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Paragon scam: Qaisar Butt sent to jail

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday sent an accused in the Paragon Housing Society scam to jail on judicial remand after National Accountability Bureau (NAB) told that he was no longer required for further investigation.
Qaisar Amin Butt, a director of Paragon Housing Society, was in the custody of the bureau. However, officials produced him before the court on Thursday where NAB prosecutor Waris Ali Janjua told the judge that the suspect had recorded his confessional statement before a judicial magistrate required under Section 26 (E) of NAB ordinance and he was no longer required for investigation. He pleaded with the court to send the accused to jail on judicial remand.
The prosecutor further apprised that the chairman NAB had also given consent of sending him to jail on judicial remand.
At this, the court sent Qaisar Butt to Jail on judicial remand till Dec 12.
The accused was arrested on November 14, on the charges of launching an illegal housing scheme known as Paragon City (Pvt) Ltd in connivance with Nadeem Zia and others during the year 2005 on the basis of forged and fabricated documents in alleged connivance of the TMA Aziz Bhatti Town, Lahore officials.
The accused has been facing charges of involvement in the commission of offenses of corruption and corrupt practices in alleged connivance with co-accused Nadeem Zia and others in Paragon City (Pvt) Limited.

 

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KP: ‘Honor’ killing incident condemned

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women has strongly condemned another brutal honor killing incident in Kohistan by the brother of Afzal Kohistani.

The incident was reported to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women by the Civil Society network on May 26, 2019. A month ago, Afzal Kohistani, a human right defender and a leading character in Kohistan Video Scandal was killed in Abbottabad, who stand alone against the honor killing issue in Kohistan, says a press release issued by the commission here on Monday.

An FIR was lodged against one of his brother Gul Nazar, who according to the FIR has killed one of his relative in the honor killing and accused him of having a relationship with his Bahbi Hira, wife of Afzal Kohistani.

Meanwhile, the family of the girl also moved an application in Thana Cantt Abbottabad that Hira Bibi, wife of Afzal Kohistani along with her daughter is also missing from last four (04) days. The family of the Hira Bibi has requested search and safe recovery of the missing Hira Bibi. The Commission took a serious notice of the matter as the life of Hira Bibi is in danger.

The Secretary of the Commission telephonically contacted the District Police Officer and Deputy Commissioner, Abbottabad and asked for serious actions against the culprits and safe recovery of Hira Bibi. The Commission also write letters to the authorities for immediate necessary actions in the matter and report furnish to the Commission on immediate basis. As this the case of Women Life.

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N. Waziristan: 5 bodies found from a nullah!

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N. Waziristan: Patrolling soldiers found five bullet-riddled bodies of unidentified people from a nullah in Boya area 1.5km away from the Army Check-Post in Shawal Valley here that was attacked by PTM workers yesterday.

It is pertinent to mention here that one of the five soldiers – who were critically wounded during the exchange of fire – has succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Gul Khan.

A relevant piece published earlier: 

PTM workers attack a security post in Miranshah

 

 

 

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NAB files reference against couple for blackmailing

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ISLAMABAD: NAB prosecutor has filed a reference here on Saturday (25th May 2019) against a couple for attempting to blackmail its chairman and defrauding six others.

Recently some footage surfaced showing a man in conversation with a woman. It was insinuated that voice was that of NAB chairman. But according to the Bureau, it was the blackmailers’ propaganda.

The couple (husband in jail and female out on bail), allegedly linked with blackmailing group will appear before the court on 17th of June after Eid-ul-Fitr.

It is pertinent to mention here that 36 witnesses recorded their statements with the bureau against the two suspects.

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