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Postby Peregrine » 20 Oct 2018 00:41

Huddersfield grooming gang jailed for 221 years for abusing girls

Sixteen men have been jailed for more than 200 years as part of a grooming gang who abused 15 girls in and around Huddersfield between 2004 and 2011.

Four more men have been found guilty and are waiting to be sentenced for offences such as rape and trafficking for sexual exploitation.

A series of trials on the case could not be reported because of a blanket reporting ban imposed a year ago.

The ban was lifted by the Recorder of Leeds, Judge Guy Kearl QC, on Friday.

Those already sentenced have received prison terms totalling 221 years.

The men embarked on a "campaign of rape and other sexual abuse" against vulnerable teenage girls aged between 11 and 17.

The group's ringleader Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 35, was jailed for life earlier this year and told he must serve a minimum of 18 years in prison by judge Geoffrey Marson QC who said: "Your treatment of these girls was inhuman."

Dhaliwal, who has children of his own, was convicted of 54 separate charges, including 22 rapes involving 11 different girls.

The judge told him earlier this year: "You treated them as commodities to be passed around for your own sexual gratification and the gratification of others.

"The extent and gravity of your offending far exceeds anything which I have previously encountered."

The judge added: "Children's lives have been ruined and families profoundly affected by seeing their children, over months and years, out of control, having been groomed by you and other members of your gang."

Michael Quinn, head of the complex case unit at CPS South Yorkshire and Humberside, said outside court: "This complex case involved the cynical exploitation of young girls by a group of older men.

"The scale of the offending meant that the case had to be broken down into a number of trials, some of which were concluded earlier this year."

He said the men who have been convicted "deliberately targeted their victims because of their vulnerability", adding that the men "groomed them and exploited them for their own sexual gratification".

Mr Quinn said the men used violence and plied their victims with alcohol and drugs.

It is alleged that the trials were put at risk by English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.

Robinson claimed the activities of the gang were being covered up because the offenders were of Asian origin.

But reporting of the case was only being postponed for legal reasons.

The restriction was put in place because the defendants were being dealt with in separate trials.

In such cases, reporting is sometimes postponed until the final case so jurors cannot be influenced by reading accounts of previous trials.

Of the 20 men convicted, 16 have been jailed and four will be sentenced next month.

Each was referred to by a nickname.

Those convicted are:

Trial One

Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 35, of Holly Road, Huddersfield - jailed for life, minimum of 18 years (nickname - Pretos)

Irfan Ahmed, 34, of Yews Hill Road, Huddersfield - jailed for eight years ("Finny")

Zahid Hassan, 29, of Bland Street, Huddersfield - jailed for 18 years ("Little Manny")

Mohammed Kammer, 34, of West View, Huddersfield - jailed for 16 years ("Kammy")

Mohammed Rizwan Aslam, 31, of Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury - jailed for 15 years ("Big Riz")

Abdul Rehman, 31, of Darnley Drive, Sheffield - jailed for 16 years ("Beastie")

Raj Singh Barsran, 34, of Caldercliffe Road, Huddersfield - jailed for 17 years ("Raj")

Nahman Mohammed, 32, of West View, Huddersfield - jailed for 15 years ("Dracula")

Trial Two

Mansoor Akhtar, 27, of Blackmoorfoot Road, Huddersfield - jailed for eight years ("Boy")

Wiqas Mahmud, 38, of Banks Crescent, Huddersfield - jailed for 15 years ("Vic")

Nasarat Hussain, 30, of Upper Mount Street, Huddersfield - jailed for 17 years ("Nurse")

Sajid Hussain, 33, of Grasmere Road, Huddersfield - jailed for 17 years ("Fish")

Mohammed Irfraz, 30, of North Road, Huddersfield - jailed for six years ("Faj")

Faisal Nadeem, 32, of Carr Green Lane, Huddersfield - jailed for 12 years ("Chiller")

Mohammed Azeem, 33, of Wrose Road, Bradford - jailed for 18 years ("Mosabella")

Manzoor Hassan, 38, of Bland Street, Huddersfield - jailed for five years ("Big Manny")

Trial Three

Niaz Ahmed, 54, of Woodthorpe Terrace, Huddersfield - to be sentenced on November 1 ("Shaq")

Mohammed Imran Ibrar, 34, of Manchester Road, Huddersfield - to be sentenced on November 1 ("Bully")

Asif Bashir, 33, of Thornton Lodge Road, Huddersfield - to be sentenced on November 1 ("Junior")

Mohammed Akram, 33, of Springdale Street, Huddersfield - to be sentenced on November 1 ("Kid")

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Postby Peregrine » 20 Oct 2018 01:38

Foreign exchange: SBP's reserves fall $219m, stand at $8.1b - Our Correspondent

KARACHI: The foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank continued to spiral downwards for the eighth successive week as they fell 2.63% on a weekly basis, according to data released on Thursday.

The continued drop in the reserves raises concern about Pakistan’s ability to meet its financing requirements as the reserves have dropped below the $8.5-billion mark.

Earlier last week, Pakistan formally requested the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on the sidelines of IMF-World Bank annual meetings, to help address the country’s economic challenges. The rupee immediately faced a depreciation of about 7.5% against the US dollar in light of the decision.

However, Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently hinted that the country may not have to return to the IMF.

SBP’s reserves drop to $8.3b

On October 12, the foreign currency reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) were recorded at $8,088.9 million, down $218.9 million compared with $8,307.8 million in the previous week.

The decrease was attributed to external debt servicing and other official payments.

Overall, liquid foreign reserves held by the country, including net reserves held by banks other than the SBP, stood at $14,613.9 million. Net reserves held by banks amounted to $6,525 million.

A month ago, China agreed to immediately give a loan of $2 billion to Pakistan, a move meant to arrest the slide in foreign currency reserves and provide much-needed breathing space for the new government.

Foreign exchange: SBP reserves drop to critical level of $8.4b

Earlier, the reserves dipped to $9.06 billion, forcing the central bank to let the rupee depreciate massively for the fourth time since December 2017 and sparking concern about the country’s ability to finance a hefty import bill as well as meet debt obligations in coming months.

In April, the SBP’s reserves increased $593 million due to official inflows. A few months ago, the reserves surged due to official inflows including $622 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and $106 million from the World Bank.

The SBP also received $350 million under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) earlier.

In January, the SBP made a $500-million loan repayment to the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), China.

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Postby Peregrine » 20 Oct 2018 02:49

Moody’s terms IMF bailout crucial for Pakistan - Shahbaz Rana

ISLAMABAD: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout programme is crucial for Pakistan to meet its $30 billion external financing needs, said Moody’s Investors Service while casting doubt over the government’s plan to restrict the budget deficit to 5.1% of GDP without additional measures.

“An IMF programme will not only bridge the financing gap but will also serve as a strong signal to other official sector creditors that will be crucial to meet financing requirements over coming years,” said Moody’s, a credit rating agency, in its country assessment report.

Moody’s has estimated Pakistan’s gross external financing needs for ongoing fiscal year at around $30 billion, of which around $8 billion are the government’s external repayments. The financing gap is likely to be $8 billion to $9 billion, taking into account the government’s borrowing plans and Moody’s expectations of capital inflows including foreign direct investment and portfolio flows, it added.

These assessments are largely in line with the finance ministry’s estimates, which have become the base for approaching the IMF for a bailout package. The Fund’s team is coming early next month.

Moody’s said a more front-loaded programme would provide greater market confidence when Pakistan’s Eurobond and Sukuk repayments totalling $1 billion each are due in April and December 2019.

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Moody’s has again highlighted high external and fiscal challenges, particularly in light of investments, imports and external borrowing related to projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). But it said the government had pledged a reform-based policy agenda, including raising economic competitiveness through pro-business policies, addressing corruption issues, reforming state-owned enterprises, enforcing greater discipline in government spending and broadening the tax base.

The ratings agency said the programme would be credit-positive for Pakistan because access to a cheap, stable source of external financing would provide immediate support to the government’s external financing needs. Additionally, support and technical assistance from the IMF would aid macroeconomic rebalancing and the government’s structural reform agenda.

For PTI, walk on tightrope ahead, suggests Moody’s

Macroeconomic and external imbalances have risen since the country’s previous IMF programme ended in 2016. In particular, foreign exchange reserves have fallen to low levels, sufficient to cover barely two months of goods imports and below the IMF’s minimum adequacy threshold of three months.

Moody’s has projected budget deficit of 5.4% of GDP or Rs2.1 trillion, which is higher than the revised target of 5.1%.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has enforced the mini-budget to achieve 5.1% deficit target by introducing new tax measures and cutting development spending.

The ratings agency said despite the State Bank of Pakistan letting the rupee depreciate approximately 25% against the US dollar and hiking its policy rate by a cumulative 275 basis points since December 2017, the current account deficit remains wide. It has projected the current-account deficit equal to 4.6% of GDP in the current fiscal year, which is lower than the last year’s deficit.

Moody’s said external and fiscal risks would remain significant, in the absence of further macroeconomic adjustments. Ongoing implementation of CPEC projects, which will likely be 9% to 10% of GDP in this fiscal year, and higher oil prices will keep the import bill elevated.

It said the government’s export package in June 2018 was extended for three years through fiscal 2021 and is designed to boost export competitiveness and incentivise investment in export-oriented production by removing customs duty on export goods, reducing sales tax on exporters’ inputs and providing subsidies on certain raw materials.

Although this extension will benefit exports, they remain half the level of goods’ imports. Higher government spending has also contributed to the macroeconomic imbalance, according to the ratings agency.

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Postby Gagan » 20 Oct 2018 03:02

Pakistan is already implementing the IMF requirements for a loan.
They have devalued their currency, they have levied more taxes.
Now only some GUBO to unkil remains

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Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 05:47

FATF Warning : Curb Money Laundering Within 6 Months Or Else... :twisted:

FATF gives Pakistan six months to curb money laundering
Oct 19, 2018

SLAMABAD – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Asia Pacific Group has reportedly given Pakistan six months time to do more to curb money launderingand delist the country from the grey list. or else join the Black List !
As per the media report, FATF has given Pakistan more time to step up measures to curb money laundering.Pakistan and a delegation of FATF’s Asia Pacific held talks for over a week in the capital.
During the dialogues, it was agreed to devise a framework keep the record of real estate, trade transactions and non-profit organizations. :((
The report said that the FATF has demanded Pakistan to ‘do more’ to curb money laundering. The organisation has also expressed satisfaction over the progress made by Pakistan so far.:lol:
Currently placed on the FATF s grey list, Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations by the Paris-based FATF, a measure that officials here fear could further hurt its economy.On Thursday, Finance Minister Asad Umar said that the FATF had acknowledged Pakistan’s measures to curb money laundering.
salvage H&D by issuing such a blatant false statement !
Umar went on to say that the Pakistan government would continue to cooperate with the body and will take steps in the directions of the FATF.
They have been saying that for the last so many years !.
n August, the APG as part of the pre-site mutual evaluation identified a series of deficiencies in Pakistan s anti-money laundering or counter-terror financing (AML/CFT) laws and mechanisms. The report was sent to Pakistan with recommendations.In response, Pakistan has provided details of measures taken in compliance with the recommendations. On October 5, Pakistan received another technical compliance annexure from the APG which further highlighted deficiencies in the AML/CFT measures that Islamabad needs to take.

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Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 06:01

Pakis Invoke Ummah Unity And Get $ 100 Million From Azerbaijan :mrgreen:

Azerbaijan offers $100m credit to address Pakistan’s energy crisis
Pakistan Today
Oct 19, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada called on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry here on Friday and said that his country was ready to offer $100 million credit to Pakistan to address its energy issues along with supplying of oil and oil products. The ambassador also showed his keen interest to strengthen cooperation in the fields of media and information with particular emphasis on formal collaboration between state-run televisions of the two countries.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, while welcoming the Ambassador’s offer and interest to resolve Pakistan’s energy issues, said that Pakistan would also like to enhance cooperation with Azerbaijan in the realm of tourism besides the fields of media and information.“Pakistan has unique tourist destinations, especially in the northern areas. We will also want Azeri tourists to come and enjoy the scenic beauty of these high-altitude areas,” he added.
Azerbaijan offers oil to Pakiland. In return, Pakistan can offer to enlist Azeris to enroll in training camps in POK. They can then go back and apply their training in fighting the Armenians , who are their "permanent enemy" :mrgreen:
The ambassador invited the minister to attend the Baku International Humanitarian Forum to be held in last week of October and said Azerbaijan considered Pakistan an important country. First ( Sunni) Islami Atomi Takat. He added President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev greatly valued his country’s ties with Pakistan, adding, “We also support Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir.” :roll:
Whether he said that or not is another matter altogether !

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Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 06:15

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Postby yensoy » 20 Oct 2018 09:36

^^^^ That dupatta is an blooming safety hazard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Duncan#Death

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Postby yensoy » 20 Oct 2018 09:46

nam wrote:
Vips wrote:After India signed the S400 contract, there are some youtube videos posted by Shitistanis claiming all is well, Pakistan continues to have the upper hand and that there is nothing to fear from India buying old weapons like S400 which have been around since 2007 :rotfl:


This is where I support buying F35.. even 2 squadron.. there will be deluge of more such videos.

Spread the rumor we are getting THAAD as well..


THAAD reminds me of the incident in UP last week when a cop who ran out of bullets mimicked the sound of firing "Thain Thain" to apprehend the suspects. Pakis may get their own version by shouting "Thaad Thaad".

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Postby Peregrine » 20 Oct 2018 16:17

The IMF flip-flop - Hussain H Zaidi

In yet another flip-flop, Prime Minister Imran Khan stated on October 17 that Pakistan may not have to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for credit as some ‘friendly’ countries may help ward off the difficult balance of payments (BoP) situation the country finds itself in.

Exactly a week before, his finance minister met the IMF director-general in Bali and requested financial assistance from the multilateral donor. While it is not bad to count on friends and allies, a discordant stance on seeking loan from the Fund will only breed uncertainty, which the country can’t afford.

In view of the substantial external capital needs of Pakistan, avoiding going back to the IMF has a remarkably low probability. If the past is any guide, when everyone else turns their back on us, the Washington-based multilateral donor offers the only hope to salvage the economy.

Since the General Ayub regime of the 1960s, there has hardly been any government that did not draw credit from the IMF. Therefore, having petitioned the Fund for economic assistance, the PTI government has only followed in the footsteps of its predecessors. Barring diehard PTI supporters, who were schooled in the beguiling narrative that borrowing abroad runs counter to national honour and that it is better to starve than to beg, and who were naive enough to believe that political leaders should always be taken at their word, few were surprised over the decision.

How we see and interpret the world depends on where we are. When a party is jockeying for power, it regards the ‘corrupt’ and ‘incompetent’ people in power as the source of all problems and their exit as the only panacea. By the same token, when Imran Khan was in the opposition, he would repeatedly remark that the economy’s dismal performance was underpinned by massive corruption at the top. Now that ‘Mr Clean’ himself is skippering the ship of the state, it must have dawned upon him that things are not as simple as they appeared from the container.

Rhetoric aside, borrowing from the IMF or, for that matter, from any other source neither amounts to begging nor constitutes an affront to national honour. On the contrary, foreign debt is necessary for bridging the yawning gap between national savings and the desired level of investment – a situation which confronts almost every developing country.

In the modern era, few nations have registered economic development without having to accumulate debt. An economy like Pakistan, with meagre domestic savings, can avoid borrowing only in two ways: one, it attracts substantial foreign savings in the form of investment from abroad; two, it abandons economic development as a policy objective. Since the level of foreign investment has been rather low over the years and the development goal can’t be foregone, the result has been debt-accumulation.

At the end of June 2018, Pakistan’s total external debt amounted to $95.07 billion as compared with $30.41 billion at the end of June 1998. During the last 20 years, the external debt stock has galloped more than three times. However, when an economy grows, its nominal debt also goes up and so does its capacity to service the debt. A more reliable indicator than the debt stock is the debt-to-GDP ratio. At the end of June 2018, the external debt-to-GDP ratio was 26.6 percent as compared with 48.8 percent in June 1998. This is because the size of the economy has grown from $62.2 billion to $283 billion during this period – by more than 4.5 times.

The present government isn’t responsible for the precarious economic predicament. The PTI government inherited external payment deficit worth $18.13 billion (5.7 percent of the GDP) from the PML-N government (2013-18), which was handed over payment deficit worth $2.9 billion (1.1 percent of GDP) by the PPP government (2008-13), which received a deficit worth $14 billion (8.5 percent of the GDP) from the outgoing PML-Q government (2002-08), and so on.

As a rule, the external payment deficit scales down the exchange rate and practically sucks the foreign exchange reserves dry. This happened in 2008 and 2013, and now in 2018. Only hefty foreign capital inflows can pull the economy out of this difficult situation.

In November 2008, Pakistan signed a two-year stand-by arrangement with the IMF for $7.6 billion in assistance, which was later enhanced to $11.3 billion. Then in September 2013, a $6.12 billion loan agreement was inked with the IMF. At present, the government is eyeing credit worth $7.5 billion from the Fund. As in the past, the start of an IMF programme will shore up Pakistan’s credit-rating and make it easier to obtain credit from other donors.

The outcome is that one government after the other found the economy in a bad shape, struck a credit agreement with the lender of last resort – which helped stave off the external payment crisis for the time being – and, at the end of its tenure, left the economy in such a shape that another deal with the multilateral donor became a fait accompli. Here we are reminded of a famous line from the poet T E Eliot: “In my beginning is my end”.

Since Pakistan’s credit requirements are immediate as well as substantial, the PTI government has already made an inordinate delay in approaching the IMF’s credit window. Bringing back billions of dollars allegedly stashed away or receiving heaps of foreign exchange from overseas Pakistanis, on which the ruling party was avowedly banking, was always a pipedream. When dreams shatter, the reality, however unpleasant, has to be accepted.

If, perish the thought, the expected help from friends doesn’t come through and Pakistan goes to the IMF, the only possible roadblock to another agreement is opposition from the US, which is the single largest contributor to the Fund’s kitty. The IMF’s head has also stated that the body would examine the level and composition of Pakistan’s external debt to assess the country’s debt sustainability.

Washington regards the ‘huge’ Chinese debt incurred in the course of CPEC as the principal cause of Pakistan’s BoP problem. However, the PML-N – whose government signed CPEC-related agreements with China in 2015 – doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Washington on the ground that the repayment of Chinese credit under CPEC would commence after 2022 and that the annual debt-servicing cost wouldn’t exceed $2 billion. The finance minister has also supported the PML-N’s position.

Be that as it may, it can’t be denied that China is the largest source of Pakistan’s imports and the largest contributor to its trade and current account deficits. Meanwhile, Pakistan needs to upgrade its infrastructure and, therefore, has to import great gobs of plant, machinery and other capital equipment.

The view that CPEC underlies Pakistan’s BoP crisis is only partly valid. CPEC started in 2015. Between 2012 and 2014, the three years preceding the start of CPEC, Pakistan’s imports from China went up 43 percent from $6.7 billion to $9.5 billion. During the last three years (2015-17), when the implementation of CPEC-related projects started, the imports from China rose 40 percent from $11 billion to $15.4 billion. The data shows that Pakistan’s imports from China had jumped up even before the mega programme saw the light of the day. At any rate, the deal with the IMF will make the government come clean on the country’s CPEC-related obligations.

A country’s external sector performance reflects the state of its economy and productivity. Therefore, the government needs to correct the economic fundamentals, so that the country doesn’t need to go back to the IMF or any other donor after five years.
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Postby Peregrine » 20 Oct 2018 17:05

Next IMF programme to be Pakistan's last, Asad Umar tells stockbrokers

Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday claimed that Pakistan's economy is already on the road to recovery and that the next IMF programme that the government is pursuing will be its last.

Umar made those remarks during a question and answer session following his meeting with a delegation of stockbrokers at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi.

Following a tumultuous couple of weeks for the bourse, the finance minister had met the traders today to allay their concerns about the market and the economy.

"There is tremendous growth in the stock market," Umar told the market representatives, but agreed that "measures need to be taken in order to improve the market's [recent performance]".

"We will work for the betterment of the capital market and improve the overall atmosphere for investment," the minister promised, but stressed that the stock market's fortunes are directly linked with the economy's health.

"If the economy will grow, the market will grow."

The finance minister defended his policies aimed at curbing imports, saying: "The country was heading rapidly towards bankruptcy. I have to save 210 million Pakistanis."

Umar explained that had he not taken swift measures to curb imports, the rupee "would have been devalued by 100 or even 200 per cent instead of just 27 per cent".

"Right now, we have an $18 billion deficit and $9bn of debt repayment [due] this year, which brings the total to $27bn ... we cannot afford that," he said. "Of course, segments of the society will have to bear this pain but if I ignore this financing gap then the consequential pain will be far greater than that [arising from] our current policies."

"After taking monetary and fiscal measures, in my opinion, our financing gap for this year will be around $12b. That sum we are trying to solve through a package, which will include one-time inflows as well as elements of trade financing."

"This is a massive gap; we should never have reached this point. Having said that, you will see healthy growth in our exports this year. The first quarter's data shows that exports are up, imports are down and remittances have grown by 13 per cent — all the fundamentals are moving in the right direction.

"In my opinion, year 3 [of the incumbent government] will be our break-even point, and after that you will see growth," Umar predicted, adding that the "19th [the next] IMF programme will be Pakistan's last."

Regarding traders' short-term concerns, the minister said that while "trading is a good thing, we also have to stay within our resources." Furthermore, he said that while he understands the traders' concerns, he is "more worried about the interests of the 210m Pakistanis".

The finance minister also observed that some importers "have made substantial sums from devaluation in the past 12 months by selling inventory they had purchased on old prices".

The finance minister told his audience that while the new policies may seem tough, they have already started mending the economy. "The economy's fever has started subsiding," he said.

"Our average monthly current account deficit for May, June and July was $2bn. The numbers for August and September have not been released yet but according to my estimates it should be down to $1bn. This is half of what we used to [incur] and it shows that issues are coming under our control."

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Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 18:18

Official Results Are Out : Pakistan Failed The FATF Exam !

Pakistan's progress on FATF requirement termed unsatisfactory
Dawn
Oct 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) has expre­ss­ed dissatisfaction over Pakistan’s progress to comply with international best practices against money laundering and counter-terror financing.
Informed sources told Dawn that the APG delegation shared its final findings with the authorities of all relevant agencies, highlighting deficiencies in law, regulations and mechanisms and weaknesses of various institutions, and with this pace Pakistan was unlikely to get out of the grey list of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Just wondering if Pakistan's printing of counterfeit Indian currency- to finance terrorism in India - falls under the purview of FATF ?
The visiting delegation’s Friday meeting was the culmination of its long consultations with the ministries of interior, finance, foreign affairs and law, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), National Counter-Terrorism Authority, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Federal Board of Revenue, National Accoun­tability Bureau, Anti-Narcotics Force, Financial Monitoring Unit, Central Directorate of National Savings and provincial counter-terrorism departments.

Premiere Institution of Pakiland , ( ISI ) not included in the above list :roll:
The APG delegation told these authorities that it would submit its draft report on its findings to Pakistan by Nov 19. The country was asked to submit its response to the findings within 15 days after the receipt of the report on the basis of which the APG would submit its interim report to the FATF in Paris.

So, something of a still "last chance" to "fix the problem" has been offered to the First Islami Atomi Takat :twisted:
The APG delegation will visit Pakistan again in March-April next year for another ‘on-site mutual evaluation’ whose report will be made public in July 2019. The authorities were told in clear terms that Pakistan would have to make robust and significant progress from now onwards and before the next on-site review in March-April if it wanted to move out of the grey list or else would fall into the blacklist having serious consequences.

Plain talk by the FATF Sherrif :mrgreen:
The APG delegation, the sources said, highlighted shortcomings on anti-money laundering front, control and monitoring of nonprofit organisations and counter-terror financing mechanism as various institutions suffered poor interface of information sharing and action to combat these deficiencies. Even in areas where legal framework was robust, the APG found the implementation as too weak, the sources said.

The Deep State of Pakiland will fall apart if measures are implemented ! So it is not in their interest . Pakiland will not compromise its so -called national security to get passing marks from FATF :mrgreen:
The delegation is also reported to have informed the finance minister that the relevant agencies during interactions with the APG were either ill-prepared and ill-informed or unwilling to share information.

Another example of "plain talk" :mrgreen:
The purpose of the delegation’s on-site mutual evaluation visit is to assess the effectiveness of Pakistan’s anti-money laundering/counter-terror financing (AML/CFT) regime under the FATF methodology. The team comprises Ian Collins of UK’s New Scotland Yard, James Prussing of the US Department of Treasury, Ashraf Abdulla of the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Maldives, Boby Wahyu Hernawan of the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, Gong Jingyan of the People’s Bank of China and Mustafa Necmeddin Oztop of the Turkish Ministry of Justice.

So, Pakistan has still got "allies" who may do its bidding and "try" to convince US and UK to "go easy" on the Pakis !
In June, Pakistan made a high-level political commitment to working with the FATF and APG to strengthen its AML/CFT regime and address its strategic counter-terrorist financing-related deficiencies by implementing a 10-point action plan to accomplish these objectives. The successful implementation of the action plan and its physical verification by the APG will get Pakistan out of the FATF grey list by September next year.

Paki (verbal and) written promises are not worth the paper it is written on !
n August this year, the APG as part of the pre-site mutual evaluation had identified a series of deficiencies in Pakistan’s AML/CFT laws and mechanisms. The Pakistani authorities are required to upgrade agencies and their human resources to be able to handle foreign requests to block terror financing and freeze illegal and targeted assets. The authorities are working on strengthening mutual legal assistance laws for extradition of those involved in terror financing and money laundering on the requests from FATF-member countries.

This is a joke . Pakis have no intention to punish, for example the D Gang, LET and Hafiz Suar . Have they punished those responsible for Mumbai Attack :twisted:
By the end of September next year, Pakistan will have to comply with the 10-point action plan it had committed with the FATF in June to combat terror financing and money laundering to get out of the grey list or else fall into the blacklist. By January next year, Pakistan will have to identify and assess domestic and international terror financing risks to and from its system to strengthen investigations and improve inter-agency — FIA, SBP, SECP, banks, home and interior departments and associated agencies — coordination, as well as federal and provincial coordination to combat these risks.

IMO, the FATF findings and the IMF loans if still applicable , should be connected . No IMF loans , if terror financing continues and corrective measures are not taken . !
Over the next 12 months, i.e. till September 2019, the government will have to complete investigation into the widest range of terror financing activities, including appeals and calls for donations and collection of funds, besides their movements and uses. The outcome will have to be published at least twice before September next year.

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Will IMF give aid if Pakistan is on FATF grey list and is perceived as not doing enough to achieve compliance? Tough times ahead for sure.

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Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 18:34

Author, Mohammed Hanif Talks About Politics In Pakistan And About His New Book In An Interview With The Guardian, London

Interview :Mohammed Hanif: ‘To write about politics in Pakistan, you have to go abroad’
The Guardian
Claire Armistead
Oct 19, 2018

They put GPS chips in pets and migratory birds now. How can someone flying around in a 65-million-dollar machine get lost?” With these words – spoken by a US airman who has just crashed his jet in an unnamed desert – Mohammed Hanif upends his own premise in the opening pages of his new novel. It is a typically bold manoeuvre from a satirical writer who was himself once a pilot – “a really bad one” – and whose work is full of references to military hardware. His Booker-longlisted debut A Case of Exploding Mangoes placed a cart of the fruit alongside Pakistan’s president Zia ul-Haq on a doomed C-130 Hercules;

But midnight arrests were not the only danger in Karachi at the time. “People were being kidnapped for a few thousand rupees … Carjacking was rampant,” he would later recall. So in 1996, recently married to the actor Nimra Bucha, he accepted a job at the BBC, working for its Urdu-language service in London. “We thought we’d stay two years and that turned into five and then into 10, and we had a mortgage and a child...”

In 2013, he raised the temperature by collecting testimony about enforced disappearances in the province of Balochistan in a short book, The Baloch Who Is Not Missing Anymore and Others Who Are, published by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. “I had a few minor threats – a call to my brother asking what was wrong with me, and one from an old air force colleague warning me to be careful,” he says. Two years later things turned nasty, when an event on the disappeared at “a big posh university in Lahore” was abruptly cancelled after warnings from the intelligence service. A friend, Sabeen Mahmud, decided to stage the event at her small cafe bookshop in Karachi.

“There was fear in the back of our heads. I told her that emotions were running high and why didn’t she delay for a few days, but she always said: ‘Fear is a line in your head. You have to cross it,’” says Hanif. He was unable to attend as he was filming 900 miles away in Islamabad, so followed proceedings on Twitter from his hotel room. “When it had finished, I was so relieved,” he recalls. He set off to collect his car, “and by the time I got down to the car park I had got the message”. Mahmud had been shot at close range as she drove away from the event and had died instantly. “I don’t think I or any of my colleagues have recovered from that shot,” he says.
Under pressure from family and friends, he has since stopped making television appearances and confines his political commentary largely to US media. “We’re now in the situation that if you want to write about politics you have to write about it abroad, but it’s important that sometimes people are writing about it in Pakistan as well. I used to be able to do that and editors would print it and risk their necks, but they are already in so much trouble.” On the positive side, A Case of Exploding Mangoes is finally set to be published in Urdu next year, while America’s Pittsburgh Opera will premiere an opera about Pakistan’s Bhutto dynasty – his second collaboration with the Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz.
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Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 18:49

Subliminal Message To India ? Imran Khan Is Not Afraid :roll:

PM Imran Khan continues meeting during earthquake
The News International - Web Desk
Oct 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was chairing a meeting when a low intensity earthquake jolted the capital on Friday. He refused to leave the office even after his security officials asked him to move to an open place.As per details, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted most parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday. The tremors were also felt in Islamabad where PM Khan was chairing a meeting with fellow party leaders. His security officers tried shifting him to an open place but he refused.Imran's unwavering faith kept him seating in that situation while most of his party leaders stood up from their seats when jolts were felt during the meeting.

As a "Kaptaan" of the Paki Team, this is the least he can do , to assure the Aam Abduls that they are in "safe hands" under his Captainship :twisted:

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby nam » 20 Oct 2018 18:58

Soon there will be news that dimmer walked on the Indus water...

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 19:05

A Major Of The Pakistan Army Is Being Accused Of Torturing A Juvenile Maid :shock:

Juvenile maid subjected to severe torture in Rawalpindi
The News International
Oct 20, 2018

Footage of a juvenile maid narrating her experience of abuse at the hands of her employers in Rawalpindi, has been making rounds on social media with severe injuries also visible around her body.
The girl identified as Kinza around the age of 10-11 was reportedly employed as a house help at the residence of Major Ammara Riaz and her husband Dr Mohsin Riaz in Rawalpindi's suburban town of Chaklala, where she became target of immense torture with brutal wounds visible around her body.
An "educated" female fauji ! And her "Doctor" hubby . Maybe, their "sifarish" goes pretty high. And they hope to escape "justice" :twisted:
In the circulating footage, the minor can be seen narrating that her employers had subjected her to violence using belts, wires and ropes with the woman stepping on her chest continually if she slept.

Nothing new here. This is a country where young boys and girls are victims of violence- and sexual abuse - from teachers and even Imams and Mullahs !
Moreover, the girl was allegedly starved and beaten with a bat that led to a clot in her eye.

Has "Human Rights" Minister Madame Mazari taken "due note" :roll:
Social media user Ushna Habib who had disclosed the video upon receiving it from her friend who lived in the area revealed to The News, that the girl was often locked up in the bathroom which upon getting noticed by neighbors was soon reported.

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby jpremnath » 20 Oct 2018 19:56

Falijee wrote:Subliminal Message To India ? Imran Khan Is Not Afraid :roll:

PM Imran Khan continues meeting during earthquake
The News International - Web Desk
Oct 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was chairing a meeting when a low intensity earthquake jolted the capital on Friday. He refused to leave the office even after his security officials asked him to move to an open place.As per details, a 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted most parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday. The tremors were also felt in Islamabad where PM Khan was chairing a meeting with fellow party leaders. His security officers tried shifting him to an open place but he refused.Imran's unwavering faith kept him seating in that situation while most of his party leaders stood up from their seats when jolts were felt during the meeting.

As a "Kaptaan" of the Paki Team, this is the least he can do , to assure the Aam Abduls that they are in "safe hands" under his Captainship :twisted:


Hopefully the aam abdul of this wretched nation take inspiration from kaptaan and refuse to budge when a scale 8 earthquake hits..

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby SSridhar » 20 Oct 2018 20:15

Falijee wrote:Official Results Are Out : Pakistan Failed The FATF Exam !

Pakistan's progress on FATF requirement termed unsatisfactory

The team comprises Ian Collins of UK’s New Scotland Yard, James Prussing of the US Department of Treasury, [b][u]Ashraf Abdulla of the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Maldives, Boby Wahyu Hernawan of the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, Gong Jingyan of the People’s Bank of China and Mustafa Necmeddin Oztop of the Turkish Ministry of Justice.

So, in spite of major elements of 3½ Friends being present along with some more Ummah, Pakistan failed it?

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Rohit_K » 20 Oct 2018 21:39

This thread used to be exciting when it was named TSP. Lots of frequent TSP-wide matches with scorecards and news videos to keep a close watch on. Can it be renamed back?

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Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Peregrine » 20 Oct 2018 21:51

Fully Posted on the I W T Thread

President Alvi calls for engaging India in water talks - Hasnaat Malik

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the Foreign Office and the concerned stakeholders to engage in ‘a constructive dialogue’ with India to achieve bilateral and multilateral arrangements on trans-boundary water matters. in the country’s history. “We are entering an era of progress and stability,” he added.
The CJP said many states interpret this as a duty to invest in their military, to expand law-enforcement presence, and enter into arms agreements. “And while they are, without a doubt steps that could ensure security of the citizens, the threat often comes from deprivation of the most basic sources,” he added. The Terroristan Army is going to put the CJP's Nuts in a Nut Cracker and Squeeze Hard on them to the Dulcet Tones of The Nutcracker Suite!
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Postby Peregrine » 20 Oct 2018 23:17

Early exit from FATF grey list unlikely - Shahbaz Rana

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is unlikely to have an easy exit from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list, as the provisional assessment reveals that Islamabad is fully or partially non-compliant with 28 out of 40 recommendations, said highly placed government sources.

The staggering non-compliance figure, which makes up 70% of the total recommendations, suggests that the authorities have to double their efforts to exit the grey list in the next one year.

A report by the Asia Pacific Group (APG) –an FATF styled regional body – has provisionally assessed Pakistan aimed at highlighting the loopholes that have to be plugged in to avoid being blacklisted.

The FATF has developed 40 recommendations to curb money laundering and terrorism financing in the world and every jurisdiction is assessed based on these global standards.

Pakistan enacts ambitious reforms to comply with FATF

Pakistan’s legal and regulatory regime has to be drastically amended in next few months, which seems an uphill task given the political polarisation in the country.

The sources said the APG declared Pakistan compliant only on two counts and was largely satisfied on six other recommendations. The FATF put Pakistan on the grey list with effect from June this year after finding deficiencies in the country’s anti money laundering and counter terrorism financing regimes.

The FATF and the APG have already handed over 26-point Action Plan to Pakistan to come out of the grey list by September next year. The APG technical experts also visited Pakistan from October 8 to 19 as part on on-site Mutual Evaluation of Pakistan.

The sources said the APG is urging Pakistan to introduce new regulations for lawyers, requiring them to inform the Financial Monitoring Unit about suspicious transactions.

The foreign experts also showed concerns over lax business regimes of gems and precious stones, warning that these could be used for money laundering.

Non-compliance areas

The APG has provisionally rated Pakistan non-compliant with five recommendations that are related to non-profit organisations, designated non-profit business or professions (DNFBPs) customers due diligence, regulations and supervision of DNFBPs, mutual legal assistance, freezing and confiscation and others forms of institutional cooperation. The APG has declared real estate dealers, dealers in precious metals & stones, lawyers and notaries as medium to high risk areas.

Partially compliant

The sources said the APG has assessed Pakistan’s performance on nearly two-dozen recommendations as partially compliant. They said that these are areas where the country has to make real efforts to come out of the grey list in next one year.

The country was partially compliant on the recommendation of assessing risks and applying a risk-based approach. The banking, securities market, insurance sector and asset management have been provisionally declared as medium-risk areas.

The central directorate of national savings has been described as medium to low risk area. The Pakistan Post, non-bank financial institutions, modarbas and development financial institutions, accountants and financial inclusion are categorised as low risk areas.

Pakistan is also partially compliant with recommendation of national cooperation and coordination –a rating that remains unchanged for last nine years. The key reason for declaring Pakistan partially compliant is that the AML polices were not fully implemented.

All the stakeholders were not fully supporting these policies, according to the APG’s views.

The country was also partially complying with the criterion of targeted financial sanctions related to terrorism and terrorist financing. Pakistan did not extend the freezing regulations on all types of assets of these organisations.

The country has also been rated partially complying with the requirement of customer due diligence because of lack of enhanced due diligence of high-risk customers. The FATF recommendations regarding money transfer, new technologies and wire services are also partially complied with.

The APG noted that there was a narrow scope of preventive measures against exchange companies. The financial institutions also lacked the criterion to assess new technology risks. Similarly, the exchange companies did not have advanced mechanisms to verify the identity of originators of the wire transfers and there was no obligation on the banks to obtain originator information.

The country is also partially complying with recommendation of internal controls and foreign banks and their subsidiaries. The reason to declare Pakistan’s performance below par on this count is that there was no requirement for the NBFCs to establish training programmes and implement screening requirements for the employees.

Pakistan is also provisionally rated partially complying with the recommendation of dealing with high risk countries. The APG’s provisional findings were that Pakistan is not able to apply counter measures to financial institutions and reporting entities being originated from high-risk countries like North Korea and Iran.

Similarly, on the recommendation of reporting suspicious transactions Pakistan is declared partially compliant. The APG recommended Pakistan to make it binding to promptly report the suspicious transactions instead of reporting it within seven days.

The country is not meeting all the requirements of transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons and legal arrangements. The APG’s findings were that Pakistan’s laws and regulations did not require adequate transparency concerning the beneficial ownerships.

NACTA says it is unable to prepare crucial report for FATF

The country has not assessed the money laundering and terrorism financing risks associated with all types of legal persons. The companies also do not promptly disclose the shareholders information.

The APG’s observations were that the law enforcement and investigative authorities were handicapped, as the anti-money laundering law does not give them investigation powers when a predicate offence is committed.

Pakistan was also partially complying with recommendation about powers of law enforcement and investigative authorities. One of the objections was that the authorities did not have the powers to request all types of information from the Financial Monitoring Unit. Also, the penalties on violations were inadequate.

The APG also had serious issues regarding Pakistan’s deficient mutual legal assistance regime. The FATF recommendation on extradition is also partially compliant due to deficiencies in the legal framework.

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 23:38

Imran's Report Card Prepared By The "Fired" Hajam Sethi :mrgreen:

Smell the coffee
Friday Times
Najam Sethi
Editorial
Oct 19, 2018

We will never go to the IMF, thundered Imran Khan endlessly during his “dharna” days when he was berating PMLN’s Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar, for screwing up the country’s finances and running to the IMF to save his skin. Much the same stance was adopted by Mr Dar himself when he was breathing down the neck of his predecessor in the PPP government. So what’s the big deal this time round if the PTI’s Finance Minister, Asad Umar, has approached the IMF for a bailout? After all, most Pakistan governments, civil and military, have consistently failed to balance their budgets and been compelled to approach the IMF no less than 22 times since 1958 for financial help covering various standby, structural adjustment and extended credit facilities at significantly concessional borrowing terms.

Sethi's sarcastic take on the IMF flip -flop. ( After all he has axe to grind with the Kaptaan, who fired him as Head Of PCB ( Sethi was Ganja's man! ) ):mrgreen:
The problem is not that the PTI government is running to the IMF in difficult times inherited from the previous government. The problem is the confusion in its policy related to borrowing money. Asad Umar defiantly stood up in both houses of parliament earlier to denounce any thought of approaching the IMF, then abruptly did a U-Turn and opened negotiations with the Fund. This was dampened by news that the PM wasn’t happy with his finance minister’s decision. Now comes another statement from Imran Khan that, despite a scheduled meeting with the Fund early next month in Islamabad, the PTI government is still casting about for funds from “friendly” governments so that it can avoid the IMF.

Hajam wrote this piece BEFORE the Kaptaan abruptly announced he is not going to the IMF . "Friendly nations" have come through :eek:
After he “won” the last general elections, Imran Khan was told to get ready to visit Saudi Arabia and China and pay traditional obeisance to their leaders so that their traditional concessions could be extended to Pakistan in return. But Mr Khan demurred. He was approached again for his itinerary. This time he said he had decided not to visit any country, not even make the yearly outing to the UN in September, for a couple of months. Since no explanations were offered – it was assumed the First Lady had advised the PM accordingly – there was a scramble to reassure both China and Saudi Arabia that the new PM was busy tackling internal matters of great urgency and would undertake trips shortly. In due course, Imran Khan buckled under pressure and made the trip to Riyadh, but returned with no more than a promise of due consideration. He is now banking on the same friendly countries to come to his aid and shore up the State Bank’s failing forex reserves before the meeting with the IMF early November. Meanwhile, this policy confusion has wrought havoc in the stock and money markets instead of anchoring confidence in the outlook for the economy.

Najam Sethi must have his own inside sources !. Goading the Kaptaan to pay obeisance to 2 - Cheen and Saudia - of the 3.50 godfathers of Pakiland , lest they become upset and squeeze Pakistan financially and politically :mrgreen: .
The First Lady’s advice in the appointment of the Punjab chief minister hasn’t helped instill confidence in the ability or willingness of Imran Khan to nominate the right man for the right job. Wags say the most critical province is now being run by several CMs: Mr Usman Buzdar, the De Jure CM; the Punjab Governor, Mohammad Sarwar, the De Facto CM; Aleem Khan, the CM-in-Waiting; Jehangir Tareen, the CM Thwarted; and the PM himself via his Principal Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. In the background lurks an intel agency’s Station Commander whose full-time job is firefighting.

We are now talking about the "Best" Intelligence Agency In The Whole Wide World ( ISI) . The final arbitar of the feuding factions within Immy's close clique. The Station Commander's final word will prevail , in spite of pretensions of Paki "Democracy" :mrgreen:
Indeed, the appointment of several un-merited cronies to positions of public authority, coupled with inexplicable transfers, posting, sackings and resignations of civil servants and police officers, has confounded matters. One resignation in particular – that of ex-IGP KP Nasir Durrani who was proudly proclaimed by Imran Khan as the architect of beneficial police reforms in KP and appointed as the head of a task force to reform Punjab police left protesting Islamabad’s interference in Punjab police matters – has derailed the proposed reform agenda.
If Peerni does not like a person, that person has to go !
Imran Khan says his government shouldn’t be judged on the basis of its “performance” in the first few months in office. Why not, we ask. Both the quality of the decisions and the way in which these are taken are rightful subjects of media scrutiny. If a new government stumbles from pillar to post, taking whimsical and sometimes laughable decisions and then about turns, how does it hope to instill confidence in its ability to rule the country in a better manner than its predecessors? For how long can the public be expected to clutch at empty promises and wild expectations in support of Imran Khan’s quest for Naya Pakistan?

Journalism has become quite a "risky" profession in Pakiland for the last few months, specially since Immy got "elected" or "selected" if you prefer ! Immy already labels Hajam Sethi as Ganja's man . So, Sethi should watch out . He has already has "experience" in the past of how ISI beat him up last time :twisted:
The results of the recent bye-elections in which the ruling PTI fared badly should be sufficient to give Imran Khan an idea of the public mood. A sitting party always has a big edge in such matters. He should never lose sight of the fact that his support base was artificially pumped up in the last elections and is not a true reflection of the mood of the people. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, now is the time to wake up and smell the coffee.

Sooner or later, Imran will meet the same fate as Ganja Sharif . Some other "blue eyed" politico will come up , backed by the Boyz, and he will be" out "- wicket fallen :mrgreen:

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 20 Oct 2018 23:49

Immy Caught Between A Hard Place And A Rock . Re: IMF Bailout :mrgreen:

PM Imran says IMF bailout conditions are a problem
Oct 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed on Saturday that approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout was not a problem but rather the conditions that came attached to it.While talking to media persons, the prime minister said the masses are already being burdened economically and that the government doesn’t want to add to it.The government has come under severe criticism after its decision to go to IMF by political opponents who blame it for a U-turn

The pipe dream of The Islamic Farewell State is on his mind, IMO :mrgreen:
The premier also slammed the opposition, saying it is not a “real” opposition and that most political leaders have united to save their monies.
The premier added that he will not be pressured and will go till the end. “I will not spare any thief or a criminal,” he said, adding that there will be no deal with the opposition over sparing criminals.

You cannot squeeze blood or water out of a stone . He wants to "squeeze" $ 200 Billion out of these politicos . The Kaptaan will have to "eat crow" , sooner or later . There is no "$ 200 Billion " that was "stolen" from Paki Treasury . Maybe,a couple of billions , but not TWO HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS !!!
Mocking his political opponent Shehbaz Sharif, PM Imran said he was trying to be Nelson Mandela.
Gutter language once again !
Earlier today, Finance Minister Asad Umar affirmed that the recently proposed bailout by International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be the last one for the country.

Contradictory message from FM Umer . Confusion galore in Immy's Govt !!!

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 00:42

Iranis Ratchet Up The Pressure On The Pakis Regarding Their Kidnapped Citizens :mrgreen:

Iranian Military Chief makes an urge to Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa
Oct 20, 2018

TEHRAN - Chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces urged Pakistan to make an effort to release the Iranian border guards who were kidnapped recently and transferred to Pakistan, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

The Iranis know where the real power source is . ! No talking -shauking to the nominal Kaptaan. He is PM in name onlee. !
"Considering the bilateral agreements between the two countries' armed forces on ensuring the security of common borders, we expect the Pakistani armed forces to take necessary measures and push for the immediate release of the abducted (Iranian) soldiers and border guards," Mohammad Hossein Baqheri said in a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The Pakis are soft pedaling it . Making it seem as if it is a request from the Iranis. This is more like a demand being made of Pajwa by Baqheri :mrgreen:
For his part, the Pakistani general expressed regret over the abduction of Iranian forces, and expressed hope that Pakistan would soon arrest the kidnappers and free the Iranian abductees. :roll:
On Tuesday, 14 Iranian border guards were kidnapped by an armed group in Mirjaveh border point in Iran 's southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan. - Xinhua

Reported by a Chini News Agency ! One more instance of Chinification :twisted:

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 01:04

Nuclear And " Suspected Jinn Scientist" Samar Mubarakmand Under The Scanner Of Paki Supreme Court For Alleged Fraud In The Thar Coal Project :mrgreen:

Thar Coal Project: Nuclear scientist and former Chairman Dr Samar Mubarak makes stunning revelations
Oct 20, 2018

LAHORE – Renowned Pakistani nuclear scientist and former Chairman Thar-Coal project, Dr Samar Mubarak Mand has made stunning revelations over the much hyped Thar Coal Power project.
Talking to a private channel, he said the Sindh government had got approval from the federal government for making the cheap electricity through Thar-Coal project adding that a huge quantity of coal was available in Sindh province.‘We are confident that the audit team could not find any misappropriation or irregularities in fund utilization,’ he affirmed. Suspected DJinn "Scientist" on the defensive :roll:
To a question about shutting down the important project, he said the project was under investigation and being audited, adding that we will win the case as no anomaly could be found in this Thar-Coal project.
The decision of this case would be in our favour, he said. The comments came days after the supreme court ordered to conduct audit of the Thar coal power project.

If Nobel Laurette V.S. Naipaul is to be believed, he correctly projected that the First Ever Nation To Be Established Under The Name Of Islam- Pakistan - Is Nothing But A Vast Criminal Enterprise . The above story is one another proof of that !!!

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 01:13

Austerity - Shausterity Is For The Aam Abduls But Not For The Born Again "Sufi-stic" Kaptaan And His Islami Peerni :mrgreen:

New mosque constructed at PM House Bani Gala
Oct 20, 2018

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Aerial View Of Bani Gala "Palace". No Masjid In Sight . Could This Be Fake News To Malign The Kaptaan :roll:

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday visited the newly constructed mosque in Bani Gala.
The prime minister reviewed the construction and also offered Nawafil :roll: ( Saudification ? ) in the mosque. He was accompanied by Senator Faisal Javed and other party leaders.

Visitation on a "weekend" Saturday and not on the "Holy" "Jummah" "Din" :roll:

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Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 01:18

Pakistan has decided to set economic diplomacy initiative
Oct 20, 2018

Another code word for more efficient beggaring from Ummah and Non - Ummah countries , IMHO :lol:

Imran and his Vice Captain Umer do not have a clue as to what to do now !

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Vips » 21 Oct 2018 02:21

Falijee wrote:You cannot squeeze blood or water out of a stone . He wants to "squeeze" $ 200 Billion out of these politicos . The Kaptaan will have to "eat crow" , sooner or later . There is no "$ 200 Billion " that was "stolen" from Paki Treasury . Maybe,a couple of billions , but not TWO HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS !!!


Ji zara gaur farmaiye:



Just check how the Paki Ministers/Bureaucrats enabled the money from swiss banks to be transferred through red tape. Now they are declaring the report of $200 Billion in swiss banks is false!!!!

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Vips » 21 Oct 2018 02:25

Falijee wrote:Nuclear And " Suspected Jinn Scientist" Samar Mubarakmand Under The Scanner Of Paki Supreme Court For Alleged Fraud In The Thar Coal Project :mrgreen:

Thar Coal Project: Nuclear scientist and former Chairman Dr Samar Mubarak makes stunning revelations
Oct 20, 2018

LAHORE – Renowned Pakistani nuclear scientist and former Chairman Thar-Coal project, Dr Samar Mubarak Mand has made stunning revelations over the much hyped Thar Coal Power project.
Talking to a private channel, he said the Sindh government had got approval from the federal government for making the cheap electricity through Thar-Coal project adding that a huge quantity of coal was available in Sindh province.‘We are confident that the audit team could not find any misappropriation or irregularities in fund utilization,’ he affirmed. Suspected DJinn "Scientist" on the defensive :roll:
To a question about shutting down the important project, he said the project was under investigation and being audited, adding that we will win the case as no anomaly could be found in this Thar-Coal project.
The decision of this case would be in our favour, he said. The comments came days after the supreme court ordered to conduct audit of the Thar coal power project.

If Nobel Laurette V.S. Naipaul is to be believed, he correctly projected that the First Ever Nation To Be Established Under The Name Of Islam- Pakistan - Is Nothing But A Vast Criminal Enterprise . The above story is one another proof of that !!!


Check the news report:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6vpfp6

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Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Peregrine » 21 Oct 2018 02:59

Civil-military tensions subside? - M Ziauddin

The results of the recently held by-elections in Pakistan’s most populous province have not been politically all that reassuring for the ruling PTI. The margin of lead remains precariously narrow between the government and the Opposition both at the centre as well as in Punjab.

Some political pundits are attributing this setback in part to a number of U-turns the PTI-led coalition government took within weeks of taking over the reins of the government and in part to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar’s seemingly lame-duck leadership qualities and his seemingly limited understanding of Punjab politics.

Prime Minister Imran Khan while nominating Buzdar for the post had introduced him as a “humble politician” who knew “how the poor live” because as the PM said Buzdar’s house does not have electricity. However, it turns out that he is a man of means and a millionaire to boot!

And he turns out to be a real political turncoat as well. He has travelled from the PML-Q to the PML-N to Janoobi Suba to the PTI. The only elective office that he had held before being elected the CM was that of district nazim of Taunsa Sharif in 2001.

And during his political career spanning over 17 years his claim to fame has been two not very worthy episodes. One of which was a NAB case which was finally closed for ‘want of evidence’ and the other a murder case which has been declared a matter of mistaken identity by a media outlet.

So, no matter from which political angle you try to fathom the PM’s reasoning for nominating Buzdar for the coveted post of Punjab’s CM, you end up reaching a dead-end.

CM Buzdar’s involvement in the incident relating to midnight transfer of Rizwan Gondal, the former Pakpattan DPO, seems to have further deepened the widely held public perception that he was too weak a boss for a province whose population is more than the combined head count of the rest of the three provinces; but then perhaps that is exactly what the PM had wanted his nominated Punjab CM to be — a politically too weak an entity.

It seems that the PM was prepared to even pay a political price for what on the face of it had appeared like a politically unwise decision — a price as costly as losing in the by-elections a number of seats which were won with good margins except one in the general elections.

PM Imran himself or those who know Punjab politics from inside out seem perhaps to have come up with the idea of appointing a weak CM in Punjab probably to avert a situation like the one the then nationally popular PM, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, had faced when his trusted Punjab strong man Mustafa Khar began challenging him in 1974.

Later down the lane the then Punjab CM, Nawaz Sharif, had challenged the then PM, Benazir Bhutto, during 1988-90 so much so that her writ had been rendered totally ineffectual in Punjab. Finally NS replaced BB after the November 1990 general elections.

Next, leveraging his ‘popularity’ in Punjab Nawaz Sharif succeeded in October 1993 in ousting the party chief, Mohammad Khan Junejo, and rebranding the Pakistan Muslim League as the PML-N.

Next we see the then Punjab CM, Manzoor Wattoo, of the PML-J, junior coalition partner of the PPP, completely demolishing the senior partner in Punjab with then PM Benazir Bhutto’s writ (1993-96) once again rendered completely ineffective in the province.

Interestingly, one has witnessed heightened civil-military confrontation in the country thrice since 1970. Once during the 1972-77 period when PM ZA Bhutto’s PPP had enjoyed two-thirds majority in Parliament as well as in the Punjab Assembly, and then when PM Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N had enjoyed the same during the 1996-97 as well as 2014-2018 periods.

However, since the advent of PM Imran Khan’s PTI in July 2018, relations between the civilian government and the military seem to have improved for the better. The reason being the PTI has enough numbers to form the government at the centre and in Punjab but not enough to be able to govern the country without the crutches from outside the elected houses. I. O.W. THE TERRORISTAN ARMY!

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 04:06

LOC pittai, And Now Sports Defeat !

India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2018

Oct 20, 2018

MUSCAT – Captain Manpreet Singh led India for their straight victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the second match of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 match in Oman on Saturday.
India next take on Asian Games champions Japan tomorrow (Sunday).

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 04:16

"Honest" Khadim Rizvi Says That He Refused To "Accept Bribes" During Election :roll:

TLP Chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi makes stunning revelations about offers he received
Oct 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD - Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi has made stunning revelations about offers he received during the General Elections 2018.
He has said that he was offered seats during the recently conducted general elections.“A number of people came to me before the elections,” he says.
“They asked me ‘how many seats do you want?’ but I declined the offer.”“They asked me to pinpoint the seats I wanted, I responded I do not need the seats.”

I agree 400% with The Khadim. Why does he need seats in the NA when he can "marshal" Street Power" with one speech . Or one poster. Is there any mai-kaa-laal who has dared challenged him to date . He is there to keep the Kaptaan on the straight and narrow of Malsi :mrgreen:

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 04:27

Jahil- Ham-Eid - The Shit Stirrer ! This Time He Is Sparing "The Hindus And Endia " And "Going After" Tallel Than Mountain Fliend. :mrgreen:

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Dear Chinese govt, we demand :roll: an explanation here....and release of wives of Pakistani traders arrested in Sinkiang. Nearly 500 Pakistani traders have been destroyed when their Uighur wives and children arrested, businesses closed for fear of Islam...
#ReleaseFamiliesOfPakstanis
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PS: Guess "no invitation" for him to visit Beijing and be an "Keynote Speaker" At The Forthcoming Seminar on 5th Generation War-fare :mrgreen:

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby saip » 21 Oct 2018 04:51

^^^ This idiot does not know English?

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 04:59

Is This Paki CJP For Real Or He Is Just Shedding Crocodile Tears And Gaining Some Brownie Points :roll:

Can't see children dying because of water shortage: CJP
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Oct 20, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar said on Saturday that he cannot see children dying because of water shortage in the country. Addressing closing session of a symposium on water resources at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the chief justice said that he is not ready to end their children's lives by his own hands.He warned that life would gradually become extinct in the country in case of non-availability of water."Make Pakistan your beloved for one year," Justice Nisar said, while addressing the attendees. "Can't we love this Pakistan?"

When did the Paki Supreme Court get involved in water issues and holding a Seminar on this subject at the "prestigious Supreme Court Building in Isloo :mrgreen:
"I have always had this thought of safeguarding basic rights of the people," Justice Nisar said. "The state is responsible for these rights under Article 7."He lamented that we let our water flow into the sea, saying "Human, industrial and medical waste is found in Karachi water."The chief justice also questioned if he had interfered in any administrative affair.He said that he acted in favour of people lying down on the ground waiting for medicines at hospitals.
But the "HonourableJudge " ought to know that HE is not expected to solve the myriad problems of Pakiland in his tenure :mrgreen: "What should we do if someone did not fulfill his responsibility," Justice Nisar remarked.

-For starters, he should convince Imran and the "real Govt" to stop spending more and more on defence and start spending more and more on social sectors :mrgreen:
- Last year, one of his "lovely" daughters got married and he spend a fortune of her valima dinner. Should he not have thought about the "water less" children of Pakistan at that time :mrgreen: Food for thought !

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 05:15

Another "Prominent Paki" Goes For Cousin Marriage :twisted:

Shahid Afridi celebrates 18th wedding anniversary
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At least it is not a "shuttlecock burqa" :wink:

Afridi is married to his maternal cousin Nadia Afridi and has four daughters: Aqsa, Ansha, Ajwa and Asmara.

All names start with "A". "A" for Allah. "A" for Afridi :mrgreen:

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Kashi » 21 Oct 2018 05:18

saip wrote:^^^ This idiot does not know English?


The idiot also does not know that Republic of China is Taiwan.

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby partha » 21 Oct 2018 05:21

Falijee wrote:Immy Caught Between A Hard Place And A Rock . Re: IMF Bailout :mrgreen:

PM Imran says IMF bailout conditions are a problem

"PAKISTAN DEMANDS AN UNCONDITIONAL IMF BAILOUT".

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Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Postby Falijee » 21 Oct 2018 05:30

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سسر BP تو نارمل ہے ۔ پر غیرت بہت low ہے
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Sir, blood pressure is normal but .... :twisted:

PS: This is blatant violation of the "Kaptaan's Privacy" ! . Action needed ASAP ! Haspataal Director should have been fired ! Yesterday ! :twisted:

( A few years ago, someone at some Isloo Hospital had the audacity to snap a pic of Maulana Fazl , when he was lying on a stretcher , without his kameez on. He was admitted for some ailment and tests were being undertaken- at Sarkari expense - to "fix" him . The pic went viral on Paki social media . And the person who took the pic was immediately fired )
Not sure what can be done in this case . Hope the photu does not circulate at the Riyadh Investment Summit , where the Kaptaan is expected to address the few- who are attending :mrgreen:


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