SC: If not food provide them with poison

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said if the government could not provide flour to the masses, it should give them rat-killing pills.

A three-member apex court bench, presided over by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, made these remarks during the course of the hearing of JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch’s petition against the growing prices . . . → Read More: SC: If not food provide them with poison

Academics, writers decry Penguin’s withdrawal of Doniger’s book ‘The Hindus’

Eminent academics, writers and lawyers have come out strongly against the withdrawal of American academic Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, following a settlement between publisher Penguin and petitioner Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti on Tuesday.

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Electoral process in Pakistan flawed: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The first step towards saving Pakistan has to be fixing the country’s electoral process, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan said on Tuesday.

Imran was talking to the media outside the Supreme Court, where he stressed that the current political setup favours the corrupt and allows them a place in the assemblies.

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31 Jul 2009 ruling was biased: Musharraf

A large number of senior lawyers had gathered inside courtroom No. 1 on Wednesday to observe Sharifuddin Pirzada, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s leading counsel in the review petition against the top court’s July 31, 2009 judgment, in action. . . . → Read More: 31 Jul 2009 ruling was biased: Musharraf

Questioning minority seats

Representatives for minority groups have called for an overhaul of the process of election for reserved seats in parliament, arguing that the process of allocating these seats contravenes minority communities’ fundamental rights.

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Supreme Court’s discrimination against media channels

Journalists, politicians and lawyers have decried ‘discrimination’ by the Supreme Court on Wednesday after the court staff gave only one news channel access to the full-court reference in honour of outgoing chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

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Hajj Scam: SC orders FIA to assess overcharges

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to start an enquiry against those involved in creating hindrance in the Hajj corruption case investigation, Express News reported.

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CJ: IMF loan avoidable if Customs prevent theft

Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday observed that there would be no need for the IMF loans if Customs theft was prevented as the Supreme Court directed Customs and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to ensure zero tolerance for evasion of tax and import duties to eradicate corruption. 

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Pharmaceuticals depriving public of Rs. 90 billion annually

Health Watch on Sunday said it has calculated impact of unlawful drug price hike on the masses by pharmaceutical companies at Rs 90 billion annually.

It lauded the Supreme Court (SC) for putting pharmaceutical firms on notice for overpricing of drugs on false grounds pushing healthcare out of the reach of millions of the downtrodden.

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Will Nawaz help Zardari escape the law?

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have reached an understanding that no case against Zardari will be opened and in return the PPP will act as a friendly opposition, the Indian media has claimed in a latest report.

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