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Treason case: LHC asks law officer to file reply on maintainability LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court Tuesday adjourning hearing of a petition seeking directions to lodge a complaint under Article six against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PAT Chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri till December 17, asked a federal law officer to file reply on its maintainability.The full bench comprising Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan, Justice Shahid Hameed Dar and Justice Anwaarul Haq were hearing the petition filed by MH Mujahid.During the hearing, the bench asked Additional Attorney General (AAG) Naseer Bhutta to advance arguments on maintainability of the petition as he had objected on its maintainability.The AAG submitted that no direction could be passed to federal government to appoint a federal officer for launching a complaint under Article 6.However, the petitioner's counsel A K Dogar referring to Maulvi Iqbal Haider case contended that there was no question of maintainability." Court could pass direction if government did not take ...

Imran's fiery speeches triggering political extremism: Ashrafi KHANEWAL: Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi said on Tuesday that Imran Khan's fiery speeches were triggering political extremism. Addressing a press conference at the residence of PUC Khanewal president Mufti Umar Farooq, he reiterated call for resumption of dialogue between government and PTI in the best interests of the nation and the country.Ashrafi said that some elements were trying to create unrest in the country, adding that all conspiracies against democracy would ...
Govt to ensure protection of life, property of citizens: CM  LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that all possible steps would be taken for the supremacy of law and protection of life and property of citizens. While presiding over a meeting to review law and order, here Tuesday, he expressed his grief and sorrow over the loss of a precious human life due to firing in Faisalabad. He said that the elements involved in the incident will not be able to escape ...
Militant linked to attack on Benazir killed in Karachi: police KARACHI: Karachi Police said Tuesday they had killed a Taliban commander responsible for a bomb attack in 2007 that killed 139 people in a botched attempt to assassinate ex-premier Benazir Bhutto.Firdous Khan was killed in an hour-long gunfight with police in the Manghopir neighbourhood of Karachi, said Usman Bajwa, a senior official in the Crime Investigations Department.Bajwa told AFP Khan was the mastermind of the devastating bombing near Bhutto's truck at a political rally during ...
SHC issues notices to CS, others on issue of commission of inquiry into Thar children deaths KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notice to Sindh chief secretary and other provincial authorities for setting up commission of inquiry into the causes of deaths of children in Thar, allegedly in defiance of the court order. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar had taken up an application filed by NGO, Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) through which it sought an injunction against formation of the ...
Ban on pillion riding   KARACHI: The Home Department Sindh has under Section 144(6) Cr.P.C. imposed complete ban on pillion riding of motorcycle/scooter for a period of two days i.e. 12 and 13 December, 2014 in the Karachi division.The ban shall not be applicable on women, children below the age of twelve years, senior citizens, journalists, personnel of law enforcement agencies/security agencies in uniform and employees of essential services.Copyright PPI (Pakistan Press International), 2014 ...
Ebad lauds approval of bill for formation of universities KARACHI: Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan on Tuesday welcomed consensus in the Sindh Assembly on bills approving establishment of one university each at Karachi and Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University at Nawabshah.In a statement on Tuesday, the Governor greeted to the people of Sindh on passage of the bill for formation of Altaf Hussain University at Karachi and Altaf Hussain University at Hyderabad and other bill for formation of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University at ...


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