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Ex-police officer says committed heinous crimes on Rana Sana’s behest

KARACHI: Former SHO Faisalabad Police Faruukh Waheed on Tuesday said he wanted the chief justice to make an inquiry commission as he was willing to reveal details of the heinous crimes he committed on behest of former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah. Farrukh Waheed who has had a number of encounters with criminals in his service as a crime fighter police officer said he had death threats from Rana Sanaullah.  “I left Pakistan for London after I got reports in January 2015 that Rana wants me to get killed and the…

Arab League demands international probe into Israeli ‘crimes’

GAZA: The Arab League called Thursday for an international probe into alleged crimes by Israeli forces against Palestinians following mass protests on the Gaza border that saw dozens of demonstrators killed. Tens of thousands have protested along Gaza's border with Israel since March 30 calling for Palestinian refugees to be able to return to their homes now inside Israel. The largest demonstrations coincided with the move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday, which saw Israeli forces kill…

South Korea uncovers $600 million in cryptocurrency crimes

SEOUL: South Korea has uncovered illegal cryptocurrency foreign exchange trading worth nearly $600 million, a sign authorities are tightening the regulatory screws on the digital asset that many global policymakers consider to be opaque and risky. The country’s customs service said in a statement on Wednesday that about 637.5 billion won ($596.02 million) worth of foreign exchange crimes were detected. “Customs service have been closely looking at illegal foreign exchange trading using cryptocurrency as part of the…

Sindh CM angry with IG Sindh over rising crimes in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah expressed his disappointment over the rising graph of crime in Karachi in a telephonic conversation with Inspector General Sindh Police Allah Dino Khawaja, ARY News reported on Monday. Shah in his telephone call to Sindh Police chief expressed his anger over not informing him about an attack on a van of a private news channel which claimed the lives of its assistant cameraman. According to the reported conversation Murad Ali Shah said, "Why wasn’t I informed of the…

Karachi: DIG CIA calls for better roads to curb street crimes

KARACHI: Deputy Inspector General of Crime Investigation Agency Dr. Jameel Ahmed said that the conditions of the roads in Karachi have to be improved in order to reduce street crimes in the city, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The DIG made the statement while talking to media persons in CIA office. The CIA chief blamed the conditions of roads and absence of streetlights in the city for the rising graphs of street crimes. He said that the dilapidated roads also cause traffic jams in the provincial capital. "The…

ICC vows new focus on crimes against children

THE HAGUE: Children don't start wars, and yet millions around the world are caught up in conflicts -- conscripted into militias, felled by deadly bombing raids, robbed of their homes and families. Now the International Criminal Court has pledged to place a special focus on prosecuting crimes against children, unveiling a new policy on Wednesday. The aim is "to more robustly address the scourge of crimes against children," said ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Her office also wants to "put the spotlight firmly on…

Indian doctor accused of crimes becomes president of World Medical Association

NEW DELHI: The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending. A statement released by the WMA said Dr. Ketan Desai delivered his inaugural speech as president on Friday at the association's annual assembly in Taiwan. He will serve in the position for 2016-17. After he was first selected in 2009 as a future president of the WMA, Desai faced conspiracy and…