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Imran Ali files appeal against death sentence at LHC

LAHORE: Imran Ali, who was found guilty by the anti-terrorism court of raping and murdering seven-year-old Zainab, filed an appeal at Lahore High Court against his death sentence on Tuesday.  According to details, Imran Ali stated in his appeal petition filed at the Lahore High Court that the death sentence handed out to him by…

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IHC adjourns contempt case against Nawaz Sharif till Feb 26

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday adjourned the contempt of court case hearing till February 26 in order to wait for a verdict of Lahore High Court in a similar case. The IHC judge, Justice Aamer Faroq heard contempt petition against Nawaz Sharif that seeks to restrict former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from making…

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Live Updates: Zainab’s murderer sentenced to death by hanging on four counts

LAHORE: Anti-Terrorism Court in Lahore announced the verdict of the Zainab rape-and-murder case on Saturday, sentencing him to death on four counts.  LIVE UPDATES We are satisfied but want the murderer to be hanged publicly, he says “I want to thank all institutions for playing their part in the arrest and punishment of Zainab’s murderer,…

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Detention of Benazir Bhutto murder case suspects extended

LAHORE: A provincial review board comprising judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday extended detention of five suspects, acquitted in the Benazir Bhutto murder case by a court, till Feb 19. The board comprises Justice Abdul Sami Khan, Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan and Justice Alia Neelum heard the application of the Punjab government…

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Justice Yawar takes oath as 46th CJ of Lahore High Court

LAHORE: Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali took oath as new Chief Justice of Lahore High Court on Wednesday to become the 46th Chief Justice of the LHC.  Governor Punjab Rafiq Rajwana administered oath to him in an auspicious ceremony at Governor House. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was also present on this occasion among the lawyers…

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Increase in petrol prices challenged in LHC

LAHORE: Recent increase in prices of petrol petroleum products has been challenged in Lahore High Court (LHC). The petition, challenging the revise in rates by the federal government, has been filed by Azhar Siddique Advocate. The petitioner has stated that the petrol prices are on the rise due to an increase in additional sales tax….

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Hajj 2018: Balloting postponed after court order

ISLAMABAD: The ministry of religious affairs Friday postponed the Hajj balloting slated to take place today as Sindh High Court issued a stay order in this regard.  Hajj balloting was scheduled to take place today which was halted by the government in a surprise last-minute move on Friday after the SHC order. Earlier on Thursday,…

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LHC reserves verdict on petition against PAT’s protest

LAHORE: A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has reserved its ruling on a petition filed by the traders of the Mall Road against Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) protest. Punjab Advocate General Shakeel-ur-Rehman and counsels of the respondents were present in the court. The Punjab government presented its report regarding the protest in…

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Zainab murder case: Court sets 36-hour deadline for arrest of culprit

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered Inspector General Punjab (IGP) to arrest the culprit responsible for 6-year-old Zainab’s abduction, rape and murder within 36 hours. LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued these directives while hearing a petition filed by Advocate Shaheem Pirzada to arrest the culprit. The CJ expressed surprise that…

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Tareen presented money trail, Nawaz didn’t even show a paper: Aitzaz

LAHORE: PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan said on Monday that former PTI General Secretary Jahangir Tareen had submitted his money trail at the Supreme Court while PML-N President Nawaz Sharif had not even showed a single paper as evidence. Speaking with media personnel in Lahore, the PPP leader and veteran lawyer said that Sharif family were…

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LHC declares appointment of PEMRA chief void

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday declared appointment of Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam void, Samaa reported. Justice Shahid Kareem of LHC announced the verdict on Monday verdict. The judge, in his remarks, said that an advertisement should be placed for the appointment of new PEMRA chief. “The new PEMRA…

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Supreme Court to announce Orange Line case ruling today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will announce the reserved verdict regarding Orange Line Metro Train today (Friday) on a petition filed by Punjab government. Earlier, Lahore High Court ordered to safeguard and preserve the historic buildings and mosques situated on the route of Orange Train. The proceedings in SC began after Punjab government had filed petitions…

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LHC allows private medical colleges to admit students directly

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Thursday, setting aside 2016-central admission policy for medical and dental colleges, allowed private colleges to directly grant admissions to students in the light of the 2013 admission policy. The bench further declared formation of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) illegal, but directed the incumbent…

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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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Lahore High Court to announce verdict on Model Town tragedy report today

LAHORE: Lahore High Court will announce today (Tuesday) its reserved ruling on a petition filed by Punjab government against the verdict of publishing a report on Model Town tragedy. The three-judge bench headed by Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh reserved the ruling on November 24 on an intra-court appeal moved by the Punjab government challenging a…

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Certain lawyers want to damage courts to promote their politics: CJ

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday slammed certain lawyers for attempting to damage the courts and the system in order to promote their politics.  Discarding the appeal by Multan High Court bar as ineffective, the Chief Justice of Pakistan slammed a certain section of lawyers who wanted to destroy the courts and disrupt…

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Model Town report: LHC reserves verdict on Punjab govt appeal

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench on Friday reserved its verdict on an Intra-Court Appeal (ICA) filed by the Punjab government challenging a LHC single bench order for making the Model Town inquiry report public. Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh headed the full bench with Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi and Justice Qazi Muhammad…

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NAB chief’s appointment challenged in LHC

LAHORE: A petition has been moved to Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging the appointment of Justice (r) Javed Iqbal as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Samaa reported Tuesday. According to our correspondent, the application was filed by a citizen Javed Jafferi Advocate, who has appealed the IHC to invalidate the former Supreme Court…

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Model Town inquiry report: LHC to hear govt’s intra court appeal on Sept 25

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench will hear the Punjab government’s intra court appeal against LHC single bench orders for release of the Model Town inquiry report on Monday (Sep 25). The bench comprising Justice Abdul Sami khan and Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi will hear the appeal. In its appeal, the Punjab…

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Model Town affectees seek access to Justice Baqar’s report

ISLAMABAD: The affectees of the Model Town incide have written an application to Home Secretary Punjab for acquiring Justice Ali Baqar Najafi’s inquiry report of the incident. Asif Iqbal, Qaisar Iqbal, Mohammad Siddique and Ashfaq Rasool have submitted the report. The applicants have stated that Lahore High Court had ordered the authorities to print the…

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LHC accepts PPP appeals for hearing of BB murder case

RAWALPINDI: A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Thursday accepted the appeals of Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, in Benazir Bhutto murder case and issued notices to parties to appear before the court with record on November 27. PPP has filed three different appeals in LHC against the verdict of Anti…

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