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Luckily for us, a judge's pen can't be turned into a gun. A judge's weapons are his judgements. If the constitution is grand norm, it immediately wears the wheels of decree. Things are not that simple either. When Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was CJP, his orders as CJP were not obeyed. His fellow judges left him ...
ECP officials have written to registrars of high courts asking them to provide a list of judges from the lower judiciary who can be spared for this purpose. ... ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday decided to appoint District Returning Officers (DROs) and Returning Officers (ROs) ...

In an attempt to make upcoming polls more credible, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has once again approached chief justices of the high courts to provide services of the lower ... In 2009, the higher judiciary, through the National Judicial Policy, decided not to spare any judge for election duty.
NEW YORK: A federal judge on Thursday dismissed Exxon Mobil Corp's lawsuit seeking to stop New York and Massachusetts from probing whether the oil and gas company covered up its knowledge about climate change and lied to investors and the public about it. US District Judge Valerie Caproni in ...
The Islamabad project is in part designed to counter mounting criticism by the Trump administration, which has suspended funding to Pakistan, as well as growing unease in China over what Pakistani militancy could mean for its massive investment in the country. It is also intended to support Pakistani ...
Sharif and his supporters accuse Pakistan's chief justice of interfering in politics and swaying the upcoming election. As a Pakistani political scientist, I fear they may be right. Military coups used to be the biggest risk to Pakistani democracy. Thanks to coup d'etats in 1958, 1977 and 1999, my country has ...

If granted this will be the first of its kind verdict in which a new jurisprudence in Pakistan's judicial history will evolve. A five-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed had taken up two petitions moved by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and Justice ...
Mr Nisar is not Pakistan's first celebrity judge. In 2008 Iftikhar Chaudhry helped to oust General Pervez Musharraf, a military dictator, overturning the Supreme Court's previously pliant reputation, which it had gained by rubber-stamping a series of coups. The successful exercise of his authority went to Mr ...
The judge asked for data about the number of Ahmadis in Pakistan and also those who “converted from Islam” to the Ahmadiyya sect, along with their travel history. However, for many ... Pakistani religious students gather for a protest against social media in Islamabad in March 2017. They demanded the ...
Our senior-most judge wants to rid the country of corrupt politicians, and he wants us to eat hormone-free chicken. “The aim of my ... Nisar has said one reason Pakistan isn't a superpower is that Pakistani gardeners take way more smoking breaks than their Chinese counterparts. He has also said the ...
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday asserted all pending National Accountability (NAB) references will be decided by June this year, saying the ... Justice Saqib Nisar said that a judge should issue verdicts without fear, then only can the rule of law prevail in a country.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has announced that his party will hold a massive rally in the federal capital to express solidarity with the judiciary in response to criticism being levelled by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his aides. Addressing a press conference ...
And the current verdict is likely to become equally controversial since some experts ascribe it to undue legal interpretations by the judges rather than being based on any specific clause of the Constitution. In Pakistan's troubled politics, Mr Sharif's disqualification is not without precedence. In 2002, Gen ...
According to sources privy to the affair, while chairing the parliamentary party members' meeting Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi issued directives that the conduct of judges will now be discussed in the parliament. Additionally PM Abbasi said that the judges conduct should discussed in both houses ...
Deputy Attorney General Raja Khalid Mahmood pleaded the bench to nullify the suspect's acquittal, noting that the additional district and sessions court judge had accepted receiving a bribe for exonerating the accused. The hearing was then adjourned until Feb 22 after the court sought a response on the ...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — On his way to becoming Pakistan's top judge, Mian Saqib Nisar built a reputation as a highly regarded jurist known for his ... to have him removed, a claim both the military and the justices deny, and of exercising continued bias in cases involving the governing party and its officials.
According to the notification, Justice Mansoor Ali has been replaced by a Lahore High Court judge, Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, as chief justice of the said court. Besides, six persons have been appointed for a year as the additional judges of Sindh High Court. Those appointed include Kausar Sultana ...

Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified a lawmaker from the ruling party for five years after finding him guilty of threatening judges in a speech last year. In Thursday's decision, the court also sentenced Nehal Hashmi, of the Pakistan Muslim League, to one month in prison. The decision came a day after ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top judge Saqib Nisar on Wednesday apologised for his 'sexist' recent remark in which he had compared the length of a ... The WLA had also asked the chief justice to choose his words more carefully, while the WAF called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan to issue a public apology.
During the proceedings in the Panama case, he had stubbornly refused to change his mind and had told the judges that he would not call the LHC decision into question. This had severely annoyed the justices, prompting one of them to say that the NAB died today. In his legal opinion, the prosecutor ...
LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Saturday threatened to shut down all development projects, including the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) if the Punjab government fails to improve health and education sectors, and ordered the imposition of uniform tuition fee at all private medical ...
“The financial sanctions may not bite Pakistan because they have developed alternatives,” Mr. Daudzai said. “The only area the impact could be huge, but it's a bit too early to judge, is the field of air force. The Pakistani system is still hugely dependent on the U.S. It can take a long time to switch from that.”.
The petition, filed by Shabbar Raza and Hasnat Ahmed Khan, had requested a seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to review the July 31, 2009 order removing the judges who had taken oath under the PCO and sought the restoration of their pensions and privileges.
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday dismissed the objection of registrar office raised on a petition challenging ... But after completing two years of service, all these judges were confirmed except the single female judge Erum Sajjad, even though she decided 10,000 cases ...
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has proposed the elevation of Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah to the Supreme Court. Sources told The Express Tribune on Thursday that the CJP has summoned a meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) ...
Later, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, on November 16, rejected Nawaz's appeal against the registrar's decision returning his petition. During today's hearing, the ... The judge also provided a copy of the reference — spread over 53 volumes — to Maryam and Safdar. NAB's Rawalpindi ...
The judge said every pillar of the state was being attacked by the protesters. The AGP said someone might not have convinced the court but a whole institution should not be blamed in the case. However, the bench, while issuing its order, said the agency should be represented by an official not below the ...
The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 3 January, expressed disenchantment over the performance of the the Inter-Services Intelligence agencies for their monitoring of the Faizabad sit-in, Express Tribune reported. A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Qazi Faez ...
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued show-cause notices to two civil judges for misleading Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in a suo ... Two civil judges, justices Tariq Khan and Waqar Ahmed, in the report submitted mentioned that there were no such cases in their courts.
However, the Panama judgment was more than that, with the judges stressing on “regulatory capture” which is the state (read Nawaz Sharif and family) not allowing independent regulatory bodies such as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) ...
Nawaz Sharif doesn't show any signs of backing down from criticizing Supreme Court judges for disqualifying him as the prime minister. Addressing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers on Tuesday , the ousted prime minister assailed the judges for what he said signaling him out, and sparing former ...
“We ask the bar first because we don't want judges' viewpoint to affect the bar.” The CJP shared that judges are evaluated on three main qualities; integrity, knowledge of law and conduct. “Integrity is the most important thing for a judge.” However, he clarified his stance that judges' competency will be ...
Vijay Mallya attempts to defame India's judges, his lawyers say Pakistan's SC more neutral than India's. Updated Dec 12, 2017 | 17:28 IST | Times Now Digital. The Crown Prosecution Service, arguing on behalf of the Indian government, asserted that India has a "free and animated press" that was understandably interested ...
A Pakistan man pushes a cart carrying water in jerry cans in a slum area of Karachi on October 25, 2017. ... In August this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned the Pakistani authorities that 60 million people in the country were exposed to arsenic contamination, with Punjab and Sindh being ...
Former premier Nawaz Sharif has said that first a dictator ousted his government and now a decision [Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case] made by five judges has put the country on a ruinous path. Speaking to the media in London, Nawaz said that he made Pakistan into an atomic ...
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has decided for registration of a case against Shoaib Sheikh and dismissed judge Pervaiz-ul-Qadir Memon in Axact fake degree scandal case, sources told Geo ... The case will be registered under the Pakistan Penal Code and anti-bribery act, they added.
Recently, while hearing a case pertaining to the mistreatment of minorities — an honourable judge of the Supreme Court, expressing sympathy for their plight, suggested that it might be beneficial to this group if society began treating them like special children. And while we understand the likely intentions ...
"What many Americans may not know is that Muslim women in the Indian-Pakistani culture are oppressed in her own land. Women are beaten and even killed for committing minor infractions. I have read many accounts of women just like me being brutalized by their husbands and family and ostracized ...
Pakistan Court Declares Finance Minister a Fugitive ... A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Monday declared the country's Finance Minister an absconder after he repeatedly failed to appear before judges in a graft case associated to the ... Judge Mohammad Bashir, eventually ruled Dart was an “absconder.
ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) dismissed on Monday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan's request to quash the terror ... As the ATC resumed the hearing, his counsel, Babar Awan, pleaded before ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand to remove the terrorism clauses from the ...
After making it clear her sentence would not be increased by her “deliberate absence”, the judge jailed her for three months for her “sustained, deliberate and cruel racist tirade”. Jurors heard Naz initially told officers the allegations were part of “a Muslim IS conspiracy” from within Walthamstow's Asian ...
He further said that if Pakistan was to progress as per the vision of Jinnah and Allama Iqbal, then all the stakeholders will have to be on the same page. “Politicians, judges, generals, bureaucrats and parliamentarians will have to sit together and draft a new course,” said Shehbaz. Earlier today, the CM ...
A Pakistan man pushes a cart carrying water in jerry cans in a slum area of Karachi on October 25, 2017. ... In August this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned the Pakistani authorities that 60 million people in the country were exposed to arsenic contamination, with Punjab and Sindh being ...
On May 18, 2017, ICJ ordered Pakistan to halt the execution of Jadhav until a final decision in the proceedings. “Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings,” ordered Judge Ronny Abraham, president of the court, ...
... it observed no illegalities in the multi-billion rupee project. A five-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, had reserved its verdict in the case on April 17 this year. The bench included Justices Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Maqbool Baqar, Ijaul Ahsan and Mazhar Alam Miankhel.
To return to the judges and courts, they first came under pressure when our titular head, the Governor General, took advantage of the anti-Ahmadi ... He was appointed Chief Justice of the West Pakistan High Court from 1958-62 and was a judge in the British tradition of Anglo-Saxon justice like all of his ...
He has not seen the pine forest since 2014, when the Pakistani army launched a counterinsurgency operation in North Waziristan and ordered more than a million locals to leave. Pakistan says more than 500 soldiers and 3,500 Taliban and Al Qaeda militants have been killed in North Waziristan in the ...
Former premier Nawaz Sharif has said that first a dictator ousted his government and now a decision [Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case] made by five judges has put the country on a ruinous path. Speaking to the media in London, Nawaz said that he made Pakistan into an atomic ...
Justice Ayub Khan took the oath in a ceremony attended by many lawyers and judges. “I, Muhammad Ayub Khan, do solemnly swear that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan. That as a judge of Peshawar High Court for the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, I will discharge my duties and perform ...
On Tuesday's hearing, Additional District and Sessions judge also expressed their anger over Malir SSP's failure to follow court orders. “Why do ...


 

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