Imdad Khan has been missing for the past six years. His mother is among the several other families of missing persons who joined a protest organized by the Awami National Party (ANP) outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The party held nationwide demonstrations to express solidarity with the relatives of victims of enforced disappearances in the country. By Baseer Qalandhar
The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have condemned the attack on Geo TV in Karachi, when on Sunday a mob ransacked the channel's office over alleged ethnic slurs made by a host in a satire show against the Sindhi community.
February 19th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; United Nations’ experts on human rights have lauded Pakistan’s Supreme Court for commuting the death sentence of three mentally challenged inmates. The body has also called upon judiciaries worldwide to follow the example set by the SC of Pakistan.
February 18th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; As part of a proposed bill on prevention of forced conversion, a parliamentary panel has recommended that a legally adult person should be allowed to convert his/her religion following a certificate issued by a judge after a personal appearance.
February 17th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday ordered the demolition of encroachments and illegal lawyers chambers in sector F-8 playground adjoining the district courts.
February 16th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; Two joint investigations teams have been constituted to probe the ransacking of the Islamabad High Court premises as bar councils assured Chief Justice Athar Minallah that action will be taken against the lawyers involved in the February 8 incident.
February 16th, 2021; By Staff reporter; LAHORE; The Pakistan Bar Council and the Peshawar High Court Bar Association have urged the Supreme Court to review its order of barring Justice Qazi Faez Isa from hearing cases concerning Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Act from 2017 was never fully implemented but this move is a blatant attempt to stop citizens from exercising their right to know. WAF states that those who have moved the Bill seem not to know the role of a parliament in a democracy.
February 12th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Senior lawyers and bar representatives have termed the decision of Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed barring fellow judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa from hearing cases against Prime Minister Imran Khan as unprecedented in the judicial history of the country.
February 10th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; The Supreme Court on Wednesday, February 10, passed a landmark verdict on the cases of mentally ill prisoners on death row, commuting the sentences of two inmates with severe schizophrenia while directing prison officials to file a fresh mercy petition for the third death row inmate.