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  • The inspiring life of Ruth Pfau, leprosy doctor (the Mother Teresa of Pakistan)

    08/20/2017 3:44:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | August 17, 2017 | Carolyn Moynihan
    When it comes to Christians, news from Pakistan in recent years has seldom been good. An increasingly beleaguered minority in an Islamic republic, they have become targets of harassment and violent attacks, often motivated by tensions and conflicts between Islamists and the West on the world stage. This week, however, brings a notable exception. On Saturday there will be a state funeral at St Patrick's Cathedral in Karachi for the German-born Catholic nun and doctor, Ruth Pfau, who died last week at the age of 87 after giving 50 years of her life to the service of patients with...
  • IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence

    08/19/2017 8:02:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | august 19, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    Federal authorities are investigating whether sensitive data was stolen from congressional offices by several Pakistani-American tech staffers and sold to Pakistani or Russian intelligence, knowledgeable sources say. What started out 16 months ago as a scandal involving the alleged theft of computer equipment from Congress has turned into a national-security investigation involving FBI surveillance of the suspects.
  • Scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh as two incursion bids by PLA foiled

    08/15/2017 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Rajat Pandit, TNN
    Highlights o PLA soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in two areas -- Finger Four and Finger Five -- twice on Tuesday morning o Personnel from both sides received some injuries in stone-pelting o The rival troops pulled back from the confrontation site after banner drills to defuse the situation NEW DELHI: A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Doklam area in the eastern sector remains locked in a stalemate. Sources...
  • Sanction China For Its Support Of Taliban Terrorists

    08/15/2017 5:42:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Anders Corr
    China started secret negotiations with Taliban terrorists at least as early as late 2014, and last week diplomatically supported the Taliban, along with allies Pakistan, Iran and Russia. China’s dialogue rewards Taliban violence, increases Taliban influence and sidelines the elected government of Afghanistan. China and its allies should follow the global norm: no negotiation with terrorists. Failing that, the U.S. and Europe should sanction Chinese companies involved in Afghanistan. China’s history with Islamic extremists in Afghanistan stretches back to the 1980s, when it provided weapons to anti-Soviet mujahideen. During Taliban rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990s, China promised to...
  • As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space

    08/14/2017 11:40:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    The children pile into the stadium in shiny clothes, clutching green-and-white Pakistani flags. Their parents light the area with cell phones to record the event as they scream, chant and cheer, watching soldiers close a gate that separates India from Pakistan. In the evening ritual at the Wagah-Attari border, near Lahore and Amritsar, soldiers from both countries high-kick, shake their fists, then shake hands – and slam the gate shut. It is deeply visceral for many Pakistanis: an acknowledgement of their border, of a plucky country they feel they have sacrificed so much to create. Pakistan was imagined more than...
  • Pakistan needs access to global funds to cope with climate change

    08/14/2017 8:51:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | August 14, 2017 | By Awais Umar
    ISLAMABAD: Currently, due to anthropogenic activities, the pace of climate change is high compared to changes in the past. It is essential, therefore, to find ways to mitigate drastic impacts of the ongoing climate change wave through adaptation and prevention without compromising development targets. Climate change is becoming a challenge for many countries as the frequencies of weather anomalies and climatic extremes have increased during the last two decades. At the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP) under UNFCCC, the developed countries agreed to pay at least $100 billion every year to the developing countries as a climate adaptation fund...
  • Pakistan Starts Assembling Chinese Passenger Car

    08/13/2017 11:34:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | August 13, 2017 | Farhan Zaheer
    The first Chinese passenger car is now being produced in Pakistan, a market that is currently dominated by three Japanese carmakers. Al-Haj Faw Motors (Private) Limited, a collaboration between Faw China and a commercial importer of heavy vehicles Al-Haj Motors, has started assembling Faw V2, a 1,300cc hatchback, at its assembly plant in Karachi. The company was importing Completely Built Units (CBU) of V2 for the last two years to see market response. Now that it is satisfied with the response, it has decided to produce the car locally to compete with well-established Japanese brands. ADVERTISEMENT Ad “We want to...
  • Falling Bullet Injuries: Pakistan v. U.S.

    08/13/2017 1:36:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from the Shillong Times Celebratory gunfire is dangerous. Those who engage in it may not consider where their bullets will land. Thirteen year old Noa Inman in Hammond, Indiana, was struck by a bullet on July 1st, 2017. He died from a wound to the head. Such clearcut examples are rare enough to become national news stories. From nbcchicago.com: Noah Inman, of the 1600 block of 171st Pl. in Hammond, was pronounced dead at 2:06 p.m. Friday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. Surprisingly few deaths from celebratory gunfire are listed in the wikipedia article.  The...
  • Deposed Pakistani PM calls for 'revolution' in talk to crowd

    08/13/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2017 3:06 PM EDT | Anjum Naveed
    Deposed Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif called Saturday for “a change and revolution” in the country to ensure the sanctity of the vote as he addressed a large gathering of his supporters in his home town of Lahore. Concluding his four-day journey, which began in Islamabad and culminated in a rally in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, Sharif was clearly delighted to address the tens of thousands who gathered near the famous shrine of Data Darbar. After a Supreme Court decision disqualified him last month for concealing assets, Sharif traveled with a long cavalcade from Islamabad Wednesday. He stayed...
  • Pak builds nuke warhead underground storage facility in Balochistan: Report

    08/10/2017 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Rediff ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Lalit K Jha, PTI
    Pakistan has built a 'hardened, secure, underground' complex in a remote mountainous region in the restive Balochistan province that could serve as a storage site for nuclear warheads, an American think tank said on Wednesday. The Institute for Science and International Security, a nonprofit and non-governmental institution, said its observation is based on satellite imagery and investigation. It said in a report that the underground complex in the southwestern province 'could serve as a ballistic missile and nuclear warhead storage site'. The purpose of the complex is not yet available publicly. But, the report authored by David Albright, Sarah Burkhard,...
  • Steyn: 'Collusion' Dems Are Looking for Is in Wasserman Schultz Staffer Probe

    08/08/2017 6:55:49 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jul 26, 2017
    Mark Steyn said all the aspects of "collusion" the Democrats and Robert Mueller are searching for regarding President Trump can be found in the ongoing story of a former IT staffer to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.). "It's about everything that the Democrats and the media spent months... trying to prove [with] the Russia investigation," he said. Steyn said Awan's story involved a powerful political figure trying to interfere in a federal investigation. "We have actual criminal elements," he said. "Everything they've been looking for is... staring them in the face with this mysterious guy." Steyn asked how "one guy...
  • Grassley Seeks Immigration Files For Pakistani Suspects In House IT Probe

    08/08/2017 6:42:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | Mark Tapscott
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has requested copies of immigration files for the six Pakistani suspects in the House IT scandal, who allegedly stole equipment from Congress and accessed computers without permission.
  • FBI: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Pressured Congressional Bank to Give Loan to Awan and Wife

    08/08/2017 1:20:31 PM PDT · by b4its2late · 124 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 8/8/2017 | by Investigative Bureau
    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz pressured officials at Congressional Federal Credit Union to write a loan to a husband and wife from Pakistan now charged and accused of bank fraud, according to federal law enforcement sources. Wasserman Schultz, who was the leader of the Democratic National Committee at the time, intervened in the loan process to help guarantee Imran Awan and wife Hina Alvi a $165,000 loan which the couple quickly wired to Pakistan far from the reach of US regulators, FBI sources confirm. Imran was arrested on bank fraud charges in July while attempting to flee to Pakistan. His...
  • Whatever Is On Imran Awan’s Smashed Hard Drives Likely Can Be Recovered

    08/01/2017 5:17:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Mark Tapscott
    Somebody must have thought they were hiding something by smashing those computer hard-drives the FBI recovered from the home of Imran Awan, Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former information technology (IT) aide. But odds are excellent they were wrong. Federal law enforcement authorities may have already recovered and read whatever was on those hard drives. “It depends on what happens, but even if it is hit with a hammer, it probably doesn’t damage the platters that actually hold the data, which remains recoverable,” said Tom Hakim, engineering supervisor for werecoverdata.com, a New York-based lab that specializes in difficult digital...
  • The Increasingly Twisted Tale of Wasserman Schultz and the Awan Brothers

    08/01/2017 7:06:14 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    Red State ^ | Jul 31, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    The sordid story of the Pakistani IT staffers employed by Democrat House members until they were banned from those networks over suspected data theft gets stranger by the day, with one of the brothers, Imran Awan, detained last week as he was trying to leave the country after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan. What makes the story even more bizarre — hard to do given that Wasserman Schultz had reportedly continued to pay Awan until his arrest and has been generally uncooperative with police, even berating them to return computer equipment that was taken as evidence as part of the investigation...
  • Did Mossad kill Zia?

    07/31/2017 10:10:10 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Rediff ^ | August 01, 2017 | Kallol Bhattacherjee
    29 years ago this fortnight, Pakistan's dictator -- the general who made jihad an integral part of Pakistani State policy -- died in a mysterious air crash. Did the KGB, the then USSR's dreaded espionage agency, assassinate Zia-ul Haq? Was India's RA&W responsible for blowing Zia's military aircraft out of the skies? Was it Zia's many enemies in Pakistan's military? Was it a case of exploding mangoes as Mohammad Hanif speculated in his fascinating novel about Zia's death? Or was the assassin someone else? Kallol Bhattacherjee delves into the persistent puzzle of Muhammad Zia-ul Haq's death. IMAGE: General Zia-ul Haq...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Wasserman Schultz Aide In Pakistan Still Liquidating Assets In US (he's already out)

    07/31/2017 10:33:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 30, 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Imran Awan, a congressional aide arrested by the FBI after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan and misrepresenting the purpose, had previously wired money to the country and was frantically liquidating multiple real estate properties on the day he was arrested, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. Imran's real estate properties provide a source of money that could be sent directly to Pakistan when two upcoming home sales close. Prosecutors have since filed paperwork saying they fear "the dissipation of the proceeds of the fraud and destruction of evidence in other locations." [Snip] Authorities released him with a GPS...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Pakistani IT Scammers - There’s more than bank fraud going on here

    07/30/2017 4:31:28 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 117 replies
    National Review ^ | July 29, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Washington, it’s never about what they tell you it’s about. So take this to the bank: The case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s mysterious Pakistani IT guy, is not about bank fraud. [Snip] Awan and his family cabal of fraudsters had access for years to the e-mails and other electronic files of members of the House’s Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. It turns out they were accessing members’ computers without their knowledge, transferring files to remote servers, and stealing computer equipment — including hard drives that Awan & Co. smashed to bits of bytes before making tracks. [Snip]...
  • Wasserman Schultz Seemingly Planned To Pay Suspect Even While He Lived In Pakistan

    07/29/2017 5:29:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/29/2017 | LUKE ROSIAK
    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz seemingly planned to pay cyber-probe suspect and IT aide Imran Awan even while he was living in Pakistan, if the FBI hadn’t stopped him from leaving the U.S. Monday. Public statements and congressional payroll records suggest she also appears to have known that his wife, a fellow IT staffer, left the country for good months ago — while she was also a criminal suspect. In all, six months of actions reveal a decision to continue paying a man who seemingly could not have been providing services to her, and who a mountain of evidence suggests...
  • Teen who was raped is raped again while looking for help: cops (both perps "Asian")

    07/28/2017 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/28/2017 | The Sun
    A major double manhunt has been launched after a sickening back-to-back assault in Birmingham, England. Detectives said the teen was first attacked in a secluded part of Witton railway station, near the Aston Villa football ground, about 120 miles northwest of London, sometime between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday. The victim had walked to the station with her friend but was led away by a man who approached her. Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help. But after getting in the car, she was...