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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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Petition seeking Faryal Talpur’s disqualification filed in SHC

A petition seeking the disqualification of the PPP’s Faryal Talpur was filed at the Sindh High Court on Wednesday. The petitioner claimed that Faryal Talpur should be disqualified as she held an iqama–a resident or work visa for Saudi Arabia. The petitioner stated that Faryal Talpur formed a company in 2002 in Dubai. The petitioner…

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Notices served to Nepra, K-Electric in court contempt case

Sindh High Court served notices to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, chief executive officer of K-Electric and others in a court contempt case. The court contempt case was heard against the power generation company was held on Tuesday. The petition stated that K-Electric is carrying out unjustifiable loadshedding in the provincial capital. “It did not…

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Court indicts Karachi mayor, others in one May 12 violence case

A court indicted Karachi’s mayor, Wasim Akhtar, and other suspects in a May 12 violence case on Tuesday. Akhtar, a leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan, and the other accused appeared before the anti-terrorism court. The court indicted them in one case relating to the May 12 violence. All the suspects pleaded not…

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Police forced me to record statement against Rao Anwar: prime witness

The police forced me to record a statement against Rao Anwar, stated the primary witness in the Naqeebullah murder case in a court hearing on Monday. Rao Anwar, a former police chief of Malir district, is the main accused in the case. According to the petitioners, he picked up Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old aspiring model…

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CJ objects to women’s clothes in award shows

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed anger on the clothes worn by female stars during award shows. The chief justice raised the matter while hearing the case of Indian content being aired on television channels. Producers and actors were present in the hearing at Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court. “The clothes being worn by…

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CJ summons May 12 case record

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has sought the record of May 12 case on Saturday. The top judge of the country heard the case in the  Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court. The chief justice asked Barrister Faisal Siddiqui if any investigation into the case was held. The counsel replied that the case is pending…

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Naqeebullah case: Supplementary charge-sheet says encounter was pre-planned

The encounter that killed Naqeebullah Mehsud was pre-planned, says the supplementary charge-sheet submitted to an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday. Police officials investigating the matter submitted the charge-sheet during a hearing. The court accepted the document. According to the police, Naqeebullah and his friends were killed on January 13 this year in a fake encounter on…

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ATC orders judicial remand of Rao Anwar till May 2

KARACHI: A special court in Karachi ordered to send former SSP Malir Rao Anwar and co-accused Shakil Feroz on judicial remand till May 2 in a case regarding extrajudicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud. Both the accused were produced before the anti-terrorism court amid beefed up security on Friday. The police told the court that they…

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Two accused involved in murder and rape of Orangi child remanded in police custody till April 25

KARACHI: Two accused named in the killing and rape of seven-year-old child in Orangi Town have been sent into police custody on physical remand till April 25. The body of the minor, Rabia, was recovered last night near the Northern Bypass. The area falls in the jurisdiction of the Manghopir police. The child lived in…

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Lawyers boycott courts in Karachi against arrests on KBA appeal

KARACHI: Karachi Bar Association announced to boycott the judicial proceedings at courts against police torture and arrests of lawyers outside Sindh assembly. On Tuesday, Sindh police launched crackdown against the lawyers protesting outside the provincial assembly and arrested over 30 of them. Cases were registered against them at Aram Bagh police station, according to police…

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Arrange water in Karachi at government expense: commission

KARACHI: Water Commission ordered authorities to arrange water through tankers at government’s expense in areas of Karachi where there is no supply of line water. Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, who is heading one-member water commission, byhimself inspected the operation of supply of water through tankers in three areas of district West of the city….

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Lawyers observe 10th anniversary of Tahir Plaza tragedy

Lawyers in the lower courts have announced to observe black day to commemorate 10th anniversary of Tahir Plaza tragedy Monday. Tahir Plaza located near City Court, Karachi, was torched on April 9, 2008 that killed six people including two lawyers and two women. The lawyers will boycott the legal proceedings by not appearing in the…

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Sindh water commission sacks officials over nullah encroachment

KARACHI: Mandated by Supreme Court, the Water Commission ordered to dismiss DG Rural Development Authority and Deputy Commissioner Malir. The one-member commission led by retired Justice Amir Hani Muslim, expressed displeasure over reduction of Gujjar Nala’s width. “Why was the width of Gujjar Nala reduced,” asked the commission. “Karachi population has mushroomed. Hence, 20-foot sewer…

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Tear down illegal construction on Karachi’s Kashmir Road, court tells Sindh govt

All illegal constructions on Kashmir Road in Karachi have to be torn down, the Supreme Court said on Saturday. This case against squatters was filed by Karachi’s former mayor Niamatullah Khan several years ago. “All such encroachments on grounds and parks have to be torn down except swimming pools, squash and tennis courts and skating…

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Stop payment to Chinese garbage-lifting company, orders judicial commission

PHOTO: FILE A judicial commission told the Sindh government Thursday to stop payment of dues to a Chinese company responsible for lifting garbage in Karachi’s East and South districts The Sindh Solid Waste Management Board had outsourced the collection of garbage in Karachi to two Chinese contractors – one for East and South districts and…

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Present Rao Anwar now, anti-terrorism court orders investigation officer

Reporting by Irfanul Haq Present Rao Anwar right now, a court ordered the officer investigating the Naqeebullah murder case The hearing is taking place at an anti-terrorism court in Karachi. The former Malir SSP appeared before the Supreme Court yesterday, from where he was arrested. He was taken to Karachi last night. Rao Anwar is…

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