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Pakistan cracks down on 49 scribes, journalists’ body vows protests

A leading Pakistani journalist has revealed that the country’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has registered cases against 49 mediapersons and social media activists under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA)
In this September 11, 2020 photo, Mona Khan, a freelance journalist, interviews during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. In recent weeks, social media attacks against Pakistan's women journalists have been vile, prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on September 18, condemning the relentless attacks.(AP/ FILE)
In this September 11, 2020 photo, Mona Khan, a freelance journalist, interviews during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. In recent weeks, social media attacks against Pakistan's women journalists have been vile, prompting the Committee to Protect Journalists to issue a statement on September 18, condemning the relentless attacks.(AP/ FILE)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pak team leaves for Bangkok to hold meeting with FATF on terror financing

The FATF last year placed Pakistan on the grey list of countries whose domestic laws are considered weak to tackle the challenges of money laundering and terrorism financing.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters file photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 03:28 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Nawaz Sharif’s nephews offloaded from Haj-bound flight

Yousuf and Abdul Aziz Abbas, sons of the late Abbas Sharif, Nawaz Sharif’s younger brother, were offloaded by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) who said their names were on the Provisional National Identity List (PNIL).
Two nephews of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were offloaded from a Haj-bound flight at the request of the National Accountability Bureau.(Twitter @Danyal Gilani)
Two nephews of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were offloaded from a Haj-bound flight at the request of the National Accountability Bureau.(Twitter @Danyal Gilani)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 02:56 PM IST
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Lahore | ByIndo Asian News Service

Pak court dismisses sexual harassment case against Ali Zafar, complainant Meesha says ‘I’m truthful’

Ali’s statement in which he mentioned Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, received criticism on social media.
Ali Zafar has worked in Bollywood films as an actor as well as singer,
Ali Zafar has worked in Bollywood films as an actor as well as singer,
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 09:09 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan probe agency asks court to cancel Mumbai 26/11 attacks plotter Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s bail

Lakhvi was granted bail in April 2015 and his whereabouts are not known. The other six are being held in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.
The trial in the anti-terrorism court against seven suspects — LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, and six others— has made little headway in the past decade.(HT File Photo)
The trial in the anti-terrorism court against seven suspects — LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, and six others— has made little headway in the past decade.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 10:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pakistan court stays hearing in Mumbai terror attack case, says witnesses scared

During the proceedings, Kiyani remarked several witnesses “were not appearing due to fear and whereabouts of some were unknown”, The Express Tribune newspaper reported.
26/11 - Mumbai Under Terror Attack - Firing - Fire at Taj Hotel - Fire brigade officers fighting with fire at Taj hotel - HT photo by Hemant Padalkar. 27.11.08(Hindustan Times)
26/11 - Mumbai Under Terror Attack - Firing - Fire at Taj Hotel - Fire brigade officers fighting with fire at Taj hotel - HT photo by Hemant Padalkar. 27.11.08(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad/New Delhi | ByImtiaz Ahmad and Rezaul H Laskar

Pakistan court extends interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister till February 14

The former president and his sister along with other suspects appeared before the court as the interim bail granted to them ended Wednesday, Geo TV reported.
A banking court in Pakistan on Wednesday extended till February 14 the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects in a money laundering case.(AFP)
A banking court in Pakistan on Wednesday extended till February 14 the interim bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects in a money laundering case.(AFP)
Published on Jan 23, 2019 08:43 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

Man arrested for sexually abusing over 30 minor girls in Pakistan

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested the child pornographer, Imdad Ali, from Lahore’s low-income area Badami Bagh area last week and obtained his five-day physical remand for interrogation.
A 45-year-old man has been arrested in Lahore for sexually abusing at least 30 girls.(PTI)
A 45-year-old man has been arrested in Lahore for sexually abusing at least 30 girls.(PTI)
Published on Jan 03, 2019 05:58 PM IST
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Lahore | ByPress Trust of India

26/11 case: Bizarre trial and a saga of delays

26/11 Mumbai Attacks: Judge being changed nine times and the refusal of Pakistani authorities to crack down on key suspects have jeopardised any possibility of justice.
Fire and smoke is seen during an attack at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.(AFP File Photo)
Fire and smoke is seen during an attack at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 09:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad/New Delhi | ByImtiaz Ahmad and Rezaul H Laskar, Islamabad/new Delhi

Pakistan’s ‘penniless billionaires’ expose money laundering frenzy

Dozens of stories of victims of a money laundering scheme in recent weeks have filled newspapers in Pakistan and riled a populace long accustomed to extravagant tales of corruption and theft.
Pakistani rickshaw driver Mohammad Rasheed is just the latest victim of a money laundering scheme that Pakistan’s new prime minister Imran Khan has vowed to crush.(AFP Photo)
Pakistani rickshaw driver Mohammad Rasheed is just the latest victim of a money laundering scheme that Pakistan’s new prime minister Imran Khan has vowed to crush.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 28, 2018 06:27 PM IST
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Pak FIA discovers Rs 460 crore transactions in dead man’s accounts

The Federal Investigation Agency recently found that Rs 300 crore worth of transactions were made to the bank account of an auto rickshaw driver in the city.
A whopping Rs 460 crore worth of transactions were made through three bank accounts of a man who died months before these fake accounts were mysteriously opened under his name, a media report said Monday.(Representative Image/Bloomberg Photo)
A whopping Rs 460 crore worth of transactions were made through three bank accounts of a man who died months before these fake accounts were mysteriously opened under his name, a media report said Monday.(Representative Image/Bloomberg Photo)
Updated on Oct 15, 2018 11:53 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India
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