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FIA arrests senior journalist under cybercrime law

FIA claims the journalist said he uploaded posts against state institutions

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February 9, 2019


‘The 18th Amendment shouldn’t be disturbed under political pressure or by judicial decisions’

SAMAA TV’s Haider Waheed talks about the recent controversy surrounding the 18th Amendment

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February 1, 2019


FIA lodges case against a man for spreading ‘propaganda’ against a high court judge

The man posted “malicious” content about Justice Athar Minallah on Facebook and YouTube

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September 27, 2018


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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August 2, 2018


Analysis: Verdict against Daniyal Aziz sets precedent

A precedent has now been set that will prevent politicians from future campaigns against the judiciary, said analyst Adnan Adil. The Supreme Court convicted PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz for contempt of court on Thursday. According to Adil, former PM Nawaz Sharif ran a scandalous campaign against the Supreme Court judges after the Panama Papers case…

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June 28, 2018


Always advised Nawaz against fighting with army, judiciary: Nisar

Disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar said he had always advised Nawaz Sharif against fighting with the military and judiciary. The former interior minister said that he remained loyal to an individual, hinting at Nawaz, for 34 years but he got nothing in return. “All the people have left him but he still doesn’t care about…

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June 26, 2018


Contempt of court: Ahsan Iqbal tenders apology in LHC

Former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has tendered unconditional apology over his controversial “anti-judiciary” speech in the LHC. The three-member bench, headed by Justice Mazhar Ali Naqvi, was hearing the contempt of court case against the former federal minister on Tuesday. Ahsan Iqbal’s speech was also played in the court. Ahsan Iqbal’s lawyer told the three-member…

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June 5, 2018


Can’t even think of disrespecting judiciary, Ahsan Iqbal tells LHC

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that he respected the judiciary and could not even think of insulting it. Mr. Iqbal made this statement before a three-member bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, which was hearing a contempt plea against the Interior Minister over his alleged anti-judiciary remarks. The bench, referring to Article…

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May 30, 2018


This is nothing short of judicial martial law, says Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has continued to comment on the actions being taken by the judiciary in what has been an eventful last few months. “What is happening in the country is nothing short of judicial martial law,” said Mr Sharif while speaking with the media outside an accountability court Monday. “Such rulings…

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April 23, 2018


Judiciary won’t influence outcome of Pakistan’s general election: interior minister

LONDON: Pressure from Pakistan’s judiciary won’t influence the outcome of upcoming general elections this year, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday, adding he hoped the election would be free and fair. Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party from holding…

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April 19, 2018


PML-N MNA arrested over ‘derogatory speech’ against judiciary

By Mehar Shafique KASUR: Police have arrested a PML-N MNA for allegedly making derogatory speeches against higher judiciary and establishment in a public rally. MNA Waseem Akhtar Sheikh and MPA Naeem Safdar Ansari and at least 70 other PML-N workers were booked in two separate cases on charges of making provocative speeches during a public…

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April 18, 2018


Time to put our house in order, says chief justice

QUETTA: Justice Saqib Nisar criticised the judicial system in Pakistan and said that it seemed as if the judiciary was not using its capabilities according to the required standards.  “We’re not dispensing justice in the right manner,” he said. “If this remains the case, what face will we show to future generations?” Justice Saqib Nisar…

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April 11, 2018


Sheikh Rasheed sees Nawaz Sharif in jail by May 31

ISLAMABAD: AML leader Sheikh Rasheed has predicted that former PM Nawaz Sharif would go to jail and a decision against him is likely to be announced by May 31. “Nawaz Sharif is working on a foreign agenda to weaken the judiciary and country’s armed forces,” the veteran politician said. Speaking in SAMAA’s talk show ‘Awaz’,…

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April 4, 2018


CJP dismisses speculations over Tuesday’s meeting with PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said he would never disappoint judiciary and lawyers. “I declined to go to PM House (after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi requested a meeting with me). Then, he himself walked up to me. He came with his complaint but he didn’t hand me anything. It’s my…

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March 29, 2018


There should be no dialogue between judiciary, litigant: PTI MNA

ISLAMABAD: PTI MNA Shafqat Mahmood said that the meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Justice Saqib Nisar was an attempt by the ruling PML-N to protect its vested interests.   “National Reconciliation Ordinance has become a symbol to achieve vested interests through non-judicial means and the meeting between PM Abbasi and the…

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March 28, 2018


Khawaja Saad welcomes PM-CJ meeting

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique welcomed the meeting of two important figures of the state as auspicious for the country. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar at Supreme Court late Tuesday. The meeting lasted for two hours at private chamber of the chief justice. “The…

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March 28, 2018


Judiciary to continue working without any fear or pressure: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Tuesday after his meeting with the prime minister that the judiciary would continue its work without any fear or pressure.  The chief justice stated that the judiciary would continue to perform its duties in a transparent, responsible and independent manner. “Judiciary will continue to play its constitutional…

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March 27, 2018


SC accepts Nehal Hashmi’s apology, withdraws contempt notice

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has accepted PML-N leader Nehal Hashmi’s apology and withdrew the notice in contempt of court case. Nehal Hashmi on Tuesday submitted a written apology in the court, regretting the use of derogatory remarks for judiciary. “I left myself on the mercy of court,” stated Hashmi. During the hearing, Chief Justice Saqib…

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March 27, 2018


CJP asks Nehal Hashmi if he would use the same abusive words for himself

Reporting by Fayyaz Mehmood and Shehzad Ali Would you use the same words for yourself as you used for the judges, the CJP asked Nehal Hashmi The PML-N leader is facing contempt proceedings over the abusive language he used for judges. During the hearing on Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar headed the…

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March 26, 2018


Nawaz to flee country soon, predicts Khosa

LAHORE: Former PML-N senator Zulfiqar Khosa predicted on Thursday that Nawaz Sharif would flee the country soon.  Speaking to SAMAA TV exclusively, Khosa said that the Sharif family would not be able to face the corruption charges against them. “They will then flee the country,” he said. “Their names have not been placed on the…

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March 22, 2018


Sheikh Rasheed seeks 90-day judicial martial law

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed on Wednesday said the biggest issue in upcoming days will be the formation of a care-taker government. Talking to newsmen here, the Rawalpindi politician said the whole nation is looking towards the judiciary, adding that the Chief Justice should certainly impose a 90-day ‘judicial martial law’. “No caretaker…

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March 21, 2018

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