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Pak woman claims Sharif’s nephew married her

Shahbaz Sharif is the younger brother of Nawaz Sharif.



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Lahore, Aug 6 : A woman, who claims to be the wife of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s nephew, demanded that a parliamentary committee probe her case like that of Ayesha Gulalai, who has accused opposition leader Imran Khan of sexual harassment.

Ayesha Ahad claims that Hamza Shahbaz, the son of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, “secretly” contracted marriage with her in 2010 but later unceremoniously abandoned her.

Shahbaz Sharif is the younger brother of Nawaz Sharif.

Her demand to set up a parliamentary committee comes after Gulalai alleged that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman and former cricket team captain Khan had sent her lewd messages and hinted at marrying her in those texts.

After Gulalai’s allegations, the National Assembly on Friday decided to form a special panel to investigate the charges.

Ahad now wants that a committee be formed on the similar lines to probe her case.

“A parliamentary committee should probe Hamza’s text messages to me about our marriage and also the torture the Punjab police inflicted on me to stop me from revealing our marriage,” Ahad told reporters in Lahore yesterday.

“I am going to approach the Election Commission of Pakistan and present proof of my marriage to Member National Assembly Hamza Shahbaz… I hoped justice will be dispensed in my case too like that of Ayesha Gulalai,” she said.

She claimed Nawaz Sharif knew about their marriage.

“I also remind Nawaz Sharif of his promise to me that he will ensure that Hamza owns me,” Ahad said.

Talking about her alleged marriage, Ahad said: “We contracted marriage in 2010 in London. Later when I insisted to introduce me his wife in his family he refused.

Subsequently I brought the matter to Nawaz Sharif who promised to take my side… But I am still looking for justice.”

Lending her support to Ahad, Imran Khan said: “First test for new PM (Shahid Khaqan Abbasi): Will he set up parliamentary committee to investigate serious allegations levelled by Ayesha Ahad against Shahbaz Sharif’s son Hamza Sharif? Or will he remain a ‘darbari’ of the Sharifs and ignore allegations by Ayesha Ahad including torture by Punjab police and deception by Hamza Sharif?”

“Women rights activists should stand by Ayesha Ahad’s quest for justice denied to her for 7 yrs against physical and mental abuse by Hamza Sharif,” Khan added.


Israel opens probe into Facebook after data scandal



Cambridge Analytica data scandal

JERUSALEM: Israeli authorities said Thursday (Mar 22) they had launched an investigation into Facebook’s activities following a scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of the social network’s users.

Israel’s privacy protection agency “informed Facebook” of the probe after revelations over data transfers from the tech giant to consultant Cambridge Analytica, the agency said.

It said it was also looking into “the possibility of other infringements of the privacy law regarding Israelis”, it said in a statement released by the justice ministry.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper has reported that Israeli hackers offered material to Cambridge Analytica.

But an Israeli justice ministry spokeswoman said the probe did not involve hackers, focusing rather on whether Israeli users’ rights were violated.

Under Israel’s privacy law, personal data may only be used with consent and for the purpose for which it was handed over, the privacy protection agency said.


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Loud explosion heard outside busy hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Explosion hits busy road outside popular hotel in central Mogadishu.



Somalia Car Bombing

MOGADISHU: 16 people killed and 20 injured in a bomb attack at the entrance of  Wehliye hotel in Mogadishu. Most of the casualties are auto rickshaw drivers and passengers, according to witnesses.

The death toll is expected to rise.

The attacked was claimed by al-Shabab, Reuters news agency reported, citing the armed group’s military operation spokesman.

Al-Shabab, which is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s internationally recognised government, is frequently carrying out attacks in and around the capital.

More to follow.

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Twitter’s chief information security officer quits




San Francisco, March 22: As tech companies reel under mounting pressure to prevent their platforms from data breach and fake news, Twitter’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Coates has decided to quit.

In a tweet on Thursday, Coates who joined Twitter in 2015 announced his departure from the micro-blogging website.

“Twitter has been an amazing ride, but as I mentioned internally a few weeks back, my time is coming to an end. I’m confident to leave the program with an amazing security team,” Coates tweeted.

According to The Verge, Coates’ interim replacement is Joseph Camilleri, a senior manager for information security and risk.

Coates’ departure comes soon after reports surfaced that Facebook’s Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos is planning to leave the company by August.

Facebook is facing the heat after Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting company, was accused of harvesting data of up to 50 million Facebook users without permission and using the data to help politicians, including US President Donald Trump and the Brexit campaign.

Meanwhile, Michael Zalewski, Director of Information Security Engineering at Google, has also announced his departure from that company after 11 years.


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