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Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan

SC to take up petition seeking disqualification of PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: A petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan has been fixed for hearing in the Supreme Court on September 24. Petitioner barrister Daniyal Chaudhry contended that Premier Imran Khan concealed facts in his nomination papers for July 25 polls. As per the Article 62, Imran Khan is not eligible to hold public office, the petition argued. The apex court on Thursday announced to initiate the hearing of petition on September 24 in the supervision of Chief Justice Saqib Nisar who will head a…

Supreme Court fixes unified admission fee for private medical colleges

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday issued an order fixing Rs640,000 as the fee for admission to all private Medical Colleges in the country. The CJP was hearing a suo moto notice of the exorbitant fees charged by private medical colleges and the lack of a uniform admission policy at Supreme Court’s Lahore registry when he passed the directives. On the occasion, private medical colleges’ owners and chief executive officers (CEOs), besides Attorney General of Pakistan were present in the…

LHC seeks details of Electoral Reforms Act petition pending in Supreme Court

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday put off the hearing of Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s (PAT) petition against the Electoral Reforms Act 2017 under which a disqualified person can hold a party’s office. The bench headed by Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah adjourned the case after a provincial law officer informed it that an identical petition challenging the Act was pending in the apex court. While adjourning the hearing till tomorrow, the bench directed the law officer to submit details of the case pending before the…

Supreme Court throws out Sharif family’s review pleas against Panama verdict

ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif suffered another setback on Friday when a five-member bench of the Supreme Court dismissed a set of review petitions filed by him and members of his family against the July 28 verdict in Panama Papers case. The bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, dismissed the petitions through a short order and will issue a detailed verdict later. Earlier, the bench reserved its…

CJP constitutes five-judge bench to hear review appeals of Sharif family

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday constituted a five-member bench to hear a set of review appeals filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children - Hussain, Hassan, Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Capt Safdar. The chief justice formed the bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Ejaz Afzal Khan, Sheikh Azmat Saeed, and Ijaz ul Ahsen, to hear the appeals on the request of the Sharif family's counsel. Earlier, a three-member bench,…

SC takes notice of drugs’ use in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa educational institutions

ISLAMABAD: Taking cognizance of the use of drugs in educational institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Supreme Court (SC) has directed the provincial authorities to submit a report showing the measures they have taken to curb its use. A bench of the apex court took notice of the use of narcotics while hearing a bail petition filed by a drug peddler who approached the court seeking his release after the high court and trial court rejected his bail plea. The bench also rejected the bail plea of accused Muhammad…

Botched-up investigation: Two death row convicts set free after 12 years

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday acquitted two death row convicts languishing in prison for around twelve years for murdering a man in the name of honour, ARY News reported.  Aijaz Ahmed and Shahid Iqbal were condemned to death by a trial court for killing a man for honour in Hafizabad city of Punjab in 2005. Subsequently, the convicts challenged the guilty verdict in high court which converted their capital punishment into life imprisonment. The convicts, afterwards, appealed the high court's verdict in the…