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Explainer: Nadeem Malik on ‘anti-judiciary speech’ ban

Senior journalist and anchorperson Nadeem Malik says that Lahore High Court has set a bad precedent by directing electronic media watchdog to stop airing ‘anti-judiciary speeches’ by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other leaders of the PML-N. Watch his analysis in the video.

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Can’t force parents to buy books, uniforms from particular vendors, says Lahore court

LAHORE: Private schools cannot force parents to buy text books or uniforms from a particular vendor, according to a ruling by the LHC.  The registering authority tasked to oversee implementation of the order will ensure parents are not forced to buy books and uniforms from a particular vendor. Private schools have been barred from charging…

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Protest of health workers continues on 5th day in Lahore

Tehmina Ahmad The sit-in of the lady health workers on Charing Cross, Lahore entered fifth day Friday. Lahore High Court issued directives to the home secretary to put an end to the protest sit-in on Mall Road. The health workers vow to continue their protest until their demands are met. “Punjab government should avoid using…

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LHC upholds death penalty for Zainab murder convict

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Tuesday upheld the death sentence handed down to Imran Ali in connection with the rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari in Kasur. The bench comprising Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan and Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhry dismissed the convict’s appeal. Additional Prosecutor General Punjab Abdul Samad pleaded…

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Notices served to Nawaz, Maryam over anti-judiciary statements

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were served notices over their anti-judiciary remarks. A bench of Lahore High Court headed by Justice Shahid Kareem headed a petition filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique. The application stated that the father-daughter duo ridiculed the judiciary in their public meetings and social media websites….

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Acceptance of Ishaq Dar’s senate nomination papers challenged

LAHORE: A petition filed at the Lahore High Court challenged the acceptance of nomination papers filed by Ishaq Dar and other PML-N senate candidates, on Friday.  According to details, the petitioner claimed that the election tribunal had accepted the nomination papers of Ishaq Dar, Sadia Abbasi, Nuzhat Sadiq and Abdul Karim (all belonging to the…

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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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