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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…

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…