CPO Israr Abbasi visited ramzan Sasta Bazar.

 

 

CPO Rawalpindi Israr Ahmed khan Abbasi along with DC rawalpindi Talat mehmood gondal visited sasta Ramazan bazaar kahuta. They checked the standard and quality of the food items . CPO Rawalpindi briefed by the security arrangements.

How to protect your pet from heatstroke this summer

So how can you help? The folks at Paws Pakistan helped Images compile a handy guide.

How can you tell if an animal is dehydrated or suffering from heatstroke?

Keep a close eye on your pets in hot weather. One sign of dehydration and heatstroke is heavy sustained panting (panting is how they keep themselves cool and that becomes a problem if the body temperature has gone above a certain degree that they can control through natural mechanisms).

Your dog may also start breathing heavily, with difficulty, frothing at the mouth too.

If a pet is dehydrated or suffering from the heat you’ll see a general weakness in walking or standing, loss of direction and orientation. Like a human gets dizzy in over heated conditions, animals too become lethargic, listless and disoriented.

How can you treat heatstroke in animals?

Give the animal cool water to drink — not ice cold.

If your dog doesn’t want to drink water, don’t force it, try chicken or beef broth, cooled.

Spray water on the animal’s body and keep it uncovered in a breezy, windy space. You may need to set up a fan. As the water evaporates from its fur the body temperature will cool down. Do not ever cover its body with a wet towel.

Keep the animal moving around.

What precautions can you take to prevent heatstroke?

You can feed your dog yoghurt ice cubes (7 cubes if the animal is a medium to large breed).

House your pets in a shaded area. Make sure they have a cool surface to lie on.

If your pet is not an indoor pet, make sure you set up a fan for it outside. If your pet lives indoors and/or has thick fur you may keep it in an air conditioned room.

Make sure the animal has access to a bowl of cool drinking water at all times.

On extremely hot days, mix a little ORS into your dog’s water bowl.

Note: If you feel your animal is too ill for basic intervention or beyond your help, please call a veterinarian.

Chinese shy away from buying industrial land in Karachi

KARACHI: Chinese investors have not shown any interest so far in acquiring land in old industrial areas of Karachi including the Sindh Industrial and Trading Estate (Site).

Though Chinese are investing in the auto sector, they do not appear particularly keen on setting up manufacturing plants in other sectors.

Market watchers consider the cost of industrial plots as one of the factors discouraging Chinese investment in the port city’s industrial base.

Chinese are active in the auto sector – especially dealing in light commercial vehicles, cars and vans.

Some five Chinese auto companies in collaboration with local partners have applied for greenfield investment in setting up plants in Pakistan (three in Lahore and two in Karachi).

Chairman Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Association (Paapam), Mashood Ali Khan said his members are entering into joint venture deals with Chinese. “What we find alarming is that Chinese are entering the area of bike parts’ manufacturing without involving Pakistani partners,” he said.

He added that he has informed the government of this development.

“We will be happy if Chinese make us partners with 10-20 per cent stake as it will generate jobs in the country,” he said.

Chairman Site Association of Industry Asad Nisar Barkhurdaria said Chinese investors are procuring cheap land that is not available in Site area where prices hovers between Rs150 million to 200 million per acre.

“The Chinese are more interested in trading in various goods like tyres, consumer goods and plastic items instead of setting up factories,” he said. He went on to add the Chinese investors are looking towards the Port Qasim Industrial Area where land price is comparatively lower than Site and Korangi Industrial Area.

Mr Asad said in Site area, some Chinese investors have been present for the past several decades with diversified businesses.

Chinese supervisory staffs and petty contractors are more visible in KII and KIII projects, he added.

Chairman Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) Masood Naqi reconfirmed that Chinese have kept out of Korangi industrial area where rate ranges between Rs200m to Rs300m per acre.

“The Chinese are taking interest in the installation of waste treatment plant, RO plants, sewerage system, water desalination and some other mechanical and engineering works,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chairman Pakistan Apparel Forum (PAF) Jawed Bilwani said, “No Chinese companies have approached our forum for any trade and business deal.”

“I do not see any future scope in joint venture between China and Pakistan in the apparel sector when Chinese garments are cheaper,” he added.

Chairman F B Area Association of Trade and Industry (FBATI) Jawed Suleman said, “So far not a single Chinese company has shown interest in our area despite two meetings with Chinese Consul General.”

Chairman North Karachi Association of Trade and Industry (NKATI) Akhtar Ismail also shared similar views when reached for comment.

Champions Trophy: Pakistan’s pride at stake against South Africa

BIRMINGHAM: Mickey Arthur has no doubt Pakistan will be “up for the fight” when they face his native South Africa in the Champions Trophy on Wednesday after facing 124-run defeat against India.

Yet, worryingly for Pakistan coach Arthur, there is the potential for an even more lopsided match when they return to Edgbaston on Wednesday — and that’s not simply because South Africa are top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International rankings while Pakistan are eighth.

Pakistan were outplayed in every department by an India side who were nowhere near their best.

Having conceded 319 for three as India’s top order ran riot, Pakistan were dismissed for just 164, having never once threatened a rain-adjusted target of 289 in 41 overs.

It led former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, to slam the current team’s “clueless” batting and “abysmal fielding”.

Now, in the space of just a few days, Pakistan must somehow raise their game to beat a South Africa side who defeated Sri Lanka by 96 runs at the Oval on Saturday in their opening Group B fixture if they are to have any chance of reaching the semi-finals.

‘ISSUE IS FEAR’

Arthur suggested too many Pakistan players had suffered ‘stage fright’ against India in front of a capacity crowd of more than 24,000.

“My issue is fear,” he said. “My issue is getting out there and really looking to take the game on.

“The worrying thing for me…is we just do the basics wrong.

“We drop simple catches. We don’t run well enough between wickets. We don’t understand when to bowl our variations.” But Arthur, a former coach of both South Africa and Australia, was adamant all was far from lost.

PAKISTAN skipper Sarfraz Ahmed in action during nets.—Reuters
PAKISTAN skipper Sarfraz Ahmed in action during nets.—Reuters

“We’ll be thinking firmly of coming back and beating South Africa,” he said. “Because that’s what I think our players can do.

“So, we’re going to be up for the fight.”

Pakistan will be without Wahab Riaz after he was ruled out of the rest of the tournament on Monday with an ankle injury sustained when falling in his delivery stride against India.

But given by that stage the left-arm paceman had conceded a whopping 87 runs in 8.4 wicketless overs, his absence may not be that big a blow.

Pakistan have applied to the ICC for an injury replacement, but they appear to have a stand-in already with them in Junaid Khan, who took four for 73 in a warm-up match against Bangladesh.

Mohammad Amir provided rare moments of respite amid the India run-spree with a return of none for 32 in 8.1 overs.

Yet, concerningly, the left-arm fast bowler was unable to complete his full allocation of overs because of cramp, despite being repeatedly on and off the field on what was a cool day.

If Arthur has some ‘inside knowledge’ on South Africa, the Proteas’ have a ‘spy’ of their own in Pakistan-born Imran Tahir.

The leg-spinner, who changed allegiance after falling in love with his South African wife, played a key role in Saturday’s match.

Despite a fine hundred by South Africa’s Hashim Amla, Sri Lanka were well-placed to chase down a target of 300 at 116 for two.

SOUTH African captain A.B. de Villiers speaks at a news conference on Tuesday.—Reuters
SOUTH African captain A.B. de Villiers speaks at a news conference on Tuesday.—Reuters

But man-of-the-match Tahir’s return of four for 27 turned the tide.

“It was close to ten out of ten,” said South Africa captain AB de Villiers of Tahir’s performance, which also included a run-out.

“He takes wickets and he is also economical most of the time,” added the skipper, who was equally delighted by Amla’s “amazing innings”.

The cliche of Pakistani ‘unpredictability’ may be wearing thin, at least in ODI cricket.

South Africa, however, have a nasty habit of not playing to their potential in ICC tournaments and de Villiers promised they were not about to “get ahead of ourselves”.

JIT photo leak may have been ‘inside job’

ISLAMABAD: A member of the joint investigation team (JIT) constituted to probe allegations of money laundering against the family of the prime minister could have released the CCTV image of Hussain Nawaz from his appearance before the probe team.

Insiders privy to developments told Dawn that a JIT member or their support staff, which have been requisitioned by their attached department, could have been involved in the leak.

In addition to the photograph, a copy of the summons issued to the PM’s elder son was also circulated on social media and was released after Hussain told the media on May 28 – his first appearance – that he was only given 24 hours to appear before the JIT.

Investigator says JIT report may not be treated as ‘charge sheet’

The summons, however, proves otherwise and shows that he was given ample notice.

A top investigation officer told Dawn on condition of anonymity that certain quarters may have orchestrated the leak, which had made the case “more complicated”.

“Since the investigation does not fall within the domain of the Supreme Court and is being carried out at on borrowed premises, it becomes difficult for investigators to control all variables,” he said.

“I don’t think that in such circumstances, the investigation’s findings can be used as a charge sheet against any specific person; they may be referred to an accountability court as a reference,” he speculated.

This, he said, would open the doors for another round of litigation.

Political parties, however, have their own views on the leaks from the JIT.

According to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Shafqat Mehmood, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is deliberately leaking such information to get sympathy from the public at large.

He said that while the JIT was successfully conducting its investigation, the government was trying to malign the team and also putting the Supreme Court under pressure.

However, PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry maintained that his party had shown the utmost respect for the judiciary and accepted all its decisions, despite having legitimate reservations.

He said that the Federal Judicial Academy, where the JIT had established its secretariat, was an autonomous body not under the control of the federal government.

“We want this leak investigated as much as anyone, since rival parties are using them to humiliate the prime minister and his family”, he said.

The JIT has also completed half of its specified term, but it may not be able to furnish a final report within the stipulated time period despite the apex court’s strict instructions.

The JIT is supposed to complete its report before July 5. However, there may actually be even less time available to investigators since Eid holidays will hold up progress at end of this month.

This will allow the team hardly any time to compile the evidence and statements it has collected since May 5 and submit those to the Supreme Court in the shape of a final investigation report.