Th reports add to the pressure Saudi Arabia faces over the slaying of The Washington Post columnist. In the days after Khashoggi vanished, Saudi officials initially claimed that he had left the consulate, implying premeditation on the part of the Saudi team. Officials in Saudi Arabia have not answered repeated requests for comment from The Associated Press in recent days, including on Monday. That is unacceptable to the government.”However, leading Republicans and Democrats in Congress are saying Saudi Arabia should face punishment over Khashoggi’s killing. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Sunday that she supports a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia.
October 22, 2018 12:33 UTC
The NAB states the IHC division bench has not appreciated provisions of the applicable law, quantum of sentence and has granted suspension and allowed bail till final adjudication of the appeal. It says NAB did not consider the point on how Sharif family members are aggrieved person within the meaning of Article 199 of the constitution. According to Article 177 of Qanun-e Shahadat order, the burden of proof is on Sharif family to justify their properties. It also claims the division bench has seriously prejudiced NAB’s case and may have adverse effect in arguing the main appeal before the IHC. It is also submitted that the IHC division bench has passed certain observations with regard to a query raised by the bench relating to the amount of Avenfield apartments which is contrary to facts and actual facts.
October 22, 2018 12:33 UTC
RAWALPINDI: An 11-year-old domestic worker, who was allegedly tortured by her employers, recorded her statement in the presence of a civil judge on Monday as the prime accused in the case, Dr Ammara Riaz went into hiding. On Sunday, a medical examination confirmed that the bruises and wounds found on Kinza’s body were consistent with her account of the torture. A case was registered at the Airport Police Station against Kinza’s employers on the complaint of the Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB). Kinza was reportedly hired as a domestic worker in Rawalpindi’s Chaklala area by Maj Ammara Riaz and her husband, Dr Mohsin Riaz. During her employment, she was allegedly tortured by her employers for over a year.
October 22, 2018 12:08 UTC
RIYADH – Prime Minister Imran Khan will give 10,000 abducted journalists in aid to Saudi Arabia as part of the Future Investment Initiative Conference (FIIC) in Riyadh, Radio Pakistan reported. “Prime Minister Imran Khan’s participation in first day of the conference is aimed at projecting Pakistan’s investment potential when it comes to outspoken journalists,” the press release read. However, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was quick to clarify that Pakistan’s supply of the 10,000 controversial journalists is not an investment. “It is not a loan that has to be paid back or an investment where we are seeking any profit, as a brotherly Muslim state we are giving these journalists in aid,” Qureshi said while talking to The Dependent. The prime minister’s participation in the conference signifies Pakistan’s “solidarity with the Kingdom in its efforts to become the hub of internationally and domestically abducted journalists”, the Foreign Office press statement concluded.
October 22, 2018 12:00 UTC
PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Army on Monday handed administrative powers of the Swat region to the civilian authorities, ending a decade-long military operation to flush out Taliban militants led by Mullah Fazlullah from the region. In a ceremony held at the Saidu Sharif airport, Brigadier Naseem Anwar handed over the civilian powers to Commissioner of Malakand Division, Zaheer-ul-Islam. “The security powers are now the responsibility of Saidu Sharif police range officer,” he stated. Addressing the gathering, General Office Commanding Major-General Khalid Saeed added: “The people of Swat stood shoulder to shoulder with the military to defeat terrorists. Because of the deteriorating law and order situation in 2009, 3.5 million people fled their homes, forcing the then-Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government to order a major military operation in Swat with the name Rah-e-Nijat.
October 22, 2018 11:55 UTC
The man, who has confessed, poured petrol on the minivan of a new driver employed by his company in spiteA 42-year-old Pakistani driver is being tried for setting 13 vehicles parked at a Dubai mall on fire, Khaleed Times reported. Family ‘pardons’ man who killed, buried aunt in UAE desertThe man, who has confessed, poured petrol on the minivan of a new driver employed by his company in spite. The fire gutted 13 vehicles at the mall’s parking area. The flames also caught the man’s clothes, who CCTV footage showed attempting an escape while getting rid of them. Pakistani vendor jailed for groping UAE womanThe court will deliver a verdict on October 29.
October 22, 2018 11:48 UTC
LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday sent Punjab University’s former vice-chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and others to jail on a 14-day judicial remand in a case pertaining to illegal appointments. In an application filed by the Lahore office of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), it informed the court that it had completed its investigation and requested the court grant a 14-day judicial remand of the suspects, including Dr Kamran, Prof Dr Raas Masood, Prof Dr Liaqat Ali, Prof Dr Aurangzaib Alamgir and Prof Dr Kamran Abid. After this, they were presented before the accountability court which granted the accountability watchdog a 10-day physical remand of the suspects. The arrestees had allegedly played an important role in making as many as 550 illegal appointments at the Punjab University between the years 2013 and 2016. According to sources, all the illegal appointments were made in grade 17 and above.
October 22, 2018 11:15 UTC
Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt kicked off with the first episode and fans were eagerly waiting for them to spill the beans on their relationships. While Deepika fought long and hard for the release of Padmaavat, Alia shared that she knew Raazi would top the charts. Here are five highlights from the first episode of Koffee with Karan season six. In her Koffee with Karan debut back in 2014, the Udta Punjab actor stunned crowds with her general knowledge. This led Karan and Deepika to throw a laughter fit debating if she actually just burped on national television.
October 22, 2018 11:15 UTC
However, to say that that is why we are having fewer lads and lasses pass CSS written exam is most definitely not the case. Ahad Khan Cheema and Fawad Hasan Fawad, two ace bureaucrats who ran the roost for the greater good of themselves and their masters. Both Ahad Khan Cheema and Fawad Hasan Fawad are the product of one of Pakistan’s most meritorious exam. I suggest a totally doable, CSS-specific and much needful reform: subtract two English papers from CSS examination and see what happens. Leaving many like me to gasp and utter: Treachery, thy name is CSS.
October 22, 2018 10:52 UTC
Under the State’s laws he was old enough to possess a rifle or shotgun but too young to possess a handgun. A large quantity of all of these and semi-automatic weapons were found on him, in the school and in his car. The old school was demolished after the massacre, and now, a new Sandy Hook Elementary School building costing 20 million dollars is ready to welcome back its students. At a recent incident at the Punjab Secretariat a guard denied women entry unless they were wearing a dupatta. At a recent incident at the Punjab Secretariat a guard denied women entry unless they were wearing a dupatta.
October 22, 2018 10:41 UTC
Singh likens dispute to second-stage cancerIndian Union Minister Giriraj Singh said on Sunday that “Muslims can well imagine the consequences” if they refused to support the building of a Ram temple, Times of India reported. “Muslims are descendants of Lord Ram and not of Mughals, so they should support Ram Mandir. If they don’t support the cause of Ram Mandir, they know well the Hindus will hate them. When this is done, the Ram Mandir issue as well as population control will have a proper law through which they can be dealt with. Right now, the issue of Ram Mandir is just like the second stage of cancer, which, if not treated now, will be incurable in the future,” Singh said.
October 22, 2018 10:41 UTC
In the recent by-polls, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) government lost two seats to Awami National Party (ANP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). ANP candidate Salahuddin won in Peshawar’s constituency PK-71 by getting 11, 416 votes against PTI’s Zulfiqar Khan who secured 10, 004 votes. #TsunamiInReverseGear — Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) October 21, 2018Another user tweeted: “Peshawar which is considered as the strongest hub of PTI in KP. They have lost two seats PK-71 & PK-78 in 8days time to ANP.”Peshawar which is considered as the strongest hub of PTI in KP. They have lost two seats PK-71 & PK-78 in 8days time to ANP.
October 22, 2018 08:15 UTC
Smiley was shot when a member of the provincial governor’s bodyguard opened fire on a group of officialsKABUL: US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley, was confirmed as one of two Americans wounded in Thursday’s attack that killed the police chief of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, a spokesperson for the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said. Smiley, commander of Resolute Support’s training and advisory mission in southern Afghanistan, was shot when a member of the provincial governor’s bodyguard opened fire on a group of officials leaving a meeting with the top NATO commander in Afghanistan, General Scott Miller. Hundreds of Afghan polling centers open for second day of voting“I can confirm US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley was wounded during a recent insider attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province,” a spokesperson for the NATO-led force said in an emailed statement. Nearly 170 casualties as violence rocks chaotic Afghan electionsMiller was unhurt but Kandahar police chief, General Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s most prominent anti-Taliban commanders, was fatally wounded along with the local head of the NDS intelligence service General Abdul Momim. The attack, which was claimed by the Taliban, was a devastating blow to the government, decapitating the security command of one of Afghanistan’s most strategically important provinces and demonstrating the insurgents’ ability to strike even top leaders.
October 22, 2018 08:15 UTC
Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fist-fight” inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Saudi announcement and explanation for his death was met with criticism from around the world. “Saudi authorities claiming that Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of a ‘fist-figh’ inside the consulate are not trustworthy and marks an abysmal new low to Saudi Arabia’s human rights record,” tweeted Amnesty International. Or a man walking unknowningly to his death at the hands of an official Saudi assassination squad,” tweeted Human Rights Watch Executive Director. Or a man walking unknowningly to his death at the hands of an official Saudi assassination squad.
October 22, 2018 07:30 UTC
According to a report in the local media, over 90% of the government and private institutions have failed to formulate any committee, making women at work falling prey to sexual harassment, incidents of which now occur frequently. As per Section 3 of the Protection of Harassment Act 2010, every institution should formulate a three-member bench committee, which includes one member from senior management, a lady member and a member from amongst the employees, to take actions against the suspects over sexual harassment complaint. The committee has the authority to demote the suspected employee or officer, dismiss him from employment, ask for early retirement or impose a fine on him, if accused of workplace harassment. However, despite the harassment of women at workplaces, inquiry committees are not constituted due to which the victims do not have a legal forum to raise voice. As a result many of cases of sexual harassment often go unreported and complaints highlighted by the media or taken notice by court are raised due to pressure, such as the case of the alleged sexual assault of a lady doctor and nurse at the Sheikh Zayd Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan.
October 22, 2018 07:07 UTC