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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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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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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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Every third woman is victim of torture: LHC CJ

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Monday said that every third woman was a victim of torture in the province. Addressing inauguration of first Gender Based Violence Court here, he said, “We have to keep our mothers, sisters and daughters in mind to understand gender based violence cases.” He said,…

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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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LHC stays deportation of Turkish teacher, his 3 family members

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday stayed the deportation of a Turkish teacher and his three family members from Pakistan. Justice Shams Mehmmod Mirza passed the orders on a petition filed by Orhan Uygun – a Turk teacher, affiliated with Pak-Turk School, against possible deportation of his colleague and his family. During the…

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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 report: LHC admits PAT’s contempt of court plea for hearing

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Saturday admitted a petition filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) seeking a contempt of court proceeding against the Punjab government for failing to make the Model Town’s inquiry report public. The petition comes two days after a single-judge bench of the Lahore High Court directed the Punjab government to release…

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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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Video: When relatives of Model Town victims had demanded Baqir Najafi report be made public

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered Baqir Najafi report on the Model Town massacre be made public.  Here’s what Bisma–the girl whose mother was gunned down in the Model Town incident–had demanded regarding the Baqir Najafi report.

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