A Pakistani man sentenced to life in prison in 2019 for strangling his sister, a model on social media, was acquitted of murder Monday after his parents pardoned him under Islamic law, an attorney for the man's family said.
Police say thieves on a motorcycle shot and killed a TV producer when he tried to ram them with his car to prevent a street robbery in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi
An amendment has been made in Section 20 of Peca, increasing the jail term for defaming any person or institution from three years to five years.
Prosecutors said 88 of 89 people on trial for the murder of Priyantha Kumara had been convicted, with six sentenced to death, nine to life in prison and the rest jail terms ranging from two to five years.
"The police have not been able to find any clue to the ruthless guys who turned this Eid for me into a nightmare," said Razzaq. The haul was worth more than Rs720,000 (nearly $4,000), he added.
Police officer Ali Gul confirmed that the young girl was gunned down when her brothers saw her photo with a boy on Facebook. “It seem to be a case of honour killing,” he added.
Bisma Shahid, a university student, was attacked by two robbers, who tried to snatch her bag and other belongings at gunpoint. The brave girl from Gujranwala, whose mother was also with her at the time of the incident, counterattacked and snatched the pistol from one of the robbers.
According to preliminary investigations, the boy, Umar, was begging outside a restaurant and the security guard wanted to shoo him away but he didn’t listen. When the boy ignored the guard warning, he shot him twice, injuring him critically.
The district court also sentenced Rizwan Habib's father and an employee to seven years in prison for abetting the murder of 47-year-old Wajiha Swati, a lawyer said. The court acquitted three other suspects for lack of evidence.