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.
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.
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.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued notice to the Lahore deputy commissioner (DC) and city police for March 7 (tomorrow) on a petition challenging the denial of permission to hold the Aurat March on International Women’s Day.
SAPM on Legal Reforms, Irfan Qadir, clarifies that the decision to announce the provincial assembly election date falls under ECP, not the Governor. The ECP must follow the spirit of the constitution & ensure fair, transparent & impartial elections in line with democracy.
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.
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 KP Bar Council called on CJP Umar Ata Bandial to put the issue of elevation of high court judges to SC, on the supplementary agenda of the Judicial Commission's meeting which is to consider the appointment of nine judges to the Sindh High Court on March 16.
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 SC held that PEMRA is bound to consider the opinion of the Council of Complaint before passing any prohibition order. The court also noted that any work of art and literature should not be labeled as “obscene” or “vulgar” without apprising its intended message.