ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui on Wednesday observed that the violation of a court order by a judge could not be considered just only misconduct, but something beyond it. The bench, headed by Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui and consisting of Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez, was hearing contempt charges against superior courts’ judges who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will today (Monday) announce its verdict on the formation of its bench hearing contempt of court cases against superior court judges who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).
The oath had been taken in violation of a restraining order passed by a seven-judge bench of the apex court on November 3, 2007. A five-member larger bench comprising Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its verdict until December 6 on a plea against the composition of the bench hearing contempt of court cases against PCO judges.
The five-member larger bench of Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez, was hearing contempt of court cases against superior courts’ judges, who had taken oath under the Provisional Constitutional
ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC), headed by FSC Chief Justice Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan, on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a set of identical petitions challenging the ‘Women Protection Act 2006’.
The petitions were by Muhammad Akhtar, Abdul Latif Sufi and Mian Abdul Razzaq Aamir. The petitioners contended that the removal of the offences of Zina and Qazf from the two hudood ordinances through the Women Protection Act 2006 was contrary to the
LAHORE: International Cricket Council Chief Executive Officer Haroon Lorgat has said the ICC tribunal hearing, scheduled in January, will not be influence by the appellate tribunal decision.
He said about the reservations of the lawyers of Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir over the fact that ICC code of conduct commission Chairman Michael Beloff would supervise the tribunal hearing that the hearing would be separate from the appellate tribunal held in October.
The lawyers have
ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Tuesday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to submit within three days the report on the implementation of the court’s verdict – ordering the cancellation of land lease for the restaurant of an international food chain- in the F-9 Park.
The bench comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was hearing the contempt-of-court petitions
ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Monday expressed its dismay with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for not implementing its verdict and taking no action against former CDA chairman Kamran Lashari and other officials, in a land scam case.
Lashari is accused of allowing illegal commercial activities in F-9 Park, Islamabad, and leasing out prime state land for 33 years at a nominal price.
The bench consisting Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry,
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,
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.
Amendment in Article
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
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