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LHC dismisses petition seeking Faisal Saleh’s disqualification

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

Petition filed against Malik

LAHORE – A petition has been filed against Test cricketer Shoaib Malik in the lower court, with direction to the police to register a criminal case against him for his involvement in match-fixing. In the petition, Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhry alleged that Malik had not only made millions of rupees through match-fixing but also damaged the country’s image. He contended that the Pakistan Cricket Board had reportedly excluded Malik from the 30 probables for the WC 2011 because of his alleged

Reko Diq gold mines – Petition in SC against mining company

LAHORE – A contempt of court petition has been filed in the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry against Tethyan Copper Company for launching a wrong propaganda about its gold mining business in Chagai district, Balochistan, and hiding facts about the quantity of gold reserves in Balochsitan’s Reko-Diq mines.
The petition was filed by Watan Party President Shaukat Khan through Barrister Zafar Ullah Khan, stating that Tethyan Copper Company has started a wrong propaganda through

LHC issues notice to OGRA in petition against fuel prices

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Tuesday issued notices to the Oil and and Gas Regularity Authority (OGRA) chairman and the federal government on a petition challenging nine percent increase in petroleum products prices from January 1, 2011.
The court also summoned a report from OGRA chairman and the federal government within one week seeking an explanation for increasing fuel prices, which would increase prices of other products as well. The judge

Petition asks LHC to ‘stay’ petrol prices

Lahore – The civil miscellaneous (CM) application challenging recent increase of nine percent in the petroleum products was filed again in the Lahore High Court after removing objections raised on it by LHC office on Monday. Petitioner Hameed Goraya through his counsel Muteen-ul-Haq Chaudhry had filed the CM petition on Saturday. However, the LHC office had returned the application to the petitioner due to technical objections.
Therefore, the petitioner removed the objections

Petition against suspension of inspectors dismissed

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry Monday dismissed a petition filed earlier by as many as 15 Inspectors of the Punjab Police to question their suspension and transfer to the Lines. On the petition of Saifullah and others, the court said, it cannot interfere in the service matters, the like in hand, which are regulated by the Inspector General of Police, Punjab.
The petitioner inter alia, had contended that they have been penalized for unfounded

Not an urgent matter – Petition seeking Taseer’s removal returned with objections

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) Office on Tuesday raised objections on a petition seeking Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s removal from office for traveling to Sri Lanka without informing the authorities concerned and returned it to the petitioner.
According to sources, the LHC Office termed the petition as non-maintainable and returned it to petitioner Noshab A Khan advocate. Noshab told Pakistan Today that the LHC deputy registrar (judicial) wrote on the petition-file

Petition seeks Taseer’s removal

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday seeking Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s removal from office for illegally proceeding on a four-day visit abroad without informing the authorities concerned.
The petition was filed by Noshab A Khan advocate submitting that the governor’s mysterious absence from his office for four days was a violation of Article 104 of the constitution, as he could not go on a foreign visit without giving acting charge to the

LHC adjourns Rehman’s presidential pardon case

LAHORE: Hearing of a petition challenging the pardon granted by President Asif Ali Zardari to Interior Minister Rehman Malik was adjourned to December 24 by a full bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday. Earlier, Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik had requested adjournment on behalf of the federation, citing Rehman’s pending adjudication in Supreme Court as an excuse.
Barrister Farooq Hassan, representing the petitioner, opposed the request saying the government was

Warraich’s bail petition rejected

LAHORE: Former state minister for defence Major (r) Habibullah Warraich’s bail petition was rejected on Monday by a banking court while former National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) chairman Ayaz Khan Niazi was sent on a five-day physical remand to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab.
According to details, Warraich claimed that he was not involved in selling land to the NICL and the FIA had already started recovering the embezzled money. After hearing arguments, the

LHC dismisses petition to block Wikileaks website

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday dismissed a petition seeking ban on access to Wikileaks’ website in Pakistan. Justice Saeed declared it a non-maintainable petition, against the people’s fundamental right to access information.
The petitioner, Arif Gondal, pleaded that Wikileaks, through the leakage of sensitive secrets, was conspiring to create conflicts among Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim and western countries of the world and

Petition filed against Taseer for asking for Aasia’s pardon

LAHORE: A petition is filed before the Lahore High Court challenging the alleged move of Punjab governor to get blasphemy convict Aasia Bibi pardoned.
The petition filed by Chuadhry Shahid Iqbal Advocate asks the court to declare proceedings carried out by government of Punjab, the Governor of Punjab and the Federal Law Ministry to Aasia Bibi acquitted of the blasphemy charge be declared illegal and unlawful.
The petitioner represented by a seven member panel of lawyers said

Petition against sugar price hike – Judge says LHC may inspect sugar dealers’ bank accounts

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday issued notices to the federal and Punjab governments and sought a detailed report until November 22 on a petition challenging the excessive increase in sugar prices across the country.
Due to supply shortage, the commodity was being sold for Rs 130 per kilogramme in the retail market. Justice Saeed observed that the supply shortage was created by the sugar hoarding mafia, which had made money by selling the