SC takes exception over use of abusive language by Faizabad protesters

ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday submitted a report into the Faizabad sit-in to the Supreme Court of Pakistan two days after the apex court took suo-motu notice of the matter.

Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf submiited the response on behalf of the Interior and Defence ministries to a division bench of the apex court comprising Justice Qazi Faiz Esa and Justice Musheer Alam .

The court had sought detailed reports from the Defence and Interior Secretaries with regard to the sit-in that is being staged by a religious outfit.

The Attorney General told the court that the government got the religious scholars involved to hold talks with the protesters.

During the course of hearing, Justice Qazi Faiz Esa took an exception to protesters for using abusive language , and observed that arrogance and egotism are the worst forms of sin.

“Abuses are pouring out of every mouth. We too got worried, but do not use abusive language, and we do not want bullets being fired on demonstrators,� he was quoted by TV channels as saying.

He said decisions are taken on streets when the state ceases to exist. “Will cities close again, if tomorrow another issue pops up,� he said.

The judge said public money was spent to place shipping containers on the roads, asking the government to inform the court for the sake of public transparency  as to how much expenses it has borne to place the containers.

The Attorney General said the protesters started the sit-in at the Faizabad Interchange during the Chehlum of Hazram Imam Hussain (R.A).� We do not want bloodshed to happen,� he said.

Responding to a question, he told the court as many as 169 people have been arrested and 18 cases lodged by the authorities.

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Source:: The News International – Latest news

Athletics: Fiona ready for Liverpool race that will see her turn out again in national colours

Metro Aberdeen’s Fiona Brian will take part in the biggest cross country race of her career at Liverpool on Saturday.

She will represent Scotland in the Great Britain team trials for next month’s European championships.

The winner of the Great Aberdeen 10km Run will be making her third appearance in national colours, after her debut in a home countries international last winter before setting a personal best time in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10km road race earlier this month.

Fiona had been all set to run in last Sunday’s Fraserburgh half marathon before receiving the call to be part of the four-strong Scotland women’s team for the 8km race at Sefton Park.

She said: “I was looking forward to running at Fraserburgh but decided to pull out to save myself for Liverpool.

“It’s going to be a tough race for me down there so I didn’t want to go into it maybe feeling a bit tired.

“It’s definitely the biggest cross country race I will have done and it will be a top quality field because it’s the trial for the Europeans.”

The Scotland team will be led by double Olympian and European championship 5,000m bronze medallist Steph Twell (Aldershot Farnham and District), while Glasgow’s Josephine Moultrie and Edinburgh AC’s Rebecca Burns complete the line-up.

Fiona said: “The Scotland team always have some big names and this year it’s no different. I’ve never met Steph before, so that will be interesting.

“I’m not sure how much of an opportunity I’ll get to speak with her because the night before the race I’ll stay with my parents, who live in Chester.

“I really don’t know what to expect in the race. It will be really fast at the start so I will probably find it hard to go with that, but hopefully my endurance will help me pull through towards the …read more

Source:: Evening Express – All articles

Word Game: Nov. 23, 2017

TODAY’S WORD — CATTIER (CATTIER: KAT-ee-er: More subtly cruel or malicious.)

Average mark 25 words

Time limit 30 minutes

Can you find 33 or more words in CATTIER? The list will be published tomorrow.

YESTERDAY’S WORD — ROBOTICS riot robot roost root obit oboist orbit otic bistro boor boost boot boric bort brio bris tiro torso trio cist coir coot cost crib scoot soot sorb sort stir stoic

To purchase the Word Game book, visit Order it now for just $5 while supplies last!


1. Words must be of four or more letters.

2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of ”s,” such as ”bats” or ”dies,” are not allowed.

3. Additional words made by adding a ”d” or an ”s” may not be used. For example, if ”bake” is used, ”baked” or ”bakes” are not allowed, but ”bake” and ”baking” are admissible.

4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

To contact Word Game creator Kathleen Saxe, write to Word Game, Kathleen Saxe, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.

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Source:: The Mercury News

TV tonight: ‘S.W.A.T.’ team deals with a domestic bomber

TV picks for Thursday, Nov. 23

NFL football — It’s just not Thanksgiving without a football feast on the small screen. The schedule features three games, including the nightcap, which pits the Giants against the Redskins in Washington (5:30 p.m. PT, NBC). Earlier in the day, the Vikings take on the Lions (9:30 a.m. PT, Fox) and the Chargers face the Cowboys (1:30 p.m. PT, CBS).

“Anne of Green Gables — The Good Stars” (8 p.m., PBS): The iconic Canadian literary classic returns for a second installment. Our title character (Ella Ballentine) turns 13 and faces numerous milestones, including first sleepovers, culinary misadventures and shifting relationships. Martin Sheen reprises his role as Matthew Cuthbert.

“Supernatural” (8 p.m., The CW): As Sam and Dean continue their search for Jack, with Asmodeus (guest star Jeffrey Vincent Parise) hot on their trail, they stumble across a familiar foe. Meanwhile, Lucifer manages to escape Michael’s (guest star Christian Keyes) grasp and finds himself an unlikely and mostly unwilling ally.

“Young Sheldon” (8:30 p.m., CBS): Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

“Arrow” (9 p.m., The CW): Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family but the happy moment is interrupted. Meanwhile, Black Siren returns to wreak havoc on the holiday.

“S.W.A.T.” (10 p.m., CBS): After a domestic bomber dies in a Highland Park explosion, the SWAT team races to find the man’s partner before more devices detonate. Also, Hondo reaches out to Buck (Louis Ferreira), his former team leader, when he worries he is isolating himself after his recent firing.

Get more TV Tonight delivered to your inbox for free on weekdays.Sign up for our Coffee Break newsletter here.Also on Thursday:

“Hidden Figures,” 2016 movie (8 p.m., HBO)

“Avatar,” 2009 movie (8 p.m., TNT)

“Christmas With the Kranks,” 2004 movie (8 p.m., Lifetime)

“The …read more

Source:: The Mercury News