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Top court overturns IHC stay order against expansion of Poly Clinic Hospital

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday overturned the stay order issued by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in 2014 barring the Federal Government Poly Clinic Hospital from extending its land over Argentina Park in Islamabad, ARY News reported. A bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar issued these directives while hearing the case about lack of facilities and staff in the hospital. "The hospital is so congested and overcrowded that one hardly finds some place to pass through. I had said no stay…

China’s top court to handle intellectual property appeals

BEIJING: China's top court will rule on intellectual property cases for the first time from January 1, the government said, elevating the handling of an issue that has become a key complaint in the trade war with the US. Washington and Beijing are currently in talks to resolve a bruising trade spat that has spooked markets worldwide. The two sides imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of goods this year, before agreeing to a 90-day truce on December 1. The United States, along with the European…

Top court rejects apology of Talal Chaudhry in contempt of court case

ISLAMABAD: A five member larger bench of the Supreme Court has dismissed intra court appeal of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry against his conviction in contempt of court case. The bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case. In a contempt of court case earlier, the court had sentenced the PML-N leader till the rising of the court and according to its judgment he cannot contest the elections for five years. Read More: Supreme Court disqualifies Talal Chaudhry for five…

Top court says illegal recruitments in NAB can’t be overlooked

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday said that the matter of irregular hiring practices in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) could not be ignored. "How can the NAB overlook illegal recruitments being made within, while it files references against other departments in this regard?" asked Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh while hearing a petition about NAB's reply to an earlier court ruling in a similar case. The SC had ordered to expel those officials from the NAB who were appointed inconsistently. It further…

Sheikh Rasheed announces to move top court for election in NA-60 constituency

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Monday announced to approach the Supreme Court in a last bid for holding of election on National Assembly seat NA-60 (Rawalpindi), ARY News reported. In a video message, he asked voters to get ready and wait for the court verdict till July 24 night and do not despair. لوگ منتظر ہی رہے ہمارے زوال کے خدا نے بھی دئے ہمیں حوصلے کمال کے pic.twitter.com/6swDkrbrtw — Sheikh Rashid Ahmad (@ShkhRasheed) July 23, 2018  He said constitutionally, the chief election…

India’s top court allows ‘living wills’ for terminally ill

NEW DELHI: India's top court ruled on Friday that terminally ill patients have the right to refuse care, approving the use of "living wills" to set out how they want to be treated. The Supreme Court's order - hailed as "historic" by petitioners - means medical treatment can be withdrawn to hasten a person's death, a practice known as passive euthanasia. The ruling means the family of someone in a permanent vegetative state and unable to communicate could withdraw life support in accordance with the patient's wishes.…

Trump administration appeals against ‘Dreamer’ immigrant ruling to top court

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. Solicitor General Noel Francisco said in a court filing “time is of the essence” and asked the high court to rule on the case before its current term ends in June. The Republican president in September rescinded, effective in March, the Deferred…

Top court bans admissions in unregistered medical colleges

LAHORE: Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed countrywide ban on admissions in the private medical colleges that are not registered from Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) till further order, ARY News reported. During a hearing of the case by a two-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar at Lahore Regsitry of SC, the court ordered to right away stop admissions in the unregistered colleges and said warned action would be taken in case of violation of the order. "Small quarters and garages are being used…

India’s top court rejects plea seeking deletion of certain scenes from ‘Padmavati’

The Supreme Court of India on Monday rejected a petition seeking deletion of "objectionable scenes" from the upcoming movie 'Padmavati', terming it as premature. "Our interference in this writ petition will tantamount to pre-judging, which we are not inclined to do," the bench, which was headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said. The petition was filed by a Advocate M L Sharma, however, the SC junked the plea, saying, “We cannot interfere with Central Board of…