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Pakistani Judge Throws Out Attempted Murder Case Against Baby

Nine-month-old baby Musa Khan sits on his grandfather's lap before appearing in a court in Lahore, April 12, 2014.
Nine-month-old baby Musa Khan sits on his grandfather's lap before appearing in a court in Lahore, April 12, 2014.
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A Pakistani judge threw out charges of attempted murder against a 9-month-old baby on Saturday, lawyers said, in a case that cast a spotlight on Pakistan's dysfunctional justice system.

Baby Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of Lahore, sitting on his grandfather's lap and drinking from a bottle of milk.

He and his adult relatives were charged this month with attempting to murder a policeman after his family clashed with police and gas company workers trying to collect overdue bills.

Police registered a case against the whole family.

"Police told the court that the nomination of Musa in the case of attacking police and gas company officials was a human error and Musa is not required," defense lawyer Irfan Sadiq told Reuters.

The baby's grandfather, Muhammad Yasin, and his three sons still face the charges.

Pictures taken at an earlier court hearing of Musa crying as he was being fingerprinted provoked widespread ridicule and provincial officials called for an inquiry.

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by: MUSTAFA from: INDIA
April 18, 2014 1:14 PM
Ms.Hannah- China I read your comments against my comments. This is true today that TRUTH very difficult to digest. What Mr.Nawaz is doing with Pakistan, you have no idea because you are living in China. I am getting all these news from Pakistani News papers,News Channels and News Sites. Pakistan cannot complete 24 hours without killing of innocent peoples with the hand of Govt Terrorist group. That is why so far Nawaz did not catch a single killer of innocent and poor Pakistani. I have some relatives in Pakistan that is why i concern about there well being. Through these media I am in touch with my family members. God save Pakistan from Big Thivies with Three Piece Imported suit.


by: MUSTAFA from: INDIA
April 12, 2014 1:17 PM
Nawaz Shariff please open your eyes. What is going on in your country.Nawaz is sending Pakistani troops to Syria,Iraq and Bahrain against Saudi AID. Nawaz must concenrate his full energy to save Pakistan from TOTAL destruction.This justise system is one example what is the level of justise system in Pakistan. Give me one example who got justise in Pakistan WITHOUT payment. Very poor state affairs. Poor Pakistani are paying Billions of rupess every year for tax against ARMY OF MINISTERS, to fullfil their unlimited demands(but in short time)

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by: HANNAH from: CHINA
April 18, 2014 2:51 AM
WHY YOU INDIAN KILL SO MANY PAKISTANI?

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