Official summoned in Mumbai attack case

Official summoned in Mumbai attack case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday summoned a director general (DG) of foreign ministry to brief the court on the efforts the ministry had made with regard to the production of 24 Indian prosecution witnesses in Mumbai attack case.

ATC judge Sohail Ikram ordered the DG of South Asia Desk to appear in court on July 27.

During the hearing, the ATC judge asked the FIA officials about their progress on procuring the attendance of Indian witnesses.

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Solid Root takes England past 300 on stumps

Solid Root takes England past 300 on stumps

MANCHESTER: Joe Root’s unbeaten 141 was the centrepiece of England’s commanding 314 for four on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday.

England captain Alastair Cook, who won the toss on a good pitch and in sunny conditions ideal for batting, made 105 and shared a second-wicket stand of 185 with Root.

Having twice got himself out during England’s 75-run defeat by Pakistan in the first of a four-Test series at Lord’s last week, a determined Root did not give a chance in just over six hours at the crease on Friday.

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Kohli makes history first double century in Tests

Kohli makes history first double century in Tests

KOLKATA: India captain Virat Kohli scored his first double century in any format when he whipped Roston Chase for a quick single in the first session of the second day of the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua on Friday.

In the process, Kohli became the first Indian skipper to score a double hundred overseas in Tests.

He also surpassed his personal best of 197 not out, scored for Delhi against Pakistan’s Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd in September 2008 during the Mohammed Nissar Trophy at the Feroze Shah Kotla.

Kohli was on 200 off 281 deliveries at lunch, with India’s scoreboard reading 404 for 4. Giving him company was Ravichandran Ashwin on 64.

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Qandeel’s brother undergoes polygraph test

Qandeel’s brother undergoes polygraph test

MULTAN: The polygraph and DNA tests of the suspect in the Qandeel Baloch murder case were conducted at a forensic lab in Lahore on Friday.

The police official heading the investigation team took suspect Muhammad Waseem, brother of the victim, to Lahore. The result of the polygraph (lie detector) test is expected on Monday, while that of DNA may take some days.

Police on July 20 obtained five-day physical remand of Waseem who had confessed, before the judicial magistrate on July 19.

Meanwhile, acting SP, Investigation, Ali Mardan said police would interrogate Mufti Abdul Qavi regarding the case next week.

He said police investigation so far suggested that Aslam Shaheen, another brother of Qandeel who was initially nominated in the FIR by the family, was not involved in the case.

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six people have died in a shootout in the heart of Munich:

six people have died in a shootout in the heart of Munich

MUNICH: An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire in a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack against civilians in western Europe in eight days.

The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae as a dual national, was later found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

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