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  1. The 11th draw of the prize bond worth Rs 40,000 (Premium) is being held today, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in Quetta, according to National Savings.The draw results will be published on Geo.tv as soon as the balloting is completed.Today's draw is Number 11 for Rs 40,000 prize bond (Premium).The previous draw for Rs40,000 Prize Bond (Premium) was held on 11 September 2019 in Muzaffarabad.The first prize for Rs 40,000 prize bond (Premium) will be whopping Rs 80,000,000 while the second prize of worth Rs. 30,000,000 will go to three lucky winners.Other 660 lucky winners of Rs 40,000 Prize Bond (Premium) will get Rs 500,000 each as third prize.
  2. Tarps cover the pitch grounds to protect them from the rain after the Pakistan v Sri Lanka ODI cricket match was cancelled due to weather at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan September 27, 2019. Photo: ReutersThere is a lot more at stake than World Test Championship points for Pakistan when they host Sri Lanka in a two-match series this month as the country hosts its first Tests on home soil since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore.That attack left six security personnel and two civilians dead and six players injured, and saw Pakistan spend the next decade in the Test wilderness as teams refused to play there.With the country’s cricket board (PCB) giving assurances that Pakistan was safe to travel, Sri Lanka returned to play several limited overs matches earlier this year, though 10 key players opted out citing security concerns.Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne said it was now time to bring Test cricket back to Pakistan.“After the 2009 incident, players were scared to travel to Pakistan,” he said in a PCB podcast.“But our T20 and ODI teams have toured the country and they told us that security and other arrangements were really good.“All our guys are ready to play. We are looking forward to a good series in Pakistan.”The series, which begins in Rawalpindi on Wednesday, will be as much a test of Pakistan’s organisational abilities as its cricketing skills.The PCB has promised watertight security for the tour and has invited Bandula Warnapura and Javed Miandad, captains in the first Test between the teams in 1982, for the series opener.“December 11 will be a very special day in Pakistan cricket history and it is appropriate that it is celebrated with Bandula Warnapura and Javed Miandad on our side,” PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said in a statement.“PCB will continue to hold similar events ... as we are now on the road to hosting regular international cricket at home.”Pakistan, who were forced to play their “home” Tests at neutral venues, will look to use the series as an opportunity to bounce back after being swept 2-0 in Australia, suffering innings defeats both in Brisbane and Adelaide.Sri Lanka will be playing under new head coach Mickey Arthur, who only took charge last Thursday and will start his tenure against his former employers Pakistan.The tourists suffered a blow hours before their departure for Pakistan on Sunday when quick Suranga Lakmal was ruled out of the series with dengue fever.Uncapped Asitha Fernando, currently playing in the South Asian Games in Nepal, will join the squad ahead of the second Test in Karachi from December 19.The series is part of the World Test Championship, which sees the top nine test nations face-off over a two-year period, scoring points based on their success and culminating in a final at Lord’s in June 2021.
  3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 13th goal of the season as Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1. Photo: AFPArsenal caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg believes a weight has been lifted off his players´ shoulders after a three-goal blitz in nine second-half minutes beat West Ham 3-1 on Monday to end the Gunners´ worst winless run in 42 years.Another miserable night for the Swede seemed in store when the visitors trailed at half-time to Angelo Ogbonna´s deflected header.However, Arsenal suddenly sparked into life after Gabriel Martinelli scored his first Premier League goal as Nicolas Pepe finally started to deliver on his club record £72 million fee by curling home a brilliant second, before crossing for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to secure all three points."It means so much for the players. They have been living under enormous pressure and you see it in their performances," said Ljungberg."You can see the players have been a bit low and you see in the dressing room the relief and how happy they are."A first win in 10 games in all competitions lifts Arsenal up to ninth and cuts the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to seven points in the battle for Champions League qualification next season.Ljungberg reacted to taking just one point from his opening two games in temporary charge against lowly Norwich and Brighton by making five changes with Martinelli and Pepe among those coming into the side.Pepe´s inability to make an impact has been one of the major reasons for Arsenal´s struggles, but the Ivorian looked a new player after curling home his first Premier League goal from open play 24 minutes from time."Nicolas is an amazing football player, but it is not easy to come from the French league into the Premier League and adjust straight away," added Ljungberg."It was an amazing goal and he´ll get better and better."West Ham ´dominated for 60 minutes´ Not much had improved in Ljungberg´s first two games since replacing the sacked Unai Emery and it was the same tame and lifeless Arsenal for the first hour against a West Ham side that have won just once in their last 11 games."I think we dominated the game for 60 minutes and after that in 10 minutes we lose the game," said West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is under increasing pressure as his side sit just one point above the relegation zone.Another home defeat means the Hammers have taken just one point from their last five games at the London Stadium and the home side were booed off at full-time."You understand the boos because the last five games we played here we didn´t win," added Pellegrini. "You cannot concede three goals in every game."In a first half of precious little good football it was fitting the opener arrived in scrappy fashion as Ogbonna´s attempted header came off his shoulder and deflected off Martinelli to wrong-foot Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal.But one moment changed the course of the game when Sead Kolasinac burst down the left and crossed low for Martinelli to slot home his eighth goal of the season after impressing in the League Cup and Europa League.Suddenly the confidence which Emery and Ljungberg bemoaned had drained away from their players in recent times was restored, none more so than in Pepe, who cut inside onto his favoured left foot and curled into the top corner.Pepe then turned provider for Aubameyang to slide in for his 13th goal of the campaign."At half-time, Freddie told us to play with a higher tempo," said Aubameyang."We have the quality in the squad, and if we believe in ourselves, we can go forward and win games. We will take this second half as an example for the rest of the season."
  4. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah. Photo: AFPNEW DELHI: The lower house of the Indian legislature passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the northeast of the country.The Citizenship Amendment Bill provides that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians fleeing persecution in Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan can be granted citizenship. It comfortably passed the lower house with 311 votes in favour and 80 against just after midnight."This bill is in line with India’s centuries old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, adding that he was "delighted" about its passage. But to Muslim organisations, rights groups and others, the bill is part of Modi’s push to marginalise India’s 200-million-strong Islamic minority. The Indian government denies the charges. "This is not a bill that is discriminatory," Home Minister Amit Shah said. "This is a bill to give rights, not to take them away from anybody."Testy debateModi’s government had tried to shepherd the legislation through parliament during its first term in power, but it failed in the upper house, where Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies lack a majority.After sweeping to victory in the April-May national elections, the BJP is now more confident it can push the bill through both chambers.During a lengthy debate marked by angry exchanges, opposition Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor said the bill "infringes upon the principle of equality before law" guaranteed to all persons, including non-citizens.The legislation seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955, which prohibits illegal migrants from applying for Indian citizenship.Under Modi, several cities perceived to have Islamic-sounding names have been renamed, while some school textbooks have been altered to downplay Muslims’ contributions to India.In August, his administration rescinded the partial autonomy of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, and split it into two. On Monday, 100 scientists and scholars at institutions in India and abroad published a joint letter expressing their "dismay" at the legislation, saying the constitution called for members of all faiths to be treated equally.But, they wrote, Modi’s "proposed bill would mark a radical break with this history and would be inconsistent with the basic structure of the constitution". The letter said such a careful exclusion of Muslims would "greatly strain" India’s pluralism.'Against infiltrators'The government has defended the bill, saying it was only aimed at flushing out infiltrators, and that Muslims did not face persecution in the three neighbouring countries."I say this again and again that this bill has nothing to do with the Muslims in this country. The Muslims in this country will be able to live here with dignity, are living here, and will continue to do so," Shah said."What are we doing now? We are giving the minority their rights." Shah has recently also proposed a "national register of citizens" that would see "each and every infiltrator identified and expelled" from India by 2024.The citizenship bill has led to protests in India’s northeastern states, where residents are unhappy about an influx of Hindus from neighbouring Bangladesh.In Guwahati in Assam state, protestors set fire to tyres, while tribal groups staged protests in Tripura. On Monday, prominent political groups opposing the bill called for a complete shutdown across all the states in the northeast on Tuesday.
  5. David Datuna eats the extremely expensive banana. Photo: BBCNEW YORK: Performance artist David Datuna waited two hours until "I was hungry" before eating a pricey banana artwork in Miami, he explained with laughter on Monday after returning to New York."It's the first time one artist eats art of another artist," he said in a mirth-filled press conference.The Tbilisi-born Datuna, who has lived in New York for 22 years, shook up the Art Basel Florida modern art show Saturday when he ate the real banana that had been plastered to the wall as part of a work by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.The work had been sold for $120,000. In spite of the price, "it tasted like a regular banana," Datuna said. Datuna added that he didn't need the publicity. But he basked in his latest exploit, boasting that a video of his "performance" had generated 40,000 to 50,000 messages on Instagram, many of them congratulatory.Georgian-born artist Datuna praised Cattelan, who is perhaps best known for his work "America," a toilet made of 18-carat gold. Cattelan's ideas are "genius," said Datuna, who has never met the Italian. "But I like also what I did."Datuna has previously shown works at the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery in Washington and recently opened a gallery in Long Island City, New York.In June 2017, shortly after President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement, Datuna created a work with Trump's name in dry ice on a Manhattan sidewalk.The installation, titled "this too shall pass," gradually melted as New Yorkers gawked at the work. Datuna said he has planned his next surprise for the Super Bowl, the National Football League championship on February 2, also in Miami.
  6. Demonstrators display placards during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, a bill that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries. Photo: Reuters Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly condemned controversial legislation passed by the Indian Parliament which will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims.“We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements with Pakistan,” PM Imran tweeted Tuesday morning.The premier described the move as “part of the RSS Hindu Rashtra design of expansionism propagated by the fascist Modi government.”. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill provides that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians fleeing persecution in Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan can be granted citizenship of India. There are no similar provisions for Muslim refugees.The bill sailed through the lower house with 311 votes in favour and 80 against shortly after midnight on Monday.The Foreign Office in a statement called the move “a complete violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international covenants on elimination of all forms of discrimination based on religion or belief”."The Lok Sabha legislation is also in complete contravention of various bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India, particularly the one concerning security and rights of minorities in the respective countries,” the statement read.Read also: India passes religiously discriminatory citizenship bill amid global outcryIt added, "The latest legislation is another major step towards the realisation of the concept of ‘Hindu Rashtra’, idealised and relentlessly pursued by the right-wing Hindu leaders for several decades. It is driven by a toxic mix of an extremist ‘Hindutva’ ideology and hegemonic ambitions in the region.”"We condemn the legislation as regressive and discriminatory, which is in violation of all relevant international conventions and norms, and a glaring attempt by India to interfere in the neighboring countries with malafide intent," the statement added.US proposes sanctioning top Indian officialsThe United States on Tuesday also expressed concerns over the passage of the discriminatory bill."The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said it will propose sanctions against senior members of the Indian political leadership if the bill is enacted as law.The USCIRF in its statement noted that the bill specifically excluded Muslims, setting a legal criterion for citizenship based on religion."The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is a dangerous turn in the wrong direction; it runs counter to India’s rich history of secular pluralism," the statement said.The commission also condemned the bill as a ‘violation’ of the Indian constitution, relating it to recent efforts to introduce the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and nationwide. The NRC, like the citizenship bill, is widely believed to be the brain-child of the Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah."USCIRF fears that the Indian government is creating a religious test for Indian citizenship that will strip citizenship from millions of Muslims," the USCIRF warned.Read also: US considering sanctions on top Indian officials, including Home Minister Amit ShahIn a statement made separately early Tuesday, the US House Foreign Affairs Committee also condemned the passage of the contentious bill through the Indian lower house, saying that the so-called ‘religious test’ for citizenship undermined basic democratic tenets shared by the US and India.The ruling BJP in India had included the passage of the CAB as part of its manifesto released ahead of elections in May 2019.Protests erupt as India pushes for citizenship billThe citizenship bill also sparked protests in India’s northeastern states, where residents are unhappy about an influx of Hindus from neighbouring Bangladesh.In Guwahati in Assam state, protesters set fire to tyres, while tribal groups staged protests in Tripura. Student groups called for dawn-to-dusk shutdown in four districts of the state, while shops, businesses, educational and financial institutions remained shut and public transport stayed off the roads.“We will fight and oppose the bill till the last drop of our blood,” All Assam Students’ Union adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya told Reuters, underlining the region’s resistance against migrants amid fears that tens of thousands of settlers from neighbouring Bangladesh would gain citizenship.In Modi’s home state of Gujarat and the city of Kolkata, hundreds of people staged protests and marched against the proposed law.
  7. Members of the Pakistan Cricket team during a practice session in Rawalpindi. Photo: PCB TwitterRain may play a spoilsport in the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka starting tomorrow at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast rain in the city from Thursday to Saturday, meaning the second, third and fourth day of the Test is likely to be affected by rain. It is interesting to note here that the first one-day international between the two teams in September in Karachi was called off after heavy rain brought the city to a standstill. Pakistan will stage its first home Test in a decade on Wednesday, when they take on the Islanders in Rawalpindi, since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore.Read also: Pakistan set for first real 'home' Test in a decadeThat attack left six security personnel and two civilians dead and six players injured and saw Pakistan spend the next decade in the Test wilderness as teams refused to play there.Pakistan, who were forced to play their “home” Tests at neutral venues, will look to use the series as an opportunity to bounce back after being swept 2-0 in Australia, suffering innings defeats both in Brisbane and Adelaide.Sri Lanka will be playing under new head coach Mickey Arthur, who only took charge last Thursday and will start his tenure against his former employers Pakistan.The series is part of the World Test Championship, which sees the top nine test nations face-off over a two-year period, scoring points based on their success and culminating in a final at Lord’s in June 2021.
  8. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: AFPLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his side to enjoy the "most intense period of our lives" as a tough schedule continues with a key Champions League match away to Salzburg.Reigning European champions Liverpool need to avoid defeat in Austria on Tuesday to secure a place in the last 16.The Premier League leaders, eight points clear of Leicester as they bid for what would be a first English title in 30 years, are on a sequence of a game every three days.But such is Liverpool´s strength in depth that Klopp was able to rest the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for last week´s Merseyside derby and still oversee a 5-2 defeat of Everton.Concerns have been raised about the physical toll of pursuing both domestic and European silverware on Liverpool´s players, with the Club World Cup in Qatar also on their December programme."We don´t accept drops (in fitness) -- not me, the boys as well," Klopp told a pre-match press conference."We are in the most intense period of our lives and that is what we will try to use and enjoy," insisted the German, whose side come into the game on the back of a 3-0 league win at Bournemouth.The hosts could yet qualify for the knockout stages themselves, with Klopp adding: "Salzburg has to win against us but we are still ambitious like crazy and will run for our lives -- plus play football."We focus on the next game, that´s tough enough as we play every three days. Tomorrow night is the most important game of our lives because it is the only one."It´s not I expect us to go through, it´s that I expect us to play the best game we can play."Italian side Napoli prevented Liverpool from securing a place in the last 16 a fortnight ago but Klopp, speaking to Liverpool´s website on the flight to Austria, said: "We always had to do it the hard way, I can´t remember one time when it was, ´Oh fine, done´ a week before. We are at least used to that."
  9. Putin slammed the decision as a 'politically motivated' ruling. Photo: AFP The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data, prompting an angry response from President Vladimir Putin.WADA´s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed Russia the "robust" four-year suspension after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from a doping testing laboratory that was handed over to investigators earlier this year.The toughest ever sanctions imposed on Russian state authorities will see government officials barred from attending any major events, while the country will lose the right to host or bid for tournaments."For too long, Russian doping has detracted from clean sport," WADA president Craig Reedie said."Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and rejoin the global anti-doping community for the good of its athletes and of the integrity of sport, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial."Under the sanctions, Russian sportsmen and women will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics next year and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, but only as neutrals and if they can demonstrate that they were not part of what WADA believes was a state-sponsored system of doping.Russia will still be allowed to compete in qualifiers for the 2022 football World Cup, but WADA director general Olivier Niggli added that should they progress to the finals in Qatar, "the team there will not be representing the Russian federation".Russia´s participation in Euro 2020 -- and Saint Petersburg´s hosting of four matches -- is not affected by the ban because it is not defined as a "major event" for anti-doping purposes.Speaking in Paris, Putin slammed the decision as a "politically motivated" ruling that "contradicted" the Olympic Charter."There is nothing to reproach the Russian Olympic Committee for and if there is no reproach towards this committee, the country should take part in competitions under its own flag," Putin said.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also said the ban was politically motivated. "This is the continuation of this anti-Russian hysteria that has already become chronic," Medvedev told domestic news agencies.´A tragedy´ The significant extent of state-sponsored doping in Russia, notably between 2011 and 2015, was revealed in the independent report by sports lawyer Richard McLaren, released in 2016.It led to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) being suspended for nearly three years previously over revelations of a vast state-supported doping programme.Full disclosure of data from the Moscow laboratory was a key condition of Russia´s controversial reinstatement by WADA in September 2018.RUSADA´s supervisory board is set to meet on December 19 to take a decision on whether to appeal against the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Yury Ganus, the head of RUSADA, told AFP Monday that his country had "no chance" of winning an appeal."There is no chance of winning this case in court," Ganus said."This is a tragedy," he added. "Clean athletes are seeing their rights limited."Documents released Monday show WADA´s Compliance Review Committee (CRC) believes "deletions and alterations" to Russia´s doping data "materially prejudiced the ability to pursue cases against 145 of the 298 athletes" whose doping controls between 2011 and 2015 WADA thought to be suspicious.About one third of the 145 athletes are still active, WADA chief of investigators Gunter Younger said Monday.The WADA decision was widely predicted, with Reedie having made a presentation Saturday to the Olympic Summit, participants of which "strongly condemned those responsible for the manipulation of the data from the Moscow laboratory"."It was agreed that this was an attack on sport and that these actions should lead to the toughest sanctions against those responsible," the IOC said, asking that the Russian authorities deliver the "fully authenticated raw data".Positive doping tests contained in data leaked by a whistleblower in 2017 were missing from the laboratory data supplied in January 2019, which prompted a new inquiry.
  10. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah. Photo: India TodayWASHINGTON: The passage of the religiously discriminatory Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India, widely seen as being aimed at marginalizing the 200-million strong Muslim minority in the country, has fanned concerns in the United States. The lower house of the Indian legislature early Tuesday passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries but not Muslims. The bill was voted on amid raucous scenes in parliament and protests in the northeast of the country.The bill provides that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, and Christians fleeing ‘persecution’ in Muslim-majority Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan may be granted Indian citizenship. There is no similar provision for Muslim refugees. The bill sailed through the lower house with 311 votes in favour and only 80 against. It still has to be voted on by the upper house of the Indian legislature before it can be enacted as law. Reacting to the controversial bill, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released a statement saying that the US is ‘deeply troubled’ by the legislation. According to the USCIRF, the US will consider sanctions against senior members of the Indian political leadership if the bill is enacted as law. In its statement,the USCIRF noted that the bill specifically excluded Muslims, setting a legal criterion for citizenship based on religion. "The Citizenship (Amendment) Billis a dangerous turn in the wrong direction; it runs counter to India’s rich history of secular pluralism," the statement said.The commission also condemned the bill as a ‘violation’ of the Indian constitution, relating it to recent efforts to introduce the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and nationwide. The NRC, like the citizenship bill, is widely believed to be the brain-child of the Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah. "USCIRF fears that the Indian government is creating a religious test for Indian citizenship that willstrip citizenship from millions of Muslims," the USCIRF warned. In a statement made separately early Tuesday, the US House Foreign Affairs Committee also condemned the passage of the contentious bill through the Indian lower house, saying that the so-called ‘religious test’ for citizenship undermined basic democratic tenets shared by the US and India.The ruling BJP in India had included the passage of the CAB as part of its manifesto released ahead of elections in May 2019.
  11. Photo: AFPWASHINGTON: Senior US officials insisted that progress was being made in Afghanistan despite clear evidence the war there had become unwinnable, The Washington Post reported on Monday after obtaining thousands of US government documents on the conflict.The Post said it had collected more than 2,000 pages of notes of interviews with top US military officers and diplomats, aid workers, Afghan officials and others who played a direct role in the nearly two-decade-old war.The documents, the newspaper said, "contradict a long chorus of public statements from US presidents, military commanders and diplomats who assured Americans year after year that they were making progress in Afghanistan and the war was worth fighting.""The interviews make clear that officials issued rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hid unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable," the Post said.The newspaper dubbed the trove of documents "The Afghanistan Papers," a reference to the Pentagon Papers which detailed the secret history of US involvement in Vietnam and helped turn public opinion against the war.The documents are part of a "Lessons Learned" project conducted by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Post said. They were obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests.John Sopko, head of the federal agency that conducted the interviews, acknowledged to the newspaper that the documents show "the American people have constantly been lied to."Besides the "Lessons Learned" papers, the newspaper also obtained hundreds of memos written by Donald Rumsfeld, who served as defense secretary under president George W. Bush.The United States invaded Afghanistan following the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington to eliminate the threat from Al-Qaeda and topple the Taliban.Some 13,000 US troops remain in Afghanistan nearly 20 years later and the Taliban pose a continued threat to the Afghan government."We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan -- we didn´t know what we were doing," Douglas Lute, a three-star army general who served as the White House´s Afghan war czar under presidents Bush and Barack Obama, said in a 2015 interview."What are we trying to do here?" Lute asked. "We didn´t have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking."Was it worth $1 trillion?Jeffrey Eggers, a retired Navy SEAL and White House staffer for Bush and Obama, questioned the cost of the US involvement in Afghanistan. "What did we get for this $1 trillion effort?" Eggers asked. "Was it worth $1 trillion?""After the killing of Osama bin Laden, I said that Osama was probably laughing in his watery grave considering how much we have spent on Afghanistan," he said.Among those interviewed was former army general Michael Flynn, who briefly served as President Donald Trump´s National Security Adviser."From the ambassadors down to the low level, (they all say) we are doing a great job," Flynn said in a 2015 interview. "Really? So if we are doing such a great job, why does it feel like we are losing?"Senior US officials interviewed said there was no clear US strategy or objective in Afghanistan after rooting out Al-Qaeda and toppling the Taliban."If there was ever a notion of mission creep it is Afghanistan," said Richard Boucher, who served as the State Department´s top diplomat for South Asia, in a 2015 interview."We have to say good enough is good enough," Boucher said. "That is why we are there 15 years later. We are trying to achieve the unachievable instead of achieving the achievable."A US official who served as a liaison to NATO who was not identified in the documents also had questions about strategy."What were we actually doing in that country?" the official said. "What are our objectives? Nation-building? Women´s rights?.... It was never fully clear in our own minds what the established goals and timelines were."The Post said the "Lessons Learned" interviews also contain "numerous admissions that the government routinely touted statistics that officials knew were distorted, spurious or downright false."A senior National Security Council official said there was constant pressure from the Obama White House and Pentagon to produce figures to show the US troop surge of 2009 to 2011 was working despite evidence to the contrary."It was impossible to create good metrics," the official said. "We tried using troop numbers trained, violence levels, control of territory and none of it painted an accurate picture. "The metrics were always manipulated for the duration of the war."
  12. Photo: FileFacebook on Monday removed the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chapter’s official page from its platform, allegedly over the party’s promotion of its Kashmir March.Ameer JI Karachi Naeem ur Rehman confirmed to Geo.tv that his party’s page had been suspended. He added that the accounts of the admins of the page had also been banned following the page’s removal.“The page was taken down around 6 or 7pm yesterday [Monday evening],” Rehman said.The party is set to hold its Kashmir March on December 22. The march will be a display of solidarity with the people of India-occupied Kashmir and against Indian atrocities being committed in the disputed valley.
  13. Taylor Swift re-recording her past hits could add to her troubles: reportTaylor Swift after having a bumpy year with her guns pointed towards her ex-record label Big Machine Label Group, is now planning to re-record her hits. The Bad Blood hit maker, who is contractually authorized to re-record her greatest hits and has full plans of doing so, may face some challenges after the process rolls out. In conversation with the Rolling Stone, Glenn Tilbrook, front man of acclaimed musical group Squeeze, who went through the same process gave his advice to the Love Story singer.“My advice to Taylor Swift is that it takes an awful lot of time, trouble, and money to [re-record hits faithfully], and I would question what the intended outcome would be. If she does it and gets away with it, of course, I support her efforts 100 percent,” he said. Founder of Better Noise Music, Allen Kovac gave his take on the fiasco by sharing an example of Mötley Crüe, that he manages, purchasing his masters from label Elektra. “[Swift] already made the decision to move on [from Big Machine]. The minute she did that, she lost her leverage. . . . Something broke down. She didn’t get the kind of advice that would allow her to have a win-win,” he said. He further said that when Mötley Crüe sat down to negotiate with Elektra’s then-head Sylvia Rhone, they agreed on a deal akin to the one Swift was offered by her ex-label.“When Sylvia Rhone decided not to believe in the band, I said, ‘Well, instead of paying them an advance of eight figures [for future recordings], you keep that money — we’ll take $2 million [instead], and we’ll take all the masters.’ That’s a deal; that’s a transaction,” he said. “What’s Taylor Swift’s transaction? Is she saying, ‘I’ll give you six more albums, let’s split it?’ Or did she just want her masters back because she’s Taylor Swift? Why does someone who invested in her as a teenager have to just give them to her? Even the Beatles don’t own their masters,” he added. “When you re-record, do you ever capture that same atmosphere? Do you have the same band, the same studio? What is it you’re trying to do — say to your fans, ‘Don’t listen to the music you already love’? I don’t know fans like that… If you could show me [one artist for whom] it’s worked out well, I’d say it’s a great idea and everyone should do it; I just haven’t seen any evidence of that,” he said further.
  14. Photo: FileCitizens and lawyers in Lahore have approached the Lahore High Court to protect the privacy of individuals and to ensure that security cameras are used responsibly in public places.A joint petition filed by Salman Sufi, an activist and gender reform specialist, with the AGHS Legal Aid Cell and the Digital Rights Foundation, in the Lahore High Court, raises substantial privacy concerns. It argues that the secret filming, recording and photography of individuals in public and private places is unconstitutional. Furthermore, installing CCTV surveillance cameras without signage, to warn the public that they are being recorded, is a breach of privacy, which is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution. Also read: A new privacy bill: 'No one should be allowed to film someone without consent'The petitioners have urged the court to direct the ministry of law and justice to recommend necessary legislation needed to curb the excessive use of security cameras. They have also asked the court to constitute an investigation team to probe the sale and quality of security equipment being sold as well as the scale of their use. Sufi also shared a copy of the petition on Twitter. The activist hopes to criminalise the breach of private data. He began drafting a petition back in September after intimate footage of couples at cinema houses and in their cars in Lahore were recorded on security cameras and leaked to public.Earlier in an interview, Sufi told Geo.tv that the petition insists on a new law which bars individuals from recording anyone without their permission, unless a crime is happening or about to happen. “We will propose that only public officials' actions should be allowed to be recorded, when they are on the job, as it is of public interest. Other than that, no one should be allowed to record anyone, publicly or privately, from personal phones or devices,” he said.
  15. Golden Globes 2020: Complete list of nominees. Photo: Journal MetroWith the Golden Globes lifting the curtain off the standouts of the year on Monday, numerous of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars earned nominations including Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy and many others.The nomination ceremony that went on air on Monday from the Beverly Hills Hotel saw Dakota Fanning, Tim Allen and Susan Kelechi Watson announce the names of the nominees. The 77th Golden Globes to be held in 2020 will welcome Ricky Gervais as the host for the mega award show. Here’s a complete list of the nominees below. Check if your favourite bagged a spot: Best Motion Picture [Drama]1917The IrishmanJokerMarriage StoryThe Two PopesBest Actor [Drama]Christian Bale in Ford vs. FerrariAntonio Banderas in Pain and GloryAdam Driver in Marriage StoryJoaquin Phoenix in JokerJonathan Pryce in The Two PopesBest Actress [Drama]Cynthia Erivo in HarrietScarlett Johansson in Marriage StorySaoirse Ronan in Little WomenCharlize Theron in BombshellRenee Zellweger in Judy Best Motion Picture [Musical or Comedy]Dolemite is my NameJojo RabbitKnives OutOnce Upon a Time in HollywoodRocketman Best Actor [Musical or Comedy]Daniel Craig in Knives OutRoman Griffin Davis in Jojo RabbitLeonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in HollywoodTaron Egerton in RocketmanEddie Murphy in Dolemite is My Name Best Actress [Musical or Comedy]Awkwafina in The FarewellAna de Armas in Knives OutBeanie Feldstein in BooksmartEmma Thompson in Late NightCate Blanchett in Where’d You Go Bernadette Best Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureTom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodAl Pacino in The IrishmanJoe Pesci in The IrishmanBrad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in HollywoodAnthony Hopkins in The Two Popes Best Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureAnnette Benning in The ReportMargot Robbie in BombshellJennifer Lopez in HustlersKathy Bates in Richard JewellLaura Dern in Marriage Story Best DirectorBong Joon Ho in ParasiteSam Mendes in 1917Quentin Tarantino in Once Upon a Time in HollywoodMartin Scorsese in The IrishmanTodd Phillips in Joker Best Animated FeatureFrozen 2The Lion KingMissing LinkToy Story 4How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Best Original SongBeautiful Ghosts from CATSI’m Gonna Love Me Again from RocketmanInto the Unknown from Frozen 2Spirit from The Lion KingStand Up from Harriet Best Original ScoreMotherless BrooklynLittle WomenJoker1917Marriage Story Best ScreenplayMarriage StoryParasiteThe Two PopesOnce Upon A Time In HollywoodThe Irishman Best Foreign Language FilmThe FarewellLes MisérablesPain and GloryParasitePortrait of a Lady on Fire Best Comedy SeriesBarryFleabagThe Kominsky MethodThe Marvelous Mrs. MaiselThe Politician Best Actress [Comedy Series]Christina Applegate in Dead to MePhoebe Waller-Bridge in FleabagNatasha Lyonne in Russian DollKirsten Dunst in On Becoming A God in Central FloridaRachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselBest Actor [Comedy Series]Bill Hader in BarryMichael Douglas in The Kominsky MethodBen Platt in The PoliticianPaul Rudd in Living with YourselfRamy Youssef in RamyBest Drama SeriesBig Little LiesThe CrownKilling EveThe Morning ShowSuccession Best Actress [Drama Series]Jennifer Aniston in The Morning ShowOlivia Colman in The CrownJodie Comer in Killing EveNicole Kidman in Big Little LiesReese Witherspoon in The Morning Show Best Actor [Drama Series]Brian Cox in SuccessionKit Harington in Game of ThronesRami Malek in Mr. RobotTobias Menzies in The CrownBilly Porter in Pose Best Limited Series or MovieCatch-22ChernobylFosse/VerdonThe Loudest VoiceUnbelievable Best Actress [Limited Series or TV Movie]Kaitlyn Dever in UnbelievableJoey King in The ActHelen Mirren in Catherine the GreatMerritt Wever in UnbelievableMichelle Williams in Fosse/VerdonBest Actor [Limited Series or TV Movie]Christopher Abbott in Catch-22Sasha Baron Cohen in The SpyRussell Crowe in The Loudest VoiceJared Harris in ChernobylSam Rockwell in Fosse/Verdon Best Supporting Actor [Series, Limited Series or TV Movie]Alan Arkin in The Kominsky MethodKieran Culkin in SuccessionAndrew Scott in FleabagStellan Skarsgård in ChernobylHenry Winkler in Barry Best Supporting Actress [Series, Limited Series or TV Movie]Meryl Streep in Big Little LiesHelena Bonham Carter in The CrownEmily Watson in ChernobylPatricia Arquette in The ActToni Collette in Unbelievable
  16. Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: FilePrime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reiterated calls for an end to India’s gross abuse and oppression of Kashmiris.“On Human Rights Day, we must appeal to the world's conscience, to upholders of international law and to the United Nations Security Council to act against the illegal annexation of Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK)by the Indian occupation government,” PM Imran tweeted. “We salute and stand resolutely with the brave Kashmiris struggling for their right of self-determination,” he added.Occupied Kashmir has been under military curfew since August 5, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the constitutional autonomy of the region and arrested thousands of people. Since the annexation, New Delhi has also enforced a near complete communications blackout by blocking internet and telecommunication services in the disputed territory.‘Govt committed to protecting the rights of all citizens’In a separate tweet, PM Imran assured that his government remains committed to the protection of the rights of all citizens without discrimination. “On International Human Rights Day, Muslims need to remember that the message of equality, justice and protection of human rights for all was given more than 1400 years ago by our Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him),” the premier said.The prime minister added that the message of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)"embodied the cardinal principles of respect for human rights and human dignity".The premier said his government was committed to the protection of human rights for all citizens as preached by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), especially in his last sermon.World Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10, the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
  17. Emails, telephone lines and online payment services were affected by the attack. Photo: FileMIAMI: Authorities in Pensacola, Florida said Monday the city had been hit by a cyberattack, just days after a Saudi officer killed three American sailors at the city's naval base.Emails, telephone lines and online payment services were affected by the attack, the northwestern municipality announced on Facebook.Officials did not say whether there was a link between the cyber and naval base attacks."We're... trying to figure out who this was and... where do we go from here in putting our system back together," mayor Grover Robinson said at a press conference.City officials also notified the FBI, whose Jacksonville office tweeted it was "providing resources to assist" but that no further information was available at the time.The cyberattack comes as Pensacola is still reeling from the naval base shooting.On Friday, Mohammed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, opened fire in a classroom at the Pensacola naval base, killing three sailors and wounding eight others before being shot dead by police.The 21-year-old had been on the base for a Saudi military training program.The FBI said Sunday they were investigating with the "presumption" it was an act of terrorism but had yet to make a final determination.
  18. Disney's total global ticket sales for 2019 so far were due to pass an unprecedented $10 billion on Monday, the company said — and with "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" still to open this month. Photo: DisneyLOS ANGELES: In a rare show of box-office stasis, the top five films in North American theaters were unchanged this weekend from last, led again by Disney blockbuster Frozen II, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday.The animated musical, which has Queen Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and the gang traveling to an enchanted forest, took in $35.2 million, boosting its overall domestic total to $338 million and its global take above $920 million.Disney's total global ticket sales for 2019 so far were due to pass an unprecedented $10 billion on Monday, the company said — and with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker still to open this month.In second again was Lionsgate's murder mystery Knives Out, at $14.2 million for the weekend.The film stars Daniel Craig — a detective with a droll, over-the-top Southern accent — Jamie Lee Curtis and Chris Evans in an Agatha Christie-worthy tale that critics have called "deliciously entertaining."In third was Fox's Ford v Ferrari, at $6.7 million. The film, based on a true story, tells how a team at Ford built a car to challenge Ferrari's dominance of France's classic 24-hour Le Mans race. Matt Damon and Christian Bale star.Universal's Queen & Slim placed fourth, taking $6.6 million.Daniel Kaluuya of Get Out fame and Jodie Turner-Smith, a British-born model and actor, play an African-American couple whose terrible first date turns even worse when they have a disastrous encounter with a racist cop.And in fifth was Sony's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, taking in $5.2 million. The drama recounts the true story of how a cynical and distrusting journalist is befriended by beloved TV star Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks.Rounding out the top 10 were:Dark Waters ($4 million)21 Bridges ($2.9 million)Playing With Fire ($2 million)Midway ($1.9 million)Last Christmas ($1 million)
  19. Samoa´s government said the mobile vaccination teams had succeeded in ensuring 90 percent of the 200,000-strong population was immunised, up from around 30 percent when the epidemic began in mid-October. Photo: FileAPIA: A devastating measles outbreak has continued to spread in Samoa, with the death toll reaching 70, as the United Nations on Monday released $2.6 million in emergency aid to combat the epidemic.Official figures showed there were 112 new cases in the 24 hours to Monday morning, despite a massive immunisation drive last week that saw the entire Pacific nation shut down for two days.In New York, the UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, Mark Lowcock, announced the aid had been released."The people of Samoa will not fight this outbreak alone," Lowcock said in a statement. "We can and must move swiftly to stop this deadly outbreak in its tracks."The funds will go towards vaccinations, obstetric and neonatal care for infected mothers and newborns, clean water and public health information campaigns, the UN said.Samoa's government said the mobile vaccination teams had succeeded in ensuring 90 per cent of the 200,000-strong population was immunised, up from around 30 per cent when the epidemic began in mid-October.However, the vaccine takes 10-14 days to take effect, meaning it is too early to say whether the outbreak has peaked.The total number of cases was 4,693, with 229 people currently in hospital, including 16 critically ill children.Infants are the most vulnerable to measles, which typically causes a rash and fever but can also lead to brain damage and death.Among the 70 dead, 61 are children aged four or under.Health authorities have blamed "anti-vaxxers" spreading conspiracy theories for the low immunisation rate that left Samoa´s children so vulnerable to a measles outbreak.Outbreaks elsewhere in the Pacific, including Tonga, Fiji and American Samoa, have been easier to contain because of higher immunisation rates, with no deaths reported.
  20. Geo.tv/FilesTV anchor Fatima Sohail, who earlier this year had accused her husband, actor Mohsin Abbas Haider, of violent domestic abuse, recently became the target of a viral smear campaign when some people shared an explicit video on social media, claiming the woman shown in it was Sohail.The video prompted the anchor to approach the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), with a request to remove the video. The agency then probed the clip and issued a statement earlier today, confirming that "on 4th of Dec, 2019, a sexually explicit content (video) impersonating to be Ms. Fatima Sohail was found circulating on social media including Twitter, Youtube and Whatsapp." A copy of letter sent by the FIA in response to Fatima Sohail's complaint. Geo News/via Geo.tvThe agency further noted that the video had seriously harmed the repute of the complainant, who, it acknowledged, was "a known TV anchor and media personality" and "a noble and responsible citizen."The FIA, therefore, has requested the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to remove the "unlawful online content".Meanwhile, Sohail wrote on her Instagram stories feature that the FIA's forensic report confirmed "this is some other lady"."We are now investigating and soon will share who falsely circulated this video and purposely tried to deteriorate my reputation," she said.Read more: Mohsin Abbas Haider 'dragged,' 'kicked,' 'punched me', claims Fatima SohailBack in July 2019, she had alleged that Mohsin Abbas Haider, her husband, physically abused her and was having an extra-marital affair. In a post on Facebook, Sohail wrote: "I am Fatima. Wife of Mohsin Abbas Haider & here is my story."Adding pictures of her bruised face and a first information report (FIR) she has registered against her husband, she had said: "On 26th Nov 2018, I caught my husband cheating. When I confronted him, instead of being embarrassed he started Beating me. I was pregnant at that time!"He pulled me from hair, dragged me on floor, kicked me several times, punched me on face & threw me on the wall. I was brutally beaten by my husband," she had alleged.Related:Fatima Sohail files for separation from Mohsin Abbas Haider after alleged domestic violenceTwo actors support Fatima, say witnessed Mohsin Abbas Haider's abuse
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