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Govt, judiciary lock horns again

Govt, judiciary lock horns again

ISLAMABAD – A government-judiciary row over the removal of FIA Director General Waseem Ahmed appears imminent, as the Establishment Division on Saturday submitted a report with the Supreme Court saying it could not remove the FIA director general.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has directed the Registrar’s Office to place the report before the six-member bench hearing the Haj scam case for the next week. The government has clearly told the Supreme Court through the

‘Judiciary must gear up to eradicate terrorism’

PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information and Culture Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said on Thursday the judiciary must fulfill its responsibilities regarding punishing terrorists as a step towards complete eradication of terrorism.
“A lesser conviction rate of militants is one of the reasons behind a fresh wave of violence and terrorist acts,” Iftikhar remarked while addressing a roundtable on ‘Peace through Culture’ at Peshawar Press Club. The roundtable was organised by the

Accountability of judiciary a must: CJP

LAHORE – Economic and social inequality is growing especially because of corruption and is destabilising the society, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Saturday. Addressing a seminar titled, Dispensation of Justice – Challenges ahead’, organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday, the CJP said the gap between the haves and the have-nots was constantly increasing, therefore, planners must devise safety networks for the poor and downtrodden

Dogar did what judiciary has been doing for the last 50 years, SC told

ISLAMABAD – The lawyer for Justice (r) Abdul Hameed Dogar told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that by taking oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO), his client had done what the judiciary had been doing for the last 50 years.
A four-member larger bench of Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez, was hearing contempt of court cases against the superior court judges who took oath under the

Murder of judge’s parents a message to judiciary: Asma

ISLAMABAD – The tragic incident of murder of the parents of senior most judge in the Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal could not be ruled out as a kind of message to the judiciary not to take up important cases like that of missing persons, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jehangir said on Wednesday.
Such type of messages, if given to the judiciary, would not be tolerated, she said adding that as per rights guaranteed in the constitution, the state was bound to

NTS test for lower judiciary judges – SHC seeks successful candidates’ exam copies

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed the National Testing Services (NTS) administrator, the Sindh chief secretary, the SHC registrar and an SHC Inspection Team member to file comments in a petition challenging the examination procedure of lower judiciary judges.
The SHC division bench comprising Justice Athar Saeed and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar also directed the respondents to submit the examination copies of the successful candidates.
The NTS test for

Corrupt politicians vie to curtail judiciary: PTI

LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab President Ahsan Rasheed claimed on Monday that the corrupt politicians were in pursuit to curtail judiciary to restrict every voice raised for the betterment of the people of the country.
Ahsan said that the country was passing through severe crisis as almost every institution was depreciating owing to the corruption of the current government that was only striving to ensure its rule while the Supreme Court was over burdened with

LHC takes disciplinary action against lower judiciary judges

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) Administrative Committee chaired by LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Saturday initiated disciplinary proceedings against 14 judges including civil and additional district and session judges (AD&SJ). According to a notification issued by the LHC registrar, the administrative committee issued final show-cause notices for imposition of major penalty, removal from service, to six judicial officers including LHC AD&SJ Abdul Haseeb Sheikh,

Judiciary most important pillar of country: CJP

KARACHI – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday said judiciary was the most important pillar of the country. Addressing judicial officers of all districts and special courts of Karachi at the Sindh High Court premises, the CJP said,
“In the last one year, the judges of the Singh High Court and district judiciary have taken responsibility to discharge their duty to the best of their ability.”
The chief justice observed that coming to the

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

Judiciary unlawfully interfering in PBC polls: Asma

LAHORE – Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir has said that the judiciary was illegally influencing upcoming polls of the Pakistan Bar council (PBC), only to usher in a pro-judiciary lobby in the bar. She said it spoke volumes of the attitude of the judiciary.
“I am sad to see that judges are attending tea parties to secure vote for candidates of their likings in the PBC scheduled for December 22,” Asma told a news conference after attending the SCBA’s first

Judiciary will be independent soon: LHC CJ

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that the movement for independence of judiciary was in its final phase and he was determined to eliminate corruption from the judicial system as early as possible.
He was addressing the lawyers at the inauguration of Lahore Bar Association’s official website in the sessions courts premises. He said that democracy was incomplete without the eradication of corruption and the lower judiciary had to act like the

Judiciary too needs good governance, says Asma

ISLAMABAD: Emphasising the need for good governance in the country, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir on Sunday said good governance was also needed in the judiciary where some petitions were taken up speedily while others were neglected.
“Good governance is not only needed in the executive but also to be followed in the judiciary. Why are some petitions taken speedily and others neglected, and a few disappear with the passage of time,” she said while

‘Independent judiciary possible if judges are appointed on merit’

LAHORE: Independence of the judiciary is possible if judges are appointed on merit, newly-elected Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jehangir said on Saturday.
“Presently most of the judges are good but a few have not been appointed on merit,” she said while addressing lawyers at the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) where she went to thank lawyers for their support in her victory. “If lawyers are tortured then it means that the judiciary is not independent. We

Asma to work for free judiciary

LAHORE: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jehangir said on Thursday she would play her role for an independent judiciary without taking sides of either the government or the judiciary.
She made these remarks while talking to journalists on the Lahore High Court (LHC) premises. Asma thanked her voters and supporters for helping her in winning the elections. She said that an independent bar was necessary for an independent judiciary and both were two parallel

No government, judiciary showdown in the offing: Gilani

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday said there would be no showdown between the government and the judiciary and October 13 would pass smoothly.
“Those who are giving deadlines for the government’s ouster will be disappointed,” he said while talking to reporters after a dinner hosted in honor of diplomats at the Prime Minister’s House.
Gilnai said the government had a lot of respect for the judiciary and there was no clash between the two