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IHC steps in to help stop COVID-19 spread in capital courts

Khudayar Mohla – ISLAMABAD, (TLTP): A day after the top court has taken measures to prevent coronavirus spread in the Supreme Court, district & session judges of the capital have been asked to take all necessary steps to minimise danger of the virus in courts. While taking measures to remain safe from Covid-19 pandemic on […]

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IHC Grants Bail to PML-N’s Abbasi, Iqbal in Corruption Cases

Islamabad, (TLTP): The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and Narowal Sports City (NSC) Project cases respectively. Granting bail to both the PML-N diehards, a division bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice […]

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IHC Seeks Govt’s Reply on Social Media Rules

Islamabad, (TLTP): Serving notices on the federation over recently drafted laws for social media regulation, Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought reply in the matter from the government within 14 days. Invoking jurisdiction of the IHC on behalf of Advocate Raja Ahsan Mahmood Satti in the matter on February 22, Barrister Jahagir Khan Jadoon […]

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AGP Recuses Himself from Representing Govt In Justice Isa Case

Islamabad, (TLTP): Newly appointed Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan on Monday recused himself from representing the government in the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa, citing a conflict of interest. “The government has recommended the name of Additional Attorney General Aamir Rehman to represent it in the Supreme Court,” he said. “I […]

97% Orders’ Implementation Satisfies Ombudsman

Islamabad, (TLTP): Federal Ombudsman Syed Tahir Shahbaz has shown complete satisfaction on the implementation ratio of findings passed by him against the federal government agencies during the year 2019. The federal ombudsman said that being the poor man’s court, the Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat should ensure expeditious relief to the people. He showed complete satisfaction in […]

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Supreme Court Hears 13 Year Old Property Case

By Khalid Hussain — It has taken the Supreme Court nearly 13 years to start hearing a property dispute involving a rich and connected party and an ordinary citizen from Karachi but there is no clarity whether the next hearing would take place in 10 days as ordered or another decade might pass before it […]

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SC sends the PIA CEO home

By Swair Akram — A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmad refused to restore Air Marshal Arshad Malik as Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while allowing the PIA Board of Directors (BoD) to continue peforming its functions under rules. “PIA is not some one’s fiefdom […]

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Rabbani Holds Only SJC May Investigate SC Judges

By Khalid Hussain — The full court hearing the constitutional petition by Justice Qazi Faez Isa appeared to be sympathetic to view argued by former Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani that the executive has no power to investigate a judge of the superior court. The 10-member full court led by Justice Umar Ata Bundial today resumed […]

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A brave new world

–By Khalid Hussain* The special court’s 2-1 split judgement handing death sentence to former President General (R) Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution has ushered the country into unchartered terroritory. However, it is well within the confines already defined by the Constitution of Pakistan though it is the very first time in Pakistan’s […]