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Inzamam resigns as PCB chief selector

Former captain Inzamamul Haq has resigned from his position as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s chief selector. Inzamam announced the decision during a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday. “I’m resigning from my position because I want to give time to the new selection committee,” said Inzamam. “I’m thankful to PCB, players and team management for ... Read More »

(Urdu) بلاول کی مریم سے ملاقات، بجٹ منظور نہیں ہونے دینگے، مشترکہ حکمت عملی بنانے پر اتفاق

پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی کے چیئرمین بلاول بھٹوزرداری اور مسلم لیگ (ن) کی نائب صدرمریم نواز کے درمیان جاتی امرا میں اہم ملاقات ہوئی، جس میں ملکی سیاسی صورت حال،ججز ریفرنس،بجٹ، مہنگائی،نیب کیسز، پروڈکشن آرڈرز سمیت کئی اہم امورزیر بحث آئے اور طویل مشاورت کی گئی۔ ملاقات میں دونوں رہنماؤں نے بجٹ کو عوام اور ملک دشمن قرار دیتے ہوئے کہا ... Read More »

(Urdu) پاکستان کا سیمی فائنل میں پہنچنے کا چانس بظاہر ناممکن”اگر مگر “ کا کھیل شروع

بھارت سے شکست کے بعد ”اگر مگر“ کا کھیل شروع، پاکستان کا سیمی فائنل میں پہنچنے کا چانس بظاہر ناممکن ، پاکستان نے پانچ میچز کھیل کر 3پوائنٹس حاصل کئے پوائنٹس ٹیبل پر نویں نمبر پر ہے پاکستان اگر اپنے چاروں میچز جیتے تو اس کے گیارہ پوائنٹس بنیں گے نیوزی لینڈ جنوبی افریقہ اور بنگلہ دیش آگے آنے والے ... Read More »

(Urdu) فوج میں اہم تبادلے، لیفٹیننٹ جنرل فیض حمیدڈی جی آئی ایس آئی اورسابق ڈی جی آئی ایس آئی عاصم منیر کو کورکمانڈر گوجرانوالہ بنادیا گیا

پاک فوج میں اعلیٰ سطح پر اہم تقرریاں اور تبادلے کئے گئے ہیں۔ آئی ایس پی آرکے مطابق ڈی جی آئی ایس آئی لیفٹیننٹ جنرل عاصم منیر کو تبدیل کرکے انہیں کور کمانڈر گوجرانوالہ تعینات کیا گیا ہے جبکہ ان کی جگہ لیفٹیننٹ جنرل فیض حمید کو انٹرسروسز انٹیلی جنس (آئی ایس آئی) کا ڈائریکٹر جنرل تعینات کردیا گیا ہے۔ ... Read More »

‘We have completed all the tasks given by IMF’: Raza Baqir

The governor of State Bank of Pakistan Raza Baqir, in a press conference held today, said he was pleased to play a role in the overall process of reaching an agreement with the IMF, as he had a prior experience of working with the fund. He informed that IMF will be holding a board meeting on July 3, 2019, following ... Read More »

Pakistan avalanche leaves 7 climbers stranded

Four Italian and three Pakistani climbers were stranded on a mountain due to an avalanche in the north of Pakistan on Monday. Ashraf Aman, who arranged the expedition, said the landslide hit the mountaineers as they were descending. Read more: Swiss avalanche kills 4 German skiers The tour operator said he was as yet unaware of the consequences but air ... Read More »

Pakistani doctor wins Rolex Award for her Tele-Medicine delivery project

CEO and Co-Founder of a Tele-Medicine delivery system, Dr. Sara Saeed Khurram has been awarded Rolex Awards for Enterprise as Associate LAUREATE for her project called “Sehat Kahani”. The Rolex Award for Enterprise was announced in an official ceremony on Friday in Washington DC, which was attended by Dr. Sara Saeed. With this achievement, Dr. Saeed has now become the ... Read More »

German nurse accused of dozens of murders apologizes

Niels Högel is on trial for the suspected murder of 100 patients in two different hospitals. After his complete confession on opening day, he has now apologized to the relatives of his victims. A German nurse who is accused of having murdered more than 100 patients is being tried again by a court in Oldenburg, in the state of Lower Saxony. According to investigators, 41-year old Niels Högel intentionally injected patients with doses of medicine liable to cause cardiac arrest, so that he could then attempt to revive them and impress his colleagues. Högel's killing spree is one of the most serious cases of mass murder in post-war German history. On Thursday, during a hearing of the trial which began three weeks ago, Högel apologized to the victims' families, and said if there was anything he could do to help them right now, he would. "I am fully convinced now that I owe every relative an explanation," he told the court. "I am honestly sorry." He also said at the time of the murders, the killings had not affected him emotionally: "I didn't feel grief in that sense," he said. Germany's biggest killing spree The killings allegedly took place in the hospitals of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst, two towns in Lower Saxony, between 2000 and 2005. The youngest of his victims was 34 years old and the oldest was 96. Högel was already sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for six other crimes, including the murder of two patients and the attempted murder of two more. After the sentencing, the police continued to investigate and determined that the number of possible victims was much higher. Investigators suspect Högel could have killed more than 200 people, but they fear they might never find out because many of the possible victims were cremated. Police have exhumed 130 bodies of people who died while Högel was on shift. Investigators discovered traces of substances like potassium, Solatex and Gilurytmal (medicines used to control abnormal heart rhythms) or lidocaine (an anesthetic) in the exhumed bodies. Investigators have described the case as "unprecedented in Germany" to their knowledge. Högel's admission of guilt On the first day of the new trial, Högel stunned the courtroom when he admitted to all 100 suspected murders. Högel said he had previously not spoken about the murders "out of shame" and because it had taken him a long time to come to terms with how many people he had killed. While he was working at the two hospitals, Högel had gained a reputation as a jinx because so many patients had to be resuscitated or died under his watch. The hospital in Oldenberg had tried to get him to leave and wrote him positive letters of recommendation, but despite the suspicious number of deaths, a formal investigation was never opened. Högel continued to kill even when he moved to the new hospital in Delmenhorst, where he was finally caught in the act in 2005. The trial is expected to last until May 2019.

Niels Högel is on trial for the suspected murder of 100 patients in two different hospitals. After his complete confession on opening day, he has now apologized to the relatives of his victims. A German nurse who is accused of having murdered more than 100 patients is being tried again by a court in Oldenburg, in the state of Lower ... Read More »

Refugee abuse trial opens in Germany

The refugee abuse scandal sent shock waves through Germany when it became public nearly four years ago. Now, 30 guards and workers at the asylum center face a host of charges. The trial of 30 people accused of abusing refugees at an asylum center in Germany started on Thursday in the western town of Siegen. It has been nearly four years since shocking images of abuse against refugees in the small western town of Burbach triggered widespread outrage. The abuse was captured on cellphone photos. One of the Burbach photos showed a security guard posing with his foot on the neck of a handcuffed refugee lying on the floor, while another showed a refugee being forced to lie on a mattress stained with vomit. Security guards also took the refugees to a "problem room" where they were allegedly imprisoned, beaten and robbed. At the time the photos became public, Police Chief Frank Richter from nearby Hagen said: "These are images of the kind we've seen from Guantanamo Bay." The 30 guards and workers at the asylum facility face charges that include grievous bodily harm, deprivation of liberty, coercion and theft. Following the scandal, operations at the refugee center were transferred from the social services company European Homecare to the German Red Cross.

The refugee abuse scandal sent shock waves through Germany when it became public nearly four years ago. Now, 30 guards and workers at the asylum center face a host of charges. The trial of 30 people accused of abusing refugees at an asylum center in Germany started on Thursday in the western town of Siegen. It has been nearly four ... Read More »

Germany ex-spy chief Maassen may be fired for insultsGermany ex-spy chief Maassen may be fired for insults

Maassen reportedly heavily criticized the government to other European security chiefs in his farewell speech. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who backed Maassen in other controversies, has declined to do so this time. Germany's controversial former domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen looked likely to finally be getting the boot from government on Sunday. The Interior Ministry confirmed that it is reviewing Maassen's employment after more of his controversial statements came to light. Maassen, who headed Germany's domestic security service (the BfV) for six years, became the subject of outrage across Germany in September when he questioned well-documented reports of far-right violence against foreigners in the city of Chemnitz and gave no reason for his comments. There have also been reports that he passed sensitive information about Islamic extremism to the Islamophobic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Maassen faces the ax for insulting grand coalition Despite the uproar, Maassen's boss, conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, continued to back him. An initial compromise between Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and coalition partners the Social Democrats (SPD) would have seen Maassen relieved of duty at the BfV but essentially promoted to deputy interior minister. After an outcry over the apparent promotion, he was shuffled sideways and made a consultant reporting directly to Seehofer. What finally may get Maassen fired has nothing to do with the far-right, and everything to do with how the 55-year-old spoke of the ruling CDU-SPD grand coalition in his farewell speech as BfV chief in front of European counterparts in October. While the Interior Ministry has not made the contents of Maassen's remarks public, he reportedly spoke derisively of Merkel's administration in front of the group of European security leaders. Even his former champion Horst Seehofer did not directly back him this time, telling reporters in Munich on Sunday that he could not comment on the matter yet. He will reportedly make a decision on Maassen's future when he gets the finished report on the incident at the end of the week. Maassen has been no stranger to controversy throughout his career, notably being accused in 2013 of having transferred all BfV data to the US National Security Agency.

Maassen reportedly heavily criticized the government to other European security chiefs in his farewell speech. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who backed Maassen in other controversies, has declined to do so this time. Germany’s controversial former domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen looked likely to finally be getting the boot from government on Sunday. The Interior Ministry confirmed that it is reviewing ... Read More »

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