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SC says no billboards, Karachi says no problem, builds walls

A ban is no fun unless you can find a way around it without getting burned.  Karachi’s advertisers were crestfallen in 2016 when the Supreme Court banned billboards and hoardings. Not long after, though, some genius who read the judgment found a loophole: billboards were banned—not walls. By the end of 2017, if you passed…

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Trump travel ban on Muslim-majority countries faces Supreme Court showdown

WASHINGTON: The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. The case represents a test of the limits of presidential power. Trump’s policy, announced in September,…

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4,610 cops withdrawn from security of non-entitled persons in Punjab

LAHORE: The Supreme Court was told on Saturday that 4,610 police officials had been withdrawn from security duty of non-entitled individuals. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan made the statement before a two-member bench, comprising Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijazul Ahsan, which was hearing a notice over provision of…

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SC suspends PU syndicate decision to hand over land for grid station

LAHORE: The Supreme Court Saturday has suspended a decision of the Punjab University’s syndicate of handing over of 80 kanals of university land for the construction of a grid station. The court also summoned members of syndicate along with record for April 22 (Sunday). The two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, passed…

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Withdraw security of non-entitled persons, CJ directs IGPs

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered IGPs of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Islamabad to withdraw police security of all non-entitled persons.  A press release from the Supreme Court of Pakistan stated that the chief justice had taken notice of the ‘large number of persons who are not entitled to police security, have been provided…

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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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Who ordered to hide 27 govt vehicles?

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Additional Attorney General (AAG) Rana Waqar to find out as to who had ordered to hide 27 government-owned vehicles worth billions of rupees in the basement of a building. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu notice in connection with luxury cars…

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Incorrect reporting on Nawaz, Maryam speech ‘ban’ angers CJ

Reported by: Zulqarnain Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed anger at the incorrect reports ran by some news channels that Lahore High Court had placed a ban on Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s speeches.  “Everyone is busy providing his analysis but no one is reading the court order,” said Justice Azmat Saeed. “Where…

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Top court summons Nawaz, Maryam over “anti-judiciary speeches”

The Supreme Court took suo motu notice of the “anti-judiciary speeches” of former PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz and issued summons. The Lahore High Court had directed Monday the electronic media watchdog to monitor “anti-judiciary speeches” and decide on complaints filed against Mr Sharif, his daughter and other leaders of the PML-N….

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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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JIT to investigate firing at house of SC judge

LAHORE: A joint investigation team has been formed to investigate firing on the residence Supreme Court judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan. The JIT will be headed by DIG Investigation Sultan Chaudhry. On Sunday, unknown gunman shot at house of Justice Ijazul Ahsan. He was part of a five member bench that last July disqualified Prime Minister…

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Shots fired at Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan’s house in Lahore

Reported by; Zulqarnain Iqbal LAHORE: Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan’s house came under attack as multiple gunshots were fired at his residence two times.  Gunshots were fired twice at Justice Ijaz’s house–once during the previous night and again on Sunday morning. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar arrived at Justice Ijaz’s house and summoned IG Punjab there. The chief…

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Politicians have feelings too, they deserve to be respected: Saad Rafique

LAHORE: Politicians have feelings and they deserve respect as well, said Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday, after attending a hearing at the apex court.  “I am very disheartened today–politicians have feelings too and they deserve to be respected as well,” he said while speaking to media. The chief justice had taken…

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Model Town tragedy case be heard on daily basis: SC to ATC

LAHORE: Supreme Court of Pakistan directed anti-terrorism court, Lahore to hold hearing of Model Town tragedy case on daily basis on Saturday. Two-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petition filed by the members of the bereaved families. The court also directed to cancel the holidays…

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Explainer: Haider Waheed, Abdul Moiz Jafferi on disqualification ruling

In a landmark judgment on Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that Nawaz Sharif would never again be able to hold public office after his disqualification over un-withdrawn receivables from his son’s company in the Panama Papers case. Haider Waheed and Abdul Moiz Jaffari discuss the fallout of this verdict on the PML-N’s politics in the…

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Senate passes bill to extend jurisdiction of Supreme Court, PHC to FATA

ISLAMABAD: Senators have passed the Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (Extension of Jurisdiction to Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Bill 2018 aimed at bringing the people of tribal areas into national mainstream in accordance with their wishes and aspirations. The bill was tabled by Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Lt-Gen (retd) Abdul Qadir…

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Nawaz Sharif is not disqualified for life, says Maryam

By Shahzad Ahmed SIALKOT: PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has said Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification is not going to last forever but it will be overturned after the ‘current decision makers’ leave their seats. “This is not the first time Nawaz Sharif is being punished but his opponents have been trying to oust him for last 35…

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Prison being cleaned for Nawaz: Imran

WAZIRABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said the prison was being cleaned in anticipation of Nawaz Sharif’s sentencing in a corruption reference. “The jail is waiting for Mian sahab (Nawaz Sharif),” Imran said while addressing a gathering of supporters at Wazirabad on Friday. “First time in the history, the Supreme Court has given a verdict…

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PML-N leaders criticize SC’s ruling on period of disqualification

The disqualification under Article-62-1f is meant for lifetime, said Supreme Court while ruling on petitions filed by 13 disqualified politicians.  The reserved ruling that apex court’s five-member bench announced Friday came to the disappointment of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen. The PML-N leaders including Marriyum Aurangzeb, Captain (reted.) Safdar, and…

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Here is what Nawaz Sharif has been saying about ‘five judges’

Supreme Court’s disqualification verdict on July 28 angered Nawaz Sharif to the effect that he embarked on movement to get ‘justice’. He took a protest procession from Islamabad to Lahore.  Ever since, the ousted Prime Minister subjected the national institutions especially the judiciary to extreme criticism. About five judges who comprised the Panama case bench,…

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Analysis: Nawaz Sharif is dishonest today. Can he never repent?

Nawaz Sharif stepped down as prime minister last year after the top court ousted him over dishonesty. The court said he did not declare a particular source of income. Under Article 62, some disqualifications span five years. Friday’s ruling clarified, however, that Mr Sharif will never again be able to hold public office. The ousted…

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