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‘C-Class jail facilities for everyone accused of corruption over Rs500m’

Minister says succession certificates will be issued in 15 days

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September 14, 2019


Govt gives public easier access to laws with new website

It has a 72-year archive

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August 21, 2019


Is the e-challan system in Lahore effective?

People in Lahore question the digital system’s efficiency and legality

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March 15, 2019


If FCR leaves Fata, women more likely to inherit property

PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: Eid Bibi was sixty years old when she was shot dead in Fata’s Kurram Agency by her nephew—for having an affair. The truth is that her nephew killed her as he was after her property. Her father had given her a share and her nephew was demanding she put it in his name….

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May 18, 2018


Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May

NEWS DESK: Ireland will hold a referendum at the end of May on liberalising its restrictive abortion laws, a highly sensitive issue in the traditionally devoutly Catholic country, reported AFP. Leo Varadkar, who as the country’s youngest ever prime minister is regarded as relatively liberal on social issues, made the announcement late Monday, accepting it…

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January 30, 2018


Parliament refused to adopt black laws, acts of dictators: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said it was very satisfying that a large number of members in the Parliament were not ready to protect the black laws and black acts of dictators. Talking to media here outside the Accountability Court, he said, “this stance by the Parliament was satisfying…

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November 22, 2017


The Headlines We Make

Every morning I like to pursue world news while having my breakfast. I either read the newspaper or just scroll through headlines on my smartphone while sipping my hot mug of tea. But recently this activity has started making me feel depressed. Whether you read about Kashmir or Palestine, Yemen or Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan,…

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October 10, 2017


MCC allows umpires to eject players, approve new bails

DUBAI: Cricket umpires have been given the power to eject disobedient players while tethered bails will be permitted to protect wicketkeepers from eye injuries as part of a series of law changes coming into effect from Oct. 1. The new ‘Players conduct’ rule will allow on-field officials to remove a misbehaving competitor temporarily or permanently…

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April 13, 2017


Govt asks foreign aid groups to re-register to remain in country

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday announced that all international aid groups operating in the country must re-register themselves with authorities within three months as part of a wider crackdown that has involved sealing the offices of Save the Children. The decision, which will require the groups to undergo a fresh assessment by intelligence agencies before they…

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June 16, 2015


UK PM outlines new laws to tackle immigration

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron will propose new laws to control immigration in a speech Thursday, including giving police the power to seize wages earned by illegal immigrants. In his first speech on the issue since winning this month's general election with a surprise majority, Cameron said his centre-right Conservative government would include a…

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May 21, 2015


Obama to propose new laws to protect consumer data

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Monday plans to discuss three new proposed laws aimed at protecting Americans and the trail of data they leave on smart phones, computers and other devices. Congress has long wrestled with how to beef up federal laws to protect consumers and their privacy, a struggle that intensified after hackers…

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January 12, 2015


Qadri says terror draws strength from weak laws

NEW YORK: Advocating a “stitch in time saves nine” Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Dr Allama Tahirul Qadri Tuesday said that had the terrorists not been able to find a way out of the loopholes the law of the land is riddled with, the situation would not have worsened to this measure, Samaa reported. “The…

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December 30, 2014


Army chief seeks enforcement of strict anti-terror laws

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, has called for enforcement of strict laws and effective measures for an end to militancy and terrorism in Pakistan, Samaa reported Wednesday. The army chief was briefing a meeting of parliamentary leaders in Islamabad today. The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who summoned…

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December 24, 2014


Khan keeps on violating law, alleges Rashid

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan of ‘continuously violating the laws’. Addressing a press conference here, Rashid said that the government would continue to reveal the crimes allegedly committed by PTI. “Before hurling allegations against the government, Imran Khan should first look into his own affairs,” Rashid…

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November 25, 2014


Transgender activists seek laws, acceptance worldwide

NEW YORK: When a 12-year-old boy went on the Oprah Winfrey show to announce he was transgender, Mara Keisling realised how far the once ostracised community had come despite hundreds of hate crime murders in recent years. The boy had decided to kill himself at the age of nine but saw another transgender child on…

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November 21, 2014


India drops axe on Her Majesty's “laughable” laws

NEW DELHI: If you happen to unearth treasure worth even as little as 10 rupees (16 U.S. cents) in India, don't even think of pocketing it – that's because under a law introduced by the former British colonial rulers, it still belongs to “Her Majesty”. Now, however, the Treasure Trove Act of 1878 and nearly…

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October 7, 2014


PM Sharif vows to toughen laws

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif today urged the need to have stringent laws to support law enforcement agencies in their crackdown on terrorists, target killers and extortionists. “We need to ensure that law enforcement agencies, who are operating with terrorists, target killers and extortionists, are aided by effective and firm laws,” Prime Minister…

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October 11, 2013


PM Sharif instructs to amend anti-terrorism laws

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif issued instructions Thursday to make necessary amendments in country’s anti-terrorism laws, SAMAA reports.PM Sharif chaired a top-level meeting for reviewing legislation of anti-terrorism laws in Islamabad on Thursday. All top legal experts and aides of the government were present in the gathering to mull over necessary changes in existing…

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October 3, 2013


Multan: Youth allegedly set on fire by in-laws dies

Staff ReportMULTAN: A man who was allegedly set on fire by his in-laws in Multan died at Nishtar Hospital, Multan on Tuesday. According to reports, Mairaj, a resident of Daira village, visited the house of his in-laws to bring back his disgruntled wife. But they poured petrol on him and lit it with fire. He…

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July 23, 2013


Man set on fire by in-laws in Multan

Staff ReportMULTAN: A man was shifted to hospital in a critical condition after he was set on fire by his in-laws here on Monday, SAMAA reports.According to police, Mairaj married with his relative few months ago but problems were created soon after the marriage and his wife returned back to her parents’ home.When he went…

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July 22, 2013


25-year old woman dies of domestic torture in Lahore, heirs file case against husband, in-laws

Staff ReportLAHORE: A 25-year old woman expired of in-laws’ alleged domestic torture in Badiyara are of Lahore on Sunday, deceased woman’s heirs filed murder case against husband and in-laws, SAMAA reports.According to police, heirs of killed woman, Aniqa, has alleged that her husband Shamsher and his family used to demand money repeatedly.Few days ago, exchange…

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June 24, 2013