Metro Matters 17-12-2018

14th Build Asia Exhibition

Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar Saturday inaugurated three-day 14th Build Asia Exhibition organized by E-Commerce Gateway Pakistan.

The Mayor said that the local government is complying with the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan for removing encroachment in the city.

At the inaugural ceremony, Wasim Akhtar said that the government wanted to give healthy environment to Karachiites besides creating felling of safe city.
He said that the anti-encroachment drive is aimed to clean the city for attracting tourists from across the globe.

The mayor said that the world was giving importance to Karachi city owing to ongoing many mega projects. He said China was playing key role in development projects.
The mayor informed that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had signed many development projects with Shenyang City of China. Besides many China has also signed many other projects at federal and provincial levels.

He said that delegates from China, Turkey and Iran had participated in the exhibition. “The federal government should activate Pakistani consulates world-wide for attracting exhibitors,” he added.

On the occasion Arifullah Hussaini said that the purpose of the exhibition was to introduce advanced technology for construction industry. He said that China was far ahead in developing projects as 54-story buildings completed in just 19 days. On the other hand, a small project in Pakistan takes over a year time.
Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, E-Commerce Gateway Pakistan said that about 250 delegates from 20 countries were attending the Build Asia Exhibition.
He said that companies from USA, UK, Iran, Italy, China, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Oman and UAE were attended to showcase building material and construction machinery.

A seminar on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being organized at the exhibition to highlights importance of the projects, he added.
Foreign dignitaries and representatives of Pakistan Stone Development Company, Constructor Association of Pakistan, All Pakistan Marble Industries Association are attending the exhibition.

On Sunday, Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Asif Khaliq and Governor Sindh also visited ongoing 14th build Asia Expo.

GGDC organises cooking contests

Government Girls Degree College, North Karachi organized a Cooking Competition during the reported week. Various skill development competitions like card competition, poster competition, art and craft competition, 4 mehndi competition, cooking competition were held Judges for cooking competition were Chef Sabeen Fatima and Chef Shadab-ul-haq.
Talking with the media Chef Syed Sabeen Fatima appreciated the efforts of Principal and staff of the college for arranging these well arranged competitions in befitting manners. The Principal thanked the Judges and all concerned who cooperated with her for the organizing this successful event.

Ameena Saiyid retires after 30-year service

After a 30-year service at Oxford University Press (OUP) Pakistan, Managing Director Ameena Saiyid, recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature (Government of France), has announced her retirement during the reported week.

She wished her former colleagues well and thanked those who worked closely with her to help OUP Pakistan grow. “She will continue to work tirelessly as always to promote education, the culture of reading and writing in Pakistan as well as literature festivals.”

Passing out parade of police

The 102nd passing out parade of police held at PTC Saeedabad during the reported week. Addressing the ceremony, IGP Sindh Dr Syed Kaleem Imam reminded all passed out recruits that their main job is to protect public lives and properties and to apprehend criminals sought to create lawlessness.

He further told that the police job is not easy because police have to face challenges while cope up with these challenges. He said that it is essential for the police force to enhance their capability, capacities and professionalism.

IGP Sindh also praised Sindh Police regarding their efforts, services and sacrifices in the line of duty, adding that more than 2500 police officials and personnel of Sindh Police had embraced martyrdom and thousands of injured in the line of duty. Sindh government has never forgotten their police martyrs and offered good financial assistance for their martyr’s family.

He also asked general public to highlight police weakness so that they may be corrected. Public shall inform police regarding any suspicious activities which come in their notice.
IGP Sindh further said that projects like Safety City, forensic lab and others will soon be setup with the collaboration of Sindh government which will enhance investigation skills of police officials.

IGP Sindh also thanked chief guest of this ceremony Nasir Hussain Shah for showing support to Sindh police on behalf of Sindh government.

Earlier, an inauguration ceremony of shooting simulator system was held at PTC Saeedabad. Shooting simulator system inaugurated by IGP Sindh, Dr Syed Kaleem Imam, Consul General US Embassy, Joanne Wagner, and Provincial Minister, Nasir Hussain Shah. This simulator will help to enhance firing capabilities of the trainees.

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