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Justice Ameer Bhatti sworn in as LHC Chief Justice

LAHORE: Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sawar administered the oath at a ceremony held at the Governor House. Chief Minister Sardar

CJP unhurt after car accident near Mardan

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed remained unhurt after his convoy met with an accident near Rashakai on Friday. This was confirmed by Supreme Court’s spokesperson who said that one of the cars in the chief justice’s convoy had

Parliament must decide on secret balloting in Senate elections: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has said that the parliament is the forum that must decide the method of voting for Senate elections including the degree of secrecy as the court could not limit jurisdiction. The Chief

CJP directs IGPs to verify degrees of police officers

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed presided over a meeting of the Police Reforms Committee (PRC) in the Supreme Court and directed to submit a report regarding the updated status of implementation of the committee’s report. The judge, who

Impartiality of judiciary

The recent decision of the Supreme Court against senior Justice Qazi Faez Isa has set a new precedent which has created a rift with the judiciary. Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed restrained the judge from hearing any cases involving

Violent lawyers

A dark day was witnessed when a group of rogue lawyers stormed the premises of the Islamabad High Court protesting against the demolition of their chambers during an anti-encroachment drive. We have seen numerous incidents of violence by lawyers but

Condolences pour in over demise of PHC Chief Justice

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa have expressed their condolences on the passing of Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth who died due to COVID-19.

CJP instructs disposal of pending NAB references in three months

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Wednesday ordered the formation of 120 new accountability courts for early disposal of pending cases. The chief justice while hearing a case directed Law Secretary to constitute 120 new accountability courts with the appointment

Sikandar Sultan sworn in as Chief Election Commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Jalal Sikandar Sultan on Monday was sworn in as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) making the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) completely functional. Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmad administered him the oath at a ceremony at the

Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh takes oath as Chief Justice LHC

LAHORE: Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh on Wednesday was sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court today during a ceremony in Governor House. Justice Mamnoon Sheikh has replaced the outgoing Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan who

A new chief justice

Pakistan has a new chief justice at the top court. Justice Gulzar Ahmed has taken oath as the 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan. His tenure will be compared to either his immediate predecessor Asif Saeed Khosa or the proactive Mian

Women judges could soon be inducted in Supreme Court: CJP

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa has said the constitution ensures equal rights and treatment to all citizens including minorities. Addressing the concluding session of Women Judges Conference, he said more than 300 females judges are

The cliffhanger COAS verdict

It was a sigh of relief for the federal government when the Supreme Court finally granted a six month extension in the tenure of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. A constitutional crisis has been averted as the

No need to take notices if institutions are working efficiently: CJP

LAHORE: Chief Justice Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Saturday said summoning senior officials to courts is not good, we must ensure that courts are providing justice to the public. Addressing a ceremony, he said if institutions are working efficiently then courts

Justice Gulzar Ahmed Kiyani likely to become new Chief Justice

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Law has forwarded the summary for the appointment of the new Chief Justice of Pakistan. The report said that Justice Gulzar Ahmed Kiyani, senior judge of the Supreme Court has been named as the new chief justice.

Maldives parliament dismiss Chief Justice and senior judge

MALE: Maldives lawmakers voted on Monday to dismiss Chief Justice Dr Ahmed Abdulla Didi and Supreme Court judge Justice Adam Mohamed Abdulla from the Supreme Court. The government said was part of an overhaul of the judiciary but the opposition

No institution can move forward without technology: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said on Thursday that we can move ahead with technological assistance.  Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa emphasized technological advancement and said that we can move forward with

Indian court seeks response from Modi govt over abolishing Article 370

NEW DELHI: The Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the federal government on all petitions challenging the abolition of Article 370. The five-member bench of the Indian Supreme Court has adjourned the next hearing till 29th October