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Police bust extortion gang in Srinagar


April 1st, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police Friday busted an extortion racket in Srinagar that had been demanding large amounts of money from the city's businessmen and other ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court directs sitting PCO judges ‘not to issue any judicial orders’


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 18(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has directed the sitting judges who took oath under the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) not to issue any judicial orders.The concerned judges are facing contempt ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Chief Justice to decide if Musharraf should be prosecuted for defying SC order


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 3(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has declined to accept the pleas of two sitting superior court judges facing contempt charges, who sought the prosecution of former president Pervez Musharraf and ... Read more...

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Pak SC approached to ‘hang’ Musharraf for subversion of Constitution


January 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has been pleaded to initiate the proceedings against former President Pervez Musharraf for high treason, and order to hang him for the unconstitutional steps he ... Read more...

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Musharraf cronies, PPP backing Asma to beat Pak CJ loyalists in SCBA polls


October 27th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Quetta, Oct 27 (ANI): With the crucial Supreme Court Bar Association polls taking place today, old cronies of former president Pervez Musharraf are pinning strong hopes on candidate Asma Jahangir to ... Read more...

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Punjab jail to have phone jammer


September 8th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) The high-security Nabha jail in Punjab's Patiala district will install a mobile phone jamming system to block illegal usage of mobile phones by prison inmates. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash ... Read more...

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Nida Mahmood brings street culture to the ramp at WIFW


March 29th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Designer Nida Mahmood brought the "spirit of the streets" to the ramp with her show 'Sadak Chhaap' on the concluding day of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion ... Read more...

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Contempt of court petition filed against Musharraf for ‘illegally’ confining judges


September 11th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.11 (ANI): Cases against former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf continue to be filed abated, as now a petition has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking contempt-of-court proceedings against ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Delhi Bomb Scare Creates Panic


September 8th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey An anonymous caller who claimed who falsely claimed that a bomb has been in three of the most prominent places in Delhi, the capital of India has caused a wide ... Read more...

Posted in New Delhi |

110 Pak judges to retire or revert after Supreme Court ruling


August 1st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 1 (ANI): A landmark judgement of Pakistan's Supreme court is likely to affect the position of at least 110 judges of apex court, High Courts and Federal Shariyat Court who ... Read more...

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Three killed in Quetta firing


May 29th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Quetta, May 29 (IANS) Three people were killed and two injured when gunmen riding motorcycles fired at them in this Balochistan capital, but it was not immediately clear whether it was ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s sedition petition filed again in Pak Supreme Court


April 8th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.8 (ANI): Advocate Zahid Malik, whose petition seeking the trial of former President General Pervez Musharraf was thrown away by the Supreme Court, has filed the petition once again."I have ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak SC rejects Musharraf trial petition


April 7th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.7 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court has returned the trial petition moved against former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf with several objections.Supreme Court Registrar Dr Faqir Hussain returned the petition ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Supreme Court throws out sedition petition filed against Musharraf


April 1st, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.1 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court has thrown away a sedition petition filed against former President General Pervez Musharraf.The petition filed by one Zahid Hussain Malik was returned back ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sharif brothers undecided on assisting Supreme Court in review plea


March 27th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) The Pakistani government's appeal against a Supreme Court judgement barring opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother from contesting elections has taken on a political hue with ... Read more...

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Petition filed in Pak SC for trial of Musharraf on charges of sedition


March 25th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar.25 (ANI): Following the reinstatement of deposed judiciary in the country, former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf is headed for some trouble as a petition has been filed in the ... Read more...

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Stamping out corruption main task: Iftikhar Chaudhry


March 24th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) Following the reinstatement of the Supreme Court judges sacked in 2007, the main tasks before Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry are restoring the dignity of the judiciary ... Read more...

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Security tightened at Tiruchirapalli airport following bomb threat


March 21st, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tiruchirapalli, Mar 21 (ANI): Security at Tiruchirapalli airport was tightened on Saturday after a message was received at Kolkata airport threatening bombs explosions at airports in Southern India.A city police team ... Read more...

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‘Sleepless nights for Zardari, Musharraf’


March 19th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) For once, both Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and his predecessor seem to be in the same boat, spending sleepless nights over the reinstatement Saturday of sacked ... Read more...

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Restoration of sacked judiciary unconstitutional, say most Pak experts?


March 17th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar. 17 (ANI): Constitutional experts in Pakistani are divided over the legitimacy of the sacked judges restoration of sacked judges through an executive order passed by the Prime Minister. Some ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhury the rallying point for Pakistan’s judges


March 16th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) When former Pakistani military strongman Pervez Musharraf not once, but twice, sacked Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhury as the country's chief justice, little did he realise that he was ... Read more...

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Two more arrested in connection with Marriott Hotel blast


September 25th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 25 (ANI): The Islamabad Police and intelligence officials have arrested two terror suspects from Faisalabad in connection with Saturday''s Marriott Hotel blast claiming 60 lives. While one of the terror ... Read more...

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One arrested for sending threatening messages to Chouhan


August 29th, 2008 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 28 (IANS) A 58-year-old man was arrested late Thursday evening in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district for sending threatening messages to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The police arrested Prakash Chandra ... Read more...

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Ex-Pak diplomats hail Gilani govts decision to impeach Musharraf


August 13th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 13 (ANI): As many as 28 former Pakistani diplomats, including ex-foreign secretaries and ambassadors, have reportedly hailed the present day coalition governments resolve to bring about an Impeachment ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sharif refusal on US tour ‘disturbs’ Zardari


July 18th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari, co-chair of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) that leads the country's ruling coalition, is "deeply disturbed" over the refusal of alliance partner Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ... Read more...

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Pakistan ready to restore sacked judges Friday?


June 12th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Pakistan's lawyers Thursday continued their march towards the capital as speculation intensified that the government was ready to give in to their demand and order the ... Read more...

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Constitutional package set to limit president’s powers, fix chief justice’s term


June 1st, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, June 1 (ANI): The proposed constitutional package reportedly includes amendments to limit the president's powers, empower parliament and fix the tenure of the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to maximum ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Nawaz alleges Musharraf conspiring to keep him out of NA


May 27th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 27 (ANI): Based on a recorded telephonic conversation purportedly involving senior PML-N leader and former Punjab CM Pervez Elahi, former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has alleged that taking the ... Read more...

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Those who bowed to Musharraf will be punished: Chaudhry


May 26th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 26 (ANI): Deposed Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that officials who bowed before President Pervez Musharrafs diktat last year, will be punished. Addressing a convention of lawyers ... Read more...

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PPPs proposed constitutional package may save Musharraf from impeachment


May 21st, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 21 (ANI): Sources in Pakistans Law Ministry have reportedly disclosed that in order to ensure that President Pervez Musharraf is not impeached and steps down at his own will ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Phone call helped trace suspect in Noida double murder


May 20th, 2008 - 11:37 pm ICT by admin
By S.P. Singh Noida, May 20 (IANS) The police zeroed in on Vishnu Thapa, former servant with the Talwar family, as the prime suspect behind the Noida double murder while tracking a phone ... Read more...

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PPP package on restoration of judges likely within a fortnight


May 19th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad , May 19 (ANI): If PPP sources are to be believed, the party is contemplating restoring the deposed judges within the next fortnight through a parliamentary resolution, but only if ... Read more...

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Sharif says CoD will be implemented


May 18th, 2008 - 7:28 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is ready to implement the Charter of Democracy (CoD) which is still a ... Read more...

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PPP does not accept Musharraf as a constitutional President: Zardari


May 8th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 8 (ANI): Pakistan People's Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that the PPP does not accept Pervez Musharraf as a constitutional president of the country.PPP has no connection ... Read more...

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No US approval required on sacked judges restoration issue: Sharif


May 4th, 2008 - 9:37 am ICT by admin
London, May 4 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that there is no need for Pakistan to seek the approval of the United States on the issue ... Read more...

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