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Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

Sri Lanka Supreme Court restores sacked parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections next year.The Indian Ocean island has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since Sirisena sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on October 26 and replaced him with former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse.Wickremesinghe’s party led […]

India court sentences 16 policemen to life for killing 42 Muslims in 1987

India court sentences 16 policemen to life for killing 42 Muslims in 1987

NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced 16 police officers to life imprisonment for rounding up and massacring dozens of unarmed Muslims during historic riots in the country’s north decades ago.The officers were found guilty of shooting 42 men and tossing their bodies into canals, in one of the bloodiest moments of violent clashes between […]

Aasia Bibi acquitted by Supreme Court

Aasia Bibi acquitted by Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Aasia Bibi – a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in 2010 and sentenced to death – and set aside an earlier judgment passed by a lower court.Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heading the three-member bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, read the 56-page verdict and […]

Ashiana Housing scam: Shehbaz Sharif produced before court for third time

Ashiana Housing scam: Shehbaz Sharif produced before court for third time

LAHORE – Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has been produced before the accountability court for third time in Ashiana-e-Iqbal housing scheme case today (Monday).Justice Najam-ul-Hassan heard the case during which, Shehbaz Sharif said that he is being trialed in fake cases and that he has answered all the queries of NAB related […]

Ashiana Housing scandal: Shehbaz Sharif produced before accountability court

Ashiana Housing scandal: Shehbaz Sharif produced before accountability court

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday has been produced before the accountability court after he was detained by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Ashiana Housing scandal. Sources told that during the hearing headed by Justice Najam-ul-Hassan, NAB will seek physical remand of […]

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday rejected a “frivolous” National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea blocking the Sharifs’ Avenfield verdict suspension pleas before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and fined the anti-graft watchdog Rs20,000. NAB moves SC to block Sharifs’ suspension plea before IHC In a separate development, an IHC  bench hearing the Sharifs’ pleas expressed surprise over  NAB challenging their […]

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