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Veteran politician Prof Ghafoor Ahmed laid to rest
 
 
 



KARACHI - Veteran politician and senior leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, Prof Ghafoor Ahmed was laid to rest in Sakhi Hasan graveyard here on Thursday.  Earlier, his Nimaz-e-Janaza was offered at new MA Jinnah Road in front of Idara Noor-e-Haq.  JI Amir Munawwar Hassan led the funeral prayer which was attended among others by the top leadership of JI including Qazi Hussain Ahmed, politicians, representatives of different political parties, JI workers and supporters, friends and relatives. On the occasion, JI Ameer Munawwar Hasan and former Ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmed paid glowing homage to Prof Ghafoor Ahmed on his services to the nation. MQM delegation comprising Aamir Khan, Kanwar Khalid Younus, Nadeem Maqbool and others attended the funeral prayers. Among others Shaikh Rasheed, Ghaus Ali Shah, Syed Jalal Mehmood Shah, Imtiaz Shaikh and Administrator Hussain Syed also attended the funeral prayers of Prof Ghafoor Ahmed. Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Istaqlal president Rehmat Khan Wardag has said that government should announce the date of elections without wasting a moment.  He in a statement issued on Thursday, welcomed the resolve of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) regarding holding of timely elections. He urged all the political parties to join hands on the issue of holding elections on time. “Democratic system is the saviour of the nation but people could not access fruits of democracy that is why different speculations rose against the system,” he said. “Real representation of middle class will come forward through proportional representation after changing electoral system,” Wardag claimed. Talking about the new delimitations in Karachi he demanded that new delimitations should be made in all over the country after population census and not only in Karachi.He condemned the role of Nadra and said that it was responsible for mistakes in voter lists of Karachi and correction of these mistakes was also the responsibility of Nadra.Moreover, a new clinic providing essential primary medical care as well as emergency and obstetric services has been opened in Machar Colony by the international medical humanitarian association Medicines Sans Frontiers/Doctors without Borders (MSF) together with Sina Health, Education and Welfare Trust (SINA).An announcement here on Thursday said that the densely populated Machar Colony is situated on the periphery of the Karachi Fish Harbour and has witnessed a rapid increase in its population over the past 30 years.  It said that pollution, population density, a lack of proper sanitation and a shortage of affordable healthcare all increase the vulnerability of Machar Colony residents to preventable diseases like diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. The clinic first opened its doors in mid-October 2012, and in its first month more than 100 consultations took place daily. All medicine and medical services are free, including primary healthcare, 24-hour emergency services and a delivery unit.“There are many communities and diverse ethnicities present in Machar Colony, and the clinic is open to anyone needing medical attention,” said Dr Declan Barry, MSF medical representative in Karachi.

 
 
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