Punjab police to respond with ‘equal force’ if attacked again, warns Mohsin Naqvi
The Punjab government announced on Monday the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the torture of police personnel allegedly at the hands of PTI workers in Lahore over the last week, and also cautioned that any future manhandling of law enforcers will result in an equivalent response.
The decision was announced by Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi at a press conference today.
Over the last few weeks, PTI workers and the Punjab police — aided by their Punjab counterparts and Rangers personnel — have been intermittently engaged in “pitched battles
The clashes first began when the Islamabad police arrived at former prime minister Imran Khan’s Zaman Park residence last week to arrest him in the Toshakhana case. However, it was met with resistance from the PTI chairman’s supporters. During the clashes, which were later stopped by the interference of courts, several policemen were injured.”.
The doctors selling bogus treatments to people facing blindness
Doctors around the world are offering false hope and bogus treatments to millions of people with an incurable condition that can lead to blindness. BBC reporter Ramadan Younes, who has the disease himself, went undercover to expose them.
Lying in the hospital for five days in complete darkness, bandages covering my eyes, I imagined what my life would be like with my vision improved.
It was 2013, and I had traveled to Beijing, China, after reading about a treatment for the genetic eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Six years earlier, I had been diagnosed with the condition, which means I’m gradually losing my vision and one day I could go blind.
I raised $13,000 (£10,900) to pay for treatment that I was told could make my eyesight better and stop it from deteriorating further. I was told it would change my life.
When I returned to my home in Cairo, Egypt, I told friends and family that my sight was improving – but it wasn’t true. Nothing had changed.
Month after month, I still feel my vision fading away. The condition means the millions of light-sensitive cells at the back of my eye are gradually dying.
There is currently no cure – just one approved genetic therapy that can stop the disease from progressing, but only for some patients with a specific faulty gene. But it hasn’t stopped doctors around the world from claiming they can treat the untreatable, often at huge expense.
Varinder Chawla waited with bated breath at a helipad in Alibaug, a coastal town about 96km (60 miles) from India’s financial capital, Mumbai city.
Through his sources, he had learned that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan might catch a helicopter from there to head to his palatial home in Mumbai.
It was 2 November 2022, Khan’s birthday. The star always greeted the thousands of fans who gathered outside his home to wish him well on the day. Chawla was sure Khan wouldn’t disappoint them, so he waited patiently.
Finally, a car approached with Khan inside. Chawla gestured at the actor and he waved back; so, he hit the button. Click.
“That was a real money shot. My efforts paid off,” Chawla says.
Its Swiss rival UBS has rescued troubled bank Credit Suisse in a government-backed deal.
Sunday’s announcement came after a weekend of emergency talks in Switzerland between the two banks and the country’s financial regulators.
The Swiss National Bank said the deal was the best way to restore the confidence of financial markets and to manage risks to the economy.
Credit Suisse did not expect “any disruption to client services”.
“We are fully focused on ensuring a smooth transition and seamless experience for our valued clients and customers,” a spokesperson for the bank told the BBC.
Credit Suisse shareholders were deprived of a vote on the deal and will receive one share in UBS for every 22.48 shares they own, valuing the bank at $3.15bn (£2.6bn).
At the close of business on Friday Credit Suisse was valued at around $8bn.
But the deal has achieved what regulators set out to do – secure a result before the financial markets opened on Monday.
The merger comes amid fears over the global banking system, with Credit Suisse being the latest casualty of a crisis of confidence that has seen two mid-sized US banks fail and another propped up by emergency funding.
In a statement, Switzerland’s central bank said “a solution has been found to secure financial stability and protect the Swiss economy in this exceptional situation”.
The federal government said in order to reduce any risks for UBS it would grant a guarantee against potential losses worth $9.6bn.
The Swiss central bank has also offered liquidity assistance of up to $110bn.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has summoned the federal cabinet meeting to be held today (Friday) in Islamabad to discuss the economic and political situation in the country.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will preside over the federal cabinet meeting to be held at the Prime Minister’s office. The cabinet will discuss a five-point agenda during the meeting.
According to sources, approval of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) (MoUs) signed by the Security and Exchange Commission with other authorities is part of the agenda of the cabinet meeting.
Sources said that the issue of extradition of accused Waseem Aslam to Saudi Arabia through Interpol will also come under consideration while approval will be sought for the reconstitution of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) during the meeting.
The cabinet meeting will ratify the decisions of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) meetings held on March 14 and March 15. The approval of the decisions of the March meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Legislation is also part of the agenda.
iPhone 15 leak shows front glass with the immersive screen on Pro
Reliable hardware leaker, ShrimpApplePro, has shared a video that reveals the front glass of the iPhone 15 lineup.
The iPhone 15 Pro seems to have a standard display size and Dynamic Island with thinner bezels than the current iPhone 14 Pro. The middle glass panel in the video is dedicated to the iPhone 15 Pro Max, the largest of the three front glass sizes, with the same Dynamic Island at the top. The large screen, however, adds more emphasis to the thinner bezels.
The third screen panel has a thicker border with the same bezel width as the iPhone 14, but with a Dynamic Island for non-Pro models of the iPhone 15.
Tips for improving your Outlook experience
Some interesting tips for making better use of the platform
Microsoft’s Outlook is a commonly used platform that allows you to send emails, make calendars, create and manage tasks, and more.
If you are an avid u.tlook user, you should know some of these tips and tricks to use the platform better.
Exercise is very important for mental and physical health. Professor Dr. Robina Farooq (T.I).
Vice Chancellor Government College Women University Faisalabad Professor Dr. Robina Farooq declared exercise indispensable for human health. She expressed this in the opening ceremony of GCWUF Fitness Fusion Studio.
She said that we must take some time out of our busy schedules for our mental and physical health because a healthy body ensures a healthy mind. She appreciated the training in yoga and other exercises in the studio and also got herself registered for admission to the fusion studio.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Robina Farooq was accompanied by Director Academics Prof. Dr. Zill-i-Huma Nazli, Coordinator Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Focal Person Commercialization Wing Prof. Dr. Ayesha Sameen, Chairperson Mathematics Department Prof. Dr. Saima Akram, Director of Sports Fahmida Ayub, several faculty members and students in the opening ceremony.
The studio is run by the commercialization wing of GCWUF under Prof. Dr. Ayesha Sameen, whereas in charge of the studio is Ms. Fehmida Ayub, head of the Department of Health and Physical Education, GCWUF. Registration for the Fitness Fusion Studio is open for all female candidates within and outside the university. This project is significant for uplifting female health in the city and has received very positive feedback from various social sectors.