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Lahore High Court (LHC)

With predecessors fulfilling its purpose since 1866, the Lahore High Court (LHC) was established on the 21st of March 1919 and 175(2) of the Constitution of 1973 provide insights regarding the jurisdiction of the High Court. Essentially based in the city of Lahore, the High Court has benches in three other Pakistani cities-namely, Rawalpindi, Multan and Bahawalpur.

On 1 April 1919, the Chief Court of the Punjab was elevated to the status of a High Court, becoming known as Lahore High Court (LHC), by Letters Patent granted pursuant to Section 113 of the Government of India Act, 1915. The Letters Patent by King-Emperor George V also appointed a Chief Justice and six puisne justices, and declared the Court’s jurisdiction over the Punjab and Delhi provinces.

LHC halts sugar sale in Ramazan Bazaars

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday directed the provincial government to halt the sale of sugar in Sasta Ramazan Bazaars and ensure availability of the sweetener at Rs85 per kg at local markets. A bench of the LHC was hearing a case pertaining to long queues of sugar buyers in Ramazan Bazaars. A law officer informed the court that local markets faced a shortage of sugar due to its sale in Ramazan Bazaars. "Under what law all sugar was sold in Ramazan Bazaars?" the court asked, calling for the commodity to…

LHC seeks govt reply on petition against possession of lions

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) directed the wildlife department secretary to submit comments on a petition challenging the law that allows possession of wild animals, including lion.  Justice Jawad Hassan heard the writ petition filed by Sanita Gulzar who challenged Section 12 of the Punjab Wildlife (Protection, Preservation, Conservation And Management) Act, 1974. The petitioner's lawyer Salman Khan Niazi stated before the court that the law which allows wild animals to be kept in homes as pets is ultra vires of…