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LHC adjourns Rehman’s presidential pardon case

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

LHC to hear petition against sugar prices today

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed will today (Friday) take up a petition challenging the unprecedented increase in sugar prices and the government’s failure to form any regularity authority to check the sugar cartels and hoarders.
The LHC had earlier returned the petition stating that certified copies were not attached with the petition, after which the petitioner re-filed it along with all certified copies on Thursday. Petitioner’s counsel Azhar Siddique

LHC admits petition challenging LDA’s commercialisation fee

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Tuesday admitted for regular hearing and granted an interim stay on a petition challenging the commercialisation and conversion fee imposed by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).
On the petition filed by Tahir Zia, the court as an interim order, required the petitioners to deposit six percent of the conversion fee and stayed the authority from resorting to any coercive action against them.
The petition,

Petition to dismantle Governor’s House filed

Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Friday heard the petition seeking the conversion of the Governor House into a housing colony of 786 plots of equal measure to generate revenue over Rs 15 billion also making the place an ‘architectural wonder of the world’.
Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik told the court that in 1975 the president of Pakistan, using his powers under the constitution, made the Governor House a personal residence for the

LHC issues notice on petition against Punjab government’s ban on recruitments

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday issued notice to Punjab government on a petition challenging ban on appointments in grades 5 to 16 in provincial departments.
Advocate Alamgir Khan filed the petition stating that the government had put a ban on recruitments in grades 5 to 16 which had caused an increase in unemployment. He said the young educated people were getting involved in illegal activities due to joblessness. He pleaded that the government was constitutionally bound

LHC seeks report on ‘free education for all’ petition

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought a detailed report from the federal and provincial government within three weeks on a constitutional petition for uniform education policy providing for free education to children less than 16 years of age.
Judicial Activism Panel (JAP) Chairman Muhammad Azhar Siddique had filed the petition submitting that after 18th constitutional amendment it had become obligatory for the government to provide free education to children

Petition against internet defamation of Moonis Elahi withdrawn

The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Wednesday dismissed as withdrawn a writ petition of PMLQ supporters seeking a ban on the access of “Google Blogger” as it contained an allegedly defamatory material against their leader Moonis Elahi.
Dismissing the petition the chief justice observed that the petitioners being activists of PNl-Q had no locus standi to agitate against the matter before the court because they were not a directly aggrieved