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Crime & Justice

Bajaur residents welcome first-ever court hearings

Bajaur residents welcome first-ever court hearings

The new courts are part of the mainstreaming of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), which merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018.


Militants face increasingly harsh sentences amid world crackdown on extremism

Militants face increasingly harsh sentences amid world crackdown on extremism

Sentencing members of terrorist organisations to death has become more common around the world as governments seek to end the scourge of extremism.


Iranian regime providing 'massive support' for drug trafficking in Pakistan

Iranian regime providing 'massive support' for drug trafficking in Pakistan

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Basij paramilitary force are heavily involved in drug production and trafficking, and are facilitating drug routes into Pakistan and elsewhere.


Peshawar police recertify renters amid terrorist hideout concerns

Peshawar police recertify renters amid terrorist hideout concerns

The drive comes after a group of suspected terrorists was found using a rented house in Hayatabad in April.


KP eyes harsher penalties for 'ice' use

KP eyes harsher penalties for 'ice' use

New legislation is needed to reduce crystal meth abuse among youth, officials say.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gets 1st court aimed at protecting vulnerable children

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gets 1st court aimed at protecting vulnerable children

Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth inaugurated the facility on March 15.


KP tribal districts get new courts, police force as part of merger

KP tribal districts get new courts, police force as part of merger

Law and order duties had previously been the responsibility of the Levies Force and Khasadar Force.


KP draft law seeks to regulate charities, prevent misuse of donations for terrorism

KP draft law seeks to regulate charities, prevent misuse of donations for terrorism

If passed, the law would establish a commission to register charities and oversee the collection of donations.


Pakistani court orders military, intelligence agencies to stay out of politics

Pakistani court orders military, intelligence agencies to stay out of politics

The high court cited the constitutional prohibition on political activity by the armed forces.


Supreme Court rejects petition challenging Asia Bibi's acquittal

Supreme Court rejects petition challenging Asia Bibi's acquittal

Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa dismissed the petition 'based on merit' and expressed frustration at the reaction from the extremist minority.


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