Topic: Legal

COAS may tell if PM lied to Parliament: SC

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned the text of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech delivered on the floor of the National Assembly in which he mentioned that he had not asked Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to act as a facilitator to end the political imbroglio. ...

appeals court decide chimps legal
October 10, 2014

US appeals court to decide if chimps ‘legal persons’

AFPNEW YORKA New York State appeals court has heard arguments on whether chimpanzees held in captivity should be recognized as “legal persons” entitled to live in freedom. Animal charity The Nonhuman Rights Project is petitioning courts to move four chimpanzees held in confinement in ...

justice ramday serves legal notice imran
October 05, 2014

Justice Ramday serves legal notice on Imran

ISLAMABAD - Justice (R) Khalil ur Rehman Ramday has served a legal notice upon PTI Chairman Imran Khan for allegedly involving him and his family in the 2013 election rigging and demanded public apology from Imran.In a legal notice sent under section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance, 2002 by the ...

mid term elections demand legal
October 05, 2014

Mid-term elections demand legal

islamabad/rawalpindiRaja Pervaiz Ashraf, former prime minister and central leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, on Saturday said that PPP had supported PML-N government in current political turmoil only to save democracy and for the supremacy of parliament.“All the political impasse-related ...

Mid-term polls demand legal

javaid-ur-rahman & israr ahmedIslamabad/Rawalpindi - Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, former prime minister and central leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, on Saturday said that PPP had supported PML-N government in current political turmoil only to save democracy and for the supremacy of ...

justice ramday serves legal notice imran khan
October 04, 2014, 6:16 pm

Justice Ramday serves legal notice on Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD- Retired Justice Khalil ur Rehman Ramday has served legal notice on Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Imran Khan. The notice says the baseless allegations and character assassination on the part of Imran Khan has mentally tortured him. The notice calls on Imran Khan to apologize within ...

legal woes rivals hamper sarkozy comeback
October 03, 2014

Legal woes, rivals hamper Sarkozy’s comeback

PARIS : Announced with much fanfare two weeks ago, the return of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to front-line politics has quickly become bogged down by legal woes and sniping from rivals. Putting an end to one of the worst-kept secrets in France, Sarkozy announced on his Facebook page on ...

pti workers killing legal branch
September 29, 2014, 7:44 pm

Case against PM, 11 others sent to legal branch

ISLAMABAD- The case filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against 11 public figures including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on charges of killing of PTI workers at Constitution Avenue was transferred to police legal branch due to some legal complications today. The secretariat police station was ...

Senate panel formed to review ICT legal, admin matters

islamabadChairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari has constituted a special committee to review the constitutional, legal and administrative system in Islamabad capital territory. The chairman Senate in this regard held consultation with Leader of the House in the Senate and Leader of the ...

dr aafia seeks drop legal appeal
September 19, 2014

Dr Aafia seeks to drop legal appeal

NEW YORK - Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a US prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the US court system is unjust.Militants in Syria, Algeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan ...

aafia sidddiqui seeks drop us legal appeal
September 18, 2014, 5:59 pm

Aafia Siddiqui seeks to drop US legal appeal

NEW YORK- Pakistan-born neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a US prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the US court system is unjust. A 42-year-old mother of three with ...

legal expert rejects pti concept change azadi
September 11, 2014

Legal expert rejects PTI's concept of change, Azadi

ISLAMABAD Constitutional expert and senior Supreme Court lawyer, Abid Hasan Minto, strongly rejecting the concept of change and slogan of Azadi (independence) by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has questioned how he could do this by standing with the biggest operatives of the ...

Kaneria loses final legal challenge against life ban

LONDON - Former Pakistan international Danish Kaneria has lost his final legal challenge in an English court against a life ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for spot-fixing while playing for county side Essex, it was announced Tuesday. Judge Stanley Burton, sitting in England's ...

musharraf removed ecl government legal team
August 11, 2014, 4:33 pm

Musharraf’s name to be removed from ECL: Government orders legal team

KARACHI- Government has started considering the removal of former President Pervez Musharraf name from Exit Control List (ECL) and directed its legal team to work out legal draft on this count. Sources said that government had made consultations with top government functionaries in this respect ...

legal notice served qadri
August 09, 2014

Legal notice served on Qadri

Lahore : Former secretary of Lahore High Court Bar Association Rana Asadullah Khan has served a legal notice on Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on charges of levelling false allegations against him. Asadullah Khan in his notice had said that he had never been a legal adviser of Parks ...

legal notice qadri allegations rana asad
August 08, 2014, 3:44 pm

Rs1 billion legal notice sent to Qadri over allegations against Rana Asad

LAHORE- Rana Asadullah Khan, brother of Punjab Law Minister Rana Mashhood, today sent a legal notice through his counsel Malik Shamimur Rehman to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri for accusing Asad of using his influence to get a government job. The notice asked Dr Qadri to prove ...

legal notice served iftikhar
August 07, 2014

Rs24 billion legal notice served on Iftikhar

LAHORE - Former law minister advocate Rana Ijaz Ahmad on Wednesday served a legal notice on former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry claiming damages Rs 24 billion on the allegations of cheating the nation by way of taking oath under PCO (provisional constitutional order) and ...

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August 06, 2014

Winnie launches legal claim to Mandela's home

JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has launched a legal claim to the former South African leader's rural home, local media reported on Tuesday.Her lawyers said in a letter quoted by the Daily Dispatch newspaper that since the house in Qunu was bought while the two ...

PM assures army of all help in terror war

ISLAMABAD - Expressing his firm resolve to hunt down terrorists Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the whole nation is standing behind the armed forces fighting the battle for the peace and stability of the country.The chase of the militants will continue till their annihilation, Sharif said ...

legal flipping farzana
July 10, 2014

Legal flipping in Farzana case

LAHORE  - An Anti-Terrorism court on Wednesday directed counsels of both parties to come up with final arguments on the point to decide upon the removal of anti-terrorism sections in the Farzana murder case. Farzana was battened to death just outside the Lahore High Court for contracting love ...

legal umbrella
July 07, 2014

Legal umbrella

The ‘Protection of Pakistan Bill’ (PPB) got through parliament with a majority vote. Pakistan is undergoing extraordinary times which necessarily require extraordinary decisions. The bill, after formal consent of the president will remain a law for two years. The major concession in ...

islamic fatwas legal sanction indian sc
July 07, 2014, 2:59 pm

Islamic Fatwas have no legal sanction: Indian Supreme Court

New Delhi- Indian Supreme Court today ruled that Islamic fatwas had no legal sanction. The apex court said that either Darul Qaza or any mufti cannot issue fatwas and try to enforce against a person who has not approached for religious opinion. The SC said religion or faith cannot be ...

Sudan Christian woman faces new legal challenge

KHARTOUM : Muslim ‘relatives’ of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the US embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family, a lawyer said Tuesday.The complainants are the same people who laid an apostasy charge against Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 26, said ...

divergent legal skills
June 28, 2014

Divergent legal skills

I feel that our legal education should produce different types of lawyers. This calls for specialization and cultivation of substantive and practical legal skills in various areas of law. Pakistan needs experts in mediation, arbitration, health, environment, natural resources, joint ventures, ...

New Zealand schoolboy wins hair-raising legal fight

WELLINGTON A New Zealand schoolboy won the right to keep his long hair on Friday after the nation’s top court combed through the merits of an often tangled case and found in his favour.Lucan Battison, 16, called in the lawyers after he was suspended from St John’s College in Hastings ...

UN enlists legal help to curb environmental crime

OSLO : The United Nations will seek ways to toughen environmental laws this week to crack down on everything from illegal trade in wildlife to mercury poisoning and hazardous waste.The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), a new forum of all nations including environment ministers, business leaders and ...

legal bar fir
June 20, 2014

No legal bar for FIR against PM, CM

LAHORE -The law does not bar the Minhaj-ul-Quran administration from getting an FIR registered on the killing of its workers at the Minhaj Secretariat on Tuesday.Lawyers on criminal side express common view that the Code of Criminal Procedure allows an aggrieved person to get his complaint ...

apcnga questions legal status gidc
June 19, 2014

APCNGA questions legal status of GIDC

lahore - The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Wednesday questioned legal status of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) imposed by the government on gas consuming sectors.Government has been collecting billions as GIDC from CNG and other gas consuming sectors citing to finance the ...

legal wizards motion
June 13, 2014

PM puts legal wizards into motion

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed his legal team to look into the Sindh High Court’s order which directed the deletion of former President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s name from exit control list within 15 days. The granting of 15 days period for enforcement of the ...

Draft to amend NTC legal framework ready for Cabinet approval

ISLAMABaD - New draft to amend the organisational and legal framework of National Tariff Commission (NTC) is ready and will be presented to the Cabinet for approval any time, said Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan while chairing a meeting. With a revitalised NTC in place the ...