Describing selected politicians as a story of the past, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pledges struggle for a Pakistan free from all ills 

Karachi, December 27, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari described the selected politicians as a story of the past and said that the future belongs to the people adding that together we have a lot of work to do during the next 15 years. We have to bury lies, corruption and the politics of the selected forever.

According to a press release issued from the Media Cell Bilawal House, while addressing a huge public meeting held on the 15th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto at Garhi Khuda Bux, the PPP Chairman paid rich tribute to the Daughter of the East and the first elected Prime Minister of the Islamic world. He said that she was a patriotic leader.

She was the leader not only of Pakistan but of the world. She wanted a Pakistan for all. She believed in the politics of solidarity not hatred and unity not division. Some elements thought that the killing of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto will stop her journey of struggle, but even after 15 years of this tragedy, there is an ocean of masses here.

Chairman PPP said that we have to bury the politics of lies and corruption forever and eradicate the politics of puppets. We have always used the democratic weapon to fight Musharraf and his puppets. President Zardari removed Musharraf like a fly from milk and today we proudly say that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is still there while Musharraf has gone into the dustbin of history.

Pakistan’s youngest Foreign Minister said that due to the failures, ineptitude and incompetence of the selected, Pakistan was becoming isolated in the world, and was associated with extremists and terrorism. He said that the saddest situation was that we were not even able to defend Kashmir.

He questioned that I am asking who gave the permission to the selected to negotiate with these terrorists. He said that without the permission of the families of the martyrs, the people and the parliament, who had given the permission to negotiate with the terrorists? Who was the one who took out the terrorists from the jails?

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that President Asif Ali Zardari removed the person from power with the power of Jiyalas who was conspiring to attack the constitution, trample the rights of the provinces, undo the 18th amendment, encroaching the islands of Sindh and Balochistan and ruining the country economically.

He said that in the country’s history, this selected prime minister was not removed by the army or the judiciary, but through a no-confidence motion. He (Imran Khan) is giving the credit to US President Biden instead of President Asif Ali Zardari and Jiyalas. But he should know that it is not White House but Bilawal House who conspired to expel you. The Selected as well as its facilitators were seen off through a democratic move, he added.

The PPP Chairman said that the remnants of the selected and Musharraf are now a story of the past, the future belongs not to them but to the Jiyalas and the people. We have brought the country out of crises in the past, now only PPP can bring Pakistan out of difficulties.

He said that if the prestige of Pakistan is to be raised in the world then only PPP has done this work in the past and is still doing this work today. He said that PPP will eliminate terrorism in the future. We will definitely defeat the terrorists, but we need to account for how this was allowed to happen, how we are repeating this sin once again, the public should account for why terrorism is rising again, he added.

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari emphasized that his opponents should first become human beings, then become politicians. Because Pakistan will survive, then they can fight for the prime minister’s chair.

Addressing the workers, the PPP Chairman said that apart from expelling the selected prime minister, it is also their great success that the country’s army chief stood up in uniform and gave a speech and believed that there used to be interference in and decided that we will not interfere in politics.

He said that the promise made to the country and the nation that the institutions will be non-political and bound by the constitution, then we have to ensure that this promise will be fulfilled and no one can stop the development of Pakistan, if the establishment also moves forward with the same determination.

The Foreign Minister said that Imran Khan is hiding in Bani Gala, but will continue his conspiracies and will try to push the army into politics. He said that Article 6 is being blatantly violated, because it is being asked to break the constitution, grab Imran’s finger and change his nappy. He further said that Imran Khan’s attempt is to mislead the establishment, to put pressure and to create such an environment but PPP is ready to fight any conspiracy.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari warned Imran Khan that this is the last warning for him to return to the Parliament and sit on his chair. If he calls himself a politician and a democrat, he has to sit in parliament and do his job. First come to the parliament, then the political parties will talk to you, we do not talk to strangers, come and contribute to the reforms for clean and transparent elections.

Referring to the recent flood devastation, the PPP Chairman said that it was a worst catastrophic tragedy. The floods caused $30 billion in damage, 10 percent of GDP was lost in the floodwaters, and more than 30 million flood victims, including 16 million children and 6 million pregnant women, are still waiting for aid.

The infrastructure of 50% educational institutions in Sindh has been affected. He said that it was a spectacle that on one side one-third of the country is under water and on the other side there was a fight for the Takhat-e-Lahore, drama and a long march was going on GT Road.

The Foreign Minister said that the World Bank has decided to give a loan of 2 billion dollars for the rehabilitation of Sindh, which is the result of the timely efforts and hard work of the Chief Minister of Sindh during the floods. He further said that he has also discussed with the Chief Minister of Sindh that land reforms will be introduced in the province.

Interest-free loans will be provided to the flood victims for construction of houses, while the slum victims will be given home ownership rights. Sanam Bhutto, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari and senior leadership of the Party from all the four provinces, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan were also present on the stage.

For more information, contact:
PPP Media Cell (Sindh)
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)
Peoples Secretariat Shikarpur Colony,
Behind Mazar-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Karachi, Pakistan
Cell: +92-305-3370383

Seminar on Tib-e-Nabawi and Science organized by Department of Biological Sciences 

Islamabad, December 27, 2022 (PPI-OT):Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) in collaboration with Directorate of Students Affairs, Female Campus of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) organized a Seminar on Tib-e-Nabawi and Science. Dr. Sania Zaib and Dr. Sadia Aziz were the Event Conveners.

Dr. Zakia Hashmi, a renowned Muslim Scholar and a Homeopathic Doctor was the guest speaker of the program. Dr. Asma Gul, Incharge Faculty of Sciences in her welcome address highlighted the health benefits of the natural food available and its importance to cure different diseases with reference to Hadith. Dr. Asif Mir, Chairman Department of Biological Sciences, Dr. Shaheen Shahzad, Incharge Programs and Dr. Sumayya Chughtai, Students’ Advisor were also present on the occasion.

The Guest speaker diligently explained what Tib-e-Nabawi is and highlighted its importance in our day to day life. She also shared the health benefits of Prophetic foods proven through scientific research. Dr. Summiyya Chughtai, Students Advisor in her remarks congratulated the Department of Biological Sciences for sensitizing the young minds on this very important topic. Dr. Asif Mir, Chairman Department of Biological Sciences gave vote of thanks to all the guests and distributed the shields and certificates among the guests and organizers.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations,
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI)
Room No.118, Admin Block, New Campus,
H-10 Sector, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9019249
Fax: +92-51-9257909

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari congratulates the unopposed elected body of Karachi Press Club 

Karachi, December 27, 2022 (PPI-OT):Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has congratulated the unopposed elected body of Karachi Press Club (KPC) and expressed good wishes for the cabinet members.

In his felicitation message, Chairman PPP has extended greetings to all the candidates who were elected unopposed, including President Saeed Sarbazi and Secretary Shoaib Ahmed in the annual elections of the KPC. He welcomed the unopposed election of these candidates for the first time in the history of KPC and said that such historic development is a reflection of the harmony and unity of the members of the Club.

Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed the hope that under the leadership of the newly elected office bearers, KPC will keep the flag of democracy and freedom of expression aloft like its glorious past.

For more information, contact:
PPP Media Cell (Sindh)
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)
Peoples Secretariat Shikarpur Colony,
Behind Mazar-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Karachi, Pakistan
Cell: +92-305-3370383

The 3rd National Athletes Forum organized by the Athletes Commission of Pakistan Olympic Association concluded today at Lahore College for Women University 

Lahore, December 27, 2022 (PPI-OT):The 3rd National Athletes Forum organized by the Athletes Commission of Pakistan Olympic Association concluded today at Lahore College for Women University.

The last day of the event started with an informative presentation of the Athletes Rights and Responsibility by Ms. Sumera Sattar, Executive Member POA, Mr. Muhammad Inam, Chair POA Athletes Commission and Ms. Asma Akram, Young Olympic Ambassador. Mr. Hamdan Nazir, MEMOSIAN, gave on Non-Accidental Violence in Sports. Mr. Manzoor ul Hasan, Olympian and Col (R) Saeed Khan interacted with the athletes.

Dr. Bushra Mirza, Vice Chancellor Lahore College for Women University, guest of honour, thanked the POA for this collaboration and said we must take further steps for empowering athletes. She said that LCWU is looking forward to work with POA for this national cause.

Mr. Tayyab Ikram, President FIH, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Addressing the athletes and students, he said that you (athletes) have huge potential to benefit from their hard work and it is in that process that the athletes empower themselves not only for their own good but also for the social welfare.

President POA, Lt Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan thanked the management of Lahore College for Women University for partnering with the POA for this event. He said that that all the stakeholders should collaborate to work together to support national heroes.

Mr. Muhammad Inam Butt Chairman Athletes Commission of Pakistan Olympic Association expressed his gratitude to all the participants of the forum and assured the athletes that the Athlete Commission would organize more opportunities for the athletes to learn and participate in the leadership processes as they (athletes) will be taking over the responsibility of future leaders.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Olympic Association
Olympic House, 2-Hameed Nizami (Temple) Road,
Lahore, Pakistan
Postal Code: 54000
Phone: +92-42-36280002, +92-42-36373753

Three high-performing teenagers added to Test squad

Lahore, December 27, 2022 (PPI-OT):As part of its strategy and vision to develop, grow and incentivise high-performing talented youngsters, the Men’s Interim Selection Committee have added three top-performers from age-group cricket to the Pakistan Test squad with the objective of providing them international exposure and experience.

The three players are: all-rounder Arafat Minhas (Multan), top-order batter Basit Ali (Dera Murad Jamali) and right-arm fast bowler Mohammad Zeeshan (Faisalabad).

Shahid Afridi, Chair of Men’s Interim Selection Committee: “We are not only looking at present but also have an eye on the future. In this relation, we have added three top-performers from our age-group cricket so that they can spend time with their stars in the national side and learn how to plan and prepare for high pressure matches.

“Although the three players will not be available for selection, this initiative will fast track their progress and provide them better awareness, understanding and knowledge about the rigours and demands of top-grade cricket.”

Arafat Minhas was adjudged best all-rounder of the Pakistan Junior League when he scored 178 runs and took nine wickets for Gwadar Sharks, while Bahawalpur Royals’ Basit Ali was named player and best batter of the PJL with after finishing as the top-scorer with 379 runs. He also featured in the U19 series against Bangladesh in Multan in November. Zeeshan, Basit’s team-mate at PJL, was declared the best bowler of the tournament with 14 wickets.

For more information, contact:
Media Manager,
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 54600, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-5717231-4
Fax: +92-42-5711860

Workshop on Care and Use of Small Labs Animal 

Karachi, December 27, 2022 (PPI-OT):Two (2) days hands on certified workshop on Care and Use of Small Lab Animals for post graduate students and faculty members was conducted by Department of Molecular Medicine and Research on 10th and 11th November 2022 at Cell Biology and Histology Lab, MDRL-2, Ziauddin University, Clifton Campus.

Dr. Abdul Hameed started the program with the welcome address and recitation from the Holy Quran. The most significant and motivational talk by the Executive Director Research and HOD Molecular Medicine, Prof. Dr. Talat Mirza highlighted the importance of this workshop. She emphasized on the importance of learning the use of animals for drug designing and development.

Workshop began with the lecture on Laboratory Biosafety delivered by Dr. Aneel Roy Bhagwani followed by video session on Care, Handling and Use of Small Lab Animals, animal safe work practice (SWP), facilitated by Dr. Abdul Hameed. A lecture and video session were also carried out on common routes of drug administration by Dr. Aneel.

Dr. Rehan Ahmed Siddiqui delivered a talk on Development of Human Disease Models on Animals. He showed various histological slides of different animal model of diseases on which he and his team are currently working in Cell Biology and Histology Lab. On the same day, hands on training was given to the attendees on how to handle the animals with care and how to inject the doses via different routes.

On day 2 of this workshop, a lecture on awareness session for proper SOPs and PPEs to protect human, animal and, lab environment during animal experiments was delivered by Dr. Kevin Borges followed by hands on training on animal euthanasia, dissection and organ harvesting was carried out by all four facilitators in four groups of participants.

Extensive knowledge and practical skills were imparted through the lectures, video sessions and interactive sessions along with the hands-on training for animal handling and dissection, from the expert facilitators Dr. Rehan, Dr. Abdul Hameed, Dr. Aneel and Dr. Kevin.

The two days productive activity was concluded with the wrap up session by Dr. Talat Mirza. Prof. Dr. Abbas Zafar, Dean FHS, Ziauddin University addressed to the participants, congratulated the organizers for the successful event. He closed the session after taking feedback from the participants and distribution of shields to the organizers and certificates to the participants.

For more information, contact:
Ziauddin University
4/B, Shahrah-e-Ghalib, Block 6,
Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35862937-9