Asma Rani case: Man sentenced to death for killing medical student

PESHAWAR: A district and sessions court on Friday handed the death sentence to the main accused in the Asma Rani murder case. District and Sessions Judge Ashfaq Taj announced this verdict after examining evidence and hearing arguments of both prosecution

Two inmates injured during clash at Adiala Jail

RAWALPINDI: Several inmates including two condemned prisoners were injured in a clash at Adiala Central Jail in Rawalpindi. According to sources, the prisoners were present in their barracks when a quarrel broke out between convicts Sabahat, Hebatullah and Amir Zaman

Khawaja Asif moves court seeking B-class facilities in jail

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif has moved the accounting court demanding B-class facilities in jail. In his plea submitted in the accountability bureau through the lawyer, Khawaja Asif has requested to allow homemade food, medical facilities,

SC acquits man after 14 years over lack of evidence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday acquitted a man after serving fourteen years in jail due to lack of concrete evidence. A five-member bench of Shariat Appellate Court headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard the appeal again Khadim Hussain and

Shehbaz Sharif sent to jail as court rejects remand extension

LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday sent Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to Kot Lakhpat Jail on judicial remand in the money laundering and assets beyond means case. The court directed jail authorities to present

Senate condemns moving Kashmiri leader Aasiya Andrabi to Tihar jail

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Friday unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with Kashmiri resistance leader and Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Aasiya Andrabi. The resolution was moved by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed condemning moving her to the isolation punishment ward of the notorious

Citizens to be fined for not wearing face masks in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The government has made it mandatory to wear face masks at public places, markets and public transport to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. In this regard, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafaat on Sunday said wearing masks or

Kuwait, Qatar impose jail terms for not wearing face masks

DOHA: Kuwait and Qatar would start jailing people or fining them thousands of dollars for failing to wear a facemask to combat the novel coronavirus. Kuwait’s health ministry said anyone caught without a mask could face up to three months

Indian forces have turned occupied Kashmir into a prison: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the Kashmir dispute is the major impediment to trade cooperation between Pakistan and India. In an interview with Belgian channel VRT, he said Indian forces have turned the whole valley of Occupied

Nawaz Sharif’s health condition deteriorates: doctor

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s platelets dropped again as the doctors tried to reduce the steroids offered to him, said former premier’s personal physician Adnan Khan. Medical Superintendent of Services Hospital Lahore, Dr. Saleem Shahzad Cheema has said that

Nawaz Sharif’s test result for dengue turns out negative

LAHORE: The laboratory report for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been tested negative for dengue virus. According to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB),  Nawaz Sharif’s health is stable now. The spokesperson from the NAB, the former premier’s platelets count

Rescuing Pakistanis jailed abroad

The news that Saudi Arabia has released 579 Pakistanis under royal clemency is a welcome step and a sigh of relief for the inmates and their families whose ordeal is finally over. It is also a step towards fulfillment of

Warden beaten to death by Russian female inmates at Gadani jail

QUETTA: A woman police constable was murdered on Monday evening allegedly by three female Russian inmates at Gadani Central Jail, in Lasbela district of Balochistan. Police officials identified the murdered police constable as 23-year-old Zoya Binte Yahya, a resident of

No reprieve for Sharifs

It didn’t come out of the blue. Maryam Nawaz, the political heir apparent of incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif, has once again been arrested and sent to prison. This time she was being investigated in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case