Imran’s lust for power makes him a dangerous person for the country : Hoodbhoy

Imran Khan decides to seek assistance from the President, Chief Justice to form a commission of inquiry into the US post

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought the assistance of President Dr Arif Alvi and Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial to meet the demand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to form a judicial commission to investigate the alleged threatening diplomatic cable. 

According to the Dawn newspaper, a statement issued by Imran Khan said that “the cable shared by the former Pakistani ambassador to the United States will be consulted with both the important state officials”.

PTI chief says nation’s self-respect and independence is more important than maintaining power.

As a common Pakistani I agree with what Mr. Shehbaz Sharif said on April 27, 2022 that Pakistan cannot afford enmity with the US. He added that we should try end mistrust between Pakistan and the US.

Former Prime Minister Imran followed a foreign policy which not only angered the Super Power but also alienated our friends like China, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. These countries have always helped Pakistan in difficult times. 

I failed to understand why he is talking about American hand in his ouster. He does not realize that he has created a foreign policy quagmire. 

The anti-American sentiments created in the Pakistan by Imran Khan and its advisers is not good for the country. It is unfortunate that a large chunk of Pakistani population has accepted his version of the conspiracy theory. 

Once again Imran Khan is speaking against the west and political dynasties of Pakistan. The deep polarization cultivated by Imran for years have pitched Pakistanis against one another. He and his supporters labelling people who oppose them as traitors and started attaching each other. 

What happened to Noor Alam Khan everyone knows. Now the Imran’s supporters hackled PM Shehbaz in Medina. I would like  to repeat the words of Hoodbhoy here. He said his lust for power makes him a dangerous person for the country. 

The Russian arsenal scares the West, not just because of its nuclear warheads. The risk of escalation seems increasingly real. Should we worry?

With the war showing no signs of appeasing its devastation and the climate of negotiations now steadily traveling along the tracks of tension , peace in Ukraine seems increasingly distant. The latest threat launched by Vladimir Putin to the West, considered co-belligerent of Ukraine for having sent weapons and war material , also comes to further stir the waters .

If Russia is threatened, it could respond swiftly ( is there really a risk of World War III and nuclear escalation? We talked about it here ). The warning sounds even more alarming, if linked to the “Tsar’s” belief that the West constitutes “a threat to the very existence of his country”. But what are these “secret” means that the Western allies do not possess? What weapons does the Russian army really have at its disposal?

Means “never seen before”: which ones and how dangerous they are
From nuclear warheads to super intercontinental missiles , passing through submarines and chemical and biological weapons : the Russian war arsenal is certainly one of the most formidable in the world. When he gave his last threatening speech, Putin certainly had in mind the Sarmat , tested last week (here we talked about the…). An intercontinental missile which, according to the Russian president, “has no equal in the world” and which is “capable of evading any defense system”.

Beyond the propaganda and the threat, the Sarmat is indeed a fearsome weapon. It is a ballistic missile with atomic capability that can hit the United States in a very short time. A 200-ton “monster” capable of carrying 15 nuclear warheads and dropping them along a flight path of up to 18,000 kilometers.

Then there are the now famous hypersonic missiles, such as the Kinzhal and the Avangard . Russia has already used them in Ukraine to destroy enemy weapons depots. They are vectors that follow different trajectories than intercontinental ones and that reach a speed at least five times higher than that of sound (6,190 km per hour). Translated: in an hour I am able to hit practically a target anywhere in the world. Among the hypersonic devices there is also the Zircon , with a range of action ranging from 500 to a thousand kilometers.

However, the Kremlin’s missile equipment does not end here. The list also includes nuclear-powered cruise warheads, such as the Burevestnik . It is a technology that you don’t have a lot of information about. It is estimated that it has a range of between 10 thousand and 20 thousand kilometers and that it proceeds at low altitude ( here we are talking about which weapons Italy will send to Ukraine ).

Not just missiles: what other weapons can Putin deploy?
The Russian Armed Forces can also count on submarine military vehicles . In this category the Poseidon stands out which, as its name indicates, is an underwater vector that can travel up to a thousand meters deep at a speed of 70 knots. It is able to proceed unmanned, autonomously, with autonomous propulsion. Its cobalt-60 nuclear warhead can hit both naval formations and coastal targets, causing damage inland.

Speaking of bombs , the most dangerous seems to be the so -called Fab-3000 , which ended up in newspapers around the world in the early days of the siege of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol (here we have explained how…). It is a super device that contains a significant amount of explosives, with a destruction range of 46 meters and a scattering radius of the fragments of 260 meters. Not only. They would be able to penetrate armor up to 288mm thick

In addition to missiles and nuclear warheads, during the various phases of the conflict in Ukraine – since 2014 – there has often been talk of biological weapons and chemical weapons ( here is what we know about chemical weapons in Putin’s hands ). Russia knows them well, since it has endorsed their use in Syria by the troops of ally Bashar Al Assad . The extreme danger of these weapons lies in the mix between high explosive content and gas or toxins capable of spreading the chemical agent or contagion. In the first case, suffocating agents such as chlorine could be used,blister agents that affect through inhalation and contact, nerve agents . In the case of biological weapons, however, one of the main threats appears to be anthrax (or carbuncle). Western intelligence has repeatedly feared the possibility that Putin could use them in this phase of the war.

The Nuclear Threat: Should We Be Worried?
After the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan , the whole world raised its right hand swearing that such a tragedy would never happen again. But then came the Cold War , which behind the mutual nuclear threats of the opposing blocs of the United States and the Soviet Union built a deadlock on which to keep the peace and avoid World War III . They call it “Mad” , an acronym from the English “Mutual assured destruction” , also called the theory of mutual assured destruction. Put simply: the large-scale use of nuclear weapons would result in the complete annihilation of the attacked country, but also of the attacker).

Today, however, much, if not everything, seems to have changed. Putin’s constant references to the Russian atomic arsenal seem to archive the concept of nuclear deterrence . And the available newspapers do the rest (here you can find the ranking and the list of countries with the most nuclear weapons in the world).

However, the opportunity for nuclear war seems decidedly impractical . The “Mad” theory continues to appear valid and real especially in Washington and Kiev, according to which there are no concrete signs of such a degeneration of the conflict. And, although the CIA warns the danger of underestimating Putin’s threats, it is appropriate to make a distinction between strategic and tactical nuclear weapons.

Tactical weapons and strategic weapons
In the second half of the last century, the nuclear weapons with which the United States and the USSR could have hit each other were of a strategic type : that is to say, they could be used directly from one’s own territory with devastating effects. An effective deterrent, which has made it possible to maintain relative peace.

Current tactical nuclear weapons , on the other hand, have a shorter range and strike over shorter distances. We are talking about smaller bombs than the classic ones, with a range of about one and a half kilometers. In the Russian arsenal there are about two thousand of them , all still to be “triggered” ( Putin’s war is also economic: this is why he cut off the gas in Poland of Bulgaria ).

Be careful though. Because the smallest Russian nuclear weapon already has an impressive charge: it reaches up to one kiloton , the equivalent of a thousand tons of TNT. The largest bomb can reach as much as 100 kilotons . To get an idea: the Little Boy atomic bomb , which killed 146,000 people in Hiroshima , had a charge of 15 kilotons . Not only that: these warheads can be launched with means that multiply their range and speed. As Corriere della Sera recalls , the systems are essentially two:

  • Kalibr missiles : 6.2 meters long and with a range of 1,500-2,500 kilometers.
  • The Iskander-M system : it is activated from the ground and has a range of 400-500 kilometers.

These Pakistanis committed the sacrilegious act without considering the consequences of their action

Some Pakistani pilgrims who hounded and chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his delegation at the Masjid-i-Nabwi in Madina have been arrested by Saudi authorities, the media director of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Islamabad confirmed on Friday.

The official said that the protesters have been taken into custody for “violating the regulations” and “disrespecting” the sanctity of the holy mosque.

I feel sorry for their families who will suffer because of their senseless action. They not only committed a sin but also violated the laws of a foreign country.

They did not think for a moment that they are sitting in the one of the most sacred places of Islam. Their action has caused humiliation and disgraced us before the international community. and the Muslim world.

Tom Cruise unveils the title of Mission: Impossible 7. And the trailer is there but not seen

With the pandemic, making a film and bringing it to theaters has become a mission impossible . After numerous postponements , however, Mission Impossible 7 has a new launch date, even if not just around the corner: the theatrical release is in fact set for July 2023, in more than a year. And in addition to having a date, now finally the film has an official name, that is Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 . read more

POCO M4 5G in India

A few days after the presentation of Poco F4 GT , Xiaomi presented Poco M4 5G in India , an entry-level product but not poor in the specification. The Pro version , we recall, was presented in November last year.

To keep the price low, Poco has made a rather unusual choice: instead of abounding with cameras, which in this segment cannot necessarily be particularly performing, Poco has placed “just” two on the back so as to concentrate the efforts on the rest of the data sheet .

The result is a smartphone with a large and defined display , sufficiently fast memories, a connectivity compartment that, apart from NFC, lacks nothing and a large battery , with the plus of the IP52 certification which, despite not putting who knows how much shelter from unpleasant encounters with liquids, it is still a peace of mind that a large part of the competition cannot afford to offer.

It was made official in India where it will arrive on May 5 in three colors, Cool Blue, Power Black and Poco Yellow, at the (equivalent) price of 160 euros for the configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage and 185 euros for the 6 + 128 GB.


Display : 6.58-inch IPS with Full HD + resolution (2,408 x 1,080 pixels) and 90 Hz refresh rate
chip : MediaTek Dimensity 700 with 2.2 GHz maximum frequency made at 7 nanometers
memories : 4 or 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64 or 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage space, expandable via microSD
cameras :
main rear: 50 MP with f / 1.8 aperture
rear depth: 2 MP f / 2.4
front: 8 MP f / 2.45
connectivity : 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack input
unlock : side fingerprint reader
certification : IP52
user interface : MIUI 13 based on Android 12
battery : 5,000 mAh with 18 watt charging
dimensions and weight : 164 x 76.1 x 8.9 mm, 200 grams

Imran called ECP chairman a planted agent of PMLN. It is a serious allegation. Does he have an evidence to substantiate his allegation? 

Source: Geo

The war of words between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) reached new heights on Thursday when former Prime Minister Imran Khan accused the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of taking “biased decisions” against his party. The Chief Election Commissioner  dismissed the PTI’s statement as a “deliberate attempt to defame the commission”.

According to the news reports the Chief Election Commissioner lamented that the impression was being given that decisions were being made by one person in the Election Commission of Pakistan. He added that  this allegation was contrary to the ground realities.

The  Chief Election Commissioner rejected the baseless allegations of the PTI chairman. He said that Election Commission is a constitutional body which makes all decisions in the light of the constitution and law.

The ECP chairman said that from January 2020 to date, all decisions have been taken by consensus and not a single decision has been written with a dissenting note.

The Election Commission of Pakistan will continue to make decisions in the best interest of the country under the Constitution and under oath without any pressure.

The statement came after PTI chairman Imran Khan accused Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja of being an agent of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and demanded his immediate resignation.

Imran’s close friends and advisers should ask him to control his mouth or else he will be in great problem in the coming days. 

He called ECP chairman a planted agent of PMLN. It is a serious allegation. Does he have an evidence to substantiate his allegations? 

In a meeting with journalists at his Bani Gala residents he called ECP chairman planted by the establishment. His contradictory statements belittle him. It is interesting to note his party Shareen Mazari has welcomed the appointed of Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.

The ECP has taken notice of allegations and requested PEMRA to provide recordings of his addresses. He will be in serious problem when the ECP legal team prepares a complaint against him. 

A common Pakistan like me thinks that the Foreign Funding cases have disturbed him wide because the judgement on this case can decide his future politics. If he has nothing to fear he must face the case and provide evidence in the court. 

I think PMLN is right in saying he wants to make ECP controversial ahead of the verdict.

The two largest economies in the world are sending alarming signals. “China in a deep crisis”

The American economy is shrinking. The signs of the crisis are also coming from China. A well-known investor has warned that Asia’s largest economy is currently in its worst condition in 30 years. He points out that Shanghai’s financial center has been “semi-paralyzed” by a “draconian” zero-interest policy and a zero-COVID-19 policy.

Concerns about a global recession have not been exaggerated. The US economy sent a very serious warning on Thursday. It turned out that it shrank in the first quarter . Annual GDP fell by 1.4%. against the growth of 1.1 percent expected by economists.

“US economic growth unexpectedly slowed in the first quarter due to rising trade imbalances, soaring inflation and supply chain disruptions, ” reports the Financial Times (FT).

The same British daily writes about serious problems in the world’s second largest economy, China. He cites a famous investor and head of a large Hong Kong fund who speaks of a “deep economic crisis” . Although this is not fully confirmed by statistics yet, because GDP is growing.

The Chinese economy is depressing
Weijian Shan points out that he is to blame for this, inter alia, a government in Beijing that has implemented a zero-tolerance policy for the coronavirus and shut down major cities to slowing economic growth. The crisis compared to a global financial meltdown.

“China’s economy is at its worst in 30 years at the moment, ” said Weijian Shan, quoted by FT.

“Market sentiment towards Chinese stocks and public discontent are also the worst in 30 years,” he adds.

He points out that large parts of the Chinese economy, including its financial center in Shanghai, have been “semi-paralyzed” by a “draconian” zero -interest policy .

” China reminds me of the United States and Europe in 2008. While we remain confident in our economic growth and market potential in the long run, we are very cautious about Chinese financial markets,” admitted Shan.

Chinese central bank promises support
The People’s Bank of China is aware of the seriousness of the situation. In recent days, he has declared to increase support for the economy . This is a response to the next wave of the coronavirus pandemic , weaker growth prospects, and unrest in the markets over the COVID-19 zero policy.

The People’s Bank of China ” will step up support for prudent monetary policy for the real economy, especially industry and small businesses that have been hit hard by the pandemic ,” according to a central bank statement quoted by Bloomberg a few days ago.

He also announced that it would maintain fairly high liquidity and support the healthy and stable development of financial markets, ensuring a good monetary and financial environment.

He has pledged to increase funding for small businesses as well as support for large technology companies. Additionally, as Bloomberg writes, it launches special programs for individual branches of the economy.

Fake accounts will no longer have a place on Twitter, the new Twitter administration has announced major changes

The new Twitter administration has announced that there will now be a complete ban on advertisements and posts on the platform that deny any form of climate change. According to the new administration, fake accounts will no longer have a place on Twitter.

Elon Musk announces new changes to Twitter after buying Twitter for 44 44 billion.

According to the details, Elon Musk has announced that freedom of expression will be ensured on Twitter, while Elon Musk has also signaled crackdown against Twitter bots, fake accounts will no longer have a place on Twitter, while Twitter has announced. Advertising and posts on its platform that deny any kind of climate change (global climate change) will now be completely banned.

I support Mr. Elon Musk decision to ban fake accounts.

Twitter is banning all advertising that is anti-climate change, even if it is based on science. The statement from Twitter said: The perpetrators should not have the right to make money from Twitter.
Such misleading advertisements can distract the public from the real and important discussion of environmental and climate crisis.

Next month we will be adding more accurate weather information to Twitter. But anti-climate advertising will be banned under our policy.

It should be noted that Elon Musk had bought Twitter a few days ago. The deal was done for $44 billion. Elon Musk seems to be working hard to tackle climate change, and he has taken a number of steps in this direction. Electric vehicles are a significant achievement. Tesla’s business grew exponentially. On the other hand, another Musk company, SpaceX, also grew in one year and became the first private company to send astronauts into space.

Is Imran an honest man? Questions Hammad Ghazavi

Hammad Ghazavi has a written a sarcastic piece on Imran Khan and questioned his honest on the website.  The title of the piece is “Banda Imamdar Hai” – the man is honest. 

He writes sarcastically narrates the story of how Imran Khan come out of the prime ministers on the last day of his office. 

He wrote that he come out of the PM house with a diary in his hand. 

“we do not know if Khan Sahib’s diary contained gifts or details of gifts in the treasury, so let’s talk about what we know.”

He mentions in the piece that how Imran Khan did not mention in declaration about the London Flat. Imran Khan had said about this flat the forget to mention it in his declaration. However, he raises a question that the former PM failed to provide details of the money he used to buy the flat. He accuses that PM that he took advantage of the Amnesty scheme and regularized it. 

He laments that that our judiciary has given a certificate of honesty and trustworthy to a certified money launderer.

He mentions about the money used to build the house at Bani Gala. The former PM has said that his wife has gifted this house. However, he was seen to change his statement and said that he had borrowed the money from his buy and paid her back by selling his London flat. Imran Khan failed to back his statement with evidence. 

In fact, Jaima had sent money to a man named Arshad. He had given it to him

“We’ve all heard the tragic story, from presents to watches. Let’s move on. Have you heard the story of the helicopter? Imran Khan spent one billion rupees on going from home to office, which is a hundred times more than his predecessor. Who else is playing with the money of the nation? And who is this Farah princess whose name is written in bold letters on every incident that takes place in Punjab, forty four bank accounts, dozens of vehicles, twenty plots, hundreds of acres of land, what is all this? Let’s just say that as the trustee of Al-Qadir Rouhani University, how did your eyes fall on Farah Shahzadi?,” said Hammad Ghazavi

His supporter his say that that he is honest despite this allegations.

Hammad wrote, “When Imran Khan’s idol was being carved, a very heavy proportion of ‘honesty’ was kept in the raw material, a politician was invented who would do politics but would not be a politician, because politicians are corrupt. Before Imran Khan, this financial honesty was only mentioned in martial law administrators. Imran was the first civilian politician whose honesty was beyond doubt like his idol carving.”

30 tips for better sleep as you age

Why do we sleep less well as we age?

For all those who have sleep problems and wish to improve the situation, there are many books and articles on the subject. However, few are dedicated to a group that is often exposed to insomnia : the elderly.

Why do we sleep less well as we age?

Sleep patterns change dramatically with age. Older people have difficulty falling asleep, wake up more often and spend less time in deep sleep. In addition, at an advanced age, we are more susceptible to certain diseases, which play into fatigue . Medication use , obesity , and lack of exercise —all now more common among older people—can also affect the quality of nights.

Sleep better in old age

Using a sleeping pill , to fall asleep more easily or stay asleep longer, seems like a logical solution. However, for people over 65, this is strongly discouraged. International guidelines even completely ban sleeping pills beyond this age. So how can you sleep better?

30 tips for better sleep as you age

Ensure some regularity. Try to go to bed and get up at around the same time as much as possible, including on weekends. This helps develop a regular sleep-wake rhythm and improve sleep quality. But don’t overdo it: only go to bed when you feel sleepy, and not just because the clock says bedtime. If you want to sleep in after a long night, be sure not to get up more than an hour to an hour and a half later than usual.

Accept that your sleep is changing. This is perfectly normal and in no way indicates that you suffer from insomnia. Not everyone needs eight hours of sleep. So there is no need to worry about it. If you think about it too much, you risk making the situation worse. If necessary, share your concerns with your doctor instead during a future consultation.

Don’t go to bed too early…unless you like to get up at dawn! If you go to bed at 9 p.m. and need 8 hours of sleep a night, it’s perfectly normal to wake up around 5 a.m.

As you get older, it can sometimes be helpful to split your sleep time into two: a short nap in the afternoon and a longer period at night. Make sure the nap does not exceed 20 to 30 minutes. If you sleep longer, you risk falling into a deep sleep, which will make you sleepy when you wake up. Also, you might have a harder time falling asleep at night. If you take a nap, take it before 3 p.m. Otherwise, you won’t have enough time to replenish your need for sleep. If you often stay up at night or have trouble falling asleep, an afternoon nap may not be a good idea. Your turn to try.

Get into the habit of falling asleep in your bed and not, for example, on the sofa in front of the TV.

Be sure to get enough exercise and activity during the day so that you have accumulated enough physical fatigue by evening.

Get out as much as possible. Outdoor air and daylight help the internal clock to stay stable.

Make sure your dinner is neither too frugal nor too lavish. Both hunger and a full stomach can keep you from falling asleep. It is best not to eat 2-3 hours before going to bed. A light snack before bed can promote sleep.

Avoid drinking large amounts of water in the evening so that you don’t have to get up at night to pee.

Do not drink stimulants such as coffee, tea, cola, chocolate milk before going to bed. People sensitive to caffeine should not drink coffee after 3 p.m. Beyond this time, choose decaffeinated coffee or tea without caffeine.

Don’t drink too much alcohol. If a few glasses facilitate, it is true, falling asleep, they harm deep sleep and promote early awakenings. 

Try not to smoke before going to bed. And don’t smoke in bed. On average, smokers take twice as long to fall asleep as non-smokers and they sleep half an hour less.

Eat healthy. A balanced diet guarantees a better shape but also limits the risk of overweight and therefore sleep apnea .

Leave your worries out of the bedroom. If something bothers you, write it down in a small notebook that you leave in the living room. This can help calm the flow of your thoughts and help you fall asleep faster.

Try to relax before going to bed. Avoid excessive mental effort, especially do not do intense physical exercise. But adopt a ritual: prepare the breakfast table , listen to relaxing music, take a walk after the meal, drink a glass of milk…

Avoid bright light for two or three hours before bedtime. Bright light can make it harder to fall asleep. Dim lighting, on the contrary, stimulates the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone.

If you want to read in bed, use a soft lamp. The equivalent of 15-20 watts is sufficient for playback.

Avoid screens (smartphones, tablets, computers, television) in the bedroom just before going to bed.

A restless or snoring bed partner can ruin your sleep. This usually results in poor sleep. Earplugs are often the only possible help, even if it can be inconvenient.

If you yourself snore a lot and are often tired during the day, you may have sleep apnea. Discuss this with your attending physician.

Create a comfortable sleeping environment. Sleep in a calm, quiet and dark room. If necessary, wear earplugs in noisy environments.

Ventilate the room regularly and ensure that the temperature is around 16-18°C.

Make sure you have a good mattress and a comfortable pillow . It is difficult to fall asleep on a mattress that is too hard or too soft, or in a bed that is too small or too old. The thickness and firmness of the mattress depend on your weight and your morphology. The pillow should support the vertebrae in your neck well. Use sheets made from natural fabrics.

Practice breathing or relaxation exercises just before going to bed or in bed. A simple and effective exercise is to focus on your breathing. Lie down or sit comfortably. Close your eyes, inhale deeply and exhale slowly. Put your hands on your belly and feel your belly rise and fall. Inhale through your nose and feel your belly expand. Exhale slowly and feel your stomach flatten again.

Don’t stay awake in bed. If you feel like you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, don’t keep moping. Get up, read, listen to music , do a puzzle…until your eyes start to get heavy again.

If you regularly have to get up at night to pee, make sure you can easily reach the lamp from your bed. Or leave a pilot light on if needed. However, avoid bright lights. Also talk to your doctor. There are solutions to limit this phenomenon.

Put the alarm clock out of sight if the sound bothers you or if you tend to stare at it constantly.

Do not put the alarm clock in “snooze” mode, but get up as soon as it rings. Lying in bed may seem like a good way to rest, but it’s not recommended by sleep experts.

Light up the room as soon as you wake up in the morning. Open the curtains, turn on the lights… Lots of light in the morning contributes to the proper regulation of the biological clock .

Avoid sleeping pills. In adults under 65, the use of sleeping pills is only recommended in emergency situations, for example, when insomnia occurs after the death of a loved one. In particular for the elderly, sleeping pills carry many risks: risk of accidents, dependence, side effects and interaction with other medications. Sleeping pills should only be used for a short period, maximum two-three months, and no more than two or three times a week.

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