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SC rejects Rao Anwar’s petition to strike off his name from ECL

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SC urged to revoke Rao Anwar's bail

ISLAMABAD: A two member bench of the apex court today  rejected former Malir Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwar’s petition to have his name removed from the exit control list (ECL).

Anwar had filed a petition to the SC requesting to strike off his name from the ECL on account of performing Umrah and attending the wedding of his daughter abroad.

Anwar’s counsel filed the petition stating that his client was out on bail and his family lives abroad. He wants to meet them and also wants to perform Umrah with his family.

CJP suggested that Anwar’s family be called to Pakistan as he set aside the petition.

“Until the trial is over, Rao Anwar will stay in Pakistan,” he said.

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DIK: Two killed in incidents of violence

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D.I.KHAN: Two men and a child were killed in separate incidents of violence at different localities of the district, police confirmed here Tuesday.
In the first incident of target-killing occurred at Ramak Adda tehsil Purwa when unknown attackers opened fire on Muhammad Aslam a manager of the local bus stand. As a result, he died on the spot.
In another incident, a 70-year-old Qudratullah was killed by his rivals in the limits of Cantt. Police station. A third incident occurred at Lakhara, where an airgun went off accidentally by a boy injuring a seven-year-old child. The child succumbed to injuries on the spot. Police has registered the cases and started investigations.

 

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Karachi University Examination

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KARACHI: The University of Karachi Controller of Examination Dr. Irfan Aziz has announced today that the paper of BSc Part-II, which was scheduled on 26th March but postponed due to Senate meeting, would now be held on 29th March, examination center and paper timing would remain the same.

 

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Ex-CM Sindh granted ten-day interim bail in fake accounts case

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Ex-CM Sindh granted ten-day interim bail in fake accounts case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (HC) Tuesday granted a ten-day pre-arrest bail to former chief minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah in a NAB case pertaining to money laundering and fake accounts.

A divisional bench, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani, accepted the interim bail of ex-CM against surety bonds worth Rs one million.

The petitioner had stated in his plea that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had served called up notices to him for March 27, for investigation related to Thatta Sugar Mill and Dadu Sugar Mill.

The department could detain him on his appearance before the investigation team, he stated.

Shah stated that he had not misused his powers being CM Sindh, adding that a criminal case against him was initiated to politically victimize him.

He stated that he wanted to join NAB’s inquiries but have fear of being arrested and humiliated.

Former CM said that he was 85 and being a senior citizen he was entitled for interim bail. The NAB had no evidence against him, he added.

He prayed the court to stop NAB from arresting him and grant pre-arrest bail.

The bench noted that the petitioner had filed a bail plea in a case related to Thatta Sugar Mills.

Justice Aamer Farooq observed that the petitioner should have filed two petitions if he was summoned in two inquiries by anti-graft body.

At this, the petitioner’s counsel said that his client would file another petition for bail in second case.

After hearing arguments at length, the bench accepted the interim bail plea of former CM Sindh province and directed him to join NAB investigation.

The petitioner had nominated Chairman NAB and DG NAB as respondents in his case.

It may be mentioned here that the former chief minister was named in a report by the joint investigation team (JIT) tasked to probe the fake accounts case. He was among 172 people named in the report whose names were to be placed on exit control list (ECL).

 

 

 

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