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Prime suspect confesses Altaf Hussain’s involvement in Imran Farooq murder

Prime suspect confesses Altaf Hussain's involvement in Imran Farooq murder

ISLAMABAD, NOV 10, (DNA):  Khalid Shamim, a key suspect in the murder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq, on Thursday confessed to his role in the murder and alleged Altaf Hussain was also involved. “September 16 was chosen as the date for Farooq’s murder as it was meant to be a gift for Altaf Hussain on his birthday,” said Shamim in his confessional statement. He added that a sum of 25,000 pounds were sent to him through Iftikhar Hussain, which were spent on travel arrangements. The FederalRead More

SC disposes PTI petition for Khawaja Asif’s disqualification

SC disposes PTI petition for Khawaja Asif's disqualification

The Supreme Court on Thursday disposed off a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar seeking disqualification of Defence Minister Khawaja Asif. The petition sought to disqualify Asif from Sialkot’s NA-110 constituency, a seat he won during the 2013 General Election. An election tribunal had rejected the same application earlier. Asif won the NA-110 seat with 92,803 votes, whereas Usman Dar only managed 71,525. The SC had earlier ordered the re-verification of votes of the constituency on a writ petition of Dar against alleged rigging by the PML-N’sRead More

Trump’s offer mediation between Pak, India: FO

Trump's offer mediation between Pak, India: FO

ISLAMABAD, NOV 10, (DNA):  Foreign Office (FO) Spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said that Pakistan ‘welcomed’ the US president-elect Donald Trump’s offer to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir dispute, During a weekly press briefing in Islamabad, while responding to queries about the victory of Republican Donald Trump in the US presidential elections, Zakaria said that the president-elect had earlier offered mediation between Pakistan and India on Kashmir dispute and said that Pakistan had welcomed that offer. Zakaria reiterated Pakistan’s concern over continued ‘atrocities’ committed by Indian forcesRead More

Pakistanis worry,President Trump may favour India

Pakistanis worry,President Trump may favour India

ISLAMABAD, NOV 10, (DNA):  Donald Trump’s surprise election as United States (US) president has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favour arch-foe India in the long rivalry between nuclear-armed neighbours, analysts said on Wednesday. Historical allies in the region, Islamabad and Washington have seen relations sour over US accusations that Pakistan shelters militants, a charge Pakistan denies. They hit new lows in May when a US drone killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban on Pakistani soil. At the sameRead More

Govt should not insist disclosure Dawn story : PPC

Govt should not insist disclosure Dawn story : PPC

ISLAMABAD, NOV 10, (DNA):  The Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) during a meeting on Thursday said that a committee formed by the government to investigate Dawn’s story on a high-level security meeting should not insist upon disclosure of the source of information during its probe. The PCP also unanimously resolved that the government probe committee should not proceed against the newspaper or its staff. Attendees of the meeting discussed the formation of the probe committee and were of the view that such matters fall within the jurisdiction of the councilRead More

CJP Jamali directs to block fake social media account

CJP Jamali directs to block fake social media account

ISLAMABAD,NOV 10, (DNA) :  A spokesman for the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday said that Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali does not operate any account on social media. He said that the CJP has directed the concerned authorities to block a fake Facebook account associated with him, and clarified that he does not use the internet or social media. The chief justice has also instructed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block the account and take action against those who setRead More