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SC throws out review petition seeking PM Imran’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition, filed by now incarcerated PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, challenging the verdict of a disqualification case against Prime Minister Imran Khan. A Supreme Court bench after hearing the review petition on the verdict of a disqualification case against Premier Khan announced to reject the request of the petitioner seeking revision of the previous verdict. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar noted that the postulates which were being raised during the proceeding, were…

SC to indict Amir Liaquat in contempt case on Sep 27

ISLAMABAD: While refusing the apology of member National Assembly (MNA) Dr. Amir Liaquat Hussain, the Supreme Court announced to indict the PTI MNA on September 27, in a case pertaining to contemptuous remarks against the court. The SC took up the hearing of contempt case and Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar dismissed Liaquat's unconditional apology, saying "we are not here to be disgraced, the practice of committing contempt first and then later apologizing will not be tolerated." As the hearing went underway,…

Islamabad’s Gun and Country Club is illegal, SC rules

ISLAMABAD:  The Gun and Country Club in federal capital is declared illegal by the Supreme Court on Monday. “The club has no legal standing,” Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked while supervising a bench hearing a case pertaining to the legality of construction of Gun and Country Club and building of a new wedding hall on its premises. “The land on which the club has been established belongs to Pakistan Sports Board, there is no legal approval for the construction of the club and people who are…

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to lifetime politics ban on Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Supreme court's historic decision which disqualified ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif from contesting elections for life has evoked mixed response in the world of Twitter, with some hailing the court verdict while others laying their support to the ousted PM.  Pakistanis took to Twitter making their opinions known to the world about the much-anticipated apex court decision. Nawaz is a history. Pak is moving forward — سونامی (@tassawar786) April 13, 2018 Nawaz sharif be like after…

SC overturns SHC verdict, orders arrest of Shahrukh Jatoi, other suspects

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the Sindh High Court (SHC) November 28 verdict that paved the way for the release of  Shahrukh Jatoi and others on bail, who were convicted by an anti-terrorism court in Shahzeb murder case. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, gave this verdict. The court ordered the police to immediately arrest all the suspect. It also directed the authorities to place their names on the Exit Control List (ECL). On November 28, a SHC…

Jahangir Tareen case: Leased lands revenue qualifies as asset, observes SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday resumed hearing the petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen. During the court proceedings, Tareen’s counsel Sikandar Bashir Mohmand presented his arguments before a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. Mohmand informed the bench that his client has provided the court with all necessary details pertaining to his income from leased lands, contending that the tax audit is a sole…

Evidences insufficient to corroborate charges against Jahagir Tareen: SC

ISLAMABAD: The three-judge bench of Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that the petitioner has provided inadequate evidences against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen to corroborate tax evasion and assets stashing charges.  The bench was hearing the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi – which seeks disqualification of two PTI leaders; Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen over non-disclosure of assets and offshore companies – when it observed that Khan’s counsel Naeem…

SC to take up reopening of Aisha Bawany College case on Sept 23

KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan is to take up the matter of reopening of Aisha Bawany Government College on September 23,  as the government officials earlier vowed to open the college while terming loss of education intolerable.   The top court will conduct hearing on the issue on September 23 after the trust officials refused to open the premises despite a court order. On Tuesday (yesterday), a large number of students reached the college premises to attend the classes when they were denied entry into the…

Sharif’s conspiracy against SC monitoring judge foiled, says Imran

LAHORE: Lauding the Supreme Court’s orders of dismissing a set of review petitions filed by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday said a conspiracy against the top court’s monitoring judge has been foiled. Talking to media persons here, Khan equated the review petitions with a hatched plot to remove the apex court’s monitoring judge for overseeing National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s proceedings with regard to references filed against Sharif family and Ishaq Dar…

Sharif family members summoned in more NAB references

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday summoned deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and family members on September 19 in connection with two more corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). According to informed sources, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and and his son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar have been subpoenaed in line with London flats reference on September 19; the same day on which Sharif and his sons would turn up before the court in Al…