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PA PROCEEDINGS – MPAs mark proxies, issue offends members

PA PROCEEDINGS – MPAs mark proxies, issue offends members

LAHORE – MPAs’ attendance issue in the Punjab Assembly remained hot in the assembly’s session on Thursday. Majority of the members, during the full day proceedings, declared it as a ‘humiliation’ and Sanaullah Masti Khel walked out from the assembly in protest.
Provincial Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah Khan on a point of order informed that the matter was brought into Punjab chief minister’s notice and he had allowed the purchase of Bio Matrix System to

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

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

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

Senate proceedings – ANP seeks Swat-like operation in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Senate proceedings on Monday saw the Awami National Party (ANP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) throw allegations at each other, accusing one another of politics of expediency, and the former demanded a Swat-like military operation in Karachi to bring peace there.
Taking part in debate on the law and order situation, ANP Senator Haji Adeel said, “Karachi needs to be de-weaponised urgently … police have failed there and the Rangers are not being empowered for