Sunday, 3 June 2012

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China arrests security official on spying for US

HONG KONG: A Chinese state security official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, sources said, a case both countries have kept quiet for several months as they strive to prevent a fresh crisis in relations.
The official, an aide to a vice minister in China’s security ministry, was arrested and detained early this year on allegations that he had passed information to the United States for several years on China’s overseas espionage activities, said three sources, who all have direct knowledge of the matter.
The aide had been recruited by the US Central Intelligence Agency and provided “political, economic and strategic intelligence”, one source said, though it was unclear what level of information he had access to, or whether overseas Chinese spies were compromised by the intelligence he handed over. The case could represent China’s worst known breach of state intelligence in two decades and its revelation follows two other major public embarrassments for Chinese security, both involving diplomatic missions at a tense time for bilateral ties. The aide, detained sometime between January and March, worked in the office of a vice-minister in China’s Ministry of State Security, the source said. The ministry is in charge of the nation’s domestic and overseas intelligence operations. He had been paid hundreds of thousands of US dollars and spoke English, the source added. “The destruction has been massive,” another source said. The sources all spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of punishment if identified. China’s foreign ministry did not respond immediately to a faxed request for comment sent on Friday. The sources did not reveal the name of the suspected spy or the vice minister he worked for. The vice minister has been suspended and is being questioned, one of the sources said.
The Ministry of State Security rarely makes public the names of its officials and does not have a public web site.
The incident ranks as the most serious Sino-US spying incident to be made public since 1985 when Yu Qiangsheng, an intelligence official, defected to the United States. Yu told the Americans that a retired CIA analyst had been spying for China. The analyst killed himself in 1986 in a US prison cell, days before he was due to be sentenced to a lengthy jail term.
The vice minister’s aide was arrested at around the same time that China’s worst political scandal in a generation was unfolding, though the sources s a id the two cases were unrelated.
The political scandal erupted in February when the police chief of Chongqing municipality, in southwest China, took shelter for 24 hours in a US consulate. Chongqing’s ambitious Communist Party boss, Bo Xilai, was later suspended after it emerged the police chief had been investigating Bo’s wife for murder.
Bo’s wife is now being detained on suspicions that she poisoned a British businessman, Neil Heywood, in a dispute over money.
Washington kept an official silence on that incident, but in late April relations came under even more pressure when blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng escaped from house detention and sought refuge in the US embassy in Beijing.
Chen spent six days in the embassy, sparking a diplomatic crisis that was only resolved when Beijing allowed him to leave the country last month to take up an academic fellowship in New York.
The exposure of the espionage case could put more pressure on the powerful Zhou Yongkang, who formally oversees the state security apparatus as a member of China’s top decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee.
The Bo and Chen cases have already raised questions over the effectiveness of the security establishment which, under Zhou, has become more costly to maintain than the nation’s military.

Qamar, Mukhtar portfolios interchanged

ISLAMABAD: Portfolios of Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar and Minister for Water and Power Naveed Qamar have been interchanged, Geo News reported.Ahmed Mukhtar has been made Minister for Water and Power while Naveed Qamar as Defence Minister.According to Geo News anchor and senior analyst Hamid Mir, portfolios have been changed after PML-N allegation about discrimination with Punjab in power misdistribution as Naveed Qamar belongs to Sindh.Ahmed Mukhtar belongs to Punjab and had accepted the challenge to overcome power outages to 50 percent in six months.

Suicide of a Seventh Grader Child


Muneeb was hardly a 13 year old student of class seven committed suicide on a very small reason. According to media reports he hung himself from the ceiling fan on a teacher’s punishment of charging Rs.5 and pressurizing him to speak English during English class.  Muneeb was living in the dorm which can only be afforded by rich families in Pakistan.  This shows that he had no financial stresses from home. Was paying Rs. 5 even for a month wouldn’t be an issue for him?

According to media the last letter written by Muneeb was recovered in which he asked his mother not to cry for longer time on his death which is another investigative question that why did he only console his mother? He also requested his parents not to send his sisters to dorm; which shows that speaking English was not the biggest issue for him but he was facing some other issues in his dorm.

The World Bank published a report “Capitalizing on the Demographic Transition, Tackling Non-communicable Diseases in South Asia” in 2011, which showed an enormous rise in the suicide rate in Pakistan. The report quoted a shocking figure of 7,000 cases of suicide in 2008 and revealed that 10-16 per cent of Pakistanis suffer from mild to moderate psychiatric illnesses. The report further revealed that “Suicide rates have surged in recent years from a few hundred pre-1990s to almost 7,000 in 2008.”

Dr. Syed Rizvi, the chief of Psychiatry at Upper Chesapeake Medical center, Maryland said that the genetic factor, environmental factors and temperamental factor contribute to the predisposition of suicide among the children. He further explain that genetic factors could be any mental disorders that run in the family, environmental factors could be stress related factors in the household and or society, and temperamental factors are differences amongst attitude and emotionality.

While describing the children’s psychology he said that children respond differently to each situation they face in life. This is why we have different personalities even among twins. He said because of certain characteristic in their personalities they don’t develop well enough self esteem and they are sensitive to criticism and rejection. They require approval to feel good about themselves. They are hypersensitive to criticism and rejection. They feel easily rejected or dejected. When they feel that way they can only do two things; either they can externalize the anger by taking it out on the others or by being rebellious or breaking the rules. And sometimes they internalize the anger by feeling hopeless or helpless and by feeling that they are not good enough and should not live anymore.  He further said that these types of feelings lead people to self harm which is more common and sometimes give to more serious life threatening consequences like suicide.

I think, the responsibility lies on parents and teachers collectively to keep an eye on their children and look for signs and symptoms of depression which is getting more common in children and young adults due to the stressful environment at home or in society and reasons could be financial, awareness to too much violence through media or news or growing terrorism in Pakistan.

Schools should have counseling system through teachers and teachers should also treat children individually because some of the teachers’ actions can be very damaging to the children who have fragile personalities.  Schools should also bear the responsibility of observing the children for bullying and counselors should be there to do the on-spot screening of children who are suffering from bullying behaviors of other children. Proper psychiatric workshops should be held around the country to spread the awareness among the parents and teachers.

Children are our assets and we need to save them to secure our future and to raise the future leaders of Pakistan. A combine effort is needed in the society in which legislators who are busy fighting on court contempt and notices need to get involved in the real issues of the society.

Childhood Stuntman Tom CruiseChildhood Stuntman Tom Cruise

The Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol actor is famous for doing his own stunts – from motorbike chases, to hanging off the 124th floor of the tallest building in the world – and has been teaching himself from a very early age.
He told an international magazine: "From as early as I can remember, I wanted to ride motorcycles and race cars. I wanted to do jumps and stunts. Every birthday I wanted only a motorcycle. By the time I was 12, I'd bought my own. I crashed a lot, because I like to go fast. I'd create ramps to try to jump over garbage cans on my bike, figuring it out on my own."
However, the 49-year-old star's stunts weren't always successful and he suffered his fair share of injuries, including breaking his nose three times.
He added: "I've broken my leg. The first time (I broke my nose), I got hit by a fastball. Another time, I got hit with a baseball bat by accident. "Then I rejarred it on a motorcycle. No one thought about helmets or pads back then. When I was 18, on the set of Taps, I met the stunt guys. I was like, 'You train for stuff like this?' Back in the day there were no videos of this stuff." Tom continues to train hard for all his films, and sometimes surprises even himself with how much he bulks up.
He added: "For The Last Samurai I spent a year training six hours a day, seven days a week to be able to handle a sword and do it on uneven terrain. You've got to build the body up for impact. I remember trying to put my shirt on at one point and couldn't because my forearms had gotten so big."  

Stewart Admits Being A Baby In Snow White Action SequencesStewart Admits Being A Baby In Snow White Action Sequences

Heavy action scenes in the upcoming movie Snow White And The Huntsman have left Kristen Stewart injured as the actress is not used to such hard core action sequences.
The Twilight star who has done only light action scenes so far, was sure of having enough experience to prepare herself for the battle scenes that she was supposed to shoot, but instead she ended up hurting her hand and injuring her foot when certain stunts went wrong.
"It's funny too because I became such a baby on the movie. I was scared of so much that I didn't think that I was going to be. I tasted little bits of action in other movies," she was quoted as saying.
"I was like, 'I love it. Honestly, I just love how it (doing an action scene) makes you feel. It feels real. You get to actually do it, and then at the end, you're not like I faked it.' I faked a lot. It was hard. I hurt myself, but it was fun," she added.

Disengagement not an option: President

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government realised the enormity of the challenge of energy shortage and was determined to overcome it in the shortest possible time.

"No matter what successes we may achieve in the political field, in empowering provinces, in constitutional reforms and fighting the militants, the people will judge us by the measure of success in overcoming the power shortages and the government was fully conscious of it", he said while addressing the Party MPAs of Sindh in Bilawal House, Karachi on Thursday and taking them into confidence on a host of national issues in an interactive session that lasted for three hours.Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the wide ranging issues that the President touched upon included the current political situation, Party policy on various issues, fight against militancy, election reforms, a neutral caretaker set up, new province in South Punjab, poverty alleviation, the economic situation and the NATO summit in Chicago.Disengagement is not a democratic option the President said with reference to his participation in the Chicago summit and emphasizing upon the international community that Salalah had necessitated a review while at the same time informing them that the Defence Committee had asked the Pakistani negotiators to conclude early negotiations on the NATO supply route.He said that the policy of reconciliation within the country will continue and an effort was being made to take all political parties onboard on important issues.The President called upon the Ministers and Party MPAs to reach out to the people and address their grievances. The ultimate court is the court of public opinion, the President said and called upon the Party legislators and workers to share with the common people their woes and problems with a view to resolving them as far practicable.The President said that the government would achieve a sort of record by presenting its fifth budget Friday which he hoped would be pro-people focusing on giving relief to the common people.

He said that although presenting fifth budget was in itself an achievement for any democratic government, it was also an important indicator that democracy and democratic institutions were taking roots in the country and the policy of reconciliation was paying off.The Co-Chairman PPP, President Asif Ali Zardari said that the PPP being the party of the masses was aware of the real issues of the people and was focusing on their early redress.The Co-Chairman said that with over four years in the Government, the PPP has many achievements to its credit and was in position to confidently revert to the people in the next general elections.He said that despite continued propaganda from the Party's detractors and unprecedented challenges from various quarters since assuming office, the Party has successfully navigated the course. The sky was overcast, the sea was rough and pirates were sitting on the fence but the government has successfully navigated the ship to the shores, the President remarked.

The President said that restoring 1973 Constitution, the passage of 18th, 19th and 20th Amendments, addressing poverty alleviation through the Benazir Income Support Programme, NFC Award, Aghaz- e-Haqooq-e- Balochistan package, Gilgit-Balitstan reforms, FATA reforms and election related reforms were no small achievements of the Party which also had to fight the militants on the one hand and unprecedented natural disasters on the other.He said that the people should be presented the real situation so that they are not misguided and misled by the detractors of the Party.About the proposal to carve out a separate province in South Punjab in accordance with the aspirations of the people the President said that it was not an election stunt but based on solid political reasons.Farhatullah Babar quoted the President as saying that militants often camouflaged their real agenda behind the facade of religion orsome political issue and that wisdom demanded that they were not allowed to hijack a genuine political issue and gain sympathies of the people.This is partly the rationale behind the decision to give the Pukhtoons their identity by renaming their province as Pakhtoonkhwa and for a new province in South Punjab, he said.The President also directed setting up of a four member committee of Party MPAs to prepare periodic reports on the performance of various ministries and bring it to the attention of the Party.

The President also invited the legislators present during the meeting to express their views and also share their problems. Anumber of MPAs spoke on the occasion.The meeting also asked the Chief Minister Sindh to set up a Medical University at the site of the proposed Benazir hospital in Keamari and give land to the residents of katchi abadies.Those who were present during the meeting included the Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Khuro, Deputy Speaker Ms Shehla Raza, provincial ministers and Sindh Assembly members belonging to the PPP.

New province before elections: PM Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday said there was no link between the next general elections and the upcoming budget, adding the elections will be held according to schedule."The new province will be created before the next elections," the Prime Minister said while talking to media persons here.He said transition of power from the democratically elected government to the next elected government should be smooth and it should not be through any unconstitutional manner.Referring to the law and order situation in Karachi, the Prime Minister said the city is an economic hub for the country where 'we cannot afford to have any trouble'. The city should be divided in administrative units and that intelligence was being provided to Sindh government for maintaining peace in the provincial capital, he added.

He said every possible cooperation was being extended to Balochistan government for establishment of law and order in the troubled province.

To a question regarding his resignation, he said the matter of his disqualification came to an end with the speaker's ruling. "The court referred the matter to the speaker in line with the Constitution and the she came to a decision under the same Constitution," he asserted.

PM contempt appeal ready: Kaira

ISLAMABAD:Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said Friday that the appeal against Prime Minister Gilani’s contempt of court verdict was ready. Kaira added that 147 objections have been raised in the appeal.

Meanwhile a debate has been sparked in government quarters on whether the Prime Minister should file an appeal or not. The Prime Minister has sought advice from his close quarters in this regard.Those who hold the opinion that an appeal should not be filed state that National Assembly Speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza has given her clear ruling on the matter and now the PM should review the decision to file an appeal.

Zardari chairs meeting on law and order

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday chaired a meeting on law and order situation, Geo News reported.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Interior Minister Rehman Malik also attended the meeting.

The president was briefed on Karachi Unity rally firing and the incident of firing on a coach in Qazi Ahmed that resulted in loss of lives.President Zardari directed Chief Minister Sindh to remove graffiti in Karachi.

Nawaz criticises PPP-led govt polices

ATTOCK: Former prime minister and president PML-N Nawaz Sharif has said that the integrity of Pakistan was the prime responsibility of his party and they would not allow anti state elements to destroy itAddressing a public gathering at Lalazar stadium here on Wednesday, Sharif said he had a special attachment with Attock because military dictator Pervez Musharraf had castigated him in Attock fort and he spent a difficult time there. He said now he was among his people and the dictator who had imprisoned him had fled the country.Sharif asked the people to strengthen his hands for bringing the country out of difficult times and assured that he would not let the people down. He criticised policies of PPP-led government.Speaking on the occasion opposition leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while criticizing Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf said that Tsunami Khan is a big supporter of Musharraf's dictatorship. They cannot end corruption in 90 days as all corrupt politicians have gathered around him.

He asked people to vote for Nawaz Sharif in the next general elections.

Oil price slumps under $90 in New York

NEW YORK: Oil prices slumped on Wednesday, falling to a six-month low under $90 in New York as the dollar rallied on eurozone debt tensions.

"Crude prices plunged today as the US dollar soared," said senior strategist at trading group GFT Markets."Investors sought out the relative safety of the greenback as fears grew over the outlook for the eurozone." As the euro dived to a 22-month low, New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate crude for delivery in July, slid $1.95 to $89.90 a barrel -- the lowest level since October.Brent North Sea crude for July tumbled $2.85 to $105.56 a barrel in late London deals.A stronger US currency makes dollar-denominated oil more expensive for buyers using the European single currency -- denting demand for crude.Investors shunned risky assets before an informal EU summit and after the former Greek premier warned that Athens might leave the eurozone.Oil prices also dropped on easing tensions over the nuclear ambitions of major crude producer Iran, traders said. World powers pressing Iran to scale back its nuclear program Wednesday offered a new batch of incentives that however fell short of the sanctions relief sought by Tehran.

Zardari, Obama meet in Chicago

CHICAGO: President Asif Ali Zardari met US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of Nato Chicago Summit, Geo News reported.

Earlier US media had reported that President Obama was struggling to balance the United States’ relationship with two crucial but difficult allies on Sunday, after a deal to reopen supply lines through Pakistan to Afghanistan fell apart just as Mr. Obama began talks on ending the NATO alliance’s combat role in the Afghan war. As a two-day NATO summit meeting opened in Chicago, Obama remained at loggerheads with President Zardari, refusing even to meet with him without an agreement on the supply routes, which officials in both countries acknowledged would not be coming soon.

Cameron Diaz To Replace Angelina Jolie In The CounselorCameron Diaz To Replace Angelina Jolie In The Counselor
Cameron Diaz is reportedly set to play the leading female in Ridley Scott's upcoming drug thriller The Counselor, which was previously offered to Angelina Jolie. 
Jolie had expressed an interest in signing on for the film, which already features Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem and her fiance Brad Pitt, but scheduling difficulties are thought to have thwarted her plans. Now, Diaz is in final negotiations for the project.

Robert Pattinson In A Film On Saddam HusseinRobert Pattinson In A Film On Saddam Hussein
R-Pattz is better known for his role the Twilight series, but the 25-year-old star has also played a couple of dark roles in recent movies like Bel Ami and Cosmopolis. Now the latest reports say the hot hunk has landed a role in the much-hyped military thriller, Mission: Blacklist, based on Saddam Hussein's hunt. According to reports, the movie Mission: Blacklist is all about the search for former Iraqi leader and an interrogator named Eric Maddox, who spearheaded his capture. Pattinson is reportedly playing an important role in it, but it is not clear what role he will reprise in the flick.

Happy Birthday TAURUSNadia Khan May 22nd

Nadia Khan

Nadia Khan, born on May 22nd, is a Pakistani television presenter, actress and producer. She made her television debut in 1991 and later hosted a show called 

Daak Time with Uncle Sargam that was a hit amongst children. She then acted in a number of dramas including Maah RukhBandhanPal Do Pal, and Des Pardes. She left the small screen after getting married in 2000, but made a comeback in the year 2005 with an Eid special play. Nadia is widely considered as the pioneer of the morning-show trend in Pakistani television.

Penn opens wallets for Haiti at Cannes

CANNES: The Cannes film festival took time out from the movies to raise money for Haiti on Friday night, with Sean Penn at the helm pleading the humanitarian cause at a celebrity gala.
"Okay, room. Haiti is watching us tonight like you cannot believe," Penn told the black-tie crowd who had paid up to $100,000 for a table at the "Carnival in Cannes", just steps from the famous red carpet.Three people paid $100,000 each in an auction to accompany Penn on a three-day trip to Haiti where the actor, a two-time Academy Award winner, has been active since the country's devastating 2010 earthquake.

In an expletive-laden yet impassioned speech, Penn exhorted guests to give generously and not turn their backs on Haiti. Celebrities included members of the Cannes jury - actors Ewan McGregor and Diane Kruger and designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

Ben Stiller and Chris Rock, voice stars of animation blockbuster "Madagascar 3" also attended, and designer Giorgio Armani, an event sponsor, made an appearance at the event co-hosted by model Petra Nemcova and "Crash" director and screenwriter Paul Haggis.President of the Cannes jury four years ago, Penn was named "Ambassador at Large for Haiti" by new President Michel Martelly this year. In the days following the earthquake, Penn started the J/P Haitian Relief Organization with a goal of getting displaced people back into permanent homes."There's this very tangible success story that Haiti can be that could be a domino effect throughout the world," Penn told a news conference on Friday.It was only the third time in its 65-year history that Cannes has lent its name to a fundraising cause, but this time the gala for Haitian relief was not tied to any festival film. In the 1980s it helped raise funds for the Pasteur Institute and in the 1990s for a Venice opera house destroyed by fire.Penn said the event came together after Thierry Fremaux, the festival's general delegate, "called and asked how he could help".Rebuilding Haiti will depend on private funding and collaboration between donors, Penn said, citing the non-profit groups of Nemcova and Haggis - the Happy Hearts Fund and Artists for Peace and Justice - both of which have focused on schools.


Penn lashed out at the media, however, for parachuting into Haiti but then not following through to keep reporting on the zone during its rebuilding."It's not only celebrities that just went for the day. It's the whole ... world. It's the entire media. It's all of you," he told the press. "The reason people get Haiti fatigue is because they never committed in the first place."Singer Lyle Lovett gave a short concert before Haitian band RAM performed and waved the country's blue and red colors on what was Haitian Flag Day.Martelly, elected president in 2011, appeared on pre-recorded video from Port au Prince, playing the piano, singing and calling Penn "a friend and an inspiration for our country."Haggis, who took his first trip to Haiti two years before the quake, tried to incite higher bidding on the auction items, announcing a "Golden Globes Weekend" package would also include a date with the Scottish actor Gerard Butler, whom he pulled up on to the stage, to the actor's embarrassment.

A man suddenly leapt up, yelling: "100,000 euros without Gerard Butler!" to seize the winning bid.Speaking at the news conference, Haggis said the world had largely washed its hands of Haiti throughout its troubled history."Honestly, until the quake, no one really gave a damn about Haiti," said Haggis, adding: "Like Sean said, 'Give these people a shot that they've never had'."

Happy Birthday Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri!

Wishes for MADHURI DIXIT on her 45th Birthday!-Videomix

'PM conviction by short order unlawful'

LAHORE: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan said the punishment meted out to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court case is unconstitutional and unlawful, adding that the short order cannot be delivered in criminal cases.Talking to media here outside the Lahore High Court (LHC), the PM Gilani's counsel said the premier could not have been sentenced in the absence of a detailed verdict. He said short orders were not issued in criminal cases and that the prime minister's sentencing was against the law.Ahsan said "the prime minister has a number of options to choose from, including one of filing an appeal challenging the verdict."He said that it was up to the speaker's discretion whether or not to send a disqualification reference in this case.

Harry Potter world coming to Japan TOKYO: 

Fans in Japan of boy wizard Harry Potter will soon be able to explore the magical world of Hogwarts when Universal Studios Japan expands its theme park with a half-billion dollar investment.
The company is going to boost the footprint of its park in Osaka, western Japan, by one fifth, with an area devoted to the Harry Potter phenomenon that is slated for opening in 2014, a spokesman said Thursday."We will build several attractions, including a school for wizards," he said.James and Oliver Phelps, who played the Weasley Twins in the Harry Potter movies, will be on hand later Thursday for the official unveiling of the plan, the spokesman said.The blockbuster series has been a huge success in Japan, sparking long queues of costume-clad fans at bookstores every time the Japanese translation of a new novel was released.Cinematic releases of each instalment have also proved wildly popular.The operator of Universal Studios Japan, which opened in 2001, is a private firm licensed by the US Universal group.It has attractions featuring Sesame Street, Peter Pan's Neverland, and the Land of Oz, among others. (AFP)

Dog attack kills 27 penguins at Cat Bay MELBOURNE: 
Environmental officers in Australia were Thursday investigating the death of 27 penguins they believe were killed by a dog or a pack of dogs, ironically at Cat Bay.
The protected Little Penguins were found mauled on Wednesday in the Phillip Island Nature Park in Victoria state, a popular tourist attraction.
"Department of Sustainability and Wildlife officers are investigating the cause of death, however preliminary observations of the injuries are consistent with a dog attack," a department spokesman said.
The Little Penguin, also known as the Fairy Penguin, is the world's smallest penguin species and the only one permanently found in Australia.
Phillip Island is home to one of the world's largest colonies and every night hundreds of the birds swim ashore and make their way to their homes in the nature reserve.
Known as the Penguin Parade, the spectacle attracts thousands of people each year.
The owner of any dog found responsible for attacking a penguin could face fines of up to Aus$3,000 ($3,000). (AFP)

 Mohammad Hafeez appointed T20 captain

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Mohammad Hafeez as the captain for the Twenty 20 (T20) format of the game during the tour of Sri Lanka. Speaking to the media, PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf announced that the Pakistani all rounder would be leading the team in the shortest format of the game, however Misbah ul Haq would remain captain for the One day International and Test formats. Hafeez would serve as the vice captain in these formats. Ashraf said that Misbah was consulted in all decisions made by the board. “We are proud of you and will always be proud of you,” Ashraf said in praise of Misbah. Speaking to the media Hafeez thanked the board and Misbah for giving him the opportunity to lead the T20 team. “I will try my best to enhance the moral and image of the team.” Hafeez also praised former captains he had played under and said he would implement what he had learnt from them. “His leadership qualities, calmness and honesty are exemplarily” Hafeez said while describing Misbah. T20 Team: Khalid Latif, Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umer Akmal, Shakil Ansar, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arfat, Sohail Tanveer, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Umer Gul, Haris Sohaib, Mohammad Sami, Hamad Azam, Nasir Jamshed. ODI: Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umer Akmal, Sarfaza Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Umer Gul, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Asad Shafiq, Ijaz Cheema, Azhar Ali, Imran Farhat. Test: Mohammad Hafeez, Taufiq Umer, Azhar Ali, Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan, Asad Shafique, Adnan Akmal, Umer Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Faisal Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Afaq Rahim, Mohammad Dogar, Aizaz Cheema.

Exams to be held as scheduled in Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Professors & Lecturers Association (SPLA) has called off the boycott of examinations after receiving security assurance from CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah, Geo News reported Wednesday.Commissioner Karachi, Roshan Ali Shaikh conveyed CM’s message to the lecturers and professors’ body of Sindh. Moreover, Controller Examinations, Anwar Ahmed Zai, in a statement also said that the examinations would be held as scheduled since SPLA has withdrawn the boycott. Earlier, SPLA had announced to boycott the exams after students assaulted the Principal of National Government College Waseem Adil. Reportedly the offenders are the members of two student organizations. Adil bore the brunt of only taking action against the use of “unfair means” rampant in the exams across the country. The inglorious perpetrators pounded the aged principal tearing his clothes off and turned his office into mess of broken furniture and smashed windowpanes.In the wake of this tragic incident the SPLA had announced a boycott of intermediate exams from Thursday.

Taliban stronger than before troop surge WASHINGTON: 

The Taliban is stronger now than before President Barack Obama ordered a surge of US troops to Afghanistan, two senior US lawmakers said on Sunday, contradicting the administration's assessment of the insurgency.
"I think we both say that what we found is the Taliban is stronger," Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein told "Fox News Sunday" in an interview that included House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, who agreed with her statement. The two lawmakers returned last week from a trip to Afghanistan.The Defense Department said last week in a report to Congress that its surge of 33,000 extra troops in Afghanistan ordered in late 2009 had weakened the Taliban but that the insurgency remained resilient. The report said overall insurgent attacks declined in 2011 for the first time in five years, even though violence increased in areas surrounding the Taliban's southern stronghold of Kandahar, a region where US efforts have been focused since 2009.Feinstein, a Democrat, said radical religious schools in Pakistan were providing new recruits to the Afghan insurgency."So an insurgency which one can expect will burn itself out after a period of time will not necessarily burn out," she said.Obama traveled to Kabul last week to sign a strategic partnership agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The deal sets out a long-term US role in Afghanistan, including aid and advisers, after most American and NATO combat soldiers withdraw by the end of 2014.Rogers said there was a danger that Obama's announcement of a date of withdrawal of US combat forces in Afghanistan and Washington's decision to hold talks with the Taliban could undermine the US objective of denying a safe haven to terrorists."The first priority is to deny safe haven and that means a strategic defeat of the Taliban and we have to also defeat the safe havens in the tribal areas of Pakistan," said Rogers, a Republican.The Obama administration is due to pull the last of its 33,000 surge troops from Afghanistan by this fall, leaving around 68,000 US soldiers there.Rogers and Feinstein both said the United States should designate the Haqqani network, an Afghan insurgent group believed to be based in Pakistan, as a terrorist organization."They've killed nearly 500 US troops. They are based in Miramshah... This is something we have to be very aggressive to put an end to," Rogers said.

Man in Afghan uniform kills NATO soldier KABUL:

 A soldier with NATO's US-led coalition in Afghanistan was killed by a man in Afghan army uniform on Sunday, a spokesman for the mission said, in the latest so-called "green-on-blue" attack.The death takes the number of foreign troops killed by Afghans they were working with to at least 19 this year, in at least 13 separate attacks."An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against coalition service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member," NATO'S International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said."The individual who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire."ISAF, which does not list its wounded in any attack, gave no further details and said the nationality of the dead soldier would be announced in his home country.The shooting is the latest in an increasing number of attacks by Afghan soldiers turning their weapons against NATO troops who are helping Kabul fight a decade-long insurgency by hardline Taliban Islamists.Some of the assaults are claimed by the Taliban, who say they have infiltrated Afghan army ranks, but many are attributed to cultural differences and antagonism between the allied forces.Little more than a week ago, an American soldier, two Afghan troops and an interpreter died when an Afghan special forces soldier opened fire on his US allies in the southern province of Kandahar.In a separate attack on the same day, two Afghan policemen turned their weapons on US troops at a military post in in the same province. No ISAF troops were killed, but both attackers were shot dead in return fire.In a separate statement Sunday, ISAF announced that one coalition service member died in a roadside bomb attack in the east of the country, without giving any further details. (AFP)

Targeted action in Lyari: Rehman Malik KARACHI: 

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Sunday that targeted action would be taken in Lyari. The Interior Minister was speaking to reporters after meeting with provincial minister Rafique Engineer. The Interior Minister also warned PML-N President Nawaz Sharif that if he included Uzair Baloch in his party then that would be against the law.Commenting on the Aman Committee, Malik said that action against them would be taken under the anti-terrorism act and there would be no negotiations. “There can be no dialogue with criminals,” Malik added. Earlier, the Interior Minister and Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah jointly presided over a meeting, reviewing the law and order situation in Karachi.In the meeting, a consensus was achieved on taking strong action against criminal elements.Sources said that Sindh I.G police, Mushtaque Shah, Home Secretary, Khawaja Siddique Akbar, Additional Chief Secretary home, Sohail Akbar and Sindh Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary, Agha Jan Akhtar also attended the meeting.

PPP to counter PML-N with rallies

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has announced that they would hold rallies as a counter to the PML-N protest movement which is scheduled to begin from Saturday. During a meeting of the top brass of the PPP held under the chair of President Asif Zardari, it was decided not to give the PML-N a free hand. The PML-N has announced that it will hold a protest movement in an effort to pressure Yousuf Raza Gilani to resign as the prime minister and implement the orders of the Supreme Court.

Prime Minister Gilani was convicted in the contempt of court case following which opposition parties including the PML-N started calling for his resignation.The PML-N on Friday continued to protest inside the National Assembly chanting slogans and calling for the resignation of Gilani. Law Minister Farooque Naik said the PML-N protest was against rules and Yousuf Raza Gilani was still a member of the National Assembly and the prime minister. The court or the Election Commission has not disqualified Gilani, he said.

Britain's Labour Party leader egged

SOUTHAMPTON: Britain's Labour leader Ed Miliband was hit with an egg during a walkabout in Southampton today, British media reported.The politician was giving a TV interview when a man in a hat came through the throng and slapped the egg on to his shoulder. The egg broke on to Mr Miliband's jacket, which he quickly removed and gave to an aide as the man ran off down the street.He finished the interview in just a shirt and tie, made an exit and went back to his car.He was there to celebrate Labour's victory in Southampton and declared: "We are back in the South."After being hit and removing his dirtied jacket, Mr Miliband joked that the man was "obviously not one of my fans".He later Tweeted: "For those wondering about egg's origins, fairly sure it wasn't free range but nothing can take away from cracking result in Southampton..."

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Gingrich drops US presidential bid

ARLINGTON: Former House speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday dropped his bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but pledged to take up the role of "active citizen.""Today I am suspending the campaign. Suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship," Gingrich said in a speech in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia. (AFP)

OBL was worried about civilians deaths'

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday released 17 documents recovered from Osama Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound in the raid that killed the Al-Qaeda chief a year ago.The White House allowed the declassified documents to be published online by the Combating Terrorism Center at the West Point military academy. The papers include letters or draft letters dated from September 2006 to April 2011, a total of 175 pages in the original Arabic.The documents recovered show that Osama bin Laden was apprehensive about dysfunction in his network and the loss of trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.Al- Qaeda was also concerned with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacking ordinary Pakistani muslim citizens. A letter regarding this was written by Al-Qaeda representatives to Hakimullah Mehsud. The letter dated 3 December 2010 was critical of the ideology and tactics of the TTP and made clear that Al-Qaeda’s senior leaders had serious concerns about the TTP’s trajectory inside Pakistan. Despite problems within the organization, the documents indicate that bin Laden was focused on attacking US nationals and coming up with plots, to assassinate US leaders.Osama bin Laden wished specially to target airplanes carrying Gen. David Petraeus and even President Barack Obama, reasoning that an assassination would elevate an “utterly unprepared” Vice President Joe Biden into the presidency and plunge the US into crisis

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'Govt, Army had a role in OBL killing'

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar in an interview to a British news agency said that the Pakistani government and Army had a role in the killing of former Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. According to Mukhtar, the Al-Qaeda chief was located via a mobile phone chip (SIM).Mukhtar claimed the SIM which led to Osama bin Laden was discovered by an intelligence official. According to Mukhtar, the SIM would not be used for several days and when used would be closed after a brief conversation.The Defence Minister further said that there was an agreement between Pakistan and US in which Islamabad would give evidence in English or Arabic to Washington, while they (US) would provide Pakistan with evidence in Urdu.Mukhtar added that evidence recovered from the compound of Osama bin Laden was with the Army and it would take time to decode the CDs.Later while speaking to Geo News, the Defence Minister revealed that Pakistan and the US were working together in taking action against Osama bin Laden but Washington had not informed Islamabad about a particular date for an operation.

'N' govt longmarch tantamount to treason

'N' govt longmarch tantamount to treason ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Tuesday said no province could launch a long-march against the federal government because it it would be tantamount to be treason. He was speaking in a Pakistan Television (PTV) programme “Prime Minister Online”. Replying to a question regarding the long-march announced by the Punjab government, the Prime Minister said such act could be considered as “treason” as it would be a step of the provincial government against the federal government. “It is totally unacceptable,” he added.Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Nawaz Sharif had said that Gilani was no longer the prime minister of Pakistan anymore since his conviction and vowed that every option including a long-march would be launched to honor the verdicts of the SC.

Govt fixes headmoney for Lyari gangsters KARACHI: 

Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, has undersigned the home ministry’s summary regarding the bounties on the heads of most vicious of Lyari gangsters, Geo News reported. The details of headmoney fixed for the felons are as under: Uzair Baloch: Rs3million,Baba Ladla: Rs3 million,Rahsid aka Rekha: Rs1.5 millionIbrahim: Rs1 million. Khair Mohammad: Rs2 million, Ilyas Pappu: Rs2 million,Zaman Mehsud: Rs2.5 million. Earlier, the government of Sindh also offered a “surrendering option” to the Lyari gangsters waging war against the state for the last five days, which has claimed dozens of lives.According to a statement issued by interior provincial, Shazia Marri, the option was up or the grabs for the criminals who would down their arms and cooperate with the government.Moreover, in another development police killed Tariq Sayapa, one of the most wanted Lyari gangsters.SSP CID, Chaudhry Aslam, told Geo News that the Tariq Sayapa was involved in gun as well as hand-grenade attacks.There was a bounty of Rs500,000 on his head, Chaudhry told Geo News.Earlier, IG Sindh Mushtaq Shah said that the operation would continue in Lyari until all the criminals were arrested or killed, adding that police were striving to stop miscreants from fleeing to other areas.Talking exclusively to Geo News on Saturday, IG Sindh said that no time frame could be given for the conclusion of Lyari operation. He said that reserve police personnel were also summoned to join the personnel engaged in action.The IG said that sophisticated weapons were being used in the operation against miscreants. 

ECB extends overseas qualifying period

LONDON: England, who regularly include several overseas-born cricketers in their test team, have extended the qualifying period for players from four to seven years. Players who start living in England or Wales after their 18th birthday will now need to complete a residence period of seven consecutive years, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Monday. However the ECB also said it could reduce qualification to four years, at its own discretion, for players from countries who are not full members of the International Cricket Council. Cricketers who start living in England and Wales before their 18th birthday need only serve a four-year residency.
Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Matt Prior and captain Andrew Strauss, who were all born in South Africa, featured in England's second-test victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo at the start of April. Pietersen, 31, was involved in the most high-profile switch of international allegiance. He decided to quit South Africa at the start of his career in protest at a racial-quota system he felt was hindering his prospects. Soon after completing the qualification process, Pietersen made his test debut in the series victory over Australia in 2005 that helped England regain the Ashes after an 18-year wait.

News of woman expecting 9 babies a hoax

MEXICO CITY: According to health authorities reports that a woman in northern Mexico is pregnant with nine babies are a hoax.Mexico's main broadcaster Televisa and top daily newspapers ran stories about a woman expecting nonuplets late on Thursday after she provided welfare officials with supposed evidence of the multiple pregnancy, including an ultrasound video, said a spokesman for the health ministry of Coahuila state.Following the news, local health authorities offered assistance to the woman, who was identified as 32-year-old Karla Perez from Villa Arteaga, east of the state capital Saltillo.
 Reports said Perez had conceived the babies after receiving fertility treatment, but tests carried out by doctors on Friday revealed she was not even pregnant. It was not clear why the mother of three had made the claims, the spokesman added. (Reuters)

  Life-threat holding me from coming home  

KARACHI: Former Ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani declared Saturday that he was determined not to return home to Pakistan for the time being due to health concerns, adding that his life was still in danger. Speaking to Sana Bucha in the Geo News programme ëLekin,í Haqqani said he would not be travelling to Pakistan anytime in the near future owing to the fact that he was not feeling well and that travel to Pakistan was linked to his doctorís advice. At the same time, the former ambassador referred to the assassination of governor Salman Taseer and said he would not take the risk of travelling to Pakistan because he could be killed by any agency terming him as a traitor.Haqqani claimed that he had been blamed by a person sitting overseas on the basis of an assumption, but that those charges had failed to be proven. ìI went abroad because I am not a criminal and there were no cases pending against me. Nor am I under trial,î he maintained, adding that there was no truth in the alleged memo and the nation knew it.
I am not afraid, but am still being made a target of prejudices,î he lamented.Haqqani recalled Imran Khanís charges, asking the ambassador whether he was an ambassador of Pakistan or the United States. ìIn fact there are many people who are interested in amplifying the differences between the US and Pakistan,î he said, adding that Pakistan would have to explain how and why former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was living in the country.The former envoy to the US said no investigation had been conducted against him by either General Pasha or the ISI. ìEverything was taken for granted after listening to Mansoor Ijaz for four hours. Those who could not trace Osamaís presence in Pakistan had been following the memo and on that basis I was called a traitor,î he claimed.In response to a question he said he had been a public servant and knew well that it was not suitable time to reveal everything openly. There were elements who were interested in running the foreign policy in a manner that was not in the countyís best interests, he maintained. Haqqani said he was not Mansoor Ijaz, and that he was Husain Haqqani, whoís BlackBerry was being talked about but Mansoor Ijaz had not handed over his BlackBerry. About Mansoor Ijaz, the ambassador said he was simply a businessman.

He maintained that those failing in the investigation into Osama Bin Ladenís presence in the country had now turned towards the memo issue. Haqqani explained that the BlackBerry company did not keep a record of spent messages beyond three months. He also asked that if the incident took place in May, then why was the article written in October, adding that he received more than 800 phone calls in three months and just three of those calls were from Mansoor Ijaz.So what is the significance?î he asked, adding that the president and the prime minister had both come to know about the memo in November, but by that time General Pasha had already landed in London. He also explained that he had little knowledge about diplomacy which was why he had resigned before coming to Pakistan.

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How Obama fulfilled the dreams of Osama?

Osama bin Laden is history now but Al-Qaeda is still determined to make some new history. US officials have rightly claimed many times that Al Qaeda has become weaker after the death of Osama bin Laden but they cannot deny the fact that bin Ladenism is still a source of inspiration for the militants fighting from Afghanistan to Yemen and from Iraq to Palestine. Dead Osama is as dangerous as living Osama.The Obama administration has foiled at least 8 terrorist plots on the US soil since the death of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. President Obama can take credit of bin Laden’s death but he is not aware that actually bin Laden got the death of his own choice. It was his old dream not to be captured by enemy but to be killed by enemy and no burial in any grave.

Osama bin Laden always prayed to become a martyr like his old friend Shafiq-al Madni. I heard the name of Shafiq from bin Laden first in 1997. I was the first Pakistani journalist to meet Osama bin Laden in March 1997 and I was the last journalist to interview him seven weeks after 9/11. I started writing his biography in 1998 and once I asked him about the people who impressed him a lot and created big impact on his life. Osama said that he was lucky to have brave friends like Shafiq-al Madni who always loved martyrdom.
Shafiq from Madina was a very good player of soccer but he joined the Jihad against the Soviet troops in Afghanistan with Osama bin Laden. He remained on the frontline during the battle of Jalalabad in 1989.
Shafiq al-Madni always wanted a unique and different kind of martyrdom. Once he told him: “oh my Sheikh Osama, please pray that when I become a martyr the stomach of birds and animals should become my grave, I don’t want to be buried in ground; I want that on the day of judgment birds and animals should tell the Allah Almighty that the body of Shafiq al-Madni was torn into pieces by the enemies of Islam because he was fighting in the name of Allah”.
Osama said that Shafiq al Madni was very good in destroying Russian tanks with his RPGs. One day Shafiq and two other Arab fighters were trapped by the Russians in the battle for Jalalabad. The three men tried to escape but they were surrounded from all sides. Shafiq was senior to the other two.
He decided to provide them fire cover and ordered them to escape. He destroyed the tank coming from the front but became target of another tank gunfire from his left. His body was torn tosmall pieces. His dream came true.
He was killed on enemy territory and his dead body was not available. He was not buried in a grave. The stomach of birds and animals became his ultimate grave. Osama bin Laden said: “Allah Almighty fulfilled the dream of Shafiq al-Madni, he became a martyr and I pray to Allah that I should also become a martyr like Shafiq al-Madni who never wanted to be buried in the ground”. Osama was so much impressed with Shafiq al-Madni that he purchased a speedboat and docked it at the bin Laden marina at the Jeddah harbour. He named it after Shafiq al-Madni. The engine of the boat was removed and replaced with a more powerful one. This “Shafiq al-Madni boat” was the first step towards Al Qaeda men’s training in operations in the seas. Osama loved sea a lot. He read many books of Syed Qutab while fishing in the Red Sea.He had never imagined that the US Marines would bury him in the sea and he will not be buried in the any grave like his friend Shafiq al-Madni. The Obama administration never provided a grave to Al Qaeda but it certainly gave a martyr to Al Qaeda. The Pakistani authorities have demolished bin Laden’s house in Abbotabad where he was killed on May 2, 2011 but Al Qaeda is not demolished.The Obama administration fears that maybe Dr. Ayman al Zawahri is still present on the Pakistani soil but there is lack of cooperation between Pakistan and US against Al Qaeda after the Abbottabad operation and attack on Salala check post. Pakistan never gave CIA full access to interrogate Osama bin Laden’s family. The big family was handed over to the Saudi authorities a few days back. Pakistanis were careful because they feared a serious backlash from Al Qaeda. They knew many Al Qaeda leaders were hiding quietly in big cities like Karachi and they can become a big danger anytime. Why Pakistanis are not ready to underestimate Al Qaeda? They know that Al Qaeda operators started moving from Karachi to Afghanistan after the attack on Mehran base in Karachi last year.

These operators helped Afghan Taliban launch attacks on the NATO forces in a more organised manner. They also advised Taliban not to listen to Pakistan for starting a dialogue with the US. Most of them are not active militants but they have become terror consultants.
Incidents like the desecration of Holy Quran in Afghanistan and the detention of a Pakistani woman Afia Saddiqui in a US prison are enough for Al Qaeda terror consultants to exploit the religious sentiments of the Muslim youth. The Obama administration must tell the world what actually motivated young American Muslims like Sami Osmakac and Amine El Khalafi to organise terror attacks in US. Both were arrested in January and February this year in the US. They never visited Pakistan or Afghanistan, they never met any Al Qaeda leader in their whole life but even then they developed hatred against US. Sami was caught because he was trying to find out the Al Qaeda flag on web before hitting the targets.
If some boys living in the US can develop hatred against America then what about those boys who live in Afghanistan and Pakistan, who see the occupation forces with their own eyes and who participate in the burials of those innocent children and woman killed in US drone attacks? It is this pressure from these angry young boys, which stopped the senior Taliban leadership from opening formal negotiations with Washington. The US prevented more than 50 terror attacks on its soil since 9/11 but Afghanistan and Pakistan are not America. These two countries are the biggest victims of US war against terrorism since 9/11 and are still unsafe even after the death of Osama bin Laden. One can differ with the ideology of Al Qaeda but the fact is that his ideology still exists and is getting stronger because of the US policies. The combination of flawed US policies and dangerous Al Qaeda ideology creates angry boys who want to become martyrs like Shafiq al-Madni and Osama bin Laden. Obama can throw the dead body of Osama bin Laden in the deep sea but he cannot drown the ideology of Al Qaeda in the sea. If the US and its allies want to prevent Al Qaeda attacks in future they must throw out their bad policies in the sea. The least they should do is punish the US soldiers responsible for the burning of Holy Quran in Bagram; punish the soldier who killed many innocent people in Kandhar and punish the officers who organised attack on Salala check-post. Don’t protect them, or you will be fulfilling the dreams of Osama bin Laden.

Egypt's 'plans for farewell intercourse law so husbands can have sex with DEAD wife's branded a 'complete nonsense'

Alleged proposals to allow Egyptian husbands to legally have sex with their dead wifes for up to six hours after their death have been branded a 'complete nonsense'.The controversial new 'farewell intercourse' law was claimed, in Arab media,
to be part of a raft of measures being introduced by the 
Islamist-dominated parliament.They reported it would also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women's rights of getting education and employment.
Controversial: The 'farewell intercourse' law is 'a complete nonsense', according to sources

Controversial: The 'farewell intercourse' law is 'a complete nonsense', according to sources

But sources inside the Egyptian Embassy in London have said the claims were 'completely false', 'forbidden in Islam' and 'could never imagine it happening'.
The source said the proposal, if it even existed, had not reached the parliament - although it was also admitted it could be the work of an extremist politician.
Although not officially rebutted, the claims that someone inside Egypt could introduce such a law provoked widespread scepticism.
The initial report, published on reputable English language website, claimed Egypt's National Council for Women was reportedly campaigning against the changes.
It said the group said that 'marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country's human development'.
Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian People’s Assembly Speaker Dr Saad al-Katatni addressing her concerns.
Outrage: The 'proposals' could have seen Egyptian husbands allowed to have sex with their dead wives (file picture)

Outrage: The 'proposals' could have seen Egyptian husbands allowed to have sex with their dead wife's (file picture)

Egyptian journalist Amro Abdul Samea reported in the al-Ahram newspaper that Talawi complained about the legislations which are being introduced under 'alleged religious interpretations'.
The subject of a husband having sex with his dead wife arose in May 2011 when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid even after death.
He also said that women have the right to have sex with her dead husband.
TV anchor Jaber al-Qarmouty slammed the notion of letting a husband have sex with his wife after her death under the so-called 'Farewell Intercourse' draft law.
He said: 'This is very serious. Could the panel that will draft the Egyptian constitution possibly discuss such issues? Did Abdul Samea see by his own eyes the text of the message sent by Talawi to Katatni?
'This is unbelievable. It is a catastrophe to give the husband such a right! Has the Islamic trend reached that far? Is there really a draft law in this regard? Are there people thinking in this manner?'

Egypt’s women urge MPs not to pass early marriage, sex-after-death laws: report

The parliamentary attacks on women’s rights has drawn great criticism from women’s organizations in Egypt. (File photo)   

This is very bad and ignorant of egypt government so give comments in your views this is question of Our great religion Islam we are cannot tolerant this because this is against of Islam.


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Good Boy, Bad Boy

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He may be accused of being wild but he's also alleged to have a golden heart. Salman Khan's efforts and energy have made Being Human one of young India's most popular brands. Of course, the idea is charitable but its success is nothing short of a financial revelation. Salman Khan's foundation works for underprivileged people and children. It produces exclusive merchandise like watches, clothing etc and uses the money to finance livelihood and education for the needy. The art division of Being Human auctions paintings by 'Picasso' Khan and uses the money for good use.
That's not where Salman's good intentions end. He's proactive in organising cricket and football matches for charitable causes. Some of Salman's most notable efforts have been to help the needy in Sri Lanka. Also he forwarded all the earnings of his recently produced Chillar Party to the Being Human trust. Leave it to the bad boy then, to deal with matters of the heart.

Rescue operation continues in Siachen SIACHEN: 

As military personnel and volunteers work round the clock on the extensive rescue operation in the Gayari Sector in Siachen, a total of 1.73 million cubic feet area has been shifted since the avalanche engulfed the battalion headquarters. According to an update issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), despite cold weather hindering the operation, frequently causing equipment to break down, all efforts were being made to extract the trapped soldiers and civilians.The platforms, constructed on all sites, have been consolidated, however excavation work is being focused on expansion of the sites. The ground-penetrating radar teams have identified two more points. Meanwhile, a Norwegian team has returned to Islamabad after providing critical technical information.


 Shahzain with associates offers arrest

Jamhoori Watan Party (PWP) leader Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti along with his 26 associates offered arrests to the police in the arms recovery case here on Saturday, Geo News reported.

Shahzain Bugti on this occasion said that he was not afraid of arrest and an appeal would be filed against it.
Following termination of the bail by the Supreme Court in the arms recovery case, Quetta Additional Session Judge yesterday had issued a warrant of arrest against Shahzain Bugti. In compliance of the same the police and the anti-terrorist force personnel today arrived at his residence. Meanwhile provincial home minister, Zafrullah Zehri also reaching there met with Shahzain Bugti and showed him the warrant of arrest that led to Shahzain coming out of his house and offer arrest to the police. Talking to media on this occasion Shahzain Bugti said that he was not afraid of arrest, but he has been involved in a false case He said that the federal interior minister on the one hand offered holding talks with all those living in self-exile on their home coming, while we living within the country were being treated like this.Shahzain further said that the murderers of Nawab Akbar Bugti were being given protocol reception and they were not being arrested. He complained that his lawyer also had been abducted to weaken his case.
Provincial home minister, Zafrullah Zehri on this occasion said that while offering arrest Sahahzain had neither presented any demand nor put forth any condition.
Later, the provincial minister took Shahzain in his car and to the District Central Jail.
Strict security arrangements were made on this occasion.
Earlier, JWP Central President, Nawabzada Talal Bugti talking to Geo News urged Shahzain Bugti to offer arrest immediately in respect of the Supreme Court order and if he disobeyed the order of the Supreme Court, then he would be dismissed from the party provincial president slot.


The biggest movie stars at their humble best. Here we disclose the efforts of tinsel town's most popular humanitarians

Voice Of Reckoning
Two spoken lines from Amitabh Bachchan urged every citizen in rural India to take his child for polio vaccinations. There's a reason we call him the biggest superstar of all time. Because when he speaks the entire nation tunes in. Amitabh Bachchan uses the enchanting effect of his voice and persona to good effect as he continually associates himself with charitable causes like polio prevention. His humanitarian work is not just for the impoverished but extends to the unfortunate as well. Bachchan's recent efforts to rehabilitate the families of India's martyred policemen and servicemen are a shining example. Bachchan supports and participates in concerts and albums whose sale proceeds are utilised for education and aid. After watching Paan Singh Tomar, Bachchan has lent support to a project to help needy sportsmen. His towering personality becomes bigger and better through his extensive humanitarian efforts.

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 Sonakshi, Asin Refuse Film With Shahid Kapoor
Rumour has it that not one, but two actresses have turned down a film opposite Sonakshi, Asin Refuse Film With Shahid KapoorShahid Kapoor. According to reports, Sonakshi Sinha and Asin Thottumkal have both said no to the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster film, Vettai, in which Shahid is the male lead.
Sonakshi reportedly felt that the hero-centric film would not be the right career move for her, given that she has played prominent roles in Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore.
On the other hand, Asin has moved on to greener pastures – namely, the Khans. She will appear in Most Wanted in 2013 with Salman and with SRK in Sajid Nadiawala's upcoming film based on Chetan Bhagat's novel, 2 States.
Industry insiders believe that South Indian actress Ileana D'Cruz has agreed to do the role opposite Shahid. The movie will be an action flick directed by Tamil director N. Linguswamy, who also directed the original Tamil film, with Shahid in the lead role.

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ISLAMABAD: A seven-member bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday convicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court proceedings against him for refusing to comply with an order to write a letter to the authorities in Switzerland asking them to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The ruling said that Gilani was guilty of contempt, but would serve a sentence only "until the rising of the court," or by the time the judges left the chamber. That happened about three minutes after the verdict was handed down. "For reasons to be recorded later Prime Minister and chief executive Yousuf Raza Gilani is found guilty and convicted for contempt of court," Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, the head of the seven-judge Supreme Court bench, said. Counsel for Premier Aitzaz Ahsan said he would appeal the verdict, further delaying any action that could see Gilani lose his job. According to the order issued by the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Gilani was found guilty and convicted for contempt of court under Article 204(2) of the constitution read with section 3 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance for willful flouting, disregard and disobedience of this Court’s direction. The court’s order further stated that as regards the sentence to be passed against the convict we note that the findings and the conviction for contempt of court recorded above are likely to entail some serious consequences in terms of Article 63(1)(G) of the constitution which may be treated as mitigating factors towards the sentence passed against him. He is, therefore punished under section 5 of the Contempt of Court Ordinance with imprisonment till the rising of the Court today. Prime Minister Gilani stood before the SC to hear the verdict in contempt case for not implementing the apex court’s ruling on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and smiled when the verdict was read out in a packed court house. Under Pakistan's constitution anyone convicted of defaming or ridiculing the judiciary is barred from being an MP, but legal experts say the process to disqualify Gilani could be a lengthy one, involving the parliamentary speaker and the Election Commission. Gilani is the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Pakistan, where civilian governments have repeatedly been toppled by the country’s powerful military, often with the support of the Supreme Court, which critics allege is heavily politicized. Corruption charges have routinely been used to target those in power, or seeking to return. It is pertinent to note here that the court issued contempt notice to the premier in February for refusing to write to the Swiss authorities to re-open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari The prime minister has appeared twice before in court and has maintained his innocence throughout, saying he had done nothing against the rules of business. Aitzaz, meanwhile, had argued that the bench was not eligible to hear the case as it had taken the notice itself. It should be mentioned here that it was the first time in the history of Pakistan that a prime minister appeared before the court and was convicted of contempt. 


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