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Top court throws out PPP candidate’s appeal against disqualification

An election tribunal had disqualified him for being a defaulter of a social security company

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The SC wants work on the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams to start soon

The Supreme Court has told the committee formed to construct the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams to speed up work to begin construction of the dams. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar met Wapda Chairperson Lieutenant General Muzzamil Hussain, who is also a member of the committee, and was briefed on the its progress. He said that five…

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Only 100m acre feet of water left in Pakistan: WAPDA chairperson

The Wapda chairperson told the media that Pakistan has 100 million acre feet of water left. Lieutenant General (retd) Muzzamil Hussain was speaking to the media after the Supreme Court-ordered committee for the construction of dams held its first meeting on Thursday. He said that since Pakistan’s creation, only two big dams have been constructed….

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SC reserves ruling on Talal’s contempt of court

A three member bench of the Supreme Court has reserved judgment in contempt of court case against former Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry. The bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmad, reserved the ruling after PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry’s lawyer Kamran Murtaza completed his arguments. Murtaza contended that the prosecution lawyer failed to prove…

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Ishaq Dar has three days to make sure his passport isn’t cancelled

Former finance minister Ishaq Dar has been given till July 12 to appear before the Supreme Court otherwise his passport will be cancelled. He has been asked to appear before the SC multiple times in a case relating to the appointment of Ataul Haq Qasmi as the managing director of PTV. Dar has been given…

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SC summons Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and UBL heads in money laundering case

The Supreme Court has ordered the heads of Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and UBL to appear before it in a case involving fake bank accounts. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked FIA Director General Bashir Memon to give the court the investigation files. Memon informed the court that the case involved 29 fake accounts on seven…

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Don’t try to make money off rising petrol prices, SC tells government

During a hearing on Sunday on rising petrol prices in the country, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said raising petroleum prices is not a way for the government to make money. The CJ said to fulfill the country’s requirements 85% of its fuel was imported. He asked whether there…

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A week after a Rs7.5 increase, caretaker govt cuts petrol price by Rs4.26

On July 1, the government increased the price of petrol by around Rs7.5 per litre

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Petroleum prices: SC directs govt to devise tax cut mechanism

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has sought explanation from the caretaker government about recent surge in the price of petroleum products. The CJP has ordered the relevant stakeholders to find a way to bring down the oil prices and ease burden on the common man. He was hearing a case related to an increase in…

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PTI’s Yar Muhammad Rind allowed to contest election

The apex court suspended Balochistan High Court’s previous order through which it had upheld an election tribunal’s decision to bar Rind from contesting election.

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CJP orders immediate construction of Bhasha, Mohmand Dams

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, has ordered the construction of Bhasha and Mohmand Dams at the earliest. In a short judgement, on Wednesday, the Chief Justice said water is essential for the survival of people and the country and both dams should be constructed on priority basis. He said Pakistan is facing an…

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PML-N’s Bilal Kiyani gets Supreme Court’s approval to contest elections

The Supreme Court has allowed PML-N candidate Bilal Azhar Kiyani to contest the election from NA-66 Jhelum. The top court heard on Monday Kiyani’s appeal against the Islamabad High Court’s earlier decision His lawyer told the court that Kiyani had given up his British citizenship before submitting his nomination papers. He requested that the SC…

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You can’t stop people on polling day, Maryam Nawaz tells opponents

Maryam Nawaz has reacted harshly to the disqualification of another party candidate and said the PML-N is being targeted because the opponents know the party is going to win the elections. Waseem Sheikh, the PML-N candidate for NA-137, Kasur, was sentenced to one month in prison for contempt of court. Waseem Sheikh and others were…

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No tax on mobile phone top-ups, at least for now

Cell phone users in Pakistan will continue to enjoy 100 percent tax-free mobile credit until cellular networks come up with a tax deduction mechanism. The good news came on Thursday just three hours before the deadline that the Supreme Court had set for telcos to find an alternative tax collection mechanism. According to our correspondent,…

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Nawaz warns of dire consequences, if ‘pre-poll rigging’ continues

Former PM Nawaz Sharif has expressed reservations over what he called pre-poll rigging and said there would be dire consequence, if it does not stop. “A dangerous game is being played,” said the former PM. “My party and I have been targeted for the past six months,” he told reporters in London. Sharif was apparently…

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Disqualifications, NAB actions aimed at damaging PML-N election campaign, say party leaders

The PML-N has reacted harshly over the disqualification of its leader Daniyal Aziz from the Supreme Court and NAB’s action against its candidates. The Supreme Court in its verdict had found Daniyal Aziz guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him till the rising of the court under Section 2 (b) of Article 204 of the Constitution….

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Saleem Baig appointed new PEMRA chairperson

The caretaker government has appointed Saleem Baig as the new chairperson of Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog. Saleem Baig, an officer of the the information service had been serving as the federal government’s principal information officer. According to Radio Pakistan, the information ministry issued a notification regarding Mr Baig’s appointment as chairperson of Pemra after getting…

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Nepal top court overturns ban on climbers with disabilities

Nepal’s Supreme Court overturned a government ban on double amputees and blind people from scaling Mount Everest and other mountains in the country. A five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Deepak Raj, issued the verdict on Wednesday. In March, the apex court had issued a stay order on the government move allowing disabled climbers to…

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Private schools allowed to collect fees during summer vacations

The Supreme Court suspended on Thursday the Islamabad High Court’s restraining private schools from collecting school fees during summer vacations. The SC ruled that the high court does not have the jurisdiction to issue orders like these. The top court order observed that the high court must remain unbiased in the orders it passes. The…

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Analysis: Verdict against Daniyal Aziz sets precedent

A precedent has now been set that will prevent politicians from future campaigns against the judiciary, said analyst Adnan Adil. The Supreme Court convicted PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz for contempt of court on Thursday. According to Adil, former PM Nawaz Sharif ran a scandalous campaign against the Supreme Court judges after the Panama Papers case…

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Supreme Court to announce verdict in contempt case against Daniyal Aziz

The Supreme Court will announce the verdict in the contempt case against Daniyal Aziz on Thursday. Aziz, who is a former state minister for privatisation, has arrived at the court. Since he arrived late, the court took up other cases. He is now waiting for the court to decide the case against him. The top…

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