Lawyers protest over police brutality against media people

The Punjab Bar Council (PBC) issued a strike call on Sunday when police subjected journalists and protesters to violence on the orders of the government.

Lahore Bar Association (LBA) and Faisalabad Bar Association (FBA) officials said on Sunday that lawyers would observe a strike on Monday against police violence on journalists.

Advocate Asif Chattha said the LBA will be observing a strike after the PBC issued the strike call. He said the legal community believed that a conspiracy had been hatched to derail democracy. They said concrete steps should be taken to resolve the political impasse. Chattha said journalists had been subjected to violence without justification. He said protesters had staged peaceful sit-ins in Islamabad for 12 days. Chattha said innocent people had been killed and called it a bad omen. They said it had set a bad precedent. Continue reading Lawyers protest over police brutality against media people

Should India be worried about Al Qaeda’s inroads

Tribal militias from Pakistan (in photo) are prime candidates for the Ghazwa-e-HindGhazwa-e-Hind refers to an indoctrinated view of a final apocalyptic war in which India will be conquered by a jihadi army. All soldiers of this army are guaranteed a place in heaven.

This term is freely used in jihadi circles and on the web, but is considered bizarre by others.

Sources say the security establishment has been on the trail of launch-pads being set up within the country, and is also in touch with its counterparts in West Asia in order to crack the growing network.

An intelligence report on India being used a hunting ground for global jihad reveals al-Qaeda’s diabolic roadmap.

To begin with, the terror group that was created and led by Arab fighters now has recruits from Kashmir-centric groups.

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Jennifer Aniston to make directorial debut

Jennifer Aniston to Turn Director?Actress Jennifer Aniston is on the hunt for a perfect feature film to make her directorial debut. The former F.R.I.E.N.D.S. star has taken on two short films but now she wants to direct a feature movie, reports femalefirst.co.uk. 

“Directing is the next big hurdle I want to take on. I’ve done some short films that I just loved the experience of doing. I’m just waiting for that wonderful window and that wonderful script, and that will be the next move for me.

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Ebola crisis: Canda sends plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate scientists

The Public Health Agency of Canada says three scientists will be assessed by a quarantine officer and officers from Canada Border Services when their plane arrives back in the country.Public Health Agency of Canada says 3 scientists in good health and at low risk of contracting virus.

Canada is sending a charter plane to repatriate scientists who have been operating the country’s mobile Ebola laboratory in Sierra Leone.

The Public Health Agency of Canada says the three scientists remain in good health and appear to be at low risk of having contracted the often deadly virus. Continue reading Ebola crisis: Canda sends plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate scientists

There will be civil war in the country if trend of revolt catches on: SC

sc-pak(By Nasir Iqbal) ISLAMABAD: If the trend of toppling governments through agitation becomes the norm, the Supreme Court fears, civil war and chaos may reign in the country.

“There would be chaos and civil war in the country if this trend of mobilising crowd to unseat the government of the day catches on,” observed Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali who is one of five judges on the Supreme Court bench — headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk — that heard identical petitions seeking to prevent extra-constitutional steps in the wake of the ongoing sit-ins.

The judge also made it clear that Supreme Court judges were not claiming any special privilege for themselves, but securing the rights of ordinary citizens, the staff of the Supreme Court as well as the lawyers that came to the court every day. Continue reading There will be civil war in the country if trend of revolt catches on: SC

Increasing number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Afghan refugee boy, Hayat Khan, 8, poses for a picture. About 50,000 children are born to refugees every year..— AP file photoDespite the continuing process of voluntary repatriation of Afghans, the number of registered refugees in Pakistan is growing steadily as approximately 50,000 children are born to refugee families every year.

The UN refugee agency said that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) would register some 150,000 children born to the registered parents in past five years and issue birth certificates to over 330,000 Afghan children below the age of 18. Continue reading Increasing number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Dialogue process with the government has completely failed: Tahir-ul-Qadri announces revolution day

Following two rounds of talks with Federal Ministers Ishaq Dar and Zahid Hamid, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri late on Wednesday night announced that dialogue process with the government has ‘completely failed’.

In a bid to resolve prevailing political stalemate with respect to issues concerning the PAT, Ishaq Dar and Zahid Hamid visited the protest site twice in hours to engage Dr Tahurl Qadri in the ‘decisive phase’ of talks.

Speaking to his supporters at Constitution Avenue, the anti-government cleric said the government has refused to accept the two core demands extended by his party. Continue reading Dialogue process with the government has completely failed: Tahir-ul-Qadri announces revolution day

Panda fakes pregnancy to get preferential treatment

Giant pandas are notoriously reluctant to breed in captivity and pseudo-pregnancies are common. A giant panda slated to be the star of the first-ever live broadcast of the birth of panda cubs has lost the role — after it was discovered the bear is not pregnant after all, Chinese state media reported.

Not only was it a phantom pregnancy, but zookeepers suspect the panda, Ai Hin, may have been faking it to improve her quality of life, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding told Xinhua on Monday.

Ai Hin, age 6, had shown signs of pregnancy, including a change in appetite, moving less and an increase in progestational hormone in July, according to Xinhua.

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Altaf won’t refuse if his party joins sit ins; Asks government to step down

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain has asked the federal government to step down if it is not willing to accept “just demands” in the prevailing circumstances.

In a statement issued here on Thursday, he said that he will not be in a position to refuse if the MQM’s coordination committee decides to join the sit-in.

He also warned: “Army and ISI might also lost patience if government does not take decisions with wisdom”

The MQM supremo said intervention of ‘third force’ is inevitable if stubbornness and debate goes on and on. He, however, added there could be some amendments in Tahiurl Qadri’s demands.

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Sirajul Haq claims resignation of PM should be demanded if rigging proven

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan, Sirajul Haq has said that demand for the Prime Minister’s resignation would be lawful only if some constitutional institution gave the verdict that the May 2013 elections were massively rigged and the assemblies were bogus.

Talking to the media persons after his meeting with the JI provincial chiefs and central office bearers at Mansoora on Wednesday, Sirajul Haq said that his party wanted the participants of the sit-ins to return home successfully. However, the consensus of the political parties was that no unconstitutional solution would be accepted, he said adding that even if the sit-in continued for one hundred days, only the constitutional way out would be adopted.

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