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26/11 terrorist Hafiz Saeed sentenced to 11 yrs jailRediff.com13 Feb 2020
The court sentenced Saeed to five-and-a-half years and imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 in each case. The sentences of both cases will run concurrently.
Pakistani court annuls Musharraf's death penaltyRediff.com13 Jan 2020
The special court of Islamabad on December 17 last handed down the death penalty to 74-year-old Musharraf after six years of hearing the high-profile treason case against him. The case was filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government in 2013.
Hafiz Saeed indicted on terror financing chargesRediff.com11 Dec 2019
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Wednesday indicted Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on terror financing charges and is now being detained at the Kot Lakhpat jail.
JuD chief Hafiz Saeed to face trial on December 7Rediff.com30 Nov 2019
The cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan for collection of funds for terror financing through assets/properties made and held in the names of Trusts/ Non Profit Organisations including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust and Muaz Bin Jabal Trust.
74 killed in massive fire on train in PakistanRediff.com31 Oct 2019
The Railways Minister said gas stoves carried by some passengers blew up when they were preparing breakfast on the speeding train in violation of rules.
India, Pak sign agreement to operationalise Kartarpur corridorRediff.com24 Oct 2019
The corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, just about 4 km from the international border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan's Punjab province.
Pak refuses to open airspace for PM Modi, India slams decisionRediff.com18 Sep 2019
Qureshi said the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad had been informed of Pakistan's decision to not allow prime minister's Modi's special Air India One aircraft to fly over the country.
Kartarpur corridor to be opened on Nov 9: Pak officialRediff.com16 Sep 2019
Project Director Atif Majid said so far 86 per cent of the work on the corridor has been completed.
Won't use nuclear weapons first: Imran Khan amid tensionsRediff.com2 Sep 2019
"I want to tell India that war is not a solution to any problem. The winner in war is also a loser. War gives birth to host of other issues," said the Pakistani prime minister.
Pak: Sikh girl abducted, forcibly converted to IslamRediff.com30 Aug 2019
One of the suspects Arsalan, a friend of prime suspect Mohammad Hassan who married the Sikh girl, has been arrested.
Maryam Nawaz arrested by Pak's anti-graft bodyRediff.com8 Aug 2019
On July 31, Maryam was questioned by the anti-corruption agency officials.
Pak police claims to have arrested Indian national for 'spying'Rediff.com1 Aug 2019
Police said the accused, identified as Raju Lakshman, was arrested on Wednesday from Rakhi Gaj area of Dera Ghazi Khan district, some 400-km from Lahore.
1,000-yr-old Hindu temple reopens in Pak after 72 yrsRediff.com30 Jul 2019
According to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus live in Pakistan. However, according to the community, over 90 lakh Hindus are living in the country.
26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed arrested in PakRediff.com17 Jul 2019
Saeed, has been moved to an unknown location.
Pak, India agree on majority of Kartarpur proposalsRediff.com14 Jul 2019
A Foreign Office official told PTI that the eight-member Indian delegation arrived in Lahore at 9.15 am (local time).
Pak judge 'blackmailed' to convict Nawaz Sharif, says daughterRediff.com7 Jul 2019
The Imran Khan government termed the leaked video "doctored" and demanded its forensic audit, saying that "it is an attack on the judiciary."
Hafiz Saeed to be arrested 'very soon': Pak policeRediff.com4 Jul 2019
A source in the Imran Khan government told PTI that the Punjab police are waiting a go-ahead from the "top" to lay hand on Saeed.
Pak books Hafiz Saeed for terror financingRediff.com3 Jul 2019
As per the charges, these proscribed outfits were operating under the guise of charities and were involved in funnelling funds to terror suspects.
Pak allows Modi's plane to fly over its airspaceRediff.com11 Jun 2019
India requested Pakistan to let Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan.
10 killed in suicide blast outside shrine in LahoreRediff.com8 May 2019
The blast targeted a van carrying police officers outside the Data Darbar shrine, the largest Sufi shrine in South Asia.
Why Abhinandan's homecoming was delayedRediff.com2 Mar 2019
'Recording of his video message caused delay in his handing over'
Pak govt takes control of Jaish headquarters amid global pressureRediff.com22 Feb 2019
A statement issued by the Interior Ministry also said the crackdown on Jaish 'has been taken in line with the decision of the NSC meeting'.
Will show Modi govt how to treat minorities: Imran KhanRediff.com22 Dec 2018
Khan's remarks came amidst a controversy over Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah's remarks on mob violence in India.
Hafiz Saeed pens column in Pakistani newspaper as 'contributing writer'Rediff.com18 Dec 2018
'Illegal aggression of India on East Pakistan... Why Pakistan is avoiding advocating for Kashmiri people' written by "Professor Hafiz Mohammad Saeed" appeared in Daily Dunya (an Urdu publication of Dunya media group of Mian Amer Mahmood) on Sunday.
10 years later, 26/11 trial continues to drag in Pak courtRediff.com26 Nov 2018
The case is being tried in the Anti-Terrorism Court since 2009. There has hardly been any case in any ATC in Pakistan that is pending for over nine years.
Bowing to hardliners, Pak govt agrees to put blasphemy accused on exit control listRediff.com3 Nov 2018
Bibi, a 47-year-old mother of four, was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam in a row with her neighbours.
Shahbaz Sharif arrested in two corruption casesRediff.com5 Oct 2018
Shahbaz was allegedly involved in the corruption of Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing project and Rs 4 billion Punjab Saaf Pani Company scams.
Sharif, daughter and son-in-law granted parole to attend Kulsoom's funeralRediff.com12 Sep 2018
Kulsoom, the wife of Sharif, died on Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer. She was 68. Her body will be brought back and buried in the Jati Umra Lahore residence of the Sharif family.
Ex-Pak PM Abbasi among 1,500 booked for taking out rally in Sharif's supportRediff.com14 Jul 2018
Police said PML-N leaders and workers have been booked for taking the rally in violation of law.
Sharif, daughter arrested in graft case as they return to PakistanRediff.com13 Jul 2018
The two were convicted on July 6 in the Avenfield properties case linked to the Sharif family's ownership of four luxury flats in London.
Hafiz Saeed's son, son-in-law to contest Pak pollRediff.com21 Jun 2018
The JuD will contest the election on the platform of a little known "dormant" political entity, Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek.
Terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed will have 200 candidates in Pak poll frayRediff.com9 Jun 2018
The JuD, a front for the Lashkar-e-Tayiba militant group that carried out the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack, launched its political front Milli Muslim League, but it has not been yet registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan. With general elections approaching, the group decided to contest on the platform of a "dormant" political entity, Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek, which is registered with the ECP.
Pak minister undergoes surgery after assassination attemptRediff.com7 May 2018
Another suspect has been taken into custody for shooting at Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.
Taliban suicide attack near Sharif's residence kills 10Rediff.com15 Mar 2018
Around 14 policemen are among 25 injured. The condition of four policemen is stated to be critical.
Imran Khan ties knot to 'spiritual adviser' in third marriageRediff.com19 Feb 2018
Khan got closer to Bushra Bibi when he started visiting her over a year ago to seek spiritual advice.
Pak serial killer who raped, murdered 7-year-old girl sentenced to deathRediff.com17 Feb 2018
ATC judge Sajjad Hussain handed down the death sentence to 23-year-old Imran Ali on four grounds -- murdering a child, kidnapping a child, rape of a minor, and committing an unnatural act with a minor.
Pak govt acting against us to please India: Hafiz SaeedRediff.com15 Feb 2018
"We will fight our case in court against Pak govt's illegal action," said Saeed.
Renowned Pakistani activist Asma Jahangir no moreRediff.com11 Feb 2018
Known for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights, Asma, 66, was the first woman to serve as the President of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.
'If you want to arrest me...go for it': Hafiz Saeed dares Pak govtRediff.com6 Feb 2018
"We will emerge more strongly if you try to suppress us," said Saeed.
Lahore HC restrains Pak from arresting Saeed ahead of UN team visitRediff.com24 Jan 2018
The UN team to visit Islamabad for an assessment of Pakistan's compliance with the world body's sanctions regime.