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SC accepts NAB appeals against Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday accepted for hearing appeals filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging the Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict that suspended the prison terms of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her spouse Capt (retd) Safdar.  A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, declared the appeals maintainable for hearing. The chief justice remarked the bench would determine whether or not to constitute a larger bench to…

Indian govt appeals against acquittal of Sonali Bendre

The government of Rajasthan , an Indian state, has announced to move the high court to reverse the acquittal of Bollywood actors, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Saif Ali Khan and Neelam Kothari in the blackbuck poaching case. It is pertinent to mention that in the recent months this news came as a shock to the world that Indian actress Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Indian film industry's 'Bhai', Salman Khan was convicted and sentenced to five years' imprisonment in the same case by a Jodhpur court for…

Bench formed to hear appeals of Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has constituted a two-judge bench to take up appeals filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Muhammad Safdar against their conviction in the Avenfield reference.   The division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Gul Hassan Aurangzeb will hear the appeals next week. Earlier on July 17, a bench had issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the appeals seeking to set aside the accountability…

Sharifs’ appeals to be heard after elections

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday issued notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit response on appeals of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar against their conviction in the Avenfield properties reference. The division bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kyani and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb took up their appeals seeking to set aside the accountability court judgment that awarded 10 years…

IHC to hear Sharifs’ appeals against conviction tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear on Tuesday appeals of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar against their conviction in the Avenfield properties reference.  The bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Mian Gul Hassan will take up the appeals. The former premier, his daughter and son-in-law filed the appeals through their legal team pleading with the high court to set aside the accountability court's verdict…

Deadline set for tribunals to decide appeals ends today

ISLAMABAD: The deadline set for Appellate Tribunals to decide appeals against rejection or acceptance of nomination papers of election candidates for the national and provincial assemblies’ seats is ending on Wednesday (today).  The polling for general elections in Pakistan is scheduled to be held on July 25. According to the schedule for the general elections, the appellate tribunals are required to dispose off appeals for nomination papers by June 27. The election commission will publish the revised list of…

Sri Lanka skipper appeals ban over ball tampering: ICC

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has appealed his one-match ban for ball tampering during a Test against the West Indies, the International Cricket Council said Thursday. Chandimal, 28, was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day's play of the second Test, which concluded in a draw at Gros Islet on Monday. He was slapped with two suspension points and fined 100 per cent of his match fee. The points equate to a ban from one Test or two ODIs or two T20s. Following the…

PHC admits appeals in Mashal lynching case

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday admitted for hearing appeals challenging the verdict of an anti-terrorism court in Mashal Khan lynching case. A two-judge bench of the high court issued notices to all parties involved in the case on appeals filed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, Mashal's father and the convicts who were awarded jail terms by the trial court. The bench, comprising Justice Qalandar Ali Khan and Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim, directed the appellants whose conviction have temporarily been…

Mashal lynching: Court orders transfer of appeals to Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday ordered transfer of appeals challenging the anti-terrorism court’s verdict in Mashal Khan lynching case from its regional bench in Abbottabad to the principal seat in the provincial capital.  This order came on a petition filed by the provincial government seeking transfer of the appeals from Abbottabad to Peshawar for hearing at the high court’s principal seat. The provincial government and parties involved in the case had earlier filed appeals in PHC, challenging the…

Trump administration appeals against ‘Dreamer’ immigrant ruling to top court

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. Solicitor General Noel Francisco said in a court filing “time is of the essence” and asked the high court to rule on the case before its current term ends in June. The Republican president in September rescinded, effective in March, the Deferred…