Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali on Wednesday took oath as new Chief Justice of Lahore High Court. Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana administered the oath at Governor House. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and senior officials were present on the occasion.  Chief Justice Ali is the son of former CJP Muhammad Yaqub Ali and brother-in-law of former SC judge Khalilur Rehman Ramday.   He did his LLB (Honours) from the UK’s Leeds University in 1979 and Bar-at-law from Middle Temple, UK, in 1980. He did his graduation from the University of the Punjab in 1976 while O and A levels from Aitchison College in 1972 and 1974, respectively. He was elevated to the LHC bench on February 17, 2010. Before becoming the judge of the high court, he also served as Punjab’s additional advocate general from March 26, 1995, to August 1, 1997, and as deputy attorney general for Pakistan from August 1, 1997, to June 7, 2006, and again from August 10, 2007, to Feb 11, 2008. Justice Ali remained a member of the special bench which held trial of former army chief Pervez Musharraf in the treason case. He is known as an expert in criminal justice system.–Staff Reporter


Another two-day remand of Imran

An anti-terrorism court Wednesday extended for two days physical remand of serial killer and rapist of eight minor girls including Zainab Amin of Kasur. The police officials produced the suspect in the court of ATC Judge-I Sajjad Ahmad amid tight strict security arrangements and pleaded the court that Imran Ali was serial killer and rapist of the eight minor girls.  The investigation officer told the court that Imran took Zainab, 7-year old child girl, to an under-constructed house where he raped her and killed her. He said after that he dropped her body at a dumping site—near her house, he said. The officer pleaded the court that they wanted two-day further remand of the suspect to take the case to its logical end.  At this, the judge asked the IO that the accused was remanded for 14 days and what was done during this period. The IO replied that they had collected all evidence. On it, the judge remarked that the case soon should be taken to its logical end. The court accepted the plea and allowed two-day physical remand of the suspect.  On Tuesday, the same court granted Imran Ali into police custody for three-day remand over charges of killing and raping seven other minor girls. Police told the court that his DNA tests matched with the swabs collected from the bodies of the victims in Kasur. –Staff Reporter


Qadri raps  Nawaz

PAT Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri has said that ugly campaign of disqualified PML-N President Nawaz Sharif to humiliate judgments, provoke masses against judiciary, insult judges and mock national security institutions if ignored further, it would lead to lawlessness having gruesome consequences.  Talking on telephone with party leaders, he said it was high time to decide whether law was supreme or offenders. He said Model Town incident will not spare Sharifs. justice was yet to be done with blood of innocents, victim families were looking towards courts. Justice Ali Baqar Najafi report, he said , clearly pointed out that Sharif brothers and their cahoots were involved in the Model Town incident, which was a worst kind of state terrorism. “We want justice within framework of law and constitution,” he said. Dr Qadri said an important case of Election reforms Act 2017 was under trial, and it must be determined how a person who was not honest and disqualified due to perjury, can become party president and lead honest parliamentarians?   “Its constitutional demand that elected representative should be honest. –Staff Reporter