LAHORE: One of the most frequently asked questions attributed to Prime Minister Imran Khan after the Machh tragedy is his absence from the funeral since he became prime minister.
Is it a security issue or spiritual reasons that prevent Imran Khan from attending the funeral of even his close friends like Naeem-ul-Haque, his own cabinet member Ali Muhammad Mahr or one of Abdul Qadir’s favorite teammates and friends?
The Hazara community linked the burial of their deceased relative to Imran Khan’s arrival, but the PM refused to contact Quetta and send them a message that he would visit the victims as soon as they buried the bodies. And he reached Quetta as soon as the victims were buried. The past two and a half years of the prime minister’s tenure history shows that he was not present at the funeral even for members of his closest circle or part of his cabinet.
In May 2019, Ali Muhammad Mehr, serving as Federal Minister and part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s cabinet, passed away but Imran did not attend his funeral. Later that same year, the legendary leg spinner and one of his former team mates Abdul Qadir passed away but Imran did not show up to attend his Janaza.
PM Imran Khan did not attend the Namaz-e-Janaza of his self-confident and decades-old friend, Naeem-ul-Haq. He visited the family the day after Naeem-ul-Haq’s burial.
In the most recent incident, when Imran Khan came under strong criticism from the opposition, social media users and mainstream media, Imran did not attend the funerals of the Hazara victims and promised their relatives that he would visit them after the burial.
He said the protesters had “defiled the seat of American democracy”.
“To those who are involved in acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country, and for those who break the law, you will pay.”
He called America a nation that was and will always be a country of “law and order”.
A day after the unrest in the Capitol, Trump said he was now focused on “ensuring a smooth, orderly and smooth transition to power”.
“My campaign is pursuing every legal route to fight for the election results.”
Trump said all his legal battles against the election results – all of which he defeated – were his fight “for American democracy”.
“My sole aim is to ensure the integrity of the voice. In doing so, I am fighting to defend American democracy.”
Trump said he continues to believe the US should undertake electoral reform, but because Congress has now certified the 2020 election results, “a new government will be sworn in on January 20”.
Trump acknowledged Biden’s victory and the fact that a new administration will be sworn in to the White House on January 20.
“My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly, and smooth transition of power. This moment requires healing and reconciliation.”
In his speech, Trump reflected on the challenges of 2020 and called for unity: “Defeating this pandemic and rebuilding the world’s largest economy will require all of us to work together.”
Trump signed: “To our citizens, serving you as president has been the honor of my whole life. And to all of my incredible supporters, I know you are disappointed but I also want you to know that our incredible journey has just begun. “
More than 100 US lawmakers – almost exclusively Democrats – have called for Trump’s removal, either by means of the 25th amendment or via impeachment.
They include Presumptive Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who asked Vice President Mike Pence to request the 25th Amendment.
“What happened in the US Capitol yesterday was an uprising against the United States, instigated by the President,” Schumer said today.
“This president shouldn’t be in office for one more day.
“If the vice president and the Cabinet refuse to stand, Congress will have to reconvene to indict the president.”
The New York Times reports that Trump has advised aides that he wants to pardon himself in the final days of his presidency.
Two people familiar with the discussions said that in “several” conversations since the election, Trump told his advisers he was considering pardoning himself.
It is unclear whether he has discussed the topic since he instigated his supporters to march on the Capitol.
Next week we will be in Pennsylvania to visit our daughter who is at school in Erie on Lake Erie This will be one of our most unique trips as face masks are needed for almost the entire trip . Traveling is just not what it used to be. Do you remember when people smoked cigarettes in the middle of the flight? A little light came on to tell the passengers it was time to put out their cigarettes, we were going to land. Smokers who flew on the plane at the time were very upset when new rules banned smoking on board. I have a feeling these same people would be really unhappy with the requirement to wear a mask for the entire flight We received an email reminding us that anyone over 2 years old must also wear a mask at airports except when we were We were also told that we would receive an “ all-in-one ” snack bag that included a wrapped disinfectant wipe, an 8.5 ounce water bottle and two snacks, as well as a sealed drink on flights over 2 hours and 20 minutes. “On flights shorter than that, we’ll have a sealed drink and that’s it. No more friendly flight attendant taking our drink order. Erie is quite close to Niagara Falls. We were wondering if we could see it or not, as people like to go to the Canadian side for a better view, and the border between the US and Canada is closed at least until the end of August. which is the boat that takes you near the falls, was closed in June, it is now open on the US side and available for people in good health, wearing masks and willing to stand at least 6 feet from other people on a small boat .Fort Niagara opened in July and is available for healthy masked visitors, which is the same for all the restaurants we stop at. There won’t be any buffets though, and it looks like food “that requires minimal preparation” will be the rule. Fortunately, Pennsylvania is not on the list of states that require a 14-day quarantine when we arrive home. We were also assured that the plane is cleaned within an inch of its life and that airports will be cleaner than our homes. Still, we have small containers of disinfectant to use liberally when we feel too far away from a sink and soap, and we’ll avoid other people like the plague. our face, and white where the mask was. It’s a strange time to travel. .
Lahore – dig operations Lahore Ashfaq Khan said that the operation to search and sweep play a key role to maintain law and order in the city and thwart the evil plans of the enemy country.
There is an urgent need to be very careful in the Wake of the current situation at the border. Ashfaq Khan also said that Lahore police raids and sweeps on a regular basis in different districts of the city, in consultation and coordination with security agencies and related departments.
Police operations wing of Lahore, published it on 15 days of the current month performance report in relation to investigative activities in the framework of the National action plan (NAP) to maintain peace and order in the city. According to the report, Lahore police conducted 224 operatively-search actions within 15 days of the current month in different places to maintain law and order in the city, whereas, more than 21,000 individuals 5,718 homes, 2,270 tenants, 105 hotels, guest houses 23, 27 hostels, 27 bus stands, 203 shops, factories 28, 07 11 seminaries, and churches were checked.
Police takes action against 284 defendants, having registered 10 firs of drugs, illegal weapons, 04, 116 in tenant acts, 149 defendants were arrested in other crimes, as well as 04 proclaimed offenders were arrested.
The process of distribution of financial assistance among the needy citizens continue
The process of distribution of financial assistance among the needy citizens under the leadership of Prime Minister emergency cash distribution program will continue in a normal and calm environment for all Ehsaas Kafalat centers in the city of Lahore, the police provided to ensure complete security, maximum support and guidance for people who are visiting these centres.
More than 1,000 police officers and officials, including divisional SPS, DSPS and SHOS were transferred to all Ehsaas selection centers to ensure full security and avoid a possible massacre or mismanagement.
Dig operations Lahore Ashfaq Khan said that strict security measures, the police of Lahore was placed on the centres of distribution of funds.
Dig operations Ashfaq Khan directed the charge officers to remain vigilant, to communicate with people in a polite manner to increase their awareness about the dangers of sitting for the coronavirus situation. All the divisional SPS operation wings visited the centres in the respective units and controlled by security measures.
Police officers and officials has ensured the implementation of systems and other necessary precautionary measures among citizens.
The police Jawans took all standard operating procedures (SOP) to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the course of distributing the cash handouts, guiding people in masks safety, hand washing, use of disinfectants and strictly implement the system to maintain a safe distance from each other.
Teams of Dolphin response team of police and elite forces further effective patrols around these distribution centers.
“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-term risk of the absence of convenient action. “
Society can be divided into two categories: minorities, who actively advocate for action and the rest, whose apathetic silence is deafening. For them, a comfortable lag must feel safe.
Meanwhile, minority soldiers are steadfastly advancing, driven by social, political and environmental awareness. He called for radical progressive change. It must be confused with the task of overcoming public apathy and dealing with issues that plague Australia.
And the problem is very alarming for those who care:
evil power of political lobbying no shortage of corruption on a large scale. This is a multi-billion dollar industry that uses sophisticated strategies to win political assistance for its clients. Unfortunately, we know very little about secret intrigues that affect our lives;
Political donations for election ad campaigns have a big influence on the results. More than $ 100 million in contributions from hidden sources submitted to major parties during the 2019 election year;
the fossil fuel industry is very large political donor, so it is not surprising that the Morrison Government continues to maintain and promote this sector, which is the main driver of climate change;
we fear what lies ahead for future generations as a result of climate change. The science is conclusive, but Australia still doesn’t have an energy policy. There is no denying that the rejection of climate change can still exist, but it is done in the form of an ultra-conservative, pro-coal Federal Liberal and National Members. They have thwarted Australia’s efforts at a decade-long coordinated response with extraordinary responsibilities;
unfortunately we are tied to the banking and financial sectors. That Royal Commission into practice revealed terrible violations of law and social trust, which resulted in billions of dollars in compensation and repayments of stolen money. We can safely assume that this sector is only sorry it has been caught. We can also assume that in the future, he will try to escape with what he can; and
where is the anger at other issues that are in dire need of reform? What about the grim statistics of women dying at the hands of domestic violence? What about the human rights violations of the refugees on Nauru and Manus Island? What about the continuing blight of gender inequality, with women who are valued low across the social, work and sports spectrum?
There are many more and all of them seem insurmountable. But there is hope.
Reactive, sharp, fearless journalism has developed over the past decade. Independent news websites like Independent Australia, Crikey and Michael West is evidence for that, because they hold strong to be responsible. During that time, the influence of the conservative press, with the concentration of right wing ownership which was very dangerous – especially Murdoch – had diminished for profit-driven reasons. Driven by ethics, progressive journalism, the status quo challenged like never before.
Independent comments alone may not bring change, but raise awareness and act as a stepping stone to activism, when a disappointed turn to lobby groups such as Wake up, Citizens of Solar and Change.org.
For example, the success of GetUp causes real optimism.
Calling itself a movement to “build progressive Australia”, GetUp is a lobbying group that campaigns for changes in public policy in areas such as the environment, economy and human rights.
Thirteen years since it started, GetUp now stands as a powerful force in Australian politics, claiming a “membership base” of one million people. In comparison, the Liberal Party and the Labor Party have a combined membership of around 130,000.
And he knows how to make money, receiving more than $ 11 million in donations last year.
That achievement GetUp is inspiration – proof that collective activism works. The campaign is very organized, targeted and strong. He can carry out legal proceedings at the highest level.
Because the more lobbying groups have these qualities, the brighter the future. Praise and respect because when the wider community realizes that real action and reform is important and possible and, even better, act on it.
Establishment is an embarrassing stain on the national landscape and cannot be tolerated anymore.
Keep in mind that we care about who we are as a nation. We will not be confused.