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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…

Court adjourns corruption case hearing against Dar

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday resumed hearing reference of assets beyond declared source of income against former finance minister Ishaq Dar, ARY News reported. At the outset of the hearing, the counsel of former president National Bank, Saeed Ahmed, submitted a plea before judge Muhammad Bashir seeking exemption of his client from appearance for the day. The court admitted the plea and adjourned the hearing till November 9. In the last hearing on Oct 23, Saeed Ahmed’s counsel continued cross…

CJP calls for substantial steps to improve situation in Thar

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar urged for substantial steps to  improve miserable situation in drought-hit-region of Thar, while hearing the case pertaining to malnutrition in the desert district of Sindh, at Supreme Court's Karachi Registry. The apex court bench headed by CJP, Mian Saqib Nisar was informed by advocate General Sindh that distribution of wheat is ongoing, adding that, special nutrition package is also being dispensed in region to address shortage of protein. Sindh government…

Court adjourns corruption hearing against Dar till November 5

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court on Wednesday (today) adjourned hearing of the assets beyond means reference against former finance minister, Ishaq Dar till November 5. Accountability Judge, Muhammad Bashir resumed the hearing against Dar, in which three co-accused nominated in the reference namely, former president, National Bank, Saeed Ahmed, Naeem Mehmood and Mansoor Rizvi appeared before the court. Saeed Ahmed's counsel continued cross examination of the prosecution's witness, Tariq Saleem, as the hearing resumed…

Haris to continue cross-examination of Wajid Zia in Flagship reference today

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court will resume hearing of flagship reference against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday (today). Accountability Judge, Muhammad Arshad Malik will hear the case, which is heading towards its conclusion, elder Sharif is expected to appear before the court in today's hearing. Nawaz's counsel, Khawaja Haris will continue to cross examine the key prosecution witness and Panama JIT head Wajid Zia. Flagship is one of the three references against the Sharif family for holding…

SC to hold hearing about bringing back Ishaq Dar on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has scheduled the case regarding bringing back former finance minister Ishaq Dar from London for hearing on Tuesday, ARY News reported. The hearing of the case will be conducted by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. This should be noted that the Foreign Ministry has written a letter to the British High Commission for extradition of Ishaq Dar. The ministry will inform the court about the United Kingdom's response in this regard. Read More: Dar’s Lahore…

Supreme Court to hear 2014 APS carnage case on Oct 5

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday fixed October 5 for hearing of a case pertaining to the 2014 Army Public School (APS) attack in Peshawar. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar the three-judge bench of the apex court will take up the case. Notices have been issued to the Attorney General, Advocate General of Khyber Pakhtunkwa and others for ensuring their presence during the hearing. The CJP had taken a suo motu notice of the deadliest terror attack in the history of the country, in which 131…

Facebook, Twitter, to testify at US House hearing

WASHINGTON: The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticized social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a charge the companies have rejected. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a…

Portable music players tied to hearing loss in kids

AMSTERDAM: Children who listen to music through headphones may be at greater risk of noise-related hearing loss, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers examined hearing test results for 3,316 children ages 9 to 11. They also asked parents about hearing complaints from their children, how often kids used portable music players and how high they typically set the volume. Overall, 443 children, or 14 percent, had at least some difficulty hearing at high frequencies. High frequency hearing loss, especially in younger people,…

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…