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CJP takes suo motu notice of attacks on Diamer schools

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday took suo motu notice of attacks on a dozen schools in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district, ARY News reported. The chief justice has summoned reports from the Gilgit-Baltistan home secretary and Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan secretary in this regard. They are required to submit the reports within 48 hours. Twelve schools - eight girls and four boys - were burnt down in various parts of Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer district in the early hours of Friday.…

Justice Khosa to hear appeal against suspect’s acquittal in Khadija case

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday came down hard on Advocate Syed Tanvir Hashmi, the father of the key suspect in the Khadija stabbing case, for moving a resolution against him for taking a suo motu notice of the acquittal of his son by the Lahore High Court.  On June 04, Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem of the LHC exonerated Shah Hussain of all charges after accepting his appeal against his conviction by a sessions court in March this year. On the very next day, the chief justice took a suo motu…

Chief Justice takes suo motu notice of police encounters in Punjab

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday took a suo motu notice of staged police encounters in Punjab. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the suo motu case regarding the prevailing civic-issues in the province including provision of unsafe drinking water and security barricades. During the proceedings, Justice Nisar directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab to submit a report within a week on the matter, which should encompass the total number of encounters and…

CJP takes suo motu notice of Islamabad’s F-8 public park encroachment

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took suo motu notice of illegal encroachment of Islamabad’s F-8 football ground by the members of legal fraternity. The matter was previously making the rounds on social and print media. Justice Saqib Nisar has also directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to submit a report on the matter within three days. As per the media reports, the land adjacent to the Sector F-8 lower courts has been encroached by the lawyers to built their chambers.…

Former judge Asghar Haider appointed NAB prosecutor

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday notified the appointment of retired judge Syed Asghar Haider as new prosecutor general of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court wrapped up the suo motu hearing regarding the appointment of the NAB prosecutor after the attorney general assured that the appointment will be made in two days. Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf told the three-member bench that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has recommended the appointment of retired…

Federal government fails to give time frame for population census

ISLAMABAD: Despite repeated orders by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in the centre failed in providing a definitive time frame on Friday for holding the much-needed headcount in the country. Ever since the top court took a suo motu notice of the delay for the last almost eight years in the conduct of the population census, it has never been impressed with the government’s reasoning for the delay in conducting the population census. “If the government is not willing to…