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Topic: Charges

Murder, extortion charges no barrier in India’s election

NEW DELHI  - The list of charges against Indian politician Kameshwar Baitha is long and startling: 16 counts of murder, 25 of attempted murder, six of assault with a dangerous weapon, three of extortion... and so on.In many democratic countries, such severe criminal allegations would be ...

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April 13, 2014

Four held on murder charges in Attock

ATTOCK - Police Saturday arrested four persons allegedly involved in the killings of Advocate Sardar Amir Khan and his security guard who were gunned down on April 11 in front of Rawalpindi district courts. Those who were arrested included Asif, a prayer leader, Ejaz, Khalid Jameel and Akram. They ...

Plundered money being shifted to UAE, Malaysia

ISLAMABAD - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Thursday told a Senate panel that the looted money amounting to billions of rupees was still being transferred from Pakistan to the bank accounts of UAE and Malaysia, but the probe agency had no access to such accounts.FIA Additional Director ...

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April 09, 2014

Baby on murder charges in hiding

LAHORE - Relatives of a nine-month old baby charged with attempted murder have taken him into hiding, one said on Tuesday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on country's poor criminal justice system.Baby Musa Khan appeared in court in Lahore last week, charged with attempted murder along with ...

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April 09, 2014

N-PTI tug of war heats up again

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR - Abid Sher Ali, the State Minister for Water and Power, hurled angry accusations at political rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday, alleging that PTI ministers were involved in power theft in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. However, his allegations were met with equally bitter ...

Asif equates institutional salvo

JAVAID-UR-RAHMAN/AGENCIESISLAMABAD - Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday, in response to some members’ allegations, took a strident note which many present in the National Assembly felt was a reaction to the army chief’s statement. Kh Asif said: “All institutions protect ...

No benefit from MFN to India sans level playing field

LAHORE - Unless level-playing field is provided Pakistan cannot benefit from granting most favoured nation (MFN) status to India, observed rice exporters.“If you import Indian rice into Pakistan the duties and taxes are just around 14 per cent but if Indians import Pak rice the duties are ...

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April 06, 2014, 6:00 pm

PML-N government to file case against Altaf on treason charges: Tehmina Daultana

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Tehmina Daultana has said that if MQM chief Altaf Hussain would be in Pakistan, then PML-N government surely would file a case against Altaf on treason charges for instigating army against government. In an interview today, the PML-N leader said ...

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April 05, 2014

FIA arrests 2 on tax evasion charges

ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested country manager and financial controller of HP Company, a computer manufacturing firm, in a tax fraud case amounting to billions of rupees after Inland Revenue Directorate of FBR pointed out the misappropriation.A director level officer of ...

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April 05, 2014

Ex-Fiji PM convicted on tax charges, out of election

SUVA, Fiji : The leader of one of Fiji’s main opposition parties, former prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry, was convicted on tax charges Friday, ruling him out of this year’s election in the coup-plagued Pacific nation.Chaudhry, who became Fiji’s first ethnic Indian prime minister ...

Vigilant police book infant on murder charges

LAHORE  - Everyone was stunned to see an infant at a local court on Thursday who was accused by police of pelting stones at a police party and making a murder attempt at them.Nine-month-old Musa held his feeder firmly against his chest as the judge granted him bail. Sitting in the lap of his ...

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April 02, 2014

Mush case: Statement of formal charges

ISLAMABAD : Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was indicted on Monday for subverting the Constitution. Following is the text of statement of formal charges: General (Retired) Pervez Musharraf may be formally charged as under:Firstly, on 3rd November, 2007 at Rawalpindi as Chief of the Army ...

FIA to probe its own officials

ISLAMABAD - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will investigate corruption allegations against its own officials for allegedly receiving Rs 8 million as bribe to give a clean chit to former chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) Farkhand Iqbal in corruption cases.Additional Director ...

Mush indicted for high treason

ISLAMABAD - Agencies - Finally on the 36th hearing of the high treason case the Special Court indicted the former military dictator for holding in abeyance the Constitution on November 3, 2007.Former president-general Pervez Musharraf was read out the charges to which he pleaded not guilty but ...

Criminal charges no barrier to contesting India polls

NEW DELHI - Almost 10 percent of politicians contesting the first phase of India’s election next month are charged with attempted murder, rape and other crimes, advocacy groups said Thursday.Of the 64 candidates contesting the election in two states, six have declared in their affidavits ...

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March 27, 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges

NEW YORK - A New York jury on Wednesday found Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists over his role as Al-Qaeda spokesman in 2001-2002. Suleiman Abu Ghaith whose three-week trial has been the most high-profile Al-Qaeda case to reach a US ...

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March 26, 2014

Man held on smuggling charges

RAWALPINDI  - Police have thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapons by seizing a huge cache of arms and ammunition from a pickup here on Tuesday.The alleged smuggler was also arrested on the spot. The recovered arms included fifty-eight 30-bore pistols and 12,500 bullets. The accused was ...

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March 18, 2014

US general cleared of sex assault charges

FORT BRAGG : The US Army general at the center of a rare court-martial of a top military leader was cleared of sexual assault charges on Monday, but admitted to mistreating a junior officer during their inappropriate sexual relationship.Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair pleaded ...

US dismisses charges against Indian diplomat

New York  - A US judge has thrown out charges against an Indian diplomat whose New York arrest and strip-search sparked a bitter diplomatic row with Delhi.Devyani Khobragade was arrested on December 12 outside her children’s New York school, accused of defrauding her Indian ...

No charges for archbishop accused of wrong touching

MINNEAPOLIS : No charges will be brought against Archbishop John Nienstedt, leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who was accused by a boy of inappropriately touching his buttocks during a group photo session, prosecutors said on Tuesday.Prosecutors found ...

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March 13, 2014

CIA ties to Congress at risk over spying charges

WASHINGTON - The CIA’s relationship with Congress would be ruined if it is proven that the agency illegally spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday.Senator Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat who heads the Senate committee, said ...

Govt to clear Rs3.46b dues of banks by 21st

ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar on Tuesday said that government would clear the outstanding dues of worth Rs 3.46 billion of the banks, on the account of payment of telegraphic transfer (TT) charges of remittances, by March 21.Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar, while chairing a ...

KSA rejects Maliki's charges on funding terror

DUBAI : Saudi Arabia on Monday rejected accusations by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that Riyadh and Qatar are funding Sunni Muslim insurgents his troops are battling in Iraq's western Anbar province.Maliki's remarks to France 24 television late on Saturday appeared to play to Iraqi fears ...

Court staffer held over corruption charges

LAHORE - The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) on Wednesday arrested a Ahlmad (clerk) of Sessions Court on the charges of getting bribe and misplacing land file of a citizen, said spokesman for ACE.He said that Muhammad Naeem advocate complained the ACE Director Khalid Mahmood Sheikh that Ahlmad ...

Vietnam’s popular blogger jailed on anti-state charges

HANOI : Popular Vietnamese blogger and journalist Truong Duy Nhat was jailed for two years on Tuesday for posting articles critical of the Communist government and leaders, his lawyer said.Nhat was found guilty of “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe on the interests of the state” ...

Nepra cuts Rs5.39/unit Sepco tariff on power theft charges

ISLAMABAD : National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has decreased the power tariff of Sukkur Electric Supply Company by Rs5.39/unit due to not stopping the power theft in its jurisdiction resultantly power consumers would find a relief worth Rs5 billion. Nepra in its decision has said ...

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March 02, 2014

Ex-Gitmo man faces Syria terrorism charges in UK

LONDON : The former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg was remanded in custody on Saturday charged with Syria-related terror offences, reported The Independent.Begg, 45, of Boden Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, denied the charges and will appear next at the Old Bailey on 14 March. He is accused of ...

LHC moved for amending Christian Divorce Act

LAHORE  - The Lahore High Court has been moved for bringing in amendments to Christian Divorce Act 1969.Justice Mansoor Ali Shah directed the petitioner, Ameen Masih, a resident of Lahore, to come up with more details on the next date of hearing. According to the Christian Divorce Act 1869, a ...

Anti-piracy charges against Italian marines dropped

NEW DELHI : India has dropped a plan to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen under a tough anti-piracy law, a government lawyer said on Monday, offering a chance to end a diplomatic row between the two countries.Italy had strongly opposed India invoking the law, ...

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February 19, 2014

Thai PM faces charges as clashes leave four dead

BANGKOK - Thailand's embattled premier will be charged with neglect of duty, anti-graft officials said Tuesday, as clashes between police and opposition protesters left four dead and dozens wounded in central Bangkok.The National Anti-Corruption Commission said that if found guilty of the ...

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