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Standoff between Pakistan government and apex court


February 14th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The government and judiciary in Pakistan are engaged in a tug of war with the Supreme Court suspending President Asif Ali Zardari's order elevating two High Court judges. Supreme ... Read more...

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Zardari, Chief Justice Chaudhry on collision course over elevation of LHC judge


February 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.14 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari and the higher judiciary in Pakistan are on a collision course after Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry suspended Zardari's orders to elevate ... Read more...

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Ansari to inaugurate M.C. Varghese Memorial Lecture series


January 26th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari will Thursday inaugurate the M.C. Varghese Memorial Lecture series, being organised in the memory of the founder editor of Kerala's Mangalam group of ... Read more...

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‘No appeal yet against high court ruling on CJI’s office’


January 23rd, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court registry Saturday said that it was yet to file an appeal challenging the Delhi High Court's Jan 12 ruling declaring the office of the ... Read more...

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‘Delay in justice triggers lawlessness’


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Delays in the justice delivery system trigger lawlessness, Pakistan's chief justice said Saturday, noting that civilised society cannot survive without the rule of law. "Lawyers are the guardians ... Read more...

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Pakistan president’s powers to be partially pared


January 15th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The Pakistani president's powers are to be partially slashed by giving the prime minister the prerogative to appoint the three service chiefs, a media report Friday said. ... Read more...

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Chief Justice of India in RTI ambit, activists hail ruling (Roundup)


January 12th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court in a far-reaching ruling Tuesday held that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) comes within the ambit of the ... Read more...

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Moily moots constitutional changes to curb corruption (Lead)


September 13th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Some constitutional provisions that grant protection to government officials come in the way of anti-corruption efforts and they should be repealed, Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily said ... Read more...

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Moily for revisiting Article 311 on prosecuting of corrupt civil servants


September 13th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep.13 (ANI): Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Sunday said there is a need to "revisit" the Constitution-related article granting protection to government employees and that he was pursuing ... Read more...

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List of immunity ordinance beneficiaries missing


September 7th, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 7 (IANS) A list of 2,500 beneficiaries of an ordinance granting immunity to Pakistani politicians and others from the corruption charges they were facing has gone missing from Sindh's ... Read more...

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I was not a dictator: Musharraf


September 7th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said it would be incorrect to dub him a dictator as, but for him, the media would not be enjoying the ... Read more...

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Saudi King invites Pakistan leaders to discuss Musharraf trial


September 5th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Sep 5 (IANS) Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has invited Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif and Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to discuss Pakistan's political situation ... Read more...

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Court slaps notice to Musharraf


August 31st, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IBNS
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IBNS) A Pakistan court Monday issued fresh notices to former President Pervez Musharraf and Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain as they failed to turn up before the judiciary ... Read more...

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Chief Justices to discuss resolution of pending cases today


August 14th, 2009 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): A two-day annual conference of Chief Justices of various High Courts will begin here from today.The meeting will be presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Chief Justices to discuss resolution of pending cases


August 13th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): A two-day annual conference of Chief Justices of various High Courts will begin here from tomorrow.The meeting will be presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Sotomayor sworn in as US Supreme Court justice


August 9th, 2009 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (Xinhua) Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in Saturday as US Supreme Court justice, becoming the first Hispanic justice at the country's apex court. The 55-year-old appeal court judge from New York ... Read more...

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Zardari in a spot after Supreme Court invalidates Musharraf’s emergency


August 1st, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari finds himself in a piquant situation after a Supreme Court order invalidating his predecessor Pervez Musharraf's declaration of an emergency two years ... Read more...

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Pakistani chief justice finally meets President Zardari


June 6th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) In a fence-mending move, Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has finally met Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, the man who had bitterly opposed his reinstatement ... Read more...

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Canada’s parliament hails ‘miracle’ of Indian democracy (Lead)


June 6th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 6 (IANS) The election of Meira Kumar as India's first woman and Dalit speaker figured in the Canadian parliament Friday, with Indian-origin MP Deepak Obhrai describing it ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar’s election hailed in Canadian parliament


June 6th, 2009 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 6 (IANS) The election of Meira Kumar as India's first woman and Dalit speaker figured in the Canadian parliament Friday, with Indian-origin MP Deepak Obhrai describing it as a ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new National Judicial Policy comes into force


June 1st, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Pakistan's new National Judicial Policy came into force Monday aiming at clearing a huge backlog of 1.5 million cases in trial courts and close to 140,000 cases at ... Read more...

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CJI refuses to comment on cash-for-judge scam


May 23rd, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Supreme Court Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan Saturday refused to comment on the controversial cash-for-judge scam involving two judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, saying the question ... Read more...

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Pakistanis prefer instability to dictatorship: Survey


May 13th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) An overwhelming number of Pakistanis prefer the instability and insecurity of a democratically-elected government to stability and prosperity under a military dictatorship, a new survey has found. Seventy-three ... Read more...

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Pakistan lays down time frame for deciding cases


May 5th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Pakistan's new National Judicial Policy mandates a three-month time frame for deciding criminal cases, while cases attracting the death penalty have to be resolved in six months. This ... Read more...

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MQM to move Supreme Court against cleric Sufi Mohammad


April 21st, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), an ally of Pakistan's ruling coalition, has threatened to move the Supreme Court against the remarks of Taliban-linked radical cleric Sufi Mohammad ... Read more...

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Nawaz party sets ‘precedent’, to support government from opposition


April 16th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Holding that a "precedent" was being set, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Thursday his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would not join the government but would support ... Read more...

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Bill tabled to scrap Pakistan’s corruption watchdog


April 15th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) A bill to scrap corruption watchdog National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and transfer its powers to the legislature was tabled Wednesday in the National Assembly, the lower house ... Read more...

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Nawaz party not rejoining federal cabinet


April 13th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz of opposition leader Nawaz Sharif has all but rejected Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's invitation to rejoin the federal cabinet, saying it would, ... Read more...

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India TV withdraws from regulatory body


April 10th, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) India TV news channel Friday withdrew from the News Broadcasters Association (NBA), to protest the self-regulatory body's decision to slap a fine of Rs.100,000 on the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s parliament moves to implement governance agenda


April 10th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Pakistan's political equations are set for a sea-change with the lower house of parliament Friday moving to implement the governance agenda, which envisages power being centred in ... Read more...

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Pak, a Molotov cocktail waiting to explode, says expert


April 10th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.10 (ANI): Pakistan seems like a Molotov cocktail waiting to explode. It is a country so busy quarrelling, that it is failing to solve its problems, claims David Ignatius, the ... Read more...

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Chaudhry not restored under any deal: Aitzaz Ahsan


April 9th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr.9 (ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was not restored as a result of any deal, former Supreme Court Bar Association president Aitzaz Ahsan said on Thursday.Addressing ... Read more...

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Swat girl denies flogging incident due to social pressure, militants’ fear


April 6th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr 6 (ANI): The girl who was reportedly flogged in Swat has denied the incident, and termed the happening as baseless and not based on facts due to social pressure ... Read more...

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Post-flogging, Zardari under pressure to reject Swat peace accord


April 4th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 4 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is being pressured to reject a peace deal with the Taliban following the public flogging of a 17-year-old girl, even as the ... Read more...

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Orissa archbishop seeks poll postponement in Kandhamal


April 3rd, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Orissa Archbishop Raphael Cheenath Friday appealed to the Election Commission to postpone polls in the communal violence-hit Kandhamal district as he said the situation in the area ... Read more...

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