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  • Attorney general wants law officers to help end chaos in legal fraternity

    ISLAMABAD: In the wake of the lawyers’ recent rampage outside the Lahore High Court, Attorney General of Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf Ali has urged other law officers of the country to play their role in ending the chaos...

    On Thursday, Mr Ausaf wrote to around 130 law officers of the country, ranging from additional attorneys general (AAGs) to deputy attorneys general (DAGs), the advocates general of the provinces and standing counsel, to...

  • Nasir’s lawyers fail to produce power of attorney

    LAHORE: Though the Pakis­tan Cricket Board’s Anti-corruption Unit filed a charge sheet before the three-member PCB Anti-corruption Tribunal here on Thursday against discarded opener Nasir Jamshed for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Nasir’s lawyers failed to produce the power of attorney, raising questions whether he will defend the case or not...

    But Nasir’s...

  • Hope for Afghans seeking justice as Attorney General opens door

    KABUL: Abdul Qader shuffles into the office of Afghanistan’s attorney general a broken man — his son was slaughtered “like a sheep” and no one has been brought to justice...

    Since taking office in April 2016, Attorney General Farid Hamidi has been throwing open his doors to the public every Monday in an effort to build confidence in the law and root out venal officials...

  • All depts colluded with ‘attorney’ to raze heritage school building, says CTD inquiry

    KARACHI: Investigations into the demolition of a protected heritage building on the premises of Jufelhurst School earlier this month have revealed how one of the key suspects having power of attorney connived with the Sindh Building Control Authority, Sindh Board of Revenue, district administration and police to raze the structure and build a high-rise on its site...

    “Criminal intent of Sajjad Bashir (holder of power of attorney on...

  • US attorney general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday denounced as a "detestable lie" the idea he colluded with Russians meddling in the 2016 election, and he clashed with Democratic lawmakers over his refusal to detail his conversations with President Donald Trump...

    Andrew Wright, a professor at Savannah Law School and associate counsel under former President Barack Obama, said it was not unusual for government employees to refuse to discuss...

  • Trump assails attorney general for recusing himself from Russia probe

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said he would never have hired Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he had known the top law official would recuse himself from a probe into Russia’s alleged election meddling...

    Asked at a press conference if he planned to resign, the top law officer replied: “I have the honour of serving as attorney general...

  • Ashtar Ausaf appointed attorney general

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Ashtar Ausaf Ali, his adviser on law, as attorney general of Pakistan after accepting the resignation of Salman Aslam Butt...

    Lahore-based Salman Butt, who was appointed attorney general on Jan 16, 2014, caught himself at the centre of criticism after his stand before a five-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali surprised many...

  • New attorney general pushes justice for ordinary Afghans

    They had heard that Afghanistan’s new attorney general was an honest man, willing to listen to anyone, so they had gathered up their fading hopes for justice and taken a number outside his door...

    If we don’t act against it, we won’t be able to bring peace, stability, security or rule of law,” Hamidi said in a recent interview...

  • Trump picks conservatives for attorney general, CIA head and national security adviser

    US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday picked three conservative loyalists with hard-line views on immigration and counter-terrorism to lead his national security and law enforcement teams, including US Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Representative Mike Pompeo as Director Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)...

    In choosing Sessions as head of the Justice Department and the country's chief law enforcement officer, Trump...

  • Trump declares 'new era of justice,' swears in attorney general

    US President Donald Trump declared a “new era of justice” Thursday as he swore in his attorney general and his hardline policies ran up against legal checks and balances...

    Trump swore in Jeff Sessions in the Oval Office and signed three executive orders designed to burnish his law-and-order credentials...

  • Trump attorney general urged to quit over Russia links

    Top US Democrats demanded the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday over his failure to disclose that he met twice with Russia's ambassador to Washington during last year's election campaign...

    Democrats went further, demanding that the attorney general resign and that a special prosecutor be appointed to probe the administration's Russia links...

  • Trump condemns Democrats for 'total witch hunt' over attorney general

    US President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Democrats over their demands for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, calling their actions a “total witch hunt...

    “I have come to the reluctant conclusion that the Attorney General should step down,” he said, echoing calls made earlier by the top Democrats in both chambers of the Republican-controlled Congress...

  • Frustrated by changing statements, SC tells attorney general to 'stick to one story'

    Continuing his arguments before the Supreme Court's (SC) five-member bench hearing the Panamagate case on Wednesday, Attorney General (AG) Ashtar Ausaf Ali pleaded that the Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference against the Sharif family not be linked with the Panama Papers case as it differs in nature and substance...

    "Addressing the AG, Justice Saeed said: "You should argue as the attorney general...

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