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  1. PESHAWAR: The disgruntled ad hoc teachers from across the province will protest outside the residence of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan on Tuesday. The teachers have been protesting since a week and boycotted educational activities across the province. Over 600 ad-hoc KP and FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) teachers are demanding they be made permanent employees after their extended contract ends on October 31. After the negotiations between the protesting ad-hoc teachers and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government have failed, following which the teachers had announced to surround the residence of Imran Khan on October 17. The association rejected the board of governors system being devised by the government for public colleges. Moreover, the association's leader, Jamshed Khan, said teachers wanted the government to resolve their issues of professional allowance ? provided to school teachers but not college teachers ? and their up-gradation. Teachers absent from classes in state-run colleges across KP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Professors and Lecturers Association is boycotting classes in protest Last week, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak met with the representatives' delegation. During the meeting, Khattak said he agreed to take back the decision regarding the formation of a board of governors in colleges. The chief minister, however, said that the demands regarding professional allowance and up-gradation will put an additional burden on the provincial government?s finances and under the current circumstances that is unacceptable. The association wanted in writing from the government that their demands will be met; until then, the teachers claim they will boycott classes across the province.
  2. Lawyers slap a police personnel on the entrance of accountability court ahead of the hearing of National Accountability Bureau?s (NAB) references filed against the Sharif family - Online ISLAMABAD: Inspector Shakeel Ahmed has filed an FIR against lawyers in the Ramna police station for slapping and pushing him in the premises of the accountability court on Friday. A video showed a group of lawyers pushing Ahmed, one of whom also slapped him, as the policeman was busy performing his duties outside the courtroom ahead of the indictment proceedings against the Sharifs. A commotion by members of the legal fraternity on Friday forced the accountability court judge hearing corruption cases against the Sharif family to adjourn proceedings minutes after they began. Maryam Nawaz and her husband MNA Capt (retd) Safdar reached the judicial complex separately Friday morning. Lawyers' commotion delays Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar's indictment until Oct 19 Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar were both in court today but the judge halted the proceedings after lawyers protested against police high-handedness Senior leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), including cabinet members, were at the scene to receive the former premier's daughter. With strict security arrangements in place, police barred non-essential personnel, including lawyers, from entering the complex. This led to a scuffle with the police, which resulted in the injury of at least one lawyer. As the hearing started, the lawyers began protesting inside the court. They claimed the Islamabad High Court has allowed lawyers to be present inside the judicial complex as well as the accountability court as "it is an open court". The lawyers also argued with the deputy attorney general and created a commotion, forcing Judge Mohammad Bashir to leave for his chamber and abort today's proceedings.
  3. Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi speaking in UN General Assembly?s debate Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi told the world body that Pakistan faces a terrorist threat ?primarily supported and financed from outside its borders,? a press released said. Pakistan ?will be able to defeat these forces too,? she vowed while speaking in the UN General Assembly?s debate on ?Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism? which took place in its Sixth Committee. Lodhi said that the country has turn the tide against terrorism as a result of its comprehensive efforts over the past several years, supported by a firm domestic political consensus. Pakistan would effectively respond to any Indian aggression: Maleeha Lodhi Pakistan's UN envoy questioned if Indian leaders were trying to provoke a conflict with Pakistan Pakistan has conducted the largest anti-terrorism operation anywhere in the world, she said. ?We have launched an across-the-board military campaign to destroy terrorist infrastructures and bases in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region and our tribal areas?. ?We also embarked on a law enforcement operation targeting those elements in our urban areas that had fled our military operations in the tribal areas?, she added. The ambassador said that the success of Pakistan?s two-pronged approached has resulted in the sharp reduction of terrorist activities across Pakistan over the past two years. According to the Global Terrorism Index, terrorism in Pakistan is now at its lowest point since 2006. ?We have lost over 27,000 of our citizens and law enforcement personnel to this scourge and have also suffered economic losses of over US$120 billion?, Lodhi said. Expressing Pakistan?s firm resolve to continue its fight against terrorism, Ambassador Lodhi said that these human and financial losses have not diminished Pakistan?s commitment to fight this menace. ?It has only reinforced our will to fight until the last terrorist is eliminated from our soil?, she stressed. Reiterating Pakistan?s unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including state terrorism, the Pakistani envoy said that there can be no justification for the killing of innocent people anywhere, regardless of the cause or pretext. Lodhi called for cooperation between the international community to fight terrorism as it was a collective challenge that has claimed innocent lives, caused widespread destruction, undermined social stability and disrupted state structures. ?With Daesh becoming its new and even deadlier face, terrorism and violent extremism continue to be among the most complex and imposing challenges of our time?, she commented. The Pakistani envoy called for urgent and focused attention to address festering disputes and unresolved conflicts, unlawful use of force, aggression, foreign occupation and denial of the right to self-determination. Political and economic injustice, she pointed out, fuels animosities, breeds hostility and often also leads to violent reactions. ?We must also ensure that the measures we take to counter terrorism remain within the framework of international law?, she said. She also called for addressing the issue of defamation of religions and demonisation of communities in the upcoming review of the UN's Global Counter Terrorism Strategy as they incite hatred and can lead to violent reactions. Lodhi welcomed Secretary General Antonio Guterres?s reform of the UN 's CT architecture including the creation of the new Office of Counter Terrorism. She also welcomed Vladimir Voronkov as head of this new office and assured him of Pakistan?s support in implementation of his mandate.
  4. MADRID: Barcelona and its members would have to decide which soccer league to play in if Catalonia gained independence from Spain, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Monday. The Catalan club played behind closed doors at the Nou Camp on Sunday, beating Las Palmas 3-0 in La Liga, as a protest against Spain using force to prevent voters taking part in a banned referendum to decide the region?s fate. More than 840 people needed medical attention after riot police clashed with some of those attempting to participate in the controversial vote on secession, which the Spanish government had ruled illegal. ?In the case of independence, the club and the members would have to decide in which league we would play,? Bartomeu told reporters after a board meeting. ?We are going through difficult and complicated moments and with respect to what could happen in the future we will take it on with calm and wisdom.? Catalan sports minister Gerard Figueras last week said Barcelona may be able to play in another country should the region achieve independence from Spain. ?In the case of independence, Catalan teams in La Liga ? Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona ? will have to decide where they want to play: in the Spanish league or a neighbouring country like Italy, France or the (English) Premier League,? he said. VP RESIGNS Bartomeu also said he had accepted the resignations of Barcelona vice-president Carles Vilarrubi and director Jordi Mones, who opposed the decision to play behind closed doors. ?Today the board has accepted the resignation of vice-president Carles Vilarrubi and Barca Innovation Hub chief Jordi Mones,? he said. ?We thank both of them for their dedication during all their years of service to the club.? Bartomeu said choosing to play without fans was one of the hardest decisions he has had to make as the club?s president, since taking over from Sandro Rosell in January 2014. ?We perfectly understand that many of our members and fans would have preferred the option of calling off the match,? said Bartomeu. ?That is why I must say that this was one of the most difficult decisions that I have ever had to make as Barca president. ?We very seriously considered the option of postponing the game, but we could not get the Professional Football League (LFP) to approve our request,? he added referring to the national body that runs La Liga. ?Having reached that point, I decided to play behind closed doors because we believed that the image of a football match being played in a completely empty Camp Nou would have been a responsible action and a way of showing how we utterly reject the exceptional and inadmissible situation going on around Catalonia.? Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona all announced on Monday that they would be joining a region-wide general strike in Catalonia on Tuesday, Oct. 3 following the weekend?s events.
  5. ARBIL: The Iraqi government cut autonomous Kurdistan?s direct air links with the outside world indefinitely on Friday, partially isolating the northern region after it voted a massive "yes" in an independence referendum. The move increases the pressure on the Iraqi Kurds amid soaring regional tensions following Monday?s non-binding but deeply contentious vote. The central government in Baghdad had ordered the halt to all foreign flights to and from the region from 6pm (1500 GMT). Foreigners scrambled to fly out of Iraqi Kurdistan from the region?s capital, Arbil, and its second largest city Sulaimaniyah before the ban took effect. The Iraqi Kurdish transport minister, Mawlud Bawa Murad, told AFP at Arbil airport that the flight ban would "negatively impact all international businesses in the Kurdistan region, in addition to all civilians, from all nations". It would "negatively impact our daily life," he said. "We will do our best to find a viable alternative, or succeed to bring back international flights." Arbil airport is a key gateway for humanitarian aid workers helping Iraqis affected by the battle against the Daesh group. Washington has said it would be willing to facilitate talks between the Iraqi Kurdish authorities and Baghdad to calm escalating tensions over the 92% "yes" vote, as a top Shiite cleric called for the crisis to be solved in an Iraqi court. Neighbouring Turkey and Iran also strongly opposed the vote, fearing it would inflame the separatist aspirations of their own sizeable Kurdish populations. Ankara has threatened a series of measures, including blocking lifeline oil exports from the region via Turkey. The Kurds, whose borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria remain open, have condemned the flight suspension as "collective punishment". Iraq?s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said it was not "punishment" but a legal measure that would be reversed if the transport authority was transferred to Baghdad in line with the Iraqi constitution. The ban saw people, many of them foreigners, flock to the airport in Arbil to avoid being stranded. Kurds rush back Iraqi Kurdistan is home to a large international community, most of whom enter on a visa issued by the regional authorities that is not recognised by the central government, so they cannot travel elsewhere in Iraq. On Friday, around 100 passengers waited eagerly for their planes in Arbil, where the last flight out was to Vienna at 4pm. "We were supposed to go back to Brazil next Saturday but we rescheduled our flight," said Isidoro Junior, a 32-year-old volunteer for an NGO providing medical assistance to Iraqis displaced by the war against Daesh. "We are a group of 16 people, so it was quite difficult to find enough seats. One of us came here at 2am to make sure...we would be able to fly out," he said. At the Turkish Airlines counter, before the last flight left, a one-way ticket to Istanbul cost $743. But it sold for $1,500 online, said one passenger who had paid twice in error, leaving a £3,000 dent in his credit card. The director of Arbil airport, Talar Faiq Salih, said humanitarian, military and diplomatic flights were excluded from the ban. Earlier, the UN humanitarian office OCHA said it was working to ensure aid could continue to reach tens of thousands of needy Iraqis. In Sulaimaniyah, foreigners and others needing to leave sped to the airport before the ban took effect, while Kurds who were abroad for business or tourism rushed home. "There have been masses of people for two days," said airport spokesperson Dana Mohammad Said, adding that the airport remained open for domestic flights. An Iraqi Airways flight to Baghdad took off from Arbil at 7pm, an AFP correspondent said.
  6. According to a FactorDaily report, Amazon is likely to set up a division of Lab126 right here in India. The lab is Amazon's infamous R&D unit that conceptualized gadgets like the Kindle ebook reader, Dash buttons, Echo smart speaker, Fire tablets and other streaming devices. ©FactorDaily It is expected to be launched in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. If that happens, it'll be the first Lab126 center outside of the US. FYI, these labs are already present in six cities in the US with more than 3,000 employees. Though the outlet's sources didn't specify a timeline, they did mention that Amazon is already hiring people for this facility. Which means that anyone who is looking for a hardcore engineering job in an innovative environment should start firing their CVs across, asap. Now, there is an equal probability of it simply housing developers who will engineer ideas that are concocted in the US or the lab could be coming up with new innovations targeted to consumers in India. It could be a hybrid move too. If you don't already know, Amazon is already growing by leaps and bounds in the Indian online retail space. Its business is slated to grow to $100 billion by 2020. The company allocated $5 billion to invest in its local operations in India, back in 2014. Since then, it has launched its premium delivery service, Amazon Prime, along with Prime Video, the company's streaming service and the Fire TV Stick streaming dongle. Though Amazon has already launched the Alexa powered Echo Show in the US in June, the Echo is expected to be launched in India, next month. Now, this move has potential to really push Amazon's stock up, as it'll be the first major tech company to offer an AI-powered speaker in the country. Surprised as to why the Google Assistant-powered Home speaker and Apple's HomePod haven't made it to the market in India yet? Well, we are not sure about Google, but Apple's HomePod won't hit the market until December this year. And, if you are still not feeling it then you should know that the Echo might also be complemented by the launch of Amazon's streaming music service in India, next year. ©TrustedReviews Left to Right: Echo Show and Echo Coming back to where we started, it might not be enough for Amazon to simply begin shipping Echo speakers to India, as supporting multiple accents and a wide range of languages will play a crucial part in its success. Why? Because if Amazon wants to get users in the country to order things by issuing voice commands, it has to understand its audience well. Because of the wide range of accents and languages in India, Lab126 could come into play improving by Alexa's voice recognition capabilities while reducing errors and misheard commands. It'll be interesting to see what Amazon comes up with next and how Flipkart and other online retailers respond to this bold move.
  7. When passion ignites your soul and your love for something changes to dedication, people cross miles to satiate their calling; they do whatever it takes for them to achieve what has been carved in their heart. Mazen Kourouche is one Apple fanatic who is an entrepreneur, has his own Youtube channel and is also an IOS developer. © facebook- mazen kourouche So what drives him? His mad love for the iPhone, that's what! So Mazen is camping outside a Sydney Apple store even though he is 10 days early for the release date. Now it's down to 8 while you read this, of course. He's promised his followers to unveil the iPhone inside the store once he has his hands on it, and since he's an entrepreneur, he knows time is indeed money. So he's invited companies to sponsor his t-shirt while he is rising on the charts of internet fame right now. Down for a sponsorship if any company is interested ðð½#iPhone8 #firstinline #iphoneX #sponsorship #ad — Mazen Kourouche (@mazfromdecoda) September 12, 2017 People have been asking him all sorts of practical questions and he's been a sport, answering all of them, which even includes a query about how he is meeting natures call. Toilets are plentiful on George Street ð — Mazen Kourouche (@mazfromdecoda) September 11, 2017 The internet is a funny place that can catapult you to virtual fame if you are game to do something crazy like this.
  8. LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif ordered on Sunday an inquiry into aerial firing outside Pakistan Peoples Party office in NA-120 constituency. Shehbaz also ordered CCPO to submit a report over the matter. In the evening, unidentified gunmen conducted aerial firing outside the PPP office. Responding to this, PPP?s candidate Faisal Mir held the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) responsible for the incident. He also alleged that PML-N is feeling threatened as PPP is gaining popularity in the area. Mir also claimed that he will file an application in Election Commission of Pakistan regarding those who are trying to spread fear in NA-120. On the other hand, PML-N denied the allegations and CM ordered action to be taken against those responsible for the incident. By-election, on the seat left vacant after Sharif?s disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28, will be held on September 17. A total of 44 candidates will contest the NA-120 by-poll. The Election Commission of Pakistan will establish 220 polling stations and 573 polling booths where the constituency?s 321,786 registered voters can cast their vote. Parties continue campaigning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf?s candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid continued campaigning on the second day of Eid. The campaign started from Karim Park. Speaking on the occasion, Rashid remarked: ?I am competing against the government, not Kulsoom Nawaz [PML-N?s candidate).? Earlier in the day, PML-N?s Maryam Nawaz, who is campaigning on behalf of her mother Kulsoom Nawaz, said that the party workers will go to each and every house during the election campaign. ?We will work day and night to ensure our victory,? she said.
  9. Two bodyguards of an Afghan MP were shot dead in firing outside his house, followed by a suicide bomb, Tolo News reported. A suicide bomber exploded himself outside MP Zahir Qadir ?s house in Jalalabad while a second suicide bomber was shot dead by Qadir?s bodyguards, Tolo News quoted to the provincial governor's spokesman as saying. Governor?s spokesman Attaullah Khoghyani confirms explosion in Jalalabad and said two bodyguards were shot dead. He said the situation is now under control but the area has been cordoned off. Suicide bomber kills five in Kabul bank blast Bomb went off outside the Kabul Bank, which usually pays the salaries of security forces personnel Over the last 10 days, over 10 people were killed and scored injured in suicide bombing in various parts of Afghanistan.
  10. A police officer stands at a cordon after police arrested a man carrying a knife outside Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON: British police said they had arrested a man carrying a knife outside Buckingham Palace on Friday night, with two officers suffering minor injuries in the process. The man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police near to Queen Elizabeth?s London residence. Britain was hit by four militant attacks that killed 36 people earlier this year and the country?s threat level is set at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. ?The man was stopped this evening, Friday, 25 August, at approximately 20:35 hours by officers at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace in possession of knife,? the police said, adding that "two male police officers suffered minor injuries to their arm? as they tried to detain him. Security officials are now at the scene for further investigation, according to a statement issued by the Metropolitan Police.
  11. Uh-oh, angry Twitter rant is coming. Looks like someone played an extremely perfect prank on US President Donald Trump. A giant inflatable chicken with a little too familiar features on the Ellipse between the White House and Washington Monument in DC yesterday. Trump may be out of town, but no worries, someone is keeping a beady eye on his home while he's away. © Twitter There was also a live stream of the 30-foot-tall chicken right outside the President's residence, and apparently, it looked like it was staging a ‘coop'. It turns out that the balloon was set up by documentary filmmaker Taran Singh Brar as a way to protest the president “being a weak and ineffective leader.” Taran Singh Brar says he bought it for $1300. It's a visual protest. "Trump is too chicken to release his tax returns, to stand up to Putin" — Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 9, 2017 While talking to Huffington Post about Trump, he said, “He's too afraid to release his tax returns, too afraid to stand up to Vladimir Putin.” He also added that Trump is “playing chicken with North Korea”. Obviously, anything related to Trump always catches Twitter's eyes, here are some of the best reactions. Trump will never be a part of Mount Rushmore but he'll always have #trumpchicken — S.O.S. USA (@DeliaMacD1) August 10, 2017 Approval rating: trump: 33% COVFEFE, the #trumpChicken: 95% â¤ï¸ — Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 10, 2017 Republicans - Haha these libtards cry over everything! Also the republicans - *rages on Twitter over a deflatable chicken* #TrumpChicken — Sierra Dearns (@SierraRambles) August 10, 2017 The cost of #TrumpChicken: $1,300. The cost of seeing it outside the White House: priceless. — AJ+ (@ajplus) August 9, 2017 Betcha anything Melania would rather be with #TrumpChicken — Deep State Todd (@OrangeWindSock) August 10, 2017 The #TrumpChicken has better hair than @realDonaldTrump — Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 10, 2017 Quite the metaphor for this presidency. @realDonaldTrump #TrumpChicken — Julie Sledjeski (@julie_dots) August 10, 2017 Now we have a real President. #TrumpChicken — Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 9, 2017 "Trump Chicken" stood tall, had a crowd in Washington that loved him, and didn't say a word. He already had a better 2017 than Real Trump. — Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 9, 2017 #TrumpChicken deserves some type of award — â»ï¸ Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) August 9, 2017 Trump was nowhere to be seen, but that didn't stop ‘Chicken Trump' from its organic, free range protest.
  12. The troops were on patrol as part of Operation Sentinel, in which the army deployed 10,000 soldiers across France to protect civilians after the attacks in Paris in January 2015. PHOTO: AFP PARIS: A car slammed into soldiers on patrol outside Paris on Wednesday, injuring six people, two of them seriously, police said. The vehicle took off after the incident, which took place at about 8am (0600 GMT) in the northwestern suburb of Levallois-Perret. Police described the incident as an "apparently deliberate act". France has been under a state of emergency since November 2015 and has seen a string of attacks on security forces who have been regularly targeted, particularly those guarding key tourist sites. An 18-year-old with a history of psychological problems was arrested on Saturday at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife. He told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier, sources close to the case told AFP. In February, a man armed with a machete attacked four soldiers on patrol at Paris´s Louvre Museum, while in April another extremist shot and killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees. In June, a 40-year-old Algeria doctorate student who had pledged allegiance to Daesh attacked a policeman with a hammer outside Notre Dame cathedral.
  13. Whatever allegations PTI has levelled are wrong, otherwise, they would have provided evidence had those allegations been correct. They have not provided any evidence till date, neither have they given any evidence in the past. They do not appear in the courts. They allege that God forbid we were involved in rigging. They have been consistently accusing us but those allegations did not even reach the court. Those allegations are absolutely false. We are preparing cases against their allegations and PTI will have to come to court to answer. They should face the courts and not run away from them. The matter should be cleared in a couple of hearings. We issued them a notice four years ago, but it was decided that we should not pursue the notice and hence a committee was formulated. Our three to four journalists and a few members from PTI were included in the committee so that both parties can meet. I myself met Imran Khan thrice and requested him to call a committee meeting and prove all the allegations that they levelled upon us and all this was documented. He, himself said many times that he will call a meeting but he never did, hence we are preparing to file a fresh case. As you all know that we won a case in London which had multiple allegations and Imran Khan was present in all those programs. When we went to courts in UK, ARY`s lawyer had to concede that they do not have any evidence against us. ARY had accepted this and they were punished severely. This was a unique decision in UK`s history, so if anyone, including Imran Khan or anyone who alleges a media group, should also back it with evidence. Question: Your media group is accused of supporting the government?s propaganda, what do you have to say about it? Remarks have been revealed about your biased attitude, your inclination toward the government is obvious, do you want to say something about it? Answer: I just want to say that whoever is saying that our inclination is towards the government is a slave of his own thoughts or he must be in a hateful relationship with the government or Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif and his supporters, Imran Khan and his supporters, do not want to see any news which is published against them. They do not want to see if we show Imran Khan?s wrong doing. They don?t want to see the other side of the story. Because we are the only channel which is showing the other side of the story. It might be that they don?t like our policy, but we show both sides of the story. It does not matter if its Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan or the People`s Party, no one wants to see anything published against them. This is the real situation. Question: Does that WhatsApp story have any evidence? Answer: I have presented the case of the entire media today in front of the court. Our editors, as well as our legal team, are of the opinion that most of our published news have been correct except for one for which we have apologised. Mistakes can occur in journalism, but the correct thing is to accept the mistake and apologise. Our team works hard. Our news is not supposed to look after JIT and ISI. I have repeated several times that even this story, and also other stories are true till now. I have requested the honourable judges to take action if the story is wrong. Till now the action has been taken against one matter and which was misreporting. I even stated this in the court room and all the newspapers and channels also aired wrong headlines. It happens. Question: It is not written in the decision that the JIT has been given in ISI`s control, do you want action to be taken against you? Answer: I have said this several times, and also in front of you, why was action not taken against us if we are wrong? If we are wrong, then it should be exposed in front of everyone. Question: Sir, can you tell about the advertisements? Answer: Related to the advertisements, I have complained to the judges with respect and also revealed my pain to them regarding the matter. It was said that judges have given remarks and in my opinion, the remarks which are not present in the order sheet have zero value. So if the remarks of honourable judges have no value in the order/decision, then it has literally no value. We media people, which also includes us, build it as a 1000 floor building and also put marble on it. We also put wonderful black glasses and then polish it but eventually, it has no value. First time ever I have felt that we do wrong by valuing it too much and I realised this after today`s remarks. We have done the same mistake in the past and we are doing it again. I said one thing when talking regarding the remarks and everyone started criticising. I gave an example to them that If my colleagues who work hard with me, ask me on whose behest am I publishing this news, then I can ask in return ask on whose behest are you asking me this question? So I can answer them if they ask me. But I cannot give the same answer to you all, everything should be backed by evidence. As far as the advertisements are concerned, Mr Imran Khan started this and may Allah guide him towards the right path and may Allah guide us as well, Imran Khan talks without evidence. I have told him several times, and we have published and aired this in channels and newspapers, that he, Imran Khan visits the UK too and if these allegations are true, then he should try and accuse us in UK as well. We have given our stance openly in the newspapers and on the channels. I am not talking about all the channels but a few channels in our industry edit programs when they broadcast in London. The law is the same for allegations throughout the world. This practice in journalism of blaming is only seen here; they all edit their content elsewhere. As far as the advertisements are related, the KP government comes on top in giving advertisements to us. We also get more advertisements from the private sector. Readership and viewership are high, which is why we get more business. Same is the case with the government, whichever channel has the highest viewership and whichever newspaper has the highest readership will be given more advertisements so the argument that I am providing is very logical and they have asked for an entire table from the government. I have also asked requested the honourable judges to give us an opportunity to provide our data and they have agreed to it. We weren?t asked to present it at first but the government was and probably the government has not provided it yet. We want to provide our data and wanted to bring it today, but it wasn?t complete and it will include all the things which I have mentioned. We have more market share. The government has been unfair to us, as we have been saying for quite long that we should be given advertisements many more times than our closest competitor in newspaper and TV. We get a lesser number of advertisements than we should be getting. Number two and three get more advertisements than us. Their rating is much lower in percentage than us and we have been treated unfairly. Question: The record which has been revealed shows that you got ads worth Rs4.5 billion while the others got Rs40 million worth of ads. In relation to Imran Khan, you said that you have had quarrels with Imran Khan before, your offices have been stoned and you made peace afterwards, don?t you trust the Pakistani courts? Answer: This is a good question. All the cases are also currently filed in Pakistan, also the one that we took to UK. We have filed a case against Zaid Hamid which has proceeded a bit. We filed cases against him in Pakistan four years ago and they are moving forward. As far as your argument of Rs4bn is concerned, kindly wait for the report, everything will be revealed once the report is exposed. Rubbish is being peddled on social media currently. 75pc of social media is rubbish in the world. International people term it as gutter, Imran Khan uses social media because it's free for him and for all the politicians, even for PML-N to post whatever they want. They can post 1,000 emails at once and start useless propaganda. It is a rule in Pakistan that a defamation case has to be decided in three months. It is necessary that the honourable judges realise that everything would be fine in Pakistan if decisions are made. If there is a difference between me and you, then it should be cleared because it progresses with time and then turns into a rivalry. Judgements are not made in Pakistan, while it took only 15 months in the UK to make a decision and hard work was put in the case. Question: Geo is a big name in media, especially during the PPP?s government, but after the sit-ins, a perception in the general public was that PTV and Geo have very similar news/content. What do you want to say about it? Answer: I have said this before too, we show every perspective. The perspective which is not acceptable to Imran Khan and his supporters, they dislike it and say that we are trying to save PML-N and Nawaz Sharif. But our policy is different. Someone should tell me if we have not given coverage to Imran Khan. Although he has boycotted us, we still give him coverage. We have never boycotted his coverage. Hence, his goal is to make individuals controversial by accusing them and discrediting them, making the people not believe our reporting and having them read our news with a sense of doubt. This is his game and he will never be successful in this. We have faced this in the past as well and you all know what we have been through even during Nawaz Sharif`s era when Saif-ur-Rahman was there. We faced everything when Musharraf was in power. You all know what he did to us. When Zia- ul-Haq was there, my father had to write an editorial on the first page with his signature. Ayub Khan also did a lot. Bhutto also did a lot. All the rulers did a lot to us. This is not something new for us. All the allegations that they associate with the media and the Jang Group, no one has ever proved any allegation. I request Imran Khan to please go to the courts and prove all the allegations. There is a council of complaints, PEMRA and the courts, he should go there and prove. I request you to select 10 people and tell Imran Khan to send 10 people as well and I give you permission to decide independently on whose fault is it, in order to resolve this situation. And I request Imran Khan and his supporters to approach this is a positive manner and avoid negativity. Question: What is your complaint with Tehreek-e-Insaf that you are explaining yourself so much? Why are you diving into politics? The reason why the Supreme Court summoned you is, because you are not doing journalism but manipulating and this is the only reason why you have been sent a notice. A trend has started in your organisation regarding fake reporting. Answer: Mine and your brother questioned me about PTI and that is why I answered. Secondly, I have no idea what you are talking about and about what the honourable judges have said and what they have not. With due respect, they did not prove everything then how did the honourable judges pass their remarks? And If they have said, till date, the judges, if they have said, it is wrong because no one has provided any evidence and no action has been taken yet. The proof which has been provided in front of you discusses only one news item. Why did they make a second call for Noorani Sb? On which the honourable judge said; How dare he? This is the action he has taken and he did not take any other action. All the news has been already published, no action has been taken against them which technically means they are correct. They are not wrong it means and if they do take action then court proceedings will be held on that news. Question: Today you talked about judicial remarks. However; you used to air remarks of Ch. Iftikhar with pleasure, then why do you have a problem with the remarks now? Answer: Yes, I have said this there, how my parents have brought me up and what our policy Is what I have said clearly that today we are realising this when we have been made to face it. Call the order sheet. Now, we have got to know that the value of these remarks is zero as our lawyers have told us that whatever is not in the order sheet, has zero value. And I realised that even in Chaudhry Iftikhar's era, we used to build a whole building over remarks with windows and polished it, which was wrong. It has no value and we have been defaming, which should not have been done. Every media, which includes our media group, considers remarks as if they are a very big deal Question: Have you ever met Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry? Answer: Yes, I met him after his retirement. I never met him during his tenure. Question: Justice Azmat Saeed has said that you have discussed everything related to the JIT. You said that no news has bounced. His stance was that your news was related to the JIT and the court did not make the decision which you quoted. He said it has to do with something with the stock exchange as well, what do you have to say about it? Answer: I haven?t heard this statement but if you are saying it, and if it is true, then it is a shameful statement. If I can, then I would prefer to file a case against the judge who has said this. Whichever judge said what you are saying, and if he said it then it is a shameful statement and he should not have said this about anyone. We media persons and politicians have the same complaint about these remarks which shall not be passed as defaming someone is not good Question: You used to put all things related to Ch. Iftikhar as a headline? Answer: Not only us but the entire media was doing it. We are also humans and not God/Allah. We accept that we have committed mistakes and we might keep on committing mistakes. We all should accept that since this world has been created, everyone has committed mistakes. We are not trying to become a party. The assumptions of manipulation are absolutely wrong and defaming. If I say, that you are saying all this because you have been bribed by someone then how would you feel? Although it will sound wrong If I say this. I am not saying this, you haven?t taken any money but I am putting forward an example, that if I say this then how wrong it will sound and should not be said. And I will also not say this without evidence Question: You have said this again and again that you have published all the right news so will you apologise? Answer: We will definitely apologise if we are wrong and why shouldn?t we apologise if we are wrong. But we have seen this in the past, we take a stand for our reporters if they aren?t proven wrong and this is the reason why we have differences with the governments and opposition, such as we have with Imran Khan. We have created differences with the opposition many a time. There have been differences with the MQM, with the government. A journalist is the one who brings in the news and our organisation stands by it, then we get punished horribly for it, an example being TV closure as everyone knows what happened in Musharaf's era and also after Hamid Mir incident. You guys bring in the news but we face the music. and you guys get the right news and if they are wrong then we ourselves take action against them. So whatever news till now we have published and our team has published, and I am proud of my team and Inshallah, whoever is claiming them to be wrong should prove them wrong and I am proud of my team because they work hard. Supreme Court should take action If they are wrong as they took action on that news. It has been over 2 months now and Supreme court hasn?t taken any action against it, I ask why? Question: Reporters are often accused of siding with Nawaz Sharif. Imran Khan quotes Ansar Abbasi on his news against the SECP and then it is said that our group also reports against PML-N. Reporters have this perception, what will you say about this? Answer: We are airing and publishing a lot of news against PML-N. You tell yourself that didn?t we give that news? This is our business and we know how to earn halaal. Why would we cause loss to our own business? Forget about journalism. How can I publish only one perspective? Today we are the biggest group with Allah's blessing.
  14. PTI, PML-N workers clash outside SC after Panama case hearing ISLAMABAD: Workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday faced off outside the Supreme Court after the hearing of the Panama case. Workers chanted slogans and later clashed after the leaders of the two parties held media talks following the hearing, prompting the police to intervene and disperse the workers. The Supreme Court bench today resumed hearing the case after the petitioners presented their arguments in favour of the Joint Investigation Team?s (JIT) final report a day earlier. Bench to review material before deciding on PM's disqualification, NAB reference At Monday's hearing, petitioners? counsels pleaded for PM?s disqualification The three-member special Supreme Court bench hearing the Panama Papers case observed that it would examine all the material and then decide on disqualifying the premier or sending the matter to an accountability court. PM's imprisonment, disqualification highly likely: Fawad Chaudhry PTI leaders lashed out against the ruling party during recess outside the Supreme Court where the defence was presenting its arguments. ?The matter seems to be going towards the imprisonment of Hussain, Hasan, and Maryam Nawaz,? said PTI Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry, adding, ?only a miracle can save Nawaz Sharif?s family from 14 years imprisonment and 10 years of disqualification.? Panamagate about power, not accountability: Talal PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry on Tuesday declared the Panama case saga a ?game of power, not accountability?. ?Those who could not become ministers or prime ministers are sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with the court. This [Panama case] game is not about accountability, it?s about power,? said Talal, as he lashed out at opponents while addressing media on day two of the Panama case hearing. Taking aim at the JIT, the PML-N leader said the team collected incomplete and faulty material. ?The JIT itself kept violating the law,? he alleged.
  15. India?s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Reuters WASHINGTON: Kashmiri and Sikh protesters waved flags and chanted slogans against India?s Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived at the White House for a meeting with President Donald Trump. "We are here today basically to raise awareness of the human rights violations that are happening in India," Jatinder Grewal, Director of Sikhs for Justice told CBN News. Over the past few years under Modi?s rule, conditions for Sikhs, Christians and other religious minorities have grown difficult. "When Modi came to power in 2014 he promised the Christians and other minorities that he would allow freedom of religion, he lied," said Pastor Rob Rotola who also protested outside the White House, "The only people that have favoured status in India are not all people, they are the Hindu nationalists. It?s the far extremist party that tends to violence. And as these groups have ramped up the violence, the police state and the government looks the other way, and is allowing it to happen." Trump, Modi call on Pakistan to stem terrorist attacks Commentators had predicted that Trump and Modi would find much in common "I am here to speak for the Indian church," said Bishop John Lutembeak, a missionary in India, "The Indians who are being persecuted by Prime Minister Modi, by a group of radical Hindus. Christians have been killed, women have been raped and Hindu is taking more part in India and it wants to turn India into a Hindu nation and this is what has brought us here to protest, to show that world that even the conversation that President Trump will have with Prime Minister Modi should put into consideration that tolerance of different religious. Let not one Hindu religion be over other religions and begin to persecute them." Trump and Modi held a meeting at the White House on Monday, and called on "all nations to resolve territorial and maritime disputes peacefully and in accordance with international law."
  16. VIRGINIA: A 17-year-old American Muslim girl was beaten and abducted after leaving a mosque in Virginia on Sunday by a man who police later arrested on suspicion of murder after her body was found dumped in a pond, authorities said. The attack spurred an outpouring of grief and horror in a Muslim community that has been gathering to pray at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque about 30 miles outside Washington in observance of the last 10 days of Ramadan. The attack happened early on Sunday after the victim and several friends walking outside the mosque got into a dispute with a motorist in the community of Sterling, the Fairfax County Police Department said in a statement. At one point, the motorist got out of his car and assaulted the girl, police said. The teen was reported missing by her friends who scattered during the attack and could not find her afterwards, touching off an hours-long search by authorities in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. At around 3pm, the remains of a female believed to be the teen victim were found in a pond in Sterling, police said. During the search for the missing teen, authorities stopped a motorist "driving suspiciously in the area" and arrested the driver, later identified as identified as Darwin Martinez Torres, 22. Police obtained a murder warrant that charges Torres for her death, the Fairfax County Police Department said. A police spokeswoman told reporters the attack followed some sort of dispute between the man and the girls, and authorities had not ruled out hate as a motivation for the attack. The number of anti-Muslim bias incidents in the United States jumped 57 percent in 2016 to 2,213, up from 1,409 in 2015, the Council on American-Islamic Relations advocacy group said in a report last month. While the group had been seeing a rise in anti-Muslim incidents prior to Donald Trump's stunning rise in last year's presidential primaries and November election victory, it said the acceleration in bias incidents was due in part to Trump's focus on militant groups and anti-immigrant rhetoric. In an incident in London on Monday, a van ploughed into worshippers leaving a mosque, killing at least one person and injuring several in what Britain's largest Muslim organisation said was a deliberate act of Islamophobia. Isra Chaker, a person who said in a Facebook post that she was close to a family friend of the victim in the Virginia incident, said the driver came out with a baseball bat and began swinging it at the girls, Chaker said. "She then went missing (presumably kidnapped/moved by the suspect) and was found dead this afternoon," Chaker said. An online fundraiser for the girl's family had raised $61,606 by Sunday evening. Police said a medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to confirm the victim's identity and cause of death, though detectives believe the body found in the pond was the missing girl.
  17. Photo: Twitter LONDON: Local police on Friday arrested a man at the fence surrounding the British parliament on suspicion of carrying a knife, which comes nearly three months after an Islamist terror attack in the same area. The man was detained at 11:10 am (1010 GMT) by the Palace of Westminster in central London, police said in a statement. "The man -- aged in his 30s -- was arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife. There are no reports of any injuries," the brief statement said. A bearded man, wearing black trousers and a grey sweatshirt, could be seen being held against the fence with his arms behind his back by a police officer. A parliamentary spokesman said: "We are aware of an incident outside the Palace of Westminster, which is being dealt with by the Metropolitan Police." On March 22, knifeman Khalid Masood drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four, and fatally stabbed a policeman guarding the gates of parliament before being shot dead by armed officers. On April 27, a man was arrested across the street from parliament. Police said knives were recovered from him. Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali, 27, of north London, was charged with the intention of committing acts of terrorism engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to that intention. He was also charged with two counts relating to explosive substances in Afghanistan in 2012. Friday´s arrest comes on the first anniversary of the murder of MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed to death in her constituency by a man with links to neo-Nazi organisations. More than 110,000 events were to take place around Britain between Friday and Sunday for "The Great Get Together" in honour of Cox, celebrating her belief that "we have far more in common than that which divides us".
  18. Image: Twitter (@jwbergiii) THE HAGUE: A car driver hit eight people outside Amsterdam Central Station on Saturday, injuring two seriously, after being warned about parking illegally, but police said there was no indication that the driver was carrying out an attack of any kind. "The suspect has been interviewed, and it appears not to have been intentional. But we are investigating further," Amsterdam police said on their Twitter account. The Amsterdam incident happened when police approached a black Peugeot which was badly parked, and the driver tried to speed away, according to Dutch media. Two people were admitted to hospital with serious injuries, and others were treated at the scene after the car hit the crowd and then crashed into a wall. Several ambulances and police were swiftly on the scene on the busy streets outside the station in the heart of the canal-lined Dutch capital. The driver was arrested and taken for questioning. The news came a week after three attackers in a van mowed down pedestrians in London before going on a stabbing spree, killing eight people and injuring 48. The Netherlands has been on high alert following a slew of attacks around Europe in recent months, including last month´s Manchester suicide bombing and two recent attacks in London.
  19. ISLAMABAD: A man, identified as Malik Noor Awan, accosted Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed outside the National Assembly Thursday morning claiming the politician owes him money. The incident occurred near Gate 1 of the Parliament House. The man kept insisting that Rasheed return his money and held the politicians hand forcefully. ?I will pay you very soon,? Rasheed assured the man, while trying to calm him down. ?You must promise me that you will pay up,? the man remarked. After the incident, Rasheed went into the Parliament. ?I will complain about this to the [National Assembly] speaker.? Later, Rasheed filed a case against Noor Awan at Secretariat Police Station. Awan alleged that Rasheed bought a car from him but has yet to pay him around Rs20 million for it. Speaking to the media, Awan said ?I am a very poor man and Rs20.2 million is a big amount. It?s my hard earned money.? He also claimed that I ran into Rasheed at the airport but he ignored him. ?He does not even attend my phone calls.? Addressing a press conference later, Rasheed said ?I have said before that parliament lacks security," said Rasheed, demanding the presiding officer to arrest the man. The politician alleged that the ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, is behind the incident. "If anything happens to me then they [PML-N] will be responsible for it," he added. Following the incident, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar met Rasheed inside Parliament. Nisar said that relevant measures will be taken upon the advice of the speaker. The person has been taken into custody, he added. On the issue, Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah remarked ?this is an important matter and it should be investigated.? This should be revealed how did the person enter the parliament, he said, and asked ?how did he get the permission to enter the parliament??
  20. PARIS: A French police officer shot and injured a man who attacked him with a hammer outside Paris?s Notre-Dame cathedral on Tuesday, authorities said. Police sealed off the area in front of the cathedral, where the attacker lay injured on the ground. The attack comes with France on high alert for more militant strikes after a weekend attack in London, where extremists used a van and knives to crush to death and kill seven people, one of them French. Authorities in Paris asked the public to stay away from Notre-Dame, one of France?s biggest tourist attractions situated on the banks of the Seine river in the heart of the capital. French TV reported scenes of panic during the shooting, with tourists scrambling for cover. France is under a state of emergency and on its highest possible level of alert following a string of terror attacks that began in 2015, which have killed over 230 people. In the last fatal attack, a policeman was shot and killed on Paris?s prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue on April 20, three days before the first round of the presidential election. Major attacks in France targeted the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in January 2015 and in November that year, gunmen and suicide bombers attacked sites around Paris including the Bataclan concert hall, killing 130 people. Then in July last year, a radicalised Tunisian man drove a lorry at high speed through a Bastille Day fireworks display on the Nice waterfront, massacring 86 people. Since then there have been a series of smaller attacks, often targeting security forces.
  21. geo_embedgallery ISLAMABAD: Preparations are under way for opposition?s parliamentary session outside the National Assembly, which has been scheduled to start at 11am. For the purpose, chairs have been placed outside the National Assembly, carpets are being rolled out and fans have been also been placed at different points. The session will be on budget. On Tuesday, Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah boycotted the National Assembly session and announced to hold the next parliament session outside the parliament. The move came in response to opposition?s reservations that their speeches over the federal budget were not given live coverage. [embed_video1 url= style=center] Khursheed Shah had remarked said, ?Opposition is steadfast on its demand that its budget speech should be given live coverage.? Opposition announces to hold parliamentary session outside NA The move came in response to opposition?s demand that opposition speech on budget should be given live coverage. Chairman Senate has set the right example in this regard. If opposition?s speech in the Senate is broadcasted live then why not in the National Assembly? He asked. All opposition parties will gather outside the parliament tomorrow [Wednesday], he had said, adding that ?we will discuss all those issues which we are not supposed to raise inside the assembly.?
  22. geo_embedgallery ISLAMABAD: Opposition's parliamentary session outside National Assembly started Wednesday morning. Members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan Peoples Party among others are attending the session. Earlier, preparations were made for the parliamentary session outside the National Assembly. For the purpose, chairs were placed, carpets were rolled out and fans also been placed at different points. The session will be on the recently presented federal budget 2017-18. On Tuesday, Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah boycotted the National Assembly session and announced to hold the next session outside the parliament. The move came in response to the opposition?s reservations that their speeches over the federal budget were not given live coverage by the state broadcaster ? Pakistan Television. [embed_video1 url= style=center] Khursheed Shah had remarked, ?Opposition is steadfast on its demand that its budget speech should be given live coverage.? Opposition announces to hold parliamentary session outside NA The move came in response to opposition?s demand that opposition speech on budget should be given live coverage. "Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has set the right example in this regard. If the opposition?s speech in the Senate is broadcast live then why not in the National Assembly? he asked." All opposition parties will gather outside the parliament tomorrow [Wednesday], he had said, adding that ?we will discuss all those issues which we are not supposed to raise inside the assembly.?
  23. geo_embedgallery ISLAMABAD: Opposition members boycotted the National Assembly session Wednesday morning and held a session outside the parliament. Finance minister tried to deceive people, claimed opposition members, adding that fiscal deficit is more that as stated by the government. Members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan Peoples Party and Jamaat-e-Islami, among others are attending the session. The session is being chaired by PTI?s Arif Alvi. Opposition not being given the right to give their opinion on television, claimed PTI?s Shireen Mazari ?This is the reason why we have kept a session outside the parliament.? Mazari then stood up to present point of order. To this, Arif Aliv responded ?there is no point of order in budget session? after which the opposition members started laughing. Alvi then started a debated on ongoing power crises in the country. JI?s Sahibzada Tariqullah started the debate. He pointed that that people in Swat are facing 14-hour load shedding daily. Continuing the discussion, PTI?s Shah Mehmood Qureshi remarked that 14 to 18 hour load shedding is taking place across the country. ?Government has failed. It is failing to provide people with electricity, gas and water.? Health and education are not even a priority of the government, he added. Earlier, preparations were made for the parliamentary session outside the National Assembly. For the purpose, chairs were placed, carpets were rolled out and fans also been placed at different points. The session will be on the recently presented federal budget 2017-18. On Tuesday, Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah boycotted the National Assembly session and announced to hold the next session outside the parliament. The move came in response to the opposition?s reservations that their speeches over the federal budget were not given live coverage by the state broadcaster ? Pakistan Television. [embed_video1 url= style=center] Khursheed Shah had remarked, ?Opposition is steadfast on its demand that its budget speech should be given live coverage.? Opposition announces to hold parliamentary session outside NA The move came in response to opposition?s demand that opposition speech on budget should be given live coverage. "Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has set the right example in this regard. If the opposition?s speech in the Senate is broadcast live then why not in the National Assembly? he asked." All opposition parties will gather outside the parliament tomorrow [Wednesday], he had said, adding that ?we will discuss all those issues which we are not supposed to raise inside the assembly.?
  24. Photo: file ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah announced on Tuesday to boycott the National Assembly session and to hold the next parliament session outside the parliament. The move came in response to opposition?s demand that opposition?s speech on the budget should be given live coverage. Khursheed Shah said, ?Opposition is steadfast on its demand that its budget speech should be given live coverage.? Chairman Senate has set the right example in this regard. If opposition?s speech in the Senate is broadcasted live then why not in the National Assembly? He asked. All opposition parties will gather outside the parliament tomorrow, he said, adding that ?we will discuss all those issues which we are not supposed to raise inside the assembly.? Budget 2017-18: Experts have their say How will the government spend your money? Geo.TV takes a deeper look at the proposed budget and records the reactions of experts and onlookers On this, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf?s MNA Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that government members are acting a bit ?foolish?. They are coming in way of their own government, he added. ?This is the same opposition leader they praised in 2014. Why don?t they like him now?? Qureshi remarked. Criticising the government, Qureshi said that when farmers take to the streets to demand their rights then they are baton-charged. Preventing the opposition from expressing its view point on budget is indicative of government?s unsuccessfulness and helplessness. Muttahida Qaumi Movement?s Sheikh Salahuddin remarked that opposition leader should play an independent role. While, Jamaat-e-Islami?s Sahibzada Tariq Ullah said that the government has once again fallen in its own trap. ?Opposition has the right to unite over one topic.? Chaos erupts in NA as opposition demands PM?s resignation Speaker adjourns session for undefined period after standoff between ruling party members and the opposition Responding to remarks of the opposition members, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain said that Khursheed Shah has played an integral role in raising different issues. ?However, I don?t know what has happened that his behaviour changed over time.? Pakistan Peoples Party never broadcasted the opposition leader?s speech live then why are they demanding it now? ?We had more members then in the opposition, but we never created problems for anyone.? During his speech, the opposition members created commotion and started chanting slogans. Earlier in the assembly session, an interesting and poetic exchange between Khursheed Shah and Speaking of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq led to the room roaring with laughter. National Assembly session has been adjourned till 11am Wednesday morning.
  25. The man was arrested by police on The Mall outside Buckingham Palace - Photo: The Telegraph LONDON: A man with a knife was arrested from outside the Buckingham Palace just before the Queen passed, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday. The arrest came as soldiers were deployed outside the British parliament for guard duty after the government raised its terror threat level following an attack that killed 22 people in Manchester on Monday. Armed soldiers will replace police at key sites under the plan announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, freeing up police resources to pursue an investigation into a possible wider network behind the attack in Manchester.