Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The summon-notices were issued by Rawalpindi’s accountability court on Wednesday. An accountability court in Rawalpindi summoned the records from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over three alleged corruption references against Sharif brothers. The three references include the alleged corruption cases of Hudaibia paper mills, Ittefaq Foundry and Raiwind farm. The court also issued summon-notices to PML-N leaders Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif for July 28. The petition to open corruption references against the Sharif brothers was filed by the Chairman NAB Fasih Bukhari in the court of administrative judge Chaudhry Abdul Razzaq.
http://www.usatoday.comA minibus carrying Shiite Muslims hit a roadside bomb in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 12 of them in the country's latest apparent sectarian attack. The incident took place shortly after the victims left Spai, a predominantly Shiite village in the Orakzai tribal area, said local government official Jamil Khan. They were headed for the nearby district of Kohat, he said. Pakistan is a majority Sunni Muslim state, and most Sunnis and Shiites live peacefully together. But the country has a long history of sectarian attacks by extremists on both sides. Attacks by Sunni militants on Shiites have been on the rise over the last year, especially in southwestern Baluchistan province. The Sunni-Shiite schism over the true heir to Islam's Prophet Muhammad dates back to the seventh century.