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  • In latest White House exit, Trump to lose counsel

    WASHINGTON: White House counsel Don McGahn, whose time serving Presi­dent Donald Trump has been marked by tension related to the investigation of Russian election interference, is set to leave the job in the coming weeks...

    “White House Counsel Don McGahn will be leaving his position in the fall, shortly after the confirmation [hopefully] of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump said on Twitter...

  • Hyderabad to have another museum as culture dept gets possession of Mukhi House

    HYDERABAD: Mukhi House, built in 1920 by prominent figure of Hyderabad, Mukhi Jethanand, has been handed over to the Sindh government, which will convert it to Hyderabad Museum...

    Speaking to the media, she said that an amount of Rs25 million was being allocated for the repair, rehabilitation and renovation of the proposed museum now when the Mukhi House had formally been handed over to the department...

  • The first ladies' club of Hyderabad

    Before the partition of the subcontinent, Hyderabad in Sindh was famous for its educational and social institutions...

    One such institution is the Nari Sabha, the first ladies’ club of the city, situated near Jail Road...

  • CJ asks PML-Q counsel to come up with proof of rigging

    ISLAMABAD: The inquiry commission investigating allegations of rigging in the 2013 general elections took exception to an utterance by the PML-Q counsel when he said that all previous elections were marred with “experiments” and the method employed in the 2013 elections was returning officers (ROs)...

    “There is a mechanism in election laws to safeguard the interests of the candidates at the time of the compilation of the election...

  • Model Town inquiry report: LHC seeks summary of lawyer’s posting as private counsel for govt

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed a senior lawyer to furnish a summary of his appointment as the private counsel by the Punjab government to represent it in its appeal against a decision for release of the Model Town inquiry report...

    A three-judge full bench sought the summary after a lawyer opposing the appeal objected to appearance of Khwaja Harris advocate as a counsel for the provincial government...

  • Dar’s counsel finds ‘tampered record’ during trial

    ISLAMABAD: During an eight-hour trial on Thursday, the counsel for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar continued to point out discrepancies in the prosecution’s evidence and, during the cross-examination of a prosecution witness, found certain documents to have been tampered with...

    During the cross examination, defence counsel Khawaja Haris drew the court’s attention to an original document regarding Mr Dar’s investments which was produced by...

  • Tareen’s counsel describes SC query as ‘difficult’

    ISLAMABAD: The counsel for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf secretary general Jahangir Khan Tareen facing a disqualification case described as “difficult” an apex court query whether a person holding thousands of acres of productive land in others’ name should not pay taxes or declare them in nomination papers...

    “This is the legal sort of position,” the counsel replied curtly...

  • Why was Sharif disqualified for life, counsel asks SC

    The issue cropped up when Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, a member of the five-judge Supreme Court bench that has taken up the review petitions of Nawaz Sharif and his children, asked senior counsel Khawaja Haris Ahmed to cite a precedent for permanent disqualification, when such a decision was handed down under Article 62(1)(f)...

    “Article 62(1)(f) is a new insertion in the Constitution, with its own implications and connotations that have...

  • Imran owns apology tendered by his counsel in contempt case

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, who faces a contempt charge, finally owned on Monday the unconditional apology tendered by his counsel to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in January — a week before a contempt petition was filed against him...

    Babar after the ECP found the party’s petition seeking review of the commission’s order requiring it to submit financial documents in the foreign funding...

  • PTI counsel points out trend of overprinting ballots in Punjab

    ISLAMABAD: Senior counsel Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, who represents the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), highlighted the trend of printing ballot papers in excess of the total number of registered voters in a number of constituencies of Punjab that emerged during the 2013 general elections, before the judicial commission on Tuesday...

    In an interesting aside, PML-N counsel Shahid Hamid called for an end to taunts that he was defending the...

  • 1973 Constitution uneasy marriage between Islam, socialism: govt counsel

    ISLAMABAD: A counsel defending the 18th and 21st amendments on behalf of the federal government has termed the original 1973 Constitution “infinitely inferior” to what exists now as the earlier one was an uneasy marriage between Islamic concepts and socialism...

    “Should we say then socialism is the basic structure of the Constitution,” the counsel said, adding that the concept of socialism was derived from Marxism which hated...

  • PPP counsel objects to IHC judge hearing Naheed Khan’s petition

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the two years that the case has been pending, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) finally appeared before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the dispute regarding the right to use the PPP name...

    However, rather than defending themselves against the accusations leveled against the party by former Benazir Bhutto aide Naheed Khan and her husband, former senator Safdar Abbasi, the party’s counsel instead...

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