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Asma murder case: Key accused confesses to crime

MARDAN: The key accused of the murder case of four-year old Asma – Muhammad Nabi – confessed to his crime on Monday, Samaa reported.  He was produced before a court of a senior Civil Judge where he confessed to his involvement in the rape-and-murder of the child. The accused was arrested by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police after…

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COMMENT: The curious case of KP’s “misali police”

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: There’s a province in Pakistan whose people are one of the most resilient in the face of war damages. For decades, they have witnessed their loved ones getting killed by one side or the other. Despite serious challenges in the face of terrorism and the subsequent war on terror, the people…

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Asma murder case: Imran gives KP police a pat on the back

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan showered praise on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police on Wednesday for adhering to professional practices and apprehending suspects in the Asma rape-and-murder case.  In a couple of tweets on the micro-blogging site, the cricketer-turned-politician termed KP police as a ‘professional police force’ and stated that commendable work had been done on their…

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KP police should prove through performance it is not under political pressure: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Main Saqib Nisar said on Tuesday that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police should prove through its performance that it was not under any political pressure. The chief justice made the aforementioned statement during proceedings of the Asma murder case. During the hearing, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar slammed the performance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa…

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PTI district president was aware of threats to Asma, claims sister

KOHAT: A local jirga has formed 23-member committee to oversee the case and assist family of Asma, a third year student of a medical college who was murdered over refusal of marriage proposal in Kohat late last month. According to our correspondent, the jirga has decided to expedite its efforts to seek justice for the…

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Breakthrough expected in Asma rape and murder case: KP DIG

PESHAWAR: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police claimed on Thursday that a breakthrough was expected in the Asma rape and murder case. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police received the DNA test report that was sent from the Punjab Forensic Laboratory. “We will soon announce a breakthrough in the case of Asma,” he said. DIG Alam Khan…

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Bilawal slams KP govt, police for failing to apprehend Asma’s murderer

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed his deep concern over the sheer negligence of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government and its police in ferreting out the real culprits in medical student Asma’s murder and other cases of heinous nature. In a statement, the PPP Chairman said that reports that ‘the killers of medical…

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Police given free hand in Asma murder case: PTI MNA Shaharyar Afridi

KOHAT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shaharyar Afridi said on Tuesday that the provincial police had been given a free hand to pursue and arrest the murderer of Asma.  Speaking to media personnel, Shaharyar Afridi said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police was completely free and was not under any sort of pressure or political influence. “Please do…

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CJP takes notice of murder of medical student in Kohat

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday took suo moto notice of murder of Asma, a third year student of a medical college in Kohat. The chief justice has summoned a report from the Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within 24 hours. The Chief Justice took notice of Asma’s case while conducting…

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Am following every single aspect of Mardan case: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said that he is following every single aspect of Asma rape-and-murder case. In his interview on Samaa TV program Nadeem Malik Live, Khan said that the law enforcement agencies took notice of the brutal incident which took place in Mardan within 24 hours. “Ask the parents of…

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Mardan’s Asma was raped, confirms Punjab Forensic lab

LAHORE: Mardan’s four-year girl Asma was subjected to sexual assault, confirmed the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) on Friday. Body of Asma was found dumped in a sugarcane field near her house in Mardan on January 14 after she went missing on an earlier day while she was playing outside her house located in Gujjar…

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Imran backs KP police in Asma murder case

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan on Thursday backed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police’s performance in the Asma rape and murder case.  During an interview in SAMAA TV’s program Nadeem Malik Live, the cricketer-turned-politician said that there was no pressure of any sort on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police. In response to a question, Imran Khan said that he was…

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Family of Mardan rape victim awaiting justice

There is no development so far in the case of four-year-old Asma’s rape and murder in Mardan city of KP, as police have failed to arrest the culprit. Bereaved family of the girl, who went missing on January 13 and was found dead the next day, awaits justice. Watch this report…

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Here is what Imran Khan challenges Shehbaz Sharif about

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran challenged Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to go to Mardan. Shehbaz Sharif deplored the incident of sexual assault and murder of a minor girl in Mardan, saying the incident should be as much condemned. Khan censured CM Sharif that people in Punjab do not have trust in him. Watch what…

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When Asma Jehangir called Aitizaz Ahsan a Puppet

The 6th Karachi literature festival that otherwise stages soft discussions around literature and arts became a political combat zone when the incendiary rhetoric, ‘Are we or are we not in a state of war’ was broached upon by Aitizaz Ahsan speaking on Jalib’s politically flavored poetry. Asma Jehangir flared up irresistibly when Chaudhary sb put…

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Asma hopes 'abuse of blasphemy laws' will reduce

ISLAMABAD: Condemnations by Pakistan's top clerics and Islamist parties against the misuse of blasphemy laws could help reverse a rising tide of mob killings, according to Asma Jehangir, who is one of the country's leading rights activists. This month in the latest in a spate of lynchings in conservative Pakistan, a Christian couple accused of…

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Imran should see a psychiatrist: Asma

LAHORE: Former president Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jehangir Wednesday said Imran Khan had become habitual of criticising others. Talking to the media at the Lahore High Court, she said she had never criticised women for dancing in Imran Khan's rallies and sit-in.   She said Imran Khan should learn tolerance. “If he will humiliate…

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Prevailing mode of dealing will make Musharraf, a hero: Asma Jahangir

Staff ReportLAHORE: Former president of Supreme Court Bar Council, Asma Jahangir has said that the prevailing mode of dealing will make Pervez Musharraf, a hero and the black coats wearers should uphold respect of their profession, SAMAA reported on Saturday.Asma Jahangir said while talking to media in Lahore this day that a lawful action should…

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PTI rejects Asma Jehangir's name as caretaker PM

Staff ReportLAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan said on Monday that his party would not boycott the next general elections come what may. Addressing a press conference here, Khan said that public money was being distributed among the members of assemblies which was needed to be stopped.He voiced reservations about the candidature of Asma…

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New game has begun: Asma Jehangir

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Asma Jehangir, former president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), has said that one who speaks against the establishment becomes a target. Addressing a hurriedly-called press conference after the Supreme Court’s order of Prime Minister’s arrest in rental power case here, she said new game has begun. “We will have to decide now…

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UN names Asma Jahangir in panel to probe Israeli settlements

GENEVA: The United Nations on Friday named a three member team of experts including former Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association president Asma Jahangir who will investigate whether Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories violate human rights law.Jahangir has been the subject of human rights cases in the past, having been put under house arrest in…

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