Saahbaz Shareef rejects national budget

Saahbaz Shareef

Leader of the Opposition in parliament has delivered a speech about the budget today and has said that we reject this budget.

Before him, the chairman of PPP has spoken to the house and said that this budget is not for the poor class and the government has put a burden of taxes on the poor class.

He alleged the KPK government that they have failed to build infrastructure but he was corrected by speaker parliaments with facts on the spot.

USA: Declare Pakistan state terror sponsor, demands U.S. lawmaker

The bill titled the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act was introduced at a time when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in the USA to address the United Nations General Assembly.

Sponsored by Congressman Ted Poe, the Bill requires the President to issue a report within 90 days on whether Pakistan has provided support for worldwide terrorism. It is time we stop paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: “a State Sponsor of Terrorism”, Poe said while introducing the bill, the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act of 2015, in Congress on Thursday.

Congressman Poe served as the co-chair for the bipartisan “Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus” during the 114th congress and was replaced by his Republican colleague Congressman Pete King for the 115th Congress. Thirty days after that, the secretary of state is supposed to submit a report confirming that Pakistan is in fact a State sponsored terrorist country and if not, then the justification of that decision.

They say the USA is in “a toxic relationship” with Pakistan and needs to “to finally set limits on its indulgence” towards Islamabad.

Congressman Poe chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s subcommittee on terrorism, non-proliferation and trade, while Clad was a deputy assistant secretary of defence for Asia in the George W Bush administration.

Whatever method the USA chooses, “something must change in our dealings with a terrorist-supporting, irresponsible nuclear-weapons state”, Poe and Clad conclude.

Asking Washington to set the “limits of its indulgence” towards Pakistan, Poe and Clad commented: “Don’t let the next crisis in South or Southwest Asia deflect our focus”.

Pakistani, they argued, had become a “quasi-adversary, receiving hundreds of billions through the years in direct and indirect United States support”. “Acquiescing in the current trends is not an option”, they concluded. “And they have done things against the principal concerns we have; the Haqqani network and Taliban” Gen Votel said on Thursday.

However, contrary to the common perception, the commander of US Central Command has commended the Pakistan Army’s cooperation with the US military in recent counter-terrorism operations along the border of Afghanistan.

Here’s what they suggested in balancing “toxic terms” with Pakistan.

According to him, as long as these groups “maintain safe havens in Pakistan, they threaten long-term stability in Afghanistan”.

He said despite challenges with respect to the US-Pakistani relationship, there is a substantial level of engagement of the US troops with their Pakistani military counterparts. “It poses the greatest threat to coalition forces operating in Afghanistan”.

The Haqqani Network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani.

The US designated the group as a terrorist organisation on September 7, 2012.

Government can not escape after confessional statement of Dar: Imran

Government can not escape after confessional statement of Dar: Imran

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday said that real money trail was the one that Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar had admitted in his confessional statement.

Talking to media persons, he once again lashed out at the government, saying the government can not escape this time and the people will chase him no matter wherever it goes.

He questioned how did the Sharifs managed such a huge sum of money for Gulf Steel Mills, saying the trail of money for such a huge investment must be traced.

The PTI chairman said that Dar’s statement in which he spilled the beans against Nawaz Sharif has all the money trail.

“I just want to ask what kind of a country is this where a person who had openly confessed in writing of money laundering for his immediate boss [Nawaz Sharif] is the finance minister,” he wondered.

He demanded immediate resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying after the Panama Leaks scandal, he has no right to stay on and look after the affairs of the country as its chief executive.

To a question, he said that his party would accept any decision of the apex court, adding the Panamagate case would define the future of the country and the whole nation has fixated its eyes on the apex court as it is defining moment.

About his own flat in London, Khan said that he never denied owning his flat and he had not earned money for that from unfair means.

Later presiding over a meeting of the party at his Bani Gala residence, he took stock of the situation. The meeting which was attended by the senior leadership of the party noted that Nawaz Sharif has completely failed to establish the money trail for his wealth abroad.

“The confessional statement by Dar is a fact which now he’s trying to distort, but they can not befool the nation any longer. The letters after letters by the Qatari prince are nothing but exercise in futility,” noted Imran.

The meeting noted that after the confessional statement by Ishaq Dar, the case of the Sharifs has lost its worth, adding no matter how many letters they bring, they could not change what Dar had stated in his affidavit.

The meeting was concluded on a happy note that within few days the apex court will give its verdict that will determine the future of the country as well as those who plundered the national wealth through money laundering and built empires for their children abroad.

Canada: Montreal Ahmadiyya Muslim Women host ‘Ladies Only’ Annual Peace Conference

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association of Montreal welcomes the Montreal community through its 8th edition of its annual peace conference.

Focusing on the theme, ‘Peace in the World – Our Contribution’, the event aims to showcase the role of women and their dedication to achieving peace in the world through their services to humanity.

This event is designed by women, for women only. There will also be opportunities to visit kiosks from various peace organizations and to engage with the speakers of those various organizations.
Name of the event: Ahmadiyya Muslim Association presents, Annual Peace Conference
Date: Sunday December 4th, 2016
Time: Registrations begin at 1:30PM and the main event will be between 2:00PM and 3:30PM. Free meetings with other women and visits to the kiosks are scheduled from 3:30PM.
Address of the event: Ahmadiyya Islamic Center Of Montreal – 9899 Saint Michel Boulevard, Montreal, QC H1H 5G7
A free drop-in day care service and snacks are offered to our guests. Parking is also available free of charge.
Name of the organization hosting the event & contact information:
Name:Sarah Cherki
Email:Sarah.cherki@gmail.com
Telephone: 418-262-2904

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North Korea does not care who is president of United States

North Korea does not care who is president of United States

UNITED NATIONS: 

North Korea does not care who is president of the United States, a senior Pyongyang-based diplomat said during a visit to the United Nations on Tuesday following the election of Donald Trump to succeed President Barack Obama.

Kim Yong Ho, director of human rights and humanitarian issues, spoke to reporters after a UN General Assembly committee approved a draft resolution condemning “widespread and gross violations of human rights” in the Asian state.

“We do not care about whoever becomes the president of the United States,” Kim said. “The fundamental issue here is whether or not the United States has the political will to withdraw its hostile policy toward the DPRK (North Korea).”

North Korea regularly accuses the United States and South Korea of preparing for war by holding annual joint military exercises. The United States and South Korea also plan to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system in the South to counter missile and nuclear threats from the North.

Trump said in May he was willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program, proposing a major shift in US policy toward the isolated nation.

However, ahead of the November 8 election, an adviser to Trump said last month he could not foresee any circumstances in the short or medium term in which the Republican nominee would meet the leader of North Korea if he became president.

North Korea has been under UN sanctions since 2006. In March, the Security Council tightened sanctions to further isolate the impoverished country after its fourth nuclear test in January and a long-range rocket launch in February.

Since North Korea’s fifth and largest nuclear test more than two months ago, the United States and China, a close ally of North Korea, have been negotiating a new draft Security Council resolution to punish Pyongyang.

Rabwah – police Arrested the person involves in illegal protest

Rabwah – police Arrested the person involves in illegal protest

Rabwah the assistant commissioner ordered the police to arrest the persons involves in the protest who create fear between the people and destroyed the public property. As we express early when police and TMA officers take Action against the illegal encroachments on public Application and due to the traffic jam at the time people gathered and attack on the Administrations. Now police arrested the Tariq sarhadi which was leading the people against police.

Indonesia: Ahmadiyya Muslims not part of anti-Ahok demonstration on Friday

Indonesia: Ahmadiyya Muslims not part of anti-Ahok demonstration on Friday

Ahok’s statement might offend some Muslims in the country since the video, during which he allegedly defamed Islam, was selectively edited and people, therefore, could not hear the full context of his statement.

 

Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is in the spotlight amid a planned rally by thousands of hardline Muslims on Friday demanding that he be charged with blasphemy for saying that some people had been “deceived” by other people using Al-Maidah 51, a verse in the Quran.

The governor has apologized for the incident, saying he did not intend to insult the Quran, but the apology has failed to appease the anger of hard-line Muslims.

The Ahmadiyah community, an Islamic sect regarded as heretical by mainstream Muslims and persecuted in Indonesia, said that they would not take part in Friday’s demonstration.

Aryudi Prastowo, head of Ahmadiyah’s East Jakarta and Bukit Duri branch, said on Thursday that they would respect Ahok as the legitimate governor of Jakarta.

Aryudi added that Ahok’s statement might offend some Muslims in the country since the video, during which he allegedly defamed Islam, was selectively edited and people, therefore, could not hear the full context of his statement.

“If you see the full video you will be aware that Ahok was only expressing his concern about the issue without trying to defame the Quran,” he said.

In July 2015, the Ahmadiyah congregation in Bukit Duri, South Jakarta, became a target for persecution by a hard-line group.

At the time, the Jakarta administration sealed a house that had been used as a place of worship by Ahmadiyah followers, after a crowd of locals objected to Friday prayers at the house and claimed the congregation had committed blasphemy against Islam.

Ahok urged the South Jakarta administration not to seal the mosque, but a red notice remains on the property’s fence to this day, while a banner opposing the minority group still hangs nearby and no Friday prayers have since taken place there.

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Griezmann’s late winner allows Atletico to advance

Griezmann’s late winner allows Atletico to advance

MADRID: 

Antoine Griezmann scored a 93rd-minute winner as Atletico Madrid secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over FC Rostov at the Vicente Calderon.

Griezmann’s brilliant volleyed effort gave Atletico the lead just before the half-hour mark, but Rostov immediately replied through Sardar Azmoun.

Atletico struggled to create chances throughout, but got a break deep into added time when Griezmann fired home and the goal was allowed to stand despite Rostov’s furious protests for offside.

“They are a similar team to us: they defend and counter-attack well. They made it very difficult, but the most important thing was the three points and in the end we are happy,” Griezmann told BeIN Sports Spain.

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Victory keeps Atletico three points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of Group D. The Germans also qualified for the knockout phase on Tuesday with a 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven.

“We are on top, but there are two games left and we have to try to finish top of the group,” said Griezmann.

Atletico had scored 18 goals in winning their last five home games, but laboured against the Russians’ deep-lying defence.

The in-form Yannick Carrasco found some rare space in behind the Rostov back line 18 minutes in from Griezmann’s fine through ball, but Soslan Dzhanaev rushed from his line to block the Belgian’s effort.

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Griezmann opened the scoring in spectacular fashion as he spun onto a deflected effort to flick the ball into the top corner with the outside of his left foot.

However, the lead lasted just two minutes as Atletico were caught by a brilliant Rostov counter-attack when Dmitri Poloz timed his pass into Azmoun to perfection and the Iranian slotted low past Jan Oblak.

It was the first time Atletico had conceded in the Champions League this season and Rostov became only the second away team to score at the Calderon in the last 15 European games.

The hosts dominated from then on, but lacked the creativity or physical presence up front to break down the Rostov wall of defenders.

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Dzhanaev comfortably smothered low shots from Koke and Carrasco, while Atletico coach Diego Simeone ended the game with four forwards on the pitch as Kevin Gameiro and Angel Correa joined Griezmann and a forlorn Fernando Torres.

“It was a day of bad decisions,” said a self-critical Simeone. “The coach didn’t have a good game and the players overcame it.”

However, last season’s finalists needed the presence of central defender Diego Godin when the winner did arrive in controversial circumstances deep into injury time.

Griezmann barely celebrated as he converted what appeared to be Godin’s flick-on off the underside of the bar.

Yet, despite the offside flag being raised, Scottish referee Craig Thomson rightly identified the flick-on in fact came off a Rostov player, meaning Griezmann couldn’t be in an offside position.

After images, Prisma now lets users turn videos into artworks

Prisma has extended its neural photo network conversion to videos. In an announcement on Thursday, Prisma announced that its artistic photo imagery now worked with 15-second videos too.

Forget Instagram, you need to download this app now

The app, which lets people turn images into works of art by using deep learning algorithms to process photos in various graphic styles, quickly surged past millions of downloads in a viral splash after launching this summer.


A total of nine styles are currently available for video, the company announced on Thursday, with the feature presently limited to iOS devices.

Candy, Gold Fish, Paper Art, Illegal Beauty, Tokyo, Gothic, Curly Hair, The Scream and Roy are the styles launched by Prisma.

The video feature was only made possible due to a recent change to Prisma’s algorithm, which makes the imagery on the device itself, instead of its servers. Initially, Prisma’s image conversion took a long time to create. However, the issue was resolved after Prisma added an offline feature. For videos, Prisma said the processing time would depend on the device. For example, on an iPhone 7, it would take 30 seconds to process a 15-second video. The time is slated to double for an iPhone 6S.

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Apple's wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom 'Bluetooth-like' technology

Apple’s wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom ‘Bluetooth-like’ technology

Apple’s wireless iPhone 7 headphones reportedly use custom ‘Bluetooth-like’ technology

KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo dropped a ton of iPhone 7 information over the weekend, and he’s back with a new nugget on the eve of Apple’s big event. It’s well established by now that the iPhone 7 won’t feature a headphone jack, and while Kuo believes the new phone will be packaged with EarPods that use a Lightning connector, he says Apple is also working on its own wireless technology that will be used for a higher-end set of headphones.

“We believe Apple will position Beats in the midrange market once it launches Apple’s own-brand Bluetooth headphones, in order to maximize profit with a dual-brand strategy,” Kuo says in a note reported on by MacRumors, 9to5Mac, and AppleInsider. “We also believe Apple will have its own-designed Bluetooth-like communication chip, given its higher requirements for power-saving, communication specs, and potential rapid growth of Bluetooth headphone shipments.”

Apple’s wireless headphones may be called AirPods, if trademark filings are to be believed. Kuo says Apple may also want to apply its wireless chip to smart home and automobile products.

The company will kick off its San Francisco event tomorrow, September 7th at 1PM ET — we’ll be there to bring you live coverage.

Source -   Verge