical University to be laid next week: Gondal

Islamabad: Minister for Capital Administration and Development Nazar Muhammad Gondal said that the foundation stone of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University‚ Islamabad will be laid next week.
He sated this while addressing a press conference here on Thursday. He said that the university would benefit people of federal capital‚ Punjab up to Jhelum‚ Khyber Pakhtunkhwa‚ Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
He said the university will get an income of one hundred million rupees annually through fees by affiliated public and private sector colleges and it would be self-sustainable financially.
About criticism of …

Action ordered against chicken meat sale at excessive prices Read more

Action ordered against chicken meat sale at excessive prices

Karachi: On the directives of Commissioner Karachi, Additional Commissioner Karachi-II presided over a meeting to discussed the demand, supply situation and cheap provision of chicken meat. The meeting was also attended by Sindh Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association representatives. It was agreed in the meeting that Sindh Poultry Wholesalers and Retailers Association would make the rate list of hen and its meat with the permission of competent authority, additional commissioner Karachi II on daily basis and would get it published in print media like in the past. It was also …

Endocrine disruptors can alter functions of hormonal system: UNEP-WHO report Read more

Endocrine disruptors can alter functions of hormonal system: UNEP-WHO report

KARACHI: Many synthetic chemicals, untested for their disrupting effects on the hormone system, could have significant health implications according to the State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, says a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WHO.
The joint study calls for more research to understand fully the associations between endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), found in many household and industrial products, and specific diseases and disorders.
The report notes that with more comprehensive assessments and better testing methods, potential disease risks could be reduced, with substantial …

CNG stations closure schedule announced Read more

CNG stations closure schedule announced

KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Thursday announced the schedule for closure of CNG stations for the current week.
According to a release issued by SSGC, all the CNG stations in Sindh will remain closed from 08:00 am on Friday, 22nd February to 08:00 am on Saturday, 23rd February 2013 for 24 hours.
This step is being taken by the gas utility according to gas load management programme, the SSGC spokesperson said.
SSGC regrets the inconvenience which may be caused to the CNG users during the above notified 24-hour shutdown period, the …