Uncontrollable AIDS/HIV in Pakistan – Its alarming growth – Misuse of Global AIDs funding

HIV Akhbar

While looking at the salient features of budget 2019–2020, I noted that there are hardly any substantive funds allocated to health and education sectors. The most detrimental disease, AIDs spreading in Pakistan by leaps and bounds but unfortunately, like the other fatal diseases it is also not being taken seriously in Pakistan hence no required […]

Speak truth if justice is required, says CJP

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

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa observed on Friday that the people who dare not speak truth should not then ask for justice. There is no justice without truth. The chief justice passed the remarks while hearing a review petition on a murder case. He said that suspects are released […]

SJC to resume hearing of cases against Justice Esa, Justice K. K. Agha on July 2

Justice Qazi Faez Esa

SLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) is set to resume proceedings on the presidential references against Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Supreme Court and Justice K.K. Agha of the Sindh High Court on July 2. Sources privy to the development told Dawn that during the proceedings, Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan was likely to […]

Bail and liberty

Bail and liberty

“DEPRIVATION of liberty must be considered a punishment, unless it can be required to ensure that an accused person will stand his trial when called upon … Courts owe more than verbal respect to the principle that punishment begins after conviction, and that every man is deemed to be innocent until duly tried and duly […]

Govt’s optimism about its reference against Justice Isa

Justice Qazi Faez Esa

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has been told that nothing adverse has happened to the government’s reference filed before the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against the Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa. An informed source confided to The News that the premier is told that as against the media speculation that the reference is […]

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

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

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJ) Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on Monday observed that life sentence does not mean 25-year imprisonment; rather, it means life imprisonment. He remarked that he would further explain the meaning of life sentence at an appropriate time. A three-member bench also comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed […]

NAB recovered Rs 326 billion from corrupt so far: Chairman Javed Iqbal

NAB recovered Rs 326 billion from corrupt so far: Chairman Javed Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has so far recovered record Rs 326 billion from the corrupt and deposited into the national exchequer, Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said on Monday. Presiding over Bureau’s Executive Board Meeting (EBM) here, Justice Javed Iqbal reiterated his firm resolve of taking mega corruption cases into logical conclusion was […]

Death in darkness

Usman Hotiana Updated June 16, 2019 THE government is all set to execute a mentally ill prisoner on Tuesday. Ghulam Abbas, a 36-year-old resident of Rawalpindi, has spent over 13 years on death row. Medical records from the last six months indicate that he has been frequently visited by psychiatrists — around five times in […]

Evolution of Human Rights

Evolution of Human Rights

Definition of Legal Right It is of paramount importance to know the legal meaning of a right before jumping to its origin and evolution. A legal right, as defined comprehensively by John Austin, is an interest recognized and protected by law. In the light of this definition, all remaining interests which are not protected by […]