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Lawyers’ fraternity lauds amendment

Lawyers’ fraternity lauds amendment

KARACHI – The lawyers’ fraternity, by and large, has welcomed the amendment in law granting civil courts the authority to hear property suits worth up to Rs 15 million.
“The previous bodies of the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) and the Karachi Bar Association (KBA) reached at a joint decision regarding the jurisdiction of civil courts during my tenure as SHCBA president,” Rasheed Razvi told Pakistan Today,
Razvi went on to explain that when the colonial judicial

Baloch lawyers to boycott courts today

QUETTA – Balochistan lawyers’ community strongly condemned the brutal killing of Supreme Court senior Judge Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents in Lahore and announced a boycott of courts across the province today (Thursday) against the tragic killing besides demanding the government conduct a transparent probe into the incident. Pakistan Bar Council Member Amanullah Kanrani Advocate said this while addressing a joint press conference on Wednesday. He termed the killing of Justice Javed

Lawyers boycott courts, demand colleague’s recovery

PESHAWAR – Lawyers boycotted courts on the call of Khyber-Pukhtunkhwa Bar Council and Peshawar High Court Bar Association to protest the abduction of Zain Khan Khalil advocate and demanded his safe recovery.
The KP Bar Council and Peshawar Bar Council came down hard on the government and the law-enforcement agencies for not taking solid steps for Zain’s recovery. All the lawyers wore black bands round their arms and locked their offices.
Addressing the lawyers, Latif Afridi,

Mystery surrounds lawyer’s murder

PESHAWAR – Reports about a senior lawyer’s murder by his captors became a mystery as the dead body found in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency was not of Zain Khan Khalil Advocate.
According to the family sources, a man who was mediating between the kidnappers and the son of Zain Khan made a call and asked them to be prepared for funeral as the captors had killed Zain Khan.
Official teams were sent to the site to bring the body but the tribal levies, after getting the body, told

Lawyers, politicians striving for LBA’s presidential slot

LAHORE – As five days are left to elect Lahore Bar Association’s (LBA) new office-bearers, lawyers’ community and political parties are making all out efforts to secure victory for their respective candidates for the presidential slot. For LBA’s elections, Pakistan People’s party is clear about its candidate to support while Pakistan Muslim league (N) is still confuse and not in position to make any clear decision for the support of a single presidential candidate. Pakistan

LH CJ seeks lawyers’ help to combat corruption

LAHORE – Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry urged bar associations and lawyers to cooperate in eradication of bribery and corruption from courts and government departments with the same passion that was seen during the lawyers’ movement for the restoration of independent judiciary. CJ Ijaz Chaudhry, while talking to a delegation of Tax Bar Association (TBA) Lahore, said, “If lawyers start pointing out corrupt elements with a national mission, they can root out the

LHC CJ asks PbBC to cancel rowdy lawyer’s licence

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Wednesday asked the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) to cancel the practicing licence of Ajmal Mahmood advocate for misbehaving with the chief justice and using offensive language in his court. Per details, Ajmal appeared before a division bench headed by the LHC CJ in a NAB case against Mirza Sultan Muhammad.
It appeared that the lawyer came prepared to hurl insults at the CJ and NAB Prosecutor Haroonur Rashid, who was

Ethnicity fissures Sindh lawyers ahead of PBC polls

KARACHI: Fissures have emerged among members of the Sindh Bar Council (SBC), with Sindhi-speaking lawyers forming a panel of their own ahead of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) polls on December 22 in an attempt to combat “discrimination on ethnic basis,” Pakistan Today has learnt.
Two panels had traditionally existed in the SBC; one led by Rasheed A Rizvi and the other by Yasin Azad. A third panel has now emerged, and is being led by SBC Vice-Chairman Ali Muhammad Dahiry

Price consults lawyers over jokes

Katie Price has called in her lawyers after a comedian told a series of sick jokes about her disabled son. Scottish funnyman Frankie Boyle cracked several gags about eight-year-old Harvey during his Tramadol Nights show on Channel 4.
Referring to Price’s battle with her ex-husband, singer Peter Andre, for custody of the child, Boyle said, “Eventually one of them will lose and have to keep him.” He also suggested Harvey – who is blind, autistic, and suffers from a condition that

Saudis sponsored lawyers: Asfandyar

ISLAMABAD: A US diplomatic cable relapsed by WikiLeaks claims that ANP President Asfandyar Wali accused the PML-N of distributing “cash-filled envelops”, funded by Saudi Arabia, to party-backed lawyers during the lawyers movement and the long march in March 2009.
The cable, sent on March 12, 2009 by the then US ambassador Anne W Patterson, details her meeting with Asfandyar, who along with JUI-F Chief Fazlur Rehman, was mediating between President Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif to

Appointment of federal counsels – PPP dispenses favours to ‘jiyala’ lawyers

ISLAMABAD: In its first year in the government, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) bestowed a favour of Rs 12.673 million on the party’s jiyala lawyers by making illegal appointments of federal counsels on retainership, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday.
An official document available with Pakistan Today indicates that the Law and Justice Division paid Rs 12.673 million on account of monthly reatainership fee to federal counsels during the financial year 2008-09.
The document

Lawyers’ fight for judicial overhaul not over yet: Asma

LAHORE: The lawyers’ movement for the restoration of judiciary launched after the November 3, 2007 steps taken by former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf was based on a strong desire for overhauling the justice system of the country and the purpose is yet to be achieved fully, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir said on Tuesday.
Asma made these comments while addressing lawyers at the general house meeting of the Lahore High Court Bar Association

Lawyers protest colleague’s abduction

Lawyers boycotted court proceedings on Wednesday to protest over the non-recovery of lawyer office bearer Munir Ahmad Mirwani.
The lawyers did not appear before all superior and lower courts in response to a call from the Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) over the non-recovery of Jhalawan Bar Association General Secretary Khuzdar, who was kidnapped by unknown armed people, four months ago.
The lawyers observed strike in Quetta, Sibi, Dera Allahyar, Dera Murad

Lawyers laud SC verdict, urge MPs to implement it

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,