Trump and Modi will be ‘best friends’, says adviser to US president-elect

Trump and Modi will be ‘best friends’, says adviser to US president-elect

The US president-elect will be “best friends” with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said adviser to Donald Trump and President of the Republican Hindu Coalition, Shalabh Kumar on Thursday.

While answering a question regarding Trump’s expected policy towards Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kumar said, “They will be best friends ─ not only the two nations will be best friends, but these two gentlemen will be best friends. Donald Trump knows about Modi through me. He is very keen to learn about Modi.”

“He [Trump] calls out the camel in the room when nobody else does. He already talks about cross-border terrorism ─ he is the first president to do so, essentially acknowledging that Pakistan is a perpetrator of terrorism,” said Kumar while commenting on Trump’s policy on South Asian security in the context of India’s rivalry with Pakistan.

“What I expect from him is a full expression of support for the surgical strikes that Modi ordered. The war against radical Islam is going to be properly prosecuted. He is going to find great partnership with India in that,” Kumar added.

Shalabh Kumar, an Indian émigré businessman, is Trump’s point person for outreach to Indian-American voters.

The Chicago-based Kumar emigrated from India in 1969 and founded the Republican Hindu Coalition, a political interest group, last year.

IRabwah – Honour Killing in kohistan

IRabwah  – Honour Killing in kohistan

ISLAMABAD: 

The Supreme Court ordered a sessions judge on Thursday to visit Kohistan to verify the alleged killing of five girls on the instructions of a jirga [tribal court].

Advocate General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Latif Yousafzai submitted an investigation report, which said the girls were alive.

The case made headlines four years ago when a shaky video of the girls singing as two men danced at a wedding ceremony in Kohistan district emerged, along with reports that they were subsequently killed under the instructions of a jirga.

 

On October 19, the apex court set a two-week deadline for the completion of an inquiry into the alleged killing. The deadline was given to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government and Kohistan’s district police officer.

On June 4, 2012, the then CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry took suo motu notice of the alleged killing. However, the former CJP disposed off the case on June 20, 2012 after a delegation visited the Kohistan village and found no evidence of the murder.

 

It comprised of Civil Judge Munira Abbasi, MNA Bushra Gohar and activists Dr Fauzia Saeed and Dr Farzana Bari.

The case was reopened in August this year when Afzal Kohistani – on whose application the former chief justice took suo motu notice – filed a fresh plea informing the court he had new evidence that the girls as well as three of his brothers were in fact murdered.

source The Express Tribune news

CJP directs authorities to block his fake social media accounts

CJP directs authorities to block his fake social media accounts

ISLAMABAD: 

Taking otice of numerous social media accounts in his name, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali maintained on Thursday that he neither uses Facebook nor has any page on any social media platform.

According to the apex court’s spokesperson, the CJP has directed the Federal Investigation Agency, and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block all such pages, IDs created in his name, and initiate legal action against the delinquents.

K-P police book first cybercrime suspect over Facebook harassment

Under the recently passed cybercrime bill, the FIA has carried out multiple arrests, many of them involving those who managed fake Facebook profiles.

source The Express Tribune news

IBSF World Championship: ‘Not cracking under pressure recipe for success’

IBSF World Championship: ‘Not cracking under pressure recipe for success’

KARACHI: 

2012 IBSF world champion Muhammad Asif will be hoping to guide Pakistan to a third crown as he, Babar Masih and Muhammad Bilal gear up for this year’s IBSF World Championship, which commences from November 18 in Qatar.

“Of course this is the biggest event and I would want to win the championship again,” the 34-year-old The Express Tribune. “But it is tough as there are so many quality players. The key will be to keep steady and perform under pressure as that is where we normally falter.”

Pakistan have had two champions in the past with Asif’s triumph in 2012 coming 18 years after Mohammad Yousuf lifted the trophy in 1994. Since then, only Muhammad Sajjad has come close to winning the title when he finished runner-up in the 2014 event.

 

Asif, meanwhile, is satisfied with the team that will travel to Qatar and hoping a strong team ethic will help guide the country to the title.

“As a player I want to win but I also want others to succeed as well. This is about getting a trophy for Pakistan and for that we have to help each other out; only then can we survive,” he revealed.

 

Masih, who won the Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports Championship team event with Asif, is excited to test himself against the world’s best.

“It certainly is exciting to come up against players from around the world, but I know winning won’t be easy. We need to keep our focus if we are to win the tournament. But this would be an amazing experience,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2016.

Indonesia: Jakarta’s Christian governor answers police summons in blasphemy probe

Indonesia: Jakarta’s Christian governor answers police summons in blasphemy probe

On Friday, over 100,000 people from various Muslim groups swarmed Jakarta streets to urge authorities to prosecute Ahok for alleged religious defamation.
Gubernatorial candidate and incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama answered a police summons on Monday to be interrogated on his role in an alleged blasphemy case, three days after a mass demonstration pressured police to prosecute him.

Ahok arrived at the National Police’s headquarters in South Jakarta at 8:15 a.m., accompanied by several members of his gubernatorial campaign team, including City Council Speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), councilors Merry Hotma of the PDI-P, Muhammad “Ongen” Sangaji of the Hanura Party and Democratic Party lawmaker Ruhut Sitompul, who is also a lawyer.

“As leader of Ahok’s campaign team, I want to give him moral support,” Prasetio told reporters.

Ahok, meanwhile, made no comments before entering to the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) office, only giving a smile and wave to the press.

Ruhut, meanwhile, said Ahok and his campaign team would respect the ongoing legal process.

“We respect Pak Tito [Karnavian, the National Police chief]. We will wait whether there is any [basis] for religious defamation or not. If not, then we should accept it. Indonesia is a country that is based on the rule of law,” he said.

Previously on Friday, over 100,000 people from various Muslim groups swarmed Jakarta streets to urge authorities to prosecute Ahok for alleged religious defamation.

Ahok, a Christian and Indonesian of Chinese descent in a Muslim-majority country, has sparked uproar among Islamic groups after he made a comment about a Quranic verse during his visit to Thousand Islands regency in late September. The police has received dozens of reports regarding the case. (hwa)

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Perspective: The Teenagers of Today’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community | Aalia Qureshi

Perspective: The Teenagers of Today’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community | Aalia Qureshi

The finest example of a faultless community can be simply recognized by studying the ways of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community whose motto is ‘love for all, hatred for none’ – the ideal model for a faultless way of life, if one does indeed exist.
How do you empower the youngest generation of today then to endow them with the comforts of a non-judgmental, close-knit community?  In a world like today’s, where we crumble under the pressure of incoming exams as well as maintaining a functioning social circle, the Ahmadi ladies of Sutton thrive and illuminate us upon their journeys of endurance through these challenges.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is an international Islamic movement with their headquarters based in the London mosque of Baitul Futuh – the largest mosque in Britain.

One member informs me of the community’s endearing ‘strength and kindness’ as well as how confidence is instilled in each member through the sheer ‘positivity and kindness radiating through it’.  She goes on to say ,‘our Lajna (female Ahmadi in Urdu) community has always been out there doing amazing charitable events’ that frequently go underappreciated such as members ‘who visit the elderly and sick in care homes regularly, who give gifts to the less fortunate, who host regular coffee mornings for non-Ahmadis and much more.’

Another describes how the community ‘explain in depth what we are expected to just know as teenagers’ and ‘empower us morally to be the better person’ while illuminating us upon how this opportunity has resulted in ‘hundreds of opportunities to help develop my life skills … and gives you the motivation to want to better yourself in every way.’

With the increased pressure of the new GCSE system in our lives as well superfluous appearance expectations to live up to, it isn’t difficult to appreciate exactly why the depression, suicide and self-harm rates of teenagers in London are rapidly escalating.  A community minus judgment and expectations is precisely what is required for the well-being of today’s adolescents, whereupon they can be themselves without the ever-present fear of being mocked by others and have distinctive, clear goals for the future.

The finest example of a faultless community can be simply recognized by studying the ways of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community whose motto is ‘love for all, hatred for none’ – the ideal model for a faultless way of life, if one does indeed exist.

Aalia Qureshi
Nonsuch High School For Girls

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UK: Slough Ahmadi Youth Raise More than £3,000 Ahead of Remembrance Sunday

UK: Slough Ahmadi Youth Raise More than £3,000 Ahead of Remembrance Sunday

“We must remember that 400,000 Muslims fought for Britain in World War 1. Islam is a religion that requires loyalty to the country in which we live so what could be more natural than honouring those who fought for it?”

MEMBERS of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community have raised over £3,100 for the Royal British Legion poppy appeal in just two days of fund raising.

A 30 strong team of fund raisers spent the weekend collecting money for the appeal at various collection points and president of the community, Atiq Ahmad Bhatti, was amazed at the generosity of the general public.

He said: “Every year, members from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community U.K. raise thousands of pounds for the Poppy Appeal throughout the U.K., at supermarkets, football stadiums and airports.

“The generosity of the British Public has, like always, far exceeded our expectations. They have donated an incredible amount towards this most important appeal.

“We must remember that 400,000 Muslims fought for Britain in World War 1. Islam is a religion that requires loyalty to the country in which we live so what could be more natural than honouring those who fought for it?”

This year will also see the Ahmadiyya Muslim community lay a wreath at the remembrance Sunday ceremony in Burnham. This is the 4th year the Muslim community has done this and it is something that Atiq sees as a big honour.

He said: “To lay the wreath for all those who fought to keep us safe, irrespective of faith, is and always remains a humbling experience. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of the U.K. is mourning and remembering those who fought for our country.”

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