Islamabad, Aug 14: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again commended India for its independent foreign policy as he slammed the West for being critical of India for buying Russian oil, IANS reported.
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Addressing a huge gathering in Lahore, Imran played a video clip of India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar from Bratislava Forum held in Slovakia and praised the Indian minister for standing firm to the US pressure over buying cheap oil from Russia.
“If India which got independence at the same time as Pakistan and if New Delhi can take a firm stand and make their foreign policy as per the need of its people then who are they (Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif government) who are towing the line,” Imran Khan said at the gathering, a video of which was shared by several media outlets.
“They (US) ordered India to not buy oil from Russia. India is US’ strategic ally, Pakistan is not. Let us see what India’s Foreign Minister said when the US asked them not to buy Russian oil.”
Imran Khan then played out External Affairs Minister Jaishankar’s video clip.
“Jaishankar is telling them who are you? Jaishakar said that Europe is buying gas from Russia and we will buy it as people need it. This is what an independent country is (‘yeh hoti hai Azad Haqumat’),” he said while praising India, as per IANS.
“We had spoken to Russia about buying cheaper oil but this government has no courage to say no to US pressure. Fuel prices are skyrocketing, people are below the poverty line. I am against this slavery.”
He also slammed the Shehbaz government for bowing down to US pressure on buying Russian oil.
The clip of EAM Jaishankar played during Lahore Jalsa was of June 3, when in response to a question on India buying Russian oil, he counter questioned, ‘Is buying Russian gas not funding the war?”
Jaishankar made these remarks at the GLOBSEC 2022 Bratislava Forum being held in Slovakia on the topic ‘Taking Friendship to the Next Level: Allies in the Indo-Pacific Region’.
EAM Jaishankar had hit back at the unfair criticism of Indian oil purchase from Russia amid the Ukraine war that has created a knock-off effect on the world economy.
While defending India’s oil imports from Russia, Jaishankar stressed that it is important to understand how the Ukraine conflict is impacting the developing countries. He also questioned why only India was being questioned while Europe continues to import gas from Russia amid the Ukraine war.
Responding to a question on whether India’s oil imports from Russia is not funding the ongoing Ukraine war, Jaishankar said, “Look I don’t want to sound argumentative. If India funding Russia oil is funding the war. Tell me then buying Russian gas is not funding the war? It’s only Indian money and Russian oil coming to India funding the war and not Russia’s gas coming to Europe not funding? Let’s be a little even-handed.”
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Space Weather Physicist Dr Tamitha Skov said on her X handle that “A Direct Hit! The impressive #solarstorm launched in the Earth-strike zone has been modeled by NASA. The storm is predicted to hit Earth by midday December 1. Along with two earlier storms already en route means we have a 1,2,3-punch. If the magnetic field is oriented correctly, expect #aurora to reach deep into mid-latitudes. Amateur #radio & #GPS reception issues are likely, especially on Earth’s nightside. G3+ conditions are possible with this storm series.”
Woman stabs boyfriend for ‘looking at other women’
According to FOX news, a Florida woman is in jail after she allegedly used rabies needles to stab her boyfriend because he was apparently looking at other women.
Sandra Jimenez, 44, was charged with aggravated battery in connection with a Saturday incident at a home shared with her boyfriend, according to a Miami-Dade Police Department arrest affidavit seen by FOX 35 Orlando.
Officers responded to a hospital following a report of a man who was stabbed in the eye with a needle. The victim told police that Jimenez used their dogs’ rabies needles to pierce his right eyelid during an argument about him “looking at other women,” the affidavit read.
Jimenez allegedly jumped on her boyfriend of eight years while he was lying on the couch and stabbed him with the needles before leaving their home when she “realized what she had done.”
The victim called 911 and was rushed to a hospital, where he spoke with officers about the attack.
Police later found Jimenez sleeping in her car outside the home and arrested her, the affidavit said. Jimenez claimed that her boyfriend’s injuries were “self-inflicted” when she was questioned by police about the alleged attack.
She is in custody at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $7,500 bond, according to arrest records.
Ultimate family adventure | Mother to 22 Children at 26, plans to have over 105 Kids
A woman in Russia who loves embracing motherhood, is a mother to 22 children. It has also been found that she aims to take the count of her children to over 100.
According to reports, a 26-year-old woman named Christina Ozturk, who lives in Georgia, Russia, is a mother to 22 children. It has been reported that her eldest daughter, Victoria, who is 9 years old, is the only one who was conceived naturally. All the other 21 children were born through surrogacy. She became a mother of around 20 children in 2020 through surrogacy.
Christina is married to Galip Ozturk, who is 32 years older than her and is currently 58 years old. Earlier in an interview, they revealed that they plan to have 105 children. Galip is a millionaire and the owner of a hotel chain in Georgia. Earlier this year, he was sentenced to jail on charges of buying and possessing illegal drugs. Currently, the couple is welcoming their children into this world with the help of surrogacy, which will help Galip become a father even while being in jail.
In february this year, Christina even launched a book in which she shared her experience of being a mom to so many children. She revealed that ever since her husband was arrested, she had to take care of the children alone. She even talked about all the challenges she had to face as she had to take care of all the children without their father.
In an interview with a magazine, Christina Ozturk shared that between March 2020 and July 2021, she spent around Rs 1.4 crore on surrogacy. She further added that at one point, 16 midwives were working together in the house, and were given a salary of more than Rs 68 lakh.
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