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Cartoon — Sabir Nazar

Here is Sabir Nazar’s take on the backlog of pending cases in courts in light of the Avenfield verdict.

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Faizabad dharna: Court shelves cases against Khadim Rizvi

A court shelved Monday three cases against Khadim Hussain Rizvi and others over their involvement in cases of violence during the Faizabad sit-in last year. An anti-terrorism court stopped the hearings against the religious leaders for an indefinite period of time on the prosecution’s request. The prosecution had said that the police are investigating cases…

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Over 17,000 cases of child abuse reported in Pakistan in last five years

ISLAMABAD: A total of 17,862 cases of child abuse have been reported in the country in last five years, Minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar told National Assembly on Wednesday. Responding to a question of Shahid Rehmani in National Assembly during Question Hour, he said as many as 3,002 cases of child abuse had…

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SC hears rape and murder cases of Zainab, 8 others

NEWS DESK: A special bench of the Supreme Court heard the rape and murder cases of Zainab and at least eight other children at the registry in Lahore on Sunday. The three-judge bench was headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar who presided over the hearing of the suo motu notice. During the…

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Around 388 cases transferred to special trial courts under NAP: NACTA

ISLAMABAD: Around 388 cases have been transferred to 11 special trial courts, established under National Action Plan (NAP) are serving as a cogent deterrent against terrorism. The performance of Special Trial Courts (STCs) is crucial in sentencing terrorists and preventing further promotion of terrorism. The decrease in incidence of terrorism can be attributed to quick…

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Sindh apex committee recommends 28 cases for trial by military court

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Wednesday chaired 21st apex committee meeting and approved to sent 28 cases of terrorists to military courts. The meeting also discussed certain issues such as street crime, land grabbing, ghost employees and others, said a statement issued here. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Nisar Khuhro,…

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Conspiracies to malign N-League leaders via cases will face: Rafique

ISLAMABAD: Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said that the conspiracies to malign the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders via cases will fail, Samaa reported. He made the statement in his tweet on Saturday. مقدمات کے ذریعے مسلم لیگی قیادت کو جکڑنےاور بدنام کرنے کے منصوبے بھی ناکام رھیں گے- — Khawaja Saad Rafique (@KhSaad_Rafique) November…

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IHC reserves verdict on maintainability of contempt case against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reserved its verdict regarding the maintainability of two contempt petitions filed against sacked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Samaa reported. Justice Mohsin Akhtar of the high court heard the two petitions in which the petitioner stated that the former premier, in his address on 25th August in Lahore, talked about…

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PTI challenges ECP jurisdiction in party funding case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged the jurisdiction of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the party funding case and contempt of court case against its Chairman Imran Khan, Samaa reported. A bench, headed by Chief Election Commission Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, heard the two cases on Monday. PTI’s counsel, in his…

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Sharjeel Memon submits surety bonds at IHC

ISLAMABAD: Former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon filed surety bonds at Islamabad High Court (IHC) for his bail. He submitted two surety bonds worth one million rupee each. After submission of the surety bonds with the help of two guarantors, Sharjeel Memon left for home. Earlier yesterday, a division IHC bench granted protective bail…

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Sharjeel vows to face all cases against him

Former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon Sunday said that he returned to Pakistan to face all the pending cases against him. Addressing a press conference, Sharjeel criticised the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and accused the anti-corruption body of only targeting the lawmakers of Sindh. “Putting my name in the Exit Control List (ECL) was…

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Saleem Shahzad produced in ATC

KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Saleem Shahzad was produced in a local antiterrorism court on Tuesday in connection with Dr. Asim Hussain case. Saleem Shahzad, who was arrested from Karachi airport on his arrival from Dubai after 10 years, was produced in the court by officials of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). After the…

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Detail of cases against Uzair Baloch

Uzair Baloch, a notorious gangster of Lyari and chief of banned Peoples Aman Committee, has Rs.5 mln head-money. The key character of gang war, who was arrested by Rangers on Saturday in Karachi, is facing 55 different cases. Watch this report…

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Zika virus ‘spreading explosively’ in the Americas; 4 mln cases forecast

GENEVA: The Zika virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is “spreading explosively” and could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Director-General Margaret Chan told members of the U.N. health agency’s executive board the spread of the mosquito-borne…

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Facing baseless charges, claims Dr. Asim

KARACHI: Former petroleum minister and PPP leader, Dr. Asim Hussain, claims all cases registered against him are ‘concocted’ and ‘baseless’. “I can’t even understand what kind of cases have been lodged against me… They have prepared fake bills to involve me in fake cases of terrorism,” claimed Dr Asim, a close aide of former president…

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Asif Zardari acquittal proves PPP targeted through fake cases: Bilawal

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that acquittal of former President Asif Ali Zardari in SGS-Cotecna case by concerned court has once again proved that the leadership of PPP has always been targeted through fake cases and references after their adversaries failed to politically challenge them. In a press statement, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari…

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Zardari acquitted in SGS, Cotecna cases

ISLAMABAD: Former President Asif Ali Zardari was finally acquitted on Tuesday in SGS and Cotecna references filed against him by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in 1998. According to Samaa correspondent, accountability court of Islamabad issued its verdict on Zardari’s application seeking acquittal in last two of five NAB cases. Zardari, who enjoyed presidential immunity from…

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CJ lays ATCs foundation stone in Karachi’s central jail

KARACHI: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali paid a visit to central jail in Karachi on Saturday, Samaa reported. During the visit, the chief justice laid foundation stone of ten anti-terrorist courts at Central Prison in Karachi on Saturday. On this occasion, the Justice Jamali said terrorism is a grave challenge confronting…

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Two FIRs lodged against MQM’s Wasim Akhtar

KARACHI: As many as two cases have been lodged against Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Wasim Akhtar in two different police stations of Karachi in Saturday’s wee hours. SAMAA received the copy of the FIR. The charges against the MQM leader include violation of Telegraph Act, incitement to violence against national secret agencies, provocative oratories…

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Farooq Sattar sees drop scene in October

MQM leader Farooq Sattar, during Samaa talk show Nadeem Malik Live, shares his views on Dr. Imran Farooq murder case. Watch this video.

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Shoaib Warsi, another big fish in custody

After taking Dr. Asim into custody, the officials of law-enforcement agencies have detained another big fish over corruption charges. This is Deputy Managing Director of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Shoaib Warsi who was detained from the company’s head office in Karachi. Watch Sohail Shabbir’s report.

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