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Court summons all remaining witnesses in reference against Dar

ISLAMABAD :An Accountability Court of Islamabad Friday testified five witnesses against former finance minister Ishaq Dar and summoned all remaining prosecution witnesses except the JIT head Wajid Zia on January 29, to record their statements. AC Judge Muhammad Bashir picked up a reference against Ishaq Dar for hearing regarding assets beyond known sources of income…

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Tayyaba torture case: IHC rejects plea to record statements of witness on same day

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court rejected Wednesday Advocate General Islamabad’s plea to record statements of all three doctors jointly on same day who prepared medical report of Tayyaba’s torture case, a minor house mad. Justice Aamir Farooq announced reserved judgment on the application moved by the Advocate General Mian Abdul Raof to record statements of…

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Civilians wounded in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen capital: witnesses

SANAA: Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition left at least three civilians wounded in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday, witnesses said. The strikes hit a residential area near the ministry of defence building, which had been targeted just before. “I was sitting at home and heard the first strike hit the ministry of defence….

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Witnesses testify as Ishaq Dar trial begins

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court Wednesday resumed hearing of case against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar pertaining to possession of assets beyond his sources of income. Anti-corruption watchdog National Accountability Bureau on September 8 filed a case against Dar for possessing assets beyond known sources of income following the July 28 verdict of the Supreme Court. Dar was…

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Witnesses tell of ‘bloodbath’ at Paris rock concert

PARIS: Terrified survivors from the Paris concert hall targeted during Friday’s attacks have described running over bodies and hiding after gunmen stormed the venue and began executing rock fans with barrages of automatic gunfire. Pierre Janaszak, a radio presenter, was sitting in the balcony with his sister and friends when they heard shots from below…

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Judicial commission summons PML-Q witnesses to record testimony

ISLAMABAD: The General Election (2013) Inquiry Commission (GEIC) Monday gave last chance to Pakistan Muslim League-Q(PML-Q) witnesses to appear on Tuesday for cross-examination. In case of non-appearnce, they would not be entertained, the commission warned. The GEIC also directed the Jamaat-e-Islami's counsel to present the list of witnesses with giving the reason for their presentation….

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COAS witnesses firing of FM-90 air defence missile system

RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Monday visited Air Defence firing Ranges near Karachi and witnessed firing of FM-90 air defence missile system, recently inducted in the Army. According to a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the exercise marked the culmination of the induction training of the new…

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Vote probe commission calls PTI’s witnesses on May 6

ISLAMABAD: The judicial commission, formed to ascertain the veracity in the charges of rigging in the May 2013 general elections, summoned on May 6 the witnesses, who Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) included in its list, SAMAA reported. The judicial commission headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk put under scrutiny the list provided by the PTI containing the…

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JIT issues notices to Model Town tragedy witnesses

LAHORE: A Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which was formed by the Punjab government, probing Model Town tragedy issued notices Friday to witnesses of the incident. Samaa reports that following a boycott by Dr Tahriul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek no one from the party appeared before the JIT to record their statements. In the given situation,…

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Army chief witnesses PACES championship ceremony

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif witnessed the concluding ceremony of Inter Regimental Centre ‘Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System’ (PACES) Championship held at Junior Leaders Academy Shinkiari today. PACES has been introduced to further enhance physical fitness standards in the Army to successfully face challenging environment of the future battlefield. It…

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COAS witnesses Pak-China joint military exercise

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army staff General Raheel Sharif Friday witnessed joint Field Training exercise of Pakistan and China Special Forces at Headquarters Special Services Group near Cherat, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. According to the ISPR, three-week long joint military training exercise 'Warrior-2014' focused on the joint anti-terrorism training of…

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Suspected Islamists kill 90 in Nigeria village raid: witnesses

MAIDUGURI: Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 90 people in an attack on a village in remote northeast Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said. The gunmen surrounded the village of Izge, near the border with Cameroon, spraying it with bullets and burning down dozens of houses, they said.”As I am talking to you now, all the…

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Blast near US embassy in Afghan capital, witnesses and official say

KABUL: An explosion struck within meters of the entrance to the US embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, early on Thursday, police and witnesses said.A police official said the blast was near a major traffic circle just outside the main entrance to the embassy and the headquarters of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)…

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NA254 witnesses MQM’s Ali Rashid as winner

Staff ReportKARACHI: Ali Rashid, a candidate of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) won the by-elections from NA-254 seat, SAMAA reported Friday.According to the unofficial results, Ali Rashid grabbed 52,765 votes. Muhammed Naeem Sheikh of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf trailed far behind with 5000 votes with turnout of meager 20 percent in the constituency. –SAMAA

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Judges detention case: Court summons 29 witnesses on July 20

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Special Court of judges’ detention case has summoned 29 witnesses on next hearing on July 20, SAMAA reports.The special court had instructed on July 8 for issuance of notices to the prosecution witnesses in judges’ detention case.The court staff has issued official summons to 29 witnesses, in compliance to court’s instructions, and…

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Judges confinement case against Musharraf: Three witnesses record statements

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Three prosecution witnesses have recorded their statements in judges confinement case against former president Pervez Musharraf, SAMAA reports.A special court recoded statements of the prosecution witnesses in Chak Shehzad sub-jail this day. Two police officials and one TV representative are included amongst prosecution witnesses.Eleven lawyers’ did not appear before the court to record…

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ATC issues summons for 18 prosecution witnesses in judges’ detention case

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday issued summons to call 18 witnesses from the prosecution in the judges detention case againt the former president Pervez Musharraf, SAMAA reports.It may be mentioned that ATC Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi during a hearing on June 15 ordered the prosecutor to submit evidences. Following the orders, the…

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First Sindh Assembly session witnesses ruckus

Sindh Assembly became loud with ruckus when a mistake was revealed in the ballot paper with Shehla Raza on top of her voice.

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Two explosions near finish line of Boston Marathon: witnesses

BOSTON: Two explosions struck the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line on Monday, witnesses said, injuring at least four people on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch one of the world's best known marathons.Pictures from the scene showed blood stains on the ground and several people…

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COAS Gen. Kayani witnesses conduct of Corps War Games in Multan Garrison

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Multan Garrison to witness the conduct of Corps War Games.According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release today, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) monitored War Games, being held at Multan Garrison as part of Azm-e-Nau series of exercises, closely, and…

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Shahzeb case: Witnesses recognize Talpur, Lashari

Staff ReportKARACHI: Appearing before a local court hearing Shahzeb Khan murder case, two witnesses recognized Sajjad Talpur and Murtaza Lashri, who were brought to the court premises under heavy armed guard, SAMAA reported Wednesday.The court today recorded the statements of two witnesses. Of them, the first witness said the accused including Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur…

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