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Police approach court for exhumation of Samiul Haq’s body  

ISLAMABAD: Police on Saturday approached the court seeking permission for exhumation of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam's (JUI-S) Maulana Samiul Haq's body and post-mortem to complete legal requirements, ARY News reported. On the other hand, heirs of Maulana Samiul Haq strictly refused to allow exhumation of his body terming it a useless exercise. Talking to ARY news, Hamidul Haq, son of Maulana Samiul Haq, said that they did not receive any court notice yet and added that their family will not allow to exhume his body at any…

LHC extends interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz till Nov 20

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday extended interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz, son of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, until November 20 in a case pertaining to accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income, ARY News reported. Hamza had approached the LHC seeking extension in his interim bail to avoid possible arrest amid the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation. The PML-N leader had also requested the court that the case proceedings may also be deferred because his lawyer, Nazir…

NAB approves four separate references

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday approved four separate references in graft and corruption cases and further investigations against several prominent personalities. The decision was made after a meeting of the executive board meeting of the anti-graft watchdog chaired by NAB chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal. A reference will be filed against against CEO Quaid-e-Azam Hospital in Rawalpindi Shaukat Bangash who is accused of embezzlement worth Rs612 million. Another reference will be…

India police widen investigation into Bihar shelter where girls allegedly raped

NEW DELHI: Police on Monday widened an investigation to include the possible murder of a girl at a shelter in Bihar, where 29 young girls were allegedly raped and tortured. Police carried out a dig at the home, Seva Sankalp Samiti, which was run by a local non-profit organisation, after some of the girls who used to live there alleged that a girl had been murdered. “During the recording of their statements, 2-3 girls said that one girl was murdered and to verify that we did the digging today, but we did not find anything…

NAB to launch inquiry against Agha Siraj, mayor Karachi over corruption charges

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has ordered an inquiry on charges of corruption against former Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar. The decision to launch the investigation was taken during an important meeting chaired by chairman NAB Justice Javed Iqbal. According to statement, NAB has authorised three separate inquiries against Mr. Durrani. One inquiry pertains to allegations of accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income by the former PA speaker, while…

Police again quiz Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces three investigations over alleged corruption, was questioned again by police over a case involving Israel’s largest telecoms firm on Tuesday. The authorities allege Benjamin Net­­­anyahu awarded regulatory favours to Bezeq Tele­com Israel in return for favourable coverage of him and his wife on a news website ow­­n­ed by the company. Netan­yahu, Bezeq and its owner have all denied wrongdoing. Benjamin  Netanyahu has been questioned over the case before and…

Abraaj founder, Naqvi faces cheque bounce charges in UAE

Dubai: The founder of the Abraaj Group, Arif Naqvi is facing criminal investigation in the UAE for issuing bad cheques, as cheque bouncing is treated as criminal offence in the UAE. The new development is expected to endanger the prospects the company’s efforts to resolve its issues with investors and creditors through liquidation. According to sources, Naqvi has been issued an arrest warrant in UAE relating to a cheque bounce case. According to sources, the bounced cheque was used as partial security for…

Plane crashes in Cuba killing more than 100, investigation underway

HAVANA: More than 100 people were killed when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 years, and there were only three survivors, officials and state media said on Friday. The passenger plane, on a domestic flight to Holguin in eastern Cuba, crashed at 12:08 p.m. (1608 GMT). There were 105 passengers, including five children, plus crew members, state media reported. Five of the passengers and the crew were foreign, according to media reports.…

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

CALIFORNIA: Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The apps were suspended pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data, said Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced the investigation on March 21 and said the social network…

Trump under investigation over Russia collusion: report

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump is under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller but is not currently considered a criminal target, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Mueller is investigating possible collusion between Russia and Republican campaign, a probe the president has denounced as a "witch hunt." The newspaper, quoting three anonymous sources, said that Mueller considers Trump a subject of the investigation, meaning there is currently not enough evidence to bring criminal charges. The Post…