LAHORE – Asad Manzoor Butt, the lawyer of two Pakistanis killed by US national Raymond Davis, on Monday filed a petition in the court of a district and sessions judge seeking action against Kot Lakhpat Jail superintendent, deputy superintendent, and others for illegally detaining him for four and a half hours. Asad said that the accused officials had intentionally stopped him and his assistant Nauman Ateeq from attending the proceedings of the case and did not allow them to meet their
LAHORE – Lawyer for two Pakistan men shot dead by Raymond Davis on January 27, on Thursday requested Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) to register a case against the superintendent, deputy superintendent and other staff of the Central Jail Kot Lakhpat.
Asad Manzoor Butt, lawyer for the two victims, approached CCPO Muhammad Aslam Tarin and filed a written complaint in this regard for legal action. Butt demanded stern action against jail officials, alleging they had
KARACHI – Malik Munsaf Awan, the lawyer who volunteered to represent Muhammad Faheem’s family in court in the case against US citizen Raymond Davis, is allegedly pressuring the family into ‘becoming pawns’ for rightwing elements, sources close to the family told Pakistan Today on Monday.
Awan, who refused to comment on the issue, is associated with the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), and had come to Faheem’s family to volunteer to represent them pro bono. Soon after, however, he started
LONDON – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would be tried behind closed doors in a flagrant denial of justice if extradited to Sweden over sex crime allegations, his lawyer told a British court on Monday. The 39-year-old Australian appeared at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in southeast London at the start of a two-day hearing.
Swedish prosecutors want to question the whistleblowing website’s chief over allegations of sexual assault and rape made by two women, but Assange claims the
LAHORE – An ICC tribunal’s decision to defer the spot-fixing verdict until next month have given renewed hope to suspended Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, his lawyer said Thursday.
Pakistan’s suspended trio of Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt arrived home on Thursday but refused to comment on the proceedings of the ICC tribunal. Shahid Karim, who represented Amir at the ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal in Doha, was confident the player will be exonerated when its
LAHORE – Fast bowler Mohammad Aamer’s lawyer Shahid Karim had requested the International Cricket Council’s three-man tribunal examining the charges of spot-fixing to take more time in studying the case before announcing its verdict, it was learnt on Tuesday.
The closing statements of the six-day hearing were presented on Tuesday morning in Doha and while the verdict is expected later in the day, Karim revealed that he has asked for a deferment. “We have requested the judges to
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 – The British lawyer of Pakistan’s suspended former Test captain Salman Butt said he was in Lahore on Thursday preparing for his client’s spot-fixing hearing next week.
Salman, along with bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer, is to appear before an ICC anti-corruption tribunal, headed by Michael Beloff QC, in Doha from January 6-11. Salman and Aamer had their appeals against suspension rejected, while Asif withdrew his appeal.
Salman hired Yasin Patel last month
RAWALPINDI – Benazir Bhutto’s murder trial took another twist on Wednesday when the lawyer of former Rawalpindi police chief Saud Aziz said Benazir’s security adviser Rehman Malik (now the interior minister) was asked to stop her from coming out of the vehicle, but the instruction had not been adhered to.
Malik Waheed Anjum told a press conference that SSP Operations Yaseen Farooq “had informed Benazir’s security adviser Rehman Malik to bar Benazir from coming out of the vehicle
LAHORE: The lawyer of teenage pace bowler Mohammad Amir insists he has faith in the ICC-appointed tribunal which will decide the fate of his client and two other players implicated in the spot-fixing scandal.
Amir, along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, will face an ICC hearing in Doha starting on January 6. At present the trio has been barred from playing competitive cricket with the Pakistan Cricket Board suspending their central contracts.
The three cricketers face
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed time until the second week of January to the government to engage a lawyer to defend the appointment of Justice (r) Syed Deedar Hussain Shah as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman.
A five-member bench headed by Justice Javed Iqbal adjourned the hearing after the court was told that the federation had not yet engaged a lawyer to plead the case. Senior advocates Muhammad Akram Sheikh appeared for the petitioner – Leader
LAHORE: Pakistan’s runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider got into deeper trouble as his legal team decided to back out in London. Natasha Malik, a lawyer representing the firm fighting his asylum case, said her firm will not be able to represent the wicketkeeper any longer.
“We have tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with him for the past few days, left him messages and so on and yet he has not contacted us at all. He was supposed to come in for some important meetings
ISLAMABAD: Dr Abdul Basit, counsel for Justice Shabbar Raza Rizvi and Justice Hasnat Ahmed Khan, on Tuesday objected to the formation of the Supreme Court bench hearing contempt of court cases against the PCO judges.
Dr Basit contended that three judges of the bench had had an “ugly incident” with his clients, thus they did not want these judges to hear their case. A five-member SC bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Mahmood Akhtar Shahid Siddiqui,
LAHORE: Pakistan’s suspended Test captain, Salman Butt, has turned to a United Kingdom based lawyer of Indian origin to represent him in the spot-fixing case. Salman Butt’s lawyer Aftab Gul confirmed that Barrister Yasin Patel would be representing the player in all matters in the United Kingdom.
“Yasin Patel is a very high profile criminal defence lawyer who also specialises in human rights, money laundering and sports related cases. He will be liasioning with Scotland Yard
LAHORE: A lawyer has sent a reference to the president and the Supreme Judicial Council against a judge of the Lahore High Court for influencing a police case in favour of a naib qasid of his court.
Saeed Ahmed Malik moved the application against Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed seeking proceedings against him under Article 109 of the constitution for misuse of powers. Malik said that on September 23, 2009, a mob led by Mehmood and his son Akram attacked his property and demolished it
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
Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout on Friday appealed against a Thai court ruling that removed a major obstacle to his extradition to the United States, his lawyer said.
Thailand’s Criminal Court on Tuesday dismissed money-laundering and fraud charges against Bout that had been holding up his extradition, citing insufficient evidence.
In an apparent delaying tactic, Bout’s lawyer Lak Nittiwattanawichan said he had submitted an appeal against the decision, partly on the