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SHO summoned on petition seeking case against doctors

SHO summoned on petition seeking case against doctors

LAHORE – Additional District and Sessions Judge Ameer Khan on Saturday summoned the Naseerabad Police Station house officer on April 9 on a petition seeking registration of murder cases against office-bearers of the Young Doctors Association (YDA).
Advocate Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhry filed the petition submitting that dozens of patients, including children, had lost their lives due to the doctor’s strike. The petitioner said that doctors, on call of the YDA, had been observing a

Petition filed in LHC seeking provision of free education

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday seeking provision of free education to every citizen from five to 16 years of age under articles 9, 25 A and 37 of the constitution. Syed Feroz Shah filed the petition submitting that provision of free education was the right of every citizen, which had become a substantive part of the constitution after passage of the 18th Constitutional Amendment. Petitioner’s counsel AK Dogar submitted that the federal and

Criticism of apex court verdict – HRCSA moves SC seeking PPP Sindh MPAs’ disqualification

KARACHI – The Human Rights Commission for South Asia (HRCSA) on Monday moved a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan, Karachi registry seeking disqualification of the PPP’s Sindh Assembly members, who are involved in protesting and criticising the SC’s order that set aside the notification for the appointment of the NAB chairman. The petition was filed by HRCSA representative Syed Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi under Article 184(3) of the Constitution of Pakistan, pleading that the

LHC wants reply to petition seeking action against striking doctors

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice (CJ) on Monday sought a reply from the Punjab government within two weeks on a petition seeking action against doctors for observing strikes by endangering the life of patients. Journalist Manzoor Qadir filed the petition submitting that the doctors were violating their code of professional conduct by observing strikes. He said that the strikes were causing a lot of problems to citizens who were being denied their fundamental right of

BISE issued notice on petition seeking exam postponement

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued notices for March 9 to all Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) in Punjab on a petition seeking postponement of Matriculation examinations and abolition of the new system of multiple choice questions (MCQ). Azhar Siddique filed the petition clubbing it with another petition on the same issue. He submitted that the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has changed the objective questions procedure

LHC dismisses plea seeking early hearing of Javed’s case

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday dismissed a petition seeking early hearing of an already pending petition seeking disqualification of Punjab Assembly’s Unification Bloc leader Dr Tahir Ali Javed. LHC Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry observed that the petition could not be fixed for an early hearing, as the court is facing a shortage of judges.
The main petition was filed by Zaheer Ahmed Naz, Allah Rakha Azhar, Nasir Mehmood and Muhammad Aslam through their

LHC CJ disposes of petition seeking ban on Facebook

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Monday disposed of a petition seeking a ban on social networking site Facebook and other websites for displaying blasphemous caricatures and anti-Islam material. The court announced the verdict after Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik informed the court that the federal government is taking all steps to block anti-Islam websites. He said that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the

Case seeking trader’s properties confiscation adjourned

LAHORE – An accountability court on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a case seeking confiscation of properties owned by Raja Centre Main Market, Gulberg owner Raja Riaz until February 28. During the hearing, Riaz’s son Hammad Riaz filed an application submitting that he is actual owner of the property confiscated by the court and orders regarding confiscation of properties might be revised in his favour.
On the court’s direction, Consolidation Officer Muhammad Jameel issued a notice

Petition filed in LHC seeking Davis’ shifting to Lahore Fort

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking shifting of US national Raymond Davis to the Lahore Fort and an ISI inquiry into the case. Rana Ilmddin filed the petition submitting that Davis was on a special mission in Pakistan, which could be harmful for the country’s solidarity.
He said that the accused was spending his days of detention as a guest, as his ‘residence’ at the Kot Lakhpat Jail consists of two barrack and 18 rooms. The petitioner alleged

LHC seeks reply on petition seeking foreigners’ information

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry on Thursday sought reply from the federal and Punjab governments on a petition seeking court orders directing the foreign and interior ministries to provide the Punjab government complete information about foreigners living in the province.
The LHC CJ directed the deputy attorney general and Punjab assistant advocate general to ensure submission of the reply within three weeks. Advocate Noshab A Khan filed

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.

AGP summoned in petitions seeking Musharraf’s extradition

LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) to appear on February 8 over petitions seeking extradition of former president Pervez Musharraf and registration of a high treason case against him.
On Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Tanveer Hashimi sought more time to obtain instructions from the quarters concerned. However, the counsel for the petitioners opposed the official request terming it ‘delaying tactics) the proceedings in the

IHC rejects pleas seeking stop to Qadri’s trial

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday rejected two pleas seeking end of the trial of the assassin of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, Mumtaz Qadri, and a quashment of the FIR registered against him under Section 302 for killing Taseer.
The petitioner, Malik Zafar Awan advocate, in two separate petitions, pleaded before Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi, that Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code applied to those who committed unjustified murder.

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,

LHC dismisses plea seeking Taseer’s disqualification

LAHORE – A petition seeking disqualification of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer was declared ‘ineffective’ by the Lahore High Court on Monday because of Taseer’s assassination. Petitioner Chief Executive of Haseeb Waqas Sugar Mills Mian Waqas Riaz had filed a constitutional petition against Taseer through his counsel AK Dogar, pleading that Taseer was not eligible to hold the office of the governor as he was doing his private business which was not permitted under the Constitution.

Wife of jailed Indian doctor considers seeking asylum

RAIPUR – The wife of a medical doctor sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of helping India’s Maoist insurgents said Tuesday she would like to seek asylum in a “liberal democratic country.”
“I am not feeling secure in this country,” Ilina, wife of jailed doctor Binayak Sen, told AFP in Raipur, the capital of the Maoist insurgency-riven state of Chhattisgarh. “I am feeling threatened and if you are being persecuted for your feelings then why would you stay here,” she said.