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CJP to get similar response for using Imran-like language: Maryam Nawaz

MANSEHRA: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, said that Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar would get a similar response from the PML-N if he was going to use the language of Imran Khan. Addressing a massive gathering of supporters at Mansehra on Friday, she asked if there any clause in…

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Supreme Court reserves verdict in Article 62-1F disqualification duration case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday reserved its verdict in the case regarding duration for the disqualification of the members of the Parliament incurred under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution. A five-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heard several identical petitions to stipulate the timeframe for which…

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CJP takes notice of shifting of Shahrukh Jatoi to hospital, calls report from IGP Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday took notice of reported shifting of accused Sharukh Jatoi, and others from jail to hospital after cancellation of bail from Supreme Court of Pakistan. Taking notice of the issue, the Chief Justice of Pakistan has called report from Inspector General of Police Sindh and…

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SC has no jurisdiction to interpret election law in Islamic context: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar Friday observed that the Supreme Court had no jurisdiction to interpret election law on the basis of Islamic injunction. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Nisar heard the case pertaining to determining whether disqualification of lawmakers under Article 62(1)(f) is for life or…

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Parliament is wholly independent, says CJP Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday said it is incumbent upon the judiciary to interpret a law that is ambiguous. The CJP said this while hearing several pleas filed to the apex court to set a time-period of disqualification under the specific Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution and said the the apex…

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CJP asks govt to form policies to curb human trafficking

bISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday reprimanded the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) for its failure to curb human trafficking in the country and urged the government to formulate policies to help put an end to the menace. A three-member bench of the court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar…

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Nehal Hashmi has been punished as per law: CJP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing of a case regarding determination of lawmakers disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) till February 8. A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard…

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CJP takes notice of bank accounts held abroad by Pakistani citizens

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday took suo motu notice of bank accounts held abroad by Pakistani citizens. He observed that reports were circulating that people in positions of power had been looting money and transferring it to foreign countries. The Supreme Court asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to…

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This woman vowed to transform lives of street children after APS attack

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. Syeda Anfas Ali, the founder of the Footpath School Karachi, took this saying as her life’s mission statement and vowed to transform lives of underprivileged children. She says 2014 APS attack…

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Daughter of ex-CM asked me to close footpath school: Anfas Ali

Syeda Anfas Ali Zaidi, how is running a school for street children in Karachi under her NGO, has claimed that Naheed Durrani, the daughter of former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, has asked her to either hand over the school to Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) or shut it down. Watch her views…    

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Future of ‘footpath’ school children at risk

Syeda Anfas Ali Zaidi’s NGO, Ocean Welfare Organisation, is running a makeshift school for around 2,000 street children under a flyover in Clifton near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine. She has alleged that Sindh government has asked it to either hand over the school with children to the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) or shut it…

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CJP takes notice of threats to NGO-run school for street children

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has taken notice of allegations and threats to Ocean Welfare Organization, a non-governmental organization, running a makeshift school for around 2,000 street children under a flyover in Clifton near the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine. It has been reported that the Sindh government has asked them to…

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CJP takes notice of death of child maid employed by KP minister’s brother

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Wednesday took notice of death of child maid employed by brother of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KPK) minister and called report from Inspector General Police in three days. According to press release issued here, the CJP took notice on news report aired by section of media that…

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CJP takes notice of murder of medical student in Kohat

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday took suo moto notice of murder of Asma, a third year student of a medical college in Kohat. The chief justice has summoned a report from the Inspector General Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within 24 hours. The Chief Justice took notice of Asma’s case while conducting…

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Naqeeb’s killing: SC gives 3-day deadline to arrest Rao Anwar

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday granted a three-day deadline to Sindh police for arresting suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar in connection with the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a fake encounter.  Heading a three-member bench at Karachi Registry, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar reprimanded Sindh police chief AD Khawaja for failing to arrest Rao Anwar….

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Disqualification under Article 62-1 F debatable: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday remarked that disqualification under Article 62-1 F of the constitution was debatable and yet to be decided as the court would determine if it (disqualification) would be for lifetime or for one year. He passed these remarks while chairing a three-member bench hearing…

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CJP calls meeting of LJCP to review law reforms reports

ISLAMABAD: Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) was scheduled its meeting on January 25 to review implementation status of the LJCP law reform reports. The meetings would be chaired by Chief Justice/Chairman LJCP, Mian Saqib Nisar, here at Supreme Court building in conference room, said a press release. The Commission will consider law reform…

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Politicians should not undermine judicial restrains: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday observed that politicians should restrain from undermining the judiciary as its restraint should not be considered as weakness.  The Chief Justice was heading a three-member bench which heard 12 identical petitions filed by opposition parties including Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid and Pakistan People’s…

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Women’s Action Forum reminds CJP of Article 25 of the Constitution

NEWS DESK: In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Women’s Action Forum (WAF) Karachi chapter reminded the Chief Justice of Pakistan of Article 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan. “It is shameful that WAF Karachi has to quote for our highest judiciary Article 25 of the Constitution of Pakistan that ensures non-discriminatory spaces and equal…

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Women Lawyers Association condemns CJP’s “skirt” remarks

NEWS DESK: Women Lawyers Association condemned Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar’s remarks comparing the length of a speech to the length of a woman’s skirt. According to a statement issued by the association on Monday, it is “disappointing to hear the highest judicial authority in our country using women’s bodies to illustrate a…

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Bilawal calls out judiciary over inactive Law Reforms Commission

NEWS DESK: The CJP is currently facing criticism over more than one issue. After the controversial “skirt length” video went viral, the judiciary, including the CJP and provincial Chief Justices, has earned the ire of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The PPP chairperson called out the judges over how “judges continue to play…

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