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Hospitals are looting the people, says the chief justice

The rich are not the only ones with the right to healthcare, said the chief justice

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September 16, 2018

 

Prickly Saad Rafique gets upset over pronoun at Supreme Court

Rafique asks chief justice not to call him “tum”

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September 15, 2018

 

Watch: Woman slaps her husband silly at the Lahore judicial complex

She beat up her husband, Gulzar, at the Lahore judicial complex after he slapped her

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September 12, 2018

 

Warrants issued for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s arrest

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Dawn reporter Cyril Almeida have also been issued notices

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September 10, 2018

 

PM Imran Khan takes notice of people protesting against blocked CNICs in Lahore

The protesters said their CNICs were blocked by the last government over the suspicion that they were foreign residents

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September 1, 2018

 

Overseas Pakistanis can vote in the by-elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan secretary, Babar Yaqoob, has said that overseas Pakistanis will be allowed to vote in the by-elections. The Supreme Court gave the ECP the green light on Friday to go ahead with this pilot project. Yaqoob told SAMAA TV that the Supreme Court has ordered that if there are any doubts…

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August 17, 2018

 

Rafiq Rajwana steps down as governor of Punjab

Rafiq Rajwana announced on Wednesday at the Punjab High Court bar that he had sent his resignation to President Mamnoon Hussain

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August 15, 2018

 

Lahore High Court orders recount in Lahore’s NA-131

The Lahore High Court ordered the Election Commission on Saturday to recount the votes cast in Lahore’s NA-131. PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, who lost the election to PTI chief Imran Khan by 680 votes, had approached the court for the recount. On the other hand, Imran Khan has instructed party leader Babar Awan to…

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August 4, 2018

 

It ain’t easy (or cheap) to get elected in Pakistan

If you want to become an elected representative and aren’t a millionaire, then we’ve got some bad news for you. Most politicians spend millions of rupees on their campaigns. The ECP capped expenditure on election campaigns at Rs2 million for provincial assembly candidates and Rs4 million for National Assembly candidates this year. Saturday (August 4)…

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August 4, 2018

 

LHC forms bench to hear petition against Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar’s conviction

The Lahore High Court has formed a bench to hear a petition against the conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar. The three-member bench, comprising Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza, Justice Muhammad Sajid Mehmood Siddiqui and Justice Mujahid Mustaqeem Ahmed, has been formed to hear the…

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August 4, 2018

 

SC stops drug regulatory authority from increasing medicine prices

The Supreme Court has stopped the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan from increasing the price of the medicine in the country. During a hearing of a case regarding the increase in medicine prices at the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry, the DRAP informed the court that a policy has been formed for the increase of medicine…

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August 3, 2018

 

The Supreme Court is going to ensure compensation for Pakistanis stranded in China

This is an emergency, said the top judge. “We will hear the case even at 2:30am,” he remarked

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August 3, 2018

 

The SC wants a reference filed against Overseas Pakistani Commissioner Afzal Bhatti

According to NAB, Afzal Bhatti’s salary as overseas commissioner was Rs550,000

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August 3, 2018

 

Meesha Shafi approaches Lahore High Court against Ali Zafar

The Lahore High Court has issued notices to Ali Zafar as well as Punjab governor and provincial ombudsperson, both of whom had rejected Meesha Shafi’s plea

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August 2, 2018

 

Ayaz Sadiq retains Lahore’s NA-129 seat as RO discontinues recount

According to the returning officer, the tally went up by barely two votes upon opening each bag

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July 31, 2018

 

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

 
 
 
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