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Culprits behind Sami-ul-Haq’s assassination can’t escape punishment: Buzdar

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday said those behind assassination of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S (JUI-S) Chief Maulana Sami-ul-Haq would be brought to justice. "Martyrdom of Maulana Sami ul Haq is not less than a big tragedy," he said in a statement. He said Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was a renowned religious scholar and a wise politician and he was deeply sad over the death of Maulana Sami ul Haq. Buzdar said the Punjab government was standing with the bereaved family in this hour of distress and…

Trump threatens Saudis with ‘punishment’ over journalist disappearance

ISTANBUL: US President Donald Trump threatened Riyadh on Saturday with 'punishment' if a journalist was killed inside its Istanbul consulate, as Saudi Arabian officials were to hold talks in Turkey about his fate. With the mystery over Jamal Khashoggi unresolved 11 days after he walked into the consulate and failed to reappear, Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate and lurid claims have been leaked to media that he was tortured. Saudi Arabia insists Khashoggi, a Washington…

Kathua rape case: Sunil Shetty suggests punishment for culprits

Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty, who has been admired for his acting on big screen as well as philanthropic activities in his real life, has suggested a punishment for culprits in the horrific Kathua rape case.  When, at an event, the Gopi Kishan protagonist was asked about inhuman rape and murder incident of minor Asifa Bano in a Hindu temple in occupied Kashmir, he was all furious on recalling the news. He said had he been there, he would have murdered the culprit who committed such horrific felony. "Honestly,…

Zainab rape-murder: Girl’s father demands suspect be stoned to death

LAHORE: Muhammad Amin, father of Kasur’s seven-year-old Zainab, has demanded that the prime suspect in the rape and murder case of his daughter should be stoned to death. He made this demand while speaking to the media after his arrival at an anti-terrorism court as it is set to announce its reserved verdict in the case today. Amin said the culprit should be handed down an exemplary punishment so as to prevent recurrence of such incidents in future. He said it was because of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib…

Girl dies after 325-pound cousin sits on her as punishment

FLORIDA: A nine-year-old girl in Florida died an unusual death when her 64-year-old cousin sat on her as punishment. Authorities say a 325-pound (150-kilogram) woman has been charged with killing a 9-year-old girl by sitting on the child as punishment. The Pensacola News Journal reports Veronica Green Posey, 64, was later arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child. The newspaper reported: Veronica Green Posey, 64, was charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child after paramedics responded…

Court issues unusual punishment to culprit in Karachi

KARACHI: An court on Wednesday handed a bizarre and unusual punishment to a culprit ordering him to hold a placard every day for one year, ARY News reported. Basim and Islam had entered the protocol of then President General Pervez Musharraf in 2005, injuring a policeman and fracturing his leg. Twelve years later, a city court handed the rather unusual punishment. One suspect was acquitted while another was ordered to hold a placard every Friday for two hours outside the residence of Quaid-e-Azam. The placard…

Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of “punishment” over Rohingya

YANGON: Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face “punishment” for its “crimes”. The exodus of Muslim refugees from Buddhist-majority Myanmar was sparked by a fierce security force response to a series of Rohingya militant attacks on police and army posts in the country’s west on Aug. 25. The Islamist group issued a statement urging Muslims around the world to…

Harrison Ford avoids punishment over near-miss plane landing

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood star Harrison Ford is to avoid punishment over a near-miss at a California airport as he was piloting his private plane, his lawyer told AFP on Monday. Ford, a seasoned pilot and vintage plane collector, was approaching John Wayne Airport in Orange County in February when he headed toward a taxiway rather than the runway, passing over a Boeing 737 with 110 passengers and six crew on board. The 74-year-old "Indiana Jones" star was captured on air traffic control recordings released subsequently by…

Rat ‘tied up as punishment’ for eating food from shop

BEIJING: Animal cruelty was taken to a new level in a Chinese city where a rat was ‘tied up and shamed’ after it was caught eating rice from a corner shop. The rodent was caught by the man who runs the shop in Heyuan City, in southern China. Yellow notes were also hung around the animal’s body, with one saying: ‘I am only capable of so much. Even if you beat me to death, I will never admit that I stole your rice.’ In the next photo, the rat seems to have changed its stance following what is assumed to be a…

Saudi women get jail, lashes for WhatsApp conversation

RIYADH: A Saudi court has sentenced two women to 20 lashes each after they apparently chatted in a bad language on Whatsapp. The women who were found to have indulged in an argument were also handed down imprisonment for ten days, reports Arabic newspaper Al Watan. Judges in Jeddah ruled their messages contained ‘impermissible expressions’ after one of the women was reported for being ‘abusive’. In return she produced evidence the other woman had sworn at her first in a Whatsapp chat months ago. The court warned…