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IHC rejects Saad Rafiq’s protective bail plea

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ISLAMABAD: IHC Thursday rejected the petition of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique seeking protective bail in view of arrest threat by NAB in a private housing society scam.

A divisional bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani announced the judgment which was earlier reserved after hearing arguments from the petitioner side. Khawaja Saad Rafiq and his brother Suleman Rafiq appeared before the court.
During the hearing, the bench remarked why the petitioner did not approach the Lahore High Court (LHC) to seek relief against NAB.
The counsel for petitioner Khawaja Kamran Murtaza replied that his client could be arrested before reaching the LHC bench. He argued that Khawaja Saad Rafique was appearing in the coming by-polls scheduled on October 14. Justice Aamir Farooq remarked that the court was not responsible for the election.
The bench initially reserved its decision and later rejected the plea while announcing the verdict.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been probing Rafique in connection with an inquiry into a private housing scheme scam. The PML-N leader has also been summoned by the anti-graft body several times for questioning in the case.
In his plea, Saad Rafique had stated that he was never a director or shareholder of the Paragon Housing Scheme. He prayed the court to direct the bureau not to arrest him for two weeks.

 

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Benazir procession was attacked at Karsaz on 18th Oct.

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party will pay tribute to the party workers who lost their lives in twin blasts that targeted former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s welcome procession near Karsaz here on 18th October 2007.
President PPP local chapter Baber Jadoon told the Media that a candle vigil ceremony would be held today. Prayers will be offered for those who died that day.

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Spanish drug lord arrested after music video cameo

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MADRID: One of Spain’s most-wanted drug traffickers was arrested on Wednesday after seeming to taunt police by appearing in a reggaeton music video, a police spokesman told the Media.
Francisco Tejon, the leader of the “Los Castanas” clan, was “arrested today at La Linea de la Concepcion,” a southern city near the border with Gibraltar, the spokesman said.
According to police, Tejon runs a major hashish trafficking network in the southern region of Andalusia with his brother Antonio, who was arrested in June.
The two brothers had previously escaped a police operation in late 2016 that resulted in the arrest of 30 suspected members of their gang.

 

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Zainab’s killer hanged to death

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Zainab's killer hanged to death

LAHORE: Imran Ali, the convicted of molesting and murdering seven-year-old Zainab Amin of Kasur City, was hanged to death at Central Jail Kot Lakhpat in Lahore early this morning.

An Anti-Terrorism Court Judge, Sajjad Ahmad on Friday had issued black warrants for Imran Ali. An Anti-Terrorism Court on February 2, had awarded death sentence to Imran Ali, on the charges of kidnapping, rape and brutal murder of Zainab Amin of Kasur after completing the trial in a record seven days time.

He was executed in the presence of Magistrate Adil Sarwar and the Zainab’s father, Muhammad Amin Ansari. Talking to media on the occasion, the father of Zainab, Muhammad Amin said that such kind of criminals should be hanged publicly for giving a lesson to all such evil minds.

Later, the dead body of Imran Ali was handed over to his heirs after completing formal legal proceeding.

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