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‘Glaring defects’ in trial court’s July 6 verdict: IHC

‘Glaring defects’ in trial court’s July 6 verdict: IHC

ISLAMABAD: In its detailed judgement on the Sharifs’ suspension petitions against their July 6 conviction by an accountability court, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has held that there are obvious and glaring defects and infirmities in the trial court’s verdict, which may not be sustainable in future.“In the light of the above obvious and glaring defects and […]

PML-N workers celebrate IHC verdict to suspend Sharifs’ sentences

PML-N workers celebrate IHC verdict to suspend Sharifs’ sentences

ISLAMABAD – The workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are celebrating Islamabad High Court (IHC) decision to suspend sentences of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar in Avenfield referenceThe supporters, across the country, came out of their houses and danced to record their happiness while they also distributed […]

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 […]

LHC reserves verdict on Sheikh Rashid’s appeal against NA-60 poll deferral

LHC reserves verdict on Sheikh Rashid’s appeal against NA-60 poll deferral

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday reserved its verdict on Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid’s petition against the postponement of polls for NA-60 (Rawalpindi-IV). The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had postponed the election in NA-60 after Rashid’s main rival — PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi — was disqualified after being sentenced for life […]

Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar file appeals against Avenfield verdict

Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar file appeals against Avenfield verdict

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar challenged their convictions by an accountability court in the Avenfield corruption reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday. The court on July 6 had sentenced Nawaz to 10 years in prison for owning assets beyond known income, along […]

Court begins reading out Avenfield corruption reference verdict in closed courtroom

Court begins reading out Avenfield corruption reference verdict in closed courtroom

The accountability court has started reading out the highly anticipated verdict in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Sharif family. Judge Mohammad Bashir and the lawyers involved in the case have returned to the jam-packed courtroom. The media is not being allowed inside as the judge conducts a […]

Maryam asks workers not to ‘feel nervous’ ahead of Avenfield verdict

Maryam asks workers not to ‘feel nervous’ ahead of Avenfield verdict

Maryam Nawaz, only hours before the verdict in the Avenfield reference was scheduled to be announced, asked PML-N workers “not to feel nervous”, adding that her father and their leader had already gone through “jail, disqualification, exile” before.Nawaz Sharif chose the path of sacrifice which upholds the sanctity of vote despite knowing that he would […]

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi challenges appellate tribunal’s disqualification verdict in LHC

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi challenges appellate tribunal’s disqualification verdict in LHC

LAHORE ;Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday challenged his disqualification verdict from Murree’s NA-57 constituency in Lahore High Court (LHC). Abbasi’s lawyer Khawaja Tariq Raheem filed the petition which has requested the court to annul the verdict of appellate tribunal. The plea maintains that the tribunal exceeded its authority as it does not […]

PTI’s Rind challenges appellate tribunal’s verdict in BHC

PTI’s Rind challenges appellate tribunal’s verdict in BHC

QUETTA;Provincial president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind on Wednesday has challenged the verdict of appellate tribunal in Balochistan High Court. On Tuesday, the tribunal had rejected the plea and upheld decision of the returning officer (RO) to bar Rind from contesting elections. The plea was submitted on the basis of two cases […]

Appellate tribunal issues notices to ECP, RO over Imran’s petition challenging NA-53 verdict

Appellate tribunal issues notices to ECP, RO over Imran’s petition challenging NA-53 verdict

ISLAMABAD;The appellate tribunal on Friday issued notices to Election Commission of Pakistan and Returning Officer over the petition of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan challenging the rejection of his nomination papers from NA-53 constituency. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani conducted hearing of the plea in Islamabad High Court (IHC). During the proceeding, Khan’s counsel Babar […]

Verdict reserved on objections against Imran’s nomination papers for NA-53

Verdict reserved on objections against Imran’s nomination papers for NA-53

ISLAMABAD ;The returning officer (RO) Adnan Khan on Tuesday reserved verdict on the objections filed against the nomination papers of Imran Khan in NA-53 constituency of Islamabad.During the hearing, Khan’s lawyer Babar Awan argued that three so-called accusations have been leveled against his client which has no legal value.“These are not objections but allegations. The […]

Nomination papers: SC suspends LHC’s verdict

Nomination papers: SC suspends LHC’s verdict

LAHORE ;Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Sunday suspended the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict in case challenging the changes in nomination papers, reported Dunya News. As per details garnered, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and former National Assembly (NA) speaker Ayaz Saqid had filed a petition against LHC’s verdict. “Elections [2018] will be […]