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Peshawar High Court orders release of 14 members of a political party

The cases against them were illegal and false, says their lawyer

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January 10, 2019


Why haven’t courts opened yet in ex-Fata tribal districts, ask judges

Since merger in May there has been a vacuum

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November 28, 2018


Jurisdiction of SC, PHC extends to FATA after President signs bill

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has signed the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court extension of jurisdiction to FATA bill, 2018. The President signed the bill on recommendation of the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The bill had already been approved by the National Assembly. The Senate adopted the bill on April 13 despite the opposition…

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April 18, 2018


One year on, Mashal Khan’s family awaits justice

It has been a year that a mob killed Mashal Khan. His family still awaits justice. The mob included students and campus staff of Mardan’s Abdul Wali Khan University, where 23-year-old Mashal studied journalism. They killed him over accusations of blasphemy. Investigators found all such allegations to be false. Today (Thursday) is his first death…

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April 13, 2018


Peshawar High Court grants bail to 25 convicted in Mashal case

ABBOTTABAD: Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday suspended the conviction of 25 people in Mashal Khan lynching case and granted them bail on Tuesday. The two-judge bench gave the verdict on appeals filed by the suspects who were sentenced to three years imprisonment in the case by an anti-terrorism court (ATC). The bench also ordered…

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February 27, 2018


Imran Khan happy with KPK govt over another achievement

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan criticized the federal government for failing to implement National Action Plan (NAP). Resorting to micro-blogging website, Imran Khan congratulated over its achievement of yet ‘another first for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ i.e. amendment of the Civil Procedure Code done in consultation with the Peshawar High Court (PHC). I want to…

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January 19, 2018


PHC moved for timely Completion of CPEC’s western route

PESHAWAR: The Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Asad Qaiser today filed a writ petition in Peshawar High Court for timely completion of western route of China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Later talking to newsmen, he said CPEC is a big development project and it will change the destiny of the nation. He said we are not against…

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November 7, 2016


AG assistance sought as plea seeks renaming LHC as PHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday sought assistance from Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) and Advocate General Punjab on a petition seeking directions to amend Article 175 of the Constitution for renaming Lahore High Court as Punjab High Court. Justice Shahid Waheed passed these orders while hearing a petition filed by Advocate Javed Rasheed…

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February 19, 2016


60 Hindu couples tie nuptial knot at mass wedding ceremony

KARACHI: Sixty couples tied their nuptial knots Sunday evening in an impressive mass wedding ceremony jointly organized by Pakistan Hindu Council with the support of Pakistan  Bait ul Maal. The event, held at the spacious Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) Ground was to facilitate the intending couples with scanty resources to solemnize the ritual. The…

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January 24, 2016


Khan gets contempt of court notice

PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday issued contempt of court notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, the PTI chief was served notice over his non-appurtenance in the court in connection with a case regarding health reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The court issued the notice over Pakistan…

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November 5, 2015


Ex-hockey federation chief arrested over ‘fraud’

LAHORE: Qasim Zia, the former President of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials over charges of embezzlement, Samaa reported Saturday. According to Samaa correspondent, Zia, who is also a leader of Pakistan People’s Party, (PPP) was arrested in Lahore today by NAB team which produced him in a local…

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August 8, 2015


PHC chief raises issues of minorities with KP officials

PESHAWAR: Member of National Assembly (MNA) and Patron-in-Chief, Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC), Dr.Ramesh Kumar Vankwani Monday visited Peshawar and discussed problems of minorities with the provincial government. Briefing the newsmen here in press club, he said the visit was in connections with the directives of the Supreme Court regarding provision of security to the worship…

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January 19, 2015


PHC for advance salaries to Hindu employees

KARACHI: Patron-in-Chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, MNA (PML-N) has called for payment of advance salaries to Hindu employees, of both public and private sector on the occasion of Deewali festival. He was addressing a meeting of the Council to review the preparations for the celebrations of upcoming Deewali festival across the…

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October 17, 2014


PHC orders blocking of unregistered sims

Wed Desk PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court sanctioned fifteen days to KPK government to block unregistered Sims on Monday. Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan chaired the hearing of unregistered Sims cases.- SAMAA TV reportsChief Secretary KPK, IG Police and other high rank official were summoned for the hearing in which the Chief Justice reinstated, “If unregistered…

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December 17, 2013


PHC bars army pullout from Malakand Division

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday barred Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government from withdrawing Pakistan Army from the Malakand division, SAMAA reports.Chief Justice of PHC Dost Mohammad Khan ordered that the KP government should not act in haste vis-à-vis its decision to withdraw the army as it may create difficulties for the government…

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September 17, 2013


PHC orders re-polling at Nowshera‚ Lakki Marwat polling stations

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court (PSH) ordered re-polling at the polling stations in Nowshera and Lakki Marwat districts where women were barred from casting votes during by-elections, SAMAA reports on Monday.According to reports, Chief Justice of the PHC Mr.Justice Dost Muhammad Khan had taken suo motu notice about complaints of stopping the women from exercising…

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August 26, 2013


PHC CJ inaugurates mobile courts in KPK

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: The first mobile courts have been inaugurated on the premises of the PHC in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, SAMAA reports on Saturday.Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court (PHC), Justice Dost Muhammad Khan inaugurated the mobile courts.Speaking on this occasion, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan said the new system had been introduced in order to provide justice…

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July 27, 2013


PHC bans Musharraf from contesting polls

Staff Report PESHWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday put a lifetime ban on former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections. Chief Justice of the PHC said that Musharraf, who repeatedly abrogated constitution, won’t be able to run for the elections. He gave this verdict while rejecting Musharraf’s appeal to take part in the…

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April 30, 2013


Commission recommends appointment of seven additional judges in PHC

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The judicial commission tasked with appointment and confirmation of judges in superior judiciary has recommended the appointment of seven additional judges in Peshawar High Court (PHC).It also recommended granting six-month extension to six additional judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC).Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry presided over the meeting of the Commission here…

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March 2, 2013


PHC issues notice to Musharraf for allowing missile attacks

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) issued a notice to former Pakistani President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf for allowing drone attacks in the tribal areas, SAMAA reports on Wednesday.A two-member bench comprising acting Chief Justice Justice Maftahuddin Khan and Justice Seth Waqar hearing a petition by Advocate FM Sabir served notice on former President…

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October 24, 2012