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Pakistani forces bust major network of terrorists after Jamrud suicide attack

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Pakistani forces bust major network of terrorists after Jamrud suicide attack

Security forces have bust a network of terrorists and their facilitators days after three people, including Khasadar force personnel, were killed and several others injured in a suicide attack in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber district. 

The intelligence-based operations were launched on the basis of information found during an investigation into the Jan 19 suicide attack on the Takhta Baig checkpost in Jamrud. The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which withdrew from ceasefire agreement with Pakistan in November last, had claimed responsibility for the attack. 

During the investigation, security forces conducted forensic examination of bullet shells and sample of bodies found from the crime scene. They also analysed CCTV footage and completed geo-fencing of the area. On Jan 21, it surfaced that a TTP member, Umar, was involved in the terrorist attack and he was was facilitated by Satana Jan, a resident of Jamrud. 

On Jan 23, forces arrested two suspects Farmanullah and Abdul Qayyum who were in contact with the attacker in an intelligence-based operation when Satana Jan was also killed. 

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On Jan 27, an operation was conducted after receiving reports of the presence of three suspects and apprehended Fazal Amin, Mohammad Amir and Hammadullah. The forces also arrested two Afghan nationals in the action. 

A suspect named Fazal Ahmed, during interrogation, revealed that the suicide bomber involved in Jamrud incident was an Afghan national and he was brought to Pakistan by Satana Jan, who alos provided him weapon and suicide vest.

Fazal Ahmed took photos of Tekh Baig checkpost before the attack from his mobile phone. It was found that Satana Jan was leading the TTP’ South Waziristan wing. He was using four houses as hideouts where terrorists were also facilitated.

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PTI founder, wife’s indictment in £190mn case deferred again

PTI founder, wife’s indictment in £190mn case deferred again

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Accountability court of Islamabad on Tuesday once again deferred indictment of PTI founder and his wife Bushra Bibi in £190 million case.

Accountability court judge had to conduct hearing of the case at Adiala Jail. However, the newly-appointed judge Nasir Javed Rana has yet to take charge at his new place of posting.

Due to non-availability of judge, the indictment of both PTI founder and Bushra Bibi was deferred without any proceedings till Feb 23.

It may be recalled that on previous hearings Judge Muhammad Bashir was not available, so indictment was postponed. A new judge was appointed in place of judge Muhammad Bashir who has applied for long leave till his retirement.

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Shahid Chaudhry becomes first Pakistani to be appointed as judge in Canada

Shahid Chaudhry becomes first Pakistani to be appointed as judge in Canada

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Shahid Chaudhry becomes first Pakistani to be appointed as judge in Canada

It was a proud moment for the country as a Pakistani Shahid Chaudhry has been appointed as a judge in the higher courts of Canada.

Chaudhry became the first Pakistani to be appointed in the Ontario Court of Justice.

His wife Maliha Shahid is also serving as the deputy mayor of Whitby, a town in Canada.

Shahid Chaudhry, who took the charge of Justice of Peace, moved to Canada some 25 years ago.

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He originally belongs to Burewala, Punjab and completed his degree in electrical engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore.

Also Read: First Pakistani in space – Namira Salim, we are proud of you

Justice Shahid Chaudhry completed his post-graduation from Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada.

He has been a member of various committees of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Justice Chaudhry has also served as a consultant of Canadian Immigration and Citizenship laws in 2011.

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JI’s Senator Mushtaq demands resignation of chief election commissioner

JI’s Senator Mushtaq demands resignation of chief election commissioner

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JI's Senator Mushtaq demands resignation of chief election commissioner

The senators hailing from the opposition benches decried the alleged rigging in general elections held on Feb 8 across the country.

Senator Mushtaq Ahmed of Jamaat-i-Islami demanded resignation of chief election commissioner and said that action must be taken against him under the Article 6 (treason).

“It was a fake election. A judicial commission should be constituted to probe the election rigging,” JI’s senator said.

He urged the Election Commission of Pakistan to seek an apology from the nation as it failed to hold transparent election on Feb 8.

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“The election was already sold out even before the polling. We saw each and every type of rigging in this election,” he said, while speaking during the Senate session on Tuesday.

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