The track – featured in the last episode of the famous music show – was sung by Ahad Raza Mir and Momina Mustehsan. Now, the Minister of Human Rights, Shireen Mazari has shared her thoughts on the revamped interpretation of the famous 1966 song. “Destroyed a great classic – why, oh why, did Coke Studio allow such a massacre of this classic song?”Horrendous! Destroyed a great classic – why oh why did Coke Studio allow such a massacre of this classic song? This is a human rights violation and I am serious.
Source:The Express Tribune
October 22, 2018 06:59 UTC
COLOMBO: Rangana Herath, the most-successful left-arm bowler in Test history, will retire after the first Test in Galle, having told the selectors that he is reluctant to play through an entire three-Test series, reported Cricinfo. Galle is a sentimental venue for Herath – not only did he make his Test debut there in 1999, he also needs only one more wicket to join Muttiah Muralitharan in having taken 100 wickets at the ground. It was at this venue that Herath also reignited his career at the age of 31, taking 10 wickets in a Test against Pakistan in 2009, after having been suddenly called up to the Test side while he was playing league cricket in England. Not only is he the 10th most successful Test bowler in history with 430 wickets, all but 36 of those dismissals came after he had turned 31, with Herath having struggled to maintain a place in the Test side in the first decade of his career. Herath is also the last active Test cricketer to have made his debut in the 1990s.
October 22, 2018 06:33 UTC
LAHORE: An incident of a citizen being tortured by a traffic warden has been reported where the officer on duty at the Lower Mall sector took the citizen into custody. The traffic warden named Alamgeer was allegedly punishing the citizen for trying to make a video of the official riding a motorbike without a safety helmet. The official was also allegedly caught swearing at the citizen. After the incident, Chief Traffic Police Officer (CTPO) Liaqat Ali Malik suspended the warden and appointed SP Traffic Muhammad Asif as an inquiry officer directing him to submit a report. The City Traffic Police Lahore (CTPL) from November 1 had earlier decided to launch a crackdown against those on the backseats of motorcycles for not wearing helmets.
October 22, 2018 05:48 UTC
Hindu community in Matiari took to streets to protest the alleged abduction of a minor girl, and delay in police inquiry as three days had passed since the incident. Monika Luhano, 11-year-old, was abducted by four men from her father’s residence on Friday. Her brother, Pushpal Luhano, nominated Mushtaq Mahar, son of a government school teacher and three others in the FIR. A representative of the Hindu community expressed his concerns that the girl may have been forced into marriage by now. He threatened a province-wide protest if the law enforcement agencies failed to recover the minor.
October 22, 2018 05:48 UTC
So it is that more than eighty years after his death, Allama Iqbal (who is probably one of the last of those heroes) remains one of the liberals’ favourite punching bags, especially on the social media. I distinctly remember that even in that pre-Facebook age it was de rigueur to malign Iqbal. What turned out again and again however was that they hadn’t studied Iqbal at all; and still less Nietzsche. Obviously, it wasn’t a matter of the critic not having understood Iqbal (which is forgivable) but of his not even reading him first hand (which isn’t). Besides, Iqbal wasn’t altogether an antithesis of his teachings either.
October 22, 2018 05:32 UTC
That, of course, is why the carnage before and during Afghanistan’s legislative elections was the perfect reminder of just where that strategy stands. And the low voter turnout showed just how fed up ordinary Afghans have become of walking into suicide attacks all the time. President Ghani could not, unfortunately, answer tough questions about voter safety when he urged all Afghans to defy Taliban threats. That straight forward fact of the matter is that the Afghan occupation has become unmanageable. By staying longer the Americans will only throw more good money after bad money, not to mention the drain on personnel, making it simply a very, very bad investment going forward.
It’s one thing for senior PTI ministers to behave like they are still in the opposition, but it’s quite another for Prime Minister Imran Khan to continue using language like “gang of thieves,” etc. The prime minister’s obsession with putting opposition leaders behind bars gives the impression that he might want just the government to grace the House eventually – something on the Bangladesh model. Also, PTI gave the impression that it would set governance standards so high that the opposition would automatically fade into oblivion, not an environment of political intimidation. The prime minister must take care that in his quest for scalps he doesn’t take his eye off the ball. PTI must accord the opposition due space in and outside parliament.
Health and education were present, but on the sidelines. A principled policy in regards to health and education is of the utmost importance. The secret to spin the tide for our country lies inside the essence of health and education. Public transport is equally important but not more than health and education. Education for his future generations and healthcare for all is the change that poor man deserves and nothing less.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) expressed concern over the growth of illegal sub-campuses of universities, ever since it granted permission to public universities to establish sub-campuses. The commission has advertised in newspapers and other portals to guide parents and students from enrolling in programs that have not been accredited by the national body. Representing the commission, an official said that the commission was working to educate students and they can check the accreditation status of their programmes from the official website. Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUSA) Chairman Dr Mahboob Hussain issued a statement emphasising upon the government’s responsibility to perform a check on universities running unapproved programmes.
October 22, 2018 05:15 UTC
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday “strongly condemned the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris” in Indian-held Kashmir by Indian security forces and asked for the resolution of the issue in accordance with United Nation Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. The premier tweeted on his official handle and wrote: “Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in IOK by Indian security forces. Some media reports quoted a police official saying that Indian forces carried out a midnight cordon around a dozen houses in Laroo village of the district on a tip about the presence of rebels. On Sunday, Foreign Office condemned the brutal killings of Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces and expressed solidarity with the people of Kashmir. Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Ali Amin Gandapur condemned the killing of Kashmiri youth by Indian troops and drew the attention of the world community towards the worst atrocities of Indian security forces on innocent Kashmiris.
October 22, 2018 05:15 UTC
An all-female 100-bed hospital is planned to be built in Mianwali in addition to a number of development projects, a local media outlet reported on Sunday. Officials have also visited the city to carry out inspection for establishing a university and to develop Mianwali as a model city. Furthermore, a Green National Park spanning over 400,000 acres is yet another project in the pipeline. In addition, Members of Provincial Assembly (MPA) in Punjab from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and other allied parties have been asked to submit project proposals for Rs100 million each for this financial year alone.
October 22, 2018 05:03 UTC
OSLO: The leader of a daring World War Two raid to thwart Nazi Germany’s nuclear ambitions has died aged 99, Norwegian government officials said on Sunday. The subject of books and documentaries as well as movies and a TV drama series, the attack took place without a single shot fired. While a manhunt ensued, the group fled hundreds of kilometres across the mountains, with Roenneberg skiing to neighbouring Sweden, a neutral country in the war, two weeks later. Later in life he gave speeches and lectures well into his nineties, warning against the destructive force of totalitarianism. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Sunday praised Roenneberg for his work both during and after the war.
Only 50 per cent of the work to erect boundary walls around Islamabad has been completed as the project continues to face delays, a local media outlet reported on Sunday. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) had initiated the work upon directives by the Supreme Court in June this year. Reasons for the delay include overlapping boundaries in the some areas, resistance by some housing society, and lack of coordination. The project, which was initiated to prevent encroachment, is now expected to be completed by December 31.
The Karachi police chief Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh said that the rickshaw drivers will “not be fined more than Rs150 in a day,” a local media outlet reported. While addressing the media after the incident of a Karachi rickshaw driver’s self-immolation attempt, he said that the incident was “very sad”. Furthermore, according to the data collected after the inquiry it was found that the traffic policeman ‘targetted the driver for challan”. Moreover, Dr Shaikh said that an FIR would be registered and if needed the traffic policeman will be arrested. “It was also requested that rickshaw drivers respect traffic laws and not park their vehicles in places they shouldn’t,” he added.
Druzbha-III is being held under bilateral training cooperation agreementA contingent of the Russian Army arrived in Pakistan early Monday morning to participate in joint training exercise ‘Druzhba-III’. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), this will be the third joint military drill between Islamabad and Moscow under the bilateral training cooperation agreement. Russian Army Contingent arrived in Pakistan to participate in Pak-Russia Joint Training Excercise ‘Druzhba-III’. DRUZBA 2017: Pakistan, Russia hold anti-terror exerciseRussia and Pakistan have been holding the “Friendship” drills since 2016. In October 2016, they held their first-ever joint military exercise in Pakistan.
Source:The Express Tribune
October 22, 2018 04:44 UTC