Son arrested for mother’s honor killing
A man has been arrested in Hanjarwal Lahore for the alleged honor killing of his mother, who was a stage actress. Police said Ahmad Sheroz slit the throat with a knife of Samina Khattak Naz, known by her stage name Naina Ali, after a quarrel.
Convict in Wali Khan murder case acquitted in arms case
A man convicted for the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar has been acquitted in a case of illegal arms possession in Karachi. An anti-terrorism court acquitted Kamran, alias Zeeshan, alias Shani saying the prosecution had failed to prove charges against him.
LHC dismisses Meesha’s plea
Singer Meesha Shafi’s civil revision has been dismissed by the Lahore High Court for seeking suspension of Ali Zafar’s defamation case, till the decision of an FIR against her under cybercrime laws. The judge said the scope and spirit of civil litigation are to enforce the civil rights of the parties so involved, whereas the purpose behind the criminal proceedings is to punish the offender for the alleged offense if proved. He noted that criminal and civil cases can run simultaneously, adding that even a verdict by one court would have no binding force upon the other.