The minority community demand dual-voting rights to allow them to directly elect their representatives on reserved seats, but activists point out it would mark the return of the separate electorate system.
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.
KP Bar Council has demanded early convening of the Judicial Commission to consider the elevation of PHC senior-most judges to the Supreme Court ahead of their retirement as it mounts a protest campaign against the non-elevation of judges from the province.
Political and legal experts see a ‘minus-one’ scenario with either the Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial or Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The Progressive Democratic Lawyers Forum organized a conference today, denouncing military court trials of civilians and calling for free and fair elections.
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.
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.
PTI chief Imran Khan on Monday challenged the PEMRA's ban on broadcasting his speeches in the LHC while media and human rights organisations opposed the restriction on free speech in the country.
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.
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.