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Child workers

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The Lahore High Court has stepped in to ease the plight of the millions of child domestic workers employed in households across Punjab. A LHC bench hearing a petition filed in March this year has ordered that the provincial government step in to ensure that no child under the age of 15 is employed as […]

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LHC adjourns treason case as petitioner’s lawyer skips hearing again

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench adjourned the hearing of a petition seeking treason proceedings against two former prime ministers — Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — and Cyril Almeida, a Dawn staffer, as counsel for the petitioner remained absent for the second consecutive hearing. As soon as the bench, headed by Justice […]

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Treason case against Nawaz, Abbasi adjourned till 19th

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench on Monday deferred hearing of a petition seeking treason case against two former prime ministers — Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — and a journalist. Abbasi and journalist Cyril Almeida appeared before the bench along with their counsels. However, Advocate Naseer Bhutta filed an application on behalf […]

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NAB restrained from harassing mills staff

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday restrained the National Accountability Bureau from extending any harassment to employees of Ramzan Sugar Mills, believed to be owned by the Sharif family, and also sought a reply about inquiry against the mills. The mills administrator filed a petition contending through a counsel that the NAB initiated an […]

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Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrest

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KARACHI: The Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) have expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Amnesty called upon the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to harass or intimidate journalists. Mr Almeida, an […]

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Child labour hired for Orange Line, court heard

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LAHORE – The Lahore High Court yesterday issued notice to the federal and Punjab governments in a petition seeking directions for the governments to enforce child labour laws. Subay Khan had filed the petition and pointed out that the government had turned a blind eye to the issue of child labour and at present the […]

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Internet challenge

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ON Jan 12, 2016, Google launched localised versions of YouTube in three countries. Pakistan was one of them. On Jan 18, PTA issued a directive to internet service providers to lift the ban on YouTube. This brought the over three-year ban to an end. On the subject of localisation, when in 2013 the Lahore High […]

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Orders passed by Federal Ombudsman and FTO under FOI shall be final, rules LHC

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The orders passed by Federal Ombudsman (FO) and Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) under Freedom of Information Ordinance, 2002 (FOI) shall be final and no further appeal has been provided by the legislature in the Right to Information cases under FOI, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ruled in a latest judgement. It is learnt that the […]

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MQM rallies against ban on chief’s speeches

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Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement staged a protest outside the Mazar-e-Quaid on MA Jinnah Road on Sunday against the ban imposed on airing party chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches on TV channels and publishing them or his pictures in newspapers. Speaking on the occasion, MQM senior deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar said the massive rally had […]

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Environment protection: EPA directed to enforce pollution charge rules

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) directed the Punjab Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday to enforce pollution charge rules by forming an inquiry committee in collaboration with the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI). Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was hearing a petition by Muhammad Naeem questioning the vires of Environmental Impact Assessment and […]

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Plea to restore Section 7 of Christian Divorce Act

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to federal and Punjab governments on a petition seeking restoration of Section 7 of the Christian Divorce Act 1869 earlier omitted through an ordinance promulgated by then military ruler Gen Ziaul Haq in 1981. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah appointed a senior lawyer and rights activist […]

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LHC seeks Pemra’s reply on violation of ban on Altaf’s statements

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LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday gave four days time to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to explain why television channels violated the ban on broadcasting of interviews of exiled Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain. Pemra Chairman Absar Alam was ordered to submit a report on enforcement […]

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Immediate steps ordered for Ravi Bioremediation Project

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has directed the Punjab chief secretary to take immediate steps for setting up of the Bioremediation Project in the Ravi. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah also ordered the chief secretary to proceed with recommendations of the River Ravi Commission to protect fundamental rights of citizens of Lahore and the aquatic […]

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PSL media rights: LHC seeks more arguments

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Tuesday sought more arguments on the maintainability of a writ petition challenging media rights of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016-18 given to two channels-PTV Sports and Ten Sports. Justice Ayesha A Malik heard the arguments and adjourned further hearing till January 4, 2016. A citizen had filed the petition through […]

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