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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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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that there was no doubt a “criminal act” was committed in Tayyaba case; therefore, no patch up was acceptable. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heading a three-member bench said how come people beat children up and then say the ...

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  • islamabad - Assistant Commissioner Islamabad on Saturday stopped people and media from meeting a minor girl Tayyaba, allegedly tortured by the wife of Additional Sessions Judge, Islamabad. Tayyaba is presently living in Pakistan Sweet Homes on the direction of the top court. The august court had ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The counsel of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said a member of parliament could not be disqualified without the declaration of a competent court and solid proof. Makhdoom Ali Khan, representing the PM, argued: “If on the basis of Article 62 (1)(F) of Constitution a member ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court yesterday said that some pages of PM’s ‘open book’ like life are apparently missing and he would have to provide some proof to clear his position in Panama leaks case. Appearing before the five-member bench, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered to send allegedly tortured girl Tayyaba to Pakistan Sweet Homes, which provides boarding, education, sports and co-curricular facilities to homeless and orphaned children. The court observed that the girl should have been in custody of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Hearing the Panama leaks case, the Supreme Court yesterday observed that the political parties are polarised and they all seek their own kind of justice. The political parties would accept only such verdict as serves their own interests, remarked Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa while ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Jamaat-i-Islami on Tuesday requested the Supreme Court to summon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in-person to clarify his position in connection with his statements on Panama leaks. The JI is one of the petitioners in Panama-gate, while others are Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Awami ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered to send minor girl Tayyaba to Sweet Homes, which provides boarding, education, sports and co-curricular facilities to homeless children. The police produced Tayyaba, and her parents – Muhammad Azam and Nusrat Bibi. The accused, including wife ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Monday observed that real issue before the court is honesty and not the London flats, adding the statements of the PM and his children seem to be contradictory. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa said the prime minister has to be honest with the nation. He observed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court has directed the Sindh government to immediately frame rules for the appointment of chairman and members of the Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) and then appoint them against vacancies created in view of resignations of the chairman and some other members. A ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Friday ordered to carry out the DNA test to ascertain the identity of the parents of the 10-year-old maid— who was allegedly tortured by her employers. While hearing a suo motu case, a two-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children could be summoned if they contradict their statements given in interviews to different channels regarding the London flats. PTI counsel Naeem Bukhari wanted the bench to accept the newspaper clippings and said the court in many cases had ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A newly constituted five-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, will resume hearing in the Panamagate case from January 4. Two changes have been made in the newly formed bench. Justice Ejaz Afzal has replaced former chief justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Friday directed secretary Establishment Division, Home Secretary and Inspector-General of Police, Punjab, to fix seniority of all the police officers, given out-of-turn promotion, along with their batch mates, as if they were never given out-of-turn promotion. The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Former Islamabad District Bar Association president Javed Akbar Shah has filed a reference before the Supreme Judicial Council against IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui through Riaz H Rahi advocate, over his alleged “obnoxious behaviour and failure to preserve the dignity of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali will retire today on attaining the age of superannuation. Jamali who remained the chief justice of Pakistan for 15 months laid down the robes of his office on December 15. During the 15-month tenure, Justice Jamali headed various benches which ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Attorney General for Pakistan has taken strong notice of a malicious campaign against Chief Justice of Pakistan-designate Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and advised the relevant authorities to initiate criminal action against individual users and group accounts on social media for defamatory ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court yesterday issued notices to the Federal Investigation Agency and Adiala Jail officials in the case of former religious affairs minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi’s bail. A two-judge bench, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Dost Muhammad, heard ex-federal ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court yesterday directed the Punjab government to furnish revenue record in a state land grabbing case of district Kasur. A two-member Supreme Court bench, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, was hearing bail applications of 19 accused, including ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Judicial Commission has been urged to assume the role of a“judicial performance commission” to phase out “incompetent” and “dishonest” judges from the superior judiciary. While addressing a farewell ceremony held here on Saturday in honour ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court will ward off any challenge to democracy as judges of the superior courts have taken oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. “It is our promise on account of our sacred oath that the Constitution will be protected in letter and spirit,” ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The federal ombudsman has proposed a committee, headed by a district and sessions judge, for every jail to bring about overall improvement in their condition. In pursuance of the Supreme Court’s directives, Federal Ombudsman Salman Faruqui on Tuesday submitted a report of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, the next Chief Justice of Pakistan, is a very dynamic judge and has sharp judgment power. He strongly believes in rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution and does not like apex court intervention in the functions of other state organs. In an additional ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan, a judge of Lahore High Court, on Friday moved the Supreme Court against LHC Chief Justice’s order to relegate his seniority. The judge has filed the petition under Article 184(3) of Constitution with the prayer to set aside Lahore High Court ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The top court’s bench hearing petitions on Panama leaks was dissolved as Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali would lay down his robes on December 15 and would officially retire on the 31st. It will be reconstituted when Justice Saqib Nisar takes oath of next chief justice of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court was asked to direct the authorities to produce safety record of PIA inland and foreign flights and purchase agreements of ATR aircraft with the A320 airbus. On Wednesday, an ATR plane, PK-661, flew from Chitral airport to Islamabad but crashed in a mountainous ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In view of “insufficient and unauthentic documents” the Supreme Court yesterday hinted at establishing a commission to probe the allegations levelled against the prime minister and his children in view of the Panama-gate. Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, heading a ...

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