Shehbaz appears in accountability court after return from London

Shehbaz appears in accountability court after return from London

Rana Bilal Updated June 13, 2019 Following his return after two months in London, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif appeared before an accountability court in Lahore on Thursday in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme and Ramzan Sugar Mills cases. Admin Judge Jawad ul Hassan presided over the court proceedings during which […]

Accountability court accepts NAB request, 9-day physical remand for Faryal Talpur granted

Accountability court accepts NAB request, 9-day physical remand for Faryal Talpur granted

Nadir Guramani | Naveed SiddiquiUpdated June 15, 2019 An Islamabad Accountability Court on Saturday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) nine-day physical custody of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur. On Friday, Talpur was arrested by NAB officials in Islamabad in connection with a case pertaining to money laundering through fake accounts. A […]

Special court rejects Musharraf’s plea to adjourn high treason case

Special court rejects Musharraf's plea to adjourn high treason case

A special court in Islamabad on Wednesday rejected former military dictator Pervez Musharraf’s plea for adjournment of the hearing of a high treason case against him. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Tahira Safdar also cancelled retired Gen Musharraf’s right of defence due to his repeated non-appearance before the court. Musharraf is facing a treason […]

Mystery surrounds SJC hearing of references against judges

Mystery surrounds SJC hearing of references against judges

By Nasir Iqbal | 6/15/2019 12:00:00 AM ISLAMABAD: Mystery surrounds the proceedings of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) which held a closed-door session on Friday to commence a preliminary hearing of government-sponsored references against two superior court judges as no official handout was released about the proceedings. At the conclusion of the SJC session, despite […]

Abuse epidemic

Abuse epidemic

APPROXIMATELY 49 per cent of Pakis­tan’s population is below the age of 18. With numbers surpassing 100 million, Pakistan’s youth bulge is greater than ever before. What could potentially serve as a transformational force to take the country off the path of economic stagnation has been treated with criminal neglect by successive regimes. In 2019, […]

SC rejects Mukhtar Mai’s 2011 review petition on technical grounds

SC rejects Mukhtar Mai's 2011 review petition on technical grounds

Haseeb Bhatti June 13, 2019 The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a review petition filed against the acquittal of the accused in the Mukhtar Mai case. A three-member bench of the apex court, under Justice Gulzar Ahmed’s stewardship, heard the review petition which the defendant, through her counsel Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, had filed against the […]

Karachi has become the worst city in Pakistan,’ says Justice Gulzar Ahmed

'Karachi has become the worst city in Pakistan,' says Justice Gulzar Ahmed

Haseeb BhattiJune 13, 2019 Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday lamented that Karachi has become the “worst city” in Pakistan. He made these comments while hearing a suo motu case at the Supreme Court pertaining to the death of 10-year-old Amal Umer. A three-member bench of the apex court expressed a […]

Zardari arrested by NAB after IHC rejects bail plea

Zardari arrested by NAB after IHC rejects bail plea

Nadir Guramani | Inamullah Khattak | Naveed SiddiquiUpdated June 10, 2019 A 15-member team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), accompanied by police personnel, arrested PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari from his residence in Islamabad on Monday. The arrest came hours after the Islamabad High Court rejected an application seeking extension in the pre-arrest bails […]

PBC forms bodies to identify ‘corrupt, inefficient’ judges

PBC forms bodies to identify ‘corrupt, inefficient’ judges

Amir Wasim Updated June 10, 2019 ISLAMABAD: In a significant development, the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has formed special committees in all the four provinces and in Islamabad to identify “inefficient and corrupt judges” and to “prepare” references against them. PBC vice chairman Amjad Shah told Dawn on Sunday that the committees would submit their […]