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  • 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

    “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...

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Dr Nikhat Shakeel Khan said on the floor of the house that since the previous bill had been rejected, Dr Khan and her colleagues were introducing a fresh bill for the elevation of...

  • Sound byte: ‘Eligible women judges denied promotions, elevation’

    Given that Pakistan has already had women in key public positions, such as prime minister and speaker of the National Assembly, the absence of women judges from the benches of the Supreme Court appears to be a grave oversight...

    Dawn spoke to retired Justice Nasira Iqbal – one of Pakistan’s most respected women judges – and asked her how this situation came about and what could be done to rectify it...

  • 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...

  • Petition seeking COAS elevation to field marshal dismissed

    It said Gen Raheel had also initiated and formulated the National Action Plan for the safety and security of Pakistan and was also monitoring the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project...

    The petition asserted that there was a universal and divine law that whosoever rendered his services for the nation and humanity at a larger scale in an extraordinary, exemplary and selfless manner he should be elevated to the highest level of...

  • Petition seeks COAS’ elevation to field marshal

    It goes on to say that the COAS’ elder brother, Major Shabbir Sharif, was killed during the 1971 war with India and was awarded the Nishan-i-Haider, which is Pakistan’s highest military award and that his maternal uncle, Major Raja Aziz Bhatti, was also awarded the Nishan-i-Haider during the 1965 war between Indian and Pakistan...

    He was also awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, which is the second highest civilian award and an honour that is...

  • 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...

    A meeting of the JC, presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zahe­­­er Ja­­m­­ali, also approved appoi­nt­­ment of Justice Yahya Afridi as PHC’s next chief justice...

  • 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...

    A meeting of the commission presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar also recommended the appointment of senior puisne judge Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali as LHC chief justice...

  • Justice Akhtar’s elevation to SC okayed

    The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) had last month recommended the elev­ation of Justice Akhtar, a judge of the Sindh High Court (SHC), to the SC...

    A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice on Saturday reads, “In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of Article 177 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the President is pleased to appoint Mr Justice Munib Akhtar, Judge, High Court of...

  • 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...

    Justice Naqvi was earlier recommended to be appointed as judge of the apex court by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) in its meeting on March 4...

  • 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...

    The SBC requested the Judicial Com­mis­sion of Pakistan (JCP) to ensure the same is not repeated while judges are elevated to the Supreme Court in the future...

  • PHC chief justice files petition challenging elevation of 3 LHC judges to Supreme Court

    Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Thursday, challenging the elevation of three Lahore High Court (LHC) judges to the apex court and arguing that their appointments were made in violation of the principle of seniority...

    The petition challenging the elevation of former LHC judges Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin, Justice Aminuddin Khan and Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi...

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