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UK PM May says plans to speak to Saudi crown prince on Khashoggi, Yemen

BUENOS AIRES: British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to raise the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and the situation in Yemen with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 summit in Argentina, she said on Thursday. The visit by the prince, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, to the summit of industrialized nations is fraught with controversy over the killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. The killing of the Washington Post columnist, a critic of the crown prince,…

Monkey kills 12-day-old baby

NEW DELHI: A monkey has snatched a 12-day-old Indian boy from his mother and killed him, police said. “A group of monkeys entered the victim’s house and one of the monkeys snatched the baby from his mother who was breastfeeding him, and ran away with the baby,” said Ajay Kaushal, officer in charge of the Sikandra police station. “The monkey bit the infant’s head and left the baby when people chased it with sticks and threw stones at it.” The bleeding infant was rushed to hospital but declared dead on arrival. The…

Supreme Court frees murder suspect after 11 years

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted a murder suspect for want of evidence after 11 years.  Muhammad Mansha, who belongs to Muridke city of Sheikhupura district in Punjab, was initially awarded death penalty by a trial court in a murder case. When approached, the Lahore High Court (LHC) converted his capital punishment into life imprisonment. Later, the suspect went to the top court challenging the LHC verdict and seeking his acquittal in the case. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who headed the three-judge…

SHC orders Parveen Rehman murder case decision within two months

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday ordered to decide the case of the killing of Orangi Pilot Project Director Parveen Rehman in Karachi within two months. A bench of the court headed by the chief justice hearing the bail petitions of the accused. Ms. Rehman was assassinated in Karachi on March 13, 2013. The counsels of the accused appeared before the court and pleaded for approval of bail petitions of their clients. The chief justice in his remarks said that the persons like Parveen Rehman are rare. She was…

Son kills father, grandmother in Lahore

LAHORE: In a shocking incident, a man stabbed to death his father and grandmother in Lahore's Township area on Tuesday, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent, a 70-year-old woman and her 45-year-old son were killed by one of their family members after being repeatedly stabbed with a knife in their house in the city's Township area. Experts from the Punjab Forensic Science Agency were called to collect evidence related to the double homicide. "It is a gruesome murder, he (the murderer) probably…

Qandeel murder case be treated as Fasad-Fil-Arz, says Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday stressed that the Qandeel Baloch murder and other similar cases be treated as Fasad-Fil-Arz. “Such cases must be treated as Fasad-Fil-Arz in the interest of Public. Court must reject such compromises and proceed under the law, I call upon Punjab Govt to take full ownership of the case, accused must be punished,” he tweeted. On July 15, 2016, model Qandeel Baloch was murdered by her brother Waseem in Multan. The suspect stated he killed his…

Ex-judge sentenced to death in murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court here on Saturday handed down death penalty to a former district judge, Sikandar Lashari, in a case pertaining to the murder of his fellow judge's son in Hyderabad.  The then district and session judge Mithi, Sikandar Lashari, was among half a dozen accused charged with the murder of 19-year-old Aqib Shahani, son of judge Khalid Hussain Shahani on February 19, 2014. He was taken into custody on March 5 after the Sindh High Court suspended him from his post. According to the case (FIR…

Amal murder case transferred to anti-terrorism court

KARACHI: The case of the death of 10-year old girl Amal, in a shootout between the police personnel and robbers in Karachi, was transferred to an anti-terrorism court for trial. The judicial magistrate maintained that the incident caused fear among the public; therefore, it comes within the ambit of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1999. Subsequently, the police produced a suspect before the administrative judge of anti-terrorism courts for physical remand. The investigation officer informed that section 7 of the ATA was…

One killed in mysterious gun attack in Karachi

KARACHI: A citizen was killed in a mysterious gun attack in Karachi's Nazimabad area on Wednesday, ARY News reported. According to police, a man identified as Asghar was shot dead while he was sitting in his car near Nazimabad underpass. A woman left the car soon after the incident but when police approached her she maintained that she was deceased's colleague and was in the car when some armed riders opened fire upon the car leaving the driver dead. Police, however, say the woman's statement has contradictions.…