The News – Naval chief visits forwards posts

Karachi – Sindh – Pakistan, 28 October 2018. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Naval Staff visited forward posts of Pakistan Marines along Sir Creek to review the Pakistan Marines formations during Major Maritime Exercise SEASPARK 2018.

Upon Arrival at different posts in the Creeks area, Chief of the Naval Staff was received by Commander Coast, Rear Admiral Moazzam ilyas and Commander Karachi Rear Admiral, Asif Khaliq.

Comprehensive briefings were given to Chief of the Naval Staff about the troops deployed for the defence of Creeks Area which constitutes South Eastern maritime boundary of Pakistan.

Chief of the Naval Staff also inspected the forward locations and appreciated the alertness, commitment and readiness of deployed troops. He directed to ensure optimal utilization of latest weaponry/ equipment with motivation and alacrity in order to safeguard maritime boundaries of Pakistan.

Chief of the Naval Staff commended officers and men for maintaining high morale, courage and spirit of sacrifice to defend frontiers of the country.

While interacting with troops, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi expressed great satisfaction on the operational readiness and lauded their level of motivation and determination to safeguard maritime frontiers of the country at critical area under harsh topographic environment comprising marshes, swamps and unpredictable waterways.

Rear Admiral, Faisal Rasul Lodhi, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Operations) was also present on the occasion.

Earlier, Chief of the Naval Staff also visited Joint Maritime Information & Coordination Centre (JMICC) at Manora, Karachi.

The Naval Chief was given detailed briefings on the operational aspects in the presence of other maritime stakeholders.

JMICC has been established by the Pakistan Navy to harmonize the efforts of all maritime stakeholders through timely gathering and sharing of information to effectively safeguard maritime interests of Pakistan. – Tara Singh resigns from presidency of Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib Management Board

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Mumbai – Maharashtra – India, 27 October 2018. After being summoned by the Maharashtra’s CM Devendra Fadnavis, the president of Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib Management Board Tara Singh submitted his resignation on October 26.

It is learnt that Fadnavis had summoned Tara Singh after getting apprised of the allegations being leveled against him by the Sikh masses.

Sources have revealed that Maharashtra’s CM Devendra Fadnavis asked the Board president Tara Singh to resign from the presidency during the meeting after which Tara Singh immediately submitted his resignation at 12:30 pm on October 26.

However, it couldn’t be confirmed exactly what led Tara Singh to resign from the presidency of the Management Board. It is being speculated that he has been removed due to dissatisfaction among Sikhs about the working of Tara Singh as he made two amendments in the Gurdwara Board Act-1956.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that the Maharashtra’s state government has begun preparations to hold elections for electing three members of Takht Sri Hazoor Sahib Management Board in December.

Whatever happened to the Sarbat Khalsa, or for that matter, with the Guru Granth Guru Panth ?
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ExaminerLive – Huddersfield Gurdwaras unite to condemn ‘abhorrent’ grooming gang

Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara have published the statement


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Huddersfield – West Yorkshire – England, 29 October 2018. Two Huddersfield Sikh temples have united in their condemnation of the Huddersfield grooming gang, and in particular, members who described themselves as Sikhs.

Guru Nanak Gurdwara and Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara released a statement saying the community had been ‘shocked to the core’ at the news some of its members were involved.

The statement says: “Our community finds this criminal activity repulsive and abhorrent, and completely at odds with the Sikh faith, beliefs and values. Our first thoughts at this time are with the victims who have been through a terrible experience.

“In spite of their claims, the perpetrators of these heinous crimes have no faith or religion. If they had a religion or faith, and lived by the values of their faith, they would not have committed these cruel acts on their young victims.

“We believe that one of the ring leaders claims to be Sikh. However Amere Singh Dhaliwal is believed to have become a fully-fledged Sikh after he was charged for the crimes he has committed.

“The whole of the Sikh community is united against the disgusting crimes committed by this group of criminals.

“This kind of crime has no place in the Sikh community or in any community, and where we become aware of it we will do all we can to help police bring the perpetrators to justice.

“We should now provide support to the victims of these crimes so they can fully recover.

“We hope that the sentences given to these criminals will give them some sort of closure.”

Let this be a wake-up call to all, it is not just Pakistani Muslims who commit this type of crime
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Dawn – Two Rescue 1122 workers suspended over alleged sexual assault of Sikh girl in Nankana Sahib

Bilal Ahmed

Nankana Sahib – Panjab – Pakistan, 29 October 2018. Two Rescue 1122 workers have been suspended over their alleged involvement in the suspected sexual assault of a Sikh teenage girl at Nankana Sahib on October 27, a district emergency officer said on Monday.

The officer, Akram Panwaar, said that a high-level committee has also been created to investigate the incident and once the crime was proven, strong departmental action would be taken against the rescue officials.

According to the medico-legal examination report, no tears, bruises or laceration were found in the examination of the victims body. However, the girl will be taken to Lahore today for further tests.

The results of the tests will arrive in a minimum time frame of two months, said Investigative Officer Basharat Ali, adding that the suspects would be kept in custody on physical remand for further investigation.

According to the first information report (FIR) registered with the City Nankana Sahib police by the victim’s family, the 15-year-old girl, who was also mentally challenged, went missing on Sunday.

The family looked for her everywhere but found no trace.

At around 1:30 am, the family members of the girl found a Rescue 1122 ambulance parked by the roadside for long time which looked suspicious. When probed further, the found both the suspects committing the crime with their daughter.

The FIR added that when the victim’s family made noise, the suspects drove the ambulance away, threw the victim near a sugar mill on Nankana Road and escaped.

A spokesperson for the district police on Monday said that the suspects had been arrested after a case was registered against them in the City police station.

The spokesperson added that an investigation was being launched on the complaints of the Sikh community.

He added that all requirements to bring justice will be undertaken.

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari also took notice of the incident on Sunday, saying: “Abuse of vulnerable citizens will not be tolerated. Was forwarded a case of abuse of a differently-abled Sikh girl in Nankana Sahib. FIR has been registered and the SHO informed us they have arrested two persons in the case”.