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Suspension of cellular services: IHC adjourns PTA’s intra-court appeal

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday adjourned an intra-court appeal filed by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) challenging a single bench’s decision of declaring suspension of mobile phone services for security reasons illegal, ARY News reported. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani was hearing the appeal. During the course of the hearing, deputy attorney general Adia Aziz contended that the PTA’s appeal was non-maintainable, adding that it…

NYC attack: IHC maintains stay order on extradition of US citizen

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday stayed extradition of a US citizen of Pakistani origin to America for allegedly planning an attack in New York in connivance with a militant group, ARY News reported. The court ordered that Haroon, who is under investigation, must not be extradited until next hearing. The hearing of the case was conducted by a single-member bench comprising Mohsin Akhtar Kiani. Justice Kiani said the court would announce its verdict once the defence lawyer completes his argument in…

IHC fixes date for hearing NAB appeals against Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has fixed date for hearing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) appeals against Nawaz Sharif in Al-Azizia Steel Mills case and Flagship Investment Reference, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The hearing will be conducted by the IHC bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani on Jan 21. The bench has been constituted by Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court, Athar Minallah. The NAB appeals would be heard along with appeals…

IHC accepts Sharif’s appeal for early hearing against conviction

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday accepted an appeal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for early hearing of his petition challenging conviction in Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, ARY News reported. The divisional bench comprises Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani. The hearing was delayed earlier in the day due to absence of Sharif’s lawyer Khawaja Haris appeared. Later, the court ordered the registrar office to fix the earliest possible date for hearing of the…

Anti-state material on social media: IHC summons FIA head

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) of Wednesday summoned director general Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a case pertaining to uploading of anti-state material on social media, ARY News reported. A petition was filed with the IHC against government inaction on persons involved in posting content against the state and its institutions. The court issued the aforementioned directions while hearing a petition moved by Farrukh Nawaz Bhatti through his counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi. The hearing of the case was…

IHC to take up Nawaz’s writ petition for bail with his previous appeal

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday said the writ petition filed by Nawaz Sharif, former prime minister, requesting bail in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, will be heard along with his first appeal challenging the court verdict in the case, ARY News reported. According to the order that was reserved by the IHC on Monday, the petition of Mr. Sharif will be taken up along with his appeal seeking review of court decision that sent him behind the bars. Sharif had first filed an appeal with the IHC…

Sharif challenges conviction in Al-Azizia case in IHC

ISLAMABAD: Incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday challenged his conviction in Al-Azizia reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). On Dec 24, an accountability court handed seven years’ imprisonment to the three-time prime minister and asked him to pay $25 million and Rs1.5 billion as penalties in the Al-Azizia reference, whereas it acquitted him in the Flagship Investment reference for want of evidence. Mr Sharif’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, filed an appeal in the high court today, requesting it to…

Justice Athar Minallah takes oath as Chief Justice of IHC

ISLAMABAD: Justice Athar Minallah on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a ceremony at President House here. President Arif Alvi administered the oath of office to Justice Athar Minallah. Justice Minallah took oath as the new Chief Justice of IHC after Justice Anwar Khan Kasi attained the age of superannuation and retired on Tuesday. After retirement of Justice Anwar Kasi, the judges strength in IHC goes down to four, three lesser then the total number of judges in the high…

Justice Kasi retires as Islamabad High Court Chief Justice today

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Mr. Justice Anwar Khan Kasi will retire on Tuesday (today) after attaining the age of superannuation. Justice Athar Minallah will be the next Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court. The judges strength in IHC goes down to four after retirement of Chief Justice Anwar Kasi. Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi did his graduation from the University of Baluchistan in 1978 and received his Master's degree in Economics in 1st Division and LLB from the same university in…