In its detailed order on striking down the sedition law, the LHC has held that loyalty to the state has to be distinguished from loyalty to the federal or provincial government whose offices are being occupied by a political party. Justice Shahid Karim observed that nearly half of the population could be deemed guilty of seditious libel at any particular time.
The HRCP in its fact-finding report on Balochistan demands to end the interference of law enforcement and security agencies in Balochistan’s political affairs and civilian administrative matters.
Minority forum, National Lobbying Delegation, is lobbying with government officials for the tabling of its draft Christian personal law in Parliament to allow for the right to inheritance and divorce for Christian women.
The Pakistan and all provincial bar councils expressed fear that today’s SC verdict will aggravate the ongoing judicial/constitutional crisis, urging the CJP to constitute a full bench & avert a looming judicial breakdown.
In a landmark judgment, the LHC on Thursday annulled Section 124-A, of PPC, commonly called sedition law, pertaining to the offence of sedition or inciting “disaffection” against the federal and provincial government, ruling it inconsistent with the Constitution. The verdict will lead to the dropping of charges against scores of journalists and politicians booked under the offence.
Senior lawyers supported the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill, 2023 passed in the National Assembly on Wednesday. The proposed legislation curtails the discretionary powers of the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notices.
The opposition and the government must hold serious and meaningful dialogue in Parliament to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the interest of the people, concluded HRCP in its meeting. It forewarned politicians against looking towards the military for any mediation
PTI’s social media activist Azhar Mashwani is missing for the last 48 hours. His brother says the police are not registering the FIR nor they have acquired footage of CCTV cameras covering the crime spot.
Speakers have emphasized the need for women’s greater participation in the political process to meet the growing economic, environmental, and societal challenges
An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Tuesday remanded Bol News channel bureau chief Siddique Jan in police custody for a single day after his arrest in connection with clashes outside the Federal Judicial Complex.The arrest has been condemned widely by rights bodies.