Funds for lawmakers

The Supreme Court has taken notice of the development funds approved by the prime minister for parliamentarians and warned that legal proceedings could be taken if it was against the law. Prime Minister Imran Khan had approved Rs500 million for

SC summons CEC, attorney general in local bodies election case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned the Chief Election Commissioner and its members, expressing outrage over the issue of local body elections. During the hearing on the issue of local body elections, Justice Qazi Faez Isa asked why

SC directs NDMA to clean all Karachi drains within three months

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to clean all drains and remove encroachments around them within three months in Karachi. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed was heading a three-member

SC rules NAB convicts cannot be reinstated after suspension

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ruled that suspects apprehended by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) cannot be reinstated after being suspended. While granting the government’s appeal, the Supreme Court nullified the decision of the Islamabad High Court in which a

SC indicts cleric on contempt charges for insulting judiciary

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicted cleric Mirza Iftikharuddin on contempt charges for using derogatory video against the judiciary and senior judges in a viral video. A two-member bench of the apex court, comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and

SC cancels SHC’s stay order over sugar probe report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has canceled the Sindh High Court (SHC)’s 23rd June stay order that directed the federal government from taking action against sugar mills. Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed conducted the hearing of the case where the judge allowed

SC rejects Sindh govt’s plea in Daniel Pearl case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has rejected the plea of the Sindh government urging for a stay order against the verdict of Sindh High Court in the Daniel Pearl murder case. A three-member bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard the

SC rules fake degree holders not fit for govt jobs

ISLAMABAD: The supreme court observed that people who hold fake degrees are not eligible for any jobs, and all following degrees are also fraudulent if the matriculation certificate is fake. A two-member Supreme Court bench led by Justice Umar Ata

Sheikh Rasheed to present railway audit report before SC today

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Federal Railways Minister Sheik Rasheed said that he will appear before the Supreme Court in a case involving railway damages. While talking to the media, he said: “Will appear before the top court and present the railway

Indian SC gives BJP govt more time to explain citizenship act

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court rejected appeals on Wednesday to postpone the enforcement of new citizenship law, ruling that a five-judge constitutional bench was needed to hear all the legal challenges which critics said discriminate against Muslims. The Indian Supreme

Dar requests SC revocation of order declaring him absconder

ISLAMABAD: Former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar approached the Supreme Court on Saturday, seeking the suspension of the accountability court’s order of 11 November 2017, which had declared him offender and directed him to take over and put his assets on

SC orders federal govt to produce arrested lawyer in court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday has ordered the federal government to present Advocate Inamur Rahim who was picked up from his home in Rawalpindi on Dec 17, 2019. The Rawalpindi bench of the LHC on Thursday had ruled Rahim’s

Tayyaba torture case: SC reduces judge, his wife sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday has declared its reserved verdict on appeals lodged in the Tayyaba torture case by former district judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar. Justice Ijazul Ahsan of the apex court read

COAS extension: Govt files plea over newly approved Amendment

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding the Army Amendment Act in a case related to the extension in tenure of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS). The government has requested the Supreme Court

SC rejects plea challenging NAB Ordinance 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has rejected the plea challenging the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019. Earlier the petitioner, Farrukh Nawaz filed the petition against NAB) Amendment Ordinance 2019 by raising objections on it but Supreme Court refused the

SC dismisses accused’s bail plea in wife’s attempted murder

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has dismissed the bail plea of suspect Abdul Jawed accused in an attempted murder on his wife. SC Justice Qazi Faez Esa conducted the hearing in which he ordered police to arrest Abdul Jawed after the

Rules change in CEC and ECP members challenged in SC

ISLAMABAD (Yaseen Hashmi): The petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the rules being changed in the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and  Election Commission of Pakistan. The petition filed by the petitioner, Mahmood Akhtar Naqvi challenging

SC orders review of PIA employees’ qualifications

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday has issued directions for initiating inspection of educational degrees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees and instructed the authorities to submit a report after the verification process is completed. The two-member bench of

Housing scandal: SC adjourns Khawaja brothers’ bail plea hearing

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of bail pleas filed by former railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman Rafique for an indefinite time period in the Paragon Housing case. The DC judges Justice Ejazul Ahsan

COAS extension: SC to issue detailed verdict on Dec 20

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said on Saturday that the Supreme Court would issue its detailed judgement in the case pertaining to the extension in the tenure of army chief General Qamar Bajwa before his retirement. Asif Saeed

KP govt to move SC to halt Peshawar BRT probe

ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government on Friday challenged the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) decision to initiate a probe into the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.  After hearing a slew of petitions by residents against the Peshawar BRT project,

Oppsition moves SC over CEC appointment

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Sardar Raza Khan all set to retire on Thursday, the opposition parties have approached the Supreme Court (SC) over the appointment of the new CEC chief. Eleven opposition members have signed the petition to