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Money laundering case against Zardari cannot be reopened, NAB tells SC

NAB has informed the Supreme Court that the money laundering case against former president Asif Ali Zardari cannot be reopened. NAB has submitted a report to the apex court in the NRO case. The government filed the appeal to reopen the Swiss cases too late, it said. Zardari was accused of money laundering and putting…

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The SC has reopened the Nandipur Power Plant corruption case

The Supreme Court reopened the Nandipur Power Plant corruption case on Wednesday. Notices have been issued to the parties concerned and the hearing has been set for Thursday. PML-N leader Khawaja Asif had petitioned the court to reopen the case. On June 8, the Supreme Court directed NAB to expedite its investigation into the corruption…

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Supreme Court suspends LHC’s order for a recount in NA-131

The Supreme Court suspended on Wednesday the Lahore High Court’s order to recount votes in Lahore’s NA-131. PTI chief Imran Khan, who had won from NA-131, had approached the apex court against the Lahore High Court’s order for a recount in the constituency. Admitting Imran’s appeal for the hearing, the court has also suspended the…

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Millions were spent on the RTS yet it crashed, says the CJ

The chief election commissioner was probably asleep the night of the elections as he did not bother to answer my calls, remarked Chief Justice Saqib Nisar

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Attorney-general says federal govt did not issue Raheel Sharif’s NOC

Instead, the defence ministry issued the NOC after approval of the GHQ, said the attorney-general

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Imran Khan challenges LHC’s NA-131 recount order in the SC

PTI Chairperson Imran Khan has approached the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court’s decision ordering a recount of votes in Lahore’s NA-131. PTI leader Babar Awan submitted on Monday an appeal in the SC on behalf of Imran. Imran was declared the winner even after a recount of the rejected votes, Awan said. On…

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Rs2b was put in the Omni Group’s accounts, FIA tells the SC

The FIA presented a report on Monday to the Supreme Court saying that it has identified several dubious transactions through which Rs35 billion was transferred. It also has evidence that money was transferred from the Omni Group to the Zardari Group. The FIA is investigating a money laundering scam in which Rs35 billion through 29…

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Daniyal Aziz is challenging his contempt of court conviction in an intra-court appeal

PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz filed on Saturday an intra-court appeal challenging the Supreme Court verdict that declared him guilty of contempt of court. The verdict resulted in him being disqualified him from holding public office for five years. He was handed the sentence for his controversial speeches and statements made on television shows. In his…

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Sharif family lawyer asks SC for time to prepare for the sugar mills case

The Supreme Court heard a case on Thursday regarding the Sharif family shifting its sugar mills to South Punjab. A Lahore High Court bench had, in September 2017, ordered the mills to be shifted out of southern Punjab and declared that shifting the three mills there was illegal. The Sharif’s took the case to the…

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Talal Chaudhry disqualified for five years in contempt case

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice of PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry’s “contemptuous” speeches against the judiciary on February 1

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SC wants copies of NOCs allowing Raheel Sharif, Shuja Pasha to work abroad

The Supreme Court has asked for NOCs and records to prove that Lt General (retd) Shuja Pasha and General (retd) Raheel Sharif have been allowed to work abroad. The defence secretary has been given till August 27 to present these records to the court. The next hearing will be held on September 7. The chief…

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Chief justice says the SC will look after the funds and the govt will build the dams

“It is not the court’s job to build the dams,” remarked Chief Justice Saqib Nisar. “It’s the government’s job.”

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Top court orders by-election in Rawalpindi’s NA-60

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the election process will begin from scratch in NA-60

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SC allows Mir Badshah Qaisrani to contest the polls from NA-189

The Supreme Court allowed on Monday Mir Badshah Qaisrani to contest the elections from NA-189 as an independent candidate. The court said that in case Qaisrani wins the elections, the notification declaring him the winner will be subject to the court’s decision. Justice Azmat Saeed said the court will examine the case in detail after…

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How can an accused instruct the court, judge asks Hanif Abbasi’s lawyer

The Lahore High Court had ordered on July 11 that the narcotics smuggling trial against Abbasi be concluded on July 21

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Nawaz, Maryam in solitary confinement

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are kept in solitary confinement without air-conditioning, a neutral observer from the Pakistan Bar Council Kamran Murtaza has said. Murtaza met Sharif, Maryam and Safdar in jail and spoke to reporters about the trio’s conditions and complaints in prison. He said Sharif has been kept in solitary confinement….

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SC gives PML-N’s candidate for NA-115 the green light

The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that the PML-N’s candidate for NA-115 Jhang, Sheikh Waqas Akram, can contest the election. The court denied a plea seeking his disqualification. On the other hand, the court has said that the PTI’s candidate for NA-149, Rai Hassan Nawaz, cannot contest the election. Justice Ijazul Hassan said he has…

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Top court rejects appeal seeking PTI spokesperson’s disqualification

Syed Fakhar Haider of Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party had claimed that Fawad Chaudhry had not paid the tax on his agricultural land

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Top court throws out PPP candidate’s appeal against disqualification

An election tribunal had disqualified him for being a defaulter of a social security company

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The SC wants work on the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams to start soon

The Supreme Court has told the committee formed to construct the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams to speed up work to begin construction of the dams. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar met Wapda Chairperson Lieutenant General Muzzamil Hussain, who is also a member of the committee, and was briefed on the its progress. He said that five…

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SC reserves ruling on Talal’s contempt of court

A three member bench of the Supreme Court has reserved judgment in contempt of court case against former Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry. The bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmad, reserved the ruling after PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry’s lawyer Kamran Murtaza completed his arguments. Murtaza contended that the prosecution lawyer failed to prove…

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