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Bangladeshi politician held over war crimes

DHAKA – Bangladesh has arrested a leading opposition politician after he was named a suspect in a war crimes investigation into the country’s 1971 liberation struggle, police said Monday. “The tribunal has accused him of war crimes including genocide, arson and looting. He was arrested and sent to the capital Dhaka,” local police chief Mozammal Huq told AFP.
The current government, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, says up to three million people were killed in the war – many

Bangladeshi politician arrested over 1971 war crimes

DHAKA – Bangladesh has arrested a leading opposition politician after he was named a suspect in a war crimes investigation into the country’s 1971 liberation struggle, police said Monday.
Abdul Alim was detained in northwestern Joypurhat district late Sunday on the orders of the International Crimes Tribunal, which was set up to prosecute war crimes committed during the bloody nine-month conflict against Pakistan.
“The tribunal has accused him of war crimes including

Prominent politician Yusuf Haroon dies

UNITED NATIONS – Yusaf Haroon, a prominent Pakistani politician and a close confidant of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, passed away in New York after protracted illness. He was 95. The end came at New York Hospital where he was admitted for the past few months. His wife, Pasha Haroon, was at his side. They had no children.
According to family sources, arrangements were being made to take his body to Karachi, his hometown, for burial. During his long and illustrious career,

‘Maalik never implicated any politician in NICL scam’

LAHORE – At-Tahur Co Manager Muhammad Maalik has not implicated any politician in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) land purchase scam, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Information Secretary Kamil Ali Agha said on Friday. Revealing Maalik’s court statement, he said that a slander campaign has been initiated against PML-Q Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Chaudhry Moonis Elahi for implicating him in the NICL scam.
Agha said that it has been reported that

Taseer: business tycoon, politician and writer

LAHORE – The 26th Governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer, who belonged to a respectable and intellectual family, started his political career from platform of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). He was the close aide of former PM Benazir Bhutto and close relative of renowned revolutionary poet and journalist Faiz Ahmed Faiz and politician Mian Yousaf Salahuddin. He was the son of Muhammad Din Taseer, popularly known as MD Taseer, who is the first PhD degree holder in the Indian

Woman jailed for stabbing UK politician over Iraq

LONDON: A female student, thought to have been converted to violence by a radical preacher being hunted in Yemen, was jailed for life on Wednesday for trying to murder a British politician in revenge for him voting for the Iraq war.
Roshonara Choudhry, 21, knifed former Treasury Minister Stephen Timms twice in the stomach during an advice surgery at an east London community centre in May.
A security source told Reuters on Tuesday the student had been radicalised by

In memory of Farooq Leghari – a rare, honest politician

ISLAMABAD: One will hardly find many in Pakistan who spent 40 years in mainstream politics, held important positions and are still remembered as honest, visionary and above all men of integrity.
Born in Choti Zereen, a village of Dera Ghazi Khan district, on May 29, 1940, during the British Raj, Sardar Farooq Leghari breathed his last on October 20 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He belonged to a political family that had been active on the political scene of the sub-continent

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