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Parliamentary panel to consider Justice Minallah’s appointment as IHC CJ tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Judges’ Appointment will meet tomorrow (Thursday) to discuss and approve the name of Justice Athar Minallah as new chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).  Chaudhry Asim Nazir, a member of the committee, will preside over its meeting at the Parliament House. The panel will likely give the go-ahead to the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) proposal for the appointment of Justice Minallah as new IHC chief justice. Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar…

IHC turns down plea for postponement of polls in NA-60

ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday dismissed a petition seeking to postpone by-election on a National Assembly seat, NA-60, in Rawalpindi. The bench headed by Justice Amir Farooq had earlier reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from petitioner Shahid Orakzai who sought its directives for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to defer the upcoming by-poll in the Rawalpindi constituency until a decision on PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s appeal against life term. The ECP is set to hold…

SJC dismisses complaints against Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Friday dismissed all four complaints against Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (IJC) Anwar Khan Kasi and found no material of misconduct. The judicial council, under the Chairmanship Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, met at Supreme Court of Pakistan, according to a statement. The Council examined the four complaints pending with SJC against Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi. After detailed deliberations and discussion, the Council came to the conclusion that…

Ruling reserved on plea for postponement of by-poll in NA-60

ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday reserved its ruling on a petition seeking to postpone by-election on a National Assembly seat,  NA-60, in Rawalpindi. The bench headed by Justice Amir Farooq reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from the petitioner who sought its directives for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to defer the upcoming by-poll in the Rawalpindi constituency until a decision on PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s appeal against life term. Justice Farooq asked the…

IHC enhances jail term of ex-judge in Tayyaba torture case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday rejected an appeal of former additional district and session judge Raja Khurram Ali and his wife challenging their conviction in the Tayyaba torture case. A division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb enhanced rigorous imprisonment by two years awarded to both convicts by a single bench of the high court. Appellants Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar filed the appeal through their lawyer, challenging the verdict,…

Verdict reserved on ex-judge’s appeal in Tayyaba torture case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved its verdict on an appeal filed by former additional district and sessions judge Raja Khurram Ali and his wife challenging their conviction in the Tayyaba torture case. A bench of the high court reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from defence and prosecution side, which will be pronounced next week. Appellants Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar filed the appeal through their lawyer, challenging the verdict that awarded them one year in…

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif disqualified for life in Iqama case

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has been disqualified by the Islamabad High Court under Article 62 of the Constitution for concealing facts about holding an Iqama . Following the court orders, the foreign minister cannot contest elections for life. The bench headed by Justice Athar Minallah and comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akther Kiyani announced the verdict. On April 10, a larger bench of the high court had reserved its verdict over the petition filed by PTI member Usman Dar, seeking…

Disqualification sword hangs over Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Islamabad High Court will announce its verdict over a plea seeking disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif from public office today. A larger bench of the high court had reserved its verdict over the petition filed by PTI member Usman Dar, seeking disqualification of the foreign minister for concealing the facts about holding an Iqama of United Arab Emirates (UAE). The bench headed by Justice Athar Minallah and comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akther Kiyani was…

US diplomat who killed biker blacklisted, IHC told

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday that US defense and air attaché Col Joseph Emmanuel who allegedly killed a biker in a traffic accident in the federal capital has been blacklisted.  A bench of the high court was hearing a petition seeking to place the name of the US diplomat on the Exit Control List (ECL). The ministry submitted a report to the bench in response to its notice, stating that Col Joseph has been blacklisted in a case pertaining to the death of 22-year-old…

IHC restrains individuals from changing religion without court permission

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday ruled that no person will change his/her religion without its permission till further orders, ARY News reported. A single bench, comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, gave this restraining order while hearing a case pertaining to the controversial amendment in the oath of Khatm-e-Nabuwwat for electoral candidates. Justice Siddiqui further ruled that Nadra will not entertain any request regarding change of religion on National Identity Cards (CNICs). Advocate…