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SC withdraws order suspending transfer of IG Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday withdrew its earlier verdict suspending transfer order of inspector general of Islamabad police, ARY News reported. The Supreme Court on Oct 29 suspended a notification regarding removal of Inspector General of Islamabad Police Jan Muhammad when it was informed that he was removed on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, expressed extreme displeasure over the removal of the IG Islamabad, saying the way he was…

Can’t even think of committing contempt of court, Fawad tells SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry to explain his position with regard to his recent statement on the transfer of the capital city police chief Jan Muhammad.   A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to removal of the Inspector General of Police Islamabad. Taking exception to the statement of the federal minister, the chief justice asked him to appear at 11:50am to explain…

Full text of Supreme Court ruling in Asia Bibi case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death for blasphemy, ordering her immediate release from prison. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench of the apex court gave this verdict on an appeal filed by the woman challenging her capital punishment. “The appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. The judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed. Her conviction is set aside,” the verdict read. Here…

Supreme Court overturns Asia Bibi’s death sentence, orders immediate release

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death for blasphemy.   Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar read out the verdict, exonerating Asia Bibi from blasphemy charges and ordering her immediate release if she was not wanted in another case. "The appeal is allowed. She has been acquitted. The judgement of high court as well as trial court is reversed. Her conviction is set aside," said the top judge. This verdict came on an appeal…

SC rejects Aamir Liaquat’s apology in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain's apology in a case pertaining to contemptuous remarks against the court. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said the lawmaker will be indicted today and summoned a federal law officer. The court, however, adjourned the case for indefinite period owing to paucity of time. At the previous hearing,  the chief justice dismissed Liaquat’s unconditional apology, saying “we are not here to be disgraced, the practice of…

Mineral water bottles not made of food-grade plastic, Supreme Court told

ISLAMABAD: It was disclosed during the mineral water case hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the bottles carrying mineral water not being made from the food-grade plastic. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar hearing the case pertaining to water consumption by mineral water companies. It was also informed to the bench that a water company extracting 20,000 tonnes of water in an hour in Karachi, while the land to the company has been granted it free of charge. The…

SC seeks report on disposal of hospital waste in KPK

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government to come up with a report, spelling out measures to tackle the issue of proper disposal of hospital waste in the province.  Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a bench of the apex court, gave this direction while hearing a case with regard to the disposal of hospital waste. He asked whether or not the province where the PTI has been ruling for a second consecutive term had incinerators at public sector hospitals. He directed…

Court given 6 weeks to wind up Axact fake degrees case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed a special court in Karachi to wind up the Axact fake degrees case within six weeks. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-member bench of the apex court, observed the special court has been hearing the case since 2015 and asked as to what was the reason behind such delay in the completion of the trial. “We give six weeks’ time to decide the case no matter the court has to hear it day and night,” he said and warned that if it is not decided within…

Supreme Court slaps ban over airing Indian content

KARACHI: Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday slapped a ban over airing Indian content on Pakistani channels, after setting aside a decision of Lahore High Court, allowing to broadcast foreign content on the Television screens. Hearing the case pertaining to airing of foreign content on the National media at Supreme Court's Karachi Registry, the top judge, Mian Saqib Nisar showed his resentment, "someone is trying to create hindrance in constructing dams into Pakistan, choking our water, and we cannot off-air their content?",…

SC orders mayor, police to end encroachments in Karachi

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday directed Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar to remove all encroachments from the city’s amenity plots and pavements with the help of law enforcement agencies. This direction came during hearing of a case with regard to illegal occupations at the apex court’s Karachi registry. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a three-judge bench, directed the authorities to deal with law and order situation arising from an operation against encroachment as per laws. The court set a 15-day…