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Murder solved – Justice Javed’s brother killed his parents

Murder solved – Justice Javed’s brother killed his parents

LAHORE – Bringing to an end all speculations about the motives behind the murder of Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents, the Lahore Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the killer.
Police identified the killer as Naveed Iqbal, stepbrother of Justice Iqbal, who murdered his father Malik Abdul Majeed and stepmother Zarina with the help of his two accomplices, over monetary issues. The accused initially denied the charges before the media, but later admitted to planning the

Lebanon in crisis as indictment filed for Hariri murder

THE HAGUE – The prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon filed his indictment on Monday for the 2005 murder of premier Rafiq Hariri as Beirut’s neighbours backed renewed mediation to calm rising tensions.
Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare submitted his long-awaited indictment under wraps, but speculation was rife that it named the Hezbollah militant group in connection with the massive car bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others on the Beirut seafront on Valentine’s Day six

Iran to sue Israel for scientist’s murder

TEHRAN – Iran said on Monday it will sue its archfoe Israel for the murder last year in Tehran of senior nuclear scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s complaint against the Zionist regime will be lodged to international bodies soon,” Iran’s acting foreign minister and atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA. Salehi said Tehran had “finished gathering evidences of the Zionist regime’s involvement in the assassination

Accused cops remanded in Benazir murder case

RAWALPINDI – Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) judge on Friday granted eight-day physical remand of two former police officers to the FIA team probing Benazir Bhutto’s murder. Former Rawalpindi city police officer Saud Aziz and his subordinate officer, SP Rawal Town Khuram Shahzad, were produced before special court Judge Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan.
The judge granted eight-day remand to FIA, as its prosecutors pleaded the court that the remand was essential to determine the real culprits

PPP vows to conduct judicial inquiry into Taseer’s murder

LAHORE – The Pakistan People’s Party government will conduct a judicial inquiry into the assassination of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, PPP ministers vowed on Friday.
Talking to reporters outside Taseer’s residence after offering condolences to his family, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira declared Taseer’s murder a tragedy for PPP.
Kaira said the incident had exposed that a fresh wave of extremism had struck the country and the elimination of this mindset was

Police clueless in Justice Iqbal’s parents’ murder

LAHORE – Investigation agencies find themselves in a difficult position, as they probe into the killing of parents of Supreme Court (SC) Justice Javed Iqbal, Pakistan Today has learnt. Police think that fingerprints collected from the telephone used by the murdered couple might lead to a breakthrough in the murder case. Lahore Police sources told Pakistan Today that investigators have grilled 11 persons including four women and two watchmen but have made no progress so far. According

Murder of judge’s parents a message to judiciary: Asma

ISLAMABAD – The tragic incident of murder of the parents of senior most judge in the Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal could not be ruled out as a kind of message to the judiciary not to take up important cases like that of missing persons, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jehangir said on Wednesday.
Such type of messages, if given to the judiciary, would not be tolerated, she said adding that as per rights guaranteed in the constitution, the state was bound to

Khosa says Taseer’s murder was planned

LAHORE – Governor Punjab-designate Sardar Latif Khosa on Wednesday said the murder of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s was planned and expressed the determination to expose the culprits behind the conspiracy. Khosa was talking to the bereaved family of Salman Taseer at their residence in Lahore. Talking to reporters later, Khosa said the government would follow the policies of Benazir Bhutto and continue with politics of reconciliation. He said the most critical issues facing

US saddened by Taseer’s murder: Biden

ISLAMABAD – Calling former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer a decent and a brave man, US Vice President Joseph Biden on Wednesday said the US was saddened by Taseer’s cold-blooded murder.
In a reference to the assassination of the Punjab governor, at his joint press conference with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Biden said, “Societies that applaud such actions end up being consumed by those actions.” “The United States is saddened by cold-blooded murder of a decent, brave

JUSTICE IQBAL’S PARENTS’ MURDER – Police starts to ponder

LAHORE – Lahore Police on Wednesday initiated an inquiry in the murder case of Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents. Investigators have collected blood samples for DNA test and finger prints of the three ladies and two security guards, whom the police had taken into custody for interrogation, to match with the samples of Justice Iqbal’s parents to find the killers.
The police officials have decided to collect blood samples and finger prints of all the guests who visited

Those celebrating Taseer’s murder are ‘blasphemers’: Bilawal

LONDON – Bilawal Bhutto has condemned all those who have praised the assassination of the Punjab governor for his opposition to the blasphemy laws. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told mourners Monday at the Pakistan High Commission in London that people who have voiced support for the killer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer were ‘the real blasphemers’. “Because of you, the message of Islam is distorted in the eyes of the world,” said Bhutto Zardari, the son of President Asif Ali Zardari.

Mystery surrounds lawyer’s murder

PESHAWAR – Reports about a senior lawyer’s murder by his captors became a mystery as the dead body found in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency was not of Zain Khan Khalil Advocate.
According to the family sources, a man who was mediating between the kidnappers and the son of Zain Khan made a call and asked them to be prepared for funeral as the captors had killed Zain Khan.
Official teams were sent to the site to bring the body but the tribal levies, after getting the body, told

Taseer’s murder, assassin’s ‘glorification’ flayed

LAHORE – The Citizens for Democracy (CFD), an umbrella group of political parties, trade unions, professional organisations, NGOs and individuals, has strongly condemned the ‘cold-blooded and cowardly’ murder of Salmaan Taseer. In a press statement issued here on Friday, the rights group said they strongly condemn those who were glorifying the assassin, who shot an unarmed man from behind.
“The unarmed Punjab Governor was shot in the back in the most cowardly manner by one of his

‘PPP not satisfied with Taseer’s murder investigation’

LAHORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warriach has expressed concern over the investigation being carried out into the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.
He was talking to reporters at Taseer’s Qul at the Governor’s House on Thursday.
Warraich said he was not satisfied with the investigations, as the Punjab government was responsible for his security, which was overlooked.
He said Taseer’s assassination was politically

Punjab governor laid to rest – Taseer’s killing is political murder, says PPP

LAHORE – Leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) foresaw a political controversy behind the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and called it a “political murder”, as the deceased was laid to rest at the Cavalry Grounds graveyard on Wednesday.
Leading the enraged onslaught, PPP Punjab Senior Minister Raja Riaz said the Punjab governor was killed for political reasons and his murder highlighted the failure of the provincial government. He said it was surprising

Punjab governor’s murder – 2,000 guards of Sindh VVIPs sent back to head offices

KARACHI – Over 2,000 security personnel deployed with VVIPs of Sindh have been sent back to their head offices, while the personal details of more than 1,000 personnel of law enforcement agencies will be sent to intelligence agencies for vetting, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to the data of the Home Department, important personalities of Sindh enjoy the security of more than 8,000 police personnel and 4,000 personnel of other intelligence agencies. The assassination of

KP assembly condemns Taseer’s murder

PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, upon Syed Qalab Hussain’s request on Wednesday, prayed for the late governor Punjab Salman Taseer, assassinated by his own security guard Malik Hussain Qadari at Kohsar Market on Tuesday.
A condolence resolution, moved by Saqibullah Chamkani, terming Qadari’s act ‘extremism’, was also passed unanimously.
Only fifteen members were present in the session that started one and a half hour late.
“We condemn this act and we pray