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PTI Chairman Receives Successive Relief as Troubles Subside
Lahore High Court grants protective bail to Imran Khan in 9 cases, including 8 terrorism charges. Islamabad High Court temporarily suspends non-bailable arrest warrants until March 18 in Toshakhana case. Tumultuous situation at Zaman Park.
“Zaman Park operation by police was unnecessary”: Asma Jahangir & Hamid Khan Group Lawyers...
Senior lawyers say the use of police force for a routine operation such as Imran Khan's arrest warrant was completely unnecessary.
IHC directs Islamabad IG to submit report on Shahbaz Gill’s torture
August 18, 2022 By Rehan Piracha LAHORE The Islamabad High Court has directed the inspector general of police to submit a report on the alleged torture of...
PM will appear before IHC if missing persons not produced by Sept 9: CJ
IHC has directed PM Shehbaz Sharif to appear before the court on September 9 if the federal government fails to produce missing persons listed in a petition.
COIED is a burden on exchequer, must justify its existence: IHC
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has said the Commission on Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED) had not been able to effectively achieve its object of bringing an end to the impunity against ‘enforced disappearances’ despite a decade of its existence.
NADRA holds no legal authority to cancel, suspend CNICs: IHC rules
May 24th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; In a landmark verdict, IHC CJ Athar Minallah ruled NADRA has no authority to block/cancel CNICs of citizens & render them stateless. The court said that citizenship can only be revoked under the Citizenship Act, & that too after completing all legal procedures
IHC issues contempt notices to 17 lawyers as Bar Council gives strike call
February 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday issued contempt notices to 17 lawyers for their role in Monday’s ransacking of the high court premises as the Islamabad Bar Council called for a strike on Wednesday, rallying behind accused lawyers.
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.
IHC reprimands FIA over misuse of cyber crime law
October 15th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reprimanded the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over misuse of powers under the cybercrime law during the hearing of a journalist’s petition against the raid on his house.
Rise in missing persons’ cases alarming: IHC
September 15th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court has termed the rise in the number of missing persons as alarming saying police were investigating 50 such cases in the federal capital alone.
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