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Crime & Justice

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.


New scanner at Peshawar airport aims to help fight against money laundering

New scanner at Peshawar airport aims to help fight against money laundering

The new measure will help Pakistan meet requirements set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in order to curb the illicit flow of money to terrorists and criminals.


Pakistan's new chief justice pledges reform, separation of powers

Pakistan's new chief justice pledges reform, separation of powers

Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, the newly-minted Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said 'I will do right to all manner of people, according to law, without fear or favour'.


Council of Islamic Ideology urges stricter penalties for illegal fatwas

Council of Islamic Ideology urges stricter penalties for illegal fatwas

The body is denouncing clerics who pronounce fatwas that favour suicide attacks or falsely label individuals as non-Muslims.