Man, woman killed for ‘honour’ in Kohat

Police on Tuesday, April 13, claimed they had arrested a suspect nominated in one of two FIRs pertaining to the murder of a man and woman for so-called ‘honour’ in Tappi, Kohat.

In the first FIR, the complainant nominated his two sons and two nephews for murdering his third son on the night of April 12. He alleged the accused arrived at his home, went upstairs to his son’s room and shot him dead before escaping. In the second FIR, a woman accused the complainant in the first FIR, his two son and a nephew for murdering her daughter who was married to one of the brothers of murdered man. She claimed the incident took place on the morning of April 13.

According to Mohammad Riaz police, the deceased were likely murdered for having an alleged affair.

Man nabbed for allegedly desecrating Quran

Police on Monday nabbed a 42-year-old resident of Samundri for allegedly burning pages of the Quran. According to police, a small room built in a cemetery housed pages that were sent to the Quran Palace in Chiniot every four months. The suspect reportedly broke into the room and burned the pages stored in it. Police claim the accused practices ‘black magic’.

A case has been registered under section 295-B (defiling, etc. of the Holy Qur’an) on the complaint of one Altaf Hussain, a resident of Housing Colony No. 1.

PTA demands Twitter block anti-judiciary content

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday approached Twitter’s ‘top management’ to immediately remove and/or block malicious trends and tweets vilifying the superior judiciary of Pakistan. The Authority further alerted the micro-blogging site that such content and trends constitute “contempt of court” and do not come under the definition of “freedom of expression”