Court: (CJP advises lawyers to maintain decorum of courts while assisting them)

ISLAMABAD:A 10 member delegation of Bahawalpur Bar Association, headed by its President Liaqat Sami Khan and comprising office bearers called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed here in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.   The CJP welcomed the delegation and inaugurated a newly developed website of Bahawalpur Bar Association. Talking to the delegation, the CJP said that without assistancRead More…

US Chamber appoints President, SG for Pakistan chapter

ISLAMABAD:The US-Pakistan International Chamber of Commerce (USPICC) has appointed two leading business leaders for their Pakistan chapter.   The Chairman of USPICC Siddique Sheikh and the board of the chamber has approved appointment of Muhammad Ahmed as President of Pakistan Chapter for two years while Malik Sohail Hussain has been appointed as Secretary General for five years.   On the occasiRead More…

SHC extends Manzoor Wassan’s pre-arrest bail

KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday extended the pre-arrest bail of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Manzoor Wassan in assets beyond income case.   A two-member bench of the SHC heard a petition filed by Manzoor Wassan through his counsel Naeem Iqbal, challenging investigation against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).   The NAB prosecutor told the court that the NAB wiRead More…

SHC orders action against policemen involved in fake encounter

KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered action against a police team for committing a fake encounter in Karachi’s Superhighway area last year.   A two-member bench of the SHC heard a petition against fake encounter and directed the SSP concerned to take action against the policemen involved in the 2019 encounter in which one person was killed while two others injured. “The police’s kind of Read More…

Court adjourns hearing of reference against former PM

KARACHI:An accountability court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a reference pertaining to illegal recruitment in Pakistan State Oil (PSO) against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other accused.   The former prime minister and other accused appeared before the court. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) informed the court that the witness could not appear in the hearing as he has testedRead More…

Court rejects acquittal plea of former BDA chief in graft case

QUETTA:Munawar Shahwani, a Judge Accountability Court (AC) Quetta, on Wednesday rejected an application filed by former Chairman of Balochistan Development Authority (BDA) Anwar Sadat pleading acquittal from the corruption case.   Former Chairman BDA is facing a reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau Balochsitan in a massive corruption in the construction of Zhob Mir Ali Khel Road project. ZRead More…

ATC awards 32-year jail term to white Corolla gang member

KARACHI:An anti-terrorism (ATC) court on Wednesday awarded a 32-years jail term to a white Corolla car gang member in robbery, police encounter and attempted murder case.   The ATC announced the verdict against Ali Edan, one of the active members of White-Corolla robbers gang looting passengers coming from Karachi airport. The court also imposed a fine of Rs200,000 against the accused and issued a arrest wRead More…

SHC orders implementation of 5% job quota for disabled

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered the Sindh government to ensure implementation of 5% job quota for disabled persons.   The high court bench, headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, hearing a plea seeking recruitment on blind and disabled quota, ordered the Sindh government to implement a 5% disability quota.   The court rejected the Sindh government’s report which stated it has givRead More…

Medical Tests controversy: SHC rejects contempt of court plea

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a contempt of court plea pertaining to the controversy between Sindh government and federal government over medical colleges and universities admission tests.   The contempt of court plea, for non-compliance with the court order, was moved by Muhammad Jibran Nasir, who is counsel for students against separate medical tests by federal and Sindh governmRead More…