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CJP Khosa has no social media account: SC

LAHORE: The Supreme Court spokesperson on Saturday clarified that the incumbent Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa does not have any presence on social media, reported ARY News. "It is clarified that his lordship is neither using any Twitter or Facebook account, nor page, nor any other ID or any other social networking websites,” said the public relation officer of the top court. The clarification came after a fake social media account being operated in the name of the new chief justice came to light. The…

Petition filed in SC for early NAB law hearing

ISLAMABAD: An application was submitted in the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday requesting an early hearing of a petition seeking to annul the National Accountability Ordinance 1999, ARY News reported. Advocate A K Dogar filed the application requesting the top court to fix his petition for hearing at the earliest. Earlier, he had also filed the petition in the SC challenging the Lahore High Court (LHC) decision that upheld the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO). The petitioner stated that the NAB Ordinance lapsed…

SC issues written verdict on 20% reduction in school fees

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a detailed judgement pertaining to the 20 percent reduction in private schools fee case, reported Radio Pakistan. A-three member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had heard the case earlier. In the detailed judgement, the court clarified that its order dated 13-12-2018 applies to all schools which charge fees in excess of five thousand rupees per month throughout the country without any exception. The order adds that all awards,…

Amal murder case: Probe team submits report in SC

ISLAMABAD: A six-member committee tasked to probe into the death of Amal Umer, who was killed in an exchange of fire between police personnel and robbers in Karachi, submitted its report in the Supreme Court on Thursday.  A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu case with regard to the killing of the minor girl in Islamabad. Advocate Faisal Siddiqui informed the judges that the committee probed the matter from four different aspects. “As per report, the police…

SC hands over control of Lahore’s Sheikh Zayed Hospital to federal govt

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday handed the control of the Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Lahore to the federal government, ARY News reported. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar announced the split 4-1 verdict, ruling that it is the right of the federal government to build and run the hospital which it said was transferred to the Punjab government without legal process. “No necessary legal measures were taken for the devolution of the hospital to the province. The 18th Amendment in this…

SC orders registration of Christian marriages

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the registration of Christian marriages, ARY News reported. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar announced the judgment in Islamabad earlier today. The court directed all the union councils to ensure registration Christian marriages and ordered the National Database Regulatory Authority (Nadra) to issue them a computerised marriage certificate apart from directing the Punjab government to enact a proper legislation in this…

SC dismisses Sindh govt’s 18th amendment plea

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by the Sindh government, challenging the Sindh High Court verdict  which declared the devolution of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and other hospitals to the province under the 18th amendment unconstitutional, ARY News reported. A three judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar stated that Jinnah Hospital Karachi will remain under control of the federal government. Earlier, the court had reserved the verdict…

SC rejects retired PIA pilots’ plea for increase in pension

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by retired pilots of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) seeking an increase in their pensions, ARY News reported. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar announced its verdict on the petition of PIA pilots seeking directives for the federal government to increase their pensions. The petitioners had contended before the court that after years of services as public servants they were only being paid Rs8,000 to Rs33,000 in…

ECNEC to mull over Nai Gaj dam project on Jan 25, SC informed

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Asad Umar informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that Nai Gaj dam project will be considered in the meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) on January 25. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case. The bench ordered the government to inform the court about its decision after meeting of the ECNEC. The chief justice in an interchange with the minister said, he don't think the government was serious to…