LAHORE – A clash between the bar and the bench took place in Aiwan-e-Adl on Wednesday, as the legal fraternity observed March 9 as ‘Iftikhar Day’. The clash took place when a female civil judge, Najia Batool, dismissed a civil suit filed by the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO). After the decision, counsel for the petitioner Sajid Tabassum flared up and called other lawyers in the court, who insisted the court reverse the decision. Najia left the courtroom after directing Sajid
LAHORE – Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yousaf Aoujla on Thursday dismissed an application filed by Raymond Davis that claimed he enjoyed diplomatic immunity and could not be tried in Pakistan.
While dismissing the application, the court said Davis could not produce any document issued by the government which could prove his stance. As per details, the judge continued the hearing against Davis at Kot Lakhpat Jail on Thursday.
Earlier, Syed Zahid Bukhari
LOS ANGELES – A judge warned troubled US starlet Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday that she faces jail, as she appeared in court again over the theft of a $2,500 necklace from a Los Angeles jewellery store. Judge Keith Schwarz told the 24-year-old that she would be sent to jail if she pleads guilty under a deal offered by prosecutors, connected with an earlier probation violation.
“This case does involve jail time — period,” he said. “If you plead in front of me — if this case
PESHAWAR – The tussle for power and authority among the judicial circles took another twist Friday when a three-member bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) suspended the show-cause notice served on four judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Justice Jehanzaib Rahim of PHC through an order on Thursday had issued the show-cause notice to the PCO judges in a contempt of court notice. Justice Jehanzaib, a PCO judge, had questioned the authority of the SC judges of serving
PESHAWAR – Justice Jehanzaib Rahim, a dysfunctional judge of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to the larger bench of the Supreme Court, scheduled to hear contempt proceedings against eight PCO judges, including him on February 21, to appear before his court also on February 21, to explain the grounds for serving him the contempt of court notice.
Legal experts say the show-cause notice issued by Justice Rahim did not have any legal or moral
ISLAMABAD – Justice (r) Iftikhar Hussain, a retired chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Tuesday filed an intra-court appeal in the Supreme Court seeking setting aside of its earlier short order of initiating contempt proceedings against him from Feb 21.
Earlier on Monday, Justice Shabbar Raza Rizvi, a dysfunctional judge of the LHC had filed a similar plea. Dr Khalid Ranjha, counsel for Justice (r) Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry prayed that the Feb 2 order was not
ROME – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will go on trial in April over allegations that he paid a 17-year-old girl for sex and abused his power by trying to get her cleared of theft, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Granting a request by Milan magistrates, Judge Cristina Di Censo said the first hearing would take place on April 6, in a move that brings a long-running probe into the premier’s private life to a head.
Following the announcement, the prime minister’s camp reiterated
ISLAMABAD – Justice Shabbar Raza Rizvi, a dysfunctional judge of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday filed an intra-court appeal in the Supreme Court seeking setting aside of its earlier short order of initiating contempt proceedings against him from Feb 21.
A four-member Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui on February 2, 2011 had announced its verdict on legal point as to whether it could initiate contempt proceedings against the judges who had
LAHORE – The government has appointed District and Sessions Judge Iftikhar Ahmad Khan as Customs, Taxations and Anti-Smuggling Lahore Special Judge after his services were placed at the disposal of the federal government by the Lahore High Court on request by the former. Iftikhar was previously serving as a special judge in Anti-Corruption Bahawalpur.
LAHORE – Additional District and Session Judge Sana Khan Attique on Wednesday directed Punjab Police inspector general to arrange for the refresher courses for the station house officers (SHO), teaching them how to deal with the public complaints, after Township Police Station SHO repeatedly failed to address to a complaint despite multiple court orders.
The court directed Lahore CCPO to take action against Township Police Station SHO and get the petitioner’s grievance redressed.
It might appear a little too far-fetched, but one of the most infamous reality show judge, Simon Cowell, is being pursued to judge the Indian version of ‘The X Factor’. The UK based reality show is stated to be Cowell’s brain child and hence the Indian channel that is launching the show’s local version is keen on having Simon as one of its celebrity judges.
The channel that will air the music-based reality show in the coming months, is keen to have the internationally known name
LOS ANGELES – Financier and cricket mogul Allen Stanford is unfit to stand trial on charges of running a seven-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme and needs treatment for a drug addiction, a US judge ruled Wednesday.
“The court finds Stanford is incompetent to stand trial at this time based on his apparent impaired ability to rationally assist his attorneys in preparing his defense,” US District Judge David Hittner wrote in his ruling in Houston, Texas. “The court’s finding that Stanford
ISLAMABAD – Sheikh Zameer Ahmed, lawyer for Justice Sajjad Hussain Shah – a dysfunctional judge of the Lahore High Court (LHC) who took oath under the PCO – on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that his client regretted taking oath in violation of the SC restraining order and had left himself on the court’s mercy.
A four-member bench of Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez was hearing contempt of court
LAHORE – An accountability court judge, Ahmad Nawaz Ranjha, on Monday severely beat up a peon in his chamber for going on a day’s leave without prior permission. The peon, Habibur Rehman, is a naib qasid in another accountability court. The judge slapped and tried to strangle Rehman with his scarf, and banned Rehman’s entry in the premises of the accountability court. Per details, Rehman, who works in Accountability Court No 4, took a day’s leave on Saturday without permission from
A US federal judge dismissed a lawsuit alleging the wildly successful Harry Potter books were plagiarized from a story from a little-known British author. The suit filed in New York against the publisher of the J.K. Rowling books had argued the stories were inspired by Adrian Jacobs’s.
“The Adventures of Willy the Wizard No 1 Livid Land,” published in 1987. Judge Shira Sheindlin wrote that there were major differences between the works, contrary to claims that Rowling had
MADRID – A Spanish judge will probe a raid by Iraqi police and soldiers on a camp for Iranian refugees in July 2009 that killed 11 people, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said Tuesday.
A Spanish National Court ruling in favour of an investigation into the events at Camp Ashraf, near the Iraqi border with Iran, became effective Tuesday after a five-day waiting period for possible appeals, said a lawyer for victims’ relatives.
In December 2009 National Court judge Fernando Andreu
LAHORE – Only one judge out of five performed his duty at the accountability courts yesterday and heard four cases as all the remaining judges were on leave. Accountability Court No 1 Judge Falak Sher heard the cases against Mian Muhammad Rasheed former MPA (PML-N), Khurram Shahzad (Forex Fraud), Muhammad Amjad Minhas and Muhammad Ibrahim (HBL Fraud).
He extended the physical remand of Muhammad Amjad Minhas and Muhammad Ibrahim nominated in Habib Bank Wasanpura Branch fraud case