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  • NAB law no more applies to KP, claims advocate general

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa advocate general Abdul Lateef Yousafzai on Thursday insisted after the passage of the provincial Ehtesab Commission law, the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 (NAB law) was no more applicable to the province...

    Around 15 petitions filed by three former provincial ministers and several officials have challenged the KPEC Act and the subsequent steps taken under it, including the appointment of its...

  • First-ever woman advocate general appointed in Punjab

    LAHORE: Additional Advocate General (AAG) Asma Hamid has been appointed as first-ever woman advocate general of Punjab (AGP) since Shakilur Rehman Khan tendered his resignation as the principal law officer the other day owing to expiry of the provincial government’s constitutional term on May 31...

    Sources in the advocate general office confirmed that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif approved a summary to this effect on Monday evening......

  • KP Advocate General resigns

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakh­­tunkhwa Advocate General Abdul Lateef You­safzai has resigned after around five years on the job...

    Mr Yousafzai, an advocate in the Supreme Court, submitted his resignation to KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Sunday...

  • Mahmood Mirza was an advocate of social change

    Born in 1932, Mr Mirza devoted his life to the cause of social change which he thought was critical to deal with numerous socio-economic challenges confronting Pakistan...

    He authored many books, including ‘Social Change’, ‘Social Evaluation of the Taxation System’, ‘Sindh Today’ and ‘How to modernise a Muslim state’ besides contributing to top-tier dailies on issues of national importance...

  • Upset with PML-N ‘advisers’, Nisar plays devil’s advocate

    The former interior minister was speaking at a meeting of the central working committee (CWC) of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which was convened to formally endorse the decision to nominate Senator Yaqoob Khan Nasar as the party’s acting president...

    On Wednesday, PML-N Spokes­person Dr Asif Kirmani had announced Senator Nasar’s nomination as the acting president, in line with the party constitution and the notice issued...

  • SC restores licence of senior advocate

    ISLAMABAD: Senior advocate Ali Zafar, who is aspiring for the prestigious post of the president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), got a reprieve on Friday when the Supreme Court withdrew its order of suspending his licence to practise after accepting his remorse and apology...

    The suspension of the licence caused the cancellation by the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and the SCBA of farewell dinners in honour of outgoing chief...

  • Chaudhry Azad Advocate — a great social worker and political reformer

    During the last days of 1964, when the electoral battle was about to set off between Gen Ayub Khan and Fatima Jinnah, Chaudhry Mohammad Azad Advocate, a staunch liberal-democrat, a silent philanthropist, political reformer, social worker and an honest lawyer, led a group of seven lawyers and launched a campaign for Fatima Jinnah...

    Being the Jhelum district general secretary of the then Council Muslim League, his efforts bore...

  • Outspoken #MeToo advocate accused of misconduct

    SACRAMENTO: The California Legislature’s widening sexual misconduct scandal now includes allegations against a Democratic lawmaker known for her fierce advocacy on women’s issues, including an anti-sexual harassment movement that began sweeping the Capitol last fall...

    Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia said on Thursday she’ll fully cooperate with an investigation into an allegation she groped a 25-year-old man who worked for another lawmaker...
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