Imran Says, He Would Never Want A Relation With US Where His Country Is Treated Like A Hired Gun

New Delhi: With the country trying to get out of the American influence, Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the US of “pushing Pakistan away” and said he would never want to have a relation with Washington where his country is treated like a “hired gun”.

“I would never want to have a relationship where Pakistan is treated like a hired gun -- given money to fight someone else’s war,” Khan said in an interview with the Washington Post on Thursday, referring to the 1980s war against the Soviet Union and the ongoing war on terror.

“We should never put ourselves in this position again. It not only cost us human lives, devastation of our tribal areas, but it also cost us our dignity. We would like a proper relationship with the US,” he said.


Imran Khan Accuses India Of Giving Political Colour To His Gesture Of Opening The Kartarpur Border

New Delhi: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan accused India of giving political colour to his gesture of opening the Kartarpur border. He called the entire issue very “unfortunate”. Pakistan opened the Kartarpur border in November to facilitate visa-free pilgrimage by Indian Sikhs to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, where Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak Dev spent the last 18 years of his life.

“Unfortunately, India portrayed it as us seeking political advantage. During my swearing-in ceremony when Navjot Singh Sidhu visited we had discussed this,” Khan said.

“... the Indian media has given Kartarpur (border opening) a political colour, as if we did this to gain some sort of political mileage. This is not true. We did it because it is part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s manifesto.”


British lawmakers concludes Facebook dealing with third party apps allowing access to personal data of users

New Delhi: Internal emails from Facebook have led British lawmakers to conclude that the social media giant had deals with third party apps that continued to allow access to personal data of users. These emails included some from even CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

An influential UK parliamentary committee looking into fake news released on Wednesday a cache of internal documents between Zuckerberg and employees, highlighting what its chairman called “key issues”.

Several of the 250 pages of documents were marked “confidential” or “highly confidential” and related to issues such as charging developers for data access. Facebook had objected to their release. British MPs have been furious at Zuckerberg for not appearing before the panel.


Iranian President Says, The United States Will Not Be Able To Stop Iran Exporting Its Oil

New Delhi: the Iranian President said that the United States will not be able to stop Iran exporting its oil and any move to prevent Iranian crude shipments passing through the Gulf as this would lead to all oil exports through the waterway being blocked.

The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran and US officials say they aim to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero in a bid to curb the Islamic Republic’s missile programme and regional influence.

“America should know that we are selling our oil and will continue to sell our oil and they are not able to stop our oil exports,” President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech during a trip to the northern Iranian city of Shahroud.


Kamala Harris To Decide Whether She Will Run For The White House In 2020 Over The Holiday

New Delhi: The first Indian-American US senator, Kamala Harris will decide whether she will run for the White House in 2020 “over the holiday”. “It will ultimately be a family decision,” she said at an event in San Francisco. “And over the holiday, I will make that decision with my family.”

If Harris decides to run, as has been speculated from the time she was elected to the Senate in 2016, she will notch up a pair of firsts: the first Indian American woman and the first African-American woman to mount a bid for the White House. Her mother is from India and father from Jamaica. The California senator has been frequently mentioned along with a growing list of Democrats said to be planning a run for the Democrat party nomination to go up against Republican Donald Trump in 2020, and deny him a second term.