LHC not convinced yet for Taliban’s political office


Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought further arguments from the petitioner on the maintainability of his petition on talks with Taliban and opening of their political office by Taliban in Pakistan.

LHC Chief Justice Omar Atta Bandial heard the petition.

The petitioner Kashif Sulemani pleaded that negotiations with Taliban could not be made successful without allowing them to open their political office in Pakistan. The court should take suo motu notice of the matter for making peace talks successful, he said.

The court remarked that the powers of high court on taking suo motu notice stand dispensed with following Supreme Court decision. The court asked for the law under which courts could interfere in the policy matters of the government.

The court while adjourning the hearing of the case till May 9 summoned the petitioner for further arguments.


The Lahore High Court (LHC) Complaint Cell Friday took notice of the murders of a man and his son. The cell took notice on the administrative side and directed the district & sessions judge, Lahore to look into the matter and submit a detailed report of steps taken by police along with his own comments within a week.

According to the case, Iqbal Bibi, a resident of Ghoray Shah, submitted an application with the complaint cell that Nasr Zia, Asim and Hakim Ali had killed her husband Zafar Iqbal and son Mohsin Ali.

The accused later set their bodies ablaze so that they could not be identified, she said. The accused were threatening to kill her and other children if she pursued the case, she added.