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  • Apex committee decides to continue Karachi operation: Sharjeel Memon

    KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon on Sunday said the provincial apex committee had agreed on continuing the operation against criminal elements in Karachi...

    Talking to media personnel after conclusion of the apex committee meeting, Memon said the operation had significantly checked crime in the metropolis, adding that there was still a lot to achieve...

  • Sabika Sheikh's funeral prayers offered at Karachi's Hakeem Saeed ground

    The funeral prayers for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a Texas school shooting last week, were offered at Karach's Hakeem Saeed ground at 9am on Wednesday...

    Sabika, a Karachi teenager whose family lives in the Gulshan-i-Iqbal area, was studying at Santa Fe High School in Texas on a US State Department scholarship under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme...

  • Karachi Sports Forum reaches out to over 50 hockey players, ground staff in welfare drive

    KARACHI: In its effort to reach out to needy persons of sports community in Karachi, the Karachi Sports Forum (KSF) has distributed ration bags, sanitizers and face masks among more than 50 ground staff and hockey players who had been trained at the Olympian Islahuddin-Dr Shah Hockey Academy...

    As the country struggles to cope up with the humongous task of the coronavirus pandemic and the sub­­­sequent econo­mic instability of the...

  • Who is afraid of Yakub Memon?

    YOU would have thought that a living Yakub Memon would worry Pakistan if he dodges the hangman’s noose in Nagpur...

    Why is the Indian government looking over-eager to snuff out his life this week, on his birthday, after keeping him dangling on death row for nearly a decade?We haven’t heard from Pakistan about the Memon controversy raging in India...

  • PPP's Sharjeel Memon moves SC for bail in accountability reference

    PPP leader Sharjeel Memon on Saturday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court (SC) against the Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to reject his bail in a reference pertaining to the award of advertisements at 'exorbitant rates' through the abuse of his power...

    The application says that Memon should be granted bail since the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) does not have any evidence against him...

  • Did Yakub Memon get his due?

    THE death by hanging of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death-row convict in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, on the morning of July 30, holds a mirror to Indian democracy, political parties, and the justice system...

    Take a look: Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hangedThe crime and the punishment meted out should be understood in its historical context...

  • Reports called from jailer, health secretary in Sharjeel Memon’s case

    KARACHI: An accountability court on Thursday called an explanation from jail superintendent of the central prison over constitution of a medical board for former provincial information minister Sharjeel Memon without permission of the court and also sought a report from the Sindh health secretary about the procedure and mechanism to provide treatment to prisoners...

    The court had remanded Mr Memon and 11 others to prison last month...

  • NAB chairman rejects claims of injustice in Sharjeel Memon case

    ISLAMABAD: Reacting to remarks made by Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah calling Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Memon’s arrest unjust, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on Thursday said the arrest was made on the court’s orders...

    The newly-appointed chief of the anti-graft watchdog said: “It is a wrong impression that injustice was done in the arrest...

  • PPP's Sharjeel Memon challenges arrest before accountability court

    Former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon on Monday challenged his arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from outside the Sindh High Court on October 23 while appearing in an accountability court for a hearing...

    Memon was taken into custody by a NAB team on Oct 23 after the Sindh High Court (SHC) rejected his bail plea in a corruption case pertaining to the award of advertisements at 'exorbitant rates'...

  • Sharjeel Memon arrested by NAB after hours-long cat and mouse game

    A team from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) took former Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon into custody on Monday after the Sindh High Court (SHC) rejected his bail plea in a corruption case pertaining to the award of advertisements at 'exorbitant rates' through the abuse of his power...

    NAB officials also arrested 11 co-accused in the case who had been accompanying Memon in the court...

  • Sharjeel Memon’s bail plea hearing put off

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday put off the hearing of bail applications of former provincial information minister Sharjeel Memon and others after partly hearing arguments of the National Accountability Bureau’s special prosecutor...

  • SC issues notices to NAB in Sharjeel Memon bail application case

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) while hearing the bail application of PPP leader Sharjeel Memon and five others...

    In his appeal, Memon had said that he should be granted bail since NAB does not have any evidence against him, adding that his arrest was in contradiction with accountability laws...

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