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By Noman Naushad Lalani 1.#WaqarZaka Pakistan’s prominent reality TV host, VJ and stunt performer Waqar Zaka was badly beaten up outside a restaurant in Clifton area of Karachi late Friday night. The video of the assault has gone viral on social media websites. In the video which was widely shared on Facebook and Twitter, unknown...

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 2, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago
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Posted: Feb 2, 2017 | Last Updated: 5 years ago

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By Noman Naushad Lalani

1.#WaqarZaka

Pakistan’s prominent reality TV host, VJ and stunt performer Waqar Zaka was badly beaten up outside a restaurant in Clifton area of Karachi late Friday night.

The video of the assault has gone viral on social media websites.

In the video which was widely shared on Facebook and Twitter, unknown men can be seen speaking obscenities, slapping and dragging the TV host.

Waqar Zaka was reportedly taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

Speaking to media persons later, he confirmed the authenticity of the video.

“I was in a cafe for dinner at around 2am. I was alone and there was a group of eight to nine boys and girls. They started making my videos, to which I objected and asked how would they react if I did the same,” he said.

“This started the arguments. They asked me to come outside. When I walked out of the cafe, there were 10 to 12 security guards accompanying two men,” he said.

2.#5thODI

Australia won the 5th ODI by 57 runs on Australia Day, also winning the series by 4-1 from Pakistan. David Warner smashed stunning 179 runs. Head & Warner move to 0-247 and this is now the highest opening partnership in Aussie ODI history!

Azhar Ali is likely to be removed as Pakistan’s ODI captain after his side lost the series in Australia. Under Azhar’s leadership, Pakistan’s slipped to a record-low ninth in the ODI rankings.

3.#PEMRA

Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) has banned renowned television anchor Aamir Liaquat Hussain and his program on BOL News channel on Thursday.

The country’s main media watchdog issued a notification that states, “Amir Liaquat and his programme has been banned with immediate effect for preaching hate.”

Slapping the ban on the BOL news anchorperson, the regulator says, “Amir Liaquat, the host of the programme named Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga shall not host any programme or appear in any manner, including but not limited to, as a guest, analyst, reporter, actor, in audio, video beeper, promo/advertisement on BOL News.”

 

4.#AyyanAli

Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed Interior Ministry to remove model Ayyan Ali’s name from Exit Control List (ECL). The top court expresses its disappointment at Interior Ministry officials for failing to complete the investigation despite a span of two years

Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday upheld the verdict of Sindh High Court (SHC) and quashed the travel ban on the fashion model Ayan Ali dismissing the petition filed by federal interior ministry.

Ayyan Ali is expected to fly to Dubai as her name is removed from ECL. She has signed various modeling contracts which include shooting of a music video.

5.#MuslimBan

US President Donald Trump said late Wednesday that his plan to limit the entry of people from several Muslim countries was necessary because the world is “a total mess”.

“No it’s not the Muslim ban, but its countries that have tremendous terror,” Trump said.

Republican presidential contender Donald Trump’s demand that the U.S. stop allowing Muslims into the United States lit up social media, as critics of the proposal around the world took to Twitter and Facebook to express their outrage.

President Trump’s elevation of his chief political strategist to a major role in national security policy, and a White House order banning refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries from U.S. entry, appeared to come together as cause and effect over the weekend.

6.#Uber #Careem

Ministry of Transport Sindh issued notice today (Tuesday) to ban Careem and Uber Taxi services in the province.

Ministry of Transport also issued a notification to PTA in order to take down the application of Careem and Uber. “Uber and Careem must take fitness certificate”, says Ministry of Transport.

The taxi services must take route permit and excise licence, says Nasir Shah.

Reports said there are hundreds of cars operated by Careem and Uber in Karachi, and between 2000 and 3000 in Lahore.

 

7.#HafizSaeed

Police have placed Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), and four other party members, under house arrest in Lahore.

Director General (DG) Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor, said on Tuesday that house arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed is a policy decision of state institutions.

The Ministry of Interior has placed the name of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and 37 others on the Exit Control List (ECL), besides freezing the assets of the organisation.

8.#BabaLadla

Notorious Lyari warlord Noor Muhammad alias Baba Ladla has been killed along with two other gangsters in overnight Rangers action in Lyari area of Karachi on Thursday.

Paratroopers recovered weapons, hand grenades and explosive material from the possession of the miscreants.

It should be mentioned here that Baba Ladla was claimed to be killed earlier in May 2014 near Iranian border along with his two accessories. However, the officials did not confirm this report.

9.#Panama

Supreme Court (SC) has adjourned hearing of Panama Papers case till Monday due to unavailability of senior judge, Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh.

Justice Saeed on Tuesday underwent angioplasty at Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) after a heart attack. He has been advised a complete rest at least for one week.

Justice Azmat Saeed is part of a five-member SC bench that is hearing the Panama leaks case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children on daily basis.

Justice Khosa said Justice Azmat is recovering but he will remain under observation of doctors for three to four days. Therefore, hearing of the case is being djourned till Monday.

The bench is hearing petitions seeking disqualification of the prime minister over the investments made in offshore companies by members of his family

10.#MuhammadZubair

The newly appointed Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair, took oath as 32nd Governor of Sindh in Karachi on Thursday evening.

Chief Justice Sindh High Court Sajjad Ali Shah administered the oath.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, State Minister for Information Maryam Aurangzeb, State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Senator Nihal Hashmi, PML (N) MNAs and leaders of various political parties and notables attended the ceremony

 

 

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