Nawaz Sharif denounces Capt. Safdars anti-Ahmadi remarks
Following Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi disowning Capt. Safdar’s anti-Ahmadi remarks made in the National Assembly on Oct 10, Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said that “Any negative expression in this regard has nothing to do with the ideology and policy of the PML-N”.
“I declare it in categorical and unequivocal terms that all minorities living in Pakistan enjoy complete fundamental rights, including protection of their lives and property, under the Constitution and Islamic teachings,” Mr Sharif said in the statement issued from London and released to the local media by PML-N spokesman Senator Asif Kirmani on Sunday.
PTI Chairman threatens to hold ‘massive’ rally if PML-N continues to ‘malign judiciary, army’
On Sunday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan claimed that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is issuing statements against the army “in order to protect itself from being punished for money laundering.”
Khan spoke at PTI’s Worker’s convention in Islamabad stating that the PML-N is provoking the army when in fact the army is standing with the law and the institution for the first time in Pakistan’s history.
“It appears that the PTI will have to hold another street demonstration,” warned Khan- further stating that if the ruling party continues to malign the judiciary and the army, he will hold a rally in Islamabad so massive, “there will be no place to stand.”
At least 500 casualties in Mogadishu bomb attack: Somalia
Around 276 have been killed and hundreds injured in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday when a truck packed with several hundred kilograms of military-grade and homemade explosives detonated in the centre of the city. The number is expected to rise as rescue teams continue to search the rubble spread over hundreds of metres from the site of the explosion.
The terror attack is believed to have been carried out by the Al-Qaeda linked militant group, Al-Shabaab that earlier this year vowed to escalate attacks after both the Trump administration and Somalia’s recently elected president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced new military efforts against the group.
Chief Justice advocates for a judicial system that allows women to speak openly
Speaking at the concluding event of the second ‘Women Judges’ Conference’ in Lahore, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar stated that the Constitution bestows fundamental rights which do not differentiate between males and females.
Nisar shed light on the need for a justice system in which women can speak about the problems they face openly without repercussions. While speaking on the topic of ‘Improving access to justice’, Nisar added that “Under the Constitution, every citizen, regardless of gender has to be treated in accordance with the law.”
Karachi’s serial “Knife attacker” gets caught after claiming 13 victims
Mohammad Waseem, the prime suspect in the case of a knife attacker stabbing women on the streets of Karachi, has finally been caught by the Police. The suspect who is accused of stabbing 13 women, was arrested in Mandi Bahuddin.
According to the police, the suspect has a history of stabbing in Punjab as well and will be brought to Karachi in a day or two for official interrogation.
India’s hockey team win fifth consecutive match against Pakistan
Pakistan lost to India with the latter making a clean sweep victory with a final score of 3-1 in the 2017 Asia Cup Group A match at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium on Sunday.
The match, which is India’s fifth consecutive win against Pakistan in all tournaments, placed India on top in Group A with nine points.
Saudi princess made head of a multi-sports federation in Saudi Arabia
Azad Jammu and Kashmir: A treasure chest of rubies worth up to $0.5billion
The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are sitting on a reserve of millions of rubies valued at about half a billion dollars- that remain unexploited due to archaic tools and a lack of investment in infrastructure and techniques.
According to geological surveys, even though the area has only one mine and one exploration site, it has proven reserves of more than 40 million grams of rubies, and inferred resources of nearly 50m grams, tapping into which could transform the fortunes of a region home to 4m people largely living off modest incomes. Yet, precious stones currently account for less than 1 percent of Kashmir’s tax revenues.