Legal Issues

Death sentences see decline in 2020: JPP

April 10th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The number of death sentences awarded in Pakistan for various crimes has declined to 177 in 2020, from 632 in 2019, according to statistics compiled by Justice Project Pakistan.

Juvenile offenders to get bail if trial not concluded in six...

The Lahore High Court held that per the Juvenile Justice Systems Act 2018, a juvenile offender should be released on bail if their trial could not be concluded within six months, provided the offender did not cause any delays in the trial.

Suspects of heinous crimes can’t be denied fair trial: SC

April 6th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Supreme Court has ruled that the constitutional guarantee of fair trial under Article 10A cannot be taken away from an accused even in cases of heinous crimes.

Bar Councils urge for withdrawal of CPC amendments

April 2nd, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Pakistan and Punjab Bar councils have reacted strongly against the Punjab govt's efforts in amending the Civil Procedure Code through an ordinance. Lawyers say that the legislation will increase the pendency in Lahore high court

Lahore mayor threatens to move non-compliance plea against Punjab govt in...

March 29th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Col (r) Mubasher Javed, the Lord Mayor of Lahore, Monday said his legal team will file a non-compliance application in the Supreme Court if the Punjab government did not issue notification of his reinstatement to office following the apex court order reinstating local governments in the province.

Fate of LG reps hangs in the air despite SC order

March 26th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The fate of local government representatives in Punjab hangs in the air as restoration of local government institutions will have to wait till the government receives a detailed SC verdict.

Suspension of MPAs over dog bites comes under legal scrutiny

Questions arise as to the legal legitimacy of the courts ordering the suspension of MPAs just for dog bites being reported in their constituency. Lawmakers argue that the local government should instead be held responsible.

‘Voter intention important, not placememt of stamp on ballot’

Former chairman Senate, Wasim Sajjad says the intention of voter matters, not placement of the stamp

گنتی کے وقت ووٹر کی نیت اہمیت رکھتی ہے نہ کہ...

تحریر: احمد سعید; لاہو; سابق چیئرمین سینیٹ وسیم سجاد کا کہنا ہے کہ گنتی کے وقت ووٹر کی نیت کو فوقیت دی جاتی ہے اور اگر مہر مطلوبہ امیدوار کے خانے میں کہیں بھی لگی ہو تو وہ ووٹ درست تصور کیا جا ے گا اور اس حوالے ان کی ایک رولنگ بھی موجود ہے-

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کیا شہری ہوا بازی کے وفاقی وزیر غلام سرور خان نے پی آئی اے پر خود کش حملہ کیا؟

Jul 05. 2020: کپٹین خالد تنویر ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی کے 25 بہترین سال پی آئی اے میں بطور پائلٹ کے گزارے تھے مگر اب انکا نام بھی مشکوک یا جعلی لایسنس رکھنے والے پائلٹس کی لسٹ میں آ گیا ہے جو وفاقی وزیر شہری ہوا بازی غلام سرور خان نے قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کی تھی ...

PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

Jul 05. 2020: Khalid Tanwir is a retired commercial airline pilot who has given 25 precious years of his life to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA); he has the experience of thousands of flight hours. But on June 25, 2020, a bombshell ...

International Stories

2,107 Pak prisoners to return home from KSA

May 11th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; After two years of Saudi promise, over 2000 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia will finally be repatriated home under an agreement signed between Islamabad and Riyadh on exchange of convicted prisoners.

وزیراعظم کا یورپی یونین کے تحفظات دور کرنے کا عندیہ

مئی ٤ ٢٠٢١; تحریر: ریحان پراچہ; لاہور; وزیراعظم عمران خان نے عندیہ دیا ہے کہ پاکستان ختم نبوت کے قانون پر سمجھوتہ نہیں کرے گا لیکن یورپی یونین کے تحفظات دور کرے گا جس کا احاطہ حالیہ یورپی پارلیمان کی قرار داد میں کیا گی

UNDP highlights glaring economic inequality in the country

April 20th, 2021; Staff Report; LAHORE; According to the 'National Human Rights Development' report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), at least six percent of Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) is handed over to the elite class in the form of direct or indirect privileges.

India’s new laws are discriminating against Kashmiris: UN experts

April 17th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; India’s illegal annexation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and imposition of new laws in the disputed territory discriminate against Muslim and other minorities in employment and land ownership, UN human rights expert stated in a letter to New Delhi in February.