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Judge recuses himself from hearing petition against Sharifs’ conviction

LAHORE: A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) formed to decide a petition against conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar stood dissolved when a judge part of it refused to proceed with the matter.  Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza recused himself from the full bench citing personal reasons. On August 4, the bench comprising Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza, Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi and Justice Mujahid Mustaqeem was constituted to hear and…

Here’s how Twitterites reacted to Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in Avenfield reference

An accountability court on Friday sentenced former premier Nawaz Sharif to a total of 10 years in prison and directed him to pay a fine of £8 million after finding him guilty on different charges in the Avenfield properties case. Judge Muhammad Bashir found Sharif guilty of accumulating assets beyond his known sources of income. He handed out seven-year imprisonment to the former premier’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and a fine of £2 million. She has been awarded an additional one year’s imprisonment on charges of using…

Real challenge is bringing back looted money: Qadri reacts to Nawaz’s conviction

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's conviction in Avenfield reference trial came as no surprise to Chairman Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahir-ul-Qadri as he said on Friday that The Godfather of corruption had reached his end. He said the lion of circus had intuited about the court verdict, therefore, he had flown abroad. "Such punishments are good practice; however the real challenge is bringing back the looted money of Pakistanis," he said. Read More: Shehbaz rejects court verdict against Nawaz Sharif…

Chit-chat with Salman Khan’s ‘biggest fan’ who fainted after hearing his conviction news

Bollywood megastar Salman Khan's conviction of five year jail term in the blackbuck poaching case shocked his fans across the globe regardless of their nationality, caste, creed and age. One such fan has earned the sobriquet of 'Salman Khan's biggest fan' for her extreme love and concern that she expressed upon hearing the news of his arrest and jail.  A video of her also went viral in which the six-year-old Aania could be seen badly sobbing and complaining that other many criminals who have committed felonies get…

Mashal Khan lynching: PHC suspends conviction of 25 suspects, orders release

ABBOTTABAD: The Peshawar High Court circuit bench in Abbottabad on Tuesday suspended the conviction of 25 suspects in the Mashal Khan lynching case, ARY News reported. A two-judge bench gave this order on appeals filed by the suspects who were awarded three years of jail term in the case by an anti-terrorism court. The bench also ordered their release on bail. Mashal, 23, a student at Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) in Mardan, was beaten and shot to death on April 13 by an unruly mob instigated by rumours that he…