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Former Pak diplomat Husain Haqqani booked for telling Pakistan to learn from India

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Husain Haqqani, a Pakistani ambassador to the US, has been booked for giving ‘hate speech’ against the Pakistani government and the military.

Husain Haqqani, a Pakistani ambassador to the US, has been booked for giving ‘hate speech’ against the Pakistani government and the military.

Haqqani is alleged to have spoiled the image of Pakistan in front of the world with his books and statements. A case has been registered against him in the sub-district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

  A few days ago, Haqqani praised India’s PM Narendra Modi and advised Pakistan to learn from him. He had said that Modi tried his best to improve relations with Pakistan but after Pathankot attacks, all his efforts had gone down the drain.

On Monday Haqqani advised Pakistan, “It will be in the interest of Pakistan to allow, the UN’s monitoring team to reach Hafiz Saeed.”

Haqqani has been charged with using false rhetorics against Pakistan. A person has lodged an FIR against Haqqani accusing him of issuing a visa to CIA (US) and RAW (India) agents while being an ambassador.

A case has been registered against him under Pakistani Penal Code, for making a terrorist conspiracy against the country.

According to police officials, Haqqani must surrender himself during the trial or else he will be declared absconding. Haqqani was Pakistan’s ambassador to the US from 2008 to 2011. However, after a dispute, he was removed.

In an article published in Washington Post, Haqqani has revealed that Pakistani government had helped America to kill Osama. The news of this operation was not given to the Pakistani government and the ISI, due to which he had also been criticized in his PAK Parliament.

Haqqani was an ambassador in Sri Lanka from 1992 to 1993. He has often been accusing the government of Pakistan and the army of cheating people

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Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister

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Colombo | Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move, resigned on Saturday as two crucial Supreme Court decisions made the embattled former strongman’s efforts to cling to premiership untenable.

Rajapaksa informed the lawmakers of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) that he has resigned from the post, MP Shehan Semasinghe told reporters. Rajapaksa was appointed as the prime minister on October 26 by President Sirisena in a controversial move after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe, which plunged the country into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay a court order restraining Mahinda, 73, from holding the office of Prime Minister until it fully heard the case next month. The apex court on Thursday unanimously declared that the dissolution of Parliament by Sirisena was “illegal”.

Pro-Rajapaksa lawmaker, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, had told reporters that Mahinda decided in a meeting on Friday with President Sirisena to resign to allow the President to appoint a new government.

Wickremesinghe is expected to take oath as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister on Sunday.

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly agreed to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Wickremesinghe in the post after a discussion with him over the phone on Friday.

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UN envoy says ‘robust monitoring regime’ urgently needed in Yemen

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United Nations | UN special envoy Martin Griffiths on Friday urged the creation of a “robust and competent monitoring regime” in war-ravaged Yemen, one day after fighting parties agreed to a ceasefire at a vital port.

“A robust and competent monitoring regime is not just essential. It is also urgently needed,” Griffiths told the Security Council, adding that “allowing the UN the lead role in the ports is the vital first step”.

If implemented, the deal on Hodeida port, a key gateway for aid and food imports, could bring relief to a country where 14 million people stand on the brink of famine.

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Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

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Sydney | Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved.

Morrison also committed to recognising the aspirations for a future state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital when the city’s status is determined in a peace deal.

The prime minister said it was in Australia’s interests to support “liberal democracy” in the Middle East and took aim at the United Nations he said was a place Israel is “bullied”.

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