Saturday, February 9, 2019
#France - Yellow Vest Unrest Leaves Protester Severely Injured In #Paris - #YellowVests #YellowRedWeekend #YellowVestprotests
A yellow vest protester was severely injured on Saturday in the streets of Paris, as police shot teargas at protesters who were trying to knock down a barrier at the French parliament.
The man's hand was nearly blown off when he picked up a tear gas grenade and it exploded, according to NPR's Eleanor Beardsley.
The AP reports police said the injured protester lost four fingers.
In a graphic video of the aftermath, French paramedics are seen gathered around the injured protester at the National Assembly gates, providing emergency medical treatment and preventing onlookers from getting too close.
د عوامي نیشنل ګوند یوه مشر ویلي دي چې په پاکستان کې پښتنو ته د ورپېښو ستونزو هواري لپاره د ټولو پښتنو مشرانو د جرګې جوړولو وړاندیز کړی دی.
د ګوند صوبايي مشر او پخواني اعلا وزیر امیر حیدر خان هوتي پرون په پېښور کې د نومیالي لیکوال او سیاستوال اجمل خټک اتم تلین غونډې ته په وینا کې وویل، ټول پښتانه مشران تېر کال (۲۰۱۸ز) په انتخاباتو کې له پارلېمانه بهر وساتل شول نو ځکه دې افتاب احمد خان شېرپاو، محمود خان اڅکزی، مولانا فضل الرحمان او سراج الحق سره جرګه شي او ګډ دریځ دې غوره کړي چې په وینا یې سازشونه ناکام کړي.
امیر حیدر خان هوتي زیاته کړه چې د هېواد سیاستوالان دې د ۱۸م اییني ترمیم د زیانمنېدو مخه هم ونیسي.
د پاکستان انتخاباتي کمېشن د جولای په ټاکنو کې د درغلۍ ټول تورونه رد کړي ول.
همداراز، پوځ هم ویلي ول چې په انتخاباتو کې یې یوازې د امنیت چارې پر مخ وړې.
د پاکستان تحریک انصاف په مشرۍ حکومت هم د ځېنو سیاسي ګوندونو دا څرګندونې رد کړې دي چې ګواکې ۱۸م اییني بدلون ختمول غواړي.
د پښتنو د سیاسي مشرانو د ګډې جرګې خبره نوې نه ده.
تر دې مخکې د فبرورۍ پر درېیمه په کلا سیف الله کې د استاد محمد ابراهیم ارمان لوڼي تر جنازې وروسته نواب ایاز خان جوګېزي هم په خبرو کې وویل چې د پښتنو د مسلو د هواري لپاره ټولو سیاسي مشرانو ته ورځي او جرګه جوړوي.
شاوخوا دوه کاله مخکې د پښتونخوا ملي عوامي ګوند مشر محمود خان اڅکزي هم د پښتنو سیاستوالانو د جرګې وړاندیز کړی وو.
د اجمل خټک د نهم تلین په مناسبت په پېښور کې غونډې ته په وینا کې د عوامي نیشنل ګوند نورو مشرانو په بوري (لورالايي) کې د ارمان لوڼي د وژنې او د شمالي وزیرستان په خیسور کې د کورونو د بې پرده ګۍ په ګډون د افغانستان د سولې په اړه پر هڅو هم خبرې وکړې.
The PTI however boasted of a team of highly knowledgeable economic experts who had avowedly prepared policies to turn the economy around despite all these problems. The party promised everyone a pie the sky like 10 million jobs for the unemployed and five million housing units for the poor. Two months before the elections the party announced a slew of pledges that included Fata’s expeditious merger with KP, bifurcation of Punjab province, a development package for Karachi and a programme for alleviation of poverty besides a number of steps for improvement of the economy. All these projects require mega bucks.
The Federal Finance Secretary told the NFC moot on Wednesday that in the current fiscal year the government would pay Rs3.6 trillion on account of debt servicing and defence spending that is equal to 68.2pc of the current fiscal year’s revised budget. The two expenditures however are equal to 121pc of the net federal revenues. The finance ministry has to borrow to pay salaries, pensions, run hospitals, schools and build roads. Every penny that the centre spends on development is borrowed either from the banks or foreign sources.
The cabinet has now vowed to increase the defence budget. The only way it can satisfy both the voters and the army is by raising taxes in a big way, drastically improving exports and selling off major loss making public enterprises. Alternately it will have to go begging for more loans. In any case it is going to be a tight rope walk. Wining the elections was easy, governing the country is much more difficult.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the arrest of Lahore-based academic Dr Ammar Ali Jan for participating in a protest.
In a statement, the PPP Chairman said that handcuffing, arrests and killings of academicians by PTI government shows the ugliest form of victimization perpetrated under any regime in the past.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari demanded immediate release of Dr Ammar Ali Jan and asked the government to desist from taking illegal and inhuman actions against the democratic rights of protest by the civil society.
He expressed solidarity with the family and friends of Dr Ammar Ali Jan and assured them every possible support from his Party.
It may be recalled here that Ammar Ali Jan is the son of Dr Khalid Javed Jan a renowned poet who wrote the poem
“Main Baghi hu Main Baghi hu”
And he is still working as General Secretary PPP Culture Wing, Punjab.
The PPP leader was speaking at the Institute of Peace in Washington.
He urged the country’s policymakers to take advantage of the country’s geostrategic position and trade with countries that border Pakistan. “If we follow this path, we have the potential to be the future trade hub of the world.”The PPP leader also spoke of the issues that face Pakistan’s fledgling democracy and how his party plans to tackle them.“Today in Pakistan, we are experiencing a curtailing of our freedoms, freedom of expression, liberty and justice are increasingly being compromised. We are witnessing censorship, the likes of which we have never before.”
“We are already witnessing indigenous organic movements spawning across the country where citizens, tired of being persecuted have begun to push back. And this is what we need, we need to keep speaking up, we need to keep fighting back, keep challenging the forces that seek to silence us.”
Pakistan will bear the repercussions of state-sponsored stifling of dissent and curbing of freedoms of speech, movement, and association for generations, added the PPP chairperson.
“One area that is not talked about much, but which nonetheless is a reality, are civil-military relations in Pakistan. My party is conscious that this issue has to be addressed for long-term democratic and political stability.”
Bilawal further said he has proposed that all parties come together and work out a new charter of democracy to deal with such issues.
Bilawal also highlighted the need to curb extremism, ensure implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) and the state of Pakistan’s economy.
In particular, he mentioned the youth bulge in the population. Over 60% of our population is considered youth and with a projected growth rate of 3%, our economy is not equipped to handle that level of unemployment, said the PPP chairperson while expressing concern over the country’s economic health.
Rizwan Razi, who worked for private Din TV in the city of Lahore, was being investigated for “defamatory and obnoxious” comments about the judiciary, government and intelligence services, according to Pakistan’s law enforcement agency.
However, there was no official confirmation he had been arrested.
“My father went out of home to see off friends,” his son Osama told Reuters of the incident on Saturday morning.
“When the friends left, unknown persons, riding a black Honda Civic car, thrashed and dragged him in the car and fled away ... I ran after the car but could not do anything.”
Pakistani journalists say they face an increasingly hostile climate since the vote last year that saw Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) take power.A report from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), dated Saturday and seen by Reuters, said Razi had previously been questioned about his Twitter comments. It said authorization had been granted to register a case against him.
His account @RaziDada appeared to be offline on Saturday.
FIA officials in Lahore referred questions to the main office in Islamabad, where officials could not be reached.
Khan’s government replaced the party of ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was at odds with the powerful military and is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence for corruption.The increased official pressure has come at a difficult time for the media in general as advertising revenues have plunged and newsroom budgets been slashed.Government officials say Pakistan has an independent media and the military denies pressuring journalists.In a separate case, Ammar Ali Jan, an academic also based in Lahore, was arrested over his involvement in a protest at the death of Arman Loni, a regional leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement. He was later released on bail.
A message on Ammar’s Facebook page on Saturday said he was taken at 4 a.m. “I am a law-abiding citizen and will not be deterred in the fight for justice,” it said.
Police official Azhar Naveed confirmed the brief detention and bail, which followed other arrests over the protests earlier this week. He said Ammar was charged with taking part in a rally, blocking a road and making “anti-state” speeches.