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  • Ice-cream, juice points replacing teahouses in Qissa Khawani

    PESHAWAR: There were several Qehwakhanas (teahouses) at the historic Qissa Khawani Bazaar but gradually these were replaced by ice-cream and juice points...

    He said that there were several teahouses in the bazaar but reduced only to five and many were razed and replaced by ice-cream and juice outlets...

  • Karachi tax bar seeks audit exemption for filers

    KARACHI: The Karachi Tax Bar Association (KTBA) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to exempt those tax cases from audit who agree to pay 10 per cent more income tax than declared tax for 2013...

    While suggesting exemption from audit, the tax bar pointed out that audit proceedings take considerably longer due to the cumbersome process, coupled with the fact that all tax consultants are currently preoccupied with the filing of...

  • Karachi Bar Association to boycott court proceedings on Tuesday to protest IHC judge's removal

    The Karachi Bar Association (KBA) has announced to boycott the legal proceedings in the city courts on Tuesday to record protest against the removal of Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on the recommendation of Supreme Judicial Council (SJC)...

    KBA president Syed Haider Imam Rizvi said the decision to boycott the legal proceedings was unanimously taken at a meeting of bar association’s managing committee held on...

  • 4 policemen suspended for consuming energy drink during raid at Karachi 'sheesha bar'

    Four policemen have been suspended for consuming an energy drink during a raid by law enforcement personnel on a sheesha bar in Karachi's DHA neighbourhood, a police statement said...

    A team of South district police had on Sunday (January 13) carried out a raid on the Morocco Lounge café located in DHA Phase V, on reports that a sheesha bar was being operated inside the facility, a press release issued by SSP South Pir Muhammad Shah...

  • Karachi Bar Association 'shocked' over govt's defence of Musharraf

    The Karachi Bar Association (KBA) has lashed out at the government for "defending and protecting a convicted criminal", following the Centre's decision to appeal a special court's verdict in the treason case against former army chief retired Gen Pervez Musharraf...

    Following the release of the detailed verdict, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government had termed the trial "unfair" and decided to defend the self-exiled, ailing...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan Bar Council deplores ‘vilification’ of judiciary, armed forces

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — the regulatory body of lawyers — on Friday deplored what it called a “vilification campaign” against the judiciary, especially the Supreme Court, as well as against the armed forces in the wake of the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister...

    Rizvi, the Supreme Court Bar Association’s president, said it was wrong to cast aspersions on the judiciary or to insinuate that the...

  • SC dismisses petition challenging law minister’s membership of Pakistan Bar Council

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Wednes­day dismissed a plea moved by the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) seeking a declaration against Law Minister Farogh Naseem that he could not be its member and minister at the same time...

    Heading a three-judge Supreme Court bench, the acting chief justice had taken up the petition of the PBC — a mother organisation that regulates the affairs of the legal fraternity — that had requested the apex court...

  • PbBC lawyers distance themselves from Pakistan Bar Council strike against references

    A group of lawyers associated with the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) on Thursday ? a day before the Supreme Judicial Council takes up references against Justices Qazi Faez Isa and Karim Khan Agha ? distanced themselves from the strike called by the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) tomorrow to protest the references...

    Groups of lawyers belonging to Sindh and various bar associations of Punjab have already opposed the call given by the PBC ? the...

  • Pakistan Bar Council official calls for across-the-board accountability

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) vice chairman Syed Amjad Shah has called upon the government and the institutions concerned to ensure across-the-board accountability of all those who plundered the national wealth...

    Lawyers’ organisations, including the PBC and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), held protest demonstrations across the country on June 14 against the filing of references against the two judges...

  • 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...

    Though the practice of keeping women from voting has continued unchecked for years under verbal and written agreements between candidates and political parties in several...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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