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Will accept whatever court’s ruling will be about Basant: Fayaz Chohan

LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Fayazul Hassan Chohan on Friday said whatever the high court's ruling would be regarding celebration of Basant festivity, he would accept it, ARY News reported. "We had announced for allowing Basant festival celebrations in February next year after complete homework in this regard. Soon after this decision, criticism started pouring in," he said in response to the Lahore High Court's issuing notice to the Punjab government over announcement about Basant on a petition challenging to lift…

Group asks Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after court ruling

WASHINGTON: A US free speech group on Friday asked President Donald Trump to unblock 41 Twitter users after a federal judge in May ordered him to restore access to a group of individuals who filed suit. US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled on May 23 that comments on the president’s account, and those of other government officials, were public forums and that blocking Twitter users for their views violated their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The Knight First…

Pakistan moves to curb urban air pollution after court ruling

RAWALPINDI:  Pakistan’s environmental protection agency is installing air quality monitors and warning factories to add pollution filters after a panel of the country’s top judges ordered the government to detail its efforts to control worsening air pollution. The court ruling earlier this month followed a lawsuit by a Karachi man challenging the government’s failure to control air pollution in that port city. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, head of a three-member high court panel, ruled that the government must…