Pakistan's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on November 13 refused the Imran Khan government's demand for indemnity bonds worth Rs 700 crore before his travel to the UK for medical treatment.Sharif denounced it as attempts to politicise his health and said it was "illegal".On November 12, the Pakistan Cabinet decided to allow 69-year-old Sharif to go to the UK for medical treatment if the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo agrees to sign surety bonds making a commitment that he would return after the treatment and face corruption cases against him.Close The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Khan, approved the removal of Sharif's name from the no-fly list (Exit Control List-ECL). related news Shiv Sena MPs being allotted seats on opposition side in LS, RS: Pralhad Joshi EU offers technical assistance to Pak for FATF action plan implementation Shiv Sena not to attend NDA meeting, Sanjay Raut says exit now formality "We have … [Read more...] about Sharif rejects Pakistan govt’s conditional permission to travel abroad for treatment
Congratulations! After a grueling campaign, you have been elected president of Discursia, a small nation somewhere in the Global South.Discursia is peaceful and prosperous compared to its neighbors. But in 2028, how long can that last? Your economy is booming, but a small cadre of elites hoards its spoils. A restive minority group clamors for rights it’s been denied — rights it might take up arms to obtain. And thousands of refugees mass at your borders, driven by the scarcity of a scorched planet.Your mandate is to preserve democracy and stability, with minimal immiseration.Outside your office, two trade delegations are waiting. They’re from the two most powerful nations on Earth: the United States and the People’s Republic of China.The Americans go first. They propose a sweeping trade package, a plank of which is a 10-year commitment to American social networks: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. On these networks, Discursians can assume any identity they want, and … [Read more...] about The American Internet Sucks. The Alternative Is China.
© Flickr / BrianOver Two Thirds of UK Citizens Back Tax Increase to Boost NHSMOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, UK Prime Minister Theresa May called an early general election for June 8 with a parliamentary approval pending until Wednesday. The prime minister said a strong government was needed and the tough decision was taken to ensure stability in the country amid looming Brexit talks. "Health is always one of the most important issues for the people of this country and with the NHS at breaking point, having been put through one of the worst winters on record, it must be a central issue in the upcoming election. The NHS must not be pushed to the margins in the focus on Brexit," BMA Council Chair Mark Porter was quoted as saying in a statement. The union head slammed previous UK governments for neglecting healthcare and underinvesting in the NHS … [Read more...] about UK Doctors’ Union Head Draws Attention to NHS Crisis Ahead of June Snap Election
By Nwafor Sunday The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Saturday said that he is the chief executive officer of the party, and urged members of the national working committee to follow his directives and obey his orders. Disclosing this in an interview with Daily Trust, Oshiomhole, lectures the national legal adviser of the party, Babatunde Ogala, who allegedly accused him of usurping his office. He opined that Oshiomhole had refused to consult him over issues his office can handle. But reacting to his submissions, the former APC Chairman, averred, “We have a constitution. It’s very clear that nobody is an island to himself or herself. Yes, we have 21 elected members of the NWC. We constitute an organ. It is not 21 NWCs, it’s one, and the duties and responsibilities of the chairman are well-stated. Among others, it provides that the chairman is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the party. He is also the chief … [Read more...] about APC: You must take orders from me as CEO, Oshiomhole vibrates
Font size:A-|A+709 June 29Representatives of the informal civic initiative Charter 77, including Václav Havel, published a petition titled “Několik vět” (A Few Sentences), requesting that political prisoners be released, restrictions on freedom of gathering be lifted, persecution of independent initiatives be halted, demands of believers be respected, and free discussion be launched about the developments in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s, 1968, and subsequent normalisation. More than 47,000 had signed the petition by late November 1989, including Slovak actor Milan Kňažko. Velvet Revolution 1989 in Slovakia (44 photos) >>> For more stories on the anniversary, click hereAugust 3031 prominent Slovak dissidents, including Alexander Dubček, Ján Chryzostom Korec and Jozef Jablonický, signed a protest letter to President Gustáv Husák, asking him to stop criminal prosecution against members of the so-called Bratislava … [Read more...] about How the Velvet Revolution happened (timeline)