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Pakistan Supreme Court rejects calls for removing prime minister
The Pakistan Supreme Court rejected calls on Thursday to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office stating that there was insufficient evidence concerning the corruption allegations against Sharif and his family to constitutionally compe (More)
Pakistan places leader of 2008 Mumbai attacks under house arrest
Pakistani authorities on Monday placed militant leader Hafiz Muhammad Saeed under house arrest for his connection to the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the charity known as Jamaat-ud-Dawa . Saeed has been accused of orchestrating the infa (More)
Pakistan court acquits 112 suspects in Christian home burning case
A Pakistani anti-terrorism court acquitted 112 individuals suspected of taking part in the 2013 burning of 150 Christian homes and two churches in the Lahore's Josep Colony. Ghulam Murtaza Chaudhry, the lawyer defending the suspects, stated that th (More)
Pakistan's Chief of Injustice
JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch says that the judicial template adhered to by Iftikhar Chaudhry, the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, should not be followed by future jurists... (More)
Pakistan military produces several disappeared prisoners after Supreme Court order
Pakistan's military partially complied with a Supreme Court ruling on Saturday by producing before the court several prisoners out of the hundreds it has been secretly holding without charges. Human rights lawyers and relatives of the prisoners ha (More)
Chief prosecutor in Musharraf case killed
Chaudhry Zulfikar , chief prosecutor in the criminal case against Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive], was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Friday. Zulfikar had been due to appear at the Hig (More)
Pakistan courts must stop silencing media: HRW
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Pakistani judges on Tuesday to stop using contempt of court powers as a mechanism for silencing the media's critique of the judiciary. Since 2009 when the independent judiciary was restored, Supreme Court Chief Justi (More)
Pakistan judge issues arrest warrant against new PM nominee
A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the arrest of Makhdoom Shahabuddin , a former health minister from Punjab Province and the nominee for the country's new prime minister position. President Asif Ali Zardari nominated Shahabuddin earlier on Thur (More)
Pakistan court disqualifies prime minister
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday disqualified Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] from being a member of Parliament since his April contempt conviction . Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (More)
Pakistan high court orders action against chief justice's son, real estate tycoon
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered that the Attorney General take action to bring the Chief Justice's son, Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar, and real estate businessman, Malik Riaz Hussain, to trial for alleged bribery and unlawful dealings. Th (More)
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