The lawyers of High Court Bar Association (HCBAM) and other district bars on Friday organised a rally to press the authorities accept their demands.

The rally was led by its President Syed Athar Shah Bukhari and General Secretary Sajjad Hussain Tangra. The rally began from bar complex and concluded at SP Chowk. They were demanding an independent high court in Multan to deal with the cases of South Punjab. Selection of senior and competent lawyers of this zone as judges of High court and a separate province be constituted for the population of 50 million people.

Syed Athar Shah Bukhari said that more than 50 million people have a consensus on creation of fifth federating unit of Pakistan and 29 bars are in favour of a separate province. Earlier they held a protest meeting in the bar hall.

600 TOOLKITS DISTRIBUTED: World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) through its Green Skills Project held a ceremony to distribute farmer toolkits and veterinary toolkits among less privileged farming families. The ceremony was held at Government Degree College for Boys, Jhang, where approximately 600 toolkits were distributed among people, disclosed a WWF-P’s spokesperson here.

Dr Farrukh Javed, Provincial Minister for Agriculture, was the chief guest on the occasion. Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General, WWF-P, gave the introduction of WWF-P. The project was briefed by Dr Ghulam Akbar, Senior Director Programmes, WWF-P, who further highlighted that the abilities and advancement was enhanced to 300 trainees through Green Skills Project in the field of renewable/sustainable energy, livestock and after-crop management. The 300 trainees were instrumental in the further training of 2,300 farming families.

On the occasion, the chief guest appreciated the role of WWF-P in empowering communities and its commitment to rural youth is inspiring. According to Hammad Naqi Khan, WWF-P is striving to empower communities so that they can earn their livelihood sustainably and play a key role in conservation of natural resources especially forests which are under pressure due to increased deforestation.

Arshia Khurshid, Project Manager Green Skills Project, WWF-P, said the programme was carried out as a pilot project in four districts of Punjab (Muzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Khanewal, and Jhang). The project is supported by Fund for Innovative Training, created under TVET Reform Support Programme, which is co-funded by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Federal Republic of Germany. It is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in collaboration with NAVTTC.