Terence J Sigamony

  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has denied all allegations levelled by Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad in his petition and requested the Supreme Court to dismiss it with a cost. Counsel of Prime Minister Makhdoom Ali Khan has filed parawise comments on the AML ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directives for the federal government particularly the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to also collect data of persons with disabilities in the upcoming national population census. Dr Shahnawaz Munami and others on Saturday ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court said that deforestation is not only loss of public exchequer but also dangerous for climate change. The court noted that the deforestation is taking toll on the lives of billions of people of the region and the world as a whole and is also against the provision ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - With the conclusion of defence counsels’ arguments, the case now has entered into a final round, which would begin from next week and hopefully would wind up by February 24. The five-judge bench, which has been hearing the case since January 4, is examining all the possible ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  As the case is progressing and new facts are coming to light, a five-member bench, which has been hearing the case since January 4 on a regular basis, is likely to wind it up. Justice Asif Saeed Khan, who is heading the bench, at the end of the proceeding on Wednesday inquired ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bail plea of Khalid Lango, former finance adviser to chief minister of Balochistan, saying detailed judgment for delay in filing reference against him (Lango) would be announced later on. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had raided ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Model Ayyan Ali Tuesday filed contempt petition against the Ministry of Interior secretary for not removing her name from the exit control list (ECL) despite court judgments on the subject. Ayyan filed petition through her counsel Sardar Latif Khosa, praying: “The interior ...

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  • Islamabad - The Supreme Court, while expressing displeasure over investigation conducted by Islamabad police into a murder case of a 28-year-old woman, assigned the probe to Punjab police. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ameer Hani Muslim, on Friday heard an appeal of the deceased mother ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Former Attorney General and senior lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan on Thursday recused himself from representing the Sindh government in the Supreme Court in a case pertaining to the appointment of advisers to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. Makhdoom appeared before a three-member bench ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Punjab government to submit detailed report in a month after getting Kauray Khan Trust, Muzaffargarh land vacated from land mafia. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the application of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday hinted at issuing order for the re-constitution of the registration board of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took up the suo moto case regarding implantation of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The counsel for Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan yesterday told the Supreme Court that a line should have been drawn between the minister and the ministry in the Quetta blast commission report. “Had the observation been made against the ministry instead of the minister, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The adverse observations and findings of the Commission in respect of the Ministry and the Minister are, with the greatest respect, unnecessary, uncalled for and violative of natural justice. Ministry of Interior Friday filed the objections to the observations made in Inquiry Commission ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Friday expressed annoyance over lethargic arguments presented by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) lawyer during the hearing of a case involving a housing society. A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan heard the NAB ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court will not take up the Panama case next week as health condition of Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh, who is a member of the bench hearing the case, is still not stable while other members of the larger bench are sitting in other benches. Justice Azmat suffered a heart ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was violating its own law to accommodate the accused. A three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan gave the remarks while hearing a bail application of Khalid Lango, former ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that the prices of coronary stents should be regulated. The court also directed the chief executive officer of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) to clear all the applications pending for the registration of stents ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The hearing of Panama case will resume on Monday subject to the health condition of Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh who developed chest pain on Wednesday and was admitted to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology. At the outset of the hearing yesterday, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa who is ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Salman Akram Raja held his ground on Tuesday despite piercing questions by the five-member bench hearing Panama leaks case. Judges tough questions were well defended and replied by the lawyer of the prime minister’s sons. Qatari letters, which is the only link to show source of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The ruling party seemed cheerful and content on Monday after the National Accountability Bureau’s record, presented before a five-member Supreme Court bench hearing the Panama leaks case, corroborated assertions of the finance minister’s counsel. The NAB explanation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The daily Panama Papers’ court proceedings have riveted the nation, especially the rambunctious news television talk shows. Every evening, the court proceedings are dissected on various talk shows and debated tirelessly by programme hosts and their guests. On Friday, during the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The daily proceedings of the Panama Papers case can sometimes seem like a pendulum and Thursday proved to be a day when it swung towards the country’s ruling family. Shahid Hamid during the proceedings managed to establish that his client Maryam Nawaz Sharif was not dependent on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Maryam Safdar’s counsel’s reliance on documents submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), instead of producing any authentic papers in defence of his client is irritating the bench trying to find the truth in Panama leaks case. The issue before this bench is not property ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In two days submission and arguments, the Jamaat-e-Islami counsel apparently not only destroyed the position of his own client but also weakened the standing of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Awami Muslim League in the Panama leaks case, being heard by a five-member bench of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Jamaat-e-Islami counsel assertions not only proved unimpressive to the judges but also to PTI chief Imran Khan and AML chief Sheikh Rashid who left the courtroom half-an-hour before the conclusion of Monday’s proceedings of Panama Papers case. Khan, who along with other leaders of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Saturday strongly denounced the statement of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan against the Judicial Commission report on Quetta blast. In its 219th meeting, held at the Supreme Court Building, Islamabad the PBC members elected Muhammad Ahsan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has ordered the Punjab government to recommend name for a member of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) so that it could be completed. According to the NEPRA Act, 1997, the Authority comprises Chairman and four members from all the four provinces. ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Jamaat-e-Islami counsel yesterday started arguments in the Panamagate case which were apparently in direct contrast to the assertions made by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The PTI allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were not only about his concealment of assets and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The prime minister’s counsel, who a day ago looked down due to his failure to satisfy the court on many counts, salvaged himself on Thursday as the judges seemed to be agreed with most of his assertions. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership and Sheikh Rashid who thought the other ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - It was a damp and cold Islamabad morning yesterday, but the Supreme Court proceedings on the day were of a warm comfort for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The justices grilled the prime minister’s counsel, Makhdoom Ahmed Khan, about the money trail of the London luxury apartments and ...

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