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CMYK CMYK CMYK Metropolitan: Firefighters finally extinguish flames at Karachi plastic factory Page 2 National: Transparent polls alone to wipe out corruption: Siraj Page 3 International: Iran’s Rouhani draws fire from US after election win Page 5 CMYK Member APNS ABC CERTIFIED Reg. No. 1655 CMYK CMYK Rs 10.00 Vol. IX No.142 On Tips Prayer Timings Karachi Fajr 4:19am Sunrise 5:45am Zohar 12:28pm Asr 5:09pm Maghrib 7:12pm Isha 8:38pm City Temperature Min Max Khi 28 ο C 33 ο C Lhr 26 ο C 36 ο C Isb 24 ο C 32 ο C Qta 16 ο C 31 ο C Psh 24 ο C 36 ο C FOREX RATES 1800GMT GBP/USD 1.30 EUR/USD 1.12 USD/JPY 111.27 USD/CHF 0.97 QAU closed after dozens students injured in clash ISLAMABAD: The campus of the Quaid-i- Azam University [QAU] turned into a battleground for a second time in a month on Saturday as two student groups clashed in the varsity and openly traded fire leaving at least 30 injured. Authorities had to call in large contingents of police and Rangers to control the situation while the university administration has decided to vacate the boy’s hostel on campus while suspending academic activities indefinitely. “Classes at QAU have been suspended until further notice. However, the university will remain open for staff and faculty,” said QAU Vice- Chancellor Dr Javed Ashraf. Met Office forecast hot, dry weather ISLAMABAD: The Met Office has forecast mainly hot and dry weather in most parts of the country. However, dust-thunderstorm/rain with gusty winds is expected at a few places in Hazara, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Lahore, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, FATA and Kashmir. The rainfall recorded in some cities; Parachinar 24 mm, Joharabad 12, Sahiwal 09, Mianwali 08, Sargodha 05, Lahore PBO, Kasur 04, Gujranwala 03, Lahore A/P, Okara 02, D.G.Khan 01, Garidupatta 06. Balakot 01 mm. G20 agrees on policies to shape the future of work for inclusive growth BAD NEUENAHR, Germany: “G20 Labour and Employment Ministers have made an important contribution to policies for inclusive growth and development,” said ILO Director- General, Guy Ryder, following adoption today of a Declaration entitled Towards an Inclusive Future: Shaping the World of Work. The meeting was chaired by German Labour and Social Affairs Minister, Andrea Nahles. Ryder said “Declaration calls for employment and social policy packages for inclusive growth so that the global economy works for everyone. 8 Pages RIYADH: US President Donald Trump has urged Muslim countries to take the lead in combating radicalisation in a major speech in Saudi Arabia. United States President Donald Trump addressed the Arab Islamic American Summit, which began on Sunday at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh, calling the 'defeat of terrorism' a mutual goal. The summit is being attended by leaders from 55 countries, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, KARACHI EDITION – Monday, May 22, 2017, Shaban 26 1438 Trump urges world to fight against terrorism beyond faiths, believes Trump blamed Iran for instability in the region RIYADH: US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center. who also had a brief encounter with the US president. The two leaders exchanged pleasantries before Trump went on to address the summit. "Drive them out of this earth," he told regional leaders in Riyadh, as part of his first official trip abroad. Trump blamed Iran, Saudi Arabia's rival, for instability in the region. His speech is seen as an attempted reset with Muslims after his campaign rhetoric stirred concerns in the Islamic world. Trump had previously suggested he would be open to creating a database of all the Muslims in the US. He had also called for Muslims to be temporarily banned from entering the US over security concerns. Speaking in the Saudi capital to leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries, Trump called this a "new chapter", saying he was not there to "lecture" them or impose the American way of life. In his address, Trump said that he was overwhelmed by the graciousness of his hosts, adding that Iran imposes sanctions on nine US companies, individuals TEHRAN: In response to the to the American sanctions, Iran has imposed economic sanctions on nine United States firms and individuals. Iranian Interior ministry indicated to seize their assets and bank accounts. The ministry said that Iran could block their employees from entering in Iran. Iran on Saturday put nine more US-linked firms, organizations and individuals in the sanctions list. The first batch of sanctions were announced in March in response to actions of the Trump administration, which sanctioned more than two dozen Iran-linked people and companies in February in retaliation for a ballistic missile test. The ministry denounced the measures taken by Washington as aimed to undermine the positive effects of the nuclear agreement signed in Vienna in July 2015 between Iran and world powers. On 13 January, the US imposed sanctions on 13 people and 12 entities in relation to Iran’s ballistic missile programme. Imran warns of protests if action against social media activists not stopped ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan has warned the government on Sunday to taking to roads if action against social media activists is not stopped. A message posted on Twitter stated: “We will take to the streets if action is taken against our social media activists under garb of national security.” Khan reacted today to a news of a national television claiming that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was to quiz at least 200 social media activists over antiarmy posts. The PTI chief has warned the government of demonstrating protests on the roads in case security agencies take action against the social media users. Earlier last week, FIA had compiled a list of 33 persons who were involved in anti-army ranting on social media over Dawn Leaks. The development had come in after Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Minister for the Interior had ordered the security agency to take action against users who were maligning the military. In March, the minister had let it known while chairing a meeting that Facebook administration would help in removing the blasphemous content from social media. Last year in October, an English daily carried a news about a confrontation between the army and the government which was denied by the two stakeholders. SUKKUR: President Pakistan People’s Party Sindh chapter and Senior Provincial Minister Nisar Khoro addressing to participants of the rally at dolphin chowk. words cannot do justice to the ‘grandeur’of the remarkable place, Saudi Arabia. The fight against extremism, he added, was not a battle between different faiths: "This is a battle between good and evil". America wants peace in the world, not war, said Trump, adding that the US does not want to coerce its will upon the world. The US president said that he brought the message of 'friendship, hope, and love'. Trump said that he brought the message of peace and wanted better cooperation with the Muslim world. PM Sharif arrived in Riyadh today to attend the summit on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz. After departing Islamabad in the morning, the premier arrived along with his delegation, which comprises several government officials and media persons, including foreign affairs’ adviser Sartaj Aziz and lawyer Akram Sheikh. The prime minister was received at the airport by the governor of Riyadh. Mashal Khan's chehlum observed in Swabi SWABI: The chehlum for Mashal Khan was observed in his native town Zaida, Swabi on Sunday. A large number of locals visited Mashal's grave and held prayers for the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan student who was brutally murdered over blasphemy allegations. A Quran Khwani was also held at Mashal's house, where his family members had gathered to commemorate the chehlum. Speaking to the media, Mashal's father Iqbal Jan reiterated his call for the arrest of the 'real' perpetrators of the murder. The police have so far arrested 57 people suspected to be involved in Mashal's killing. The most recent arrested was of Hammad, a student of Zoology at AWKUM. On May 16, the police arrested a lecturer of Islamic Studies and two students in the lynching case. Wajid, alias Malang, was a lecturer at a government degree college. Other suspects included students Jalal and Sajid. RIYADH: U.S. and Saudi Arabian companies signed business deals worth tens of billions of dollars on Saturday during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, as Riyadh seeks help to develop its economy beyond oil. National oil firm Saudi Aramco said it signed $50 billion of agreements with U.S. firms. Energy minister Khalid al-Falih said deals involving all companies totaled over $200 billion, many of them NATO weapons, Indian currency recovered from MQM’s secret offices in Islamabad ISLAMABAD: More hidden networks of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London have on Sunday been unearthed in Islamabad’s Top City Housing Society, and security forces recovered dangerous NATO weapons and large cache of money including Indian, Pakistani and foreign currency. The security agencies had received secret information regarding an illegal firing range and presence of weapons near the new airport. According to FIA, the weapons, ammunitions, hand grenades, and other explosive materials were to be possibly used in terrorist activities. Furthermore, the worth of recovered currency is more KOHAT: Terrorists attack on a police mobile car left at least four police officials killed in Lachi Tehsil of Kohat District Saturday night, police said. The vehicle was on its way back after an operation against accused in Kamal Khel area of Kohat district when terrorists ambushed their vehicle. SHO Lachi Police Station Khanullah and additional SHO Tahir Mehmud along with two constables than one crore rupees. It has further been revealed that these networks used to facilitate the leaders of MQM-London and other fugitives. The CEO of housing society Moiz used to conduct the firing practices of party officials in firing range of the society. Sources have also disclosed that MQM leader Haidar Abbas Rizvi stayed in the same society for several days. Earlier, MQM-London’s illegal business in the guise of housing society was exposed and fugitive suspects were arrested from the society. The gang was involved in occupying illegal land and sending the earned money to London. Four cops martyred in deadly armed attack in Kohat KOHAT: A view of bullets hit vehicle of police officials. Unknown gunmen opened fire on police vehicle martyred four including SHO Khanullah, Additional SHO Tahir Mahmood, constables Abid and Tanvir Ali were killed in Mohsin Khail area. SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, three Indian soldiers were killed and as many as four youth were martyred in an ongoing military operation by Indian army in Kupwara district. According to Kashmir Media Service, a senior Army official told media that three soldiers of 4/1 Gorkha Regiment (GR) and four youth were killed in an exchange of fire at Keran in Nowgam area of the district. “The operation is going on,” he said. The officer said, “Vast area has been cordoned off and additional reinforcements have been rushed to assist the already deployed troops.” Meanwhile, a police constable decamped with four rifles from guard duty room of Food Corporation of India Tanveer and Abid died in the firing. The police cordoned off the entire area and started search operation. The police reinforcement from Kohat has been sent to Lachi tehsil to nab the culprits. 3 Indian troops killed, 4 youth martyred in IoK in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), said, “The constable Syed Naveed Mushtaq of Shopian decamped with four SLR rifles from the guard duty room this evening. This is not a snatching incident. He ran away with the rifles.” The IGP said that manhunt has been launched to trace him. Sudan President declined to attend Muslim Summit in Saudi Arabia K H A R T O U M : President of Sudan Mr. Omar Al-Bashir declined an invitation to attend the Muslim summit to be held in Saudi Arabia. It is reported, President Donald Trump is the honorary guest of the summit.This visit is the first official visit to a foreign county by Mr. Trump since he took the office of the presidency of the United States. It is believed the presence of President Donald Trump is the main reason for the decline of the president of the Sudan to attend the Muslim summit in Saudi Arabia. The detail of the decline of Mr. Bashir for not attending the summit is not known. It is to be reminded; Mr. Omar Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crime against humanity. U.S., Saudi firms sign tens of billions of dollars of deals as Trump visits designed to produce things in Saudi Arabia that had previously been imported. Business leaders on both sides were keen to demonstrate their talks had been a success, so there was an element of showmanship in the huge numbers. Some deals had been announced previously; others were memorandums of understanding that would require further negotiations to materialize. Nevertheless, the deals illustrated Saudi Arabia’s hunger for foreign capital and technology as it tries to reduce its dependence on oil exports. Low oil prices in the past couple of years have slowed the economy to a crawl and saddled the government with a big budget deficit. “We want foreign companies to look at Saudi Arabia as a platform for exports to other markets,” Falih told a conference attended by dozens of U.S. executives. CMYK CMYK CMYK