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Shahid Masood to be punished according to law: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Anchorperson Shahid Masood will be punished according to law, said the Supreme Court on Monday. A three-member-bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case against Shahid Masood. The anchorperson’s reply regarding the accusations towards the convict of Zainab murder case was rejected by Supreme Court. In the hearing, Masood’s lawyer said…

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SC orders ECP to issue notification of senators-elect with dual-nationality

LAHORE: Supreme Court on Saturday ordered the Election Commission to issue the notification of senators-elect with dual nationality. A three-member bench under Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case in Lahore Registry of the top court. The court has ordered the commission to issue the victory notification of Chaudhry Sarwar, Nuzhat Sadiq, Haroon Akhtar…

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Zainab’s father files petition seeking protection for the family in Kasur

LAHORE: Ameen Ansari, father of seven-year-old Zainab who was raped and murdered in Kasur this year, filed a petition seeking protection of his family members. The petition was filed in the Lahore Registry of Supreme Court. Petitioner Ameen Ansari stated that Police did not question the aides of prime suspects Imran Ali during the investigation….

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SC demands response from Imran over allegedly fake NOC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan demanded a response from PTI chief Imran Khan within one week regarding the alleged fake No Objection Certificate for his Bani Gala land. Proceedings were being conducted at the Supreme Court pertaining to the illegal construction on Bani Gala land during which the chief justice inquired whether Imran Khan…

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Will not respect those who don’t believe in sanctity of vote: Nawaz

KOT MOMIN: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that his party would not respect those who did not believe in the sanctity of vote and upheld it.  Speaking to party workers after offering his condolences to the family of former MPA Tahir Sindhu, Nawaz Sharif said that it took only five people to…

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SC orders transfer of all cases regarding Hajj policy to IHC

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) decided to transfer all cases regarding Hajj policy to Islamabad High Court (IHC). A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case on Monday. The court ordered all the cases to be transferred to IHC by this week and ordered the High…

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PML-N facing situation bravely: Pervez Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said that Maryam Nawaz has gained popularity among the masses and her position in the party will be determined soon. Speaking to media outside Supreme Court of Pakistan, the former information and broadcasting minister said that the masses determine the fate of politicians. “PML-N is…

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Supreme Court slams Danyal Aziz for ‘film’ remark

ISLAMABAD: Senior PML-N leader Danyal Aziz remained defiant as he passed a tongue-in-cheek remark outside the apex court on Friday.  One would think that Danyal Aziz would be careful regarding what he says about senior judges of the apex court after he had received a notice for contempt of court. However, the senior PML-N leader…

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Nawaz heads informal PML-N meeting at Punjab House

LAHORE: Only a day after the apex court ruled that Nawaz Sharif was not qualified to head the PML-N, the former prime minister chaired an informal meeting of the ruling party at Punjab House on Thursday.  According to sources within the party, Maryam Nawaz and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also participated in the meeting….

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Talal appears before apex court, says he wanted to hire Asma Jahangir as lawyer

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Interior Talal Chaudhry appeared before a bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan hearing the contempt of court case against the PML-N leader.  A three-member bench being headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal was hearing the contempt of court case against Talal Chaudhry. The minister told the court that he wanted to…

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Shahbaz Sharif reaches SC for hearing of contaminated water case

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif reached Lahore Registry of the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the hearing of the contaminated water case. Law Minister Punjab Rana Sanaullah along with other provincial ministers have accompanied the Chief Minister. Yesterday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar summoned CM Punjab in the case. Chief Justice Nisar…

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Imran joins Lodhran by-election campaign despite ECP’s ban

LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that his struggle against ‘mafia’ is a ‘Jihad’. Addressing a public meeting in Lodhran as part of NA-154 electioneering on Friday despite being barred by Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to do so, Khan said that 11 cases were filed against him over taking former premier…

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SC to determine disqualification time period, rules CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday ruled that the Supreme Court of Pakistan was to determine the time-period of parliamentarians’ disqualification. A larger bench headed by the chief justice heard the petitions seeking a fixed time-period of the parliamentarians’ disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the constitution. During the course of…

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Journalist who broke Panama Papers story asks Nawaz to elaborate on ‘conspiracy’

Bastian Obermayer, the German journalist who broke the Panama Papers story that ultimately caused the downfall of many heads of state (including Nawaz Sharif) urged the former prime minister to elaborate on claims that the documents were released as part of a ‘conspiracy’. Obermayer tweeted: “Well. The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, who lost his…

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Video: Here’s how Daniyal Aziz criticised the judiciary in the past

ISLAMABAD: Daniyal Aziz is the latest PML-N member who has been issued a contempt of court notice on Friday after Talal Chaudhry was sent one earlier.  It seems as if PML-N leaders’ diatribes against the judiciary are coming back to haunt them as the apex court is starting to take notice of the incendiary speeches…

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Pakistan suffered a setback due to my disqualification: Nawaz Sharif

KARACHI: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that Pakistan suffered a setback due to his disqualification, Samaa reported. Chairman of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif made the statement while addressing the business community here in the provincial capital. The ex-prime minister said that he was disqualified just because of taking salary from…

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Supreme Court serves notice to Nawaz Sharif once again

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has once again issued a notice to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over failing to appear for the hearing of the case regarding the interpretation of Article 62-1 (F), Samaa reported. A larger bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, heard the case…

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Zainab murder suspect patronised by political figures, had foreign currency accounts: Anchor tells SC

ISLAMABAD: Television anchor Dr Shahid Masood claimed before the Supreme Court on Thursday that the suspect in the Zainab rape and murder case was patronised by political figures and had foreign currency accounts.  A three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing the case of the rape and murder of seven-year old Zainab…

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Contempt case against PCO judges dispensed with

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan dispensed with the contempt of court appeals against the PCO judges on Wednesday. Heading a three-judge bench of the apex court, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said the show-cause notices have been withdrawn; hence, contempt pleas are no longer effective against the PCO judges. It should be…

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Nawaz’s movement against judiciary will be against Shahbaz: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman PTI Imran Khan said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s movement will be against PML-N’s candidate for prime minister in 2018 general elections Shahbaz Sharif, Samaa reported. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief made the statement during Samaa TV program News Beat hosted by Paras Jahanzeb. He said that there is no difference between…

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Jahangir Tareen resigns as PTI’s Secretary General

ISLAMABAD: Jahangir Tareen resigned as the Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday, Samaa reported. It is pertinent to mention that Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) had disqualified Tareen as Member of the Parliament for hiding his assets. In his resignation to PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Tareen said that he faced strict accountability with…

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