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  • Dar challenges accountability court indictment in Islamabad High Court

    Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday filed two petitions before the Islamabad High Court challenging his indictment by an accountability court in a reference pertaining to his ownership of “assets beyond his known sources of income”...

    Last Monday, the court had rejected a request by Dar’s counsel, Amjad Pervez, to grant them seven days to peruse the record, saying that since the Supreme Court had set a six-month deadline, he could...

  • Supreme Court, Islamabad High Court jurisdiction extended to Fata

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tues­day approved extension of the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as a first step towards implementation of the long overdue reforms in the country’s restive tribal areas...

    In the initial draft that had been prepared in the light of suggestions of a six-member special committee that had proposed merger of the...

  • White House denies 'micromanaging' inquiry into high-court pick

    Trump administration officials denied on Sunday that they were trying to “micromanage” the FBI investigation of controversial Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the terms of the inquiry were set by the US Senate...

    Both the New York Times and NBC News cited multiple sources as saying the White House was limiting the witnesses the FBI could question...

  • Amicus curiae tells high court: Train project can be stopped if found to be against law, rights

    LAHORE: Supreme Court Bar Association President Syed Ali Zafar told the Lahore High Court on Tuesday that Orange Line Metro Train project could be stopped if the court found it contrary to law and fundamental rights of the citizens...

    Advancing his arguments being amicus curiae (friend of court) during hearing of a number of petitions against the train project, Mr Zafar stated before the division bench that it was right of the...

  • PTI challenges Sindh’s accountability law in Sindh High Court

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Tuesday moved the Sindh High Court (SHC) against a new provincial law that repeals the applicability of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), better known as the NAB Ordinance, in the province...

    A petition against the new law, fifth in a row, was filed jointly by some PTI leaders including Ali Zaidi...

  • Peshawar High Court reserves decision in mineral law case

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has reserved judgment on a petition of the Frontier Mines Owners Association challenging the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mineral Sector Governance Act, 2016, and the rules made under it by the government...

    The petitioner has requested the court to declare the law and rules in question unconstitutional insisting the provincial government didn’t fulfil legal requirements before enforcing them...

  • ‘Discriminatory’ citizenship law challenged in high court

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday issued notice to the attorney general for Pakistan to respond to a petition filed by a Pakistani woman and her Afghan husband against the Pakistan Citizenship Act 1951 claiming the law discriminates against woman...

    The bench observed that as vires of a law were challenged, it was necessary to hear the attorney general on that point...

  • Hong Kong anti-mask law 'unconstitutional': High court

    A government ban on demonstrators wearing face masks, aimed at helping to quell months of pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong, is unconstitutional, the territory's high court ruled on Monday...

    ] and therefore fail to meet the proportionality test," the court said, according to a press summary...

  • Detention of missing person's advocate against the law, says Lahore High Court

    The Lahore High Court's (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Thursday termed the defence ministry's detention of Advocate Inamur Rahim — a retired colonel and petitioner in multiple cases of missing persons who was picked up from his home in Rawalpindi on Dec 17, 2019 — against the law...

    On Jan 2, the defe­nce ministry informed the LHC that Rahim was in the custody of its subordinate agency and that he was being probed for allegedly violating...

  • Peshawar high court strikes down law on retirement age increase

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday declared unconstitutional the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government act of increasing retirement age of government servants from 60 to 63 years by amending the civil servants law...

    A bench consisting of Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Mohammad Naeem Anwar accepted 10 petitions filed by lawyer Shabina Noor and people from other walks of life against the KP Civil Servants (Amendment)...

  • Peshawar High Court seeks govt report on blasphemy law

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has directed the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to update it on efforts to amend the Pakistan Penal Code to prescribe only death sentence for the offence of blasphemy...

    A bench consisting of Justice Roohul Amin Khan and Justice Mussarat Hilali directed additional attorney general Aamir Javed and additional advocate general Sardar Ali Raza to produce their respective reports about the...

  • Peshawar High court reserves verdict on pleas against LG law changes

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court larger bench on Monday reserved its judgment on three petitions of the opposition leaders against the May 2019 drastic changes to the provincial local government law, including abolition of the district tier of the government in the province...

    One petition was jointly filed by leader of the opposition in KP Assembly Akram Khan Durrani and parliamentary leaders Sardar Hussain Babak of the Awami National...

  • Islamabad High Court concerned about spy agencies ‘tug of war’

    ISLAMABAD: The quest of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) spy to have the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) investigate his seniors for allegedly protecting terrorists may not yield the desired results, after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) noted on Wednesday that both agencies seemed to be involved in a “tug of war”...

    The bureau has already come under fire from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan after its head allegedly met...

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