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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…

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…