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Ishaq Dar to be removed as chairperson of Lahore’s University of Health Sciences

When will everyone get over their romance with the absconder, asks the CJ

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Groundwater won’t be free anymore, says the Supreme Court

The court has taken suo motu notice of mineral water companies in Punjab

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500 transgender people have been killed in Pakistan since 2015, SC told

The court will offer jobs to two transgender people

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No traces of alcohol found in Sharjeel Memon’s blood

The City Court also granted bail to three servants of Sharjeel Memon who were arrested from outside the hospital.

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The SC has stayed the transfer of private schools set up in Islamabad homes

The Supreme Court stayed the transfer of schools set up inside homes in Islamabad on Thursday

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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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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 verdict in Talal Chaudhry ‘PCO idols’ speech Aug 2

The Supreme Court will announce its verdict in the contempt of court case against PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry on August 2. A three-member bench headed by Gulzar Ahmed had reserved its verdict on July 11. On March 15, the SC indicted Chaudhry for allegedly committing contempt of court. On February 1, CJP Mian Saqib Nisar…

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CJ takes notice of Justice Siddiqui’s speech

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, has taken notice of a speech delivered by the Islamabad High Court judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui at the Rawalpindi Bar Association. The judge had alleged that intelligence agencies are interfering in the country’s judicial affairs. Officials said the CJP has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority…

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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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