Zardari regrets his remarks about Rao Anwar

ISLAMABAD: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has regretted the remarks he made in an interview with a private TV channel, calling former Malir SSP Rao Anwar, a ‘brave child’.

Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that Mr. Asif Ali Zardari has described his words as mis-spoken and regretted any offence to anyone.

The former President also acknowledged in another TV interview today that his words about Rao Anwar were indeed mis-spoken, the Spokesperson said..

The spokesman clarified that the former president had also denounced extrajudicial killings as abhorrent, criminal and unacceptable and called for bringing to justice all those involved in it.

The former President realizes that his remarks made unwittingly in the flow of conversation may have caused anguish and has regretted it.

Zardari on Friday lauded the valor of former Rao Anwar, calling him a ‘brave child’, even though he has failed to appear before the Supreme Court in an alleged murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud.

Asif Ali Zrdari, in an interview, said; “Rao Anwar is among those brave children who participated in the operation against MQM,� adding that 54 SHOs took part in that operation, while he only survived as rest of 53 were eliminated.

Responding to a question about Naqeebullah Mehsud’s murder in an alleged police encounter, he suggested that everybody should reconsider and review the case in broad perceptive, which according to him was hyped by the media.

To a question the former president said that IG Sindh should have informed the agencies about his WhatsApp talks with suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had issued contempt notice to former Malir SSP Rao Anwar as he did not appear before the apex court despite being granted protective bail in Naqeebullah Mehsud case.

Naqeebullah Mehsud, a native of South Waziristan, was among the four killed in an alleged …read more

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San Diego runs over poor-shooting BYU, 75-62

SAN DIEGO — BYU made just three 3-pointers and was whistled for 25 personal fouls at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

That pretty much sums up the Cougars’ 75-62 setback to San Diego Saturday afternoon.

“That’s a hard number to win with,” coach Dave Rose said, referring to his team’s 3-of-22 shooting performance from 3-point range.

It was clear from the outset that this wasn’t going to end well for BYU. The Cougars found themselves down 11 points midway through the first half.

“We started the game very poorly. In February, it’s hard to overcome that kind of stuff,” said guard TJ Haws, who scored 14 points and had five assists. “They’re a good team and they knocked down big shots. We let them get going at the beginning. They’re a good team. It’s hard to stop that.”

“We missed some open shots early. It hurt us on the defensive end because we were a bit slow,” Rose said. “We needed to get some energy from some makes. We were having a hard time doing that.”

The Cougars connected on just one of their first 14 3-point shots.

“We just couldn’t really get into our groove,” said guard Zac Seljaas. “When shots aren’t falling, it’s a downer to your mentality. You want to have that confidence, but we didn’t really have that tonight.”

BYU dropped to 21-8 overall and 10-6 in West Coast Conference play while San Diego improved to 17-11 and 8-8.

Meanwhile, the referees were calling a flurry of fouls early on. BYU forward Yoeli Childs picked up his third personal with 7:26 remaining in the first half and he ended up fouling out with four minutes left in the game while Jahshire Hardnett also fouled out.

Childs scored eight points in 22 minutes, halting his streak of 26 games of scoring in double figures.

At halftime, four other Cougars had …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

San Diego runs over poor-shooting BYU, 75-62

SAN DIEGO — BYU made just three 3-pointers and was whistled for 25 personal fouls at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

That pretty much sums up the Cougars’ 75-62 setback to San Diego Saturday afternoon.

“That’s a hard number to win with,” coach Dave Rose said, referring to his team’s 3-of-22 shooting performance from 3-point range.

It was clear from the outset that this wasn’t going to end well for BYU. The Cougars found themselves down 11 points midway through the first half.

“We started the game very poorly. In February, it’s hard to overcome that kind of stuff,” said guard TJ Haws, who scored 14 points and had five assists. “They’re a good team and they knocked down big shots. We let them get going at the beginning. They’re a good team. It’s hard to stop that.”

“We missed some open shots early. It hurt us on the defensive end because we were a bit slow,” Rose said. “We needed to get some energy from some makes. We were having a hard time doing that.”

The Cougars connected on just one of their first 14 3-point shots.

“We just couldn’t really get into our groove,” said guard Zac Seljaas. “When shots aren’t falling, it’s a downer to your mentality. You want to have that confidence, but we didn’t really have that tonight.”

BYU dropped to 21-8 overall and 10-6 in West Coast Conference play while San Diego improved to 17-11 and 8-8.

Meanwhile, the referees were calling a flurry of fouls early on. BYU forward Yoeli Childs picked up his third personal with 7:26 remaining in the first half and he ended up fouling out with four minutes left in the game while Jahshire Hardnett also fouled out.

Childs scored eight points in 22 minutes, halting his streak of 26 games of scoring in double figures.

At halftime, four other Cougars had …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

Oilers’ Cam Talbot on goalie interference: ‘I’m (bleep)ing sick of it’

Not much has gone right for the Edmonton Oilers this season and the team often finds itself at the centre of controversial goalie interference calls and non-calls.

It happened again Saturday afternoon during a 1-0 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Oilers netminder Cam Talbot was bumped into on the Coyotes’ lone goal, which stood despite a review, and Edmonton had what would’ve been a tying goal called back midway through the third period.

“It’s extremely frustrating to have what seems like every single one of these calls go against us in the past two years. It’s just unbelievable,” Talbot told reporters following the game. “I’ve never seen anything like it. We challenge a goal, it stands. They challenge a goal on us, for some reason it’s always waved off, so I just don’t understand it. It’s the exact same play that we had last week against L.A., where the guy clips my blocker. We challenge, it’s still a goal. Last year in the playoffs against [Ducks forward] Corey Perry — same play. Takes my blocker with him, puck goes blocker side, it’s still a goal on us.

“There’s just no consistency and I’m [expletive] sick of it. It’s [expletive] ridiculous. You can quote me. They can fine me> I don’t give a [expletive] anymore.”

Oilers coach Todd McLellan didn’t seem to have a problem with Arizona’s goal, but did think Patrick Maroon’s would-be tying goal should’ve held up.

“As it stands right now I think everybody’s massively confused and it continues,” McLellan said.

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