Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Asif said that MQM chief Altaf Hussain was not loyal to Pakistan, rater a perfidious person.

Talking to the newsmen and party workers at PML-N House on Paris Road Sialkot City, the minister said that he had provided an ample proof of his open enmity with Pakistan by seeking help from India. He said that Altaf ignored all the national interests.

Moreover, he said that India should end the blame-game and come forward for peace talks with Pakistan. He said that different movements of separation were operational in India due to which the Indian government had again started its old blame-game against Pakistan by putting allegations of everything happening in India on Pakistan.

Asif added that being a good neighbour, Pakistan was intending to establish durable peace with its neighbours including India. He said that India should show sincerity in peace talks with Pakistan and end the blame-game.

He said that Pakistan was ready to make confidence building measure with India in true sense with full sincerity.

The federal minister said that the Pakistan was well aware of the nasty situation and committed to weeding out terrorism from Pakistan, as the armed forces had been playing their excellent role in uprooting terrorism from the country.

He said that the anti-terrorism Zarb-e-Azb Operation by the armed forces of Pakistan was achieving its goals and meeting with great success.

He said that the whole nation stands united against terrorism and was ready to sacrifice even their lives while battling against terrorism for defending the Motherland.

He said that Pakistan always played the role of frontline force against terrorism besides sacrificing a lot for the elimination of terrorism and the establishment of durable peace globally. He expressed complete solidarity with the people of Sialkot border villages against the hostilities of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF).

MPAs Ch Ikram, Manshaullah Butt and PML-N leaders Mehmoodul Hassan, Babar Khan, Farooq Ghuman, Hassan Arif Sheikh and Idrees Ahmed were also present.

NOTICES: The Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has issued recovery notices to the managers of commercial banks seeking their help in recovery of the prolonged outstanding arrears of Rs5 billion from industrialists and CNG station owners. It asked the banks to deduct the outstanding amount from the bank accounts of the defaulters.

Some senior officials said that the SNGPL has decided to get the bank guarantee money cashed from bank accounts of the big and chronic defaulters. Several chronic defaulters have moved to the local courts against the SNGPL’s decision, seeking stay orders against the move.

5 breaches in nullahs ruin crops: Flooded Nullah Aik developed breaches at three points near village Nagor, Ladhar and Sialkot as 9,500 cusecs of floodwater passed through the nullah which has the total capacity of 5,000 cusecs. Likewise, two breaches were also occurred in Nullah Aik near village Ballagun-Sambrial and Bhopalwala. Due to the breeches, seasonal crops in dozens of the fields were inundated. Sialkot District Coordination Officer (DCO) Dr Asif Tufail said that the breaches were being repaired and the flood situation was totally under control.

He added that there was a medium level flood in River Chenab at Head Marala-Sialkot as the floodwater soured to 146,450 cusecs there.

The River Tavi was also in medium flood near Head Marala-Sialkot as the floodwater soured to 18,423 cusecs. Medium level flood was recorded in Nullah Dek at village Chahoor-Pasrur with 12,856 cusecs while low level flood was recorded in Nullah Aik near Sialkot with 6,169 cusecs.

The DCO added that the floodwater level was souring up in all the rivers and seasonal Nullahs in Sialkot district due to ongoing spell of heavy rains in Sialkot region and in all the catchment areas in neighbouring Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He narrated that the district administration of Sialkot was monitoring the flood situation round-the-clock.

SCCI mulls various offers for buying planes: SIALKOT (STAFF REPORTER): The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is considering the offers of various international plane manufacturing companies which have contacted the SCCI for providing it with aircrafts and planes.

SCCI President Fazal Jillani said that they were showing keen interest in the mega project of establishing Sialkot exporters’ private airline namely “Air Sial” on self help basis. Meanwhile, SCCI displayed the module of the aircraft/plane of its private airline.