Supreme Court orders special security force for minorities

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the creation of a special force to provide security to the religious places of minorities, after a spate of attacks at their places of worship.

Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani had taken suo moto action against discrimination of minorities and increasing intolerance towards them.

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SC resumes Karachi conflict hearing

The Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing the Karachi law and order case today (Monday) where the Additional Inspector General (AIG) Police Shahid Hayat Khan presented a report regarding Karachi situation, Geo News reported.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani is hearing the case at Karachi Registry today.

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ECP prepares to make voting arrangements for expats

The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed on Thursday that work had been completed to materialise the inclusion of overseas Pakistanis in the forthcoming general elections.

The apex court was further apprised that a recent meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and other functionaries of the government, discussed the issue of providing voting . . . → Read More: ECP prepares to make voting arrangements for expats

SC receives missing persons report

The commission formed to probe the missing persons case has submitted its report in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Wednesday, Geo News reported.

According to the statistics in the report, 24 cases were completed in Sindh while 100 are still pending.

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THE PUZZLE

By Azmaish Ka-waqt

The Pieces of the Puzzle

Renewed interest by Scotland Yard in the Imran Farooq murder in London The unconditional and abject apology by the MQM before the Supreme Court of Pakistan The Qadri intervention MQM’s prompt and total support of the Qadri intervention. Surge in US Drone attacks with TTP being . . . → Read More: THE PUZZLE

Altaf bhai in a fix

MQM’s chief Altaf Hussain, of late, appears to have landed in a deep trouble. He is presumably faced with a double jeopardy. He has come under suspicion of his connection with Dr. Imran Farooq’s murder. Secondly he has picked up a row with the Supreme Court of Pakistan on delimitation of constituencies.

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FIA lacks the authority to arrest generals

ISLAMABAD: Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Anwar Warak, Wednesday said that FIA did not have the mandate to arrest (retired) generals convicted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Asghar Khan case, Geo News reported.

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When will we attain Independence of Judiciary

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

Consequences of removing the PM

By Ahmad Rafay Alam

Back in the Eighth Amendment days of yore, the Supreme Court of Pakistan was often called upon to determine whether a president or governor’s dismissal of the national or provincial assembly was constitutional. The Court didn’t swing the axe itself; it merely decided whether the blow was justified.

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SC holds FC responsible for missing persons in Baluchistan

The Supreme Court of Pakistan in its interim order in Balochistan law and order case, held Frontier Corps (FC) responsible for the disappearances in the province.

The three-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry resumed the hearing of Balochistan law and order and missing persons cases on Wednesday.

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