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IHC Judge, Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan to retire on May 14 ISLAMABAD: The senior most Judge of the Islamabad High Court, Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan will retire on Wednesday (May 14) after serving more than three years to the litigants in IHC.Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan was elevated to the Islamabad High Court Bench on 21-12-2010.He was born on 15-05-1952 in Nowshera (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and served on different positions including Senior Civil Judge.He was appointed as Assistant Advocate General (N.W.F.P) in 1997. Later on, he was appointed as Additional Deputy Prosecutor General Accountability, NAB (F), Peshawar and remained on that post for three years. He was elected as Member Provincial Bar Council (N.W.F.P) in 1999.However, due to the lack of judges in the IHC the number of pending cases in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has escalated to over 11,000.Although the IHC disposed of many high profile cases during 2013, the general public is suffering due to the shortage of judges as ...

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105 arrested on gambling charges FAISALABAD: The police arrested 105 persons on the charge of gambling from different parts of Faisalabad during last one week.A spokesman of the police department told here on Monday that the police recovered bet money amounting to Rs90,000/-, and other items from their possession.Concerned police stations registered 38 cases against these gamblers and investigation was ongoing,he added.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

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NAB arrests two officials on charges of misuse of authority PESHAWAR: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakthunkhwa on Monday arrested Muhammad Azam, an official of the office of Deputy Settlement Commissioner Peshawar and Muhammad Aslam, Private Person on charges of alleged misuse of authority.According to a NAB statement here, NAB (KP) have arrested accused Muhammad Azam, an official of the Office of Deputy Settlement Commissioner Peshawar and Muhammad Aslam, Private Person, who fraudulently issued/attested fake record thus illegally allotting precious plot in Risalpur Cantt Nowshera.It ...

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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on May 17 ISLAMABAD: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is being observed on May 17.The theme for this year is "Broadband for Sustainable Development".The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

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Guard of Gomal Medical College killed in grenade attack DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A security guard of Gomal Medical College was killed in a hand-grenade attack by unknown miscreants here on Monday morning.According to police, unidentified miscreants hurled a hand-grenade near the gate of Gomal Medical College, killing security guard Khurram Abbas on the spot.The victim belonged to DI Khan. The body was shifted to district hospital for medico-legal formalities. No militants group have claimed responsibility of the attack. Police have started investigation after registration ...

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IHC's five benches to hear over 250 cases in next week ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi has constituted four single and a division bench to hear over 250 cases during the next week starting from Monday (May 12).Four single benches include, the Chief Justice, Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan, Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui.The division bench comprises the Chief Justice and Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui.It is pertinent to mention here that Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan will ...

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Prime Minister condemns Peshawar blast ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday strongly condemned the blast took place in Peshawar killing innocent people and injuring others.The Prime Minister has also expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the blast.He also prayed for early recovery of the injured and courage for the bereaved families to bear the loss with equanimity. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...