The National Commission for Human Rights will challenge the removal of names of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) legislators from the list of accused persons in the murder of citizen journalist Nazim Jokhio tortured to death in Karachi last year.
Despite a two-day long sit-in outside the Parliament House, where journalists gathered against the PMDA, the government continues to maintain its silence on whether it will continue to push forth the black law.
The recent decision by the PHC to ban media interviews with suspects in custody has sparked discussions among legal experts and human rights activists, raising questions about the balance between freedom of speech and the integrity of legal proceedings
January 4th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; In a historic judgment, the Lahore High Court on Monday banned the two-finger test and the hymen test of female rape victims across the country, declaring the procedures unscientific, discriminatory, illegal and unconstitutional.
Police arrested the lawyer Rana Asif from Lahore. He was convicted by the LHC on a charge of contempt of court in December 2022. The lawyers' bodies demand his immediate release by 5 pm today otherwise lawyers will lockdown LHC tomorrow.
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.
February 25th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; The Supreme Court has ruled that a review bench should include the author judge or any other judge who agreed with him on the original bench, adding that the constitution of a review bench is the sole prerogative of the chief justice
As the Senate secretariat has announced that the missing persons bill has gone missing, Pakistan struggles to understand why for so many years enforced disappearances are still not criminalised.
February 24th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; "Besides petty politics, the passage of this bill was delayed due to certain interest groups belonging to ‘Private Schools’ & ‘Religious Seminaries’. But in the end, I am glad that we were able to reach a consensus,” says MNA Mehnaz.
In an evaluation report regarding Pakistan’s GSP+ status, the EU voiced concerns over rising cases of enforced disappearances, curbs on free speech, as well as civilian trials in military courts in the wake of May 9 riots.