Jul 28

Imran Khan refuses to attend APC on terror

Imran Khan PTILAHORE (Dunya News) – Addressing a press conference here on Sunday Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said that mandate of his party was swindled and May 11 elections were rigged.

He demanded recounting with fingerprint verification in four constituencies.

He said he supported the Opposition’s decision to boycott the presidential election, adding he wanted to boycott it but did not want to leave the field open to PML-N.

“Justice (r) Wajihuddin is the best person for the slot of Pakistan’s president because he will remain neutral,” he said.
He said date for the presidential election was announced in hurry and sufficient time was not allowed for campaign.

Terming the proposed All Parties Conference as a futile exercise, Imran said that he would not take part in it.

“Earlier APC held for devising a national policy to counter terrorism was of no consequence,” he said.

However, Imran said he would like to have a one-to-one talk with COAS and PM Nawaz Sharif on the terrorism issue.

About drone attacks he said Pervaiz Musharraf had admitted that these attacks were executed with the consent of Pakistan government.

He said he had contacted the British government after Altaf Hussain’s provocative address at Teen Talwar, Karachi.

May 23

Egypt Election 2012 with Google Doodle

Cairo: Search engine giant Google has dedicated a Doodle for Egyptians to mark Egypt Presidential Election 2102 (انتخابات الرئاسة المصرية 2012), almost 15 months after Hosni Mubarak ouster in the Arab Spring.Egypt Google

The Doodle, visible on Google’s Egyptian search home page, features Google’s letters depicting the entire election process, from standing in lines and casting the vote in ballot boxes.

Fifty million Egyptians can vote in their first free presidential election to choose between the mixed categories of candidates—Islamists, secularists, revolutionaries and the ones supporting status quo.

A transparent process during the polls is guaranteed by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (Scaf), which assumed presidential powers in February 2011.

Google has been praised by Egyptians and non-Egyptians alike for the Doodle and its efforts to make people aware of the election process and encourage them to vote for a new government.