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Govt envisages ‘evidence commission’ to reduce backlog

Govt envisages ‘evidence commission’ to reduce backlog

ISLAMABAD: In order to clear the backlog of cases and lessen burden of civil litigation on judges, the government has envisaged establishing an ‘evidence commission’ where a court-appointed panel of lawyers will record evidence and assist the court in early conclusion of a civil case.Record of evidence by the proposed commission will be time-bound in order […]

Irrefutable evidence?

Irrefutable evidence?

WHILE all are equal before the law, the quality of judgements and the judicial reasoning offered in important cases, especially in those that are precedent-setting, ought to be unimpeachable and of the highest order. A year since Nawaz Sharif was stripped of the prime ministership by the Supreme Court and nearly five months since he […]

Zia’s letter cannot be made part of judicial record as evidence: Maryam

Zia’s letter cannot be made part of judicial record as evidence: Maryam

ISLAMABAD:Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said that the letter of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head Wajid Zia that was submitted on July 3, 2017 cannot be made part of judicial record as evidence in Avenfield reference. During the hearing headed by Justice Mohammad Bashir, Maryam Nawaz recorded her statement, saying that the […]

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

Abominable news: Purported yeti evidence came from bears, dog

WASHINGTON: For fans of the yeti, newly published genetic research on purported specimens of the legendary apelike beast said to dwell in the Himalayan region may be too much to bear – literally. Scientists said on Tuesday that genetic analysis of nine bone, tooth, skin, hair and fecal samples from museum and private collections attributed to […]