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SC seeks reports from provinces over living condition of women prisoners in jails ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all four provinces to submit detailed reports separately over living conditions of women prisoners in the different jails of country. The apex court also appointed Asma Jehangir to assist the court for improving facilities and living condition of women prisoners. The three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam resumed hearing of the case regarding miserable living conditions in jails for women prisoners. During the course of proceedings, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces submitted initial reports regarding women prisoners and facilities provided to them. The court expressed annoyance over Sindh government for not submitting report. Justice Saqib also expressed annoyance over absence of Chief Secretary Sindh. According to report submitted by the Punjab government there are 843 women prisoners in jails. As many as 61 women were locked up in ...

Zaeem urges MQM to support Karachi operation till completion ISLAMABAD: Spokesman Punjab government Zaeem Qadri Wednesday urged Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to support Karachi operation as it was launched with the support of all the political parties including MQM itself.Operation was the only way to restore peace in Karachi and all the political parties should support it till completion, he said while talking to a news channel.He said every political party would get benefitted if peace was established in Karachi after the operation.Zaeem said ...
Ashrafi for defeating sectarianism LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said that those who are trying to create clash between religions and sects would have to face defeat.Talking to Muslim and Christian leaders from Sargodha here on Wednesday, he said that the culprits involved in church bombings and burning alive two persons should get punishments.He said that if such incidents were not overcome then it would increase non-tolerance in the society.He said that it was ...
Notice issued to AGP on plea to stop cantonment elections LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Wednesday issued a notice to Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) and Advocate General Punjab for March 26 on a petition seeking directions to stop the local body elections in cantonment boards till new delimitations.Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued the notice on a petition filed by Naeem Ahmad.Earlier, petitioner's counsel arguing before the court submitted that the authorities concerned did not carry out new delimitations for the local body elections ...
IHC summons interior secretary in Lakhvi's detention case ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday summoned interior secretary and directed him to appear in person on April 14, in a contempt of court case filed by Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main accused in Mumbai attacks.The court also issued contempt of court notice to DCO Okara for not releasing Lakhvi in compliance of court orders.A single member bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor ul Haq N Qureshi heared contempt of court ...
Abid Sher assures resolution of resident's problems living adjacent to Tarbela dam ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Wednesday assured the Lower House that the issues of road blockade of the villagers living adjacent to Tarbala dam would be resolved on priority.Responding to a calling attention notice, moved by the Umar Ayub Khan, demanding attention of the minister about the problems being faced by the villagers owing to the construction of boundary wall around Tarbela dam causing difficulties for the movement of ...
SC disqualifies Punjab Prison Minister over holding of two CNICs ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified Punjab Prisons Minister Chaudhry Abdul Waheed Arain for holding two national identity cards while terming it a violation of articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.The three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed and Justice Mushir Alam resumed hearing of the petition filed by Ch. Abdul Waheed Arain against Election Tribunal's decision over his disqualification for holding two ...


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