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Govt’s request to take on board Ranjha in NRO plea turned down

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected repeated requests of Additional Attorney General KK Agha to allow Dr Khalid Ranjha to represent the federation in place of Kamal Azfar in the review petition against the NRO verdict. The court directed Agha to get specific instructions from the government about the counsel until April 14. During the hearing, Azfar submitted that it appeared as if the government did not want to let the case proceed for fear of dismissal and was making

NRO review petition – SC turns down govt’s request to replace counsel

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court (SC) declined the government’s request to replace its counsel in the review petition against the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) verdict on Monday and ordered him to take instructions from the government and appear in court today (Tuesday).
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who was heading the 17-member full court hearing of the government’s review petition against the NRO verdict, stated that the court could dismiss the review

‘No request for Musharraf’s extradition’

ISLAMABAD – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday exposed the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government’s claims of getting former president Pervez Musharraf extradited, saying no formal request in this regard had been made so far, putting the rulers to a test whether they would officially initiate the process or not.
“President Musharraf spends time in London and there must be a proper application (for his handing over) … we don’t have an extradition treaty (between

LHC declines Shumaila’s early hearing request

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Friday dismissed an application for early hearing of Shumaila Rana’s petition seeking restoration of her Punjab Assembly membership, because there is a shortage of judges at LHC given the burden of pending cases.
Former MPA Shumaila Rana, accused of credit card theft, filed the application praying to the court for an early hearing, which had been pending in the court since mid 2010. The petitioner counsel

PCB denies making official request to ICC in Amir’s case

LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board has dismissed reports that it had filed any appeal on behalf of banned Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir with the International Cricket Council. “We have filed no formal appeal as such. Yes, we have written to the ICC about the case in light of the observations made by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal regarding the existing anti-corruption code of conduct laws under which Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Amir have been penalised,” a PCB official said.

Magistrates to request immediate trial for Berlusconi

MILAN – Milan prosecutors on Wednesday requested an immediate trial for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, accused of abuse of power and having sex with an underage girl nicknamed Ruby the heartstealer.
In a statement released to the press, the prosecutors said they had “sent the examining magistrate a request for an immediate trial on the basis of sufficient evidence” for both offences. Chief prosecutor Edmondo Bruti Liberati and his fellow judges allege that the 74-year-old

LDA mocks rules by sending Butt’s regularisation request

LAHORE – The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has submitted a summary to Chief Minister’s Secretariat for the regularisation of the services of LDA Project Director (IT) Mansoor Butt working on contractual basis in grade BS-18, mocking the regularisation policy for contractual employees, LDA sources told Pakistan Today.
RULES: Sources in LDA said, according to rules, the government could regularise provincial staff from grade 1 to 16 and above. Employees appointed through