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Swiss cases not opened for being time barred, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The federal law ministry on Saturday submitted its reply to the Supreme Court in a case pertaining to the National Reconciliation Order (NRO), denying any role in the promulgation of the law under which cases against politicians were quashed by the then government of military ruler Pervez Musharraf.  In the reply, the ministry stated former attorney general Malik Qayyum had written a letter to Swiss authorities in 2012 seeking re-opening of graft cases against PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, but the federal…

Law Ministry notifies Tassaduq as new CJ of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Law has issued the notification of the appointment of Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani as the new Chief Justice (CJ) of Pakistan - ARY News reports. According to the notification issued on Wednesday, senior most judge of the Supreme Court (SC), Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will take over the office of the CJ from December 12, 2013. The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain will administer the oath to the new CJ before he takes charge of his responsibilities. The Ministry of Law issued the…