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  • ISLAMABAD -  Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa believes that under Article 184(3) of the Constitution questions of fact may be looked into by apex court in the interest of doing “complete justice”. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed, future chief justices of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Two of the five judges, who gave the verdict in Panama Papers case, favoured sending Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif packing – though their decision failed to secure majority and become operative part of the judgment. Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed declared ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given a reprieve Thursday when the Supreme Court ruled there was insufficient evidence to order his removal from office over corruption allegations, but it ordered further investigations. Nawaz and his children are accused of graft in the ongoing case ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained the Chief Justice Peshawar High Court from constituting a judicial commission to probe Mashal Khan’s murder. Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old student at the Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, was killed by an angry mob on the premises of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on the high-profile Panama Papers case involving Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children on Thursday (tomorrow), a ruling which could have far-reaching effects on the future of the country’s politics. The verdict is scheduled to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Expressing displeasure over non-compliance of its earlier order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all provinces to submit detailed reports on measures taken to control respiratory diseases caused by dust-spewing stone crushing units. In pursuance of the court’s earlier order, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) on Monday challenged the extension to military courts in the apex court. LHCBA President Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali filed a petition under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution through Hamid Khan in the apex court. In the petition, the LHCBA ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Bar Association on Friday challenged the extension to military courts through 23rd constitutional amendment, and also questioned whether the parliament can undo doctrine of separation of powers particularly relating to separation of judiciary from the executive. It ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  A Supreme Court judge said on Thursday that though the Lahore Metro Train project could not be stopped, measures should be taken to protect the undamaged heritage buildings and sites. “We must keep in mind those buildings which have not been destroyed and not those which ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Punjab government authorities to identify damage caused to heritage buildings for various reasons and suggest remedial measures for their protection. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, heading a five-judge bench, said there should be some solution ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Panamagate verdict will have enduring consequences, set a new precedent and be remembered for centuries, said Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The judge made this observation when Khawaja Ahmed Hasan, representing the civil society group in the Orange ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The counsel for the civil society group yesterday said the Orange Line Metro Train project would cause physical impairment to historical buildings, which is also likely to damage the heritage. The five-member Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, is hearing appeals of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court Thursday sought reports from police and human rights organisations about the alleged smuggling of Pakistani women to Afghanistan. A three-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, sought the reports while taking up a suo moto case of a woman, who ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Directing authorities to protect heritage buildings, the Supreme Court has said that it will not allow the Orange Line at the cost of national heritages and historical monuments. A five-member SC bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, issued directives while taking up appeals of Nespak, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that the Lahore High Court (LHC) had rejected experts’ reports about the Lahore Orange Line project without plausible explanation, thus restraining the construction work. A five-member SC bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal observed this while ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -   The Supreme Court was informed on Monday that alternation in the Orange Line Metro Train Project at this stage would cost a lot to the provincial government. Shahid Hamid, counsel for NESPAK, said that redesigned or re-alignment in the project though technically possible, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court said the Chairman National Accountability Bureau did not have authority to relax rules by compromising eligibility and academic qualifications. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice (Retd) Amir Hani Muslim had passed the order on illegal appointments in the NAB ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A special court hearing the high treason case against former army chief Pervez Musharraf on Friday directed the Ministry of Interior to provide a complete detail of his (Musharraf’s) properties within one month. The special court issued the directives while hearing the petitions ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Rule of law is fundamental for the economic, political and social development, said Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. He said this while addressing a gathering at Courtroom No 1 that was held to bid farewell to Justice Amir Hani Muslim, who will lay down his robe today. “The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the denotification of four officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) whose initial appointment could not be justified by their qualification. NAB Lahore DG Syed Burhan, Balochistan DG Tariq Mehmood, Sindh Director Shahbir Ahmed and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to process cases of officers seeking premature retirement in accordance with rules and they should be entitled to perks and pension benefits. When a three-member SC bench headed by Justice Amir ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  While hearing a case related to ‘illegal’ appointments in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Supreme Court on Monday directed the anti-graft body and the Establishment Division (ED) to sort out the issue before the court intervenes, which may have an ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - If the trial of a sitting prime minister can take place in the open court then why can’t a judge stand trial in a public court, said former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. While talking to reporters covering the Supreme Court here, he said: “No one is a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned chairman National Accountability Bureau on March 27 to inform about nine officers inducted in the Bureau in violation of laws. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, heard the suo motu regarding the alleged illegalities, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued directives to move child maid Tayyaba, who was tortured by her employers before she was shifted to Pakistan Sweet Home Islamabad, to SOS Children Village Islamabad. The apex court observed that after two months it will decide whether she should stay ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a review petition of PTI leader Usman Dar, who had challenged the victory of Defence Minister Khwaja Asif from NA-110 Sialkot. An election tribunal had dismissed the PTI leader’s petition on November 10, 2016. Khawaja Asif had won NA-110 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday suspended a Sindh High Court (SHC) order to close down 120 liquor shops operating across Sindh. A two-judge SC bench comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Mazhar Alam admitting an appeal against the SHC order observed that the high court could ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Saturday ruled that in order to prove rigging (in election), there has to be material on record to establish corrupt practices committed by a (winning) candidate. “Section 55 of the Representation of the People Act, 19 76 requires that a precise statement of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Accepting the appeals of two life imprisonment accused the Supreme Court on Friday acquitted them after 11 years. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, and comprised Justice Dost Muhammad and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel heard the appeals of two ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The apex court on Tuesday directed the Pakistan Bureau of Statistic to submit statement why questions about special persons excluded from the census form. The national population census is commencing, first time in 19 years, from today (March 15). A three-member bench, headed by ...

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