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No hesitation in calling PECA Ordinance a draconian law: IHC CJ

The IHC on Thursday rejected a Govt proposal to establish an oversight panel to prevent arbitrary arrests under Section 20 of the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act Amendment Ordinance saying it has no hesitation in calling it a draconian law.

Is there a conspiracy behind the Islamabad High Court (IHC) fiasco?

February 12th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; In an unprecedented move, CJ IHC wrote a detailed letter, comprising 15 pages, to lawyers’ bodies demanding internal disciplinary action against the lawyers who were involved in the attack & the consequent ransacking of the judges’ chambers.

Kiln workers not bound to repay vicious debt: Athar Minallah

February 3rd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Observing that the State has presently failed to abolish bonded labour, Chief Justice of the Islamabad High Court Athar Minallah has remarked the labourers of brick kilns were not bound to repay vicious debt (peshgi) taken as advance payment of work. The court was hearing a case related to juvenile bonded labourers on Tuesday (February 2) in Islamabad. Chief Justice Athar Minallah said loaning of vicious debt was an illegal act according to a Supreme Court judgment. The court ordered the Islamabad district administration to launch an awareness campaign for the labourers at brick kilns informing them that they were free to switch jobs and were not bound to work against their will.