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Parliamentary panel approves Justice Minallah’s appointment as IHC CJ

ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Judges (PCAJ) on Thursday approved the appointment of Justice Athar Minallah as the new chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan chaired a meeting of the committee today during which an approval for Justice Minallah’s appointment as IHC CJ was given. PPP’s Farooq H Naek and Raja Pervez Ashraf, PML-N's Rana Sanaullah and Javed Abbasi, PTI's Naumar Wazir and Sarfaraz Bugti from the Balochistan…

Zulfi Bukhari moves IHC for removal of name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: Special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development Sayed Zulifqar Abbas Bukhari has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking removal of his name from the Exit Control List (ECL). The name of Mr Bukhari, a close friend of the prime minister, was placed on the ECL on a request by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). He is facing an inquiry for allegedly accumulating assets beyond known sources of income. A bench of the IHC had earlier allowed the…

IHC grants protective bail to Mansha Bomb’s son

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday granted five-day protective bail to Tariq Mansha, the son of suspected land grabber Mansha Bomb who has been booked in more than 70 cases of land grabbing in Lahore's Johar Town.  A bench head by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani approved the bail for Tariq Mansha. It directed the applicant to surrender before the relevant court before Oct 24. Tariq along with his father and brothers are facing charges of encroachments and attacking a Lahore Development Authority (LDA)…

Fawad Chaudhry says PTI govt respects IHC judgment

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to the Islamabad High Court order regarding release of members of Sharif family, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the government respects the high court judgement like it respected all other decisions of the court in the past, ARY News reported. In what can be considered the first official response from the PTI government, the minister maintained that the government respects all the country's courts and their decisions, adding that the people and the government only want action against the…

‘Finally got justice’: Shehbaz reacts to IHC order

ISLAMABAD: PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, while reacting to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ruling that ordered release of the incarcerated members of the Sharif family on bail, said they have finally gotten justice from the court. Speaking to ARY News, he said they will furnish surety bonds today to secure release of his elder brother Nawaz Sharif, niece Maryam Nawaz, and her spouse Captain (retd) Safdar. Shehbaz said justice prevailed with the high court verdict. Following the ruling, the leader of the opposition…

IHC suspends Avenfield ruling, sets free Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar

ISLAMABAD: As an interim relief, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended the conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar in the Avenfield properties case. A division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb suspended their sentence through a short verdict. The bench ordered release of the incarcerated members of the Sharif family against a surety bond of Rs500, 000 each. This verdict came on a…

Alteration in JIT head’s statement: IHC allows Nawaz’s plea

ISLAMABAD: A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed the accountability court, hearing the two pending corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif, to record his objections with regard to the alleged alteration in the prosecution witness Wajid Zia’s statement. The bench, comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, was hearing a petition filed by Sharif through his counsel Khawaja Haris, seeking directives for the trial court to place on record his…

Nawaz seeks early hearing of appeal against Avenfield verdict

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday pleaded the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to take up an appeal filed by him and members of his family seeking suspension of their sentence in the Avenfield properties case at the earliest. Incarcerated Sharif through his counsel Khawaja Haris moved a plea seeking early hearing of the appeal against the accountability court’s July 6 verdict. The lawyer contended that a high court bench passed an order on Aug 20, fixing the appeal seeking suspension of the sentence of…

IHC rejects petition seeking deferral of presidential election

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a constitutional petition seeking to postpone the presidential election scheduled to be held on Sept 4.  Justice Athar Minallah of the high court rejected the petition for being non maintainable. When the judge asked the petitioner to explain as to what did he see illegal in the process of the election to the office of President of Pakistan, he couldn't give a satisfactory answer, forcing the judge to dismiss his petition during the initial hearing. The…

Zardari gets protective bail in money-laundering case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday granted protective bail to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in a money-laundering case. A single bench comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb approved the bail for the former president until Sept 3 against a surety of Rs 500, 000. He approached the high court a day after a banking court in Karachi issued non-bailable warrants for his arrest. The banking court on Friday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Zardari and other accused…