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Enforced disappearance may attract provisions defined under ATA: IHC

Enforced disappearance may attract provisions defined under ATA: IHC

ISLAMABAD: In a landmark judgement on Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) defined the concept of enforced disappearance and declared that individuals involved in abducting and detaining citizens at unknown locations may be charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). The 47-page judgement, authored by Justice Athar Minallah in the case of a missing IT expert […]

IHC makes Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as MQM’s convener

IHC makes Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as MQM’s convener

ISLAMABAD;Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday has made Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as convener of the party.Hearing the petition filed by MQM leader Farooq Sattar, the court gave verdict in Khalid Maqbool’s favor and allotted him ‘kite’ as electoral symbol.It is to be mentioned here that Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice […]

Accountability court suspends hearing against Sharifs until IHC decides on merging of references

Accountability court suspends hearing against Sharifs until IHC decides on merging of references

An accountability court in Islamabad on Monday suspended the hearing into corruption references filed against members of the Sharif family as it awaits the Islamabad High Court’s decision in connection with a petition filed by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, which seeks the consolidation of the references. The high court’s decision is expected to be […]

One arrest made in social media blasphemy case, interior ministry tells IHC

One arrest made in social media blasphemy case, interior ministry tells IHC

As the hearing of a petition seeking removal of blasphemous content from social media resumed on Wednesday, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui was told that the interior ministry had made one arrest in the case, while the names of several have been put on the Exit Control List (ECL). The Federal […]

IHC orders Pemra chairman to monitor TV channels for obscene content

IHC orders Pemra chairman to monitor TV channels for obscene content

Agency The Islamabad High Court on Friday, while hearing a case pertaining to the alleged presence of ‘blasphemous content’ on social media, ordered the formation of a committee to monitor the content being aired on television channels as well. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui instructed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Absar Alam and DG […]