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  1. Meet Ekaterina Lisina, the beautiful Russian model who also holds a world record. One more time: Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you that this year 2018 will be more successful than the previous one!!ððð #worldtallestmodel #worldlongestlegs #legsofinsta #legsfordays #sexylegs #longlegs #modelwiththelongestlegs #verylonglegs #ekaterinalisina #supermodel #диннÑеноги #ноги #longestlegs A post shared by Ekaterina Lisina (@ekaterina_lisina15) on Jan 3, 2018 at 3:32am PST At 6'9, she is known to have the longest legs in the world! Longest legs in collaboration with... @amazonsofoz(organization)ð @rosi.art.photography (photographer)ð¸ @portugal_makeup_for_weddings (hair&makeup)ð @sunseekerportugal (location)ð¥ Great job,everyone!ðð #longestlegsintheworld #longestlegs #legsofinsta #legs #legsfordays #sexylegs #longlegs #modelwiththelongestlegs #tallestmodel #tallmodel #guinnessrecord #guinnessrecords #worldlongestlegs #worldtallestmodel #supermodel #glamourmodel #длиннÑеноги #ноги #ÑекÑÑалÑнÑеноги #Ð¼Ð¾Ð´ÐµÐ»Ñ #ÑÑпеÑÐ¼Ð¾Ð´ÐµÐ»Ñ #beutifulheight A post shared by Ekaterina Lisina (@ekaterina_lisina15) on Dec 18, 2017 at 12:17pm PST This look can only catch @anastasiataylor ð. Make up and hair @portugal_makeup_for_weddings . #longestlegs #longlegs #worldtallestmodel #sexylegs #sexylook #modelwiththelongestlegs #iglegs #legsofinsta #legs #glamourmodel #ekaterinalisina #tallmodel A post shared by Ekaterina Lisina (@ekaterina_lisina15) on Oct 20, 2017 at 2:32pm PDT Besides being a professional model, the gorgeous lady is also a national level bronze medal winning Basketball player. I will ring your bells soonððð Having fun during a photoshoot ðð #worldtallestmodel #tallestmodel #tallisbetter #tallmodel #verytallgirl #longestlegs #longlegs #supermodel #model #6foot9 #ekaterinalisina #fashion #glamourmodel #glamour #ringmybells A post shared by Ekaterina Lisina (@ekaterina_lisina15) on May 17, 2017 at 6:27am PDT Start to miss bballð A post shared by Ekaterina Lisina (@ekaterina_lisina15) on Jan 2, 2016 at 11:55am PST She has been to India and has also fallen in love with our country. Mumbaið A post shared by Ekaterina Lisina (@ekaterina_lisina15) on May 3, 2016 at 9:47am PDT #vrendavan #india #tallgirls #tall is beautiful ððð A post shared by Ekaterina Lisina (@ekaterina_lisina15) on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:51pm PST You know she can LITERALLY run away with your heart with those goddamn beautiful endless legs!
  2. Emilia Clarke aka Khaleesi has won the hearts of men around the world both on screen and off. She is adorable yet hot, charming yet goofy- all at the same time. Who would not fall for that? A post shared by @emilia_clarke on Apr 10, 2016 at 11:19pm PDT And it's not just her looks that have men swooning over her, it's the powerhouse of performances that she delivers as an actress, especially in the ever-so-popular 'Game of Thrones'. © HBO By now, we all know about Hollywood and even Bollywood celebrities who wait with bated breath every year for another season of GOT and just like the rest of us, all of them are pretty much obsessed with Emilia. But from what we heard today, Brad Pitt is way ahead of us in terms of his love for the show and the actress. Pitt had bid six figures to watch a “Game of Thrones” episode with Clarke during a silent auction at Sean Penn's annual gala for Haiti, held in California. During the charity gala, the auctioneer announced the opportunity to watch an episode with Emilia Clarke, who was in attendance at the event, along with her co-star Kit Harington. © Twitter The auction began at $20,000 and escalated very quickly as Pitt announced that he would pay $80,000 for the prize. However, when Harington offered to also sit in on the episode viewing, Pitt raised his own bid to $120,000. But alas, Pitt was outbid by a woman and her husband who ended the auction at $160,000. via GIPHY Although the money is supposed to go for charity, you have to agree that paying thousands of dollars to watch an episode is way too much to handle.
  3. Bollywood has the richest and the most happening folks in the country; they live king size and their lifestyle definitely shows that. One of the biggest obsessions of this luxury defined class of celebs is their love of expensive and flashy cars. Seriously! Not just one or two, some of them have a fleet of expensive cars ranging from Rolls Royces and Porsches to Ferraris! While some are petrolheads and some aren't, they sure love driving in luxury. Here's a list of some Bollywood celebs who have expensive automobiles gracing their garage. Just click on the picture to check out their classy mean machines. 1. Ritesh Deshmukh __CTR_START__ MensXP/Twitter __CTR_END__ 2. Sunny Leone __CTR_START__ MensXp/Instagram __CTR_END__ 3. Amitabh Bachchan __CTR_START__ MensXp/Instagram __CTR_END__ 4. Shah Rukh Khan __CTR_START__ MensXp/Pinterest __CTR_END__ 5. Akshay Kumar __CTR_START__ MensXP/Automotive Manufacturers __CTR_END__ 6. Priyanka Chopra __CTR_START__ MensXP/Twitter __CTR_END__ Dreaming of riding on these swanky wheels? Well, while you save up to achieve your car goals with these expensive automobiles, why not make your current car look like an expensive automobile? Confused? Here's a solution – Take your car to a spa. Yeah, you read right! An actual spa for your car while it is parked in your garage or parking lot. You don't have to drive all the way down to the garage because professional car spa partners from Timesaverz will show up at your residence! With the new Timesaverz app, you can book a car spa from anywhere you want. And in just a couple of minutes, you can drive down your car on the imaginary red carpet too! Timesaverz
  4. The tanker?s 32 crew members were missing on Sunday-File Photo BEIJING: A tanker carrying Iranian oil and operated by the country?s top oil shipping operator was ablaze and spewing its cargo into the East China Sea on Sunday after colliding with a Chinese bulk ship, the Chinese government said on Sunday. The Sanchi tanker , registered in Panama, collided with the CF Crystal some 160 nautical miles off the coast near Shanghai on Saturday evening, the Ministry of Transportation said in statement on Sunday. The tanker?s 32 crew members were missing on Sunday. It was sailing from Iran to South Korea, carrying 136,000 tonnes of condensate, an ultra light crude. That?s equivalent to just under 1 million barrels worth around $60 million based on current global crude oil prices. ?Sanchi is floating and burning as of now. There is an oil slick and we are pushing forward with rescue efforts,? the ministry said, adding it had dispatched four rescue ships and three cleaning boats to site as of 9 a.m. (0100 GMT). South Korea has also sent a ship and helicopter to help. State media CCTV showed photos of the tanker ablaze and billowing plumes of thick dark smoke. Reuters ship tracking data shows Sanchi was built in 2008 and is managed by the National Iranian Tanker Co (NITC). Its registered owner is Bright Shipping Ltd. It was due to arrive at Daesan in South Korea from Kharg Island in Iran on Sunday, according to Reuters ship tracking. It collided with CF Crystal, registered in Hong Kong, which was carrying 64,000 tonnes of grain from the United States to China?s southern province of Guangdong, the government said. CF Crystal?s 21 crew members, all Chinese nationals, have been rescued. It was due to arrive on Jan. 10, according to Reuters ship tracking data. Data showed it was built in 2011. This is the second collision involving an NITC-operated vessel in recent years. An Iranian supertanker hit a container ship in the Singapore Strait, with no loss of life or pollution, in August 2016.
  5. Pakistan's alliance with the United States seems to be coming towards an end following the latter's decision to suspend security aid, Minister of Foreign Affairs Khawaja Asif told the Wall Street Journal in an interview late Saturday night. Asif added that he believes the US-Pakistan relations are now at risk, especially after the tensions heightened and moods turned sour when President Donald Trump warned Islamabad to "do more" against terrorists, to whom, he alleges, the country provides safe havens. ?We do not have any alliance [with the US], this is not how allies behave," the minister emphasised to WSJ. The foreign minister noted that the nation had erred when it became a party in the 2001 US campaign against Afghanistan, calling it a ?huge mistake?. That decision, more than a decade ago, brought about the terrorist counteraction that seeped into Pakistan, creating a problem way bigger than could have been anticipated.
  6. LEFT: Donald Trump in Panama City, Panama, July 6, 2011. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe/Files; RIGHT: A Pakistan Army officer stands next to the national flag. Image: REUTERS/Files Trump cannot bear to sever the United States' linkages with "longtime" ally Pakistan, the New York Times warned early Sunday morning, saying such a move on his part could be detrimental for America and pave way for even better Sino-Pak relations. The publication went on to claim that Trump's aggressive and very globally audible admonition seems to indicate that he does not have a proper strategy in his plans. "President Trump?s bombast and the precipitous way the decision seems to have been made have led to doubts that Mr. Trump has a serious plan for managing the ramifications of this move," the publication added. Back on January 1, 2018, the American head-of-state had tweeted that the US had "foolishly" given Pakistan over $33 billion in aid over the past 15 years, adding that Islamabad gives "safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!? Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens It is 'approximately two billion worth of equipment and coalition support funding that is in play', a senior official said on condition of anonymity The US had then announced to cut aid worth $255 million to Islamabad, with Heather Nauert ? the spokesperson for the Department of State ? saying, "We can confirm that we are suspending security assistance only to Pakistan at this time". On Friday, Major General Asif Ghafoor ? the Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) ? had said the aid suspension would impact bilateral security cooperation between the two nations as well as the regional peace. ?Suspension of security assistance will not affect Pakistan?s resolve to fight terrorism; however, it, for sure, will have an impact on Pakistan-US security cooperation and efforts towards regional peace,? said the Army spokesman. US suspension of aid to impact security cooperation, regional peace: DG ISPR Pakistan Army has indiscriminately targeted terrorists, including the Haqqani network, says Army spokesman Ghafoor said that Pakistan never fought for money, but for peace, adding that the Pakistan Army has indiscriminately targeted terrorists ? including the Haqqani network ? at a ?heavy cost of blood and treasure?. The rhetoric has raised hackles in Islamabad, adding to the fears that the row could undermine Pakistan's support for American operations in Afghanistan. Without laying out any details, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs lately warned that "arbitrary deadlines, unilateral pronouncements, and shifting goalposts are counterproductive in addressing common threats". Pakistan ? which is of crucial importance to the US due to the latter using the former's road and rail networks as well as the airspace to funnel supplies for its troops in Afghanistan ? "could shut down American access at any moment". It becomes a matter of even graver importance that Trump "has given no assurance that he would not make matters worse". A decision to withdraw or limit support towards the US may, alternatively, suggest an opening into the further enhancement of Pakistan's friendship with China, "which is already investing in major new infrastructure projects and expanding its international leadership". If Trump was to realise how precariously the frail balance is being maintained at present ? quite unlikely taking into account how he quickly supported Senator Rand Paul's proposal to "take the money that would have gone to Pakistan and put it in an infrastructure fund to build roads and bridges here [in the US]" ? he might consider other options. Which is, to say, "harness his new friendships with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates". However, that "would, of course, require quiet negotiations, not shouting". Nevertheless, the analysis concluded on one significant point: "President Trump cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan".
  7. File Photo KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) rounded up multiple suspects Saturday night here in the Nasir Colony area of the metropolis' Korangi, sources revealed. The suspects were taken into custody following a raid that police conducted in the said locale. On the other hand, two terrorists ? allegedly belonging to a banned extremist outfit ? were shot dead in Nawa Killi near Quetta, Balochistan. Police said they were attempting to arrest the accomplices of an arrested suspect, who, himself, was in the vehicle with the authorities in order to help in identification. But the suspect's accomplices opened fire in a bid to help their detained friend escape. In the resulting exchange, one of the attackers, as well as the under-arrest suspect, were killed. Machine cartridges recovered Security forces recovered almost 7,000 cartridges of heavy machine guns from the ground Saturday night during a raid in Gotak village of Orakzai Agency, they said. The recovered cartridges were buried underground in order to hide them from police.
  8. US Astronauts John Young (R) and Robert Crippen (L) in the flight deck of the space shuttle Columbia before the first shuttle flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US, April 11, 1981. AFP/NASA/Files WASHINGTON: John Young, a legendary US astronaut who went into space six times, orbited the moon and then walked on its craggy surface, has died, NASA announced Saturday. He was 87 and died late Friday of complications from pneumonia, the space agency said. He lived in a Houston suburb just minutes from the NASA Space Center. "NASA and the world have lost a pioneer," agency administrator Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. "We will stand on his shoulders as we look toward the next human frontier." Young was a man of many firsts: the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs (and the first to command a shuttle flight); and the first to fly into space six times. He once held the world record for total time spent in space, NASA said. ´Boldest flight in history´ Young joined Gus Grissom on the Gemini 3 mission, then commanded the first space shuttle mission in what some people called "the boldest test flight in history." He commanded Gemini 10, the first mission to rendezvous with two other spacecraft during a single flight. Young orbited the moon in Apollo 10 and made a lunar landing with Apollo 16. "In an iconic display of test pilot ´cool,´ he landed the space shuttle (STS-9) with a fire in the back end," NASA said. "He was in every way the ´astronaut´s astronaut,´" Lightfoot said. But he was also described as a savvy engineer and a "test pilot´s test pilot." While in the navy, Young set world records for the fastest ascension from a standing start in an F-4 Phantom II jet. Once, during an air-to-air missile test, Young and another pilot approached each other´s aircraft at a potentially calamitous speed of Mach 3 (2,300 miles per hour, or 3,700 kilometres per hour), according to Young´s website. "I got a telegram from the chief of naval operations," Young said in his understated way, "asking me not to do this any more." Fellow astronaut Charles Bolden called Young and Robert "Hoot" Gibson the two best pilots he had ever known. "Never met two people like them," he said. "Everyone else gets into an aeroplane; John and Hoot wear their aeroplane. They´re just awesome."
  9. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/8b708ddeee3bd73be9aeb6c1542c1615.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS82LzIwMTggMjo0NzoxNyBQTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPWRvSlJxb1FubWtqcE16ZGVhM2dVV1E9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] LAHORE: Prominent religious scholars, belonging to different schools of thought, in a convention on Saturday said they would stand with the nation if the need arises. "Scholars will resolutely stand with the nation if the need arises." During the convention, the scholars also reiterated that Finality of Prophethood (Peace Be Upon Him) is a vital element of Muslim religious beliefs. "Finality of Prophethood (PBUH) is a vital element of Muslim religious beliefs, and the parliament and government are ever ready to protect the laws pertaining the same," stated the joint notification of an Ulema (scholars) Convention chaired by the Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif. The joint notification further stated that scholars will continue to play their part in national unity, national stability, and harmony between different sects. "Ulema (scholars) are aware of the challenges to protecting and defending the country and religion," stated the notification. "Belief in Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), holding Him (PBUH) in high regard is the spirit of our religion and the basis of our national stability and identity." The notification further stated that the country is passing through a sensitive phase, and religious scholars reiterated the need for patience and tact. "May God protect Pakistan and make successful the efforts to create unity between Muslims," the notification said.
  10. Back in the days of the great Sachin Tendulkar, humble Rahul Dravid and majestic VVS Laxman, the Indian cricket team was enriched with the nicest guys in international cricket. The players rarely showed signs of aggression (at least verbally) and never bothered to make use of sledging to rattle their opponents like England or Australia. Fast-forward to 2018, the current crop of the Indian team is full of aggression and a never-say-die attitude thanks to the pragmatic skipper, Virat Kohli. Unlike their predecessors, this team is not afraid to express themselves whether it's on the field or off it. Instagram/@viratkohli.club Team India of the present is fitness conscious and knows how to flaunt their inked bodies. The tradition of donning tattoos might have been popular amongst sportspersons, but the Indian cricket team was never really exposed to it until Kohli came along and made new-age cricketers look like warriors. Ahead of the second day's play of the first Test at Newlands, Cape Town, South African paceman Dale Steyn and Indian speedster Umesh Yadav were seen engrossed in a conversation about body art. The two cricketers were snapped while checking out each other's tattoos before play. (c) timesofindiatimes.com The Instagram profile of the Indian cricket team posted a photo of Steyn, who was seen checking out Umesh's tattoos during a practice session. "'Tatt' check - how many more have you got on that arm? @dalesteyn and @umeshyaadav exchanging ink ideas #SAvIND," the post read. 'Tatt' check - how many more have you got on that arm? @dalesteyn and @umeshyaadav exchanging ink ideas #SAvIND A post shared by Team India (@indiancricketteam) on Jan 5, 2018 at 11:39pm PST The South African seamer, who was out for over 13 months due to injury, marked a sensational return by running riot against the Indian team. The 34-year-old dismissed opener Shikhar Dhawan early on and then sent Wriddhiman Saha back into the hut to rattle the visitors in the first innings. After bowling the Proteas out for 286, India's star-studded batting line-up failed to negate the South African seamers, losing seven wickets for a mere 92 runs. Hardik Pandya (93) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar tried to steady the ship for their team with a crucial 99-run partnership but couldn't save India from getting bowled out for 209 runs.
  11. Ever since reports of their alleged hook-up surfaced in 2013, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been the talk of the town with the media consistently obsessing over their relationship. Whether it was the Bollywood actress attending Team India matches or the Indian captain joining his love interest for a special movie screening, the duo continues to be the most-talked-about couple at the moment. But, amid all the praise and love, the persistent obsession with India's latest power couple has often gone overboard. From their demeanour to the kind of things they wear, every move Virat and Anushka have made so far has been closely monitored and speculated. In 2015, when Team India crashed out from the ICC World Cup, social media was abuzz with hate comments against Anushka who was blamed for Kohli's poor show against Australia in the semifinals. Such was the media scrutiny that Virat had to come out in the open and defend Anushka after stating that the naysayers "should be ashamed of themselves". Twitter Almost two years later, Virat is not only the captain of the Indian cricket team across all formats, but he is also the husband of his long-time girlfriend Anushka. Cricket fan or not, every Indian closely followed the media coverage of the couple's high-profile wedding and reception. People praised them for their chemistry and wished them for a happy married life. But, just a few weeks after the beautiful comments and wishes, the social media bigots are back to doing what they do best - cribbing and criticizing. Currently involved in a gruelling series against South Africa, the Indian captain got off to a bad start in the first innings of the Cape Town Test. The right-hander became the third Indian wicket to fall on the first day after his team had restricted the Proteas to 286 in the first innings. Kohli, who had earlier struggled against the delivery going away from him, once again fell prey to it after Morne Morkel got him out caught by wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock for just five runs. AP It's needless to say that the last thing India wanted was the dismissal of Kohli, especially after the loss of both their openers Murali Vijay (1) and Shikhar Dhawan (16). But, rather than questioning Kohli's approach to the moving ball, the trolls unnecessarily made Anushka the scapegoat. Kolhi should go back to become selfie stick of Anushka Sharma. — EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) 5 January 2018 Anushka : Baby second honeymoon ke liye kaha jayenge? Virat: India me hi kuch plan karate hai. Anushka: why? Virat: I can give my best in home conditions only.#INDvSA #Virushka — Paddy (@Paddyyar) 5 January 2018 @AnushkaSharma is scared after virat departs by scoring 5ðð..#AnushkaSharma — kashish joshi (@kashishjoshi867) 5 January 2018 Sach toh yeh hai ki puri series mein #ViratKohli kam run banyega... Aur puri series mein gaaliyan #AnushkaSharma khaayegi. Maano yaa naa maano India in Overseas is flop.ð#SAvIND — Khooni (@KhooniBhai) 5 January 2018 Kohli was better at chasing before marriage. — Rameez (@Sychlops) 5 January 2018 Virat has to concentrate on cricket at Capetown not on lunch with Anushka Sharma — devarsh (@devarsh39) 6 January 2018 Anushka Sharma bad luck always ... — ashish rana (@iamthankful1997) 6 January 2018 From being branded unlucky to being compared to a duck, trolls minced no words in targetting Anushka. But, that's nothing new. In fact, that's exactly what these bigots do. In the dank and scary subculture of aggressively disputatious social media - simply known as 'trolling' - it is as senseless to complain about rudeness as it is to go rafting and complain about getting wet. Under the garb of 'free speech', social media has, unfortunately, become a fertile ground for pitching vitriolic sexist, racist and religious comments (not to mention a the outright idiotic ones). From snide remarks and patronising jibe to unapologetic, hateful memes, trolling has become a day-to-day event on the social media portals. And, despite being rude and mean, such abhorrent views and ideas shouldn't really affect anyone, let alone Virat and Anushka. The couple has faced it all in the past and managed to overcome the idiocy. So, while the dogmatists continue their tirade, let's hope that Virat returns to the second innings with a befitting reply for the naysayers.
  12. ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir on Friday said that the country does not want to escalate the current situation which arose due to "Trump's mercurial nature" and added that Pakistan's cooperation with the US will remain. The defence minister was speaking on Geo News Naya Pakistan. The US on Friday announced that it is suspending the transfer of military equipment and security-related funds to Pakistan. The suspension of security assistance to Islamabad comes after Washington accused Pakistan of playing a ?double game? on fighting terrorism and warned Islamabad it would have to do more if it wanted to maintain US aid. When asked how he would describe the current Pak-US relationship, Dastagir said the ties are in a state of "cold peace" and regretted the use of such language by Trump. "You do not use such language with allies." Elaborating on US aid to Pakistan, the defence minister said that facts need to be put forward first and added that, according to US statistics, military aid to Pakistan has reduced by 62 per cent from its peak and Coalition Support Funds have reduced by the same number. He added that economic aid has also reduced by 73pc. The defence minister maintained that the reduction in US aid will not have a significant effect on the country. Dastagir also said that the finance ministry is preparing a paper and there would be complete accountability regarding the amount of aid received and used by Pakistan over the course of the war on terror. He said, according to initial estimates, the US owes Pakistan $10 billion for services rendered during the period. Dastagir lamented that the US has even included funds which were given for anti-narcotics effort and which were not related to the war on terror. Price of liberty Reiterating the losses Pakistan has suffered and the sacrifices the country has given during the war, the defence minister said the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. He added that the country and its armed forces learned their lesson after the Osama bin Laden raid and the armed forces are well trained and alert. "This is not Salala and bin Laden's Pakistan, this is Pakistan after Operation Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad," said Dastagir. He also said the objective is to restore peace in Afghanistan and added that the US had asked for an operation in North Waziristan, which was conducted after capacity building. Dastagari further said the armed forces conduct operations in whichever valley they receive information regarding the presence of terrorists. In a tweet on January 1, Trump claimed that the United States had foolishly given Pakistan over $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years. In his tweet, the US president accused Pakistan of thinking US leaders to be fools. ?They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!? Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, in a reply to the US president's tweet, said Pakistan will let the world know the truth and will be responding to Trump's tweet.
  13. FO Spokesperson Dr Faisal. Photo: File Pakistan has fought the war against terrorism largely from its own resources which has cost over $120 billion in 15 years, states a press release issued from the Foreign Office on Friday. ?We are determined to continue to do all it takes to secure the lives of our citizens and broader stability in the region,? the statement reads. ?We are engaged with the United States administration on the issue of security cooperation and await further details.? Moreover, impact of US' decision on pursuit of common objectives is also likely to emerge more clearly in due course of time, according to the Foreign Office. However, as per the statement, the cooperation between Pakistan and US in fighting terrorism has directly served US national security interests as well as the larger interests of international community. It has helped decimate al-Qaeda and fight other groups who took advantage of ungoverned spaces, a long porous border and posed a common threat to peace, it reads. Through a series of major counter-terrorism operations Pakistan cleared all these areas resulting in elimination of organised terrorist presence leading to significant improvement in security in Pakistan. ?Our efforts towards peace are awaiting reciprocal actions from the Afghan side in terms of clearance of vast stretches of ungoverned spaces, bilateral border management, repatriation of Afghan refugees, controlling poppy cultivation, drug trafficking and initiating Afghan-led and owned political reconciliation in Afghanistan,? the statement adds. Working towards enduring peace requires mutual respect and trust along with patience and persistence. Emergence of new and more deadly groups such as Daesh in Afghanistan call for enhancing international cooperation. Arbitrary deadlines, unilateral pronouncements and shifting goalposts are counterproductive in addressing common threats.
  14. Rally preparations in Mirpur Khas MIRPUR KHAS: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will celebrate the 90th birthday of party founder and former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto with a rally in Mirpur Khas on Friday (today). PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari will address the rally to mark the occasion, preparations for which are under way in the city. The stage has been set and seating arrangements have been completed for the rally. Walk-through gates have been set up at entrances to the venue. One of the country?s most charismatic and popular leaders, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was born on January 5, 1928 in Ratodero Taluka, Larkana. He served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that as the fourth President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto/File photo Bhutto founded the PPP on November 30, 1967. The party, through a mass mandate, managed to form the federal government thrice in its 50-year political journey. The PPP is known for braving the harsh dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq, who not only dismissed the Bhutto-led government but was also perceived to be involved in the controversial decision against Bhutto, leading to his hanging on April 4, 1979. After Bhutto?s demise, the party was led by his wife late Nusrat Bhutto. Later, his daughter late Benazir Bhutto took the party?s helm of affairs till her tragic assassination at Rawalpindi?s Liaquat Bagh on Dec 27, 2007. The party is now led by Benazir's son, Bilawal. PPP to continue Bhutto's mission: Bilawal PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in his message on Bhutto's birth anniversary, said that Pakistanis were deeply missing their beloved leader Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as the current internal and external situation required the political sagacity and statesmanship of his calibre to handle the state of affairs. "Those who snatched Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from us actually tried to eliminate the dream of our founding fathers about Pakistan. But wisdom, tolerance, patience and bravery of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto foiled the evil designs of the perpetrators of both murders," the PPP chairman said in a statement issued on the eve of 90th birthday of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Bilawal said that Bhutto picked up the broken pieces and rebuilt the country after getting 93,000 prisoners of war and 5,000 square miles of our land freed from enemy captivity and occupation through his excellent diplomatic skills. The PPP chairman said that people of Pakistan would always remember him in golden words as their hero, while his opponents were also accepting his courage, statesmanship, foresightedness and love for his country and nation. "Tormenters of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto vanished into midair in a natural justice system but he remains in the hearts and minds of millions of people even today," he remarked. Bilawal pledged that his party would continue to pursue the mission and vision of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to make Pakistan an egalitarian, peaceful, progressive and a democratic role-model Muslim country in the world.
  15. Princess Diana shared the agony of her bitter divorce to George Michael. Photo: ALL ACTION George Michael?s special bond with Princess Diana has been laid bare in a new biography about the late pop singer. David Nolan's new biography ?George Michael, Freedom, The Ultimate Tribute 1963-2016? reveals he was one of Diana's closest confidantes, sharing private meetings, phone calls, and wines-fueled tête-à-tête with her. The late Wham! singer, who met the Princess of Wales backstage at a World AIDS Day Concert in Wembley Arena, London, disclosed it was 'very clear' that she was 'very attracted' to him, according to DailyMailTV. Princess Diana and George Michael pictured shaking hands at Concert of Hope in 1993. Photo: Getty Images She even confessed the details of her impending divorce from Charles in 1996 on a recording made at the singer's house in Hampstead, London, and told him she had to escape the 'not-very-loving royals' at any cost. ?Not a very loving, compassionate family, this one I'm leaving,? she once told him. ?There were certain things that happened that made it very clear that she was very attracted to me. There was no question,? he revealed. Princess Diana told George Michael how unhappy she was in her marriage with Charles. Photo: REX FEATURES The ?Careless Whisper? singer attended her funeral in 1997 and donated the song ?You Have Been Loved? to a Diana tribute album and released it as a single. The book has been published four months after George's childhood pal Andros Georgiou told The Sun on Sunday that Diana seemed attracted to the pop superstar. Andros, who met Diana with George several times, revealed: ?She invited George to Kensington Palace for what she called ?a chinwag?. ?He said she made a point of touching his arm and her hello and goodbye hugs lingered. "George told me, ?Nothing happened, but it could have. If I wasn?t gay, I would?. George Michael (L) and Elton John (R) leaving Westminster Abbey following the funeral service of Diana, Princess of Wales. Photo: AFP ?Instead they became very close friends. She often confided in him about how unhappy she was with Charles during their meetings.? ?Diana loved being a mother and lit up when she spoke about William and Harry, but said she had never felt like a wife. She was obviously very unhappy and we both felt desperately sorry for her,? Georgiou said. George Michael was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames, UK on Christmas Day, 2016. He was 53.
  16. White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon (L) attends a meeting in the White House in Washington, US, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump?s lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House and threatened legal action against former top aide Steve Bannon over ?defamatory? comments in the book. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by author Michael Wolff set off a political firestorm with its portrayal of Trump as not particularly wanting to win the US presidency in 2016 and unprepared for the job. Some of the harshest commentaries came from Bannon, the right-wing firebrand who headed the final stage of Trump?s campaign and became chief strategist at the White House before being fired in August. Charles Harder, Trump?s personal lawyer, in a legal notice provided to Reuters, warned of possible claims including libel against Wolff and publisher Henry Holt & Co and threatened to try to block publication of the book. Harder also told Reuters that ?legal action is imminent? against Bannon. The publishing house announced that ?due to unprecedented demand,? it would release the book on Friday morning, rushing it to print after previously planning to put it out next Tuesday. Wolff and Holt did not respond to requests for comment. Trump cut ties with Bannon on Wednesday, saying his former adviser had ?lost his mind,? in a blistering statement issued after comments attributed to Bannon in the book were made public. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders heaped scorn on Bannon and the book at her briefing on Thursday. She said Breitbart News should consider firing Bannon and attempted to cast doubt on Wolff?s accuracy. She called the book ?some trash? that came from ?an author that no one had ever heard of until today.? ?This book is mistake after mistake after mistake,? she said. Trump lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bannon on Wednesday asking him not to disclose any confidential information. They said Bannon had breached an agreement by communicating with Wolff about Trump, his family and the campaign and made ?disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements? about them. In the book, Bannon was quoted as describing a June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians at Trump Tower in New York as ?treasonous? and ?unpatriotic.? The meeting, held after the Russians promised damaging information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was attended by Donald Trump Jr., Trump?s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort, Trump?s campaign manager at the time. Trump?s statement also diminished Bannon?s role in the election victory and accused him of leaking to the media. Before joining the campaign, Bannon headed the conservative Breitbart News website and proved to be a divisive figure in the White House. He returned to Breitbart after being fired, although he is reported to have continued to talk with Trump. ?Changed his tune? Bannon?s reaction to the book controversy has been muted. In interviews with Breitbart News after the news broke, he called Trump a ?great man? and pledged continued support for the president?s agenda. The president took note. ?He called me a great man last night so he obviously changed his tune pretty quick,? Trump told reporters on Thursday. ?I don?t talk to him. That?s a misnomer.? Bradley Moss, a Washington lawyer specializing in national security law, said any non-disclosure agreement would not apply to Bannon once he became a government employee. The government has far less power to limit speech by employees than private companies, Moss said. A lawsuit could hurt Trump because Bannon?s lawyers would be entitled to interview White House officials and collect potentially damaging documents from them in his defense, Moss said. ?I assume the cease-and-desist letter is aimed primarily at the public,? added Michael Dorf, a professor at Cornell Law School. ?The idea that he could block publication is absurd.? On Thursday, the White House also said no personal devices, including cellphones, would be allowed in the White House West Wing beginning next week for security purposes. The moves followed the Bannon split but had been considered for some time, White House officials said. Bannon helped Trump shape a populist, anti-establishment message and had been the president?s link to his hard-line conservative base of support, which is often at odds with the Republican Party establishment. The story that triggered the Trump-Bannon split was an offshoot of the investigation into whether Trump campaign aides colluded with Russia to sway the election to Trump, allegations Trump and Moscow deny. Manafort and business associate Rick Gates, another campaign aide, pleaded not guilty in November to federal charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller including conspiracy to launder money. Manafort sued Mueller on Wednesday, alleging that his investigation exceeded its legal authority.
  17. If you are a regular MensXP Health reader, by now, a lot of you know me as an author on the portal. Apart from this, I also own and operate Sixpacktummy, a fitness company. With this piece, I am going to detail my journey from a skinny, small boy who went on to get jacked, naturally. After getting bullied for being too thin, it was in 2007 that I decided to pick up weights. Initially, the purpose was not to get healthy or anything but was just to look good and to get rid of the bullies. Thus, began my journey. Motivated by 'Ghajini' Aamir Khan's look for the movie 'Ghajini' gave me a big push. I thought, if Aamir Khan could transform in his 40's, then why can't I? Back then, I couldn't afford a gym membership, so I bought a pair of dumbbells and started working out at home. I used to work out in the same one room apartment where I lived. Learning how to exercise through the Internet and health magazines, I was able to achieve 14 inch biceps. There were hardly any decent supplement shops, forget about authentic ones. My diet was all natural food and I would consume egg whites as the only protein source. I took my first supplement after 4 years of training. My transformation from an extremely thin guy to an average built guy was only done with the help of a pair of dumbbells and a nutritious diet. Hard to believe, but that's the truth! A Desi Trainer Almost Ruined My Progress © Anuj Tyagi Though initially, I did things on my own and was pretty happy with the results, I decided to take things to the next level by joining a good gym and training under a trainer. Since it was my first experience of working out in the gym, I put blind faith in my trainer. This trust soon came with a backlash and I suffered a back injury. He made me do deadlifts with incorrect technique which resulted in a disc bulge in my lower back. The impact was such that I couldn't do deadlifts until last year. During this period, I didn't train my lower back but made sure that I was working out the rest of my muscles. Another setback was when I tore my ACL during Kickboxing practice. It was a sports injury for which I was operated on and was on bed rest for months at end. Even while on bed rest, I made sure to work my arms. That was the kind of passion I had towards weight training. Due to this injury, I had to avoid working my legs for two years, which made them my weakest muscles. From CA to Health Coach © Anuj Tyagi Professionally, I am a Chartered Accountant. It wasn't uncommon for me to skip training because of work commitments. Sometimes I couldn't even go to the gym due to work pressure. But fitness was something that I couldn't keep myself away from. I setup a small gym in my apartment and would workout from 12 am to 2am in the night. No matter how tired I was, I made sure to still workout. By this time I had realised that this is what my passion was. I decided to follow my passion and turn it into my profession and went for my certification with the American Counsel for Exercise. Science Got Me Ripped, Not Steroids © Anuj Tyagi Like any other fitness enthusiast, even I believed that six packs are built only with the help of steroids. But the whole idea of putting a needle in my butt just didn't sound good to me. I was told by the industry experts that no matter how hard I trained, I cannot achieve a chiselled physique without steroids. You won't believe that even Mr. India's and Mr. Delhi's had the same view. After getting my certification from ACE, I realised that the fitness industry was flooded with misconceptions. The biggest one was the use of steroids to achieve a beach body. I implemented whatever I learnt during my own training and nutrition program and achieved a physique that I dreamt of. Moving from one trainer to another, from one website to the next, I ultimately and relentlessly pursued scientifically proven studies and got the results I aimed for. It took me around 6 months of extensive training and dieting and I was there. I followed a structured low carb, high protein and low fat diet. When people saw my pictures, nobody believed that I did it naturally. The problem is, since they don't know how it can be done naturally, they don't believe it. This is how our Fitness Industry is and you can't really do much about it. The Take Away The man aim of fitness is to have a balance of strength, endurance, agility, body balance and power. Today, I have fixed my lower back issues without any medicines and surgery. How? With proper training and nutrition! Trust me, that is what you need to concentrate on first, supplements will come later.
  18. KARACHI: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has taken notice of police torture of protesting teachers in Karachi and directed concerned authorities for immediate release of detained protesters. Police tear-gassed and baton-charged teachers protesting non-payment of salaries outside the Karachi Press Club on Thursday afternoon. The law enforcers baton-charged the protesters as they attempted to make way toward Bilawal House on Thursday ? the eleventh day of their ongoing protest. Protesting teachers baton charged, arrested in Karachi Teachers were trying to make way toward Bilawal House on the eleventh day of their protest Zardari directed the chief minister and provincial education minister to sit with teachers? representatives and resolve their genuine issues. The PPP co-chairman further said that they are democratic people and always prefer to resolve issues through dialogue. At least ten protesting teachers were arrested and two injured in the process, according to a spokesperson of the teachers' union. The former president directed Sindh home minister for release of detained teachers.
  19. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/b03769bf55e7d498c5c47cb1c2ec0172.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS80LzIwMTggMTo0NTowOSBQTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPVhaTERBVE01eVRLaHZXQjErMjgyUVE9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] KARACHI: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that Pakistan needs to revisit its ties with the United States. The minister said so while speaking exclusively to anchorperson Hamid Mir on Geo News' programme Capital Talk. The interview will be aired 8pm tonight. The statement comes at a time of heightened tensions between Pakistan and the United States. It all began with a tweet by US President Donald Trump accusing Pakistan of giving nothing but lies and deceit, thinking US leaders to be fools. "They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" he said on Monday. "The US behaviour is neither that of an ally nor of a friend," Asif said. "It is a friend who always betrays." He also ruled out the perception that Pakistan had been diplomatically isolated. Trump to announce cuts in 'security assistance' to Pakistan today: sources Congressional offices' aides said the State Department called to inform it would announce Wednesday or Thursday that aid was being cut off The minister further said that in case of any aggression by the US, Pakistan would respond in a manner that would reflect the nation's will. Trump tweet followed a statement by the White House on Tuesday saying that it wanted to see Pakistan do more to fight terrorism and that it would likely announce actions to pressure Islamabad within days. Meanwhile, Islamabad reacted strongly to the allegations and summoned the US ambassador to the Foreign Office in a rare public rebuke. On Tuesday, a high-level huddle of the Pakistani civil-military leadership expressed disappointment over the US president's anti-Pakistan statement, however, decided not to take measures in haste in reply to US allegations. Trump's comments "struck with great insensitivity" and "negated the decades of sacrifices made by the Pakistani nation", read a press statement issued after the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting in Islamabad. It said that Pakistan cannot be blamed for failures in Afghanistan and accusing allies will not lead to the establishment of peace in the neighbouring country.
  20. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Mamnoon Hussain. Photo: AFP/File Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed solidarity with Pakistan in light of the recent threats by US President Donald Trump. In a telephone call to President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday night, Erdogan expressed concern over Trump's statement against Pakistan. The Pak-US row stems from Trump?s New Year Eve tweet in which he said the US had foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years. ?They have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking our leaders as fools,? Trump had stated. Erdogan assured Hussain that Turkey will stand by Pakistan in any situation. The Turkish president said Pakistan has rendered unmatched sacrifices in the war against terrorism. Thanking his Turkish counterpart, Hussain expressed his gratitude and said that Pakistan is a responsible country and will respond to the US administration appropriately. China also expressed solidarity with Pakistan following Trump's tweet and the US move to hold back $225 million in aid.
  21. After since their dreamlike wedding in Tuscany last month, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have become one of the most high-profile couples. The couple, called Virushka by fans, is currently in Cape Town as Virat will be playing the series in South Africa for two months which includes three Tests, six One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. From shopping sprees to doing bhangra on the streets, the couples? trip has garnered much attention. The couple even met up with the family of another Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and took beautiful pictures. The photos were uploaded by Shikhar Dhawan's wife on her Instagram story. Earlier on, the couple was spotted having lunch with Akshay Kumar in Cape Town. A video of Virat dancing with Shikhar Dhawan on the streets of Cape Town had gone viral earlier. Read more: Anushka and Virat?s South African adventure continues Anushka will soon return to Mumbai to begin the next schedule of Anand L Rai?s Zero starring Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. The first teaser of the film was out this week and has impressed the audience.
  22. Washington state's attorney general Bob Ferguson (C) speaks to the media next to Washington state solicitor-general Noah Purcell (R) outside the US federal courthouse in downtown Seattle, US, February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Dan Levine/Files Motel 6 was sued on Wednesday by Washington state?s attorney general, who accused the discount hotel chain of illegally providing guest lists to US immigration authorities, knowing of their interest in people with ?Latino-sounding? names. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said six Motel 6 locations in Washington provided names, birth dates, license plates, and other personal information belonging to at least 9,151 guests to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from June 2015 to May 2017. Ferguson said Motel 6 knew ICE used guest lists to target people based on their national origin, and that the disclosures led to detentions of at least six people. Motel 6 is controlled by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP, which bought the brand in 2012. G6 Hospitality ? the chain?s management company ? said it ordered its more than 1,400 US and Canadian locations in September to stop voluntarily giving guest lists to ICE agents. ?Motel 6 takes this matter very seriously, and we have and will continue to fully cooperate with the Office of the State Attorney General,? G6 said in a statement on Wednesday. Ferguson said Motel 6?s practices in Washington mirrored those in Arizona, citing a Phoenix New Times report ? from September 13, 2017 ? that ICE had arrested 20 people at Motel 6s there from February to August after getting similar tips. He also said Motel 6 trained new employees to cooperate with ICE agents, despite a company policy of ?safeguarding the privacy of the personal information that we gather?. The lawsuit filed with the King County Superior Court in Seattle seeks an injunction against similar conduct and civil fines of up to $2,000 per violation of state consumer protection and anti-discrimination laws. ?Motel 6 implied this was a local problem,? Ferguson ? a Democrat ? said in a statement. ?We have found that is not true.?
  23. First things first, for those who have never heard of 'Slender Man', let us enlighten you. 'Slender Man' is an unnaturally tall, faceless man who abducts children. © Twitter See that? Yeah, he is not real. 'Slender Man' is essentially a creepypasta meme that originated in 2009. However, this fictional character inspired some real life violence across the world including an attempted murder. And now, after years of its popularity, we finally have a movie based on him. And we have to say, the trailer looks good. Pretty good. © Madhouse Entertainment The film follows four teenage girls living in Massachusetts who perform a ritual in order to prove that 'Slender Man' is nothing but a myth. But of course, they are proved wrong when one of them goes missing. © Madhouse Entertainment The trailer is filled with unsettling visuals that will definitely mess with your mind. © Madhouse Entertainment © Madhouse Entertainment You know, like this one which seems to be an eyeball being pierced. © Madhouse Entertainment However, we only get a small glimpse of 'Slender Man' himself. © Madhouse Entertainment Nevertheless, the trailer has managed to creep the hell out of us and the rest of the internet too while we all sit back and feel bad about children being targeted by horror movies all the freaking time. Watch the trailer: 'Slender Man' is directed by Sylvain White, using a script from David Birke and Victor Surge. The film stars Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, and Annalise Basso. It'll hit the theatres on May 28, 2018.
  24. The then-White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon attends a meeting between US President Donald Trump and congressional leaders to discuss trade deals at the at the White House's Roosevelt Room, Washington, US, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted former White House adviser Steve Bannon as having ?lost his mind? in the fallout over damaging comments Bannon made about Donald Trump Jr. ? Trump?s son ? in excerpts of a new book. Trump ? who had continued to speak privately with Bannon in the months after firing him as the White House chief strategist last August ? essentially cut ties with Bannon, at least for now, in a blistering statement issued after Bannon?s comments about Don Jr. came to light. ?Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,? Trump said in a statement. Trump had relied heavily on Bannon ? the chairman of right-wing news website Breitbart News ? for advice in the months leading up to the November 2016 election that Trump unexpectedly won. Bannon helped Trump shape a populist, anti-establishment message and has been the president?s link to his conservative base of support. In excerpts of the forthcoming book, Bannon called a June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians at Trump Tower in New York arranged by the president?s son and attended by top Trump campaign officials ?treasonous? and ?unpatriotic.? While in the past Trump has praised Bannon for his friendship, in his statement on Wednesday he said Bannon had little to do with his presidential victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, calling him ?a staffer who worked for me? after he had already won the Republican nomination. Trump said Bannon was to blame for the loss of a Republican-held US Senate seat in Alabama in December when Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, lost to Democrat Doug Jones. During the campaign, Trump joined Bannon in backing Moore. ?Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn?t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans,? Trump said. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ? who had despaired over Trump?s backing of Moore at the urging of Bannon ? was clearly pleased that Trump was now willing to rid himself of the former aide. McConnell?s campaign organization tweeted an image of the normally taciturn McConnell with a beaming smile. Trump, an expert at self-promotion, said Bannon was trying to promote himself by ?leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was.? ?Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books,? said Trump, who famously values loyalty in associates and employees. US President Donald Trump talks to former chief strategist Steve Bannon during a swearing-in ceremony for senior staff at the White House, Washington, US, January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files With midterm elections looming in November that could cost Republicans control of Congress, Trump praised Republican lawmakers and candidates, words likely to be welcomed by McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan. ?Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down,? Trump said. As with much in the Trump White House, the story that triggered the harsh back and forth was an offshoot of the investigation into whether Trump campaign aides colluded with Russia to sway the election to Trump over Clinton. Bannon expressed derision and astonishment over the June 2016 in which a Russian lawyer was said to be offering damaging information about Clinton, according to the book ?Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House? by Michael Wolff. The book is due to be released on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by Trump?s son, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Bannon also was quoted as saying he was sure Trump Jr. would have taken the Russians who took part in the meeting to meet his father in Trump Tower. ?The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor - with no lawyers. They didn?t have any lawyers,? Bannon said in the book in excerpts seen by Reuters. ?Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it?s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.? When an intermediary proposed the meeting, saying the Russians were offering damaging information about Clinton, Trump Jr. responded in an email, ?I love it.? Bannon was incredulous about the meeting shortly after it was revealed, according to the book, concluding sarcastically, ?That?s the brain trust they had.? The Wolff book, parts of which were published by New York Magazine, portrayed Trump as shocked that he won the election and said his wife, Melania Trump, was in tears, and ?not of joy.? White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders called the book ?trashy tabloid fiction? with false and misleading accounts. The first lady?s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, added: ?The book is clearly going to be sold in the bargain fiction section. Mrs. Trump supported her husband?s decision to run for President and in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did.?
  25. ISLAMABAD: The Sharif family has decided to not cooperate with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Avenfield reference case, sources informed Geo News on Wednesday. Sources have quoted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as saying that if NAB has any proof regarding the Sharifs? ownership of the Avenfield apartments, then the anti-graft body should present it before the accountability court. At this point, sources added, Nawaz believes it would not be right for him, his daughter, Maryam, and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar to record any statements with NAB. Hence, sources said Nawaz has responded to the notice by the anti-graft body, informing them of his decision. According to sources, Nawaz has said that they would respond to all the questions regarding the Avenfield apartments case in the court. Witnesses record statements, hearing against Nawaz, family adjourned till Jan 9 Accountability court is conducting corruption proceedings against former PM, family in light of Supreme Court's Panama Papers case verdict A team of NAB visited London earlier, after which they issued a notice to the Sharif family asking them to appear before the court. The notice also stated that further information will be sought from Nawaz, his daughter and son-in-law. Earlier on Wednesday, Nawaz and his family members reached the accountability court to be present at the hearing on three references, which pertained to Al-Azizia Steel Mills, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Limited and London?s Avenfield apartments. After the hearing, Nawaz spoke to the media expressing disappointment at the ?futile attempts? to drag him into court cases. The references NAB has in total filed three references against the Sharif family and another against the then-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the accountability court, in light of the Supreme Court's orders in the Panama Papers case verdict of July 28. The anti-graft body was given six weeks, from the date of the apex court's order, to file the reference in an accountability court while the accountability court was granted six months to wrap up the proceedings. The references against the Sharif family pertain to the Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metals Establishment, their London properties, and over dozen offshore companies allegedly owned by the family. Maryam and Safdar are only nominated in the London properties reference. At an earlier hearing, the court also approved Maryam and Safdar's bail in the Avenfield properties case and ordered them to submit surety bonds worth Rs5 million each. Safdar was also directed to take the court's permission before leaving the country from now on. The judge also provided a copy of the reference ? spread over 53 volumes ? to Maryam and Safdar. NAB's Rawalpindi branch prepared two references regarding the Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metals Establishment, and the nearly dozen companies owned by the Sharif family. Its Lahore branch prepared a reference on the Sharif family's Avenfield apartments in London and another against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for owning assets beyond his known sources of income. If convicted, the accused may face up to 14 years imprisonment and lifelong disqualification from holding public office including the freezing of bank accounts and assets.