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SC sends PCO judges home

Dismissing the intra-court appeals of the judges who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO), the Supreme Court said on Wednesday that all the serving PCO judges had ceased to hold

What will become of ‘PCO doctors’?

LAHORE – The fate of doctors recently recruited by the Punjab Health Department to run hospitals in the absence of striking doctors hangs in the balance, as the Young Doctors’ Association (YDA) has expressed its reservation on their future, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The Health Department appointed 617 doctors to run the emergency departments of various hospitals, while the young doctors were on a strike. However, the appointments are not regular, putting the fate of all these

Leniency to PCO will become precedence: CJP

ISLAMABAD – Admitting that his oath under the 1999 Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) had been condoned by parliament in 2004, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Monday the court could not allow the judges, who had taken oath under the PCO issued on November 3, 2007, to hold offices as it would become a precedence and “law of necessity”.
The chief justice said this while heading a six-member special bench which was hearing intra-court appeals

SC seeks government’s stance on status of PCO judges

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday directed the attorney general to submit by April 4 a written statement on behalf of the federal government on the constitutional status of a number of former judges of the superior courts who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in violation of a November 3, 2007 restraining order. A seven-member special bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq

SC resumes hearing on PCO judges today

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court will resume the hearing on intra-court appeals of the superior courts’ judges today (Monday), who had taken oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in violation of the apex court’s November 3, 2007 restraining order.
A seven-member special bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany

SC forgives Dogar for PCO oath

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted an unconditional apology by former de-facto chief justice of Pakistan Justice (r) Abdul Hameed Dogar for taking oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in violation of SC’s November 3, 2007 restraint order and terminated the contempt of court notice issued to him.
The court also withdrew contempt of court notice against dysfunctional PCO judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Sayed Zahid Hussain after his counsel SM

SC seeks govt’s stance on legal status of PCO judges

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday sought the government’s stance on the legal status of PCO judges after non validation of November 3, 2007 actions by parliament.
A seven-member special bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Justice Amir Hani Muslim was hearing intra-court appeals of dysfunctional and retired judges of

SC resumes hearing on PCO judges’ intra court appeals today

ISLAMABAD – A seven-member special bench of the Supreme Court will resume hearing today (Monday) on intra-court appeals of dysfunctional and retired judges of the superior courts, seeking overturning of the SC February 2 decision of charging them with contempt for taking oath under the PCO.
The bench consists of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Sarmad

PHC suspends show-cause notice issued by PCO judge

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

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