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  • JIT head’s statement sufficient to proceed with cases against Sharifs, Dar: NAB

    LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau is unlikely to summon all five members of the Joint Investigation Team constituted by the Supreme Court to probe the Sharif family’s offshore holdings after Wajid Zia, who led the JIT, recorded on Wednesday his statement on the remaining cases being investigated by the NAB Lahore office...

    The bureau is reported to have also dropped the idea of issuing a third and final summons to former prime...
  • IHC allows ECP to proceed against Imran

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday allowed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to proceed against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for the alleged violation of a code of conduct...

  • Police reluctant to proceed against constable’s attackers

    ISLAMABAD: Despite an attack on one of their own, the capital city’s police department seems hesitant to proceed against suspects — who assaulted an on-duty constable and fled, leaving behind a vehicle filled with contraband items — because they are said to be backed by ‘a powerful figure’...

  • Cosby sexual assault case can proceed, rules judge

    NORRISTOWN: A US judge paved the way on Wednesday for disgraced TV legend Bill Cosby to stand trial on a sexual assault charge dating back more than a decade, throwing out an attempt by his lawyers to dismiss the case...

    It is the first criminal charge filed against the 78-year-old Cosby among dozens of allegations of sexual assault spanning four decades
  • PTI, PPP proceed against own councillors over ‘floor crossing’

    MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan People’s Party have begun legal proceedings against their five councillors over floor crossing for the installation of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz district government in Mansehra...

    “Besides issuing show cause notices to them, we’ve launched legal formalities for the unseating of four councillors, who either crossed the floor and voted for the rival party’s contenders or remained...
  • PTI MNA asks court to proceed against Khwaja Asif

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA Dr Shireen Mazari on Tuesday filed an intra court appeal (ICA) against the dismissal of her petition seeking the disqualification of Defence Minister Khwaja Asif over his remarks during a session of the National Assembly in June...

    During a debate in the lower house on June 8, Mr Asif had pointed to Dr Mazari and said: “Someone make this tractor trolley keep quiet”
  • Shia women sans mehram may proceed for Haj, court told

    LAHORE: Shia women may proceed for Haj without “mehram” from this year as religious affairs ministry has assured the Lahore High Court of incorporating requirements of Fiqh-i-Jafria in the new Haj policy...

    In a recent hearing of a petition questioning discriminatory treatment meted out to Shia pilgrims by the ministry in Haj process, Lahore Haj Director Saeed Ahmad Malik stated before the court, “New Haj policy will be issued shortly...

  • Cadet College Mastung abuse case: Court to proceed with caution

    Balochistan Chief Justice Mohammad Noor Meskanzai on Wednesday said that punishing the principal of Cadet College, Mastung — who is in police custody for allegedly ordering the torture of junior cadets — before an investigation team completes its inquiry will have a "negative impact" on the teachers...

    Justice Meskanzai is heading a two-member high court bench that is hearing a case pertaining to the torture of junior cadets at the school
  • India ready for quarantine Down Under to help tour proceed

    SYDNEY: India captain Virat Kohli and his team-mates would be ready to spend two weeks in quarantine in Australia if that helped the tour go ahead as planned later this year, a top official of the Indian board has said...

    A cash-strapped Cricket Australia (CA) is banking heavily on the series, reportedly worth A$300 million ($195 million), to help it cope with an acute financial crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic
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