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SC summons tax record of Aleema Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday sought tax record of Aleema Khan, sister of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a case related to her properties in Dubai, ARY News reported. The apex court was informed by a Federal Board of Revenue member that Ms Khan availed the tax amnesty scheme. The FBR official said amnesty scheme record could be presented on the court orders. The CJP, in his remarks, ordered that the tax details be given to the court, adding “We will look into it.” Earlier responding to FIA notice, Ms Aleema…

Khursheed Shah among grabbers of Hindu’s lands, SC informed

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday resumed hearing of the case regarding encroachment of the lands in Sindh owned by the Hindu community, ARY News reported. Minorities MNA Ramesh Kumar informed the bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, that Syed Khursheed Shah's name is being taken in illegal encroachment of Hindu's lands in Sukkur. The chief justice questioned, is he the opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah? PTI MNA Kumar affirmed that Khursheed Shah was named in the report from Sukkur. The Chief…

Supreme Court expresses resentment over GB minister’s ‘misbehaviour’ at Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, summoned inspector general of Islamabad Police in a case pertaining to Gilgit Baltistan minister’s misbehaviour with a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) official, ARY News reported on Friday. The IG Islamabad arrived at the court soon after the summon. The CJP asked him about the measures he had taken in response to the incident. The city's top cop responded that that new Islamabad International Airport falls under the jurisdiction of Rawalpindi.…

IGP transfer case: SC seeks reply from Azam Swati after JIT submits report

ISLAMABAD: The joint investigation team (JIT) on Thursday submitted its report to the Supreme Court in the case pertaining to transfer of inspector general of police, Islamabad, blaming Minister for Science and Technology Azam Swati for misusing powers, ARY News reported. The JIT had launched its investigations against Azam Swati over alleged abuse of powers. According to details, the JIT in its report said allegations made on a poor families lacked truth. “A clout was used to register a first information report…

CJP calls for full-fledged awareness campaign on population control countrywide

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed on Thursday that the Council of Common Interests (CCI) has approved a policy, outlining strategy to control rising population growth rate in the country, ARY News reported. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing proceeding of the case after he returned to the country earlier in the day. “Additional attorney general has ordered formation of respective task forces at provincial level with an aim to take measures for containing burgeoning population”, the court was…

Workers Welfare Fund Case: SC orders payment of dues to workers by Jan 17

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the federal government to complete all outstanding payments by January 17 in the Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) case, ARY News reported. A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Shaikh Azmat Saeed ordered payments of all outstanding death grants, marriage grants and scholarships to the families and children of the labourers. The bench heard the case moved by Chuadhry Abdur Rehman, a representative of industrial workers. The court observed that the amount of…

SC orders an uninterrupted anti-encroachment drive in Karachi

KARACHI: Supreme Court has directed for an uninterrupted anti-encroachment operation in Karachi to transform it into a clean and greener city. Acting Chief Justice Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed in a hearing at Karachi registry of the apex court also ordered for speeding up the work of restoration of Karachi Circular Railway and the tramway in the metropolis. The court stressed for continuation of the drive against encroachments in Karachi including DHA and the cantonment areas. Justice Gulzar Ahmed said that the…

Supreme Court reserves verdict in Faizabad sit-in case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on the suo motu case related to the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) sit-in protest at Islamabad’s Faizabad Interchange last year.  Justice Qazi Faez Esa, who was part of the bench that heard the case in the capital, remarked that everyone seemed helpless here. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protested in Islamabad, alleging rigging in the 2013 elections and sought a probe into to the matter but their claim turned out to…

SC orders conditional removal of ex-overseas commissioner’s name from ECL

LAHORE: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday ordered conditional removal of the name of former commissioner of the Punjab Overseas Pakistanis Commission, Afzal Bhatti, from the exit control (ECL) list. A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case at Lahore registry. Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Saleem Shahzad, informed the bench that Rs. 13.5 mln state money has been outstanding against Mr. Afzal Bhatti. He told the bench that Mr. Bhatti was ready…

SC gives three weeks to wrap up corruption references against Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has given three weeks to the accountability court to wrap up graft references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, ARY News reported on Monday. The apex court issued the order in response to a petition filed by the accountability court seeking another extension to wind up Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment references against Nawaz Sharif. The order was issued by the two-member SC bench headed by the chief justice. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar stated in his order that…