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FixIt campaigners booked for obstructing president’s convoy

KARACHI: The police have booked a number of people, including FixIt campaigners, for allegedly obstructing the movement of President Arif Alvi’s security protocol in Karachi, ARY News reported.   As per details, two separate cases have been registered at different police stations on  complaints lodged by traffic police officers. The Shahrah-e-Faisal police registered an FIR, accusing an unnamed citizen not only of obstructing the president’s convoy on Shahra-e-Faisal on Saturday night, but also prompting other citizens…

Faisal Raza Abidi booked over anti-judiciary remarks

ISLAMABAD: The capital police have registered a case against former senator Faisal Raza Abidi for using derogatory and defamatory language against Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. The case was registered at the Secretariat police station under PPC’s sections 228, 500, 505(ii) and 34 read with the ATA 1997 on a complaint lodged by Supreme Court Public Relations Officer Shahid Hussain Kambyo. According to the FIR, in a video, which vent viral on social media, the accused used highly abusive, contemptuous, and…

Caretaker CM orders registration of FIR against water theft

KARACHI: Sindh Caretaker Chief Minister Fazul-ur-Rehman on Monday directed the Irrigation Department to take strict action against water theft by registering FIR so that water could be provided to the tail-enders. He took this decision on Monday while presiding over a joint meeting of the agriculture & irrigation departments here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon, Minister for Agriculture Khair Mohammad Junejo, Minister Irrigation Mushtaq Shah, Principal Secretary to CM…

What happened to the man who hurled shoe at Nawaz Sharif?

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif suffered mortification of sorts on March 11 when a seminary student hurled shoe at him at a gathering in Lahore and the culprit was soon arrested. The shoe-attacker was shortly chased by hundreds of pro-Nawaz men with an aim to dole out vigilante justice, but in vain. The police moved the attacker to an undisclosed location to prevent any further tension. But where’s the culprit, Talha Munawar, now after about 25 days? It emerged on Friday that a judicial magistrate on Friday…

India’s Supreme Court stays criminal proceedings against Priya Prakash Varrier

NEW DELHI: The India’s top court today stayed all criminal proceedings against teenage actress Priya Prakash Varrier for the 'wink song', against which some Muslim groups had lodged FIRs. The Supreme Court of India also said that no FIR could be lodged in future in any state against Varrier for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Muslims. On Tuesday, the SC agreed to an urgent hearing of a petition by the teenage Malayalam actress who's seeking the quashing of FIRs lodged against her and film makers for a song…

Kashmir police register FIR against Indian army over civilians killing

SRINAGAR: Police in India-held Kashmir (IHK) registered an FIR against the Indian army, charging it with murder, attempt to murder and endangering life, over the killing of two civilians in the IHK's Shopian district on Saturday, Indian media reported. Two Kashmiri youths, who have been identified as Javid Bhat and Suhail Lone, were killed when army opened fire on protesters in the IHK's southern district of Shopian. During the incident, another youth also sustained injuries whose condition is said to be critical and…

FIR lodged against lawyers for maltreating cop outside courtroom

ISLAMABAD: Inspector Shakeel Ahmed on Saturday lodged a FIR against lawyers in the Ramna police station here for assaulting him within the accountability court premises yesterday (Friday). In light of a video, the members of legal fraternity could be seen surrounding and pushing the cop while he was performing his duty outside the courtroom ahead of the graft proceedings against the Sharif family members. One of the lawyers also hit Ahmed on his face after the cop denied him entry into the court room. An…

Gharida Farooqi reaches settlement with woman who accused her of illegally detaining her daughter

LAHORE: Renowned anchorperson Gharida Farooqi has settled the matter with a woman who had approached a Lahore police station claiming that her daughter is being kept in illegal detention at the anchorperson's house, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The girl, Amna Zafar, was recovered by police after her mother approached law enforcers claiming that her daughter has been imprisoned in the anchorperson's house. The girl's mother Naseem Bibi, in her request to Sunder police station, had maintained that her daughter was…

17 years old FIR against Kulsoom Nawaz surfaces

HYDERABAD: A 17 years old FIR registered against wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, has surfaced, ARY News reported. The FIR, which includes other sections including MPO 16, has accused Kulsoom Nawaz of treason and defamation speech against Army. The FIR was registered in a Hyderabad police station in March 2000. It has also nominated President Mamnoon Hussain and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Tehmina Daultana. Kulsoom is a candidate from the PML-N in NA-120 by-election.…

Another child maid torture case reported in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Police has registered another torture case involving a child housemaid after a minor girl alleged that she was subjected to physical torment and not being allowed to visit home by the family she was serving for the past four years. Child maid Saima, registered complaint at Golra police station that the children of the family and their mother, residing in Sector 11 of Islamabad, subjected her to physical torture, she escaped from the house to take refuge to the neighbors. Police registered a First Information…