Pakistan’s legal fraternity on Tuesday observing countrywide strike in protest against Monday’s terrorist attack on a local court in Islamabad, which left 11 people including a senior judge and four lawyer dead and over 30 injured.
While Islamabad High Court and District Bar have decided to boycott court proceedings for a week mourning the deaths . . . → Read More: Lawyers observe nation-wide strike
The upper house of parliament on Monday directed government to submit today (Tuesday) a detailed report identifying lapses on part of the authorities that enabled terrorists to carry out the attack in a district court complex in the capital city. . . . → Read More: Senate seeks report on Monday court attack, Islamabad
The national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), has been ‘rescued’ countless times in the last decade only to find itself in dire straits within weeks or months. It is chronically overmanned with 776 employees per aircraft against an international average of around 150 per aircraft. Its fleet — those of them actually capable of . . . → Read More: The tragic tale of the flag carrier
A dozen high-profile Taliban inmates have mistakenly been freed from the central jail in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan with falsified documents, officials said on Sunday.
Kandahar Police Chief Col Rahmatullah Atrafi said a letter from the Attorney’s Office had ordered the release of 16 prisoners, who had their jail terms served. But later it . . . → Read More: Forged letter used to free Afghan Taliban
(By Syed Mohammad Ali) For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities due to multiple waves of Afghans crossing over the porous international border to flee repeated bouts of escalating conflict within their war-ravaged country.
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan had unleashed the first wave of refugees into . . . → Read More: Afghan refugees by the millions
A section of the Christian Divorce Act 1869 has been challenged before the Lahore High Court for being “offensive and insulting” to women.
At the first hearing of the case on Thursday, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah directed the petitioner to bring relevant documents before the court at the next hearing, date for which would . . . → Read More: Christian Divorce Act challenged before LHC
The Lahore High Court on Thursday found a committee comprising the Lahore High Court Bar Association president and the Operations Deputy Inspector General to resolve a clash between lawyers and policemen.
. . . → Read More: Clash between lawyers and police to be resolved through committee
Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Karachi—Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Wednesday ascended Provincial Assembly Bill to provide for prevention of defacement of property and prohibition of expression of matters on walls in the Province of Sindh.
The Act will be called the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2013, shall extend to the whole of Province of Sindh and shall come into force at once.
. . . → Read More: Anti-graffiti bill approved in Sindh
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets and clashed with police in Istanbul and Ankara to denounce voice recordings suggesting that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned his son to hide large sums of money from the police.
Police fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets to disperse the anti-corruption demonstrators during a protest in . . . → Read More: Turkish protestors react to fake wiretap