Jan 27, 2011

American killed three in Lahore

American killed three in Lahore
LAHORE: Three people were killed when a US national opened fire on motorcycle riders and hit another with his car in an attempt to escape from the scene at Mazang Chowk on Thursday, Geo News reported.

According to details, the man identified as Raymond David, reportedly a staffer of the US Consulate, opened fire at two persons ridding a motorcycle, injuring them seriously. Both the injured were shifted to Services Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Another motorcyclist was also injured when hit by the speeding car of David who was escaping from the crime scene. The injured was rushed to Services Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds during treatment.

Later, the suspect was apprehended by police and taken to Old Anarkali police station. Police also recovered arms from his possession.

According to SP Operation Umer Saeed, David killed motorcycle riders in self-defence.

He said that a weapon was recovered from the possession of motorcyclists.

People staged protest soon after the incident outside Old Anarkali Police Station and burned tyres. They demanded handing over of the accused to them.

Later, Police shifted the American national to an unknown location. Police said that case has been registered against David.

Information officer at the US Consulate refused to comment immediately on the incident.

American killed three in Lahore

In Urdu

لاہور کےعلاقے مزنگ میں ایک امریکی قونصلیٹ کے ایک ملازم کی فائرنگ اور کار کی ٹکر سے تین پاکستانی شہری ہلاک ہوگئے ہیں۔
پولیس نے امریکی باشندے کو حراست میں لیا ہے اور اس کی گاڑی بھی حکومت کی تحویل میں ہے۔
لاہور سے نامہ نگار علی سلمان کے مطابق واقعہ جمعرات کی سہ پہر پیش آیا جب لاہور کے ایک گنجان علاقے مزنگ میں کار سوار امریکی سفارت نے فائرنگ کرکے دو موٹرسائیکل سواروں کو گرا دیا اور تیز رفتاری سے گاڑی بھگانے کی کوشش کی۔
اس کوشش میں کار نےایک موٹرسائیکل سوار کو ٹکر ماری جس سے وہ بھی شدید زخمی ہوگیا۔ تینوں کو سروسز ہسپتال لے جایا گیا لیکن وہ جانبر نہ ہوسکے۔
کیپٹل سٹی پولیس چیف اسلم ترین نے میڈیا سےگفتگو کرتے ہوئے کہا ہے کہ امریکی باشندے کو حراست میں لےگیا ہے اور تفتیش جاری ہے۔انہوں نے کہا کہ اس بات کی تصدیق ہوچکی ہے کہ امریکی باشندہ امریکی قونصلیٹ کا ہی ملازم ہے اور سکیورٹی کے شعبے میں کام کرتے ہیں۔انہوں نے بتایاکہ فائرنگ سے ہلاک ہونے والے دونوں نوجوانوں کے قبضے سے پستول برآمد ہوئے ہیں۔
پولیس حکام کے مطابق امریکی باشندے ریمنڈ ڈیوس نے پولیس کو جو بیان قلمبند کرایا ہے اس کے مطابق دونوں موٹرسائیکل سواروں نے اس سےگن پوائنٹ پر کار چھیننے کی کوشش کی تھی اور اس نے اپنے دفاع میں فائرنگ کی ہے۔
فائرنگ کے واقعہ کے بعد پرانی انارکلی کے نزدیکی علاقے میں لوگوں نے امریکی باشندوں کے خلاف احتجاجی مظاہرہ کیا اور ٹائر جلا کر ٹریفک بلاک کردی۔
پولیس کے مطابق ابھی تک ہلاک ہونے والے ایک نوجوان عبیدالرحمان کی شناخت ہوسکی ہے جو شاہ عالمی بازار کا رہائشی ہے۔


Facebook Is Worth $50 Billion

8 Charts That Show Why Facebook Is Worth $50 Billion
01 Facebook Reaches 70% of US Internet Users. That's Up From 48% In Aug. 2009
Image: Imran Khan, JP Morgan
Goldman Sachs made it official: Facebook is worth $50 billion.
And coincidentally, J.P. Morgan analyst Imran Khan put out his annual report on the state of the Internet earlier today, which has some statistics to explain why.
You knew that Facebook was big, but exactly how big might surprise you. More after the break...
02 Users Spend 10% Of Their Time On Facebook
Image: Imran Khan, JP Morgan
 Facebook surpassed Yahoo this year, but it's also way ahead of Google, where users mostly come to search and then leave

 03 More Than Half Of Facebook Users Visit Weekly
 04 Facebook Is Driving Way More Traffic Than It Used To
 Image: Imran Khan, JP Morgan
Its influence is particularly growing in e-commerce: traffic from Facebook to Amazon is up more than 3x from a year ago.

05 Facebook Connect Is Used By More Than 250 Million Users Per Month
Image: Facebook
This expands Facebook's reach way beyond its own site.

06 Heavy Facebook Users Are Addicted To Games
Image: Imran Khan, JP Morgan

This chart of game usage shows how Facebook isn't just a site, but a platform--like Windows for operating systems and Google for Internet search advertising. This is also great news for social gaming companies like Zynga, Playfish, Crowdstar, and Playdom.

07 Facebook Is Even The Number-Four SEARCH Site Worldwide

Image: Imran Khan, JP Morgan

08 Internet Ad Spending Is Still Catching Up With Time Spent Online
Image: Imran Khan, JP Morgan
This is good news for all online properties who rely on advertising, but particularly Facebook, where users spend more time than at any other site.

09 Now, Check Out Facebook's Move Into Email
Image: Robert Scoble via Flickr
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12 Facts about China

1. China’s economy grew 7 times as fast as America’s over the past decade (316% growth vs. 43%)

11 More Facts about China after the break...
02. 85 percent of artificial Christmas trees are made in China. So are 80 percent of toys.

03. China has more pigs than the next 43 pork producing countries combined3

04. Chinese consume 50,000 cig@rettes every second.

05. America’s fastest “high speed” train goes less than half as fast as the new train between Shanghai and Beijing (150 mph vs 302 mph).

06. China’s enormous Gobi Desert is the size of Peru and expanding 1,400 square miles per year due to water source depletion, over-foresting, and over-grazing.

07. By 2025, China will build enough skyscrapers to fill TEN New York-sized cities.

08. There are already more Christians in China than Italy.

09. China executes three times as many people as the rest of the world COMBINED… and uses mobile execution vans for efficiency.

10.. Chinese GDP could overtake the U.S. in less than 15 years.

11. The Target Range Of China’s “Aircraft Carrier Killer” Missile.

12. The world’s biggest mall is in China… but it has been 99% empty since 2005
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