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Hamza Shahbaz appears before NAB in assets beyond means case

Salman Shahbaz didn’t appear because he is not in the country

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LHC orders Orange Line Metro Train companies to vacate PU ground

The Lahore High Court has ordered the Orange Line Metro Train construction companies to immediately vacate the Punjab University playground and pay the rent for using the land. The court observed that if the rent was not paid, then the machinery would be confiscated. Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi passed the orders while hearing a petition…

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Lahore High Court judge recuses himself from hearing petition against Nawaz’s conviction

A judge has recused himself from hearing the appeal filed in the Lahore High Court against former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar’s convictions. A private citizen, AK Dogar, has filed a petition challenging their convictions in the Avenfield reference. Nawaz was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Maryam…

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Khadija Siddiqui case: CJP takes notice of convict’s acquittal

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the acquittal of Shah Hussain, the man who was convicted for stabbing a female student Khadija Siddiqui in 2016. The CJP has summoned the case record and fixed the matter for hearing on June 10 in the Supreme Court’s Lahore registry. On June 4, the LHC…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LHC orders registration of case against sugar mills owners

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday ordered the registration of cases against the sugar mills owners who would not made their mills operational by December 22. The court also sought a report from concerned authorities in this regard. Justice Muhammad Sajid Mehmood Sethi passed these orders while hearing a petition filed by Ameer…

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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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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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Model Town incident: LHC directs Punjab govt to publish Justice Baqir report

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has directed Punjab government to publish Justice Baqir Najafi’s report on Model Town incident, Samaa reported Tuesday. In the decision announced today, the full bench of the LHC has rejected Punjab government’s appeal challenging a single bench’s decision to release the report. The court has now directed Punjab government…

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