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Farmers say illegal hunting of bustards ruining crops

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BHAKKAR: Despite a ban by the Supreme Court on hunting of bustards, farmers in Bhakkar district claim that the Wildlife Department has been facilitating hunters in shooting down the protected birds in their area. They say that their crops were being damaged because of this and feared that they will not be compensated for the […]

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Order reserved on plea against hunting ban

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court reserved its order on Friday on the government’s review petition against a verdict banning the hunting of houbara bustards. A five-judge larger bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case. Advocate Syed Ali Zafar, who represented some people affected by the ban, withdrew their petition after a member […]

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Govt asks SC to allow ‘sustainable’ houbara hunting

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government concluded its arguments in the houbara bustard case on Wednesday, with the attorney general (AG) asking the Supreme Court to allow “sustainable hunting” of the bird. A five-judge larger bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is hearing the federal and provincial governments’ review petition against […]

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Larger SC bench to hear review plea against Houbara hunting ban

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ISLAMABAD: The top judge has formed a five-member larger bench to hear the government’s review petition against the apex court’s decision to ban hunting of the endangered houbara bustard in Pakistan. The case will be taken up today (Wednesday). The Supreme Court chief justice will head the bench himself. The other members are justices Mian […]

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Military courts: Legal experts fear denial of right to fair trial

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ISLAMABAD: After the passage of 21st constitutional amendment that allows establishment of military courts to try hardcore terrorists, legal experts have raised questions over the ‘denial of right to fair trial’ guaranteed by Article-10A of the Constitution. It has been learnt that most of the judicial reviews against the sentences awarded by the military courts […]

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PEMRA warns TV channels against revealing identity of rape victim

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday issued the first ever advice in Urdu to all news channels in compliance of the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan declaring Urdu as official language. This advice was issued to TV channels for violating “Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015” by revealing particulars and identity of […]

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Judiciary, media, and politics

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In an article ‘Stating the Law’ written by Salman Akram Raja (advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan), published in Dawn on January 8, 2012, he said that “court judgments respond to and affect the milieu in which they appear”. This is important; and the relationship between judiciary, media, and politics may be looked within the frame […]

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27 RARE HOUBARA BUSTARDS RECOVERED FROM DERA BUGTI

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Police personnel on Saturday recovered as many as 27 rare houbara bustards from Dera Bugti. According to details, on a tipoff, the security men raided the Sui Road area and foiled an attempt of smuggling the birds to Punjab. According to police, there is no department of wildlife in the district while the Quetta office […]

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SC to take up petition about poor public health situation

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will commence from Tuesday hearing a suo motu petition about deaths of children, especially in rural areas, because of pneumonia and diarrhoea, and an alarming increase in the number of people suffering from Hepatitis C. The matter came to the attention of Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali who on Nov 27, […]

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‘San Bernardino’ echoes in Supreme Court in Lal Masjid case proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: Umme Hasaan, the head of Lal Masjid’s Jamia Hafsa girl seminary, hotly denied to the Supreme Court on Thursday that she ever had any association with the Pakistan-origin Tashfeen Malik linked to the recent terrorist shooting in San Bernardino, much less have her as a student. She appeared even more combative when she declared […]

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Senate body finds clauses in journalists’ security bill irrelevant

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ISLAMABAD: Four years after the submission of a draft of “the journalists’ protection and welfare bill”, members of the Senate’s sub-committee on information, broadcasting and national heritage reached the conclusion on Monday that most of the proposals were irrelevant. The bill was introduced by Prof Khurshid Ahmed and 21 other senators in Oct 2011 and […]

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Senate panel to take up bill on journalists’ safety

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ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee will take up on Monday (tomorrow) a four-year-old bill, aimed at providing protection and relief to journalists, but also containing a controversial clause about disclosure of source of information. The Journalists Protection and Welfare Bill 2011, suggesting steps to be taken by the government to provide social benefits and protection to […]

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CJ asked to constitute larger bench for case on houbara bustard hunting ban

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ISLAMABAD: Threat to vulnerable bird ‘houbara bustard’ from hunters, especially by foreign dignitaries, is serious enough for a larger bench of the Supreme Court to consider. On Thursday a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar referred the review petitions by federal, the Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan governments and by a number […]

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No steps taken to end pollution since 2003: SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court yesterday sought a comprehensive report from the federation and all the four provincial governments pertaining to the steps taken by them to overcome the environmental pollution emanating from various sources in the country. Appearing before a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, in a suo-motu action regarding environmental […]

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