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Supreme Court swears in female judge in historical first

Supreme Court swears in female judge in historical first

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Justice Ayesha A. Malik was sworn in today as the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and heard six cases in Court Room 1 next to the CJP

SC reprimands police, administration over temple attack

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Reprimanding police & admin, the SC on Friday ordered immediate arrest of the suspects involved in the attack

Local govt’s restoration: LHC grants 40 more days to Punjab govt

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The LHC on Wednesday granted the Punjab Govt 40 days to restore LGs.

Out of turn elevation of junior judges a tool to get favourable judgments: lawyers

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July 13, By Ahmed Saeed: Senior lawyers have decried the practice of elevating junior judge to the SC. They said out of turn promotion is used to manage and incentivize high court judges to get favourable judgments from them.

Apex court regrets limited definition of harassment in 2010 Act

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The SC in its judgment greatly regretted the limited definition of harassment in the 2010 Act, terming it "a myopic piece of legislation" which failed to address harassment in all its manifestations

Co-accused’s confessional statement must be corroborated by incriminating material: SC

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May 19th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; The Supreme Court in its recent judgment has held that no one can be implicated in a case merely on the basis of the confessional statement of a co-accused even at the stage of bail.

Remarks made by chief of minorities’ commission regretted by activists

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The People’s Commission on Minority Rights (PCMR) has expressed dismay over the reported remarks of Chela Ram, the chief of the state-appointed National Commission on Minorities (NCM), expressing his disagreement with the content of the report presented by the one-man Shoaib Suddle commission to the Supreme Court.

Suspects of heinous crimes can’t be denied fair trial: SC

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April 6th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Supreme Court has ruled that the constitutional guarantee of fair trial under Article 10A cannot be taken away from an accused even in cases of heinous crimes.

Senate polls will be held under secret ballot but secrecy not absolute, opines the...

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March 1st, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Senate polls will be held under secret ballot but secrecy not absolute opines the SC. Senior lawyers say revealing the identity of a voter is against the spirit of the Constitution as ministers call for traceable ballots.

Anticipatory bail “most extraordinary by all means”, re-asserts the Supreme Court

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January 30th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; The SC has re-asserted that anticipatory bail can only be granted in the “most extraordinary” circumstances prompting mixed reactions from the legal fraternity. Former Vice-Chair PBC Abid Saqi has called it "Judicial Exploitation".