Meanwhile, Rehman Malik presided over a meeting on the Bara operation —’Operation Popular’— at the Governor’s House on Sunday.
Just because you name it popular doesn't make it so. They should have learned that after 'Enduring Freedom'.
Meanwhile, Rehman Malik presided over a meeting on the Bara operation —’Operation Popular’— at the Governor’s House on Sunday.
"Hate's a very strong word. I just despise her [Anna Kournikova] to the maximum level, right below hate."And
"I have no attraction to her, because she's such a douche."And
"I wouldn't mind having my younger brother, who's kind of a stud, nail her and then reap the benefits of that."And
Gimelstob then described Frenchwoman Tatiana Golovin as a "sexpot", her compatriot Alize Cornet a "little sexpot" and Nicole Vaidisova "a well-developed young lady".And
"I'm going to serve it right at the body, about 128 (mph), right into her midriff. If she's not crying by the time she comes off court then I did not do my job."
"Female tennis players lack the social skills, they don't go to high school, they don't go to parties."And
"She has a great body but her face is a five."Five? This is a five? Are you fucking kidding me? Anyway, in other news, he just got voted on to the ATP board as a player's representative. Good times.
The Asian Wicket-keeper/Fielder of the Year award was won by Pakistan’s Kamran Akmal
President Pervez Musharraf is working on the US agenda of dismembering Pakistan by 2015.
Bitterly criticising the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he said it is not an international organisation but belongs to the Americans and Jews
About procurement of conventional weapons by Pakistan despite having nuclear weapons, he said they have no value as compared to the nuclear weapons and are being bought just to receive commissions. In this regard, he referred to the construction of flyovers in Karachi and said that in the areas inhabited by the poor there are big potholes all around. When big projects are executed, he added, these are meant to receive commissions.
He profusely praised Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and said he is a great person. About his oath under the PCO (Provisional Constitutional Order), Dr Khan recalled that some companions of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) were non-believers before embracing Islam but they cannot be remembered as non-believers.
Viewed with rationality and without the prism of jaundiced eyes, never in history such a glorious movement has occurred.
"I had to take my opportunities as he was under pressure fighting for the world number one spot so he has to win matches. From me no-one expects anything."
Safin admitted later that he already booked himself on a flight to Moscow on Wednesday evening but he must now prepare himself for a third-round match against Italian Andreas Seppi.
"I hadn't looked at the draw because I saw I had Djokovic in the second round, but now I wiill have to check. The way I am playing right now I can go far but it must be step by step," added the Russian.
ISLAMABAD, June 23: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will launch a massive scheme to document black economy by appealing to the nation for voluntarily declaring untaxed assets.Got it.
The move, likely to come at the concluding budget session of the National Assembly, is aimed at documenting the black economy and will be part of an investment tax scheme that allows taxpayers to disclose their undeclared businesses, capital and assets by paying just two per cent of their market value.
A whole new vocabulary seems to be required. To say that the movie is not funny is merely to affirm the obvious. The word “unfunny” surely applies to Mr. Myers’s obnoxious attempts to find mirth in physical and cultural differences but does not quite capture the strenuous unpleasantness of his performance. No, “The Love Guru” is downright antifunny, an experience that makes you wonder if you will ever laugh again.
For 40 ministerial posts, there are only 15 ministers; all the 45 standing committees of the National Assembly, an important tool of a functioning parliamentary system, are yet to be formed. None of the parliamentary secretaries have been appointed. Policy-making is ad hoc at best, confusing at worst. Every decision has to be routed through the Zardari House, which has become a beehive of job-hunters, punters and court-jesters.
The economic advisory committee, which is helping the government form budget proposals, is an odd mix of rich men, young economists and powerful lobbyists. Tragically, while the grimmest challenge that the country is faced with centres around the agriculture sector, the committee does not have a single individual representing Pakistan's troubled green-acres. When a well-wisher, who did not want to be named, pointed this omission out to Zardari, his response was, "I am the agriculturalist, who else do you need."
This view is reinforced by repeated leaks in the press about meetings between the Chief of Army Staff General Kayani and his former boss, suggesting coordination and a friction-free relationship. The presidential camp has also been active in nurturing this 'all for one' impression. In one dinner meeting, General Musharraf borrowed a cigarette from General Kayani and laughingly said, "I smoke because of him."
I quite hate golf.The Onion illustrates why with a great article, titled "Man Who Used Stick To Roll Ball Into Hole In Ground Praised For His Courage"
If that doesn't convince you, then listen to Robin Williams.
A PARLIAMENTARIAN on the floor of the house on Thursday suggested the government to impose tax on beauty parlours that are doing roaring business without any taxes...He cited examples saying during the peak wedding season, beauty parlours in posh areas had more than hundred brides’ made up every day, each paying tens of thousands of rupees.
Several members smiled and laughed at the suggestion. Few of them rose to extend their backing to this suggestion. Interestingly, the Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan who was chairing the session, also tried to cut a joke by saying that lady members in the house ‘who are used to having heavy make up’ should also make some suggestion on the matter.
This house broke up in laughter on this remark. However, lady MPA Azma Bokhari took strong exception and criticised the male members for always making fun of issues related to women.
Yay for no-bid contracts!
Nothing unites Europeans like football, and this year’s Euro 2008 tournament is turning out to be one of the best in a long time, maybe ever. What else could have us feeling sorry for Switzerland and cheering for Austria? Isn’t Europe a more harmonious entity without the English? Would Brussels be paralysed by protests today if Belgium had qualified? And would Ireland have voted No if they were in the tournament?This is one of the things I love about football. Because pretty much the entire world plays it (i.e. it's not rugby), and games are always well-attended (i.e. it's not cricket), and fans are almost always vociferous (i.e. it's not golf), the possibilities of sport highlighting historical and political rivalries are immense. I mean, in what other sport could we get Iran vs. the U.S.?
Part of the fun of football is the way in which it overturns the international order of power politics.
The US, Russia and China can be expected to top the medal charts in the Olympics, as usual, but Croatia had already triumphed over two of the Great Powers – England and Russia – in qualifying before beating Austria and Germany last week. Up next: Turkey, the former Ottoman Empire.
Most of Europe got a, er, kick out of Croatia’s victory over Germany last week, in what everyone was too polite to call the Group of the Third Reich. We could all feel sorry for Poland once again as Germany beat them with two goals from a player born in Poland, Lukas Podolski.
People welcome focus on social upliftIf you read the first friggin sentence of the story, you might get a slightly more nuanced approach.
Public has shown a mixed reaction over announcement of annual budget …The other story on the budget actively seeks out the one constituency the PML-N has impressed:
Businessmen hail budgetBut the Punjab wasn’t the only province to announce its budget. The NWFP, which isn’t governed by the PML-N was covered in a slightly different manner. Note that in the case of the Punjab, it wasn’t considered appropriate to quote what the opposition thought of the budget. The same rules don’t apply to the NWFP:
Opposition sees no respite for the poorAnd the main story on the NWFP is simply titled ‘NWFP budget has no relief for the common man’, a headline that isn’t borne out by the piece in question:
Free books will be distributed to the government-run schools students from primary to secondary level; Rs200 monthly scholarship will be provided to each girl student from class 6th to 10th across the province, which was earlier limited to seven districts…Rs1b has been allocated for poverty alleviation under Chief Minster’s Program for Poverty Alleviation. However, spending mode was not specified. An insurance scheme was also announced for poor families of the province as well
Believe it, Mian Shahbaz Sharif has asked the relevant officials to let him know his powers as the province’s chief minister.
The officials are studying the necessary books before writing a report for the boss. It’s not immediately known why the PML-N president had to ask this question when he has already held the office between 1997 and 1999.
Finance Minister Tanveer Ashraf Kaira remained confused during his budget speech in the Punjab Assembly on Monday.
Kaira mispronounced several words during an hour-long written speech. The minister also added several ‘extra’ words to his speech, which were not part of the written text.
The upper house witnessed a brief pandemonium when Leader of the Opposition Kamil Ali Agha criticised Parliamentary Leader of the Awami National Party Haji Adeel for his remarks against him.It's good to be home.
Mr Adeel in his speech said he wanted to speak in the presence of the opposition leader, but it seemed that he had lost heart after the defeat of his party in the Feb 18 elections and was found missing from the house most of the time.
Mr Agha said: “The lawmaker (Mr Adeel) belongs to a party (ANP) which never accepted Pakistan’s reality wholeheartedly and whose founding father (Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan) had wished not be buried in Pakistan and his body was taken to Jalalabad for burial.”
This started a commotion and several members from both the treasury and opposition benches started shouting at each other.
Meanwhile, Geo TV has placed an advertisement in the Jang newspaper, which is part of the same media group, inviting Mr Musharraf to start his own daily or weekly talk on the channel if he thought his side of political developments in Pakistan was not being given enough attention.
If any programme has been blocked by any force outside Pakistan, she makes an offer to Geo producers and anchors, who have been stopped, to use the PTV services live and without any editing until such time as they can restart or relocate, Sherry said.
A meeting of the editorial team of Geo was held here on Friday to review the offer given to Geo by the minister for information.
Appreciating the decision, the Geo editorial team thanked her and after reviewing the offer of the information minister decided that Geo will forward live signals of its programmes “Capital Talk” and “Meray Mutabiq”.
The editorial team requested the information minister to direct the PTV to receive live signals of the said two programmes and telecast them ‘as they are’ along with the advertisements therein.
The Geo’s editorial team held the opinion that each channel had its own set of standards and the same was the case with Geo. Therefore, it is important that a team of Geo prepares these programmes and forwards them to the PTV live. It also requested Sherry Rahman to direct the PTV to inform Geo about acceptance of this offer.
“If you’re a small to medium size firm with relatively shallow pockets (as opposed to a giant multinational), be very wary of hiring unmarried middle class women who haven’t expressly stated/demonstrated their commitment to remaining post marriage, unless you're hiring them as a PR officer or receptionist”But before I get called whatever stuff I’m about to be called (due to my defense of AKS’s asininely titled and characteristically offensive post), let me reassure readers that my 'generalization' is a work in progress, and is very much open to suggestion and further qualification.
At the time of the election of the Pope it was evident from the white smoke from the chimneys that a black was being elected to lead the Catholics. At this juncture President Bush said that a black Pope was unacceptable to the millions of Catholics who happen to be white.
As this pressure increased, the bishops were forced to elect Cardinal Ratzinger as the Pope.
They don't want us to stay on our land. But we won't leave. We'll die here. It's ours.That quote pretty much sums it up, don't you think? The funny thing is, without me attributing it, you have no idea who said it - a Jewish settler or a displaced Palestinian.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday the proposed increase in number of Supreme Court judges from 16 to 29 in the national budget reflects a clear commitment of the government to reinstating judges.
Talk about doing wonders on the hearts and minds front.
"We will look upon this as an incident that is not an intentional action to cause harm to Pakistan,"And receives absolutely no assistance from US officials:
“The bombs hit the target they were aimed at,”
- Anonymous US Official quoted in the New York Times
"Every indication we have is that this was a legitimate strike against forces that had attacked members of the coalition,''The aforementioned conversation between Husain Haqqani and US officials may therefore be reduced to the following:
- Geoff Morrell, quoted in the Guardian
HH: You bombed us!
US: Yes. But someone over your side was acting up.
HH: No they weren't. The problem was on the Afghan side. This must be a mistake.
US: It was on your side. This wasn't a mistake.
HH: It is a mistake you twat. 11 of our soldiers are dead.
US: Targeting your soldiers for an air strike was not a mistake. Though we are quite sorry that they're dead.
HH: Right. So if you're sorry, it must have been a mistake. Jolly good. Apology accepted.
US: It wasn't a mistake. But yeah, we're sort of sorry.
Emotions ran high, but after a journey of over 14 hours in hot and dusty conditions, everyone was understandably tired…Speeches, including one from the fiery Kurd, were planned, but subsequently dropped keeping in mind the fatigue of the journeyers. After all, this journey, despite the passage of one day, was still in its early stages. Multan, Lahore, and finally Islamabad still remained.
The dedication to and belief in the cause was apparent. Things remained sluggish before breakfast, which, like the previous night’s dinner, was provided by the gracious hosts, the Sukkur Bar Association.
The third question relates to the actual location of the blast – given that it hit out at poor Pakistanis at large rather than any Dane, and this is what must have been anticipated given the place of occurrence. So was the intent really to hit at the Danes or to create a security situation that could be exploited in terms of undermining the Long March on security grounds?
The number of people attending the lawyers’ long march will be very small, but no compromise will be made on their security, Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer said on Tuesday. Talking to Business Plus, Taseer said more people came to his open courts than would attend the march. However, he said the government would make appropriate arrangements for their security irrespective of their number.
PARIS — The operation in the private clinic off the Champs-Élysées involved one semicircular cut, 10 dissolving stitches and a discounted fee of $2,900.
But for the patient, a 23-year-old French student of Moroccan descent from Montpellier, the 30-minute procedure represented the key to a new life: the illusion of virginity.
Like an increasing number of Muslim women in Europe, she had a hymenoplasty, a restoration of her hymen, the vaginal membrane that normally breaks in the first act of intercourse.
Actually, my favorite part of the story is this tidbit:
The issue has been particularly charged in France, where a renewed and fierce debate has occurred about a prejudice that was supposed to have been buried with the country’s sexual revolution 40 years ago: the importance of a woman’s virginity.
The furor followed the revelation two weeks ago that a court in Lille, in northern France, had annulled the 2006 marriage of two French Muslims because the groom found his bride was not the virgin she had claimed to be.
The domestic drama has gripped France. The groom, an unidentified engineer in his 30s, left the nuptial bed and announced to the still partying wedding guests that his bride had lied. She was delivered that night to her parents’ doorstep.
In other words, dude was getting it on while his guests still hadn't left. That's horniness, people. Good old fashioned horniness.