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  • Local laws apply to convict transferred to Pakistan: SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has held that an individual convicted in a foreign land but transferred to Pakistan to complete the rest of his sentence will be governed by local laws...

    And in case the sentence is not compatible with the local laws, a competent court of law can adopt that sentence to make it compatible with the laws of Pakistan...

  • US urges Pakistan to repeal blasphemy laws

    LAHORE: The United States has asked Pakistan to repeal its blasphemy laws...

    It recommended that Pakistan must “undertake, track and report” investigation and prosecution of security forces who commit human rights violations and abuses...

  • Pakistan’s laws to finally prevail in Jadhav case: Aziz

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz rejected on Saturday the criticism at home over adverse Interna­tional Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling in the Kulbhu­shan Jadhav case as unfounded and said the domestic laws would prevail in the matter...

    “The ICJ cannot supersede domestic laws...

  • Pakistan’s HSE laws

    Pakistan, in theory, is a highly regulated country on account of various laws inherited from the Raj, such as Mines Act, 1923; Factories Act, 1934; and Petroleum Act, 1934...

    It is worth noting that some crucial laws on HSE have been enacted since 1974, which are quite comprehensive and incorporate modern technology and good industrial practices...

  • A case for strong witness protection laws in Pakistan

    Despite the Protection of Pakistan Act 2014 in place, the passing of a resolution by the Sindh Assembly and a motion submitted by the Jamaat-i-Islaami (JI) in the National Assembly earlier this year in March for the protection of witnesses, the only witness in the murder case of Sabeen Mahmud was shot dead in Karachi...

    There is a dire need in Pakistan to ensure implementation of witness protection laws...

  • ‘Pakistan’s labour laws do not create enabling environment for women’

    ISLAMABAD: A gender audit of Pakistan’s labour laws has found that they do not create an enabling working environment for women and suffer from inconsistencies in the definitions of labour and labour rights, among other problems...

    Discussing the findings of the audit, a representative of the forum Rukhsana Shama said Pakistan’s constitutional provisions and international commitments were consulted to devise a criteria through which...

  • View from the courtroom: Laws need amendments to punish perpetrators of honour-related offences

    After prominent filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy won another Oscar award on Feb 28 for her documentary “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”, the issue of honour-related violences is once again in the limelight in Pakistan...

    The documentary also prompted the lawmakers, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to promise to plug the lacunas in the existing laws so the perpetrators of the honour-related offences were punished......

  • Govt building laws have no statutory recognition

    ISLAMABAD: Ten years after the devastating 2005 earthquake, it appears government authorities still do not have any building laws and regulations that could be enforced...

    “The Building Code of Pakistan, 2007, is no more than a beautiful book,” said Senator Farooq Hamid Naek...

  • Procurement in education MPs call for implementation of laws

    LAHORE: Participants in a policy dialogue on ‘Procurement in education sector: enhancing transparency and accountability’ have called for implementation in letter and spirit of the existing laws instead of framing new ones...

    Haider Ali Daud of Bigger Picture Consulting briefed the participants on the salient features of the Punjab Public Procurement R terming procurement rules in Pakistan the toughest in the region, he said a lack of...

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