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  • Bar members leap to defence of Asma, Khalid

    LAHORE: Leaders of the bar on Wednesday defended the right of two senior advocates ? Asma Jahangir and Dr Khalid Ranjha ? to plead before court for the client of their choice...

    Doctors and lawyers couldn’t say no to their clients, Azam Nazir Tarar, the vice chairman of Pakistan Bar Council, told Dawn...

  • Prime suspect in Asma murder case handed over to Pakistan

    KOHAT: The prime suspect in the murder of Asma Rani, a third year medical student, was taken into custody by the Kohat police after Interpol officials handed him over to the personnel of Federal Investigation Agency at the Islamabad airport on Saturday night...

    Mujahidullah and his brother Sadiqullah, who is also an accused in the case, had reportedly opened fire on Asma who had been visiting her family in Kohat during a session...

  • Sharjeel, Khalid secure Pakistan 9-wicket win over England

    Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif scored quickfire half-centuries as Pakistan defeated England by nine wickets in the only Twenty20 International (T20I) at Old Trafford, Manchester, late on Wednesday...

    The two came out all guns blazing as the opening duo struck record 73 runs in the powerplay overs — overshadowing Pakistan's previous best of 72 against Zimbabwe...

  • Khalid Jawed Khan notified as new Attorney General for Pakistan

    The Ministry of Law and Justice on Saturday notified Khalid Jawed Khan as the new Attorney General for Pakistan...

    As per the notification issued by the law ministry, President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has appointed Khalid Jawed Khan as Attorney General for Pakistan "with the rank and status of federal minister with immediate effect...

  • Former PCB chief Khalid Mahmood recalls Australia’s last tour to Pakistan

    LAHORE: Khalid Mahmood, who was heading the Pakistan Cricket Board in 1998 when Australia last toured Pakistan, on Wednesday said many things have changed during the past 24 years...

    “I joined the PCB as chairman at a time when a number of [Pakistan] cricketers were not available for different reasons and match-fixing allegations were being levelled on some cricketers...

  • Disappearance incidents must stop: Asma

    LAHORE: Renowned human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jehangir on Sunday said picking up of civilians in Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa allegedly by security agencies must stop...

    She was speaking at the concluding session of a two-day regional judicial consultation, titled ‘Role of Judiciary in Enforcing Human Rights in South Asia’, organised jointly by Pakistan Institute of Labor Research and Education and South Asia...

  • Pir Kaleem elected president as Asma Jahangir's camp sweeps SCBA elections

    The Asma Jahangir camp convincingly won the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) elections held on Tuesday, Oct 31, with Pir Kaleem Khurshid elected as the president, according to unofficial results received late on the same day...

    Pakistan Bar Council vice-chairman Ahsan Bhoon, its members Azam Nazir Tarar and Abid Saqi, former governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa and Ramzan Chaudhry were among main supporters of Khurshid...

  • Asma urges govt to recover missing Turkish family

    ISLAMABAD: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir and representatives of the Pak-Turk School’s parents association on Tuesday demanded that the government unmask those involved in the abduction of Mesut Kacmaz and his family and take immediate steps for their release...

    Addressing a press conference at the National Press Club, Ms Jahangir said that if the government wanted to improve the standard of democracy, it has to provide...

  • Top legal body divided over Asma’s tirade

    ISLAMABAD: Cracks emerged in the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — the regulatory body of lawyers — on Saturday after a number of members from the 23-strong council came out in support of the outspoken human rights activist Asma Jahangir and her tirade against the judiciary over the Panama Papers case...

    They openly distanced themselves from PBC Vice Chairman Ahsan Bhoon, who on Friday had dubbed her remarks a “vilification campaign” to...

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