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Berlusconi dismisses accusations at fraud trial

Berlusconi dismisses accusations at fraud trial

MILAN – A defiant Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi emerged from court on Monday to launch a bitter attack on “leftist” magistrates who have accused him of offences ranging from tax fraud to paying for sex with a minor.
“I have spent a surreal morning,” he told a cheering crowd of supporters gathered outside the Milan court where the latest in a related series of hearings was held on tax fraud charges related to his Mediaset broadcasting empire.
“The prime minister

LHC dismisses petition against cash prizes to cricket team

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Monday dismissed a petition against distribution of cash prize to Pakistan cricket team by Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif from national exchequer, ruling that courts cannot interfere in policy matter of government. If the government wants to give award to someone for encouragement, the courts have nothing to do with it.
CM has announced Rs500,000 cash prize each to Pakistan cricket team players from public exchequer. Barrister Javed Iqbal

ATC dismisses case against Ajmal Kasab

RAWALPINDI – Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi on Saturday dismissed the application of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to declare Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving attacker and Faheem Ansari as proclaimed offenders in the Mumbai attacks case. The hearing of the case was held in the court of ATC Judge, Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan at Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.
The prosecutors Chaudhry Zulfiqar and Chaudhry Azhar had urged the judge to declare the accused as fugitives. They

CJP dismisses Grade-18 officer

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday dismissed Ishtiaq Ahmad, Private Secretary (BPS-18), because of his willful absence from duty during his period of deputation at the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) Secretariat. According to a press release issued by the Supreme Court, Ishtiaq remained absent from 16.1.2010 to 8.6.2010 when he was working on deputation with the FTO Secretariat Lahore. He was directed to report at Quetta, but instead of joining the duty, he

Collingwood dismisses retirement talk

CHENNAI – England’s Paul Collingwood has scotched speculation on his one-day future after coming in to bat at number eight during the World Cup defeat to Bangladesh. Collingwood quit Tests during the Sydney Test against Australia in January this year to allow himself to focus on one-day internationals and Twenty20 cricket. The Durham all-rounder, who led England to a famous World Twenty20 triumph last year, has had an unimpressive run in the tournament so far, managing just 61 runs

LHC dismisses plea against Kalma Chowk flyover

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry dismissed a writ petition on Monday challenging the construction of a flyover bridge at Kalma Chowk on Ferozepur Road. The petition was filed by Lahore Conservation Society President Kamil Khan Mumtaz, Shajar Dost Convenor Col (r) Ejaz Nazim, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Pakistan Director General Ali Habib and Concerned Citizens of Pakistan Chairwoman Justice (r) Nasira Iqbal. Dismissing the petition Justice Chaudhry

LHC dismisses plea seeking early hearing of Javed’s case

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday dismissed a petition seeking early hearing of an already pending petition seeking disqualification of Punjab Assembly’s Unification Bloc leader Dr Tahir Ali Javed. LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry observed that the petition could not be fixed for an early hearing, as the court is facing a shortage of judges.
The main petition was filed by Zaheer Ahmed Naz, Allah Rakha Azhar, Nasir Mehmood and Muhammad Aslam through their

LHC dismisses petition challenging NOC for foreign travel

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Wednesday while strongly admonishing the lawyer dismissed a petition challenging condition of getting NOC for citizens to go abroad. The CJ while reprimanding Advocate Noshab A Khan, petitioner, said that by filing such useless petition they wasted important time of the court. The CJ said only to get projection in media they file such petition even without studying the relevant law. The CJ was holding proceeding of

– dismisses petition challenging POL price increase

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court Chief Justice on Wednesday hearing a petition against recent increase in POL prices as “objection case” directed the petitioner to bring impugned notification and the application which petitioner claimed to have filed with the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra). With these directions the chief justice dismissed the petition filed by Advocate Mateenul Haq Chaudhry. Advocate Chaudhry had submitted that the impugned notification regarding increase in

Court dismisses petition challenging Fauzia’s remarks

Lahore – Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Friday dismissed a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) information secretary Fauzia Wahab for giving contradictory statements about diplomatic immunity to US national Raymond Davis.
The LHC CJ dismissed the petition and observing that statements of politicians did not affect court proceedings, as they were personal views. Rana Ilmuddin had filed the

SC dismisses appeal to cancel bail order of Hakim Zardari’s ex-manager

KARACHI – The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to cancel bail order of Ali Hassan Brohi – former manager of President Asif Ali Zardari’s father Hakim Ali Zardari.
Presenting a report before an SC bench, comprising Justices Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Amir Hani Muslim, at the Karachi registry, Landhi jail superintendent stated that after receiving the court order, Brohi was released on December 1 last year and the police has no

SHC dismisses petition on reopening NRO cases

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed a petition filed for reopening the cases withdrawn under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) on Wednesday due to non-prosecution. The SHC divisional bench comprising Chief Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Syed Hassan Rizvi dismissed the petition filed by Iqbal Kazmi, who has continuously remained absent from hearings.
Kazmi had submitted that on October 5, 2007 former military ruler Pervez Musharraf issued the NRO, under

Jolie’s rep dismisses adoption rumours

Angelina Jolie’s publicist has shot down new rumours the actress is planning to adopt another child to join her bustling brood with Brad Pitt. The ‘Tomb Raider’ star shares three adopted and three biological children with Pitt and has previously admitted she’s too busy to think about adding to their family.
Recent reports have suggested the pair has been in Haiti looking into adopting an orphaned girl named Leah, but The ‘Tourist’ star’s rep insists Jolie has only been meeting

Misbah dismisses rumours about rift

LAHORE – Rubbishing rumours about groupings in the team, vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that all players are united, with their focus on the World Cup. “Winning against New Zealand in the Test series and then in the ODI series has helped the team lift its morale before the World Cup,” Misbah told reporters on his return from New Zealand.
Pakistan lost the Twenty20 series during New Zealand tour, but bounced back strongly and managed to clinch the Test and ODI series against

LHC dismisses petition against assembly speakers

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) four-member full bench on Monday dismissed a petition against speakers of the Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies for passing resolutions in favour of President Asif Ali Zardari for holding dual offices. The bench consisting of Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan ruled that according to the constitution, resolutions of legislative assemblies could not be

LHC dismisses petition seeking Faisal Saleh’s disqualification

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) election tribunal on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syeda Abida Hussain seeking disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat. Abida had lost the 2008 general elections from NA-88 Jhang-III against Faisal. The tribunal consisting of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that the petitioner could not prove her case against the