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NAB asks PMLN if Shehbaz is returning from London or not

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LAHORE: An accountability court directed on Saturday Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to apprise it of the date of his return from London to face trial in the Ramazan Sugar Mills and Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scheme cases.

Accountability Judge Jawadul Hassan was hearing the cases as Hamza Shehbaz, the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly, turned up in the court.

Shehbaz’s lawyer filed an application on behalf of his client seeking exemption from personal appearance in today’s hearing. He contended that the PML-N president, who is in London, will undergo medical tests on June 7.

The counsel said his tests are not possible in Pakistan due to which he had to stay put in the UK capital. He pleaded that his client be granted exemption from today’s hearing.

Previously, the judge recalled the court had generously granted 15-day exemption to Shehbaz. He directed the counsel to apprise him of the PML-N leader’s return date.

The NAB prosecutor said the accused had gone abroad without prior permission of the court which, he said, is akin to mocking the court proceedings. While granting Shehbaz’s request for exemption from personal appearance in today’s hearing, the court adjourned the cases until May 28.

 

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Two policemen gunned down in Karachi’s Orangi Town

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KARACHI: Two policemen were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at them in Karachi’s Orangi Town today, rescue sources said.

The firing incident took place at around 8am when both the police personnel were on their way to report for duty. Four armed men on two motorbikes opened fire and killed the personnel.

Upon being informed of the incident, a police team reached the site and cordoned it off to collect evidence. The bodies were shifted to a nearby medical facility for medico legal formalities.

The killed policemen, posted in Mominabad, were identified as Sepoy Allahdita and Sepoy Ahmed Ali.

Taking notice of the shooting incident, Additional Inspector General Amir Sheikh sought a report from the SSP West in this regard.

 

 

 

 

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Police officer stabbed ahead of G20 summit in Japan

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TOKYO: Japanese police Monday arrested a man suspected of stabbing a police officer in the chest and stealing his gun near Osaka, just days before world leaders fly into the city for a G20 summit.

The 33-year-old suspect, who denies the charges, was in possession of an ID document showing he was mentally disabled, an Osaka regional police detective said.

The police officer, 22, is still in a coma, the detective added. His gun was found later with one bullet missing.

The incident, a rare case of violent crime in Japan, hit national headlines due to the proximity of the attack to the G20, which will be held in the western city on June 28 and 29.

“We have not yet studied what impact this will have on the G20 security plan,” Takahisa Ishida, chief of the Osaka police, told local media.

US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be among the leaders jetting in for the summit, with tens of thousands of aides in tow.

More than 25,000 police officers will reportedly be mobilised to provide security in Osaka during the summit meetings.

“We will do our best on security measures ahead of the G20 next week,” top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga told reporters Monday when asked about the incident.

A recent meeting of G20 finance ministers in the western city of Fukuoka was held under extremely high security, with areas around the meeting in total lockdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PFUJ condemns brutal murder of Hyderabad journalist Ilyas Warsi

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KARACHI: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President G.M. Jamali has strongly condemned the brutal murder of senior journalist Ilyas Warsi in Hyderabad here today.

Warsi, who was affiliated to the Sindhi daily Kawish newspaper, was found dead in his apartment adjacent to Al-Raheem Shopping Centre in Hyderabad.

According to a family source, Warsi had left for his home from Hyderabad Press Club at around 6 PM. Warsi’s son told the police that when he reached the apartment, it was locked from inside. He knocked at the door but there was no response upon which he called others and force opened the door where he found his father’s dead body.

“The journalist was murdered using an edge tool,” police said, adding that the killers and motive behind the murder remains unknown.

Warsi was former president of Hyderabad Press Club and had been affiliated with many national and international journalist unions.

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