Grassroots Leadership said Monterrosa had taken more than 50 pain pillsAn immigrant woman tried ending her life after she was sexually abused at a detention center in Texas according to civil rights organisation Grassroots Leadership. Laura Monterrosa is an immigrant from El Salvador currently seeking asylum in the United States was being forced to eat in the same cafeteria by a female guard who sexually abused her. She had been held in Hutto detention centre since May and has complained about being sexually abused multiple times since then. I was four the first time I was sexually abused: Nadia JamilShe further added: “I do not feel safe or secure. “This case is heart-wrenching,” Claudia Muñoz, immigration programmes director at Grassroots Leadership, said in a statement.
January 20, 2018 12:22 UTC
PM takes a jibe at opposition parties, says there were more speakers than the audience at the Mall Road rallyPrime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has challenged the political rivals of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), specially those who had recently cursed the Parliament at an anti-government rally in Lahore, to dissolve the provincial assemblies. Speaking at a ceremony in Bhakkar on Saturday, he said the ruling party did not believe in the politics of cursing, adding that it was up to the masses to choose between the political parties with the message of love or hate, Express News reported. Abbasi said the Parliament was cursed and he was threatened during the rally that provincial assemblies would be dissolved. “I have a clear message for those cursing the Parliament and staging a circus at Mall Road that make an attempt to dissolve the assemblies if they have it in them… I challenge them to table a no-confidence motion against me in the National Assembly,” he stated. “We’ve never stepped back from serving the masses… our political opponents, however, couldn’t perform despite having governments [in different provinces],” he added.
January 20, 2018 12:00 UTC
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara has launched an operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from the Syrian town of Afrin. “The Afrin operation has de-facto been started on the ground,” Erdogan said in a televised speech in the city of Kutahya, without elaborating. “This will be followed by Manbij,” he added, referring to another Kurdish-controlled Syrian town to the east. Afrin and Manbij are controlled by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Syrian Kurdish militia, which Ankara regards as a terror group. So nobody can object if we do what is necessary,” said Erdogan, referring to past American assurances that the YPG would move out of Afrin.
January 20, 2018 12:00 UTC
“Where was the politics, diplomacy then,” Nawaz questioned the opposition parties while addressing a party gathering in Haripur. Taking a jibe at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Nawaz said Imran Khan was criticizing not the parliament but also disrespecting the lawmakers. “He will go to jail himself,” the PML-N chief said referring to Imran Khan. In a sarcastic tone, the former premier said he salutes the people who declared Imran Khan sadiq and ameen. When Imran was on his container, Nawaz was working CPEC: Maryam“Do not cry over your defeat in the general elections this year, because empty chairs are unable to give votes,” said Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, while addressing a PML-N rally in Haripur on Saturday.
January 20, 2018 11:26 UTC
ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi on Saturday seized former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s surety bonds and started proceedings against the surety givers as the accused failed to show up in court in the Benazir Bhutto murder case. At the last hearing, the ATC had ordered for the confiscation of the surety bonds of Musharraf after he failed to appear before the court in the judges detention case. During the hearing, ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand asked Musharraf’s counsel Akhtar Shah and guarantor Capt (r) Nazeer, who appeared before the court, about the accused’s appearance before the court. On this ATC directed the guarantor of the former president to submit a written reply and adjourned the hearing till October 27. Earlier in July 2016, the former president’s counsel moved an application challenging the trial by the anti-terrorism court (ATC) and requesting it to transfer the case to a sessions court.
January 20, 2018 11:24 UTC
Ali Zafar strikes a hat-trick with official PSL anthemAccording to reports, franchises also had issues with the pre-tournament promotion by the PSL management, which the former believe was dull and resulted in them not being to land a title sponsor for their teams. However, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Sethi tweeted out an affirming message, putting to bed all the rumours regarding the marquee domestic T20 tournament of Pakistan. He wrote: “#PSL3 is firmly on track. ‘Barhtey Chalo’: Multan Sultans target south Punjab’s visitThe addition of the sixth team, Multan Sultans, in the third edition of the PSL resulted in increased number of matches, now 34, which will see the tournament stretch past one month. The first match will take place between new entrants and Shoaib Malik-led Multan Sultans and second edition winners Darren Sammy-led Peshawar Zalmi.
January 20, 2018 11:23 UTC
In a notification issued on Saturday, the provincial home ministry termed the fresh changes in the syllabus for grade 1 to 6 as being ‘anti-Pakistan’. CJCSC takes NATO into confidence about army’s security measures along Pak-Afghan borderThe changes were made without the approval of any provincial or federal departments. Apart from the nature of these revisions, timing of the revisions in the school syllabus is also questionable. The development came a day after Pakistan and the United States (US) clashed with each other at the United Nations. He said that the Afghan refugees had become a security threat for Pakistan.
January 20, 2018 10:52 UTC
Chinese embassy spokesperson responded to Mattis's statement on US National StrategyWASHINGTON: A spokesperson of the Chinese embassy in the United States said on Friday that Cold War mentality and zero-sum game mindset would only lead to conflict and confrontation. He was responding to the US National Defense Strategy released earlier the same day. The US Department of Defense on Friday rolled out its 2018 National Defense Strategy, saying the US military advantage has been eroding and is facing strong competition from other countries like China and Russia. “With such a mindset, global peace and development are unattainable ideals.”The official said that China has always been committed to and has played a constructive role in the pursuit of world peace, global development, and the maintenance of the international order. “We hope the United States will join hands with China to uphold the sound and steady growth of China-US relations.
January 20, 2018 10:52 UTC
The premier inaugurated the expansion project of Faisalabad International AirportFAISALABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Saturday the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was the only political party that never made any hollow claims and proved its worth by delivering in public welfare and development sectors. He said this after inaugurating the expansion project of Faisalabad International Airport, increasing the number of the facilitation counters and handling capacity of domestic and international passengers. The CAA has completed the project that has increased the covered area of the airport from 36,000 square feet to 73,000 square feet. The prime minister said airports were being completed in every province. The prime minister also assured government’s support to the industrial community of Faisalabad that had showed its willingness to establish an airport just like Sialkot.
January 20, 2018 10:41 UTC
For a regular cinema-goer, the most important thing is a comfortable cinema experience. I recently paid a visit to the most-talked-about Cine Gold Plex in Bahria Town, Lahore that opened up recently. It is not only well maintained but it provides an ultimate luxurious cinema experience that you have to experience firsthand. Similarly, the red lounge does not compromise on the comfort and quality; thus provides the same experience as that of a gold lounge. If you plan a visit to Bahria Town, don’t forget to stop at the cinema for a whole new cinema experience in Pakistan.
January 20, 2018 10:41 UTC
Abbasi said the parliament was cursed and he was threatened during the rally that provincial assemblies would be dissolved. “I have a clear message for those cursing the parliament and staging a circus at Mall Road that make an attempt to dissolve the assemblies if they have it in them… I challenge them to table a no-confidence motion against me in the National Assembly,” he stated. “We’ve never stepped back from serving the masses… our political opponents, however, couldn’t perform despite having governments [in different provinces],” he added. PM INAUGURATES INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL AT FSD AIRPORT:Earlier on Saturday, PM Abbasi inaugurated the international terminal at Faisalabad Airport and spoke about the importance of industries for the country’s economic well-being and policies of PML-N which aimed for similar development. He also hailed the importance of aviation industry and claimed: “Aviation is the backbone of any economy.”
January 20, 2018 10:41 UTC
Musharraf has already been declared an absconder by the ATC over non-appearance before the court. Ordering to confiscate two surety bonds of Rs1 million each by the former military ruler, the court adjourned the hearing until February 20. ATC verdict challenged: PPP wants Musharraf, others hanged over Benazir murderAt a previous hearing, the ATC had given Musharraf’s surety givers Nazir Ahmed and Mumtaz Hussain a final warning with regards to submitting to the court details regarding the assets of the former president. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari had challenged a decision of an anti-terrorism court in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, demanding capital punishment for all those accused, including Musharraf last year. It also declared Musharraf a proclaimed offender and ordered confiscation of his properties.
January 20, 2018 10:30 UTC
The guidelines are in response to the numerous revelations of misconduct that have shaken HollywoodHollywood producers, on Friday, outlined steps aimed at preventing sexual harassment on and off television and movie sets across the country, reported Reuters. This was done in a response to the numerous revelations of misconduct that have shaken the entertainment industry over the last few months. The voluntary guidelines from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) recommend that all productions provide in-, anti-sexual harassment training for all cast and crew before the start of each season. They also urge producers to conduct meetings and casting sessions in a “professional, safe and comfortable” environment, among other steps. In fact, he believes it will bring “many more opportunities” for women in the future.
January 20, 2018 10:08 UTC
AFRIN: The Turkish army said it launched new strikes on Saturday against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia in northern Syria, amid mounting expectations of a cross-border ground operation. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly threatened over the last days to launch a ground operation, also including pro-Ankara Syrian rebels, to oust the YPG from Afrin and the area. Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said Friday that the operation had “de-facto began” because of the shelling but confirmed that Turkish troops had not yet crossed over into Syria. Analysts say that crucial for any major ground operation will be approval from Moscow which has a military presence in the area and a cordial relationship with the YPG. Turkey’s army chief General Hulusi Akar and spy chief Hakan Fidan were in Moscow on Thursday for talks with Russian counterparts on Syria.
January 20, 2018 10:07 UTC
While it was set to be the first major box office clash of the year on January 25, Pad Man will now release on February 9, 2018. “My film was going to come on January 25, and Padmaavat was also releasing on the same date. He has put a lot of money and the studio people have put a lot of money,” Akshay said. Asked why Pad Man had to shift and not Padmaavat, he said, “They have a reason to release it this time. Earlier, Pad Man was slated to clash with Aiyaary.
January 20, 2018 09:56 UTC