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Trump fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after midterm elections

WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired by Donald Trump Wednesday after enduring more than a year of bitter criticism from the president over his decision to step aside from the Russia investigation that has dogged the White House. Sessions became the first casualty of a cabinet shakeup that had been expected from Trump following the midterm elections on Tuesday. "At your request, I am submitting my resignation," Sessions said in the first line of a letter released by the Department of Justice. The…

Workers Welfare Fund ka istemaal qanoon kay mutabiq hona chiye, Chief Justice

Islamabad: Supreme court of Pakistan main workers welfare fund case ki samaat kay doraan chief justice nay remarks diye kay workers welfare fund hukaam ka kehna hai hukumat apna hissa nahi daal rahi. Tafseelat kay mutabiq chief justice miyan saqib nisar ki sarbarahi main supreme court main welfare fund case say muttaliq samaat hui. Additional attorney General nay samaat kay doraan adalat uzma ko bataya kay wazarat e khazana nay muamlay par jawab dena hai, jo jawab aaya hai vo nakafi hai. Chief justice of Pakistan…

AGP, IHC judges contribute to fund for dams construction

ISLAMABAD: Several members of the judiciary including the Attorney-General have contributed to the fund set up for the construction of Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dams. Attorney-General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed has donated Rs.2 Million to the fund in pursuant of the initiative by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Several judges of the Islamabad High Court including Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Aamer Farooq, and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb donated one lakh rupees each to the fund. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani has…

CJP disappointed with cabinet’s failure in forming policy in Asghar Khan case

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, on Friday, lashed out at the outgoing federal cabinet for not devising any course of action, before completion of its term, to proceed against the accused army officer in Asghar Khan Case. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice was hearing the case. “Before retreating from office, federal cabinet merely constituted a sub-committee instead of carving out a plan to proceed in the case,” Chief Justice remarked. Attorney General (AG) of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf…

‘No special treatment to corruption suspects’, says Saudi attorney general

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb on Sunday said that the government and private officials recently detained over corruption charges will not get special treatment because of their statuses. According to a Saudi Newspaper, Mojeb said the newly-formed anti-corruption body of the Kingdom is undertaking its measures in accordance with the law. He pledged a ‘firm application of justice’ after an anti-corruption sweep that reportedly saw the arrests of dozens of senior figures including princes,…

Israel’s Sara Netanyahu may face indictment: attorney general

JERUSALEM: Israel’s attorney general is considering indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sara, on suspicion of using state funds for personal dining and catering services amounting to some $100,000, the justice ministry said on Friday. The ministry statement said the attorney general was considering prosecuting Sara Netanyahu for offences that include fraudulently procuring items, fraud and breach of trust. A post on the prime minister’s Facebook page published late on Thursday in response to media…

Trump wants criminal case against Republican ally Joe Arpaio dropped: report

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions about dropping a criminal case against controversial ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, a close ally of the Republican president who has since received a pardon, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Trump was advised that closing the criminal contempt case against Arpaio, who was convicted for ignoring a court order to stop detaining illegal migrants, would be inappropriate, said the Post, citing three unnamed sources with knowledge of the conversation. The Republican…

Trump lashes out as presidency hits six-month mark

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump hit the six-month point of his turbulent presidency on Thursday in combative style -- lashing out at his own attorney general over the probe into Russia's alleged election meddling that has dogged him from day one. Since taking office on January 20, Trump has been on a roller coaster ride, and the gut-wrenching twists and turns looked set to continue after Jeff Sessions vowed to stay on at the Justice Department despite a stinging public rebuke from the commander-in-chief. Publicly…

Pakistan urges ICJ to hold early hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the International Court of Justice to expedite the timetable for a early hearing over the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jhadhav. The five-member Pakistani delegation led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali, along with the Indian delegation, met with ICJ President Ronny Abraham at The Hague, Netherlands. icj The Attorney General informed the ICJ of Pakistan's intent to appoint a ad-hoc judge who will sit on the bench of the court for all proceedings in this case including the…

Hungary builds new high-tech border fence – with few migrants in sight

GARA, HUNGARY: A daunting new barrier is beginning to loom over Hungary's southern border, capable of delivering electric shocks to unwanted migrants and armed with heat sensors, cameras, and loudspeakers that blare in several languages. The country was a main crossing point for hundreds of thousands of people trekking into Europe at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015. A hastily-erected first razorwire fence and tough new laws have cut arrivals to a trickle, but Budapest is not taking any chances. "Attention,…