FIA arrests a man running illegal gateway exchange

Lahore (Staff Reporter): FIA Cyber Crime Circle on Thursday arrested a man allegedly involved in running of illegal gateway exchange and causing loss to the national exchequer to the tune of millions of rupees. Spokesman of FIA said that Assistant Director FIA, Jameel Ahmad Khan Mayo conducted a raid at a house in Faiz Bagh area of the city and seized an illegal gateway exchange. The raiding party also recovered about 2000 cell phone SIMs and other technical instruments being used in heinous business. Accused Fahad Ali was running the said business who was arrested at the spot and a case has been registered against him. Investigations were underway.

Firoz appointed advisor to Sindh

minister for industries

karachi (Staff Reporter): The Government of Sindh has appointed former Chairman Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) Gulzar Firoz as Advisor to the Minister of Industries. The Chief Minister through a notification issued the other day has nominated Gulzar Firoz to serve the ministry of Industries as advisor in view of his long and rich experience and for his services for the industry. Gulzar Firoz is the immediate past vice president of FPCCI and has also served as Chairman Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI). He was the pioneer of Pakistan’s first ever industrial water treatment plant installed in Korangi Industrial Area.

LHC directs govt to notify reduced electricity tariff

Lahore (Staff Reporter):  Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday directed the federal government to notify the reduced electricity tariff determined by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) in January 2014. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the LHC placed this order while hearing petitions moved by a cement company and other industrial consumers. The judge expressed concerns over the non-issuance of the notification regarding reduced tariff despite lapse of half a year and ordered federal government to notify the reduced tariff and submit its copy on July 23, the next date of hearing. 

Zaigham Ishaq Khan joint secretary ministry of water and power said the government did not notify the tariff because it had not yet obtained the inter-ministerial approval. He maintained that a joint meeting of ministries of Law, Finance and water and power would be convened shortly to address the issues. NEPRA registrar Syed Safeer Husssain was also present in the court.  After hearing the arguments, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali shah directed the federal government to notify the reduced tariff determined by Nepra. The hearing adjourned till July 27.

SSGC appoints Warsi as MD

karachi (Staff Reporter):The Ministry of Petroleum has appointed Shoaib Warsi as the new MD of the Company. The notification of Warsi’s appointment was issued by the Ministry on Thursday after the former MD submitted his resignation on personal grounds after leading the organisation for around two years. Shoaib Warsi brings in high level of professional experience as his marathon association with the gas utility spans over 37 years, mainly with company’s distribution and transmission divisions spread over its franchise areas of Sindh and Balochistan. Having completed his MS in Environmental Engineering from NED University and BE (Mechanical) from Sindh University Jamshoro, he came into the folds of SSGC in 1977 as Trainee Engineer.

Warsi has been actively involved in the design of Automatic Pressure Management System (APMS) for installing on Pressure Regulating Stations (PRSs) to maintain optimum pressures in the distribution network for reduction of gas losses and has represented the organisation in many national and international conferences.

LCCI’s appeal to masses

Lahore (Staff Reporter):  The President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry Engineer Sohail Lashari has urged the masses to play their role for the cause of the disabled persons so that they could become active members of the society. He was speaking at a function organized by the Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) on the occasion of National Day for Women with Disablities. LCCI Senior Vice President Mian Tariq Misbah, LABARD Joint Secretary Saeed Khan, Naghmana Javed, LABARD Founder member Rehmatullah Javed and other members of the governing body also spoke on the occasion.

Engineer Sohail Lashari said that the private sector was quite conscious of its responsibilities therefore it would continue to make efforts to eliminate the menace of disability.

He said that millions of Pakistani people are bearing some kind of disability and a number of disabled persons become beggars due to lack of proper attention of concerned departments. He said that with a little attention these people could become an active part of the society.