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NAB Lahore freezes Ishaq Dar’s assets

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Wednesday froze all assets belonging to finance minister Ishaq Dar after he failed to appear in an accountability court earlier.  According to details, a ban has been imposed on sale or transfer of all assets belonging to Ishaq Dar. His assets have been frozen in accordance with…

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SC throws out petitions against acceptance of Kulsoom’s nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: The apex court on Monday threw out two petitions challenging the decision to accept Kulsoom Nawaz’s nomination papers for NA-120 by-election.  Justice Qazi Faiz Esa stated in his remarks that whether anyone like it or not, the public had given its mandate in Sunday’s by-election. Justice Gulzar Ahmad said that the pre-election stage had…

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SC dismisses Sharif family review petitions, politicians react

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of various political parties reacted on Friday after the apex court rejected Sharif family’s review petition pertaining to Nawaz’s disqualification.  Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer could not provide a single proof to make his case. PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that Nawaz Sharif, his son and…

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Video: Sheikh Rashid on Supreme Court’s decision

While commenting on Supreme Court’s dismissal of Sharif Family’s petitions, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid claimed that Nawaz Sharif’s lawyers failed to indicate any legal lacuna in the apex court’s July 28 judgement. Watch his views…

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Supreme Court rejects Nawaz Sharif’s appeal against ousting

Islamabad: Supreme Court Friday dismissed an appeal from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his disqualification from the premiership over corruption allegations tied to the Panama Papers leak. The Supreme Court removed Sharif in late July following an investigation into the allegations against him and his family, making him the 15th premier in Pakistan’s 70-year…

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SC dismisses review petitions of Sharif family, Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected review petitions against its July 28 decision in Panama Papers Case and stayed the disqualification of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his children and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. The Supreme Court bench, which heard the petitions in last three days, assured in its observation that no compromise…

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SC adjourns Panama papers case review petitions till Friday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, Thursday adjourned hearing of the review petitions filed by Sharif family and Finance Mimnister Ishaq Dar against the apex court’s judgment in the Panama Papers case on July 28 till Friday. A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed,…

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SC adjourns Nehal Hashmi contempt case for an indefinite period

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of contempt of court proceedings against Senator Nehal Hashmi over his controversial speech for an indefinite period. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan heard the case and adjourned the…

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Justice Ijaz said this is just the tip of the iceberg: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan had said during proceedings that this was just the tip of the iceberg on which the decision was given. Fawad said that the case went to court since PML-N had refused to draft the terms of reference. He said that judges of the supreme…

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Biggest contempt is insulting public mandate: Talal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Senior PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry said on Wednesday that insulting the public mandate was the biggest contempt. Addressing media personnel outside the apex court, Talal Chaudhry said that if a terrorist was entitled to an appeal if a decision went against him then why doesn’t an elected prime minister have the same right? “A…

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JIT findings to be scrutinised in trial court: SC

ISLAMABAD: A five-member Larger Bench of Supreme Court heard review petitions of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children against August 28 decision of the apex court in Panama Papers Case. The larger bench is headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and also comprises of Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Azmat…

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Refugees can no longer go to America as US top court partially allows Trump ban

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world, reported Reuters. The justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision that, according to the Justice Department, would have allowed up to…

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Sharif family files petition to fix Panama review petition before five-member bench

ISLAMABAD: The children of former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday filed a petition to postpone hearing of Panama papers case review petition fixed for hearing on Tuesday before the three-member bench and prayed the court to fix the matter before the five-member larger bench. The petition submitted by Advocate Salman Akram Raja through…

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Your vote will strengthen SC: Imran tells NA-120 voters

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Friday called upon people to vote for his party’s candidate in the by-election of NA-120, saying it would strengthen the Supreme Court of Pakistan. “Your vote will decide the direction of Pakistan. It will strengthen the supreme court of Pakistan,” said Khan, while addressing a gathering of supporters in…

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SC slams Balochistan NAB chief over ‘sheer negligence’

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure with the performance of Balochistan National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Director General Irfan Naeem Mangi, who was also a member of Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Mangi’s negligence has hampered the Bureau from actively pursuing corruption cases in the province, the court noted while hearing bail pleas…

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SC takes notice of drug abuse in KP educational institutes

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday took notice of the abuse of drugs in the educational institutes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, directing the provincial government to submit a report on the matter.  The apex court took notice of the issue during proceedings of bail request filed by a drug trafficker. A lawyer representing the…

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SC orders removal of Dr Asim’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: In a ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued directives to remove Dr Asim’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL).  According to details, the apex court ordered Sindh High Court to return Dr Asim’s passport to him as it allowed the former petroleum minister to fly out of the country for…

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SC orders KP govt to reopen four women’s crisis centers

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa (KP) government to reopen four women’s crisis centers in the province that were previously closed. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan upheld the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) verdict and discarded the KP government’s appeal against it. The…

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Sharifs’, Dar’s absence–NAB to send report to monitoring judge

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided on Tuesday to send a report to the monitoring judge over continuous absence of the Sharif family and Ishaq Dar after being summoned to NAB.  According to details, further steps would be taken under the directives of the monitoring judge. NAB stated that if permission was granted to…

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India’s top court suspends triple talaq law

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the use of a controversial Muslim divorce law until the government frames new legislation, a partial victory for Muslim women who had long argued that the law violated their right to equality. “This is a sensitive case where sentiments are involved. We are directing the Union of…

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Ishaq Dar challenges SC verdict on Panama Papers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Ishaq Dar Monday challenged the Supreme Court verdict against him in Panama Papers case. The finance minister filed review petition through his counsel Shahid Hamid demanding the court to declare the verdict dated 28.07.2017 invalid which ordered National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file a reference against him for possessing…

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