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SC displeased over abusive language as Faizabad protest enters 18th day

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Thursday took strong exception to the language being used by the leaders of protesters in an ongoing sit-in at Faizabad Interchange . The protest camping entered 18th day today. Hearing a suo motu case regarding the sit-in initiated over government’s attempt to effect change in Khatm-e-Nabuwwat clause in Election Bill, the…

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Nawaz saves journalist’s wallet from falling off–and jokes follow

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday warned a journalist to keep his wallet from falling to the floor outside the accountability court. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the one to point out to a journalist outside the accountability court that his wallet was slipping out of his pocket and may fall onto…

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Imran Khan files petition in SC seeking merger of FATA with KPK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). President Mamnoon Hussain, Ministry of Law, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and FATA Secretariat have been made the respondents of the petition….

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SC to hear petitions against Elections Act 2017

ISLAMABAD: A day after PML-N blocked repeal of some sections of Elections Act 2017, the Supreme Court paved way for hearing of petitions challenging the legislation, which allows Nawaz Sharif to head his party despite disqualification. According to our correspondent, Chief Justice Supreme Court has admitted for hearing the applications challenging Registrar’s objections over the…

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India’s top court refuses to interfere in ‘Padmavati’ dispute

New Delhi: The Indian Supreme Court has refused to interfere in the release of the Hindi film “Padmavati” which is facing protests and ban over controversial role of star actress Deepika Padukone. The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was hearing a plea filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma. “We could not interfere…

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SC takes notice of Faizabad protest

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday took notice of a sit-in that has paralysed Rawalpindi and Islamabad for last two weeks. According to our correspondent, Justice Qazi Faez Isa took the notice of the protest of religious parties while hearing a case. “Which Islam teaches blockage of roads in such a way, which sharia allows…

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Dr Asim is no more PPP Karachi Division President

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has accepted the resignation of Dr Asim as the president of PPP Karachi Division, on Friday.  According to details, Dr Asim had submitted his resignation as the party’s Karachi Division President to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. Bilawal had accepted his resignation and acknowledged Dr Asim’s services for the…

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Supreme Court permits Dr. Asim Hussain to go abroad

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan Thursday gave a go-ahead to former petroleum minster Dr. Asim Hussain to go abroad for his medical treatment. Hearing his petition, Qazi Faez Isa granted his plea to remove his name from exit control list (ECL) and allowed him to travel abroad. The court said Dr. Asim can fly abroad…

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Trust deed shows Jahangir Tareen as discretionary beneficiary: BBC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) General Secretary Jahangir Khan Tareen is the discretionary beneficiary of his offshore company as against his assertion, BBC found out while going through the trust deed submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Hanif Abbasi filed a petition in 2016 seeking Tareen’s disqualification. Abbasi alleged that…

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PPP, PML-N foreign funding cases: SC adjourns hearing

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday adjourned hearing of cases filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) over receiving foreign funding for an indefinite period. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the appeals filed by PTI leaders Shireen Mazari and Asad Umar in his chamber….

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Imran is a permanent employee of coup-makers: Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Monday stated that PTI chief Imran Khan was a ‘permanent employee’ of coup-makers which was obvious from his statements. In a hard-hitting tweet, the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated that Imran’s ‘words are not his own’. He is a permanent employ of the coup-makers. Comes out and…

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PML-N feels SC decision to revisit Hudaibya Paper Mills case is unjustified

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) questioned the apex court’s decision to take up the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea to reopen the Rs1.2-billion Hudaibya Paper Mills corruption reference against disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s family. According to the party, it is unjustified to reopen a case that had been put to rest on a court…

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Election Reforms Act 2017: SC returns Imran Khan’s application with objection

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s Registrar Office Friday returned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s petition challenging the Election Reforms Act 2017. The application challenges the Act under Article 184/3 of the Constitution. According to our correspondent, the apex court registrar has raised the objection that the applicant has not approached proper forum and have not mentioned…

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Nawaz Sharif says Supreme Court judges are ‘filled with prejudice’

Reacting to Supreme Court’s detailed verdict on Sharif family’s review petition, Nawaz Sharif fired broadside at Supreme Court judges spite, saying, “The SC judges are filled with bias against him.” He said he knew what the judgment is going to be, adding the judges’ fury is reflecting through their words. Several black pages were written…

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Nawaz tried to fool people inside and outside the parliament: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan released the detailed judgment on the Panama Papers review case, stating that members of the bench could not be persuaded to review the decision.  The judgment in the Panama Papers case relating to Nawaz Sharif’s petitions against the disqualification decision consisted of 23 pages. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan had…

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Imran, Tarin disqualification: Accounts details of Niazi Services produced

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing of the disqualification case lodged against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Secretary Jahangir Khan Tarin today on Tuesday. The details regarding the Euro accounts of Niazi Services were produced before the three-judge bench hearing a case against Imran Khan and Jahangir Tarin. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi filed…

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Supreme Court accepts petition challenging CSS provincial quota

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday accepted a petition challenging quota reserved for provinces for appointment in service of Pakistan through Central Superior Services (CSS) examination. The court also dismissed objections raised by Registrar Supreme Court. Justice Gulzar Ahmad heard the plea in his chamber against SC Registrar objections. Barrister Harris counsel for petitioner said…

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Jahangir Tareen disqualification case takes an interesting turn

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and his wife are lifetime beneficiaries of the offshore company trust, it was revealed on Monday. The Jahangir Tareen disqualification case took an interesting turn after the PTI leader submitted the Trust agreement with the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Jahangir Tareen’s counsel Sikandar Bashir Mohmand submitted the trust deed comprising…

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Marriyum Aurangzeb flays Imran Khan’s statement to dissolve KPK Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that instead of lying everyday PTI chief Imran Khan should account for his lies in the Supreme Court and present himself in the anti-terrorist court from which he has been running away. In a statement, while rejecting the rhetoric of PTI chief at a public…

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Man moves Supreme Court against fake Baba

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Saturday took notice against a fake Peer on a petition filed by an aggrieved man whose son had gone missing. Petitioner Qazi Shakeel said fake Peer, Soofi Khurram, brainwashed his son and motivated him towards sectarianism. After taking notice, the Chief Justice summoned response from Inspector…

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NAB submits progress report to SC monitoring judge

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Wednesday submitted the progress report of references against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to monitoring judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan of the Supreme Court. The details regarding confiscation of the property of Hussain and Hassan Nawaz are also mentioned in the report. The judge has also been…

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