Legal Issues

Alarms raised against move to try civilians under military laws

The NSC’s endorsement of trying May 9 rioters under the Army Act and Official Secrets Act has raised grave concerns. Trial under these acts will require extending powers to military tribunals.

EXPLAINER: Origins and application of the MPO Ordinance 1960

To maintain law and order in the country, widespread arrests have been carried out since May 9 under sections 3 and 16 of the MPO Ordinance, which is regarded as a threat to human rights in Pakistan.

SHC stands against Jirgas

During the hearing of an application, Justice Salahuddin Panhwar of the Sindh High Court condemned Sindh's jirga system and ordered immediate action against it.

PTI office-bearer lodges sedition case against professor over anti-army remarks

Bahawalpur Police have registered an FIR under sedition against an Islamia University professor for alleged anti-army remarks. The FIR was lodged by a PTI office bearer who has a history of registering sedition cases.

Khairpur Rapist: Victims Changed Their Statements

BY XARI JALIL: Authorities are trying to file an appeal against Sarang Shar who was accused of raping and filming his minor students. It has also emerged that the victims also changed their statements in court which has aided in the transfer of the case out of the ATA to the D&S Court and eventually acquit him on lack of solid evidence.

2022 year of political unrest & instability: HRCP annual report

The year 2022 was a year of political unrest and instability: the legislature and executive struggled with a crisis of credibility, and the judicial overreach, instead of solving ensuing constitutional and political crises, only made matters worse.

‘April 18’ observed as Black Day by Pakistan Bar Council

Pakistan Bar Council observes "Black Day" on April 18 to protest the suspension of Supreme Court Practice and Procedure Act, 2023.

India, Pakistan urged to release jailed fishermen

A cross-border peace group has urged the Indian and Pakistani govts to release this Ramzan and Eid some 750 fisherfolk prisoners languishing in jails on either side despite completing their sentences.

“If martial law is imposed, CJP will be responsible”

Political and legal experts see a ‘minus-one’ scenario with either the Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial or Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

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Prominent Journalist Sami Ibrahim Missing Amidst Intensifying Crackdown on PTI

Concerns rise as senior journalist & TV anchorperson Sami Ibrahim goes missing amidst state crackdown on PTI. Islamabad police are investigating the situation, but no conclusions yet.

Pakistan, India must repatriate prisoners: NCHR

These arbitrary arrests of fishermen on both sides indicate the rise of a potential humanitarian crisis in the making — with more than 650 Indian fishermen currently in Pakistani jails and another 100+ Pakistani fishermen residing in Indian jails.