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Lawyers across Punjab boycott courts seeking formation of divisional benches

Lawyers in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Sargodha have announced a 21-day boycott

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Court extends Saad Rafique’s interim bail till Dec 5

NAB has issued his arrest warrant in Paragon housing scam

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Lahore’s Mall Road blocked as lawyers call for the formation of district benches

Lawyers from Sargodha, Faisalabad and Gujranwala staged a protest

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Lahore High Court gets a new chief justice

Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq has been appointed new CJ

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Saad Rafique granted interim bail in the Paragon City case till Oct 24

NAB has summoned him to its office on October 16 in the case

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Arrest as many people as you want and get it out of your system, Asif Kirmani tells the PM

He said the PTI government is stealing food from the mouths of the poor

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Lahore High Court declines to summon Nawaz and Shehbaz in the Model Town case

PAT chief Tahirul Qadri says they will challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court

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Imran Khan challenges LHC’s NA-131 recount order in the SC

PTI Chairperson Imran Khan has approached the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court’s decision ordering a recount of votes in Lahore’s NA-131. PTI leader Babar Awan submitted on Monday an appeal in the SC on behalf of Imran. Imran was declared the winner even after a recount of the rejected votes, Awan said. On…

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Lahore’s pre-Partition buildings are going to be restored to their original glory

Lahore has some very old buildings that pre-date Partition, especially on Mall Road. The government wants to protect these buildings and make sure everyone gets to see them in all their glory. The Lahore High Court has ordered the restoration of these old buildings and work will start on August 7. These buildings include the…

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Sharif family lawyer asks SC for time to prepare for the sugar mills case

The Supreme Court heard a case on Thursday regarding the Sharif family shifting its sugar mills to South Punjab. A Lahore High Court bench had, in September 2017, ordered the mills to be shifted out of southern Punjab and declared that shifting the three mills there was illegal. The Sharif’s took the case to the…

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Meesha Shafi approaches Lahore High Court against Ali Zafar

The Lahore High Court has issued notices to Ali Zafar as well as Punjab governor and provincial ombudsperson, both of whom had rejected Meesha Shafi’s plea

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How can an accused instruct the court, judge asks Hanif Abbasi’s lawyer

The Lahore High Court had ordered on July 11 that the narcotics smuggling trial against Abbasi be concluded on July 21

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Court restrains police from harassing PML-N workers

Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 workers of the PML-N over breaking election rules

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Ahsan Iqbal tenders unconditional apology in contempt of court case

Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal tendered on Friday an unconditional apology before the Lahore High Court for his ‘anti-judiciary’ speech. During the hearing, Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi said Iqbal did not mention unconditional apology in his written reply that he earlier submitted to the court. The court directed the PML-N leader to submit his written…

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Saleem Baig appointed new PEMRA chairperson

The caretaker government has appointed Saleem Baig as the new chairperson of Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog. Saleem Baig, an officer of the the information service had been serving as the federal government’s principal information officer. According to Radio Pakistan, the information ministry issued a notification regarding Mr Baig’s appointment as chairperson of Pemra after getting…

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Fawad Chaudhry gets green light to contest polls

The Lahore High Court gave on Thursday PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry the go-ahead to contest the election from Jhelum. “The election tribunal’s decision was ridiculous,” said Chaudhry. On Wednesday, an election tribunal rejected the nomination papers of the PTI spokesperson for NA-67 Jhelum. The panel also disqualified him from holding any public office for life…

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CJ assigns Khadija Siddiqi case to Justice Asif Khosa

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has assigned the Khadija Siddiqi case to Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. The main suspect in the case, Shah Hussain, is the son of a prominent lawyer, and Siddiqi claims he stabbed her 23 times. He was acquitted by the Lahore High Court after the judge ruled that the attacker’s guilt…

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LHC throws out treason petition against Nawaz

The Lahore High Court threw out a petition seeking a treason trial for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, on Thursday.  Zindabad Party’s representative Aftab Virk had filed the petition against Nawaz Sharif. The high court dismissed the petition after Virk withdrew it. The high court has reserved its judgment on a similar petition filed by…

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