You are here:    Home      Posts tagged "court"

England set to stick with Stokes for India opener

England will have no qualms about selecting Ben Stokes for next month’s first Test against India, even though the match could finish just a day before the all-rounder’s trial for affray begins. Stokes was charged by prosecutors back in January following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September last year. He has since pleaded…

Read More
 

Briton who plotted to kill Prince George jailed for life

A British supporter of Islamic State who admitted to planning an attack on Prince George was on Friday jailed for life. Husnain Rashid, of Nelson, in the northern English county of Lancashire, will spend a minimum of 25 years behind bars. He dramatically changed his plea during trial and admitted a string of terror offences…

Read More
 

French connection for dirty Pakistani politicians

Hello France. This is Pakistan. Could you send over more of those ballot papers, we just threw someone else off the ticket. The ECP is almost done with its preparations for the elections. Almost 35% of the ballot papers have been printed but the courts may be throwing the ECP off schedule every time a…

Read More
 

Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said he will return to Pakistan to continue to “resist and fight”. These words come hours after a court sentenced him to 10 years for corruption on Friday. He said he would return home once his wife, Kulsoom Nawaz’s, condition improved. “I really want to talk to Kulsoom Nawaz…

Read More
 

Zulfi Bukhari’s name taken off the blacklist

The Islamabad High Court has ordered the name of Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of PTI Chairperson Imran Khan, to be taken off the blacklist.  Justice Aamir Farooq heard the case on Friday and ordered that the restrictions on his travel should be lifted. A plea against Bukhari, who is a civilian, using the Noor…

Read More
 

Trump claims victory on travel ban, but border crackdown on hold

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations, but the president’s “zero tolerance” crackdown on illegal immigration was put on hold for lack of places to detain families arrested at the Mexican border. The court ruling handed a major victory to Trump in a tortuous legal battle over…

Read More
 

Nawaz allowed Musharraf to leave country: Zardari

Former president Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that Nawaz Sharif had allowed Pervez Musharraf to leave the country. The former president had denied that he approached Nawaz Sharif to get Musharraf’s extra-constitutional steps endorsed. Zardari was addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Friday. “We are not with the establishment but with Pakistan,” he said….

Read More
 

Court bans lottery, gambling, circus in Ramzan transmissions

A court banned lottery, gambling and circus in Ramzan transmissions. Justice Shaukat Aziz was hearing the case pertaining to Ramzan transmissions and implementation of PEMRA’s code of conduct in morning shows at the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday. He read the short order. The complete verdict will be issued later. During the hearing, the court…

Read More
 

Pakistan moves to curb urban air pollution after court ruling

  Pakistan’s environmental protection agency is installing air quality monitors and warning factories to add pollution filters after a panel of the country’s top judges ordered the government to detail its efforts to control worsening air pollution. The court ruling earlier this month followed a lawsuit by a Karachi man challenging the government’s failure to…

Read More
 

Twelve media houses fined for naming rape victim in India

NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Wednesday ordered 12 media companies to pay $15,000 each to a compensation fund for victims of sexual violence after they published the name of an eight-year-old girl who was gang raped and murdered. Indian law prohibits the naming of rape victims, even after they have died, because of the…

Read More
 

Top court summons Nawaz, Maryam over “anti-judiciary speeches”

The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the “anti-judiciary speeches” of former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz and issued summons. The Lahore High Court had directed Monday the electronic media watchdog to monitor “anti-judiciary speeches” and decide on complaints filed against Mr Sharif, his daughter and other leaders of the PML-N….

Read More
 

Tayyaba torture case: A year into the case, court hands one year each to judge, wife

Fiaz Mahmood After the passage of a year, a court handed one year each to the judge and his wife who had tortured their child maid, Tayyaba. The Islamabad High Court gave the verdict Tuesday. Justice Aamer Farooq ruled that Additional Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife, Mahin Zafar, would serve a…

Read More
 

Explainer: Nadeem Malik on ‘anti-judiciary speech’ ban

Senior journalist and anchorperson Nadeem Malik says that Lahore High Court has set a bad precedent by directing electronic media watchdog to stop airing ‘anti-judiciary speeches’ by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other leaders of the PML-N. Watch his analysis in the video.

Read More
 

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…

Read More
 

Russian court blocks popular messaging app Telegram

MOSCOW: A Russian court has ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app following a demand by authorities that it share encryption data with them. The ban follows a protracted row between Telegram and Russian authorities, who insist they need access to the encryption keys to investigate serious crimes including terrorist attacks. The Moscow court…

Read More
 

India’s eco warriors who sent Bollywood’s Khan to jail

New Delhi: In the movies Salman Khan always wins. But offscreen, the Bollywood tough guy hero may have met his match in a 530-year-old Hindu sect that puts animals above humans — especially superstars. The determination of the Bishnoi community forced Khan to spend two sleepless nights in a Rajasthan jail following his conviction last…

Read More
 

Sujawal man rape case: Suspects sent to police custody

Report by: Faqeer Saleem Hyderabad: Three men accused of raping a young man in Sujawal have been handed over to police for seven days. A man, who is in his 20s, told reporters Thursday that he was kidnapped and raped by three men – a local office-bearer of Sindh’s ruling party and his two friends….

Read More
 

Young man gang-raped: Suspects produced in Sujawal court

Report by Zohair Ali, Irfan-ul-Haq KARACHI/SUJAWAL: An investigation report about the gang-rape of a young man in Sujawal will be submitted by senior police officers on Saturday. The man, who is in his 20s, belongs to Darro city located in Mirpur Bathoro taluka of Sujawal. He told Samaa that he was subjected to sexual abuse…

Read More
 

Court yet to indict co-accused in Ishaq Dar asset case

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing the case regarding assets beyond known sources of income against Senator Ishaq Dar has yet to indict the co-accused, and the case has been adjourned till April 2. AC Judge Muhammad Bashir took of the supplementary reference for hearing filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for hearing. During hearing, three co-accused…

Read More
 

Sharif family’s plea for exemption from court appearance rejected

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday rejected a plea moved by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd.) Safdar seeking one-week exemption from appearance before the court. Judge Mohammed Bashir announced the verdict which was reserved earlier after hearing the arguments of the Sharif family’s counsel Khawaja Haris in…

Read More
 

Musharraf should appear in court as he is healthy: Iqbal

LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that former president Pervez Musharraf should appear in court for case hearings as he is healthy. “The ex-army chief’s lawyer had said that his client would return to Pakistan, ” Iqbal said. The minister said that Musharraf is leader of a political party, not a military chief. “Musharraf should…

Read More
 
 
SAMAA Election 2018