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Lawyers protest in Punjab for regional benches of high court

LAHORE: The lawyers' protest in Sahiwal, Sargodha, Faisalabad and Gujranwala continuing their protest for the seventh consecutive day on Tuesday (today) to press on their demands for establishment of high court benches in their respective regions. They are asking for circuit benches to ensure speedy and cheaper justice for the people of their regions. Infuriated lawyers in Sahiwal, while demanding for a regional bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC), torched tyres and staged sit-in. The enraged lawyers also blocked…

LHC to hear case seeking compensation for vandalism during TLP protest

LAHORE: A petition seeking compensation of the damages caused to public property during protests led by the far-right Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) is scheduled for hearing on Monday by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Justice Aatir Mehmood will hear the petition filed by a citizen, praying that the court should direct the Punjab government to make up for the massive destruction of public and private property due to TLP protests against a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi.  The petition further read that…

Review petition filed against LHC’s rejection of Shehbaz’s bail plea

LAHORE: A review petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against its verdict of throwing out a bail plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif. The petition reads that the LHC’s decision declaring an appeal against Shehbaz’s arrest “non-maintainable” is “unlawful”. “If an investigation is ongoing against someone, they cannot be arrested,” the petition added. “Thus, the court should review its decision, approve the plea and grant bail,” the petition further stated. Advocate AK…

LHC office puts objection on petition challenging Shehbaz’s arrest, remand 

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) office on Friday put up the objection on a petition seeking to challenge the arrest and remand of Shehbaz Sharif and declared it non-maintainable for hearing. According to details, the petition will be presented before Justice Baqir along with the demur attached by the LHC office which has proclaimed the plea to be non-maintainable for hearing. A day earlier, the arrest and remand of Opposition leader of National Assembly accorded by an accountability court was challenged in the…

Abid Boxer granted interim bail again until Sep 29

LAHORE:The session court of Lahore, on Monday, again extended the interim bail of former police inspector Abid Boxer until September 29.  The court directed the investigation authorities to submit complete record of all cases against the infamous former inspector in the next hearing. The investigation team was further instructed by the court to carry out the probe on merit. Abid Boxer already granted pre-arrest bail in 10 criminal cases against him. On July 18, the Lahore High Court directed the authorities…

General Elections: ECP starts collection of nomination papers from candidates

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan has started collection of nomination papers from the aspiring candidates of the upcoming general elections from Monday (today), after the Supreme Court suspended a ruling of the Lahore High Court (LHC). Following the court decision, the ECP announced revised dates for collection of nomination papers. The ECP announced that returning officers would accept nomination papers from candidates from June 4 to 8. According to the previous schedule, the candidates were required to…

ECP meeting underway to discuss election related court verdicts

ISLAMABAD: A crucial meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan has been underway to discuss the court decisions with regard to nomination forms and delimitation. The meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Muhammad Raza on Saturday being attended by the four members of the election commission. Important decisions are expected in the meeting with regard to general elections scheduled to be held on July 25, this year. ECP secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad has said that the Commission has…

ECP halts issuance of nomination forms after LHC verdict

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has stopped issuance of the nomination forms for General Election 2018 after the Lahore High Court (LHC). The court ruled that the nomination form to be submitted by candidates for upcoming general elections does not include mandatory information and declarations as required from the aspiring lawmakers by the Constitution and law. The ECP in a press statement said it has called an emergency meeting at its secretariat on Saturday (today) to make decisions about…

Petitions seek ‘treason case’ against Nawaz for controversial statement

LAHORE: Following Nawaz Sharif's controversial yet veiled admission of Pakistan's role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a number of petitions are being filed from different parts of the country seeking action against him under treason charges. A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court arguing that the comments of Nawaz about Mumbai attacks in his interview with a leading English daily were parallel to treason with the state. Nawaz Shairf deliberately gave a controversial interview to malign the image of Pakistan,…

Court bans anti-judiciary speeches of Nawaz, Maryam

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to stop television channels from airing anti-judiciary speeches by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders. The larger bench, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, gave this verdict on petitions seeking initiation of contempt cases against former premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and other PML-N leaders for criticizing the judiciary. It had reserved the verdict…