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  • Muslim advocates, legal org file suits over travel ban

    A coalition of Muslim and Iranian-American advocates and a nonpartisan legal institute filed the first lawsuits against the Trump administration's new travel restrictions for citizens of eight countries, including Iran, that were announced late last month...

    The suits were filed Monday in federal courts in New York and Maryland...

  • Bosan advocates subsidy for farmers

    Speaking at ‘Mango Export Awareness Seminar and Banana Tissue Culture Plants Distribution’, the minister advocated for provision of subsidy for the entire agriculture sector but this subsidy must reach actual farmers...

    “Before devolution, the food ministry used to have Rs32 billion funds...

  • Gulalai advocates national govt

    LAHORE: Only a national government, comprising ‘talented’ people, can steer the country out of current crisis because Nawaz Sharif, Asif Zardari and Imran Khan lack vision, capacity and planning to lead the country, says MNA Ayesha Gulalai...

    She also took the occasion to claim that some politicians were berating army only to hide their corruption...

  • Indian coach advocates revival of Peace Cup snooker

    KARACHI: Indian coach Subash Agrawal has advocated the revival of snooker Peace Cup besides bilateral exchanges of the teams of other sports between the two nations...

    “The exchanges of teams suit the two nations and can bridge the gap,” Agrawal, who is here on his second visit, told Dawn on the sidelines of the world 6-Reds and team snooker championship...

  • Damon advocates Oscar for Ridley Scott

    PALM SPRINGS: Matt Damon launched a bold new phase of Oscar campaigning for his “The Martian” director on Saturday, telling a crowd that Ridley Scott has “given more than enough to cinema” over his career to deserve an Academy Award...

    Damon spoke at the opening night gala for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, a non-televised black-tie dinner at the desert city’s convention centre...

  • PM advocates global debt relief initiative for developing countries

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called for a global initiative on debt relief for developing countries, including Pakistan, so that they could combat the novel coronavirus in a better way...

    During a telephonic conversation with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PM Khan apprised him how his government was fighting on two fronts simultaneously — combating Covid-19 and saving people from...

  • Lahore High Court website hacked again

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court website seems highly vulnerable to hacking as it was hacked for the second time on Thursday...

    An Indian allegedly hacked the website last year and now some unidentified person has done it putting the data/information of the high court at risk...

  • Supreme Court, Islamabad High Court jurisdiction extended to Fata

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tues­day approved extension of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as a first step towards implementation of the long overdue reforms in the country’s restive tribal areas...

    In the initial draft that had been prepared in the light of suggestions of a six-member special committee that had proposed merger of the...

  • Supreme Court stays execution of four sentenced to death by military court

    ISLAMABAD: Staying the execution of four military court convicts – including two men accused of involvement in the barbaric attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School in Dec 2014 – the Supreme Court ordered the federal government on Tuesday to explain whether their appeals, filed before an appellate forum, were still pending or had been decided...

    A bench, consisting of Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Qazi Faez Isa, ordered...

  • Supreme Court upholds verdict against court martial decision

    ISLAMABAD: While dismissing a review petition of the government, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld its judgement that the army had no authority to prosecute and dismiss an officer from service through a field general court martial on charges related to income tax returns when the department concerned had not taken cognisance of any offence...

    A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib...

  • Top court's powers extended to Gilgit-Baltistan, rules Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday, while giving a written order regarding the constitutional status of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and the grant of fundamental rights to its citizens, ruled that the powers of the top court also extend to the region...

    The written order also states that no part of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan can be abolished or amended without proper legislation...

  • Justice Isa petitions Supreme Court to constitute full court bench to hear reference

    Justice Qazi Faez Isa — who is currently facing a misconduct reference filed by the president against him in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) — has in a new application requested the Supreme Court to constitute a full court bench to hear his petition against the SJC's proceedings...

    In support of his argument, Justice Isa has contended that the SJC "expressed bias" against him in its verdict on Reference 427 (a second petition) and...

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