Assad Hameed

  • TISLAMABAD - A senior lawyer on Thursday filed a reference in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against eight judges of apex court for taking oath under Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in the wake of November 3, 2007 and validating imposition of emergency in the country. Apex court lawyer, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A full bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday gave a three-day deadline to the Government of Punjab for regularizing 96 ad hoc lecturers and submit a compliance report to the court. The Provincial Government despite a clear court ruling ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday observed that the tales of corruption in judiciary from civil judge to Supreme Court are everywhere but the dignity of the court would be restored at every cost. "The judiciary would have to be cleaned of corruption ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal government on Saturday filed a petition in the apex court seeking immediate suspension of the disqualification of Sharif brothers. The fresh plea against the ruling of February 25 of the Supreme Court in which Sharif brothers were disqualified has been filed a day after the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Registrar Office of Supreme Court Thursday returned a set of review appeals filed by the Federal Government seeking cancellation of a February 25 court ruling that disqualified Sharif brothers. The verdict had not only dislodged the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Government in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The kingpin of lawyers' movement and former President of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan comprehends the humming of conspiracies in the wake of reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The apprehension Aitzaz Ahsan shared with the media ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Zardari regime on Tuesday issued two separate notifications for restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and the other deposed judges to the position of November 2, 2007, the day when former dictator Pervez Musharraf sacked them after suspending the Constitution and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Though the Supreme Court hasn't delivered its detailed judgement in Sharifs' disqualification case so far, the PPP-led regime has decided to file a review appeal to pacify the angry PML-N. "The government has decided to seek review of the adverse ruling against Sharif brothers due to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The defiant and relentless lawyers of Pakistan are today embarking upon a journey that symbolizes the struggle for rule of law and supremacy of Constitution in country. Many of the mainstream political parties including Pakistan Muslim League of former premier Nawaz Sharif (PML-N), ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Handing down its verdict in Dr Aafia case, Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to expedite its efforts for an early repatriation of Pakistani born American neuroscientist detained in a US prison on the charge of attempting to kill an American ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government of Pakistan has appointed Justice Muhammad Bilal Khan, a judge from the Lahore High Court, as the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the outgoing Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Ministry of Law and Justice ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Police authorities would launch a massive crackdown against leaders and workers of anti-government political parties, including Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), from tomorrow (Saturday), official sources disclosed to TheNation on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The imposition of Governor Rule in Punjab was challenged in the Supreme Court of Pakistan here on Saturday by none else but one of the challengers of the eligibility of Sharif brothers. Shahid Orakzai, a freelance journalist who was a party to the apex court's judgment of February 25 ...

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  • TISLAMABAD " A three-judge bench of Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified Sharif brothers while upholding a Lahore High Court (LHC) ruling on June 23 last year regarding their ineligibility from holding any public office. As a result of the apex court decision, President of Pakistan Muslim ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court hearing a set of appeals regarding the eligibility of PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif is inching closer to its decision as all the contesting parties completed their arguments here on Tuesday. With the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Even before taking oath of their office, the newly elected Senators from NWFP on Monday found themselves in the midst of a legal controversy when Islamabad High Court summoned them today (Tuesday) in connection with a challenge to their unopposed election. The challenge to the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD " An anti-Sharifs lawyer Monday presented a set of DVDs before the Supreme Court of Pakistan claiming it contained those speeches of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif in which they had brought disrespect and disrepute to the superior judiciary. A three-judge bench of apex court, which is ...

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  • TIslamabad - Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar on Tuesday took two more suo motu notices on separate complaints regarding rape cases and directed the concerned police authorities to informed apex court whether any action was taken against the culprits. One of these cases was ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A three-judge bench of Supreme Court Monday questioned the locus standi of Chief Secretary Punjab for filing an appeal regarding the eligibility of Sharif brothers, as it is an electoral dispute between two parties. During the arguments of Advocate General Punjab Khawaja Haris before ...

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  • TIslamabad - Top lawyer of the Punjab Government on Wednesday, told the apex court that Lahore High Court disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in undue haste without hearing the federal and provincial governments. Initiating his arguments on a set of appeals against a Lahore High Court ...

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  • TISLAMABAD " One of the Pro Sharif lawyers on Tuesday dispelled the impression as if the black coats were trying to create a rift among members of superior judiciary but blamed military dictators for bringing a bad name to the bench. During his arguments before a three-judge bench of apex court ...

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  • TISLAMABAD: Among many files of promotion awaiting Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani's nod, one is that of a doctor whose promotion was deferred by Central Selection Board a few months ago. Though the Central Selection Board denied promotion to same doctor from Grade 19 to 20 for not having ...

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  • TISLAMABAD " Setting 73-year-old Dr AQ Khan free after hearing a petition against his detention, IHC Chief Justice Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam on Friday ruled "The petitioner is declared a free citizen and writ petition is disposed of." The court also ruled that charges against AQ Khan could not ...

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  • TIslamabad " The Human Rights Committee of Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Friday condemned the militants operating in Swat and Malakand who had declared lawyers as "Wajibul Qatal". Endorsing the call of the NWFP bar council here in a meeting, the committee expressed solidarity with the lawyers of the ...

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  • TIslamabad - Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, the senior most judge of the apex court after Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, took oath as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan here Friday. Justice Raza will perform as Chief Justice of Pakistan in absence of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar who is ...

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  • TISLAMABAD " Exonerating Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani from corruption references lodged against him by notorious National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday dropped charges of misuse of authority and corruption against him. Announcing the verdict on the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar Wednesday took three suo motu notices on different complaints regarding violations of human rights enshrined in Constitution of Pakistan 1973. In pursuance of these issues, the Chief Justice has put concerned police officials on ...

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  • TIslamabad - One of the three Supreme Court judges seized with the hearing of Sharifs' eligibility case Monday observed that though former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif was pardoned but conviction against him stood intact. Justice Sheik Hakim Ali, a member of the 3-judge bench hearing the appeals ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The counsel for a rival candidate of Nawaz Sharif Friday informed the Supreme Court of Pakistan that the former prime minister and Quaid of Pakistan Muslim-Nawaz was disqualified by the returning officer for NA-120, Lahore, during the general elections on the basis of his conviction in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD- Supreme Court has summoned the proposer and seconder of nomination papers of former Premier Nawaz Sharif to appear before the court in person today asking them whether they press the demand for formation of an appropriate bench to adjudicate upon the Sharif brothers' eligibility case. A ...

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