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Former LDA head Ahad Cheema, four others sent on judicial remand until August 9

The court was hearing the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme reference

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July 27, 2018


70% of the Railways revenue is spent on pensions, SC told

A forensic audit report submitted on Tuesday to the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry revealed that the Pakistan Railways has suffered losses of Rs40 billion. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked if everything was going well in the Railways ministry. The audit officer said the report was not good and that in the past five years, there…

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July 24, 2018


Court extends physical remand of Fawad Hassan Fawad by 14 days

An accountability court in Lahore extended on Saturday the physical remand of former principal secretary to the prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad. NAB presented Fawad before the court amid tight security. The investigation officer informed the court that the accused misused his authority as implementation secretary to Punjab chief minister. The accused allegedly cancelled the…

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July 21, 2018


Court grants Abid Boxer interim bail till Aug 4

Former Punjab police inspector Abid Hussain Qureshi, also known as Abid Boxer, has been granted interim bail in all cases against him till August 4. He is wanted in multiple cases of murder and attempted murder. Abid appeared before the sessions court in Lahore on Friday. Accepting his bail plea, the court ordered him to…

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July 20, 2018


Court restrains police from harassing PML-N workers

Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 workers of the PML-N over breaking election rules

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July 19, 2018


PTI candidate who used COAS, CJ photos on poster now allowed to contest

A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate, who was barred from taking part in the general elections for using photos of the chief justice and the army chief on his election campaign posters, has now been allowed to contest the polls, SAMAA reported on Tuesday. Nasir Cheema, who is the PTI candidate from PP-53 Gujranwala, was disqualified by the…

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July 17, 2018


Zainab’s father asks president to reject the mercy appeal of his daughter’s murderer

Ameen Ansari, the father of the seven-year-old Zainab who was murdered after being sexually abused, has written a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain, requesting him to reject the mercy plea of his daughter’s murderer, Imran Ali, SAMAA TV reported on Thursday. Ali had written to the president asking for clemency after the Lahore High Court…

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July 12, 2018


Top court quashes election tribunal’s decision in NA-125 rigging case

An election tribunal had ordered re-election in the constituency from where Khawaja Saad Rafique was elected MNA

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July 12, 2018


Khaqan Abbasi, Fawad Chaudhry allowed to contest election

The Lahore High Court on Thursday overturned an election tribunal’s verdict about lifetime disqualification of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. A two-member LHC bench allowed the PML-N leader to contest election of the National Assembly from two constituencies NA-57 (Murree) and NA-53 (Islamabad). The appellate tribunal had disqualified Abbasi for not declaring assets in…

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July 5, 2018


Lahore submerged in rainwater and sewage for the third day

After 14 hours of continuous rain in Lahore, the city has turned into Punjab’s Venice instead of its Paris and so far, nine people have died in rain-related accidents across the city. Four people were electrocuted to death when they touched broken electrical wires. Five people were killed when roofs collapsed on them. Among those…

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July 4, 2018


Ahsan Iqbal tenders unconditional apology in contempt of court case

Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal tendered on Friday an unconditional apology before the Lahore High Court for his ‘anti-judiciary’ speech. During the hearing, Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi said Iqbal did not mention unconditional apology in his written reply that he earlier submitted to the court. The court directed the PML-N leader to submit his written…

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June 29, 2018


Fawad Chaudhry gets green light to contest polls

The Lahore High Court gave on Thursday PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry the go-ahead to contest the election from Jhelum. “The election tribunal’s decision was ridiculous,” said Chaudhry. On Wednesday, an election tribunal rejected the nomination papers of the PTI spokesperson for NA-67 Jhelum. The panel also disqualified him from holding any public office for life…

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June 28, 2018


Court issues notices to Nawaz Sharif over ‘controversial’ interview

The Lahore High Court issued notices to former PM Nawaz Sharif over his interview to Dawn in which he mentioned the Mumbai attacks. In the interview, Mr Sharif said that militant organisations are active. “Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to…

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June 26, 2018


Election tribunal clears the way for Imran to contest polls from NA-95

An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court reversed the returning officer’s decision to reject PTI chief Imran Khan’s nomination papers from NA-95 Mianwali and has allowed him to contest the polls from his home constituency. Imran had challenged the RO’s decision to reject his nomination in the election tribunal. Earlier in the day, Imran’s…

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June 25, 2018


Hamza Shahbaz Rs260m richer than his father

Hamza Shahbaz, son of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, owns assets worth Rs410 million, leaving his father, who has assets worth Rs150 million, in the dust. Hamza is also a shareholder in 20 mills, including the Hudaibiya Papers Mills and Sharif Poultry Farm. The asset details submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan show that Shehbaz…

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June 21, 2018


Imran Khan cleared to run for Lahore’s NA-131

The returning officer for Lahore’s NA-131 rejected objections to PTI chief Imran Khan’s candidacy and cleared him for contesting the election. A member of Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party, Mudassir, had challenged Khan’s nomination through his lawyer, Mubeen Qazi, in Lahore. He contended that Imran Khan is dishonest as he did not mention Tyrian White…

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June 19, 2018


Musharraf has until 2pm on Thursday to appear before SC

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to appear before the Supreme Court by 2pm on Thursday. The top judge said that the court will decide the petition against the former military dictator in accordance with the law if he does not meet the 2pm deadline. The hearing took place at the…

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June 13, 2018


Supreme Court paves the way for Musharraf’s return to Pakistan

The Supreme Court directed that General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s passport and identity card be unblocked and he be provided safe passage from the airport to the court. Speaking on Monday at the SC’s Lahore Registry, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also ordered that a tribunal be formed to hear the case in two days. Stop…

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June 11, 2018


Hamza Shahbaz, Ayesha Ahad called to judge’s chambers on abuse case

In a development in the Hamza Shahbaz and Ayesha Ahad abuse case, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has called both parties into his chambers to hear the matter. Ahad and Hamza appeared before the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry Monday when Ahad claimed that the couple got married in 2010. A case was registered against Hamza…

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June 11, 2018


Pre-paid mobile phone card taxes put on hold: court

You will not have to pay three taxes on 100-rupee mobile phone top-up cards that leave you with just 65 rupees, a court ruled on Monday. This is effective from midnight Wednesday. Service charges, withholding tax and excise duty cannot be taken on these cards, three Supreme Court judges ruled. They asked why so many…

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June 11, 2018


CJ tells NAB court to wind up Sharif family cases in a month

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the NAB court to wind up the hearings of all three corruption references against the Sharif family in a month. The Supreme Court rejected the plea of Khawaja Haris, who is the lawyer of former PM Nawaz Sharif, to complete the trial in six weeks. The hearing happened on…

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June 10, 2018