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The boots are coming; claims Asma Jahangir

Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Asma Jahangir has claimed the apex court’s judgment into the Rental Power Plants case ordering arrest of Premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has exposed the real face of the establishment’s organs, including the judges.   She was addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club. Sindh High Court […]

Supreme Court asks Asma Jahangir to file request for his client’s security

Expressing displeasure over the non-appearance of Hussain Haqqani, the Supreme Court asked Asma Jahangir to file a request for obtaining security for her client.   The court directed the counsel for Haqqani to guide the Interior Secretary K M Siddiq Akbar as to what kind of security was required by her client, former envoy to […]

Memo case: Supreme Court displeases over absence of Hussain Haqqani

Expressing displeasure over the absence of former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani, the Supreme Court of Pakistan said that he should have kept his promise as he was not granted exemption from appearing before the bench.   A nine-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary resumed hearing […]

PPP-Asma Jahangir backed Mian Israr-ul-Haq elected as Supreme Court Bar Association President

The Pakistan People’s Party lawyers and Asma Jahangir have done it again as the group secured their third straight victory with Mian Israr-ul-Haq being elected as President of the Supreme Court Bar Association on November 1, 2012.   Polling took place throughout the country as candidates did their best to woo around 2,500 voters of […]

Nawaz says only fulfilling his duty by raising voice for Balochistan

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that he was only fulfilling his duty as a citizen of the country by expressing concerns about the deteriorating situation of Balochistan. While speaking to the media, he said that his statements regarding the security situation in Balochistan were only to indicate upcoming dangers. He […]

Asma Jahangir criticizes Supreme Court’s role in Arsalan Iftikhar case

Asma Jahangir, the former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and renowned jurist, on Monday criticized the role of apex court in the Arsalan Iftikhar’s case. While speaking to the media outside Lahore High Court (LHC), the lawyer was of the opinion that the Supreme Court was not meeting the requirements of delivery […]

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to announce road-map for general polls

Instead of facing criticism on many fronts, the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have decided to move on for fresh elections, a private TV channel reported on Sunday. The report quoting sources claimed that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf will announce the roadmap for the next general elections on August 14. […]

Memo Commission didn’t declare Hussain Haqqani traitor: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has made it clear that the Memo Commission didn’t declare former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani a traitor. A nine-member bench of the apex court with Justice Shakirullah Jan resumed the hearing of the case, asking his counsel to file plea seeking exemption from attending hearings. The commission […]

Supreme Court dismisses Hussain Haqqani’ plea for video-conference

The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected a plea of former ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani, seeking permission for recording his statement through video link against the directives of the judicial commission. The judicial commission headed by Justice Faez Isa, Chief Justice Balochistan High Court (BHC), asked Haqqani to personally appeared before the panel […]

Judiciary should stay away from politics, says Asma Jahangir

Judiciary should refrain from being politicised, says Asma Jahangir While talking to media persons in Lahore High Court on Wednesday, the former Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Asma Jahangir stated that it is the parliament, instead of judiciary, which is supreme in the country. According to Jahangir, the interference of judges in politics […]


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