Nazar Muhammad Gondal refutes news regarding his leaving the Party‏

Former Federal Minister and leader of PPP, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, telephoned Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo today and reiterated his commitment to the Party and its leadership adding that he has no intention of leaving the Party as reported in a section of the Press. He added that he would continue to strive for the promotion of politics of the people and their empowerment which was the cornerstone of the PPP ideology.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo made a telephone call to Samsam Ali Bokhari, former Federal minister, today to discuss Party matters. During the course of the discussion, Samsam Ali Bokhar said that he had no intention of leaving the Party despite the pressure.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo appreciated the valuable contributions of Samsam Ali Bokhari adding that he was a valuable asset for the Party. Party high command immensely values his services to the cause of the Party and its ideology, he added.

پیپلز پارٹی کے رہنما اور سابق وفاقی وزیر، نذر محمد گوندل نے آج میاں منظور احمد وٹو، صدر پیپلز پارٹی پنجاب کو ٹیلی فون کیا اور انہوں نے بعض اخبارات میں شائع ہونے والی خبروں کی سختی سے تردید کی اور کہا کہ وہ پیپلز پارٹی کے ساتھ کھڑے ہیں اور انکا پارٹی چھوڑنے کا قطعی کوئی ارادہ نہیں ہے۔ انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ ان کو چیئرمین بلاول بھٹو اور کوچیئرمین آصف علی زرداری کی قیادت پر مکمل اعتماد ہے۔ میاں منظور احمد وٹو نے آج صمصام علی بخاری، سابق وفاقی وزیر کو ٹیلی فون کیا جنہوں نے بات چیت کے دوران صدر پیپلز پارٹی پنجاب کو بتایا کہ وہ پیپلز پارٹی کو نہیں چھوڑ رہے اگرچہ ان پر بڑا پریشر ہے۔ میاں منظور احمد وٹو نے بات چیت کے دوران صمصام علی بخاری کی پارٹی خدمات کو سراہا اور کہا کہ وہ پارٹی کا قیمتی اثاثہ ہیں اور انکی پارٹی کے لیے خدمات قابل تحسین ہیں جن کو پارٹی کی اعلیٰ قیادت قدر کی نگاہ سے دیکھتی ہے۔

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Tanvir Ashraf Kaira and Ghulam Fraid Kathia say Ashraf Sohina will meet the fate of political redundancy‏

Secretary General PPP, Punjab, Tanvir Ashraf Kaira and Ghulam Fraid Kathia, divisional coordinator Shaiwal Division, in a joint statement issued from here today said that Ashraf Khan Sohina will embrace political redundancy like the earlier similar characters by leaving the PPP adding his decision will not affect the Party.
They said that his endeavors would not enhance his political stature in the eyes of the people because the President PPP Punjab, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo had no problems with him.They argued that Khurram Jehangir Wattoo, MPA, was appointed as Secretary General PYO by the Central leadership before his appointment as the President of PPP Punjab,
Similarly, they maintained that Jehan Ara Wattoo, daughter of PPP President Punjab, was appointed President of Lady Wing district Okara prior to his father’s appointment as President of Punjab PPP. Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has given no Party position to his family members after his assuming the office of the President PPP Punjab, they asserted.
Tanvir Ashraf Kaira and Ghulam Fraid Kathia stated that Ashraf Khan Sohina had been trying time and again recently to reach out to Rana Basit Khan, tehsile president Okara,Rana Abdul Rehman,tehsile president Renala Khurd,Shezad Zulfiqar Nool,tehsile president Deepalpur,and Alam Sher Khan Lodhi,city president Okara and others but in vain. They stand committed to Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Bilawal Bhutto adding no amount of pressure will succeed in misguiding them against the Party and its leadership, they added.
They pointed out that Ashraf Sohina was interested in doing politics of PTI along with Rao Skindar’s wife who was persuaded earlier by him to join PPP. She contested the election on PPP ticked and defeated. She joined PTI in which Mr. Sohina played his role, they added.
Ghulam Fraid Kathia added that Ashraf Sohina contested MPA election on PPP ticked and was made labor Minister in Punjab government. He was also appointed on his wish by the President PPP, Punjab, as President of PPP labor Wing. Such elements are fueled by their self-serving interests and Party discipline and its ideology are secondary for the men of straw, they commented.

PPP Okara chapter briefed on Ashraf Sohna’s move

OKARA: The PPP held an emergency meeting of the party’s district chapter presided over by Senior Vice President Rana Gul Nasir, which was attended by party office-bearers from all three tehsils of the district.

The party’s District General Secretary Farooq Ashraf Sangoka told the participants former district president Ashraf Sohna had been trying to join the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf for a few months and was disinterested in the party’s activities.

Due to his suspicious political activities, party’s Punjab President Mian Manzoor Wattoo had established a four-member committee comprising former provincial minister and party’s Divisional Coordinator Mahr Ghulam Farid Kathia as the head with Sahiwal District President Chaudhry Muhammad Zaki, Pakpattan District President Humayun Bodla and Okara Tehsil President Rana Basit Ali Khan as members.

The committee had submitted its report about the suspicious political activities of Ashraf Sohna. Wattoo, after consultation with the party’s central leadership, had issued a show-cause notice to Sohna.

The meeting rejected Sohna’s allegations that he had quit the party due to Wattoo’s behaviour. The party would hold a general public meeting on July 1 (tomorrow). (Source: DAWN)
On the other hand, Mian Manzoor Wattoo in a statement issued on Monday, said that Sohna had been served a show-cause notice to explain the reasons behind his hobnobbing with the PTI leaders in the past three months.
He said it was after the issuance of show-cause notice that Sohna decided to leave the party.

Sindh Govt decides to set up heatstroke centres across province

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KARACHI: The Sindh Government, as a policy, has decided to set up district level heatstroke relief centers across the province to avert associated public health risks in the face of the predicted rise in temperature with every passing year.
Sindh Minister for Information and local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon, while talking to the media on Tuesday, said each of these centres will be well-equipped with all relevant facilities including provision for round-the-clock cooling and interventions required to address dehydration, gastroenteritis etc.
These will be manned by paramedical staff under supervision of doctors, said the Minister mentioning that Sindh, increasingly exposed to heat and humidity during summers, needed the intervention.
Sharjeel Memon said that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has already activated helpline service 1122 for heatstroke victims belonging to the metropolis. The people have been advised to immediately report cases of heatstroke via the number so that transportation could be immediately arranged for those unable to reach the heatstroke relief centre or any of the healthcare facility. “The helpline service will remain functional round-the-clock,” he said.

اشرف خان سوہنا تحریک انصاف میں جانے کا فیصلے بہت پہلے سے کر چکے تھے: رانا گلناصر

پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی اوکاڑہ کے سینئر نائب صدر رانا محمد گلناصر کا کہنا ہے کہ اشرف خان کا استعفیٰ ان کا ذاتی فیصلہ ہے۔
رانا گلناصر نے سجاگ کو بتایا کہ اشرف خان تحریک انصاف میں جانے کا فیصلے بہت پہلے سے کر چکے ہیں۔
لیکن پارٹی کو چھوڑنے کے لیے بہانے کی تلاش میں تھے اس لیے پارٹی قیادت پر نا انصافیوں کے الزام لگا کر استعفیٰ دیا۔
ان کے استعفیٰ کے فیصلے سے ان کے ھامی گروپ کے بھی دو دھڑے ہو گئے ہیں جن میں سے کچھ ایسے ہین جو پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کو نہیں چھوڑنا چاہتے اور وہ اشرف خان کے فیصلے سے ناخوش ہیں۔
رانا گلناصر نے بتایا کہ اشرف خان کافی دنوں سے استعفیٰ کے اعلان کرنا چاہ رہے تھے لیکن ان کے ساتھیوں نے ان کو روکا کہ وہ ایسا نہ کریں اور پارٹی کی سینئیر ضلعی ممبران نے ان کے اس فیصلے کی مخالفت کی اس لیے انہوں نے استعفیٰ موخر کر دیا اور بعد میں جا کر لاہور پریس کلب میں جا کر اعلان کر دیا۔
‘پارٹی کے لوگوں نے اشرف خان کو سمجھانے کی کوشش کی لیکن وہ تحریک انصاف میں شمولیت کا فیصلہ پہلے سے ہی کر چکے تھے۔’
رانا گلناصر نے مزید بتایا کہ میاں منظور احمد خان وٹو کی ہر ممکن کوشش ہوتی ہے کہ وہ پارٹی کے عام رکن سے لے کر لیڈر تک کو ساتھ لے کر چلیں اور وہ ہر پارٹی ممبر کو اور عہدیدار کو اہمیت دیتے ہیں۔
‘یہ الزام بے بنیاد ہے کہ میاں منظور وٹو نے جیالوں کو نظر انداز کیا، یہ سب افواہیں ہیں۔’
انہوں نے مزید بتایا کہ پارٹی کی جنرل الیکشن میں ہار کے بعد پنجاب میں میاں منظور وٹو کی قیادت میں پارٹی پھر سے نئے جوش کے ساتھ ابھری ہ