Actor Nadeem Jafri robbed in Karachi, demands security

Actor Nadeem Jafri robbed in Karachi, demands security

KARACHI: Actor and TV host Nadeem Jafri was robbed in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal neighbourhood on Thursday and has demanded security after the incident, police said.

Two young men approached Jafri near his house in the morning and snatched his cell phone from him on gunpoint, SP Gulshan Fahad Ahmed told Dawn.

Jafri, who starred in Pakistani production ‘Wrong No.’, remained safe in the incident, the police official said.

Fakhr-e-Alam, the former chairman of the Sindh Board of Film Censors claimed in a tweet that as the robbers were leaving after the mugging, there was an exchange of fire which Jafri narrowly escaped. Police denied this claim however, saying “there was no firing during the incident”.

Source (Dawn News)

England’s Roy savours bitter-sweet match-winning 162

England’s Roy savours bitter-sweet match-winning 162

LONDON: Jason Roy was left with a bitter-sweet taste after his spectacular match-winning 162 clinched a one-day series win over Sri Lanka on Thursday.

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The Surrey star would have loved to have set a new individual highest ODI score by an England batsman on his home ground The Oval.

But he fell five agonising runs short of Robin Smith’s 23-year record 167, which he made against Australia at Edgbaston.

The 25-year-old, whose man of the match display helped England to a six-wicket win and an unassailable 2-0 lead with just one game left in Cardiff on Saturday, was annoyed for getting out so close to the end of the game.

But he admitted he had little idea that he was close to overtaking Smith while at least still setting a new highest ODI score by an England batsman at The Oval.

Source (Dawn News)

Ogra proposes up to 20pc hike despite falling global petroleum prices

Ogra proposes up to 20pc hike despite falling global petroleum prices

ISLAMABAD: Based on existing high rates, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Wednesday worked out up to 19.93 per cent increase in the prices of petroleum products for the month of July despite a fall in international prices.

An official said the government was likely to maintain all prices at the existing level to facilitate general public travelling ahead of Eidul Fitr next week. The prices could be brought down by up to 40pc if the general sales tax rate was revived to normal 17pc, he said hypothetically.

 

Source (Dawn News)

New Islamabad airport to be operational within a year

New Islamabad airport to be operational within a year

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ISLAMABAD: After years of criticisms about delays and the increased cost of the project, the New Islamabad International Airport will be completely operational within a year, according to the Secretary Aviation Division Irfan Elahi.

During a briefing to members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday, Mr Elahi said that all access roads to the new airport will be completed during the current year and that flight operations will start by June 30, 2017.

Source (Dawn News)

Transformer Problem in Daurl Fatuh & Daurl Anwar (Chenab Nagar) Rabwah

Transformer Problem in Daurl Fatoh & Daurl Anwar (Chenab Nagar) Rabwah

With the level of humidity going up, the prolonged power outages and the constant tripping of transformers is adding to the problems of the residents of the twin areas of Darul Fatuh and Daurl Anwar.

Dozens of transformers trip daily due to the increased use of air-conditioners, room-coolers and other electrical appliances. The incidents of tripping of transformers not only compel the dwellers to spend sleepless nights, but it also costs them financially due to damaging of the electrical appliances.

New transformers has been approved Daurl Fatuh 200 KV & 100 KV Daurl Anwar but still these transformers not placed. Its people request to place these approved transformers immediately.

 

Architects draw up plans to rebuild Western Europe’s Largest Mosque

Architects draw up plans to rebuild Western Europe’s Largest Mosque

A fire in 2015 destroyed significant elements of the complex, including function halls, offices, residences and other support functions, seriously impacting on the Ahmadiyya Muslim community which the Mosque serves. Reinstating the fire-damaged elements of the building is a priority, but the practice is also exploring long-term opportunities in order to establish an overall development framework that responds to the client’s wider aspirations.

38a2d2ee5776a2a15a6ee20a7777627f-740x385-0.500x0.500The proposals envisage a new formal facade which would present a distinguished frontage and entrance in the form of a new wing, as well creating a more generous courtyard space and increased accommodation. Separate vehicle and pedestrian entrances will create safer access, with new hard and soft landscaping enhancing the approach to the Mosque complex.

Rafiq Hayat, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, said:

“John McAslan + Partners are world renowned architects and the proposed design reflects their high standard of creativity and expertise that is also shaping how we can better manage the flow and space in and around the complex.”

John McAslan, Chairman of John McAslan + Partners, added:

“We are honoured to have been given this prestigious opportunity to design a long-term, strategic masterplan for the Baitul Futuh Mosque, which serves one of Europe’s most significant Muslim communities.”

Source http://www.mcaslan.co.uk/

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at headquarters’ statement of condolences, prayers for victims of Istanbul attack

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at headquarters’ statement of condolences, prayers for victims of Istanbul attack

The worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s headquarters in London issued a statement of condolences and prayers following the terrorist attacks at Ata Turk Internation Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The full text of the statement is given below:

“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent terrorist attack at Istanbul’s international airport in Turkey in which dozens of innocent people were brutally killed.

“We offer our sincere condolences to all who have been left bereaved or affected in any way. May God grant them patience at this time of untold grief and sadness.

“All forms of terror and extremism are completely against the true teachings of Islam. The Holy Quran has said that to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind.”

 

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Source/Credit: AMJ International
By Staff report | June 29, 2016

Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI Makes Rare Public Appearance With Pope Francis

The former pope marked the 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest.

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony to celebrate Benedict's 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest, in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The ceremony served in part to show continuity from Benedict to Francis amid continued nostalgia from some conservatives for Benedict’s tradition-minded papacy. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony to celebrate Benedict’s 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest, in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The ceremony served in part to show continuity from Benedict to Francis amid continued nostalgia from some conservatives for Benedict’s tradition-minded papacy. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Former pope Benedict made one of his rare public appearances on Tuesday to be feted by his successor Pope Francis, two days after Francis denied reports that Benedict was still exercising influence in the Vatican.

Benedict, an 89-year-old German, stood without a cane for part of a ceremony in a Vatican hall to mark the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

But Benedict, in his first public comments in the presence of his successor, did appear to have difficulty pronouncing a few words as he thanked Francis and a small group of cardinals in Italian.

In 2013 Benedict, citing health reasons, became the first pope to resign in some 600 years, ending a papacy of nearly eight years marked by a scandal centered around leaked documents that alleged corruption and mismanagement in the Vatican.

He has since been living in relative isolation in a convent in the Vatican gardens and has made only a handful of brief public appearances, usually at major Church ceremonies together with Francis such as the investiture of new cardinals.

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Source/Credit: The Huffington Post
By Reuters | June 28, 2016