Rishi Kapoor lands in hot-waters yet again for controversial tweet

MUMBAI: A case was filed against actor Rishi Kapoor on Saturday for posting pornographic material on his Twitter account, Indian media reported on Sunday.

Afroz Malik, President of ‘Jai Ho Foundation’ NGO said: “We would request you to immediately register an FIR against actor Rishi Kapoor under relevant sections of POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) and IT Act for posting indecent, nude and vulgar picture of a minor child on his Twitter account @chintskap.”

The complaint has been lodged at the Cyber Police station of Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East. Jai Ho Foundation is a Maharashtra based NGO registered under Women and Child Development Department of the state. On Saturday the veteran actor posted a video where it shows that a little boy spanking a girl and fooling around with another boy. The statement further reads: “Rishi Kapoor has more than 2.6 Million followers on Twitter account. This means this pornographic image material got circulated to more than 2.6 Million people. There are more than 66 retweets and 476 likes as of now on his this indecent image

Shahbaz directs authorities to speedup work on “Ujala Programme”

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities to speedup implementation on   “Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Programme” under which 20 thousands schools are being converted on solar system across the province. Addressing a meeting in Lahore via video link, the Chief Minister said renowned companies are working day and night for the implementation of this programme.

Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhud Ahmed Khan, Secretaries School, Energy, Information and Related officials attended the meeting. The Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to prepare effective mechanism for the monitoring of Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Programme. He also directed them to complete the project by the end of this year.

Shahbaz Sharif said the project is being started from the schools of Southern Punjab where 10,800 schools are being brightened by the solar energy and it will be expanded in phases across the province. The chief minister said 20,000 schools will be provided solar panels under this programme and said that resources worth billions of rupees has been provided for the purpose. He said that lakhs of students and teachers will benefit from this programme and maintained that conversion of schools on solar energy is a unique project in the history of Pakistan.

He hoped that provision of solar panels to schools, where electricity is unavailable, will help improve educational environment of the school and added that provision of resources for educating the youth is a beneficial investment. The Punjab government has taken revolutionary steps for promotion of education, he added.

Bid to isolate Pakistan failed badly: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said that the conspiracy to isolate Pakistan diplomatically is failing badly. The PTI leader expressed his views in a media talk in Multan, and said that his party would give its viewpoint after listening to government’s stance in National Assembly (NA), and no politics will be done on this national issue.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi maintained that a solid message has to be given through the NA session to United States, India and Afghanistan that Pakistan keeps brotherly relations with the people of Afghanistan. Millions of Afghan refugees are living in Pakistan for years, he said. he said that the complete administration of Lahore is busy in the election campaign of the candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) which is against the electoral code of conduct. Qureshi demanded Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take notice of this violation.

He further added that the senior leaders of PML-N are angry with Nawaz Sharif’s policy against the judiciary. Mindful class is of the opinion that conflict with courts is not right, he remarked. Shah Mehmood commented that the proposal to reduce the tenure of assembly to four years will not get much acceptance. When he was asked about Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s acquittal in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference, Qureshi said he read about it in a newspaper, and cannot make comment.

Responding a question with regard to Pak-America ties and the foreign minister’s expected tour after Trump’s allegations, Qureshi said: “We want the foreign minister to take the National Assembly on board; [moreover] a session has been called on Monday.” Adding, the party will announce its plan of action following the session.

Praising the government’s decision of calling the assembly’s session, he said the party will deem the government’s stance before adopting a stance on foreign policy. Laying emphasis on national unity, Qureshi said that it’s a national issue and demands unity to give befitting reply to US president Donald Trumo and Indian PM Narendra Modi. “I am glad the way China, Iran, Turkey, and Russia backed Pakistan as Trump unveiled his new policy for South Asia,” he further said. Soliciting support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid in NA-120 by-election, Shah Mehmood Qureshi has announced that his party will hold a rally in Lahore on September 14 ahead of by-election.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that barring lawmakers to campaign for upcoming by-election in Lahore’s NA-120 constituency by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is deplorable. “The party’s central leadership has been denied entry in the constituency for by-election campaign,” he added. Shah Mehmood Qureshi anticipated a tough contest between PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidates in the by-election, scheduled for September 17 next month. He said the party would ensure leaving no stone unturned for a great triumph in NA-120 by-poll. “The party will put all efforts to gain confidence of the masses through a rally in the city,” he vowed.

Afghan refugees’ registration campaign kicked off

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have jointly launched a registration campaign to register of Afghan refugees, state media reported on Sunday.

Chief Commissioner for Afghan refugees, Dr. Imran Zeb Khan said that twenty-one centers have been established across the country in this regard. He said so far over 20,000 afghan refugees were registered. He said that the main purpose of this registration campaign is to facilitate the Afghan refugees maximum and registration cards will be issued to them after Eid-ul Azha.

Imran Zeb said Pakistan took various steps for the welfare of Afghan refugees including education and health sector. He said that international community appreciated the hospitality and generosity of Pakistan for hosting the world largest number of refugees from a long time.

Bodies of three Saudi nationals recovered from Karachi sea

KARACHI: Bodies of three Saudi nationals, drowned at Karachi’s Hawkesbay, have been recovered, officials said on Sunday. Son of Saudi diplomat was among who died in unfortunate incident, police said adding that bodies of the three Saudi nationals were recovered from Arabian Sea.

According to rescue sources, the bodies were recovered after hours-long search by Pakistan Navy divers under the water. Fahad Aloseami – son of Saudi vice-council general at Saudi Consulate here – was among three Saudi nationals who drowned on Saturday. The two others have been identified as Aala Al Autibi and Abdullah Al Ausebi. The bodies were shifted to South City Hospital and later to be airlifted to the Kingdom.