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  • Governor’s houses, rest houses burden on kitty: Imran

    ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Friday said after forming government in the centre, his party would hand over the country’s all governor’s houses and rest houses to the people instead of reserving them for the ruling class only to reduce burden on the public exchequer...

    Rs20 million was being spent on these rest houses from the provincial exchequer but in future, they will generate money,” he said while...

  • Sana opposes Shahbaz’s elevation to Centre

    LAHORE: An influential member of the Punjab cabinet has opposed the elevation of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to the National Assembly, believing there are sufficient political and legal grounds against this step of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)...

  • Elevation of women judges bill deferred

    ISLAMABAD: Another move to elevate women judges to the Supreme Court was almost blocked on Tuesday allegedly due to a lack of interest shown by the government...

    “The previous bill was rejected by a standing committee, but there is no restriction on elevation of women judges to the Supreme Court (SC) under the Constitution,” Law Minister Zahid Hamid told the National Assembly...

  • Judge’s elevation raises questions about Musharraf’s trial

    ISLAMABAD: With the elevation of the judge who headed the special court formed to try retired General Pervez Musharraf for treason, there is uncertainty about the fate of the three-judge special court...

    On Wednesday, a meeting of the Judicial Commission (JC), chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali, proposed the elevation of Sindh High Court Chief Justice Faisal Arab — who heads the special court — as a judge of the...

  • JC approves PHC chief justice’s elevation to SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Judi­cial Commission (JC) on judges appointment recommended on Tuesday elevation of Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Mian Mazhar Alam Miankhel to the Supreme Court as its judge...

    When elevated to the Sup­reme Court, Justice Alam Miankhel will replace Jus­ti­­ce Iqbal Hameedur Rehman who had sent his resignation from Lahore on Oct 23 after Justice Amir Hani Muslim of the apex court declared illegal all the...

  • JC recommends LHC CJ’s elevation to Supreme Court

    ISLAMABAD: The Judi­cial Commission (JC) on judges’ appointment on Thursday recommended elevation of Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah to the Supreme Court to complete the strength of 17 judges in the apex court...

    The JC meeting also recommended elevation of two district and sessions judges — Ishrat Ali Shah and Kausar Sultana Hussain — as well as four lawyers — Shamsuddin Abbasi, Adnan Iqbal Chaudhry, Amjed Ali Sahito...

  • Justice Akhtar’s elevation to SC okayed

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Sat­urday approved the app­ointment of Justice Munib Akhtar as a judge of the Supreme Court...

    Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, the JCP had on April 15 recommended elevation of Justice Akhtar to the Supreme Court...

  • Parliamentary panel okays Justice Naqvi’s elevation to SC

    ISLAMABAD: The eight-member bi-partisan Parliamen­tary Committee (PC) on appointment of judges on Thursday unanimously approved the elevation to the Supreme Court of Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi — a senior judge of the Lahore High Court...

    An source privy to the development told Dawn that during the JCP meeting, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, also a member of the commission, objected to the elevation by highlighting that a judge...

  • PHC chief justice opposes Naqvi’s elevation to SC

    ISLAMABAD: Fissures have started to emerge in the judicial hierarchy after the recent elevation to the Supreme Court as Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) Waqar Ahmed Seth has sent a complaint to Chief Justice of Pakis­tan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed, who is also chairman of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP)...

    The SCBA president said the elevation of a high court judge to the apex court was always considered to be a new...

  • Seniority principle ignored in judges’ elevation: SBC

    ISLAMABAD: The Sindh Bar Council (SBC) has written a letter to the chief justice of Pakistan (CJP), highlighting the appointment of five judges to the apex court in the past in which it believes the principle of seniority was not observed...

    According to the SBC, such elevation may lead to open prospects of lobbying for elevation in the SC since judges of high courts retire at the age of 62 whereas superannuation of a SC judge is 65...

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