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Court orders DNA test after ‘kidnapper’ claims eight-month-old Faiza is his daughter

The suspect also said that the girl’s mother gave him the baby and later claimed it was a kidnapping

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Naqeebullah’s father wants Rao Anwar’s bail to be cancelled

  The father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, the youth killed in a fake encounter by Former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and his team, has challenged the bail granted to the former cop in an illegal weapons case. This is the second case in which Anwar has been granted bail. Naqeebullah’s father submitted a petition to the…

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PPP leader Faryal Talpur granted pre-arrest bail till August 16

PPP leader Faryal Talpur has been granted pre-arrest bail in a money laundering case till August 16. Asif Zardari and his sister will have to give statements in the case to the FIA’s JIT. She was presented before a banking court on Friday where the court granted her bail on the submission of a Rs2…

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Election postponed in NA-60 Rawalpindi after Hanif Abbasi’s sentencing

The election on the National Assembly seat in Rawalpindi’s NA-60 constituency was postponed on Sunday after PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi was sentenced to life in jail by a court on Saturday. Abbasi was contesting the election from the constituency against Awami Muslim League head Sheikh Rasheed. The PML-N leader was sentenced in the ephedrine quota…

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Ephedrine case: PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi sentenced to life in prison

A court in Rawalpindi sentenced PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi to life in prison on Saturday in the ephedrine quota case. The PML-N leader was taken into custody minutes after the court announced its verdict and he is to be shifted to Adiala jail. The court has acquitted seven other accused due to lack of evidence….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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.

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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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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…

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