[Al Ahram] Egypt's Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission will make sure no one votes next Wednesday on behalf of those on the list of eligible voters who are suspected to be dead, confirms Judge Hatem Bagato
[Dawn] Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that Pakistain Mohammedan League- Nawaz (PML-N) and its allies cannot bring vote of no-confidence against Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ... with their current 92 votes in the parliament but can only raise the voice of 'truth', DawnNews reported.
Speaking with the representatives of cable operators of Pakistain at a meeting, Sharif assured them that the provincial government would not let the extortionists and the Pakistain electronic media regulatory authority (PEMRA) to exploit the cable operators.
Sharif said that government's words are not in line with its actions.
Speaking on president's visit to NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions... summit, the chief minister said that no apology was offered by the United States on the Salala check-post incident but the government was getting very keen to participate in the summit.
[Dawn] A scuffle reportedly took place between Punjab police personnel and members of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ... 's security detail on Saturday, DawnNews reported.
The scuffle started when members of Gilani's security detail tried to stop SP Saddar Athar Waheed from approaching the venue of an event the prime minister was attending.
The concerned members of the security detail were then taken to Nawab Town cop shoppe where they were directed to tender an apology.
The coppers were allowed to leave once the apology was tendered.
[Bangla Daily Star] A brawl occurred between Pakistain International Airlines crewmembers and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's ... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ... son Ali Musa on a flight from Lahore to Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... , according to a media report on Friday.
Ali Musa, a parliamentarian, insisted that his guard, who had an economy class ticket, would sit with him in the business class, The Express Tribune reported.
The matter was resolved when the captain of the flight intervened and told the premier's son that he would turn the aircraft back to Lahore if he persisted with his demand, which was against the rules.
A Canadian Muslim gay activist launched her controversial new book on reforming Islam in Malaysia Saturday despite a government minister's attempts to shut down the event.
Irshad Manji launched "Allah, Liberty and Love" at a hastily arranged event in Kuala Lumpur after two other venues pulled out of hosting her.
Jamil Khir Baharom, Malaysia's minister in charge of Islamic affairs, had said Islamic officials and the Home Ministry would not permit the author's tour in the country following complaints. He was quoted as saying earlier on Saturday that the book was offensive to Muslims as was Manji's ideology and open homosexuality.
Her website says the book, now available in the Malay language, "shows all of us how to reconcile faith and freedom in a world seething with repressive dogmas... This book is the ultimate guide to becoming a gutsy global citizen".
The book has not yet been officially banned. Her previous internationally acclaimed book, "The Trouble with Islam Today", is already banned in Malaysia.
Manji also faced problems while touring Indonesia before coming to Malaysia. Police shut down several events after the Islamic Defenders Front group held violent protests condemning her views.
Posted by: Water Modem ||
Irshad has been doing the same thing for many years. She keeps thinking she can 'reform' Islam and nonetheless Islam keeps getting worse (when she began her campaign, Indonesia, Malayasia and Turkey were far more tolerant than now).
Posted by: lord garth ||