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Human Rights Watch urges Pakistan to investigate bloggers ´abduction´

SLAMABAD: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday asked Pakistan to urgently investigate the apparent abductions of four bloggers who campaigned for human rights and religious freedom, saying their near simultaneous disappearances raised concerns of government involvement. The statement came as leftwing and liberal activists prepared to hold protests throughout the country ...

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SC questions where Hassan Nawaz got money from to establish business right after completing studies

ISLAMABAD: A day after claiming the ‘truthfulness’ of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a key issue, the Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned where the premier’s son, Hassan Nawaz, got money from to establish a business in the United Kingdom soon after completing his studies. A five-judge larger bench hearing the ...

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Panamagate hearing resumes: ‘PTI should approach accountability court,’ says judge

Resuming hearing of the Panamagate case on Tuesday, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa told the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to knock on the doors of accountability courts if it wishes to receive a judgement on the basis of National Accountability Bureau investigations. Justice Khosa, heading a larger bench of the apex court, ...

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PPP, JI to oppose reinstatement of military courts

Chairing a consultative meeting of opposition parties regarding the revival of military courts, opposition leader Khursheed Shah on Tuesday said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will oppose the reinstatement of military courts. The veteran politician chaired a consultative meeting of opposition parties a day after the federal government initiated consultations ...

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‘Honesty real issue in Panamagate’: SC dissects PM’s ‘contradictory’ statements on money trail

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court judge on Monday identified “honesty” as the real issue in the Panama Papers case, more so than the Sharifs’ purchase of four London flats or the time of their purchase. “The real issue is that all statements made by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — in his ...

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Mysterious disappearance of Salman Haider, civil society activists echo in parliament

ISLAMABAD: The disappearance of Salman Haider and three other civil society activists echoed in parliament on Monday as senators and MNAs submitted calling attention notices expressing grave concern over the development. The mysterious disappearance of activists Ahmad Raza Yasir, Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed was also discussed on the floor ...

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Water supply from Khanpur Dam reduced for Pindi city, cantt areas

RAWALPINDI: The supply of water from Khanpur Dam to Rawalpindi city and the cantonment areas has been reduced due to a decrease in the dam’s water level. The supply of water to Rawalpindi city was reduced from six million gallons daily (MGD) to 3MGD and that to the cantonment area ...

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Lawyers told to boycott courts against arrest of colleague in child maid case

ISLAMABAD: The outgoing secretary of the District Bar Association Islamabad on Monday gave a call to boycott courts against the arrest of a lawyer in connection with the child maid torture case. A notice issued by the association secretary, Zafar Khokhar, whose term is expiring by the weekend, asked the ...

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Woman’s death on floor: Three senior faculty members of LGH, Jinnah suspended

LAHORE: Three senior faculty members of two teaching hospitals here have been suspended from service in connection with the death of Zahra Bibi, a 60-year-old resident of Kasur, who died on the floor of Jinnah Hospital on Jan 5 due to lack of medical care. Prof Dr Jawwad Zaheer and ...

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Bajwa, US commander visit Miramshah

RAWALPINDI: There is a need for a bilateral security mechanism for the Pakistan-Afghanistan border for which the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) can play an important role, said Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), he said ...

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