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  • ECP voids Dir by-poll result over women vote bar

    ISLAMABAD: Nearly a month after a men-only turnout in a by-election in PK-95 Dir sparked a nationwide controversy, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) — in a landmark verdict — on Tuesday declared the polls void because of the disenfranchisement of women...

    In a unanimous decision, the commission decided not to notify the returned candidate and said a new election schedule would be announced in accordance with the law and fresh...
  • AJK bar warns of strike in the region

    “Either both the judges should step down on their own or the concerned authorities should withdraw their politically motivated appointments without further ado,” demanded the Executive Committee of the AJK Bar Council at a marathon meeting here...

    AJK Bar Council’s vice chairman Khawaja Manzoor Qadir also attended the meeting on a special invite...

  • Pakistan Bar Council condemns lawyers-police clash in Lahore

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — the top regulatory body of lawyers — expressed its regret at the Lahore incident where lawyers and the police clashed with each other after an arrest warrant was issued against the president of the Lahore High Court Bar Association’s (LHCBA) Multan chapter...

    Both PBC leaders emphasised restraint by the bench and the bar, recalling that senior lawyers and several bar leaders had earlier...

  • Monitoring judge, time bar will not influence trial, SC says in detailed Panamagate review judgement

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a 23-page detailed verdict on the review petitions filed against the July 28 Panama Papers verdict which resulted in Nawaz Sharif's disqualification...

    The detailed verdict says that the petitions failed to point out any serious discrepancies or mistakes in the Panama Papers verdict and the facts entailing the disqualification of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif could not be disputed by the...
  • Bar-police ‘row’ deepens as lawyer held in rape case

    SAHIWAL: Tehsil bar association members observed a strike on Monday after Chichawatni Saddar police arrested a lawyer in connection with a rape case...

    On the other hand, the tehsil bar passed a resolution and condemned the arrest of their ‘respectable colleague’ in a ‘fabricated’ case...

  • First elections of Islamabad bar today

    ISLAMABAD: Over 3,700 lawyers will elect five representatives in the first ever elections of the newly-established Islamabad Bar Council (IBC) on Saturday...

    The IBC was established last year after the “Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Act 1973” was amended adding the Islamabad Bar Council to the list of the four provincial and the Pakistan bar councils...

  • By-poll bar on MPs

    THE code of conduct for by-elections has always been a contentious subject...

    The usual complaint is that the government’s side uses its position to influence the polls
  • Multan bar team meets governor

    He was talking to a delegation of the Lahore High Court Bar Association, Multan bench, here on Sunday...

    He promised to shortly visit different bar associations to have a first-hand account of their problems and finding solutions to them...

  • Senate criticises bar on women from voting in coming GB polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate criticised on Thursday a decision made by a jirga in Diamer district to bar women from casting vote in elections for the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly to be held next month...

    The nation was still reeling from its consequences as it transformed the Kashmir issue from that of self-determination to cross-border terrorism...

  • New bar council elects office-bearers

    ISLAMABAD: The lawyers of Islamabad on Saturday elected five members for the newly-established Islamabad Bar Council (IBC) for a five-year term...

    After the establishment of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in 2011, the lawyers had been demanding the establishment of a bar council for the Islamabad capital territory to handle matters related to the discipline and the issuance of practice licences to the local lawyers...

  • Islamabad Bar Council becomes functional

    ISLAMABAD: The newly established Islamabad Bar Council (IBC) on Saturday elected Shoaib Shaheen, a senior lawyer, its vice chairman...

    After the establishment of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in 2011, the lawyers had been demanding the establishment of a bar council for the Islamabad capital territory to handle matters related to the discipline and the issuance of practice licences to the local lawyers...

  • Dir women protest vote bar

    TIMERGARA: A group of women on Friday demonstrated at Odigram Bridge in Munjai area here against the area elders and political workers for barring them from voting in the recently concluded local body elections...

    A total of 13 women took part in the protest
  • Bar, bench cooperation vital for speedy justice: LHC CJ

    RAWALPINDI: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik on Saturday said close coordination between bar and bench was vital for speedy trial and provision of justice...

    “All stakeholders should extend their cooperation in fulfilling legal requirements so that the under trail cases could be decided without any delay,” he stated this while addressing the office bearers of High Court Bar Association Rawalpindi Bench, District Bar...

  • Zakat for Bar?

    THE Punjab chief minister is reported to have allocated Rs40m for the Lahore High Court Bar Association and Rs50m for the Supreme Court Bar Association...

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