Pakistan’s national carrier has terminated the contracts of over 50 employees, including three pilots, after they were found holding fake degrees, according to a media report.
The directives were issued in view of the proceedings of Pakistan’s Supreme Court against pilots and cabin crews with fake degrees and certificates, the Express Tribune reported.
“We have begun probe into (the cases of) all staffers who were hired (while) holding sham degrees,” Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson Mashood Tajwar was quoted as saying by the paper.
Director General of Civil Aviation Authority Hassan Baig has also issued directives to suspend the licenses of all those pilots and cabin crews who have not yet submitted their degrees and certificates.
“Their licenses will remain suspended till they submit their referred documents for verification,” an official statement said.
Protest by opposition MPs on Unnao rape case
The horrifying Unnao rape case and the Sunday’s shocking head-on collision accident by a truck with a car carrying two aunts and a lawyer including the rape survivor have outraged not only the opposition lawmakers in parliament but also led people and MPs protest inside and outside parliament.
But unfortunately the protest by the Samajwadi Party and other party MPs in the parliament house vicinity outside the house with well designed placards in their hands wearing red dress with a red party cap seemed more like a stage-managed protest as the pictures taken by a senior photojournalist Praveen Jain immaculately show the actor turned MP of Samajwadi Party in a gossiping mood smiling/ laughing than being serious on such a tragic episode.
The Samajwadi party n opposition MPs of other political outfits today staged a symbolic protest outside the parliament house building demanding justice for the rape victim and stringent action against the lawmaker of the ruling party now in Sitapur Jail undergoing a trial.
Two aunts of the Unnao rape survivor who is herself grievously injured in this accident along with her lawyer were killed on Sunday by this head-on collision of the truck with their car coming from the wrong side with its number plate covered with grease which the owner said had been done to ditch the financiers of the truck.
The police and forensic experts are minutely investigating the case. However, a CBI inquiry has been demanded by the chief of the Samajwadi Party and its MPs in this mysterious mishappening.
Meanwhile the Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has also jumped into the bandwagon to gain political mileage and has tweeted for three times today questioning the prime minister as to why the criminal MLA and his erring brother has not been expelled from the party till yet and why is the criminal MLA Sengar being given political protection thus abandoning the family in distress etc.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted: Why do we give people like Kuldeep Sengar the strength and protection of political power and abandon their victims to battle for their lives alone?
The FIR clearly states that the family was threatened and apprehensive. It even mentions the possibility of a planned accident. In the second tweet, Mrs. Vadra writes: For God’s sake, Mr. Prime minister, divest this criminal and his brother of the political power, your party is giving to them.
The UP Police DG has however assured that no laxity would be adopted in the investigation and the culprits would be brought to book by all means.
The government of Uttar Pradesh is bearing all the medical expenses of the rape survivor and the lawyer grievously injured in this accident blamed by the rape survivor’s family as an alleged conspiratorial murderous attempt by the jailed MLA of Unnao.
Prahlad Joshi has requested the opposition not to politicize this unfortunate incident.
Akhilesh demands CBI enquiry in the truck accident killing the Unnao rape victim’s aunt and lawyer
The Unnao rape case has again come to the fore after the accidental deaths of two of the immediate relatives of the Unnao rape victim who’ve also been admitted in a hospital grievously injured, unconscious and not able to give any statement to the police.
Those brutally died in the accident with the truck are the Unnao rape victim’s aunt while the rape victim and her lawyer have been grievously injured.
THE FATAL ACCIDENT had occurred yesterday in Rae Bareilly by a truck coming from the wrong side with its number plate covered killing two immediate relatives ( aunts) on the spot by hitting the car they were traveling in and grievously injuring the Unnao Rape victim n her lawyer. Both ofthem have been addmitted to the Lucknow hospital’s trauma centre.
The sister of the rape victim has openly accused the Unnao MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar who is in Jail at Sitapur, UP as undertrial of conspiring from jail to get her relatives and sister killed as they have turned police approver and therefore the main witness of the case.
The sister of Unnao rape victim has questioned as to why was the truck coming from the wrong side with its number plates covered which unambiguously states that its allegedly a premeditated murder planned by the accused lawmaker from jail.
Meanwhile, the matter has been badly hot up with the SP leader, MP and former UP CM raising the matter in the Lok Sabha with a Kaam Roko Prastaav. The Unnao rape case, however, has been under the CBI investigation.
The Director-General of Uttar Pradesh police has assured the victimized family of full justice saying that the entire episode is being investigated minutely in order to nail the culprits if any.
However, the police say that prima facie it’s looking to be an accident. The entire controversy has been highlighted in the media, national and regional, and the opposition parties have fully geared themselves up to corner the BJP politically in and outside the parliament as Uttar Pradesh is being ruled by the saffron party government and the rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar MLA, currently in Sitapur jail also belonged to the ruling party.
Meanwhile, in order to get political mileage, the Eastern UP in charge and Congress general secretary Priyanka Vadra has tweeted on her twitter handle expressing serious concern over this incident killing two persons and severely injuring the rape victim of Unnao.
Priyanka Vadra, Congress general secretary tweeted: The tragedy of accident of the Unnao rape victim is colossal. Where had the CBI investigation in this case reached? Why is the accused MLA still in BJP? Why is there looseness in the security of the rape victim and the witnesses? Can justice be expected from the BJP government without seeking answers to these questions?
The SP president and MP asked for the CBI inquiry in the matter while raising his voice in parliament.
According to sources, to score brownie points a good number of SP and Congress leaders have started reaching Unnao to express their solidarity with the aggrieved family.
As per the latest news, a five-member CBI team has reached the Lucknow trauma center to meet the grievously injured rape survivor and her lawyer.
The Delhi Women Commission’s chairperson who had visited Lucknow hospital and met the victim has stated that the condition of the survivor of rape is serious and should be taken to Delhi for better medical treatment and care.
Eminent parliamentarian Jaipal Reddy is no more
The former union minister of Urban Development in Dr. Manmohan Singh’s government 77-year-old Jaipal Reddy is no more. He breathed his last in Hyderabad hospital after severely suffering from pneumonia. Late Jaipal Reddy was admitted in the ICU for a week and his condition deteriorated further finally breathing his last yesterday night.
Four times MLA, two times Lok Sabha and two times Rajya Sabha MP Jaipal Reddy was a veteran Congress leader who was earlier in Janata Dal holding several important positions and also its spokesperson for a long time. He was a thorough gentleman, an intellectual to the core and respected by one and all across party and ideological lines.
The President of India and Prime minister expressed their grief and condolenses through their respective tweets.
The President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted : Sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Jaipal Reddy, former union minister. He was a thinking person’s politician and an outstanding parliamentarian. My condolences to his family and many associates.
The prime minister tweeted : Shri Jaipal Reddy had years of experience in public life. He was respected as an articulate speaker and effective administrator. Saddened by his demise. My thoughts are with his family and well wishers in this hour of grief.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi also has expressed his grief over veteran leader Jaipal Reddy’s sad demise terming him as outstanding parliamentarian, great son of Telengana who dedicated his entire life to public service.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted : I am sorry to hear about the sad demise of former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Shri Jaipal Reddy Garu. An outstanding parliamentarian, great son of Telangana, he dedicated his entire life to public service. My deepest condolenses to his family and friends.
Priyanka Gandhi blames UP Govt for farmer suicides
The farmers of Uttar Pradesh are in immense financial jeopardy constrained commit suicides after suicides.
The situation in Bundelkhand is especially worrisome and shocking where five farmers have allegedly committed suicides due to extensive drought and being under the weight of loan not able to repay due to unforeseen circumstances and immense hardships.
The general secretary of All India Congress Committee and in charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh has posted a detailed story published in Punjab Kesari with her tweet expressing her grave concern of the shocking suicidal deaths of distressed farmers in Bundelkhand due to delivery of notices and threats of confiscation of their properties including non-delivery of financial compensation when they suffer the severe consequences of droughts etc.
In her tweet in Hindi reacting to the shocking story published in Punjab Kesari with photographs of suicides of farmers affixed on her twitter handle Priyanka Gandhi wrote: Kisaan Fasal Ugaate hain, Daam Nahi Milta.
Bundelkhand ke Kisaanon ko har din Kurki ki dhamkiyan mil rahi hain. Ye Kaisee Kisan neeti hai aur Kaisee karzmaafi hai jisme kisaan aatmhatya ke liye majboor ho jayen. ( The farmers sow crops, do not get rates. Don’t get compensation when there is drought.
In Bundelkhand, the farmer is getting threats of confiscation of their properties.
What kind of farmer policy is this and what kind of loan remittances which compels the farmers to commit suicides?
According to a news report published in Punjab Kesari in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh the farmers are incessantly facing the droughts like the critical situation with literally no rainfall. The irrigation facilities are negligible. The farmers are not getting any benefit of the farmer-friendly schemes of the government.
The farmers are suffering from all angles especially the Bundelkhand peasants whose backbones have been literally broken due to the burden of farm loans resulting in incessant suicides.
But there is, unfortunately, no relief from the government’s side despite so much of so-called pro-farmer policies and assurances. This has resulted in the farmers committing suicides.
According to the news report, five farmers have committed suicides in five days and if the statistics of the entire month is analyzed about a dozen farmers of this region have allegedly committed suicides.
The main reason for these suicides is the delivery of RC to the farmers. In about a month’s time, the Aryavrat bank has singularly sent notices to about eight thousand farmers for return of farm loans. The farmers are already under heavy burden due to the loans taken for the marriages of their daughters, for the cure of critical illnesses and farms input.
In Bundelkhand, according to Punjab Kesari’s report, about 1 lakh 10 thousand peasants have sought loans from the banks out of which 70 thousand farmers are not in a position to repay the loans due to drought situation and failure of the crops.
Amongst the five farmers who’d committed suicides, one Ram Kishore had hanged himself to a tree for not able to repay the loan of Rs. five lakhs taken from banks and lords. In Naraini Tehsil Mungera village a farmer Laala committed suicide through hanging because he was not able to repay the loan of Rs two lakhs took for the treatment of his wife from local landlords and 80000 from the bank.
One Dheeraj of Kotwali not able to pay a loan of 80000 committed suicide under the running train. In village Mahokar village three kilometers away from Baanda, a farmer not able to repay a loan taken for the education of his daughter who wanted to become a doctor.
The Aryavrat Bank, which gave loan to these farmers, on the other hand, denies threatening farmers over the recovery of loans. Their regional manager OP Singh said “The state government has waived off the loan of up to Rs 1 lakh but many farmers, who have taken a loan from multiple banks, do not fall under the loan waiver category. Those who have taken a higher amount will obviously not get the benefit,” he said.
Santosh Bahadur Singh, the additional district magistrate of the Banda district, said, “Farmers committing suicide is a matter of huge concern. I have personally met the bereaved families in some cases where other reasons were also responsible for the suicide. The stray cattle menace is also a big issue here. We want the public to support us in overcoming the problem.”
However, the ruling party claims that the issue of suicide by farmers in Bundelkhand is being investigated. UP BJP spokesperson Rakesh Tripathi said, “The Yogi Adityanath government has provided loan waiver benefits to 86 lakh farmers which are highest in the country. Our government is devoted to improving the lives of the farmers. If such incidents are happening we will certainly get them investigated and take necessary action.”
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