Asian Leader issue 313

hh E FRE 15 Jan - 28 Jan 2014 Issue 313 in this issue FORTNIGHTLY news entertainment Pakistan: ‘Taliban Hunter’ killed in bomb blast Page 14 I can romance anybody, says Priyanka Chopra Alia’s Trend Alert: Turquoise P brave act saved the lives of hundreds of students and established a sterling example of gallantry and patriotism,” a statement from the prime minister’s office said. The Minister for Information in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province Shah Farman, said on Thursday that Aitzaz was a “real hero and true face of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”. Local authorities have also said they will offer compensation for Aitzaz’s family. ‘Valiant act’ The incident took place last week in Ibrahimzai, a Shia-dominated region of Hangu, in north-western Pakistan. There were almost 2,000 students in attendance at the time of the attack, and Aitzaz is being credited with saving hundreds of lives. Despite the pleas of his fellow students, he decided to confront and capture the bomber who was Bentley unveils limited edition Birkin Mulsanne Page 28 Page 18 Page 24 Aitzaz Hasan: Pakistan ‘hero’ recommended for award akistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has recommended a bravery award for a teenager killed when tackling a suicide bomber who targeted his school. Aitzaz Hasan, 15, is being hailed as a hero for confronting the attacker, who then detonated his vest. The Sitara-e-Shujjat award can only be awarded once Pakistan’s president has approved it. The incident on Monday prompted an outpouring of praise and gratitude across Pakistan. “Shaheed Aitizaz’s motoring fashion Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh PM S approaching the school, his cousin said. “He told them ‘I’m going to stop him. He is going to school to kill my friends’. He wanted to capture this suicide bomber. He wanted to stop him. Continued on Page 9 heikh Hasina was sworn in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister on Sunday after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis. President Abdul Hamid led the oath at the presidential palace in the capital Dhaka in a ceremony broadcast live on television channels, one week after the polls which were condemned by the opposition as a farce. “I am, Sheikh Hasina, taking oath... that I will discharge my duties faithfully as the prime minister of the government as per the law,” Hasina said, sparking applause during the ceremony which included recitations from the Koran. Hasina’s 48 cabinet colleagues were also sworn into office during the ceremony attended by about 1,000 government and top military officials, along with foreign diplomats and newly elected members of parliament. Hasina has insisted her walkover win in the Jan 5 elections was legitimate, despite a boycott by the opposition and its allies and the deadliest election violence in the country’s history. Continued on Page 9 Lawyers for You Lawyers for Business Personal Injury | Immigration | Family Law | Wills & Probate | Employment Law | Property | Business Law