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PPP’s turn to form next govt, claims Asif Zardari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari claimed that his party will form the next government in the country. Speaking to journalists after appearing before an accountability court, Zardari said the “next turn” to form

Jordan sentences former adviser to 15 years in jail over alleged plot

AMMAN: A Jordanian court sentenced a former royal chief adviser, Bassem Awadallah, and minor royal to 15 years in jail for their involvement in an alleged plot to bring a deposed crown prince to power instead of the king. The

US court overturns Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction, orders release

WASHINGTON: A court has overturned actor and comedian Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and ordered him released from prison immediately, ruling that a non-prosecution deal he had struck with a previous district attorney should have shielded him from charges. The

Dutch court orders Shell to reduce carbon emissions

AMSTERDAM: A Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to drastically reduced planned greenhouse gas emission cuts, in a landmark ruling that could trigger legal action against energy companies around the world. Shell said it was “disappointed” and plans to appeal

Reko Diq case: BVI court judgment hailed as victory for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson of Law Ministry has termed British Virgin Islands (BVI) Court’s judgment in Reko Diq case as a great legal victory of Pakistan. In a statement, he said the judgment has saved Pakistan’s assets worth billions of rupees

Jehangir Tareen, son’s bail extended till May 19

LAHORE: A sessions court on Monday extended the interim bail granted to estranged PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen in two different cases until May 19. The father-son duo appeared before the session court and banking court

Court orders Shehbaz Sharif’s release on bail

LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday issued the release order for PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted him bail in the money laundering case. He is expected to be released from Kot Lakhpat

Banking court extends Jahangir Tareen, son’s bail till April 22

LAHORE: A banking court on Saturday extended the pre-arrest bail of PTI stalwart Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen in money laundering and financial fraud cases till April 22. Jahangir Tareen and his Ali Tareen appeared before the court

Kidney Hill reference: AC defers Saleem Mandviwalla’s indictment till April 14

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad deferred the indictment of former Senate deputy chairman Saleem Mandviwalla and others in Kidney Hill reference till April 14. The accountability court’s judge Muhammad Bashir resumed the hearing of the fake bank accounts case.

US lifts sanctions on ICC prosecutor, court official

WASHINGTON: The United States has lifted sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda that drew international criticism after they were imposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump. The move, announced by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken,

Turkish court refuses to add US report to Khashoggi trial

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court trying 26 Saudi suspects in absentia for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi refused to admit a US report blaming the kingdom’s crown prince for the killing. An Istanbul court is trying two close former aides

IHC orders removal of Asad Durrani’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the removal of former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) director general retired Lt General Asad Durrani’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah was hearing a petition filed by

CAS reduces Umar Akmal’s ban to 12 months

LAHORE: The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) has reduced Umar Akmal’s ban to 12 months which was imposed on the cricketer on February 20 last year. A statement the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that Akmal had been found

Justice Qazi Faiz Isa seeks copy of SC’s verdict against him

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Judge Qazi Faiz Issa has sought a copy of the apex court’s decision restraining him from hearing cases against the prime minister. In a letter to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Justice Isa who was part

IHC sealed after lawyers ransack Chief Justice’s courtroom

ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of lawyers forcibly entered and ransacked the courtroom of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Monday and forced judges to leave their courtrooms. The lawyers were protesting against razing of their chambers in the district

CDA demolishes illegal structures at Islamabad sessions court

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) razed illegal structures built on the premises of the District and Sessions Court on Monday morning. The CDA enforcement team recovered the public land in Islamabad after demolishing the illegal chambers built in the

Malaysian court releases PIA plane seized over lease dispute

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that was held nearly two weeks ago due to a British court case over the jet’s lease. Malaysian authorities seized the Boeing

Shehbaz Sharif reads appreciation letter from Chinese Consul General in court

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif presented a letter from the Chinese Consul-General in Lahore during hearing at an accountability court. According to the letter shared by the party on social media, the Chinese diploms credited the former

Rana Sanaullah summoned for indictment on Feb 4 in drugs case

LAHORE: An anti-narcotics court in Lahore deferred indictment of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah and other accused in the drug recovery case. During the hearing on Saturday, the lawyer of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) told the court

Arms, ammunition seized outside Lahore court, seven arrested

LAHORE: A large cache of arms and ammunition was outside the main gate of the sessions court in Lahore on Tuesday morning. Police said seven people found carrying the arms and ammunition were taken into custody. They were shifted to

WikiLeaks’ Assange denied bail by London court

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail by a British judge who said he might flee justice while the United States tries again to secure his extradition for publishing troves of secret documents. Assange had asked to be freed

Two additional Islamabad High Court judges take oath

ISLAMABAD: Two newly-appointed additional judges of the Islamabad High Court (IHC), Babar Sattar and Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri took oath on Wednesday. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah administered the oath to both of them at a ceremony held on the premises

Austrian ex-finance minister jailed eight years for corruption

VIENNA: A Vienna court has sentenced flamboyant former Austrian finance minister to eight years in prison in the country’s biggest corruption trial. Karl-Heinz Grasser was found guilty of abuse of power and involvement in kickbacks totaling 9.6 million Euros over

Woman approaches court over accusation against Babar Azam

LAHORE: A woman who had raised allegations against Pakistani cricket team captain Babar Azam of sexual exploitation and violence has approached court. The woman identified as Humaiza Mukhtar has filed an application in a session court. Additional judge Nauman Muhammad

Karachi court quashes FIR against Captain Safdar

KARACHI: A court on Wednesday quashed a First Information Report (FIR) against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader retired Captain Muhammad Safdar regarding violating the sanctity of Quaid-i-Azam’s mausoleum. The Judicial Magistrate (South) quashed the case in the wake of submission

Kosovo president resigns to face war crimes court

PRISTINA: Kosovo president and former guerilla leader Hashim Thaci was in detention in The Hague just hours after he resigned to face an indictment at a war crimes court. Thaci announced he was stepping down to “protect the integrity” of

Naqeebullah Mehsud died from ‘chest injury’ during fake encounter, court told

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Friday heard the case of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a youth from South Waziristan who was killed in a fake police encounter. The court was told Naqeebullah Mehsud died from ‘chest injury’ caused by two bullets that

Court rejects request to exhume Dr Maha Ali’s body

KARACHI: A district court has rejected the request to exhume the body of a young female doctor who died in an apparent suicide. The court remarked that Dr Maha Ali Shah was buried in Mirpurkhas, and therefore, it was beyond

Suspect who shot blaphemy accused appears in Peshawar court

ISLAMABAD: The suspect who has shot dead a blasphemy accused in a Peshawar courtroom was on Sunday presented in a local court. Faisal Khalid appeared in front of a special magistrate as police sought his physical remand. A large number

Court directs NAB to file reference against Hamza Shehbaz

LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday has directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file the reference against Punjab Assembly’s opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz in assets beyond means case. The court extended the judicial remand of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz