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  • Death toll from oil tanker blaze rises to 153

    06/25/2017 4:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | June 25, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 153, with dozens more in a critical condition, and the fatalities are expected to increase. The disaster happened when scores of people from a village raced with jerry cans to the spot nearby where the vehicle had overturned to collect the leaking fuel. The crowd screamed as the flames engulfed them, said Saznoor Ahmad, 30, whose two cousins were killed in the fire....
  • The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

    06/25/2017 1:11:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    power source ^ | 06/25/2017
    An announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak sent scores of villagers racing to the scene to gather spilled fuel. ... The disaster occurred when hundreds of residents of a nearby village gathered at the site of an overturned oil tanker to collect the leaking fuel. It’s believed that a spark from the many cars and motorcycles that raced to the scene ignited the fuel.
  • Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations

    06/24/2017 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Rajeev Srinivasan
    Here's why Rajeev Srinivasan believes there will be nothing particularly positive about the prime minister's US visit. IMAGE: The fact that it has taken this long for the US to extend an invitation to Narendra Modi suggests that India is not on Donald Trump's event horizon. Photographs: Peter Nicholls/Getty Images and Carlos Barria/Reuters Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not naive, so he is surely approaching his fifth visit to the United States, and his first meeting with US President Donald Trump with careful preparation. He is also deliberately creating low expectations. Unlike the hoopla of his previous Madison Square Gardens...
  • India arrests 15 for celebrating Pakistan cricket victory

    06/21/2017 10:43:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2017 | Manveena Suri
    New Delhi (CNN) - Fifteen Indian men are facing lengthy jail sentences for allegedly cheering on the Pakistan cricket team. The men, all of whom are Muslim, were arrested Monday after their Hindu neighbors complained about the group's antics during India's crushing loss to their arch rivals in the ICC Champions Trophy final the previous day. According to local police inspector Sanjay Pathak, the men, from Mohad village in Burhanpur district in central Madhya Pradesh, "were celebrating Pakistan's victory by bursting fire crackers and shouting anti-India slogans." Fourteen men, aged between 19 and 35, appeared in court on Tuesday where...
  • Two US lawmakers ask Trump admin to cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror

    06/17/2017 2:34:51 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    The Hindu ^ | June 17, 2017
    Two US lawmakers ask Trump admin to cut Pakistan aid for supporting terror In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats Subcommittee hearing. | Photo Credit: Reuters Two top lawmakers have accused Pakistan of supporting terrorism and urged the Trump administration to cut military aid to the country, saying the US should make it more difficult for Islamabad to get its hands on American weapons. During a Congressional hearing this week, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Ted Poe, alleged that Pakistan is engaged in terrorism and asserted...
  • Man Facing Charges After Taking Lion for Pickup Truck Ride

    06/15/2017 12:48:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | June 15, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Authorities in Pakistan said a man is facing charges after a viral video showed him driving around Karachi with a lion in the bed of his pickup truck. The video, recorded in the Karimabad area this week, shows the black pickup cruising down a street with the lion casually lounging in the back, unrestrained by anything except a leash held by a man inside the vehicle. The video was reported to police, who identified the lion's owner as Saqlain Jawaid, a Karachi pet dealer. Jawaid said he has the proper permits to keep the lion and the incident in the...
  • Thunderbird! Pakistan’s JF-17, Ten Years On

    06/14/2017 1:06:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    LIVEFIST DEFENCE.COM ^ | June 14 2017 | By Mihir Shah
    In early 2007, when the first production JF-17 “Thunder” fighter was unveiled to the Pakistani public, it failed to make much of an impression outside the Indian subcontinent. And for good reason. As a twenty-first century fighter aircraft, it appeared rather unremarkable; pedestrian, almost. It boasted neither the sleek lines of the F-16, nor the raw power of the MiG-29. Its capabilities could best be described as middle-of-the-road. Ten years on, the aircraft has acquired a history that belies its purported mediocrity. It has performed at air shows in Paris and Dubai; flown ground-attack sorties against the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan in...
  • Pakistani Man Sentenced To Death For Facebook 'Blasphemy'

    06/12/2017 11:34:32 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2017
    A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced a man to death Saturday for allegedly posting content on Facebook that insulted Islam. Taimoor Raza was originally arrested last year after he unsuspectingly engaged in a debate over the religion with a counter-terrorism agent, according to The Guardian. “My brother indulged in a sectarian debate on Facebook with a person, who we later come to know, was a [counter-terrorism department] official with the name of Muhammad Usman,” Waseem Abbas told The Guardian. The 30-year-old is being punished under the country’s severe anti-blasphemy laws, which forbids any criticism of the prophet Muhammad and the faith...
  • Pakistan Sentences Man to Death for Facebook Post

    06/11/2017 1:37:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 6/10/17 | Pamela Gellar
    Taimoor Raza was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan for publishing “blasphemous” content on social media. Free speech is considered “terrorism” in Muslim countries. Islam is quite literally the opposite of freedom and individual liberty. Sharia law is the polar opposite of Western law; they cannot coexist. This is Islamic jurisprudence in Muslim countries under sharia law. Those in the West promoting, protecting and advancing Islam — this is your future. MULTAN: A minority Shiite Muslim was sentenced to death in Pakistan for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said. Judge Shabbir...
  • Did Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists Seeking American Secrets?

    02/27/2017 9:13:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 27, 2017 | By Scott McKay
    Since Donald Trump took office there has been ubiquitous media coverage of what can most properly be termed crap. There was the fake story about the bust of Martin Luther King that was supposedly removed from the Oval Office. There was the New York Times’ slanted report claiming contacts of some frequency between the Donald Trump campaign and The Russians! And more recently, there was the pitiful Associated Press piece screaming about the new administration’s plans to use the National Guard to deport illegal aliens. Those are just some highlights of what the president has taken to gleefully term “fake...
  • Sources: Dem Aide Suspected Of Major Security Breach Under Government Protection In Pakistan

    05/23/2017 12:44:37 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 42 replies
    DAILY CALLER ^ | 05/22/2017 | LUKE ROSIAK
    A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result of the investigation. Capitol Police confirmed the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been...
  • Missile Defense Needs To Be A Priority

    06/08/2017 4:56:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I’m old enough to remember Democrats mocking President Ronald Reagan for the idea of a missile defense program. They contemptuously labeled the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) as “Star Wars,” after the popular movie series. It was impossible, they said, and a complete waste of time and money. Thank God they were so wrong.While it’s funny to think of Democrats complaining about wasted money, very few dollars Washington has spent since then have been better used.The threat of terrorism from ISIS, al Qaeda, and other radical Islamic groups to individuals is very real, as we've learned all too often. But behind the...
  • China to set up military bases in Pakistan, says Pentagon report

    06/07/2017 1:23:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    PTI, Rediff.com ^ | Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha
    China's construction of military base in the strategic location of Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world, says a Pentagon report. IMAGE: The Gwadar port that Pakistan is developing with Chinese help. China is likely to establish additional military bases in Pakistan and other countries with which it has longstanding friendly ties and similar strategic interests, a new Pentagon report said on Wednesday as the world's largest army increasingly flexed its muscles. In its annual report to the Congress on China's military build-up, the United States Department...
  • Police investigating alleged paedophile ring in Bradford [Rotherham Redux?]

    06/02/2017 9:14:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Westmonster ^ | 6/2/17
    West Yorkshire police say they are investigating 179 new cases of alleged child sexual exploitation in Bradford. The Police have announced they are investigating 165 suspects, amid fears of another scandal like that which hit Rotherham.Just last year, a gang of 12 Asian paedophiles from West Yorkshire were jailed for a total of 143 years after they passed a 13-year-old girl around for sex, with men literally queuing up to rape her.Michael Jameson, strategic director of Children’s Services at Bradford Council, told local media: “Child sexual exploitation is a horrendous crime and we work with police and other organisations to investigate and...
  • Woman is sentenced to die 'for being raped' in Pakistan

    05/31/2017 4:20:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    Woman, 19, is sentenced to death by stoning for adultery after she was 'raped at gunpoint by her cousin' in Pakistan o Woman, 19, claims she was raped in her family home at gunpoint by her cousin o She reported crime to tribal court, but it ruled she had intentionally seduced him o Court, which included alleged rapist's father, then sentenced her to death A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after she accused her cousin of raping her at gunpoint. The woman said she was asleep at her family home in Rajanpur, in the country's central...
  • House Ethics Committee refuses questions on complaint against Adam Schiff, Jackie Speier

    05/13/2017 4:21:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5/13/17 | Sarah Westwood
    Days after former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates confirmed the classified nature of months-old calls between Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, the House Ethics Committee has remained silent on whether it will look into complaints against Democratic members who discussed the substance of those classified calls publicly. The committee's avoidance of the allegations against Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Jackie Speier, both members of the House Intelligence Committee, comes after it swiftly took up complaints against the Republican chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, over a similar charge.
  • Aides Fear Suspects In Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

    05/27/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 62 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 05/21/2017
    Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access. “I don’t know what they have, but...
  • Donald Trump, great example of brand marketing: American expert

    05/27/2017 4:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | May 28, 2017 | Farooq Baloch
    In his recent visit to major cities of Pakistan, American marketing expert Dr Terence Jackson explains entrepreneurial marketing to students and entrepreneurs. It is more than advertising, it is a message, a constant communication about a lifestyle built around your product, he says After finding comfort in a corner seat at the lobby of Karachi’s Pearl Continental Hotel, CEO and Managing Partner of Jackson Consulting Group Dr Terence Jackson speaks to this scribe about his Pakistan trip that ends with this meeting. A middle-aged pianist is busy entertaining the audience, but Dr Jackson attentively watches the TV screen, taking a...
  • Indian Woman 'Forced to Marry Pakistani at Gunpoint' Returns Home

    05/26/2017 10:21:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 26, 2017
    An Indian woman who says she was drugged, kidnapped and forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint returned to India on Thursday amid much media fanfare and as tensions between the two South Asian neighbors rise. Uzma, whose family name cannot be given for legal reasons, said she met the Pakistani national in Malaysia and decided to travel to Pakistan on May 1 after he invited her to visit. But when she arrived she said the man forced her to sign a marriage contract at gunpoint and that she suffered physical and emotional violence for five days until she...
  • Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes

    05/24/2017 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite. The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation. In a highly unusual exchange, the Florida lawmaker uses a hearing on the...