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PM orders immediate inquiry into SP Dawar’s ‘shocking’ murder

Islamabad (Web Desk) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ordered an “immediate inquiry” into the murder of Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar. Taking to Twitter, PM Khan said: “Have followed the shocking tragedy of the murder of SP Tahir Khan Dawar and ordered Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government to coordinate with …

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NAB’s ‘uneven arrest policy’ draws SC ire

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Supreme Court Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed took strong exception on Tuesday over the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) decision-making regarding the arrest of accused persons, saying why the graft-buster had not evolved a uniform policy. During hearing of bail applications of suspects in the Rs170 million Bank of Punjab …

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Law, IT ministers appear before FIA in money laundering case

Islamabad (Web Desk) The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday questioned Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem and Information Technology and Telecommunication (IT) Minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in a money laundering case. Naseem is accused of transferring Rs268,000 in an account of Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation (KKF), the MQM’s charity wing. Moreover, …

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Aasia Bibi’s lawyer concerned over his family’s security in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Fearing for the safety of his kin, Aasia Bibi’s counsel Saiful Malook has approached the United Nations to ensure his family’s security. Aasia Bibi had been acquitted by the Supreme Court off blasphemy charges on October 31. The decision sparked countrywide demonstrations with protesters, led by Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP), …

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Sindh cabinet imposes ban on child beggary

KARACHI (Web Desk) The Sindh cabinet has imposed a ban on child beggary and directed the social welfare department to pick up children begging at traffic intersections and in streets and rehabilitate them at welfare centres. A meeting of the cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, was …

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Qaim Ali Shah gets pre-arrest bail in Bahria Town land case

KARACHI (Web Desk) The Sindh High Court on Tuesday granted interim pre-arrest bail to former chief minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah in an investigation launched by the National Accountability Bureau regarding alleged illegal adjustment/exchange of state land in Malir for purpose of a private project being developed by Bahria …

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NAB to respond to UK Home Office’s questions on Dar’s return

Islamabad (Web Desk) The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to respond to a questionnaire prepared by the United Kingdom’s Home Office regarding the return of former minister Ishaq Dar to the country. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib …

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Army vows to enforce writ of state

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The army’s top brass on Tuesday said it backed state institutions in ensuring the writ of the state and adherence to the rule of law. The Inter-Services Public Relations said the 215th Corps Commanders’ Conference “expressed its resolve for continued support to all state institutions for ensuring writ …

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Long wait for body of police officer tortured to death in Afghanistan

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) Police and civil administration kept waiting at the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham on Tuesday night to receive from Afghanistan the body of a police officer who was kidnapped in Islamabad last month. SP Tahir Khan Dawar, the head of Peshawar police’s rural circle, was kidnapped from G-10/4 area …

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NAB officials barred from giving media interviews

LAHORE (Web Desk) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Monday visited the bureau’s Lahore office to review its performance and the progress on mega corruption cases. “NAB is strictly following the policy of ‘accountability for all’ and taking mega corruption cases to their logical conclusion is the …

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