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White House lawyer interviewed for 30 hours during investigation

The White House’s top lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

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NAB to investigate Khawaja Asif, Babar Ghori, 17 others on corruption charges

The National Accountability Bureau on Thursday approved inquiries against some former and sitting lawmakers as well as bureaucrats. The inquiry was approved by NAB chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. The NAB chief has approved filing of a corruption reference against former federal minister for Ports and Shipping Babar Ghori. Ghori is facing charges of more…

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Sri Lankan cricketer suspended after friend accused of rape

A Sri Lankan Test cricketer has been suspended after a Norwegian woman accused his friend of raping her in a hotel room where he was present, an official said Monday.

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Eleven family members found dead in Delhi home: police

Indian police launched an investigation Sunday after a family of 11 was found dead inside their home in New Delhi. Police have cordoned off the home in Burari in the north of the capital where the bodies of seven women and four men were discovered Sunday. “10 of the 11 family members were found hanging…

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NAB decides to launch inquiry against SA speaker Siraj Durrani over illegal appointments

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau has decided to launch inquiry against Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and  over illegal appointments and assets beyond known sources of income. The decision was a made in a meeting presided over by Chairman Justice (rted.) Javed Iqbal. The bureau will also make Durrani’s secretary Ghulam Muhammad a part of the…

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Stray bullet hit residence of Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan: report

LAHORE: Police issued its investigation report regarding the firing incident on the residence of Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan in Lahore. The report concluded that a stray bullet hit the upper part of the house’s gate. Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan’s house came under attack as multiple gunshots were fired at his residence two times. Gunshots were fired twice at Justice…

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JIT to investigate firing at house of SC judge

LAHORE: A joint investigation team has been formed to investigate firing on the residence Supreme Court judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan. The JIT will be headed by DIG Investigation Sultan Chaudhry. On Sunday, unknown gunman shot at house of Justice Ijazul Ahsan. He was part of a five member bench that last July disqualified Prime Minister…

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Policeman suspended on charges of raping teenager

DERA MURAD JAMALI: A police officer was suspended on charges of raping a teenage girl in Dera Murad Jamali. The policeman has been blamed of assaulting a young woman who came to his checkpost for protection. The initial investigation report confirmed that the teenager was raped. SSP Hussain Lehri took action and suspended him from…

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Girl found burnt, rape being investigated in Chichawatni

Report by: Zafar Iqbal Ansari CHICHAWATNI: An eight-year-old girl was found burnt in Chichawatni and police are investigating the claims of rape, Samaa reported Tuesday. She went missing on Sunday from Mehmoodabad area of Chichawatni, a tehsil in Sahiwal district. A few hours later, she was found unconscious, with burns on her body. The girl…

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Man arrested over trying to kill wife, daughter for honor

LAHORE: A man was arrested in Lahore for trying to kill his wife and daughter for honor. The man named Wajid Shah assaulted his wife Razia and his daughter on suspicion in the jurisdiction of Raiwind Police Station. The neighbors heard the commotion and called the police. Shah also injured himself with a knife as…

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Policeman arrested on charges of murdering youngster

Report by: Bilal Naseer KARACHI: A police officer was arrested on charges of murdering a youngster in Karachi. Inspector Asif Usman has been arrested on accusations of gunning down Azfar. The arrested policeman has denied the charges against him. “I am not involved in the murder,” he said. The investigators have sought record of Usman’s…

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Mexico City investigates disappearance of radio journalist

MEXICO CITY: Mexico City’s attorney general’s office has opened an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Mario Antonio Cañas, who was last seen on Friday, it said, reported Reuters. The attorney general’s office did not say if it suspected foul play. Advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has singled out Mexico as the most dangerous country…

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Former USA gymnastics coach under investigation: Michigan sheriff

NEWS DESK: A former coach of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team, John Geddert, was under investigation, a sheriff in Michigan said on Tuesday, coming on the heels of a sexual abuse scandal surrounding a team doctor with whom the coach had worked, reported Reuters. The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office said people had made complaints against…

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JIT to investigate alleged foreign accounts of Zainab murder suspect

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government has set up a joint investigation committee to launch an inquiry into alleged foreign accounts of Imran Ali accused of raping and killing seven-year-old Zainab Ansari and seven other young girls in Kasur. The move came shortly after TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood told the Supreme Court that the suspect had…

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People questioning whether Zainab’s actual killer has been caught

KARACHI: Several sketches of the killer were issued by Punjab police after little Zainab became the 12th of girls who were brutally murdered after sexual assault in Kasur.  Punjab police claimed to have arrested the killer after Supreme Court of Pakistan gave them three-day deadline for the arrest, Samaa reported Tuesday. Punjab police released multiple…

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No headway in Zainab murder case; sketches of more suspects released

KASUR: Police investigation into Zainab rape and murder case in Kasur entered fifth day on Sunday as law enforcement agencies failed to get any major success to nab the culprit, Samaa reported. Police release two new images of suspects today. One clearer picture of the suspect, who was supposedly seen with Zainab in a footage,…

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Zainab murder: Autopsy confirms rape, torture

LAHORE: Punjab authorities say that a single serial rapist was behind all the recent cases of child abuse and murder in Kasur. A post-mortem examination conducted on eight-year-old Zainab Ansari confirmed that the young girl was subjected to sexual assault before being strangled to death. The autopsy revealed that Zainab’s hymen was ruptured. There were…

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Punjab police chief, JIT visit Zainab house

LAHORE: Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Capt. (R) Arif Nawaz Khan has said the JIT, constituted to investigate the murder of Zainab, is committed to investigate the case considering all evidences. He said this while visiting the house of deceased Zainab who was murdered after rape, at Kasur on Friday. He said that many persons…

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Ten of a family killed in Indus Highway road accident

DADU: Ten members of a single family lost their lives when a van crashed into a bus at Indus Highway on Sunday morning, Samaa reported. According to details, the van crashed into an oncoming bus near Sann town due to which 10 people were killed. The deceased included six children and three women. District Commissioner…

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Indian police book Sharapova in housing fraud case

NEW DELHI: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation by Indian police for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, a lawyer said Tuesday. The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from homebuyers before the project folded. Piyush Singh,…

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Kevin Spacey assaulted 18-year-old man last year, claims alleged victim’s mother

NEWS DESK: Actor Kevin Spacey has been accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man last year, by the alleged victim’s mother, reported The Independent. Former television anchor Heather Unruh alleged at a press conference in Boston that Mr Spacey had purchased her teenaged son “drink after drink” and then grabbed the young man’s genitals. “To…

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