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SC summons NEPRA chief, WAPDA officials in RPPs case

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) chairman, former and incumbent officials of WAPDA and shareholders of Genco Power, involved in the contract deal for rental power plants (RPP), to appear in court on October 26.
The court allowed them to either appear in person or through their representatives, with the assurance that they would appear in court whenever it asked them to.
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Lawyers laud SC verdict, urge MPs to implement it

Hailing Supreme Court's interim order on the 18th Amendment, the top jurists of the country have demanded of the parliament to incorporate SC's recommendations on Article 175-A which deals with the appointment of superior court judges.
They said that it was now imminent to bring another (19th) Amendment and get it passed from the parliament to implement SC's interim order; otherwise after the passage of three-months - till the next hearing on 18th Amendment case,

26 articles not touched in SC verdict

In its verdict on multiple petitions challenging the passage of the 18th Amendment by parliament, the 17-member Supreme Court bench only referred to Article 175A back to parliament for review, while the remaining 26 articles were not touched upon by the apex court.
Following are the articles, which were not pondered upon, with a view that a final decision would come after parliament reviewed Article 175A under Supreme Court's guidelines.
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SC sends ball rolling in parliament’s direction

A 17-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry on Thursday asked parliament to review Article 175A - new mechanism of appointing judges under the 18th Amendment - but stopped short of scrapping the amendment.
"We would like to refer to parliament for reconsideration, the issue of appointment process of judges to the superior courts," said the judgement read out in English by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The bench however held

SC verdict on 18th Amendment today

ISLAMABAD: All roads will lead to the Supreme Court today (Thursday) where a 17-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, will announce its verdict on the 18th Amendment challenged by more than 16 petitioners.
The court would also define and determine the exact ambit of the SC authority for reviewing the mechanism approved by parliament. All parties concerned would appear before the court on notice.
Earlier on September 30, the larger bench had

SC seeks report on the lawyers-police clash

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Tuesday directed Deputy Inspector General Police (Investigation) Rao Sardar Ali to appear before the court on October 29 regarding the lawyers-police clash that took place in the district courts on October 1 and 2.
Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab was instructed to submit copies of the first investigation reports (FIRs) and other important documents regarding the case on the day of his hearing by a bench consisting of Chief

SC verdict on pleas against 18th Amend on 21st

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it would issue its judgement on multiple petitions challenging certain aspects of the 18th Amendment on October 21, including the definition of the exact contours of its authority to review the mechanism approved by parliament for appointment of judges.
Earlier on September 30, a 17-judge full court of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had reserved its verdict after more than four months of

SC binds all judicial, executive authorities to obey its orders

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that all judicial and executive authorities were bound to obey its orders under Articles 189 and 190 of the constitution.
Article 189 reads, "Any decision of the Supreme Court shall, to the extent that it decides a question of law or is based upon or enunciates a principle of law, be binding on all other courts in Pakistan."
Article 190 says, "All executive and judicial authorities throughout Pakistan shall act in aid of the

SC moved for Rehman Malik’s disqualification

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday seeking directions to the Sindh High Court (SHC) to decide a pending plea seeking the disqualification of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.
The petitioner, Iqbal Haider, submitted that he had filed a petition in the SHC for disqualification of the interior minister, as his conviction stood intact after the NRO was declared null and void by the Supreme Court on December 16, 2009.
He said the SHC was not

SC rejects govt’s plea for more time, change of counsel in...

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the government's plea seeking replacement of its counsel and more time to plead the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) review petition, already set for hearing on October 13.
The three-member SC bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was hearing the federation's application seeking postponement of its review petition against the NRO verdict until it

Govt will change lawyer irrespective of SC order: Awan

Law Minister Babar Awan has said the government would change its lawyer in the NRO implementation case whether the Supreme Court allows it or not.
"We have a right to change our lawyer and we will do so; we will never infringe constitutional limits," Babar told reporters on Monday outside the Punjab Assembly after attending the parliamentary party meeting of the Pakistan People's Party. He was accompanied by PPP Punjab senior minister Raja Riaz.
He said the