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Plea filed to lodge case against Hashmi over controversial remarks

LAHORE: A day after his controversial speech targeting state institutions, an application was filed at a police station in Lahore seeking registration of a case against ex-senator Nehal Hashmi. "Nehal Hashmi had been convicted in contempt of court case earlier this year and once again uttered unkind remarks about the esteemed institutions", the complainant stated in his plea. The application says that Hashmi had a hostile attitude and he had openly criticized the national defence institution (Pakistan Army). Hashmi…

Gales of laughter boom in UN over Trump’s speech, says they weren’t laughing at me!

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump during his address to the United Nations General Assembly bragged about his Presidency causing the whole hall to fall into fits of laughter. Trump in his speech made a bold statement; "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished almost more than any other administration in the history of our country." This did not go down well with the attendees as many could be heard laughing over the absurdity of the statement. Hearing the response Trump added  ‘It’s so true…"…

Twitter reacts to PM Imran Khan’s defense day ‘No Parchi’ speech

RAWALPINDI: Paying homage to martyrs, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that Pakistan’s armed forces and intelligence agencies are best in the world due to their strict adherence to merit and professionalism. Prime Minister Imran Khan was the chief guest of the ceremony attended by Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, three services chiefs, Ministers, Senators, MNAs, ambassadors, diplomats, military and civilian officials and people from various walks of life. PM Khan Addressed the ceremony with great…

Five key points from May’s Brexit speech

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday for a wide-ranging free trade deal with the EU after Brexit, but said it was time to face up to "hard facts" about the economic consequences of leaving the bloc. May's highly-anticipated speech on the UK's future ties with Brussels came just weeks ahead of the two sides sitting down to negotiate future ties. Here are five key points from her address: Free trade agreement May confirmed Britain will leave the European single market and customs union,…

Pelosi gives longest US House speech in more than a century

WASHINGTON: Top US House Democrat Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday by delivering the longest address to the chamber in at least 108 years, speaking for more than eight hours about protecting young undocumented migrants from deportation. The veteran California Democrat, who turns 78 next month, took the floor at 10:04 am (1504 GMT) and began to speak. And she kept speaking. And speaking. And speaking. Eight hours and seven minutes later, at 6:11 pm, she relinquished the floor -- an entire work day standing at her…

Oprah declares ‘new day’ for women in campaign-like Golden Globe speech

LOS ANGELES: Oprah Winfrey on Sunday declared a "new day" for women and girls facing down abusive men as her powerful speech to the Golden Globe Awards stirred talk that she has a political future. Within moments of the daytime television trailblazer's remarks at the Hollywood gala, effusive fans called for her to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020, although she has given no indication she is interested. The 63-year-old Winfrey, whose former talk show ushered in an era of confessional television and helped make…

Tendulkar finishes first parliament speech thru Facebook after opposition’s protest

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday resorted to Facebook to finish his much-anticipated maiden speech as a parliamentarian after his first attempt was thwarted by chaotic scenes in the upper house. The "little master", widely revered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, rose to his feet Thursday in India's parliament to give his inaugural address since being awarded an honorary seat in 2012. But the 44-year-old's god-like status in India meant little in the chamber, where he was drowned…

Trump speech violated Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

TEHRAN: US President Donald Trump's speech outlining an aggressive new strategy against Iran violated Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. Trump's virulent speech contravened three articles of the 2015 deal, Zarif said in televised remarks broadcast late on Saturday. The clauses he referred to mandate the signatories to implement the accord "in good faith" and the US administration and Congress to "refrain from re-introducing or re-imposing" sanctions related to…

Iranians mock ‘ridiculous’ Trump speech

TEHRAN: Iranians responded with anger and mockery on Saturday to the bellicose criticism of their government by US President Donald Trump who threatened to tear up the landmark nuclear deal. Trump's use of the phrase "Arabian Gulf" rather than "Persian Gulf" particularly hit a nerve in a country with a fierce nationalistic streak. "Everyone knew Trump's friendship was for sale to the highest bidder. We now know that his geography is too," wrote Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Twitter, referring to the US…

Over 20 terror organizations working in Afghanistan, Pakistan tells UNSC

GENEVA: Pakistan has told the U.N. Security Council that fundamental sources of insecurity in Afghanistan lie inside, not outside, given the fact that more than 20 terrorist organizations operate in that war-torn country. “The Afghan government would be better advised to focus more seriously on its persisting challenges and embark on a course correction,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, said during a debate on the situation in Afghanistan. In her speech to the UNGA couple of…