Accountability court annuls Rehman Malik’s sentence in two corruption cases

An accountability court in Rawalpindi annulled on Wednesday the sentence of former interior minister Senator Rehman Malik in two corruption references.

The former interior minister faced two corruption references and he was convicted in absentia by an accountability court in 2004 while he was abroad.

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Pakistan Railways continues to decay

Audit has pointed out massive corruption of Rs 42 billion in the accounts of ministry of Railways, during the first year of Nawaz Sharif regime.

As per audit report, minister for railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq and secretary railways have not registered a case against the corrupt officers of railways, even after they were identified in . . . → Read More: Pakistan Railways continues to decay

The ugly man in USA

By Ghalib Sultan

A former political appointee Pakistani ambassador to the US has been resident in the US since 2012. He moved there after a court case investigated his possible connivance in a letter to the US asking them to make defanging the Pakistan military a condition for US support. At that time the term . . . → Read More: The ugly man in USA

Canada visit – Modi’s dark past and even darker present

When Stephen Harper hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Canada this week, they will be greeted both with adoring fans and with protests. Modi, an extremist Hindu nationalist, has support within a section of Canadian Indians. But his past comes back to haunt him. A human rights organization called Sikhs . . . → Read More: Canada visit – Modi’s dark past and even darker present

No respect for honesty

Following the unceremonious dismissal of Mohammad Ali Nekokara, the police officer who refused to use force against demonstrators on Constitution Avenue during anti-government protests, several other officials have also come forward in defence of the former Islamabad senior superintendent of police (SSP).

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Blackwater murderers of Iraqi civilians get life

(By MATT APUZZO) One by one, four former Blackwater security contractors wearing blue jumpsuits and leg irons stood before a federal judge on Monday and spoke publicly for the first time since a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.

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Altaf Hussain living on a prayer

(By FAROOQ SHAH) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain is at a central London police station. Altaf left his home in northwest London earlier accompanied by MQM leaders Babar Ghauri and Farooq Sattar, and his legal team, to visit the police station on Tuesday at 10:00am London time in relation to a money laundering . . . → Read More: Altaf Hussain living on a prayer

Is Tarek Fatah helping radicalize the Canadian youth

Dear Tarek,

Early yesterday, a friend sent me a message linked to a Facebook post you had put up. Unsurprisingly, he attached an “lol” to it. I’m accustomed to your posts, usually calling this or that individual an Islamist or attaching the Muslim Brotherhood label to some harmless and well-meaning Muslim organization in . . . → Read More: Is Tarek Fatah helping radicalize the Canadian youth

No check on corruption in India

The former Chief Whip of the ruling coalition in Kerala, Mr. P. C. George, has released a letter to the media, which he has sent to the Chief Minister of the State, Mr. Oomen Chandy. In the letter, among other accusations, George alleges that the Finance Minister of the State, Mr. K. M. Mani, had . . . → Read More: No check on corruption in India

Dashboard camera footage released from South Carolina shooting shows traffic stop but not the actual gunshots

Footage taken from inside the car of the South Carolina police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man shows that moments before the shooting, the man ran away from a traffic stop after briefly interacting with the officer.

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