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FUUAST may operate in WAPDA building: SC

ISLAMABAD: Turning down a plea from the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) seeking to evict the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology from one of its buildings in Islamabad, the top court on Wednesday granted the varsity a one-year reprieve. However, the university would have to complete …

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Police report on minor girl’s rape submitted to SC

A police report in the rape case of a six-year-old girl was submitted in the Supreme Court on Monday, DawnNews reported. The girl, a resident of Labour Colony in Korangi 2-1/2, was raped before being dumped in a drain near Korangi Crossing where she was found on Jan 19. The …

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PM doesn’t have ‘absolute’ immunity: SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court bench hearing the Panamagate case observed on Tuesday that the immunity available to the prime minister or the members of parliament was not absolute and that obedience of the law and the Constitution was an inviolable duty of every citizen. “Committing a crime but still claiming …

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Panamagate: ‘SC will follow law and Constitution, not parties’ expectations’

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared that it would dispense justice in accordance with the law and Constitution, not based on the perceptions or expectations of any one party. Asking the court to dispense “true justice”, especially when parties in Pakistan were polarised along political lines, was a very …

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SC gives temporary custody of ‘tortured’ child maid to orphanage

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave temporary custody of Tayyaba, the child maid allegedly tortured by her employers to Pakistan Sweet Homes, a government-sponsored orphanage. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar who is presiding over the three-member bench hearing the case also ordered that the girl be kept away from those claiming …

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Imran advises Qatari prince not to appear in SC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Thursday that Qatar’s former prime minister Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani would be jailed if he appeared before the Supreme Court (SC) to authenticate the letter he had sent to rescue Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panamagate. “If …

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SC to ascertain ‘conflict of interest’ in PM’s actions

ISLAMABAD: As a new bench of the Supreme Court resumed hearing of the contentious Panama Papers case on Wednesday, it sought a complete timeline of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s holding of past public offices to determine a possible conflict of interest in overseeing family business and officiating important government positions …

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SC to hold Panamagate hearings on daily basis

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday resumed hearing of the ongoing Panamagatecase, and decided to hold hearings on a daily basis without further adjournments. A new five-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, which includes Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh and Justice Ijaz …

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SC says NAB has become facilitator of the corrupt

ISLAMABAD: Criticising the alleged misuse of the voluntary return (VR) law, the Supreme Court said on Monday that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has become a facilitator of those involved in corruption. A two-judge bench of the top court comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Azmat Saeed made the …

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SC to resume hearing Panamagate case Jan 4; CJ Nisar not part of new bench

A five-judge larger bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has been constituted by the Supreme Court to resume hearing of the Pana­ma Papers case from January 4. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who took oath as the new chief justice on Saturday, will not be part of the new …

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