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ECP clears Imran, Sadiq, Khattak, Fazl of indecent language charges with a warning

ECP clears Imran, Sadiq, Khattak, Fazl of indecent language charges with a warning

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday dropped the charges against Imran Khan, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Pervez Khattak for using indecent language during their election campaigns. A four-member ECP bench headed by the chief election commissioner announced its reserved verdicts in the cases, warning the politicians not to use foul […]

Malaysian court charges former premier Najib with corruption

Malaysian court charges former premier Najib with corruption

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was formally charged on Wednesday with corruption linked to a multi-billion dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat less than two months ago. The first ex-premier in Malaysia to appear before a judge, Najib pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal breach of trust and […]

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

Former Taliban hostage Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports on Tuesday. Joshua Boyle was freed by the Pakistan Army in October along with his American wife Caitlan Coleman and […]

US charges Pakistani executive in $140m fake diploma scheme

US charges Pakistani executive in $140m fake diploma scheme

The executive of a Pakistani company was charged in a US federal court on Wednesday for his part in an alleged $140 million ‘fake-diploma mill’ scheme, the latest step in a global crackdown touched off by arrests in Pakistan last year. Umair Hamid, 30, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in […]

ATC removes terrorism charges against Fahad Malik’s killers

ATC removes terrorism charges against Fahad Malik’s killers

ISLAMABAD: A few days after news surfaced of Fahad Malik’s killers enjoying a luxurious lifestyle in Adiala jail, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) hearing the case has ordered removal of terrorism sections from the charges against the accused. The accused in the murder of Fahad Malik, Raja Arshad and Nauman Khokar had appealed the ATC to […]