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Pakistani court annuls Musharraf's death penalty

Pakistani court annuls Musharraf's death penalty

Rediff.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 charges

Hafiz Saeed indicted on terror financing charges

Rediff.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 7

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed to face trial on December 7

Rediff.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 Pakistan

74 killed in massive fire on train in Pakistan

Rediff.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 corridor

India, Pak sign agreement to operationalise Kartarpur corridor

Rediff.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 decision

Pak refuses to open airspace for PM Modi, India slams decision

Rediff.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 official

Kartarpur corridor to be opened on Nov 9: Pak official

Rediff.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 tensions

Won't use nuclear weapons first: Imran Khan amid tensions

Rediff.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 Islam

Pak: Sikh girl abducted, forcibly converted to Islam

Rediff.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 body

Maryam Nawaz arrested by Pak's anti-graft body

Rediff.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'

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 yrs

1,000-yr-old Hindu temple reopens in Pak after 72 yrs

Rediff.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 Pak

26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed arrested in Pak

Rediff.com17 Jul 2019

Saeed, has been moved to an unknown location.

Pak, India agree on majority of Kartarpur proposals

Pak, India agree on majority of Kartarpur proposals

Rediff.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 daughter

Pak judge 'blackmailed' to convict Nawaz Sharif, says daughter

Rediff.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 police

Hafiz Saeed to be arrested 'very soon': Pak police

Rediff.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 financing

Pak books Hafiz Saeed for terror financing

Rediff.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 books Hafiz Saeed for terror financing

Pak books Hafiz Saeed for terror financing

Rediff.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 airspace

Pak allows Modi's plane to fly over its airspace

Rediff.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 Lahore

10 killed in suicide blast outside shrine in Lahore

Rediff.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 delayed

Why Abhinandan's homecoming was delayed

Rediff.com2 Mar 2019

'Recording of his video message caused delay in his handing over'

Pakistan army takes U-turn; says 'only 1' Indian pilot in its custody

Pakistan army takes U-turn; says 'only 1' Indian pilot in its custody

Rediff.com27 Feb 2019

Earlier, Pakistani military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed that two Indian Air Force pilots were arrested. One pilot is injured and has been shifted to a hospital, while another one is unhurt, the spokesman had said.

Pakistan vows to respond 'at the time and place of its choosing'

Pakistan vows to respond 'at the time and place of its choosing'

Rediff.com26 Feb 2019

The country's top security body "concluded that India has committed uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing," it added.

Pak govt takes control of Jaish headquarters amid global pressure

Pak govt takes control of Jaish headquarters amid global pressure

Rediff.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 Khan

Will show Modi govt how to treat minorities: Imran Khan

Rediff.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'

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 court

10 years later, 26/11 trial continues to drag in Pak court

Rediff.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.

Asia Bibi still in Pakistan; reports of her leaving the country 'fake news'

Asia Bibi still in Pakistan; reports of her leaving the country 'fake news'

Rediff.com8 Nov 2018

Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the past eight years in solitary confinement.

Bowing to hardliners, Pak govt agrees to put blasphemy accused on exit control list

Bowing to hardliners, Pak govt agrees to put blasphemy accused on exit control list

Rediff.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 cases

Shahbaz Sharif arrested in two corruption cases

Rediff.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 funeral

Sharif, daughter and son-in-law granted parole to attend Kulsoom's funeral

Rediff.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 support

Ex-Pak PM Abbasi among 1,500 booked for taking out rally in Sharif's support

Rediff.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 Pakistan

Sharif, daughter arrested in graft case as they return to Pakistan

Rediff.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 poll

Hafiz Saeed's son, son-in-law to contest Pak poll

Rediff.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 fray

Terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed will have 200 candidates in Pak poll fray

Rediff.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 attempt

Pak minister undergoes surgery after assassination attempt

Rediff.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 10

Taliban suicide attack near Sharif's residence kills 10

Rediff.com15 Mar 2018

Around 14 policemen are among 25 injured. The condition of four policemen is stated to be critical.

Saeed, other JuD leaders still freely using group's offices despite ban

Saeed, other JuD leaders still freely using group's offices despite ban

Rediff.com6 Mar 2018

The government last month had taken over the JuD's famous Muridke Markaz and Lahore's headquarters of Masjid Al Qadsia in Chauburji.

Imran Khan ties knot to 'spiritual adviser' in third marriage

Imran Khan ties knot to 'spiritual adviser' in third marriage

Rediff.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 death

Pak serial killer who raped, murdered 7-year-old girl sentenced to death

Rediff.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.

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