Heartwarming video shows moment Dubai Civil Defense rescues trapped kitten

The tiny kitten was trapped behind a three-meter wall in the area of Dubai Marina. (Photo courtesy: Instagram)
Updated 17 July 2017
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Heartwarming video shows moment Dubai Civil Defense rescues trapped kitten

DUBAI: A heartwarming video shared by the Yanni Animal Welfare group in Dubai on Sunday reveals how a Dubai Civil Defense unit rescued a trapped kitten.
The tiny kitten was trapped behind a three-meter wall in the area of Dubai Marina after it became lodged in the gap.
But fear not, Dubai Civil Defense arrived on the scene and managed to save the frightened feline in a 20-minute operation.
Footage shows a rescue worker emerging with the unharmed kitten in a “very quick, highly professional operation, wrapped with compassionate and warm hearted feelings,” according to the welfare group which posted the video to its social media pages.

#Repost @gulfnews ・・・ @Regrann from @yawdubai In a very quick, highly professional operation, wrapped with compassionate & warm hearted feelings by the rescue guys toward the kitten ... Dubai civil defence rescues a kitten that fell in a 3 meter hall behind a marble wall in one of Dubai Marina towers, apparently her mother took her up the sealing to protect her... They successfully took her out without breaking the wall ! Thank you Heroes under leadership of H.E general Rashid Al Matroushi . . #ياني_للرفق_بالحيوان #نحن_صوتهم #ارحمهم #تبنى_ولاتشتري #لا_للعنف_ضد_الحيوان #قطط #قطط_دبي #قطط_الامارات #انقاذ #رحمة #تطوع #عام_الخير #الرفق_بالحيوان #الامارات #عطف #إحسان # #اطعام_القطط_الامارات # #adoptdontshop #no2animalcruelty #cats #dubaicats #uaecats #rescue #rescuecats #help #yanni_animal_welfare #yawdubai

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Earlier this year, Abu Dhabi Civil Defense saved a kitten from a busy highway in a video that went viral.


#MeToo hits Pakistan as allegations mount against leading singer

Updated 20 April 2018
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#MeToo hits Pakistan as allegations mount against leading singer

  • Actress Meesha Shafi posted a lengthy message on Twitter, accusing singer Ali Zafar of physically harassing her on “more than one occasion”
  • “No woman goes public with allegations like this just for, fun," tweeted Pakistani novelist and columnist Bina Shah

ISLAMABAD: Pressure mounted Friday against Pakistani singer Ali Zafar after he was hit with a sexual harassment allegation by a leading actress in the first high profile “#metoo” accusation in the staunchly patriarchal country.
The allegations were trending across social media in Pakistan after popular actress Meesha Shafi posted a lengthy message on Twitter, accusing Zafar of physically harassing her on “more than one occasion.”
“This happened to me despite the fact I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind!” read the statement.
Zafar denied the accusations, threatening legal action against the actress.
“I intend to take this through the courts of law, and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any accusations here,” he wrote on Twitter.
Following the accusation, other high-profile voices were quick to lend their support.
“No woman goes public with allegations like this just for, fun. Obviously, you spend no time listening to women when they talk about how widespread harassment is in our society,” tweeted Pakistani novelist and columnist Bina Shah.
Zafar has dominated the music charts in Pakistan for nearly two decades and has also starred in a number of films including Bollywood satire “Tere bin Laden” which translates as “Your Bin Laden.”
The #MeToo and #Timesup campaigns have gone global since allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein were published last October, sparking an avalanche of accusations against other powerful men.
However, the movement has been slow to catch on in Pakistan, where women have fought for their rights for years in a patriarchal society where so-called “honor” killings and attacks on women remain commonplace.
In a report released earlier this week by watchdog Human Rights Commission Pakistan, the group said violence against women remained troubling, with 5,660 related crimes reported in the country’s four provinces in the first 10 months of 2017.
In August, firebrand opposition leader Imran Khan was also hit with allegations of sexual misconduct by a female lawmaker who accused the famed cricketer of sending obscene text messages and promoting a culture of sexism within his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.
He later denied the allegations.