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Ashiana Housing probe: NAB detains Bismillah Services Chief Executive

LAHORE: A local court on Sunday allowed a one-day physical remand of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bismillah Engineering, Shahid Shafiq, into National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody. The accused, who was arrested a day earlier after former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema identified him, was brought to the district court under strict security. Accused was appeared...

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Imran Khan, Zardari did nothing for their provinces, says Shehbaz Sharif

BUREWALA: Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shhabaz Sharif on Thursday lambasted PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari for doing nothing for their provinces, adding Zardari should bring back wealth looted from the country before he accuses other leaders of corruption, NewsOne reported. "Khan and Zardari did nothing for their provinces, can’t even show their faces in the...

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Imran Khan and Chief Justice using same language against me: Nawaz Sharif alleges

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif alleged that the language used by the chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar and his political adversary Imran Khan to be the same. He was talking to media after appearing before the accountability court in corruption references, newsone reported. Nawaz Sharif was accompanied with Maryam Nawaz and Captain(R) Safdar, accusing chief justice Saqib Nisar...

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Two women injured by India’s unprovoked firing: ISPR

Indian Army opened unprovoked firing at Line of Control (LoC), today, Inter Services Public Relations reported. Ponch batal and Khoirata sector were targeted. In the result, five wounded including two women, added ISPR.

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Asif Hashmi ETPB ex-chief arrested from Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested on Thursday former chairperson of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), Asif Hashmi, on the orders of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar over corruption charges. Hashmi was arrested from the apex court, where he had appeared for a case related to embezzlement of around Rs1.5 billion in an ETPB deal. A...

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Public Hanging for the accused in Zainab Murder Case? ATC reserves verdict, to announce on 17 February

LAHORE: Anti-Terrorism Court has reserved verdict on Zainab Murder Case and would announce on 17 February, 2018 Imran Ali, the prime accused in the rape, murder of Zainab Murder case was arrested by the Punjab's police from Kasur, who later confessed his crimes of murdering Zainab, a 7 years old girl. The case was being herd by Anti-Terrorism Court in...

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Dairy Farmers protest at National Highway, demanding increase in milk prices

KARACHI: Dairy farmers of 'Bhens Colony' protested for the increase in milk rates being supplied to the consumers, on Thursday. Earlier today, the protesters arrived National highway along with their cattles. However, police began shelling and batons to disperse the protesting farmers. Few Dairy farmers were also detained, Newsone reported.  

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Supreme Court issues arrest warrant for Hussain Haqqani in ‘Memo Gate scandal” case

ISLAMABAD: A three member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar issued arrest warrant of former, fugitive envoy To U.S. Hussain Haqqani in Memo Case scandal, Newsone reported. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is hearing the Memogate case against the US-based former envoy. As the hearing of the case went under...

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‘I’m an ordinary citizen, Nawaz is royalty’: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's chairman Imran Khan said that Nawaz Sharif acts like a royal and he otherwise face cases like an ordinary citizen. He was responding to a a question posed by the reporter, asking that why he came inside the judicial complex on foot whereas, Nawaz uses his vehiclewhen he comes to the court to appear in corruption cases....

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Sharjeel Inam Memon, 12 others indicted in corruption case

KARACHI: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Thursday indicted former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon in the Rs5.76 billion corruption case. Memon and eleven others accused in the anti-graft reference were arrested by NAB in October last year, 2017. The accused, including Memon, pleaded not guilty to the corruption charges in court today. Suspects are accused of corruption worth amount...

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Salman Mujahid sexual assault scandal: Women denies taking Rs4 million rupees

KARACHI: A woman who had alleged that Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan lawmaker had sexually exploited her, denies on Wednesday that she fraudulently took Rs4 million from him for her mother’s treatment, NewsOne reported. “I demand that he prove his allegations, and if he manages to do so, I will repay all of his money,” said Aleena. The woman filed an application...

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Pakistan bans charities linked to U.N.-designated ‘terrorist’: official

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has officially banned two charities linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, an official said on Wednesday, in a move against the U.N.-designated “terrorist” that the United States says was behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. The move comes days before a key meeting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money laundering watchdog,...

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Libya boat tragedy: 11 dead bodies of Pakistanis reach Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Eleven dead bodies of Pakistanis who lost their lives in boat tragedy in Libya reached Pakistan on Wednesday, NewsOne reported. According to Foreign Office Spokesperson, the dead bodies were dispatched via SV 722 flight which arrived at Benazir Bhutto International Airport. These include Ikram-ul-Haq, Muhammad Qasim Baig from Mandi Bahauddin, Waleed Akram, Luqman Ali, Kashif Jamil, Azmat Bibi, Mazhar...

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NAB appeals Interior Ministry to place Nawaz , Maryam and Captain(R) Safdar names in ECL

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has written letter to interior ministry seeking placement of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain(R) Safdar in Exit Control List, newsone reported. NAB dispatched two letters to the ministry, one asking for Nawaz Sharif to be placed on ECL citing him being an accused in the Azizia Mills reference, Flagship reference and...

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“Our narrative has made a place in the hearts of people”: Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: On Wednesday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif claimed that the narrative of Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) is finding place in the people's heart. An apparent referral to the recent by-polls elections in Lodhran where PML(N) thrashed Pakistan Tehreek-e-e Insaf snatching their seat, which is counted as a set back for PTI before general elections, scheduled in mid July. Talking to...

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Zainab Murder case: Defence lawyer of main suspect backs off as his “conscience” awakens

LAHORE: Defence counsel of prime suspect in Zainab murder case backs off from defending his accused defendant, Newsone reported today. Lawyer Mehar Shakeel Multani said that he can't defend the accused as latter had already admitted of being solely involved in the murder of Zainab, a 7 years old girl. He claimed that his "conscience" did not warrant him to...

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Supreme Court reserves decision on duration of disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court reserved on Wednesday its decision in the case to determine the time period that elected parliamentarians will remain disqualified for. A five-member larger bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing several petitions to determine the time-period a lawmaker would remain disqualified for after being de-seated in violation of Article...

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