Voice of the Peo­ple Low volt­age in Tur­bat

Pak­istani po­lio work­ers hon­oured

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ATIQ ALI Tur­bat, be­ing the sec­ond largest city of Balochis­tan prov­ince lacks sev­eral fa­cil­i­ties, among them one ma­jor prob­lem is the low volt­age, even a re­frig­er­a­tor can­not work prop­erly what to taken of air-con­di­tions low volt­age leads to dis­fund­ing of 2-26, which the poor peo­ple of the area out . this low volt­age, sev­eral elec­tri­cal and elec­tron­ics de­vices were make out of order. And a poor per­son of Tur­bat can not af­ford plethora of ex­penses of these elec­tri­cal and elec­tron­ics de­vices not work­ing an ac­count of low volt­age.

More­over, the most shock­ing thing re­gard­ing this is that there is an area in Tur­bat namely “Khair Abad” wherein the res­i­dents have con­nected dou­ble cur­rent, which should have to be about 440 volt, but still the volt­age is low, the volt­age in dou­ble cur­rent must be 440 volt, but it is 180 volt in place of 440 volt in Khair Abad, and a sin­gle cur­rent might be 70 to 80 volt rather than 220 volt.

When the work­ers were asked for this prob­lem, they replied that ac­tu­ally 11000 volt com­pletely is not be­ing re­ceived by this area, it is the rea­son that the is­sue of en­ergy cri­sis ex­ist in Tur­bat. The gov­ern­ment is re­quested to take some steps which are worth while to mn­imise the suf­fer­ing of the con­di­tions have been made dif­fi­cult for chil­dren to sur­vive and en­joy their life. There is an area known as Khair Abad. —Via email

SANAULLAH SA­MAD Last

week four Pak­istani po­lio work­ers were awarded Presti gious Louis Pas­teur medals by the Pas­teur In­sti­tute of France in recog­ni­tion of their ef­forts for erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio in Pak­istan. The cer­e­mony was held on the oc­ca­sion of Po­lio Day, and the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion and French gov­ern­ment awarded four Pak­istani po­lio work­ers. The WHO es­ti­mated that in last two years Pak­istan has brought a great im­prove­ment for the erad­i­ca­tion of po­lio virus. I also ap­pre­ci­ate the po­lio work­ers whose lives were at risk while launch­ing po­lio cam­paigns to vac­ci­nate the small chil­dren. The po­lio work­ers have suc­cess­fully launched cam­paigns in sev­eral high-risk ar­eas to pro­tect chil­dren from this crip­pling dis­ease. In the 2014, more than 250 cases were re­ported, but this year around 14 cases have been re­ported which is ob­vi­ously a great im­prove­ment. The po­lio work­ers should con­tinue their good work to make Pak­istan a po­lio free coun­try. —Tur­bat, Balochis­tan of the re­gional coun­tries. Both the rul­ing brothers know how to pocket the money from com­mis­sions taken by their front men. How about the ever es­ca­lat­ing poverty, hunger and prices of the com­modi­ties? Our agri­cul­tural & in­dus­trial growth has dwin­dled caus­ing se­ri­ous de­cline in ex­port and fail­ure to in­vest in the hu­man cap­i­tal have re­sulted in lower pro­duc­tiv­ity and de­crease in em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

We can­not ig­nore such se­cu­rity lapses and ef­forts to save the cul­prits. We need to protest against such se­cret leaks as a proud na­tion. This leak has been fed for some ul­te­rior mo­tive. We need to thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gate this mat­ter. The other day he held a public meet­ing in Ko­hat. No ha­rass­ment took place. KP gov­ern­ment gave a free hand to PML(N) for this po­lit­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. Did the fed­eral gov­ern­ment re­cip­ro­cate in the same fash­ion? No not at all. Let us pro­mote demo­cratic val­ues and norms in our coun­try. —Karachi ****** HINA DEEDAR The sud­den ar­rest of PTI mem­bers, and the force­ful act by po­lice, to stop the ar­range­ments of the protest that is go­ing to be held on Novem­ber 2, is a dis­ap­point­ing ac­tion by the gov­ern­ment. PTI’s chair­man Im­ran Khan had an­nounced and en­sured that it’s go­ing to be peace­ful protest with no lock downs; schools will re­main open; busi­ness and shops will also be re­main opened. In­stead of these sureties, the gov­ern­ment adopted a harsh and cruel at­ti­tude to­wards the pro­tes­tors. These steps taken by the gov­ern­ment clearly de­picts that there is no democ­racy in our coun­try.

Gov­ern­ment through po­lice put bar­ri­ers on the pave­ments to re­frain the crowd to be part of the protest. Re­spon­si­bil­ity lies with gov­ern­ment to obey law and de­ci­sion of the courts un­der all cir­cum­stances. Un­for­tu­nately, our gov­ern­ment vi­o­lates the laws and take ac­tions against the de­ci­sion of the court. It seems as if the gov­ern­ment was try­ing to sup­press the op­po­si­tion by us­ing their so-called po­lice power. As usual once again, it is proved that law and con­sti­tu­tion are just for poor peo­ple not for the peo­ple who have power and seat. —Karachi ******* SHADAB SHAREEF As the PTI is plan­ning to stage a protest against the PML-N gov­ern­ment on Nov 2, the demo­cratic gov­ern­ment PML-N is us­ing Ad­ver­tise­ments to high­light what they have done in the past few years for the de­vel­op­ment of Pak­istan and how PTI is putting ev­ery­thing at stake by stag­ing a protest. This ac­tion would be jus­ti­fied if elec­tions were be­ing held. At that time; it would be log­i­cal to use ad­ver­tise­ment to show­case the peo­ple what you have done for them and why they should choose you again.

How­ever run­ning ad­ver­tise­ments by gov­ern­ment un­doubt­edly is not a public ser­vice mes­sage in this cru­cial stage, which raised many ques­tions. First of all; If they hold cred­i­bil­ity in what they have done for the de­vel­op­ment of Pak­istan in their gov­er­nance pe­riod why they need such ad­ver­tise­ments; are you try­ing to cre­ate or ma­nip­u­late gen­eral public opin­ion or per­cep­tion re­gard­ing your gov­ern­ment. Last but not the least; why public money is be­ing used to run this huge mar­ket­ing strat­egy? room hall of Writ­ers Guest House at the Pak­istan Academy of Letters.

Noted writer, re­searcher and au­thor of 36 re­search-ori­ented books Mr. Khadim Hus­sain Soomro read out some se­lected verses from Shah Jo Risalo and said, “We must do some­thing for mankind to know the love of the Lord. We must make all things right. We must save hu­man­ity and na­ture. We must have com­pas­sion for oth­ers.

Fa­ther You­nis Alam from Mul­tan said, ‘ Like all heav­enly and godly fig­ures, Shah Latif never views women as sec­ond class cit­i­zens or out­casts but these are the Queens and Seven su­per char­ac­ters of Shah Ab­dul Latif Bhit­tai be­cause women are also hu­man be­ings.” “I have gone trans­la­tion of var­i­ous verses of Shah Jo Risalo in which he ad­vises us to be soft, gen­tle and kind with all and sundry. In one of his verses is of the view that this ephemeral world and its peo­ple should not make you hard and dif­fi­cult. Be com­pas­sion­ate, don’t let the re­al­i­ties of life steal your sweet­ness and make you heart­less and com­pas­sion­less,” he il­lus­trated.

Hashim Abro of Pak­istan In­tel­lec­tual Fo­rum (PIF), who the first speaker and mod­er­a­tor of this in­tel­lec­tual ses­sion, recited sev­eral verses from Shah Jo Risalo with their po­etic tran­si­tion in English , Urdu and Per­sian and said, “At many places in his verses Shah Latif tells his Seven Queen ( Seven Women Char­ac­ters such as Marvi, Sas­sui, among oth­ers, you might be feel­ing aban­doned and aban­doned, but the Lord has not for­got­ten you. Al­lah will com­fort you and elim­i­nate your pains and sor­rows.” “In many other verses Shah Latif en­light­ens and en­cour­ages us to fight for for­got­ten folks. Give jus­tice to the weak and res­cue the weak and the needy; de­liver them from the hand of the un­just, cal­lous and cruel” he ex­plained. —Is­lam­abad

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