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Friday, June 1st, 2018


Two Police Officials Held For Bribe in Italian Woman Honor Killing Case

Jun 1, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Two police officials were nabbed on Thursday for getting Rs600,000 bribe to alter the forensic report of Sana Cheema’s death — the Pakistani-Italian woman was strangled to death by relatives for honor last month in Gujrat district of Punjab province. The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) arrested a police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and a Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) official for getting Rs600,000 bribe to change the forensic report of the Sana Cheema case. The murder case had gained government’s attention after reports of the honor killingRead More

UAE National to Become First Arab to Climb K2 the ‘Savage Mountain’

Jun 1, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Emirati adventurer Saeed Al Maamari announced on Thursday his plan to climb K2, also known as Mount Godwin-Austen in Pakistan’s Karakoram Mountain Range, to raise the UAE flag and the Dubai Expo 2020 logo. Al Maamari told media his 55-day journey to ascend the Pakistani peak would start on June 5 from Dubai International Airport to the capital Islamabad. From Islamabad, he stated, he would head to K2, dubbed as the Savage Mountain, due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. From Islamabad, he will headRead More

Film Producer Weinstein Indicted on Rape Charges

May 31, 2018 (DESPARDES) — Film producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted Wednesday in New York on first- and third-degree rape and criminal sex act charges, furthering the first criminal case to arise from a slate of sexual misconduct allegations against the former movie mogul. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the indictment brought Weinstein “another step closer to accountability.” The announcement came hours after Weinstein’s lawyers said he’d decline to testify before the grand jury because there wasn’t enough time to prepare him and “political pressure” made an indictmentRead More

NAB Moves Forward With Landgrabbing Cases Against Malik Riaz, Bahria Town

Jun 1, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Anti-corruption authorities in Rawalpindi on Thursday arrested three men allegedly involved in land grabbing, one of whom is said to be a “frontman” of Bahria Town famed real estate tycoon Malik Riaz. Fazal Inam aka Saeen Inam was arrested after authorities found that 732 kanals near Rawat in Murree, worth millions of rupees, had been transferred to his name without any revenue record. The officials also arrested Inam’s accomplice and a revenue official, who had allegedly transferred the land to Riaz’s frontman. ‘Irrefutable evidence’Read More