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Issue 620 / April 19 to May 02, 2021 / Editor: MKS Khan Baba (Mississauga, Canada)
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PIA pensioners, leading English daily Dawn printed
letter of Mohammad Khan Sial dated March 19, 2021
KARACHI: [Voice of PIA Retirees Report] The leading English daily Dawn has printed letter
to the editor entitled: "PIA pensioners" of Mohammad Khan Sial, Karachi dated March 19, 2021. The letter reads as under:-

"PIA pensioners"
Dawn / March 19, 2021

THE plight of the retired employees of PIA is miserable as their pensions continue to be seriously low with which it is difficult to even manage baseline survival in these times
of extraordinary inflation.

It was wrong on the part of the PIA management to calculate pensions on the basis of the basic salary instead of gross salaries. Further, in its circular issued on July 21, 2003, PIA had promised to increase pension along with increase in salaries for the existing employees.
The circular was never implemented properly.
Also, the management had assured restoration of the 50 per cent commuted amount of pensions
to those completing 10 years of retirement, but even that assurance never got converted into action.
On behalf of all the retired employees of the airline, I appeal to the PIA bosses to do what they know needs to be done to sort out this genuine issue.

Mohammad Khan Sial,
Vice President, PIA Retired Employees Association, Karachi
Published in Dawn, March 19th, 2021

Imran Khan Selected prime minister of Pakistan adopts discriminative attitude towards "Sons of Soil" Sindhi-speaking people

Imran Khan
KARACHI: After General Elections held in Pakistan on July 25, 2018, Imran Khan (head
of Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf- PTI) finally became prime minister of Pakistan effective August 18, 2018.
Imran Khan has formed cabinet of 21 members (16 ministers & 5 Advisors). Strangely, he neglected Sindhi-speaking people of Sindh and offered them only one portfolio that was an ordinary. On the contrary, he has has appointed 4 Urdu-speaking persons on highly important posts i.e. President of Pakistan (Arif Alvi), Governor of Sindh (Imran Ismail) and two federal ministers for Law and Information Technology. The people
of Sindh have generally regretted on the attitude of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on discriminatory attitude towards to Sindhi-speaking people. They have pointed out to Imran Khan that after taking over oath, he should feel himself as prime minister of whole the country and not particular areas who voted his party.
Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif in prison for 10 years

Nawaz Shariif
ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Friday, July 06, 2018 announced the verdict in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), handing ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif 10 years as  jail time
 for owning assets beyond income and 1 year for not cooperating with NAB.
The sentences will run concurrently which means the former prime minister will serve 10 years in jail. His daughter Maryam Nawaz was handed 7 years for abetment in the purchase of the high-end properties in London, and 1 year for non-cooperation with the bureau — also to run concurrently; she will serve 7 years in total. Son-in-law Captain(R) Safdar has been given 1 year jail time — also for not cooperating with NAB. Later, Nawaz Shahrif & his daughter both were put in prison in Pakistan.
MQM candidate main accused in attack on Bilwal's convoy in Lyari
KARACHI: A Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate for PS-107 is among
the 13 persons nominated in the FIR registered against the rioting incident in Lyari on Sunday, which occurred as the convoy of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari entered the area to launch his election campaign.

Around a hundred protesters, mostly young men, blocked the road and pelted the PPP leader’s vehicles with sticks and stones as his convoy was passing through the Agra Taj area. Once considered a stronghold of the Pakistan Peoples Party, the incident elicited a sharp response from the party’s leadership, which accused the caretaker setup of failing to provide adequate security arrangements.

Later on Sunday night, police registered a case against over 400 suspects, without making any arrests. The MQM-P candidate, Rafiq Hingoro, is one of the 13 suspects identified in the FIR, No. 183/18, registered under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act as well as sections 147, 148, 149, 268, 341,353 and 427 of the CrPC. The others include Haji Bawa, Ismail, Naveed, Kamran, Adam, Kashan, Omar Ada – who is affiliated with Sindhi nationalist parties, Siddique, Imran, Rasheed, Karim and Kabeer Hingoro. The latter is a councilor for Lyari’s UC-2, Ward 4, and is also affiliated with the MQM-P.

The most interesting part of the incident that unfolds in the script of the FIR is the statement of Kalri Police Station SHO Abdul Ghaffar, who is the complainant. He narrates that he was on a routine patrol in the area when he came to know that Bilawal’s convoy was enroute. When he reached the site, he found the main road blocked by protesters, who were shouting slogans against Bilawal. “I reached the blockade and tried to convince them, however, the suspects abused me and started rioting,” the complainant narrated. 
Sindh: Vegetable prices likely to go up for water scarcity
HYDERABAD, SINDH: Prices of vegetables in Sindh likely to increase due to low yield as water supply remained uncertain, which disturbed crop cultivation schedule as well as productivity.

Sindh Growers Alliance President Nawab Zubair Talpur predicts further rise in prices of vegetables in the market in the next few days. “There might be a few lucky farmers, who have grown vegetables, otherwise, Sindh has experienced the worst kind of water shortage and vegetable yield is low,” the leader said.

Talpur, who himself produces seasonal vegetables, said many tail-end farmers received water once a month despite the need for water once a week for maintaining the vegetables’ health, size and yield. The persistent water scarcity this year has badly affected the yield of important food items in the province, which might create problems for consumers within the next few days, he added.

“Water level in canals and all distributaries is increasing but it is too late, as many tail-end area farmers have lost the season of producing valuable food crops, and vegetables. This will impact overall market and consumer affordability,” Talpur said 
Sindh, Baloch and Pashtun activists protest outside UN Headquarter
in Geneva against alleged atrocities
Geneva, June 25: Pashtun, Baloch and Sindhi activists protested in front of the United Nations (UN) office during the ongoing 38th Session of the UN Human in Geneva against alleged atrocities in Pakistan. 

Meanwhile, the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) recently organised demonstrations in front of the Pakistani Consulates in Houston, New York and Los Angeles. WSC protested in US against enforced disappearances in Pakistan
 (Business Standard).

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Pakistan's ex-federal minister Javed Ali Shah gives impression 3 out of 4 provinces were "Indian Agents"!!
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's federal minister for Irrigation (now former) Javed Ali Shah who originally belongs to Punjab, has claimed that the opponents of controversial Kalabagh dam (KBD) are "Indian Agents".

It may be pointed out that out of total four provinces, three are against the construction of controversial Kalabagh dam in Punjab province. 
The Assemblies of three provinces have already passed about
10 Resolutions against construction of proposed controversial Kalabagh dam in Punjab.

As disclosed by the federal minister Javed Ali Shah that opponents of Kalabagh dam are "Indian Agents",
If his claim is presumed correct, then three provinces out of total four, become "Indian Agents". It is pertinent to mention here all four provinces are already in agreement to construct proposed Bhasha dam which has more capacity of depositing water as well as creating more electricity compared to the controversial Kalabagh dam.

It is sorry to say that despite all provinces are already in agreement to construct Bhasha dam, its construction work did not start so far whereas two former Presidents General (R) Musharraf as well
as Asif Ali Zardari had laid Foundation Stone separately for the construction of Bhasha dam in April 2006 and October 2011 respectively but no progress has so far been made after passing long time.

It is said Punjab is secretly against construction of the Bhasha dam by creating hurdles as Bhasha dam
is not in jurisdiction, of Punjab, therefore, Punjab can not steal the share of water of Sindh province easily.

Meanwhile, Sindh Assembly has recently condemned the controversial remarks passed by the federal minister Javed Ali Shah against three out of four provinces

EX-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif neglected Sindh, 
never fulfilled single promise he made with Sindh: Qaim Ali Shah

HYDERABAD: Former Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while speaking at a press conference at the residence of Hyderabad division Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) president Syed Ali Nawaz Shah on on Dec 20, said Nawaz Sharif was the first person in the country who became unpopular despite being in the government. He said Nawaz neglected Sindh and never fulfilled a single promise he made with the province.

He said Sindh had given too much honour to Nawaz Sharif and got the Thar coal project inaugurated by him. But he failed to honour commitments he made regarding Tharparkar and Karachi, he added
 (Courtesy: Dawn Dec 21, 2017

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No compensation 
so far paid by Balochistan Govt. for 20 Sindhi workers killed by militant Baloch nationalist 
Dr Allah Nazar Baloch 3 years 
back near Turbat
QUETTA, BALOCHISTAN (PAKISTAN) [SindhWeek.Webs.Com Report]: 20 Sindhi workers who were killed by militant Baloch nationalist leader Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, chief of defunct Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) near Turbat on night of 10-11 April 2015 after checking their National Identity cards, no compensation has so far been released by the Balochistan Govt. for them.

It may be pointed out that Baloch nationalist former Chief Minister Dr Abdul Maalik Baloch announced Rs 10 lakhs for each victim. 

Despite Mr Baloch remained as chief minister for further 10 months but strangely he did not release the amount that he himself announced earlier. The new chief minister Mr Zehri who is also Baloch & belongs to ruling PML (N), has not released the amount of compensation so far.
Strangely, no renowned Baloch nationalist leader has so far condemned militant Dr Allah Nazar action by taking his name who categorically admitted at least twice while giving his interviews to BBCUrdu that he had intentionally killed Sindhi workers and would kill more Sindhis & others in case they will come to Balochistan for work.

It may be pointed out, Sindhi nationalists organization i.e. World Sindhi Congress (WSC), London strangely has sympathy with Baloch killers of 20 innocent Sindhi workers. They even did not condemn Dr Allah Nazar Baloch by quoting his name. When Pakistan Army had launched operation against killers of the Sindhi workers in Balochistan, the delegation
of World Sindhi Congress headed by its leader namely Lakhu Lohano went to Geneva (Switzerland) and they demonstrated in front of UN Office favouring Baloch nationalist killers instead of innocent 20 Sindhi killed workers 
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Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi tried to harm integrity,
took dangerous step to support his province Punjab, unconstitutionally

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khagan Abbasi (now former) had reconstituted the
Council of Common Interests (CCI), with an overwhelming representation from Punjab, amid emerging crucial issues like census results and gas allocations.

Even more surprisingly, the notification to that effect came from the former prime minister whereas the Constitution mandates the president to do so.

Under the notification, the eight-member council headed by the prime minister will now have four members from Punjab [instead of two].

The previous CCI, under former premier Nawaz Sharif, had two members each from the four provinces.

Prime Minister Shahid Khagan Abbasi has reconstituted the composition of Council of Common Interests,` said the notification issued by the PM Office.

This is a rare move because it is the president who is empowered under Article 153 of the Constitution to appoint the CCI. It says: `There shall be a Council of Common Interests...to be appointed by the President.

With the reconstitution of the CCI, two smaller provinces Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have lost one member each due to the increase in the number of Punjab representatives, while Sindh will continue to have two members in the council.

Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, federal Minister for Industries and Production, has replaced Minister for Overseas Pakistanis Sadaruddin Shah Rashdi.

The PM Office said the CCI would be chaired by the prime minister, with four provincial chief ministers and federal ministers for inter-provincial coordination, industries and production
and finance as its members.

This means that besides PM Abbasi, other three members from Punjab will be Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Inter Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzada.

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousaf from KP and Minister for States and Frontier Regions retired Lt Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch from Balochistan were part
of the CCI under Nawaz Sharif. They have now been excluded.

The change in the CCI composition has a critical significance because its decisions are taken through majority opinion. Clause 4 of Article 154 requires that `the decisions of the Council 
shall be expressed in terms of the opinion of the majority`.

Effectively, the federal government could have an overwhelming majority of six out of eight members in certain cases of Centre`s interest by chipping in Balochistan Chief Minister 
Sanaullah Zehri belonging to the PML-N and Industries and Production Minister Murtaza Jatoi.

A senior official claimed that there was no constitutional requirement to have equal representation from the provinces and Article 153(2) empowered the prime minister to nominate three federal ministers to the CCI from time to time without any bar.

The change in the CCI composition comes at a time when a host of crucial matters required decision making, including approval of the sixth national census results, the first-ever 
national water policy and allocation of new gas finds to domestic consumers.

A meeting of the previous CCI had been scheduled for July 31 to take up these matters,
but it could not be held because of disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister by the Supreme Court on July 28 in the Panama Papers case. A fresh date for the meeting is being finalised in consultation with the provinces.

The items on the agenda of the meeting include the national water policy, implementation of Article 154 of the Constitution that seeks to have a permanent secretariat for the CCI, 
functions and powers and provision of 1,200 cusecs of water to Karachi under the K-IV project and a water dispute between Balochistan and Sindh) 
(Courtesy: Dawn, August 18, 2017).

"Khan of Kalat" never made practical efforts to stop killings of innocent Sindhi-speaking
labourers in Balochistan
LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain on met with United States (US) Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and self-exiled Baloch leader, the Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Dawood Jan, at the MQM's London Secretariat. The Khan of Kalat joined the latter half of the meeting, which included lunch and lasted over four hours. The Khan of Kalat and Hussain also agreed to "work together" for the rights of the ohajir community and Baloch people. All three agreed to continue holding such meetings in the near future.

Meanwhile, "Khan of Qalat" obviously never made practical efforts to stop killings of innocent Sindhi labourers in Balochistan despite two Baloch terrorist organizations Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) headed by Dr Allah Nazar Baloch & Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) have repeatedly & openly had taken responsibilities of killings of Sindhi-speaking labourers in Balochistan.

It may be pointed here in about 7 incidents, total Sindhi-speaking labourers were killed in Balochistan whereas Baloch labourers who were working with them, were pared

Syed Farooq Shah

EX-DMD, PIA: Syed Farooq H Shah:
A highly corrupt officer who looted PIA with both hands mercilessly as Marketing head. He used to hate Sindhi speaking people, destroyed carrier
of many Sindhi employees

KARACHI:  Unfortunately, there are many people who live in particular area / region
but they used to hate the "Sons of Soil" of that area unnecessarily. 

One of examples was of Syed Farooq H. Shah, DMD of PIA (Now retired) was who got his promotions, out of way in very important department i.e. Marketing which was not an easy job. As Director Marketing and later became Deputy Managing Director (DMD), he showed high class favoritism and started to send persons on foreign postings and also promoting them on the basis of his personal likings and disliking instead of merit

The favourtism was shown by Farooq Shah as mentioned above, for example, his third wife 
Ms Malika Wyne was working in PIA. She was on No. 60 in seniority list in Pay Group VIII in Marketing but any way he managed her promotion to Group IX whereas earlier she was also promoted from Group VII to Groups VIII on the bsis of favourtism done by Farooq Shah. For this, he had to play with carriers of many deserving officers in Marketing by tampering their ACRs (Annual Confidential Reports).

Consequently, the officers working in Marketing which were backbone of any Airlines, were
in great distress and felt highly disheartening. Such attitude in long run proved detrimental
to the financial health of the national airlines. Farooq Shah remained for long period in
Karachi Booking Office (KBO) and was dealing with more than 2400 regular Travel Agents. It was reported that he earned millions of rupees illegally by giving undue favor to some Travel Agents due to his personal interests. It was an 'Open Secret.' So much so, whenever he was transferred from KBO, he used his influence to stop his transfer for long period. It was noted if impartial inquiry was made, it would have proved Farooq Shah high-level financially corrupt officer earning billion of rupees.

Syed Farooq H. Shah was so powerful that he managed to send Aftab Solangi - an inefficient officer (generally known his pimp) to Paris on foreign posting for total period of more than
10 years. He was the same person who used to "Coordinate" with Travel Agents of Karachi when Farooq Shah was General Manager at Karachi Booking Office (KBO) and later Shah became Director Marketing. For this he (Farooq Shah) had to play a game and services of
one senior officer in Pay Group VIII in Marketing, Mumtaz Rajpar who was PIA Manager,
Paris got terminated on fake allegations by Ahmed Saeed Chaudhry, Chairman, PIAC that
he was abusing to the Chairman in informal meetings in order to accommodate Aftab Solangi. This drama he staged to settle Aftab Solangi in Paris, where he (Solangi) had long personal business connections there including running one restaurant.

Farooq Shah himself was real son of actress of old time Ms Raagni (originally belonging to Red Light Area of Gujranwala Town in Punjab) who later worked in Pakistani as well as Indian films (before Partition in 1947). She got 'married' multiple times. She died in Gulburg, Lahore in Feb 2007 at the age of 82 in dilapidated conditions but Syed Farooq H. Shah did not attend the funeral of his real mother despite he was in present Pakistan. What a shame! The important question was; a person who was not sincere to his real mother and did not attend her funeral, how could be sincere to the national airlines and others?

Syed Farooq was  born in Lahore (Punjab). Despite, Syed Farooq Shah holding domicile of Rural area in Sindh to get benefit of promotions in PIA, he used to hate Sindhi-speaking employees continuously and unduly destroyed their carrier during his long services in PIA. Consequently, he ruined the carriers of many Sindhi-speaking innocent officers in PIA despite having their transparent and excellent records. While commenting on this, one said: What was highhandedness & hatred of Syed Farooq Shah, he observed against "Sons of Soil" (Sindhi-speaking people)!! Shame on him.

Corrupt Hanif
PIA's most corrupt Director HR & Admn M. Hanif Pathan finally retired; First time openly 
sold vacancies; Was Known icon of corruption.!!
KARACHI, SINDH: [SindhWeek.webs.Com Report] PIA's Administration & HR chief Muhammad Hanif Pathan who till recently was looting financially sick national airlines PIA with both hands has been sent on LPR (Leave Preparatory Retirement) effective January 16, 2011 despite having his pressure tactics. During his tenure as Director, he was known as "symbol of corruption" in PIA. 

Earlier reports say, he was selling different vacancies created in PIA from time to time including of PSO at the rate of Rs 5 to 7 lakhs each. In the past, he sold the post
of Airhostess at the rate of Rs 25 lakhs.

Nevertheless, different vacancies have different rates. While observing favourtism, he made his inefficient brother-in-law Ghulam Rasool Pathan (G R Pathan) generally known "Saalla Saahib" as Manager Customer Relations sometime back by giving him rapid 'out of turn' promotions. 

Sources closed to civil aviation revealed, Mr. Pathan who was known as an inefficient & corrupt officer, was side-lined by almost all chairmen / Managing Directors, PIA including
ex-chairman Tariq Kermani in the past, rated his 'adverse confidential annual report' in 2005 like "Need Improvement" (the lowest rating), therefore, on the basis of his ACR and poor performance. Mr. Pathan was not eligible for promotion for next five years but on the basis
of political "Sufarish" during PPP Govt. he was promoted him to the post of Director HR & Administration backdated (since 1999) and got payment of huge arrears i.e. Rs 41 lakhs illegally as reported by daily Jang.

According to reliable sources, Mr Pathan had nothing to do with ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in the past. He was known as "adapted son" of late Mir Ali Ahmed Talpur, ex-defence minister in the cabinet of army dictator General Ziaul Haq but Mr Pathan was successful
to find out "political Sufarish" in PPP Govt in the past but this time 'Sufarish' did not work
for extension in service 

It was reliably learnt that Corrupt Hanif Pathan finally got retirement benefit like promotion as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) PIA - ed. TOP
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