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Bankers convicted

An accountability court on Monday convicted Irfan Khalil and Amanullah Farooq, former United Bank Limited (UBL) Sialkot officers for 14 years each with a fine of Rs 90,000 per accused, involved in

Diljit meets convicted brother

The Indian and Pakistani governments should release prisoners languishing in their jails for over 30 years as a good will gesture, said Dalbir Kaur while talking to reporters outside Kot Lakhpat Central

DPO, 3 customs officials convicted, sent to jail

PESHAWAR – An accountability court on Wednesday sentenced a senior serving police officer and three customs officials to seven-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2 million to each. Dilawar Bangash, currently Dera Ismail Khan DPO, and three customs officials, Shah Nawaz, Rehmat and Munawar Khan, were convicted in a National Accountability Bureau reference on the charges of misappropriation of Rs 6.3 million.
The accountability court of Syed Afsar Shah, after hearing arguments,

31 convicted over fire that triggered Indian riots

AHMEDABAD – An Indian court on Tuesday convicted 31 people on conspiracy and murder charges over a deadly train fire in 2002 that triggered anti-Muslim rioting in which 2,000 people were killed. The unrest, some of the worst religious violence in India since independence, was sparked after 59 Hindu pilgrims perished in the train fire at Godhra station in the western state of Gujarat.
Hindus in the state blamed the blaze on Muslim protesters at the station, and furious mobs

Convicted killer released after reconciliation

GUJRANWALA – A killer who was awarded capital punishment and black warrants was released after reconciliation with the victim’s party. Reportedly, Shabbir Ahmad shot dead his rival group’s man on August 10, 1990, at village Hadhonoye in the precincts of Sadar Police Station.
Later, a district and sessions judge sentenced him to death and Lahore High Court and Supreme Court upheld the decision. After the rejection of his mercy petition by the president, black warrants for Shabbir

Indian general convicted of corruption

ISLAMABAD – An Indian Army court on Saturday convicted serving Lt General PK Rath in the Sukna land scam. Lt Gen Rath is the highest-ranking serving officer ever to be convicted in a court martial in India.
The Indian court ordered his court martial on three counts -for providing a no-objection certificate (NOC) for the construction of the building next to the army headquarters in Sukna, for signing a memorandum of understand (MoU) with a private builder and for not informing the

Wrong men convicted of Daniel Pearl murder

WASHINGTON – The wrong men were convicted of murdering US reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan in 2002, and US officials stood in the way of the real murderers being brought to justice for the grisly crime, a report released Thursday says.
British-Pakistani Omar Sheikh and three other men who were convicted of killing Pearl were not even present when the Wall Street Journal reporter was murdered, says the Pearl Project report, which was led by

Imam, son convicted of blasphemy

MULTAN – A court has jailed a prayer leader and his 20-year-old son for life on controversial blasphemy charges in Muzaffargarh, court officials said on Tuesday. Muhammad Shafi, 45, and his son Muhammad Aslam, 20, were arrested in April last year for removing a poster outside their grocery shop advertising an Islamic event in a nearby village which allegedly contained Quranic verses. Judge Muhammad Ayub, heading an anti-terrorism court, handed down a life sentence to the pair on

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