COAS visits flood affected areas of Badin

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited flood affected areas of Badin on Friday.

According to the ISPR, the COAS spent time with flood affected people in relief and medical camps and also met Army troops busy in rescue & relief activities in Malkani Sharif, district Badin.

Later, COAS was flown for aerial reconnaissance of flood affected areas of Badin and surroundings.

COAS also interacted with business community at Karachi.

During the interaction, COAS said the business community has always helped people of Pakistan during various natural calamities including their support in recent floods. The business community members acknowledged the role and sacrifice made by the Pakistan Army in providing safe environment for the country’s economic prosperity and assured COAS maximum support for the flood affected people.

Source: Radio Pakistan

CJP urges legislature, executive, state organs to play role to uphold rule of law, supremacy of constitution

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Ata Bandial has urged the legislature, the executive, and other state organs to play their role to uphold rule of law and supremacy of constitution in the country.

Addressing the 9th international judicial conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said the judiciary alone cannot pursue these ideals single handedly. 

The Chief Justice said that the court has the power to declare the rights guaranteed to the people by the constitution and the law but it cannot implement the same except in some circumstances. He said it is therefore the executive which must take charge in this regard and ensure that the words of the court are translated into practical actions for the people.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan said the bar is also expected to join hands in delivery of justice to the people.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial said apart from enforcing the fundamental rights of marginalized segments of the society, the apex court of Pakistan has also delivered landmark judgments to reinforce other dimensions of rule of law. In this respect, the court has come a long way to become a champion for cause of democracy in the country by burying the doctrine of necessity which in the past had been resorted to justify the imposition of martial law.

The Chief Justice recalled that the court had to intervene after the President ordered dissolution of National Assembly in April 2022 on the advice of the then Prime Minister. He said the court found the dissolution as unconstitutional and ordered restoration of the National Assembly for the formation of a parliamentary government in accordance with the provisions of constitution.

The Chief Justice said regardless of the efforts of the court to strengthen democracy in the country, progress can only be made if all political parties come together to follow the established democratic practices and perform their respective roles in the parliament under the constitution.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan said a purely political impasse does not have legal solutions. It can only be resolved through dialogue between political leaders and their parties. He said the judiciary has no role to break a political deadlock. He said like other citizens, it is our sincere hope that the political leadership of the country shall take necessary corrective steps and confidence building measures with national interest as their foremost consideration.

The Chief Justice said our court recognizes climate justice as essential facet of the rule of law. 

Justice Umar Ata Bandial said the apex court has also been active in dispensing in social, economic and cultural justice to the people.

The Chief Justice said concerted efforts are underway to reduce the backlog of cases to ensure that justice is delivered inexpensively and expeditiously to litigants. He said the litigants are encouraged to make use of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms to amicably resolve their legal disputes. He said other measures include digitalization of the judiciary and hearing of cases through video links. He said we are also prioritizing early release of cause lists.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan we have managed for the first time to reverse the trend of increasing backlog.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial said the judiciary is ready and willing to defend the constitution.

Earlier speaking on the occasion, Chairman Organizing Committee of the Conference Justice Amin-Ud-Din Khan said this conference will help to cover the gulf between public and the judiciary. He said this conference also provides a platform to bring reforms in the judicial system of the country.

Justice Amin-Ud-Din Khan said judiciary has a significant role in maintaining rule of law and upholding the supremacy of constitution.

Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Athar Minallah in his remarks called for improving governance of court system. He said there is a lot of space to be improved. He said Islamabad High Court is taking numerous steps to reform court system.

Chief Justice Balochistan High Court Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan highlighted the progress made by judicial system in Balochistan. He said role of information technology cannot be denied to improve and expedite the process of justice.

On the occasion, Acting Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court Dr. Syed Muhammad Anwer said Shariat Court has zero pendency of cases. He said Shariat court is also taking steps to help legislative in incorporating Islamic injunctions in various laws.

Chief Justice Supreme Court Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Saeed Akram Khan said rule of law cannot be achieved with an independent judiciary.

Acting Chief Judge of Gilgit Baltistan Justice Wazir Shakeel Ahmed emphasized to bring GB judiciary at par with that of in Pakistan and other provinces.

Chief Justice Sindh High Court Justice Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh in his remarks said it is responsibility of judiciary to ensure that there is no discrimination in society.

Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan called for introspection and self-accountability. He said Peshawar High Court is taking steps to establish district court in newly merged districts.

Chief Justice Lahore High Court Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti said LHC is making all out efforts to reduce backlog of cases. He said over one hundred and seventy thousand cases were disposed of by LHC whereas 2.9 million cases were decided by LHC.

On the occasion, Additional Attorney General Chaudhry Amir Rehman read a message on behalf of Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali. He called for reforming lower courts to improve justice system of the country.

A short documentary about the evolution and progress of judicial system in Pakistan was also screened.

Source: Radio Pakistan

EU will come forward with new humanitarian aid for flood affected people: Ursula

President of the European Union Commission Ursula von der Leyen says the European Union will come forward with new humanitarian aid in coming weeks to support the flood affected people of Pakistan.

She stated this in a tweet after a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

The EU President said she conveyed his condolences to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for the victims of the terrible floods in Pakistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Bill Gates reiterates support, partnership with flood-hit Pakistan

Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has reiterated the Foundation’s continuous support and partnership with Pakistan during this challenging time.

In his meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in New York, he affirmed that the Gates Foundation will continue its current support including the disaster relief efforts in flood-affected areas of Balochistan and Sindh.

Bill Gates expressed his concern for the people of Pakistan following the floods.

The Prime Minister and Bill Gates discussed the impact of the floods on immunization and maternal health services, and polio eradication in particular.

The Prime Minister acknowledged the need to prioritize maternal and newborn care in flood-affected areas and thanked Bill Gates for the Foundation’s support to Pakistan’s relief efforts thus far.

On polio eradication, they discussed that eradication efforts are facing a challenging situation because of the floods, especially after a recent rise in the number of wild polio cases.

The Prime Minister reaffirmed the government’s resolve to pursue the campaign relentlessly.

They agreed to continue their collaboration with polio partners to urgently reach vulnerable children with polio vaccines through the remainder of 2022 and prevent the disease re-establishing itself in Pakistan’s major cities.

Bill Gates thanked the Prime Minister for his continued prioritization of polio eradication.

The Prime Minister and Bill Gates also spoke of how the polio program is using its robust infrastructure to support the acute phase of the flood response, including deploying its surveillance system to monitor for malaria, dengue, and water-borne disease outbreaks as well as helping to deliver other life-saving vaccines to children.

The polio program, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is currently conducting 1,200 health camps in the worst flood-affected districts across Pakistan.

They also exchanged views on the need to continue their close partnership together to ensure Pakistan can continue to make progress on health and development including for enhancing agricultural resilience and rebuilding sustainable infrastructure that can withstand future climate shocks. 

Source: Radio Pakistan

Calls for Iran to Free Female Photojournalist Detained at Protest

Iranian and international media rights organizations are calling on Tehran to release a photojournalist who reported on her own arrest while covering protests.

Yalda Moaiery, who has covered conflict and natural disasters in countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, was detained while documenting unrest in the Iranian capital on Monday.

“If anything happens to me, the regime is responsible,” Moaiery posted on social media.

Mass protests are taking place across Iran over the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman accused of not wearing a hijab properly.

Several protesters have been killed and hundreds more injured as security agents beat protesters, or fired birdshot and metal pellets to disperse crowds, according to the rights organization Amnesty International.

Access to the internet, including social media and messaging platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp are now largely blocked across Iran. The Associated Press cited the Iranian telecommunications minister saying restrictions may be imposed “due to security issues.”

Security agents detained photojournalist Moaiery in downtown Tehran on Monday. The journalist posted a video to Instagram Stories from what she said was the back of a police van.

In the video, viewed by the media rights group Committee to Protect Journalists before it automatically expired, the journalist said she was beaten and forced into a van with other women from the protests.

The journalist’s family was cited in reports as saying that Moaiery is still detained.

The Iranian mission to the United Nations did not respond to VOA’s email requesting comment.

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said Thursday it will sanction members of Iran’s police and senior officials over the death of Amini and for the suppression of protesters and opposition voices.

“Mahsa Amini was a courageous woman whose death in Morality Police custody was yet another act of brutality by the Iranian regime’s security forces against its own people,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a statement.

“We condemn this unconscionable act in the strongest terms and call on the Iranian government to end its violence against women and its ongoing violent crackdown on free expression and assembly,” the statement added.


International rights organizations have called on Tehran to immediately free photojournalist Moaiery.

“Iranian authorities must understand that they can’t hide the country’s nationwide anti-state protests by jailing journalists,” said CPJ’s Middle East program coordinator Sherif Mansour.
The advocacy organization, the Coalition for Women in Journalism or CFWIJ, expressed concern for Moaiery’s safety in custody and the situation across Iran.

“We urge authorities to let journalists do their jobs,” the CFWIJ said in a statement, adding that Iran should “stop harassing journalists and detaining women over moral laws.”

The CFWIJ says Iran is one of the worst jailers of female journalists.

The country has a dire media freedom record, ranking 178 out of 180 on the World Press Freedom Index, where 1 has the optimum conditions for journalism
Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, which compiles the index, describes Iran as “one of the most repressive [countries] for journalists” with media nearly entirely under control of the regime.

Independent journalists risk arbitrary arrest and lengthy prison terms, and media safety is a core concern, RSF states. Since the 1979 revolution, RSF estimates 1,000 journalists have been arrested or killed, and those in exile risk harassment or their relatives are pressured or detained in retaliation for media coverage.

The Tehran Province Journalists’ Association issued a statement in support of Moaiery, saying she was arrested “while staunchly defending” the rights of journalists to cover newsworthy events.

In a statement, cited by the diaspora news website Iran Wire, the Iranian association reminded authorities of the media’s role in covering daily events.

The presence of journalists and news crews “cannot be used as a pretext for their arrest,” the statement said.

Moaiery’s 20-year career has taken her around the world but her work also focuses on life in Iran, including mass protests in 2019 over rising prices.
The journalist’s portfolio includes photo essays on women serving in the Iranian military and the legacy of Iran’s Supreme Leader Imam Khomeini.

Source: Voice of America

تلاطم  خیز موجوں کے سامنے ڈٹ کے کھڑا ہوا ، ہائی کانگ ایک عالمی معیار کے بے ایریا کی تخلیق کے لئے پرعزم ہے

ژیامین، چین، 22 ستمبر 2022ء/سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– صوبہ فوجیان کے شہر ژیامین کا ہائی کانگ ضلع پہلا اور سب سے بڑا اندرونی تائیوانی سرمایہ کاری زون ہے، اور یہ ژیامین کی کراس جزیرے کی ترقی کے لیے ایک ماڈل کے طور پر کام کرتا ہے۔ ہائی کانگ بے نیو سٹی ، مالوان بے نیو سٹی ، کینگ جیانگ نیو سٹی ، اور اوگوان نیو سٹی کے علاقوں کے قریب یہاں ایک شاندار نمونہ تخلیق کرتا ہے۔

صنعت کاری پر منحصر ضلع کی حیثیت سے ، ہائی کانگ کی جی ڈی پی میں 60 بلین یوآن کا اضافہ ہوا ہے۔ہائی کانگ کا بندرگاہی علاقہ ، جو بیرونی دنیا سے اچھی طرح سے جڑا ہوا ہے ، فوجیان صوبے کے سالانہ کنٹینر تھروپٹ کا ایک اہم حصہ ہے۔ فروغ پزیر خلیج ِ ہائی کانگ انسان اور فطرت کے ہم آہنگ بقائے باہمی کو ممکن بناتی ہے۔ یہاں منان ثقافت، میری ٹائم سلک روڈ ثقافت، اور جدید زندگی آپس میں ایک دوسرے کے ساتھ باہم ہوتے ہیں جس سے   ثقافتی تسلسل رواں رہتا ہے۔

ہلکی سمندری ہواؤں، سفید بادلوں، صاف شفاف نیلے رنگ کی بے، خوبصورت بندرگاہ شہر، ہائی کانگ تنوع، کشادگی، اور خواہش پیدا کر رہا ہے۔ تلاطم  خیز موجوں  کے سامنے ڈٹ کر کھڑا ہوا، ہائیکانگ ایک بہترین نقطہ آغاز سے اعلیٰ معیار اور اعلی درجے کے ماحول والے عالمی معیار کے ایک بے ایریا کی تعمیر کرے گا۔

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Market Growth Drives Reorganization of Integrated Cryogenic Solutions Unit of Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases Group

TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (Group), a part of the Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japan) group of companies, is pleased to announce the reorganization of their Integrated Cryogenic Solutions Unit (ICS). As the result of both ICS’ growth and tremendous market opportunities in renewable and green energy, ICS will now split into two Functional Units effective October 1, 2022.

The new “Nikkiso Fueling and Solutions” Unit will continue driving the business growth in hydrogen fueling market, natural gas fueling market, skid-mounted system, and turnkey systems. Mike Mackey (currently Senior Vice President of ICS) will be President of Nikkiso Fueling & Solutions. All current ICS staff and facilities will remain part of this new Unit.

The new “Nikkiso Energy Infrastructure & Strategic Projects” (NESP) Unit will expand the Group’s offerings to provide turnkey solutions for energy infrastructure including geothermal plants, compressed hydrogen distribution systems, energy recovery solutions, and offshore marine fueling systems. They will also provide full turnkey support for Nikkiso Cosmodyne plants. Joseph Pak (current president of ICS) will serve as President of NESP.

Nikkiso Expander Application Technique (NEAT) department, headed by Dr. Reza Agahi, will be part of the NESP unit.

“These changes are being made to better serve our customers and allow us to expand our portfolio of solutions for the growing global zero-emissions mandate,” according to Peter Wagner, CEO of Nikkiso CE&IG. “They further support our vision to be ‘Leading the change to a healthier world’.”

With these changes, Nikkiso continues their commitment to be both a global and local presence for their customers.

Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (now a member of Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) member companies manufacture and service engineered cryogenic gas processing equipment (pumps, turboexpanders, heat exchangers, etc.), and process plants for Industrial Gases, Natural gas Liquefaction (LNG), Hydrogen Liquefaction (LH2) and Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery. Founded over 50 years ago, Cryogenic Industries is the parent company of ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne and Cryoquip and a commonly controlled group of approximately 20 operating entities.

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Anna Quigley