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PM assures army of all help in terror war

ISLAMABAD - Expressing his firm resolve to hunt down terrorists Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the whole nation is standing behind the armed forces fighting the battle for the peace and stability of the country.The chase of the militants will continue till their annihilation, Sharif said ...

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July 10, 2014

Legal flipping in Farzana case

LAHORE  - An Anti-Terrorism court on Wednesday directed counsels of both parties to come up with final arguments on the point to decide upon the removal of anti-terrorism sections in the Farzana murder case. Farzana was battened to death just outside the Lahore High Court for contracting love ...

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July 07, 2014, 2:59 pm

Islamic Fatwas have no legal sanction: Indian Supreme Court

New Delhi- Indian Supreme Court today ruled that Islamic fatwas had no legal sanction. The apex court said that either Darul Qaza or any mufti cannot issue fatwas and try to enforce against a person who has not approached for religious opinion. The SC said religion or faith cannot be ...

legal umbrella
July 07, 2014

Legal umbrella

The ‘Protection of Pakistan Bill’ (PPB) got through parliament with a majority vote. Pakistan is undergoing extraordinary times which necessarily require extraordinary decisions. The bill, after formal consent of the president will remain a law for two years. The major concession in ...

Sudan Christian woman faces new legal challenge

KHARTOUM : Muslim ‘relatives’ of a Sudanese Christian woman hiding at the US embassy are taking her to court to try to prove she belongs to their family, a lawyer said Tuesday.The complainants are the same people who laid an apostasy charge against Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, 26, said ...

New Zealand schoolboy wins hair-raising legal fight

WELLINGTON A New Zealand schoolboy won the right to keep his long hair on Friday after the nation’s top court combed through the merits of an often tangled case and found in his favour.Lucan Battison, 16, called in the lawyers after he was suspended from St John’s College in Hastings ...

divergent legal skills
June 28, 2014

Divergent legal skills

I feel that our legal education should produce different types of lawyers. This calls for specialization and cultivation of substantive and practical legal skills in various areas of law. Pakistan needs experts in mediation, arbitration, health, environment, natural resources, joint ventures, ...

UN enlists legal help to curb environmental crime

OSLO : The United Nations will seek ways to toughen environmental laws this week to crack down on everything from illegal trade in wildlife to mercury poisoning and hazardous waste.The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), a new forum of all nations including environment ministers, business leaders and ...

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June 20, 2014

No legal bar for FIR against PM, CM

LAHORE -The law does not bar the Minhaj-ul-Quran administration from getting an FIR registered on the killing of its workers at the Minhaj Secretariat on Tuesday.Lawyers on criminal side express common view that the Code of Criminal Procedure allows an aggrieved person to get his complaint ...

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June 19, 2014

APCNGA questions legal status of GIDC

lahore - The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Wednesday questioned legal status of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) imposed by the government on gas consuming sectors.Government has been collecting billions as GIDC from CNG and other gas consuming sectors citing to finance the ...

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June 13, 2014

PM puts legal wizards into motion

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed his legal team to look into the Sindh High Court’s order which directed the deletion of former President Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s name from exit control list within 15 days. The granting of 15 days period for enforcement of the ...

Draft to amend NTC legal framework ready for Cabinet approval

ISLAMABaD - New draft to amend the organisational and legal framework of National Tariff Commission (NTC) is ready and will be presented to the Cabinet for approval any time, said Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan while chairing a meeting. With a revitalised NTC in place the ...

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June 06, 2014, 2:55 pm

Pakistan ready to extend legal support to Altaf Hussain: FO

  ISLAMABAD- Foreign Office has said Pakistan government is ready to extend all possible legal assistance to MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who is under treatment at a hospital in London. The Foreign Office Spokesperson, Tasnim Aslam, while briefing the journalists today, said Altaf Hussain and his ...

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June 04, 2014, 6:46 pm

MQM hires Farogh Naseem for Altaf’s legal assistance

KARACHI- The renowned legal counselor Farogh Naseem representing former President Musharraf in treason case will visit London tomorrow for assisting Altaf Hussain. According to our reports, MQM decided to send Farogh Naseem to London for providing legal assistance to Altaf Hussain.  MQM head ...

zafar goodbye legal profession
May 30, 2014

SM Zafar says goodbye to legal profession

LAHORE - Senior lawyer SM Zafar bids goodbye to the profession of law after remaining in the field for about six decades.He stopped accepting new cases in March last year, took off his robes a year later and made public his decision only a few days ago. Mr Zafar has written separate letters to the ...

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May 30, 2014

Zaka mulls legal action against Sethi

Karachi - Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf is contemplating suing his successor, Najam Sethi for defamation after he was accused of not accounting for Rs 20 million spent during his 22-month tenure and also of gross mismanagement. A source close to Ashraf told PTI that the ...

Uninterrupted gas to Fatima Fertilizer under legal cover

Atif KhanISLAMABADDenying claims about getting preferential treatment in gas quota, business tycoon Arif Habib said in an exclusive interview that his business activities were helping the economy and generating thousands of jobs.Habib claimed that his position as Director Sui Northern Gas Pipelines ...

legal contract
May 15, 2014

A legal contract

Zakat basically ensures that Muslim countries remain welfare states, where Zakat is used as a tax on wealth that the rich do not utilize in businesses or activities that promote the country’s economy. This tax is then used to help the poor and needy. This is a two pronged tool, which provides ...

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May 14, 2014, 7:47 pm

Legal connections can be obtained for 100rs

Rawalpindi- On the directions of CEO Rawalpindi Cantonment Board Water Supply department has sent notices to more than three thousand residents and directed the owners to make their illegal water connections legal. According to notices the owners are directed to acquire legal status of their ...

No check on the dose of death

LAHORE - Mohsin rang up his friend in London and asked him to bring a bottle of panadol for him. His friend who had moved abroad in search of greener pastures a long time ago told him that the medicine was easily available in Pakistan. Living in the UK for years, he had forgotten what life was like ...

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May 07, 2014

PM for legal action against power pilferers

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting on electricity load management in the country here at the PM House on Tuesday.Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, minister for information, broadcasting & national heritage, Abid Sher Ali, minister of state for water & power, ...

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 ...

army legal action
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 ...

legal education
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 ...

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