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Coronavirus vaccine permissible under Islamic law: Tahir Ashrafi

ISLAMABAD: Religious scholars have reached consensus has declared vaccination against the novel coronavirus is ‘legal’ and ‘permissible’ under the Islamic shariah or jurisprudence. In a press conference at the Muttahida Ulema Board’s office, prime minister’s aide on religious harmony, Maulana

Husbands hiding second marriage in Egypt can now go to jail

CAIRO: A new law has been passed against the husband in Egypt for hiding his marriage and not informing his current or future wife about it.  According to Arab media, the draft law of the 58th constitutional amendment has been

Facebook blocks news content in Australia

SYDNEY: Australia slammed Facebook’s decision to impose a news blackout over a law that would force it to pay for content, warning the ban showed the immense power of internet giants. Facebook and other tech firms have pushed back hard

SEPA issues notice to Creek Marina project for environmental violation

KARACHI: Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) had issued a notice to the upscale residential property complex ‘Creek Marina’ in Phase VIII of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) for violating environmental laws. The long-delayed Creek Marina, a six-star residential and commercial high-end

US sues Google for antitrust law violations, eyes breakup

WASHINGTON: The United States sued Google accusing the company of allegedly abusing its dominance in online search and advertising and using its market muscle to hobble rivals. The Justice Department lawsuit could lead to the break-up of an iconic company

Legal ways and illegal deeds

A famous saying goes that only those nations understand the true value of freedom who have never had freedom. It would be not incorrect to say that the Pakistani nation has taken full advantage of their freedom and independence. People

Govt to hold talks with opposition on NAB law, FATF action plan

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition parties will discuss on Monday amendments to the National Accountability (NAB) laws and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan. The two sides will deliberate and arrive at a consensus on the powers of

Microsoft, Zoom stop Hong Kong data requests

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft and Zoom joined other internet firms that have stopped considering requests by Hong Kong’s government for information on users after China imposed a sweeping new security law. Microsoft and Zoom said they are halting consideration of data

UK offers citizenship to Hong Kong residents

LONDON: The United Kingdom has offered Hong Kong residents a broader path to citizenship in response to China’s sweeping new security law. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement represents the most direct international response to the legislation that has been condemned

China passes controversial Hong Kong security law

HONG KONG: China has passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday in a historic move critics and many western governments fear will end the freedom and autonomy of the financial hub. The legislation was unanimously approved

UN body moves Indian Supreme Court over citizenship law

NEW DELHI: United Nations human rights chief has filed an application in the Indian Supreme Court in connection with the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). India’s External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India’s permanent mission in Geneva was informed

SCBA seeks reforms in accountability law to avoid abuse of power

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has highlighted the need for legislative policy changes to the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) as well as strengthening NAB officer’s training programs to prevent the anti-graft watchdog’s abuse of power. Syed Qalb-i-Hassan, SCBA president

Indian protests on citizenship law

The Modi government has been polarising the Indian nation even further after the introduction of the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Bill. There have been massive protests and violence in many Indian cities over the anti-Muslim legislation. Fresh protests rocked several Indian

Rogue lawyers

Law students are taught that being a lawyer is a noble profession, both inside and outside the courts, which should not be misused at any cost. But we have often witnessed actions of several rogue lawyers that bring the entire

Hong Kong after weekend clashes braces for protests

HONG KONG: Two people in critical condition in Hong Kong, police said, after a weekend of chaotic clashes with anti-government protesters. China has called for a “firm” stance to end months of unrest that have roiled the Asian financial hub.

China passes cryptography law for digital currency

BEIJING: China’s parliament has passed a new law on cryptography as the country gears up to launch its own digital currency.. China’s central bank set up a research team in 2014 to explore launching its own digital currency to cut

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