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Pakistan’s judiciary is influenced by the Govt & the military which has cast doubts on the competence, fairness, & reliability of the judicial system
A sessions court rejected an appeal filed by Syed Ali Azhar for the custody of his underage 'wife' Arzoo Raja. The Sindh High Court on November 9, 2020, held that Azhar had violated provisions of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act and was expressly barred from meeting the 14-year-old. For more human rights news, keep reading.
Police registered cases for three separate sexual assaults that took place on Tuesday in Khurrianwala. Among the survivors is an eight-year-old girl who was reportedly molested by three men while out playing in a street. For more human rights news, keep reading.
Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a suspect nominated in one of two FIRs pertaining to the murder of a man and woman for so-called ‘honour’ in Tappi, Kohat. They claim that the woman and her brother-in-law were likely murdered for having an alleged affair. For more new on human rights abuses, keep reading.
An Anti-Terrorism Court on Friday extended the judicial remand of seven lawyers accused of storming the Islamabad High Court on February 8., and postponed the hearing on their pre-arrest bail petitions till April 5. For more news on human rights, keep reading.
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
February 12th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; Senior lawyers and bar representatives have termed the decision of Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed barring fellow judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa from hearing cases against Prime Minister Imran Khan as unprecedented in the judicial history of the country.
According to the notification released on Friday in Karachi, RO Salman Talibuddin, also the Advocate General (AG) Sindh, said that no member would be allowed entry to cast votes in the polling area without wearing a mask and will have to provide satisfactory evidence of being enrolled with the SBC.
November 17th, 2020; BUREAU REPORT; LAHORE; A woman judge, Dr. Sajida Ahmad, posted at Fateh Jhang, Attock has written an open letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan narrating alleged instances of abuse and extreme harassment being faced by both male and female judges of the lower courts.
Jun 14, 2020: Civil society including members of women’s rights platforms, cultural groups, youth activists, legal community, academicians, litterateurs, and other activists have expressed their outrage and have strongly ...
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