Shahid Hussain

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pay your workers before Eid, CJ tells media houses

Media houses must pay their workers before Eid otherwise the court will hear the salaries case on Chand Raat and Eid as well, said Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. The Supreme Court was hearing the case regarding media workers’ salaries at its Lahore registry on Sunday. The CJ summoned the CEOs and owners of media…

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Maryam gets nomination papers for Lahore’s NA-125

Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, on Wednesday acquired nomination papers to contest the July 25 general election from National Assembly constituency NA-125, Samaa reported. The NA-125 was NA-120 before the fresh delimitation. This is the same constituency where Nawaz Sharif contested and won in 2013 election. The seat later fell…

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Contempt of court: Ahsan Iqbal tenders apology in LHC

Former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has tendered unconditional apology over his controversial “anti-judiciary” speech in the LHC. The three-member bench, headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Naqvi, was hearing the contempt of court case against the former federal minister on Tuesday. Ahsan Iqbal’s speech was also played in the court. Ahsan Iqbal’s lawyer told the three-member…

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Punjab companies scam: Shehbaz Sharif fails to satisfy Supreme Court

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Sunday heard suo motu case of financial irregularities in the launch of 56 government companies. The Chief Justice, who was heading a two-judge bench at Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry, sought details of properties owned by CEOs of all the companies. Advocate General Punjab told the bench that Chief Minister Shehbaz…

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Meera is married to Atiq-ur-Rehman, rules court

Pakistani actress Meera is Atiq-ur-Rehman’s wife. She tried to deny her marriage to her husband but was unable to prove it in court, ruled a family court in Lahore, on Monday.  According to details, the court ruled that Meera is legally married to Atiq-ur-Rehman. The court gave Meera a chance to reconcile with her husband…

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PAT submits petition for treason case against Sharif

Pakistan Awami Tehreek filed a petition in Lahore High Court seeking treason case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over his statements regarding 2008 Mumbai attacks. The application was submitted by PAT leader Khurram Nawaz Gandapur. It was stated that Nawaz Sharif’s statements regarding 2008 Mumbai Attacks is equal to committing treason. The former prime…

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Tit for Tat: Meesha Shafi sends legal notice to Ali Zafar

Actress and singer Meesha Shafi asked Ali Zafar to tender apology and withdraw his legal notice of defamation against her. She sent a four-page legal notice through human rights activist Hina Jillani and her lawyers. The notice states that Meesha Shafi is living a happy life with her husband and two children. Furthermore, it states…

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Appear personally before the court: LHC to Ahsan Iqbal

The Lahore High Court issued a notice to Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal to appear personally before the bench in a contempt of court case. On April 25, the interior minister lashed out at Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who, he said, accused him of misusing his authority and that he ‘got…

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Three men claim to be husbands of the same woman

GUJRAT: Remember the famous Bollywood movie, “Dolly Ki Doli” in which actress Sonam Kapoor used to marry men from different regions and then run away with all their wealth and belongings? Well, something of a similar nature happened in Gujrat on Wednesday.  Three men have claimed that they’re married to one woman. Of the three,…

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Pakistan media watchdog ordered to monitor ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches

The Lahore High Court has directed electronic media watchdog to monitor “anti-judiciary speeches” and decide on complaints filed against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other leaders of the PML-N. The order came on Monday in response to petitions accusing the PML-N supreme leader and his daughter of targeting judiciary in their speeches….

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Can’t force parents to buy books, uniforms from particular vendors, says Lahore court

LAHORE: Private schools cannot force parents to buy text books or uniforms from a particular vendor, according to a ruling by the LHC.  The registering authority tasked to oversee implementation of the order will ensure parents are not forced to buy books and uniforms from a particular vendor. Private schools have been barred from charging…

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