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Senior lawyers supported the Supreme Court (Practice and Procedure) Bill, 2023 passed in the National Assembly on Wednesday. The proposed legislation curtails the discretionary powers of the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notices.
Lawyers and activists welcome the likely appointment of Justice Musarrat Hilali as the first woman chief justice of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) upon the retirement of two senior judges this month.
The KP Bar Council called on CJP Umar Ata Bandial to put the issue of elevation of high court judges to SC, on the supplementary agenda of the Judicial Commission's meeting which is to consider the appointment of nine judges to the Sindh High Court on March 16.
KP Bar Council has demanded early convening of the Judicial Commission to consider the elevation of PHC senior-most judges to the Supreme Court ahead of their retirement as it mounts a protest campaign against the non-elevation of judges from the province.
Speaking at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, senior parliamentarians called on apex court judges to respect the written word of the Constitution and not overwrite or rewrite on pretext of interpretation or otherwise.
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.
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