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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 issues stay order over demolition of Punjab Governor House’s walls

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Monday has issued a stay order over a petition seeking halt to demolition of the walls of Governor House, Punjab, with immediate effect, ARY News reported.  The judge of LHC, Justice Mamoon Rashid while issuing stay order to stop demolition of the walls of the governor house Punjab till further orders, has asked that court should be apprised that on whose order the walls were being removed.? " According to the orders of the Supreme Court such steps needs approval from the cabinet," Justice…

Court restrains NAB from arresting Saad Rafique, brother until Dec 5

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted extension in interim bail of former railways minister, Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique, in a corruption case until December 5, ARY News reported. The extension was ordered by the LHC Judge Justice Tariq Abbasi. The petitioner, who is the ex-minister himself, claimed in his plea that he was not involved in any corruption and cooperated with the probe team to the core. He requested the court to accept extension in pre-arrest bail. Deputy…

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 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…

Lawyers continue strike for establishment of LHC bench in Faisalabad

SARGODHA: The strike of Sargodha district bar's lawyers on Thursday entered into its second day demanding establishment of a Lahore High Court (LHC) bench in Faisalabad to ensure speedy and cheaper justice to the residents of the region. The protesting lawyers blocked vehicular traffic on the road in front of the sessions court here and chanted slogans in favor of their demand. "The lawyers will not appear in court until acceptance of their demands ", said secretary of the local bar. Yesterday, agitated lawyers…

LHC extends interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz till Nov 20

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday extended interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz, son of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, until November 20 in a case pertaining to accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income, ARY News reported. Hamza had approached the LHC seeking extension in his interim bail to avoid possible arrest amid the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation. The PML-N leader had also requested the court that the case proceedings may also be deferred because his lawyer, Nazir…

LHC grants protective bail to Hamza Shehbaz

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) issued notice to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday (today) after granting protective bail to opposition leader in Punjab Assembly, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif until November 13. The PML-N leader is facing investigation by the anti-graft watchdog in Ramzan Sugar Mills and Saaf Pani Scam. "NAB has failed to prove charges of financial irregularities in what he thinks are politically motivated cases against him.", Hamza Shehbaz stated to LHC bench in his bail plea. On October 30,…

PML-N MNA ordered to deposit Rs10,000 fine in dams fund

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court election tribunal on Friday penalized PML-N MNA Muhammad Hamid Hameed for dragging his feet to submit his response on a petition challenging his victory from Sargodha's NA-90.  The tribunal was hearing the petition filed by Nadia Aziz who challenged his election from the National Assembly constituency (Sargodha-III). It directed the lawmaker belonging to the opposition Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) to deposit Rs10,000 fine into dams’ funds over his failure to file his response despite…

LHC approves bail for Capt Safdar in assets case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday granted protective bail to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar. A bench of the high court approved bail for Capt Safdar against two surety bonds worth Rs0.5 million each. The PML-N leader approached the court, stating that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Peshawar has been carrying out an inquiry against him in connection with alleged accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income. The Bureau has been persecuting…