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SC reserves verdict on contempt proceedings against PCO judges, generals

SC reserves verdict on contempt proceedings against PCO judges, generals

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on whether it could initiate contempt proceedings against PCO judges and the army generals involved in the promulgation of November 3, 2007 emergency in the country in defiance of a seven-member Supreme Court bench’s restraining order.
The court also reserved its decision on employing the assistance of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and presidents of provincial bar associations in contempt proceedings against the PCO

LHC hears contempt petition on Janki Devi Hospital appointment

LAHORE – A division bench of Lahore High Court on a contempt petition regarding appointing medical superintendent (MS) of Janki Devi Hospital, Lahore summoned a deputy attorney general for February 8.
A gynecologist of Janki Devi Hospital Dr Rubina Asif moved contempt petition against Chairman Syed Asif Hashmi, vice chairman Dr Muhammad Ali and secretary Evacuee Trust Property Board. Petitioner counsel Muhammad Asif Ismail submitted that Dr Rubina had already filed an appeal

SC slaps contempt notice on Tethyan for Reko Diq ad campaign

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday slapped a contempt of court notice on the foreign company Tethyan Copper Company (Pvt) Ltd (TCC) for initiating an advertisement campaign for the Reko Diq project, despite that the matter was in court.
A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing petitions filed against the Pakistani government leasing the Reko Diq gold and copper mines in Balochistan

SC dismisses Dogar’s plea for staying contempt proceedings

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by former chief justice of Pakistan, Abdul Hameed Dogar seeking staying of the contempt proceeding against him for taking oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in violation of SC orders of November 3, 2007.
A four-member bench comprising Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Pervez was hearing contempt of court cases against superior

Courts’ orders clash: Two DHA staffers charged with contempt

LAHORE – Defence Housing Authority (DHA) director transfer and DHA secretary ended up being charged with contempt of an accountability court as a result of a clash between the orders passed by two courts over a property transfer.
A case was being heard in the court of additional district and session judge over the transfer of a plot 276-K DHA Phase-1 between Chaudhry Salman Ashraf and Muhammad Ashiq. The court passed an order to transfer the plot in the name of Salman. Ashiq, a

‘One judge can’t serve contempt notice on another’

ISLAMABAD: All judges are equal and one judge cannot serve a contempt notice to another, SM Zafar, lawyer for Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain, argued before a four-member bench hearing contempt charges against PCO judges on Tuesday.
The bench consisting of Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez was hearing contempt charges against the superior courts’ judges who took oath under the Provisional

SC says it will hold army generals in contempt

ISLAMABAD: Army generals who violated the Supreme Court’s restraining order issued by a seven-judge bench on November 3, 2007, will be issued contempt notices, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja said on Monday.
The bench was hearing contempt charges against superior courts’ judges who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in defiance of the Supreme Court orders. The bench on Monday dismissed objections of PCO judges on the bench’s composition, rejecting a plea for the

SC hears contempt cases against PCO judges today

ISLAMABAD: The newly constituted four-member bench of the Supreme Court will hear toady (Monday) contempt charges against the superior courts’ former judges who took oath under the PCO in November 2007. The bench comprises Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez. Besides counsels for the PCO judges, Attorney General Moulvi Anwarul Haq will also appear before the bench on notice.
Earlier on December 6,

SC pardons Petroleum DG in contempt

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench accepted unconditional apology of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources Director General (DG) Sher Muhammad Khan on Wednesday. He was issued show cause notice for using contemptuous language against the court.
The bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman was hearing a petition filed by Jamat-e-Islami (JI’s) former chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad against the government’s move

Only SJC can initiate contempt proceedings against judges, SC told

ISLAMABAD: A senior lawyer argued before the Supreme Court on Monday that it had no jurisdiction to conduct contempt proceedings against judges of superior courts, as only the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) was the appropriate forum to initiate such proceedings under Article 209 of the constitution.
A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain

AG and Lashari appearing in contempt cases against CDA today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench will take up today (Monday) various contempt of court cases against Capital Development Authority (CDA).
The bench comprises Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday. Majority of contempt of court cases against CDA have been filed by PML-N’s former senator, Saadia Abbasi.
Attorney General Moulvi Anwarul Haq and former CDA chairman Kamran Lashari will also appear on

LHC summons ZTBL chief for contempt

LAHORE
A division bench of the Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi Bench, has summoned Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) President Muhammad Zaka Ashraf to appear in person on November 8 for contempt of court proceedings.
The court initiated contempt proceedings against Ashraf for misleading the public about the court, after a single bench declared his appointment unlawful and illegal. The division bench passed the order on a contempt of court petition by Muhammad Iqbal Khattak

Still no contempt notice to Musharraf, 4 governors

ISLAMABAD: Irrespective of the fact that almost all the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) judges have resigned, no contempt notice has yet been issued against General (r) Pervez Musharraf and the four governors, who had administered the oath to the PCO judges in blatant violation of the apex court verdict of November 3, 2007.
Of the four governors, the governors of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are still holding their offices and no court has passed any order against them so

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