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YOUTH KILLED IN ELAHI’S PROCESSION – A father demands justice

LAHORE - The father of a youth, Muhammad Imran, killed in Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi's procession has demanded Punjab government to take action against his son's murderers.
Addressing a press conference, Talib said his son was going to the factory for work when he fell victim to the aerial firing at Elahi's procession; two bullets hit him in the head and he died on the spot. He said he was a poor man and the government should ensure justice.
Member National Assembly from PML-N

Rallying for ‘peace’ and ‘justice’

LAHORE - Aman Itehad and activists of civil society organised a 'peace and solidarity' rally from the GPO to Charing Cross on the first day of 2011. Similar rallies were also organised under the banner of Aman Ittehad in 108 locations all across Pakistan to raise voice against various issues and to high light the demands of people of Pakistan.
Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir, Hina Jillani, Khawar Mumtaz, IA Rehman, Mohammad Tahseen and Irfan Mufti addressed

LHC adjourns Rehman’s presidential pardon case

LAHORE: Hearing of a petition challenging the pardon granted by President Asif Ali Zardari to Interior Minister Rehman Malik was adjourned to December 24 by a full bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday. Earlier, Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik had requested adjournment on behalf of the federation, citing Rehman's pending adjudication in Supreme Court as an excuse.
Barrister Farooq Hassan, representing the petitioner, opposed the request saying the government was

Quick justice a priority: IHC CJ

LAHORE: Providing speedy justice to aggrieved parties has been my priority as a Lahore High Court (LHC) judge and I would continue the same as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) chief justice, Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman said on Tuesday.
Talking to Pakistan Today, Justice Rehman said that he would make efforts for providing justice to his fellow countrymen. He said that ever since becoming a judge, the court has been a worship place for him and by providing justice to people on

JCP nominates Justice Hameed as IHC CJ

ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) has prepared recommendations for the appointment of Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman as the chief justice of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) while Anwar Kansi and Riyaz Khan its judges, officials said.
The recommendations were drafted in a Judicial Commission of Pakistan meeting, chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, on Saturday.
Kansi belongs to Balochistan and Khan hails

President approves Justice Ijaz’s nomination as LHC CJ

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday approved the nomination of Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry as chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
According to President's spokesman Farhatullah Babar, the parliamentary committee formed under the 18th Amendment unanimously confirmed Justice Ijaz's name for appointment as LHC chief justice. He will assume his responsibilities on retirement of Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif, the incumbent LHC chief justice, on December 8.

Parliamentary body confirms Justice Chaudhry’s nomination as new LHC CJ

ISLAMABAD: Endorsing the Judicial Commission's recommendation, the eight-member parliamentary committee on judges' appointment on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Justice Ejaz Chaudhry as new chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC).
The committee also elected PPP's Senator Nayyar Hussain Bokhari as the chairman of the parliamentary committee. Talking to reporters after the meeting, committee member Sabir Baloch said Bokhari had been unanimously elected on permanent

Parliamentary committee to endorse Justice Ejaz as LHC CJ today

ISLAMABAD: In its maiden meeting scheduled today (Monday), the parliamentary committee on judges' appointment will consider Judicial Commission of Pakistan's nomination for the new chief justice of the Lahore High Court after framing rules of business of the committee.
On November 13, the JCP unanimously nominated Justice Ejaz Chaudhry as the new LHC CJ after incumbent Chief Justice Khawaja Sharif's retirement on December 8, 2010. The eight-member committee consists of four

‘Full Court’ reference to honour Justice Jafferi on Monday

ISLAMABAD: A 'Full Court' reference will be held at Supreme Court on Monday to honour Justice Rahmat Hussain Jafferi, a Supreme Court judge who retired on November 20 after reaching 65-years, an SC spokesman told Pakistan Today.
"The chief justice of Pakistan has not yet nominated any judge of the high court to replace Justice Jafferi in SC," he said, adding that most probably the outgoing judge will be replaced with a judge from the Lahore High Court according to the

JCP nominates Justice Ijaz Chaudhry as LHC CJ

ISLAMABAD: An in-camera meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) on Saturday nominated Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry as Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice after the retirement of incumbent Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on December 8.
The nomination of Justice Chaudhry, who is the most senior judge of the LHC, will be sent to the Parliamentary Committee, which will send it to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, who will then forward it to President Asif Ali

Legal fraternity hails Justice Ijaz’s nomination as new LHC CJ

LAHORE: The legal fraternity, including Lahore High Court (LHC) judges, have welcomed the nomination of Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry by the Judicial Commission as the next LHC chief justice (CJ).
He would assume the post after sitting LHC CJ Khawaja Muhammad Sharif would retire on December 8 after reaching the age of superannuation. After receiving news of Justice Ijaz's elevation, all LHC judges , gathered in Justice Ijaz's chamber and congratulated him on his elevation.

Justice Qazilbash resigns

ISLAMABAD: Former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Ali Hussain Qazilbash, who was nominated member of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan, resigned on Tuesday citing poor health.
In his letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan and Judicial Commission Chairman Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Qazilbash conveyed deep gratitude to the CJ for conferring on him the privilege to be nominated to serve a national cause by being involved in the process of nominating judges of the

Tortured policemen waiting for justice

Despite the passage of four days, Liaqatabad Police is yet to register a case of torture against three policemen of the Muhafiz Squad, who were attacked by four unidentified armed men on Sunday, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to details, three Muhafiz Squad officials namely Naeem, Shahzad Iqbal and Shakeel were on routine patrol when they signaled the driver of a suspicious car bearing registration number 3522 to stop. The driver instead raced away, but the

I’ll change justice system in 1 year as SCBA head: Asma

After the successful conclusion of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) presidential elections, decisions will be taken in the larger interest of the community with consensus of all members of the body, SCBA presidential candidate Asma Jahangir said on Monday, while claiming to 'change the justice system within one year if elected president'.
Addressing a big gathering at a reception hosted in her honour, the renowned lawyer said that she was in the run to end

Bar and bench part and parcel of justice: CJ

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary on Saturday said the bar and bench were part and parcel in the administration of justice in the country.
Talking to members of the Supreme Court Bar after inaugurating the Iftikhar Hall in the Supreme Court building, the chief justice highlighted the value of the bar room, saying it was an institution itself where lawyers shared their views and found opportunities to learn more about their profession.