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Supreme Court issues interim order on Asghar Khan case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued an interim order in the Asghar Khan case. As per details, the apex court on Dec 31 issued notices to the legal heirs of late air chief Air Marshal Asghar Khan after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) recommended the court to close the aforementioned case, citing its inability to collect evidence needed to initiate criminal proceedings. "Notices have been issued to determine whether money was given to politicians or not," the interim order stated. "The statements of…

SC bans oral transfer of land by patwarkhanas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday imposed a ban on oral sale and purchase of land by patwaris (land clerk) in different cities of Punjab, ARY News reported. According to the apex court, no land would now be transferred orally as being practised by patwaris. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the matter at the Supreme Court today. During the hearing, the CJP remarked that the government wouldn’t get a penny if patwarkhanas were ordered to close. Counsel of the Punjab government said transfer of…

NAB challenges Al-Azizia, Flagship verdicts in IHC

ISLAMABAD: Challenging the accountability court verdict in the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references against deposed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday moved two appeals in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), ARY News reported. On Dec 24, the accountability court sentenced the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo to seven years in prison and imposed a fine of $25 million and Rs1.5 billion as penalties in the Al-Azizia reference but acquitted him in the…

70,000 acres forest land in Sindh illegally allotted on lease, govt tells SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was informed on Wednesday that 70,000 acres of forest land in Sindh was allotted illegally. Additional Advocate General of Sindh apprised the three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar about the aforementioned illegal allotment of land. During the hearing, the counsel representing Sindh government also relayed to the court that 145,000 acres of forest land has been illegally grabbed in the province. Upon hearing this, Justice Nisar remarked that, "why…

Pakpattan case: SC accepts Nacta chief’s refusal to head JIT

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order, accepting the excuse of National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) chief Khaliq Dad Lak from heading a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Pakpattan land case. According to details, a bench comprising three judges, headed by Chief Jutsice Saqib Nisar, heard the case of illegal transfer of a piece of land belonging to the Auqaf department in Punjab’s Pakpattan district in 1985. The apex court bench excused the Nacta chief and appointed Directer General…

SC seeks details of assets owned by Pakistanis in UAE

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to submit their reports on assets owned by Pakistanis in United Arab Emirates (UAE). A bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a case pertaining to properties of Pakistanis abroad. The FBR chairman informed the bench that a total of 775 people furnished affidavits with regard to their properties abroad, adding that 60 cases involving more properties…

FIA recommends closure of Asghar Khan Case

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in its report has recommended the Supreme Court to close Asghar Khan case citing its inability to collect evidence needed to initiate criminal proceedings. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed the hearing regarding the non-implementation of its October 2012 judgment in the Asghar Khan case. The apex court today issued notices to the legal heirs of late Asghar Khan in the case and adjourned the hearing for a week. The FIA in its report…

SC declares PTICEF a proscribed entity in Pak-Turk schools case

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench has released the judgment in Pak-Turk schools case declaring the Pak-Turk International Cag Education Foundation (PTICEF) a banned organisation, ARY News reported on Monday. A 15-page verdict of the three-member bench written by Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan ruled the entity a proscribed organization and ordered that the control of the schools run by the PTICEF, be handed over to Turkiye Maarif Foundation. A lawyer Sohail Sajid had filed a constitutional petition in the apex court and requested…

SC to hear fake bank accounts case today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court(SC) will hear fake bank accounts case involving Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari his Faryal Talpur and other party leaders on Monday (today), ARY News reported. As per details, former president, Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah will not appear before the two member bench of the top court. A team of lawyers will appear before the apex court today in their defense. A two-judge bench of the apex court,…

China’s Supreme Court to take on intellectual property cases

BEIJING: Intellectual property rights cases can from next month be taken to China’s Supreme Court, the government said on Saturday, as the country seeks to strengthen protections in the face of complaints from the United States about the issue. China and the United States are currently in talks to resolve a trade dispute, in which both countries have put tariffs on imports of each other’s products. The United States, along with the European Union, have long complained about poor enforcement of intellectual property…