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Sindh government refuses to hand over steel mill land to center

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said that the provincial government would never give its land for the proposed recovery of Pakistan Steel Mill. “The land belongs to the people of Sindh and we would never barter away on their rights,” he said while giving instructions to Sindh Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon and asked him to write a letter to the federal government that the land of Pakistan Steel Mills belonged to the provincial government. “We would never allow its doling out to settle the…

Canada court orders reporter to hand over source communications

MONTREAL: A Canadian appeals court upheld Wednesday a ruling ordering a journalist to hand over records of his communications with an alleged member of the Islamic State group to federal police. VICE Media Canada had appealed the March 2016 order by the Ontario Superior Court obliging VICE News reporter Ben Makuch to turn over records of his online chat with Farah Shirdon. Shirdon, a Canadian charged in absentia in September 2015 with leaving the country to join a banned terrorist group, threatening Canada and its…

Sattar demands handing over of Khursheed Memorial Hall to MQM-P

KARACHI: Chief Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan Farooq Sattar on Monday said his party should be handed over Khursheed Begum Memorial Hall, former MQM secretariat, because MQM-P has no resources to buy a big bungalow for new office. “Khursheed Memorial Hall, a vast building near former MQM headquarters in Azizabad, belongs to masses and MQM-P. Even if there is some issue with handing it over then we are okay without it, but at least we should be given offices of Bahadurabad and Gulshan-e-Iqbal to run party activities,”…

Obama to hand over social media accounts to new president

WASHINGTON: The White House announced plans Monday for the transfer of power, online power that is -- in the form of Twitter and other social media accounts with millions of followers. "The handle @POTUS will be made available to the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017," deputy chief digital officer Kori Schulman wrote, fittingly, in a blog post. Obama's White House has aggressively used social media to bypass journalists and appeal unfiltered and unfact-checked to voters. Obama has granted a…