Last update: Sat, 28 May 2016 09am

General News: Pakistan


Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued notice to super modal Ayyan Ali on a petition of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) seeking the court permission to probe financial sources of the respondent. The FBR has challenged the verdict of Special Judge Customs, Taxation and Anti Smuggling of March 30, 2016 before the IHC, which had turned down the Board request to investigate into Ayyan Ali involvement in currency smuggling case.
The police on Friday informed Sindh High Court (SHC) that the encroachment from Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Co-operative Housing Society had been removed and the possession of the land was handed over to its real owners. The SHC bench was hearing an application seeking contempt of court proceedings against the KMC's anti-encroachment cell director, SSP Malir, and others over their failure in the removal of encroachments from the society.
Target killer Mohammad Shakil alias Baba belonging to a political party has admitted his involvement in the killing of 40 innocent people, JIT report has disclosed. Sources said that Shakil Baba has given all the details to the law enforcement agencies during investigation. The JIT report said that the accused in 2008 fired at the workers of opposition political party during which a woman and a rickshaw driver were killed. In 2009, he killed two workers of Lyari Gang war in Haideri and Bufferzone areas.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police on Friday identified the murderer of transgender activist Alesha who died of gunshot wounds Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar other day. Alesha was shot eight times Sunday night outside Asia Plaza in the jurisdiction of Faqirabad police station. According to representatives of Trans Action Alliance Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TAA) the organisation Alesha was a part of; a criminal gang has been harassing the transgender community in Peshawar for quite some time.
The anti-terror police on Friday claimed to have arrested two spies of Afghan intelligence from Peshawar. According to spokesperson, Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel carried out a carried out anti-terror raid and arrested two spies of Afghan intelligence, a day after Balochistan government claimed to have arrested six men of Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS).
In the wake of transgender activist Alisha's death in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government will introduce a comprehensive policy in the upcoming budget for welfare of transgender community. The announcement came two days after Alisha, a 23-year-old transgender activist and co-ordinator of Trans Action Alliance who was shot six times by a gang, died after neglect and discrimination at the city's Lady Reading Hospital.
Speakers at a seminar on Thursday urged the government to take necessary measures to ensure safe, secure and healthy environment to people of the country. They also demanded of the government to make handsome allocations in the forthcoming budget to improve the environment, education and health conditions.