December 14, 2018

Twitter verifies FM Qureshi’s account, sending social media users into frenzy

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi seems to be overjoyed with the news that his Twitter account has been verified by the social networking site after “inexhaustible efforts”.

After receiving the blue checkmark that confirms a public figure’s account is legitimate, the foreign minister took to Twitter to celebrate and thank those who helped him in achieving it.

He wrote, “I want to thank @ImranGhazaliPK for his inexhaustible efforts in helping me verify my twitter account”.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

@SMQureshiPTI

I want to thank @ImranGhazaliPK for his inexhaustible efforts in helping me verify my twitter account. PTI would not be where it is today without it’s Social Media Team. They are the hidden faces who work tirelessly to support us. You are PTI’s greatest asset!

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The minister also appreciated the social media team of the PTI for working tirelessly and declare them “great asset” of the party.

Since he shared the tweet, the Pakistani Twitterati gave hilarious responses to it with various tweeps extending congratulations to him.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

@SMQureshiPTI

I want to thank @ImranGhazaliPK for his inexhaustible efforts in helping me verify my twitter account. PTI would not be where it is today without it’s Social Media Team. They are the hidden faces who work tirelessly to support us. You are PTI’s greatest asset!

Syed Babar Ali Shah@syedalibabar

Congrats @SMQureshiPTI your account is verified now by @Twitter @jack

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A user writes, “Shah jee is also celebrating blue tick” with joyful emojis.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

@SMQureshiPTI

I want to thank @ImranGhazaliPK for his inexhaustible efforts in helping me verify my twitter account. PTI would not be where it is today without it’s Social Media Team. They are the hidden faces who work tirelessly to support us. You are PTI’s greatest asset!

IL@the____devilll

shah jee is also celebrating blue tick 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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A user also commented, “How much inexhaustible efforts while I had got my Twitter account verified after an effort of 10 minutes when Twitter had kindly asked few questions to be answered”.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

@SMQureshiPTI

I want to thank @ImranGhazaliPK for his inexhaustible efforts in helping me verify my twitter account. PTI would not be where it is today without it’s Social Media Team. They are the hidden faces who work tirelessly to support us. You are PTI’s greatest asset!

Riaz Ali Turi

@RiazToori

How much inexhaustible efforts while I had got my Twitter account verified after an effort of 10 minutes when Twitter had kindly asked few questions to be answered. 🤣

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi

@SMQureshiPTI

I want to thank @ImranGhazaliPK for his inexhaustible efforts in helping me verify my twitter account. PTI would not be where it is today without it’s Social Media Team. They are the hidden faces who work tirelessly to support us. You are PTI’s greatest asset!

Rouzuddin Kihral@RouzuddinK

Is Gov Me Apka Aur @ShireenMazari1 Dono ka account Verify Huwa

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Among all such bizarre response, there was also a serious reply to Qureshi’s celebrating tweet.

Soraya Aziz, who claimed to be vice president of PTI USA chapter, says such tweets do not suit senior minister.

Soraya Aziz@SorayaAziz

Congratulations if the blue tick means that much to you. But with all due respect, such tweets don’t suit Senior Ministers. You have far more pressing tasks to focus your attention with.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi

@SMQureshiPTI

I want to thank @ImranGhazaliPK for his inexhaustible efforts in helping me verify my twitter account. PTI would not be where it is today without it’s Social Media Team. They are the hidden faces who work tirelessly to support us. You are PTI’s greatest asset! #PTISMT

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She writes, “Congratulations if the blue tick means that much to you. But with all due respect, such tweets don’t suit Senior Ministers. You have far more pressing tasks to focus your attention with.”

December 14, 2018

Pope Francis removes Cardinal George Pell over child sex offence charges

Pope Francis has removed George Pell and another prominent cardinal from his inner circle after they were under the scandals ahead of a Church-wide meeting on the ‘protection of minors’ next year.

The Australian cardinal, 77, and Chilean Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz were both removed from the so-called C9 Council of Cardinals, an international advisory body set up by Francis himself, the Vatican said on Wednesday.

The last time the C9 met in September, Errazuriz, who is accused of ignoring reports of abuse in Chile, and Pell, who faces charges in Australia related to historical child sexual offenses, were both absent.

Despite being removed from the C9, Pell remains in charge of Vatican finances, the third most powerful position in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Church has been hit by a series of child abuse scandals in recent years, with widespread allegations of cover-ups, including against the Pope himself.

The Pope had clarified the composition of the C9 ahead of a February meeting with leaders of bishops’ conferences from around the world dealing with the ‘protection of minors’, to which victims of priest sex abuse have been invited.

‘February’s meeting can’t resolve all the problems, because there’s too much world diversity in the Church. The American (US) episcopacy is panicking, they want to be as radical as possible, while Africans don’t want any measures taken,’ said a source close to the pope.

Allegations in August from a conservative archbishop that the Pope had ignored abuse suspicions concerning a prominent US cardinal have triggered an internal investigation into Vatican archives ordered by Pope Francis.

During the so-called ‘Cathedral trial’ earlier this year, it was revealed Pell had been accused of abusing two choir boys while serving as Archbishop of Melbourne. He was alleged to have carried out the crime within the confines of a cathedral.

On Wednesday (yesterday), the Director of the Vatican Press Office, Greg Burke, made the following statement, when asked for a comment on Cardinal Pell and the ongoing prosecution for historical child sexual offenses in the County Court of Victoria. Cardinal Pell denies the charges.

“The Holy See has the utmost respect for Australian judicial authorities.”

December 14, 2018

Katrina Kaif look’s gorgeous in her new item song

Finally ‘Husn Parcham’ song from Zero is out and people can’t stop gushing offer Katrina’s sizzling hot dance moves. She is seen effortlessly dancing on the beats of the song which will make it difficult for you to take your eyes off the screen. No one else could have done justice to the song like Kaif did.

The response to this song was even more amazing. It became the first Bollywood song which is trending in more than 25 countries worldwide. Damn she sure made people forget ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’. The song got 16 million views from its release till now.

People are loving her song and here is a proof:

Love for Katrina:

🍂@badasszoya

THIS IS A HOT ,BEAUTIFUL, ATTRACTIVE , AND TALENTED WOMAN ! THIS IS KATRINA KAIF🌹

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Shah Rukh Khan couldn’t stop himself:

Shah Rukh Khan

@iamsrk

She is soooo hot in Husn Parcham that we have to keep her in a tub on the sets. The Beautiful Babita.

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Bauua Harryᶻᵉʳᵒ@SRKsCaptain

trending worldwide at 4th spot & at top in India..

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Get ready to dance:

MissMalini

@MissMalini

Woaa! I’m loving ‘s new song from ! Not only does she look super hot, but her moves make you want to get up dance as well! – @pallavimanoj94, Bollywood Blogger 😁https://www.missmalini.com/2018/12/12/new-song-katrina-kaif-sizzles-like-never-before-in-husn-parcham-from-zero/ 

NEW SONG: Katrina Kaif Sizzles Like Never Before In Husn Parcham From Zero | MissMalini

Woaa! Katrina Kaif manages to dazzle everyone with her never-before-seen avatar in this new song from Zero.

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She did it right:

Tushar Joshi

@TusharrJoshi

There’s no denying the power of a song! No one does justice to glamour beauty and sex appeal like Kat! is another gem in her heavily studded armour of hit songs.

Red Chillies Entertainment

@RedChilliesEnt

Jaane kitne aashiqon ne tod diya apna dum
Dekh ke Babita ka #HusnParcham!
The most sizzling song of the year is out now: http://bit.ly/HusnParcham #KatrinaKaif @iamsrk @anushkasharma @aanandlrai @Mdzeeshanayyub @BoscoMartis @ajayatulonline @irshad_kamil @BhoomiOfficial @tseries

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December 14, 2018

Top five best selling cars of 2018 in Pakistan

Karachi – Pakistan automobile industry has gone through massive changes in recent times as many global auto manufacturers were investing in the country besides local firms pumping millions into the industry to cater the burgeoning demand of vehicles in Pakistan.

There are currently 3 major auto giants Toyota, Suzuki and Honda providing vehicles for thriving Pakistani market.

Let’s have a look at top five most selling cars of Pakistan in 2018

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla was launched in Japan in 1967 and in 1993 Toyota Indus Motors launched Corolla for Pakistani Consumers.

Till now, it’s the most popular sedan of all time 49,840 units were sold during the past 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

The current Corolla is available in several variants like Xli, GLi, Altis and Altis Grande.

Honda Civic and City

Honda Civic

The first Honda Civic was introduced in Japan in 1972; In Pakistan, Civic was introduced in 1994 by Honda Atlas Cars, The tenth-generation of Honda Civic is considered as the most highly featured in it’s league.

There is currently only one variant 1.8 of Honda Civic available in Pakistan.

18,971 units were sold during the past 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

Honda City

Honda city was launched in Japan in 1981; Honda Atlas Pakistan launched this car in 2000 for Pakistani market. Honda City is currently available in 3 variants 1.3, 1.5 and Aspire 1.5.

18,971 units were sold during the past 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

The cumulative sale of both cars is 42,984 units.

Suzuki Mehran

In 1984, Suzuki Japan introduced second generation Alto (Mehran). Pak Suzuki Mehran is based on a three-decade-old design and still comes with nearly the same look and features as the original one, which was introduced in 1989.

37,600 units were sold during the past 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

Currently, Mehran is available in two variants VX and VXR.

Suzuki Wagon R

The Suzuki Wagon R is a kei car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki since 1993. Pak-Suzuki launched the new Wagon R in 2014. It comes in two variants VXR and VXL.

28,406 units were sold during 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

Suzuki Cultus

The Suzuki Cultus is a supermini car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Suzuki in 1983. Currently, Suzuki Cultus is available in three models VXR, VXL, and Auto Gear Shift.

19,757 units were sold during 11 months (January 2018 – November 2018).

December 13, 2018

Google CEO Explains why the pictures of President Donald Trump appears when the word ‘idiot’ is typed.

Jiddat Web Desk  ::Google CEO Sundar Pichai hearing, the word ‘Idiot’ has been trending on Google.  In the front of the House Judiciary Committee the Google CEO had to tell that why the pictures of President Donald Trump appears when the word ‘idiot’ is typed. After this millions of people search the word idiot to find for themselves what appears when they search it.

According to Google Trends, the word “Idiot” was searched over two million times on Tuesday. Following this the other highly popular searches were “Nancy Pilosi,” “Kathie Lee Gifford,” “Meghan Markle” and “KrispyKreme”. Each of them was searched almost 200,000 times.

Pichai, to a group of people, explained the coding methods used behind Google.

Pichai said after Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) mockingly inquired about the “little man behind the curtain” that  “Any time you type in a keyword, as Google we have gone out and crawled and stored copies of billions of pages in our index. And we take the keyword and match it against their pages and rank them based on over 200 signals things like relevance, freshness, popularity, how other people are using it.”

Adding, “And based on that, at any given time, we try to rank and find the best search results for that query. And then we evaluate them with external raters, and they evaluate it to objective guidelines. And that’s how we make sure the process is working.So most of the images showed on Google for ‘idiot’ were linked with articles in which it was explained why Trump’s picture displays on this .

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December 13, 2018

Pakistan Navy is holding 2nd Maritime Security Workshop (MARSEW-18) on the theme ‘Blue Economy –

Jiddat Web Desk  ::Pakistan Navy is holding 2nd Maritime Security Workshop (MARSEW-18) on the theme ‘Blue Economy – Prosperous Pakistan’ at Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore from 12-20 Dec 18.

Prosperous Pakistan’ at Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore from 12-20 Dec 18. This National level Workshop is aimed at affording an opportunity to underline the significance of maritime sector of Pakistan to create awareness for a paradigm shift to tap its potential in a country affected by ‘Sea Blindness’.
Dignitaries from various walks of life including Parliamentarians, Policy Makers, Bureaucrats, Intelligentsia, Business Entrepreneurs, Academia and Media reps are attending the MARSEW-18. The Workshop will entail on campus academic activities wherein prominent speakers, scholars and subject matter experts will present the papers on array of topics related to Maritime security challenges and opportunities. The participants will be afforded an opportunity to visit Naval Headquarters Islamabad, Creeks area, Coastal belt including Gwadar Deep Water Port and important organizations of maritime sector such as Karachi Port Trust and Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works. An orientation sea trip is also planned for better understanding of Pakistan Navy Area of Operation. The participants will also undertake collaborative effort in maritime policy making exercises and threadbare discussions on the contemporary maritime issues.
During the 1st day of the Workshop, distinguished speakers dilated upon various aspects of Blue Economy and Maritime Potential of Pakistan. The speakers include Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Mr. Ali Haider Zaidi, Former Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila, DG National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) Dr. Asif Inam and Chief Scientist NIO Dr. Nuzhat.

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December 13, 2018

Pakistan has been ranked the 8th most affected place from Climate Change.

Jiddat Web Desk ::Pakistan has been ranked the 8th most affected place from Climate Change in ‘The Long-Term Climate Risk Index (CRI): the 10 countries most affected from 1998 to 2017 (annual averages)’. The Climate risk index indicates the most affected places from climate change by looking at the 20 year average. Pakistan ranking was based on the loss of 10,248 lives and $3.8 billion equivalent to 0.5% loss. In ‘the climate risk index for 2017: the 10 most affected countries’, short term ranking, Pakistan is ranked on the 33rdposition. This ranking was based on the loss of 262 lives and $384.52 million equivalent to 0.036% of the GDP loss.

The 14th edition of the global Climate Risk Index was published on COP24 climate change conference sidelines. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, Germanwatch hosted the conference. Based on the data provided by the Nat Cat SERVICE-database of MunichRe, the ranking revealed the countries that were most affected by the extreme weather conditions.

The report on the Global Climate Risk Index 2019 highlights extreme weather events including floods, storms, etc. These events were fuel by the 2017 climate change. The report further unveiled that in last 20 years from1998 to 2017, over 11500 extreme weather events resulted in the loss of 526,000lives & $3.47 trillion capital globally.

Lead authors of the Global Climate Risk Index 2019 report DavidEckstein of Germanwatch, said, “Countries like Pakistan are repeatedly getting affected from extreme weather events and have no time to fully recover. It is important to support it in climate change adaptation – but that is not sufficient. They need predictable and reliable financial support for dealing with climate-induced loss and damage as well.”

Adding, “Many countries from South and South East Asia rank fairly high in our analysis. Intense monsoon seasons, featuring heavy rainfalls that are often accompanied by flooding, landslides etc, pose a big challenge for these countries, including Pakistan. That Pakistan has a share of less than one per cent in global emissions underscores the unfairness that also becomes apparent looking at the results of our index: those countries that have the least responsibility for increasing the likeliness of these events, have to bear the biggest impacts.”

Further stating that Pakistan needs to control the effects of climate change by keeping the global warming less that 1.5 degrees. He said, “Pakistan has to increase efforts, in the context of common but differentiated responsibilities, to reduce domestic missions from all sectors. At the same time, the government should assess and identify local communities most affected and develop national and local adaptation strategies on how to deal with the impacts, relying on international support to do this, eg through the Green Climate Fund.”

Advisor to the Ministry of Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Khan said,  “The relative climate calm with no extraordinary flooding or freak rainfall event in 2017 has helped us to recover from the globally seventh position we were unenviably on last year.”

Adding, “However, the report clearly indicates that over along-term horizon Pakistan, unfortunately, remains among countries which are afflicted with continuous climate calamities. We are one of the continuous affectees of climate change as over the 20 year period, we are fourth in terms of the number of climate triggered events and second in terms of the total climate losses which come to the tune of $3.8billion according to the report. This is in-line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, where Pakistan is included in the climate hot spots.