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Food poisoning: Police register case of two minors’ death at Karachi’s restaurant

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday registered a first information report (FIR) of the death of two minors who died at a restaurant in city’s posh area due to food poisoning last week, ARY News reported. The case was registered at the Sahil Police Station on the complaint of parents of the deceased children. In his statement before the police, grandfather of the minor kids said on the day of tragic incident, the kids had four different meals and it was not the first time they had a dine-out at the same restaurant. He…

Case registered against Shahid Masood for snatching journalist’s cellphone during coverage

ISLAMABAD: A case was registered against television anchorperson Shahid Masood at a police station in Islamabad for snatching cellphone of a reporter during high court coverage a few weeks ago, ARY News reported. The case was filed at Ramna Police Station in the capital city. The petitioner said he was deployed for coverage at the Islamabad High Court when Mr. Masood, after using some harsh words, snatched his cellphone. He contended in his FIR that Mr. Masood snatched his phone and deleted all data he had recorded…

Accountability court hears Flagship Reference case against Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court today resumed hearing into Flagship Investment Reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported. At the outset of the hearing, Mr. Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Haris requested the court that he wanted to bring on record a few objections on earlier statement of the prosecution. Judge Arshad Malik asked the counsel to submit if he had objections in writing. The former PM’s lawyer then got his objections registered, before court continued with the proceedings. As…

Farooq Sattar, other MQM leaders indicted in incendiary speech case

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday indicted Farooq Sattar, and other Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders in cases related to incendiary speech and attack on the ARY office. The court read out the charges against them, stating that a hate speech was delivered outside the Karachi Press Club in August 2016 and MQM leaders facilitated the provocative speech. The court said that speech challenged the integrity of the country. “The MQM chief then ordered workers to attack a media house.” The leaders of the…

Police register FIR in Maulana Samiul Haq’s murder

RAWALPINDI: Police on Saturday registered a murder case of religious scholar and former senator, Maulana Samiul Haq, against unknown persons, ARY News reported. The case was registered under complainant Maulana Hamidul Haq, son of the deceased Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (Sami) chief, at the Airport Police Station in Rawalpindi. The deceased scholar’s son said his family didn’t wish to have post-mortem of his father conducted. According to the FIR, Maulana Sami was stabbed 12 times before he lost his life at his…

NAB summons Qaim Ali Shah in transfer of land case

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah in the case pertaining to illegal transfer of land, ARY News reported. According to details, the NAB will grill him on November 5 at Karachi office in the case of transfer of several thousand acres of land in Malir. Currently the anti-graft body is investigating 19 corruption cases against important figures in Sindh.  Qaim Shah has thrice served as the chief minister of Sindh. Last time he continuously served as…

Muqam appears before NAB in assets beyond means case

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Engineer Ameer Muqam on Wednesday reached National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office to present himself in charges of possessing assets beyond known means of income. The NAB has accused Muqam of purchasing properties in Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar. He is also accused of purchasing precious agricultural land in Swat, Shangla and Peshawar, besides having several bank accounts. Muqam’s wealth and luxurious lifestyle do not match his known income and that is why…

Vawda says will try to compensate affected family in Azam Swati case

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda on Tuesday said at personal level they would try to compensate the pain and damage inflicted on the family in Azam Swati case. "There is no margin for discussion on plight of the affected family as a result of the fight. However, without giving justification whether Swati is right or wrong, the issue of the IG Islamabad's not taking the call for 22 hours is being debated in specific circle of the bureaucracy," he said while talking during ARY News programme…

PM should regularise his residence first, remarks CJP in Banigala case

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan should set a precedent for others by regularizing his residence first, remarked Chief Justice of Pakistan on Monday while hearing a case pertaining to encroachments in Banigala. Bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar took up the case, which was informed by Additional Attorney General (AAG) that recommendations to set tariff into the matter were forwarded to the former cabinet and pleaded to give time of three days, adding that Prime Minister is ready to pay the penalty. AAG…

Plea filed to lodge case against Hashmi over controversial remarks

LAHORE: A day after his controversial speech targeting state institutions, an application was filed at a police station in Lahore seeking registration of a case against ex-senator Nehal Hashmi. "Nehal Hashmi had been convicted in contempt of court case earlier this year and once again uttered unkind remarks about the esteemed institutions", the complainant stated in his plea. The application says that Hashmi had a hostile attitude and he had openly criticized the national defence institution (Pakistan Army). Hashmi…