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SHC grants bail to MQM ‘hitman’, others in police van attack case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday granted post arrest bail to a suspected target killer,  said to be associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), and four others in a case pertaining to an attack on a police van in the Chakra Goth area. A bench of the high court approved bail for Kamran Madhuri and four others against a surety bond of Rs0.5 million each. It directed the jail authorities to release them if they were not required in any other case. The applicants approached the SHC after an…

Court orders removal of terrorism section from shoe-hurling case

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court has directed police to remove Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997 from a case pertaining to the hurling of a shoe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at a ceremony in Jamia Naeemia in Garhi Shahu.  The ATC judge gave this order after hearing arguments from prosecution and defense counsels. On March 11, suspect Munawar Hussain tossed a shoe at Sharif when he approached the podium to address the gathering in Jamia Naeemia. Subsequently, he along with his two associates –…