The Pakistan High Commission in London has received arrest warrants sent by the government for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The high commission did not make an official comment on the development but sources confirmed that the mission had received the paperwork to serve the arrest warrants on Mr Sharif. All legal formalities and procedures would be followed in this regard.
#BanNidaYasir has been trending on twitter, while many call PEMRA to ban Nida Yasir’s show after a recent controversial episode of Good Morning Pakistan aired on ARY Digital. In the episode, Nida can be seen interviewing parents of 5 year old, Marwah, who was raped and murdered. Nida claims the interrogation is to make other parents aware, however the public believes it is only to gain rating.
Following the Punjab police’s request to prevent the prime suspect of the motorway gang-rape from leaving the country, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has placed his name on its ‘black list’ and alerted the law enforcement authorities about it at all checkpoints across the country. Abid Malhi, the main accused is still at large, while Punjab Police struggles to trace
The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) said that 22 educational institutions across the country were closed down during the last 48 hours for failing to comply with standard operating procedures (SOPs) for curbing the spread of Covid-19. According to the statement, 16 of these educational institutions were in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one in Islamabad and five in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Turkish actor Cavit Çetin Güner, who portrays the role of Dogan Alp in historical drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. Earlier, the Turkish actor shared the exciting news that he was coming to Pakistan by posting a picture of his boarding pass. Later, Guner and shared a short video clip of Pakistani folk music on Instagram.
A woman who was gang-raped by two robbers on the motorway near Gujjurpura last week has appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan that ‘culprits should be publicly hanged’. The mother has appealed to the PM that both the culprits should be “publicly hanged”. The woman said PTI is a party which promised justice, so justice should be given,” said anchorperson Fareeha quoting the survivor.
A third accomplice of two prime suspects in motorway gang rape case has been detained, while key suspect Abid Ali remains at large. Police said a man named Bala Mistri, identified by the arrested suspect Shafqat Ali as the third person, has been taken into custody. Bala Mistri has been involved in various crimes alongside Abid in the past.
In a recent interview, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that rapists should be hanged publicly or chemically castrated. In response to a question about the motorway gang-rape case, the premier commented that sexual offenders should be handed down the most severe punishments to curb rising sexual violence in the country. Prime Minister Imran said the motorway rape had “shaken the entire nation”.
Coronavirus vaccines being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. China has four Covid-19 vaccines in final stage of clinical trials. At least three of those have already been offered to essential workers under an emergency use programme launched in July.
An accomplice of the main suspect in the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway gang-rape case has confessed to the crime. Shafqat Ali, with whom key suspect Abid used to commit crimes, confessed to gang-raping a woman when her car had broken down on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway on Sept 9 even before his DNA test was carried out. The key suspect Abid Ali remains at large.