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PM personifies and explemfies the exaltation of law, setting a standard applicable to…

Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marriyum Aurangzeb Thursday

said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif through his appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and by following the Constitution and law has set a precedent for all institutions of the country. The appearance of the Prime Minister is an act of submitting to the Constitution and Law rendering him beyond reproach and setting a high standard to be followed and applicable to all institutions, she told a private television channel. The Prime Minister has, today, etched a new era in country’s history demonstrating the strength of democracy and in doing so he has cleansed Pakistan of unconstitunal acts of the past whilst setting a precedent for the future. The Prime Minister and his family acutely acquainted with extreme scrutiny having answered for and vindicated on frivolous and vexatious claims over the last three decades under, hitherto, hostile circumstances. Whilst commenting on Imran Khan’s video statement about the Prime Minister’s appearance before the JIT, the Minister for Information, highlighted that Imran Khan continues his hyporacy rendering him irrelevant and has lost his place in civilised public discourse as he continues with his litany of falsehoods. The minister further stated that any and all institutions that reach beyond their constitutional limitations are acting against Pakistan’s interest.

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage

16,000 African students enrol Moroccan universities

Rabat (IINA) – The number of African students pursuing their higher studies in Morocco is growing, from 1,040 in 1994 to 16,000 today, according to officials of Moulay Ismail University in Meknes.

The University hosted the African Week Conference from May 22 to 25 to discuss Afro-Moroccan economic and social development as well as the Moroccan leadership toward sustainability. The university noted that 8,000 scholarships had been granted to these students.

Held under the title of South-South Cooperation, the conference highlighted several issues and topics related to economic and social development, showcasing south-south collaboration among African countries in the economic, social and cultural domains.

The five-day event saw the attendance of several international and local politicians, professors, and researchers as well as overseas students, who in turn delivered presentations and speeches.

Millot, president of the Tahoua Region in Niger, said that he was delighted to see a public institution like Moulay Ismail University taking the initiative to bring this theme into discussion. This initiative offers tangible solutions on how to better manage our communities, said Millot.

Also at the event, Ralf Lorig, deputy for Education and Culture of the German Embassy, asserted that universities and researchers are the basis of the society’s development. If development does not happen at the university, it will not happen elsewhere, he said.

Source: International Islamic News Agency


Punjab cabinet at a meeting in Lahore today has lauded PML-N leadership’s sincere efforts for solution of power crisis in the country.

Addressing the meeting, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif it is an historic day as the 1320 MW Sahiwal Plant is being inaugurated by the Prime Minister today.

He said the Project is based on hundred percent Chinese investment, which shows the Chinese confidence in Prime Minister’s leadership.

Source: Radio Pakistan


Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says CPEC will change destiny of the country.

Talking to elected members in Lahore, he said all conspiracies against CPEC will be foiled.

The Chief Minister said these elements are not well-wishers of the people.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Norway’s ruling coalition party bans circumcision, hijab

Stockholm – Norway’s anti-immigrant and libertarian Progress Party (FrP), which is part of the ruling coalition, voted on Tuesday to ban circumcision for boys under 16 and bar hijabs in public schools.

The decisions were taken at the national annual conference of the FrP, in which the advocates of the circumcision ban claimed it causes “mental and physical harm to children.”

Norwegian Premier Erna Solberg is the head of a coalition between the Conservatives and the Progress Party. The third largest party FrP has 29 of the 169 seats in the Norwegian parliament.

Meanwhile, the leader Siv Jensen, in an interview to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten said that she was against forbidding circumcision.

“This is very sad. They [the Progress Party] must know they won’t get a majority for this in Parliament. It seems like they want to send a signal that we are unwelcome in the country,” Ervin Kohn, a Jewish community leader in Norway, told Aftenposten.

On the Muslim front, the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) Vice Chairman Fatih Zingal told Daily Sabah in an interview that the decision harms religious freedom in Europe. “Religious freedom is one of the pillars of European law,” he said.

“We experienced a similar situation in Germany as well. They also proposed to ban circumcision for boys under 16, then we and the Jewish diaspora opposed it. As it is a religious obligation for Jews to circumcise their children on the eighth day after birth, they had to backtrack on the proposal,” he said. “This is a serious blow to religious freedom,” he added.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Paris Mosque: Macron election gives hope to French Muslims

Paris – Paris’ main Mosque stated on Sunday that the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as France’s next president, defeating far-right leader Marine Le Pen, was a sign of reconciliation between French religions.

“It is a clear sign of hope to French Muslims that they can live in harmony and respect of French values,” La Grande Mosquee de Paris said in a statement.

Source: International Islamic News Agency