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Hanjarwal murder mystery solved

Hanjarwal murder mystery solved

LAHORE – Hanjarwal Investigation Police on Sunday claimed to have solved the mystery of a murder involving a beheaded body and arrested the victim’s wife and brother for allegedly killing him. According to details, on February 10, Hanjerwal Police recovered a man’s beheaded body from Hanjerwal Area.
After registering a case, police started probing into the matter and took fingerprints of the body. The investigation officer sent the finger prints to the National Database

Gogi Butt acquitted in Truckanwala murder case

LAHORE – Anti-terrorism court (ATC) judge Tahir Pervaiz on Saturday acquitted underworld don Khawaja Aqeel alias Gogi Butt of all charges in the Arif Ameer alias Tipu Truckanwala murder case. The court acquitted Gogi by accepting his application filed under Section 295-K of the Pakistan Penal Code. The accused submitted that he was innocent and not involved in any case due to which he might be acquitted in the Truckanwala murder case.
Truckanwala was shot dead at the Allama

From the courtroom – SHC wants police, customs officer booked in murder case

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ordered registration of a murder case against Thatta district police officers and a custom officer allegedly involved in torturing a person to death. The SHC division bench comprising Justice Athar Saeed and Justice Irfan Sadat Khan was hearing a petition filed by Ilyas Babar, who had submitted that a police party headed by DSP Manzoor Ahmed and Inspector Ibraheem Pitai along with customs officer Mitha Khan had entered his house in Thatta

Raymond Davis indicted for double murder

LAHORE – The Lahore Session court on Wednesday formally charged Raymond Davis on two counts of murder at a hearing held at Kot Lakhpat Jail, a police official said, in a move that may further strain relations with the United States.
Raymond Davis, 36, shot dead two Pakistanis in the eastern Punjab city on Jan. 27 following what he described as an attempted armed robbery. He said he acted in self-defence and the United States says he has diplomatic immunity and should be

Siddique accuses Zardari of Benazir’s murder

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-N’s Siddiqul Farooq on Monday alleged that President Asif Ali Zardari was involved in Benazir Bhutto’s murder and that Rehman Malik and Babar Awan were his accomplices. He went on to say the Zardari ‘tried his best’ to remove all proofs his involvement in the murder. Addressing a press conference here, Farooq said Benazir Bhutto had security concerns and felt threat from Musharraf and the Chaudhrys.
“But President Zardari has sent one of them in

‘Bhatti’s murder not an excuse for blasphemy laws’ repeal’

LAHORE – Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder was ‘deplorable’ but they will not allow paving way for amendment in the blasphemy laws, under the cover of this incident, Jamiat Ulema Pakistan (JUP) Secretary General Qari Zawar Bahadar said on Thursday in a press conference at the Lahore Press Club. He said that JUP has decided to hold Tahafz-e-Namoos-i-Risalat Conference at Minar-i-Pakistan on 27th of this month. He said if the ‘rulers’ tried to amend the blasphemy laws or release Raymond Davis,

Hearing of murder case against Davis adjourned until 16th

LAHORE – Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yousaf Aoujla on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of double murder case against Raymond Davis until March 16, after handing over the copy of challan to the accused. The court continued hearing the double murder case in Kot Lakhpat jail where the accused is being held. The counsel for the complainant said, “This is a clear case and all evidence is against Raymond Davis so the court may frame the charge on the accused.”
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ATC adjourns Taseer murder case hearing

ISLAMABAD – An Anti Terrorism Court on Saturday adjourned the hearing of Taseer assassination case until March 26. The judge adjourned the hearing after two more witnesses recorded their statements, said Malik Mohammad Rafique, one of counsel of Qadri.
The witnesses, a police draftsman Khuram Shehzad and an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Gul Faraz, told the court about the scene and the post-mortem examination. Meanwhile, around 150 people rallied outside the prison chanting

Resolution condemns Bhatti’s murder

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly on Friday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the murder of Federal Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti and declaring it “another attack on disturbing peace and progress of Pakistan”. The resolution was jointly moved by PPP, MQM and PML-F members including PPP’s Sindh Electric Power Minister Shazia Marri, Dr Sikandar Mandhro, Pitambar Sewhani, and Dr Ahmed Ali Shah, MQM’s Khawaja Izharul Hassan and PML-F’s Nusrat Saher Abbasi.
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Sindh PA condemns minister’s murder

KARACHI – The Sindh Assembly on Friday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the murder of Federal Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti and declaring it “another attack on disturbing peace and progress of Pakistan”. The resolution was jointly moved by PPP, MQM and PML-F members including PPP’s Sindh Electric Power Minister Shazia Marri, Dr Sikandar Mandhro, Pitambar Sewhani, and Dr Ahmed Ali Shah, MQM’s Khawaja Izharul Hassan and PML-F’s Nusrat Saher Abbasi.
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JI chief blames govt for Bhatti’s murder

LAHORE – Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Syed Munawar Hasan has said that Federal Minister Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder was a conspiracy to create bad blood between the Muslims and the Christians. In his Friday’s sermon at Mansoora, he said the ‘murder’s responsibility rested with the govt’ because it could not provide adequate security to Bhatti. He said the Pakistani Muslims respected the minorities and their worship places, and the minorities were free to lead their lives in accordance with their

Don’t link minister’s murder to blasphemy: govt

GENEVA – The government on Thursday called on other countries not to link Wednesday’s killing of its only Christian government minister, Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, to the wider issue of blasphemy. Bhatti, who had called for changes to the blasphemy laws, was shot in broad daylight in Islamabad.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan said they had assassinated him as a punishment for blasphemy. “We believe it would not be helpful to link the highly regrettable killing squarely in

Malik presents preliminary report on Bhatti’s murder to PM

ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Rehman Malik presented a preliminary report on the assassination of Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti to Prime Minister (PM) Yousaf Raza Gilani at PM House on Thursday. The report contained facts and the circumstances which led to the minister’s assassination. Gilani said anti-state elements were making their last ditch efforts to destabilise the country by targeting important personalities. He said that the government would make foolproof

PPP calls murder an attack on Jinnah’s philosophy

Lahore – Condemning the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab termed it “an attack on the philosophy of Quaid-e-Azam as well as an attempt to breach his commitment with minorities of the country” here on Thursday. The leaders of PPP declared Bhatti’s assassination as an assault to the enlightened and broadminded thoughts of Pakistanis initiated by late Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto for which Salman Taseer and now Shahbaz Bhatti have scarified their lives.

Rally held to condemn Shahbaz Bhatti’s murder

SIALKOT- Hundreds of Christians on Thursday afternoon took out a peaceful rally to condemn the assassination of Federal Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti. The rally which was at the city’s congested Allama Iqbal Chowk was led by Bishop Samuel Masih. A large number of people from all walks of life, including political workers, civil society members and the activists of various NGOs and human rights bodies, participated in the rally.
The protesters were holding banners and

‘Bhatti’s murder end of the road for minorities’

KARACHI – The religious minorities of Sindh have termed the assassination of Federal Minority Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti ‘the end of the road for religious minorities in Pakistan’ as they are no longer safe in the country.
Representative organisations of Hindus – the largest religious minority in Pakistan – announced celebrating their religious festival Shivaratri on Wednesday evening with simplicity to mourn the minister’s murder.
Talking to Pakistan Today, Pakistan

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