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SC drops contempt case against Aamir Liaquat

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dropped contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf leader Dr Aamir Laiquat Hussain while accepting his unconditional apology. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar concluded the case after Amir Liaquat Hussain placed himself at the mercy of the court, and assured that he would not […]

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16 millers fined over environmental pollution

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BADIN: The civil judge of Shaheed Fazil Rahu (formerly Golarchi) town, Ali Sher Chandio, on Saturday fined owners of 16 rice husking mills for their failure to install a dust control system at their respective industrial units as was directed by the Supreme Court-mandated judicial commission on water quality and drainage system. Retired Justice Amir […]

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PPP urges SC to take notice of party leadership’s media trial

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party on Friday demanded of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take a notice of what it termed as a media trial of the leadership of the PPP in ongoing Joint Investigation Team probe on fake bank accounts and money laundering. “The The Joint Investigation Team and Federal Investigation Authority, which […]

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Bleak era for media

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There is little doubt that the media in Pakistan is besieged today as it is getting battered by different elements that range from the authorities to the economy. Supreme Court Justice Faez Isa is not known to mince his words on transgressions of the rule of law and the Constitution. He remarked during a hearing on Thursday […]

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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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Sub judice or not

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When journalists in this country portray certain politicians as the embodiment of corruption, they are not expecting to be hauled up by the Supreme Court. Yet that is exactly what happened in the aftermath of a political talk show hosted by Arshad Sharif, aired on ARY News on August 28, 2018. In the show, Sharif, […]

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SC rejects reports of ISI, ECP, Pemra on sit-in

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the reports of Inter-Services Intelligence, Election Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority regarding the last year’s Faizabad sit-in by Tehreek-Labaik Ya Rassul Allah.The top court directed them to file fresh reports after removing discrepancies highlighted by the court. Discontented with the cold response by […]

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SC accepts Jang Group’s apology, withdraws notices

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday withdrew its notice issued to Jang Group on gross misreporting of court proceedings after accepting the unconditional apology of the management and disposed of the matter with a warning to remain careful in future. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar the other day had taken suo motu […]

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’SEPA has no record of treatment plants’

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KARACHI – The Sindh Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has no record of the treatment plants or septic tanks in the factories of the province, Sindh Water Commission (SWC) was told on Wednesday. Naeem Mughal, Additional Director General SEPA submitted a list in the commission – headed by former judge of Supreme Court Justice Amir Hani […]

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Jang/Geo Group petition: Sorry if my TV show looked like contempt of court: anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday indicted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) MNA-elect from Karachi and former TV anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain for using derogatory language against Jang Group and its journalists after rejecting his unconditional apology. A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan and comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard […]

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SC nullifies Qasmi’s appointment as PTV MD, chairman

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday declared appointment of Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi as Managing Director and Chairman of Pakistan Television as illegal and without any lawful effect. The top court also ruled that payment of salary, benefits and allowances to Qasmi were unlawful and unauthorised as he was not entitled to such payments and could […]

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CJP rejects Aamir Liaquat’s apology in contempt case, summons MNA to court

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday refused an apology rendered by Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s lawyer in an ongoing contempt of court case, ordering the MNA to appear before the bench in person today. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during today’s hearing, lashed out against the televangelist, saying “anyone can speak against the judiciary […]

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Pemra seizes dish antennas in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, Federal Investigation Agency and customs department on Sunday seized devices that delivered Indian content/digital TV to the households. A joint team of the three bodies conducted raid in Kohati area of the city and seized smuggled DTH (direct to home) devices.The action was taken on the directives of the […]

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Asma wins UN human rights prize

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UNITED NATIONS: The late Asma Jahangir, a renowned human rights defender in Pakistan, was named on Friday by the United Nations as one of the winners of the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. Others who share the award include Tanzanian activist Rebeca Gyumi, Brazilian activist Joênia Wapichana and a human rights organisation, Front Line Defenders. […]

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