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Can’t even think of committing contempt of court, Fawad tells SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry to explain his position with regard to his recent statement on the transfer of the capital city police chief Jan Muhammad.   A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to removal of the Inspector General of Police Islamabad. Taking exception to the statement of the federal minister, the chief justice asked him to appear at 11:50am to explain…

Karachi police chief Mushtaq Mahar transferred

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General (AIG) Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar has been removed from the position and ordered to report to the Sindh Central Police Office (CPO). A notification was issued in this regard by the Inspector-General Police Amjad Javed Saleemi. “Mahar has been transferred and directed to report to Sindh Central Police Office (CPO)”. A grade-21 officer, Mahar was transferred "in exercise of authority conferred vide para 96(c) of the judgement of Honourable High Court of Sindh," read the notification issued…

King Salman slams Iran’s interference in Arab affairs, rejects US embassy transfer to Jerusalem

DHAHRAN: Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed Iran's "blatant interference" in regional affairs as Arab leaders met in the kingdom on Sunday for an annual summit. In his opening speech at the Arab League summit, Salman also criticised the controversial US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem but avoided any mention of Syria, just 24 hours after Western strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The meeting comes after a barrage of strikes launched by the United States, Britain and France hit…

Coutinho in Barcelona to tie up third-richest transfer

BARCELONA: Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho was in Barcelona Sunday to tie up a 160-million-euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool, the third-richest deal of all time. "Bem-vindo! Welcome! Benvingut! ¡Bienvenido!" Barca tweeted to Coutinho along with a waving hand sign and a video showing a shirt bearing his name in a locker. Spanish league leaders Barca host Levante on Sunday at Camp Nou, but Coutinho will not be in the stands. "He will not be attending the match," a club source told AFP. Read More: Barca…

Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO: Egypt's top administrative court upheld on Monday a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in deal that sparked rare protests. The government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had appealed against a lower court ruling in June that found the controversial border demarcation agreement was illegal. In its ruling, the High Administrative Court said it was its "unanimous" decision that the two islands -- Tiran and Sanafir -- were sovereign Egyptian territories. The…