Jalsa salana USA 2016 Mobile App

Jalsa Salana USA 2016 App

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community organizes Jalsa Salana (Annual convention) throughout the world. These gatherings in USA, Canada, UK, Germany, and Ghana attract thousands of guests from all parts of the world. The Jalsa complex consists of a main venue where all the lectures are delivered and also serves as a Salat center. Facilities like Transport, Food serving areas, Bookstalls, First aid/Medical services, Exhibitions, Parking & Bazaar are managed by a sizeable fleet of volunteers. This app serves as a guidance and provides valuable information about all these facilities, including Maps, Program Schedule, and Salat timings.

App is available on app store and on Google Play as well.

Jalsa Salana USA 2016 App for IOS

Jalsa Salana USA 2016 App for Android

Twin suicide bombs kill 13 near Mogadishu airport

Twin suicide bombs kill 13 near Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU: At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu’s airport, police said, in what the jihadist Al Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack.

The Al Qaeda aligned Al Shabaab group is blamed for a string of bloody assaults in Somalia and neighbouring Kenya, and is fighting to overthrow Mogadishu’s internationally-backed government.

“At least 13 people were confirmed to have died in two explosions, one of the vehicles went off near a security checkpoint and another close to a UN compound,” said Bishaar Abdi Gedi, a police official.

“The security forces have managed to intercept the attackers and foiled the attacks,” Gedi said.

“The two explosions were carried out by two brave Mujahedeen suicide bombers and they have targeted two different locations where the so-called AMISOM peacekeepers are stationed,” Al Shabaab said, referring to the African Union mission to Somalia.The city’s airport is heavily fortified and adjoins the capital’s main base for AMISOM, the 22,000-strong force backing the government in the battle against Al Shabaab insurgents.

AMISOM troops were deployed to Somalia in 2007 to defend the government against attacks by the Al Shabaab.

“Around 9am there was an explosion outside one of our gates, about 200 metres away,” mission spokesman Joe Kibet said.

“It looks like an attack, they intended to attack. Now the situation is calm and our personnel is working on it,” he added.

Source/Credit: Dawn

Hillary Clinton makes history as first female Democratic presidential nominee

Hillary Clinton makes history as first female Democratic presidential nominee

PHILADELPHIA: Hillary Clinton became the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party Tuesday, securing the backing of Democrats at a convention in Philadelphia.

The former first lady, senator and secretary of state took a monumental step on her quest to become America’s first female president, by besting party challenger Bernie Sanders.

After a tumultuous convention opening which saw Sanders and Clinton supporters trade jeers and chants, cheers erupted as Clinton passed the 2,382-delegate threshold needed for the nomination, setting up a showdown with Republican Donald Trump in November.

“History,” said a post on her Twitter account.

Bill Clinton delivers remarks on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.— AFP

Although the outcome was virtually a foregone conclusion, the state-by-state vote saw rowdy displays on the convention floor.

A handful of diehard Sanders delegates expressed frustration with their candidate’s defeat, but they were drowned out by ecstatic Clinton supporters.

After his delegates had been counted, Sanders took the floor and, in a bid to unify the party, called for a vote by acclamation.

“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States,” he said to deafening cheers and finally a chorus of “ayes.” Delegates thrust placards in the air, forming a mosaic of “H’s” that coated the stadium floor.

“It’s historic, I haven’t taken it all in yet,” an emotional Senator Tammy Baldwin told AFP.

Clinton’s nomination was formally put forward by Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the longest serving woman in the history of the US Congress. Civil rights icon John Lewis, a congressman from Georgia, seconded the nomination.

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Murad Ali Shah named as next Sindh CM

Murad Ali Shah named as next Sindh CM

KARACHI: In a widely expected move, the Pakistan Peoples Party formally nominated senior Sindh minister Syed Murad Ali Shah as chief minister after outgoing provincial chief executive Syed Qaim Ali Shah handed in his resignation on Tuesday.

“Our party has nominated Syed Murad Ali Shah as the new chief minister of Sindh,” a party lawmaker quoted PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari as announcing the decision after presiding over sessions with various tiers of the party at Bilawal House.

Sindh chief minister’s adviser on information, Maula Bux Chandio, confirmed that the PPP chief had nominated Syed Murad Ali Shah as the new chief minister.

As the party chairman made the announcement, media personnel stationed outside Bilawal House heard loud slogans of Jeay Bhutto chanted by the members of the provincial legislature taking part in the meeting.

PPP leaders said their party chief paid tribute to the outgoing chief minister for his selfless devotion to his job during the past eight years in office and said the new chief minister would do equally good work for the betterment of the people of Sindh.

Mr Bhutto-Zardari held the meetings soon after his return from Dubai, along with his aunt, MNA Faryal Talpur, and other members of the party.

It took Mr Bhutto-Zardari several hours to finish all the meetings and finally announce the name of the new chief minister at a meeting attended by all legislators.

Later, in a brief interview with a private news channel, Syed Murad Ali Shah said law and order would be the biggest challenge for his government, adding that he would declare a health and education emergency to improve the performance of the social sector in the province. “With civil bureaucracy and military establishment, we’ll overcome the security challenges we are facing,” he told the TV channel.

According to a spokesman for the PPP, the outgoing chief minister assured Mr Bhutto-Zardari during a meeting that his loyalty to the party would be as firm as it had been since its inception five decades ago.

“The meeting lasted more than an hour and most of the time was spent by the party chairman in praising Qaim Ali Shah,” said a PPP leader.

The party spokesman said Mr Bhutto-Zardari later held a meeting with Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah and took him into confidence on the change in the Sindh government.

Mr Shah was among certain party leaders who had expressed their unawareness when PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s spokesman announced the change in the provincial government.

Nisar Khuhro, who is being tipped as the future home minister, and several other members of the Sindh cabinet also called on the PPP chairman and discussed with him the party’s future strategy.

“The overall feedback supported the party’s decision, but there was some faint opposition that concerned the PPP’s standing in the next general elections if Murad Ali Shah failed to deliver,” said a party leader.

“The decision about Murad Ali Shah was taken with an overwhelming majority in his favour,” said a party source privy to the developments. Mr Bhutto-Zardari said the decision to replace an experienced and loyal party leader was a very difficult one, but sometimes the party had to take such decisions for “political and strategic purposes” in the collective interest of the party and the province.

He called Mr Shah a great asset of the party who stood by it through thick and thin for three generations of its leadership.

Mr Shah said the party’s decision was his own because the PPP leadership had always taken wise decisions and he would continue to serve the party.

According to a spokesman for Bilawal House, the PPP chairman later met MPAs of the party from every district separately to take them into confidence and seek their opinion about the party’s future strategy.

Source/Credit: Dawn