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Musharraf's legal team lacks coordination

ISLAMABAD - Lack of coordination among former President Pervez Musharraf's counsels costs him dearly as some of his lawyers file applications without informing others.The legal experts are of the opinion that due to non-coordination among the former army chief's defence team the various courts had ...

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April 21, 2014

Army considering legal action

RAWALPINDI - Strongly regretting outright allegation on ISI DG that he was responsible for murderous attack on senior journalist and anchorperson Hamid Mir, ISPR DG Major General Asim Bajwa has said that attack was conducted by miscreants.Talking to a private TV channel, he said that legal and ...

PFF chief chairs AFC Legal Committee meet

LAHORE - Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat has chaired the eighth meeting of the AFC Legal Committee Tuesday and will also attend the 11th AFC Executive Committee meeting today (Wednesday). According to PFF spokesman, the PFF chief chaired the 8th meeting ...

Babar Awan seeks restoration of his suspended legal practitioner license

Islamabad- Former law minister and Senator Babar Awan has filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking restoration of his suspended legal practitioner license. Babar Awan has taken a plea in his petition that legal practice is his profession and he supports his family by earning through ...

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April 13, 2014, 5:18 pm

Army’s professional and legal role is acceptable: Khawaja Saad

Lahore- Federal Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique today reiterated that nation would condemn whenever army was found involved in any unconstitutional step. “Army’s professional and legal role is acceptable. But the nation will condemn whenever there is any unconstitutional ...

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April 13, 2014

Legal education

Justice, in a constitutional paradigm, forms the bedrock of a free and peaceful society. It is the very virtue that anchors a people to the fundamental rights regime, and extends the fullest promise of democracy to the ‘tired, poor, and huddled masses, yearning to breathe free again.’ ...

Iran rejects US ban on pick for UN envoy, vows legal action

DUBAI - Iran on Saturday rejected a US decision to deny a visa for its newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations, pledging to take up the case directly with the world body in a dispute that has reopened old wounds dating to the 1979 Islamic Revolution.The United States, which hosts the ...

We want legal solution: Justice Jawwad

ISLAMABAD - Supreme Court has expressed annoyance in Khalid Khalil and Hassan Abdullah missing persons cases and sought report from IG Punjab within 24 hours. The court has also ordered KPK government to constitute an inquiry committee comprising senior officers for recovery of Sayyab, a missing ...

SC weighs in on Musharraf’s question

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned how former president Pervez Musharraf in his capacity as Chief of Army Staff or even as president acted on his own (discretion) as he had no power under Article 48 of the Constitution to impose emergency and make judges of the Supreme Court and ...

Mush may change key members of legal team

ISLAMABAD - Much annoyed with the performance of his counsels in the last few hearings, former President Pervez Musharraf is planning to change key members of the legal team.“Musharraf now wants to hire the lawyers who are well-versed with criminal and constitutional aspects of the high ...

Legal limbo hampers probe into missing Malaysia jet

KUALA LUMPUR - Investigators trying to solve the disappearance without trace of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner face an extremely rare challenge that could hinder their efforts: they lack the powers of a formal air safety investigation.Four days after Flight MH370 went missing in mid-air with 239 ...

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March 05, 2014

AJK legal fraternity blasts court attack

MIRPUR (AJK)In condemnation of the Mondays' terrorists attack in Islamabad Courts in F/8 Markiz, the legal fraternity across Azad Jammu & Kashmir Tuesday boycotted courts in protest against the terrible incident which claimed more than a dozen of innocent lives while injuring several others. ...

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February 28, 2014

JUP factions likely to start legal battle over party name

Lahore - A legal battle is in the offing between Jamiat Ulema Pakistan leadership, as Dr Abul Khair assuming the name of JUP-Noorani has taken six small factions of the party into his wings. Six small factions of the JUP announced unification with the JUP-Noorani group under the leadership of Dr ...

National security policy lacks clear roadmap

ISLAMABAD  - The draft national security policy formulated by the Interior Ministry lacks an elaborate roadmap for safe repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland by 2015 thus leaving Pakistan with limited options including granting its citizenship to major chunk of refugee ...

Legal misconduct

The lawyers in our country, especially since the rise and fall of the celebrated Lawyer’s Movement, enjoy a platform of privilege in our society. As experts of law and the Constitution, they are a permanent feature of daily news and talk-shows, playing an instrumental role in shaping the ...

PM’s nod sought to relax ban on PSO recruitments

 ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources has sought from the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to relax ban on new recruitments for Pakistan State Oil (PSO) to finalise the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project on fast track basis. Earlier, the Pakistan Muslim League ...

PRI taking initiatives to promote legal remittances

KARACHI - Hassan Jawwad - The electronic payment system will discourage the illegal means of money transfer as the remittance will reach the beneficiary immediately to receiver without need to physically go and collect the cash from an agent location, this was stated by Rizwan Ali Hamdani, Country ...

‘No compromise on legal framework for telecom business’

ISLAMABAD  - There will be no compromise on legal framework for telecom business and financial losses to the national exchequer and stringent measures will be taken to ensure all traffic terminating in Pakistan on legal networks.Minister of State for Information and Technology Ms Anusha Rehman ...

Judges, lawyers are trustees of legal system: CJP

LAHORE - Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has said that the judicial infrastructure currently available is inadequate to meet the present day requirements, especially in the district courts where more than 90 percent of the total litigation is pending.“There is an acute ...

Legal experts oppose protection ordinance

LAHORE - Legal experts have opposed the Protection of Pakistan (Amended) Ordinance, 2014, saying its provisions were a blatant violation of articles 9, 10, 14 and 25 of the Constitution. President Mamnoon Hussain had promulgated the ordinance, designed to fight terrorism and lawlessness in Karachi ...

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January 19, 2014

PCB terminates contract of its legal advisor

KARACHI:- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has terminated the contract of its legal advisor Taffazul Rizvi after he sent an email asking the body to review the detailed verdict sent out by the IHC on the reinstatement of Zaka Ashraf as chairman last Wednesday. A PCB official confirmed that Rizvi ...

Malik declared ‘legal’ Nadra chief post-resignation

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court Monday ‘restored’ Nadra chief Tariq Malik whose sacking was earlier stayed by the court but he chose to resign from the office meanwhile. Announcing the short judgment, Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi nullified both the notifications of federal government ...

Legal team calls on Mush at AFIC

RAWALPINDI - A three-member legal team of Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf called on him at VIP Ward of Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology where he is under treatment, sources revealed on Wednesday. The meeting between the former military ruler and the lawyers – Sharif-ud-Din Pirzada, Anwar Mansoor ...

UK barristers stage first ‘strike’ over legal aid cuts

LONDON : British criminal case lawyers staged an unprecedented walkout on Monday over cuts to the government’s legal aid budget, briefly paralysing the court system.Hundreds of barristers in their black gowns and white wigs flocked outside the Old Bailey, England’s central criminal ...

Punjab LG polls also suffer legal setback

LAHORE - MIAN DAWOOD and Sajid Zia - After Sindh, holding of local bodies elections in Punjab on January 30 has also become doubtful as the Lahore High Court has scrapped delimitation of constituencies carried out by the government, which now says the polls could be delayed for up to one and a half ...

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December 20, 2013

Shortage of legal paper

Acute shortage of ‘Stamp Paper’ at the board of revenue department, Sindh for the last six months is causing great inconvenience to the common people. Thousands of affidavits, rent agreements and sale deeds are printed daily but due to shortage of stamp paper, the routine work of ...

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December 04, 2013

NY lawsuit seeks ‘legal personhood’ for chimpanzees

REUTERS NEW YORK -A US animal rights group on Monday filed what it said is the first lawsuit seeking to establish the “legal personhood” of chimpanzees. The non-profit Nonhuman Rights Project asked a New York state court to declare a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy “a cognitively ...

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November 27, 2013

Miller in legal battle as Olympics loom

NEW YORK - US alpine ski star Bode Miller, a five-time Olympic medalist preparing to defend his only gold medal next Valentine's Day, is caught in a child custody fight with a former lover. The case, seen in legal circles as a rights issue for pregnant women regarding travel and life choices, has ...

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November 12, 2013

Cars amnesty scheme declared legal

ISLAMABAD - A division bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday suspended the verdict of a single bench of the same court that had declared amnesty scheme for smuggled vehicles as illegal.The DB comprising Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan and Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi, passed the order in an ...

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November 05, 2013

Sudan woman in legal limbo over refusal to cover hair

KHARTOUM  - A Sudanese woman accused of “indecent” attire because she refused to cover her hair remains in legal limbo after a court appearance on Monday.Amira Osman Hamed faces a possible whipping if convicted of violating Sudan’s laws governing morality, which took effect ...

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