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Tackling false testimonies and delays was our priority: chief justice

‘Model courts have solved 9,700 cases in 86 days’

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July 19, 2019


Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur get 10-day protective bail in fake accounts case

SHC orders them to submit Rs1m each as surety

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March 19, 2019


Courts are up and running in KP’s merged districts

The proceedings for 15 cases started in makeshift court facilities today

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March 11, 2019


Lawyers observe 10th anniversary of Tahir Plaza tragedy

Lawyers in the lower courts have announced to observe black day to commemorate 10th anniversary of Tahir Plaza tragedy Monday. Tahir Plaza located near City Court, Karachi, was torched on April 9, 2008 that killed six people including two lawyers and two women. The lawyers will boycott the legal proceedings by not appearing in the…

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April 9, 2018


Naqeebullah’s father demands Rao Anwar be arrested

Three hearings have taken place but Rao Anwar was not presented, said Haji Khan Muhammad, the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud Also read: Court orders police to arrest Rao Anwar Naqeebullah’s father appealed to law enforcement agencies on Tuesday that former Malir SSP Rao Anwar be presented before the court. He was addressing a press conference in…

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March 6, 2018


Video: Rana Sanaullah blasts courts for banning party symbol

NEWS DESK: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) had been deprived of its party symbol due to the Supreme Court’s verdict. According to him, this was pre-poll rigging. Watch here:

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March 1, 2018


Woman acquitted by LHC after spending 19 years in jail

CHINIOT: Lahore High Court on Wednesday ruled that a woman, who had spent the past 19 years in jail for allegedly murdering her husband, was not guilty of the crime. Rani Bibi was 19 years old when she was first married to her husband. However, her in-laws deviously trapped her by blaming her for the…

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December 6, 2017


Criticizing judgments is not confrontation: Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that criticizing court verdicts is not confrontation, Samaa reported. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, Sanaullah said that courts are being dragged into every issue. He added that the 2018 general elections will be a national referendum. He said that the Elections Bill 2017 was rejected by…

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November 22, 2017


Watch: Courts are best forum to prove innocence, says Ashraf

Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has said that the courts are the best forums to prove yourself innocent and they always appeared before the judiciary when ordered.

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October 28, 2017


Verdicts should be free from ambiguity: CJP

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has said that the case verdicts should be free from ambiguity, Samaa reported. Addressing 2nd Punjab Women Judges Conference in Lahore, CJP said that the nation is fortunate that Pakistan has a written constitution. “No judge can announce a verdict without fulfilling the legal requirements,” he…

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October 15, 2017


Anti-corruption chairperson says courts acquit corruption suspects

NEWS DESK: There are 700 cases of corruption being heard in courts, said Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Chairperson Alauddin Bullo. “We register FIRs and challans but suspects are acquitted by the courts,” he said. According to him, some officials of the ACE are also involved in corruption. Watch this video:

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August 29, 2017


Imran Khan escaping from courts: Daniyal Aziz

ISLAMABAD: PMLN leader Daniyal Aziz has said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan has failed to appear before courts and despite making tall claims of accountability running from courts. Talking to news persons in Islamabad this morning, he said PTI has closed accountability department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and there are allegations of massive corruption against the…

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July 6, 2017


Cells for addressing grievances of overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee (NJPMC) under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan was held in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 13 May 2017 and was also attended by Members of the NJPMC i.e. Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court and High Courts. The…

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June 5, 2017


May 12 tragedy remembered

The ninth anniversary of a tragedy that took place on May 12, 2007, being marked today. Those responsible for the carnage of lawyers could not be determined despite the lapse of nine years. The courts proceedings will be boycotted today across Sindh province. More in Irfanul Haq’s report.

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May 12, 2016


Charsadda attack: Lawyers observing countrywide black day

ISLAMABAD: Lawyers across the country are observing ‘black day’ today to mourn those martyred in Wednesday’s terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University, Charsadda. Chairman Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Azam Naseer Tarar condemned the tragic incident, and said the legal fraternity would observe mourning on Thursday. He requested bar members to hold a protest meeting of…

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January 20, 2016


NA passes Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2015 aimed at protecting court officials and witnesses and indemnity against prosecution in any other court of law. Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Chaudhary Jaffar Iqbal piloted the bill to further amend the Pakistan Army Act, 1952 in the House. New section 2C is…

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November 11, 2015


Protesting lawyers force closure of courts in Karachi

  KARACHI: The law practitioners, protesting registration of FIR against a colleague, boycotted proceedings of courts in Karachi and threatened judges, Samaa reported Monday. According to our correspondent, the legal fraternity was enraged over lodging of FIR in city court against a senior lawyer Suleman Naeem Abbasi Advocate. The case was lodged against him on…

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September 14, 2015


Sharia courts can eliminate terrorism: Siraj

PESHAWAR: Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq Thursday called for establishment of Sharia courts to eliminate terrorism. Addressing a ‘Peace Conference’ here, Haq said that Sharia courts can end terrorism from the country. “We are free nation and we should take decisions independently,” the JI Ameer said. He also stressed upon a need to give a…

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January 1, 2015


NAPC proposes three military courts for FATA

ISLAMABAD: The National Action Plan Committee (NAPC) Tuesday decided to set up three military courts in Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as parts of government’s efforts to quell the decade-long Taliban insurgency. The NAPC approved eight of 17 proposals forwarded by members of the committee which was setu p to discuss and finalize a strategy to…

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December 23, 2014


Courts bar seven terrorists from going to gallows

SUKKUR/RAWALPINDI: Courts on Monday barred execution of seven convicted terrorists ahead of their hanging in Rawalpindi and Sukkur, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, Justice Arshad Mehmood Tabasum, a judge at Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC), stayed execution of five convicted terrorists after hearing their petition. The death row convicts – Ehsan…

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December 22, 2014


Rashid advises Khan to face courts

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister, Pervaiz Rashid, criticized PTI chief Imran Khan, saying that it would be better for him to fight his case in the court, rather in media and public meetings, Samaa reported. The minister warned Imran Khan, saying that he would soon be in hot waters over his anti-government campaign. “Khan must stay…

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November 17, 2014