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  • Honour killing cases: Changes to criminal law sought

    LAHORE: Legal experts, rights activists and members of civil society at a discussion on Monday called for amendments in criminal law to strictly deal with cases of ‘honour’ killings of women...

    The participants in the dialogue hosted by Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) also stressed upon the need to run awareness campaign to sensitise public and the law-enforcement agencies as well...

  • Kenya law makes doping criminal offence

    NAIROBI: Kenya’s president signed a law on Friday that criminalizes doping and threatens drug cheats with prison sentences...

    The new law allows for a three-year prison term and a $30,000 fine for people found guilty of doping-related offences...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    Law and order was restored only after the army was called in...

  • Chinese nationals involved in criminal offences in Pakistan to be tried

    RAWALPINDI: Chinese expatriates involved in criminal activities will face punitive action as per the law of the land, according to an understanding reached between the Punjab home department and the Chinese consul general recently...

    Pakistan has witnessed a rapid increase of Chinese nationals on its soil in recent years due to development projects and joint ventures under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

  • Indian maps bill a travesty of history, international law: Pak's UN envoy

    UNITED NATIONS: Indian tactics to depict Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as part of India cannot change the fundamental fact that the state is 'disputed territory', Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Dr Maleeha Lodhi said on Wednesday...

    Voicing Pakistan's "serious concern" over the draft bill, Ambassador Lodhi termed India's claim over AJK as an integral part of its territory "untenable" and hit out at the "travesty of...

  • Punjab police homicide unit: Reforming the criminal justice system

    LAHORE: Pakistan's first specialised homicide investigation unit launched by Punjab police last month comprises a 478-strong unit which pairs veterans with university graduates who have had an extra year of training in forensics, report writing and interrogation...

    Reforming the crumbling criminal justice system and the cash-starved, poorly-trained police force is vital to stability in the country...

  • Plea for criminal case against Musharraf dismissed

    LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday dismissed for not being maintainable an appeal challenging a single bench order wherein request to initiate criminal proceedings against former president Pervez Musharraf for allegedly ridiculing the judiciary was rejected...

    Advocate Khan asked the court to direct the federal law ministry to initiate an inquiry against Musharraf for scandalising and ridiculing the institution of...

  • Insider trading a criminal offence now

    KARACHI: Under the rece­n­tly promulgated Securities Act 2015, insider trading has been declared a criminal offence...

    The law vests powers in the Securities And Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to take steps for investor protection with the objective of fostering growth of the securities market...

  • Bosnian war criminal dies after ‘taking poison’ in UN court drama

    THE HAGUE: A Bosnian Croat war criminal died on Wednesday after apparently drinking poison in dramatic courtroom scenes after UN judges upheld his 20-year jail term, Croatian media said, throwing the tribunal into chaos during its final judgement...

    Slobodan Praljak, 72, died in hospital, according to Croatia’s state-run news agency HINA after he drank from a brown bottle at the hearing at the Inter­national Criminal Tribu­n­al for...

  • No criminal proceedings against SL officials

    COLOMBO: Three male officials have been identified in the sex bribe scandal that rocked Sri Lankan women’s cricket but there are no grounds or evidence to justify criminal proceedings against them, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday...

    both reports have concluded that, there have been a few incidents of sexual harassment which were committed by two male officials but that there was no evidence of any physical intimacy and...

  • War criminal dies after taking poison in UN court: reports

    Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak died in hospital on Wednesday after drinking poison in a dramatic courtroom scene after United Nations (UN) judges upheld his 20-year sentence, Croatia's state-run news agency said...

    The 72-year-old died in hospital — according to the HINA agency, which quoted a source close to Praljak — after he drank from a brown bottle at his appeal judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal for...

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