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Assailants open fire inside sessions court in Hyderabad, injure suspect

HYDERABAD: Two assailants opened fire at a sessions court in Hyderabad on Thursday, despite the presence of police officials and walk-through gates. According to details, the assailants opened fire on a suspect in a murder case named Moharram Jamali. As soon as Jamali walked out of the court’s vicinity, the assailants broke into the premises…

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Muniba Mazari’s former spouse sues her for defamation

NEWS DESK: The former husband of activist Muniba Mazari has filed a case against her for “blaming and bashing him for all her afflictions”. The activist has denied the allegations in tweets. Khurram Shahzad, a former fighter pilot of the Pakistan Air Force, has filed a suit against Mazari in the court of additional district and…

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SC allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure. The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the open-ended ban on…

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‘Smoking kills,’ US tobacco firms say in court-ordered ads

WASHINGTON: Smoking kills an average 1,200 Americans daily, US tobacco companies admitted Sunday in court-ordered “corrective statements” published in newspapers. The ads began appearing 11 years after District Judge Gladys Kessler, in a 1,682-page opinion, ruled in 2006 that the companies violated racketeering laws by deceiving the public for decades on the health dangers of…

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Mufti Qavi granted bail in Qandeel Baloch murder case

MULTAN: District and Sessions Judge (D&SJ) Ameer Muhammad Khan on Tuesday granted a bail to Mufti Abdul Qavi who was arrested in connection with the murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch. According to the prosecution, the first hearing in new judicial complex was of Mufti Abdul Qavi’s bail application. Mufti Qavi had been directed to…

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Imran should not stand with the court but in the court: Marriryum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Ms.Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that Imran Khan instead of standing with the court should be standing in the court of law and be ashamed of waiting for the Umpire’s finger. In a statement issued here Thursday, the MOS mentioned a litany of indiscretions by Imran…

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Court maintains bailable arrest warrants for Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court (AC) of Islamabad Thursday rejected the request of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to issue non-bailable arrest warrants for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and directed the accused to appear before court on November 8, in a reference regarding assets beyond known sources of income. The court also maintained the bail-able arrest warrants…

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China court uses social media to shame debtors: China Daily

SHANGHAI: A local court in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou is using social media to shame people into repaying their debts, the China Daily reported on Tuesday, reported Reuters. Citizens who ignore court repayment orders have been subjected to targeted advertisements on the popular Chinese social media app WeChat, notifying their contacts about the…

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Mufti Qavi on four-day physical remand

MULTAN: Controversial cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi was hand-cuffed after he took to heels in Qandeel Baloch murder case. The cleric was presented before District & Sessions court in Multan where judicial magistrate granted his four-day physical remand and sent him into police custody. Mufti Qavi fled to Jhang after his bail plea was dismissed by…

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Mufti Qavi arrested in Qandeel Baloch murder case

MULTAN: Mufti Abdul Qavi, the suspect of Qandeel Baloch murder case was arrested on Wednesday after he fled from district and sessions court during hearing in Multan. The court rejected the bail application of Mufti Qavi and ordered the police to arrest him. Mufti Qavi was fleeing to Muzaffargarh when he was arrested on the…

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Indian court reinstates Sreesanth fixing ban

COLOMBO: A life ban on Indian fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth for match-fixing was reinstated by a court on Tuesday following an appeal by the country’s cricket board. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had moved the Kerala High Court in August to review an order that acquitted Sreesanth due to lack of…

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Will this Hindu-Muslim marriage be annulled by India’s Supreme Court?

NEWS DESK: The decision by an Indian court in May to annul the marriage of a Hindu woman who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man has grabbed headlines in the country, with many referring to it as a strike against “love jihad”, reported BBC. The term was popularised by radical Hindu fringe groups,…

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Confrontation with judiciary not in Nawaz’s interest: Chaudhry Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday that a confrontation with the country’s judiciary was not in Nawaz Sharif’s interest.  During a press conference in Taxila, Nisar said that courts in the country were giving correct decisions. He urged former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to take notice of statements that were…

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Spanish court suspends Catalan parliament session, throwing independence call in doubt

BARCELONA/MADRID: Spain’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of Monday’s session of the regional Catalan parliament, throwing into doubt its plans to declare unilateral independence from Spain, reported Reuters. The speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, accused the Madrid government of using the courts to deal with political problems and said the regional…

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Twitter springs into action as Rangers stop Ahsan Iqbal from entering court premises

NEWS DESK: Twitter users sprung into action as paramilitary soldiers barred Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal from entering the court premises. Some even compared this action to a ‘coup’. Let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted: Dear world, today a soldier of Pakistan Rangers denied entry to the Federal Interior Minister into open court. Cable…

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Video: Reporters, lawyers banned during Ishaq Dar’s hearing

An accountability court Wednesday indicted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The reference was related to possession of assets beyond known sources of income. However, the minister pleaded not guilty to all charges, terming them baseless. The NAB has also presented a list of…

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Nawaz Sharif vows to fight corruption charges

Islamabad: Sacked Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption court Tuesday, vowing to fight the allegations as proceedings begun in a trial that could ultimately decide whether he faces imprisonment. The Supreme Court ended Sharif’s tenure as prime minister in July, banning him from holding public office following an investigation into corruption allegations…

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Video: PML-N leaders cross barbed wires to accompany Nawaz Sharif

As former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a NAB court in corruption reference Tuesday, some of his party leaders and lawyers had an altercation with police to cross security barriers in order to accompany the ousted PM. Seen what PML-N stalwarts Abid Sher Ali and Mushahid Ullah Khan are doing in this video…

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Video: Brawl outside court during Sharif’s appearance

As former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a NAB court in corruption reference Tuesday, some of his party leaders and lawyers had an altercation with police and crossed security barriers in order to accompany the ousted PM. Watch this video…

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Watch: PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi speaks on Panama Papers verdict

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that they respect the courts and want everyone to be weighed on the same scale.

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Nawaz Sharif must not appear before NAB court: Maryam

LONDON: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz said that former premier and her father Nawaz Sharif must not appear before the accountability court. Her statement came hours after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) gave former premier Nawaz Sharif and other family members another seven days to appear before the accountability court in connection with the Supreme Court-mandated…

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