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Priya Prakash Varrier approaches India’s Supreme Court

NEWS DESK: Priya Prakash Varrier became an internet sensation after her expressions caught the attention of everyone. While she has received a lot of praise from various quarters, the song in which she features, ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ from the upcoming movie Oru Adaar Love, has also gotten her into trouble with a certain section of society….

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Sheikh Rashid decides to go to NAB office for LNG case

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has decided to take recourse to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with LNG scandal case. Talking to media, he said, “I am going to the NAB office tomorrow in the light of Supreme Court’s directives.” Declaring the LNG case the mother of all corruption cases, he…

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Speaker Ayaz Sadiq postpones Belarus visit as PML-N awaits SC verdict

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif have stopped Speaker of the National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq, from traveling to Belarus on Tuesday.  As per sources from within the PML-N, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq was held back from going to Belarus by former prime minister was taken as the party aims to take an aggressive…

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Zardari’s remarks are admission he authorised Rao Anwar to kill Mohajirs: Farooq

KARACHI: MQM-P’s Dr Farooq Sattar said on Monday that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s remarks that Rao Anwar was a ‘brave kid’ was, in a way, his admission that he had provided the cop with the license to kill Mohajirs.  Speaking to media personnel, Dr Farooq Sattar said that Asif Zardari’s remarks in support of…

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SC issues show-cause notice to Daniyal Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan issued show-cause notice to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Daniyal Aziz, saying it seems he committed contempt of court. A three-judge bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed heard a contempt of court case against Aziz. During the hearing, Daniyal sought more time for filing…

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SC orders freeze on Rao Anwar bank accounts

ISLAMABAD: A two-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Justice Saqib Nisar, on Friday cancelled protective bail of former SSP Rao Anwar. While hearing Naqibullah murder case, the court directed authorities to apprehend Rao Anwar and freeze all bank accounts associated with him. The court later adjourned the case for two weeks,…

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Sindh govt to act upon Supreme Court ruling on Rao Anwar: CM Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Friday said the ruling of Supreme Court of Pakistan in connection with former SSP Malir Rao Anwar will be complied with, hours after the apex court reversed its earlier order and issued a contempt of court notice for the police officer involved in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder in…

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Supreme Court issues contempt notice for Rao Anwar

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan issued contempt of court notice to former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case as he failed to appear in today’s hearing despite the court waited for him for an hour. The hearing has been adjourned for 15 days.  Reversing previous judicial order, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice…

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Will Rao Anwar appear before Supreme Court in Naqeeb case? 

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of Supreme Court of Pakistan is hearing the suo moto case of Naqeebullah murder today (Friday).  Opening the case proceeding, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said it is incumbent upon the police to arrest Rao Anwar, the main accused in the murder case of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a youth…

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SC forms committee to prepare legal guidelines for retrieval of money from abroad

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday formed a three-member committee to prepare Terms of Reference (TORs) that could help the government to recover money smuggled out of the country and deposited in foreign countries’ accounts. According to details, the committee will be headed by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa and comprising…

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CJ directs Nawaz Sharif’s counsel to focus on trial

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday directed counsel of ousted prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pay more attention to trial of NAB corruption references. CJ Nisar and Khawaja Harris discussed the corruption references against Nawaz Sharif at courtroom. The CJ said, “The court did not fix your cases in high court…

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CJ questions out-of-turn promotions in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday questioned as to why the out of turn promotions were upheld in Punjab after the same were overturned in Sindh. In a case regarding illegal promotions of police officers, CJ Nisar said the court will not allow anyone to take out of turn promotions after…

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Zainab rape-and-murder case: SC to announce decision on February 17

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan reserved its decision pertaining to the Zainab rape-and-murder case on Thursday which will be announced by the apex court on February 17.  According to details, the Zainab murder-and-rape case trial has concluded. As many as 33 witnesses have recorded their statements. Suspect Imran Ali has already confessed to his…

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CJP takes notice of shifting of Shahrukh Jatoi to hospital, calls report from IGP Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday took notice of reported shifting of accused Sharukh Jatoi, and others from jail to hospital after cancellation of bail from Supreme Court of Pakistan. Taking notice of the issue, the Chief Justice of Pakistan has called report from Inspector General of Police Sindh and…

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Rao Anwar gets protective bail

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, during the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case hearing today (Tuesday), granted protective bail to former SSP Rao Anwar, ordering him to appear on Friday. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case of extra-judicial killing at the Islamabad registry. During today’s hearing, a representative of Rao Anwar…

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Firebrand Talal Chaudhry seen as cool as you can imagine

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry was as silent as a stone when he entered the premises of Supreme Court of Pakistan despite the repeated efforts by several reporters. He just cast a glance at the cameras and stepped into the court hearing a contempt of court against him. Watch the clip here.

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Rao Anwar writes letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime suspect in the Naqeebullah murder case, Rao Anwar, wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan in which he claimed his innocence, it was learned on Tuesday.  This was revealed during the proceedings of the Naqeebullah murder case that were conducted at the apex court. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar,…

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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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SC expresses dissatisfaction over arrangements at airports

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over sub-standard management of airports by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case and expressed dissatisfaction over the arrangements made at the airports to facilitate passengers. During the course of proceedings, CAA…

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Supreme Court dismisses Sheikh Rashid’s petition

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition, filed by Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution by declaring liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts illegal and unlawful. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief…

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CJP summons Punjab CM in contaminated water case

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif will appear in the Lahore Registry of Supreme Court of Pakistan for the hearing in the contaminated water case on Sunday, Samaa reported. Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had summoned the Chief Nisar in the case. Chief Justice Nisar heard the case regarding contaminated water in…

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