M. M. ALAM
JEHLUM (JAN 8, 2017): A car, plying on the GT Road towards Rawalpindi from here today, got out of its driver’s control due to a puncture, and smashed into a van. Fifteen commuters lost their lives because of the fatal collision. Another ten got severely injured.
Qandeel Baloch Murder Case: Mufti Abdul Qavi arrested from National Highway!
MULTAN: Mufti Abdul Qavi, who is a suspect in the murder of (social media celebrity) Qandeel Baloch, has been arrested from National Highway near Jhang when he was trying to fled to KPK.
Earlier when his lawyers told him that the sessions judge was about reject extension of his pre-arrest bail application in the murder case, he opted to escape from court with the connivance of his lawyers.
Meanwhile, the court has ordered the IO to arrest Mufti Qavi and submit the challan soon.
It is pertinent to mention here that Qavi appeared for the first time before court yesterday (Tuesday, 17th of October). And on his lawyer’s request the case was adjourned for today.
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Doors of Punjab Assembly shut for 84 MPAs
LAHORE: MPAs – 84 in all – whose memberships were suspended by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), were not allowed to participate in the Punjab Assembly session today.
Among the barred MPAs who had failed to declare their assets to the ECP, seventy-four belong to the ruling party PML-N including ministers Iqbal Ahmad Chandary and Chaudhry Shafiq. Six MPAs are from PTI, while two MPAs belong to PPP and PML-Zia each.
According to the Section 42A of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 and Section 25A of the Senate (Election) Act, 1975, it is a mandatory to submit statements of assets and liabilities.
Hafiz Saeed ‘should not be released’: Punjab home ministry
LAHORE: The release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed from house arrest will create a situation of unrest in the province, Punjab home ministry told the Lahore High Court (LHC) in its written reply.
During the hearing of an appeal for the release of JuD chief, Hafiz Saeed’s counsel argued before a two-member bench that the house arrest was ‘illegal and baseless’.
He also urged LHC to discard the order of keeping JuD leader under house arrest.
“He [Saeed] was put under house arrest by the government of Punjab after the US threatened to cut Pakistan’s aid, it was done without any cases being registered against him,” the counsel said.
The home ministry, on the other hand, said that Saeed was put under house arrest under the anti-terrorism laws to keep him from collecting funds — which is a violation of various resolutions of the United Nations.
“Cases were also registered against his party [JuD] for collecting funds in contempt of the provincial ministry’s orders,” the ministry said in its reply to the court.
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