Can't disclose context of Indian funding statement: Anwar

LONDON: MQM London representative Muhammad Anwar said on Thursday that he could not disclose the context behind his statement pertaining to Indian funding due to certain reasons.  Muhammad Anwar said that he could not reveal the context of the statement he had allegedly made to the British police, in which the MQM London representative had supposedly accepted receiving Indian funding. Speaking at Geo News’ program Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath, Anwar said that he could not reveal the context of the statement on media.  “The interviews continued for 10 to 15 hours. The context of the statement can only be found in those interviews. It cannot be understood by only presenting four lines of the interview,” he said. “Such things cannot be discussed in media. Our entire trial…

Strippers’ clubs in Mombasa admitting minors to be closed The government will shut down all strippers’ clubs in Mombasa County during the December festive season. Mombasa County Commissioner Evans Achoki said the clubs which have a tendency of allowing minors to access strippers’ sections are being investigated. Speaking at the Kenya School of Government during a sensitisation workshop for the Council of Imams, Islamic Preachers of Kenya and youth and women representatives, Mr Achoki said security agencies are cracking down on nightclubs and strip clubs allowing minors to access them. He said he has received numerous complaints from residents and religious leaders that minors are allowed inside strippers’ clubs. During this festive season, most clubs, especially in Mtwapa, will be holding parties. “We will shut them down. What kind of values are we impacting on our...

US, Turkish Defense Chiefs Meet to Discuss Anti-Daesh Operations US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met with Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Isik on Thursday at the site of a London conference on countering Daesh terror group, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said in a statement. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Carter thanked Isik for Turkish contributions to the anti-Daesh campaign, particularly Ankara’s Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria and efforts to close borders to the group, Cook stated. The defense chiefs reaffirmed their nations’ resolve to defeat Daesh and discussed a variety of ways to jointly accelerate the fight, according to Cook. In addition, Carter condemned last Saturday’s attack in Turkey by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that killed more than 40 people and wounded at least 150 others. Turkey’s government considers the PKK a terrorist organization.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra plans 2 Bay Area dates Does New Year’s Eve stress you out? Maybe there’s another way: Skip it altogether and go out Friday night instead. Unknown Mortal Orchestra is scheduled to perform two shows at the Independent this weekend and would be the perfect pre-New Year’s Eve party. (OK, one of the shows is actually on New Year’s Eve, in case you enjoy the frantic insanity on Sunday, Dec. 31.) Unknown Mortal Orchestra has been releasing their signature style of psych rock since 2010, when the band dropped its first track — the dreamy “Ffunny Ffriends.” These days the group’s music is considerably more produced, but that hasn’t hurt the generally chill vibes their songs elicit. “Multi-Love,” the title track on its latest album, is the perfect example of...

Actress Carrie Fisher in critical condition after 'cardiac episode' on flight: ... Actress Carrie Fisher suffered a "cardiac episode" on Friday during an airline flight from London to Los Angeles and was rushed to a hospital in critical condition after landing, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing emergency officials. Fisher, 60, who has been on a tour promoting a new memoir, is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie series. No representatives for the performer were immediately available to comment. The celebrity news website TMZ.com and other news outlets also reported that Fisher suffered a heart attack on the plane before its arrival at Los Angeles International Airport. A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman confirmed that emergency medical personnel met an arriving flight at the airport to treat a patient in "cardiac arrest...

Under Armour Debuts Three New Christmas-Inspired Colorways of the Curry 3 As Christmas approaches, it seems as though every major sneaker brand is releasing festive colorways, and the latest to join that lineup is Under Armour with three new colorways of the Curry 3. Inspired by various Christmas classics such as the theme of Santa Claus, “Raw Sugar,” and the Biblical Magi, each sneaker comes with a distinct story alongside their distinct and bold color motifs. As always, each pair will arrive with a combination of breathable mesh on the upper and synthetic material for a lockdown fit while maintaining comfort. Look for the new colorways of the Curry 3 to drop soon at Under Armour retailers near you, as well as on Under Armour’s official site.

Do this one thing to reduce your risk of heart attack Did you know that there is a higher risk of heart attacks during the winter months, especially near the holidays? It’s sad but true. There is generally an influx of heart attacks between the months of November and March, and if you already have some cardiovascular factors, your risk can increase during this time. While the holidays are associated with a great deal of stress, we shouldn’t forget that it’s also a joyful time. Yes, we’re running around, but we get to catch up with family and friends. The problem here is, these get-togethers often involve eating too much food. Many people dread the holiday season because they inevitably put on extra weight. Being overweight or obese is a heart attack risk factor, so if you ...

Historical Documents Centre opens in Shindagha Dubai: Dubai has opened the Historical Documents Centre that aims to store a treasure of documents that tell the history of the emirate as well as of the nation. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality, on Wednesday opened the Historical Documents Centre in Shindagha area. It currently has more than 20,000 documents collected by the municipality, the civic body said in a press release on Thursday. Lootah stressed on the continuous efforts of the municipality in compiling these valuable documents that can help in documenting the history of Dubai and the UAE. Set up under the Architectural Heritage Department, the centre was opened in the presence of representatives of government departments and personalities who have helped collect the historical documents. There are nine exhibition halls in ...