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PML-Q defends sovereignty bill in Senate

PML-Q defends sovereignty bill in Senate

ISLAMABAD – After facing defeat in National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on its proposed bill, the Pakistan Muslim League-Q has decided to get the Pakistan Sovereignty Bill 2010 passed by the Senate Standing Committee, as well as do lobbying in the lower house of the parliament for its passage.
The PML-likeminded is also supporting the legislation and its President Senator Salim Saifullah, who is also the chairman of senate body on foreign affairs, has declared

Netanyahu defends settlement after US criticism

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying Jews have a right to live anywhere in Jerusalem, defended on Monday a settlement project that drew criticism from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Israeli bulldozers cleared the way for 20 new homes for Jews in East Jerusalem, an area captured by Israel in a 1967 war and which Palestinian want as the capital of a future state, by demolishing a derelict hotel on Sunday. Clinton, in Abu Dhabi on a tour of US Gulf

Lucas defends ‘Come Fly with Me’

Matt Lucas has been forced to defend his latest sketch show with comedy partner David Walliams following a raft of complaints about racial elements of the programme. The Little Britain duo is back on the small screen in new series ‘Come Fly With Me’, based around a fictional airport, and Lucas and Walliams dress up as a number of characters from different ethnicities to score laughs. In the episode which aired on Christmas Day, Lucas is seen with a darkened face and a beard playing a

Afghan cricket chief defends his team’s victory

LAHORE – Hamid Shinwari, Chief Executive Officer of the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB) reacted angrily over allegations of match-fixing in his team’s Asian Games win over Pakistan.
Afghanistan beat Pakistan in the Asian Games semi-final in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. He said that I was only a bid to undermine the phenomenal progress made by the Afghan team lately.
“I strongly deny the allegations. Afghan national cricket team’s performance was outstanding throughout the

FIFA defends ‘political’ decisions

PARIS: FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Monday defended the world body’s “political” decisions to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 event to Qatar.
“It’s a political decision to open up onto the world. It was the same thing with (2010) hosts South Africa,” said Valcke. “We have eight years till Russia hosts it with a huge commitment on the part of (Prime Minister Vladimir) Putin and 12 for Qatar, who have huge resources,” said Valcke in response to questions

Dyer defends drug use

Danny Dyer has opened up about his drug use, insisting he “probably always will” take narcotics. The ‘Business’ star was shamed last year when shocking images of him purportedly snorting a line of white powder on a night out with friends was published.
Father-of-two, Dyer has previously admitted taking drugs in the past, and now he has detailed his habit in new autobiography ‘Danny Dyer: Straight Up’.
He writes, “I’ve always taken drugs and I probably always will. But

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