Muslim’s personality should be effective for Society.Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan.

Muslim’s personality should be effective for the Society. Those who except   ALLAH’s message, bound to follow the Instructions. They always proud to be a Muslims. Said Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan in annual ceremony at Darul Irfan to followers. He said, today in Pakistan democracy means advice of the uneducated person and chief justice is same. Words of the Nobel and criminal are same in weight. Democracy in Pakistan is number game. In Islam, democracy definition is, first should take advise from the Educated, Practical & Experience professionals then present to the journal crowd. We believe that Quran is the Book of Allah but we don’t practices it into our life. He said, non Muslim except the rule of Quran in life but Muslim don’t. Book of Allah has two benefits. One is in life, second after death. If non Muslim practice the Quran in his life will be fruitful but after death they don’t have. Prayers develop the personality fine tune the thinking .Allah give us strength to follow the Quran. Amen.

 

Trump under fire for suggesting violence against Clinton

WASHINGTON: White House hopeful Donald Trump, already deserted by some fellow Republicans, came under sharp scrutiny Tuesday over controversial comments that some people interpreted as a threat of violence against his rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s intended message was not immediately clear, but lawmakers, former national security officials and other critics expressed concern that he had advocated, possibly in jest, that Clinton or her Supreme Court nominees could be shot.

“Hillary wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump told a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, referring to the US Constitution’s clause that enshrines the right to bear arms. “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said.

“Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.”

Trump earlier appeared more focused on delivering his typical campaign stump speech about Clinton, telling supporters she would represent four more years of President Barack Obama, “but maybe worse”, and sparring with her over policy.

“I gave a massive tax decrease yesterday,” Trump said, referring to economic plans he unveiled Monday. “Clinton, she’s going to double up your taxes.” But then Trump drew attention away from his message with his “Second Amendment” remarks.

It was the latest in a long string of Trump trip-ups — including his clash with the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in action — that have marred his campaign since he officially won the nomination last month, and prompted several Republicans to reject his candidacy.

Clinton’s campaign decried Trump’s “dangerous” language and demanded in a statement that presidential hopefuls “not suggest violence in any way”. Trump’s team fired back to say the 70-year-old Manhattan billionaire simply meant that gun rights advocates were a powerful voting force.

“Second Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power,” senior Trump communications advisor Jason Miller said.

The National Rifle Association, America’s largest pro-gun lobby, put forth that Trump was correct in saying it would be hard to protect the Second Amendment if Clinton appoints new justices.

“But there IS something we will do on #ElectionDay: Show up and vote for the #2A!” the group posted on Twitter.

Orlando massacre resurfaces

Trump’s remarks were not Tuesday’s only campaign trail scandal.

Clinton faced questions after the father of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida was spotted at her open rally Monday night in nearby Kissimmee.

Seddique Mateen, an immigrant from Afghanistan, was caught on camera seated in the audience behind Clinton during her campaign appearance.

“This individual wasn’t invited as a guest, and the campaign was unaware of his attendance until after the event,” Clinton’s campaign said in an email to reporters.

Trump is struggling to transition from his strong grassroots primary performance to a more mature head-to-head battle with Clinton.

He suffers from sinking poll numbers, including a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday that shows him trailing Clinton in crucial battleground states Ohio and Pennsylvania, and virtually tied in Florida.

Democratic lawmakers expressed shock about Trump’s comments.

“In this clip, Trump’s either calling for an armed revolt or the assassination of his opponent. Despicable,” Democratic congressman David Cicilline posted on Twitter along with footage of Trump’s remarks.

‘Incredible insensitivity’

The Secret Service — which is tasked with protecting both Trump and Clinton — said it “is aware of the comments”, but did not say whether they merited an investigation, which some Democratic lawmakers have called for.

At a later rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina Trump avoided addressing his controversial comments. But the supporter who introduced him, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, sought to clarify the remarks, insisting Trump had not aimed to incite violence.

“What he meant by that was, you have the power to vote against her,” Giuliani said. Trump’s repeated stumbles and divisive rhetoric have angered Republican Party grandees.

Former CIA director Michael Hayden blasted the “Second Amendment” comments as “very arresting.” “It suggests either a very bad-taste reference to political assassination and an attempt at humour, or an incredible insensitivity,” he told CNN.

Hayden was among 50 former senior Republican national security officials who warned in an open letter Monday that if Trump were elected he would be “the most reckless president in American history.” The group’s comments drew a sharp reply from Trump, who painted them as “nothing more than the failed Washington elite looking to hold onto their power” and saying they should be “held accountable” for making the world less safe.

Influential Republican US Senator Susan Collins piled on, saying the nominee was “unworthy” of America’s highest elective office and would not receive her support.

“I have become increasingly dismayed by his constant stream of cruel comments and his inability to admit error or apologise,” Collins wrote in a Washington Post op-ed.

She portrayed Trump as a candidate “who will slash and burn and trample anything and anyone he perceives as being in his way or an easy scapegoat.” Retired four-star general Barry McCaffrey also spoke out against Trump, declaring him unfit for the Oval Office and saying it was “remarkable how little he knows” about national security.

What would Ghalib and Manto talk about in hell? Upcoming play Dozakhnama will tell us

LAHORE: Azad Theatre, a six-year old group from Punjab is working on a play Dozakhnama that comprises imaginary conversations between two literary giants Saadat Hasan Manto and Mirza Ghalib when they meet in hell.

The play, is an adaptation of a novel with the same title by a Bengali writer, Rabisankar Bal. The conversation between Ghalib and Manto is an intellectual journey that takes one to the people and events that shape up the socio-political situation of the times these literary geniuses lived.

Malik Aslam, the director, told Dawn that the rehearsals were about to start and play would be staged after Ramazan.

He has been involved in international theatre performances for over 18 years. Trained by national and international theatre experts, he is listed among the best light and set designers in Pakistan.

Aslam has participated in more than 20 international and national theatre festivals as an actor, director and light and set designer. He has been taught light and set designing by German and Indian trainers. He has also conducted a number of theatre workshops across Pakistan.

To a question about the lost tradition of storytelling through parallel theatre in Punjab, he said Azad Theatre wanted to revive the tradition. For the purpose the group held a three-day storytelling activity at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, a couple of years ago. They narrated ‘Raja Poras’, a story from Saeed Bhutta’s collection Nabar Kahani. He said the revival of dastangoi (or storytelling) was a step forward in the prevalent theatrical trend on their end.

He said some of his group members were currently visiting India to stage a play, Chandar Das Chore, a production that also features National School of Drama teachers, Indian students from different institutions. The play would be staged from July I to 5, he added.

Established in 2011, Azad Theatre has staged a number of plays so far, mostly on Sufi poets of Punjab.

Sindh consumers to get CNG in kilograms after Ogra ban

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Tuesday declared the sale of CNG in litres as illegal in Sindh and directed all fuel stations in the province to sell the gas in kilograms.

In a statement, the Ogra spokesperson said in Sindh the sale of indigenous gas/CNG in litres is illegal and only imported RLNG gas can be sold in litres.

As opposed to Punjab, CNG stations in Sindh are not using imported gas so far.

The Ogra official said selling CNG in litres is permitted in Punjab because it has been termed as ‘deregulated’ in the province.

“The CNG sector in Punjab is operating at imported Regasified Liquified Natural Gas (RLNG) and its rates vary at every consignment while the the CNG in Sindh is operating at locally produced gas and its rates are regulated by Ogra,” the spokesman added.

Ogra has communicated to All Pakistan CNG Association that the maximum sale prices of CNG notified by it on August 31, 2015 at Rs75.82 per kg for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Potohar region (Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Gujar Khan) and Rs67.50 per kg for Sindh and Punjab are legally prevalent for all indigenous gas based CNG stations.

“Any CNG station charging other than the Ogra notified rates is illegal and action shall be taken against violators as per law,” the statement said.

The authority further said the notification was issued under the relevant law and in pursuance of the decisions of Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet.

CNG sector denies wrong doing: Meanwhile, the CNG sector denied any wrongdoings and claimed written permission to convert the sale to litres was granted by Petroleum Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbassi.

“We had a meeting with the minister in the presence of relevant officers of the Petroleum Ministry last week on August 3,” said Malik Khuda Bakhsh, president of the CNG Station Owners Association of Pakistan.

“The recognised formula was used to determine the price of CNG in litres and we assumed that the formalities have been completed,” he added.

The recognised formula for conversion of CNG to litres is dividing the kilogram rates by 1.4.

“CNG is being sold at Rs67.50 per kilogram in Sindh after conversion — that is dividing it by 1.4, per litre rate comes to be Rs48.20,” he added, “This has been done only to make the rates more attractive for the buyers as the per kilogram rates are very close — actually higher than that of per litre petrol.”

In response to the notification, the CNG sector is scheduled to have a meeting with Ogra officials today (Wednesday) in Karachi.