'Anti-Shia hatred' may be behind killings of Muslims in US
Police announced on Tuesday that they had arrested Muhammad Syed, 51, as the "primary suspect" in the killings in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Officials, civil rights groups and the media had stoked fears in the Islamic community of bias attacks against Muslims.
Pakistan news channel pulled off air for anti-military segment
ARY News, which is seen as sympathetic towards former premier Imran Khan, was taken off air late Monday by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), dpa news agency quoted the channel's management as saying. The channel had aired a segment on Monday wherein an advisor to Khan alleged the ruling party of being behind a smear campaign against the army. The report also suggested that army officers should not follow "illegal and unconstitutional orders" from their higher ups.
Legislation to ease return of Nawaz Sharif
PML-N leader and Pakistan Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has already said the coalition government might make certain amendments that would help repeal the ban imposed on Sharif by a Supreme Court judgement in the Panama Papers case against him, the Dawn reported. "The parliament can undo the lifetime ban on politicians and it may not be struck down by the court," an insider told Dawn.
Pakistan army hands over body of Kashmiri teenager to Indian authorities
Zafar Ahmad (17) from Kali village in Poonch district had drowned in Kalai River on July 31 and his body was washed away to the Pakistan side of the LoC. Officials opened the gate at the Chakan Da Bagh crossing point on the LoC in Poonch at around 2 p.m. on Saturday as Pakistan Army handed over the body to the Indian officials for his last rites.
Opposition demands to know if Pak airspace used for drone strike that killed Zawahiri
The former minister was seemingly referring to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Babar Iftikhar DG ISPR's recent remarks on the matter, Dawn reported. In a brief interview with Geo News on Friday night, the DG ISPR ruled out the possibility, saying there was no question of Pakistan soil being used for "such a purpose". In a tweet on Saturday, Chaudhry wrote: "The question is whether Pakistan's airspace was allowed to be used to not."
High-ranking Pakistan diplomat at heart of human trafficking scandal to European nations
The documents he attached with the complaint ranged from emails and note verbale issued to different embassies to proofs of payment he made to the accused diplomat, The News reported. Israr Husain is at the heart of this scandal. He was additional secretary (Europe) at the time the complaint was received against him.
Ex-Pak PM Shahid Abbasi accused of taking bribe from Indian company
Gill alleged that Abbasi took a 140 million pkr bribe from the Indian firm as a consultancy fee and the money was transferred to his bank account in three transactions, one in December 2016 and two in January 2017, The News reported.