Tag Archives: Supreme Court

PM meets the JIT

With the Panama Papers investigation in full swing, the recently formed controversial JIT is in the midst of conducting its proceedings. The highly publicized case is at the helm of a protracted tug of war for political supremacy between the ruling party and its opposing coalition. Yet, in an unprecedented instance an elected prime minister appeared before the country’s institutions …

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Can Panama verdict solve Pakistan’s real issues

Can Panama verdict solve Pakistan's real issues

Do you recall the magical scene in movies where the lost protagonist keeps ending up at the same place? The Pakistani nation is somewhat like that, going in circles. Nothing illustrates this circular movement better than the Panama tragi-comedy that has brought us back to square one. Déjà vu all over again. Let me begin with a startling personal hypothesis. …

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Population Census to start from 15th of March 2017

The Federal government on Monday agreed to conduct population census from March 15 next year. The summary pertaining to conclude the census in two months has been sent to Council of Common Interests (CCI) for final approval. Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf Ali has said that unofficial consultation in the matter has been done whereas the federal government has also agreed upon it. …

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Is PTI giving PML-N an opportunity?

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to focus on its political bastion, Punjab, in view of its arch rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) failed call for Islamabad’s lockdown and the subsequent rift between PTI’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab chapters. In the wake of its failed attempt to siege Islamabad on Nov 2, the PTI has put its weight behind its …

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PTI’s petition against Khawaja Asif dismissed by SC

PTI's petition against Khawaja Asif dismissed by SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) challenging the election of Khawaja Asif as Member of the National Assembly (MNA). The petition was filed by PTI’s Usman Dar challenging the victory of the defence minister from the NA-110 constituency. Asif emerged victorious in the May 2013 general elections in NA-110 Sialkot – one of the four constituencies …

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Nawaz Sharif to face corruption charges in Pakistan’s top court

Nawaz Sharif to face corruption charges in Pakistan's top court

In a jolt to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a probe into the Panama Papers scandal involving corruption allegations against the family of the beleaguered premier. The Supreme Court heard several identical petitions by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and others to investigate charges of corruption against Sharif and his relatives after the …

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Supreme Court starts Panamagate hearings

Supreme Court starts Panamagate hearings

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to submit their Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the formation of a commission to probe the Panama Papers leaks. The court adjourned hearing of five constitutional petitions seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of the Panama Papers revelations. The hearing has been adjourned till 11:30pm on …

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Pak Finance Minister powers cut by Supreme Court

The wings of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar have been clipped in the wake of a Supreme Court (SC) ruling which implies that decisions of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) should not be implemented without ratification from the cabinet. To comply with the court order, the ECC – the economic decision-making body with Dar as chairman – agreed in its meeting …

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