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Panama documents released in ‘public interest’, says German newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Nearly nine months after they were first released, the German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung the original source of the Panama Papers leaks on Monday released four documents apparently showing Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s connection with the company that owns the Park Lane flats in London. “For those in #Pakistan who doubt ...

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Everyone but the locals were taken on board for Fata reforms: Achakzai

ISLAMABAD: The people of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas have not been taken into confidence regarding the government’s proposed reforms for the area, said chief of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Mehmood Khan Achakzai on Monday. Addressing a press conference at the National Press Club, Mr Achakzai rejected the ...

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Let us do our job, SC judges tell parties involved in Panamagate

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court had a word of advice for the parties involved in the Panamagate case on Monday: keep your comments to yourselves and allow the court to proceed. “Enough barbs have been traded on the roads by the parties and now they should keep their commentaries to themselves, ...

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Two suicide jackets recovered from mosque

PESHAWAR: The police on Monday recovered two suicide jackets from a mosque on the outskirts of the capital city. However, no arrests were made. An official at the Paharipura police station told Dawn that acting on a tip-off police personnel checked Abu Bakar mosque near Benazir Hospital along the motorway. ...

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ADSJ gets pre-arrest bail in minor maid abuse case

ISLAMABAD: The Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Raja Khurram Ali Khan has obtained a pre-arrest bail from the court of his fellow judge in the minor maid case. The ADSJ, who is now suspended, and his wife are facing charges of employing the minor girl as a maid and ...

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Another camel fight despite authorities ‘intervention’

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Another camel fight was organised by some influential farmers of Cholistan in violation of a ban at Chak 144-5-R in Liaquatpur tehsil, 110km from here, on Monday. The latest event comes only five days after a previous such fight held in Abadpur area of Rahim Yar Khan ...

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Two ‘LJ men’ arrested

LAHORE: The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police claimed on Monday to have arrested two members of a banned outfit from Bahawalpur and recovered explosives. A CTD spokesman said they received information about the presence of ‘terrorists’ planning to attack some installation in Bahawalpur. A CTD team raided a house ...

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System cannot be changed by brandishing bottles of petrol, says Khurshid

SUKKUR: Leader of the Oppo­si­tion in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has said that the system cannot be changed by brandishing bottles of petrol and issuing ultimatums. Would it be wise for him or Imran Khan to use bottles of petrol to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to ...

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Pakistan Army best in the world: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Reco­unting successes of the army, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday appreciated the participation of Multan Corps’ troops in the ongoing counterterrorism operations in the Feder ally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Addressing the troops during his visit to the elite Strike ...

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Inadequate security in Parachinar despite threat alerts irks Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed concern over inappropriate security arrangements in Parachinar despite two threat alerts sent to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government by his ministry. Talking to KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on phone after postponing his visit to Parachinar due to bad weather, the minister ...

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