(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF THE HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has announced that he will contest elections from his mother’s constituency Larkana and aims to become the prime minister of Pakistan in 2018, according to media reports on Saturday.Bilawal, the only son of assassinated former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has said earlier he will contest by-elections or general elections – whichever come first.
At a Foundation Day gathering in Lahore on Saturday, Bilawal targeted Nawaz Sharif, saying that the prime minister did not know how to rule the country. “The time will come when PPP’s flag will hoist on houses of all chief ministers, the prime minister and the president of Pakistan.”
“With your support, I will become Pakistan’s prime minister in 2018,” the 28-year-old said.
Bilawal, who is the nominal chief of the PPP — although his father Asif Ali Zardari wields real influence in the party — became eligible to stand for elections only three years ago when he turned 25.
(This article is courtesy of the Pakistan Observer News Paper)
Karachi—The rules of business of Sindh Child Protection Authority were approved on Monday at the fourth meeting of authority which was chaired by Provincial Minister for Social Welfare/ Chairperson of Child Protection Authority, Shamim Mumtaz.
The Secretary of Social Welfare Shariq Ahmed, Chief Child Protection Unicef Sarah Coleman, Child Protection Specialist Unicef Jabbeen Abbas, Child Rights Protection Advisor Plan International Pakistan Sameena Sardar, Advocate Anjum Mehmood, Advocate Zia Ahmed Awan of Maddagar, Country Manager Madadgar Syed Mehmmood Ali Shah, Joint Director Labour & HR Department Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon and officers of Law, Home and Social Welfare Departments attended the meeting.
Addressing the meeting, Provincial Minister Shamim Mumtaz said it was a matter of public importance which was pending for long since 2011.
She added that after assuming the charge of Social Welfare Department as Minister, she took matter very seriously and issued direction to frame rules of business of Sindh Child Protection Authority as soon as possible.
The minister said by the grace of ALLAH, today, we had completed the task and approved the rules.
She stated that all the members of the Authority played vital role and worked hard and added that every section of rules was discussed in detail to make clarity in the rules of business.
She particularly appreciated the role of Unicef, Plan Pakistan International and Madadgar in this regard. The minister was of view that coordinated efforts were needed to provide protection to the children.
She said on the directives of the Chairman of PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and his team working day and night for the welfare and prosperity of the common man. The minister vowed to complete the mission of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. —APP