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 Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan
Not merely an abstract idea
After forty years of serving as a judge, I still ponder and reflect as to whether our judiciary is truly independent or not.
Sixty five years back, the nation became independent and these past sixty five years it has spent in knowing as to whether . . . → Read More: When will we attain Independence of Judiciary
By Hassan Naqvi
Blasphemy law has been hovering the free soul spirits now and again, drifting back into the formation of this law, heads droop down on finding its non-existent implementation in Quran and Sunnah. Who took up the charge and declared the implementation of such sensitized issue? Where their root does belongs from? And . . . → Read More: Islam: No punishment for blasphemy
ISLAMABAD: Federal minister of Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that the constitution is supreme and the Parliament is the constitution-making institution.
He said the Prime Minister would appear in court on 18th September and accept whatever ruling the court issues.
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By Rana Tanveer
LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday asked President Asif Ali Zardari to dissociate himself from political activities by September 5.
The bench was hearing a contempt of court petition against President Zardari for holding dual offices, as president of Pakistan and co-chairman of the . . . → Read More: Zardari cannot hold 2 post, step down as PPP co-Chairman: LHC
IN disqualifying a sitting, democratically elected prime minister, the Supreme Court has taken an extraordinary — and unfortunate — step.
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani cautioned the apex court on Monday to remain within its constitutional bounds lest it provokes a clash between the three tiers of government.
“The powers of all institutions are described clearly in the constitution,” said the prime minister, while addressing the Supreme Court Bar Association at the auditorium . . . → Read More: Pakistan, Karachi: PM Vs CJ
But still, they are what the people of Pakistan voted for… well, 56% of them anyway – the rest were bogus votes.
Hurray for the parliament! Hurray for Pakistan’s democracy! The Army has finally been cowed down! The ISI has its tail between its legs, and its DG has surrendered! Hurray for Pakistan! Oh . . . → Read More: Forget Governance: Pakistan’s civilian politicians know nothing about security and sovereignty
It is often misunderstood that the judiciary takes action against measures taken by the executive, but it is the constitution which provides this important role to the judiciary for regulating the state machinery, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Sunday. He was addressing the concluding session of the three-day National Judicial Conference.
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The dictionary explains ‘ho hum’ as being an ‘expression of tediousness or boredom’. Ho Hum, therefore, best describes the state of minds in Pakistan. There was a time several months ago when the media, political aspirants and others created the hype of an imminent change of government. Media debates and writings ranged over various possibilities. . . . → Read More: HO HUM