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  1. Rao Anwar (left) and Naqeebullah Mehsud. Photo: File KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear the Naqeebullah killing case at the Karachi registry today. Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among three others who were accused of terrorism and killed on January 13 on the orders of Malir SSP Rao Anwar, in what was later determined to be a fake encounter. At the last hearing of the case on Wednesday in Islamabad, the Supreme Court revealed that Anwar, who has been absconding in the case, has reportedly sent another letter seeking to unfreeze his bank accounts. Moreover, it was reported late Wednesday that the Federal Investigation Agency has begun probing Anwar's accounts. During the last hearing, the chief justice ordered the Sindh police chief to give an in-camera briefing today regarding the CCTV footage of Anwar's botched escape bid from the Islamabad airport soon after the incident. Director General (DG) Airports Security Force (ASF) Major General Ali Abbas Haider has also been summoned today. Naqeebullah murder: Rao Anwar ?requests? SC to unfreeze accounts It is evident that someone is providing protection to the murder accused, Justice Bandiyal observed "It is likely that some [breakthrough] information could be obtained from the CCTV video," the chief justice had remarked at the last hearing. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nisar, had taken suo motu notice of the case. At a hearing on February 13, the court had revealed Rao's first letter claiming innocence and seeking an impartial inquiry.
  2. Suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar (left) and Naqeebullah Mehsud (right). Photo: Geo News file KARACHI: A case was registered on Wednesday against absconding police officer Rao Anwar and his police party, wanted in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among three others who were accused of terrorism and killed on the orders of Malir SSP Rao Anwar, in what was later termed a fake encounter. The case, which includes charges of terrorism, possession of unlicensed weapon and explosives, was registered in the Shah Latif Town Police Station on March 4. DSP Sakhan Irfan Zaman will probe the case, registered after the challan of a fake encounter case, in which Naqeeb and three others, was submitted to the court. An anti-terrorism court had earlier sent on judicial remand suspended DSP Qamar Ahmed Sheikh, said to be a close aide of suspended SSP Rao Anwar, who is wanted in the Naqeebullah Mehsud killing case. Sheikh was deployed in Malir City, an area near the site where Waziristan youth Mehsud was killed. Besides Sheikh, nine others have been arrested in the Naqeebullah murder case, including sub-inspector Mohammad Yasin, assistant sub-inspectors Supurd Hussain and Allahyar, head constables Khizar Hayat and Mohammad Iqbal and constables Arshad Ali, Shafiq Ahmed, Abdul Ali and Ghulam Nazak. However, others have been named absconders in the case, including Anwar, Shah Latif Town SHO Amanullah Marwat, SHO of the SITE Superhighway Police Station Annar Khan, Mohammad Shoaib alias Shoaib Shooter and 10 other policemen. A public outcry broke over the extrajudicial murder of the 27-year-old native of Waziristan on social media, leading to a Supreme Court suo motu notice and prolonged protest in Islamabad.
  3. Sridevi's death is a loss that will haunt the entire nation for a very long time. The veteran actress passed away at the age of 54 last night in Dubai due to a cardiac arrest. She was there with her family for Mohit Marwah's wedding. Antara Marwahâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðð A post shared by Sridevi Kapoor (@sridevi.kapoor) on Feb 20, 2018 at 11:05am PST â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ A post shared by Sridevi Kapoor (@sridevi.kapoor) on Feb 21, 2018 at 8:30pm PST Like millions of her fans and the selected few who had the luxury of personally knowing her, Ram Gopal Varma is also deeply affected by her untimely demise. He took to social media today and expressed his sorrow in a heartfelt obituary note for the beautiful actress. "I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cellphone and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more. I thought that either it is a nightmare or a hoax and I went back to sleep. An hour later, I woke up to check and there were around 50 messages informing me of the same. Back in the times when I was in engineering college in Vijayawada, I happened to see her first Telugu film 'Padaharella Vayasu'. I was awestruck with her beauty and I walked out of the theatre in a daze thinking that she cannot be a real person and she has to be some fantasy form who somehow has taken a human shape. Then I saw her various other films, all of which constantly created a higher bench mark of both her talent and her beauty. To me, she looked like some being who has come from some other world in the outer space as a favour to bless us for a little while for all the good we might have done in this world. She was like a creation of God which he does whenever he is in a very special mood as a very, very special gift to mankind.” #RIP evergreen beauty #sridevi ððð A post shared by sanjukta samanta (@sanjuktasamanta) on Feb 25, 2018 at 12:33am PST He also shared the details of his first meeting with her and what it made him feel. “My journey to Sridevi started when I was preparing for my debut film 'Shiva'. I used to walk from Nagarjuna's office in Chennai to a neighbouring street where Sridevi used to live and I used to just stand and watch Sridevi's house from outside her gate. I just could not believe that the goddess of beauty lives in that stupid looking house. I say stupid, because I believed that no man-made house deserved to house that beauty called Sridevi. I used to so desperately hope to catch a glimpse of her as she went in or out of her house. But sadly no such thing ever happened. And then after 'Shiva' released and became a big hit, a producer came to me and asked if I was interested in doing a film with Sridevi. I said "Are you mad or what? I will die to just see her, let alone make a film with her!" He arranged a meeting with her and took me to meet her at that very same house where I used to stand outside the gate and stare. At night, we went and as luck would have it, there was a power cut in her house. So I was sitting in her living room in candle light along with the producer waiting for the angel to appear and my heart was thumping like mad. Her mother told us she was busy packing as she was about to catch a flight to go to Mumbai. As we were waiting, every once in a while Sridevi was rapidly crossing the living room as she was moving from one room to another room in a rush to finish her packing even as she apologetically smiled at me for the delay. Every time she was appearing and disappearing in a flash and the director in me started slow motioning her and running her backward and forward for my visual pleasure. Finally, she came and sat in the living room, just said a mandatory few lines that she would very much like to work with me and then she left for Mumbai. I continued talking to her mother with enormous respect and awe because she actually gave birth to Sridevi. I went back to my place feeling like I was in the seventh heaven. The way Sridevi sat in front of me in the candle light got imprinted in my mind like an exquisite painting and with her image completely filling both my mind and my heart, I started writing Kshana Kshanam. Still in shocked can't believe really can't believe... you're my all time favourite since my childhood and you will be always my fav..no one can..love you forever #sridevi miss you #ripsridevi #Ø¥Ùا_ÙÙÙ_ÙØ¥Ùا_Ø¥ÙÙÙ_راجعÙÙ A post shared by @ iamfatima10_ on Feb 25, 2018 at 12:35am PST Talking about his dream coming true when he finally got the pleasure of working with her, he shared a few insights from that experience as well. “I wrote Kshana Kshanam with the one and only purpose so as to impress Sridevi. Kshana Kshanam was intended by me as a love letter to her. Throughout the making of Kshana Kshanam, I just could not take my eyes off her charm, her beauty, her personality and her demeanour was a new discovery for me. She had an invisible wall around her and she does not let anyone cross that. Behind that wall, she maintains her dignity and her self-respect and she never lets anyone inside. Also, during the course of working with her and observing her technique of acting, I began to understand more and more as a director about the nuances of performances and characterizations because for me, she formed the epitome of cinematic acting. Her popularity and stardom had to be seen to be believed. We were shooting for the climax in Nandyal for Kshana Kshanam and the whole town of Nandyal came to a standstill when they came to know that Sridevi was in town. Banks, government offices, schools, colleges, everything in town closed as everyone wanted to see Sridevi. She stayed in a traveller's bungalow in Nandyal and at a little distance, I was staying in another bungalow. There used to be a crowd of atleast 20,000 people around her bungalow throughout the night just staring at it. There were about 50 tough guys along with a 100 strong police force who used to continuously guard her. When we were at the location, we used to know that Sridevi started from her bungalow to come to location because we used to see a column of dust travelling towards us from the distance. The dust was due to the thousands of people running behind her car. I have never seen more of a super star and now, she just got extinguished. In the end, he closes the obituary with heavy, emotional words. Sridevi is the most beautiful and the most sensuous woman God ever created and I think he creates such exquisite pieces of art like her only once in a thousand years. Though she is no longer there, we, her directors, fortunately have her captured as a goddess of beauty in our cameras and our cinematic angel has now just become a divine angel. I thank God for creating Sridevi and I thank Louis Lumiere for creating the movie camera for giving us an opportunity to contain her forever. I still cannot believe that she is no more and I am lying in bed writing about my memories of her. I so hope I am still having a bad dream, but I know I am not. I hate Sridevi. I hate her for making me realise that she too is finally only just a human being. I hate that her heart too has to beat to live. I hate that she too has a heart which can just stop like anybody else's. I hate that I lived to see the messages informing me of her death. I hate God for killing her. And I hate Sridevi for dying. I love you Sri, wherever you are and I will always love you." Sridevi is survived by her husband and two daughters.
  4. Afghan security forces keep watch at a checkpoint near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail LASHKAR GAH: Taliban militants have attacked an Afghan army post and killed 18 government soldiers, the defence ministry said on Saturday, while a suicide bomber in the capital killed one person and wounded six. Violence has intensified in Afghanistan since US President Donald Trump unveiled a more aggressive strategy in August with US-led forces carrying out more air strikes and the Taliban responding with bombs, ambushes and raids. Militants attacked a government army post overnight on Friday in the western province of Farah, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said. ?A large number of Taliban attacked an army outpost and we lost 18 soldiers and two were wounded,? said the spokesman, Dawlat Waziri. Waziri said he had no more details of the attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said two of their fighters were killed. The bomb in Kabul on Saturday was the latest in a spate of attacks in the city in which hundreds of people have been killed and wounded. The capital has been on high alert since a Taliban suicide bomber blew up an explosive-packed ambulance on a busy street on Jan. 27, killing more than 100 people and wounding at least 235. A week earlier, militants killed more than 20 people, including four Americans, in an attack on one of the city?s top hotels. The Taliban claimed that attack too. On Saturday, a bomber blew himself up on a road near the headquarters of Afghanistan?s NATO-led mission. The identity of the casualties was not known, said Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish. Daesh claimed responsibility in a message on their Amaq news agency. Daesh?s Afghan affiliate, which first appeared near the border with Pakistan in 2015, has become increasingly active and has claimed several recent attacks. The Western-backed government is under growing public pressure to set aside rivalries and improve security. President Ashaf Ghani has approved a new security plan for Kabul but it was not clear what steps could be taken in the city of 5 million people, which already has numerous checkpoints and vehicle restrictions. Also on Saturday, at least one civilian was killed and eight were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car-bomb in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern province of Helmand, said Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor. The Taliban, fighting to drive out foreign troops and re-establish their regime, claimed responsibility. In another attack in the province, a suicide bomber targeted an Afghan army post killing two soldiers and wounding one, Zwak said.
  5. Rao Anwar is yet to be arrested in the case. Photo: File KARACHI: A police official suspected of involvement in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case was arrested on Wednesday, according to sources. Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among four people killed in a fake encounter led by then-Malir SSP Rao Anwar on January 13. Following the uproar and inquiries over the incident, Anwar and most members of his team went into hiding. However, low-ranking members of Anwar's encounter team have been nabbed by authorities. According to sources, police official Jamil Abbasi was nabbed by police and counter terrorism department officials during a raid in Quaidabad today. IG Punjab asked for details of two persons killed with Naqeebullah The deceased belonged to Ahmedpur East and were arrested from Punjab Abbasi has been shifted to an undisclosed location for further interrogation, sources informed further. Abbasi was posted at the Malir City Police Station and was a guard of Shah Latif Town SHO Amanullah Marwat, who along with Anwar is yet to be caught. Mehsud's killing occurred within the limits of the Shah Latif Town Police Station. The total number of suspects nabbed in the case so far has now reached 11.
  6. ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office summoned Tuesday Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh to protest unprovoked firing by Indian troops at the Line of Control. South Asia Director General Dr Mohammad Faisal handed the protest letter to the Indian deputy high commissioner. According to Dr Faisal, who is also the spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, unprovoked firing at LoC by the Indian troops claimed the life of eight-year-old boy Ayan Zahid. Army destroys Indian post after minor killed in cross-border LoC firing Two Indian soldiers killed by the Pakistan army, said ISPR While condemning the incident, the Foreign Office spokesperson said the Indian forces should comply with the ceasefire agreement. The army's retaliatory action killed two Indian soldiers, according to Inter-Services Public Relations. India frequently opens unprovoked fire across the LoC, resulting in the martyrdom of civilians and army officials. Prior to this, the Indian deputy high commissioner was summoned on February 5, when the country marked Kashmir Day. A woman and a teenage boy were killed and seven other people suffered injuries when Indian forces resorted to unprovoked shelling in two districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier, the Foreign Office had stated that the Indian forces have committed more than 190 ceasefire violations since the start of 2018, killing 13 civilians and injuring 65 others through the use of heavy mortars and automatic weapons.
  7. Nikolas Cruz (C) appears via video monitor with his public defender Melisa McNeill (R) at a bond court hearing ? after being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder ? in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Susan Stocker/Pool PARKLAND: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday. Authorities said the ex-student, identified as Nikolas Cruz, walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, near Miami, on Wednesday and opened fire with an AR-15-style assault rifle in the second-deadliest shooting at a public school in US history. Cruz may have left warning signs on social media in the form of a comment on a YouTube video that read ?I?m going to be a professional school shooter.? That comment troubled the person whose video Cruz commented on, Mississippi bail bondsman Ben Bennight, who passed it on to the FBI, according to a video he posted online late Wednesday. ?No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time, location or the true identity of the person who made the comment,? FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Lasky told reporters. Investigators were unable to find the commenter, he added. The FBI is conducting an extensive review of how it handled that tip to see if mistakes were made, a federal law enforcement official told Reuters. Wednesday?s shooting was the 18th in a US school this year, according to gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. It stirred the long-simmering US debate on the right to bear arms, which is protected by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. President Donald Trump addressed the shooting in a White House speech that emphasized school safety and mental health while avoiding any mention of gun policy. ?It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference,? Trump said at the White House. ?We must actually make that difference.? Broward County schools superintendent Robert Runcie called for action on gun laws. ?Now is the time for this country to have a real conversation on sensible gun control laws,? Runcie told a news conference. Democrats in the US House of Representatives criticized the Republican leadership for refusing to take up legislation on tightening background checks for prospective gun buyers. ?It?s appalling,? Representative Mike Thompson told reporters. ?Thirty people every day are killed by someone using a gun, and the best we can do is say we need more information?? The Republican-controlled Congress last year revoked Obama-era regulations meant to make it harder for those with severe mental illness to pass FBI background checks for guns, saying the rule deprived the mentally ill of their gun rights. At least one member of Trump?s cabinet called for action. ?Personally I think the gun violence, it?s a tragedy what we?ve seen yesterday, and I urge Congress to look at these issues,? Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told lawmakers. Fifteen people were injured in Wednesday?s shooting, according to local hospital officials. ?Broken human being? Cruz?s court-appointed lawyer said he had expressed remorse for his crimes. ?He?s a broken human being,? public defender Melisa McNeill told reporters. ?He?s sad, he?s mournful he?s remorseful.? Cruz had done paramilitary training with a white nationalist militia called the Republic of Florida, a leader of the group said. ?He had some involvement with the Clearwater Republic of Florida cell at some point,? Jordan Jereb said in a telephone interview. Reuters could not immediately verify the claim. Cruz loved guns and had been expelled from high school for disciplinary reasons, police and former classmates said. Authorities said he marched into the school wearing a gas mask and tossed smoke grenades, as well as pulling a fire alarm that sent students and staff pouring from classrooms as he began his rampage, according to Florida?s two US senators, who were briefed by federal authorities. In a brief court appearance, Cruz spoke only two words, ?Yes ma?am,? when a judge asked him to confirm his name. He was ordered held without bond. Cruz had recently moved in with another family after his mother?s death in November, according to Jim Lewis, a lawyer representing the family and local media, bringing his AR-15 along with his other belongings. The family believed Cruz was depressed but attributed that to his mother?s death, not the mental illness. Victims included an assistant football coach who sheltered students, a social science teacher and multiple students. People who live on the same street as Cruz said he alarmed them by shooting squirrels and rabbits in the neighbourhood as well as chickens being raised in a nearby backyard. Several times a year, they observed law enforcement officials at his house. ?Killing animals was no problem for this young man,? said Rhoda Roxburgh, 45, who lived on the block for several years and whose parents continue to live there.
  8. A migrant who was injured in a truck crash reacts at a hospital in Bani Walid town, Libya, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hani Amara BANI WALID: A truck packed with Eritrean and Somali migrants crashed near the Libyan town of Bani Walid early on Wednesday, leaving at least 19 dead and nearly 80 injured, officials said. Bani Walid hospital manager Mohamed al-Mabrouk said the truck flipped over about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Bani Walid. At least 78 people had been injured, eight of them seriously, he said. ?We did not receive the driver (at the hospital), and we don?t know what has happened to him,? said Mabrouk. ?Most likely he?s survived otherwise he would be brought here.? A total of 124 Somali and Eritrean migrants were brought to the hospital after the crash, officials and aid workers said. Women and children were among the casualties. One aid worker who was at the scene said around 250 people were believed to have been on the truck when it swerved off the road at about 3 AM. He said about 50 migrants are thought to have fled. The hospital in Bani Walid said it lacked the capacity to deal with the casualties, and appealed for help from local charities. Most of the injured who were brought there did not have beds, and medical staff used a water container to support one man?s broken leg. Some of those critically injured were transferred to the capital, Tripoli. Bani Walid, located 145 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tripoli, is a hub for smugglers who bring sub-Saharan migrants by road from neighbouring countries up towards Libya?s Mediterranean coast. They are often held and transported in brutal conditions, passed between smugglers who take payments for different stages of the journey and extort money from migrants. From northern Libya, many of the migrants are put out to sea by smugglers in flimsy inflatable dinghies, hoping to be picked up by international ships and brought to Italy. More than 600,000 have made the crossing since 2014. Irregular migration is considered a crime in Libya, though authorities often collude with smugglers.
  9. ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court will resume hearing on Naqeebullah Mehsud killing case shortly. Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan was among three others who were accused of being terrorists and killed by police in what was later termed a fake encounter. Sindh Inspector General Police AD Khawaja has arrived in the apex court to attend the hearing of the case. The court has issued the notice to Director General ISI, Director General MI, Director General IB, Federal Interior Secretary and all four home secretaries for today's hearing. In its previous hearing, the apex court granted an additional ten days to IG AD Khawaja to arrest suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar in the extrajudicial killing case. IG Khawaja requested assistance from intelligence agencies for Rao Anwar?s arrest. Naqeebullah killing case: Sindh IGP gets 10 days to nab Rao Anwar SC directs intelligence agencies to provide complete support to Sindh Police for Anwar's arrest The chief justice approved the request and directed the Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau to provide their "complete support" to the Sindh Police. Following claims of innocence from Naqeebullah?s family, an inquiry committee was formed which cleared the deceased 27-year-old of any wrongdoing. An FIR was registered against former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and others in the case. Since then, Rao Anwar has been in hiding.
  10. Former Malir SSP Rao Anwar. Photo: File KARACHI: The Counter Terrorism Department on the direction of Sindh Inspector General AD Khawaja started a probe into Junaid Abro 'encounter' conducted by Malir SSP Rao Anwar on December 26, 2017, sources informed Geo News on Saturday. Abro's family in their statement to inquiry team maintained that the deceased arrested on December 25 from New Karachi, was killed next day, adding that he was brought to SITE super highway police station after being shot. No substantial progress in Rao Anwar's arrest, AIG-headed meeting concludes Following an analysis of the investigation, the team decided that raids to locate Anwar and his accomplices should be continued They added that ambulance driver told the law enforcement authorities that Abro was alive and should be given urgent medical treatment, but the police allowed the ambulance to leave from its station after the death of Abro. CTD's SP Pervaiz Chandio has been appointed as the investigation officer of the case. The respondents have been summoned on the case on Monday. Naqeebullah murder case Absconding police official Anwar and his police party went into hiding soon after an inquiry committee was formed, following claims of innocence from the family of Naqeebullah, the deceased. A first information report (FIR) was subsequently registered against Anwar and his associates owing to their no-show and alleged involvement in the case. An earlier committee ? headed by Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) AIG Sanaullah Abbasi ? submitted its report on the case to the Supreme Court on Friday, which stated that Naqeebullah was killed in a "fake encounter" with the police.
  11. ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing the suo motu case on Naqeebullah Mehsud's extrajudicial killing shortly. Last week, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of the controversial police 'encounter' in Karachi by suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar. A three-member bench headed by the chief justice and comprising Justices Umar Ata Bandial and Ijazul Ahsan will conduct the proceedings today. Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old native of Waziristan, was among four suspected 'terrorists' killed in an ?exchange of fire? with a police team led by Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town, Karachi. Rao Anwar?s arrest: Sindh IGP says no way to trace Whatsapp call Anwar earlier contacted Geo News through WhatsApp from an undisclosed location Following claims of innocence from Naqeebullah's family, an inquiry committee was formed, after which Anwar and most of the raiding police party officials went into hiding. An FIR was registered against Anwar and his associates, owing to their no-show and alleged involvement in the case. Hearing the case at its Karachi Registry on Saturday, the chief justice had issued a three-day deadline to the Sindh police chief to arrest Anwar but the authorities have failed to nab him so far. On Wednesday, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) AD Khawaja expressed his inability to give a certain date for apprehending Anwar. ?He [Anwar] is making calls on WhatsApp [to the media] and we are trying to trace their location,? Khawaja said, adding that the police lacks the technology to trace calls made on the social networking application. Eyewitnesses identify three policemen in Naqeebullah killing case 27-year-old Naqeebullah was killed on January 13 Anwar, on Tuesday, had contacted Geo News via WhatsApp from an undisclosed location and commented on a raid conducted by the Islamabad Police on a property the latter had claimed belongs to the fugitive. He had also declared that he was present in Pakistan. Earlier, the Sindh police chief also wrote a letter to intelligence agencies and police departments of all provinces to seek their help in arresting Anwar. A committee, headed by Counter-Terrorism Department Additional IG Sanaullah Abbasi, submitted its report on the case to the Supreme Court on Friday, which stated that Naqeebullah was killed in a 'fake encounter' with the police.
  12. Indian Occupied Kashmir. Photo: File SRINAGAR: Police in Indian held Kashmir registered an FIR against the Indian army with murder, attempt to murder and endangering life charges over the killing of two civilians in the occupied Shopian district on Saturday, Indian media reported on Sunday. Javid Bhat and Suhail Lone, both in their 20s, were killed when army opened fire on protesters in Ganaupora village in south Kashmir?s Shopian district. Meanwhile, another youth, who sustained bullet injuries, is battling for his life at the Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar. A senior police officer confirmed that an FIR (26/2018) was filed at the Shopian police station against the army?s 10th Garhwal unit. ?The charges under sections 302, 307 and 336 are pressed,? the officer said. Eyewitness disclosed that the Indian forces opened fire after an altercation ensued over the security personnel?s attempt to remove posters of a martyred freedom fighter, Fareed Ahmed, in the village. Ahmed was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir on January 24. The occupied valley observed complete strike in reaction to the killing, the roads remained deserted and local train services across Kashmir was suspended. Restrictions on movement were imposed in some sensitive areas of Srinagar. High-speed mobile internet services, which remained snapped throughout the day, were restored at night. The deputy commissioner of Shopian has been asked to probe the incident and submit a report within 20 days. The two deaths in Shopian took the toll of civilian killings due to firing by forces in Kashmir to four this month. 17-year-old Shakir Ahmad was killed after security forces allegedly opened fire on protesters near ? an incident that the police said was a case of ?cross-fire?. Earlier, on January 9, 22-year-old Khalid Ahmad Dar died during protests after army fired on a group that was allegedly pelting stones at a military camp in Khudwani in Kulgam. In 2017, according to police figures, at least 24 civilians had lost their lives during gun battles between security forces and militants in Kashmir.
  13. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/c6112864f346a986252260d9cbe77b36.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS8yOC8yMDE4IDE6NTI6NTIgUE0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1PcFFJdWd1enFld2d5dHZmdTJnYVRnPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] KARACHI: The CCTV footage of Intezar Ahmed's murder surfaced on Sunday, two weeks after the alleged police killing of 19-year-old teenager in Karachi's Defence. Intezar was killed under mysterious circumstances when Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) officials opened fire on his car on Khayaban-e-Ittehad in the Defence locality of the city on January 13. The video shows Intezar's car being stopped first, followed by gunfire from the back after the vehicle was signaled to go. None of the police personnel at the spot was uniformed, it reveals. The question rises here as to how could a person differentiate whether the men in plain clothes were police personnel or muggers. JIT visits site of incident The case is being investigated by a joint investigation team (JIT), which visited the site of the incident on Saturday. SSP CTD Pervez Chandio, head of the investigation team, confirmed that the investigators visited the site and recorded detailed statement of Madeeha Kiyani, the girl who was with Intezar at the time of the incident. Chandio said that the data of several phones was being examined, adding that the third session of the JIT will be held on Monday. Two officials fired the weapon and forensic details have been matched, the SSP CTD reiterated. A final report will be issued after the third session, he said, adding that it will be before time to say anything as speculation is rife pertaining to the matter. On Friday, Intezar?s father Ishtiaq Ahmed, suspended SSP Muqaddas Haider and witness Madiha Kiyani appeared before the JIT, headed by SSP CTD Intelligence Pervaiz Chandio, to record their statements. Haider recorded his statement with the JIT for four hours. After which, Kiyani appeared before the JIT to record her statement. Intezar's father, who recorded his statement first, was flanked by his lawyer after his appearance and did not speak to the media. While recording the statement with the JIT, Intezar's father presented his reservations before the committee.
  14. KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan claimed on Sunday that the killing of 19-year-old Intezar Ahmed by police firing was a cold-blooded murder. On January 13, Intezar Ahmed was killed under mysterious circumstances when Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) officials opened fire on his car on Khayaban-e-Ittehad in the Defence locality of Karachi. The suspects, all police officials, were taken into custody later. Addressing the media after calling on the victim's family at their house today, the PTI chief said the CCTV footage shows that it was a premeditated killing. Intezar murder case: JIT records statement of victim's father, eyewitness Intezar?s father, SSP Muqaddas Haider and witness Madiha Kiyani record their statements before JIT "Intezar's parents should get justice," said Imran, adding that the trial should take place in an anti-terrorism court. The PTI chief stated that police of other provinces should also be a-political as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police. The deceased's father, Ishtiaq Ahmed, also addressed the media and expressed reservations on the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the incident. He recalled Supreme Court Justice Gulzar Ahmed's remarks on Saturday when he said that the eight police officials could have arrested Intezar instead of shooting him dead. He vowed to take the matter to the Supreme Court to seek justice. Mohammad Asif, the family?s counsel, told the media that the JIT did not contact them when they visited the site of the incident, adding that the JIT was given 'selected' evidence. Moreover, on Sunday, a short clip of the CCTV footage from the night of the incident was obtained by Geo News. On Friday, Intezar?s father, suspended ACLC SSP Muqaddas Haider, and witness Madiha Kiyani appeared before the JIT, headed by SSP CTD Intelligence Pervaiz Chandio, to record their statements. The JIT comprises representatives from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Pakistan Rangers, Special Branch and Karachi Police. JIT formed to probe incident Earlier, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police recommended the formation of JIT to probe the killing. According to CTD DIG Aamir Farooqi, the JIT would determine the reason behind the presence of the police at the crime scene, adding that the way Intezar?s car was stopped creates suspicions. The JIT is also expected to evaluate the role of suspended ACLC SSP Muqaddas Haider. ?It seems this was an attempt to kidnap Intezar,? Farooqi said, adding that private vehicles were used by officials involved. The DIG stressed that the entire action was conducted quickly and unprofessionally. ?Not a single police official was in uniform.? CTD officials have identified the suspected shooters as Bilal and Daniyal ? the former was the principal staff officer of suspended ACLC SSP Muqaddas Haider while the latter was his gunman. Officials said the presence of both officials, in civvies, at the time of the shooting is suspicious. The CTD, which has recorded the statement of Madiha Kiyani, the girl who accompanied Intezar on the night of the incident, has yet to determine the purpose of the killing.
  15. Arguably one of the most popular sports in the world, football enjoys a fanbase that seems to go break down various barriers including race, language, age and gender. Rightly labelled as a universal sport, football continues to grow in popularity with many countries - irrespective of other popular sports including cricket - thoroughly adopting and promoting the game. No matter where you watch a football match - in the stadium, a sports bar or even in your living room, the passion never seems to change. Regardless of what part of the world you are in, the passion for the sport remains the same. As much as it is seen in households, the same passion resonates on the football pitch. And, that's exactly what fuels the ever-increasing revenues of the football clubs across the globe. Capitalising on their popularity amongst the fans, football clubs are often seen making a killing through the sales of television rights, tickets and commercial income. © Reuters So, when the accountancy firm Deloitte released its 'Football Money League' - a list of richest football clubs for the 2016-17 season, it came as no surprise to see Europe's biggest football clubs charting massive revenues. While Spain's La Liga tends to attract a lot of eyeballs for the scintillating rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona, the English Premier League (EPL) - for its unpredictability - also remains one of the most popular domestic football tournaments amongst the fans. In fact, going by Deloitte's latest annual report, the Premier League has emerged as the biggest winner amongst its counterparts with 10 of its clubs making their way to the top 20 list - the most from one single league in history. The financial power of English clubs was largely thanks to Premier League contracts worth in excess of £8 billion over three years. However, clubs from the Ligue 1 in France, La Liga in Spain, and Germany's Bundesliga all competed for the top spot, along with one of the very best from England. And, the battle for the top spot this year was "the closest in Money League history" with only 1.5 million pounds separating the no. 1 club from the one placed second in the list. Here's a look at the top 10 revenue-generating football clubs this year: 10. Juventus © Reuters Generating a total revenue of 348.6 million pounds, Italian giants Juventus managed to secure the tenth spot in the list of top revenue-generating football clubs for the 2016-17 season. The Bianconeri made its second UEFA Champions League final appearance in three years last season. And, the fact that they won Serie A - the Italian championship, for a sixth time in a row (also a national record), surely helped them rake in the big bucks. While Juventus is the highest-ranked club from Italy in the list, Deloitte claims that it may struggle in years to come as broadcast deals in Italy are considerably lower than in England. 9. Liverpool © Reuters At a whopping 364.5 million pounds, Liverpool posted record overall revenue last year. Thanks to a new TV deal, the Reds' broadcast income blazed through the roof. And, that's not all, Deloitte further tips Jurgen Klopp's side to rise through the ranks in years to come. "Successful performance on the pitch, together with commercial growth and increased matchday revenue, could see [Liverpool] into a higher position this time next year," the Football Money League report claimed. 8. Chelsea © Reuters Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's financial aid continues to bear fruits for Chelsea as they generated 367.8 million pounds last season. The Blues' ship was steadied somewhat last year after the club won the Premier League title for the 2016-17 season. And, while they are currently 15 points adrift at the top, a new sponsorship deal with drinks firm Carabao also boosted commercial income to £139.8 million for the year. 7. Paris Saint-Germain © Reuters Ever since Qatar Sports Investments group took over PSG as owners in 2011, the French club has undeniably flexed its muscles to stake claim one of the most popular football clubs around the world. If the big-bucks takeover made PSG the richest football club in France, their recent exploits saw them generate 417.8 million pounds last season. The French giants may have lost out on the Ligue 1 title last season, but they certainly gained big through the signing of Neymar for a world record transfer fee of 200 million pounds before adding Kylian Mbappe on loan (with an option to buy). Their high-profile signings "reflect a clear desire for PSG to regain its superiority in France and ultimately win the Champions League" which will propel them further upwards in the list. 6. Arsenal © Reuters Despite their struggles this season and a disappointing fifth-place finish last year, Arsenal managed to generate 419 million pounds - a new club record. Their FA Cup win triumph - third in four seasons - didn't just help Arsene Wenger save his job, but, looks like, it also added to their revenue. Irrespective of that, their ongoing troubles and, more importantly, the failure to qualify for this season's Champions League could very well see the Gunners drop down the Football Money League ladder next year. 5. Manchester City © Reuters A developing football and economic powerhouse, Manchester City has grown leaps and bounds to sit comfortably in the top-five of the richest football clubs list. With 453.5 million pounds in revenues last season, City has managed emerged as the top five Money League constituent for the second year in a row. Their third-place finish in the Premier League last season had already led to a massive growth in broadcast and commercial revenue, but with the Pep Guardiola's side well on course to win the title this year, City could even rank higher next season. 4. Bayern Munich © Reuters The only club to generate the most commercial revenue globally, Bayern Munich posted a staggering 505.1 million pounds in total revenue last season. Out of their overall revenue last year, Bayern's commercial revenue accounted for 295.1 million pounds. The German club won the Bundesliga title for the fifth consecutive season, but its quarter-finals exit at the hands of Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League impacted their overall revenue. 3. Barcelona © Reuters With 557.1 million pounds in revenues, Barcelona did manage to register a record turnover last season but they still dropped from the second spot to the third in the Money League list. They might be leading the charts this season, but their second-place finish in the Spanish league and failure to reach the Champions League semi-finals last year did affect their revenues. Unfortunately, since transfer income is not factored into Deloitte's ranking, Neymar's 200-million-pound move from Barcelona to PSG couldn't help the Blaugrana improve their overall revenues. 2. Real Madrid © Reuters Zinedine Zidane's side might be struggling to match arch-rivals Barcelona on the pitch this season, but Real Madrid did jump ahead of the Catalans in the Money League following an increase of 33.32 million pounds in commercial revenue to 259 million pounds, taking their overall revenues to a staggering 579.7 million pounds for the 2016-17 season. The Los Blancos became the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League title in its modern format after winning the trophy last season. On top of that, their La Liga triumph ahead of other contenders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid also helped them secure the second spot in the list of top earning football clubs. 1. Manchester United © Reuters For a second year in a row, Manchester United topped the Football Money League list after recording massive overall revenues amounting to 581.2 million pounds for the 2016-17 season. It was also for the tenth time they secured the top spot in Deloitte's list since its advent. As many as 12 sponsorship deals and improved broadcasting contracts were key in boosting the Red Devils' revenue figures from £515.3 million to £581.2 million. With just 1.5 million pounds separating United from Real Madrid at the top, it is believed that the clinching factor for Jose Mourinho's men was their UEFA Europa League triumph in Stockholm last season.
  16. SSP Rao Anwar. Photo: File KARACHI: Police officials conducted a raid today at the residence of suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar but failed to find him there. Two individuals present at the residence were taken into custody and are being questioned, sources said. SSP Anwar is facing an inquiry into the extrajudicial murder of Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud. Mehsud, 27, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ?exchange of fire? with a police team headed by SSP Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town. However, his family later stated that Naqeebullah was innocent and gunned down in a fake encounter. An inquiry team, headed by Counter Terrorism Department Additional IG Sanaullah Abbasi, was formed to probe the incident. The committee ordered the suspension of Anwar and other officials involved in the incident as well as placement of Anwar's name on the Exit Control List. Anwar has already refused to appear before the inquiry committee after it summoned him at the DIG East's office at 11pm Sunday. SSP Anwar has again been summoned by the inquiry body at 1pm today. Speaking to Geo News earlier, Anwar had said that he will not appear at the DIG East's office. Naqeebullah killing: Rao Anwar refuses to appear before probe team The inquiry committee summoned Rao Anwar to DIG East's office at 11pm Speaking to the media after Anwar's no-show, DIG East Sultan Khawaja had said that Anwar and his team were summoned today, but they did not appear, adding that the suspended official and his team members' phones are also switched off. Appearing before the inquiry committee prior to his suspension, Anwar had claimed that Naqeebullah was wanted for an FIR registered in 2014 and was an affiliate of Qari Ahsaan, an incarcerated member of a banned outfit. However, DIG Khawaja refuted those claims saying that Ahsaan, when asked by the inquiry body, said Naqeebullah was not his partner. The DIG said that the committee also visited the site of the suspected police encounter, adding that they continuously tried to contact Anwar, but could not succeed. The DIG further said that they had a conversation with Naqeebullah's cousin on Sunday (today) as well and the police team will safely transport Naqeebullah's family to Karachi. He said that they are in touch with Ghotki and Kashmore SSPs and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police will hand over Naqeebullah's family to Sindh police. The head of the probe committee also appointed Malir district's new SP Investigation Abid Qaimkhani as investigating officer in the case. Qaimkhani has been tasked to arrest Anwar, in case he fails to appear before the probe team. Naqeebullah's family is at present en route to Karachi under police protection to record their statement with the inquiry committee and register a case. Naqeebullah's father demands justice Before leaving DI Khan for Karachi, Naqeebullah's father, Khan Mohammad, appealed to the prime minister, chief justice and the army chief to punish the murderers of his son. Speaking to media here, Khan Mohammad said that his son was not a terrorist or miscreant; he was a kind-hearted person. The victim's elder brother, Fareedullah, said, "I had given Rs0.5 million to my brother for business. If Naqeeb had Rs7 million, then why would I go to Dubai and our father work as labourer." He said that his mother had named his brother Naqeebullah, but his father would lovingly call him Naseemullah. "Naqeeb, out of his love for his father, had his CNIC made under the name of Naseemullah." Marjan Khan, Naqeebullah's father-in-law, said that Naqeeb was quite a jolly and friendly person.
  17. Naqeebullah and three others were allegedly among four suspects killed in an ?exchange of fire? with a police team headed by former Senior Superintendent of Police Malir Rao Anwar on January 30. Photo: Naqeebullah/Facebook KARACHI: Six police officers were suspended after the probe committee formed over the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud found the 27-year-old to be innocent. On Saturday, former SSP Malir Rao Anwar was removed from the post in this regard. Rao Anwar's name has also been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the recommendation of the probe committee, sources said. Naqeebullah and three others were allegedly among four suspects killed in an ?exchange of fire? with a police team headed by former Senior Superintendent of Police Malir Rao Anwar on January 30. Naqeebullah killing: Rao Anwar removed from post, placed on ECL Security agencies probing Anwar's assets in Karachi and Islamabad However, Naqeebullah?s relatives and acquaintances disputed the police claim that the deceased was a militant. In response, SSP Anwar had informed Geo News that Naseemullah's real name was Naqeebullah and he was a wanted man living in Hub after arriving from Dera Ismail Khan. He also dismissed the social media campaign in deceased's favour and stuck to his stance that he was a terrorist On January 18, the Inspector General Police Sindh, Allah Dino Khawaja ordered the formation of a three-member committee to probe the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah. On January 20, the committee found the 27-year-old innocent, sources had informed Geo News. According to the initial investigation report, the committee had termed SSP Rao Anwar?s allegations against Naqeebullah ?baseless?, sources said. In its report, the committee stated that there was no proof found of Naqeebullah being a terrorist. The 2014 FIR presented by Anwar was also bogus, it said. The committee in its report has also recommended the registration of a case against Rao Anwar and other personnel involved in Naqeebullah?s killing. The name of Anwar should also be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL), the initial investigation report stated. Naqeeb?s father reminisces about ?good-natured son? Mohammed Khan Mehsud, father of slain Naqeebullah Mehsud, said that his son was a good-natured individual and a very easy going person. Naqeeb?s father reminisces about ?good-natured son? Naqeeb?s family finds it hard to believe he?s no longer around Mehsud said that Naqeeb left behind two daughters and a son. The grieving father demanded that the culprits behind the killing of his son should not go scot-free in order to save others like him. Naqeeb?s father also said that his son had a shop in Karachi. His family finds it hard to believe that he is no longer around, till today his friends and tribal leaders visit their home to offer condolences. Speaking to Geo News earlier, relatives of Naqeebullah alias Naseemullah said that the deceased came to Karachi from South Waziristan one year ago and ran a clothing shop at Al-Asif Square, and was not involved in any unlawful activities.
  18. Photo: courtesy tengrinews.kz ALMATY: Fifty-two people were killed after a bus they were travelling in caught fire in Kazakhstan?s north-western Aktau region, the country?s interior ministry said on Thursday. Only five passengers managed to escape the burning vehicle, the ministry said in a statement, saying it was unclear whether the passengers were Kazakh nationals or citizens from another country.
  19. Police in Guatemala arrested a ruling party lawmaker Saturday for involvement in plotting a 2015 killing of journalists. Julio Juarez, of the FCN-Nacion party, was arrested near his home in San Bernardino, Suchitepequez, south of the capital. He is suspected of having masterminded the killings, a spokeswoman for prosecutors said. In December, the 37-year-old lawmaker made a US list of alleged human rights abusers and people engaging in corruption around the world. The two killings took place March 10, 2015 in Mazatenango. Prosecutors with a UN agency already had linked him to the crime last year. "I have not done anything. And all this will be cleared up," Juarez told local media. About 6,000 people are killed each year in Guatemala, with about half the crimes linked to drug trafficking and gangs.
  20. KARACHI: A man was killed in Khyaban-e-Ittehad area in the wee hours of Sunday. The police earlier maintained that the man, Intezar Ahmed son of Ishtiaq Ahmed, was killed in firing by unknown assailants, later it was disclosed that the law enforcement authorities also opened fire at his car as he failed to stop his car despite their instructions. Four policemen were taken into custody due to their alleged involvement in the case. The deceased?s father informed media that Intezar, who recently came back from Malaysia, had a fight with two men two days back, Fahad and Haider, sons of a lawyer and policeman respectively. SSP South Javed Akbar informed press that 15 bullet cases of 9MM were recovered from the crime site, adding that a girl was also with the deceased, who fled after the incident.
  21. A Myanmar soldier stands near Maungdaw, north of Rakhine state, Myanmar September 27, 2017. REUTERS/file YANGON: Myanmar security forces took part in a massacre of 10 Rohingya in September, the army chief´s office said late Wednesday, as it admitted for the first time abuses during a crackdown that sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority. The massacre took place on September 2 in the village of Inn Din in Rakhine state, the Facebook post said, as tensions escalated pitting Rohingya against security forces and ethnic Rakhine locals following the killing of a Rakhine man. "Some villagers from Inn Din village and security members confessed they killed 10 Bengali terrorists," the office said in its post, using a pejorative term for Rohingya and blaming militants for causing the unrest in the village. The post also gave the first confirmation of a mass Rohingya grave inside Rakhine state following an army-led crackdown on militants from the minority group in late August. Refugees who have fled in their hundreds of thousands to neighbouring Bangladesh have given consistent accounts of massacres, rape and torture by Myanmar security forces flanked by ethnic Rakhine mobs. Those allegations, which have been cross-checked by media and rights groups, have seen Myanmar accused of ethnic cleansing by the US and UN and prompted questions over whether the crackdown may have amounted to genocide. But Myanmar´s army has until now staunchly rebutted allegations of misconduct, clearing itself of any wrongdoing in an internal probe. In its account of the Inn Din massacre the army chief´s office said security forces captured 10 Rohingya militants before killing them as violence engulfed the village and its surrounding area. "Action will be taken according to the law against villagers who were involved and security members who broke the Rules of Engagement," the post added. ´Striking acknowledgement´ Myanmar´s army chief Min Aung Hlaing as well as the country´s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have repeatedly promised to punish anyone found guilty of abuses. But until now Myanmar authorities have only blamed Rohingya militants for causing a human catastrophe that has left 655,000 of the minority in squalid camps in Bangladesh. "This is quite a striking acknowledgement by Myanmar´s military of wrongdoing," said political analyst Richard Horsey. He tweeted "it may not be a coincidence" that this admission came on the same day as two Reuters journalists were formally charged by police in court with breaching a colonial-era secrecy law. If convicted, Myanmar nationals Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, could face up to 14 years in jail. They were arrested a month ago under the draconian Official Secrets Act after they were allegedly given classified documents by two policemen over dinner. The pair have widely covered the military campaign in Rakhine although Reuters has declined to comment on whether they were specifically reporting on the mass grave in Inn Din. The journalists´ families have suggested the pair were set up, saying the arrests took place immediately after leaving the restaurant where they dined with the two policemen. The charges against them have sparked outrage around the world with rights groups and diplomats calling for their immediate release. "These charges are a travesty of justice and should be dropped," said Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch. The reporters will return to court on January 23, when the bench will decide whether to accept the case. Much of Myanmar´s Buddhist-majority population supports the army in what it calls a justified campaign against Rohingya militants, after their attacks on border guard police killed about a dozen people last August.
  22. MPA Achakzai being greeted by supporters after his release (left); the traffic police official run over in June (right). Photos: Geo News QUETTA: Balochistan Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Abdul Majeed Achakzai ? accused of fatally running over a traffic policeman in Quetta ? was released on bail today. The anti-terrorism court hearing the case had granted bail to the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) lawmaker on Thursday after ordering him to submit a Rs0.5 million surety bond. ATC rejects Balochistan MPA Achakzai's bail plea, extends judicial remand Achakzai is presently jailed on a three-day judicial remand Traffic Sub-Inspector Haji Attaullah was killed after he was allegedly run over by Achakzai while the MPA was driving a Land Cruiser on GPO Chowk on June 20 this year. After posting bail, jail superintendent Ishaq Zehri escorted Achakzai out of jail, where PkMAP workers were present to greet their leader. The party workers and close associates present outside the jail showered the MPA with rose petals and chanted slogans in his favour. Court approves bail of MPA Achakzai in traffic policeman killing case Accused ordered to submit Rs 0.5 million in personal bonds Achakzai is already on bail in the murder case of a civilian and has been exonerated in separate kidnapping and vehicle tampering cases. In September, the sessions court had indicted Achakzai, who refused to accept the charges against him. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media, following which police took action against the death of their colleague. Achakzai was elected to the provincial assembly from Killa Abdullah on PB-13.
  23. QUETTA: Member of provincial assembly (MPA) Majeed Khan Achakzai ? who fatally ran over a traffic policeman near Quetta's GPO Chowk ? was granted bail. The court announced the decision in the bail petition by Achakzai earlier today, ordering the accused to submit Rs 0.5 million personal bond money. The bail plea in a case of tampering his car's chassis was earlier approved, while Achakzai received an ad hoc bail in a case of killing a citizen in Quetta. A court found the MPA innocent in another case of kidnapping a citizen. A sessions court, in September, had indicted Achakzai, whose vehicle was speeding along GPO Chowk intersection when it rammed into Traffic Sub-Inspector Haji Ataullah and wounded him fatally, on June 20. The MPA had refused to accept the charges against him. Slain policeman's son denies pardoning Balochistan MPA Achakzai Uncle, grandfather were misled into signing blank paper, claims son Earlier, a discriminatory attitude in the case was witnessed, when despite the incident's CCTV video, an FIR was registered against 'unidentified persons'. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media after the incident, following which police took action against the death of their colleague. Achakzai, who is associated with the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, was elected to the provincial assembly from Killa Abdullah on PB-13.
  24. In the ever-competitive era of modern-day cricket, only a handful of cricketers can stake claim to the kind of reputation Virat Kohli has earned in recent times. Whether it's his explosive batting or aggressive captaincy, the Indian captain continues to grow his fanbase in almost every corner of the world. And, that's not all. Thanks to his popularity, Kohli's brand value, too, has multiplied over the years. He is face of many popular brands which has allowed the Indian captain to rake in the moolah outside the cricket world. Thus, it was pretty understandable when the Delhi lad emerged as the top Indian sports personality in 2017. According to the latest Forbes list of top 100 Indian celebrities, Kohli has beaten the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni amongst others in Indian sports. With a staggering Rs 100.72 crore earnings, the 29-year-old is placed third in the overall list. © Reuters He is only behind Bollywood actors Salman Khan (Rs 232.8 crore) and Shah Rukh Khan (170.5 crore) in the top 100 Indian celebrity list. Surprisingly, even four years after his retirement in cricket, Tendulkar emerged second in the list of top Indian sports personalities with earnings amounting to Rs 82.50 crore this year. Former Indian skipper Dhoni is third with Rs 63.77 crore in earnings. His Chennai Super Kings (CSK) teammate, Ravichandran Ashwin, also features in the list claiming the fifth spot in the sports list with Rs 34.67 crore. Here's a look at the 21 sports personalities who made it to the Forbes list of Top 100 Indian celebrities in 2017: Virat Kohli © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 3 Rank (Sports List): 1 Age: 29 Earnings in 2017: Rs 100.72 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 134.44 crore Sachin Tendulkar © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 5 Rank (Sports List): 2 Age: 44 Earnings in 2017: Rs 82.5 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 58 crore MS Dhoni © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 8 Rank (Sports List): 3 Age: 36 Earnings in 2017: Rs 63.77 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 122.48 crore PV Sindhu © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 13 Rank (Sports List): 4 Age: 22 Earnings in 2017: Rs 57.25 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 3.42 crore Ravichandran Ashwin © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 23 Rank (Sports List): 5 Age: 31 Earnings in 2017: Rs 34.67 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 15.55 crore Ravindra Jadeja © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 24 Rank (Sports List): 6 Age: 29 Earnings in 2017: Rs 34.58 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 7.53 crore Saina Nehwal © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 29 Rank (Sports List): 7 Age: 27 Earnings in 2017: Rs 31 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 20.18 crore Rohit Sharma © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 30 Rank (Sports List): 8 Age: 30 Earnings in 2017: Rs 30.82 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 24.17 crore Shikhar Dhawan © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 43 Rank (Sports List): 9 Age: 32 Earnings in 2017: Rs 15.94 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 17.73 crore Anirban Lahiri © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 63 Rank (Sports List): 10 Age: 30 Earnings in 2017: Rs 12.44 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 12.85 crore Yuvraj Singh © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 68 Rank (Sports List): 11 Age: 36 Earnings in 2017: Rs 11.60 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 16 crore Kidambi Srikanth © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 83 Rank (Sports List): 12 Age: 24 Earnings in 2017: Rs 6.13 crore Earnings in 2016: - Ajinkya Rahane © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 85 Rank (Sports List): 13 Age: 29 Earnings in 2017: Rs 5.56 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 11.67 crore Cheteshwar Pujara © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 86 Rank (Sports List): 14 Age: 29 Earnings in 2017: Rs 5.48 crore Earnings in 2016: - Murali Vijay © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 87 Rank (Sports List): 15 Age: 33 Earnings in 2017: Rs 4.20 crore Earnings in 2016: - KL Rahul © Instagram/@rahulkl Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 89 Rank (Sports List): 16 Age: 25 Earnings in 2017: Rs 4.04 crore Earnings in 2016: - Umesh Yadav © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 90 Rank (Sports List): 17 Age: 30 Earnings in 2017: Rs 3.94 crore Earnings in 2016: - Hardik Pandya © Instagram/@hardikpandya93 Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 94 Rank (Sports List): 18 Age: 24 Earnings in 2017: Rs 3.04 crore Earnings in 2016: - Sania Mirza © Instagram/@mirzasaniar Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 98 Rank (Sports List): 19 Age: 31 Earnings in 2017: Rs 2.80 crore Earnings in 2016: Rs 14.57 crore Bhuvneshwar Kumar © Reuters Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 99 Rank (Sports List): 20 Age: 27 Earnings in 2017: Rs 2.53 crore Earnings in 2016: - Sunil Chhetri © BCCL Overall Rank (Celebrity 100 List): 100 Rank (Sports List): 21 Age: 33 Earnings in 2017: Rs 2.92 crore Earnings in 2016: -
  25. GENEVA: The UN's human rights chief said Tuesday he was "truly shocked" by the Israeli army's killing of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian protester in Gaza, and demanded an "independent and impartial investigation". Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, a 29-year-old who lost both his legs in an Israeli attack a decade ago, was among five Palestinians killed on Friday during protests against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a statement, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein slammed Trump's decision as "dangerously provocative" and blamed it for the violence. Following an initial investigation, the Israeli army said on Monday it had not deliberately targeted him and had found no evidence of any "moral or professional failures". The UN office said Abu Thurayeh was among hundreds of people who marched across farmland towards the fence separating Gaza from Israel and appeared to have been shot in the head when he was 20 metres (yards) away from it. "The facts gathered so far by my staff in Gaza strongly suggest that the force used against Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh was excessive," Zeid said. "As far as we can see, there is nothing whatsoever to suggest that Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh was posing an imminent threat of death or serious injury when he was killed. "Given his severe disability, which must have been clearly visible to those who shot him, his killing is incomprehensible - a truly shocking and wanton act." In video footage recorded early on Friday, Abu Thurayeh could be seen holding the Palestinian flag and giving the victory sign to Israeli soldiers across the border. 'Dangerously provocative' Israel seized the largely-Arab eastern sector of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it, claiming both sides of the city as its "eternal and undivided capital." But the Palestinians want the eastern sector as capital of their future state and have been infuriated by Trump´s decision to recognise the city as the Israeli capital. The UN rights office said Israeli forces had used live fire to disperse the protesters, indicating that the violence could be "traced directly back to the unilateral US announcement on the status of Jerusalem, which breaks international consensus and was dangerously provocative." Zeid also called for "an independent and impartial investigation" to ensure perpetrators were held accountable. On Monday, the Israeli army said its troops had been faced with a "riot" which was "extremely violent and included thousands of rioters." In response, a "few controlled shootings were carried out towards main instigators," but "no live fire was aimed at Abu Thuraya," it said in a statement. "It is impossible to determine whether Abu Thuraya was injured as a result of riot dispersal means or what caused his death," it said, adding: "The initial investigation indicates that no moral or professional failures were identified."