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Saulat Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sent an advice to the President Mamnoon Hussain to delay the execution of Saulat Mirza who was convicted in triple murder including MD KESC for 30 days

According to details, the 30-day postponement of death row convict will begin from April 1. Earlier this week, an Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi had issued fresh death warrant of condemned prisoner Saulat Mirza for April 1.

This was the third time that death warrant of Saulat Mirza was issued. Previously, he was scheduled to be executed on March 19 at 5:30 AM.

But his execution was postponed at eleventh hour for 3 days on presidential orders after his video statement in which he made shocking revelations and confessions about target killing and allegations on leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

Mirza was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court in May 1999 for murdering the managing director of then Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Shahid Hamid, his driver Ashraf Brohi and guard Khan Akbar in July 1997.

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The US state department urged Egypt’s leaders to put a stop to the violence. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for demonstrators to be protected. The army removed Mr Morsi on Wednesday following protests by millions.

Pro-Morsi protesters were gathering on Saturday in Cairo’s Nasr City area. The ousted Islamist president’s opponents have called for demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood, to which he belongs, on Sunday.

He is in detention, along with some senior Brotherhood figures. Early on Saturday, state media reported the Brotherhood’s deputy leader Khairat el-Shater had been arrested at his Cairo home on suspicion of incitement to violence. Middle East analyst Sakhr al-Makhadhi: “Morsi’s removal was in some ways a democratic coup”

Meanwhile the army issued a statement on its Facebook page denying that some of its field commanders were putting pressure on the commander-in-chief to reinstate President Morsi.

“These rumours… come within the context of the continued attempts to spread rumours and lies as one of the methods of the systematic information warfare being waged against the armed forces with the aim of dividing its ranks and striking at its strong cohesion…,” the statement said.

In a separate development, former president Hosni Mubarak appeared in court on charges of corruption and involvement in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 revolution that ousted him and ultimately brought Mr Morsi to power.

The trial was adjourned until 17 August.

‘Horrifying reports’

Some 36 people died and more than 1,000 were hurt in Friday’s clashes, which have been condemned by the US.

“We call on all Egyptian leaders to condemn the use of force and to prevent further violence among their supporters,” said state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

Mr Ban’s spokesman Farhan Haq said that it was for the people of Egypt to determine the way forward – and all people, including women, needed to be part of that process.

He referred to “horrifying reports of sexual violence”.

“The Secretary-General believes strongly that this is a critical juncture in which it is imperative for Egyptians to work together to chart a peaceful return to civilian control, constitutional order, and democratic governance,” Mr Haq said.

“Egypt’s political leaders have a responsibility to signal, by their words and their actions, their commitment to a peaceful and democratic dialogue which includes all of Egypt’s constituencies, including women.”

The comments came as at least 12 people died and 200 were injured in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, mostly from gunshot wounds. Eight died in two separate clashes in the capital Cairo.

 Jeremy Bowen witnessed the shooting, and was also hit by shotgun pellets above the ear

Four of those were killed after troops opened fire on crowds as they advanced on the headquarters of the Republican Guard, where Mr Morsi is believed to be held.

In the evening, another four died when Brotherhood supporters surged across the 6th October Bridge over the Nile river, towards Tahrir Square where anti-Morsi protesters were gathered, before tanks arrived to separate the protesters and the violence died down.

 

Courtesy : BBC World


 

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Pakistan’s new government has allowed a ban on the death penalty to expire, in a move condemned as “shocking and retrograde” by London-based rights group Amnesty International.

A presidential order imposing a moratorium on the implementation of the capital punishment, issued in 2008, expired on June 30.

Under the previous government led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), no one except a soldier convicted by court martial was put to death since 2008.

The PPP suffered a crushing defeat in elections on May 11, which swept to power the centre-right Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Pakistan, all executions must be approved by the president. The PPP’s Asif Ali Zardari is due to step down in August and the parliament controlled by the PML-N will elect a new head of state.

“The new government has decided to deal with all cases of execution on merit,” the interior ministry spokesman Umer Hameed told the AFP news agency.

“The government has given clear instructions to see all such cases on a case-by-case basis and there will be no general amnesty for the convicts waiting for execution.”

The interior ministry spokesman said up to 450 convicts were awaiting execution and their cases would be examined, adding that the government would show sympathy towards convicts who fell into a “special category” such as women and the elderly.

In a statement this week in response to rumours ahead of the decision, Amnesty International said, “As long as the death penalty is in place, the risk of executing innocent people can never be eliminated,”

“The systemic fair trials violations in Pakistan not only exacerbate this risk, but also put Pakistan in breach of its international obligations,” Amnesty said, calling a possible decision “shocking and retrograde”.

Many of Pakistan’s crowded prisons lack basic facilities for inmates and the country often deals harshly with prisoners.

It also suffers daily attacks blamed on armed men linked to the Taliban and al-Qaeda, as well as chronic crime in its largest cities.

Various Pakistani officials have said that capital punishment is key for deterring crime in the country.

Courtesy : Al Jazeera


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Specification
Model GFIVE G9
Operation System Android 4.2
Display 5.7 inch IPS Capacitive Screen, 1280×720 pixels
CPU MTK6598 Quad core 1.2GHz
RAM 1GB
Nand Flash 4GB
SIM Card Dual SIM
Network Band Unlocked GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz & 3G WCDMA850/2100MHz
Cameras Front 5.0MP+Back 8.0MP Dual Cameras, with Flashlight
Wireless Wifi 802.11b/g/n
G-sensor Support
GPS Yes, Built in
Bluetooth Support
Power
Battery 2500mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Working Time Up to 5 Days
Power Device AC Adapter Input 100/240V  (5V 0.5A USB Charger)
Device Specification
Color black
Dimensions 143*73.5*8.8mm
Net Weight 168g
Software Support
Office Support MS Office Word, PPT, Excel
Email Gmail, POP3/SMTP/IMAP4
Others Gaming Support FM Radio
Multi-Media
Video AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, WMV etc.
Audio MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, WAV FLAC etc.
Picture JPG/BMP/PNG/GIF.
E-Book PDF, TXT etc.
Ports 1 x Mini USB
1 x Earphone Jack
What’s in the box 1 x UMI X1 Cell Phone
1 x Battery
1 x Charger
1 x User’s Manual
1 x Earphone
1 x Mini USB Cable

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Iranian President

TEHRAN: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s helicopter had to make an emergency landing in the northeast on Sunday after an unspecified “accident,” the presidency reported, adding that he was unhurt.

“The helicopter carrying Dr Ahmadinejad and a number of officials on Sunday had an accident, but the pilot managed to land the aircraft safely,” the website president.ir reported.

He had been en route to inaugurate a local project in a mountainous region of northeast Iran when the incident happened.

“With God’s help the president and the officials accompanying him were not hurt. After the landing the president inaugurated the project and returned to Tehran by car,” the website added.

It did not give any more details about what happened in the “accident.”

Ahmadinejad is coming to the end of his second term as president of the Islamic republic.

Eight approved candidates are standing for president in an election on June 14, and Ahmadinejad’s term in office ends on August 3.

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