New CJ takes suo motu notice against footage controversy

After assuming charge as the top judge on Thursday, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani took suo motu notice of the Supreme Court administration allowing only one private TV channel to exclusively cover the full-court reference in honour of outgoing chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

This notice comes a day after he had questioned the suo motu . . . → Read More: New CJ takes suo motu notice against footage controversy

Judges of superior courts to get 20% raise

President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday, on the advice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, has approved a 20 per cent increase in the salaries as well as judicial allowances for the judges of superior courts.

According to the presidential order, monthly salary of the Chief Justice of Pakistan has been increased from Rs 4,48,221 . . . → Read More: Judges of superior courts to get 20% raise

Law Ministry directed to facilitate voting for expats

The government is likely to give right of vote to million of Pakistani expatriates in the upcoming general elections.

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SC displeased with Sindh Govt’s Karachi killings report

Rejecting the Sindh government progress report on implementation of the Supreme Court order in the suo motu case of Karachi killings, a larger bench of the apex court observed that the security situation would have been much better and the court would not have had to rehear the case if the court order had been . . . → Read More: SC displeased with Sindh Govt’s Karachi killings report

Ch. Iftikhar asked not to hear son’s case

Islamabad: Leader of Opposition in Pakistan’s National Assembly Nisar Ali Khan has said that Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry should keep away from his son’s case, Online news agency reported.

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Colored benches in the apex court

By Elf Habib

Their distinct hues and emblems would also, albeit temporarily, impart the vitally needed shades of diversity like judges from the fairer gender and minorities, which this court has long lacked

The present Chief Justice of Pakistan has recently revealed an ingeniously novel and admirable plan to start a green bench in the apex . . . → Read More: Colored benches in the apex court

Musharraf summoned by Sindh High Court, hearing on 3rd April

The Sindh High Court on Friday issued a notice summoning former president Pervez Musharraf in the May 12, 2007, Karachi violence case, Express News reported.

The court ordered that the summon notice be printed in London’s newspapers. The hearing of the case will take place on April 3, 2012.

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SC nominates 2 judges to head commissions

ISLAMABAD – On the formal request of the government, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry nominated on Monday Justice Javed Iqbal and Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, both judges of the Supreme Court (SC), as presidents of the inquiry commissions on the Abbottabad incident and the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad, respectively.

Although the Supreme . . . → Read More: SC nominates 2 judges to head commissions

”Karachi Ranger case ka faisla 30 din men sunaya jaey”

My Chief Justice aap pe Qurban jaon,

Salman Taseer case men bhi yahi hukam dijeay

Benazir murder case men bhi yahi 30 din men insaf do na

Sialkot case k mulzimo ki bhi video isi trah aae thi

Lahore wakeel ne mulazima ko katal kia wahan bhi 30 din ka hukam dijey,

bomb blast k . . . → Read More: ”Karachi Ranger case ka faisla 30 din men sunaya jaey”

Ninth Grader Requests Chief Justice of Pakistan to Get Internet Porn Blocked

‘The News’ has reported that a fifteen year old school boy, after getting no response from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and Ministry of Information Technology, has requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take necessary steps to get the p*rn websites blocked in Pakistan.

The News writes that Abdullah, a 9th grade student from Karachi, has . . . → Read More: Ninth Grader Requests Chief Justice of Pakistan to Get Internet Porn Blocked