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No rapping for Ch Pervez



Other than the standard suspects (Imran, Ch Pervez, Shehbaz, Hamza Shehbaz and so forth), the 2 males uppermost in my thoughts when the Lahore Excessive Court docket issued a keep order until January 11 towards Governor Balighur Rehman’s denotification of Ch Pervez as Chief Minister, had been Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal and minister Khayal Ahmed Kastro.

Sumbal is a dyed-in-the-wool bureaucrat, being the son of 1 and the nephew of a senior police officer. A former Commissioner of Lahore, his being CS was not distinctive, within the sense that officers like him have held the job prior to now, and haven’t tousled. But after the LHC order, he should work together with the CM, regardless that the denotification notification was signed by hm. If he had change into CS as a matter of routine, it wouldn’t have been so unhealthy, however Ch Parvez had fought tooth and nail to get him posted, and he had solely just lately taken workplace. On the very least, like Nationwide Meeting Speaker Asad Qaiser, he ought to have resigned somewhat than signal that notification. Or just like the Roman Mucius Scaevola, who thrust his hand right into a flame, and didn’t present any ache, earlier than the Etruscan King, Lars Porsena. Scaevola had been caught whereas making an attempt to assassinate Porsena. The PTI would in all probability have most popular it if Sumbal had burned down the Daftar Laat Saab (CS Workplace at Civil Secretariat) somewhat than signal such treason to the Cuptaan.

Whereas the CS was solely actually affected by the restoration, the individual affected most by the unique dentification was Khayal Amad Kastro, who had been sworn in late, solely final Wednesday. Whereas the denotification mentioned |Ch Pervez was to proceed, Kastro was sacked too. He in all probability had not had time to maneuver in to a residence, or get a automobile, when the axe dropped. The restoration of the Cupboard by the LHC was thus greater than welcome.

He has acquired his moniker as a result of he’s a revolutionary like Castro of Cuba, however the change in spelling places him within the firm of two rappers, one in every of them from Albania. Possibly our Kastro doesn’t rap in Punjabi, however he was nonetheless given the Tradition portfolio by each Ch Pervez and Usman Buzdar.

Different individuals weren’t as fortunate as Kastro. 4 policement had been killed in an assault on a Lakki Marwat police station, whereas 25 militants had been killed after an operation on the Bannu Counter-Terrorism Division,  which had been seized by militants, apparently after two militants acquired maintain of an assault rifle,

Meaning it was potential for Dr Afia Siddiqui to have seized a weapon from her guards and tried to kill them. I by no means believed it earlier than, however now I feel it’s potential.

Bannu and Lakki weren’t the one locations with violent deaths. In Vaughan, Ontario, not too removed from Toronto, there was a capturing spree, by which six individuals had been killed, together with the 70-year-old suspect. No, it wasn’t the chilly, nor was he the usual mad Muslim, who was heard crying “Allahu Akbar”, however a white resident of the condominium the place the incident occurred, who had issues for years with the condominium board. The actually attention-grabbing factor was that this occurred in Canada, regardless of their strict gun legal guidelines.

For a criminal offense dedicated with out weapons, you had Harvey Weinstein convicted for rape. I heard Ali Zafar protested this, being as certain of Weinstein’s innocence as of his personal.

One other type of oppression of ladies, the Taliban ban on girls in universities, provoked an odd response over right here. A medical college pupil, which is a university-level course, remarked to her cousin, an O-level pupil, “Let’s go to Kabul”. Male college students need to protest too, demanding that Pakistani authorities comply with go well with, with a nondiscriminatory ban.

However we have to be cautious. The audio-clips of Imran Khan and a few girls have apparently made him cease naming just lately retired COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa. The clips have served to remind everybody of the time, after he divorced his first spouse, he nearly married one of many Nawab of Kalabagh’s grand-daughters. The second spouse he married as an alternative, has acquired married once more to a mannequin and actor 13 years youthful than her. Like Imran, she’s marrying for the third time.  Oh, the salt that’s being sprinkled over his wound.


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Shootout at Sidney Avenue | Pakistan Immediately



Eventually, it appeared, after 112 years, Lahore obtained its equal of the Sidney Avenue siege in London. If the London police had raided the home in Sidney Avenue within the hope of arresting the perpetrators of the sooner Hounds ditch jewel theft, who had killed three cops, the Lahore police was aiding an Islamabad police group execute a warrant by arresting PTI chief Imran Khan and hauling him off to Islamabad (curiously, the cost towards him concerned a jeweled watch). If the London police, coming beneath fireplace, referred to as within the Military, the Lahore police took alongside Rangers (and water cannon). The London police couldn’t use teargas, which had not but been invented; the Lahore police did, in superb portions.

Nevertheless, what was lacking in Lahore was the presence of the federal Inside Minister, and even the IGP. Again in 1911, the Dwelling Secretary was there in individual, none aside from Winston Churchill himself, nonetheless a younger man, simply routinely ugly, and never the grumpy child he grew to resemble when he lastly turned PM. Hmm. An ex-PM towards the Lahore police, a future PM with the London Police.

The siege was outstanding for being the primary time the Military was referred to as in to help the police within the UK. And since the Dwelling Secretary was there. Churchill was certain to have interfered, and possibly for the more severe.

There’s an enormous distinction within the targets, which could inform us a lot in regards to the two nations, and thus the actual issues that their police forces face. In each instances, the forces confronted unprecedented challenges. In Sidney Avenue, the London flatties didn’t must deal merely with jewel robbers, uncommon sufficient as that was, however Latvian anarchists, who financed their motion by theft. The Lahori t-hulas and Islamabad supatas needed to cope with a celebration chief.

The casualties have been additionally completely different. The London police besieged Sidney Avenue as a result of that they had already misplaced three lifeless within the unique theft. Then again, no matter went on on the Toshakhana, might need been barefaced and blatant, however was cold.

In fact, the entire episode had Imran as soon as once more exercising his creativity, doing the unthinkable, of the identical order of genius as he confirmed when he put Germany and Japan subsequent to one another.

Summoned by a court docket, he refused to go. I don’t suppose anybody ever thought such a factor was potential. He has proven that it’s. I do know the police are corrupt. (And may one add, inefficient?) I do know the instances towards him are political victimization. However when a court docket points a warrant, one goes.

Nevertheless, I don’t Imran compromised on the sacred precept of the rule of regulation. I imply, he may have taken the straightforward approach out, and spoken to the Islamabad police, who would have gone again to Islamabad with out taking him, and telling the court docket they couldn’t discover him, if he had paid an acceptable quantity. However then, Imran is claimed to be very stingy, and hates parting with money.

No surprise they raided his home on Saturday, whereas he was in Islamabad. Discuss abouT bolting the stable-door after the horse has bolted.

Saturday was a foul day. Aside from the raid, Shaheen Shah led the Lahore Qalandhars to a back-to-back PSL win. Does that depend as the identical as a World Cup win by those that need him on the identical web page?

One more reason that strikes one for his not going is that he hasn’t had the correct garments delivered from his tailor, which consists of a qameez virtually touching his ankles, yellow with giant blue polka dots, and a black dhoti. With a taweez sown right into a leather-based pouch hanging from his neck, he can be prepared for any felony court docket. Oh sure, not forgetting the surma he has to use to his eyes.

However why is Imran afraid the place different politicians haven’t been? It’s not as should you can’t get prohibited substances in jail, if that’s an issue. I’m certain natural meals may be organized. Is it the worry of the shadowy businesses which by no means arrest or take custody on paper, however with whom the Islamabad police is inured to cooperate? The identical individuals who turned up for Shehbaz Gill after which Azam Swati?

I wouldn’t be shocked if Riad Salameh is in Lebanon taking notes. He’s Lebanon’s sitting central financial institution governor (since 1994), and he and his brother are going to be charged with cash laundering. No worries, we will look Lebanon within the eye. I imply, have they obtained a PM who stole watches?


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Why not only a backache?



I didn’t know Imran Khan was so sick. In his bail software to the Islamabad Excessive Court docket, he stated he had piles and had suffered a rectal prolapse. The latter normally occurs to girls, in keeping with the Web, and outdated folks. However as everyone knows, Imran is a younger man, and significantly appeals to the youth vote. That prolapse is fairly unhealthy. It will probably result in rectal incontinence. So if there’s a sudden brown stain, and an unmistakable scent, effectively, the court docket ought to have given him bail.

I’m just a little confused. Imran has been sitting round solely not too long ago, so why would he have developed piles. Nicely, piles could be modern in PTI circles, however they don’t seem to be the explanation why Shah Mehmood Qureshi made bail.

As a matter of reality, the rectal prolapse path isn’t the one try to be taking. That may simply be examined. However, backache is a significantly better possibility. No examination, no diagnostic check obtainable, can say you don’t have a backache. If the affected person claims he’s obtained it, he’s obtained it. The physician may determine the explanation: spinal misalignment, a torn muscle, no matter. Or he may not. The decide could be as disbelieving as he needs, however he can’t reject the declare. He could permit the accused look mendacity on a stretcher, however he can’t deny the declare. Imran could make the declare higher than most different folks, as he suffered a stress fracture of the again, again in 1983, from pounding within the ball for the lengthy spells within the 1982-3 sequence towards India that obtained him 40 wickets. Or does Imran have any particular cause for not eager to admit to backache?

It will likely be fascinating to see how Imran balances appearances at marketing campaign rallies along with his declare that his wounds stop him from showing in court docket. After all, there’s been one indignant video claiming the piles and prolapse claims are propaganda. In spite of everything, they don’t slot in with Imran’s picture of an all-conquering hero.

It wasn’t a marketing campaign rally, however a rally to precise solidarity with the judiciary, which ended badly for one PTI supporter, who ended up lifeless. What have been the torture marks on him, who inflicted them, is being disputed, however nobody has denied that he was killed. The PTI claims that he was killed in police custody; the police merely shuffles its toes and will get embarrassed.

That he was killed in police custody is feasible. However it hasn’t occurred for a while. The PTI supporters have to man up, for they may find yourself in police custody nowadays. Who stated being a part of a human protect was going to be straightforward?

Someone ought to ask Ch Parvez Elahi if it’s straightforward. In spite of everything, he’s now the PTI’s President. The good actor, Qawi Khan, handed away in Canada first, however the delay was not due to him. It ought to be remembered that Qawi, who performed so many memorable roles in all codecs, went just a little offbeat when he performed a policeman in Andhera Ujala. It’s with such cops that Ch Pervez could need to cope with, now that Muhammad Khan Bhatti, his fixer, is singing like a canary, and who is claimed to have recorded a confessional assertion below Part 164 CrPC, which means that the assertion is earlier than a Justice of the Peace, who has assured himself that there isn’t any police stress. I appear to listen to a shadowy police spokesman saying that solely the Military has claimed noninterference. The police are there to offer service as earlier than.

I used to be to see that Pakistan has obtained billions of {dollars} caught in international help. We shouldn’t count on a lot cash from the World Financial institution. Not with its Chief Economist an Indian, Oblique Singh Gill. He went to St Stephen’s School, New Delhi, earlier than doing his doctorate fro the College of Chicago. After which there’s Gia Gopinath, the Calcuta-born Harvard PhD who’s DMD of the IMF after having been its Chief Economist. No marvel they haven’t been releasing their tranche!

I do know these Indians are in all probability ‘coconuts’ (White on the within), however does anybody bear in mind the difficulty we had with FATF? The sheer persistence with which India tried to get Pakistan saved on the gey listing, or higher but, blacklisted, says that if want be, RAW will kidnap Gill’s and Gopinath’s family members, and threaten to torture them except Pakistan shouldn’t be given any cash.

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Muzaffargarh DC prioritises promotion of ladies entrepreneurs for financial improvement



MUZAFFARGARH: Deputy Commissioner Agha Zaheer Abbas Sherazi of Muzaffargarh highlighted the immense expertise of ladies entrepreneurs within the district, and expressed his administration’s dedication to selling them for a more practical function within the nation’s financial improvement.

Talking at a seminar organized by the Social Welfare Division in honour of Worldwide Girls’s Day, he emphasised that Islam grants equal rights to ladies and that there isn’t a discrimination in opposition to ladies in Islam.

He cited the instance of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), who gave utmost respect and honour to his daughter Bibi Fatima (SA), a logo of simplicity, generosity, and love. Sherazi counseled the deputy director of planning, Annam Hafeez, for her proactive function within the district’s improvement.

Sherazi additionally appreciated the efforts of ladies entrepreneurs in producing high quality merchandise within the district, and guaranteed them that the administration would facilitate them additional. He praised the Social Welfare Division for offering a platform to ladies entrepreneurs to show their merchandise, and personally visited the exhibition to see the merchandise displayed.

He promised to create a extra conducive atmosphere for girls entrepreneurs and to arrange coaching packages for them in order that they’ll use on-line platforms to advertise their companies on the nationwide degree.

The exhibition showcased a variety of merchandise, together with embroidered rugs, desk runners, furnishings, gems and jewellery, clothes for girls and kids, gardening gadgets, pottery, work, footwear, and girls’s well being and hygiene merchandise.

The Inhabitants Welfare Division additionally arrange stalls to lift consciousness about contraception.

Assistant Commissioner Nasir Dogar, DO Inhabitants Farzana Kausar, Deputy Director Social Welfare Dr. Nasir, civil society consultant Malik Khair Muhammad Budh, and others attended the seminar.

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