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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...

  • Lawyers protest over judges’ elevation issue

    HYDERABAD: Lawyers boycotted court proceedings on Thursday in response to the Sindh Bar Council’s call for protest against ignoring lawyers in appointment of judges...

    He said the lawyers had sent a clear message through the strike that they would not accept any discrimination in elevation and appointment of judges...

  • Petition seeks COAS’ elevation to field marshal

    ISLAMABAD: A petition seeking the status of field marshal for the incumbent chief of army staff (COAS) has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC)...

    The petition was filed by two lawyers, Raja Samiul Haq Satti and Sardar Saleem Khan, and cites the prime minister and the secretaries of defence and cabinet division as respondents
  • 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

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

    This was the reason that the Sindh Bar Council’s (SBC) representatives held a press conference earlier this week in which they said that elevation of Justice Akhtar to the SC by bypassing three senior judges was in violation of the judgement announced in the Al-Jihad Trust case that set a...

  • 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...

  • 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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