Oct 112017
Bloomers committed by Nawaz, family since start of Panama case

ISLAMABAD: In hindsight, deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his children and Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar may be regretting their overconfident approach about fighting the Panama case that… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Aug 192017
?Waseem needs funds to have title bout staged in Korea?

KARACHI: World Boxing Council (WBC) two-time world silver flyweight champion Mohammad Waseem’s promoter Andy Kim is making hectic efforts to organise the world title bout for the Pakistani boxer in South Korea but he is facing a huge sponsorship problem. If he fails to meet the required financial demand then Waseem will have to play in his rival’s country and this may create problems for the Quetta-born fighter to secure his first world crown. “I will need the funds so that I will be able to host the world title bout in Korea, our own territory. Otherwise, we may get the title shot but have to go to Japan which means he is likely to lose by hometown decision,” Kim told ‘The News’. The world No 1 Waseem is expected to meet in the world title fight against the knock-out artist and Japan’s most accomplished 22-year old boxer Daigo Higa, reigning flyweight world champion. He is the most dangerous fighter in his class, having won all his 13 bouts he has played so far through knock-outs. In the WBC convention in October, Kim would formally file a request for the title shot of Waseem against Higa. When asked how much sponsorship he has managed so far he said: “I have got no sponsors and we will need funds more than we needed last time because world title fight is very expensive. I am worried as Japanese have a lot of money. Higa is their hero just like Waseem,” Kim feared. [Read More…]

Aug 042017

Former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar said on Friday that Nawaz Sharif had been stripped of the prime minister’s seat but nobody could deprive him of his right to lead the party. He added that he would reveal his reasons for not becoming part of the new federal cabinet in a few days. His remarks came a few hours after President Mamnoon administered oath to 48 members of the new federal cabinet. “Nawaz Sharif is no longer the PM, but he’ll remain the party leader and under his supervision, the PML-N will continue to grow stronger,” he said while addressing a a public gathering in Rawat. Nisar goes public with grievances against PML-N “If you really support a leader, you should tell him the truth, which I have been doing irrespective of the outcome,” he maintained. “A man’s strength lies in his character, not his designation.” Nisar said the politics of mudslinging was rampant nowadays despite the crisis the country was facing. “Distinguishing between the truth and the lies has become difficult,” he added. The former minister said the PML-N and the country needed to be pulled out from the ongoing crisis. “The culture of flattery has destroyed governments in the country and must be brought to an end,” he remarked. Nisar said the PML-N’s rivals had ruled the country for eight years but could not execute a single mega project. “The country embarked on new roads of development time and again under the PML-N government.” Addressing a news conference just [Read More…]

Aug 012017
SC verdict in Panama case strengthened JI campaign: Siraj

LAHORE: Jamaat-i-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq has said the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama case has strengthened the JI campaign for a corruption-free Pakistan. Addressing the participants of the JI… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Jul 292017
Boxer Waseem eyes another win in fight against Panama?s Trejos

[embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/a36cd3620eefecf39c85688fdceb89d9.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Ny8yOS8yMDE3IDg6NTE6MTYgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1KNTduaVlLQ0xFZExFNFNPc2xLYi93PT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] Pakistan’s top professional boxer and two-time World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem is ready to take on Panama’s Ivan Trejos in a fight in Panama City on Saturday.This will be the second fight for the 2014 Asian Games bronze medalist this month, after he knocked out Panama’s Eliecer Valdez on July 5 on his way to preparing for the world title bout which is yet to be finalised. Waseem, who hails from Quetta, has been preparing in Panama since June 29 with Las Vegas-based trainer Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of world-famous Floyd Mayweather, for a probable WBC title fight in December this year.The 29-year-old shot to fame as a pro when he won world silver title by beating Jether Oliva of the Philippines on July 17, 2016, in Korea. He went on to defend his crown on November 27 last year, also in Korea, after downing Giemel Magramo of the Philippines. Pakistani boxer Waseem knocks out Panama’s Valdez to claim sixth straight win Two-time silver flyweight world champion Muhammad Waseem knocks out Eliecer Valdez in the 2nd round So far, Waseem has won all six of his pro fights and will be hoping to defeat Trejo to claim his seventh straight victory. Speaking to Geo.tv, Waseem said the fight with Trejos will be quite “tough” but he is ready to beat his opponent.“Insha’Allah I hope to win this fight as well and dedicate the victory to Pakistan,” the boxer said, adding that he has [Read More…]

Jul 262017
An old debate

Another terror attack has struck Lahore, causing death and injuries. As usual, statements pour in from state functionaries condemning the incident and sympathising with the victims. In the midst of such a tragedy and when the nation is in the grip of the Panama fever, the prime minister has decided to go to Maldives. Can the rulers be more insensitive?  The Panama issue surfaced 15 months ago and there has been a long wait, while the government remains at a standstill.  Meanwhile, the economy is in tatters and continues to slide downward. The IMF, in its recent report, has already raised alarm bells. Are these not the signs of a failed state? If this is the democratic system we aspired for and if this is the outdated judicial system that cannot deliver, it is better we have none. A technocrat government is inescapable at this juncture to take the nation out of the woods. Time is running out. Shoaib (Karachi) Click for detailed story

Jul 062017
Pakistani boxer Waseem knocks out Panama?s Valdez to claim sixth straight win

Pakistan’s pro-boxer and two-time silver flyweight world champion Muhammad Waseem defeated Panama’s Eliecer Valdez in Panama on Wednesday to register his sixth straight win.The World Boxing Council (WBC) number-one ranked Waseem, who hails from Quetta, knocked out Valdez in the second round while facing him on the undercard of the ‘Puro Poder’ boxing event in Panama, which was headlined by the return of former world champion Roberto ‘La Araña’ Vasquez. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/a25e8597b1ebf41fb361c40832b72573.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9Ny82LzIwMTcgNTo1NTo1NCBBTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPTNEZUljUWlUUXU5WE1oUzNTSzJETUE9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] Waseem has been preparing in Panama since June 29 with Las Vegas-based trainer Jeff Mayweather for a probable WBC title fight later this year. The 29-year-old Waseem is expected to face world champion Mayweather Junior early next year. Pakistani becomes world number one boxer in flyweight category Muhammad Waseem will fight for the gold title in flyweight category later in September this year On July 17, 2016, Waseem became the first Pakistani boxer to have clinched the world silver belt by beating Jether Oliva of Philippines in Seoul. It was a rare feat from the fighter as he lifted the title in only his fourth fight of his career. Then, on November 27, 2016, he successfully defended his crown by upstaging the dangerous Giemel Magramo of the Philippines, also in South Korea, after a tough 12-round battle. Waseem became the world’s top-ranked boxer as per rankings released by the WBC for the month of June, 2017. He is the first Pakistani boxer to be listed as the number-one boxer in the flyweight category. Click for detailed story

May 172017
PML-N leaders go all out to placate citizens about loadshedding — with Tweets

With megacities suffering blackouts and crippling loadshedding, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) is focusing its energy on placating citizens irked about the power crisis through a social media campaign. On Thursday morning, Federal Defense Minister Khawaja Asif took to Twitter to announce that the government had brought unscheduled load-shedding down to 'nil'. Ironically, Asif in April had made an announcement that the current power crisis will see its end in the "next eight to ten days". Asif's tweets in the last 24 hours also contained data about the country's power generation for the day. "Highest ever generation recorded at 3:00pm today 17May, 2017," read one tweet. While some social media users welcomed the updates and information, several used the tweets as an opportunity to troll PML-N leaders, with responses ranging from appreciation to all out abuse.Last month, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz posted a clip of a "live dashboard" which she said record power generation. Earlier, she had asked her 3.2 million Twitter followers to share the status of power outages in their districts. The tweet quickly became fodder for angry users, resulting in the hashtag 'MaryamLightChaliGai', which people used to tag Maryam in their complaints. The online strategy comes as reports state that the prime minister is seriously concerned about how power outages will affect his election campaign in the run up to 2018.A day before the Panama case verdict, the premier held a special meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy — second [Read More…]

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