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first_img“You can take the miracle how you want,” he said, and”You can take the miracle how you want,” he said, and describes himself as “walking back from the dead to celebrate my father.””You forget the faces of the people you love,” Shahbaz said, “and then suddenly you have your life back. Its such an amazing feeling. To see my wife, To have breakfast with my mother, drive with my brother or to watch a football game with friends.”Shahbazs abduction came some seven months after his father was killed by his own police guard Mumtaz Qadri for seeking reforms in Pakistans controversial blasphemy laws.Just 10 days before Shahbaz was recovered, Qadri was hanged on February 29 at Adiala Jail Rawalpindi after President Mamnoon Hussain rejected his mercy plea.Shahbaz said his new captors, the Taliban were not interested in a ransom but instead “sentenced” him to further jail time, before he “met someone there who helped release me.”He said he had been sentenced and jailed for two years, but his fortunes took an unexpected turn when he was freed by a member of the Afghan Taliban.”Its insane you can find humanity where there is none,” Shahbaz said.He said that he trekked from the central Afghan province of Uruzgan to the outskirts of southwestern Pakistan town of Kuchlak in Quetta, where he was able to call up his mother following which he was recovered by security forces.Sporting long hair and a straggly beard, Shahbaz was unrecognisable, suspected of being a member of the Afghan Taliban himself. He was refused help and then serendipitously was pitied by an actual Afghan Taliban who offered him his phone.advertisement”It came out of the blue and with such urgency, I couldnt believe it!” his mother Aamna Taseer said as she praised her brave son.”When I was with my kids, I wept for the first time in four and a half years.”The wait was finally over,” she said. PTI SH SAI AKJ SAIlast_img read more

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first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It’s been mostly down.It started with a broken leg suffered in the third preseason game of his rookie season, an injury that cost Cooper, projected to be the team’s starting left guard, the entire campaign. Slow to recover, he then came down with a turf toe injury late in the following training camp, setting him even further behind and low on the depth chart. Injuries ahead of him allowed Cooper to get into the lineup, and he appeared to play well in wins over the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams. It was against St. Louis, though, where Cooper suffered a wrist injury, which put him back on the shelf for the rest of the season. Finally healthy, he’s made a switch over to right guard, which he said is not a problem.“I’ve been working at it in the offseason, been training out at O-line Performance with LeCharles Bentley, he’s helped me out quite a bit,” Cooper said. “Even just the mental space of switching over positions and understanding if I put in the work, I can do it.”The 25-year-old has most definitely put in the work, as has been noticed by head coach Bruce Arians. The coach said the difference in Cooper is “night and day,” as he’s done a great job redefining his body and getting himself in fantastic condition. On a personal level, you could say he is in the same boat. Once viewed as a great prospect, he’s now entering his third season as a pro without having made much of an impact. Cooper would seem to have a lot to prove — and he does — though the former North Carolina Tar Heel is not worried about showing the doubters what he can do. “More so prove it to myself and my teammates,” he said. “Everybody is going to have their opinions, and to some people I’ll never fulfill what they’re looking for.“As long as I’m performing to a level that I’m pleased with and my teammates and my coaches are pleased with, I’ll be just fine.” – / 12 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact TEMPE, Ariz. — Jonathan Cooper said he feels a lot better now than he has in a long time.“So yeah, I’m excited about it, I feel pretty good,” he added Tuesday after participating in the Arizona Cardinals’ first day of organized team activities, or OTAs.It would not be accurate to say Cooper, the team’s first-round selection (7th overall) in the 2013 draft, has had an up-and-down career. Top Stories center_img “He’s a natural athlete so it doesn’t matter right side, left side,” Arians said. “I’ll go in and watch the tape, but he’s been extremely — he’s got a smile on his face a lot, that’s a good thing.”Cooper is in a much better place now than he was this time one year ago, both physically and mentally.When asked if his lineman has gained a better sense of how to “gut out” injuries and play through them, the coach responded yes, but added that Cooper was legitimately hurt.“You can’t gut out broken bones unless you’re Jack Youngblood, then the coach gets sued these days,” he said, with a smile. “Back then it was cool. I think he appreciates being healthy.”If all goes according to plan, Cooper will slide into the right guard spot this season, solidifying it for the foreseeable future. The Cardinals have spent a considerable amount of resources to shore up the rest of the line, including big-money free agent contracts as well high draft picks.The goal was to build one of the best blocking units in the NFL, and right now, Cooper said the important thing is the group is building camaraderie and coming together. What remains to be seen, he noted, was whether or not they can fulfill their potential and be great. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   last_img read more