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SC to hear review petition against Aasia Bibi’s acquittal on Jan 29

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear a review petition on Jan 29 over the verdict that acquitted Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case, ARY News reported. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will hear the case. Last year, on Oct 31, a SC bench headed by former chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar set aside the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death for blasphemy. The 56-page verdict…

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking disqualification of Sindh CM

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, ARY News reported. The petition filed by Roshan Ali, a political opponent of Murad Ali Shah, was heard by a three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial. The court observed that the plea to declare Shah as disqualified was rejected by the returning officer. The petitioner failed to challenge the returning officer's decision at proper legal forum, the…

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…