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Another lawyer abandons govt ship in NRO plea

Another lawyer abandons govt ship in NRO plea

ISLAMABAD – After senior lawyer Kamal Azfar was withdrawn as counsel for the government in a review petition against the Supreme Court (SC)’s verdict on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), Advocate-on-Record (AOR) Raja Abdul Ghafoor has also submitted an application seeking withdrawal, to be considered by the 17-member full court scheduled to resume hearing on the petition today (Monday).
Ghafoor’s application is likely to be accepted, and the new AOR Zafar Abbas Naqvi

Lawyer seeks proceedings against judge for ordering Davis’ release

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court’s inspection team member (MIT) sent on Thursday an application to the chief justice, seeking proceedings against Additional District and Sessions judge Muhammad Yousaf Aojla for releasing CIA contractor Raymond Davis in double murder of two Pakistanis.
The MIT referred the case to chief justice in response to an application filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey who accused AD&SJ Aojla of acquitting Davis in an unusual manner and against the rules.

FIA failed to prove allegations against Moonis, claims defence lawyer

LAHORE – The FIA has failure in implicating my client in the NICL land deal, Moonis Elahis’ defence lawyer said. He said the FIA is concocting stories to malign Elahi’s reputation. Commenting on the 14 days physical remand, he said the FIA had used all methods in the book but were unable to come up with evidence against Moonis Elahi. He said that this was undeniable proof of Moonis Elahi’s innocence.
Moonis Elahi’s defence lawyer said that it was now evident to all that the

Davis’ lawyer flees Pakistan amid life threats

LAHORE – Raymond Davis’ lawyer Syed Zahid Hussain Bokhari has moved to the US amid life threats after his client’s release, while his daughter and Punjab Assembly legislator from PPP, Azma Bokhari, is constantly being harassed.
PPP deputy parliamentary leader Shaukat Basra told reporters on Tuesday that Azma and her family was receiving life threats constantly, due to which her father Zahid Bokhari had left the country. Basra said Azma was receiving threats from unidentified

Lawyer wants LHCBA clean chit on thrashing

LAHORE – Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) member Nasir Khan Banuzai, who allegedly thrashed a 60-year-old woman, Bushra Sayyeda, on Thursday in the bar premises, filed an application on Saturday in the bar, calling for an inquiry by a bar committee, to help him cleanly come out of the case. On March 24, Nasir allegedly thrashed Bushra with a shoe, injuring her head and face, for sitting at his makeshift office in the bar premises.
Nasir claims that Bushra was a

Davis’ victims’ lawyer seeks action

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

Lawyer of victims wants action against jail staff

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

‘Family pressured into becoming pawns by JI lawyer’

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

Assange faces ‘denial of justice’: lawyer

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

Deferment a ‘silver lining’ for Amir: lawyer

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

Amir’s lawyer wanted tribunal to take more time

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

Spanish judge to probe Iraq refugee camp killings: lawyer

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

Butt’s lawyer to prepare in Pakistan

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

It was Malik’s job to keep Benazir inside vehicle: lawyer

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

Amir’s lawyer has faith in ICC tribunal

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

SC gives govt time to engage lawyer for NAB chairman

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

Haider loses another lawyer

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