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SC suspends PC’s decision of denying extension to 2 SHC judges

SC suspends PC’s decision of denying extension to 2 SHC judges

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the decision of the Parliamentary Committee (PC) which denied one year extensions in the service of two additional judges of the Sindh High Court and restrained the respondents from issuing any notification in pursuance of the PC’s recommendations.
A four-member larger bench comprising Justice Mahmood Akhtar Siddiqui, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez was hearing petitions against the

SHC CJ for provision of speedy justice to masses

KARACHI – Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Mushir Alam on Saturday urged the district and sessions judges of the province’s 24 judicial districts to ensure that speedy justice is provided to the masses in accordance with the National Judicial Policy (NJP).
Presiding over a meeting held at SHC, the chief justice said that the NJP – initiated by the chief justice of Pakistan – is aimed at providing access to a quick and easy judicial system to the people. The SHC chief justice

SHC directs govt to bring back fisherfolk jailed in Yemen

KARACHI – Concerned over the half-hearted efforts of government for bringing back stranded Pakistani fisherfolk in Yemen, the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed the government to take necessary action in this regard.
Human Rights activist Nisar A Mujahid in his petition had prayed the court to issue directions to the federal government to take necessary steps for the release of Pakistani fisherfolk imprisoned in Yemen. Citing the Interior secretary and the foreign affairs

SHC issues notices to respondents in Airblue plane crash case

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued notices to federal Law secretary, Defence secretary, chief air controllers of Karachi and Islamabad, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) chief and other respondents to submit comments in the Airblue plane crash case on the next date of hearing to be fixed later.
An SHC divisional bench, comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Hassan Rizvi, was hearing a constitutional petition filed by the Human Rights and Civil

SHC dismisses petition on reopening NRO cases

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) dismissed a petition filed for reopening the cases withdrawn under the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) on Wednesday due to non-prosecution. The SHC divisional bench comprising Chief Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Syed Hassan Rizvi dismissed the petition filed by Iqbal Kazmi, who has continuously remained absent from hearings.
Kazmi had submitted that on October 5, 2007 former military ruler Pervez Musharraf issued the NRO, under

NA committee rejects JC’s extension for two SHC judges

ISLAMABAD – The parliamentary committee for the appointment of judges on Tuesday rejected the Judicial Commission’s proposal of one year extension in the tenures of two additional judges of the Sindh High Court (SHC). The committee, headed by Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari, met in the Parliament House and discussed the proposal.
The committee approved the names of Justice Imam Bakhsh, Justice Azhar Rizvi, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Nisar Ahmed. However, it rejected the

Mushir Alam sworn in as new SHC chief justice

KARACHI – Justice Mushir Alam – a senior judge of the Sindh High Court (SHC) – took oath as the SHC chief justice (CJ) on Monday. Alam has been appointed the new chief justice after President Asif Ali Zardari appointed former SHC CJ Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Justice Amir Hani Muslim as judges in the Supreme Court on the recommendation of the Judicial Commission.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad administered the oath to Alam at an oath-taking ceremony which was held at the SHC

President approves appointment of two SC judges, SHC CJ

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday approved the appointment of Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Justice Amir Hani Muslim as permanent judges of the Supreme Court and Justice Mushir Alam as the Sindh High Court chief justice.
According to a senior SC official, both SC judges would be administered an oath next week, most probably on Tuesday.
With the inclusion of these judges, the number of the SC judges would rise to 18, excluding the chief justice, but including

FROM THE COURTROOM – SHC issues notices in missing person’s case

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the director-generals of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh); the Sindh home secretary; the inspector general of police (IGP); Karachi Capital City Police officer (CCPO); and others to file their comments on February 3 in a missing person’s case.
Through her counsel Maqbool Rehman Advocate, Gulfam Bibi filed a constitutional petition impleaded the heads of

SHC gives notice in missing person’s case

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notices to the director-generals of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI) and Pakistan Rangers (Sindh); the Sindh home secretary; the inspector general of police (IGP); Karachi Capital City Police officer (CCPO); and others to file their comments on February 3 in a missing person’s case.
Through her counsel Maqbool Rehman Advocate, Gulfam Bibi filed a constitutional petition impleaded the heads of

NTS test for judges – SHC seeks successful candidates’ exam papers

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed the National Testing Services (NTS) administrator, the Sindh chief secretary, the SHC registrar and an SHC Inspection Team member to file comments in a petition challenging the examination procedure of lower judiciary judges.
The SHC division bench comprising Justice Athar Saeed and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar also directed the respondents to submit the examination copies of the successful candidates.
The NTS test for

NTS test for lower judiciary judges – SHC seeks successful candidates’ exam copies

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed the National Testing Services (NTS) administrator, the Sindh chief secretary, the SHC registrar and an SHC Inspection Team member to file comments in a petition challenging the examination procedure of lower judiciary judges.
The SHC division bench comprising Justice Athar Saeed and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar also directed the respondents to submit the examination copies of the successful candidates.
The NTS test for

SHC summons PPP MP in harassment case

KARACHI – Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) Tahir Masood Arain has been summoned by the Sindh High Court (SHC) over harassing his business partner through the Thatta police.
Tufail Zakaria filed a constitutional petition against the MPA and the Thatta police seeking protection.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany and Justice Muneeb Akhter issued notices to the MPA and the SHO of Thatta’s Dhabeji police station for filing comments.
The

Harassment of defaulters – SHC reserves verdict on identical petitions

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Saturday reserved its verdict on identical constitutional petitions filed against the staff of different private banks and institutions for engaging in harassment for loan recovery.
The petitions were filed by Anwer Mehmood and others, who approached a three-member SHC bench headed by Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany. They impleaded the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) governor; presidents and heads of recovery departments of ABN Amro Bank,

Committee on judges’ appointments challenged in SHC

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) was moved on Saturday against the formation of the parliamentary committee on judges’ appointments, with the petitioner, Sohail Hameed Advocate, pleading with the court to term the committee as unconstitutional.
Quoting Article 175-A of the Constitution, the plaintiff submitted that a parliamentary committee must consist of at least 8 members,4 recommended by the prime minister and 4 by the opposition.
The aforementioned Article was

SHC seeks comments on two missing Baloch youths

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the deputy attorney general and Sindh advocate general to file comments supported with affidavits of Interior and Defence secretaries, the Sindh home secretary, the IGP and other police officials about the whereabouts of two Baloch youths, who were allegedly whisked away by intelligence agencies in Karachi.
A division bench comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Imam Bux Baloch was hearing a petition filed by Ms Ghahari on the

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