BEIJING: China’s global anti-corruption manhunt brought back 1,335 fugitives and recovered 3.54 billion yuan (519.44 million U.S. dollars) of illegal gains in 2018, according to the latest official figures.
They included 307 former members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) or government employees, according to the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and National Supervisory Commission.
Of the 307 fugitives, five were on the Interpol Red Notice of 100 Chinese corruption fugitives most wanted by China.
China has launched the manhunt coded “Sky Net” for four consecutive years, focusing mainly on corruption fugitives and illegal asset recovery overseas, amid a renewed anti-corruption drive.
Sky Net operations have captured more than 5,000 fugitives from over 120 countries and regions, including 56 fugitives on the red notice, and recovered more than 10 billion yuan.
SBCA: Compliance with SC orders to be ensured
KARACHI: The Director General (DG) of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) Wednesday directed that the compliance with the orders of Supreme Court should be ensured at all costs.
Presiding over a meeting of SBCA Directors and officers here he said that each and every effort should be made for the implementation of 22nd January order of the Apex court.
The DG asked them to start action against illegal marriage halls/lawns and commercial use of residential premises without wasting time.
Cases involving minor offences to be decided in 3 months
LAHORE: Chief Justice of LHC Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan today directed district judiciary to decide cases involving minor offenses within 3 months.
CJ directed district judiciary for deciding the cases filed by 21st December, within three months, till 30th April. CJ also appreciated the performance of Jhelum, Sheikhupura and Rajanpur courts which decided all cases involving minor offenses till 10th September.
District and sessions judges had been asked to send performance reports of magistrates working under their control on weekly basis. It is pertinent to mention here that thousands of cases involving minor offenses were pending in district judiciary across Punjab.
Four suspects arrested in Karachi
KARACHI: The police here on Wednesday arrested four suspects from different areas of the city and recovered pistols from their possession.
According to police sources, one suspect namely Raheem was arrested for having a 32 bore TT pistols by Peerabad police during routine patrolling.
Three accused were arrested in a raid from the jurisdiction of the Korangi Industrial Area (KIA) police and two pistols along with eight rounds and Gutka Mawa were seized from them.
Three accused were identified as Ghulam Mustafa, Shan and Sharbat Khan.
Police have registered the cases.