4 Saturday, February 10, 2018 National Special cell formed for jail trial of Zainab's alleged murderer KARACHI: Head office: 509, Land Mark Plaza, I.I Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan. Ph: +9221-32214988- 32214990, Fax: +9221-32214989 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Chief Editor: Muhammad Taqi Alvi Associate Editor: Ali Razavi - Editor Special Reports: Muhammad Rafique Rajpar Hyderabad Bureau Chief: Abbas Kassar - Islamabad Bureau Chief: Hameedullah Khan ISLAMABAD –– LAHORE –– RAWALPINDI –– KARACHI By Muhammad Sahimi and Katariina Simonen Amid bloodshed and chaos caused by Israel’s latest military attacks on Gaza, the usual anti- Iran crowd has been hard at work to partly blame that country for the carnage. Some analysts have claimed that the latest war between Israel and the Palestinian people in Gaza should be seen in the context of the Middle East’s new landscape — created by the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran — that provided the background for the current developments in the Middle East, including the civil war in Syria and Iran’s support for the Syrian regime, the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as part of the sectarian war between the Shiites led by Iran and the SunniArabs, and the fierce rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Others have claimed that the war is partly driven by the agenda of the Hamas/Hezbollah/Iran alliance, which supposedly do not want Israel to ever leave the West Bank and East Jerusalem so that they can justify their hostilities toward Israel. Such claims represent deliberate attempts to distract attention from the true root causes of the conflict: Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem since October 1967, its suffocating siege of Gaza since 2007, confiscation of the Palestinians’lands to build settlements, and stealing their natural resources. The fact is that, for example, about 55 percent of drinking water in Israel comes from the territories beyond Israel’s Green Line 1967 borders. Iran’s Islamic regime did not exist in 1967 when Israel began building the first settlement in the West Bank, and neither did the Iran-Saudi Arabia rivalry. If anything, when it comes to Iran, Saudi Arabia has a tacit alliance with Israel. The Syrian civil war has not spilled into Israel, but it has caused a split between Iran and Hamas. During the eight-year presidency of Mohammad Khatami from 1997-2005, Iran repeatedly declared that whatever solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict that is acceptable to the Palestinian people is also acceptable to Iran. Khatami also proposed a “Grand Bargain“ to the George W. Bush administration to address all the important issues between Iran and the U.S., including Iran’s support for Hamas and Hezbollah, but it was rejected quickly by the United States. Khatami’s predecessor, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, tried to improve relations with the United States that would have contributed to the resolution of the Israel- Palestinian conflict, but he was blocked by the Clinton administration. If the reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi had been allowed to win Iran’s presidential elections of 2009, he would have continued Khatami’s moderate EDITORIAL Anti-Shia War May Not Kill All Shias In World! UN-ISLAMIC anti-Shia war worldwide, especially with current foreign inspired Muslim infighting against ruling Shia majority in Iraq, Shia offshoot minority ruling in Syria where ISIS was defeated, Saudi war on Yemen, and so on and so forth may only destabilize Islamic bloc. And it may not achieve an overall Muslim world aims and objectives, unity and progress. Planners and killers against Shias have chosen un-Islamic and inhuman ways to settle their historical differences which no law, human or divine, can endorse as it ends life of innocent people and destroys public property. ISRAELI forces being moved to borders of an encircled and almost fully destroyed Gaza. The wars are not just against Shias of course but against Sunni nations too. Saudi Arabian troops being moved to borders of other independent Muslim countries, also explains a lot, that Israeli policies are being actively supported in the Middle East by the US, Europe and some other big powers as well as by the OIC head of organization of more than 50 Islamic countries, the Saudi Arabia. WAR against minorities worldwide is not any extra ordinary phenomenon. It exists almost everywhere in one way or another, even in most educated and civilized societies. This anti Shia war is also imprudent because Shias whose leaders and their followers have preached both passive and active but balanced character, like in 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, are both ideologically and practically well versed in following Islam and its thousand and one considerations before a proper decisions and actions in times of war and in times of peace. NON-ISLAMIC and non-Muslim big powers who created Jihadis with merciless execution of Islamic orders cannot be qualified guides or financer much less directors and leaders of Islamic forces, analysts believed. Islamic scholars at Al- Azhar university, leaders of major Sunni mosques and prominent Sunni ulema have rejected the ISIL declared Islamic State and Caliphate being quite un-Islamic and unacceptable even on religious and moral grounds. Islamic Shia ideology, as propagated by revolutionary Iranian leaders was being misused by US and big powers and misapplied in totally un-Islamic ways. The Islamic regime stands even after three decades but wrong ISIL actions even with right words messaged by its chief, as per, obviously, his more educated and civilized Western and Arabian mentors and masters, cannot stand longer without good governance. RATHER than Americans and European being the masters in grooming Taliban and al-Qaeda, other such organizations and their offshoots, like ISIS or ISIL, and their allies, Shia leaders can be viable mentors and advisors for better Islamic ways to ascertain rights of Muslim Ummah. A were Shia Imams and leaders were for Sunni caliphs who highly valued their opinions and acted on their good counsel, though those rulers did not treat them well or offered them and their followers their due rights. EVEN qualified Islamic Sunni scholars, like religious-political reformist leader Tahir ul Qadri of Pakistan, can be a good guide and leader to show a better Islamic way for what are called as anti- Islamic terrorists achieve their rights as per Shariah laws, without unnecessarily bloodshed and wars between the parties to the conflict. RIGHT now, the superpower US and allies including European Union and Israel can blame, rightly or wrongly, the Muslim rulers and Ummah as being responsible for making Islamic bloc a volcano which is bursting only partly, thanks be to more saner leaders in Muslim world. The Muslim rulers and Ummah can also blame US and allies, EU and Israel for being responsible on causing all the wrongs in the world against Islamic bloc. These arguments run endless, as they have, for centuries. Briefly, both the sides are wrongdoers, in creation of a crisis that would otherwise never occur, with strategic talks for joint action between saner and more responsible leaders from both the sides. That appears to be part of a series of aims and objectives to be pursued, and even now it’s late to do it, but better, rather than never. OPINION FROM MEDIA VAULT OF YEARS GONE BY Don’t Blame Iran for Middle East Turmoil foreign policy. In fact, aside from a rhetorical appeal by Ayatollah Khameini, Iran has been remarkably silent about the current war between Israel and Palestinians. Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has been trying to improve the relations between Iran and the West, and in particular the United States. Just a few days ago, Tehran’s hardliners accused Rouhani of cutting off aid to Hezbollah and Hamas since coming to power a year ago. True, the Middle East landscape is not the same as in 1979, right before the Islamic Revolution that contributed mightily to the awakening of political Islam. But, pundits who attribute the current war between Israel and the Palestinians to a changing Middle East landscape caused by Iran and its 1979 Revolution, ignore the most important factors contributing to the present horrible situation, namely, the changed political landscape in Israel and Israel’s immunity from international laws. Ever since the election of the first Likud government in Israel in 1977 and with the exception of a few “hiccups,” Israel has been on a distinct trajectory to the far right, brought about by fundamental demographic changes as a result of at least 1 million Russian Jews immigrating to Israel, who are mostly extremist rightists. As a result, the same Benjamin Netanyahu who was an extremist only two decades ago, now represents the “moderates” or the “center” in Israeli politics, not because his views have changed, but because neo-fascists such as Avigdor Lieberman, Naftali Bennett, and Moshe Feiglin, the Knesset’s deputy speaker, have emerged on the scene. Feiglin has even called for the ethnic cleansing of Gaza as well as its annexation to Israel. Iran has played no role in the rise of neo-fascists in Israel. Our own Israeli friends always claim that “Israel is the only democratic country in the Middle East,” and that “the majority of common Israelis do not approve of the harsh tactics used by the government.” The two claims are contradictory. Unlike most of the Middle East where tyrants rule, the people of Israel do have a choice when they vote. If they truly do not approve what Netanyahu and his far right allies do, they can vote them out of office; but they have not. In election after election since 1977, the far right and ultra-nationalists have gained more power and votes, while the progressive community has been marginalized. Compare this with Iran. Even though Iranian elections are not democratic, and the candidates are more or less handpicked by the ruling elite, Iranian people consistently vote for the most moderate, reasonable candidate, such as Rouhani in the 2013 elections. LAHORE: A special cell on Friday has been formed at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail for the trial of seven-yearold Zainab’s alleged rapist and murderer Imran Ali. During the hearing, Punjab Prosecutor General ISLAMABAD: JUI(F) flared up on tabling the bill regarding amendments in blasphemy law in the meeting of Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights . The religious party took the hard stance on it. The meeting of the committee was held on Friday. JUI’s Senator Mufti Abdul Sattar created a hubbub in the meeting. He was of the viewpoint that the penalty Syed Ihtesham Qadir submitted a report over the case, revealing that the suspect was also involved in rape of eight other minor girls. He said that the next hearing will be conducted in the jail due to security of blasphemy of the Last Holy Prophet(PBUH) is the capital punishment which could not be changed. He said JUI(F) would not allow anyone for altering the blasphemy law. He said that b y doing this another crises would be produced like the resignation of ex minister Zahid Hamid. Replying a question from Senator Sehar Kamran , Mufti Sattar said concerns. Earlier, Imran Ali was handed over to police on a three-day physical remand by Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC). It is to be mentioned here that Zainab was assaulted JUI(F) shows rage on amendment on blasphemy law SUJAWA: Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) on Friday claimed to have seized 40-kilogram hashish from coastal area of Sindh. According to the spokesman PCG, receiving information that an attempt to be made to smuggle high quality hashish, the Director General (DG) PCG Sajjad Sikandar Ranjha directed the officers concerned to enhance checking and patrolling in their that if two persons record their witness against any wrongdoer, he could be hanged. The committee deferred the discussion on the bill. The committee strongly condemned force disappearance of people and recommended that a new commission on forced disappearance should be established with a new chairperson. PCG seizes narcotics worth millions American engineer visits SMBBMU campus LARKANA: The Chairman, Sindh Skill Development Program of Sindhi Association of North America, Engineer Ali Hassan Bhutto, visited the Areeja Campus of the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University, near here on Friday. He was accompanied by Vice Chancellor Prof. Ghulam Asghar Channa, Registrar Dr. Afsar Bhutto and others. Prof. Channa gave him a briefing about the SMBBMU. respective jurisdictions. A PCG team stopped three specious motorbikes on Chohar Jamali Road, but the bikers tried to flee on which the official opened fire and injuring one accused, and arrested them. The PCG team recovered 40 kilograms of high quality hashish from their possession and started further investigation. 45% Pakistanis opine that personal life of politicians is their own concern ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, a slim majority of Pakistanis (45%) opine that personal life of politicians is their own concern and media does not need to speculate on it. A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Some people say that commenting on the personal life of politicians like on marriage etc. is permissible for media and the public. Others say it is not permissible. What is your opinion?” In response to this question, 43% said it is permissible, 45% said it is not permissible and 12% did not know or wish to respond. Question: “Some people say that commenting on the personal life of politicians like on marriage etc. and her body thrown in a garbage dump in the city of Kasur early this month. The guardians complained upon return that late Zainab had gone missing at least five days ago and the police did not cooperate with the relatives, who were looking for the missing minor. Zainab had marks of torture on nose, neck, and other parts of the body – according to the autopsy. The samples collected from her clothes and body were sent to forensic laboratory. Two people were killed in Kasur the day after Zainab’s body was recovered when police fired at hundreds of angry protesters, who said negligence on the part of the authorities was behind the repeated killings. AIOU holds Int’l moot on material sciences ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold a threeday international conference on Nano-material sciences here on Monday. It will deliberate upon Nano-materials modeling and simulation. The conference to be presided over by the Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Shahid Siddiqui will be attended by eminent scientists from home and abroad. According to Dean Sciences, Dr. Zafar Ilyas, the conference is to explore multidisciplinary research. It also aims at providing a forum for scientist, researchers and educators around the world to exchange state of the art research and development and identify reach needs and opportunities in all aspects of Nano- Material, Modeling and Simulation. Domestic servant molested FAISALABAD: An owner kidnapped 18 years servant, molested him at gun point here D Type colony police station on Thursday. Father of the boy lodged a complaint in D Type Police Station and said his Son was working at the Mujahid,s haveli ,The accused kidnapped Abdul Rehman and took him at his haveli,W here he molested him. PFF hunger strike against forced occupation of lakes by waderas HYDERABAD: Pakistan Baloch and lawyers delegation led Fisherfolk Forum staged hunger by Sajjad Chandio. The hunger strike in front of press club here for strike was led by PFF chairman second day against forced occupation Muhammad Ali Shah, Ramzan of sweet water lakes by influen- tial waderas mostly allied with ruling Pakistan peoples party. A large number of fishers participated in hunger strike along with members of Mallah and others. The fishermen were chanting slogans for acceptance of their demands. Talking with media Muhammad Ali Shah said Waderas, Sardars and Jagridars were civil society including Zulfiqar occupying more than 600 sweet Halepoto, Suleman Abro, Manzoor Thaheem, Ashraf Parhyar, Mumtaz water lakes in Sindh out of 1209 depriving fishermen of their livelihood.Due to this tyranny hundreds of thousands of fisherman were being displaced from their historical jobs and they were living a miserable life. As such their basic right of jobs and life has been affected. He demanded to end occupation of influential persons from lakes including Babli lake so that poor community of fishermen could earn livelihood for their children by fishing in lakes in environment without fear and fright.
Pence avoids Olympics encounter with N.K official as Korean athletes march together North Korean leader’s sister arrives in South for Olympics in historic visit WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump told Israel on Friday that it too would need to make “significant compromises” for peace with the Palestinians, even as they accused one of his Middle East envoys of bogging down diplomacy with what they see as pro-Israel bias. The Palestinians were outraged by Trump’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move overturning decades of U.S. reticence on the city’s status, and say they are looking at additional world powers as PYEONGCHANG: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. SEOUL/PYEONGCHA NG: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made only a brief appearance at a reception marking the start of the Winter Olympics on Friday, avoiding a potentially awkward encounter with the ceremonial leader of North Korea attending same event. The reception in the mountain resort of Pyeongchang came hours before North and South Korean athletes marched together at the opening ceremony, the culmination of months of work by Seoul, which seeks to use the Olympics to ease tension spurred by North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. Ahead of the reception, hosted by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korean media said Pence was expected to be seated opposite Kim Yong Nam, North Korea’s nominal head of state, at the 12- seat head table. But South Korea’s presidential Blue House said Pence had a meeting scheduled with U.S. athletes and had only planned to stay briefly to greet other officials. Pence shook hands with other leaders, including close ally Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but not Kim Yong Nam, according to a Blue House pool official. Earlier on Friday, Pence potential mediators. In an interview with an Israeli newspaper that was excerpted ahead of its full publication on Sunday, Trump described his Jerusalem move as a “high point” of his first year in office. The language of Trump’s announcement did not rule out a presence in Jerusalem for the Palestinians, who want the eastern part of the city - captured by Israel in a 1967 war and annexed in a move not recognized internationally - as their own capital. said Moon gave his backing to additional measures the United States is planning to try to curb North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, speaking after paying tribute at a South Korean memorial. At the opening ceremony, Kim Yong Nam and North Korean leader “I wanted to make clear that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Regarding specific borders, I will grant my support to what the two sides agree between themselves,” he told the conservative Israel Hayom daily, in Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, waved to North and South Korean athletes who marched under a unified peninsula flag for the first time in a decade. Moon later officially declared the Olympics open, followed by a burst of fireworks. South Korea’s figure Trump tells Israel peace means compromise; U.S. envoy under fire Turkey orders arrest of pro-Kurdish party leader SEOUL: North Korea showcased new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) it tested last year and a new type of short range missile during Thursday's large military parade, analysts said on Friday. The parade, marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army, was attended by leader Kim Jong Un and other senior officials. Usually held in April, the parade took place this year on the eve of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics being staged in the South Korean mountain resort of Pyeongchang, just across the heavily fortified border. North Korean state media broadcast the parade, showing what appeared to be the Hwasong-14 and Hwasong-15 - the ICBMs test-launched last year for ISTANBUL: Turkey has ordered the arrest of 17 people including the co-leader of main pro-Kurdish political party over opposition to the military’s offensive in Syria, staterun Anadolu news agency said on Friday. Since the launch of the campaign in northwest Syria’s Afrin nearly three weeks ago, authorities have said they would arrest those who criticize or oppose it. So far, some 600 people have been detained for protests or for social media posts against the offensive. Anadolu cited the Ankara prosecutor’s office as saying the 17 suspects now facing arrest were accused of seeking to stir street protests and clashes under the guise of opposition to the Afrin offensive. Among them were Serpil Kemalbay, the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), it said. The HDP, parliament’s second-largest opposition party, is the only major political party to oppose the campaign - dubbed “Operation Olive Branch” - against the Kurdish YPG militia in Afrin. The party is scheduled to hold its annual congress in Ankara on Sunday. The HDP’s other co-leader, Selahattin Demirtas, is in jail over alleged links to Kurdish militants and is among many leading members of the party imprisoned on similar charges, which they have denied. remarks published in Hebrew. “I think that both sides will have to make significant compromises in order for achieving a peace deal to be possible,” Trump added, without elaborating. Quake-hit Taiwan city winds down rescue efforts, five still missing HUALIEN: Rescue operations in Taiwan started to wind down on Friday after a devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the tourist area of Hualien this week, taking a toll of 12 dead and five missing. More than 270 people were injured when Tuesday’s quake hit the eastern coastal city just before midnight, toppling four buildings, ripping large fissures in roads and unleashing panic among the roughly 100,000 residents. More than 200 aftershocks followed, hampering a round-the-clock rescue effort in which emergency personnel battled rain and cold to comb rubble in a search for survivors. Efforts on Friday narrowed to finding five Chinese nationals still missing after rescuers pulled two bodies, identified as Canadian citizens from Hong Kong, out of a 12- storey residential building that had been left tilting at a 45-degree angle. skating superstar and Olympic gold medalist Kim Yuna lit the Olympic cauldron. The high-ranking North Korean delegation had landed in South Korea earlier in the day aboard Kim Jong Un’s white private jet which had the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, North Korea’s official name, inscribed in black in Korean on its side, followed by the North Korean flag. Kim Yo Jong and her delegation were greeted by government officials, including Unification Minister Cho Myong-gyon, before boarding a bullet train to Pyeongchang. A special train had been prepared just for the visitors, a Blue House pool report said. Smiling and seemingly unfazed by cameras flashing during the airport meeting, Kim Yo Jong wore a black coat, matching ankle boots and carried a black purse. Dozens of South Koreans at the airport tried to snap photographs of her on their mobile phones. China says new stealth fighter put into combat service BEIJING: China has put into combat service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, the Chinese air force said on Friday, making it operationally ready. Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing a sweeping modernization of the country’s armed forces, the largest in the world, including anti-satellite missiles and advanced submarines, seeking to project power far from its shores. In a short statement, the air force said the J-20 had been commissioned into combat units. The J-20 will further raise the air force’s combat abilities and help the air force better carry out its “sacred mission” to defend the country’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, the air force said. State media said early last year that the aircraft had entered service. The aircraft was shown in public for the first time in late 2016 at the Zhuhai airshow and was first glimpsed by Chinese planespotters in 2010. Bureau Report SYDNEY: A joint Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force operation has resulted in one ofAustralia’s largest seizures of the drug gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) - commonly referred to as liquid ecstasy, fantasy, or ‘coma in a bottle’. A 30-year-old man has been charged for his alleged role in the 2000-litre importation of GBL, which has a street value of $10 million.The operation began in early February when ABF Investigators received information and identified a high-risk shipping container arriving into Sydney. B O L L Y W O O D : Priyanka Chopra has an extremely hectic work schedule – but she did find time to date? The actress answered this question in an interview with Filmfare, reported NDTV. Priyanka, 35, covers the latest issue of the magazine and was candid about her current – single – and past relationship status – ‘double,’ as she put it. What we learnt: she used to be in a ‘committed relationship’ till about a year ago, she hasn’t dated a Quantico co-star, she’s been ‘wooed’ but is still waiting for her ‘mind to explode.’ Okay, let’s take it one at a time. Asked about her relationship status, Priyanka Chopra said: “Right now, I’m single. Of course, I’ve been double ya! What do you think I’m a saint? But recently, I’ve been single. Let’s just say that.” No, she hasn’t dated any of her Quantico costars (because they are married) and yes, she has dated an American. She also told Filmfare: “I’m a serial monogamist. I was in a very committed relationship. But since almost a year, I’ve been single. I’ve met a bunch of people. I’ve gone out with people. I let someone woo me but no… My mind hasn’t exploded, not yet.” Saturday, February 10, 2018 International No names were named, and we’re not surprised. It’s unlikely we’ll ever 5 Priyanka Chopra spills the beans about her relationship LONDON: Oxfam, one of Britain’s biggest charities, on Friday condemned the behavior of some former staff in Haiti after a newspaper report said aid workers had paid for sex while on a mission to help those affected by the devastating 2010 earthquake. “The behavior of some members of Oxfam staff uncovered in Haiti in 2011 was totally unacceptable, contrary to our values and the high standards we expect of our staff,” Oxfam said in a statement. “As soon as we became aware of the allegations we immediately launched an internal investigation,” Oxfam said when asked to comment on a report in The know who the mystery guy was who Priyanka was ‘committed to’. Oxfam condemns staff over sex reports in earthquake-hit Haiti Times newspaper that aid workers had paid prostitutes for sex. “Allegations that underage girls may have been involved were not proven,” Oxfam said, adding that four members of staff were dismissed as a result of the investigation and three resigned before the end of the investigation. Kurdish force killed detained IS fighters in Iraq, HRW says The consignment contained 120 drums, each with a capacity of 200 litres. During a physical examination ABF officers at the NSW Container Examination Facility identified 10 drums that had a number of anomalies. Presumptive testing of the liquid in the 10 drums, labeled as car pre-painting BAGHDAD: The Kurdish Asayish police force in Iraq last year executed dozens of Islamic State fighters in their custody and disposed of their bodies in a mass grave northwest of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said in report on Friday. A Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security official did not return Reuters calls to comment. HRW’s report cites a KRG official, Dindar Zebari, who denied executions took place. He said the bodies belonged to militants who were killed fighting and “were probably brought in one place to be buried.” “Because the mass grave site is located within the flood zone of the Mosul Dam reservoir, it is critically important to urgently allow international forensic experts to conduct a detailed exhumation of the site before seasonal rains fill the reservoir again later this year,” the HRW report said. Two tonnes of GBL washed from Sydney’s streets the first time. The two-stage, liquidfuel Hwasong-15 made its parade debut, with four of the large missiles carried on nine-axle transporter-erector-launchers (TELs). The ICBM was successfully tested last November and analysts believe it to be capable of reaching the continental United States. The Hwasong-14 ICBM, successfully tested twice last year, also made its first appearance at the parade. The event unveiled a new short-range missile, which is based on the Russian Iskander ballistic missile but also shares many features of South Korea’s Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile, according to Michael Elleman, a missile expert at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. North Korea’s latest display of its military hardware wash, returned a positive result for GBL totaling an approximate volume of 2000 liters. The matter was referred to the AFP for further investigation and subsequent crime scene analysis by AFP forensic specialists confirmed the positive result. Further forensic analysis will be conducted to determine the exact volume and purity of the liquid. It is estimated this volume of GBL could have a potential street value of approximately $10 million AFP officers executed a series of search warrants across Sydney in Warwick Farm, Marrickville, Moorebank and Lewisham, where a 30- year-old man was arrested. North Korea stages show of force with new missiles during parade focused on missiles and less on tanks and artillery, suggesting it was trying to project the image of a country with advanced capabilities in warfare. A Reuters analysis shows there has been a gradual decline in conventional weapons on display since 2012, Kim Jong Un’s first parade as leader, and a move to showcase more sophisticated weapons such as ballistic missiles.