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LHC extends interim bail of Saad Rafique, brother in corruption case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday extended interim bail of Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique in a corruption case, ARY News reported. The bail of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and his brother has been extended till December 11. Saad Rafique had filed a petition in the LHC, claiming that he and his brother were not involved in any corruption and cooperated with the probe team to the core. Deputy Prosecutor General National Accountability Bureau (NAB),…

LHC orders immediate removal of encroachments from city areas

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered immediate removal of encroachments from different areas of the city, ARY News reported. Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of the LHC issued the order for removing all illegal settlements. He was hearing a petition filed by a citizen seeking action against people violating earlier court order to uproot all illegally set up shops and settlements. The prominent places where encroachments are to be removed include Mall Road, Shah Alam Market, and the surrounding of Data Darbar.…

LHC to hear cases of special persons on priority basis

LAHORE: Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC), Muhammad Anwaarul Haq, has ordered hearing of cases filed by special persons on priority basis, ARY News reported on Thursday. The notification in this regard has been issued by the LHC registrar and it's been sent to judges of district and sessions’ courts. The court also ordered that all special persons be given facilities as stated under The Disabled Persons (Employment and Rehabilitation) Ordinance, 1981. It also ordered that no disabled person should be subjected…

LHC judge proposes full bench to hear petition seeking PM’s disqualification

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) judge on Thursday proposed formation of a full bench to hear a petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan, ARY News reported. Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza of the LHC was hearing the petition filed by Advocate AK Dogar seeking to disqualify the premier. In his plea, the petitioner accused PM Khan of “working against Pakistan’ sovereignty and the country’s political system.” He alleged in his plea that Imran Khan had incited people of civil unrest during former PM…

LHC grants bail to former vice chancellor Prof Mujahid Kamran

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday granted bail to former vice chancellor of Punjab University Prof. Mujahid Kamran, ARY News reported. The bench also approved the bail petitions of co-accused in the case Prof. Kamran Zahid, Dr Liaquat and Amin Athar. The court ordered release of all arrested teachers and officials of Punjab University after they deposit  Rs. 0.5 mln cash bond each. Arrest of Dr. Mujahid Kamran The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Dr. Mujahid Kamran on charges of…

‘Sharifs exemption’: PAT challenges LHC’s Model Town case verdict in top court

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Saturday approached the Supreme Court, challenging the Lahore High Court's verdict regarding rejection of nomination of Sharif brothers in the Model Town case investigation. A larger bench of the LHC had rejected a petition on September 26 filed by Minhajul Quran seeking to nominate the Sharif brothers and others as accused in the Model Town incident case. A three-judge bench gave a majority verdict and acquitted former premier Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shehbaz Sharif, former…

LHC seeks govt’s response in treason case against Nawaz, Abbasi

LAHORE: Two former prime ministers - Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi - and journalist Cyril Almeida on Monday appeared before the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a treason case.  A three-judge bench of the LHC, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, took up a petition seeking registration of a high treason case against former premiers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and journalist Cyril Almeida. At the outset of the hearing, Justice Naqvi asked where was Nawaz Sharif and if he has turned up, to which the former…

LHC accepts Ahsan Iqbal’s apology, dispose of contempt case

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday accepted the written apology of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Ahsan Iqbal in a contempt of court case. LHC announced to dispose of the contempt case proceeding as it resumed the hearing against the former interior minister today. During the hearing, the high court hoped that the institutions will be given their due respect in future. While talking to media, Ahsan stressed that harmony is mandatory between all institutions for Pakistan to prosper. “If…

Session court extends interim bail of Abid Boxer

LAHORE: The session court of Lahore on Tuesday extended interim bail of former police inspector Abid Boxer until September 17.  The hearing of various cases against Abid Boxer took place at Lahore's session court where police officials told "The records of murder cases involving Abid Boxer could not been found yet, however, a female witness in a land-grabbing case is refraining from testimony." The witness in land-grabbing case has been sent a summon again, officials informed. The court directed the investigation…

Justice Sardar Muhammad takes oath as acting CJ LHC

LAHORE: Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Ahmad Khan on Monday took oath as the acting chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC). Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh administered oath to the acting chief justice in a ceremony held at LHC judges lounge. LHC judges, officials, law officers and a large number of lawyers attended the ceremony. LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, Justice Muhammad Anwaarul Haq and three other judges had proceeded abroad to attend a conference. In May 2011,  15 additional judges of the Lahore…