c.p._154_2019 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PAKISTAN (Appellate Jurisdiction) Present: Mr. Justice Qazi Faez Isa Mr. Justice Sardar Tariq Masood CIVIL PETITIONS NO. 154 AND 155 OF 2019 (On appeal against the judgment dated 17.12.2018 passed by Peshawar High Court, Peshawar in W.P. No. 2037-P of 2017) Fawad Ishaq & others (In CP No. 154 […]

Bridal gift remains wife’s property: SC

The Supreme Court has reiterated that the bridal gifts given at the time of marriage are the wife’s property, and remains hers. These gifts can be added to but not taken away, according to the Sharia law. “Radical awakening was brought about by the Holy Quran and hitherto before unfamiliar women’s rights were established for […]

Feedback by Ms F Bhatti A satisfied client

Most of us agree that justice is one of the vital components of civilized society; an important pillar that holds the structure of our society to ensure law & order, respect & tolerance among the citizens however going to court for getting justice has been the least preferred options here in our society. And specially […]

Guidelines of Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan to the family court regarding welfare of children

RAWALPINDI: The Supreme Court has ordered family courts in all the provinces of the country to implement its 10 guiding principles for the upbringing, education and parental love of children caught in disputes between parents. Judicial circles are calling it a landmark judgement taken by a bench, comprising Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Faisal Arab and […]

Ehsaas beneficiaries

IN a meeting of the PTI parliamentary party, legislators bitterly criticised their government’s flagship programme Ehsaas for providing more benefit to supporters of the opposition parties and less so to voters of the ruling party. According to a report in this paper, the parliamentarians came down heavily on the prime minister’s special assistant on social […]

To PM Imran’s dismay, top posts still vacant in state units

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed dismay over failure of different ministries and divisions to meet the deadline for appointing heads of 135 organisations and departments, which are still being run on an ad hoc basis for more than a year. In July this year, PM Imran had set a three-month deadline for appointing heads […]

SC forms larger bench to determine the span of life imprisonment sentence

Life sentence means life imprisonment, not 25-year jail: CJP

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the formation of a larger bench to determine the exact length for a life sentence. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, took notice of the issue while hearing a petition to reduce a convict’s life sentence into half. Haroonul Rashid was sentenced to life imprisonment […]

Child sexual abuse

Kishwar Enam

ALL over the world, child sexual abuse is an offence. If a child is raped, a report is made to the state. The latter ensures not only that the child receives physical and mental treatment, but also that the environment he/she is returning to is safe. The perpetrator, more often than not, receives appropriate punishment. […]

Qazi Muhammad Hayyan, Legal Assistant at Hyder Shar Law Associates

Qazi Muhammad Hayyan

Mr. Qazi Muhammad Hayyan has joined Hyder Shar Law Associates as Legal Assistant. Mr Qazir is a dedicated member of the team. He has completed his studies from University of London’s International Program, one of the most prestigious undergraduate law programs in the world. Currently he is providing legal advice on civil, criminal and family […]