Irfan Ul Haque

An ATC has issued arrest warrants for Altaf Hussain and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued on Saturday arrests warrants for MQM founder Altaf Hussain, MQM Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and other leaders of the party. The court was hearing 27 cases regarding inflammatory speeches made by the MQM founder. The other party leaders are accused of facilitating the speeches. During the hearing, MQM leaders…

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Court indicts MQM’s Ahsan Iqbal, Raees Mama in Haqiqi workers’ murder

Hammad Siddiqui, Manzoor alias Lamba and two other leaders were declared absconders in the case

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Court bars private schools from increasing fees by more than 5%

The Sindh High Court imposed a 5% cap on the increase in tuition fees that private schools can implement

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Shehbaz Sharif approaches court against Faisal Vawda’s victory on Karachi seat

Shehbaz Sharif, who contested the election against PTI’s Faisal Vawda on the NA-249 seat, has demanded a vote recount

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Karachi Askari park swing not properly fitted, says inquiry report

The swing ride that collapsed in Karachi’s Askari Park on July 15 was not properly fitted, says an inquiry report into the incident. A 10-year-old girl was killed and at least 16 others were injured when a ‘flying turtle ride’ collapsed at the amusement park. Officials who investigated the incident have found several loopholes in…

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Money laundering case: Asif Zardari, Faryal fail to appear before the JIT

Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur failed to appear on Saturday before the FIA’s joint investigation team formed to investigate a Rs34 billion money laundering scandal. The two PPP leaders were summoned to the FIA office at 11am on Saturday. Their lawyers appeared on their behalf and submitted replies to the…

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Money laundering case: FIA declares Zardari, Talpur absconders

The Federal Investigation Agency has declared former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur absconders in a money laundering case. The agency presented a challan in the money laundering case in a Karachi city court on Saturday. Earlier, the Supreme Court removed the siblings’ names from the ECL and said they were not…

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Activist approaches court, says Askari park poses a threat to the public

The petitioner demanded that all the illegal rides installed at the park be removed and the commercial use of the site be stopped

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Hussain Lawai sent to jail for 14 days

A judicial magistrate in Karachi has sent Hussain Lawai to jail on judicial remand for 14 days. The FIA wanted an extension in their custody of Lawai. The authorities said that they have taken his initial statement and have information on even more accounts, which is why they need to interrogate him. Lawai, the vice-chairperson…

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Rao Anwar has to submit his passport to the court

Former Malir SSP Rao Anwar has to submit his passport to the court, an ATC in Karachi ordered on Wednesday. He has been arrested in the Naqeebullah Mehsud killing case and is accused of murdering Naqeebullah and three others in a fake encounter. The ATC judge said that Anwar cannot leave the city and if…

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FIA gets custody of Hussain Lawai till July 11

Asif Ali Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was presented before a judicial magistrate on Saturday. The FIA was granted his physical remand till July 11. He was brought to the City Court a day after being arrested by the FIA in a money laundering case. Lawai is the chairperson of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and…

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Accountability court sends MQM candidate on 14-day judicial remand

An accountability court in Karachi sent MQM leader and former KPT chairperson Javed Hanif to jail on 14 days judicial remand on Tuesday, SAMAA TV reported. He was earlier in the day arrested by NAB authorities. The MQM leader, who is contesting elections from PS-95, has been accused of hiring over 900 people illegally in…

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Dr Farooq Sattar to contest elections from NA-245, NA-247

MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar will contest elections from two National Assembly constituencies NA-245 and NA-247. Dr Sattar has submitted his election tickets to the Returning Officer on Friday. The MQM leader has withdrawn his nomination papers from NA-241.

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Farooq Sattar’s land cruiser lands him in trouble as papers challenged again

The appeal against Farooq Sattar’s nomination papers will be held today (Thursday). The appeal was filed by Imran Kazmi after Sattar’s nomination papers were approved for three Karachi-based constituencies, ​NA-241, NA-245 and NA-247. According to the latest appeal, Sattar is an absconder and failed to mention the loan he took out to buy a Land Cruiser. The…

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SC wants special cell formed to investigate missing persons’ cases

The Supreme Court ordered on Sunday the establishment of a special cell to investigate cases of missing persons. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had earlier taken suo motu notice of the missing persons and ordered the authorities concerned to locate them immediately. Over 50 missing persons’ families were present at the SC’s Karachi Registry on Sunday,…

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Former Sindh CM’s nomination papers challenged

An appeal has been filed in the Sindh High Court challenging former provincial chief minister Murad Ali Shah’s nomination papers. Justice KK Agha remarked that the case is important and will be heard on Monday. When Shah’s lawyer Mahkdoom Ali Khan asked if the case could be heard the same day, or perhaps Sunday instead,…

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SC wants to know how oil prices are decided

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said he wants to know how oil prices are decided in the country.  He said this while hearing a case at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Friday regarding rising petroleum prices. The CJ has asked the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority, PSO and other petroleum companies to come…

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Dr Farooq Sattar wants 250 votes for each selfie with him

Dr Farooq Sattar said he wants 250 votes against each selfie he allows people to take with him. He was at the City Courts in Karachi to obtain bail in two cases registered against him. The court granted him bail against a sum of Rs20,000 in each case. People at the court asked him to…

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How can railway dept sell Sindh government’s land, asks CJ

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked how the railway department, which is a part of the Centre, can sell Sindh government’s land. He was hearing the suo motu case pertaining to the lease and allotment of Sindh’s land at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry on Tuesday. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Munib Akhtar were the…

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Arrest and produce Dr Farooq Sattar by July 9, orders court

Arrest and produce Dr Farooq Sattar and other MQM leaders by July 9, a court ordered Monday. The City Court was hearing a case regarding the party leaders’ violation of the Loudspeaker Act. Warrants were issued for Dr Sattar, Nasreen Jalil, Haider Abbas Rizvi and Faisal Subzwari. The case was registered in 2015 at the…

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Missing persons: SHC annoyed by police failure

The Sindh High Court heard on Thursday a set of petitions pertaining to recovery of more than 70 missing persons. The court expressed its anger over performance of both police and JIT for making no progress in tracing the whereabouts of missing persons. Police investigation officer, DSP Korangi and other officials turned up as a…

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