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For the 4th time, SC extends deadline for Sharif family cases

The top court gave the accountability court another six weeks to complete the proceedings

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No mobile phone top-up tax until next orders: CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has said that suspension of the tax on prepaid mobile cards will continue to hold until further orders. He gave the remarks while hearing a case about petroleum prices on Thursday. The court had restrained Federal Board of Revenue and cellular companies from deducting 40% tax and…

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CJP orders completion of Rawalpindi hospital in 18 months

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has directed that construction of Women and Children Hospital Rawalpindi must be completed in 18 months. He gave the directions during a visit to the under-construction hospital. The Chief Justice rejected a request to grant a time period of two years for completion of the hospital. He said the construction…

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Larkana judge resigns after CJ ‘humiliated’ him by tossing phone

The Larkana judge, towards whom Chief Justice Saqib Nisar threw a mobile phone, stepped down from his position Tuesday. Justice Nisar paid a surprise visit to a Larkana courtroom on Saturday. An additional sessions judge, Gul Zameer Solangi, was conducting the hearing at Larkana’s sessions court complex when the CJ entered the courtroom. He did…

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Chief justice expresses reservations over five-member caretaker government

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has expressed reservations on the caretaker government. While hearing a case about the water shortage in the twin cities, the top judge said half of Islamabad is deprived of water. He has requested the interim prime minister to look into the water and power issue himself. The chief justice had earlier…

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SC wants special cell formed to investigate missing persons’ cases

The Supreme Court ordered on Sunday the establishment of a special cell to investigate cases of missing persons. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had earlier taken suo motu notice of the missing persons and ordered the authorities concerned to locate them immediately. Over 50 missing persons’ families were present at the SC’s Karachi Registry on Sunday,…

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SC wants to know how oil prices are decided

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said he wants to know how oil prices are decided in the country.  He said this while hearing a case at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Friday regarding rising petroleum prices. The CJ has asked the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority, PSO and other petroleum companies to come…

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How can railway dept sell Sindh government’s land, asks CJ

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked how the railway department, which is a part of the Centre, can sell Sindh government’s land. He was hearing the suo motu case pertaining to the lease and allotment of Sindh’s land at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry on Tuesday. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Munib Akhtar were the…

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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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‘No one is bigger than the party’: Abbasi tells Nisar to discuss reservations in party meetings

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has advised disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar to discuss his reservations over party affairs in the meetings and not in public. “No one is bigger than the party,” the former PM said, talking to SAMAA anchorperson Nadeem Malik on Tuesday. “The party doesn’t bar anyone from expressing their reservations…

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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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Asad Kharal says masked men attacked him, Chief Justice takes notice

Journalist Asad Kharal tweeted on Tuesday that men wearing masks attacked him. He said he was in the hospital. I have been attacked by some person wearing masks, I am in hospital. — Asad Kharal (@AsadKharal) June 5, 2018 Kharal was on his way home from the airport when his vehicle was intercepted. The masked…

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Khadija Siddiqui case: CJP takes notice of convict’s acquittal

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the acquittal of Shah Hussain, the man who was convicted for stabbing a female student Khadija Siddiqui in 2016. The CJP has summoned the case record and fixed the matter for hearing on June 10 in the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry. On June 4, the LHC…

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Court acquits convict in Khadija Siddiqui case

The Lahore High Court has ordered to acquit a man who allegedly stabbed a female law student. Shah Hussain, the son of prominent lawyer, was sentenced to seven years in jail for stabbing Khadija Siddiqui 23 times in 2016. Later, the sessions court had reduced his sentenced to four years. Khadija Siddiqui has expressed reservations over…

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Water solution is SC’s top priority now: Chief Justice

Zulqarnain Iqbal Finding a solution to water crisis is the Supreme Court’s top priority now, said Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday. He was hearing the case regarding environmental pollution at the Supreme Court. According to Justice Sardar Tariq, solution to water crisis and construction of dams was the priority of no political party….

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Chief Justice summons CEOs of all airlines

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Thursday summoned chief executive officers (CEOs) of all airlines functioning in the country to its Karachi Registry on May 12. A three-member bench chaired by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar passed the directions while hearing a suo motu notice about fake degrees of airlines’ pilots. He also cleared that the court was…

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Why do we pay Rs.31 extra on per litre petrol?

The federal government is selling petrol for Rs.87.70/litre which costs it Rs.56.61/litre. It means the consumer is charged Rs.31.9 extra on every litre. Watch this report…

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CJ visits Peshawar Central Jail’s mental hospital, gets angry at poor conditions

These patients are humans, not animals, said the chief justice angrily during his visit to Peshawar Central Jail’s mental hospital, on Wednesday.  “Are these the facilities that are given to patients. Look at the bathrooms. Is this how you keep these patients?” said an angry Justice Saqib Nisar to the MS of the hospital. The…

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Murder of labourers in Balochistan: CJP takes notice

Chief Justice Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of killing of six labourers in Balochistan. Chief Justice has summoned Chief Secretary and IG of the province, fixing the matter for hearing on May 11 at Quetta Registry. Six labourers were killed by armed men in Kharan district on Friday. The labourers, from Punjab, were…

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Judiciary respects legislation, judges will not break their oaths, says CJ

Judges cannot even think of acting against their oaths or breaking them, said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar at the judicial conference in Islamabad.  “I have the deepest regard for legislation,” he said. “Judiciary is the protector of the constitution.” He said that the first and foremost priority of the judiciary was to ensure that justice…

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