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Legal fraternity terms SC decision “burial of doctrine of necessity”

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Members of the legal fraternity hailed the Supreme Court's decision as the final nail in the coffin for the "doctrine of necessity", and which washes away some past stains on the judiciary's reputation
Constitutional crisis after President dissolves National Assembly on PM’s advice

Constitutional crisis after President dissolves National Assembly on PM’s advice

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President Arif Alvi on Sunday announced dissolution of the National Assembly after Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Qasim Suri dismissed a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, plunging the country into a constitutional crisis.

Reference to SC over MNAs’ defection a futile exercise say experts

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Experts say a government reference to the Supreme Court over the defection of party lawmakers will be a futile exercise as the procedure for disqualification of such parliamentarians is well-settled under the Constitution.
Supreme Court swears in female judge in historical first

Supreme Court swears in female judge in historical first

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Justice Ayesha A. Malik was sworn in today as the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and heard six cases in Court Room 1 next to the CJP

SC reprimands police, administration over temple attack

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Reprimanding police & admin, the SC on Friday ordered immediate arrest of the suspects involved in the attack

Local govt’s restoration: LHC grants 40 more days to Punjab govt

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The LHC on Wednesday granted the Punjab Govt 40 days to restore LGs.

Out of turn elevation of junior judges a tool to get favourable judgments: lawyers

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July 13, By Ahmed Saeed: Senior lawyers have decried the practice of elevating junior judge to the SC. They said out of turn promotion is used to manage and incentivize high court judges to get favourable judgments from them.

Apex court regrets limited definition of harassment in 2010 Act

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The SC in its judgment greatly regretted the limited definition of harassment in the 2010 Act, terming it "a myopic piece of legislation" which failed to address harassment in all its manifestations

Co-accused’s confessional statement must be corroborated by incriminating material: SC

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May 19th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed; LAHORE; The Supreme Court in its recent judgment has held that no one can be implicated in a case merely on the basis of the confessional statement of a co-accused even at the stage of bail.

Remarks made by chief of minorities’ commission regretted by activists

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The People’s Commission on Minority Rights (PCMR) has expressed dismay over the reported remarks of Chela Ram, the chief of the state-appointed National Commission on Minorities (NCM), expressing his disagreement with the content of the report presented by the one-man Shoaib Suddle commission to the Supreme Court.