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Website is safe: LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has stated that its website is safe and being supervised and monitored by highly qualified IT officials. The LHC website contains external links of more than 50 legal websites and one of the linked websites hacked in a recent episode was not designed, developed and maintained by the IT section […]

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Lahore High Court website hacked again

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court website seems highly vulnerable to hacking as it was hacked for the second time on Thursday. An Indian allegedly hacked the website last year and now some unidentified person has done it putting the data/information of the high court at risk. The hacker left a message saying, “We are not […]

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LHC forms climate change commission

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LAHORE – Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday constituted a ‘Climate Change Commission’ for the implementation of National Climate Change policy to fight the climate change – the biggest emerging threat to the country’s environment. The commission would be headed by Advocate Dr Pervaiz Hasan and would start its […]

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PEMRA, govt to submit replies: LHC seeks update on Altaf’s TV speeches ban

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sought replies from the federal government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) about the implementation of ban put on the live broadcast of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Anwarul Haq, heard several petitions seeking implementation of the ban […]

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Centre told to submit report on climate change

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday directed the federal government to submit a report about the implementation of the National Climate Change Policy devised to meet challenges of climate change. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was hearing a public interest petition filed by an agriculturalist, Asghar Leghari. The petitioner stated that federal and provincial […]

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Cable operator illegally owned by media group dodges Pemra law

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has disclosed that keeping aside all political pressures, it finally raided country’s biggest defaulter cable operator following Lahore High Court (LHC) orders, when it came to know that the illegal operator has already shifted most of its equipment to another cable business with a different name for which […]

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LHC takes notice of police firing at journalist

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Complaint Cell took notice of a press report that an Elite Police Patrol official had shot at and injured a journalist when he did not stop at a picket on Okara-Depalpur Road. The Cell directed the District & Sessions Judge, Okara to look into the matter and submit detailed report […]

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Courts block moves against Jang Group, Geo

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ISLAMABAD: Similar petitions filed against the Jang Group and Geo in different parts of the country were blocked by the courts on Monday. In Islamabad, Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the order of an Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) and Justice of Peace Muhammad Jehangir Awan who had […]

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IHC, LHC dismiss pleas for ban on Geo, Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Friday dismissed the petition of a local journalist, seeking ban on Geo television. The petitioner named the Federation of Pakistan through secretary Ministry of Defence, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Mir Ibrahim Rehman, chief executive officer Geo TV, Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Amir […]

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Abuse can’t be allowed in name of freedom of expression: LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday remarked that no one could be allowed to abuse anyone in the name of freedom of expression or fundamental rights. Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan made these remarks while hearing a petition against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to stop a private TV channel from broadcasting […]

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YouTube ban: Ministry of IT says it doesn’t know how to block specific URLs

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LAHORE: While turning down a request to temporarily reopen YouTube on Thursday, the Lahore High Court ordered the Ministry of Information Technology to tell the court, on July 25, how it could block access to specific URLs. The video-sharing website has been blocked in Pakistan since September 2012 following protests about a 14-minute trailer of […]

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Hearing in case against YouTube ban adjourned by LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, on request of the Ministry of Information Technology, adjourned till June 06 the hearing of a petition challenging the ban on YouTube, a video sharing website. The court was informed by the law officer of the ministry that the administration of the Google, of which YouTube is […]

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LHC issues notice to ECP on petition against reserved seats for women

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan on an application seeking a stay order against the election on reserved seats for women in parliament and the Punjab Assembly. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued this order on an application moved by a lawyer, Tariq Aziz Malik, […]

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YouTube ban: Google to appear before Lahore High Court

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KARACHI/LAHORE: Legal representatives of Google Inc. are expected to appear before the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, May 16, 2013 to explain the company’s position in the ongoing ‘Bytes For All versus Federation of Pakistan’ 958/2013 aka YouTube Case. The video-sharing website was blocked by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) over ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ […]

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