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Criminal conviction cannot be upheld on mere assumptions, says IHC judge

Maryam’s lawyer told IHC that she was only 22 when the flats were purchased in 1996

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September 12, 2018


Imran Khan will no longer have to appear in court for PTV, parliament attack cases   

Khan’s legal counsel Babar Awan will now appear on his behalf

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September 11, 2018


New IHC bench to hear Sharif family’s petitions against sentence in Avenfield reference

The IHC bench includes justices Athar Minallah and Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb

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September 7, 2018


Court to hear Al-Azizia, Flagship cases against Nawaz Sharif on August 28

The hearing of the two cases against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been adjourned till August 28. An accountability court in Islamabad will hear the Al-Azizia and Flagship references on Tuesday. Nawaz’s lawyer will continue his cross questioning of the JIT’s head Wajid Zia. Judge Arshad Malik asked how many letters the Qatari prince…

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August 27, 2018


IHC defers Sharif family appeal against Avenfield conviction

The Islamabad High Court has adjourned Sharif family’s appeal against suspension of conviction they were handed down in the Avenfield properties case. The court directed its registrar to set the petition’s hearing on Sept 9. It was filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar. The Sharif…

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August 20, 2018


Asif Zardari has been granted bail but Hussain Lawai has to wait till Monday to know if he has been too

Former president Asif Ali Zardari’s protective bail was approved on Saturday by the Islamabad High Court. The decision in Hussain Lawai’s bail plea, however, will be announced on Monday. On Friday, a banking court in Karachi issued a warrant for his arrest in a money laundering case. Zardari had approached the court for protective bail…

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August 18, 2018


Justice Athar Minallah recuses himself from hearing Imran Khan disqualification case

An Islamabad High Court bench formed to hear a petition regarding the disqualification of the PTI chief Imran Khan dissolved once again on Thursday. The bench dissolved after Justice Athar Minallah recused himself from hearing the case. The petition filed by Abdul Wahab of the Justice and Democratic Party and Shuhda Foundation alleges that Imran…

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August 16, 2018


The accountability court has summoned Nawaz and Wajid Zia once again

The jailed prime minister was brought to the court from Adiala Jail in an armoured vehicle amid tightened security

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August 13, 2018


Accountability court summons Nawaz Sharif on Monday

The court also summoned Wajid Zia, the prime witness of the prosecution, on Monday

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August 9, 2018


IHC judge recuses himself from hearing Imran Khan disqualification case

Islamabad High Court Justice Aamir Farooq has recused himself from hearing a petition seeking the disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan. The IHC judge has referred the case to the Chief Justice with a request to form a new bench. Hafiz Ihtisham, the spokesperson for Lal Masjid’s Shuhada Foundation, had submitted a petition, asking the…

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August 6, 2018


Two cases against Nawaz Sharif will be heard on August 7

An accountability court has adjourned the Al Azizia and Flagship references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif till Tuesday, August 7, without a hearing. There were no proceedings for the case at the court in Islamabad. Nawaz’s lawyer had presented his arguments in his plea to have the references transferred to another judge. The NAB…

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August 3, 2018


Court to hear Sharif family’s appeals against Avenfield verdict

The court will also hear the pleas to transfer the Al-Azizia and Flagship references to another court

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July 31, 2018


Al-Azizia hearing adjourned as Khawaja Haris remains absent

The next hearing is on August 1

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July 30, 2018


Bench formed to hear Sharif family’s appeal in the Avenfield case

The Islamabad High Court has formed a two-member bench to hear former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar’s appeals against their convictions in the Avenfield case. The bench comprises Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb. The Supreme Court disqualified in 2017 then PM Nawaz in the…

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July 28, 2018


Imran’s close aide advises Najam Sethi to resign as PCB Chief

Zulfi Bukhari, a close aide of PM-elect Imran Khan, has advised Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman to tender his resignation. “The job should be given on merit,” Mr Bukhari told SAMAA TV. “If I were him, I would have already resigned.” He said his friend Imran Khan would make positive changes in Pakistan’s cricket structure. “Nobody…

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July 27, 2018


Sheikh Rasheed challenges decision to postpone the election in NA-60

The notification postponing the election in NA-60 Rawalpindi has been challenged in both the Islamabad High Court and Supreme Court. APML chief Sheikh Rasheed took the matter to the apex court after saying that the Islamabad High Court did not entertain his petition. He said he sat there for five hours but was not heard….

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July 23, 2018


‘Nawaz Sharif not getting facilities he is entitled to at Adiala Jail’

Former primer minster Nawaz Sharif is not getting the facilities that he is entitled to in jail, said the Sharif family’s lawyer Amjad Pervaiz. On Saturday, their legal team met Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar at Adiala Jail. We had a detail discussion about the ongoing cases, said Pervaiz. It…

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July 21, 2018


Islamabad High Court to hear Avenfield case at the end of July

The Islamabad High Court will hear the Avenfield case in the last week of July. Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar have appealed their punishments in the case. They were awarded 10, seven and one year respectively by an accountability court. The Islamabad High Court has prepared…

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July 20, 2018


Mumbai attack case hearing adjourned till July 23

An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad adjourning on Wednesday the hearing of the Mumbai attack case without any proceedings till July 23. The hearing was adjourned after FIA prosecutor Akram Qureshi failed to appear before the court. Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi is hearing the case. The bail applications of the six accused in the case was…

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July 18, 2018


Court issues notices to NAB on Sharif family’s appeals

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani asked Haris if the judge was biased

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July 17, 2018


Court adjourns hearing of Al-Azizia, Flagship references till Wednesday

The accountability court awarded 11 years to former PM Nawaz Sharif and eight years to his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield case

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July 17, 2018

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