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IHC to take up Kazmi, Sheerani cases today

ISLAMABAD: Among a number of important cases, the Islamabad High Court will take up Hamid Saeed Kazmi’s petition challenging imprisonment sentence in the Hajj Corruption case, a petition challenging appointment of Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani as the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) chairperson today (Monday). The IHC will also take …

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Fatwa allows transgender marriage

LAHORE (Web Desk)- At least 50 clerics affiliated with a little known Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat have issued a fatwa (religious decree) that marriage with a transgender person is lawful. The fatwa, released on Sunday, said a transgender person having “visible signs of being a male” may marry a woman or a …

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PAKISTAN World Bank lowers rating of Dasu hydel project

ISLAMABAD- A World Bank report lowered on Saturday the progress rating of the first phase of 2,160MW Dasu hydropower project, moving it down to ‘moderately satisfactory’ from its previous ‘satisfactory’ status. The federal government failed to resolve a host of land related issues, including ones on land acquisition and payment …

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SINDH Police claim headway in Sabri killing probe

KARACHI: Investigators claim to have made a major breakthrough in their probe into the targeted killing of acclaimed Sufi singer and qawwali maestro Amjad Sabri as police detained a close aide of the slain qawwal for questioning on Saturday. Sabri was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne gunmen, hardly a kilometre …

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‘Various forms of torture practiced by state agencies’

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] ISLAMABAD: The secretary general of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday said various forms of torture are practiced by state agencies, such as an increase in the physical remand of a suspect from 14 to 90 days, and extensions sought from the courts after the …

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PPP disowns Hussain Haqqani

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party on Friday disowned former Pakistan ambassador to the US, Hussain Haqqani. PPP spokesperson Farhatullah Babar, in a statement, said his party does not agree with Haqqani’s opinion or analysis and connecting his work with the PPP is wrong. Reacting to the PPP spokesperson’s …

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Army chief to review Karachi security in visit to Rangers HQ today

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] ISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif will visit Rangers Headquarters Karachi on Sunday to receive a briefing on the law and order situation in the city, well-placed sources told DawnNews. The army chief’s visit comes days after the high-profile kidnapping of the Sindh High Court chief justice’s son …

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Kidnapping caused sense of insecurity in judiciary: CJP

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] KARACHI: Expressing serious concern over the kidnapping of a son of the Sindh High Court chief justice, Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali told the security and provincial administration here on Saturday that the incident sent a wrong message to the public and caused a sense of …

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