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Petition seeks information about foreigners’ whereabouts

Petition seeks information about foreigners’ whereabouts

LAHORE – A constitutional petition has been moved in the Lahore High Court seeking directions for ministries of interior and foreign affairs to provide the Punjab government complete information/functions of the foreigners living in the province.
Advocate Noshab A Khan filed the petition under article 199 of the constitution in the backdrop of murder of two young Pakistanis at Qurtaba Chowk by Raymond Davis. The petitioner-lawyer submitted that scarcity of correct information

LHC adjourns hearing of petition seeking Zardari’s disqualification

LAHORE – A full bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on petitions challenging President Asif Ali Zardari for holding dual offices. Now the bench headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry will resume hearing on February 3. The bench was hearing petitions of Pakistan Lawyers Forum (PLF), Engineer Ghulam Jillani and Advocate Asif Mehmood Khan who seek disqualification of President Asif Ali Zardari for holding a political office of co-chairperson of PPP.

LHC seeks reply on petition challenging Davis’ immunity

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sought reply until today (Tuesday) from the federal and Punjab governments on four petitions seeking court orders for restraining removing accused Raymond Davis outside the LHC jurisdiction or his possible handing-over to the US on basis of diplomatic immunity.
LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry issued the order while hearing identical petitions filed by Asif Hussain, Muhammad Asghar, Ahmad Masood Gujjar and Iqbal Jaferry.

LHC dismisses petition against assembly speakers

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) four-member full bench on Monday dismissed a petition against speakers of the Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies for passing resolutions in favour of President Asif Ali Zardari for holding dual offices. The bench consisting of Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan ruled that according to the constitution, resolutions of legislative assemblies could not be

LHC adjourns petition challenging Khosa’s appointment

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday adjourned until February 11 hearing of a petition challenging appointment of Latif Khosa as Punjab governor directing the petitioner to file a CM application for amending his petition. The court directed the petitioner to delete name of the cabinet division from the list of respondents, as it has nothing to do with appointment of a governor.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial observed this point when petitioner Nawaz Cheema submitted that he

LHC adjourns hearing of petition by parliamentarians

LAHORE – A full bench of Lahore High Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing on dozens of writ petitions filed by 26 members of provincial and national assembly for dismissal of petition challenging their qualification.
Earlier a deputy attorney general started his arguments and said that after the abolition of graduation condition these petitions had become ineffective. He further said that the Supreme Court had already held that the election commission was the first appropriate

LHC hears contempt petition on Janki Devi Hospital appointment

LAHORE – A division bench of Lahore High Court on a contempt petition regarding appointing medical superintendent (MS) of Janki Devi Hospital, Lahore summoned a deputy attorney general for February 8.
A gynecologist of Janki Devi Hospital Dr Rubina Asif moved contempt petition against Chairman Syed Asif Hashmi, vice chairman Dr Muhammad Ali and secretary Evacuee Trust Property Board. Petitioner counsel Muhammad Asif Ismail submitted that Dr Rubina had already filed an appeal

Health secretary summoned for bogus medical colleges petition

LAHORE – Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Monday issued notices for Feb 25 to secretary health and other respondents on a petition challenging opening of four medical colleges in the province. Advocate Noshab A Khan filed the petition stating that the government of Punjab inaugurated four medical colleges without fulfilling basic requirements.
He said it should have approved recognition of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for validation of

Petition filed against Park and Ride Plaza

LAHORE – A constitutional petition has been filed before the Lahore High Court to question the construction of Liberty Park and Ride Plaza, on the premise that the land was originally owned by Parks and Horticulture of Authority (PHA) for the development of a public park, which could not be handed over to the Lahore Development of Authority (LDA) for the purpose of the said plaza.
The petition has been filed by the Linen Shop and five other owners of shops/establishments/offices

LHC adjourns petition challenging Khosa’s appointment

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday adjourned until January 28, hearing of a petition challenging eligibility of Latif Khosa for appointment as Punjab governor owing to massive corruption allegations against him. Justice Umar Atta Bandyal heard arguments of petitioner Nawaz Cheema who argued that Khosa is not eligible to be appointed as governor because he was removed from office of attorney general on directions of the Supreme Court (SC) due to corruption charges against

LHC reserves judgment on petition challenging BB monument

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday reserved its judgment on a petition challenging construction of former PM Benazir Bhutto’s monument memorial at the Liaqat Bagh, Rawalpindi. The court was hearing a petition filed by Feroz Shah Gilani against construction of the monument costing Rs 1 billion from the national exchequer.
Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik submitted a report on the federal law secretary’s behalf stating that Benazir was a personality of

LHC adjourns hearing of Zardari dual office petition

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench on Wednesday heard arguments of amicus curie in identical petitions challenging dual office of President Asif Ali Zardari and adjourned its hearing until today (Thursday). Abid Hassan Manto, the amicus curie, in his arguments submitted that there is no constitutional clause that might bar the president from being member of a political party. “But, president being symbol of the federation should not let the Presidency be used for political

LHC dismisses petition seeking Faisal Saleh’s disqualification

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) election tribunal on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syeda Abida Hussain seeking disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat. Abida had lost the 2008 general elections from NA-88 Jhang-III against Faisal. The tribunal consisting of Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that the petitioner could not prove her case against the

LHC adjourns petition seeking defaulted loan from Sharifs

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday adjourned until February 10, hearing of a petition filed by a consortium of banks for winding up three units of the Ittefaq Group in order to recover around Rs 3 billion loans from the Sharif family. Earlier, a court formed committee presented its recommendations about winding up the units and the petitioners-banks sought time from the court to review the same.
The National Bank of Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, United Bank Limited,

Petition challenging gas loadshedding admitted for hearing

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Monday admitted for hearing an earlier-filed petition challenging less gas supply to Punjab and directed the petitioner to come on the case’s next hearing with decision of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) on gas quota for Punjab. The court adjourned the petition’s hearing until February 17 after hearing arguments of petitioner Noshab A Khan.
Earlier, the petitioner sought early hearing of the main petition but the

LHC disposes of petition against Taseer’s foreign visit

LAHORE – Mr Justice Azmat Saeed of Lahore High Court on Thursday disposed of a petition regarding the late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s four-day foreign visit and declared it non-maintainable.
The judge observed that since Salman Taseer had passed away, it would not be now possible to establish whether or not he had some mala fide intention by keeping his foreign tour secret. After hearing strong arguments from the petitioner, the court did not dismiss the petition and

From the courtroom – Petition disposed of after ‘missing person’ produced in court

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday disposed of a petition regarding a missing person belonging to Karachi after recording the statement of the Special Investigation Unit investigation officer (IO).
A division bench comprising Justices Gulzar Ahmed and Imam Bux Baloch had directed the authorities on Monday to produce the missing person before the court.
Petitioner Anees Fatima had submitted in her petition that her son Pervez Ali was picked up by personnel of the

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