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District Court fines Babar Awan Rs 500

ISLAMABAD: A district and sessions judge (DSJ) on Saturday imposed Rs500 fine on Babar Awan for not submitting reply on an application filed by the former chief justice (CJ) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. In the application, former CJP objected that Mr Awan could not represent Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan because he holds “certain preconceived notions and personal bias against him due to certain judicial orders”. The PTI chief was facing Rs20 billion defamation suit filed by the former CJ. The court in February 2015 had sought reply from BabarRead More

Supreme Court rejects plea for abolition of death penalty

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking abolition of the death penalty in Pakistan on the grounds that miscarriage of justice is bound to happen in the presence of an ineffective and defective criminal justice system in the country. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken up the petition. Filed by Barrister Zafarullah Khan of the Watan Party, it had asked the court to order an end to capital punishment because it violated Article 9 of the Constitution and was therefore unconstitutional. Authored byRead More

ANP’s Mian Iftikhar detained after a PTI activist’s killing

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) central general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain was arrested on Sunday after the killing of a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) activist in Pabbi area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Nowshera district. A clash between activists of ANP and PTI occurred near residence of Mian Iftikhar Hussain in Pabbi area after the Saturday night announcement of the area’s results of the Local Government polls held on Saturday. A PTI activist, identified as Habibullah, died of gunshot wounds suffered during the clash. A case was registered against the veteran ANP leaderRead More

China inflation data shows central bank policy dilemma

BEIJING, 31 MAY, (DNA) – China’s annual consumer inflation rose by more than expected in April while factory prices fell for a 14th consecutive month, highlighting the dilemma facing the central bank as it balances support for the economy against the threat of rising prices. With global growth sputtering, China’s central bank has limited room to move, unlike counterparts in South Korea and Australia which both made surprise rate cuts this week. Any easing could fuel property market risks, while tightening would hurt a nascent recovery after economic growth unexpectedlyRead More