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A red warrant has been issued for Ishaq Dar’s arrest

The Federal Investigation Agency has issued a red warrant to bring former finance minister Ishaq Dar back to Pakistan. The red warrant was issued after approval from the interior ministry. The FIA has sent the warrant to Interpol for help bringing the former minster back. Dar was told by the Supreme Court to return to…

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New bench formed for court contempt case against Talal Chaudhry

A new bench of the Supreme Court has been constituted for hearing the court contempt case against Federal Minister for State Talal Chaudhry. The new bench comprising of Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sardar Tariq and Justice Faisal Arab will hear the case from 14th May. It has been constituted by the Chief Justice Mian Saqib…

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SC bars Bahria Town Karachi from selling, allotting plots

The Supreme Court has prohibited Bahria Town from selling or allotting land in its Bahria Town Karachi housing project. In its detailed verdict, a three-judge bench declared the allotment and transfer of the properties illegal. The three judges were Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Faisal Arab. “The government land would go back…

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The beauty of our institution is that it will not accept pressure: CJ

LAHORE: “Why is there talk of martial law? The country is running democratically and according to the rule of law, ” says Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. In his address at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, the chief justice said that the 17 judges of the Supreme Court would not remain in office if a coup took place. He…

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CJ says no to Punjab govt’s offer of additional security for judges

Reported by Zulqarnain Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar turned down Punjab government’s request to grant additional security to judges–a day after shots were fired at Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s residence.  The chief justice turned down Punjab government’s request and said that the overall security situation of the country should be improved. Punjab Chief Minister…

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Khawaja Saad welcomes PM-CJ meeting

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique welcomed the meeting of two important figures of the state as auspicious for the country. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar at Supreme Court late Tuesday. The meeting lasted for two hours at private chamber of the chief justice. “The…

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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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