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Tabassum Saleem is a symbol of Pakistan’s positive image abroad!

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PARIS: Every person wants to be successful in his or her life. It is a human nature to achieve his goal and feel the victory in life, but it is true that to acquire the success anyone has to work diligently and it is also true that to maintain the achievement, harder work is needed. Numerous articles and success stories had been written about a Lady, called Tabassum Saleem.

She is the symbol of a positive image of Pakistan in France. As one of the most important observations of history is that only those nations survive, that safeguard their culture and values.

Tabassum Saleem, French lady of Pakistani origin, has made history by winning the Elections for the Madame Elegante France Internationale 2017 that was held at Paris, on December 4, 2016. The organization Comité Miss Elégante France, organizes each year a competition to elect Miss Elegant France and Madam Elegant France.

Miss Elegant France is in the category of 18 to 34 years of age, and Madam Elegant should be between 35 and above. Unlike other beauty contests, all ladies are eligible, regardless of height, weight and other physical aspects. There is no such nudity which you may have seen in other beauty contests. The organization’s aim is to highlight the beauty and culture of other nations.

Its an honor for people of Pakistani origin, that such a wonderful and brilliant lady of Pakistani heritage got the chance to present a positive image of Pakistan in France otherwise it has been facilitating her present a positive visage of her home-country to the world. Tabassum is the first ever lady of Pakistani heritage to appear before them. The organization was surprised to see a very knowledgeable, courteous, and elegant lady with a huge cultural background.

After winning the title, Tabassum Saleem visited many countries to represent her Pakistani Culture along with French elegance and at last the day came, for which she waited long. It was none other than visiting her home and motherland, Pakistan!

Tabassum received a very warm welcome at the Islamabad Airport, by her relatives, friends and the fans, respectively. Being an International figure, she was treated like a Princess during her stay in Pakistan. As per protocol, her stay was arranged in Punjab house, which is inaccessible to everyone.

Tabassum’s remarkable services for Pakistan on International forums were acknowledged in every corner of Pakistan she visited. Due to which she had a very busy schedule from visiting National Assembly, to meetings with High-level Officials of Pakistan, TV interviews on different News Channels and her outstanding press conference in Pakistan National Club Islamabad, respectively.

Along with her visit to Ganda Singh border (Ganda Singh Wala is a village named after Ganda Singh Dat and lies on the border with Eastern Punjab, India. Since 1970 there has been a daily Retreat Ceremony at the border crossing), she did meet few of famous fashion designers from Pakistani fashion industry. Moreover, she did get chance to meet the top chef from Lahore, discovering the Pakistani gastronomy.

After her successful trip to Pakistan, Tabassum expressed “The love Pakistanis have for me and I have for them is something that is unaffected, I still miss Pakistan like you miss a part of your soul. Like you’ve left a person behind “. It was not easy for her, to say goodbye to people of Pakistan.

 

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Salvini, Macron clash after France caught migrant dumping

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ROME: Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hit out at President Emmanuel Macron after French police were caught committing the “unprecedented offense” of dumping migrants in Italian woods.
Salvini, also deputy prime minister and head of the anti-immigrant League party, on Monday, demanded a “clear response” after French authorities admitted to returning migrants to Italy in “error”.
A French police van was seen on Friday driving into Italy to return recently-arrived migrants to the town of Claviere.
“It was an error to enter Italian territory without the authorization of the Italian police,” said Cecile Bigot-Dekeyzer, the top official in the Hautes-Alpes region.
“The police had no right to enter Italian territory,” the prefect said.
An outraged Salvini batted away that explanation, while France said the incident should be “kept in perspective”.
“Abandoning migrants in an Italian wood can’t be just a mistake or an incident,” Salvini said on social media. “What happened in Claviere is an unprecedented offense towards our country.”
“Does Paris, which claims to be civil, find it normal to throw people into the woods?… We’re dealing with an international shame, and Mr. Macron can’t pretend he doesn’t know. We won’t accept any excuses,” Salvini wrote.
– ‘It was a mistake’ –
“Let’s keep this in perspective,” an official in the French president’s office told journalists on Tuesday.
“It was a mistake, the authorities have admitted that. There was an incursion, not planned or according to the procedure, into Italian territory, where two people were dropped off.”
Thousands of migrants are caught each year trying to enter France and returned to the Italian border. Last year AFP journalists saw French police dropping off migrants in front of Bardonecchia train station, in Italy.
A source close to Macron slammed Salvini’s “essentially individual political exploitation” of the incident.
Italian Prime Minister “Giuseppe Conte hasn’t turned this incident into proof of a crisis,” the French presidency said.
“We manage our shared border together and there are occasional small regrettable incidents on both sides.”
Relations between Rome and Paris have been increasingly tense in recent months, with Italy’s populist government accusing France and others of failing to share the burden of the 700,000 migrants and asylum seekers that have crossed the Mediterranean to come to Italy since 2013.
French police in March sparked outrage by carrying out identity checks at Bardonecchia station, with the Italian foreign ministry summoning the French ambassador to protest.
In June, Macron criticized Salvini for closing Italian ports to the Aquarius migrant rescue boat, prompting a fresh summoning of the ambassador.

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German business delegation due on 22nd Oct.

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KARACHI: A thirty-member business delegation from Germany -representing important sectors like energy, engineering, security technology, financial services, and construction- will be on a two-day visit to Karachi, from 22ns October.
This delegation was the result of joint efforts by Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology; Pakistan Embassy in Berlin with support of Dr. Poetis, who is Honorary Consul General of Pakistan in Munich; the Embassy of Germany in Pakistan and the German Consulate in Karachi, President GPCCI, Qazi Sajid Ali told APP here today.
On the first day, German-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry has arranged a conference on the trade and investment opportunities in Germany and Pakistan. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah is expected to inaugurate this programme.
Then, the delegation would visit Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Sindh Board of Investment, Pakistan Business Council’s secretariat and the Governor House.
Qazi said that after a long period of time, a business delegation from Germany was coming to Karachi for business discussion with Pakistani counterparts and would finalize the projects of mutual interest for the bilateral business growth. Some of the German businessmen are also interested in the joint ventures. The visit would encourage German investment here and exports of Pakistani goods to Germany.

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German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations!

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Frankfurt am Main: French-owned carmaker Opel became the latest household name of the German auto industry in prosecutors’ sights over diesel emissions, as authorities raided two factories belonging to the lightning-bolt brand and prepared a mass recall.
Federal transport authority KBA “filed charges” against Opel, accusing the manufacturer of “selling cars with manipulated exhaust control software,” senior prosecutor Nadja Niesen told AFP.
She added that across Europe, around 95,000 cars had fallen under suspicion.
For its part, Opel acknowledged in a statement there were “preliminary proceedings on emissions” with searches at its factories in Ruesselsheim and Kaiserslautern.
It added that it was “fully cooperating with the authorities” and “reaffirms that its vehicles comply with the applicable regulations”.
Tracing its roots back more than 150 years, Opel and British subsidiary Vauxhall were bought last year by Peugeot maker PSA after decades under US-based General Motors.
It was until recently one of a few corners of the mighty German auto industry relatively untouched by “dieselgate”.
The scandal followed Volkswagen’s 2015 admission to fitting 11 million cars worldwide with software – so-called “defeat devices” — to make cars appear less polluting in lab tests than in real on-road driving.
The transport ministry in Berlin announced in July that it would question Opel relating to three models meeting the latest “Euro 6” emissions standards.
In a statement Monday, ministry officials said they would soon issue an official recall for the models – the Cascada, Insignia, and Zafira – which it discovered were fitted with a defeat device.
Opel had managed to “constantly delay the recall hearing with technical arguments,” they added. The ministry further said that Opel had been slow to carry out software updates it ordered to fix four defeat devices found in older vehicles at the end of 2015.
Household names of the German car industry like BMW or Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler have long since become the targets of official probes relating to the ever-widening “dieselgate” scandal that began with VW.
In Europe, car firms have escaped the swingeing costs for fines, buybacks, and compensation – 27 billion euros ($31 billion) so far — that the Wolfsburg-based group has paid out in the United States.
But managers and executives at the sprawling 12-brand Volkswagen empire – up to and including former chief executive Martin Winterkorn – have been targeted with court cases for withholding information from investors, fraud and false advertising over the emissions affair.
At subsidiary Audi, former chief executive Rupert Stadler recently quit his post after months spent in custody, which prosecutors said was necessary to stop him influencing witnesses.
And the industry is fighting a rearguard action against tougher European regulations on harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) and other emissions from diesel vehicles, as well as outright bans for older models from some German city centres.

 

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