Pakistan’s Supreme Court today warned that it would ask authorities to cancel the passport offormer Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani if he did not appear in court within three weeks in connection with a probe into a mysterious memo that allegedly sought American help to stave off a military coup.
A nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry rejected Haqqani’s petition asking that . . . → Read More: Hussein Haqqani must appear before SC within 3 week notice: SC
Broad Contempt Powers Used to Censor Press.
Pakistan’s judges should cease using their contempt of court powers to prevent the media from airing programming critical of the judiciary, Human Rights Watch said today.
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By Muhammad Abd al-Hameed
The Arsalan Iftikhar affair has made history but for the wrong reason. It may be the only case that was based entirely on hearsay and yet the Supreme Court took it up. Even in its preliminary stage, the affair has so many intriguing aspects that an investigative journalist can explore and bring . . . → Read More: Behind the ‘Familygate’ Smokescreen