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Suspect flees Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry after CJ rejects his bail plea

He had been obtaining pre-arrest bail in a murder case for the past seven years

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March 14, 2019


Woman with history of psychiatric care charged over Paris fire

Thirty people were also hurt in the blaze

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February 9, 2019


Murder suspect on the run after fleeing from DI Khan court

Suspect opened fire on his wife after she refused to go back home with him

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November 8, 2018


Police identify Canada shooting suspect as Faisal Hussain

Toronto police have identified the 29-year-old man who shot dead two people and wounded 13 overnight on a busy street in Canada’s largest city. Police said the gunman was Faisal Hussain of Toronto. Hussain was found dead after an exchange of gunfire with police. Police said they were releasing his identity “due to the exceptional…

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July 24, 2018


Facial recognition was key in identifying US shooting suspect

Facial recognition technology, which has drawn criticism from civil liberties activists in recent years, was used to identify the suspect in Thursday’s newsroom shooting which left five dead in Annapolis, Maryland. Police said suspect Jarrod Ramos, who had a prior arrest record, had refused to cooperate with authorities after he was taken into custody and…

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June 30, 2018


US newspaper shooting suspect is white adult male: police

The person suspected of killing at least five people at a newspaper in the US state of Maryland is a white adult male, a police spokesman said. The suspect, who is in custody, is “a white male, adult male, and the gun that was used is described as a long gun,” meaning a rifle or…

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June 29, 2018


Gun attack on Ahsan Iqbal: Who is the suspect?

Police arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of firing shots on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal city on Sunday. The man fired two shots on Ahsan Iqbal, who was critically injured but luckily survived. He was rushed to Lahore for treatment, police said. The suspect, identified named Abid Hussain, hails from a village, Veeram, near…

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May 6, 2018


Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.: A former student accused of last week’s deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including many of the rampage survivors, reported Reuters. Nikolas Cruz, his head bowed, hands shackled at his waist and…

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February 20, 2018


Interpol places Asma Rani murder suspect on most wanted list  

KARACHI: Interpol, world’s largest police organization, has placed Mujahidullah Afridi, accused of killing medical student Asma Rani, on its most wanted list. The 25-yer-old Afridi, accompanied by his accomplice, shot Rani to death in Kohat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after she refused his marriage proposal. The murder took place on January 27. The deceased was…

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February 19, 2018


Zainab’s suspected murderer to stand trial on Saturday

LAHORE: The seven-day trial of a man accused of murdering and raping six-year-old Zainab Amin and six other girls in Kasur will begin on Saturday in Lahore, SAMAA reported. Imran Ali, 23, was arrested from Kasur after his DNA matched with samples collected from the body of Zainab Ansari. The ATC granted police a 14-day…

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February 9, 2018


ATC extends remand of Zainab murder suspect

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday extended the physical remand of Imran Ali accused of raping and murdering seven-year-old Zainab Ansari and six other girls in Kasur.  The police produced the accused before ATC-I Judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmad on expiry of his previous 14-day physical remand, amid strict security in a special vehicle. To…

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February 7, 2018


Medical student murder suspect fled to Saudi Arabia: police

KOHAT: A key suspect involved in the killing of a female medical student for turning down down his marriage proposal has escaped to Saudi Arabia on Umrah pilgrimage, police said on Monday. Aasma Rani, a third-year MBBS student of Abbottabad Medical College, was fatally shot in her hometown of Kohat on Saturday. The accused Mujahid…

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January 29, 2018


Citizens demand harsh punishment for suspected child killer

As soon as media broke the story about the arrest of suspected killer of Zainab Ansari and seven other young victims in Kasur, citizens called for handing down the harshest possible punishment to the accused for his heinous crime. According to police sources, Imran Ali, a 23-year-old neighbour of Zainab’s relatives, had confessed to murdering…

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January 23, 2018


Qalandar shrine blast: Police arrest key suspect

KARACHI: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a key suspect in connection with suicide blast that killed more than 70 people inside the shrine of Qalandar Lal Shahbaz in February this year, Samaa reported. Addressing a press conference, DIG CTD Sanaullah Abbasi said that the suspect had assisted the suicide bomber in recce of…

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November 17, 2017


Watch: Mystery of Karachi stabbing spree yet to be resolved

Although police have claimed arrest of prime suspect behind recent knife attacks in Karachi, the mystery could not be resolved, since the law enforcers have yet to ascertain whether or not the accused captured in Punjab is the one who is involved in injuring women in Karachi. Watch this report…

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October 15, 2017


Key suspect in Karachi knife attacks arrested

News Desk: Sahiwal police on Sunday claimed to have arrested prime suspect in the recent knife attacks on women in Karachi, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the accused Waseem has been involved in similar attacks on women in Sahiwal in 2015. He is wanted to Punjab police in several cases of stabbing. District Inspector…

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October 15, 2017


Watch: Airport attack suspect spills the beans

Sarmad Siddiqui, an accused in case of 2014 militant attack on Karachi airport, claims that he has been implicated in the case by some senior police officials. Sarmad Siddiqui and two others are charged with providing logistic support, funds and weapons to around 10 attackers who stormed the airport in June 2014 and were killed…

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October 10, 2017


Mastermind behind attack on MQM MPA flees after encounter; father taken into custody: police

KARACHI: The mastermind behind the attack on Khawaja Izharul Hassan, an MQM lawmaker and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, was injured during an exchange of fire with the police but managed to flee the scene late Sunday night. His father was arrested. The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Abdul Karim Sarosh Siddiqui, belongs to…

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September 4, 2017


Spain hunts suspect over Barcelona carnage

BARCELONA: Spanish police on Saturday hunted for a Moroccan man suspected of carrying out one of two terror attacks that killed 14 people, injured 120 more and plunged the country into shock and grief.

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August 20, 2017


Police make fresh arrest over Manchester bombing

MANCHESTER: British police said they had arrested a new suspect on Monday over the Manchester bombings, bringing to 14 the number of people they have in custody over the attack.    Authorities detained a 23-year-old in the southern coastal town of  Shoreham-by-Sea, more than 400 kilometres (250 miles) from Manchester. In addition, police raided a…

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May 29, 2017


Chitral: Imam saves man accused of blasphemy from enraged mob

CHITRAL: A man accused of blasphemy was beaten up inside a mosque by a charged-up mob after Friday prayers before the imam saved his life and handed him over to the police.  According to reports, a man allegedly made ‘blasphemous remarks’ inside a mosque after Friday prayers. This enraged the people gathered for prayer who started beating him…

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April 21, 2017