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Kamal vows to fight legal battle against SC order seeking vacating of thousands of houses

KARACHI: Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal on Monday announced to challenge the Supreme Court order demanding vacating thousands of houses in different areas of Karachi that were given decades ago by the government, ARY News reported. "A state's job is to provide shelter to its citizens. The PSP will move court against vacating of houses. We will fight legal battle against the legal notice issued in this regard," he said while talking to journalists in Karachi.  The apex court has issued notification to…

Uber embarks on legal battle to retain London licence

LONDON: Uber lodged a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating licence in its most important European market, the first stop on what is set to be a long legal road. Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last month by deeming it unfit to run a taxi service and refusing to renew its licence, citing its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers. The appeal marks the beginning of…

‘Transformers’ producers lose China legal battle: Xinhua

BEIJING: The Hollywood studio that made the latest "Transformers" blockbuster must pay a Chinese scenic area more than two million yuan ($300,000) because it failed to include the park's logo, state media reported. A court in Chongqing ordered Paramount Pictures and its Beijing partner to pay the money to a park in the south-western municipality, the official Xinhua news agency said late Thursday. The films are wildly popular in China, with Chinese companies from milk producers to banks flocking to link their products to…

Muslim woman fired for wearing headscarf wins legal battle in Switzerland

BERN: Swiss court has ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who was fired by her a longtime employee after she began wearing headscarf, marking one of the first such rulings in Switzerland, media reported Sunday. A regional court in Bern ruled last month that a 29-year-old Serbian woman was fired without just cause from a dry cleaning business, and ordered the company to dish out back-pay and damages to her, the Le Matin Dimanche weekly reported. The woman, identified only as Abida, was fired in January 2015 from a job she had…

Historic Indian mosque agrees to lift ban on women

NEW DELHI: An historic mosque in India agreed Monday to scrap a ban on women entering its inner sanctum, after a bitter legal battle about the restriction in the country. The Haji Ali Dargah trust has since 2011 barred women from the landmark mausoleum off the coast of Mumbai, insisting the presence of women near the tomb of a revered saint is a "grievous sin" in Islam. The trustees had appealed to the Supreme Court against a lower court's order in August to overturn the ban, a ruling made on the grounds that the…