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Marvi Memon receives Speaker’s Democracy Award in UK

LONDON: Minister of State and Chairperson BISP Marvi Memon has received the Speaker’s Democracy Award from the Speaker of the House Of Commons John Bercow in London. Ms. Memon won the prestigious award after nomination by Alex Salmond in a tough competition with excellent nominations from all across the globe. The Speaker’s Democracy Award is an internationally focused award which aims to celebrate individuals who through their leadership and personal courage have made an outstanding contribution to the development of…

UK speaker opposes Trump address to parliament

LONDON: The Speaker of Britain's House of Commons said Monday he was "strongly opposed" to allowing Donald Trump to address members of parliament during the US president's state visit later this year. John Bercow said such a speech was "not an automatic right, it is an earned honour" -- and one he would object to following Trump's ban on refugees and travellers from seven mainly Muslim countries. "Before the imposition of the migrant ban I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in…